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We Have to Do Better

01/08/2021

By guest contributor Amy Post Editor’s note: this essay originally appeared on the corporate blog of Amy’s employer in June, 2020. It is reprinted here with permission. My name is Amy.  I work on [our company’s] marketing team and I am the white mother of two really amazing Ethiopian American kids. Which means, yep, they’re […]

Words, Words, Words

11/30/2020

Ever since May 25, 2020, I have been reading books, listening to podcasts, having discussions, reading the news, and praying about racial justice. The death of George Floyd was a shocking wake-up call for me, and yet here I am six months later, and I still do not know what to do to change the […]

Be a Friendly Voice to the Lonely

Did you know that 61% of Americans report that they are lonely? I recently read about a wonderful program by the AARP called “Friendly Voices.” Volunteers make phone calls to lonely individuals who have requested to hear from someone. In the first few months of the program, which was started during the COVID 19 pandemic […]

Leaders Need Caregiving Too

09/30/2020

Chances are, you know several people who are leaders. And guess what? Leaders need caregiving too. Your neighbor who is in management, a friend who runs a small business, and even your pastor – they are human beings with feelings, fears, and challenges. At one time or another, we all need kindness and a listening […]

My Post-Election Pledge – Will You Join Me?

09/23/2020

When the presidential election returns are counted and a president is named, I wonder: how will people react? Some people will be happy; others will not.  I am concerned that there will be more of what we’ve witnessed this year: chaos, destruction and division.  I have worried.  I have prayed.  I have wondered what I, […]

Keep On Keeping On Caring

07/30/2020

I didn’t know.  I didn’t realize the depth and breadth of the violence and injustice that Black people have endured for centuries. I’m sorry.  Please forgive me God.  To all people of color who have suffered and are suffering today, I say, please forgive me. In the book White Fragility Robin Diangelo writes, “The antidote […]

COVID-19: What can I do to help?

03/17/2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact people all over the world, here are some simple tips for how to help while we practice social distancing. The uncertainty and fear generated by a global infectious disease outbreak is stressful. That’s why it’s more important than ever to show compassion and Care Well for those around […]