Tag Archives: resilience

(Issue #584) Wisdom of the Ages


Do you think a twenty-something and a seventy-something,for instance, share life lessons, questions and advice? Last year, I did some reading about the oldest of old. What they lived, thought, and hoped for moving forward.  It made me wonder about … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Beaches Habitat Housing


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. In 2019, Beaches Habitat for Humanity (Atlantic Beach, FL) and its dedicated volunteers and community leaders celebrated the completion of OceanGate, a 70-home community of multifamily homes. A … Continue reading

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(Issue #583) The 7Rs and Public Health


Public health is a community good that connects each of The 7 Rs. |How can we remain good stewards for our community? Over the eleven-year history of this blog, seven values have repeated themselves. The same seven interrelated concepts provided … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Parks (Neptune Beach, FL)


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. Last week I focused on a few of the parks in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. This week we stroll to our neighboring community of Neptune Beach, Florida–nestled between Atlantic … Continue reading

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(Issue #582) When Strangers Become Friends and Friends Become Strangers


“A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.” ~attributed to Donna Roberts “I once had a best friend who is now a stranger.” ~Author Unknown We’ve heard it. We might have … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Parks (Jacksonville Beach, FL)


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. Last week I focused on a few parks in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Today we move a couple miles down the beach to Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Just a few … Continue reading

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(Issue #581) Curiosity


Without curiosity we become a little duller and a little dimmer. Ian Leslie’s book Curious reminds us that to be curious we have to first realize there are things we do not know—which requires us to ask questions about our … Continue reading

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(Issue #579) Awakening


As I read these seven habits I could see how they interrelated and supported each other. In an article for Spirituality and Health, Victor M. Parachin outlines qualities of people who have awakened.  Drawing on teachings from the Buddha, Parachin … 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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(Issue #564) Perspective


A change in perspective might help us see variety, beauty, glory, and hope. “Not quite as vibrant this morning, was it? But it is always great to see.  Never tire of it.” The observation came from a Parks and Recreation … Continue reading

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