WHAT IS CHRONIC/INVISIBLE
ILLNESS? MEMBER BLOG
CONTRIBUTED BY DEBORAH TUTTLE-NEEF of AN ENDURING NEW COMPASS
invisible illness is a term for any medical condition that isn’t easily visible
to others. Just because you cannot see a person’s illness doesn’t mean they
don’t have one; Just because symptoms aren’t physically there when looking at a
person struggling, doesn’t mean they are not struggling internally.
Chronic/invisible illnesses have no cure and tend to ebb and flow in severity —
some days, weeks, and months go really well, and during others it’s difficult
to work, socialize, and function, confusing those who can’t “see” why one day
is good and another a challenge. This includes chronic physical conditions such
as arthritis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and others (see a short list below).… Read the rest
This all-inclusive, 10-day China adventure you will visit historic locations including Tiananmen Square, the Ming Tombs, and the Forbidden City. Learn about China’s extensive dynastic history while exploring the ultra-modern cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou. Spend time at the stunning Great Wall of China, walk along the Bund and bask in the natural beauty of Yu Garden.
Thanks to our partners, we are able to offer this top-quality travel opportunity at an unbeatable price! When traveling with the Chamber, you will receive a first class experience starting right here at home.… Read the rest
Are you worried about harassment allegations in your business?
Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Darcey McAllister of HRT Northwest
Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Roy Moore and the #MeToo campaign continue to bring allegations of old sexual harassment activities to light wreaking havoc on careers and lives. I’m confident that many of these powerful people thought they wouldn’t ever be held accountable because of their power. I’m equally confident that there are many business leaders out there who think they are too small to be held accountable for their actions – but what if they’re wrong?
I’m not saying that everyone is a sexual harasser. Most people I’ve worked with have been professional, caring, well-behaved, sensible people. But for many human resources practitioners and business leaders, there is a risk that an incident someone complained about at some point may not have been handled correctly. … Read the rest
As 2018 quickly approaches this is a great article courtesy of Chamber Member Brad Kleiner of Sandler Training in Wilsonville. It is never too soon to start setting goals for the New Year!
With the year winding down, perhaps it’s a good time to take stock of what you have accomplished so far this year, file away the lessons of your successes and failures, and begin thinking about what you’d like to accomplish in the coming year.
If you’ve participated in goal-setting exercises, you’re likely familiar with the acronym SMART. It stands for the characteristics of the elements around which to structure your goals—Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound (or some variation thereof). If for example, you set a goal to lose weight as part of a bigger plan to become more physically fit and live a healthier lifestyle, you should specify how much weight and over what period of time you plan to lose it.… Read the rest