A Barista’s Tale

by Will Martin

“Hey! I paid for a Grande, not a Tall in a Grande cup!” I know it’s far from the worst job on the planet. Some days it feels like the worst job on the planet. But hey— it’s my job, and the customer wants me to fill her latte to the top. So I steam […]

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Secrets to Self-Care

by Elisa Turney

Self-care. The buzzword has been circulating in areas of mental health, but everyone has a slightly different definition and idea of how to execute it. In short, self-care is any activity that adds to or replenishes you. Self-care can be having your hair cut, or something physical, like receiving a massage or exercising. It can […]

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Coping with Disaster

by Working World Cafe

This article appears in its original, unabridged form at www.ready.gov/coping-with-disaster. Disasters are upsetting experiences for everyone involved. The emotional toll that disaster brings can sometimes be even more devastating than the financial strains of damage and loss of home, business or personal property. Children, senior citizens, people with access or functional needs, and people for […]

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by Pat Fagan-Jackson

  Psychologists see procrastination as a kind of avoidance behavior. Everyone puts things off until the last minute sometimes, but procrastinators chronically avoid difficult tasks and deliberately look for distractions. Procrastination in large part reflects our perennial struggle with self-control as well as our inability to accurately predict how we’ll feel tomorrow, or the next […]

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