Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom
Hi, I'm Heidi ... a self-awareness explorer!
The Center for Human Potential aims to engage teenagers with a deep dive into who they are and who they aspire to be – it is our belief that this exploration of self will lead to living a more authentic life full of meaning, purpose and passion.
At a time when teenagers are about to make some very big decisions regarding education, careers, relationships, and social lives - decisions that cost time, money, energy, and focus - it's imperative to understand personal belief systems, motivating values, underlying desires, coping mechanisms, habit-making and -breaking strategies, emotional triggers, and more.
When you partner with The Center for Human Potential, you'll:
The Center for Human Potential believes the fundamental job of teenagers is to answer the question:
Who Am I?
We believe they are eager to do this work by having these conversations, making important peer connections, getting curious, asking tough questions, being seen and heard, being vulnerable, self-reflecting and dreaming big!
Not with parents -who sometimes discipline, teachers -who typically grade, therapists -who try to heal, or even coaches -who want to push. But, with each other, who probably understand!
Recent Blog Posts
Cold Water Dipping and Mental Health
Introducing something new into your life can re-energize and rejuvenate your mental state. It can lead to self-discovery and new ideas. For those dealing with depression or anxiety issues, diving into a new hobby or new adventure can pave the road toward recovery. Challenge yourself to try something new. Find adventure. Flip your perspective upside…Read More
What’s the Point of School?
I found myself enjoying What’s the Point of School? by Emma B. Perez, which wasn’t much of a surprise. See, I was lucky enough to spend an hour in May chatting with Emma about our mutual passion helping teenagers get curious about life beyond school when she mentioned she had written this book. Before I…Read More
Questions for Teenagers
Do you ever wonder why: certain people or situations make you feel energized or inspired while others make you feel drained or disconnected? you have a hard time making decisions? you struggle to understand what it is you actually feel when someone asks “how are you?” you stress about situations in life that seem ‘easy’…Read More
It’s Their Job
I just finished reading Untamed by Glennon Doyle. If excessive highlighting is any indication of a formal book review, I’d say this one ranks pretty high. While I’m sad it’s over (and I’m down an entire pink highlighter), I’m glad I took the time to identify passages that struck me. Doyle is a fantastic storyteller…Read More
A Good Cry
Have you ever set aside time to simply express emotion? Not like actually saying “on Tuesday night at 5 o’clock, I will plan to be mad for 30 minutes,” but more like recognizing the need when it arises and just making time instead of ‘pushing through’. It doesn’t feel authentic to just push through, yet…Read More
What is Positive Psychology?
Positive psychology isn’t about being positive all the time. However, it does promote building optimism (and in turn, opportunity), as it helps us move into a place of possibility. Our brains are wired to notice and place more emphasis on the negative, a strategy that helped our stone-age predecessors survive but isn’t optimized to help…Read More
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