Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Erica Reed, LCSW-C

At the beginning of this month, I introduced a blog series called "Let's Talk About Mental Health." Through the interviews and stories shared, we explored mental illnesses such as Anxiety and Depression, the various stigmas associated with them, ways to manage our mental health in the workplace, and ways to support people living with those … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Erica Reed, LCSW-C

Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Paul LaLonde, SHRM-CP

We are fast approaching the end of May, which means that we will be closing out this blog series on Mental Health Awareness in a couple of days.  I’m grateful for all the support that this project has received so far. I’ve had a great time working with some amazing mental health advocates, and I’m … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Paul LaLonde, SHRM-CP

Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Amy Curtis, SHRM-SCP

I’m excited to be back with another post in my blog series for mental health month—many thanks to my amazing guest, Amy Curtis, SHRM-SCP! Amy is the Director of HR Operations at Connections Health Solutions in Phoenix, Arizona. She has been in the HR department with the company for six years. Before that, Amy spent 16 … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Amy Curtis, SHRM-SCP

Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Tamara M. Rasberry, SHRM-CP, PHR

May is Mental Health Month. In recognition of this, I decided to start a blog series called, "Let's Talk About Mental Health!" —which is my way of advocating for and driving conversations around mental health. The goal is to raise awareness, and hopefully, make people know that they are not alone.  Of course, I couldn’t raise … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Tamara M. Rasberry, SHRM-CP, PHR

Let’s Talk About Mental Health!

Image Source: Mental Health America Mental illnesses are quite prevalent among us. According to the World Health Organization, over 450 million people currently suffer from mental or neurological disorders worldwide. Also, mental disorders affect at least one in four people. Our mental health determines how we behave, act, or feel on any given day. It’s … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mental Health!

Dear Blog Reader: How Are You?

Hello everyone! I genuinely hope that you are doing well and staying safe. Indeed, our world has changed. Like you, I never imagined that I would ever experience anything like the COVID-19 pandemic in my lifetime. We're forced to say goodbye to the lives we once knew and accept our new reality.  Sometimes, I sit … Continue reading Dear Blog Reader: How Are You?

How to Stay Mentally Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak became a global concern, the world has experienced a whirlwind of unexpected events and emotions. In every direction I turn to, I get a heartbreaking report about the spread of the virus. I hear about new cases of infected patients, the troubling death rates, and the scarcity of healthcare … Continue reading How to Stay Mentally Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

7 Positive Habits for the New Year

I love how end-of-year reflections cause us to think about making self-improvement. However, I do not believe that self-improvement automatically occurs at the start of a new year. Instead, I believe that it occurs after we have maintained positive habits throughout the year. For the New Year, I’ll like to share a few positive habits … Continue reading 7 Positive Habits for the New Year

My #SHRM19 Experience: Highlights and Takeaways

Since I returned from Las Vegas, I have been reminiscing about my experience at the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition (#SHRM19). I thought it would be worth sharing in a blog post. From June 23rd to 26th, 2019, the city of Las Vegas was buzzing with so many HR people. With a total of … Continue reading My #SHRM19 Experience: Highlights and Takeaways

The Occupational Phenomenon Called Employee Burnout

© contrastwerkstatt/Adobe Stock Employee burnout is fast becoming prevalent in many workplaces and is also a recurring theme in my day-to-day conversations with people. Unfortunately, many workplaces dismiss the subject and make it more of the employee’s issue than a workplace issue.  "Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not … Continue reading The Occupational Phenomenon Called Employee Burnout