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20 May THIS WEEK: BE CIVIL-MINDED

The origin of the word “civil” is the Latin word “civis,” meaning “citizen.” In other words, it is rooted in the idea that people, community, civility, and civilization matter. On the surface, this is a beautiful concept—the idea that we are all concerned with how...

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13 May THIS WEEK: SHOW RESPECT

It’s not shocking that being respected is one of our basic human needs. After all, who doesn’t want to know that people in their life deeply admire them for their abilities, feelings, qualities, or traditions? Knowing this feels good and helps us feel seen and...

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06 May THIS WEEK: BE AUTHENTIC

It’s easy to live inauthentically—to hide our true self and to live something or someone we are not. Maybe we have been hurt in the past, which caused us to build protective walls around us. Maybe we have emulated someone and tried to be more...

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01 May THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS HONORABLE

Honor is such an interesting and charged word. Honor has always been reserved for those in high places and those who serve—law enforcement officers, military heroes, elected officials, judges, etc.—but times have changed. Honor is no longer a blanket gesture offered to everyone in certain...

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29 Apr THIS WEEK: CREATE THE FUTURE

At Every Monday Matters, we are reminded on a weekly basis that the days, weeks, and months just keep moving along. Every month we offer a new theme, and every Monday new ways for all of us to change our lives and the world. Well,...

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22 Apr THIS WEEK: CELEBRATE NATURE

Today is Earth Day. It is the one day of the year we have set aside to come together to create awareness for our beloved planet and to promote positive changes for our environment. But just as Valentine’s Day should not be the only day...

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15 Apr THIS WEEK: GET DIRTY

Spring is in the air. The days feel longer and brighter as the sun stays out longer. For most of the country, the temperatures are going up, the flowers are blooming, the leaves are filling up empty branches from winter, and hopefully, we are all...

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08 Apr THIS WEEK: WIND DOWN WASTE

Every year we dump over two billions tons of waste. If that is challenging to wrap your head around, maybe this will help… If all this waste was put into garbage trucks at the same time, bumper-to-bumper, those trucks would go around the world 24...

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01 Apr THIS WEEK: KEEP IT COOL

There’s a lot of talk and research about how the Earth is warming up and how even one-degree warmer per year can make a real difference to our planet and our existence. We’ve seen the scientific models that illustrate the potential risk to coastal cities...

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