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12 Tips to Establish and Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance

12 Tips to Establish and Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Most of us have heard that it is important to have a healthy work-life balance – making sure you do what you need to do to get your work done, but still leave enough time (and energy) for your friends, family, and self.  Sometimes finding that balance is easier said…

How to Build Self-Worth

How to Build Self-Worth

What is Self-Worth? Self-worth is how you view your own value as a person. Do you think you’re valuable as a human being? Do you value yourself as a person separate from how much money you make? Do you respect yourself as a person separate from how others view you?…

What To Do When a Conversation Turns Confrontational

What To Do When a Conversation Turns Confrontational

It’s common for discussions to turn into arguments, but when that happens, the conversation is unlikely to be productive. Knowing how to handle confrontation before things get out of hand can help you and the other person, whether that person is a roommate, sibling, friend, or romantic partner, both express…

How to Encourage Your Adult Child to Move Forward in Life

How to Encourage Your Adult Child to Move Forward in Life

Failure to launch into adulthood – when adults in their 20s or 30s are still living with their parents or guardian (or have returned home) – is becoming increasingly common. Student loans, a competitive workforce, and other factors are making it more difficult for young adults to live on their…

Grieving the Loss of a Parent in Your 20s, 30s, or 40s

Grieving the Loss of a Parent in Your 20s, 30s, or 40s

When you are a young adult, in your 20s, 30s, or 40s, it can feel strange to lose a parent, whether it’s expected, because of long-term illness, or unexpected and sudden. Even if your parent was sick for a while, it doesn’t prepare you for death and grief. Perhaps your…