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Music for Change, Resilience, and Hope in this Season of Spring

by Kerry Dexter /
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Mar 18, 2024 / 0 comments

In the season of spring, nature reminds us of change, of resilience, of hope.

Spring months see at least two other times which include elements of change, resilience, and hope in their stories: international celebrations of women, and celebrations of Ireland connected with the time of Saint Patrick’s day in mid-March.

All of those come in to the creativity of the musicians whose work you will find below.

In whichever season you may be reading this, may the work of these artists be a good companion to you.

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How to Start Your Research Paper

Most students will have to write research papers. However, not all of them really know how to write this type of assignment, and instruction might be difficult to come by. Here’s all you need to know to get started...

How to Start Your Research Paper

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Ubuntu and Humanity's Deep-seated Connection

Excerpted from Sapiens Reinvented by Jim Loehr

Read the book that will change your life: After Everything

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Mar 05, 2024 / 0 comments

If you could only read one book in your lifetime, THIS is the one. After Everything, written by global educator, poet, writer, and coach Monna McDiarmid, is a gift. 

This book is EVERYTHING. 

Read the book that will change your life: After Everything

McDiarmid has given us a novel that is beautiful, important, and life-changing. 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Bridges, Change, and Transitions

by Stacey Ebert /
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Mar 04, 2024 / 0 comments

I went to university in Boston. Driving from New York meant going over at least one giant bridge. Each time I hit that bridge, I’d notice something shift. My fingers clenched, my shoulders tightened, I hugged the divider, and focused hard on following those in front of me in order to make it to the other side. A few minutes after crossing, the color returned to my fingers and my whole body exhaled. Regardless of the season, state of the roads, or precipitation from the sky, crossing that bridge was often the most nerve-wracking part of that drive. 

Music for Wisdom, Hope, and Connection

by Kerry Dexter /
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Feb 19, 2024 / 0 comments

Many things in the world seem unsettled these days. Events in the news may make circumstances in day to day life seem more challenging, too.

There is wisdom, hope, community, rest, and fresh perspective to be found in music, in many ways and through music of many sorts.

Have a listen to the creativity of these musicians. Seek out their wisdom and ideas through these ever-changing times.

Music for Wisdom, Hope, and Connection

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Inspiration is Everywhere

by Stacey Ebert /
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Feb 05, 2024 / 0 comments

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A shooting star, the first snowflake, a rainbow after a storm, a child’s laughter, an act of kindness, the innocent check-in of a furry red muppet—inspiration is everywhere if only we pause a moment to look. 

It’s in that awe when we witness a magical moment, the wonder experienced through curious questioning, the joy of a quokka’s quizzical smile, and so much more. When we open our eyes, it’s everywhere…can you see it? 

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Dating educated professionals: Find a partner online

If you want to date a goal-oriented person with a good career and perspectives in life, but can’t find one in real life, then dating platforms such as dating.com can be your best option. But even the best dating site for educated professionals won’t help you unless you learn how to present yourself and build your relationship.

We’ve collected some tips on how to present yourself on a dedicated platform and create an amazing first impression. Use them to find your perfect match!

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The Evolution of Running Sunglasses

A Glance Back and a Look Ahead

In the world of running, where every step is a testament to endurance and determination, the evolution of running sunglasses has been nothing short of remarkable. Over the years, these essential accessories have transcended their initial purpose of sun protection to become a blend of innovation and design.

Music for living through changing times

by Kerry Dexter /
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Jan 15, 2024 / 0 comments

Shifting times seem to be the usual state of things these days. Thinking about and working through the changes such situations bring is something musicians face and consider in their work, too.

Here are aspects of shifting times and living in them through music.

Music for living through changing times

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