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Meaningful Resources for a Meaningful Life

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Intentional Reflection Moments

A few years back I knew that it was time for a career change. Really, it was time for a change in the trajectory in my life. I just didn't have the confidence that if I continued down the path I...

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Veteran Transition and Storytelling

"TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF..." 

Throughout our lives, the most common question we'll be asked is this: Who are you? Rarely will anyone ask the question using those words exactly (except maybe...

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The Missing Ingredients of Adulthood

I remember the first time I felt like a real adult— it was when my wife (then girlfriend) and I went to a jewelry store to look into buying an engagement ring. We were only 22 years old, and...

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Time to Toughen Up

There’s nothing worse than wanting something and finding out you can’t get it yet. It’s so, so tempting to just give up. Maybe you tried out for a team but got the news that you...

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Purpose Driven College Admissions

INTERNAL DRIVE TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
Why do you want to go to college?

It's not uncommon for older high school students to express cynicism towards applying for college. It's just so...

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Social Emotional Learning and Curriculum - Now is the Time

THE PROBLEM & THE OPPORTUNITY

I’ll never forget the comment a principal made during a Zoom meeting last April. I was invited to sit in with the administrative team of a public high school...

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What is a Meaningful Life?

You can do well in school, get into a great school, do well there, get a well-paying job, but still miss out on building a meaningful life. It happens all the time. 

But what is a...

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Gratitude is Conscientious Objection

When life isn't going your way. 

When you feel stuck and trapped. 

When your plans, expectations, and dreams are far away.

When you're feeling lost, upside down, and overwhelmed.

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Gratitude Sucks: Why We Really Don't Do It

Every night at dinner since the quarantine started, our family does a simple gratitude exercise simply called Three Good Things. Everyone takes a turn sharing a few things they liked about the...

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Gratitude for Veterans

Most people don't know this, but a significant portion of the work we do with The YouSchool serves veterans, especially veterans going through a career transition. They have...

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For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

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