positive life habits Archive

Figuring Out Feedback: How to Give It and How to Ask For It

In this LEARN with @LifeAfterWake webinar, Allison McWilliams (’95) shares tactical strategies for giving immediate, impactful, and effective feedback as both a manager and a colleague. She also provides tips for how to ask for feedback from others. Watch the webinar recording below!


Why We All Need to Quit

The Great Resignation has lots of folks thinking about quitting their jobs, or actually doing so. But even if you’re not ready to take that step, it doesn’t mean it’s not time to quit some things. It’s time for all of us to quit: quit hustling, quit working ourselves to exhaustion and burnout, quit saying […]


The Future of Work is Employee Well-Being

In this article from Forbes, Jeanne Meister discusses the important emphasis on employees’ well-being and mental health in light of the pandemic and working from home. Meister focuses on seven key aspects of well-being that should be prioritized in the workplace.


Mindfulness… and Money

By Stephen Edwards (’10), Baird Private Wealth Management in Winston-Salem, NC “Doing well with money has a little to do with how smart you are and a lot to do with how you behave.” – Morgan Housel, author of The Psychology of Money Deacs, if you are reading this as a new grad of Mother […]


4 Things I Wish I’d Known As a New Grad

In this piece by Financial Gym, certified financial trainer Terri Bennett shares 4 key pieces of advice for new graduates. As you seek to build a life after college, creating healthy financial habits is a great place to start!


3 Tips for Bringing “Pro Humanitate” to Your Life After Wake

By Tycely Williams (’97), Chief Development Officer at America’s Promise Alliance in Washington, DC Tycely Williams has worked in multiple development positions at nonprofits, including YWCA, the American Red Cross National Capital Region, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington (D.C.) and others. She was artistic director of two community dance studios and led a nonprofit that […]


Boundaries for Breakfast (and Lunch and Dinner)

In this article from Thrive Global, Wake Forest alumnus Ryan Riccordella (’15) tackles the topic of boundaries and why you need them. He breaks down tips and strategies for boundary-setting at each time of the day – from first thing in the morning when you wake up to relaxing in the evenings after dinner. Particularly […]


Finding Your Strengths in the Unexpected

We have all experienced incredible amounts of change throughout the past year, particularly in our workplaces. As you experience unexpected changes in your life and work, it’s helpful to have strategies to help you manage your current realities. In a recent webinar on our LEARN with @LifeAfterWake platform, alumnus John Champlin (’06, MBA ’15) shares […]


Get a Grip: Decision-Making for Decision-Making Procrastinators

Do you often find yourself stuck when it comes to making decisions? If you identify as a decision-making procrastinator, then this latest webinar from our LEARN with @LifeAfterWake platform is for you! Wake Forest alumna and OPCD Fellow, Katherine Laws (’20), shares tips and strategies for taking steps towards making a decision, whether big or […]


How to Stop Overthinking Everything

Be honest: do you overthink everything? For most Wake Foresters, being a perfectionist is a common struggle! We want to get things right, make the best decisions to position us well for the future, and avoid failure at all costs. The problem with overthinking is that, eventually, we begin to experience decision-making fatigue and struggle […]


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