Impacting Others Along the Way

There is Good in Every Day!

There is a saying that has been around for years.  It’s been embroidered on pillows, quoted in books, used in movies – so long that I am not sure who said it first but it still resonates every time I hear it.  It goes “Every day might not be good.  But there is good in …

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Life is a “Marathon” Not a “Race”

Little did I know when I booked a trip home to Baltimore about six weeks ago that the day I would be leaving was also the day of the 17th Annual Baltimore Running Festival.  Staying in a downtown hotel right in the center of the festivities was going to make it impossible to get out …

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Coming Together – Before, During and After Irma

It’s almost two weeks after Hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean and Florida leaving a path of devastation, despair and sadness.  But if we take a moment to look back on the storm we can find examples of incredible kindness, sensitivity and hope where we rose to be our best selves even in the midst …

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Girls? Girls? Girls? Yes! Yes! Yes!!

“Inspiring girls to be strong, smart and bold!” When you are trying to get the attention of approximately 180-200 girls between the ages of 5-14 on any given day at Girls, Inc., you will often hear the leaders proclaim “Girls? Girls?  Girls?” to which the girls quickly respond “Yes! Yes! Yes!”  Then all eyes and …

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Thank You, Viola Davis!

The actress Viola Davis won the best Oscar for best supporting actress earlier this year for her phenomenal performance in the movie “Fences” with Denzel Washington.  She brought me to tears as I witnessed the dignity with which she portrayed her character’s anguish and pain. Outstanding in every way! Just as stirring as her performance …

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A Little Kindness Makes A Huge Difference!

It’s been said before and certainly has not gone unnoticed everywhere you look.  We are suffering from a serious lack of kindness in the way we treat each other. As I was stepping outside of a restaurant last week to stretch a little, I opened the door and saw two women approaching.  The first (“Mary”) was …

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Us vs. Them – Is This Who We Truly Are?

When I first thought of doing this blog, I had decided to stay away from discussing politics or news. There are plenty of those discussions taking place and most often I find that one cannot even express an opinion without being met with intense vitriol or attacked for not being in complete agreement with the …

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No time off from being a role model and a mentor!

Can you hear the clarion call – mentors are desperately needed! The call is out! Now more than ever, our children and young adults need mentors and role models.  Many people shy away from taking up the charge of mentoring because they feel they will not have the time.  They are afraid that even one …

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Having wonderful senior moments!

Senior Legal Services  working for seniors in the community. It is important to me in retirement to continue to give back in meaningful ways by volunteering where I can now that I am retired.  Senior Legal Services (“SLS”) is a joint program of the Bar Association of Baltimore City and the Baltimore Bar Foundation, Inc.  …

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Mentoring Aisha – the quiet tower of strength.

  How we met. Aisha was also a UMBC student. I met her almost 10 years ago during her sophomore year. We were introduced by a colleague who thought that she needed someone to connect with on campus and that I would be that person who could help her. I remember being struck by how …

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