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How Can I Connect With Others?

I had an experience recently where I was prompted to find someone in my life who had cried or expressed sadness recently and to talk to this person about the experience. I was unsure of this prompt. I was coming up with all sorts of personal excuses as to why this...

Do You Believe In Blessings?

Do you believe in blessings? Can you recall an event in your life where you were blessed? What about an event where you blessed someone else? I want to share a a story of a recent experience I had where I was a blessing to someone else. This is a story where I felt as...

Building Character

Building Character  “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.”  - James Anthony Froude This quote has always been interesting to me. As we all strive to develop our character, it requires much action. Defined...

Different Tastes

I've been seeing a post around around a lot that is just a list of a bunch of different foods. It said "How picky are you?" and you were suppose to cross off all the foods you refuse to eat. Seeing it  made me really happy. I looked through and saw...

Growing Gratitude

My peeps, join me on my gratitude journey. Get aboard my gratitude train and let’s take a ride down the thankful tracks. I judge myself, I compare myself, I have looked at myself and loathed every ounce of me, from the golden tint in my iris, to the shape of my head,...

The Power of Knowledge

Throughout my life I have often heard the saying “Knowledge is Power”. Is this true or do people say it because they heard someone else say it? Let’s figure this out. When you have experienced gaining knowledge, do you experience the gain of power? Have you ever read...

How are you changing the world?

At Youth For Freedom, we are aware that we all have the power and opportunities available to us to make a difference in this world.  There will always be moments where we have the ability to observe and recognize what is around us.  Henry Thoreau presented the...

Did You Forget?

September 2018 Newsletter Dearest friends and fellow humans,     Hi! How are you? What’s new? What’s good? What’s hard? What’s interesting? What’s up?     I’ve been growing a lot lately; studying the world, studying other people.     Here is something I’ve learned:...

What Do You Do With Your Time?

A couple months before Youth For Freedom, the staff and I met to have a 3-day training, and I was asked to give a presentation. I decided to tell them to do what they want for 10 minutes. When I asked them how they felt about how they used their time, most of them...

Being a Leader

Being A Leader What does it mean to be a leader? Have you ever given someone directions? Have you ever stood up for yourself or for others against the odds? Have you ever made a choice? If you have done any of these, then you are a leader. Are you human? Then you are...

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