Summer 2006

EAP NEWS

IN THIS ISSUE
Use Your Sun Smarts
Back to Nature
Positive Outlook
Exercise & Cholesterol
Distorted Thinking
Family Vacation
How to Use Your EAP

Use Your Sun Smarts

Use Your Sun Smarts Summer is here, and you can't wait to spend time outdoors. But before you do, play it safe and protect your skin. If you don't, you risk a painful sunburn and worse –– skin cancer. Skin cancer can strike at any age, but it is more common in older people because they've had more years of sun exposure. Fortunately, you can take steps to reduce your chance of getting skin cancer, even if you haven't been careful about the sun before.

Go Back to Nature for Peace of Mind

If you sometimes feel that life is just about work, take the advice of behavioral scientists at the University of Minnesota: Break your routine with activities that contrast with your job...

Have Faith in Yourself, a Positive Outlook

Want to live a longer, healthier and more successful life? An optimistic outlook can help you achieve all three.

Researchers at Yale University say people who think positively live 7.5 years longer than those who don't. The effect was more important than lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels...

Exercise Helps to Balance Cholesterol

Many factors influence cholesterol levels including diet, family history, body weight, and even hormones. But when people start an exercise program, good HDL cholesterol levels begin to rise within a few weeks...

Distorted Thinking Brings You to the Wrong Conclusions

If you think your ideas won't be accepted, or that your audience won't like you, or that someone who refused you for a date doesn't like you, you are probably wrong.

In Always at Ease (Jeremy Tarcher, Inc.), psychotherapist Christopher McCullough says we should analyze our feelings of rejection. He says these are the seven most common thought distortions...

Exhausted After a Family Vacation

People don't usually enjoy the idea of getting back to work after a vacation. But one group of employees actually looks forward to it.

Parents. They are often exhausted after being full–time nannies, swim or snow board instructors, drivers, and entertainment directors. And they have spent a lot of money...

How to Use Your EAP

When help is needed call the office location most convenient for you. The office coordinator will ask for your name, employer and a brief description of your presenting concern. If an emergency exists you will be given immediate assistance. If your situation is not an emergency, you will be offered telephone assistance and/or inperson sessions to complete an assessment and make a referral for treatment if needed.

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