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Holiday Clutter Clearing for a Tranquil Home

In the privacy of your own heart, do you sometimes dread the holiday chaos? This time of year can be physically cluttered and emotionally stressful. Here are clutter-clearing strategies to help make your home a tranquil haven this season. First, get into the habit of a ten-minute tidy before bed—spend ten minutes folding blankets, gathering remotes, taking out the recycling and trash, and clearing off the kitchen counters. Start the dishwasher and maybe a load of laundry before bed. It doesn’t really take long and it will make your home a more pleasant place to wake up! Simplify decorating to simplify cleaning during this season. Bring out a few of the most important pieces and the larger pi

Simple Ways to Enhance Workplace Culture

​ Review your on-boarding process. Make sure to have fun welcome rituals, a process for making introductions and a checklist to make sure you do the same thing with every new employee. Let current staff members know a new person is starting BEFORE they start. And communicate why this person hired and what they’ll be doing. Plan surprises. Catch people doing a good job, celebrate victories or bring in lunch. Surprises are fun and a good way to boost morale without adding more permanent benefits. Ask for feedback before BIG changes happen. Or at the very least have a discussion with staff BEFORE rolling out change. People are more open, and the gossip train is much shorter, when people know w

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Lifebalance Solutions is a program offered by Lifetrack, a nonprofit human services organization with a mission to develop the strengths within children, families and adults facing the greatest life challenges so that all families and individuals may become strong, healthy and productive community members. We have served the Twin Cities community since 1948.