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(Issue #627) Beginning-Ending-Beginning


Doing it just to do it so you can say you did it and continue to do it is not the reason to do it ~~~~~ Beginning Twelve years ago today (the last Sunday of May 2010), with a bit … Continue reading

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(Issue #625) Do We Hold the Key?


I wonder what they might be thinking as they facethe last precious moments of their lives. ~~~~~ Roxie, my canine companion, and I have the honor to make pet therapy rounds at Community Hospice and Palliative Care. As with the … Continue reading

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(Issue #622) A Functioning Community is More than a Zip Code


Consider your community’s assets and needs. Consider the interlocking nature of the people, place, and purpose your community attempts to serve. ~~~~~ A community may be viewed as a point on the map—yet it is more than just a place … Continue reading

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(Issue #615) Have You Run Out Of Songs?


Like my hunt for an agent, if I stop listening and creating,I doubt the muse will start typing the next manuscript for me. ~~~~~ Ever feel like your creativity well has gone dry? It could be creativity for dinner menus … Continue reading

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(Issue #613) Tao Te Ching: Perspective on Life with Integrity


Even the down times—those times when we seem confused and falling short of our goals—have lessons to teach. ~~~~~ Reading a translation (by Stephen Mitchell) of Tao Te Ching I was taken by seeming contradictions (to my mind) that Lao-tzu … Continue reading

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(Issue #610) Taking Ownership of Your Self-Care


“Taking care of yourself” does not have to equate witha “lack of character, responsibility, and commitment.” ~~~~~ A quote I posted this week on my Facebook page (with one of my morning sunrise beach photos) conjured up two memories: one from the … Continue reading

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(Issue #599) A Reminder About Our Non-Negotiables


Do not allow your non-negotiables to become negotiable. ~~~~~ I’ve written and spoken about the importance of recognizing and prioritizing the non-negotiables in our lives. Things like health, family, social connections, purpose, spirituality, boundaries, and limits. At times, though, we … Continue reading

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(Issue #597) Whackin’ Your Thinkin’


We let go of cherished ideas and begin to seek new waysof thinking, listening, collaborating, and doing. ~~~~~ Ever feel hemmed in by your own thinking? Or better still, do you even recognize that your habitual patterns may have short-circuited … 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 #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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