Tag Archives: resilience

(Issue #549) Aunt Philomena


When times turn difficult, it benefits us to remember what is working. Thanksgiving nudges us to remember the abundance in our lives.  The experiences, the opportunities, the words, the music, the animal companions, and the people who add to our … Continue reading

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(Issue #548) Honor. Celebrate. Embrace. (Reprise)


Pay attention to where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re headed.  Scrolling through my Instagram feed, I came across this quote by Vern Law: “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” … Continue reading

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(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

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(Issue #542) Who I AM. Who I Was.


Will you settle or amplify? A Michael Crawford cartoon shows two people standing at the altar on their wedding day.  They look at each other and say, “You’ll do!” “You’ll do?”—“This’ll do?”—“I’ll do?” And they settle. And we settle. For what? Sometimes … Continue reading

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(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 #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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