Is This Really Giving?

By Barry Spencer | June 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Forgiveness There is a gift that is free and available to all people, at all times, that can be delivered anywhere in all circumstances… Sounds too good to be true. Well, it’s not and it’s one thing needed right now more than ever! Forgiveness… it is one HUGE way to giveback that seems small and…

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The Universal Pain Reliever

By Barry Spencer | June 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gratitude Helping people give is critical now more than ever, but maybe for reasons that aren’t normally considered… Dan Sullivan, a business coach and founder of The Strategic Coach, tells the story of a research project that led him to the feet of a wheel-chair bound woman. She wanted to manage her pain without having…

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By Barry Spencer | June 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Future in Uncertainty The death of George Floyd is unsettling and horrifying. Prejudice, injustice, and riots are not the marks of this great country and city. Regarding the riots in Atlanta, I think Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms addressed the situation masterfully in her comments to the city last Friday night. She presented compassion,…

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New Normal

By Barry Spencer | June 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

What is “Normal?” When will everything be back to normal? This is what people are looking for now. Gaining popularity is #NewNormal. The last few months has been anything but “normal.” Going forward there is no “normal,” and there has never been “normal.” There has only been what we’ve grown accustomed to (and perhaps way…

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What is Needed Now

By Barry Spencer | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

What Is Needed Now I don’t know about you, but I tire of the misleading media headlines. Even worse are the headline images. Plastered across media outlets are images of beach-going and park-enjoying segments of people clustered and violating social distancing recommendations. They picture and write the story as if ALL PEOPLE are irresponsible. While…

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By Barry Spencer | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Sunshine The sunshine and warmer weather can warm the heart and cheer your spirit… if you let it. Will you allow the longer days, dinners outside, and summer fun activities to brighten your days? The sunshine really can help brighten your day and cheer up your spirit. It can help you see the bright spots…

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By Barry Spencer | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Seasons One season can tend to drag on, which those of us who have lived up north can attest to. The bitter cold, and gray skies along with snow and ice can linger way too long and the winter season can seem to never end. But it does. It always does. Winter eventually, and ALWAYS,…

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By Barry Spencer | May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Curveballs There are some things I really miss right now… how about you? Near the top of the list is Spring baseball. My family loves going to the park every weekend to watch my son and his team play. There’s just nothing like it. While he enjoys playing shortstop, second base, and outfield, his favorite…

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By Barry Spencer | April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Release” The right thing needs to be said at the right time, and the receiver must be ready for the message. In the movie, “Father of the Bride,” the bride’s father (played by Steve Martin) is visiting the house of the wealthy soon-to-be in-laws. He is lured into snooping through the man’s home office when…

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Think Like This…

By Barry Spencer | April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

… Because it works How you navigate difficulties is a matter of perspective… The choice of YOUR perspective. The good news is you get to choose! According to the Stockdale Principle, there are three views people can have in a crisis, but only one makes it through the difficulty. The pessimist primarily sees doom-and-gloom, continually focusing their…

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