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Spring Time Strategies for Self-Care.

Hello Beautiful! Spring is sprouting here in the Rocky Mountain area. Daffodils and forsythia burst with bright yellows, fragrant pink and purple hyacinths delight us as we walk the neighborhood. After that wild March Madness, we hope that we can share our Springtime Strategies for coping and self-care in a world of constant change.  We …

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Happy New Year? Will 2022 be Better? The 120 Day Challenge.

Well…..2021 was quite the year. Right? After all the food has been eaten, parties have been partied and resolutions have been made it is finally time to step back and take a breather. The holidays were stressful, there’s no doubt, but they also brought a certain cheer to all who celebrate were able to gather …

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Staff Shortages are Scary. Part One.

It is Friday night, and I have a chance to do a bit of Salsa dancing with friends at a new brewery in town. It has been weeks since I have been with my friends, and I relish the time to relax and renew my wearied soul. The last two years have been challenging for …

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Rituals Matter Even When They Change.

I thought this summer, Mikelle’s long-standing birthday tradition of a large gathering of friends at the local park might insist on a return to normal after last summer’s smaller, more intimidate party highlighting a solo from a local cellist. It was a good party, but the buoyant celebration with kids running about, dogs chasing squirrels, …

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Adding Voice to Advocacy

Advocacy is a Latin term made up of two words “Ad” and “Voca” which means “amplify” and “Voice” thus advocacy is the process of amplifying the voices of the voiceless. “Advocacy” is often defined by agencies and individuals as a “Systematic and serious process of amplifying the voices of the voiceless”. ~ The World Blind Union Cavepeople …

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The Fruits of Frustration

                             These days the fruit on the vine bears a copious crop of frustration.  December at our home in downtown Denver proved to be nearly overwhelming as lives changed, world events erupted, and my Steady Betty gold 2004 Hyundai  Santa Fe met …

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Holiday Harmony

Many of you, who came of age in the 1970s like me, remember being inspired by a television commercial. It was a Coca Cola commercial, where a lighted candle appears on the screen, and we see a young, beautiful woman singing, “I’d Like the World to Sing in Perfect Harmony,” the camera pans out. We …

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