Posts Tagged ‘gifts’

Dear Daughter: Pack Your Roadmap to Resilience

Five years ago my daughter graduated from the all-girls’ high school where she learned more than how to ace exams. She competed for honors with girls who were laser-focused on college. She skated her heart out to make the varsity team before accepting it was beyond her reach. She learned about negotiation and conflict resolution…

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Fearless to Shameless

Lessons from a Leash-Less Walk 3/8/17 Sharing wisdom gleaned from experience is not only an exercise in humility, it is one of the most meaningful ways to give to others. This week I’m delighted to share a guest blog post from Lee Woodruff in which she does just that, in a blog she titled “Fearless to…

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Feed the Kids, Feed Your Soul

I’m making a pledge for 2017 and I’m looking for others to join me. At least once per month I’m going to volunteer to help others. Last month I donated blood. Yesterday I helped to put food in bags for children who eat nothing – or baked clay – because in some countries (like Haiti and…

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Autism: Grief, Gratitude and Gifts

Have you noticed that blue is the new pink? It’s Autism Awareness Month, and following the lead of breast cancer advocates, autism advocates are bluing it up to highlight a condition that is near to my heart. Ten years ago I began writing about autism and the challenges it presented for my son and our…

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