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National Caregivers Month: The Third Pillar is Patience

Patience. We learn it the hard way in caregiving. In this break-neck-speed society, caregivers are like student drivers, always trying to put our foot on the gas, but with 'fate', the driving instructor, firmly …

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IMPACT-Ability Webinar with Lynda Kahn & Jack Pearpoint: Recap

By Bronwyn Kent “Change is going to come from the margins, from people who have been labeled and who have been discriminated against” – Jack Pearpoint On November 1st, we hosted the second part …

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I See Your Margaret Mead and Raise you Ten.

That’s a quote from a recent Margaret Atwood interview. She then went on to propose a qualifier to that famous Margaret Mead quote. You know the one “Never doubt that a small group of …

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Wisdom Comes From Living


Last week, I spoke about the resilience of caregivers.  This week, I'd like to say a few words about wisdom.

What exactly is the wisdom of caregivers?  The Oxford Dictionary defines wisdom as …

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National Caregivers Month Part 1: Bullet-proof

November is National Family Caregivers month and I've decided to write a series about resilience. When I think about my own resilience, I am only half-joking when I tell friends that I'm bullet-proof.  What …

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Have Patience Policy Analysts, Souls are Stirring

Momentum is building to reduce poverty. Multiple strands and strategies are evident: fair wage, minimum wage, welfare reform, financial literacy, Cities Reducing Poverty When Mayors Lead, affordable housing, economic development, enshrining social and economic …

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The Importance of Creating a Container for Your Content

By Vickie Cammack and Al Etmanski  Imagine a cloud of concepts, requests, emotions, ideas, values, outrage, research, vision, impulses and ideology swirling around you on your change-making journey. The listener or recipient of your message …

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IMPACT-Ability Webinar with Minister Carla Qualtrough: Recap

By Bronwyn Kent On Monday, October 24, Plan Institute and Tamarack Institute kicked off the first of a seven-part IMPACT-Ability Webinar Series based on Al Etmanski’s best selling book IMPACT: Six Patterns to Spread …

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Lessons I've Learned From a Life of Caregiving

Here's a short video of me reflecting on lessons I've learned from a life caregiving. Share the lessons you've learned in the comments below - I would love to listen and learn!Thank you to …

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30th Anniversary of the Other ‘Persons’ Case

Here’s a story about cultural impact that too few people know about. The “Eve” Supreme Court ruling which is on a par with the original, “Persons” case. Imagine being a young woman who society moves …

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