Posts Tagged 'Stress'

Back to Reality

Carolyn KinardNow that the NFL Super Bowl is over, the citizens of Houston are returning to their normal lifestyles, which means managing the realities of life without the fun and excitement of celebrities and fun activities associated with the big game.

Many are anticipating an uncertain future due to a pending job layoff. It’s a known fact that the job hunting process can be an unpleasant experience for those who are not prepared to deal with it.

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Income Now

VRW photo for blogToday I had the privilege of visiting one of the Workforce Solutions offices to introduce Income Now, an initiative of The Way Home, to our career office staff. Income Now is a joint project between Workforce Solutions, the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston / Harris County, and 100+ housing, services and employment partner agencies to help people experiencing homelessness find jobs. This is another way that Workforce Solutions demonstrates their dedication to providing quality service to anyone needing assistance with employment, while being sensitive to areas that may provide a challenge to getting employment or keeping a job.
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Give Holiday Stress a Time-Out!

””The holiday season is now in full swing. I can tell because all the Halloween candy is on sale for half price.

This is supposed to be a time when we celebrate peace and happiness… A time to gather with family and friends to give thanks for the wonderful things in our lives.

Instead, some of us are busier than ever planning holiday activities. Continue reading ‘Give Holiday Stress a Time-Out!’

Simple (Healthy) Summer Eating

We’re taking a quick “mental break” this week and looking at how we can keep healthy this summer season.

If we nourish our bodies with wholesome, healthy foods, we’ll be better prepared to take on challenges, in all aspects of our lives – at work, in our job search, at school and in our personal lives.

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Happy Holidays!

It’s December, that time of year when bells are ringing, homes and businesses are festively decorated, people are bustling to finish their shopping, family and community events are happening all around and the sounds of holiday music float through the air everywhere you go. It’s a magical time!

I am well aware that not everyone agrees with me, especially individuals who find themselves looking for employment at this time of year. So, to help ease the minds of people who are not quite so jolly about the holidays, let’s revisit a few tips from Christmases past:
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Twelve Days of Job Searching

DavidOne of my favorite Christmas songs is “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” I have written the words to the song below and have taken a bit of poetic license in changing the lyrics so we can use them as a memory tool to help remember the important parts of a successful job search campaign. The song can be sung in any key you desire. Very unintentionally, I change keys quite often while singing.

And-a-one, and-a-two . . .
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Stress Takes a Holiday

””Being unemployed at any time of year can be a difficult journey, which may negatively affect an individual’s health and attitude. Area residents who find themselves out of work during the holiday season may be especially anxious and stressed. With this in mind, it’s important to learn how to cope with stress during the holiday season.
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