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Parenting During COVID-19 Webinar

Join Drs. Lisseth Rojas-Flores and Joey Fung for a free webinar on February 5th at 10 AM PST. Learn how you can care for children’s mental health as a parent/caregiver.

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COVID-19 Resources

We produced and compiled resources to help you and others thrive during this trying time. We invite you to attend to your own personal growth with and for others.

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DACA Self-Care Resources

Together with Dr. Lisseth Rojas-Flores and DACA recipient, Norma Ramirez, we've created self-care, mental health resources to support undocumented youth.

The 5 B's to Thriving

Body

Thriving involves our whole being and body. Pay attention to how you feel physically and emotionally. Be connected to yourself. Especially during these times, be mindful of what brings you joy and pursue more of what really matters. Be aware of stress and anxiety, and seek support through practices, relationships, or professional help.

Beliefs

Be aware of your core beliefs. What brings meaning, strength, and hope in your life? Use this opportunity to re-evaluate what matters most, and align your life to your highest values accordingly. Although we need to renegotiate how we live out and pursue our ideals and goals, be intentional about making traction towards what matters.

Belonging

Thriving involves being known and loved as our authentic selves. This means we need to know and cherish ourselves. Resist the urge to fit in, but invest in the relationships that truly matter. Ask to whom do you belong—relationally and spiritually? What can you do to nurture these connections in a time of physical isolation?

Beyond the Self

Essential to thriving is a prosocial orientation beyond ourselves. This not only includes our understanding of transcendence (which informs our life's ultimate meaning), but it also involves an ongoing contribution to the world beyond ourselves. In isolation, this might seem like a challenge. However, we thrive when we help others thrive.

Beauty

Often overlooked as a resources for thriving, beauty and art are important resources of inspiration and positive emotions that can inspire vitality and our pursuit of goodness and truth. Take time to absorb nature, music, and visual arts (e.g. photography) in order to elevate your mood and connect you with something bigger than yourself.

Latest Posts

Bouncing Back or Bouncing Beyond? Shifting from Structures to Systems

By Pamela Ebstyne King | Jan 12, 2021

Dr. Pam King discusses the importance of creating transformative systems that will enable human thriving.

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Which New Normal? Understanding Ambiguous Loss

By Stephanie Trudeau | Dec 14, 2020

How can we make sense of our “new normal?” Dr. Stephanie Trudeau discusses ambiguous loss, sharing 3 ways we can cope with it.

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While We Wait

By Pamela Ebstyne King | Nov 6, 2020

As Americans await the results of the 2020 elections, Dr. Pam King reflects on the importance of holding onto hope.

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Science Agrees You Need Laughter

By Susan Mangan | Oct 12, 2020

Research shows that humor can ease stress. Dr. Susan Mangan shares 3 exercises to help us get started.

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Study with the Thrive Center

Interested in joining the Thrive Center as a student researcher? We study thriving in diverse populations, pioneering new ways to promote human thriving. Find out more about the advanced degrees in the School of Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary.

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The Thrive Center is on a mission to inspire, educate, and equip those who care for the world’s youth. Learn how you can support our mission and make a difference by putting research findings into practice!