Affirmations: What They Are and How to Use Them

What’s an affirmation? Have you ever used an affirmation? Affirmations just are short, positive statements. We use them to affirm positive feelings within ourselves–about ourselves, our talents, our capabilities, our jobs, our relationships, anything.  And while that may seem a little silly–saying something positive to yourself in the hopes that you will eventually believe [...]

By |2020-05-28T21:15:10+00:00May 29th, 2020|self care, self growth|2 Comments

Procrastination: What It Is and How to Manage It

What is procrastination?  Procrastination, simply, is the process of habitually putting things off.  When we procrastinate, instead of doing what should be done in the moment, we find other ways to fill our time. We might start doing other helpful things (ex: washing our dishes instead of completing an assignment). Or we might just [...]

By |2020-01-17T15:25:17+00:00January 17th, 2020|Anxiety, Habits, self growth|0 Comments

8 Ways Setting Boundaries Can Transform Your Relationships

When you hear the word, “boundaries,” what do you think of? In a relationship context, boundaries are both necessary and helpful. Even though boundaries are a part of every relationship we have, folks tend to think of setting a boundary as something that means the relationship is unhealthy. However, establishing a boundary in a [...]

By |2020-01-10T17:02:29+00:00January 10th, 2020|boundaries, relationships, self growth|0 Comments

How To Prioritize Self-Care

Self-care: you’ve heard of it. It’s everywhere. It is an idea commonly used to sell you millennial pink bath products, but it is actually so much more than that. Self-care is basically just improving the relationship you have with yourself. How often do you think about the relationship you have with yourself? What do [...]

By |2019-12-11T19:22:15+00:00December 18th, 2019|self care, self growth|0 Comments

Life Lessons for Twentysomethings

Dear twentysomethings, Have you read The Defining Decade by Meg Jay? No? You should! I always thought that 30 was the new 20. My twenties were supposed to be about traveling, exploring and finding myself. Thought that too? Well, according to psychologist Meg Jay, that’s not exactly 100% true. The twenties are supposed to [...]

By |2018-10-23T20:26:57+00:00October 24th, 2018|Fariha Newaz, self growth|1 Comment

Cubs Win and So Can You! Life Lessons from The Stands – Changing the Way You Think

108 years passed until the Cubs won the World Series in 2016. That’s a long time. More than a lifetime of waiting for most. Years of struggles, crushed hopes, and many transitions all match what each and every one of us go through during day to day living. A few standouts are: Dealing with disappointment [...]

By |2018-08-16T20:25:54+00:00June 14th, 2018|Andrea Picard, Habits, self growth|0 Comments

Why a Little Boredom is Healthy This Summer

Why a Little Boredom is Healthy this Summer A recent article from Microsoft Corporation found that people lose concentration faster than goldfish. The study proposes that goldfish will lose concentration after approximately nine seconds, while humans lose focus after just eight seconds. The study asserted that in the year 2000, the average attention span was [...]

By |2019-05-14T20:53:41+00:00July 15th, 2017|Bonnie Trainor, self growth|0 Comments

Your Identity : Who Are You?

Identity Series Part One Identity: Who are you? Join me in this 3 part series where we explore our identity. Part one will focus on what is identity, part two is about where our identity comes from and part three will go over how your identity impacts your life. We often do not talk about [...]

By |2019-05-14T21:05:21+00:00January 30th, 2017|Fariha Newaz, self growth|0 Comments

Embracing Yourself

It's hard. We aren't set up for success as a society when it comes to embracing yourself and self compassion. In many ways, we are set up for failure. Social norms and societal expectations tell us who to be, how to act, and who not to be. We internalize those expectations and hold ourselves to a standard [...]

By |2019-05-14T21:11:10+00:00September 2nd, 2016|Maureen Werrbach, self growth|0 Comments