Changes can be stressful, but they are particularly stressful when they alter the trajectory of your life. Getting married, buying a house, starting a family, moving to a new city – these are just some of the major life changes you may face in the future. You may not be able to eliminate stress entirely,
Depression has no age limit, but it can be particularly common among older adults. Depression is not part of aging, but the life transitions that come with getting older can spark depression. If you’ve been feeling sad, unmotivated, or uncharacteristically lethargic, you may have a form of depression. No worries though – there are treatment
Retirement is known for being a blissful time of freedom, but for many adults, it is a difficult life transition. Days that were once filled with work now feel empty and confusing. If you are approaching retirement or have struggled during the transition, know that there is help available for you. Here are some tips
Thursday, 26 July 2018 by Urban Balance Blogger
The transition from college student to college grad is a lot more complicated than it sounds. Your days of studying and homework are replaced with job hunts, networking, or working in a new environment. In order to make the most of your degree, you need to have a professional identity – something that employers will
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 by Heaven Stubblefield
Ever look back on a movie from years ago and see it in a whole new light? That’s the experience I just had with Runaway Bride, a classic romantic comedy from 1999. As I laughed and cried watching Julia Roberts fall in love with Richard Gere, I reached a scene where the two are arguing
Friday, 01 June 2018 by Heaven Stubblefield
Dating as a widow comes with unique challenges. By now, you’ve handled the grief and set yourself up financially, but it still seems strange to jump into the dating scene. I lost my husband when I was 26, and I did not know any other widows in my life. Every time someone gave me dating
Thursday, 31 May 2018 by Heaven Stubblefield
As a new widow, you may be faced with the challenge of managing money for the first time on your own. This is something I had to adjust to as a 26-year-old widow, as I discussed in the first part of this grief recovery guide. No matter how you handled money in your marriage, you’re
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 by Heaven Stubblefield
26 and widowed. That’s how I introduced myself for the better part of a year. Losing a spouse at any age is difficult. It is particularly challenging for someone who is trying to navigate the world as a young adult. The average age of a widow in America is 59, but many men and women
Thursday, 22 March 2018 by Urban Balance Blogger
Mental health days are just as important as sick days from work, but most Americans push their mental health to the backburner. At Urban Balance, we provide stress management solutions for working adults in Hinsdale, IL. Many of the patients in our depression treatment programs reach out because they feel overwhelmed in their day-to-day lives.
Make it about building on strengths, don’t focus on filling deficits Don’t begin with how we are less than we should be. Fulfillment doesn’t mean we acquire certain things, and then we will somehow be whole and successful. Don’t focus on what is lacking in your life, or what keeps you from attaining your ideals.