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Mindfulness Meditation

Today, many of us find ourselves overworked, stretched with family obligations, exposed to 24/7 news cycles, and worried about the future. These stressors, among many others, can lead us to feel emotionally exhausted and leave us vulnerable to developing psychological conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Science indicates mindfulness – often defined as paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgement – can help.

New Year's Resolutions

Almost half of all Americans make at least one New Year’s resolution. Although we don’t all follow through, the simple act of making a resolution has positive effects on behavior change. One study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology found that those who set New Year's resolutions are 10 times more likely to change their behavior than those who don’t.

Building Strong Bonds

Building Strong Bonds (PREP8) is a relationship enhancement course that aims to bolster employee resilience by providing support for positive personal relationships. The PREP8 curriculum is based on more than 30 years of empirical research in the field of relationship health and is customized for DHS employees and their spouses or significant others. 

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To Resolve or Avoid Conflict?

Healthy conflict resolution is timely conflict resolution. Opening the lines of communication to remove obstacles that are hurting productivity.

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Volunteering Boosts Health

Donating your time not only helps your community, but can also reduce your stress, keep you fit, and help you make new connections.

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Connecting With Friends and Family

Making time for friends and family can have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing. Here are four health effects of staying socially connected.

Family dinner

Positive Parenting

Positive parenting can make family life less stressful. Focus on positive interactions and reinforce good behavior by rewarding it.


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