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Oct 142012
 

Chris Farrell addresses the opportunities and challenges in transitions in later life. His article, “Catch Phrase for Career Transition: ‘Fail Early, Fail Often,’” is in the StarTribune dated October 13, 2012. His advice: “At some point you just have to get out of your head and into the world. I

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Jun 212012
 
Salon on Social Isolation

EvolvingConnections invites you to participate in a discussion about social isolation. Meaningful social connections are vital to our mental and physical health. Social isolation is on the rise in our society, with more than one in four Americans living alone and face-to-face conversations being replaced by cell phones, email, texting,

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Jan 142012
 

This article in Friday’s New York Times suggests that people are most creative when they work alone. It opens some interesting questions in relationship to our discussions about working collaboratively. The Rise of the new Groupthink by Susan Cain, The New York Times, January 13, 2012.

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Oct 232011
 

Glad you have joined us on the Evolve: Re-igniting Self & Community website. This is the place to find course materials for Evolve, current updates from your facilitator, and insights and comments from Evolve participants. As a current Evolve participant, you are automatically registered. If you are an Evolve grad,

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Oct 192011
 

Welcome, 2011 Evolve participants! To login: Current Evolve participants: Click “login” in the menu bar above. Use the username and password you received the first day of class. [Download instructions for setting up your profile] Evolve (ALVA) grads and others in the Evolve/VAN network: Check your email for the link

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Oct 082011
 
Helping Children of Prisoners Thrive

My Evolve project sought to better the lives of children who have an incarcerated parent and to provide support for the children’s mentors through a Big Brothers Big Sisters’ program. These children often have emotional or behavioral problems, may experience feelings of shame or stigma, and may show poor academic

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Aug 072011
 

We invite Evolve grads, current Evolve participants,  class facilitators, and other members the network to participate in EvolvingConnection. EvolvingConnection provides opportunities to forge and maintain relationships and continue the work we started in the Evolve class. EvolvingConnection is the fruit of an Evolve project by Virginia Cherne and Bill Read,

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