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Category: Blogs
Posted: 02-23-2021 14:36
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These are extraordinary times to be sure.

We haven’t been able to see those whom we love for nearly a year now. And, perhaps, we’ve never spent so much time together with those we do live with. We’ve gotten creative in finding new ways to interact and to share. This situation has given us a unique opportunity to review what is really important to us, if we devote the time to think about it. [Please click on the title above to continue reading.]

Fear Itself.

Fear Itself.

Category: Blogs
Posted: 12-22-2020 09:31
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I’ve been requested to address the real fear some of us are experiencing about the pandemic and how to deal with that fear. But as I jotted some early notes, I realized that both sides of that coin need to be considered. On the one hand, many are experiencing immobilizing fear as the pace of infection and deaths accelerate into the holiday season, and that fear needs to be dealt with. On the other hand, there are still too many who are moving about nonchalantly and unafraid who frankly need to be realizing more fear. [PLEASE CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO CONTINUE READING]

VIGILANCE

VIGILANCE

Category: Blogs
Posted: 11-19-2020 20:39
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We are now six months into a pandemic that has no end in sight. We are all tired of the disruption. Fatigue definitely has set in. People are letting their guards down, and not just those defiant souls. It’s no wonder we’re seeing spikes in many states. With cold weather months and the flu season coming soon, continued vigilance is key to keeping ourselves, our loved ones and our communities safe. The simple things that we tend to overlook due to fatigue — hand washing, donning masks, physical distancing, avoiding large indoor gatherings — all remain just as important today as they have been throughout.

We cannot afford to let our guard down, especially as others around us lapse in their responsibility to do so. And, we cannot afford to let our immune systems become fatigued. I recently read an article sponsored by Global Healing. I want to share its message with you, as it is vital that we all continue to get the word out, repeatedly, consistently. [PLEASE CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO CONTINUE READING]

Recalibrate

Recalibrate

Category: Blogs
Posted: 10-20-2020 10:24
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Most of us approach life in a very linear way; it appears to be moving us forward. It’s as if we’re all on a long moving sidewalk, like those in large airports. Some of us stand, some walk. We really don’t contemplate the choice before we step on – habits take over. Kids will try to playfully race against it, carefree and unencumbered by baggage, smiling when they get back to the point at which they entered. Some just stand on the side and watch people go by; a metaphor for watching life pass before their eyes. It really doesn’t matter what we do while on it, or so we think; it moves us forward nonetheless.

Until it stops, unexpectedly. CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO CONTINUE READING. 

Change of Heart

Change of Heart

Category: Blogs
Posted: 08-31-2020 16:11
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An idiom is defined as "an expression in the use of language that is peculiar to itself".

The word "heart" apprears in many such idioms:

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The Prayer

The Prayer

Category: Blogs
Posted: 06-29-2020 18:07
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People, of course, are an inspiration in writing articles such as this on a regular basis - what they do, how they think and who they are. As is art, in all forms, especially songs. Donning headphones, I listened to a few different and stirring renditions of “The Prayer” with music by David Foster and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. David described this as “a song that I just never get tired of playing, I never get tired of hearing it. And it seems to mean a lot to a lot of people. It’s a powerful piece of music. I think it came through me and I think Carole’s lyric is beautiful. It was a moment—that song was a moment for sure.” CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO CONTINUE READING

Climate Change and Coronavirus – The Paradox of our Time

Climate Change and Coronavirus – The Paradox of our Time

Category: Blogs
Posted: 04-30-2020 14:25
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Just as real momentum was gaining on climate change discussions among the informed, the world lay crippled by Coronavirus. Suddenly with hundreds of millions of lives immediately at risk, the focus necessarily shifted. Climate change discussions and policy considerations were put on the back burner. CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO CONTINUE READING

We Talked

We Talked

Category: Blogs
Posted: 02-29-2020 14:30
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Two long-time business associates who had become friends at some point along the way, sat at a quiet corner table fully engaged in conversation. We carved out this time from busy schedules to be together and we approached it eagerly and with anticipation. There is great respect, professionally and personally between us. Enough respect to have devoted this time just to talk, to listen, to share and, in that moment, to be there with and for one another. [Please click on the title above to continue reading.]

These Hands

These Hands

Category: Blogs
Posted: 12-26-2019 14:33
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I will get down on my knees and pray. My hands are folded reverently in front of me. I stare at them. They’re not yours, they are my own. What is it that they did today, these hands? What do they say about my day, about me? [PLEASE CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO CONTINUE READING]

An Awakening

An Awakening

Category: Blogs
Posted: 10-14-2019 14:39
Comments: 2

“So, here’s the thing”, she said. “The real demarcation between the end of one day and the beginning of the next is 3:37 am, not midnight. That’s the time when all stragglers from the night before are off the roads and the farmers and bakers are just starting their day.” OK, so admittedly this is the perspective shared with me by a patrol officer working the graveyard shift. CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO CONTINUE READING