Go Ahead. Drink That Coffee!

Your morning cup of coffee may do more than perk you up! Worried coffee might damage your health? It turns out a cup or two per day can have some health benefits including reducing your risk of stroke and cavities! EveryDayHealth.com published an article outlining 9 ways coffee can improve your health including reducing your…

“Super-spaghetti” on it’s way!

Now you can have your spaghetti, and eat it too! Barley, the grain we love in beer, packs fiber and antioxidants into your favorite pasta according to a report in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.  Barley is finding it’s way into bakery items and other foods in an effort to create “functional foods”…

Changing Diapers May Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer!

Good news for the great dads out there! Fatherhood decreases testosterone levels & decreases risk of prostate cancer. In a study released by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, testosterone levels dropped in men caring for children.  In fact, men more actively involved in child care (changing diapers, feeding,…

Kill the monkeys – Stress Reducing Tip

Ever wonder how you suddenly agreed to do something, pay for something, or take on more that you can manage? Maybe your “monkeys” distracted you from truly listening. One of the most effective ways of controlling your workload and stressing less is listening well.  Check out this video from Covenant Leadership’s Chip Lutz, with tips…

Technology: Time Saver or Time Sucker?

Is your technology working against your productivity and increasing your stress? Is all of that wonderful technology helping you be more efficient or do you find yourself pulled away from what you should be doing? Check out these Technology Productivity Tips from International Productivity Expert Neen James: Technology has changed the pace at which we…

Stock Market News Induced Stress

Are you suffering from Stock Market News Induced Stress? Sitting in the doctor’s office waiting room with my daughter yesterday, my attention was drawn to the television behind us, tuned to CNN.   Even though I wasn’t really watching it, I could feel my stress level increasing.  I don’t know about you, but the terms debt-ceiling…

Take A Break To Be Productive and Creative

In the world of instant access to information, when does your brain have a chance to catch up? Have you ever been working on a problem or project and just can’t quite figure it out.  You work at it, and work at it, but the solution doesn’t come.  Then, the next morning, you are in…

Is Your Job Making You Sick?

“I have to work very fast.” “I work very hard.” “I manage competing demands of others.” “I worry about losing my job.” “I feel underused or powerless.”   Sound familiar? If so, your job may be making you sick or putting you at risk for a heart attack or stroke. Do you have high job…

Pay Your Body Back with Sleep

Is your body too tired to be healthy? Are you getting enough sleep? Here are some clues that you may be asking too much from your body: Does your mind wandering when reading a magazine article? Do you have trouble focusing your eyes when you are driving? Do you hit the snooze button several times…