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Women’s History Month recognizes Brig. Gen USAF Retired Sandra Gregory for her service then and now.

Women's History Month recognizes Brig. Gen USAF Retired Sandra Gregory for her service then and now.

Do you go the extra mile? Do you do more Than what is expected? Do you expect the best? These questions pertain to your relationship with the world and how you treat yourself. Do you go the extra mile when it comes to you, or do you think that the least is enough for you? Some people believe that struggle, servitude, and sacrifice are the best they can hope for. They look for ways and reasons to be okay with the things they believe are not okay with your lives. Other people believe they must constantly be on the giving end.…
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Black History Month: Stories that need telling with guest Colonel Arthur Nick Nicolson Retired, and current president of the Mt.Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society

Black History Month: Stories that need telling with guest Colonel Arthur Nick Nicolson Retired, and current president of the Mt.Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson, and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent. By the late 1960s, thanks in part to the Civil Rights Movement and a growing awareness of black identity, Negro History Week had evolved into Black History Month on many college campuses. President Gerald…
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Rotary Opens Opportunities Through Service: Healing the Wreakage with Dr. Sarah A. John in Haiti

Rotary Opens Opportunities Through Service: Healing the Wreakage with Dr. Sarah A. John in Haiti

“It’s true that, depending upon which community to ultimately decide to call a second home, you might just be the only medical professional available to meet the needs of multitudes.  The more remote the community in a developing country, the less likely it is to have a Western-trained medical professional.  You are likely to be very welcomed in your new community, but you should also expect to be viewed as an outsider and treated as such until you’ve established yourself and proven your abilities.  You’ll need to work with the community’s healers and find common ground in the provision of patient…
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Hope Reflected, Restored, and Repositoned with Meesh Peters and Tijani Musa.

Hope Reflected, Restored, and Repositoned with Meesh Peters and Tijani Musa.

Rob Bell in his 2016 book How to Be Here, reflects, “That question the blinking line in your mind or on your mobile device asks is: Who are you to do this? It can keep you locked up for years, living in fear and doubt, looking over your fence or your shoulder, and comparing yourself with the people around you. But the first word about you is a gift, and you’re here, breathing, and you get to participate in the world’s ongoing creation. Creation is exhausting, exhilarating, draining, and invigorating, and it’s also a mystery because everybody sits down to…
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REWIND: Sweep in a new season with the courage to be vulnerable with Dr. Brene Brown and Krista Tippett from NPR

REWIND: Sweep in a new season with the courage to be vulnerable with Dr. Brene Brown and Krista Tippett from NPR

Spring is the season during which the natural world revives and reinvigorates after the colder winter months. During spring, dormant plants begin to grow again, new seedlings sprout out of the ground and hibernating animals awake. What are you doing to revive and reinvigorate your dreams, your soul, your mind? What script are you creating? Does it contain thoughts like “I am not enough!” or “I am more than enough!”? Are you stuck between your no longer and you not yet? Or are you willing to take new risks and experience the vulnerability that comes with it? Do you understand that…
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What time is it on the clock of the world? Adrienne Maree Brown, Emergent Strategist shares her view.

What time is it on the clock of the world? Adrienne Maree Brown, Emergent Strategist shares her view.

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”– Camus…documenting my liberation. “Adrienne Maree Brown grows healing ideas in public through her multi-genre writing, her music, and her podcasts. Informed by 25 years of movement facilitation, somatics, Octavia E Butler scholarship, and her work as a doula, Adrienne has nurtured Emergent Strategy, Pleasure Activism, Radical Imagination, and Transformative Justice as ideas and practices for transformation. She is the author/editor of seven published texts and the founder of the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute, where she is…
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THE COLOR PURPLE. This movie changed me. A conversation between NPR movie guide Lilly Percy and her guest, poet Danez Smith.

THE COLOR PURPLE. This movie changed me. A conversation between NPR movie guide Lilly Percy and her guest, poet Danez Smith.

There is a moment in Steven Spielberg‘s “The Color Purple” when a woman named Celie smiles and smiles and smiles. That was the moment when I knew this movie was going to be as good as it seemed and was going to keep the promise it made by daring to tell Celie’s story. It is not a story that would seem easily suited to the movies. The film is based on the novel by Alice Walker, who told Celie’s story through a series of letters, some never sent, many never received, most addressed to God. The letters are her way…
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NEW YEAR MOMENTS OF MINDFULNESS featuring Tyra G

NEW YEAR MOMENTS OF MINDFULNESS featuring Tyra G

What’s so special about celebrating the New Year? “Why does the start of the new year carry such special symbolism? And why is its celebration so common around the world, as it has been for at least as long as there have been calendars? Behavior this universal must surely be tied to something basic in the human animal, something profoundly meaningful and important, given all the energy and resources we invest not just in the celebration but also in our efforts to make good on a fresh set of resolutions, even though we mostly fail to keep them. It’s fascinating…
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REWIND: Unwrapping his gift of music featuring vocalist Mr. Everett Greene.

REWIND: Unwrapping his gift of music featuring vocalist Mr. Everett Greene.

A 2018 blog written by musicians who declare they believe in music says, “Music is simply a very special language that everyone understands. There is no feeling that cannot be described and transported through music. It preserves memories for eternity, turns dreams into reality. It caresses the soul or screams unmistakably. Music conquers fear, dries tears, gives courage and strength. It is the safe and expressive home of our emotions – with all facets between joy and pain, irrepressible lust for life, and thoughtfulness. Music can turn enemies into friends and cross borders. It can ensure that the injustices of…
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Meet Ms. Quay Holland, WELLTH Coach and Rebalance Strategist

Meet  Ms. Quay Holland, WELLTH Coach and Rebalance Strategist

Karmic astrologer Dora Jones believes, And I quote; “Each of us comes into life with a promise, a gift, a passion, and a deep, heartfelt desire.” The promise is what you have come to life to master. You have promised to overcome, resolve, or heal some aspect of your consciousness. As you face your life’s experiences, you are given the opportunity to fulfill this promise. Your responses to your experiences determine whether you fulfill or break the promise you have made to yourself. The gift is what you have come to give to life. It is the cornerstone of self-determination and…
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