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...

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...

Create your Change

by Emily Nay   I do not remember the first time I heard the Serenity Prayer. I do know I have made it my screen saver and displayed it on my walls to remind me of it every day.  I was sitting in deep prayer with my church peers in similar positions beside me. We...

Planning for Future Employment by Dr. James Chitwood

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...

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...

To Ignore or Not to Ignore? Is that Really a Question?

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....