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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Giving Just Feels Good: It Starts in Your Brain

Each passing year brings its own unique blend of ups, downs, and “in-betweens”. . . . . . but ultimately, I often find myself feeling so blessed and grateful this time of year as I reflect back over it all. I’ve made some wonderful new friends, managed to stay in touch with those who are…

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Ditch the Dreaded Diet:
Try Three Small Changes Instead

Just a few weeks ago, I was having breakfast with my family. It was a rare opportunity to be together with both of my siblings, their spouses, and my parents – all of whom live out of state. As we got to talking, it turned out that both my sister Priscilla and my sister-in-law Susan…

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