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There is always more: featuring award-winning playwright, author, and singer-songwriter Lezlie Revelle Zucker.

There is always more: featuring award-winning playwright, author, and singer-songwriter Lezlie Revelle Zucker.

There is always more. “If by chance no one has told you that they love you today, I would be honored to be the first t say, I love you today. I love you because you are and have been so willing to grow. And my how you have grown. You have grown from struggling to searching. From trying to do something to learning how to do it. You have grown from fear to having faith, to demonstrating your courage. You have grown in many ways, consistently demonstrating your willingness and courage to take the next step — the step…
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The Face of Homelessness With Tom Barnett, Director of Fairfax County Office To Prevent And End Homelessness

The Face of Homelessness With Tom Barnett, Director of Fairfax County Office To Prevent And End Homelessness

According to one estimate, nearly 570,000 people nationwide were homeless on a night in 2019. It is estimated that over 3,000 people sleep outside every night in Seattle. By Associated Press, Wire Service Content April 10, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. Man Sentenced 4 Years for Poisoning 8 California Homeless People, By Associated Press, Wire Service Content April 9, 2021, at 9:48 p.m. No Address, No ID, and Struggling to Get Their Stimulus Checks. LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is easy to walk past the homeless, to disregard the guy lying on the street, or ignore the woman standing at an intersection holding a handwritten…
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Stories you tell yourself when the White House calls with Ashwani Jain

Stories you tell yourself when the White House calls with Ashwani Jain

This month’s theme, “Stories We Grew up with”, expands our appreciation of who we have become as a result of the stories we have been told and the ones we have told ourselves growing up. We look at how these stories have impacted our behavior, our thoughts, our dreams, Ultimately, I believe everyone not only has a story but also is a story. Author  David Denborough, Ph.D. writes  “Who we are and what we do are influenced by the stories that we tell ourselves…There are many different events in our lives, but only some of them get formed into the…
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REWIND: A courageous conversation about the opioid crisis with Lucy Caldwell

REWIND: A courageous conversation about the opioid crisis with Lucy Caldwell

I want to open the door to a common thought space with some quotes from people who have walked into dark places and come up with dark solutions or who have loved others who have done so. I don’t know anyone who wakes up and say, “I want to be a criminal, I want to be homeless, or I want to be an addict. And yet sometimes the unlikely happens… Anonymous from Birmingham Alabama says: “I’m a good person. I’m a contributing member of society. I’m educated. I have a good job, make good money, have wonderful relationships with my…
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Some stories need telling. Join Melissa Juarez Ehlers from The Center for Enriched Living, Deerfield Illinois.

Some stories need telling. Join Melissa Juarez Ehlers from The Center for Enriched Living, Deerfield Illinois.

Meet Patrick. “Patrick has autism and an intellectual disability. Until 2008, Patrick lived with his biological mother in Texas. She worked hard to ensure that Patrick had every opportunity to achieve his fullest potential. She socialized Patrick, taught him manners, and gave him basic skills. Sadly, after so many years of her life dedicated to the care and growth of her son, Patrick’s mother was tragically killed in an automobile accident. Patrick’s grandparents brought him to West Virginia following their daughter’s untimely death. While they were in good health, they were elderly and began looking for housing and care options…
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REWIND: A Courageous Convervation about Human Trafficking with Advocate Bill Woolf

REWIND: A Courageous Convervation about Human Trafficking with Advocate Bill Woolf

Saturday, July 30, 2022, marks the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons as resolved by the United Nations. This Year with the passing of the TVPA in the House, we have more reasons to be positive that change is happening. According to Bill Woolf, founder of The World Group in his recent speech, “Human trafficking has the potential to touch each and every community across the globe, especially through the use of technology.  Current global statistics report that “one in every three victims detected is a child” and that “the share of children among detected trafficking victims has tripled, while the share of…
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REWIND:Were it not for those who care with Second Story’s Abigail Brougher

REWIND:Were it not for those who care with Second Story's Abigail Brougher

From an outsider’s perspective, it looked like “Santiago” was simply a rebellious kid. At Second Story for Teens in Crisis, however, counselors worked on getting to know him and learning why he was acting out. He opened up and the counselors were there for him, helping him rewrite the narrative for his future. When Timothy began attending Second Story’s Safe Youth Project he was struggling in school. The program coordinator worked to tutor him in the subjects he found especially challenging, and at the end of the school year he won an award for his hard work and progress! When…
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Service is about you. Ask Asa and Naomi Nero

Service is about you. Ask Asa and Naomi Nero

” Service is about you. Service is about giving what you have to offer without expecting recognition or reward. It is about doing what needs to be done. It means giving 100 percent of your attention to what you are doing as long as you are able to do it without causing yourself harm. Give what you have to offer without expectation. Give with love. Give in Joy. More you cannot do. Less you must not do if it is your intention to be of service.” some words borrowed from life coach Iyanla Vanzant. Listen to how Gen Z’s brother…
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REWIND: You are Never Too Old to Get Rich Featuring Author and Financial Strategist, Kerry Hannon

REWIND: You are Never Too Old to Get Rich Featuring Author and Financial Strategist, Kerry Hannon

“An entrepreneur herself and leading expert on people 50 years and older, Kerry Hannon draws powerful lessons from the mid-life entrepreneurs she profiles. Her enthusiasm about the opportunities is inspiring, her cautions are practical and refreshing, and her insights into later life entrepreneurship ars spot-on. I love this book.” -Chris Farrell, author of Purpose and Paycheck. Beyond being a nationally recognized expert and strategist on career transitions, personal finance, and retirement, I enjoyed learning about Kerry’s family and life experiences that helped to inform the WHO and WHY she is today. Horses play an exciting role. Listen, get more innovative,…
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This is Us featuring Linda Mann, artist extraordinaire, and resilience influencer.

This is Us featuring Linda Mann, artist extraordinaire, and resilience influencer.

Life coach Iyanla Vanzant says in her 2000 book Until Today, “Listen Carefully as if someone were whispering into your soul. There is something you must know. It is very important, no, it is imperative that you receive these words into the deepest core of your being. These words are essential to your very existence. They will feed, nurture, and nourish you. They will support, assist, and guide you. When all else fails, these words will give you the strength and courage you need to weather the storm and walk through the fire. These are simple words, yet they are…
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