For Inspiration

“The Man in the Arena” Quote. One of Teddy Roosevelt’s most famous quotes. And one of my absolute favorites.

Random Acts of Kindness Foundation non-profit. “Imagine a world where we can succeed by being nice, where we all look out for each other, where we all pay it forward, and where kindness is the norm.” Become a RAKtivist!

Text from Dan Rather’s FaceBook page. A message of hope in these times of chaos from a veteran journalist who has seen it all.

5 Ways Small Actions Have Huge Power. Graphic/article on Yes! Magazine website. “Research shows the little things matter.” (“The Universe Talks) daily “Notes from the Universe” emails. Brief encouragement and inspirational messages (that are free!) “From the Universe” to you. Created by Mike Dooley, author and metaphysical teacher. (Scroll down to the bottom left of his Home page for the signup field. )

The Good Stuffweekly newsletter of good/fun/happy news from CNN that will make you smile or inspire you.


These are some writers/teachers/coaches I’ve come across whose work has been life-changing for me. Check them out.

Brené Brown. A university research professor, Brené has studied and talks/teaches/writes about courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. Her work is groundbreaking. Watch her Ted Talks and read her books, especially “The Gifts of Imperfection.”

Mark David Gerson. This amazing writing and life coach has written 18 books (fiction and non-fiction), teaches workshops, leads coaching groups for writers, and does individual coaching. He is intuitively insightful. And an all around nice guy.

Well Being

Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) Finger Holds. This is a pressure-point healing modality. It’s easy and very forgiving. There’s no “exact” way you MUST do it; and you can practice it anywhere, anytime—even just sitting watching TV. I’ve read that the right hand = presents issues; left hand =  past issues. Hold the finger until you feel a pulse or until the pulse goes away—or just listen to your inner-knowing. Sometimes it can take awhile to work (like a couple of hours or even months of repeated sessions). And if you can find a practitioner, I highly recommend a full body session. I can attest that it works. I highly recommend it.

Nurse Advocates. Everyone needs an Advocate when they enter the healthcare system. Anne Llewellyn is a long-time critical care nurse and Brain cancer survivor. She uses her experiences to provide information you can use to navigate the complex healthcare system—whether you’re a patient, caregiver, or healthcare professional. You can sign up for her newsletter.

Actions You Can Take

“75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice” article by Corinne Shutack.

Black Owned Bookstores in the United States. A list you can use to support Black literature and businesses. 
Change: Cost/Benefit Analysis ExampleDo one. It can be revealing!

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