Thriving cannot be achieved without practices that will ground, connect, and direct our journeys.
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Our Thrive Model in the simplest form posits that thriving cannot be achieved without practices that build virtuous habits and identity. Such practices may not only help you change your life, but also the world around you. Our goal is to convert our research into tools to promote thriving, and measure the impact of those tools on human thriving.
Cleaning Up Your Relationships
“Unmitigated technology use is currently impacting our relational capacities by replacing time with actual humans and inhibiting the development of social skills. Such use spreads us too thin—beyond our relational capacity—among our many digital “friends,” develops a false sense of emotional intimacy without the accountability of actual relationships, and promotes unchecked individualism that is compromising…> Read More
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, light, and life in the world, and on the power of forgiveness. The story of Easter brings meaning to suffering and provides hope even in the most turbulent times. The…> 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 I wish I could offer each of you a specific thriving program with a guarantee that it would work for you. Add a little A to a smidge of B,…> 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, Remarkable Results by James Clear Why we like this book: James Clear offers concrete steps we all can take to change our habits for more purposeful living. If you have…> 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 a simple answer to the question of how to thrive. Offer more love. Love provides heart and motivation for the growth and contribution so essential for thriving – the love of…> 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 is. While love is not always easy, in my darkest hours, I am rarely soothed by the things I dislike. When the workload is too demanding, the back-to-back Zoom calls…> Read More
Conversing on Thriving
Pamela King discusses how community and purpose contribute to human development and flourishing.> Read More
Helping Youth with Failure
Pamela King talks purpose, spirituality, and social connection as assets for helping youth overcome failure.> Read More
Conversing on Sports
Benjamin Houltberg reflects on working with elite athletes, performance-based identity, and the role of community in sports.> Read More
Performance vs. Purpose
Benjamin Houltberg discusses the impact performance and success have on emotional wellbeing.> Read More
What It Means to Thrive in Life and How to Do It
Benjamin Houltberg defines thriving, sharing the key ways anyone can live a flourishing and purposeful life.> Read More
Installation Address: An Invitation to Thrive
In her installation address, Pamela King speaks on thriving as an invitation to embrace our purpose in God’s ongoing story.> Read More
Pamela King speaks on how we can cultivate our joy “muscles” and the benefits of joy.
Pamela King reflects on how gratitude can both guide us toward thriving and the good life.
Psychologists and neuroscientists discuss how spirituality plays a vital role in our thriving.
Experts share insights on how to respond to trauma and promote resilience in faith communities in this webinar.
Mindfulness experts share ways parents and caregivers can manage stress and practice self-compassion.
Child psychologists share ways parents and caregivers can support their children's mental health.
Our moderators talk about the complexity of the DACA ruling and moving forward.
Our moderators point to the importance of embracing creativity and spirituality.
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