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Sully: Miracle on the Hudson

This post is in anticipation of Clint Eastwood’s new thriller – starring Tom Hanks as “Sully” – that opens this weekend. It’s a plane-crash drama with a happy ending. Lately we haven’t had enough happy endings. And who doesn’t want to feel hopeful again? On January 15, 2009, Captain Chesley Sullenberger made an emergency landing in New York’s Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of geese. All 155 passengers and crew survived the ordeal, and Sully became a national hero. With what’s going on in the world today, … Continue reading

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Resiliency in Difficult Times

Do you feel inundated by bad news coming at you from all sides? The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is spreading and the gushing thousands of feet below the surface has yet to be fully contained; new unemployment figures in the U.S. confirm the dismal private sector job creation that continues to lag; international conflicts rage and at home citizens are divided about immigrants’ rights. World news reflects the tensions you may be feeling in your own relationships. How do you deal with the challenges coming from the … Continue reading

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Connect with Your Family This Summer

Now that Memorial Day is past and school will soon be over, have you thought about how to use those extra summer hours to connect with your family? With the summer season now unofficially open and the barbeque back in service, can we still learn from the heroes we honored on Memorial Day who have served and given their all to protect our way of life? As we respect their unique bravery, we can direct their lessons to our own family situation and apply the same principles to those closest … Continue reading

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Women are Heroes Too

All week we have been talking about the heroic actions of Captain Richard Phillips – as well as the crew of the Maersk and those who helped engineer and carry out his rescue. Typically heroism is thought of in ways that are more likely to be male – standing up to physical attackers, taking on frightening scenarios, suffering pain, fighting back. But so many women, Sandwiched Boomers or not, are real heroes every day, albeit in different ways. Think you’re not a hero? Well, think again. It’s brave to go … Continue reading

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