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Digital Mindfulness And How It Can Help With Burnout At Work

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on June 10, 2024

No matter how much you love your job, everyone needs a mental break from time to time. With the rise in constant communication software for work, like Slack, email, texts, zoom -- it's easy to fall into the trap of never getting out of 'work mode'. Read on for how to implement a healthier approach to work in the digital age.

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Meet Our New Senior Program Coordinator

Maite Medina Ramirez on May 24, 2024

posted in Meet the Staff

Hola! My name is Maite, and I am thrilled to join Cancer and Careers as the Senior Program Coordinator.

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How to Use the Chunking Method to Improve Memory

Scott Sinclair on April 19, 2024

The Chunking Method is a memory technique that involves breaking down information into smaller pieces to make them easier to remember. This can be a great tool for anyone in the workplace, especially those who are experiencing brain fog during or after cancer treatment.

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The Power of AI at Work

Sissy Silva on March 20, 2024

AI, or artificial intelligence, has been around in one form or another for many decades now, but during the last few years, its rapid advancements have become the hot new topic. For those currently working or looking for work, AI can be a useful tool for streamlining processes, enhancing efficiency, and providing personalized support.

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Super Communicators: Who They Are And How To Be One

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on March 12, 2024

At it's core, communication is responsible for making things work. Whether that's keeping a business successfully operating or building personal and professional relationships, communication is integral to everything in life. So, what does it mean to be a super communicator? And is this a skill that can be learned?

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So Long Sunday Scaries!

Maddy Meislin on March 4, 2024

"Sunday scaries" is a growing trend characterized by heightened anxiety and stress as the weekend draws to a close. If you often feel this, know that you are not alone – as a 2023 LinkedIn survey found 75% of U.S. workers experience Sunday scaries. To say goodbye to this pre-anticipatory anxiety, we must first understand why it exists.

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Rebecca's 20th Anniversary Q&A

Scott Sinclair on February 28, 2024

posted in Meet the Staff

Cancer and Careers is celebrating our executive director Rebecca V. Nellis’s 20th anniversary at the organization today. Over the last two decades Rebecca has helped shape CAC into the authority it is. To honor this huge milestone, I sat down with Rebecca to ask some questions.

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Overpreparing Can Help You at Work

Scott Sinclair on February 23, 2024

Public speaking is a very common fear, but can be critical for some jobs. Adding in the stresses of working after a cancer diagnosis, the thought of getting up to speak in front of people can be crimpling. But according to a recent article in Fast Company, the best way you can prepare is to overprepare. And here are some tips on how to do that:

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Balancing Remote Work & Cancer: Webinar Recap

Sissy Silva on February 14, 2024

The Balancing Remote Work & Cancer webinar provided comprehensive insights into the dynamics of balancing remote work and cancer, addressing both its advantages and challenges while offering practical strategies for navigating this increasingly prevalent work arrangement.

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Managing Stress and Giving Yourself a 'Reset'

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 23, 2024

Stress can feel overwhelming and omnipresent, especially when you're managing a diagnosis and work. It's important to take some time to hit the reset button to ground yourself and prepare to take on the many aspects of life.

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Balancing Self-Care with Work and the Realities of the World

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on December 19, 2023

The news has been very heavy recently - what are some best practices for self-care when balancing work and the reality of the world?

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The Power of Breaks For Brain Fog & Productivity

Maddy Meislin on December 13, 2023

In the fast-paced world of work, the idea of taking breaks often gets overshadowed by looming deadlines and the never-ending to-do list. Research shows that the more people are forced to be productive, the less productive they become. Thus, it’s extremely important to take a break and clear your mind.

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How to Make Working From Home Less Lonely

Scott Sinclair on November 24, 2023

posted in At Work, Remote Work

Remote work can be invaluable to people with a cancer diagnosis. It saves time and energy from a taxing commute, can protect you from germs and illness while your body is immunocompromised and offers flexibility to continue working around doctor appointments or long sessions in a chemo chair. But the lack of face to face connection can be lonely.

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Communicate Effectively to Communicate Less

Sissy Silva on November 17, 2023

At work, effective communication is key for success. When facing a life-altering diagnosis like cancer, communication becomes a lifeline for those balancing work and health challenges. However, how to manage these communicating is not always intuitive. Fortunately there are some steps you can take to make this process easier.

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Balancing Work and Caregiving: Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on November 3, 2023

Our 2023 webinars are starting to come to an end with our second to last Balancing Work & Cancer webinar of the year being held on November 1st. We kicked off National Family Caregivers Month with a webinar on Balancing Work & Caregiving

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Questions To Ask Yourself As a Caregiver

Scott Sinclair on October 19, 2023

Most caregivers are balancing their caregiving needs with their work needs as well as their personal needs. So how do you make a plan to address all of these competing needs and obligations? We recommend asking yourself a series of questions in order to figure out how best to move forward.

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Meet Dr. Nieves Cuervo, Psychiatrist

Tatiana Pacheco on October 6, 2023

Today I’m thrilled to introduce you to the expert speaker for this final session of the series - Dr. Nieves Cuervo. Dr. Cuervo is a psychiatrist. She currently works as a general psychiatrist at M&S Psychotherapy and Counseling and at her private practice in Fort Lee, NJ.

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Meet Edwin González, SHRM-CP

Tatiana Pacheco on September 22, 2023

Today we are introducing Edwin González, SHRM-CP, Senior Human Resources Manager at Tate’s Bake Shop! Edwin has over 10 years of experience in human resources, and he will be joining us next week on September 26th to discuss how HR can support someone facing work challenges during and after treatment.

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Pregunte a los Expertos is Back!

Tatiana Pacheco on September 15, 2023

I’m thrilled to announce we’re kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month with the return of Pregunte a los Expertos (Ask the Experts), an open, interactive online forum designed to provide our Spanish-speaking community with knowledge and insights to their work-related concerns.

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Three Questions to Ask When Starting a New Job

Scott Sinclair on September 6, 2023

Becoming acclimated to a new workplace takes some time and patience, but you also want to be present and set yourself up for success from the start if you can. And of course, starting a new job with a cancer diagnosis can add even more to stress and worry. Here are three questions to ask on your first day to set yourself up for success.

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