• Pregnancy is an experience full of growth, change, enrichment and challenge. It is a time when individuals and couples confront fears and expectations about becoming a parent and begin to determine parenting style. Forthcoming parenthood causes psychological changes in both mother and father. This session will help you understand the normal psychological changes that occur throughout the stages of pregnancy. Don’t worry, these changes are normal considering how big a life event pregnancy is. Remember, however, that it’s always best to talk to your doctor about these changes if they are interfering with your daily life and relationships.
  • When: June 1, 2022 at 12PM
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  • If you have spent much time thinking of retirement, you probably have asked yourself, “How much will I need to have saved before I can retire?” It is a big question with many factors. For instance, the amount you need may be lower if you will receive government benefits such as Social Security or a pension. Alternatively, your government benefits might be very low, requiring you to provide more of your retirement income than you otherwise would have. In any case, it can be intimidating to calculate how much you will need for the future.
  • When: June 9, 2022 at 3PM
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  • From coming out to one’s family to facing micro-aggressions at work, life within the LGBTQI+ community can be challenging, even for those with strong support systems. As we celebrate PRIDE this year, we invite you to join us for a conversation about being an ally…to those in your family, your social circle and at work. Bill Torres, Director of Support Services for the Ali Forney Center, will share with us what true allyship looks like and how you make a difference. A little support goes a long way.
  • When: June 14 at 9AM
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  • It is summertime, and school is out! For many people, summer conjures images of lazy, relaxing days at the beach. However, for many working families, summer brings the challenges of balancing the demands of adult work schedules with the desire to provide safe, fun activities for children. This workshop offers several ideas on summer activities and provides practical suggestions on how to keep your kids safe while you’re at work.
  • When: June 21, 2022 at 12PM
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  • Over the past few years, employees have been asked to do more, do their work differently and do better in new and challenging ways, all while managing family life and personal responsibilities that seem never-ending. The feeling of languishing or “will this ever end?” abounds throughout the workforce and can have a huge impact on your mental health. Working on our mental health need not be reserved just for those who are in crisis or who are faced with an official diagnosis: Mental health matters for everyone. This interactive session provides more details and helpful ideas on how to move from languishing through work and life to flourishing.
  • When: July 12, 2022 at 10AM
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  • For a long time, the scientific community believed we were born with a certain number of brain cells and neural pathways and that, once damaged, they could not be repaired. In reality, our brains are much more flexible. Depending on our lifestyle, we can weaken or destroy connections, or create new, stronger ones. Engaging regularly in certain behaviors and activities, like physical exercise, addressing mental health issues, meditation, and learning a new language or musical instrument, support new wiring and can make existing pathways stronger. Essentially, we can slow down or somewhat prevent cognitive decline by doing challenging mental exercises to keep our brains fit for optimal power.
  • When: July 20, 2022 at 12PM
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  • Kindness is an admirable aspiration for anyone, and it also can be an effective way to achieve success. By being concerned about others we can build relationships and gain support. By serving others we can be happier about ourselves. Kindness can be more than the right thing to do, it can be a path to success and happiness.
  • When: July 28, 2022 at 3PM
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View previously recorded webinars on our Work Life webinar page.

Questions? Contact Employee Benefits at employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-2805.