Gratefulness is an awareness practice: a way of deepening and directing our attention. Research psychologists have found that people who have a sense of gratitude feel happier, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness and have stronger...
Addiction is often referred to as a “family disease” because it affects the entire family.
Anyone who works in a demanding setting knows that effective time management is a key to success. Here are some ways to set yourself up for a more productive and better year ahead.
After coming through another very challenging year, it is important to celebrate yourself and recognize your successes, whether large or small.
Suicide can often be prevented with appropriate awareness and intervention. As educators, our awareness is particularly important. Stay vigilant for early warning signs and risk factors in students and colleagues so you can help.
A growing number of people have turned to alcohol and other substances to deal with the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are dealing with addiction or recovery, the UFT Member Assistance Program can help.
It's important to set and maintain personal boundaries, or the limits and rules we set for ourselves in our relationships with others or with work, in order to keep relationships healthy. Here are some strategies to help you.
The pandemic has been traumatic for everyone. That’s why the UFT successfully advocated for more social workers in schools and social-emotional screenings for all students at the end of October. Here are some other tips to achieve a compassionate...
The best way to manage stress is to identify the causes of your stress and determine what is within your control and what is not.
The union's Member Assistance Program has created a wellness workshop series, Let's Talk About It, led by a licensed clinician, for members to share their experiences and learn new coping and healing skills.