Patrick Cook-Deegan is a speaker, mentor, and wilderness guide. A graduate of Brown University and a Fulbright scholar, he runs his own organization that mentors young men, leads wilderness immersions, and teaches workshops at high schools and colleges around the world.
Stories by Patrick Cook-Deegan
Many students go through high school bored and unengaged. Patrick Cook-Deegan explains what a purpose-driven curriculum would look like.
Articles: How to Help Teens Find PurposeBy Patrick Cook-Deegan | April 16, 2015
Teens are naturally driven to seek new experiences—and that may be the key to helping them develop a sense of purpose in life.
Articles: How to Forge a Mentoring RelationshipBy Patrick Cook-Deegan | February 17, 2015
Intergenerational mentoring carries many benefits, but it's becoming more and more rare. Here are some tips for renewing an age-old practice.
A mindfulness teacher shares what he's learned about teaching moment-to-moment awareness to teenagers.
Recent research sheds light on a question that obsesses many people.
A new review of many studies suggests that our personality isn't as unchangeable as we think.
Research suggests that spending too little time in nature deprives us of benefits to our health, happiness, and creativity.
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