Awareness

25: Dating, Mating and Hibernating in Captivity

  Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play | Spotify Living through a pandemic has changed how we date, and even who we date. The very way we are relating to each other as humans has shifted and changed. A year, and more, of isolation forced us all to slow down, giving us time to…

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24: Grow Towards The Light

One thing that life continues to teach us is the contrast that is inherent in it. Good and bad. Dark and light. You cannot truly appreciate one without knowing the other. We made it through 2020 of what felt like a year of never-ending darkness, but just like plants, we grow towards the light. The…

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23: What We Learned in 2020

2020 has been one for the history books. Literally. No one would have imagined when we rang in the New Year on January 1 that we would be in for such a wild ride. As we reflect on all that has happened this year, we immediately think about all the things that we didn’t get…

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17: Your Voice, Your Vote, and Our Democracy: Voting Power – Part 2

This week, we continue our discussion on why we must all vote and the responsibility that we as Americans have in order to live in this democracy. Having a government that is truly representative of its citizens requires the active engagement and participation of all Americans, from Generation Z to the Silent Generation and everyone…

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16: Your Voice, Your Vote, and Our Democracy: Voting Power – Part 1

Voting is a personal act, but it is also your obligation to your family, your community and your country. It has broad, societal consequences. Your vote matters. It does make a difference and it gives the people the power to choose who we put in power over us. To believe otherwise is self-suppressing your own…

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15: The Power of Yes, Adaptability and Compassion in Action: Nurse Mary’s Story

Though used to handling emergency situations, nurses are being tested as true front line soldiers battling the Coronavirus pandemic across the country.  We all think a nurse is a nurse is a nurse and that they are prepared to handle anything–even an unknown pandemic.  This is not the case.  Nurses are having to adapt, adjust…

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14: Keep Calm and Carry On: Teachers – Part 2

Our series Keep Calm and Carry On: Teachers continues this week with Part 2. In Part 1, we learned more than a thing or two from teacher Shannon Dunn who shared with us exactly how high the personal and professional cost has become for teachers during the Covid pandemic as she prepares for the upcoming…

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13: Keep Calm and Carry On: Teachers – Part 1

Teachers are considered to be first responders, providing the vital service of caring for and educating our children. They are keeping calm and carrying on preparing and planning for multiple education scenarios of virtual/distance learning, in-person, or hybrid models to provide and care for their students during this uncertainty and fear caused by the pandemic….

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12: Accessing Happiness

Happiness is not just happenstance.  Even in “normal” times, to be happy is an ongoing task requiring ones active engagement and participation in order to be achieved.  In unprecedented times like these with so much pain and uncertainty, finding ways to access ones happiness is more important now than ever.  Happiness starts with the individual…

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11: Courage and Gratitude

At its essence, courage is the ability to do something that frightens us, but we realize that it’s much more than that.  In this episode, we discuss if courage is something that we are born with, why it is hard for some people to access, how we can develop it, and how we can strengthen…

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