Care Packages for the Soul

Guiding young adults to gracefully navigate the ups and downs of life as they grow through high school, college, and life .

Fostering Resilience, Self-Direction, and Complete Well-Being.

Academic instruction doesn’t prepare young people to deal with life challenges. Despite skyrocketing rates of anxiety, stress, depression, and suicide among young adults, only 10-15% seek help at their college counseling centers. A 2019 survey by the American College Health Associates found that, in the past year, undergraduates felt overwhelming anxiety (66%), so depressed it was difficult to function (45%), hopeless (60%), exhausted (not by physical exercise) (85%), lonely (66%), and considered suicide (13%).

Care Packages for the Soul have 5 elements:

  1. CREW Foundational Course: can be offered as an accelerated summer program, freshman seminar, or year-long experience. Unleashes the Creativity, Resilience, Empathy, and Well-Being of students.

  2. A coaching CREW of 10-15 students supported by a Coach that meet weekly online.

  3. Creativity Projects that get students in the flow of their own creativity and well-being.

  4. Notes to My Younger Self: short videos from successful and happy adults to their younger selves.

  5. Inspirational poems, videos, articles, and blogs.

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CREW Foundational Course (Creativity, Resilience, Empathy, & Wisdom)

The core of Care Packages for the Soul is an online course that introduces the understanding of subtractive psychology. Colleges have the option of tailoring it to their institution and offering it as a for-credit course.

“Life is like any other contact sport. You may encounter hardships of one sort or another. Wise people find happiness not in the absence of such hardships, but in their ability to understand them when they occur.”

— Sydney Banks, The Missing Link

The Power of a Hidden Variable

There is a hidden variable within each of us that either empowers or disempowers us. When people understand the nature of this hidden variable, it changes everything.

College is a time when we need to be able to access our best thinking and creativity. Unfortunately, skyrocketing levels of stress, anxiety, and depression are limiting our students’ creativity, innovation, and thinking.

Many of us believe success comes from pushing ourselves, striving, and handling stress. We often think there is a trade-off between success and personal well-being. When people discover this hidden variable, they have higher levels of performance without stress, anxiety, or depression.

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Note to My Younger Self

Three Principles psychiatrists, psychologists, and coaches share the secrets to a good life and how understanding this hidden variable has transformed their lives.

You are a Creative Being

Connect with the boundless creative energy that powers your soul.

A collection of fun explorations to release your Inner Artist

Paint, Write, Sing, Craft, Bring an Idea to Life, Create!

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.

Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

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