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What do our people need?  A Sense of Community and Belonging

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A few days ago I was privileged to attend a conference that focused on our veterans, the issues they faced after discharge from service, their expectations, their feelings of social isolation, and how, together, we could provide resources and…

Rational vs. Irrational

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Today’s reflection stems from my thoughts regarding this past week’s emotional roller coaster. With people getting attacked for their views, I believe it really emphasizes the idea behind the science of social and emotional intelligence…

“First” vs. “Best”

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There has been a lot of talk about “Firsts” lately.  What does “First” really mean? So, I got to thinking… As far as achievement, I believe “First” is a milestone.  For example, “first” steps, “first” car, “first”…

“I’m Not Good At That”

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“I’m Not Good At That” How many times have you said this, or have heard someone else say this statement? It’s really easy to say, and it’s very easy to disqualify something that you may want to do or try because “you’re not good…

Honesty and Integrity

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With this “race for the white house” upon us, I cannot help but think about these two words. Honesty and Integrity. I will not be getting political here.  I believe it is up to each of us to have our own beliefs and opinions and our own…

I Believe We Can All Find Something to Be Grateful For

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This article was sparked by a recent experience, and I felt I should share. My husband and I just got back from a 5-day cruise.  The cruise activities director spent the whole cruise saying "How Are You Feeling?" and expecting a response of…

Benefits of a Diet Change

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The Time to Play Philosophy is that you have to be happy, healthy, have money and a work life balance. As far as health, as a person who has worked in healthcare over these last almost 30 years observing the increase of “sick and sad” in…

What is Stopping YOU?

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So, it’s the beginning of the 2nd quarter of 2016. Take a moment to stop and reflect on what you’ve been up to over these past three months (time does fly!), and make a plan, that’s right – a plan, for the second quarter. We use planning…

Positive Thinking

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I woke up this morning thinking about the affects our thinking has on our lives, whether positive or negative. Mike Pastore, one of the Time to Play Foundation’s amazing Board members and I had been speaking to a man this past week.  He…