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Anxiety

Resource Articles

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. More Info
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How to be Mindful at Work

Mindfulness has become a popular subject, and for a good reason. It involves being aware of the present and keeping any distractions or self-defeating thoughts out of your head. Many who have tried mindfulness swear by its health benefits, from sleeping better to even reducing your risk of disease.

Anger - A Misunderstood Emotion

Anger is quite misunderstood. It's an emotion associated with those who have lost control. Those who are dangerous. Those who are irrational. And there are some legitimate reasons to think that. Those who can't control their anger do need to seek help in order to make managing anger better for them.

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.

Strategies for 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.

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

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.

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

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.

The Resilience Journey

Take the Resilience Journey to learn more about your own resilience.

Anxiety: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Anxiety

Anyone exposed to a traumatic event in which they experienced, witnessed, or was confronted with possible death...

Stress 101: The Basics

Stress is something that touches us all, sometimes more forcefully than others. But what exactly is stress? And more importantly, what do you do about it? Stress can be defined as a state of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existent equilibrium.

Characteristics of Resiliency

Resiliency

We define resilience as the process of bouncing back from adversity. The concept is a paradox that encompasses the emotional distress and the enduring strength that can result from struggling with hardship.

Resiliency: Outcomes of Resiliency

Resiliency

We define survivor's pride as the well-deserved feeling of accomplishment that results from prevailing against hardship or adversity. It is a bittersweet mixture of pain and triumph that is usually under the surface, but is sometimes readily visible in many youth and adults who have overcome difficult ...

Don’t Let Anxiety Control Your Life

EAP Navigator

Anxiety is familiar to everyone due to the many stresses and complexities of modern life. But about 25 percent of US adults have a serious problem with anxiety at some time in their lives.

EAP NEWSLETTER

Summer

In this issue: Don't Let Anxiety Control Your Life, Everyday Ways to Activate Your Life, Sun Safety, Stay Fit While Away, Eating Healthy While Traveling, Healthy Restaurant Choices, How to Use Your EAP

12 Ways to Keep The Holidays Stress Free

EAP Navigator

The anxiety of having too much to do in too little time, the pressure of unrealistic expectations and the tendency to overeat and overspend can easily overshadow holiday happiness.

EAP NEWSLETTER

Spring

IN THIS ISSUE: Don't Let Anxiety Control Your Life, Tips For Staying Healthy And Safe At Work, Check Your Debt Level With The 50–30–20 Formula, Summer Camps, How to Use Your EAP

Anxiety: Have You Ever Had a Panic Attack?

Anxiety

A panic attack is: A period of intense fear or discomfort, in which 4 (or more) of the following symptoms...

Anxiety: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Anxiety

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is much more than the normal anxiety people experience day to day...

Phobias

Anxiety

Phobias occur in several forms. A specific phobia is a fear of a...

EAP NEWSLETTER

IN THIS ISSUE: Offbeat Ways to Eat Better, Exercise More, Generalized Anxiety, Financial Corner, How to Use Your EAP
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Career Development

How prepared are you for planning and conducting an effective job search? Successful job seekers must have both good information and well-developed job hunting skills. Three important factors for a successful job search are an awareness of your goals and skills, an understanding of the labor market, and a well planned job search campaign.
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Parent Support

From Newborn to Empty Nest

Learn how you can access parenting resources, information and support.

Why You Need an Eldercare Advisor

It's hard watching your loved one age. Suddenly it becomes clear that mom or dad can no longer live on their own, as their safety and well–being are at risk. As seniors are less able to stay home because of safety or security concerns, many families are caught in a position where they don't know which ...

Caregiving Support

Learn more about Cascade’s Caregiver Support Services.

Caregiving Support Tips

EAP Navigator

Learn ways to easy the burden of caregiving.

Eldercare Services

Solutions to the aging needs of our parents and ourselves.

Caregiver Resources

Caregivers face multiple stressors. This seminar will discuss common caregiver struggles, review ideas on self–care for caregivers, provide tips for difficult conversations with loved ones, and describe services and resources available through Cascade Centers EAP.

Caregiver Support

Learn about common stressors and struggles for caregivers and strategies for self-care. Learn tips for difficult conversations with loved ones.

The First Step: Discussing the Need for Long-Term Care

EAP Navigator

Talking to your loved ones about long term care can be difficult. Read more about helpful ways to start a conversation that will help establish a plan for you and your family.

Caregiver Resources and Support

Cascade's Caregiver Support Services provide assistance in finding solutions for family members caring for loved ones as their needs change.

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

Discover what your emotional parenting style is and learn steps to developing emotional intelligence.

Caring for Aging Parents

EAP Navigator

As more Americans live longer, millions of middle-aged adults find themselves caring for their aging parents. It’s not an easy task, especially for those with children still living at home.

Helping the Sandwich Generation

EAP Navigator

Do you feel squeezed between the demands of caring for young children and tending to your aging parents? Are you neglecting your own needs for personal time because too many people place demands on you? If so, you can consider yourself a member of the “Sandwich Generation, Generation,” a term used ...
Childcare callout

Childcare Services

Information and resources for childcare, education, parenting, and adoption information.

EAP NEWSLETTER

Volume 19, Issue 3

IN THIS ISSUE: Depression Screening Day,Kids Who Rule The Roost,‘The Number', A Satisfying Life, Caring For An Elderly Parent, How To Use Your EAP
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Drop The "Shoulds"

It's natural to move toward what feels good and away from what doesn't, natural as well to have values, principles, and morals. But when these healthy inclinations become internal rules – "shoulds," "musts," and "gottas" – then there is a big problem.

Miscommunication: Why Does it Happen?

Communication, thanks to technology, has been easier, and yet it seems harder at the same time. There is so much room for miscommunication, which involves someone misinterpreting something you've said.

Creative Communication: 10 Tips For Professionals

Communication

1. Actively listen. Paraphrase important or confusing messages from others to be sure you're hearing what they're trying to communicate. Ask clarifying questions

Styles of Communication

EAP Navigator

There’s a lot more to communicating than just knowing how to string words together and provide straight-forward answers to questions. It’s important to recognize that there are many different ways to communicate and that each way is dependent upon the individual.

Win With Civility

EAP Navigator

Win With Civility – Overcoming Communication Obstacles.
Here are some common communication barriers and ways to overcome them.

Build Better Relationships & Balance Your Two Lives - Home & Work

EAP Navigator - Flashmail

Ways to Build Better Relationships With busy schedules and multiple demands at home and work, it's easy to take your relationships for granted. But the quality of your relationships with your spouse and children is the foundation on which your family is built. Good communication takes time and teamwork. ...

Personal Goals For Improving Skills in Face to Face Communication

Communication

This is to help you think about how you communicate with others in face to face situations. You can use it to set your own personal goals for improvement in 5 steps.

Communication Skills

Communication

An important communication skill involves giving and receiving feedback, i.e., sharing impressions and reactions of the other person's behavior. The purpose of this learning activity is to suggest guidelines for giving and receiving feedback.
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The Truth About the Stages of Grief

Grief is not a linear timeline, but instead a whirlpool of emotions, some of them reoccurring. Understanding the stages of grief can help manage the various emotions that come up.

Raising Self-esteem for Better Health and Fulfillment

Most of us would agree that there are cultural and socioeconomic barriers in life. Some people have grown up in environments whereas children they were told they would succeed, contribute to society, and live an abundant life.

Food for Whole Body Health

Why does healthy food matter? Healthy food provides our bodies nutrients, and nutrients are essential to manufacture neurotransmitters. Without key nutrients our neurotransmitters suffer and our mental and physical health are negatively affected.

Digital Detachment

On average, Americans spend more than half of their waking lives staring at a screen. This type of technology fixation has been linked to a number of negative health effects, both physical and emotional.

How You Can Help Prevent Suicide

With mental health awareness on the rise in workplaces across the country, colleagues and supervisors are in a unique position to respond to signs of distress and provide support. I

Depression Awareness

Read about the symptoms of depression and how your EAP can help.

Depression Awareness

Many of us are touched directly or indirectly by depression. Learn about what depression is, symptoms of depression, and different treatment options.

In Harm’s Way: Suicide in America

Depression

Suicide is a tragic and potentially preventable public health problem...

Depression

Are you or a family member depressed? Read about the symptoms of depression and how the EAP can help.

5 Warning Signs of Depression

EAP Navigator

Millions of people in the United States suffer from depression. Learn about 5 warning signs.

Help for the Holiday Blues

EAP Navigator

The holidays are here again. However, there are a few simple things you can do to keep the holiday blues at bay.

EAP NEWSLETTER

Winter

In this Issue: Holiday Depression and Stress, Communication Tips for Home and Work, Heading off Holiday Havoc, and How to Use Your EAP.

Stress, Depression, and the Holidays

EAP Navigator

Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression.

Depression: Understanding the Disorder

EAP Navigator

Unlike “the blues,” which tend to clear up in a few days, depression frequently is both prolonged and recurring. It can’t be ignored, and it can’t be joked or whistled away.

Coping With The Holiday Blues

EAP Navigator - Flashmail

Coping with the Holiday Blues
The holidays are a time for tradition, for going home, and for sharing food, gifts, relaxation and good times with family and friends. At least, that's how we all expect the holidays to be.

Depression and Your Health

EAP Navigator - Flashmail

Depression... and Your Health
The mind and the body are intimately connected, and our overall health depends on both working well.

October 10th is National Depression Screening Day.

Flashmail

Cascade Employee Assistance Program has been selected as a screening site for National Depression Screening Day.

October 11th - National Depression Screening Day

Flashmail

For most people, figuring out the line between “I’ve been moody lately” or “I get tired easily,” with “I have depression” is difficult. National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) has been helping people make that distinction for the last 15 years.

Treatment For Depression

Depression

A major depressive disorder can last from six months to as many as 12 months unless treated. Treatment is essential because depression tends to recur...

Depression

Depression

Depression takes a toll on our country: At any given time, it affects nearly 11 million Americans of both sexes, all ages and all ethnic backgrounds...
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Drugs and Alcohol

Resource Articles

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Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness - 2018

Read about how to prevent drunk and drugged driving by making responsible choices while enjoying holiday festivities.

Alcohol and Drug Addiction

EAP Navigator

Learn about the signs of substance abuse.

Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness - 2017

To ensure safety this holiday season Cascade is offering up to $15 towards the cost of a ride during the month of December.

Signs of Alcohol and Drug Addiction

EAP Navigator

Learn about the symptoms of substance abuse and how the EAP can help you if you feel you or a loved one has a problem with alcohol and drug addiction.

Substance Abuse Awareness

Cascade Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers confidential services related to drug and alcohol addiction.

Safe Driving: Cascade Will Reimburse for a Taxi/Share Ride

Cascade aims to deter individuals from driving impaired and will reimburse for a Taxi/Share ride during the month of December.

Recognize the Patterns of Alcoholism

EAP Navigator

Read about how to recognize the patterns of alcohol and how to get help.

Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse

Read about information on prescription drug abuse and how your EAP can help the addicted person and their families.

Is Addiction Impacting Your Life?

Your Employee Assistant Program (EAP) is available to offer completely confidential help

Figure on These Factors When Drinking Alcohol

EAP Navigator

Read about the factors that can help you keep a confident check on your blood-alcohol content.

Helping the Body and Mind Recover from a Chemical Dependency

EAP Navigator

When you restore your physical and mental self, you will get more of your life back, chemical-free. Read on for information on how you or a loved one can make a full recovery.

Take the Alcohol Quiz

EAP Navigator

Nearly 14 million people in the United States -- 1 in every 13 adults -- abuse alcohol or are alcoholic. How much do you know about alcohol use and abuse? Find out by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Be a Quitter

Flashmail

The American Cancer Society has scheduled the Great American Smokeout (GASO) for November 20, 2008, to encourage smokers to quit for a day in the hope they may quit for good.

Tobacco Cessation World Quit Day

Flashmail

If you have tried to quit smoking, you know how hard it can be. It is hard because nicotine is a very addictive drug. For some people, it can be as addictive as heroin or cocaine.

Crystal Methamphetamine Epidemic

Flashmail

Cascade Centers, Inc Employee Assistance Program (EAP) supports the effort of confronting the Methamphetamine epidemic.

Get the Facts on Alcohol Use

Drugs and Alcohol

For many people, the facts about alcoholism are not clear. What is alcoholism, exactly? How does it differ from alcohol abuse? When should a person seek help for a problem related to his or her drinking?

Alcohol Abuse: Deciding to Get Help

Drugs and Alcohol

How can you tell whether you, or someone close to you, may have a drinking problem? Answering the following four questions can help you find out. (To help remember these questions, note that the first letter of a key word in each of the four questions spells "CAGE.")

Get the Facts on Inhalants

Drugs and Alcohol

Inhalants are breathable chemical vapors that produce psychoactive (mind-altering) effects. Although people are exposed to volatile solvents and other inhalants in the home and in the workplace, many do not think of inhalable substances as drugs because most of them were never meant to be used in that ...

Get the Facts on Ecstasy

Drugs and Alcohol

MDMA is a synthetic, psychoactive drug with both stimulant (amphetamine-like) and hallucinogenic (LSD-like) properties. Street names for MDMA include Ecstasy, Adam, XTC, hug, beans, and love drug. Its chemical structure (3-4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine, "MDMA) is similar to methamphetamine,

Get the Facts on Methamphetamines

Drugs and Alcohol

Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that dramatically affects the central nervous system. The drug is made easily in clandestine laboratories with relatively inexpensive over-the-counter ingredients.
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Why You Need an Eldercare Advisor

It's hard watching your loved one age. Suddenly it becomes clear that mom or dad can no longer live on their own, as their safety and well–being are at risk. As seniors are less able to stay home because of safety or security concerns, many families are caught in a position where they don't know which ...

Caregiving Support

Learn more about Cascade’s Caregiver Support Services.

Caregiving Support Tips

EAP Navigator

Learn ways to easy the burden of caregiving.

Eldercare Services

Solutions to the aging needs of our parents and ourselves.

Top 5 Reasons to Have a Will

EAP Navigator

Read about 5 important reasons that you should have a will.

Caregiver Support

Learn about common stressors and struggles for caregivers and strategies for self-care. Learn tips for difficult conversations with loved ones.

Caregiver Resources and Support

Cascade's Caregiver Support Services provide assistance in finding solutions for family members caring for loved ones as their needs change.

Build Better Relationships & Balance Your Two Lives - Home & Work

EAP Navigator - Flashmail

Ways to Build Better Relationships With busy schedules and multiple demands at home and work, it's easy to take your relationships for granted. But the quality of your relationships with your spouse and children is the foundation on which your family is built. Good communication takes time and teamwork. ...

Stress and the Developing Brain

Stress

It is well known that the early months and years of life are critical for brain development. But the question remains: just how do early influences act on the brain to promote or challenge the developmental process?

Stress Hormone Levels in Women Reduced During Lactation

Stress

Women who breast-feed their infants produce lower levels of stress response hormones than do women who bottle-feed, according to research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

The Myth of the Bad Parent

Family

We've all seen it: a little girl throwing a fit in the bread aisle or a little boy kicking and...

Setting Limits within the Family Setting

Family

When we, as parents, think of limit setting, we may fail to remember the obvious: setting and enforcing limits...

Family Meeting

Family

One effective, yet often overlooked, parenting tool is family meetings...
Childcare callout

Childcare Services

Information and resources for childcare, education, parenting, and adoption information.

Family Members Supporting Returning Veterans

Flashmail

As a member of a military family, you too have challenges to face regarding your family member’s military service. Although, you may be proud of your spouse, son, and or daughter for serving our country, you may also find yourself upset in ways that you didn’t expect.

EAP NEWSLETTER

Volume 14, Issue 1

IN THIS ISSUE: Parent's Best Goal, Identity Theft, Emotional Maturity, The Resilience Factor, You and Your Money, How to Use Your EAP
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Protecting Your Income & Assets

Retirement Planning: Getting Started

Access Your Money Coach

Learn how Cascade's Money Coaches can help you with reducing debt, budgeting, improving your credit, building your savings, and much more.

5 Tips to Reduce Your Financial Stress

EAP Navigator

Read about tips on reducing your financial stress and how Cascade can help...

Financial Coaching

Find out how Cascade's Financial Coaching program can help you with getting out debt, planning for retirement and much more...

5 Reasons Why You Should Work With a Financial Coach

EAP Navigator

Learn how working with a financial coach can help you to set your financial goals and develop a plan for meeting them.

Helpful Home Buying Tips

EAP Navigator

Read about helpful tips to get you started in the home buying process.

Your Home Ownership Benefits when Buying Selling or Refinancing

Whether you're buying, selling or interested in refinancing your current home, this webinar will show you how to save time and money throughout the entire process.

Top Tax Tips to Remember

EAP Navigator

Learn more about how to ease your tax season stress.

A Financial Primer for First-Time Homebuyers

EAP Navigator

Learn important tips on buying your first home.

Tips On Avoiding Financial Trouble and More...

EAP Navigator

Read about tips on avoiding financial trouble and attend Cascade's Webinar on Financial Peace of Mind...

Five Financial Resolutions for a Prosperous New Year

EAP Navigator

Read about tips on how to successfully keep New Year's financial resolutions.

Financial Coaching

You are eligible to participate in a FREE 30 Day Financial Coaching program that will help develop better spending habits, reduce debt, improve credit, increase savings, and plan for retirement.

Identity Theft

Receive up to a 60–minute free consultation with a highly–trained Fraud Resolutions Specialists™ (FRS).

Getting Ready: Buying a Home

EAP Navigator

One way to gauge if you are financially ready to buy a home is to ask yourself thesefour questions

During the month of July we want you to be aware of our Fraud Resolution & Identity Theft Services

In the event of an identity theft or fraud related event, Cascade’s Fraud Resolutions Specialists provide both affordable and expedient assistance

March is Financial Education Month

Did you know....as a benefit through Cascade’s financial coaching program, My Secure Advantage (MSA), covered members receive 30 days of unlimited financial coaching at no-cost.

EAP NEWSLETTER

Spring

In this issue: Develop a Resilient Personality, Steps to Raise Your Credit Score, Laugh at Work Week, Gift Giving Guide, Manage Your Debt, How to Use Your EAP

Understanding the Credit Score System: What it means to you

EAP Navigator - Flashmail

Understanding the Credit Score System: What it means to you For all the attention credit scores get, they are generally misunderstood by consumers. First, they are not a factor in everyday life. The credit score matters only when you take out a loan, such as for a car, a house, education or new credit ...

Now’s a Good Time to Review Your Financial Habits

EAP Navigator - Flashmail

Now's a Good Time to Review Your Financial Habits
As the market continues its gyrations and bad news continues to flow on energy, housing and food prices, it's time for a tune–up of the way you spend, save and plan.
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15 Ways to Feel Good

With some simple strategies, you can hardwire more happiness, love and wisdom into your brain, and thus your life.

National Stroke Awareness

In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month (May), Assisted Living Locators, your EAP Eldercare resource, wants to encourage you to share information and awareness about this important health–related issue.

Food for Whole Body Health

Why does healthy food matter? Healthy food provides our bodies nutrients, and nutrients are essential to manufacture neurotransmitters. Without key nutrients our neurotransmitters suffer and our mental and physical health are negatively affected.

Mindfulness for Your Health

Mindfulness is a practice that starts small and works up to all day every day moments.

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.

Optimize Your Energy to Increase Your Productivity

On this episode, professional organizer Debbie Rosemont discusses work life harmony and using the SAVERS acronym for getting into the correct mind set to start your day off right.

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.

Self-care Through 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.

Practicing Mindfulness in the Workplace

Many people tend to confuse mindfulness with meditation, Waldorf says. But meditation is a specific task, whereas mindfulness is a general day–to–day mindset.

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.

The Beauty Within a Blue Zone Lifestyle

Have you ever considered living beyond the age of 100? If you answered yes, you've more than likely considered how to incorporate holistic health practices into your lifestyle.

Sleep Hygiene - Lifestyle Practices to Encourage Healthy Sleep Patterns for Overall Well-Being

Many people suffer from the harmful effects of disrupted or sleepless nights. Poor sleep patterns have been linked to numerous health issues, both immediate and long–term.

Sleep Support

Learn more about sleep disorders and how Cascade can help you improve your quality of sleep.

6 Tips for Improving Your Sleep

EAP Navigator

Read about tips to help you get a good night's rest.

5 Healthy Habits that Can Help Prolong Your Life

EAP Navigator

Read about tips for incorporating healthy habits into your life.

Free Yourself from Sugar Dependence

While there is much to celebrate as we start the new year, there may also be anxiety around resolutions to eat healthier or lose weight.

Don’t Let Anxiety Control Your Life

EAP Navigator

Anxiety is familiar to everyone due to the many stresses and complexities of modern life. But about 25 percent of US adults have a serious problem with anxiety at some time in their lives.

How to Achieve Your Exercise Goals

EAP Navigator

Learn tips on how to help you succeed with your fitness goals.

Debunking Dieting Myths

Did you ever wonder why diets don't seem to work? That even when you lose weight it seems to come back, maybe with a few extra pounds? This training explores the biology and research behind our bodies' resistance to weight loss.

Motivation for Diet and Exercise

EAP Navigator

Learn about tips on how to set realistic goals and to address your obstacles with getting in to shape.
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Home Ownership Program

Cascade Centers offers a wealth of information on home ownership. Cascade Centers frequently also offers webinars to help you with navigate the home ownership process. More Info
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Home Ownership Program

Learn how the Home Ownership Program can help save you time and money throughout the entire home buying process.

How the EAP Can Help with the Home Ownership Process

Whether you're buying, selling or interested in refinancing your current home, this webinar will show you how to save time and money throughout the entire process.

7 Steps to Buying a Home

If you've decided to buy a house, you may be wondering where to begin. Here are 7 steps to help guide you with the home buying process

Home Ownership Program

Purchasing, selling, or refinancing a home? Learn how the EAP can help through the process.

7 Steps to Buying a Home

EAP Navigator

Read about 7 steps that will help guide you through the home buying process.

The Constant Debate - Rent vs. Own

For most potential homebuyers, the debate of when to move from renting to owning is one of the hardest decisions outside FINDING their actual new home.

Cascade’s Home Ownership Program

Learn about Cascade's free Home Ownership Program.

Your Home Ownership Benefits when Buying Selling or Refinancing

Whether you're buying, selling or interested in refinancing your current home, this webinar will show you how to save time and money throughout the entire process.

View Past Webinars

Homebuying 101 by Educate Your Way Home

In this Webinar, we will talk about some of the first steps in buying a home and answer some of the questions you might have related to the process.

Getting Ready: Buying a Home

EAP Navigator

One way to gauge if you are financially ready to buy a home is to ask yourself thesefour questions
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Top 5 Reasons to Have a Will

EAP Navigator

Read about 5 important reasons that you should have a will.

Free Simple Will Kit

Family Estate Planning

Find out how your EAP can help you with Estate Planning and creating a will.

Understanding EAP Benefits: Legal and Mediation Services Webinar

This webinar will explain in detail the legal and mediation services available through Cascade Centers, including how to access the benefit.

Identity Theft

Receive up to a 60–minute free consultation with a highly–trained Fraud Resolutions Specialists™ (FRS).

During the month of July we want you to be aware of our Fraud Resolution & Identity Theft Services

In the event of an identity theft or fraud related event, Cascade’s Fraud Resolutions Specialists provide both affordable and expedient assistance

Many Options for Naming Insurance Beneficiary

EAP Navigator - Flashmail

Many Options for Naming Insurance Beneficiary
After you are approved for a life insurance policy, you have a big decision: naming a beneficiary. It's not as simple as it appears to be.

Legal Tools

Access our Enhanced Legal and Financial Resource Center

Legal Services

An initial thirty-minute office or telephone legal consultation.
Legal Consultations Callout

Legal / Financial / Consultations

Employees and family members are entitled to no cost telephonic consultation with a counselor. Typical matters include credit counseling, debt and budgeting assistance, tax planning, retirement, and college planning questions. Telephone consultations are from thirty to sixty minutes per issue. Rate discounts ...

Self Defense Against Identity Theft,
Part Three: Computers and Foiling Identity Thieves Away From Home

Flashmail

Over the past few years the number of people using the internet to conduct business, make purchases, and pay bills has skyrocketed. Unfortunately, so has the number of people looking to steal your information online. The following are tips to protect yourself.

Self Defense Against Identity Theft,
Part Two: Protecting Your Identity at Home

Flashmail

For most of us, our homes are our refuge where we feel a sense of peace and safety. However, more and more ID thieves are stealing our mail and using information gained over the telephone to gather information about us. The ID thieves then use the information to steal our identity and ruin our name and ...

Self Defense Against Identity Theft
Part One: What To Do if You Are a Victim

Flashmail

If you discover that you have been a victim of identity theft, the following steps will help get you on the right track to keeping or restoring your good name:
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Mental Health

Good mental health is just as important as good physical health. But we all face changes in life that can challenge our emotional well–being.

Whatever happens in your life, make your mental health a priority. You'll feel better and deal with stress better.
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The Truth About the Stages of Grief

Grief is not a linear timeline, but instead a whirlpool of emotions, some of them reoccurring. Understanding the stages of grief can help manage the various emotions that come up.

The Good, the Bad, and the Stressful

Stress is an emotion that we experience a lot, especially in today’s world. We don’t seem to have enough time to do everything we need to do. We have lots of tasks, and no plan to pursue them. We may feel worry about what we cannot control. In short, there are many reasons why stress is a challenge.

Feel Cared About

Everyone knows what it’s like to care about someone. Remember being with a friend, a mate, a pet: you feel warmly connected, and want him or her not to suffer and to be happy.

How to be Mindful at Work

Mindfulness has become a popular subject, and for a good reason. It involves being aware of the present and keeping any distractions or self-defeating thoughts out of your head. Many who have tried mindfulness swear by its health benefits, from sleeping better to even reducing your risk of disease.

Raising Self-esteem for Better Health and Fulfillment

Most of us would agree that there are cultural and socioeconomic barriers in life. Some people have grown up in environments whereas children they were told they would succeed, contribute to society, and live an abundant life.

Anger - A Misunderstood Emotion

Anger is quite misunderstood. It's an emotion associated with those who have lost control. Those who are dangerous. Those who are irrational. And there are some legitimate reasons to think that. Those who can't control their anger do need to seek help in order to make managing anger better for them.

15 Ways to Feel Good

With some simple strategies, you can hardwire more happiness, love and wisdom into your brain, and thus your life.

Taming our Cynicism

We may never fully understand why humans behave the way they do. However, cynicism can keep us from connecting and experiencing genuine loving relationships. We have control over our own perspectives, and how we choose to behave during difficult experiences.

The Trip from Self to Less

As a meditation professional and passionate advocate of the practice, I am forever asking myself and students: Who Am I, Who Am I, Who Am I? This central question to most meditation lineages is one that is meant to evoke curiosity til the end of life and time.

Just One Thing: Pay Attention

Moment to moment, the flows of thoughts and feelings, sensations and desires, and conscious and unconscious processes sculpt your nervous system like water gradually carving furrows and eventually gullies on a hillside. Your brain is continually changing its structure. The only question is: Is it for ...

Whole-Person Wellbeing

Learn more about a holistic approach to wellness and how your EAP benefit can improve your quality of life.

Digital Detachment

On average, Americans spend more than half of their waking lives staring at a screen. This type of technology fixation has been linked to a number of negative health effects, both physical and emotional.

Mindfulness for Your Health

Mindfulness is a practice that starts small and works up to all day every day moments.

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

If you've ever been harmed by someone you understand how difficult it can be to offer forgiveness. Forgiveness is a commitment, and the process may bring feelings and emotions to the surface.

Five Tips for Bringing Happiness into Your Life

According to Aristotle, happiness “is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”

How You Can Help Prevent Suicide

With mental health awareness on the rise in workplaces across the country, colleagues and supervisors are in a unique position to respond to signs of distress and provide support. I

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.

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.

Optimize Your Energy to Increase Your Productivity

On this episode, professional organizer Debbie Rosemont discusses work life harmony and using the SAVERS acronym for getting into the correct mind set to start your day off right.

Tips for Improving Your Mental Health

EAP Navigator

Learn how to improve your mental well-being.
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Drop The "Shoulds"

It's natural to move toward what feels good and away from what doesn't, natural as well to have values, principles, and morals. But when these healthy inclinations become internal rules – "shoulds," "musts," and "gottas" – then there is a big problem.

The One Attribute Leaders Need to Thrive

What I believe is at leadership’s core is authenticity. It is geography, industry, and situation agnostic. A leaders’ willingness and ability to stick to his or her core values directly affects how they respond in difficult situations, during uncertain times, and when stakes are high.

Hold Wants Lightly

Getting caught up in wanting – wanting both to get what's pleasant and to avoid what's unpleasant – is a major source of suffering and harm for oneself and others.

How to Boost Energy and Confidence at Work

A successful company depends on successful employees, and successful employees depend on successful engagement.  When an employee isn't engaged, they're minimizing their company's potential by not maximizing their own.

Tried Everything and Still Over Scheduling? Try these Proven Time Management Tips

I’ve been known as a perpetual over-scheduler for much of my professional life. I’m not sharing this to gain your sympathy, or to impress you. I agree emphatically with Brene Brown who says we need to give up exhaustion as a status symbol. But even for the most mindful, doing less is easier said ...

More Consciousness. Less Feedback

Rat race. It's a phrase we all know, and its origins began in a lab, centuries ago, as rats raced through a maze to be the first to get the cheese. It seems so archaic, and yet, the analogy is still true today, and that's a problem.

How to be Mindful at Work

Mindfulness has become a popular subject, and for a good reason. It involves being aware of the present and keeping any distractions or self-defeating thoughts out of your head. Many who have tried mindfulness swear by its health benefits, from sleeping better to even reducing your risk of disease.

Managing Means Continuous Learning

Many first–time managers are thrown into their new roles with little or no preparation. If you're one of them, hopefully you thrive on developing others and leading a team. With minimal (to no) training and the desire to get good fast, you're probably looking for tips to help you improve your managerial ...

Manage Up Like a Pro

Managers are people too! They are imperfect and need people to lean in. Even when you may be frustrated, do your best to step into their shoes and try and understand their actions, and what they may have going on.

How You Can Help Prevent Suicide

With mental health awareness on the rise in workplaces across the country, colleagues and supervisors are in a unique position to respond to signs of distress and provide support. I

Personal Development IS Career Development

Personal development is intensely important to one's professional path regardless of one's specific career goals.

Optimize Your Energy to Increase Your Productivity

On this episode, professional organizer Debbie Rosemont discusses work life harmony and using the SAVERS acronym for getting into the correct mind set to start your day off right.

10 Tips for Improving Your Listening Skills

EAP Navigator

Read about tips that can help you improve your listening skills.

Mindfulness

This seminar will first provide a brief review of stress, what it is and how it affects us.

Depression Awareness

Many of us are touched directly or indirectly by depression. Learn about what depression is, symptoms of depression, and different treatment options.

Building Personal Resilience

When illness, relocation, conflict, or any other hardships befall us, we often feel unprepared to make adjustments needed to “weather the storm.” Why are some of us more capable of adapting to sudden changes and misfortune than others?

Life Coaching

Receive up to three strategy sessions with a master’s level professional that provides you with support to improve your life and relationships.

Caregiver Resources

Caregivers face multiple stressors. This seminar will discuss common caregiver struggles, review ideas on self–care for caregivers, provide tips for difficult conversations with loved ones, and describe services and resources available through Cascade Centers EAP.

Mindfulness and Productivity

Have you considered how mindfulness can help your employees be more effective? Have you experienced improved productivity through mindfulness?

Debunking Dieting Myths

Did you ever wonder why diets don't seem to work? That even when you lose weight it seems to come back, maybe with a few extra pounds? This training explores the biology and research behind our bodies' resistance to weight loss.
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The Truth About the Stages of Grief

Grief is not a linear timeline, but instead a whirlpool of emotions, some of them reoccurring. Understanding the stages of grief can help manage the various emotions that come up.

Hold Wants Lightly

Getting caught up in wanting – wanting both to get what's pleasant and to avoid what's unpleasant – is a major source of suffering and harm for oneself and others.

The Good, the Bad, and the Stressful

Stress is an emotion that we experience a lot, especially in today’s world. We don’t seem to have enough time to do everything we need to do. We have lots of tasks, and no plan to pursue them. We may feel worry about what we cannot control. In short, there are many reasons why stress is a challenge.

Feel Cared About

Everyone knows what it’s like to care about someone. Remember being with a friend, a mate, a pet: you feel warmly connected, and want him or her not to suffer and to be happy.

Raising Self-esteem for Better Health and Fulfillment

Most of us would agree that there are cultural and socioeconomic barriers in life. Some people have grown up in environments whereas children they were told they would succeed, contribute to society, and live an abundant life.

Love Someone

Love can be expressed in simple or subtle ways, such as a call to a friend, more patience with a partner, saying what you liked about a co–worker's idea, or seeing the being behind the eyes of a stranger passing on the sidewalk.

Recalibrate Your Work-Life Balance with These 4 Questions

For many of us, home and work hold nearly equal importance. We want to be great parents, attentive friends, and stellar employees simultaneously, so we're constantly on the move, trying not to let one facet of our lives suffer for another.

The Trip from Self to Less

As a meditation professional and passionate advocate of the practice, I am forever asking myself and students: Who Am I, Who Am I, Who Am I? This central question to most meditation lineages is one that is meant to evoke curiosity til the end of life and time.

Whole-Person Wellbeing

Learn more about a holistic approach to wellness and how your EAP benefit can improve your quality of life.

5 Tips for Bringing Happiness to Your Life

Read about tips to help you create a happier life.

Mindfulness

This seminar will first provide a brief review of stress, what it is and how it affects us.

How to Achieve Your Exercise Goals

EAP Navigator

Learn tips on how to help you succeed with your fitness goals.

Life Coaching

Receive up to three strategy sessions with a master’s level professional that provides you with support to improve your life and relationships.

Optimism

People can change their outlook on life in a positive way, which can change their quality of life.

Balancing Your Two Lives (Home and Work)

EAP Navigator

Among the essential ingredients of a balanced life are meaningful activity, physical and mental health, satisfying relationships and peace of mind. To achieve that balance, you must successfully juggle the demands of your work, personal life, family and relationships.

Stop the Cycle of Violence

EAP Navigator

As domestic violence awareness has increased, it has become evident that abuse can occur within a number of relationships. The laws in many states cover incidents of violence occurring between married couples, as well as abuse of elders by family members, abuse between roommates, dating couples and those ...

Domestic Violence

EAP Navigator

It’s not easy to end any relationship, whether abuse is involved or not. However, if you or someone you know is currently experiencing or have experienced abuse in an intimate relationship, support is available.

Encouraging Your Family To Exercise

Flashmail

It’s a disturbing fact that new research from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that nearly 5 million children ages 6 through 17 are severely overweight.

EAP NEWSLETTER

Volume 15, Issue 3

IN THIS ISSUE: 9/11 One Year Later, Walking, Personal Safety,Communication Skills, Flu Shot, Assessing Anger,How to Use Your EAP
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Resiliency

Resource Articles

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. More Info
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The Truth About the Stages of Grief

Grief is not a linear timeline, but instead a whirlpool of emotions, some of them reoccurring. Understanding the stages of grief can help manage the various emotions that come up.

How to be Mindful at Work

Mindfulness has become a popular subject, and for a good reason. It involves being aware of the present and keeping any distractions or self-defeating thoughts out of your head. Many who have tried mindfulness swear by its health benefits, from sleeping better to even reducing your risk of disease.

Resilience

Learn more about resilience and access tools to help you become a more resilient person.

Optimize Your Energy to Increase Your Productivity

On this episode, professional organizer Debbie Rosemont discusses work life harmony and using the SAVERS acronym for getting into the correct mind set to start your day off right.

Strategies for 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.

The Resilience Journey

Take the Resilience Journey to learn more about your own resilience.

Strategies for Building Resilience

EAP Navigator

Read about how you can build your resilience.

Building Personal Resilience

When illness, relocation, conflict, or any other hardships befall us, we often feel unprepared to make adjustments needed to “weather the storm.” Why are some of us more capable of adapting to sudden changes and misfortune than others?

Characteristics of Resiliency

Resiliency

We define resilience as the process of bouncing back from adversity. The concept is a paradox that encompasses the emotional distress and the enduring strength that can result from struggling with hardship.

Resiliency: Outcomes of Resiliency

Resiliency

We define survivor's pride as the well-deserved feeling of accomplishment that results from prevailing against hardship or adversity. It is a bittersweet mixture of pain and triumph that is usually under the surface, but is sometimes readily visible in many youth and adults who have overcome difficult ...

8 Strategies for Building Resilience

EAP Navigator

Read about techniques on how to build your own resilience.

Resiliency

When illness, relocation, conflict, or any other hardship befalls us, we often feel unprepared to make adjustments needed to “weather the storm.”

Resiliency: How Resilient Are You?

Resiliency

Over 30 years of research into the inner nature of life's best survivors has created a clear understanding of human resiliency and how it develops. Highly resilient people show many similar qualities:

Optimism

People can change their outlook on life in a positive way, which can change their quality of life.

Do You Have a Healthy Attitude?

EAP Navigator

Read up on how a positive attitude, faith and good relationships with others can make you healthier.

EAP NEWSLETTER

Volume 14, Issue 1

IN THIS ISSUE: Parent's Best Goal, Identity Theft, Emotional Maturity, The Resilience Factor, You and Your Money, How to Use Your EAP
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Self-care to Manage Stress

Learn how self–care can help you get through stressful times.

The Good, the Bad, and the Stressful

Stress is an emotion that we experience a lot, especially in today’s world. We don’t seem to have enough time to do everything we need to do. We have lots of tasks, and no plan to pursue them. We may feel worry about what we cannot control. In short, there are many reasons why stress is a challenge.

More Consciousness. Less Feedback

Rat race. It's a phrase we all know, and its origins began in a lab, centuries ago, as rats raced through a maze to be the first to get the cheese. It seems so archaic, and yet, the analogy is still true today, and that's a problem.

Anger - A Misunderstood Emotion

Anger is quite misunderstood. It's an emotion associated with those who have lost control. Those who are dangerous. Those who are irrational. And there are some legitimate reasons to think that. Those who can't control their anger do need to seek help in order to make managing anger better for them.

The Trip from Self to Less

As a meditation professional and passionate advocate of the practice, I am forever asking myself and students: Who Am I, Who Am I, Who Am I? This central question to most meditation lineages is one that is meant to evoke curiosity til the end of life and time.

How to Manage the Unmanageable Workload

We love to blame technology for the fact that most people today work longer and harder than in the past. But if you compare work habits between the US and much of Europe, it's clear that we're making a very different choice about how we spend our time.

How You Can Help Prevent Suicide

With mental health awareness on the rise in workplaces across the country, colleagues and supervisors are in a unique position to respond to signs of distress and provide support. I

Tips to Ease Holiday Stress

EAP Navigator

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

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.

Mindfulness

This seminar will first provide a brief review of stress, what it is and how it affects us.

Depression Awareness

Many of us are touched directly or indirectly by depression. Learn about what depression is, symptoms of depression, and different treatment options.

Stress 101: The Basics

Stress is something that touches us all, sometimes more forcefully than others. But what exactly is stress? And more importantly, what do you do about it? Stress can be defined as a state of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existent equilibrium.

5 Tips to Reduce Your Financial Stress

EAP Navigator

Read about tips on reducing your financial stress and how Cascade can help...

Stress Management

Cascade EAP can help you with managing your stress.

6 Ways to Outsmart Stress

EAP Navigator

Learn about how to counteract the the negative effects of stress.

10 Ways to Reduce Stress While at Work

EAP Navigator

Learn about healthy ways to de-stress while at work.

Don’t Let Anxiety Control Your Life

EAP Navigator

Anxiety is familiar to everyone due to the many stresses and complexities of modern life. But about 25 percent of US adults have a serious problem with anxiety at some time in their lives.

Stress and the Holidays

EAP Navigator

Read about tips to help cope with holidays stress.

Holiday Stress Relief

Learn about the causes of holiday stress and ways to help you get through this time of year.

How to Beat Serious Stress

EAP Navigator

Read about tips for managing a highly stressful event in your life.
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