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

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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 Angela Gorrell | 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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Mindful Parenting Practices for Stressful Times

By Leanne Bishara | March 25, 2020

Leanne Bishara shares 4 mindful parenting practices to help parents become more engaged and less stressed when interacting with teens.

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Boosting Positive Emotions at Home

By Susan Mangan | March 21, 2020

Dr. Susan Mangan provides 3 at-home exercises that can increase our positive emotions as we continue to navigate through COVID-19.

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Family Under Pressure: the Connecting Power of Being Isolated Together

By Stephanie Trudeau | March 19, 2020

Dr. Stephanie Trudeau offers ways we can orient our family towards growth and connection amid isolation during COVID-19.

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Helping Kids Develop Coping-Resiliency Strategies During Life Challenges

By Esther Tan | March 18, 2020

Thrive Fellow, Esther Tan shares a research-based model to understand how we can support kids in times of uncertainty.

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Changing Our Focus from Surviving to Thriving During COVID-19

By Pamela Ebstyne King | March 12, 2020

Dr. Pamela King reflects on the importance of contemplative practices as the key to thriving during the unprecedented times.

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Becoming a Girl Dad

By Stephanie Trudeau | March 2, 2020

Guest blogger, Brandon Jensen and Dr. Stephanie Trudeau explore what it means to be a girl dad and share the key messages that impact daughters.

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Conversation Starters to Foster Academic Thriving in Teens

By Leanne Bishara | February 5, 2020

Transitioning to high school can be tough on youth. Discover how you can help them academically succeed through a growth mindset.

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Aspire to Inspire: Learning the Mamba Mentality for Every Day Greatness

By Stephanie Trudeau | February 3, 2020

Dr. Stephanie Trudeau breaks down the Mamba Mentality framework and offers tips for how to integrate it into our own lives.

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Gradations of Grief: Navigating the Days Following Tragedy

By Stephanie Trudeau | January 30, 2020

Grief comes in many forms. Dr. Stephanie Trudeau walks us through the intricacies of grief within our youth.

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Not All Superheros Wear Capes, Some Play Ball: How Tragedy Unites

By Stephanie Trudeau | January 28, 2020

As communities mourn the loss a legend, Dr. Stephanie Trudeau shares ways caring adults can facilitate healthy grieving for youth.

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Thriving on the Road to Joy

By Pamela Ebstyne King | January 22, 2020

How can caring adults equip youth for a journey of long-lasting joy? Pamela King highlights the 3 essentials needed.

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Mentorships as Catalysts for Youth Thriving

By Casey Taylor | January 8, 2020

Research reveals the key characteristics that help mentoring programs effective in fostering youth thriving.

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Orienting Ourselves Through the Holi-daze

By Pamela Ebstyne King | December 18, 2019

Dr. Pamela King reminds us about the significance of the holidays and orienting our lives to what matters through the holiday craze.

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Helping Youth Rediscover Joy: Vocation and Spirituality

By Frederic Defoy | December 16, 2019

In this part two post, discover how joy can be nurtured spiritually and vocationally in youth.

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Helping Youth Rediscover Joy: Body Senses and Connection

By Frederic Defoy | December 9, 2019

Learn how you can nurture joy in adolescents through their body senses and relationships.

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Why Giving Thanks Matters

By Susan Mangan | November 26, 2019

What does research tell us about gratitude? Explore the key benefits of gratitude and how you can nurture it in kids.

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The Top 6 Apps for Thriving

By Thrive Center | October 31, 2019

When used properly, technology can help us thrive. Our research team highlights 6 apps that can boost relationships, beliefs, and purpose.

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Fostering Emotion Regulation in Teens

By Leanne Bishara | October 30, 2019

Leanne Bishara highlights 5 ways parents can model healthy emotional expression in front of their teens.

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Increasing Emotional Awareness in Teens

By Leanne Bishara | September 26, 2019

How can parents foster and support emotional awareness in youth? Leanne Bishara shares 3 parenting tips backed by research.

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