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On 14 August 2015 - 5:05pm

“One time, I was walking through a government building. There were two sets of double doors about fifteen feet apart. They were both automatic doors. When you walked through the first set of doors, you had to let them totally close before the next set of doors would open.

As long as I stayed at that first set of doors, the second set would not open. It’s the same principle in life. If you’re sitting around nursing your wounds, feeling sorry for yourself, you’re not going to see anything new. You’ve got to let those doors totally close. Let go of the disappointments.”

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This is legacy story. It’s a practical view on life. We need to move forward.

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Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 13 August 2015 - 8:15pm

How can integrated SEL practices help both teachers and students?

Schools across the nation are exploring ways to teach foundational skills like grit ...more

On 13 August 2015 - 5:05pm

Sunflowers must follow the sun. It’s in their DNA. They literally are designed to track the sun.

Early in the dawn, they turn to the East to greet the rising sun. Motor cells beneath the flower guide the petals to orient toward the sun’s light.

What the motor cells do is pump in potassium ions, which alters the pressure. As the pressure rises, the motor cells lengthen, causing a tilt. The flower is then greeting the sun.

What’s interesting is that at dusk, the flower can ‘go anywhere,’ resting in any direction.

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Posted By Addictions UK
On 13 August 2015 - 9:00am

If you need to be understood you need to understand ...more

Posted By Social Edge
On 12 August 2015 - 10:51pm

As a brand developer, I’ve met countless social entrepreneurs all over the world: people with an extreme passion for social or environmental impact. They have a lot to master in order to make their ventures succeed – from setting up a production chain, to technology, HR, complex investment structures, and more.

Branding is yet another discipline to conquer, and though entrepreneurs see it as crucial, they often feel they lack the knowledge and skills to make it work for them. When entrepreneurs approach me, it is usually after having undertaken some form of branding on their own, and often they have run into difficulties.

Here are some common branding mistakes made by early-stage social entrepreneurs:

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On 12 August 2015 - 5:05pm

A loving email from my dad


Pamela and her dad – The Winning Team

March 30, 2011

PAMELA, TODAY A FRIEND ASKED HOW YOU ARE DOING. DRIVING HOME I PONDERED THAT QUESTION AND CONCLUDED THAT YOU ARE INDEED A REMARKABLE PERSON WITH MANY, VARIED TALENTS;

YOU HAVE AN AMAZING CAPABILITY TO ENTERTAIN PEOPLE.  YOUR IMPROV REQUIRES CREATIVITY, HUMOR, AND QUICK THINKING.

YOU HAVE A REAL TALENT FOR BUILDING AN ORGANIZATION FROM SCRATCH. YOUR INSIGHTS IN HOW YOU RUN YOUR ORGANIZATION IS A REAL INSPIRATION TO MANY–INCLUDING ME!

YOU HAVE A COMPASSION FOR OTHERS WHICH IS DEEP AND ADMIRABLE.

YOU HAVE AN INTELLECT FOR BUSINESS WHICH EXCEEDS ANY ONE OF OUR FAMILY, INCLUDING ME.

WHEN I TOLD YOU THAT YOU WOULD MAKE A ...more

Posted By Addictions UK
On 12 August 2015 - 9:00am

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On 11 August 2015 - 5:05pm

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Allen and Violet Large have given it all away. The Nova Scotian residents had called to check on their regularly-bought lottery ticket, when they realized they had won 11.2 million. They didn’t even know what to do.

But as their name indicates, the Larges have a wonderfully big heart. Within four months… they gave it all away. Gifts went to local hospitals, to fire stations, to more than 60 organizations.

One of my favorite quotes from Violet was, “We’re not used to that kind of money… we wanted to share it with people who treat us well. Money can’t buy happiness.”

“We have everything we need; I have Allen and he has me.”

May we all live with such Large hearts.

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Posted By Social Edge
On 11 August 2015 - 12:00am

With the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) about to expire, the global health community is looking back on major accomplishments in reducing poverty and improving health over the last 15 years. Perhaps one of the greatest surprises has been the success of international efforts to tackle neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 1.8 billion people, including more than 800 million children, require annual treatment for NTDs. These parasitic and bacterial infections affect people for years or decades, mostly striking the world’s poorest, most marginalized communities.

Adults and ...more