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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.


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 […]


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 […]


The World is Not Your Oyster

Our AVP for Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Allison McWilliams, drops some truth bombs in her recent article in Psychology Today. Have you ever been told that your options in your life and career are unlimited? If so, how did that make you feel? For many of us, the idea of unlimited options […]


How to Get Therapy When You Can’t Leave the House

October 10, 2020 is World Mental Health Day, a day for awareness, education, and advocacy against the social stigma of seeking help for mental health concerns. We are living through a year of trauma and high stress on many fronts. If you find yourself in need of mental health support or simply someone to talk […]


How to Stay Optimistic When Everything Seems Wrong

Between a global pandemic, an upcoming political election, and social injustice and unrest, it’s no surprise that many of us feel less than optimistic about the world right now. Just turn on the TV for a few minutes and your blood pressure will start rising! In this article by Kristin Wong in the New York […]


Getting Back to Normal: Lessons From a Global Crisis

In this piece in Psychology Today, Allison McWilliams (’95), VP for Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development at Wake Forest, offers up wisdom about how we can all learn from and make changes as a result of living through a global pandemic.


Quarantine is Not a Competition: Self-Compassion and the Myth of “Winning”

In the following webinar from our LEARN with @LifeAfterWake platform, Wake Forest alumnus Ryan Riccordella (’15) focuses in on the realities of living through a global pandemic, the importance of avoiding comparisons (particularly during high stress times!), and strategies for personal compassion and accountability.


5 Ways to Fight Loneliness While Working From Home

Unless you have a job role requiring you to be in-person at your place of employment, you’re likely one of the millions of people working from home. Whether you’re used to working remotely or you suddenly found yourself turning your dining room table into an office back in March 2020, WFH can be difficult and […]


Why Making Plans Helps Manage Pandemic Stress

In this piece by Kate Morgan from the BBC, the act of planning is examined as a coping mechanism for our mental health and wellbeing, especially during this current time of stress. By scheduling future events, our brains must acknowledge that there actually will be a future. Additionally, as Wake Forest professor E.J. Masicampo notes, making […]


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