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Welcome to True North!

“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” -Bilbo Baggins

Nice move! You're a lifetime member of the True North Course. Below, find links to all videos, worksheets, and transcripts for Modules 1-5. I hope you'll come back again and again to True North in order for the principles to sink in and take root in your heart.

Please email Stacey with any questions or technical issues: staceysumereau@gmail.com

Module 1: Set Your Compass

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Video 1

  • The Navigation Model that clears up confusion

  • Focusing on WHO rather than WHAT

  • Why vocation and career are less important than you think

Image by Johannes Plenio

Video 2

  • What is discernment, really?

  • The benefits and necessity of waiting- everyone’s least favorite part

  • Which areas are out of our control, (and yes, that’s a good thing)

  • Why we should always be discerning

Image by Agnieszka Boeske

Video 3

  • Your circle of control

  • How to expand your control

  • Set a realistic, achievable action goal for the Course

Module 2: Anchored in God

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Image by Alex H. Pflaum

Video 1

  • The prayer that changed my life (and will change yours too!)

  • Move from distrust to divine intimacy

  • How to hear God speak, and what he says

  • Five practical ways to pray anyone can do

Image by Rana Sawalha

Video 3

  • What God has promised

  • How to love reading scripture, even if you’ve tried and given up before

  • Praying the Liturgy of the Hours

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Video 2

  • Banish the fear that God’s will is misery

  • Move from distrust to intimacy in prayer

  • How to approach God with confidence

  • How to hear God speak

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Video 4

  • St. Ignatius’s method for having a conversation with God

  • Three practical prayer methods you can do right now

  • Optimizing your prayer time

Module 3: Your True Self

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Video 1

  • Why your vocation won’t fulfill you

  • Vocational readiness evaluation

  • Identify untrue paradigms

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Video 2

  • Examined vs. unexamined beliefs (paradigms)

  • Identify paradigms you have about yourself

  • Your true identity as beloved and adopted

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Video 3

  • How the brain develops negative thought patterns

  • A practical method to master a healthy mindset

  • Four more strategies to support and sustain a truthful self-image

Module 4: Wanderlust, Desires and Dreams

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Video 1

  • The desires of the world’s wisest man

  • My desires vs. God’s desires: which is which?

  • The mindset shift that’ll allow you to be content right now

Image by Christopher Burns

Video 3

  • Find your WHY

  • Identify common but insufficient motivations for living your purpose

  • St. Ignatius’s one-minute “gut reaction” rule for finding deepest desires

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Video 2

  • Why the heart’s desires are too little, not too much

  • Identify temporary vs. lasting desires

  • How to manifest an unspecified call to greatness

  • “Don’t deny: ally”

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Video 4

  • Three common fallacies: the arrival fallacy, the time-wasting fallacy, and the originality fallacy

  • Overcome fear of suffering

  • How to avoid the most common deathbed regrets

Module 5: Embark with Courage

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Video 1

  • The three good times to make a sound decision

  • Why God often doesn’t give definite answers

  • What to do when you don’t have a clear answer

Image by Dimitry Anikin

Video 3

  • Eight questions that distinguish the voice of God from the voice of the devil

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Video 2

  • Six tools from St. Ignatius you can use right now to decide anything

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Video 4

  • How three saints failed at discerning their vocations

  • Why you should welcome failure

  • How to interpret potential signs from God