When things in the workplace get stressful and emotions run high, it's good to push the "pause button" with a simple tip shared by this restaurant manager.
Colonel Ragland is the manager of Lee's Famous Recipe on South Limestone in Springfield OH. He shares a tip he acquired during Relationship Skills Coaching.
By Lavern Nissley
Today's post grows out of felt needs we've been hearing from the community. Our client advocate, Abby Glaser, is doing regular Facebook Live check ins and is hearing requests for relationship resources and insights to cope with a variety of topics related to the pandemic and downstream effects.
By Lavern Nissley
In my 62 years I've seen only a handful of epic events that are in the category of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Where pretty much every news story is about the big topic. Kennedy's assassination in 1963 and 9/11 in 2001 both had that intense emotional feel about them. I vividly remember exactly where I was when first hearing the news.
COVID-19 has been longer in developing as a story; it wasn't sudden like the 1963 and 2001 events. However, it has captured worldwide attention and a sense of penetrating personal relevance.
Are there any helpful ways to ensure that our relationships aren't damaged, or better yet, grow stronger?
Starting this month we'll be alternating blog posts and "our stories" videos on Tuesdays. Blog posts will appear on the 1st/3rd Tuesday and videos on the 2nd/4th Tuesdays. Everything we post here is under the umbrella of practical tips & insights for your relationships.
The teaser picture in the March 2 Springfield News-Sun caught my attention. Rob Rue, a friend and Springfield city commissioner, was standing with a group of students holding a sign that said "I UNPLUG TO __________." Hmmmm, wonder what this is about? In a few seconds I was reading the inspirational story of local students promoting the National Day of Unplugging from sunset on Friday, March 6 through sundown on Saturday, March 7.
Lavern & Ronda Nissley are co-directors of Encompass. Married since 1978, both enjoy coffee, riding their tandem bicycle and working together to build strong relationships.