Written by Don Miguel Ruiz ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you
Written by Don Miguel Ruiz DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as
Written by Don Miguel Ruiz DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY Nothing others do is because of you. What others say or do is a projection of
Best selling author Brene Brown’s concept of fitting in versus truly belonging has stuck with me since I first heard of it two years ago.
According to Stanford Children’s Health, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that follows an event that the person finds terrifying, either behaviorally or
“We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
“There’s nothing more beautiful than when you prove to yourself just how strong you are.” Unknown
“The world you see is created by what you focus on. It is never too late to adjust your lens.” Unknown
“Making a big life change is pretty scary. But know what’s even scarier? REGRET Zig Ziglar
Be honest with yourself. You don’t do yourself any favors if you aren’t 100% honest with yourself about how things are going and how you are
“In my world there are NO BAD KIDS, just impressionable, conflicted young people wrestling with EMOTIONS & IMPULSES, trying to communicate their FEELINGS & NEEDS
What resilience is… Resilience is the ability to cope and thrive in the face of negative events, challenges or adversity. Key attributes of resilience in
“If they respect you, respect them. If they disrespect you, still respect them. Do not allow the actions of others to decrease your good manners,
My cerebral palsy (CP) made me the person I am today. It has shown me that there is strength that can be found within our
“Don’t confuse your path with your destination, just because it’s stormy now, doesn’t mean you aren’t headed for sunshine.” Unknown
“From every wound there is a scar, and ever scar tells a story. A story that says, “I SURVIVED.” CRAIG SCOTT
“It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to, has power over you, if you allow it.” Leon Brown
According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, It doesn’t matter how smart teens are or how well they scored on the SAT or ACT.
Would be a great poster resource for any young adult to see as a simple reminder in any classroom or common area.
There is wide understanding that resilience – the ability to respond positively to life’s challenges – is an important skill for healthy youth development. However,
Throughout the journey of life, there’s a multitude of instances where human interaction can pursue oneself in ways we can’t control, or at least make
“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” Anonymous
“We fall. We break. We fail … But then, we rise, we heal, we overcome.” Kiana Azizian
Mental illnesses are common in the United States. As of 2016, nearly 44.7 million adults and one in five U.S youth live with a mental
“As bad as it was, I learned something about myself. That I could go through something like that and SURVIVE.” Nicholas Sparks
“Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.” Robert Tew
“Staying positive does not mean that things will turn out okay. Rather, it is knowing that you will be okay no matter how things turn
Although many youth normally are carefree , many adolescents experience emotional difficulties throughout stages of their young life. As a past K-12 teacher and now
“Never wish them pain. That’s not who you are. If they caused you pain, they must have pain inside. Wish them healing. That’s what they
As a correctional educator of both youthful and adult offenders for over a decade the follow blog from Michael Sandberg’s Data Visualization is very telling.
“My scars tell a story. They are reminders of when life tried to break me, but failed.” Anonymous
Having a rough morning? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? That’s called purpose. You’re alive for a reason. Don’t give up. Anonomyous
What is it like working with at-risk youth? Educators teach youth of all different abilities and needs. As someone with juvenile and adult corrections education