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Adolescence is a meaningful and challenging period in life when youth experience many social, physical, and psychological changes; explore their individual identities; and learn how to navigate their social world. Parents, coaches, mentors, and youth practitioners may at times feel overwhelmed and conflicted on how best support teens as they transition from childhood to adulthood.

Research suggests that involvement and support from caring adults is critical during adolescence. Therefore, our aim with this blog is to provide those who care for youth with the latest research on positive youth development and resources that promote adolescent thriving.

Mindful Parenting: The Importance of Creating Space from Within

By Joey Fung | June 8, 2020

Dr. Joey Fung emphasizes the importance of mindful parenting and how parents can thrive during this pandemic.

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Lament and Hope in Times of Injustice and Racism

By Pam King | June 5, 2020

Dr. Pam King reflects on injustice and racism, the importance of attuning to our emotions, and coming together as a community.

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Quaranteens: Practice Makes Patience

By Leanne Bishara | May 18, 2020

News of the extended stay-at-home order can be frustrating. Thrive Fellow, Leanne Bishara shares 4 ways we can face COVID-19 with patience.

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A Quarantine Mother’s Day: Finding Purpose in the Middle of Crisis

By Pam King | May 9, 2020

As we celebrate Mother’s Day in quarantine, Dr. Pam King invites all mothers to focus on their purpose in order to live a fulfilling life at home.

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Planting Seeds of Healing Through Spirituality

By Stephanie Trudeau | April 30, 2020

Dr. Stephanie Trudeau provides ways spirituality can be resource for healing within ourselves and our families.

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Grief and Mindfulness: How to Manage Your Emotions

By Joey Fung | April 27, 2020

Dr. Joey Fung offers 3 ways mindfulness can help us manage our emotions in the face of grief and loss.

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Staying Grounded, Connected, and Directed through Disruption

By Pam King | April 23, 2020

Dr. Pam discusses how spirituality can help us stay grounded, connected, and directed throughout challenges.

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Grief and Mindfulness: the Importance of Checking In with Your Body

By Joey Fung | April 20, 2020

Dr. Joey Fung shares 5 mindfulness practices to help us manage grief during these trying times.

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Finding Awe in Uncertain Times

By Susan Mangan | April 16, 2020

Seeking awe may be at the bottom of our COVID agenda. Dr. Susan Mangan explains why awe can helps us in times of loss.

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On the Road to Healing: Meaning-Making and Beliefs During COVID-19

By Stephanie Trudeau | April 13, 2020

Dr. Stephanie Trudeau continues her discussion on loss, and how meaning-making and beliefs can guide us toward healing.

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