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January 7, 2021

how often have we
mere humans
made a way out
of no way
found a response
to the unspeakable
tragedies and travesties
that are woven
into our life journeys

it’s slow going sometimes
but perhaps
going slow allows for nuance
and more deliberate choices

and sometimes what is called for
is a knee jerk reaction
to imminent danger or destruction
when that is what might save
the day or the play
or the country
or the ethical and humane
principles that serve
as bulwark and ballast
for our common humanity

while it is true that
there is no one right way
it is equally true
that deep inside we know
right from wrong
decent from indecent
Truth from blatant lie

so let us not forget
in the midst of rising
to the challenges of our times
that we are part of something
greater than our meager selves
that there is A Force…
A Presence…A  Love
that sustains us and guides us
if we will but listen
with all our might
and take heed

from the heart, mind, and pen of Minx

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Minx Boren
Minx Borenhttps://coachminx.com/
Minx Boren is a Master Certified Coach, credentialed through the International Coach Federation, as well as a motivational speaker and workshop/webinar facilitator. She is author/co-author of sixteen books, including Friendship Is a Journey, Healing Is a Journey, and, most recently, Decades of Gratitude, Gusto, Grit & Grace. Minx is a longtime community leader and activist and has served as president of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches 2013-14 and as a member of the Board of Directors of The Women’s Foundation of Florida since 2007. She is the 2013 recipient of the Giraffe Project, presented by Women’s Chamber of Commerce to women who “stick their neck out for others. ”Her current focus is on exploring with olders what it means to grow into our later years with gratitude, grace, and gusto. As an adjunct professor at FAU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, she offers courses on such topics as Navigating by Values, Resilience in Stressful Times, and Healthwise Living. As an author, Coach Minx leads workshops at spas and wellness centers as well as for the Women’s Foundation of Florida for those who want to write a book or articles for publication or simply want to learn to journal their personal reflections more effectively. Minx is the CJO – Chief Journaling Officer – for Purpose Journals, a company that offers unique journals, webinars, tools, an active writing community along with significant support for anyone who wants to “discover yourself on the page.” Minx is involved with developing and presenting local Sustainable Living initiatives including, because of her background in nutrition and wellness, programs on Food Glorious Food – A Sustainable Perspective. For the past 10 years, she has been sending out a Balance Point Newsletter every other week – thought-provoking ideas, questions, and action challenges - along with selections of poetry from her poem-a-day practice – all from a coach perspective. You can sign up to receive them on her website.

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    • Thanks Paula. I wrote this while watching the images flash on the screen of the attack on our citadel of democracy…wrestling with our need now, more than ever, to form a more perfect union out of the chaos and confusion. Seeing all that hate and not seeing a way around it, what came to me that what we are seeking to do/create/envision is beyond the scope of any one of us and yet within the reach of ALL of us when we are connected to Source and to each other. I just finished a 2 day training in “Difficult Conversations.” We cannot simply point a finger at the “other” side. It will take all of us and these dialogues are a necessity right now if we are to arise to some next level of possibility.

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