May 31 , 2020 /

A FAILURE TO EDUCATE

What we are seeing and experiencing in our society today is testimony to the failure of our educational systems to transmit values of respect, personal responsibility, restraint, and a deep and genuine concern for the victims of abuse, racism, oppression and reinforced economic disparities. Elie Wiesel said it best, “We must take sides.  Neutrality helps

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April 16 , 2020 /

“NORMAL IS A BUTTON ON THE WASHING MACHINE”

“I have often found myself in conflict with the status quo as well as with the private opinions of others. I often went against the grain, swam against the current, and resisted the tide of prevailing public opinion to not only survive but to actually thrive.”  page. x. Preface “Seven Decades: A Learning Memoir” (River

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February 3 , 2020 /

GROWING OLDER GRATEFULLY AND GRACEFULLY

Passing by 80 seems to be a milestone of some kind or other for many of us.  It may be the realization of where we are on the continuum, how we regard a life that has blessed us with wonderful relationships, opportunities and choices.  Here are a few observations and experiences that have emerged, along

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January 10 , 2020 /

BUILD

Carla Silver, a friend and colleague, Executive Director of Leadership and Design, (www.leadershipanddesign.org) chose her #OneWord2020 and it is BUILD. While it may not come as a great surprise to those who know Carla and her team’s work at L+D, that word BUILD connected with my #OneWord2020 TIME in ways I had not imagined. One

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November 25 , 2019 /

CIRCLE OF GRATITUDE

This week of Thanksgiving is an opportunity to expand your circle of gratitude to be more inclusive to take some additional time to thank people personally who serve all the time in one way or another,  Make it a point each day to consciously and intentionally go the extra mile, speak directly a word of

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October 19 , 2019 /

SEVEN BENEFITS OF LETTING GO

Much is said about letting go of a burden in order to lighten our load or letting go of an older, outmoded practice or habit in order to embrace a new and better one.  Letting go is not as easy as it sounds, because we may have become attached to what we believe is the

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