Entries by Espyr

Manage Holiday Stress at Your Business

The holiday season is a time to spend with loved ones, gift giving, holiday parties, and activities that build momentum from Halloween throughout the end of the year. It is a time of the year that is dedicated to filling our hearts with togetherness and cheer. However, for many Americans, the holiday season can be […]

A Day To Remind Us of The Importance of Suicide Awareness

November 21, 2020 is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. It is a national suicide awareness day designated by U.S. Congress and dedicated to bringing healing and support for friends and family of those who have died by suicide and for supporting the survivors of these tragic events. As grief and trauma associated with the […]

Servant Leadership as a Response to Crisis

The impact of COVID-19 has greatly endangered our lives and livelihoods as we continue to work our way through what seems like a never-ending cycle of uncertainty and confusion surrounding management of the pandemic. As cases of infection and deaths rise, we’re seeing more clearly the complex ways that the pandemic is affecting   employers and […]

8 Ways Managers Can Support Employee Mental Health

Mental health used to be one of those taboo-like topics that no one liked to talk about.   Today, hardly a day goes by without a TV news story, front page article or social media conversation around mental health, especially employee mental health.  And it’s no wonder.  Employees across virtually every industry have never been subject […]

Practice Good Self-Care: Take a Mental Health Day

As the global pandemic has shifted our lives into a new “normal,” many Americans have been faced with major transitions in their work, social, and personal lives.  These changes are taking a toll. Over 60% of employees say they are experiencing more stress than before the pandemic started. A major change we have seen over […]

Get Your Yoga On To Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety were once considered only to be mental health conditions. But in fact, they affect us physically, especially when we experience them for long periods of time. They can lead not only to a diminished sense of wellbeing and happiness, but also to debilitating and costly health conditions. Recent years have seen an […]

COVID-19 and the Rise of Discrimination Against Asian-Americans

The rapid global spread of COVID-19 and the drastic lifestyle changes it has forced upon many Americans has resulted in widespread increases in personal distress. At the same time, fear and anxiety have also been growing amid the heightened racial tensions, attacks, and micro-aggressions against Asian-Americans. An estimated 21 million Americans are of Asian descent. […]

How To Prepare For A Second Wave of Employee Burnout

Employees everywhere are feeling it.  Employee burnout. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, the compounding effects of stress and anxiety from social isolation, fears of contagion, added workloads where staffs have been reduced,  and (for many) the potential of financial ruin are mounting.  The cumulative effect is edging many of us close to, if not […]

Get Your Yoga On to Reduce Anxiety and Stress

Stress and anxiety were once considered only to be mental health conditions. But in fact, they affect us physically, especially when we experience them for long periods of time. They can lead not only to a diminished sense of wellbeing and happiness, but also to debilitating and costly health conditions. Recent years have seen an […]