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Meaningful Resources for a Meaningful Life

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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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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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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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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 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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Teaching self-awareness as a core subject

Early in high school, I made the declaration to my parents that I was going to pursue a career in Accounting or Finance. After seeing my older sister stress out to get perfect grades so she could...

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Foundations for Flourishing: Learning From Failure

What has failure taught you?

I can't stand failing- it's the worst. I try so hard to avoid it at all costs. The most painful memories of my past are about failure. Getting cut from the team,...

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Foundations for Flourishing: Stand for Something

Most of the time Popeye was a big pushover. Maybe he felt like he had to be—who dresses like, anyway? But when push came to shove (literally), he always rolled up his sleeves and got into the...

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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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