Check on your strong friends!

We all have at least one friend who we consider the strong friend.  They always seem to have it under control, regardless of what may be going on in their world.  They’re emotionally balanced. They make the right decisions in the heat of the moment. They know exactly what to say to make you feel better.

But the truth is that everyone needs a little check-in now and then, even your strong friends. 

Take some time today and reach out to your strong friend. Ask them how they’ve been, or to spend some time together.

We all need a little support every now and then – even the strongest of us.

2.16.21 Building Healthy Communication & Setting Boundaries in Relationships (Part of Healthy Relationships Week Programming)

In this free, virtual program, learn how to foster healthy communication and set boundaries in relationships of all kinds, with a focus on partner relationships and parenting. Presented by HRI Director, Dr. Christine Murray, participants will have an opportunity to have their questions answered live on Zoom or Facebook Live. 

To learn more and register for reminders and Zoom details for this program, click here.

5th Annual Healthy Relationships Week

The FIFTH Annual Healthy Relationships Week is here!

For the fifth consecutive year, the Healthy Relationships Initiative is offering a series of programs, resources, and tips to strengthen relationships of all kinds during the week of Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is not just about romantic relationships either! Valentine’s Day can be a great excuse to get intentional about strengthening relationships with friends and family, too. Regardless of your romantic relationship status, we’re sure that you’ll find a resource to help strengthen a relationship in your life today during Healthy Relationships Week!

To register for the live program on Maintaining Healthy Communication & Boundaries in Relationships, click here

Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions: Tip 2

Being realistic about your resolutions doesn’t mean that you can’t aim big.  Instead, it means finding ways to accomplish your big goals by breaking them down into smaller, realistic goals. For example, if your resolution is to buy a house or finish your degree, you can take that goal and break it down into smaller tasks that will help you get there, such as saving money or taking an additional class. When we’re realistic about our goals and resolutions, we’re more likely to stick with them even when we face obstacles to them.

Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions: Tip 1

With the start of 2021 around the corner, it’s normal to have New Year’s Resolutions on your mind.

While it’s true that New Year’s is a good time to think about healthy changes you’d like to make, there are a lot of reasons to make your and your family’s health a priority all year long, including your physical, mental, and relationship health.

To help you set resolutions that you’ll stick to next year, this week, we’re sharing some tips for you to think about. Our first tip is to start small. It can be tempting to want to set big resolutions for the New Year, but the key to sticking to your resolutions is to start small. Even if you have a larger goal in mind, it can be helpful to break it down into smaller goals that help lead to your long-term resolution.