Cascade Centers Live Well Blog

7 Steps to Buying a Home

Buying a Home If you’ve decided to buy a house, you may be wondering where to begin. Below are 7 steps to help guide you with the home buying process: 1. Decide which community or neighborhood you’re interested in . Research your ideal neighborhoods and whether ...Read More

Are You Stressed Out or Burned Out? How to Avoid Career Burnout.

Stress Out or Burned Out Many of us have been there: a stressful workday turns into a hectic month, which turns into a rough year, which turns into physical and mental exhaustion. But how can you tell if you’re just stressed, or if you’ve reached total career burnout? According ...Read More

5 Healthy Morning Habits in 15 Minutes or Less

If your mornings are met with less than enthusiasm, you’re not alone. The average working American wakes up, hits the snooze button (a few times), checks email and Internet, skips breakfast and grabs to-go coffee before heading out on a grueling morning commute. ...Read More

Self-care Through Sound Healing

Sound Healing Managing work and personal stress while also attempting to find fulfillment has become the new American past-time. Meditation, yoga, and massage therapy are all excellent self-care tools. However, you may want to consider implementing a few lesser-known options ...Read More

Having a Voice: Improving Your Communication Skills

Healthy and effective communication skills are at the core of a balanced life, but who teaches us these skills? It’s not typically part of our core curriculum in school and we are all raised in home environments with differing levels of healthy communication. ...Read More

Loneliness at Work

Loneliness at Work During the past few months, several articles in the popular press have addressed the topic of loneliness and work. Many of the articles referred to an original Harvard Business Review piece authored by Vivek Murthy, titled “Work and the Loneliness Epidemic: Reducing isolation at work is good for business.”  Vice Admiral ...Read More

Practicing Mindfulness in the Workplace

Many of us have heard the buzz around mindfulness and how it can change our attitudes toward our daily lives. But what does it look like in practice when adapted to the workplace? To find out, I spoke with Pearl Waldorf, a licensed professional counselor ...Read More

How to Take the Stress Out of Asking for What You Want

Girl Scout Have you ever felt anxious or stressed out asking for what you want? Does the fear of rejection or looking bad hold you back from landing that sale, asking for a date, or requesting a raise? If so, you are not alone. In 2012, I spoke at NTEN's Nonprofit Technology ...Read More

Optimizing Health at Any Age

Optimizing Health at Any Age People age 50 to 70 are currently reshaping how we define aging. Many of these trailblazers have maintained regular exercise, good nutrition and reduced stress throughout adulthood as part of their healthy lifestyle commitment. These healthy habits are directly ...Read More

The Business of Happy Employees: How to Create a Company Culture That’s More Human, Less Resources

Happy Employees Hiring great employees is only half of the secret to success. The other half? Keeping them happy. Proof of Productivity Want to get the best performance out of your staff? Marketwatch reports that happier employees are 10% more productive ...Read More