Financial Resilience

Work/Life Connections
February 9, 2016

Becoming fiscally stable requires income and a skillset to manage your financial resources. 70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and 64% of Americans cannot cover an emergency of a thousand dollars without borrowing money. The average person owes nearly a quarter of each paycheck to consumer debts: student loans, credit cards, and car loans. As living expenses rise and debt grows, the need for affordable support for debt reduction and money management is crucial.

Well-Being: More Than Exercise and Vegetables

Work/Life Connections
July 20, 2015

We often talk about health and wellness as goals, but the real focus is about our quality of life. We are actually meaning more than wellness; we are seeking “well-being.” Wellness is the absence of illness. While this is a good thing, it doesn't address what it takes to be happy or to enjoy life.

Establishing Effective Personal Boundaries

Work/Life Connections
January 21, 2015

​​By: Chad A. Buck, PhD
 The term "boundary" is used often but it is not always understood or properly-executed. A physical boundary is a wall or a barrier between two things. It keeps property separated so it is clear who owns it or with whom it belongs. A psychological boundary is not all that different.

Healthier Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

Work/Life Connections
December 19, 2013

The words “holiday” and “stress” do not belong together. A holiday is supposed to be a time when a person relaxes, participates in fun activities, gets some distance from day-to-day hassles, and spends time with family or loved ones. The reality is that even positive events can cause stress, and demands or changes in routine are often unavoidable. Even though the holidays tend to be more stressful than restful, there are ways to manage stress and make room for more enjoyment. 10 healthy ways to manage the negative stress you might experience this holiday season:

Stress and Job Loss

Work/Life Connections
August 7, 2013

A job is not who we are but rather what we do. It doesn't speak to your attributes as a person, as a friend, as a partner or as a parent. Nevertheless, the loss of a job feels devastating. It represents livelihood, identity, and life purpose. In today's economic times, the loss may not be the direct result of your actions but rather based on the business or financial position of the employer. There are some important steps to take during a transition.