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Our Thrive Team has written on a variety of topics that focus on thriving.

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Helping Our Healthcare Workers: A Primer to Moral Injury

By Stephanie Trudeau | August 25, 2021

Dr. Stephanie Trudeau shifts the conversation from burnout to moral injury, presenting ways we can help those experiencing moral injury.

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A Purposeful Summer

By Susan Mangan | August 16, 2021

Dr. Susan Mangan offers summer activities to help us identify and understand our purpose as we enter a post-COVID world.

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Elevating Ourselves and Our World: Activities to Unlock Elevation

By Susan Mangan | August 5, 2021

Dr. Susan Mangan provides two research-based activities to help us get started on experiencing elevation.

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Elevating for Social Change

By Susan Mangan | July 28, 2021

Dr. Susan Mangan explains the role and benefits of moral elevation in inspiring us to help our communities.

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Thriving through Our Parents’ Stories: Passing Down Values and Elevating Minds

By Rodrigo Riveros | June 21, 2021

Rodrigo Riveros discusses the importance of life stories in promoting brain development and meaning-making in adolescents.

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The Wows and Woes of Graduation: Traversing Transition with Hope

By Pamela Ebstyne King | June 9, 2021

Dr. Pamela King reflects on her hopes for her son as he graduates high school and her new role as a partner in this next phase of their lives.

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Breaking Open: The Joys and Laments of Vaccinated Living

By Pamela Ebstyne King | April 30, 2021

As our country slowly begins to re-open, Pamela King calls us to re-orient our lives towards what matters most and brings us joy.

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Sense of Purpose and Thriving: A College Student’s Perspective

By Henry Suarez | April 29, 2021

A college student reflects on the importance of finding a sense of purpose as the key to thriving in college.

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Empowering Youth to Thrive With, Through, and By Faith

By Meredith Hope | February 25, 2021

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

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Supporting Black Youth Towards Social Justice

By Nanyamka Redmond | February 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 | February 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 | February 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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A 4-Step Mindful Breathing Exercise

By Thrive Center | February 8, 2021

Slow it down and refocus with this introductory exercise to mindful breathing.

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Bouncing Back or Bouncing Beyond? Shifting from Structures to Systems

By Pamela Ebstyne King | January 12, 2021

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

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Thriving through Unpredictable Holidays

By Thrive Center | December 15, 2020

With continued COVID-19 restrictions, our team highlights 6 tips on how you and your family can thrive through this unpredictable holiday season

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Which New Normal? Understanding Ambiguous Loss

By Stephanie Trudeau | December 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 | November 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 | October 12, 2020

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

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Finding Agility through the 5 A’s

By Pamela Ebstyne King | September 30, 2020

Part of our journey towards thriving involves agility. Pamela King explains how we can be agile through this 5-step process.

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All Bets are Off: Rethinking the Basics Amid COVID-19

By Pamela Ebstyne King | September 7, 2020

How can we carry out our basic needs and still thrive during COVID-19? Dr. Pam King shares 8 ways we can do this.

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Thriving over the Long Haul this Fall

By Pamela Ebstyne King | September 3, 2020

Dr. Pamela King reviews the elements of a thriving mindset, providing tips on how we can pursue each as we approach the fall of 2020.

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