15 episodes

Straight Talk For Real Life is about everyday challenges that can get in the way of experiencing life at its fullest. We talk with experts about emotional health, relationships and parenting, sleep problems, substance use and addiction, financial challenges—and what it looks and feels like when it's time to ask for help. By breaking down the stigma and opening the dialogue, we want listeners to know that they're not alone and that HPE has resources to help employees and their families.

Straight Talk For Real Life Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

Straight Talk For Real Life is about everyday challenges that can get in the way of experiencing life at its fullest. We talk with experts about emotional health, relationships and parenting, sleep problems, substance use and addiction, financial challenges—and what it looks and feels like when it's time to ask for help. By breaking down the stigma and opening the dialogue, we want listeners to know that they're not alone and that HPE has resources to help employees and their families.

    #015: ABCs of Optimal Health: Training for the Pandemic

    #015: ABCs of Optimal Health: Training for the Pandemic

    How can we prepare our minds and bodies to successfully win the fight against COVID-19? In this special mini-episode, a medical doctor provides invaluable tips, not only about how to protect yourself from catching the virus, but about how to boost your immunity and survive COVID-19. Guest: Ronesh Sinha, M.D.

    • 30 min
    #014: Be Kind to Your Mind in Times of Uncertainty

    #014: Be Kind to Your Mind in Times of Uncertainty

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, many things have been out of our control—causing fear, stress, sleeplessness, and anxiety. Mindfulness and meditation are helping millions of people around the world cope. In this episode, we'll learn how mindfulness and meditation can help you cope with whatever life throws at you—today and in the future. Guests: Eve Lewis and Tom Freeman from Headspace.

    • 34 min
    #013: Help Along the Way: Moving Toward Tomorrow

    #013: Help Along the Way: Moving Toward Tomorrow

    We've all endured some big changes over the past several months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. As we prepare to return to work and a new world, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is there for you, offering resources and expertise you need. In this episode, we'll talk about those resources. Guest: Liam Coffey from Optum EAP, UK.

    • 19 min
    #012: Parents: Helping Children Prepare for What's Ahead

    #012: Parents: Helping Children Prepare for What's Ahead

    As schools, daycare centers, and camps reopen, parents and children may be dealing with stress and anxiety about what's ahead—and whatever that's like. Parents will play an enormously important role in helping the transition be successful. In this episode, we provide expert tips for reassuring children to feel prepared and confident as they step out into this "new normal." Guest: Ellen Contente, parenting coach and founder of Heart-Centered Programs.

    • 24 min
    #011: Let the Journey Begin: Moving from Fear to Growth

    #011: Let the Journey Begin: Moving from Fear to Growth

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of stress and anxiety. But now it's time to journey from the "fear zone" to a place that is healthier and happier. This short episode—part of a collective mini-series about navigating the uncharted road ahead—contains helpful tips to build your emotional fitness and find purpose and a sense of personal growth from what you experienced (called Post-Traumatic Growth). Guest: Rod Hart, senior practice leader in Aon's National Health Transformation Team.

    • 17 min
    #010: Meditation: Could It Work for You—Like It Has Worked for Millions of Others?

    #010: Meditation: Could It Work for You—Like It Has Worked for Millions of Others?

    In today's stress-filled world, we're all looking for healthier ways to cope. For years, meditation has been standard practice for some of the most successful people in business, the tech world, and sports. Perhaps it could work for you too. Headspace can help. Guest: Headspace's Chief Science Officer, Megan Jones Bell.

    • 35 min

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Real life tactics on achieving top performance

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Professional and informative

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Really enjoyed the anxiety episode. I learned some helpful tips.

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