An Inquiry Into Intimacy

  Intimacy is being seen and known as the person you truly are.                                                          Amy Bloom In my February blog entitle “On Being Fully Human,” I wrote about three leaders, each of whom allowed inhumanity to slip into the “edges” of their lives. When I penned those words, I had not yet read Isaacson’s

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Books to Know & Love…”I’m Still Standing”

I’m Still Standing: How One Woman’s Brushes with Death Taught Her How To Live by Kelly Standing. In the spirit of full disclosure, I know Kelly Standing…at least in small measure. She and I were cohorts at Speaker University, a wonderful series produced by the Illinois Chapter of the National Speakers Association. For that, the

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The Universe Rearranging Itself

Note: The following will be published in the November/December Issue of Neighbors of Batavia Magazine. It is reprinted with permission.   “At the deepest level, there is no giver, no gift, and no recipient…only the universe rearranging itself.”                                                             Jon Kabat-Zinn Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So too are gifts. I

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Note: This post will be published as my article, Beginnings, in the May/June Issue of Neighbors of Batavia magazine. It is printed here with permission. “Don’t confuse connection—feeling a part of something larger than yourself, feeling close to another person or group, feeling welcomed and understood—with contacts.” Edward Hallowell in Connect Many years ago, when I

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