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Three Little Kisses

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | October 1, 2015

  For as long as I can remember, my parents had a daily ritual before Dad went to work and again every evening when he came home. They gave each other three little kisses, which was one way of saying “I love you”. We noticed other expressions of love that included the way Dad always…

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Courage To Try

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | October 1, 2015

  Glen Cunningham is my hero because of his courage and determination in overcoming a devastating burn to his legs when he was only 7 years old. The doctors told his parents that he would never walk again, yet he did. This injury could have stopped him but Glenn succeeded because he had a positive attitude, “As long…

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Tides of Life

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | October 1, 2015

  As part of our vacation, we went to a small town in France that played a prominent part in the D-Day Invasion during WWII. The name of this place was Port en Bessin and one evening we went into town to buy an ice cream cone. As we walked over the small harbor bridge…

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Many people incorrectly assume that resilience is something we are born with; an innate ability to handle stress and the challenges one faces living life. The reality is resiliency is a skill that can be developed.

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Practice resiliency in the midst Covid-19. Ten simple steps for your family to follow.

It’s easy to see the bad, we’re all at risk for catching a virus we know very little about, we’re sheltering in place, social distancing, stockpiling toilet paper, home schooling our kids, wiping away the tears, and calming the tempers and fears (ours and theirs!). We know that it’s hard to cope with these challenges while we step up, make sacrifices, and protect those who are the most vulnerable.

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