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  • "...Then When You Know Better, Do Better"

    I adore Maya Angelou. Her books moved me deeply as a young woman and they still line my bookshelves today. Her quote, "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better," has stuck with me for a long time.

    Yet her quote has been altered over time and even paraphrased by Oprah Winfrey to, "When you know better, you do better." But that's not really what she said. The "then" is really important. Removing it, or ignoring it, unintentionally implies that when we know better we will choose to do better. But, not always. Right?

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  • Why You Resist What's Good for You

    Why do you resist what’s good for you?

    Maybe you want to exercise more but can always find reasons not to. Maybe you know you need to spend less time checking email and more time with your family but continue to find yourself distracted.

    Preparing for natural disasters makes sense. It’s important and makes a huge difference when the unexpected occurs. Yet, could you truly say you’re prepared for a natural disaster?

    When we know we should do something but haven’t, what holds us back?

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