Tag Archives: vulnerability

(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 #532) For What It’s Worth


Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong. -Stephen Stills-  What consequences evolve when lines drawn in the sand become immovable walls? We could say the walls reflect the non-negotiable values that people stand up for and believe. A moral code.  Opposing walls … Continue reading

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(Issue #528) Writer’s Block? Probably Not.


There have been days when I felt like I could not even write out a grocery shopping list. Inspired this week by Anne Lamott. One a quote. And one a book chapter. First the chapter from her work Bird by … Continue reading

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(Issue #524) HTRB: Resetting the Reset


While hitting the reset button has merit, we may need to reset our view of what reset means. Will the reset, in this case, mean a complete redesign of societal institutions? Video Recommendation for the Week Bob Dylan’s prescient words (recorded in 1963; released … Continue reading

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(Issue #521) Sunrise, Clouds, and the News


Some people and groups focus on the darkness and what might happen. Others ignore warning signs and look only at what they consider to be brightness. First, the sunrise. I have found the best time to view sunrise on the … Continue reading

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(Issue #518) Ever Consider a Low-Bad Diet?


“Just about every measure of human well-being has improved except for one: hope. The healthier we become, the gloomier our worldview.” —John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister—  Pause on the above quote for a moment. Let it sink it. What … Continue reading

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(Issue #504) The Fragile Beauty and Randomness of Life


A terminal illness is a lens through which that which matters most can shift into perfect clarity. Anger and sorrow do not dictate my life. -Marina Pomare Kaplan- This past week our community lost an intelligent, bright, and giving soul. … Continue reading

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(#427) Someone Must be the Grown-Up in the Room


The leader helps us see what is possible, especially when we do not have that vision in our experience. Transformation does not just appear. It requires vision, thought, communication, respect, difficult questioning, and better listening. Transformational leaders help orchestrate that … Continue reading

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(#418) Helping A Village Find Its Voice


Listen and respect one another. Find your voice. Use your voice. Pursue your rainbows.  We have heard that the village raises up a child.  What do we do, however, if the village has inadequate infrastructure, health disparities, high crime and poverty, … Continue reading

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(#416) A Safe Place to Land


I kept hearing about the connections between congregants and neighborhood, congregants and congregants, as well as congregants and their own souls. Consider this. It’s 1993. You are an exuberant minister with a young and growing family.  You walk into a … Continue reading

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