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Is bad really all bad?

Is bad really all bad?

By Kandice Henning We live in a dualistic world of opposites, hot and cold, dark and light, good and bad, etc. But is bad really all bad? Or it is interlaced with silver linings, with learnings and...

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Practice Makes Progress

Practice Makes Progress

By Jared Mason I reached a surprising milestone this year. I have been drawing for a quarter of a century. When I was a little kid, most of my drawings came in the form of doodles in the margins of...

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The Stories We Tell

The Stories We Tell

By Kandice Henning What story do you tell yourself about your life? Life always continues to happen around us: ups and downs and everything in between. We cannot control life… who gets hurt, who...

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You Never Know – The Art of Staying Open

You Never Know – The Art of Staying Open

By Kandice Henning, Alive Center Founder & CEO February 24, 2018 “Seriously, you never know, so stop thinking that you do.” This was a conversation that I was having with myself on the last...

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Everyday Courage

By Caitlin Holzer, Naperville North High School Class of 2016 & Alive Teen Alumni I am going to start with part of my conclusion, we do not have to do everything on our own. There is no finish...

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Self-Power over Self-Pressure Blog

Numbers drive our world… 89.5 – the minimum percentage to earn an A in a class, 36 – the maximum ACT score, 1600 – the maximum SAT score, 4.0 – the maximum unweighted GPA, and on it goes. Why? It’s simple: numbers make things easier to grapple with, understand, and then share. Fitness is often defined by numbers like your mile time

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