The Weapons of Change

Compassion. Empathy. Kindness. In a week such as this, it’s hard to remember that such things exist. In fact, the very lack of them is what has brought us here.  We teach peop ...

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Life Changes, but Love is Forever

I scrolled through photos of my new foster dog, showing each and every one to my friend Rick like a giddy teenager showing her friend a new crush. “Just adopt him already. He’s clearly yours,” he said with a sigh on that Thanksgiving night, 2013. “I can’t adopt him. My life’s ...

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Shine On

Every visit to my grandparents’ house ended with the same ritual: after numerous hugs and kisses goodbye, my brother and I got into the backseat of my parent’s Oldsmobile and my grandmother took her place at the front door. As our car slowly made its way down the rural New England road, ...

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Come Together While Staying at Home

“Stay at Home.” That’s the order many of Americans—and others around the world—have been given. The entire world has changed in the past two weeks. School closures means children are home all day. Businesses wh ...

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The Story of Hope

Lora’s face lit up as she continued reading silently. She covered her mouth hiding her smile, but there was no masking the joy that sparkled in her eyes. My co-worker finally put her delight and surprise into words. Fr ...

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Love On In Every Way

The origin stories of Valentine’s Day are as diverse as love itself. From ancient Roman festivals to saints who were beheaded for their dedication to love, how we arrived at giving gifts of chocolates and flowers to our beloved every February 14 Read Post

Give While You Get

There is a myriad of ways you can give to the non-profits that support the causes dear to your heart. Money, items, time, and effort are all ways we can give of ourselves. Businesses give too: discounts on services to non-profits or in kind gifts. But some busin ...

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The Resolution of Kindness

The year end signifies an ending of a chapter and a new beginning. Anything is possible. We feel like Cinderella, but in a good way: when the clock strikes twelve, all will be different. We become determined to make big changes in our lives. We vow to lose fifty ...

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How to Do the Holidays

Tucker walked into the office, and spying the rubber doorstop not in use by the closed door, he dove for it. Sparkle in his eye and tail a waggin’ he grabbed it loosely so when he turned, it flung across the room, and he scampered to catch up to the bouncing o ...

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Gifts for our Animal Guides

Rachel paused a moment to stop her voice from wavering and keep the tears from falling.“Lola is a huge part of my path, of my journey right now, and I wouldn’t be here right now if it wasn’t for her…” In line a ...

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