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The Power of Drumming

Epictetus, the Greek Stoic philosopher is quoted as saying,

“We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.”

This idea is often repeated in...

How To Boost Your Teen’s Self-Esteem

Everyone has a constant inner monologue running 24/7. You talk to yourself more than anyone else. And what you say in your mind shapes your self-esteem, which literally impacts everything in your...

The question: why do we bow drill?

I have been thinking about this question for a while. After four years in the field, hundreds of personal embers and who knows how many more witnessed, you would think it would be easy for me to...

Get Ahead of the Curve: Preventative Measures to Help Teens Avoid Risky Behaviors

What a valuable, purposeful and honorable position you are in! Whether you’re a parent, family member, teacher, therapist, or friend, you have the opportunity to change a teen’s life! Perhaps...

Negativity Bias in Family Relationships

Negativity bias is a term used to describe the tendency of the human brain to notice problems or threats more readily than positive or beneficial situations. One theory on why this tendency exists...

Please be breathing, please…

It’s 5:34 am, my eyes fly open, my heart is racing, and I jump out of bed as quietly as possible, I quickly go down the hall to his room, the entire time praying “please be here, please be ok,...

Nomadic Wilderness as a Relational Model of Healing Substance Use

I have worked in a multitude of treatment settings from sober living communities, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, a university, and most recently found myself in a new container: the...

Asking Questions and Living the Answers: Finding Identity in the Wilderness

I discovered this incredible work by chance while searching through a listing of outdoor jobs on an online database in the summer of 2011. As a recent college graduate, I was neck deep in the...

The Benefits of Mindfulness

Now that you know the basics about mindfulness, let’s dive in a little bit more…

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