How Lessons of the Past, Present, and Future Infuse Our Life and Work

In his holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens tells a moving story of transformation. As the spirits of Past, Present, and Future visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge throughout the course of Christmas Eve, we see him learn to embrace a sense of compassion and generosity. After his experience, Scrooge says: I will honor Christmas…

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One Childhood Lesson That Sticks with Me

From a young age, I was taught that it is more blessed to give than to receive . . . . . . and over the years, I’ve come to appreciate the wisdom behind those simple words. You see, one of the founding principles of NICABM is to give back and do what we can…

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Shining a Light into the Darkness

I’ll admit it. I’ve been counting down the days until this year’s Winter Solstice. As the sun sets around 4:20 each afternoon, and darkness envelops the windows of NICABM, I find myself longing for more hours of daylight. Is it any wonder, then, that images of light and dark play such a prominent role in…

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Food, Farming, and New Year’s Resolutions: Starting the New Year Off With Purpose

For many of us, ringing in the new year means setting goals – maybe replacing a bad habit (or two) with a good one, or doing something completely out of the ordinary. Just a quick internet search tells me it’s likely that a lot of us may even be setting similar intentions . . ….

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My Favorite Staff Meeting of the Year

During the holidays, we spend a lot of time thinking about food – what kind of cookies to bake, where to find the perfect apples for pie, whether we want ham or turkey for the big family dinner… …and every gathering revolves around a table full of delicious treats (in fact, we’ve had a few…

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Keeping Holiday Tradition Alive
(Here at NICABM)

Here at NICABM, we do like to keep things new and fresh. But this time of year, there’s one tradition we’ve all become particularly fond of . . . . . . and that’s choosing the charity that will get half of the proceeds from our holiday special. Every year, each member of the NICABM…

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