How to Recognize Compassion Fatigue

If you’ve felt irritable, down, or unmotivated, you may be experiencing compassion fatigue. If you look at your social media feed and feel stressed or exhausted afterwards, you might be experiencing compassion fatigue. Compassion Fatigue is not new. But during this time of global pandemic and social revolution, its affecting many more of us without us even realizing it.

Here we’ll explore compassion fatigue at the workplace, and at home. We’ll also take a closer look at why and how employers ...

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Will Work-From-Home Be the New Norm?

As we enter another month of the global pandemic, most of us are eagerly waiting to see what the new normal will be. For the workplace, many experts and employers predict the biggest change we’ll see is a growing acceptance of remote work. Even though remote work and flexible schedules have been cited as desirable among the working class for decades, very few employers have offered the option until now.

Why we haven’t seen more remote work sooner?

Fear-based management ...

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How to Host a Virtual Step Challenge

A simple way to stay sane, healthy and connected

Whether your work life has changed or not, most all of us are under additional stress these days. Often, stepping away for a bit is the best way to refocus. Active SWV’s Workplace Wellness program has received several requests to help create Virtual Step Challenges as a way for co-workers to stay sane, healthy, and connected. So we decided to put together this little ...

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Active SWV Graduates 5 More [email protected] Sites. Will you be in the next class?

Did you know Active Southern West Virginia has a whole program dedicated to bringing wellness to workplaces? Yep, and at no cost. Active SWV offers training, resources, and technical assistance to help create your workplace wellness program.

Active SWV’s free CDC [email protected] training helps employers prioritize your health.

In fact, ...

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Appreciating Active SWV Volunteers 2019

Welcome to the 5th Active Southern West Virginia Volunteer Appreciation Awards! Thank you to our hosts at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, live music by “One For the Road”, and the staff at Active Southern West Virginia.

Everyone at this ...

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Simple and Delicious Cranberry Chicken Salad

A simple, light and delicious cranberry chicken salad makes choosing something healthy, easy! This is one of those quick “go to” recipes that is full of antioxidants which makes for a great sandwich or salad for lunch. Using Greek yogurt in place of mayonnaise adds protein to make you feel fuller longer and provides your gut flora with natural probiotics. The Active SWV Workplace Wellness participants at KVC Health Systems enjoyed this recipe ...

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Why Nutrition Matters for an Active Lifestyle

Live Healthy, Eat Well
Nutrition Advice by Laura Baker MS, RDN, LD

What comes to mind when you hear the word nutrition? Most people think of health and wellness and of course food. Food is meant to nourish our bodies, give us the fuel we need to power through our daily lives and be enjoyed. Food has the amazing ability to heal, repair and optimize human potential. Our brain needs this fuel just as much as our body. It helps sustain ...

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