“Words can have more power than anyone realizes, and these words, have deepened the hearts and opened the eyes of many.”read more
The landscape of opportunity is evolving. The reality of the workplace is that we are in a state of drastic change. Every era has seen shifts in workplace opportunities. As with the industrial revolution through the desktop computer to the modern reality of robotic...read more
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 dies, whether a disaster happens, etc.- but we can control our reaction. We can choose to be...read more
By Kandice Henning, Alive Center Founder and CEO Somewhere along the way it became acceptable to ignore people as a form of communication instead of a simple “no” or “maybe”. We are living in a technological time where we frequently communicate via our devices....read more
“Reflection and How it Can Make You Who You Want to Be” By teen blogger Sam Rosacrans Summer is here, and hopefully all of of the stress and chaos from the school year has left your body already. If you’re not happy with the way your school year...read more
We’ve all heard the horror stories of the unfortunate man or woman stuck working a 9-5 boring desk job. Conventional logic follows that the earlier you figure out what you want to do, your “passion,” to use the buzzword, the better. We tell ourselves, if I figure out...read more
By Kandice Henning, Alive Center Founder & Executive Director 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 night of my 2018 yoga retreat at a beautiful resort...read more
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 line when learning to be assertive, so all that matters is the starting...read more
By Sam Rosacrans (Photo taken from one of my last concerts – Rammstein, one of the highlights of last Summer.) As we go throughout any stage of our life, whether it be middle school, high school, work or something different, we’re often plagued by...read more
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