appreciation

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November is National Caregivers Month

If you are a caring person, thank you. If you are a care giver, God bless you! While there is no comprehensive “Dr. Spock” how-to guide for caring, there is a consensus that caring for oneself while caring for someone else is of primary importance. Below are a few resources that can support the caregiver as he or she carries […]

Think Outside the Box

Tis the season to give and receive presents. What to give? How to choose? There’s intention and talent behind those who are the Jordan Spieths of gift giving. Those for whom every gift delivered is a hole-in-one and brings the appreciative roar of the crowd. My brother Josh is one of those people. He’s got a unique philosophy of gift […]

The Inside Moves The Outside

In the golf instruction I took years ago The Inside Moves The Outside referred to the – ping! – success which resulted from allowing the power and torque of your core muscles to radiate out through your limbs and connect to the ball with force and accuracy. Yesterday in a free workshop by Dementia Care Advocate Teepa Snow I saw a whole new application of this principal. 

Taking Inventory

November 20, 2015, is the ninth anniversary of my liver transplant. Almost a decade into Act 2. That’s almost as long as my first career in public education on Long Island, half as many years as I worked in corporate settings, and longer than my tenure in economic development at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s twice as long, […]

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

Eight years ago today my life was saved through the generosity of an organ donor. A stranger gifted me these past eight years. I was very, very lucky! If you rely on what you see and hear in the media, you may feel that people spend most of their time cheating, hurting, defrauding, and manipulating one another. Don’t believe it. There’s better […]

National Donor Day

National Donor day honors those who have chosen to give one or more of the five points of life: organs, tissues, marrow, platelets, and blood. Last year alone, organ donors made more than 28,000 transplants possible. Another one million people received cornea and other tissue transplants that helped them recover from trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries, burns, hearing impairment and […]