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Easy Ways to Conquer Your Financial Fears

In Finances by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

When your mailbox is flooded with what seems like an endless stream of credit card statements, you might feel like you’re failing financially. Every bill reminds you of how much you’ve spent and how much you owe. And chances are that some of those expenses are things that you have already consumed and forgotten, but are still paying for. Although most clients seek my services for health and wellness counseling, there’s usually an undertone of financial stress that laces every conversation. For most people, figuring out finances is like trying to solve a Rubik’s cube. You twist, turn, and spin but you still can’t get things lined up correctly or on the right sides. Financial problems can be overwhelming, frustrating …

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Best Outdoor Activities for the Whole Family to Enjoy

In Family by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

Imagine yourself stepping into your kitchen. You want to cook something amazing for your family. You prop up your tablet and begin browsing Pinterest for some healthy recipe inspiration.  However, that isn’t the only thing we use our phones for. Just a few minutes ago, you were scrolling though your emails as the kids did their homework at the kitchen table.  And your daughter’s smartphone notifications went off as you were talking to her about her day at school.  She grabbed the phone to look at it mid-sentence as if this were a reflex. You looked around your home and realized that in addition to the massive 70 inch tv that looms above your family’s entertainment center, there were at …

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Best Apps to Help You Move More at Work to Stay Healthy

In Health, Work by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

Have you ever been at work and glanced at the time; you then realize that half the day is over and you haven’t moved not once since sitting at your desk that morning? Or maybe you work from home and get so engrossed in your tasks that you hardly move all day. Could apps that help you move more at work be the answer to staying healthy? This is all too common nowadays in our fast-paced (and sedentary) office settings. Employees are often chained to the desk working on projects or taking one phone call after another. Being sedentary is a prescription for a myriad of health problems. Inactivity for long stretches of time has been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular …

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How to Reduce Anxiety at Work

In Health, Work by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

Work-related anxiety can show up for various reasons. Maybe you have a new job, got a recent promotion, or were hit with a slew of new responsibilities that have you feeling frazzled. Or maybe you have a major project that everyone on the team is working on and you feel overwhelmed with the volume of work. These are times when you need to step up your self-care regimen to reduce anxiety at work. Whatever the source or reason, you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed. And if you’re like most it’s hard to separate work stress from other areas of your life which are now being affected too. If you’ve been getting headaches, having trouble sleeping, working through lunch, or feeling anxious …

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Burning Out? Here’s How to Renew Your Happiness at Work

In Work by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

Do you love the work you do? Or do you feel like your career is stuck in neutral and you’re in a rut of mediocrity? Or you might be on the brink of burnout. You may have changed to a new position or even been promoted. And while it’s true that you feel a sudden burst of renewed excitement, soon enough you realize that you’re going through the motions again. And one day you wake up and feel you’re passion has once again vanished. So, how can you avoid career stagnation, prevent burnout and renew your happiness at work? Do not despair; there is hope. Life and work don’t have to be perfect in order to feel a sense of …