132018Dec
LEAP WITH US: Grab Your Elf Hat   

LEAP WITH US: Grab Your Elf Hat   

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) If you’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to get involved in your community, the holiday season is the ideal time. The cold weather can be tough for those in need, presenting health concerns and…

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62018Dec
LEAP WITH US: Don’t Let the Holiday Pass You By   

LEAP WITH US: Don’t Let the Holiday Pass You By   

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) With Christmas just a few short weeks away, it’s only a matter of time before stress levels start to rise. It’s an unfortunate result of such a joyous holiday that, rather than being filled with…

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292018Nov
LEAP WITH US: Decision-Making Made Easy   

LEAP WITH US: Decision-Making Made Easy   

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Decision-making can be tough. In fact, depending on your personality, it can be a downright dreaded part of life. There is a lot of pressure behind making choices – after all, they can have a…

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222018Nov
LEAP WITH US: Thanks-GIVE-ing

LEAP WITH US: Thanks-GIVE-ing

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) There isn’t another holiday that is more about thinking of others than Thanksgiving – after all, giving thanks is in the name! And while this special day is an excellent reminder to consider the ways…

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152018Nov
LEAP WITH US: Overcoming Holiday Depression & Anxiety

LEAP WITH US: Overcoming Holiday Depression & Anxiety

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) For most, the winter months are a happy time, filled with comforting thoughts of warmth, family, friends and holidays, but for the less fortunate or those who have suffered the loss of a loved one,…

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82018Nov
LEAP WITH US: 25 Ways to Be More Confident

LEAP WITH US: 25 Ways to Be More Confident

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) For some, confidence and success just comes easy. But for others, self-doubt seems to control the conversation. We can all be a little too hard on ourselves from time to time. When we draw a…

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12018Nov
LEAP WITH US: Don’t Let the Cold Weather Stop You   

LEAP WITH US: Don’t Let the Cold Weather Stop You   

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) If you’re thinking cold weather means time spent with the youth in your life will be limited, think again. There are so many indoor opportunities not only to have some fun, but mix in some…

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262018Oct
LEAP WITH US: You Can Prevent Bullying  

LEAP WITH US: You Can Prevent Bullying  

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) The effects of bullying don’t stop when the assault has finished. Those who have been bullied by others will carry the memory with them for the rest of their lives. Words and actions stick, seriously…

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182018Oct
LEAP WITH US: Get Involved in Your Student or Mentee’s Life

LEAP WITH US: Get Involved in Your Student or Mentee’s Life

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) The Leap Foundation DC mission is to “bridge the gap between hope and achievement.” This means we’re working hard every day to meet the needs of disadvantaged youth who simply need a stage for their…

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112018Oct
LEAP WITH US: Commit to Connecting

LEAP WITH US: Commit to Connecting

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) In last week’s column, we shared “25 Ways to Connect in a Busy World,” because we understand that the stresses of work, raising a family, commuting and maintaining a schedule can make it extremely difficult…

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52018Oct
LEAP WITH US: 25 Ways to Connect in a Busy World 

LEAP WITH US: 25 Ways to Connect in a Busy World 

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Wake to alarm. Start the day earlier than desired. Work later than planned. Grab something unhealthy to “get by.” Go to bed. Repeat. Does this scenario sound familiar? Unfortunately, it does for a lot of…

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282018Sep
LEAP WITH US: There’s more to exercise than looking good

LEAP WITH US: There’s more to exercise than looking good

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) There are the obvious benefits of daily physical activity: a healthy heart and a lean body, but encouraging the youth in your life to stick to a fitness plan offers hidden advantages. Dr. Clayton Lawrence,…

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