Monday Motivation

Sit. Back. Down.

Celebrating Denny O’Leary’s grateful outlook on this World Parkinson’s Awareness Day. I didn’t see it coming, but those three little words, when spoken to me by my dad a few years ago, would go on to profoundly impact my…
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Hope After the Storm

How do you respond when tragedy strikes? “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or…
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Change the World

Celebrating Bitty & Beau’s on #WorldDownSyndromeDay. “The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image of perfect.”  -Thomas Merton To celebrate World…
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Big Numbers

Why “ONE” number is the most important to embrace. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. -William James Two. After months in the hospital, I finally went home. That first evening, although seated in a…
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In Good Times and Bad

Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska is an example of bravery and devotion. In a world filled with many individuals concerned primarily with taking care of themselves, the courage of the Ukrainian people to fight for their home, their neighbors…
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Forever Young

A 98-year-old’s lesson on living in awe. While many of us associate retirement with lazy mornings, afternoons on the golf course, and evenings playing bridge, a gentleman I met several years ago took a different path. Instead of slowing…
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Saying Nothing

The importance of just being there. My sweet Mom passed out in the shower last Friday evening. After fainting, she fell backwards, landed hard on the floor, and broke her wrist. As it turns out, she collapsed as the…
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