The Hunter’s Mind – An Alternative Perspective on ADD/ADHD

In the course of a year we work with dozens of schools and organizations, and many hundreds of young participants. Invariably, some of these young people have an ADD or ADHD diagnosis. It would be all too easy… Read More

The Importance of Self-Care

“Self-care is a touchy subject. That’s because our society largely views self-care as selfish, slothful and overly indulgent…Yet, it’s anything but. Taking good care of yourself not only makes your life more fulfilling and contributes to your well-being, but… Read More

Reflections on Integrity

Recently I’ve found myself reflecting on the notion of integrity. Sounds simple enough, right? That’s what I thought. With each unique person and mind comes the possibility of interpreting even the most basic of things differently than the… Read More

When Bullying Turns Tragic

A recent article in the LA Times citing the journal JAMA Pediatrics addresses the hard and intuitive truth that bullied children are more likely to consider and attempt suicide. And, in tragic confirmation of this fact, we now… Read More

Yik Yak, Bullying, and Internet Anonymity

When Spiderman/Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben paraphrased Voltaire saying, “With great power come great responsibility,” he probably wasn’t referring to smartphones in the hands of high school students. But, as technology continues to find its way into the hands… Read More

Anti-Bullying Ad Aimed at Grown-Ups Could Change the World

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There is a lot of quality content being created and shared by the people at The Good Men Project, and this anti-bullying ad from France is just one example. Recasting the bullied and the bullies as adults rather… Read More

The Power of Kindness

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” –… Read More

A Sincere Compliment

I couldn’t agree more with Jeremiah Anthony’s classmates: he is an inspiration. Taking the simple idea of challenging bullying with compliments, he has affected his entire high school and created an environment of positivity that impacts students of… Read More

Peeking Into the Life of a Middle Schooler Through Poetry

This video has been circulating on the web for a little while now, but it is so very relevant to the experience we are creating with our “You Belong” program. It is the many feelings, struggles, hopes and doubts… Read More

“Bullying” Has Little Resonance With Teenagers

Below is a great article on the potential misses in the conversation between teens and adults around bullying, compassion and empathy! It is so important when we are working with our youth that we meet them at a… Read More