In the United States Marine Corps (USMC) thirteen week bootcamp, many lessons are imparted to recruits from their drill instructors. One more recent lesson specifically designed by the USMC is to awaken a recruit’s internal locus of control. This is the belief that people can influence their future by the choices they make in the… Read more »
On Saturday, March 25th, a group of 16 women gathered in the Mansfield Hall cafe in leggings and athletic wear. Donuts from Dunkin, combined with the promise of punching and kicking out some stress or anger, served as adequate motivation for a morning event – even on the weekend. As a community (students, fellows, interns,… Read more »
Why goal setting takes time. Because it is a risk. Because it means saying out loud (at least to ourselves, but probably to others) that we want to change, grow, and build new skills. This takes courage. This takes hard work. This is vulnerable. We might falter, or flail, or possibly even fail. And failure… Read more »
On Tuesdays at Mansfield Hall we gather as a community. Wait, read that last sentence again, because it is a big deal! On Tuesdays at Mansfield Hall we gather as a community. Community is the ground from which all our work at Mansfield Hall grows. It is the substrate of our relationships, it is the… Read more »
At Mansfield Hall we’re passionate about the idea of destinations. Destinations provide us with a goal or end point. They help clarify what the finish line looks like. They illuminate a pathway; and they allow us to measure our steps along the way. At Mansfield Hall, each of our students has a destination. While no… Read more »
People frequently ask me: How do you know you have achieved success with a young adult? When do you know they are ready to transition to independence?