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Meaningful Resources for a Meaningful Life

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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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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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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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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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How does boredom affect teen substance use?

 

In the top five most annoying things kids say to their parents has to be this: “I’m bored.” When I was a kid, if I happened to utter this in front of my grandma, she would snap...

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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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