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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.

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Helping Our Healthcare Workers: A Primer to Moral Injury

By Stephanie Trudeau | Aug 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 | Aug 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 | Aug 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 | Jul 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 | Jun 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 | Jun 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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Podcasts

Conversing on Thriving

By Pamela Ebstyne King | Nov 12, 2019

Pamela King discusses how community and purpose contribute to human development and flourishing.

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Helping Youth with Failure

By Pamela Ebstyne King | Mar 22, 2019

Pamela King talks purpose, spirituality, and social connection as assets for helping youth overcome failure.

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Conversing on Sports

By Benjamin Houltberg | Oct 9, 2018

Benjamin Houltberg reflects on working with elite athletes, performance-based identity, and the role of community in sports.

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Performance vs. Purpose

By Benjamin Houltberg | Aug 19, 2018

Benjamin Houltberg discusses the impact performance and success have on emotional wellbeing.

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What It Means to Thrive in Life and How to Do It

By Benjamin Houltberg | Oct 26, 2017

Benjamin Houltberg defines thriving, sharing the key ways anyone can live a flourishing and purposeful life.

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Installation Address: An Invitation to Thrive

By Pamela Ebstyne King | May 16, 2016

In her installation address, Pamela King speaks on thriving as an invitation to embrace our purpose in God’s ongoing story.

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Videos

Cultivating Our Capacity for Joy

Pamela King speaks on how we can cultivate our joy “muscles” and the benefits of joy.

Gratitude & Thriving

Pamela King reflects on how gratitude can both guide us toward thriving and the good life.

Neuroscience of Spiritual Formation

Psychologists and neuroscientists discuss how spirituality plays a vital role in our thriving.

The Church & Trauma in Times of the Pandemic

Experts share insights on how to respond to trauma and promote resilience in faith communities in this webinar.

Mindful Parenting During COVID-19

Mindfulness experts share ways parents and caregivers can manage stress and practice self-compassion.

Parenting During COVID-19

Child psychologists share ways parents and caregivers can support their children's mental health.

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Spiritual & Mental Health in Kids

Experts share ways the church and parents can address kids' spiritual and mental health needs during COVID-19.

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DACA Thriving Tuesdays 6

Our moderators talk about the complexity of the DACA ruling and moving forward.

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DACA Thriving Tuesdays 5

Our moderators process what the DACA ruling means for our community.

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DACA Thriving Tuesdays 4

Our moderators point to the importance of embracing creativity and spirituality.

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