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Connecting Through Kindness

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

In 1982,  a woman in California scribbled the words, “practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty” on a place mat in a restaurant. That simple note gained momentum and quickly spread as a message calling all of us to practice caring and compassion. Now, every year during the week of Valentine’s Day, there is an official Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week. This year marked the 20th year that a week has been specifically set aside to celebrate the power of kindness. Kindness is an act that inspires others to connect, respect, and make a contribution to

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Keep Moving Forward

Today, as I enjoyed a beautiful walk with my daughter at Chambers Bay, surrounded by people from all walks of life and of all colors, I reflected on the life and legacy of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  and the influence he has had on our country. He was passionate about all he did and believed it was our responsibility to work peacefully to better ourselves and the world around us, through advocacy and service.  And, he was a great communicator.  He not only had a dream, he could share it in a way that continues to inspire. The Martin

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Through My Sister’s Eyes

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

This morning, as I got out of bed, I stepped on my glasses, smashing the frame and cutting my foot.  I was thrown into a mini-crisis of looking for my old pair to get me through the day.  Did I even have an old pair of glasses anymore? I went into my office and on the bookshelf in a pile was a glasses case.  I was so pleased that I had found my old glasses so quickly.  But, as I opened the case, I realized they weren’t my old glasses.  They were my sister, Jody’s, glasses. Jody died in November and

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No Longer a White Elephant

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

I am exited to bring you a guest author!  Her name is Laura Reimer, an amazing and inspirational woman of faith from Decatur, Illinois.  She’s also my cousin. Here’s her first of, I hope, many contributions!  Let me know what you think by leaving a comment! No Longer a White Elephant This past weekend, I attended an annual Christmas party with a group of long time friends. One of our traditions is a white elephant gift exchange. It’s the kind where you can steal someone else’s gift or take a new one from the pile. When one of the men in

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