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By Caitlin Littlefield | Tuesday, Jun 04, 2013
When people imagine biking 100 miles, a number of words probably enter their mind. Difficult. Exhausting. Brutal. Me? I’d choose privilege. It was truly a privilege to not only participate in something called the Best Buddies Challenge, but to also have the energy and wellness to complete the long, adventurous ride. Throughout my training for the challenge, which took me from Boston to Hyannis Port on two wheels this weekend, I learned many lessons. These three summarize the experience 1 ... read full post


Tag(s): Wellness, National Forum, joy in work, partnerships, shared learning
By Amanda Swiatocha | Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012
Why is it that certain pieces of clothing inspire specific behaviors? Growing up, my guidance counselor used to tell us that students who dress well and tie their shoelaces tight will do better on their final exam than their pajama-clad classmates. Recently, I heard that wearing a sports team uniform alongside teammates in the same garb can affect self-perception and confidence. In a recent New York Times article, I read that “if you wear a white coat that you believe belongs to a doctor, your ... read full post


Tag(s): blueshirt, National Forum, Team Development, Improvement Stories, partnerships
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