Category Archives: Life lessons

(Issue #540) My Community Has A Sense of…My Community Struggles With….


Growth (professional and personal) benefits the community and the people it serves. Just as importantly, the growth can stimulate and sustain personal resilience. The concept of resilience—the ability to connect adaptability, recovery, discovery, and growth—has been getting a lot of … Continue reading

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(Issue #539) They Share. We Share.


Online resources have the capability to be symbiotic. In preparation for a webinar I will facilitate next month, I did an Internet search for “online resources for college students.” Google came back with nearly three billion. Billion. That’ll take a … Continue reading

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(Issue #538) The Package And The Person


Maybe if we focus on the person, we may come to see the packaging in a different light. “They’re nice but, you know, they belong to that political party.” “She’s a retired teacher. So cheerful. Just don’t understand how she … Continue reading

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(Issue #537) Critical Thinking Revisited


Critical thinking is not only looking for information that supports what we want to hear, see, or believe. It helps us see the fallacies in our assumptions. A few of the student success textbooks I wrote for Pearson Education focused … Continue reading

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(Issue #536) Inspirational Hatchling


It did not let a force bigger than itself keep it from its goal. It did not quit. A lesson taught. A lesson learned. ~Roxie~ In 2019, Roxie (my canine companion) and I came across a lone sea turtle hatchling … Continue reading

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(Issue #535) Conveying Your Story


In their story lies their strength for a better future. The same for you. [For those who follow my blog, you know I end each blog post with a video recommendation.  Don’t miss this week’s video.  I reached into the … Continue reading

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(Issue #534) Physically Distant Yet Socially Connected


As you, your family, and community practice physical distancing, how are you nourishing the appropriate social connections vital to your wellbeing? We have been inundated with an updated vocabulary this year. Not necessarily new words. The context has changed. I … Continue reading

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(Issue #533) Find Your Wave: Ride The Crest


If I do not get into the water, I cannot ride the wave. And if I do not ride the wave I will never experience the exhilaration and view from the crest.  Ocean waves long have been the subject of … 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 #531) Questioning Normal


What is it? What was it? Will it return? And maybe more importantly, should it return as it was? During the last four months, certain words and phrases have become commonplace references. Like: Abundance of caution Crazy times Essential Flattening … Continue reading

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