Mental Illness vs. Mental Health: The Difference and Why it Matters in the Workplace

Mental health vs mental IllnessThe terms ‘mental health’ and ‘mental illness’ are often though of and used interchangeably. Unless you are a psychotherapist or some other practitioner in the field, you probably don’t think much about the difference between the two or aren’t even aware that there is a difference. But when it comes to how well we work with others, our productivity, and ...

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Boundaries: One Key to Successful Work-Life Balance

Salvi LoPiccolo, LMHC

Work-Life-Balance-1024x708Stressed, fatigued, tired, overwhelmed, exhausted…. All common words many of us use to describe a long day after work. More than any other nation, Americans are quickly running from one activity to the next and leaving little room for ourselves. Everything and everyone around us is a larger priority and just the thought of taking a moment for ourselves becomes ...

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Limiting Daily Stress and Strain with Better Self-Care

Salvi LoPiccolo, LMHC
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Living in this fast paced society we quickly forget how important it is to be aware of and maintain our overall well-being. However, this is much easier said than done when we are being pulled in many different directions. Something I try to reinforce to all of my clients is the necessity of self-care. Self-care is any activity or practice ...

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True Resolve

ResolveTo be resolute means to be purposeful, determined, and unwavering in your intent and action. It implies commitment in the truest sense – dedicated and obligated. The phrase, “hell or high-water” comes to mind. In the course of our lives we often make commitments. Yet it seems that often, commitment takes a second seat to convenience, comfort and routine. Without true resolve, the ...

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The Being of Wellness

WellnessWellness means different things to different people. Most people would agree however that wellness, or well-being, encompasses more than just our physical health. It includes the health of our mind and spirit as well as our bodies. Further, when health professionals talk about wellness, they’re referring to how these separate components of health interact and affect the others.

The connection between stress, for example, and the physical impact of stress on our ...

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