September 27th 2017

I had an epiphany the other day; I work so hard to make a living for my family, but what about working equally hard to make a life for myself?

At the end of most days, while I felt that I’d accomplished something in my professional life there was always the feeling that something important was missing.

Most days, it seemed all I had time to do was work. I felt depleted and started brainstorming ways I might enrich my life. Make time for other things that mattered. Prioritize.

So, I decided that each day I would do something to feed my:

Adult students
September 20th 2017

The start of school was always a favorite time of mine. Fresh school year, new school supplies, new classmates and professors, the feeling of “anything is possible." Yet along with the excitement of starting something new, there was apprehension about the course load and work involved – would I be up to the challenge?

For those who may have been out of the learning arena for awhile, these apprehensions may be magnified. However, there are steps that you can take to set yourself up for success:

Pscyhology - shattered image
September 13th 2017

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than a quarter of American adults experience anxiety, depression, or other mental disorder in any given year. In addition to that, there are many other adults who struggle with a serious illness, relationship issues, job loss, stress, death of a loved one, substance abuse or other issues. Many of those struggling could benefit from the caring support of a trained professional.

Mind Mapping
September 6th 2017

A mind map is a free-form way of organizing long lists of information and can be a fun and creative way to show relationships between thoughts and ideas. Simply put, a mind map is a diagram that literally “maps out” your ideas by connecting your thoughts to a central subject.

Woman exercising
August 30th 2017

September is Healthy Aging Month and is the perfect time to celebrate the wisdom, beauty and grace that comes from aging.

Celebrate Healthy Aging Month with these helpful tips.

1. Stay Active

Sign for recovery
August 23rd 2017

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, associated behavioral health conditions and to celebrate individuals who in recovery.

Group of professionals around table
August 16th 2017

Every organization and agency has goals to meet. Whether short-term or long-term, goals are essential in keeping employees and members of an organization encouraged and motivated. Apart from an organization’s overall goals, there are also training goals. Although training can be costly and time-consuming, it provides long-term benefits. These long-term benefits may include overall growth and development, maintenance of permanent employees, and increase in employee improvement and retention.

Happiness Happens
August 7th 2017

A few years ago, I came across a listing of holidays and observances for the month of August. Hidden between National Catfish Month and Rye Bread Month, I spied Annual Happiness Happens Month. Again, I find that recent events have been sapping my happiness levels, and I find myself in search of anything that will bring a smile to my face and joy to my heart. This is an observance I can get behind and celebrate!

Child with cape
August 2nd 2017

Practicing self-awareness is a powerful exercise because it enables you to learn more about yourself. And by learning about yourself, you are better able to live your life on your own terms.

Vision Board
July 26th 2017

A vision board is a collection of images (photographs, sketches, paintings, pictures from magazines, etc.) typically displayed on a bulletin board or poster as a visual representation of your dreams and ambitions for the future.  

The purpose of creating a vision board for yourself is to serve as a creative, daily reminder of the goals you wish to attain by realizing the power of visualization.