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October 17, 2022

Worried about feeling down as winter approaches? These self-care strategies can help

I relate to chipmunks this time of year. I too feel called to retreat to my burrow as my mood plummets along with the temperature and a deficit of daylight hours leaves me mourning the summer months. Seasonal Affective Disorder, fittingly shortened to SAD, affects people worldwide, with many more coping with milder symptoms of … Continued

October 10, 2022

Boosting your mental health with a good book

Once when I was in a slump, I made a project out of reading biographies. I figured reading about others who had fallen into slumps—or much worse—might lift me out of my malaise. I was right. Reading how luminaries like Eleanor Roosevelt or athletes like Andre Agassi navigated challenges inspired me and put my woes … Continued

October 3, 2022

Feeling the pull of “quiet quitting?” 4 Ways to stay engaged

I’m guessing you’ve come across the term “quiet quitting,” or psychologically disengaging from work, if you keep up with the news (or have been on TikTok recently). Talk of this emerging trend seems omnipresent these days, and it’s not entirely surprising. Coming off the heels of the pandemic, high inflation, and crisis-level global events, the … Continued

September 26, 2022

Monthly mindfulness: What’s coming in October

October is here, with plenty of live mindfulness programs for you to sample alongside your pumpkin spice lattes. From stress relief and building healthy habits, to developing mindful leadership presence, and more–there’s something for everyone as we cozy up this fall. Sign up for eM Life’s upcoming live programs today.  Mindfulness at Work™: Stress Reduction … Continued

September 19, 2022

How to overcome negativity bias in the workplace

Being on the receiving end of a negative comment from a co-worker stings acutely even when there’s been plenty of positive feedback in the past. This is negativity bias.  You may have experienced it when given a piece of constructive feedback on a performance review that completely overshadowed the positive. Or when your day was … Continued

September 12, 2022

Journaling: The mental health habit you didn’t know you needed

If I want insight into the phases I’ve passed through in life, I look no further than my stacks of journals. They began with lock and key “Dear Diary, so-and-so was very mean to me today,” sticker and doodle-covered notebooks from primary school years, moving swiftly forward to angsty teenage musings on heartbreak and high … Continued

September 6, 2022

How to Manage Workplace Stress with Mindfulness

Do you find that your workday leaves you feeling depleted or anxious? Does stress from time pressures, office politics or feelings of being overwhelmed contribute to feeling tense or unsettled? Whether you commute to an office or work at home, stress can affect us all. Mindfulness practices can help. Workplace stress is very real, but … Continued

August 29, 2022

Monthly Mindfulness: What’s Coming In September

Balance can sometimes feel elusive. When seasons and schedules change it is even more challenging to achieve. As we make the transition to fall and a new school year begins, find a new equilibrium by exploring healthy ways to restore your inner balance with mindfulness. Start the new season strong by logging in and signing … Continued