When you work from home, it’s easy to feel like the lines between your professional life and your personal life are starting to blur. This session looks at the unique challenges of finding balance in a work-from-home environment.
Whether you have a partner, are living alone, or have roommates, balancing work + life 24/7 requires new conversations and systems. Join New York Times bestselling author of Fair Play, Eve Rodsky, as she shares her sanity-saving methods around dividing responsibilities, creating communication strategies, and finding happiness.
Times of protest and unrest can generate strong feelings, which often carry over to conversations at home, the workplace, and even family gatherings. In this session, we will discuss ways to have healthy discussions about polarizing topics without damaging your close relationships. We will also discuss productive ways to talk about these events with children.
School always presents challenges for students who learn and think differently (ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety, autism, etc.), but the Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it even more obstacles for these children, as well as the parents raising them. In this talk, author and parent coach Debbie Reber, will share ideas for ways parents can best prioritize and plan in this new school landscape, as well as support their child’s cognitive and social/emotional needs while also tending to their own well-being.
Have questions about what work life looks like at OSU or about any of the services/supports offered by the Family Resource Center or Work Life at OSU? Join us on Monday, October 26th from 4-5pm to get your questions answered!
The idea of mindfulness or being mindful is complete engagement in the present moment. It is a state where you are not thinking, reflecting, judging or deciding, but are instead simply experiencing the things currently in your available experience. In many ways people are largely unaware of our present moment, and often operate on “auto-pilot” to some degree. The auto-pilot mode is our default mode of operation. Even when we find ourselves in a pleasurable quiet moment we automatically begin to daydream about others, plan/worry about the future or ruminate about the past. We miss living in the present moment because we fail to pay attention to it. Mindfulness is about waking up to the present moment and paying attention to our experience. Learning mindfulness is not difficult; however, it is difficult to remember to do it. This training discusses mindfulness and how to incorporate its practice into your life.
"Sharenting": Protecting your kids' privacy in our digital world: This holiday season, digital technology will take center stage in how we connect and celebrate with our families and friends. Whether it’s bonding over meals and opening gifts virtually, sharing festive social media posts, or gifting “smart” devices, we need to be thinking about how to protect the safety and privacy of our kids online. Leah Plunkett, a faculty member at Harvard Law School, will join us for a lively and eye-opening discussion about “sharenting”: all of the ways that everyday tech choices by parents, grandparents, and other trusted adults impact our kids' privacy and their opportunities – now and in the future.
The Psychology Behind Saving Monday and Other Good Financial Habits: Most people can honestly say they believe it’s important to spend within their means and to save money for the future. Unfortunately, good intentions are often at odds with how our mind works. For example, many people want to save for the future but have no motivation to because they have not imagined that future. This course addresses the psychology behind saving money and adopting good financial habits. It will examine recent research related to how and why people save vs. spend and identify strategies for participants to change their financial mindset and develop new habits.
The Oregon State University Employee Home Ownership Program: OSU employees who are interested in learning more about home buying and financing can attend a special workshop with Advantage Home Plus. Home buying and financing may seem fairly straightforward, but it can actually be quite a bit more complicated than expected. Getting yourself properly prepared can save you a lot of time, money and frustration.
Embracing autonomy in your work can be a key to success in our current COVID-19 world. This session will examine choices, volition, and actions.