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Give the gift of school supplies

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The El Paso State Supported Living Center is home to 98 individuals with intellectual disabilities.They need school supplies. Please make your donation of backpacks, pencils, crayons, ma...

 

​ Cultivate an adventure attitude

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In the recent article, ‘Don’t Approach Life Like a Picky Eater’ writer Arthur C. Brooks of the Atlantic explains how there is a direct connection between our willingness to try new things an...

 

Words to save for a rainy day

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‘If today gets difficult, remember the smell of coffee, the way sunlight bounces off a window, the sound of your favorite person’s laugh, the feeling when a song you love comes on, the c...

 

​ A summer meditation guide

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Summer is more than the fun things you do—it’s how you go about the things you do and the intention behind them. Are you doing things that fulfill you, bring you more joy, and connect you mo...

 

Save some rainwater for a sunny day

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We are in the monsoon season and the recent rains have spurred new life in our desert. Everyone knows rain brings any garden to life, it can also easily be saved in watering ...

 

Take a trip

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COVID concerns aside, it is summer and time to plan a trip. Where? Absolutely anywhere you can afford the money and time to visit will do. While many of us may not be ready to jump on a ...

 

Crack a book

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Every summer there are a handful of books that rocket right up the best seller list. Today we encourage you to pick up a new book and discover a whole new world. Here are some suggestion...

 

​ Begin every day brand new

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Embracing every day as an opportunity to begin anew is a surefire way to stay optimistic. By cleaning the slate day by day, we encourage ourselves to live in the moment and avoid dwellin...

 

Time to volunteer

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As our world is slowly but surely getting back to normal, many organizations have felt both a financial and physical crunch of limited resources over the past year. In some cases, gettin...

 

Become a recycle captain!

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Recent articles on social media have brought many of the challenges facing the El Paso Recycling Program to light. In many instances, items that we think are being recycled are g...

 

Plan the perfect Picnic

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Memorial Day is the official kick-off of picnic season. Here are some expert tips on how to plan the perfect picnic/cookout: Enamel plates are light, easy to pack and carry, and pract...

 

Eat something new

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Meals, like almost all other areas of our life, can become routine. Most of us have our go-to meals that we prepare, or favorite take out foods. Today, open the possibilities and wake up...

 

​ Clear some space

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When the horizontal spaces in your home are loaded with clutter or items you no longer use, it can often leave you feeling overwhelmed. Today, focus on the horizontal spaces of your home and...

 

​ Make Mother’s Day Cards

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There is no better way to show your mother appreciation than a home-made card. Enclosing an old photo or a piece of artwork from your childhood can be especially touching. The idea is to spe...

 

Mind your manners

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Having good manners, even when no one is around, says a lot about how you see yourself and eventually how others will see you. Most people know how to put on a good show of manners when ...

 

Comfort decorating: Make Your Home A Sanctuary

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The places we spend the most time in have a huge impact on our mindset. That's why since the coronavirus pandemic began, lots of people have been remaking their homes to become more cozy...

 

Fix something

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We all have something broken tucked away in a drawer or a corner of the garage. Whether it is a lamp, a porcelain figurine or a small appliance, tell yourself that today is the day I am ...

 

​ Offer a helping hand in the garden

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You probably have a neighbor who may be a little more senior in years. Here’s an idea: this spring mask up, knock on their door with a rake in hand and ask them if you could help them with a...

 

Find a moment of joy

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We all have a secret joy tucked away in our memory. Maybe it was the smell of a box of crayons or digging our hands into wet soil or eating peanut butter right out of the jar. Wh...

 

​Picture Gratitude

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Almost all self-help books mention the power of gratitude. Showing appreciation for simple joys and blessings is an easy way to lift your spirits and set you on a path to focus on the p...

 

Show some love for a nurse today

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Every March 19th, National Certified Nurses Day celebrates the certified nurses who impact lives every day.Certified nurses dedicate their entire careers to helping others and often work...

 

​ Spread wildflower seeds this spring

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El Paso’s spring weather make this the perfect time to plant wildflowers. You can buy inexpensive Wildflower Seeds at your local garden shop. When you plant them, you set in motion a won...

 

Springtime is a good time for personal growth

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According to the website www.psychcentral.com,“Springtime (http://www.psychcentral.com,“Springtime) is seen as a time of growth, renewal, of new life being born, and of the cycle of life...

 

Visualize your future

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Join us for this free vision board class! March 6, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 AM Presenter: Marti Montoya, CLC, ACMLifestyle Coach, Life by Design In this workshop, you will learn why the c...

 

Try your hand a poetry

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Young poet Amanda Gorman has inspired millions of people in recent weeks. In fact, she has spurred a renewed interest in the art form. Poetry has long been thought to be therapeutic and...

 

Reach out to a considerate friend

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If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. - Maya Angelou Today on Inspire Friday, we encourage you to seek out a friend that was there for you when you were f...

 

Imagine your life as a pie

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Pick a flavor that describes you and write two sentences that explain why, advises work-life wellness expert Samantha Ettus, who views the pie as the best way to think about a balanced l...

 

Reorganize for the new year

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January is the month for new beginnings and today we encourage you to clear the way for success-especially if you have adopted a new diet plan for the new year. Let’s start with your kit...

 

Plan your good deeds for 2021

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Many of us write out our new year’s resolutions as we plan to improve our lives in the coming year. Now would also be a good time to write out how you would like to help improve the live...

 

What to do when inspiration is low

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‘Aspire to inspire before we expire, ‘- Eugene Bell Jr Everyone has someone in mind that inspires them. It may be an author, a prize fighter or a favorite teacher. Today, we encourag...

 

Where are you going in 2021?

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“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” —J.P. Morgan While the pandemic has limited our ability to move freely about the world,...

 

Make yourself a promise in 2021

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Today is New Year’s Day and it is also Inspire Friday at www.good2knowelpaso.org (http://www.good2knowelpaso.org) and in the spirit of new beginnings, we encourage you to choose one –...

 

Spread some goodwill

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In the age of social distancing, video calls and texting, today we remind you to simply pick up your phone and talk to someone in your life who may really need to hear from a friend or f...

 

Make a gratitude list

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2020 has thrown us all a curveball. But there's also that powerful lesson in resilience that comes from navigating a crisis. Today, on Inspire Friday we encourage you to write a li...

 

Be a Santa to a Senior

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This year it is more important than ever to offer help to senior citizens in our community during the holidays. Texas Adult Protective Services (APS) is partnering with Home Instead to help ...

 

Plan your 2021

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Now is the time to set your goals for next year. It may be just a repeat list from last year’s because the pandemic may have put the kabash on our best laid plans. But, nonetheless...

 

Make Black Friday Golden

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By now we all know that our holidays are going to look a lot different this year. So then, will our shopping habits. Most big box stores are foregoing the traditional door-busting sales ...

 

Preplan your Thanksgiving prayer

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Thanksgiving traditions may be compromised this year. Most of us will be participating in a smaller celebration than usual. But, it may be the perfect opportunity to spend a little m...

 

Create your own luck

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This Friday the 13th we thought we would talk about ‘luck.’ Luck isn’t always something that you stumble upon, or that randomly happens to you, sometimes you can find it -if you know whe...

 

Share the warmth

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It’s the time of year when we pull out our heavier blankets and sweaters and prepare for a few months of cold weather. This year, as you rummage through your closets, consider making a d...

 

Hand deliver Halloween treats

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There will be no trick-or-treating this year in El Paso so it may be time to start a new tradition. Make a list of the children in your family that would normally go trick-or-treat...

 

Reboot Today

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The year 2020 is proving to be a challenge on many fronts. There has been a constant stream of changes that have forced us to adapt to a future where uncertainty is all we can see. Now m...

 

Give a little bit

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When we hear the word philanthropy we think of millionaires donating a wing to a hospital and the like. But, today on Inspire Friday we remind you that charity begins at home. There ...

 

Learn a new dance

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If you have ever been at a party and see people rush to the dance floor because they want to show off their ‘Electric Slide’ or worse yet, the ‘Macarena.’ Or, perhaps you have always wan...

 

Uninspired? We can fix that!

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Normally we offer ideas to inspire you on Fridays but today, we focus on the hopelessly uninspired. If you are feeling stuck and generally sluggish both physically and creatively, ...

 

A bulb of an idea

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Here’s a light bulb over your head for Inspire Friday: Plant a bulb under your feet! Planting in the fall can be very rewarding. There is something promising about digging into the...

 

Odes to Autumn

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Today we offer you these words as inspiration: "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."- Albert Camus "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."- L....

 

Spruce up for Fall

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The first official day of Fall is just around the corner. Before long, we will be snuggling under blankets and pulling on our favorite sweater. This year, many more of us are spendin...

 

Make room for joy

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“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that...

 

Do something nice for a teacher today

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There is a lot of attention being focused on HOW to school children during the pandemic. But, let's not overlook WHO is teaching them. Now is the perfect time to send a note, or flow...

 

Write down your hopes and dreams

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If you find yourself hoping for a better life or a brighter future, the key to actually making it happen may be at your fingertips – and a pen.Recent studies have shown that by writing d...

 

Talk to your heart

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Beloved writer Grace Paley, at the age of eighty, in a magnificent short piece titled “My Father Addresses Me on the Facts of Old Age,” originally written for the New Yorker in 2002 and ...

 

Feel the Silence

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‘We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon an...

 

Take a mental breather

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Today, on Inspire Friday we encourage you to take a deep breath and put whatever you are doing on pause. When you become stressed or anxious, your brain releases cortisol, the stre...

 

Take a snapshot of your life

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It is Inspire Friday and today we invite you to go beyond the boring selfie and take a photo of yourself that really captures where you are at in your life right now. Is it hectic and ch...

 

Write to a friend

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It has often been said that the art of letter writing is lost. With e-mail, texts, skype and other means of instant communication, it does seem like the simple letter’s days are numb...

 

Make sure to laugh everyday

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"E. E." Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He wrote approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographic...

 

Make today count

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Everyone has been affected by COVID19. There is no denying that our lives have changed as a result of the pandemic. For many, the need to resume a ‘normal’ life is great. Simple pleasure...

 

Start your day with an affirmation

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Affirmations are positive thoughts and affirmative beliefs. They are usually in the first-person present tense (As in me, myself and I) They are repeated over and over to yourself. Recit...

 

Know thy ‘shelf’

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If you are in need of a little creative boost, we suggest you work on your shelf.Sometimes taking a break from television, video games and whatever other diversion you have relied on to ...

 

Create a personal, sacred place in your home

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Many of us are spending more time at home. So much time in fact that we may be getting restless and feel the urge to get away. By creating a ‘sacred place’ in your home you can retreat, ...

 

Take the Daydream Challenge

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Notice all the in-between moments that are occupied by your connection to technology and the consumption of media. Untangle yourself from this need and reclaim those little moments for y...

 

Be positive

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Last week, we talked about the importance of setting clear intentions to envision the life you desire. Today, we encourage you to seek out positivity. There are hundreds of books that ha...

 

Alone time

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“If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre It may sound crazy after all of this self-isolation to encourage alone time but there is a differenc...

 

Learning a new skill results in new lease on life

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Last week on ‘Inspire Friday’ we talked about the benefits of learning something new every day. This week we take that a step further and encourage you to learn a new skill. Whether you are ...

 

Never Stop Learning

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In today’s information age we have the world in our hands and the most massive library ever assembled at our fingertips. Add that to our natural sense of curiosity and there is absolu...

 

Now is the time to be kind

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During this Covid Crisis many people have taken to social media with a two-word message: Be Kind. It’s a simple suggestion, it looks good on a t-shirt or cap and really, who could disagr...

 

Ubuntu: Understanding interconnectedness

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Here is a story that has gained popularity on social media: An anthropologist introduced a new game to children in an African tribe. He placed a large basket of fruit under a tree. He th...

 

Bored? Create a Vision Board

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The book, You are a Badass by Jen Sincero offers straight up advice on how to improve your attitude about yourself. In it, she mentions the value of creating a vision board to help bring...

 

You can start a journal

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Journaling is a mindful practice that has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. And, since a journal is simply a personal reflection of your life, there is no right and wrong way to d...

 

Enroll in an online course

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Have you ever wanted to learn a new language, a new skill or subject but never had the free time? Many of us are spending more unexpected time at home making this the ideal time to...

 

5 Tips to lead an inspired life

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1. Seek answers. These days there are answers at our fingertips - literally! If you are curious about something find out the answer. You'll be amazed at how much better you feel when you...

 

Everyone can be creative

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While some people are naturally creative and easily overflow with ideas and ways to express themselves, others may have different path to their ‘Eureka!’ moments. One thing is certain th...

 

Spring cleaning can be therapeutic

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Cleaning out the cobwebs in the house can also help clean out the cobwebs in your mind. Spring cleaning can be a great time to reorganize, re-prioritize and renew your home and your life...

 

Inspiration Friday: Do

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“The way gets started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

 

Manifest your own mantra

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Mantras are like medicine for the soul. They can be extremely powerful when repeated often and with consistency. Mantras can even help us establish healthier relationships with food, fit...

 

Spring into Being

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Earlier in the week we talked about the physical benefits of gardening. But, like the seeds we plant, that is only the beginning. For centuries the season of spring has been seen as a sp...

 

Send a friend a Valentine's Greeting

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Valentine’s Day has become an overwhelming holiday with huge expectations of bold romantic gestures. In fact, many couples use Saint Valentine’s Day as a way to make a grand declarat...

 

Raise your hand: Volunteer

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From lowering stress to boosting self-confidence, research has shown that volunteering offers many health benefits, especially for older adults, such as: • Volunteering decreases the ris...

 

Smile!

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Smiling is contagious. Try this the next time you are at a grocery store, in line at the DMV or anywhere else people just ‘have’ to go to but aren’t that happy about it. Smile. Look some...

 

Inspiration Friday: Hug it Out

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"If you're angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug - which is all the more reason to do so. It's hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, ...

 

Inspiration Friday: Thrive

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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor (http://www.success.com/blog/use-your-humor-being-to-be-a-better-...

 

Inspiration Friday: Say ' I love you' more

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Inspiration Friday: Say, ‘I love you more.’ Love and gratitude go hand in hand. Many of us have people in our lives that we cherish and appreciate, yet we rarely take the huge step o...

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