50 New Year's Resolution Ideas for 2017

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Domestic Violence Impacts Work Performance

Making A Difference!

Posted 12/12/16 by Linda Offray

Domestic violence affect us all as a society. Weather it happen to us, a family member, friend we all pay for it in some way or another. Please see a few statistics below. Domestic violence programs need your financial support, volunteers, sponsorships, donations etc. We can not do it without the help of individuals like yourself. Please help us so we can continue to help victims of domestic violence and their children. We have seen an increase in the last five months. On an average, we have a new client coming into the office fleeing domestic violence a week, sometimes two individuals a week. Domestic violence is a serious problem! 
On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. 

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. 
  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. 

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  • Victims of intimate partner violence lose a total of 8.0 million days of paid work each year. 
  • The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $8.3 billion per year. 
  • Between 21-60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse. 

  • Victims of domestic violence lose a total of 8 million days of paid work each year.
  • The cost of domestic violence exceeds $8.3 billion annually.
  •  Between 21-60% of victims of domestic violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse.   
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Victims of abuse use various resources to help them heal from past incidents.  One way is through healing art workshops.  These circles are created among peers to release pain via artistic expression.  Many of these programs are made possible through public donations.  If you feel moved to help in some way, feel free to learn more.  Shepherd's Door, a domestic violence resource center, in Pasadena CA hosts these healing art programs.  Feel free to give a donation here.  Thank you for your support!  


Finding the Time for Workplace Exercise, Relieve Some Stress

I don't know about you, but sometimes the long hours seated before a computer screen can be grueling.  The eyes tear up, my back begins to ache and my poor legs feel numb at times.  So I have to remind myself to get up and move around.

When does one find the time to exercise?

I started taking advantage of the walk ways around the buildings at work earlier this year--a good way to get some workplace exercises in (stretching, power-walking, etc.)  This helped immensely--less aches, brain fog, mood swings, and more! Then I looked for other opportunities to walk after work as well around my apartment complex.  I saw that some women were thinking like me too except they were staying late after work dressing up in workout apparel and speed walking like doing many laps around the buildings before taking the long drive home.

Too much sitting causes so many work-related health problems then throw in the electrical devices (sigh).  From headaches to leg pain, if one doesn't do more to take care of the body, he or she will end up missing work days.  I saw a lot of that on my job--employees calling-off for a variety of things including back pain.

Scheduling your workout days on your calendar, like you do meetings, will start to get your mind to adjust to the idea that this is needed change to improve you!  Posting a positive quote or image related to working out will also help.  Taking a look at some of those co-workers who are already disciplined, look healthy, and enjoy their workouts are also good ways to motivate you as well.

As much as we might like or love getting that paycheck, it isn't worth spending a good amount on medical bills because we simply ignored our bodily needs.  I must admit that when I take time to listen to my body, I feel less stressed too!  So here's to a new you in the coming year!  Feel free to come back and share your accomplishments here!

Nicholl McGuire
Blog Owner and Author of What Else Can I Do on the Internet?

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