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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 Pamela Ebstyne 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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6 Tips for Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty

By Pamela Ebstyne King | June 4, 2020

A key to thriving is learning how to respond to our emotions in the face of loss, grief, and pain. Here are 6 ways you can start doing this.

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Quaranteens: Practice Makes Patience

By Leanne Bishara | May 18, 2020

Leanne Bishara shares 4 research-backed ways families can face COVID-19 with patience.

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

By Pamela Ebstyne King | May 9, 2020

In an unprecedented Mother’s Day, Dr. Pamela King invites all mothers to focus on their purpose in order to live more fulfilling lives.

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Planting Seeds of Healing Through Spirituality

By Stephanie Trudeau | April 30, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher, 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 Pamela Ebstyne King | April 23, 2020

Dr. Pam King 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 that help ground the body and 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 Pamela Ebstyne 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

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 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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