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Off the Cuff: Love Is the Best Thing Going

Love is what is real.

We’re here to love, to bind up the broken-hearted, to feed and heal the sick, to be in relationship with one another, to cherish this glorious planet that we are lucky enough to inhabit. We’re here to be the love revolution.

And yes, just like the F-bomb, love is a four-letter word…L-O-V-E, and it packs one heckuva punch. There’s more power in it than anything else on this earth.

Hear Lee Ann’s take on what this world needs more of. She’s going all “red-head” on the topic. You’ll want to listen and share.

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Moments: The Phone Call

Moments: The Phone Call

A voicemail. A call. A father. And a daughter.

May you find your own story within this short story from Lee Ann.

Here’s one listener’s response “The Phone Call”:

In “The Phone Call”, a 9 minute piece of storytelling art about a father and daughter, we receive the whole world — with its great compassion, great love, and yes, great humor…

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High Holidays: Yom Kippur and Choosing Life

High Holidays: Yom Kippur and Choosing Life

Yom Kippur is the holiest of days in the Jewish calendar year and it will occur this week.  Find out why Lee Ann is talking about “choosing life” during this holiest of fast days.

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High Holidays: Rosh Hashanah and New Beginnings

L’Shana tova! Happy New Year! Rosh Hashanah and the Days of Awe are upon us as we stand at the beginning of new things, new activities and a new year. What are you hoping for? What will you choose for yourself? How will you live into this opportunity before you?

Join Lee Ann (whether you are Jewish or not!) as she offers a short reflection on Rosh Hashanah.

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High Holidays: Elul and Forgiveness

High Holidays: Elul and Forgiveness

Preparations are underway for the Days of Awe (High Holidays) in the Jewish calendar. Come join the celebration and learn something new. This is a time of teshuvah–of turning and returning–a time of forgiveness. Let’s remember that forgiveness is a small shift with big consequences–maybe, even a miracle or two…

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Off the Cuff: Re-Souling of America

Off the Cuff: Re-Souling of America

Today, Lee Ann talks “off-the-cuff” about the troubles and answers for our collective malaise here in America.  While we may be “drowning in information and starving for wisdom” in the U.S., most people want to be on the side of love and justice. But it demands that we look at ourselves individually and communally. “Who are you?” is the question to be asked and answered. How we answer determines the course we take.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

DC Hug Mob will be happening again! Come join us at the Lincoln Memorial/Reflecting Pool on Saturday, September 23rd at 12:00 Noon. We have the FREE HUGS signs. You bring the hugs. It’s easy–give a hug, get a hug. Help us re-soul America, one hug at a time.

Be sure to get your copy of Lee Ann’s You Are All That: Creating a Great Life with Affirmations. It’s on Amazon. You can get it by clicking here! Let us know what you think!

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On the Porch with the Stoics: Seneca

On the Porch with the Stoics: Seneca

We’ve taken a quick tour of Stoicism and heard from the likes of Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius and Seneca. Today, we end this series with Seneca’s piece that has been titled over the millennia, “On the Shortness of Life.” The piece is a strident call to action. Truly, it’s about seizing the day like no other written work.

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Moments: 6th-Story Wave

Moments: 6th-Story Wave

A Washington, D.C. story from the 5th and 6th floors on Eye Street…

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On the Porch with the Stoics: Discipline of Will

You’ve heard in the prior episodes about the first two disciplines that the Stoics practiced: the disciplines of perception and of action. Today, we hear about the third discipline–the discipline of will.  Our clearest examples come from the trials and tribulations of war and great loss which we will hear about today. But we’ll learn that the crucible of war is not the only time to pull out this discipline from our old friends, the Stoics. It’s a daily practice. This discipline of will requires that we answer the question, “How do we govern ourselves in a world that isn’t always happy and fair? How do we reconcile the externals and internals–those things within our control and those things outside our control. This discipline is about our character and how we define ourselves.

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Moments: Crayolas…and Peace?

Moments: Crayolas…and Peace?

Crayons seem to be the lifeblood of our childhood. But what about now?

Listen in to Hooray Weekly and Lee Ann for a moment…Go back for a second. See and smell all your crayons spilled upon the floor. What was your favorite crayon in the box of 64?    Continue Reading

On the Porch with the Stoics: Discipline of Action

With the discipline of action, our ancient friends remind us that the way to live a happy and productive life is to make a habit of doing good.

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On the Porch with the Stoics: Discipline of Perception

Are you in the habit of seeing things and people as they are or do you attach a story to everything and everyone you see?  If you’re honest, (and we all need to be!) most of us are in the habit of poor perception and faulty thinking/logic. We have endless reels that are playing in the background that distort almost every interaction…and we wonder why we suffer!   Continue Reading

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