Sunday, March 26, 2017

4 Ways Working Moms Can Reduce Overwhelm and Avoid Burnout

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Burnout among women juggling the responsibilities of a demanding career and home is at an all-time high. There are many reasons for this increase such as working lounger hours, having less time for family and social interactions and increased personal demands. Burnout doesn't happen overnight. A series of stressful events, and life changes happen over time that build up to a point where you feel like you can't escape. When we are facing overwhelm, stress and burnout, not only do our careers suffer but our physical, mental and spiritual health suffer as well. So how do we get to an state of well-being in our personal and professional lives? Below are 4 tips to help working moms reduce overwhelm and prevent burnout:

Thursday, March 23, 2017

What Are You Doing to Protect Yourself Against Colon Cancer

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. A time to increase knowledge about the benefit of obtaining a colonoscopy to detect polyps which can lead to colon cancer. Current recommendations call for screening of all adults age 50 and over and for younger people with family history. African Americans should start screening at age 45. However,current information shows that colon and rectal cancers have dramatically increased in younger people in the past 40 years. According to a recent USA today article, a study by the American Cancer Society revealed that cases involving younger adults have risen to 29% for rectal cancer and 17% for colon cancer. About 11,000 people in their 40's and 4,000 people younger than 40 were diagnosed in 2013. This puts the Millennial and Generation X adults at risk.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Doctor's Prescription For a Balanced Life

When work takes over our lives, achieving balance becomes difficult. We can no longer focus on the things that bring us joy, peace and a sense of purpose. If we are constantly playing the same song in our heads about how work is so consuming and how we don't have time to enjoy the things we love to do, then we remain stuck. When we remain stuck, we miss the opportunity to display our talents in other areas for the good of mankind and for our own sense of fulfillment. We need to change the story and begin to find ways to create balance. One way is to find an interest outside of your career. This requires taking the time to reflect on what brings you happiness. Since our careers may not give us the joy, sense of purpose and happiness we're looking for, we may need to find outside interests that fill those needs.

A Woman Who Takes Care of Herself, Teaches Her Daughter to Do The Same

“My happiness is tied to how I feel about myself. I want my girls to see a mother who takes care of herself.”- Michelle Obama When ...