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Community Bright Spots! Lifeguard Stations


NOTE: You can find more information about the purpose of this page here. For three weeks I will highlight one lifeguard station from each of our beach communities. This week: The City of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. According to its website, The … Continue reading

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(Issue #577) The Legacy of a Legend


Recognizing the talent in yourself to help another find the talent within them.What a way to celebrate and give back. Four years ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with a legend when Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne gave me … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Neighborhood Schools


NOTE: You can find more information about the purpose of this page here. The public elementary schools pictured below have helped build a sense of community at our beaches. Note: Atlantic Beach Elementary (ABE) was built during the Great Depression … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Outdoor Murals


Atlantic Beach, FL initiated a murals project in 2021. You can read about it here. A few of the pieces of the artwork appear on this page. All photos taken by Steve Piscitelli (The Growth and Resilience Network®). More information … Continue reading

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(Issue #576) Imagine The Karma Of Nobody Told Me


Or maybe we chose—and choose—to imaginethat what we heard and saw would be a passing thing with no immediate consequences. A few months before his murder in 1980, John Lennon entered the studio to record “Nobody Told Me.” It would … Continue reading

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(Issue #575) Eleven Years Ago


As you look at the titles and snippets below, has the past informed the present? What have we learned and what do we still need to master—or at least face? On May 31, 2010, I sat in an Austin hotel … Continue reading

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(Issue #574) Did You Really See That?


What we know we saw, we may not have seen at all. One of the first steps in critical thinking requires we recognize assumptions.  When we read, see, or hear something, before we draw a conclusion do we evaluate the … Continue reading

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(Issue #573) Minding Your To-Don’ts


What do you have on your “To-Don’t” list? What would you like to add? One of the most significant signals Roxie and I learned as we navigated Canine Good Citizen class consists of two words: Leave It! It is a … Continue reading

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(Issue #572) Determining Relevance: Three Words


Consider three words—three questions—when determiningthe relevance of your actions. During my teaching career (classroom and workshops) providing relevant instruction motivated me each day. The bottom-line question that challenged me: “How does what I do today have relevance for the people … Continue reading

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(Issue #571) IKIGAI


Energetic intersections for meaning. Building on last week’s post about finding, understanding, and embracing your meaning, let’s turn to the Japanese concept of Ikigai. Attributed to an Okinawan origin, and consisting of four points of intersection, it refers to life’s … Continue reading

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