Cascade Centers Live Well Blog

Ten Tips for Improving your Listening Skills

Ten Tips for Improving your Listening Skills Being a good listener helps you connect with family, friends, and coworkers, and in turn, people in your life will feel respected, appreciated and more comfortable opening up to you. Below are 10 tips for improving your listening skills: 1. Take time to talk ...Read More

Personal Development IS Career Development

In his recent podcast on Embracing a Growth Mindset, Mike Robbins said something that made me shout out loud, “That’s it!!” He said (something like), “When people ask me for advice on career development, I tell them the most powerful thing they can do is ...Read More

5 Simple Ways to Practice Mindfulness

5 Simple Ways to Practice Mindfulness Mindfulness is a learned skill where we deliberately focus and pay attention to what is happening in the present moment without judgment or criticism. Below are 5 simple ways you can incorporate mindfulness into your life: Daily meditation. A good ...Read More

Where Do You Get in Your Own Way?

Do any of these tendencies seem like you? · I frequently interrupt others when they are speaking. · I am too easily distracted (emails, texts, etc.) during meetings and/or conversations. · I talk too much in meetings (i.e., I “take up too much space”). ...Read More

Don’t Let Anxiety Control Your Life

Anxiety is familiar to everyone due to the many stresses and complexities of modern life. But about 25 percent of U.S. adults have a serious problem with anxiety at some time in their lives. “Unlike fear, which is usually directed toward a concrete thing or ...Read More

Having a Difficult Conversation: How to Mediate Conflict Between Employees

It’s not a fun part of being the boss. But you know that if you don’t deal with it, it will only get worse. It may be something as common as creative differences, or something as severe as abuse allegations, but whatever the matter, conflict among colleagues ...Read More

Strategies for Building Resilience

Building Resilience Resilience is the ability to adapt well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy or significant stress. Resilient people don’t dwell on failures; they acknowledge the situation, learn from their mistakes, and then move forward. Below are some strategies ...Read More

Five Common Mistakes Leaders Make When Onboarding New Hires

New Hire It’s exciting to grow a team. Adding employees can improve every aspect of your organization, from efficiency to morale. When you find the right person for the job, it’s a win-win you’ll celebrate for the life of their career with you. Unfortunately, starting ...Read More

Five Ways to Improve Workplace Communication

Your most important business asset—your staff—is often your most complicated one, too. Whenever you put a large group of people together, there are bound to be differences, arguments, small slights that turn into big grudges. How can we keep these inevitable ...Read More

Six Simple Strategies to Have an Organized and Productive Day

Six Strategies_Organized and Productive Want to ensure you have an organized and productive day tomorrow (and every day after that)? Here are six simple strategies you can implement to increase your daily productivity. It’s amazing what a big impact small change can have. Follow these tips to save time, ...Read More