Happy Halloween for EVERYbody: Three Ways to Make Halloween More Inclusive This Season

Happy Halloween for EVERYbody: Three Ways to Make Halloween More Inclusive This Season

Halloween is just a couple of weeks away. Kids (and adults) are picking out the perfect costume and preparing for lots of fun, and PLENTY of candy. While some families will still be participating in traditional trick-or-treating in nearby neighborhoods, other families here in Polk County might not yet feel comfortable going out in droves to take part. What’s more,…

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Back to the Daily Grind: Helping Your Pets Transition When You Head Into the Office

With much of the workforce returning to in-office hours, pet owners everywhere are facing a universal problem: what should they do to help their pet adjust to no longer having them at home all day? Many pets have gotten accustomed to having their owner(s) at home 24/7 over the last year and a half, especially those who were bought/adopted during…

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Simple Tricks to Get Moving This Summer: Staying Healthy with A Busy Schedule

We’ve all been stuck in the rut of knowing we need exercise and feeling the “blahs” that come when we don’t move our bodies, but staring down a full calendar and busy work days with NO time for a gym membership or home workout. These ruts aren’t easily broken, especially in a year where getting back into the swing of…

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Self Care Is More Than Healthy Living

Health is a hot topic in today’s society thanks to COVID 19. Even before the pandemic, weight loss regimens, exercise programs, and health foods were a lucrative market for those who sought to help people take health to the highest level. However, many of the offerings for “bettering one’s self” focus on the physical body, and leave out the emotional…

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Putting Your Best Face Forward: Mask-Wearing Tips As You Head into The Office

With many places returning to a semi-normal state in regards to operating hours and available services, employees are slowly getting back to work, but that doesn’t mean life looks the same as it did before COVID came along. Distancing and excessive hand washing aren’t the only new policies around most offices, as masks have become the hottest (literally!) fashion trend…

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Fall and Feeling Your Best: How to Prepare for The Coming Cold and Flu Season Amidst COVID-19

As we prepare to head into Fall, parents are usually preparing themselves for the horde of colds and sickness that will come into their home from their school-aged kids. School (or daycare) is associated with sickness, which would leave many people who don’t have kids in school feeling pretty safe about their health this season. The workplace too can be risky when it…

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3 Tips for Employee Retention During The Pandemic

COVID-19 has certainly rocked every aspect of our world, but the job market has been one of the hardest hit areas in our society. Businesses have been forced to close, either temporarily or permanently depending on their financial situation, employers had to furlough many of their staff, and people lost their jobs in a matter of weeks with no time to…

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Healthy Habits and Your Job Hunt: The Two Can Coexist

A season of unemployment often means stress, and when you’re stressed, it’s easy to hyperfocus on the task at hand (finding a job and getting paid) and let everything else slide. However, forgetting basic self-care and letting go of healthy habits could actually hurt your job search in the long run, as you’ll burn out quickly, and won’t be able to offer…

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Briefcase Checklist…Pandemic Style!

With COVID-19 upending many of our normal practices in life and changing the way we do work, school, and even grocery shopping, it’s no wonder that people are questioning what interviews will look like now that business are reopening and are already to hire again. We thought it would be fun to think about what an in-person interview might look like following the…

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Awareness in the Work Place: Cultivating Diversity in Business

Recent events have tested many business owners with the COVID shutdowns making many of them close for days or weeks at a time. Lost income, lost employees, and loss of security are just a few of the blows these business owners took. With recent events in our country also shaping an environment that is difficult for business owners of all…

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