Tag Archives: resilience

(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 #624) NOW is My Time (reprise)


When I spend time in the past and in the future, I miss the present. I miss what is with me—and will soon become the past. ~~~~~ [NOTE ABOUT THIS POST: Excerpted from my blog post of November 24, 2013. … Continue reading

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(Issue #623) What Have We Learned in 12 Years?


NOTE ABOUT THIS POST: This week I have a repost with a twist. The post below (Issue #1 on this blog) went live on May 31, 2010. At the time, SOCIAL MEDIA was a bit of a new hot topic … 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 #620) Volunteer and Grow


You give of yourself because the giving makes the act about the other person,not about you. ~~~~~ One of the organizations for whom Roxie and I volunteer asked me to participate in a video interview about volunteering. Why volunteer for … Continue reading

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(Issue #619) Turtles, Giraffes, and Roosters


For what and/or for whom are you ready to crow about this coming week? ~~~~~ We’ve all heard the idiom to stick your neck out. It is used when you embark on an endeavor that entails a level of risk … Continue reading

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(Issue #618) Getting There, Not Being There


On the way to being there what do we miss along the path of getting there. ~~~~~ In his book No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, Michael J. Fox helps us understand his journey with Parkinson’s Disease … Continue reading

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(Issue #617) Appreciating in Front of Me


Too often we become distracted about what will be or what has been, at the expense of what is now.~~~~~ Posts on this blog have addressed the power of staycations. (Like here and here.) And before “virtual” became synonymous with … Continue reading

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(Issue #616) Create a Call-In Culture


On the way to clarity, we establish connections, and we enhance chances to establisha “Call-In Culture.”~~~~~ A previous post on this blog stated, While simple dichotomies may be deceptively simplistic, they can provide a starting point for conversation and movement. Each day … Continue reading

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(Issue #614) Personal Mantras


Reflective Skies Placid Seas Inner Voice Quiet, Please! ~~~~~ At a friend’s suggestion, I read about finding and/or creating a personal mantras. One site suggested one hundred mantras—and a four-point strategy to develop your own. You can check it out … Continue reading

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