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Dear Friend Series: I love you and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it!

  Dear friend, I love you and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. I first heard that line in a Scrubs episode a few years ago when a fictional pastor said it at the end of his sermon for a funeral. I remember a warm feeling fill me even though it was an actor on a TV show saying it. I began to think about how powerful this statement is...unconditional love. And I thought "If an actor on TV saying this affected me so much, how would my community feel hearing it from me?" And that is when I started ending each of my blog posts and emails with it. Because if there is something I aspire...

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Dear Friend Series: We'll Make It Through This Too

Dear Friend, I am thinking about you today. Thinking about how you may be hurting or struggling. Thinking about you celebrating birthdays, births, anniversaries, and other moments in your life while home during this difficult time. I've heard from friends that they feel paralyzed and restless and afraid. Some are throwing themselves into work and others are just doing their best to get to the end of each day. Every time I start to feel like I can't keep going I remember the other hard times in my life I've lived through. I think about the year there wasn't much work and money was so tight that each month I felt I was holding my breath and crossing my fingers that we'd make it....

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Dear Friend Series: Let's All Walk Each Other Home

Dear friend, “We’re all just walking each other home.” Ram Dass We are facing unprecedented times and with that unprecedented fear. There is so much information that begs our attention; it’s overwhelming & anxiety-inducing. But I keep asking myself: What does the world need from me? From us? And the answer I keep receiving for each other. We are searching so heartily for the solution. We are aching for ways to help, to feel better, to love one another. What if the way through this is to show up for each other in any way we are able? Check on your friends. Show kindness to strangers. Donate money or items when you’re able.  And, of course, care for yourself....

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