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We work at the intersection of SCIENCE and SPIRITUALITY to help everyone thrive.

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Mindful Parenting Webinar

We invite you to join us for a FREE webinar on April 9th as psychologists, Dr. Joey Fung and Dr. Trish Broderick share practical tips on mindful parenting and managing stress.

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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

Empowering Youth to Thrive With, Through, and By Faith

By Meredith Hope | Feb 25, 2021

Guest Blogger, Dr. Meredith Hope discusses the role of religion in youth thriving, and ways adults can help enable spirituality in youth.

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Supporting Black Youth Towards Social Justice

By Nanyamka Redmond | Feb 24, 2021

Guest blogger, Dr. Nanyamka Redmond shares how caring adults can empower and encourage youth to be active agents of social justice.

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Being Part of the Village

By Anthony James | Feb 19, 2021

Guest blogger, Dr. Anthony James reflects on his adolescence and the importance of community in helping youth thrive.

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Love and Closeness in COVID-19

By Susan Mangan | Feb 14, 2021

It’s difficult to experience love when social distancing. Learn how you can become closer to your loved ones, even during a pandemic.

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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!