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Five Ways to Bring Zen into the Workplace

Reduce stress and anxiety in your office with a few simple tips. Walking into the office on a Monday morning doesn’t typically evoke feelings of relaxation. The projects and deadlines for the week loom ahead, and more often than not, stress can be in the air even before the first pot of coffee is done brewing. Even though work can be stressful, your office needn’t be! Creating a calm environment in your immediate workspace will make your whole life healthier as well as increasing productivity among employees. Set aside a happy place Designate a room just for relaxation for your employees. Deck it out in comfy furniture, muted colors, muted lighting, and Yoga mats. Having a space like this for employees is a small addition, but with huge benefits. Let the light in Allow natural light to fill your office space for instant cheerfulness. Also, encourage your team to take a few minutes to go ... Read more

Use These Tips Before Buying Business Insurance

Now that your business is up and off the ground, you’ll need to safeguard it. Business owners are aware that they need insurance to protect their company from liability risks and financial hurdles that they may meet down the road. Once you have your business off the ground, you’ll want to ensure that one minor accident isn’t enough to take it back to square one, ridding you of finances, too. All businesses face liability lawsuits and perils of natural disasters, such as hurricanes and flooding. Before you buy first business insurance policy that you see online, check out these tips: Estimate your business’ threats Every business should cover their business’ biggest risks. From injury lawsuits to flooding, ensure that your selected policy covers it all. If your business is located near a flood plain, you’ll want to add a flood insurance rider onto your policy. Educate yourself on business insurance terms Before you ... Read more

Spring Recipe: Quinoa with Garden Vegetables

Dive head first into seasonal dishes with this spring recipe! Now that Oakley, California is in the midst of the spring season, many of us are stocking up on seasonal produce and enjoying lighter meals. With summer just around the corner, getting in shape is certainly in the cards. Fortunately, you don’t have to starve yourself to eat healthily and be satisfied! Check out this seasonal recipe of quinoa and garden vegetables for a filling lunch or a light supper! Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 1½ cups water juice of ½ lime 1 red onion, sliced thin ¼ cup vegetable broth ½ medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and sliced thin (about 2 cups) 2 cloves garlic, minced salt/pepper to taste 8 oz sweet green peas 3-4 large swiss chard leaves, stems removed, chopped (about 2 cups) 2 tbsp dijon mustard 1 tbsp pure maple syrup 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar ⅛ tsp salt, or to taste Directions  Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve under cold water. Cook quinoa in a large pot on the ... Read more

How to: Protect Your Business’ Outdoor Areas During Spring

Does your business have what it needs to protect your outdoor property through the spring season and beyond? Spring brings bright sunshine as well as unpredictable weather and torrential rain. For your business, it’s important to protect your outside property as well as the interior equipment, documents, and other important items from outdoor perils. Whether your business is at risk of theft during the lighter nights or your sign can suffer from wind damage, protecting your outside is essential! Below are a few items that are outside your office that you should consider covering: Exterior signs, glass lettering, ornamentation, anything permanently attached to the building: You may want to consider adding these items to your business owner’s policy to ensure that if they are damaged in a storm or another listed peril, they can be repaired and replaced at little expense. Offsite equipment: Does your business have expensive equipment? Items like sound systems or ... Read more

Do You Know the Facts? World Alzheimer’s Month & World Alzheimer’s Day

September 2016 is the fifth global World Alzheimer’s Month and September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Action Day. This month and day are dedicated, worldwide, to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and challenging the stigma that comes along with it. The disease was discovered in 1906 by Dr. Alois Alzheimer. The doctor found noticeable differences and changes in brain tissue of women who had died from an unusual mental illness. His foundings are still used today to help to identify Alzheimer’s disease. In the U.S. alone, Alzheimer’s disease is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death, and it is the most common cause of dementia among older adults. This year’s theme for World Alzheimer’s Month is “Remember Me”, a theme that encourages people around the world to learn more about detecting the signs of dementia. You can get involved on social media by sharing your favorite memories, or memories of a loved ... Read more
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