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Six Ways to Implement Positive Change on the Job

It’s not rocket science to understand that a happy, positive work environment is more pleasant than one filled with gloom, doom and negativity. It’s also not a stretch to think that a positive workplace can help the bottom line. How does a manager implement positive change to create this upbeat corporate culture if it’s not in place now?

Is Project Management for Me?

Over the next decade, project management is slated to grow by more than $6 trillion globally. Clearly, this is a lucrative field with job stability, but how do you know if you have the personality and attributes to maximize this opportunity?

Top 5 Ways to Keep Your New Year's Resolution

Nearly half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, yet according to University of Scranton, research suggests that just eight percent achieve their New Year’s goals. In fact, of the people making resolutions, more than half have made the SAME resolution for more than five years! Why are we so bad at sticking to our resolutions and are there any ways that can increase our chance of success?

6 Tips for Making A Mid-Life Career Shift

There are no shortage of people who dream about having a different career or job, but few people act on their desire to do something different for a variety of reasons that often boil down to one word: fear.

Fear of going back to school, fear of making a wrong move, fear of uncertainty, fear of starting over. The list goes on and on. But sometimes circumstances conspire to make the decision for you as happened to Tim Holt, a 2014 Ph.D. graduate in Educational Leadership.

Top 7 Benefits of Coloring

Let’s face it. We all experience stress. We know we should meditate to find our inner Zen, but sitting down and trying to let thoughts go? That can be a challenge. There may be another way to reach a meditative state that is much more fun: coloring.

“Coloring is like meditation because it encourages engagement with the present moment,” said NCU professor Dr. Mary Jill Blackwell. “When we focus on the present moment, we do not worry about the future, ruminate about the past, or engage in negative self talk. “

How to Write a Life Plan

Most of us, especially graduate business students, know the importance of a business plan. We’re told without it, our entrepreneurial idea will never take flight. But how many of us have a business plan for our lives?

Benefits of an MAMFT with an LGBTQ specialization

As a result of the Supreme Court ruling making same sex marriage legal nationwide, the LGBTQ community has been in the spotlight.

As these new couples enter marriage, it’s inevitable they’ll experience many of the same challenges as heterosexual married couples do, and one day may end up on the therapist’s couch.

Top Five Tips to Stay Sane During the Holidays

Ah, the holidays. Merriment, good cheer and Irving Berlin postcard moments. We all know that along with the falala’s come a whole bunch of stress. From dealing with family, to traffic at the mall to endless social obligations, the holidays can easily turn us into the Grinch. But there is hope and a way to cope with the challenges of the season. We can focus on the joys the holidays have to offer. Dr. Jeannine Klein, NCU Director, University Curriculum, shares with us her Top Five Tips to Stay Sane During the Holidays:

Staying Organized in a Digital World

Did you know that the typical American spends about one hour every day looking for things? If you haven't already started doing the math in your head, that's seven hours per week, or a total of 15 days each year! Right about now you should be thinking about just how valuable your time is and wondering what you might do with an extra 15 days per year!

10 Ways to Train Your Brain

In recent years, scientists have realized that the brain isn’t set and fixed, but instead fluid and changing throughout life. This means that you can teach an old dog new tricks, and today is the perfect day to start.

“Learning, reading, engaging in daily cognitive challenges/tasks as simple as reading books, taking college courses and doing word puzzles confers a significant degree of protection against mental illness and degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease,” said NCU Professor Patrick McNamara, Ph.D.

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