The Front Porch
Blue Ridgers know the front porch to be more than a place. It’s an experience. It’s a sharing of ideas, challenges, questions, and stories. Here, the BRI “Front Porch” blog is a virtual version of that gathering. Join the conversation!
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Living the American dream is taking a toll on our body and minds. I don’t mean to generalize, but most Americans have exhausted themselves– mentally and physically. This constant pushing ourselves in every direction: at work, at home, with family obligations, we are burning out at arapid rate. We have become a society of constantlyRead more
repost from www.artsinactionllc.com Are you burning bridges without even knowing it? Are you confused sometimes when you get a less than enthusiastic reply from a donor, grant funder, supervisor, colleague, direct report or a vendor? Have projects that you thought were on course, suddenly exploded, leaving you flabbergasted and defeated? If so, it may beRead more
In 1992, I became single for good. That was a good decision for me, but it came at a price. One cannot live as cheaply as two. That is just a cold, hard economic fact. One of the implications of my singlehood and single-income has been that putting off retirement just made good financial sense.Read more
(through the eyes of Ayurveda) As Americans, we tend to live in a fast paced, hustle and bustle world. We get up first thing in the morning toast in hand, coffee in to-go mug and fly out the door to start our hectic day. From there, we may have a “power lunch” where we eat whileRead more
I am so excited to share with you not only the beauty of yoga and Ayurveda/wellness in upcoming blogs, but to share with you how to use these principals to create a healthier physical, mental and emotional foundation in which to live your best life in. Now who could use that to sustain our passionRead more
The lake at Fall Creek Falls looks and feels different on Saturday morning than it does on Friday. In fact, everything at the Falls looks and feels different the day after the final BRI session. A few people have lagged behind, milking the most of their cabin rentals and taking an extra day to relax,Read more
by Guest Blogger, Ameila Alfiero Hello! My name is Amelia Alfiero, and I like to do a lot of things for the community. I was born into a caring family; my mom founded and ran a nonprofit business to help people with disabilities enjoy the arts. So, it was easy for me to find joyRead more
Many Blue Ridgers will know where this saying comes from…. If you don’t, it is explained in my latest Forbes article….. complete with a link back to the BRI website I might add! Go Forbes! Anyway, since it’s Forbes content (and Dennis Ray’s), I can’t simply copy and paste it here. But I can includeRead more
Coaching an executive recently, he told me that his CEO had a way of making people feel smaller instead of taller. That really hit me. It was as if my client was now coaching ME. So I started asking this question: When I come into the presence of those I lead, do they feel taller,Read more