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 growth? Life is not meant to be an endless string of pleasantries. I...

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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 notebooks or church programs. I would tear out the little corners and...

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The Stories We Tell

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...

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You Never Know – The Art of Staying Open

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...

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Our Mission:

Our Mission is to be a teen-led, teen-driven center focused on empowering the youth of today to become the impassioned, resilient leaders of tomorrow.

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What is Alive?

The Alive Center serves teens and adults that are interested in connecting with what makes them come alive, increasing their health and well-being and having a stronger sense of community and belonging – with a goal being to lead an inspired, vibrant and fulfilled life.

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