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By: Kristen Parker | Dec, 5 2018
Health

Bright Idea: Help for the holidays

The holidays are in full swing.

And while it’s a joyous time for many of us, it’s also stressful.

Juggling work, kids’ activities, shopping, baking and festivities can take its toll – especially for those who have to work during a time when many don’t.

That’s why the National Funeral Directors Association offers its members some tips for surviving holiday stress.

The association’s Work/Life Resource Program is designed with the health of members in mind. The program is year around, but the association provides special tips this time of year, including access to a hotline.

“Whether they want to be proactive and plan for the future, prevent minor issues from becoming big problems or are having a family emergency, free, confidential assistance is available,” says NFDA Public Relations Manager Jessica Koth.

Some examples of holiday help tips include how to deal with difficult family members and how to maintain healthy eating habits during a season rich with sweet and full-calorie temptations.

For members of NFDA, holidays offer additional stress since funeral directors often have to work during the holidays. Work obligations can place stress on families when celebrating, and the Work/Life Resource Program can help families navigate the complicated dynamic.

In addition, resources extend to immediate family members of NFDA members. Resources includeunlimited phone and online consultations, in-person counseling sessions and online referrals to personal care, finance, education and home convenience services.

Editor’s Note: For additional coping strategies, read a story in Associations Now, in which a workplace expert offers strategies for contending with workplace stress during the holidays.

By: John Ayo | Jan, 23 2019
Health

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By: Aaron Wolowiec | Jan, 18 2019
Health

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Health

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By: Kristen Parker | Dec, 5 2018
Health

Bright Idea: Help for the holidays

The National Funeral Directors Association offers its members some tips for surviving holiday stress.

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By: Aaron Wolowiec | Nov, 23 2018
LearningHealth

Be Kind to Yourself: Wellbeing for the Meeting Attendee

According to Gallup, wellbeing is the combination of our love for what we do each day, the quality of our relationships, how secure we feel, the vibrancy of our physical health, and the pride we take in being involved in and contributing to our community. Most important is how these elements interact. Ultimately, research suggests that only 7% of the population is thriving in all of these dimensions. We get fixated on one aspect of our wellbeing, and the others suffer—even in very high-performing people.

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