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(Issue #596) Caregiver or Care Taker?


Caregivers have clear boundaries and limits.Care takers do not—and the results can be heartbreaking. ~~~~~ In his book, The Anger Solution: The Proven Method for Achieving Calm, and Developing Healthy, Long-Lasting Relationships, John Lee distinguishes between boundaries and limits. Two … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Beaches Watch


For more on the mission of this page click here. ~~~~~ Past issues of “Community Bright Spots!” have focused on architecture, parks, nature, art, and recreation. Each post encouraged (hopefully) readers to pause and reflect on the beauty and positivity … Continue reading

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(Issue #595) Just Call My Name


We are fortunate when we have some we can call on.Others are fortunate when they can call on us. ~~~~~ Been noodling around with cover tunes over the past few weeks. One I had played years ago with a band … Continue reading

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(Issue #594) The Sunrise is the Experience


Color. Texture. Sound. Feel. Location. Sea Life. Energy. Self. ~~~~~ Heard it again. About sunrise and redundancy. “I don’t get it. Sunrise, again? Why bother? They all look the same!” Were to begin? First, I’ll offer that one may prefer … Continue reading

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(Issue #593) What You Want to Be or What You Want to Do?


Remain curious as you connect your passion, purpose, and pursuits. What might you be denying? What is your true self? What is your true identity and what is a mask? Where is the thin place that may help you gain … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Music as Social Capital


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. In 2003, the Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts and Recreation committee supported an idea that led to the founding of two music events: Acoustic Night and Songwriters Night. Acoustic … Continue reading

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(Issue #592) Me or Us?


A functioning community provides a safe place for its members to explore, learn, fail, and grow. That requires the community members to make room for aspirations beyond their own (self-centered?) biases. ~~~~~ Energy practitioners believe the fifth energy chakra—the Throat … Continue reading

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(Issue #591) Offering a Question or a Judgment?


We do not start the dialogue discounting the other person…. I’ve written before about the importance of authentic questions and the power of epistemic curiosity. They inextricably connect to one another and lead to sustained cognitive effort to learn and … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Skate Parks


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. Atlantic Beach (FL) and Jacksonville Beach (FL) each offer a space for the skate enthusiasts. First, Atlantic Beach and its Oceanside Rotary Skate Park located in Jack Russell … Continue reading

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(Issue #590) 115 Years Ago


Little did they know in 1924 that, in about the time it took them to finish high school,they would enter sixteen years of sacrifice. Among the memorabilia at thee Fernandina Beach Schoolhouse Inn is a photo of the a 1924 … Continue reading

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