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12 Daily Rituals During a Pandemic (or anytime)

Apr 20, 2020

1. Get centered at the beginning of the day

Before you pick up your phone or check your ‘to do’ list, get centered. You can do this in many ways, such as prayer, meditation, journaling, or looking at the sunrise.



2. Create a Routine

For some people losing their daily...

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An Immigrant's Road to a More Perfect Union

Aug 5, 2020

Remarks of Janet Thompson Jackson
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
Naturalization Proceedings
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
Topeka, Kansas
March 24, 2017

An Immigrant’s Road to a More Perfect Union

I first want to thank the chair of the...

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Today is a good day for self-compassion

Oct 19, 2020

Even as I write this I’m in the process of practicing self-compassion.  My morning didn’t begin as planned and that led to my schedule being off.  In my rush to catch up while grabbing my first meal of the day, I ended up spilling most of my food on my papers...

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Choose Kindness

Nov 17, 2020

Choose kindness.

Start with yourself.

Choosing kindness is not always easy and often requires strength and courage.

Choosing kindness does not mean abandoning truth. It does not mean simply telling someone what they want to hear.  It means standing firmly in your truth and...

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Find Your Delight!

Nov 17, 2020

What delights you?  Yep, I know we’re still in a pandemic and yet I’m asking you to take a moment to think about delight.  Why? Because so many of us may have lost our sense of delight these past months.  If that’s you, I invite you to delight in...

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The Need for Touch

Dec 14, 2020

We all need touch.  If we are fortunate, as newborns we experience the calming touch of loved ones.  Throughout our lives, touch is a primary way we bond with others.  Medical studies tell us that physical touch triggers the release of the “feel good”...

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Make This Your New Year's Resolution

Dec 31, 2020

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I’m sure you’ve heard that most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night to function optimally.  Not surprisingly, most people do not get nearly that amount on a regular basis.  Here are some reasons you may want to make...

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Show Up for Yourself

Feb 13, 2021

I recently began violin lessons after not playing the instrument for over 30 years.  In my excitement I promised myself that I would practice at least 30 minutes every day.  That lasted the first week and then life and work interfered with my plans.  When I...

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Know Your Worth

Mar 2, 2021

When is the last time you checked your social media?  As you scrolled through the highlights of your friends or those you follow, did you feel yourself making comparisons?  She has so many more followers than I do…  They always look so confident and...

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Choose Your Handle

Mar 12, 2021

It was a Monday morning.  When I tried to log into my work email I couldn’t access it.  The system had been updated over the weekend and logging in should have been a simple process.  But it wasn’t working.  At first it felt like an...

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The High Health Cost of Racism

Mar 25, 2021

The number of deaths from racial hate crimes has surged in the United States.  Violent attacks against Asian Americans continue to rise.  Most recently a mass shooter in Atlanta targeted Asian-owned businesses and killed eight people, including six Asian women. ...

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