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HOPE DOESN’T GIVE UP: ANNE LAMOTT

My love for all things Anne Lamott started with her book, Traveling Mercies. She had me at the introduction. Anne’s candor, sense of humor and humility are irresistible. I am partial to people who exude hope. (more…)
Bob Jones
September 18, 2019
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3 WAYS TO GET YOUR WORDS OUT

Writers know how to share. If you share freely there will always be more. This radical proposition runs contrary to human nature and dogs with a bone. Writers by nature and function are dogged by the call to listen to life and then freely empty their souls of the things they've heard. Think of your favorite writer. I wager that they're you're favorite because they excel at sharing. The Writers Group at North Pointe  is learning the value of sharing. We help each other become better writers and better people. Read how you can get involved here..."Writers Connect" Writing And Life Anne Lamott  is laugh-out-loud funny and alternately cranky and kind throughout her book, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions On…
Bob Jones
July 13, 2018
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WENDY EDEY’S STORY: THE HOPE LADY

Meet Wendy Edey - the Director of Counseling for "Hope Studies Central" - formerly "The Hope Foundation" - at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta. Yes, there are University courses offered on the subject of "Hope." Pioneering Hope Since 1995, Wendy - who is a psychologist - has practiced and taught the intentional integration of hope strategies into counseling for people facing illness and complex problems. Her pioneering work in the development of hope-focused language earned the Canadian Counseling Association Award for practice excellence and the University of Alberta Alumni Award for excellence in achievement. Wendy is known by her friends as, "The Hope Lady." The Hope Lady I met Wendy in the days leading up to her daughter,…
Jones Bob
March 18, 2014