The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Handbook

Weekly Trip to the Library Do you want to make some changes? Would you like to learn more how to adopt some healthier habits? Does relationship or job stress find you feeling misunderstood or defensive, reluctant to ask others for help, reluctant to say “No,” or unable to set limits? Do you ever feel you […]

Poor Communication is Bad for Your Job and Health

Learn to Be More Assertive From The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Handbook by David S. Sobel and Robert Ornstein  In The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Handbook, David S. Sobel and Robert Ornstein write that evidence suggests that communicating effectively enhances our health and self-esteem, nurtures our relationships, and helps us cope with stress. Healthy communication is the […]

Tips on How Nannies Can Say “No!”

According to the authors of The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Handbooklearning how to decline a request is an essential life skill. Many of us have a hard time saying no, even when we’re overwhelmed with things to do. We may say yes from an exaggerated desire to please, but in the end we often feel […]

Do You Speak Up at Work?

Are you Aggressive, Passive, or Assertive at Work? This week we are sharing information from The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Handbook by David S. Sobel and Robert Ornstein. The authors of the book explain that there are basically three ways we communicate with other people: aggressively, passively, or assertively. Effective communication is usually assertive communication. […]

Say No to Say Yes! Are You a People Pleaser?

Why We Say Yes, When We Want to Say No We all do it. We say yes when we really want to say no. Many nannies are people pleasers, especially at work. Plenty of nannies have difficulty saying no to their employers because they want to be nice and show their employers that they appreciate the job […]