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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Welcoming Rejection

Welcoming Rejection Written by: Charneise Alston, M.Ed No matter how it is served, the bite of rejection is always hurtful. Rejection causes emotional pain that lingers with the memory of the experience. The feelings from being rejected range from slight discomfort to anger depending on how a person copes with disappointment. In addition, rejection can […]

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Weathering Seasonal Friendships

Weathering Seasonal Friendships Written by: Charneise Alston, M.Ed I dare to say that the majority of friendships accumulated throughout one’s lifetime are seasonal. Does that sound absurd? If not, then I was completely unprepared for this life lesson. In a world filled with billions of people, it is very comforting when you meet someone and […]

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