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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.

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Breaking Open: The Joys and Laments of Vaccinated Living

By Pamela Ebstyne King | Apr 30, 2021

As our country slowly begins to re-open, Pamela King calls us to re-orient our lives towards what matters most and brings us joy.

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Sense of Purpose and Thriving: A College Student’s Perspective

By Henry Suarez | Apr 29, 2021

A college student reflects on the importance of finding a sense of purpose as the key to thriving in college.

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Empowering Youth to Thrive With, Through, and By Faith

By Meredith Hope | Feb 25, 2021

Dr. Meredith Hope discusses the role of religion in youth thriving, and ways caring adults can help enable spirituality in youth.

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Supporting Black Youth Towards Social Justice

By Nanyamka Redmond | Feb 24, 2021

Guest blogger, Dr. Nanyamka Redmond shares how caring adults can empower and encourage youth to be active agents of social justice.

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Being Part of the Village

By Anthony James | Feb 19, 2021

Guest blogger, Dr. Anthony James reflects on his adolescence and the importance of community in helping youth thrive.

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Love and Closeness in COVID-19

By Susan Mangan | Feb 14, 2021

It’s difficult to experience love when social distancing. Learn how you can become closer to your loved ones, even during a pandemic.

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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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