Category Archives: Life lessons

(#Issue 472) Action, Gratitude, and Community


While thinking about gratitude feels good, action creates greater benefits. At the beginning of our monthly Beaches Watch Board of Directors meeting, we pause for a “Mission Moment.” We share how, where, or with whom we have experienced our mission … Continue reading

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(#Issue 471) Confronting the Bullies


What we do in these situations defines our characters, our communities, and our destiny. DeRay Mckesson, in On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, reminds us of the power a bully holds when we fail to confront … Continue reading

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(#Issue 470) A Reminder About Noise


Are you adding to clarity or compounding the noise? How do you know? “The trouble with a great many of us is we know so many things that ain’t so.” -Josh Billings “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets … Continue reading

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(#Issue 469) Taking a Stand


It, however, did lead to a deeper conversation with myself. And, even if on a minute level, a deeper appreciation for people who stand up for what they believe. Slacktivism references a “low-cost substitute for substantive actions.”  Hitting a “like” … Continue reading

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(Issue #468) Thank You, Mom


Shortcuts shortchange the long run. It has been more than three decades since I have been able to share a Mother’s Day with my mom.  Like all moms, she never had an “owner’s manual” when it came to raising a … Continue reading

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(Issue #466) Spoiled?


This week’s post comes to us from a guest first-time blogger, Roxie (BDE), my pet therapy team leader.  Enjoy her observations. As the sun popped up over the ocean, I thought if that is being “spoiled” then I like it. … Continue reading

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(Issue #464) Food. Family. Farewell.


But we get distracted and believe we can wait to make the connection, lend the hand, or offer a shoulder. There will always be tomorrow . So, we postpone. Last week I learned of the death of a friend’s mother. … Continue reading

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