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The Crossroads Faced and Choices Made in Charleston Last Week

Whenever we experience a national crisis such as the act of terrorism inside the Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston, SC, by Dylann Storm Roof, three

side view of NJ Transit train leaving station, The Crossroads Faced and Choices Made in Charleston Last Week, Brad W. Smith, photographer, LifeIsHOTBlog

Life is a series of choices about what you choose to believe, to do, and to say. You can choose to act and speak in accordance with your values, or you can choose to take a different route.

things fascinate me.  They fascinate me because each one represents a crossroads faced, and choices made to take one path and not another.

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What are Your 3 Words for 2015?

You’ve probably read Chris Brogan’s recent post, “My 3 Words for 2015.”

He made a commitment in 2006 to choose three words as his goals and guides to his actions for the coming year.

What are your 3 words, commitment, be true to you

My three words for 2015: Clarity. Gratitude. Listen.

I decided to start doing this as well in 2012, the same year I started this blog. It is part of my commitment to live a life that is Honest, Open and True. When you choose three words and use them as your goals and guides for the year, you’re choosing to live intentionally.

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The Election is Over, Can We Return to Respectful and Truthful Discourse?


I don’t know about you, but I am glad the mid-term election is over.

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Your conversations tell others your values as well as your knowledge.

The misinformation, truth-shading and omission of facts that would otherwise provide clear understanding was exhausting, dehumanizing and demoralizing. Continue reading

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