Life in Balance

FUN in your fifties!

10 Sep 2014 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

Dating in your 50s should be as wonderful as it was to date in your 20s. And it certainly can be, if you allow it. Many 50 year olds, who enter the dating world, find themselves there for the first time in many years. It…

Patience is a Virtue

25 Aug 2014 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

Patience is defined as the state of endurance under difficult circumstances. It is the level of endurance we can take before a mindset of negativity sets. It is a person’s ability to wait for something without overreacting and getting too upset about it. Patience is…

Flourishing in the Fourties

10 Aug 2014 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

40 is the new 30, and 40-somethings everywhere will agree, when better to jump back into the dating pool then at 40. It seems to me that someone who dates in their 40s get the best of both worlds. They get to date, which is…

Acceptance

25 Jul 2014 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

One of my favorite prayers comes from the AA Big Book. It goes like this “Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. If I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation- some fact of my life unacceptable…

Thriving in the Thirties

10 Jul 2014 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

As a twenty-something year old, it’s a bit difficult for me to describe my personal experience dating in my thirties. I had to tap into a good amount of research mixed with questions and interviews with thirty-somethings. And it seems to me that dating and…

Hope & Trust

25 Jun 2014 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

Hope is defined as “to want something to happen and be true and think that it could happen and be true”. It is the feeling of wanting something to happen and thinking that it could happen. So when we talk about hope it is a…

Dating in College

10 Jun 2014 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

  Something new for the young adults of this generation: the idea of “hooking up,” which has no clear stages or descriptions, and does not always leads to a romantic relationship or dating. The generations have moved away from “going steady” and have gravitated toward…

Trust the Process

25 May 2014 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Counseling

Trust is defined as “a belief that something is reliable, good, honest, effective, an assured reliance of character, ability, strength or truth of someone or something and/or to expect with confidence”. This concept can be so powerful when we are working on ourselves because it…

High School Dating

10 May 2014 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

So, lets talk about that awkward time in high school when you still had braces freshman year. Yeah, me too. Being a teen in high school was one of the hardest things for me in my life, but I think it also taught me to…

Spring has Arrived

25 Apr 2014 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

It is finally here the sunshine and warm weather. At this point those of us who have been feeling bummed out and depressed can now come out of the shadows and begin to smile and laugh again. It amazes me how many people, (not all…