Life in Balance

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…

Adolescent Dating

10 Apr 2014 Posted by Lauren Rose in Adolescents, Feelings

Dating and relationships are important for all age groups. But sometimes we feel like others don’t understand our relationships because of age differences. I remember getting into arguments all the time with my mom about hanging out with boys or having a boyfriend. I felt…

Overcoming the Blues

25 Mar 2014 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

When the weather has been so snowy and cold for as long as it has been this year, it has a way of making some of us feel depressed and not wanting to do anything. This can be a very normal response and understandable given…

The New You for 2014 Part II

25 Feb 2014 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

In last month’s article I talked about setting goals for the new year and the importance of keeping them simple and realistic for us. Sometimes this can be a difficult task because some if not most of us want it NOW!!! We want instantaneous results…

The New Year for 2014

25 Jan 2014 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

January 2014 is a New Year. It is when we start to think about our goals for the New Year. Some of us will look back on last year and think about what our goals were for 2013 and did we in fact achieve those…