Healthy Living Articles

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Understanding Your Grief

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

By Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist

Death of a child is unique. It is a mother’s worst nightmare. As a mother, you never expect to outlive your child. It changes your total being from the core. There is a hole in your heart and a yearning to be reunited with your child. Your circle of friends changes because they do not know how to help you. They are afraid to say and do the wrong things. They cannot comprehend the depth of your pain and do not know how to support you in difficult times.

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Reset Meditation

by Lisa May of Fülle

Do this for yourself… take a few minutes to just be alone with YOU. Find a quiet spot and settle in for a stress-relieving Mindful Minute courtesy of Lisa May, owner of Fülle.

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Grief and Mourning at Work: How to Get the Support You Need (Part III)

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

by Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist

Grief and Mourning at Work: How to Get the Support You Need (Part III)

In this 3-part series on Grief and Mourning at Work: How to Get the Support You Need, we have covered the importance of having an open line of communication with  your employer, and how to educate fellow employees to help you with tips on helping  yourself. In the third and final part, we connect the dots and circle back around to managing them with self-care. Remember those 4 areas of acute symptoms of grief: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual ? When you take care of yourself, you are healing, and it helps with your ability to return to work after loss and your performance while on the job.

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Why doesn’t health insurance cover what you want?

by Denise O’Malley, Founder of You Define Wellness and a Reformed Insurance Agent

“Why doesn’t health insurance cover alternative medicine?”  Versions of that question was recently asked of me in two separate conversations.  Here’s how I responded.

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Spiritual Wellness

by Denise O’Malley, founder of You Define Wellness

There are few subjects we tend to not bring into the workplace for employee wellness education – spirituality is one of them – even though spiritual wellness is one of the eight key dimensions of being happy, healthy & thriving.

We invited Brenda Hardwick and Eva Vennari to join us in this conversation about Spiritual Wellness… and they didn’t disappoint in diving deep into the subject!

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Grief and Mourning at Work: How to Get the Support You Need (Part I)

by Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist 

I hear time and time again from others who are grieving that it is a necessity to return to work. The most common reason is financial. Second is the fear of losing their job for being absent too long.

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Recovery for Adult Children of Narcissists

by Diana Calvo of Diana Calvo Coaching

July, 2019 we recorded a video that went viral with Diana Calvo of Diana Calvo Coaching titled “Adult Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers.” Diana was kind enough to come back with part 2: Recovery.

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Mindful Minute: 2 Ways to Reset

by Natalie Forest, PhD of Natalie Forest International

We all experience moments when we just need a reset and step away to regroup and clear our minds in order to complete the tasks we face.

Dr. Natalie Forest, PhD, leads you in two exercises to get the reset you’re looking for in this Mindful Minute!

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Becoming the CEO of your Health & Lifestyle

By Denise O’Malley, founder of You Define Wellness

Health insurance is probably not your favorite topic, it’s not mine either.  This is one of the reasons why I call myself a Reformed Insurance Agent.

Health care, however, is a fact of life and learning to become the CEO of your health and lifestyle helps you better navigate through the financial decisions that come with health decisions.

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