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Lessons from a Genius what if wednesday May 27, 2020

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid."
Albert Einstein

In 1927, 29 of the top physicists and mathematicians in the world came together to share theories, challenge each other, and collectively build the...

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The Chair that Changed My Life what if wednesday May 20, 2020

He tapped me on the shoulder as I was sitting in my chair waiting for the next presentation to begin.  “Want to know what it means to be part of a team?” he asked.

I nodded.  At the beginning of the training, I shared with Gary that I had never been on a team before. I...

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Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Poop Fairy. what if wednesday May 13, 2020

“Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies!”
- Francis Pharcellus Church in his editorial from the New York Sun (September 21,1897) responding to an inquiry from 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon.

DEAR DEPT OF PARKS AND RECREATION:  I am 50...

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Worms, Jane Goodall, and Mental Health what if wednesday May 06, 2020

"Hope is like medicine. It’s as important and tangible as Tylenol."

That's according to Flavia Nobay, an emergency room doctor who was interviewed in The Washington Post in an article about the growing mental health crisis that is arriving on the heals of COVID-19.

As I...

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Which one would you choose? what if wednesday Apr 29, 2020

If you had to pick one, which would you pick?

1. Health: Plenty of energy. Strong. Flexible. Physically able to do the things you want to do.
2. Happiness: Mentally resilient. Full of hope and optimism. Excited to greet each new day.
3. Sustainability: Living a lifestyle that is balanced,...

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Possibilities for the Planet what if wednesday Apr 22, 2020

Crazy Horse, chief of the Lakota Sioux, lived from 1842-1877. During his lifetime, he shared this prophetic vision for the Earth:

"I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one...

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We are listening... what if wednesday Apr 16, 2020

How are you?  What do you need right now?  

I'm listening. 

In case you are wondering, this is really me. I love connecting with you. When you reply to the weekly e-newsletters, it comes directly to me. I respond, it comes directly to me. I respond...

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Sacred, Simple and Sustainable. Can you imagine? what if wednesday Apr 08, 2020

With so many of us hunkered down at home all day, what if we use this time to make some improvements to our physical environment?

Earth Day is just around the corner, and we are celebrating all month long by coming together to explore ways to live in greater harmony with our magnificent...

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What if we come together? what if wednesday Apr 01, 2020

With an estimated 5.5 million people losing their jobs this month,  many people are dizzy with the impacts of so much change.

When everything that was once familiar is now gone, it's easy to wonder: "How are we going to make it through this?"

Make no mistake: We will make it through...

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What if the answers are within us? what if wednesday Mar 26, 2020

For the past three months, my husband Shawn and I have been dedicating our time and energy to a project that has called to us like Noah with his arc.

The plan was to roll things out on March 15. Then, on March 13, the whole world changed.  We paused like everyone else to...

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COVID-19 Check-In: What can we learn from a fire ant? what if wednesday Mar 19, 2020

Amidst the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey, Texans began seeing something unusual floating downstream.

Fire ants, those resilient little critters whose bite gives them their name, had formed living rafts that allowed their entire colony to float until they could hit dry land and start...

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Reclaiming our happiness... what if wednesday Mar 12, 2020

I'm buzzing along, enjoying my day, when someone chooses to give me a bit of "constructive feedback."

To be clear, it was good feedback. I deeply appreciate honesty when it comes from a kind heart with pure intentions. I'm glad she told me. But it still kinda threw me back.

To tell the truth,...

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