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(Issue #599) A Reminder About Our Non-Negotiables


Do not allow your non-negotiables to become negotiable. ~~~~~ I’ve written and spoken about the importance of recognizing and prioritizing the non-negotiables in our lives. Things like health, family, social connections, purpose, spirituality, boundaries, and limits. At times, though, we … Continue reading

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(Issue #566) I Will


Seventy years ago, Marie and Dominic had dreams.One reaching beyond and the other attempting to create a comfort zone. As you read the beginning of this post, you might think it is a sad and dreary remembrance. It isn’t. If … Continue reading

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(Issue #532) For What It’s Worth


Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong. -Stephen Stills-  What consequences evolve when lines drawn in the sand become immovable walls? We could say the walls reflect the non-negotiable values that people stand up for and believe. A moral code.  Opposing walls … Continue reading

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(Issue #492) Using Demonstrations for Teambuilding and Prioritization


Regardless of the topic, demonstrations can drive home a point that may be lost in a lecture or in a reading. My decades of teaching, speaking, and facilitating have reinforced that people need to connect with the speaker and the … Continue reading

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(#440) What Matters Now?


When you set your goals you said to yourself, “These matter to me.” As you review where you have been and where you want to go, ask yourself, “What matters now?”  And then act on it. While we set goals … Continue reading

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(#375) Capacities for Community Growth and Resilience


A community needs to be vigilant; to continuously deepen and develop capacities for sharing, cooperating, and growing. Last week, we looked at the broad topic of community—factors that define, foster, and hinder it. Let’s drill down a bit. Have you … Continue reading

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(#275) What Do You Carry In Your Backpack?


It’s one thing to know we need to shed the extra baggage but it is quite another thing to actually do it. Most often I do not have any idea what my next blog will address. There isn’t any grand … Continue reading

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(#194) Honor the Past. Celebrate the Present. Embrace the Future.


“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” (Soren Kierkegaard) In 2009 I was at Lynn University to facilitate a series of presentations for faculty and students. During one segment of a studio interview I reflected … Continue reading

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(#183) Now Is My Time


NOW is truly all we are sure of at anytime. What are we doing with the NOW we are experiencing? This week I received my blog inspiration from a Deepak Chopra meditation session. His centering thought came in a few … Continue reading

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(#179) Stop, Reflect, Evaluate


 Do you want someone else or something else to determine where you will end up? Is your growth intentional?  We just passed the halfway point of the semester on campus.  Midterm exams have come and gone. Although students receive continual … Continue reading

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