The Search for Meaning during Holy Week
Easter is time of great hope and joy as we celebrate the miraculous. It is a time to reflect on the triumph of God’s love,…> Read More
Thrive: Book List for Spring 2023
The following books are packed with wisdom to help you and your communities on the path toward deeper understanding and purpose. Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes,…> Read More
What do YOU need to thrive?
“Thriving requires or presumes that the individual is growing as a person and also is making a contribution beyond the self.” King & Mangan, 2023…> Read More
What’s Love got to do with it?
I I am often asked about strategies for thriving. “How do I thrive?” “What practices help with thriving?” Thriving is complicated, and individuals thrive differently. However, I have…> Read More
Want more Love and Closeness?
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.” His Holiness, the Dalai Lama If you ask me, love is one of the most beautiful concepts there…> Read More
What is Thriving and Why is it Important?
Thriving is living life on purpose. I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10b) Psychology and theology…> Read More
Pause and say thanks this holiday season
Gratitude affect happiness and wellbeing primarily through positive relationships. We finding that beliefs matters toward experiences and practices of gratitude.> Read More
Practicing the 5 A’s to Slow down and Offer Thanks
Practicing gratitude has the power to transform and involves our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Pay attention to this powerful positive emotion using these simple steps…> Read More
Thriving through Resilience and Trauma, Part 2
Dr. Cynthia Eriksson offers a 5 tier framework for recovery from trauma and building resilience.> Read More
Accessing the Transcendent: How might we practice something that seems so existential?
Dr. Cynthia Eriksson reflects on rituals and to help us connect to the transcendent – something beyond ourselves.> Read More
Thriving through Trauma: The 5 R’s of Resilience and Recovery
Dr. Cynthia Eriksson shares the 5 Rs framework for Resilience and Recovery from Trauma. This is Part 1 of a two part series.> Read More
The Practice of Attending to our Emotions and Regulating
We can practice attention and emotion regulation using a few simple steps: Stop – A very simple and powerful thing to do is to stop…> Read More
The Power of Transcendence and Spirituality in a Modern World
Pamela King reflects on the church of her youth and considers lessons from her current research findings about spirituality for the future.> Read More
Moments of transcendence
According to psychologist and executive director of the Thrive Center, Pamela Ebstyne King, transcendent experiences are emotional responses, often profound, that inform how individuals see…> Read More
Rethinking Traditional Church for a Modern Age
Pamela King reflects on the church of her youth and how it deeply formed her identity, sense of purpose, and belonging.> Read More
The 5 A’s of Agility: Adapting through Life Changes
Finding joy requires practice. Learn how you can be agile and experience more joy through our 5-step process.> Read More
The True Joy of Love
Joy is more than an emotion. Rebecca Baer reflects on true joy as being rooted in love, sharing a mindfulness practice.> Read More
Recovering from Hardship: Practices toward Resilience and Purpose
How do we build resilience and stay connected to purpose in the midst of suffering? Lauren Van Vranken shares 3 practices for recovery and regulation.> Read More
The 5 R’s of Resilience and Recovery: A Guide for Personal and Communal Practices
Cynthia Eriksson’s psychological and theological framework points to 5 self-care practices to developing resilience and recovery> Read More
Unmasking Mental Health: Building Resilience and Thriving “Muscles”
As mental health awareness grows, Pamela King reflects on the tools we need to live coherent, purposeful lives.> Read More
The 5 B’s of Thriving: Accessing God’s Love
Our research-based framework will help you develop and strengthen your thriving “muscles.”> Read More
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