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Real Talk from a Working Mom: Regain Your Sanity with Practical Advice

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Real Talk from a Working Mom:  Regain Your Sanity with Practical Advice

By Dr. Brittany Linde Working moms can benefit from letting go of perfection, asking for help, unwinding, and learning to say “No.”   You already have so much to do. You may be responsible for the cooking, the cleaning, the laundry. Maybe your partner does some of the household chores; maybe it takes some nagging to move things along. Maybe you’re financially stable and choose to work; maybe you’re struggling to make ends meet and are forced to work to pay the bills. If you’re lucky, you have family nearby to alleviate the need for costly childcare. If you’re not...

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Community: Heroes in Everyday Life

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Community: Heroes in Everyday Life

Community: Heroes in Everyday Life This article co-authored by OWLS staff (Brittany Linde and Gale Lucas)   Heroes stand up for others in their community. When a community member has an accident or gets into any other emergency situation, a hero rises to the occasion. Heroes have to overcome many factors that stand in the way of taking action in these situations. Beyond any fear to their own physical safely, there are many other psychological factors that can inhibit what psychologists term “bystander intervention.” First, if there is a crowd, or even just a couple of other bystanders, the hero...

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Which is more important for commitment: Safety or growth?

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Which is more important for commitment: Safety or growth?

Which is more important for commitment: Safety or growth? By Gale Lucas  Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans. ~ Peter F. Drucker Commitment is important to achieving success. We need to be committed to our career and our relationships if we want these to be realized. Many people have opinions about “the right mindset” that is needed for sustaining commitment, but few have considered what fundamental goals align best with maintaining commitment (to a career or significant other, for example). Researchers have identified two fundamental goals: the goal to be safe and responsible,...

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Do you know the 5 Cs of Resilience?

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Do you know the 5 Cs of Resilience?

Are you resilient? Do you know the 5 Cs of resilience? Click the video below to hear Dr. Joel Bennett speak about resilience and the 5 Cs. The YouTube page gives special access to a resilience assessment! Enjoy!

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Compassion: The Do’s and Dont’s of Donation

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Compassion: The Do’s and Dont’s of Donation

Compassion: The Do's And Don'ts of Donation This article co-authored by OWLS staff (Gale Lucas and Michael Hudson) Compassion is a cornerstone of resilience because of how it deeply connects us to others. At the same time, as with other elements of resilience (like confidence), we must be wise in our compassion. We’re often reminded of others who are less fortunate. We see homeless on the street, and we are asked at various store checkouts whether we’d like to donate to selected charities. Out of compassion, we want to help. But we also might wonder: What percentage of my donation...

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