American Rescue Plan

Overview of the American Rescue Plan It has been a journey, some more hazardous than others. The $1.9 trillion relief bill, known as the American Rescue Plan, has been signed into law by President Joe Biden. Highlights of the bill include extended unemployment benefits, $1400 direct checks to individuals and more. Do you want to […]

Errol Shaw – Fear won’t dictate my life

A friend of mine wrote article to Bakersfield Californian that was published on 10-14-20 that is worthy of re-posting. “Fear is defined as an emotion induced by perceived danger or threat, which causes psychological changes and ultimately behavioral changes, such as fleeing, hiding or freezing from perceived traumatic events, according to Wikipedia. The antithesis of […]

Talking to Children About Returning to School During the Pandemic

Hey, has anyone had conversations with their kids about Covid-19? Of course it depends on their age and ability to comprehend. While children may not understand the full scope of the COVID-19 pandemic, they do know that the world is different. This Live Well, Work Well flyer provides talking tips from the Centers for Disease […]

Mindful Perspective – Breathe

A new study suggests that parents may be able to breathe a sigh of relief. Why? As it turns out, the key to better parenting and better mental health may be as simple as letting go of worry and releasing ourselves from judgment. In other words, mindfulness. – Sarah Wheeler The concept of mindfulness is […]

Mindful Benefits – Friendship

Having strong relationships is one of the single greatest predictors of wellness, happiness, and longevity. And our connections flourish when we take time to get to know ourselves, and others, better. – Jeremy Hunter Do you still have that friend, friends from high school? When you see them, you get taken right back like you […]

Did you pay for your Covid-19 Test??

Did you pay for your Covid-19 Test?? Most, if not all of us have friends and, or, loved ones who have had Covid-19 test. Did you pay for your test? Should you be required to pay for the test if you have health insurance? Well, well, well? You should probably not be required to pay […]

Mindful Benefits – Nature

Spending time in nature has healing and restorative power. Being outdoors increases well-being, helps alleviate stress and anxiety, promotes creativity, assists with recovery from mental fatigue, helps restore attention, boosts the brain’s ability to think, and engages the senses. – Catherine Morey-Nase Happy Birthday Scott Hey, everybody’s appreciation of nature is a little different. What’s […]

Mindful Benefits – How about a little more LOVE & CARING in the world

Empathy is one of the greatest gifts we can share. Recent studies have shown empathy is declining and stress levels have a lot to do with it. Oxytocin, or the “love” hormone, works on the same brain receptors as cortisol, the “stress” hormone-it’s neurologically impossible to be both stressed out and really loving and kind […]

Have you thought about your companies benefits?

Meeting about Employee Benefits

Yes, Open Enrollment is not too far away. Use this simple video to let employees know that open enrollment is coming soon and to start thinking about how you used your benefits this last year. Did my benefits perform as expected? Could I have used preventive care better? What are my thoughts on how my […]