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Monroe Free
Reflections

The Comfort is in the Questions

Monroe Free is the President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Greenville County. He wrote this letter in response to an email from the Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy newsletter. I found it so compelling that I asked Monroe if I could share with the Hey, Boomer! audience as a guest post.

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Possibilities

Seven Steps to Reach your Dreams

Six years ago, I wrote that “I would create a community of like-minded people, open-minded, educated, people who want to improve their own quality of life and who want to leave the world a better place.” Six years ago, I was not thinking about how that would happen, I just knew

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Reflections

Mothers’ Day Movement Gratitude

The light from the sun is just beginning to remove the shadows of darkness. I can see the fence and trees through my back window and the birds are slowly waking up. Pepper, my cat, is nearby resting on the blanket on the ottoman. And I am in my favorite spot

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Apathy is the Enemy
Community

Apathy is the Enemy

Apathy – noun, lack of interest, enthusiasm or concern. Today I had the opportunity to help the League of Women Voters, register graduating seniors to vote. Kids from three area high schools were coming to one location to pick up their cap and gown for graduation. While they were waiting in

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Community

Ubuntu – I am because you are

I came across a post on Facebook a few days ago that told a story of an anthropologist who explained a game to the children of an African tribe.  He placed a basket of delicious fruit at the base of a tree and explained that the first child to reach the

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Community

Becoming Aware – Help Me, Help You

It is 7:30 in the morning. You are rushing to get the kids in the car, so you can get them to daycare, and you can get to work on time. Your three-year old still needs her shoes and jacket on. As you are trying to help her with her shoes,

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Possibilities

The Power of “I Think I Can”

“The Little Engine That Could” was my son’s favorite book when he was little.  It is a story about a little engine who was carrying toys and treats to boys and girls on the other side of the mountain. And suddenly the engine broke down. It could not go any further. 

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Reflections

Take a Walk with Me

Written by Albert Green, my father You are in the country. It’s morning. The sun is just beginning to stretch her golden tentacles across the endless, motionless sky. The air is filled with the songs of birds. A slight breeze slides across the meadow … carrying the perfume of the flowers

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Relationship
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How to Ask 10 Great Relationship Questions

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you enjoyed my conversation with Christine Baumgartner, the dating coach from ThePerfectCatch.com.  She had a lot of good advice, not just for singles but for anyone in a relationship.  One of the ideas she stressed was doing the work to know yourself and love yourself. And

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Community

Preparing for a Hey, Boomer Broadcast

It is Monday morning. I wake up with a sense of anticipation about the broadcast that will be live today. I go through my typical morning routine; coffee, some reading and/or journaling, 30-45 minutes of yoga and breakfast. As I am dressing and putting on my makeup, I think about watching

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