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Small Change

Do as I say, not as I do.  Am I guilty of this when I share ideas on these pages from psychologists, philosophers and my experiences about positive ways to enhance one’s life?  Sure.  The recommendations I offer here are … Continue reading

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What’s your mission?

Do you have a personal mission statement (also called a “manifesto”)?  A statement of beliefs and intentions? A set of guiding principles for how to live your life?  It’s possible that you do somewhere in the recesses of your brain. … Continue reading

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Imperfection as a way of life

The Gifts of Imperfection.  Somehow this book ended up on my library request list, although I don’t remember what prompted me to request it.  It was probably the title. I’ve always thought perfection was a gift, so finding a book … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the past year

The local public schools are closed for the summer, and since that’s where I spent much of my career, I’m reminded that it’s been about a year since I retired.  Lately, I’ve been reflecting on my first year away from … Continue reading

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It’s hard to plan for the end of the world

Yesterday I read on the National Public Radio (NPR) website that the world is coming to an end on May 21. Apparently there will be a huge earthquake starting on the West Coast (not out of the realm of possibility) … Continue reading

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Roses without thorns

What price do others pay to keep us comfortable and happy?  Recently, I read that rains in Colombia were hurting flower farms, which could lead to a loss in Mother’s Day export sales.  This reminded me of the movie “Maria … Continue reading

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Tell the story of your life

Put it in writing!  I’m not talking about the all-too-common prescription for covering your backside in the office, I mean the story of your life.  Since last fall I have been writing vignettes of my life as a media spokeswoman, … Continue reading

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Are you listening?

Are you a good listener?  I’m not.  Today I found myself reading and replying to an email while someone was telling me a long story on the phone. I thought I had been tracking both conversations, until at some point I … Continue reading

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Moving with the times, Part 2

Here’s the second installment of Moving with the times by guest blogger Dick Clark. I am an expert planner.  Really.  I have even taught planning at the graduate level in a major university. As we prepared for this move I … Continue reading

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Moving with the times

While I’m still trying to figure out what to do now that I’m retired, other retirees are dealing with different kinds of transitions.  Fellow “Blundering Blogger” Dick Clark,  http://www.communityandeducation.org/, is in the process of cleaning out, scaling down and moving … Continue reading

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