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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.

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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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Light in Darkness: Not a Wholly Unprecedented Holy Week

By Pam King | April 9, 2020

Dr. Pam King explores how our beliefs can bring hope and light to our lives during dark times like COVID-19.

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What’s Loss Got to Do with It: Loss in Time of COVID-19

By Stephanie Trudeau | April 8, 2020

Dr. Stephanie Trudeau talks collective loss and how we can approach our feelings with compassion and grace.

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Activities for Busting the COVID-19 Blues

By Susan Mangan | April 2, 2020

Social distancing can be hard, so how we can thrive even in isolation? Dr. Susan Mangan shares activities that help build resilience.

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Homebound: Protecting Our Spiritual Health

By Thrive Center | March 26, 2020

Guest blogger, Dr. Angela Gorrell emphasizes the importance of nurturing our spiritual health in order to thrive during COVID-19.

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