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Work Life Program Manager

Lisa Allred comes to SAS with a long history of working with families throughout the lifespan. After receiving her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest Universtity and her Masters in Social Work from UNC-CH, her career began as a child therapist focusing on parenting, anxiety and trauma. She then moved into college counseling where she emphasized student wellness and balance.

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Languishing and Flourishing

Blog post originally published in 2015 What is the difference between people who languish and people who flourish?  People who flourish have at least 3 heartfelt positive emotional experiences for every heart-wrenching negative one.  This might seem like a hard balance to strike, but think of it like you would

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Why Willpower Fails Me

This blog post was originally published in November of 2018.  I have continued to learn about motivating behavior change and would even consider myself an expert at this point (4 years later).  Using social emotions to motivate change is still my strongest and most successful strategy so I am sharing

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Free Parenting Advice

Parenting advice is often given liberally and freely by well-meaning relatives, friends, and sometimes even strangers.  When you are having an issue with your child (potty training, sleep, tantrums, or anything else) it is difficult to know who to listen to or where to start.  In this post, first I

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I'm Not OK

I’m not ok and that is ok.  One thing that I have learned from doing seminars on parenting with SAS employees across the globe this year is that none of us, no matter what country we live in or what language we speak, are ok.  We have moments when we

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Love in a Pandemic

  One irony during this pandemic is that single people wish they were partnered and partnered people wish they were single.  Today’s blog post is for the partnered people out there who are struggling with the increased stress and togetherness during this pandemic.  I don’t need to tell you what

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Pandemic Done List

Last week I read an article that suggested writing a “done” list at the end of each day before identifying the 2-3 priority “to do” items for tomorrow.  Ok, I’ll bite.  Over the last several months I have been trying all sorts of organization and efficiency habits, so I decided

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PRIDE Everywhere

  June is PRIDE month. Even before I joined the leadership team for the SAS PRIDE Employee Inclusion Group, I always used my Work/Life blog in June to write about LGBTQ youth and how we can support them. This year I struggle to find words that are adequate to educate,

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When Parents Disagree

This is an issue I hear about from parents all of the time.  Sometimes the disagreements are small, and sometimes they are very significant.  As your child ages, the stakes become even higher when parents can't get on the same page.  Here are a few common ways that parents find themselves

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Separation Agreements

This blog is the 3rd in our series on separation by Lisa Angel of Rosen Law Firm. Can the court order a separation? Yes, and this is done via a divorce from bed and board which is a court-ordered separation of the parties.  The parties remain married until an absolute

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When are we Legally Separated?

Many people are often confused on how to file for separation in North Carolina.  Every state has different laws related to separation.  This article is intended to make the process of legal separation easier to understand for NC residents. A couple becomes legally separated on the date that a husband and wife move into separate residences

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Being an Ally

June is PRIDE month and there are lots of cool events at SAS and in the community that you can attend to celebrate and learn and have fun.  In this blog I am going to share some tips on being an ally-- not just in June, but all year round.

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Venting: No more passes

Chances are that sometime in your life you have been hurt by gossip.  We probably all agree that gossip is wrong.  It spreads negativity in our workplaces and social groups.  It is designed to make someone else look bad and to isolate them from the group.  It encourages people to

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