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The Ten Things: A To Do List for Restoration

Typically, as an educator, summer was a time for me to get caught up on the hovel my house had turned into. I would end every school year determined to clean the attic, purge my closet, and organize the piles that had accumulated in the basement.…
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Idle Practice

If you’ve read Practicing Presence, you know I’m not often idle. You also might recall that I seem to be constantly encouraged to slow down. So, when I stumbled on an entire company dedicated to helping people slow down, I decided to pause…
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No More Sorry

In early January I proposed we could choose a word of the year. Mine was the original word Judglessness. Many of you shared your words. A few that stood out were: Alignment, Change, Expectlessness, Compassion, Empathy, Peace, Stop, Openness,…
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This e-mail below was sent to me, it takes less than 2 minutes to read. The author is not known. It was found in the billfold of Coach Paul Bear Bryant. Alabama after he died in 1982. It was titled: The Magic Bank Account Imagine that you…
“Your genetics load the gun. Your lifestyle pulls the trigger.” Dr. Mehmet Oz Every sixty-five seconds another person develops Alzheimer’s disease; and of these newcomers, roughly two-thirds will…
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3 Don’ts and a DO to Begin Your Day

It’s about 6 AM. You open your eyes. What’s your first thought? Possibly something like- “Oh crud, the day ahead is endless. I don’t have time to get all this done today. Only __ more days and the week-end will be here.” There…