Happy New Year! A Time to Reflect

This time of year, I’m inclined to look back on days past – the successes and failures, the joys and sorrows great and small. And with life’s shifting circumstances, I try to remind myself to focus on what matters. For me, spirituality is a guiding principle. I know it is for many of us. During…

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Unanimous: How We Knew This Was the One

For three years now (and counting), the staff and I have had a holiday tradition – one that seems to have become a favorite for all of us. We pick a charity to receive half the proceeds from our Holiday Special, and in the last blog I told you the three groups we’d narrowed it…

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One of My Favorite Office Traditions

We’re not too tied to tradition in this office. We’re actually always pushing ourselves to try new things. But there’s one annual tradition that I appreciate an awful lot. Every year, around mid-December, we gather the staff to choose a charity for our Holiday Special. And what always encourages me is the industrious and thorough…

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The Goal that Means the Most to Us

Being a preacher’s daughter, I grew up well-acquainted with a number of Bible verses, the oft-quoted and obscure alike. But one passage that’s resonated more and more with me over the years is Matthew 25:40: In as much as you take care of the least of these, you take care of me. I come from…

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Mindful Kids: How Mindfulness Meditation Can Change the Classroom

We got a lot of heartfelt responses to our last blog post about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Judging from the words of comfort, it’s clear that the community of Newtown, CT is still in our thoughts and prayers. Reading through the comments, I noticed that a number of people mentioned a need…

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Our Hearts Go Out to Sandy Hook Elementary

How can this keep happening? That was my immediate thought upon hearing the tragic news of this latest school shooting that took place yesterday in my home state of Connecticut. The unthinkable has happened again, this time at an elementary school – 26 dead, 18 of them children, at the time of this writing. The…

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