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Managing Your Personal Brand
Posted by Katarina Schmieder
July 8, 2020

As a communications professional, whether you’re an on-air personality, spokesperson/media relations manager, or have another role in the field, you have at some point considered developing your personal brand and fine-tuning it. As a former newsroom employee for 5 years and current communications director, this is something I have dealt with extensively on both personal and professional levels, and hope to continue improving on throughout my career.

What Should My Resume Look Like?
Posted by LWL Staff
July 7, 2020

What Should My Resume Look Like?

Genuine Personal Branding: How It Leads to Powerful Opportunities
Posted by Kate Glaser
June 11, 2020

I remember at a young age, while most kids were fascinated with cartoons and the latest Disney movie craze, sitting in front of my television set – wide-eyed and enthusiastic – watching The Today Show. At the time, Katie Couric was the lead anchor, and my idol.

The Car Parades of COVID
Posted by Seanna Bradley
June 8, 2020

2020 has been a year I’m sure none of us will ever forget. The Covid-19 virus has impacted our day to day lives in ways that couldn’t before have been imagined. With everything that is currently happening in this world, I think we sometimes need something to remind us of the good that is out there.

4 Feel-Good Social Media Accounts You Should be Following
Posted by LWL Staff
June 3, 2020

While social media can bring out the worst in people, it can also be a forum for good. It can be a place for communities to come together and showcase achievements of community members and organizations alike. Here are four social media accounts that have always been a reliable source of heartwarming stories, guaranteed to brighten your day.

9 Easy Exercises You Can Do Anywhere
Posted by Liz Mantel
April 27, 2020

Taking the time to stay active during the workday can help you focus, generate creativity and even increase your productivity. Even if you’re working from home, the rules still apply, and the outcome is the same! Not only will your body love you for it, but your mind will too. According to Shannon Hockwater, these breaks are needed:

Life Lessons With Robby Takac
Posted by Liz Mantel
April 22, 2020

Liz sat down with Robby Takac, bassist and founding member of the Goo Goo Dolls, to talk about his life in Western New York and how it shaped his career. From growing up in West Seneca to making the trip to the city for college at Medaille, Robby shares lessons he learned along the way and what made him return home. We also check in on how he’s holding up during the quarantine and hear his thoughts on returning to “normal life” after a global pandemic.

Helping Children Deal With Grief
Posted by Paula Ruefli-Spears, LMHC MFT
April 17, 2020

When asked to write this blog about children and grief, I have to say I was a little overwhelmed because helping children deal with grief presents so many scenarios, circumstances and age-related factors. Grief is difficult enough for adults to navigate. Often parents/caregivers find themselves needing to help children at a time when they themselves are struggling to manage their own grief.

When Loss Isn’t Death
Posted by Jenifer Willson & Don Nowak
April 8, 2020

Grief is a normal reaction to loss, and one which most of us have sadly experienced throughout the course of our lives. With all of the uncertainties that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented, people may be experiencing symptoms of grief while trying to adjust to this “new normal” of social isolation. As we listen to the daily news updates from NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and the White House Corona Task Force, many of us are left feeling powerless, uncertain, anxious, afraid and sad. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, what you are actually experiencing is disenfranchised grief, a term coined by Kenneth Doka, Ph.D., a professor of gerontology from the College of New Rochelle, NY.

Grief and Loss in Uncertain Times
Posted by David Castro-Blanco
April 8, 2020

Generally speaking, grief is a reaction to a loss. Usually we associate it with the death of someone important to us, like a loved one, a friend or even someone famous whom we may have never met. Loss is something that both connects and separates us. It is the removal of something or someone we cherish. At the same time, when we grieve, we tend to grieve alone, despite the fact that we may not be the only person experiencing that loss.

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