Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Dr. Alyssa Kurth of West Chiropractic
Tis the season for baking, parties, shopping, and – stress. If you are finding it difficult to muster up the time or energy for your holiday obligations this year, here are a few tips to help you enjoy this holiday season!
- Sleep. Aim for a solid seven to eight hours of sleep per night. While your body is resting, it is hard at work healing and repairing your cells. Just like your phone needs to be charged, your body also needs to be recharged!
- Moderation. Holiday cooking and parties can make eating healthy and staying on track with your diet difficult. Instead, try loading up on fresh fruit, veggies, and lean protein to help you fill up, and indulge less.
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Are you worried about harassment allegations in your business?
Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Darcey McAllister of HRT Northwest
Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Roy Moore and the #MeToo campaign continue to bring allegations of old sexual harassment activities to light wreaking havoc on careers and lives. I’m confident that many of these powerful people thought they wouldn’t ever be held accountable because of their power. I’m equally confident that there are many business leaders out there who think they are too small to be held accountable for their actions – but what if they’re wrong?
I’m not saying that everyone is a sexual harasser. Most people I’ve worked with have been professional, caring, well-behaved, sensible people. But for many human resources practitioners and business leaders, there is a risk that an incident someone complained about at some point may not have been handled correctly. … Read the rest
As 2018 quickly approaches this is a great article courtesy of Chamber Member Brad Kleiner of Sandler Training in Wilsonville. It is never too soon to start setting goals for the New Year!
With the year winding down, perhaps it’s a good time to take stock of what you have accomplished so far this year, file away the lessons of your successes and failures, and begin thinking about what you’d like to accomplish in the coming year.
If you’ve participated in goal-setting exercises, you’re likely familiar with the acronym SMART. It stands for the characteristics of the elements around which to structure your goals—Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound (or some variation thereof). If for example, you set a goal to lose weight as part of a bigger plan to become more physically fit and live a healthier lifestyle, you should specify how much weight and over what period of time you plan to lose it.… Read the rest