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February 15th, 2024

Building Resilience in the Great Outdoors


One of the recent projects I am excited about is a training series we’re creating for the Therapy and…

December 7th, 2023

Connection Activities for a Work Setting


In previous blog posts I’ve highlighted the significance of Peter Block’s concept of Connection Before Content. It is important…

September 21st, 2023

Magical Moments with Miracle Heights Adventures


For most kids, summertime is simply magical. From the rush of freedom that comes from being out of school…

July 19th, 2023

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What Exactly is “Team Building?”


As I’ve written before, I am convinced there are few phrases that can strike such vivid horror and dread…

May 25th, 2023

Fear and Psychological Safety in Our Teams


Before we dive in, let’s remember that being fearless is not a thing. As noted in the Fear episode…

March 23rd, 2023

Building Youth Resilience Through Play


When you meet a kid for the first time, you might ask them something as simple as “What do…

January 26th, 2023

Using the Enneagram to Develop a Positive Work Culture


Several years ago my grad school advisor, and all-around incredible researcher, thinker, and educator, Dr. Barry Garst shared with…

August 10th, 2022


Triggered: Practical Exercises for Self-Regulation


What should I do when I feel triggered? Our Director of Experiential Learning, Andrew Florence, offers some practical exercises…

June 29th, 2022

team building through a trauma informed lense

Why Team Building Through a Trauma-Informed Lens?


Many of my working hours I am either actively team building, learning about team building, or even just thinking…

August 12th, 2021

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Engaging our Survival Brain


I spend a significant amount of my working hours on our aerial adventure park or our Aerial Teams Course…