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LCSW vs. Wellness Coach: Completing the picture, By Joyce Hull LMSW

LCSW vs. Wellness Coach: Completing the picture, By Joyce Hull LMSW

As health care costs rise and accessibility to health care benefits diminish, it would not be unreasonable to say there is a growing trend for individuals to take personal health and wellbeing into their own hands, referred to as personal responsibility.  Individuals, in growing numbers, are seeking less traditional approaches to health care, as are […]

Coaching Versus Self-help books?

Coaching Versus Self-help books?

People need guidance at different stages of their life. Many prefer to seek advice from their family members when they face any problem. But if the situation is too fragile and beyond their capacity, they consult either professionals like life coaches or read self help books. Both these industries have recently grown in popularity. Today, […]

Wellness Coaching: Stages of Change By Joyce Hull, LMSW

Wellness Coaching: Stages of Change By Joyce Hull, LMSW

Wellness coaching is becoming common to assist individuals with changing undesirable habits and behaviors.  Many struggle to work out more, drink less alcohol or smoke less, eat healthier and develop a positive attitude towards life; and everyone struggles to maintain balance at times. Often, individuals seek supportive help when faced with making such lifestyle habit […]

I Don’t Babysit. Mercier Wellness & Consulting

I Don’t Babysit. Mercier Wellness & Consulting

For the last four years now, I have been home with my kids off and on. Recently, my work has allowed me to spend more time at home with my family. I have learned a lot about myself and a lot about myself and a lot about people in general. While I am not an at-home-dad […]

Happy?

Happy?

“Happy” By Diana Allam, LMSW A review of a feature documentary entitled “Happy”  (Belic, R., 2011) begins the author and director’s journey towards finding happiness.  In this documentary individuals around the world are interviewed on their views of happiness.  The interviewees vary in geographic locations and economic backgrounds, from the slums of India to modern […]

Stressed Out Students | Mercier Wellness & Consulting

Stressed Out Students | Mercier Wellness & Consulting

Its 4 am and you have been at your desk for six hours with little show except for your name, date, and a blinking cursor. The paper is due at 8am. “I’ll never get this done. It’s so f*****g hard!” Then you get angry and lash out at your roommate while he’s watching reruns of […]

Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus

Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus

Forum: Pandemic Flu By now you may have heard that a new strain of bird flu has been identified in China where a ne. . . NetWellness Articles

Finding Your Strengths

Finding Your Strengths

Many tools exist to help you identify your strengths. You may have heard of the Gallup Strengths Finder or taken a quiz or survey to find the strengths you bring to your team or organization. Is any tool better than another? More than likely, that’s not the case. So why look at strengths when there […]

A Quest for Gratitude!

A Quest for Gratitude!

I recently read an article about the impact that gratitude can have on one’s sense of happiness, outlook on life and even impact your health positively. This struck me as interesting and I wanted to know more. Initially I thought, “Well, I’m a grateful person,” but how does one express that. In another post, I […]

Healthy Ways to Deal with Stress

Healthy Ways to Deal with Stress

Forum: Anxiety and Stress Disorders Certainly, when we are under

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