Cultural Competence

An Important Skill Set for the 21st Century   Displaying the cultural competency behaviors of active listening, empathy, and effective engagement can help us to create a welcoming environment and establish the appreciation of similarities and differences among cultures.   Cultural competence is the ability of a person to effectively interact, work, and develop meaningful[…]

Signs and Effects of Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying is persistent mistreatment that occurs in the workplace. It can include behaviors such as verbal criticism, personal attacks, humiliation, belittling, and exclusion. It’s important to note that anyone can be a bully or be bullied, regardless of the role they have in the workplace. Unfortunately, bullying in the workplace is far from uncommon.[…]

Signs of Mental Illness

Everyone goes through changes in their emotions, thoughts, and behavior from time to time. But when these changes make you less able to function day to day, they may be signs of a mental illness. Mental illness takes many forms, including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. It’s common, affecting some 44 million Americans each year. There’s no simple[…]

Cyberbullying

What Is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is when someone uses technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person. It happens on devices like smartphones, computers, tablets, and gaming systems. Cyberbullying hurts people, and in some cases is against the law. Sometimes cyberbullying can be easy to spot — for example, if your child shows you a[…]

Exercises for Better Sleep

Aerobic Exercise If you deal with insomnia, then cardio workouts, also called aerobic exercise, such as swimming, biking, jogging, or walking, may help you sleep. You may also see some improvement in sleep apnea symptoms. Some studies suggest moderate-intensity cardio is better than more intense exercise for sleep health.   Cardio Workouts Another benefit to[…]

Future Eclipses

Get Ready for These Upcoming Eclipses!   Total Solar Eclipse – April 8, 2024 On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun.[…]