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Teens: Make a Conscious Effort Each Day to Seek the Positive

  A defining moment As some of you know, I have a nephew who has autism. His name is Patrick. During a recent school assembly I mentioned Patrick; and how he would never grow up to do certain things that other students are able to do. A sister of a student with special needs who was in […]

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Teen Talk – The Past is Always Following You

I once read a quote that said, “How many moments in life can you point to and say: That’s when it all changed.” This quote in particular has made me think about moments in my life that have changed me forever beyond what words can express. Ever since I was a little girl, I can […]

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Jeff Yalden Blog Seeking Teen Writers for New Upcoming Feature “Teen Talk Tuesdays”

International Youth Motivational Speaker Jeff Yalden is looking for 10 teen writers to contribute to our upcoming new blog series “Teen Talk Tuesdays”.  Successful candidates will possess solid writing skills and a strong desire to share their perspectives on issues that teens are facing today. We are really excited about this new series and we […]

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Proud to Be a “Try Hard”: A Teen’s Response to Jeff Yalden’s Latest Motivational Minutes

Have you ever been called a “try hard?” Have you ever been criticized for participating in too many things?  For being too good at something?  For dressing too nice?  As a high school senior in too many activities to fit on a one-page resume, I know just how this feels.  However, if you truly love what […]

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