I haven't done enough.

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"I can't breathe."  These were among George Floyd's last words, choked out before his life ended under the knee of a white police officer. "I can't breathe." Words that have since appeared on countless news sites, on graffiti under bridges, on t-shirts, on handmade placards at rallies around the globe. "I can't breathe." Words now synonymous w...
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Making Lemonade


"How about we replace the term 'social distancing' with 'physical distancing'?" Event cancellations. Travel restrictions. Empty supermarket sections. All can create a sense of surrealism, disconnection, and fear. At times of heightened worry and uncertainty, human connection is more essential than ever. Yet we are told to practice "social distance....
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Recapturing the Lost Art of the Phone Call

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"To thrive, real human connection, the kind where we share something important and both walk away feeling uplifted, is essential." It had been a long day of work and meetings. Needing something to tide me over until dinner, I'm pulling out brown-rice crackers and hummus when my phone rings. Up pops a photo of my longtime friend Nancy, who now lives...
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One Size Does Not Fit All

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"While it can be tempting to rely on one tried-and-true strategy for facing life's challenges, it's better to match the method with the current need."   Nearing the end of a long midsummer run, I notice I'm at the bottom of yet another hill. My shoulders droop. My body sags. It's not a particularly steep climb, but it's a long one. Tempta...
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TENT CITIES AND SELF-CARE

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"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of suffering." ~Helen Keller   As she made herself comfortable on the couch opposite me, a 30-something client mentioned that she had passed a tent city on her way in. "Compared to poverty and homelessness, are my concerns worth addressing?" she wondered aloud.  T...
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Tom Glaser
Thanks, Bill!
Friday, 10 May 2019 12:08
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