brave brāv ~ adjective

• possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance verb (used with object)
• to meet or face courageously: to brave misfortunes
• to defy; challenge; dare

re·sil·ient  ri-zil-ee-uhnt ~ adjective

• springing back; rebounding
• returning to the original form or position after being bent, compressed, or stretched
• recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyant

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Step by Step

The following are insights by guest writer Nancy Parker Brummett.  One thing I’ve learned volunteering with older adults is that it’s not how fast you go that matters. It’s putting one foot … [Read More...]


Let It Go—Part 2

“Let it go, let it go,” Queen Elsa sings in the film Frozen, but isn’t life a little more complicated than musical advice from the latest Disney sensation? Last week’s look at learning to let … [Read More...]


Let It Go

The passing comment slapped me unexpectedly. The words wildly twisted in my mind, then plunked with a thud. What did she mean by that? Is she miffed at me? What did I do to elicit her harsh attitude? … [Read More...]


Determine to Bloom Anyway

Thirteen years ago yesterday, I let go of my mom’s hand for the last time on this earth. At age 70, she graduated to heaven because of a stroke caused by cancer treatment complications. My mom loved … [Read More...]


I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward. — David Livingstone