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Chris Chase

Seasons of Darkness and Light

Carl Jung once stated: “Everything psychic is pregnant with the future.” He says that we need “to be at home in the darkness of suffering and there...

Communion Has No Expiration

I was having a conversation with one mentor at the Braid Holiday Party who shared how her favorite holiday was Thanksgiving because it was the time when...

With Gratitude for the Caregiver

On three separate occasions this week I have been reminded of one of the great privileges that we are allowed as Braid, whether as mentors, facilitators or...

Witnessing Joy

Our visit to San Francisco State University last week was awesome and made even better by two factors. The first was the brilliance of our two guides,...

Being An Agent of Agency

Whereas around 30% of the general population has attained a Bachelors degree, only 2.5% of foster youth have attained the same degree. In her doctoral dissertation, “Narratives...

Hope Wins Out

Michelle Obama recently visited the “Today” show for the International Day of the Girl. One of the hosts of the show asked Michelle Obama if she still...

The Journey of Growth

A couple of years ago I was gifted a succulent in a wonderfully bright yellow pot. I like house plants so was very excited about the gift....

Contemplating the Soul

I wonder what you think about the concept of a soul? I find myself believing that there is overwhelming evidence to their existence through the teachings and...

Measuring Success

Over the last few months Braid has been working on a strategic plan. As a part of that plan we have been conducting research into other mentoring...

Being Chosen

“Chosen” is a new exhibit being developed by the Foster Youth Museum. It is a celebration and a public record of the life experience that belongs to...