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Learning to Trust Myself

Have you ever trusted someone? I believe that everyone has trusted in something and or someone at one point in their lives. Here’s another question, have you ever trusted yourself? I don't know about you but I haven't ever thought about trusting myself until just a...

Integrity

I read an article a few years ago, that was shared with me through Youth for Freedom called "Integrity; Without it Nothing Works". After reading this, I had a major shift of perspective and since then I have been much more serious about my habits, my patterns, and...

Leadership

A new approach to leadership: Leaders who’ve learned to let it go. Old school leadership took on a “Do as I’m doing! Follow, follow me!” mentality. Success being determined by quality and quantity of sheep. A “Mother knows best”, from the movie Tangled approach with...

Boundaries

At the Freedom Extreme in St. George, I participated in a simulation involving creating boundaries. We paired with partners and each partner would instruct us how to move. If they gave us the hand motion to stop, we stopped. If they gave us the motion to move...

Awkward Sharks

Two years ago, I stumbled into an emotional circus called Youth For Freedom (YFF). I had signed up to be a counselor with no foreknowledge of what YFF had to offer. I found myself at a training surrounded by people I didn’t know, using a jargon that was completely...

Hiding In Plain Sight

Remember that time when you answered someone’s question with an answer taken from an entirely separate experience? And then you justify that answer and classify it as ‘truth’ because, in the past it was true, this is the answer they want to hear, they have an agenda...

POWERFULLY LISTENING

The goal of powerfully listening is to help the speaker find answers or solace from themselves rather than from you; or if necessary, be open to your suggestions in a way that is powerful for them. You do this by being involved in the discussion while taking yourself...

Awareness and Love

  I attended a Suicide Awareness training course put on by our community. It was fascinating. They showed us a map of The U.S. and had the highest suicide deaths in red. The entire western United States was lit up. Why? I asked. What have the Eastern states...

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