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Category Archives: resilience
(Issue #570) Purpose and Meaning
Teaching was the how of my why? Years ago, I developed an acronym which eventually turned into a workshop and keynote speaking topic: P.R.I.D.E. I challenged my audiences to act with PURPOSE RESPONSIBILITY INTEGRITY DISCIPLINE EQUILIBRIUM In a 2010 post … Continue reading
Posted in growth, intentionality, life's meaning, Purpose, resilience 4 Comments
(Issue #569) Stayca
On August 22, 1998, The Florida Times-Union (Shorelines) published an article of mine titled “Best Vacations Are Those At Comfortable, Easy-to-Reach Sites.” In that article, I described a virtual vacation (a Staycation) my wife I and took right here in … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, Community, home, resilience 2 Comments
(Issue #568) Community As A Pathway To Dreams
One’s dreams, goals, desires, and vision, connect to one’s overall journey. NOTE: Below is an excerpt from my book Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019, pp. 85-87). As an example of finding pathways and agency to a goal, … Continue reading
Posted in Community, Dreams, Goals, resilience 1 Comment
(Issue #546) What If?
The what if mindset can end up creating an emotional vulnerability that leads to debilitating self-doubt. A creative writing strategy consists of two words to help a writer build suspense, give depth to character personalities, and provide unexpected plot twists. … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, awareness, growth, resilience Tagged assumptions, awareness, dreams, goals, reflection, resilience 1 Comment
(Issue #543) How Will You Remain Vigilant?
How will community be sustained? Will core values change? [For this week’s post, I pull from a recent book of mine (2019; p. xxix). Deals with community, complacency, and challenge. Seemed appropriate.] Have you ever been part of a community … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, Communication, Community, community development, resilience 1 Comment
(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
Posted in Goals, growth, Life lessons, resilience Tagged discipline, goals, motivation, passion, priorities, purpose, resilience, self-efficacy 3 Comments
(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
Posted in awareness, Life lessons, resilience Tagged awareness, discipline, growth, mindfulness, reflective practice, resilience 1 Comment
(Issue #512) Reflecting On Calm Over Noise
I hope they inspire you (remind you; reinforce you) to look at the grandeur that surrounds your place on this planet. A lot of stuff is grabbing at our attention. And some of it recently has reached critical levels. Whether … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, awareness, Life lessons, noise, resilience Tagged noise, peace, renewal, resilience 3 Comments
(Issue #509) Listen To Your Heart: Physically and Emotionally
When what we do does not match who we are, we suffer. Pay attention to that which brings and sustains your life. The Physical. President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed February 1964 as the first American Heart Month. In part, his … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, common sense, Goals, Gratitude, habits, listening, resilience Tagged dreams, goals, listen to your heart, mindfulness, resilience 2 Comments