Category Archives: Support

Holding Each Other Accountable

“Obligers do things more easily for others than for themselves. For them, the key is external accountability.” – Gretchen Rubin I am more likely to get something done if someone else asks me to do it. If I agree to cook something … Continue reading

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Walking With a Friend in the Dark

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – Helen Keller A few incidents surprised me recently. I was at an indoor concert, and a neighbor of more than 30 years saw me … Continue reading

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Getting Past a Funk

“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”– Sarah Dessen I recently got in what I can only describe as a “funk.” Anxiety, sleepless nights, feeling irritable. It wasn’t difficult to get in … Continue reading

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Finding Support

“Was it you or I who stumbled first? It does not matter. The one of us who finds the strength to get up first, must help the other.” ― Vera Nazarian We all try to do things on our own … Continue reading

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Friends of All Ages

“If we all understood we can learn from both older and younger people, then we’d have a better world.” – Adora Svitak When my friend Tina went through chemotherapy for breast cancer some years ago, her experience deepened the friendship … Continue reading

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Keep the Faith

“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.”         – Kathrine Switzer The longest race that I have ever run was 10 miles and took place several years ago. I was in better shape back … Continue reading

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Women Making Strides

“Don’t wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.” – Mary Manin Morrissey Several years ago, I ran with a group of women divided into … Continue reading

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