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The Power of Optimism

I’m an idealist. A true optimist through and through. I have difficulty seeing the worst in others. I believe in the power of perseverance. I believe justice will prevail.  This optimism doesn’t mean that I’m naïve. I know nonprofits can’t solve all the world’s problems, and not all nonprofits actually move the needle. Like any …

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The Lasso Way

I’m not a soccer fan, or football fan, as the rest of the world calls the game of soccer. So I wasn’t sure I would enjoy the hit comedy show, Ted Lasso. But with all the buzz and Emmy awards, I was curious.   After binging on the first two seasons, I can say that you don’t …

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Bridging the Gap

When my twins were around a month old, and I was incredibly sleep-deprived, I remember sobbing to my mother that I must be a horrible mom because everything felt so hard. I had modern conveniences to care for my newborns, unlike my great-grandmother of twins in the early 1900s. How did she manage when I …

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Racism & Ageism

Just when I thought the tough times with the coronavirus pandemic couldn’t get any worse, we witness the death of George Floyd, the harassment of bird-watcher Christian Cooper, the death of jogger Ahmaud Arbery, and the death of Breonna Taylor. Like others, I’m outraged.   There’s no question that racism is embedded in our workplaces, schools, …

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Vision to go further

As the Shepherd’s Centers of America network begins to contemplate the 50th anniversary of the first center in 2022, we gain some valuable insight looking back at the historic accomplishment of the moon landing. Here are three takeaways from the Apollo project that I believe are similar to the Shepherd’s Centers network. Innovation: NASA developed …

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