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Every Kid Needs a Little Danger

My fifteen-year-old son, Cale, has become a pretty decent surfer since Covid took him off the baseball field. It's been remarkable to see him come alive every chance he gets to jump into the water....

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Understanding the nuances of your strengths and weaknesses

It turns out, that I'm pretty good at math. I discovered that pretty early on; it was the only time I would turn in a test or a quiz quicker than all the other kids. Typically, the only points...

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Letting Others Define Your Weaknesses

Letting Others Define Our Weaknesses

We all have weaknesses, even those of us who appear competent at all things (speaking of myself here, of course). But as you’ve been on a self-discovery...

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Guiding Kids Through Hard Things

No one escapes troubles in life—no one. Some, however, experience more than their fair share. Some people, too, respond in ways that leave residual harm on their lives and prevent them...

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Getting a Better Understanding of Trauma

Everyone has challenges that impede their growth and development. We all have villains in our life stories who oppose us and keep us from becoming who we're meant to become. Sometimes those...

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Why Everyone Needs to Define Their Core Beliefs

I didn’t grow up with any beliefs, or so I thought. From a religious or spiritual perspective, our family didn’t align with them. We weren’t overly patriotic; we didn’t...

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Understanding Your BackStory

“Tell us about yourself.” 

Can you think of a more anxiety-provoking question? On one hand, it’s a softball question, right? Who else knows more about your own life than you?...

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Letting Kids Live Their Own Lives

THE PATH OF SURRENDER

As my kids get older, I'm realizing in a new way how little control I have over them. It's the same lesson I remember trying to learn when they were...

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Building Healthy Friendships - Conflict Resolution

One of the most significant moments I've had with a friend came because we had a fight. Just a few days after graduating from college, my friend, John, and I were hanging out in someone's backyard...

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What to do when you feel empty, lonely, lost, or bored

Do you ever get 'The Sunday Blues'? It's that icky feeling we all get sometimes when we're feeling bored, unsettled, and stuck. Growing up, my sister and I called it 'that homesick feeling' we...

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

They're uncommon sense ideas, really.

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