Embracing Change

Embracing Change Written by: Charneise Alston, M.Ed “You cannot teach an old dog new tricks.” Well, I hope that is not true in regards to humans. In fact, I am certain that resisting change is a choice. Likewise, I actually believe that our opposition to change is an instinctual default setting. While it is easy […]

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Childhood Trauma

Childhood Trauma Written by: Charneise Alston, M.Ed Much of our adulthood is spent on confronting and healing childhood traumas. Yes, we are all adults walking through life with emotional wounds, scabs, and scars from our childhood. Since we are all shaped by our life experiences, untreated emotional pain from averse childhood encounters continue to affect […]

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Purpose vs Preference

Purpose vs Preference Written by: Charneise Alston, M.Ed Life is choice-driven, so it is important to discover what prompts, influences, and drives our decisions. Motivation is defined as the reason why one acts or behaves in a particular way. There is a reason behind every choice that you have made throughout your life. I know, […]

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Outgrowing Gossip

Outgrowing Gossip Written by: Charneise Alston, M.Ed There are dangers of not having control over the things that you say and the impact of your words. Society’s obsession with gossip is why talk shows, tabloids, and scandals are so popular. We simply cannot stop meddling in other people’s business. I define gossip as an easygoing […]

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Caring for Aging Relatives

Caring for Aging Relatives Written by: Charneise Alston, M.Ed Aging is a an inevitable process that none of us can escape. A defining marker in adulthood is when the baton is passed from parent to child and the responsibility shifts onto the adult children to provide care for aging parents and relatives. I vividly remember […]

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Wise Money Management

Wise Money Management Written by Charneise Alston, M.Ed There are certain milestones in one’s life that serve as markers in the journey of adulthood. Unfortunately for many of us, fiscal responsibility is a concept that is usually refined in the latter years of our lives. Conversely, adolescents and young adults tend to burn through money […]

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Overcoming Insecurity

Overcoming Insecurity Written by Charneise Alston, M.Ed I dare to say that insecurities are never truly eradicated from our lives. Insecurities can lie dormant and become revived when people or situations trigger them to resurface. In addition, new insecurities can be created in areas of our lives that did not prior exist which makes combating […]

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness Written by Charneise Alston, M.Ed Forgiveness is an exchange of yesterday’s pain for tomorrow’s freedom. Unfortunately, that was easier written than practiced in my life. I used to struggle with forgiveness because I would focus on forgiveness as an act or deed. By doing so, I had the self-perceived power of choosing whom was […]

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Procrastination

Procrastination Written by Charneise Alston, M.Ed While we are all guilty of putting off things from time to time, it is important to seek out ways to improve productivity in our lives. In our attempt to do so, we must eliminate our tendency to procrastinate from completing those less desirable tasks, assignments, or projects. I […]

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Boundaries

Boundaries Written by: Charneise Alston, M.Ed As adults, it is our personal duty to manage our own emotions, attitudes, behaviors, and responsibilities. Doing so can be burdensome which is why it is critical to understand the need for personal boundaries. The healthiest way to govern yourself is by establishing, maintaining, and enforcing boundaries. Boundaries are […]

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