Tag Archives: pandemic

Trying to start a positivity train

Whether due to the overwhelming political and climatic upheavals we see in the world or because of significant personal upheavals, staying positive has been a challenge for many/most of us these days. There are no easy answers.  More and more … Continue reading

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When the most optimistic people aren’t feeling very optimistic

These times have been hard on almost everyone in some way or another.  In the past 2+ years (or maybe in the past 6+ years), we’ve learned that no-one is immune from the world’s problems: the challenges of global pandemics, … Continue reading

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Touchy subject: to hug or not to hug, that is the question

I didn’t grow up in a family that hugged all the time.  When a hug was important to and meaningful, yes, but I don’t remember it being a frequent occurrence after I was little.  The community I grew up in … Continue reading

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It’s OK to feel sad sometimes, just don’t let it consume you

Sometimes it’s easier said than done to make sure that the life we lead inside our head is as nice a place as we would like it to be. I’m pretty good at seeing the glass half-full rather than half-empty … Continue reading

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Finding leadership in the midst of a troubled world

If ever we needed to believe that our leaders have our backs, it is now.  The past few years have been unsettling for most of the world, for many, many reasons over which we have no control.  If your blood … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: building bridges over troubled waters

For many people life hasn’t been smooth sailing these past few years. Living through a never-ending global pandemic with all its related fears and restrictions, not to mention disturbing levels of political discord in many places, has taken its toll … Continue reading

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Visiting grandma and grandpa

Like so many other seniors who haven’t seen their kids or grandkids since the pandemic started so long ago, we are living the dream of having visits from our families this summer.  Face to face instead of screen to screen.  … Continue reading

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The Things That I Will Miss

Originally posted on Clear Air Turbulence:
“The great gift of such periods is that they invite us to question our certitudes, our givens, these seemingly sure foundations that have lulled us into complacency — for it is only by being…

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