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A Southern Girl Trying to Make a Difference in Sin City

“You can if you will but it is up to you.” — John Steinbeck, East of Eden I will.  I am not alone in this.  I am determined to be the change, choosing to fulfill all the things that have never been and making life just a little more meaningful. After all, I may, and …

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What happened in Paris today was an attack against humanity.  What are we going to do starting today to make the world a better place for the good of all mankind?  I, for one, will not allow Paris to stand alone. Scary times and scary people cannot consume all the good this world has to …

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POSSIBLE pos·si·ble ˈpäsəb(ə)l/ adjective 1. able to be done; within the power or capacity of someone or something. synonyms: feasible, practicable, practical, viable, within the bounds/realms of possibility, attainable, achievable, workable; informal doable Every Saturday in 2015, I will dwell in the possibilities.  This week in possible: Decluttering my work piles Meditating at least thirty …

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I love the smell of possibility in the morning, especially on New Year’s Day.  Idealism abounds!  365 days, 365 new chances.  For too many years now, I have started things not knowing where they are going and rarely finish them.  I will no longer leave things unfinished, as I know that I will find the words along …

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2013 was a fickle year.  Today is my day of letting things go that no longer serve me.  With that said, I am letting 2013 go.  I cannot live a positive life with a negative mind. There are far better things ahead in 2014 than I leave behind.  It is the year to be who I …

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Multiple versions of this ancient wisdom for living as a human being on this earth exist, and some people debate whether they were concocted by a poster company. Nevertheless, the sentiment is always the same for me, as these “suggestions” Ten Commandments of the Native American People echo my own belief that the world can …

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I am constantly striving to better myself as a human being but also as an education leader.  The buzzword that echoes through most of what I read is authentic.  I am a firm believer that saying authentic does not equal being authentic.  Perhaps the fact that I loathe the word authentic is one indicator that …

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