Adolescent Brain Biology

A recent article published in the Nature Neuroscience Journal had some interesting information about why young adults behave the way they do, the findings shine some light on the old adage “if your friends jump off a cliff does that mean you have to?” The journal titled “Adolescent Brains Biologically Wired to Engage in Risky […]

Random Acts of Kindness

Something I’ve thought about a lot lately is the lack of community that our current society has. Whatever happened to the days when people did things for their neighbors, not for financial gain or recognition, but simply because it needed to be done? Are these societal gestures a relic of the past, or are they […]

Experiential Learning for Troubled Young Men

What is Experiential Learning and Why Does It Work? Experiential learning is a process through which students at Northwoods Ranch & Retreat are able to positively cultivate knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences beyond the traditional academic or therapeutic environment where they may otherwise have struggled. Experiential learning encompasses a variety of activities where […]