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5 Steps to Grow Resilience in 2021

December 28, 2020, RAFT Team

You could probably use a shot of resilience about now. Or vaccine to inoculate you against bad times. Don’t you wish resilience were a “have it” or “don’t ...

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5 Steps to a Digital Detox and Why You Need It

December 14, 2020, RAFT Team

These days we’re all online. In fact, it seems like it’s harder and harder to pull away from the computer or our phones, The world is shifting fast ...

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Overcoming Despair in the Dark Seasons

November 30, 2020, RAFT Team

We’re in the dark of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. And more than the physical darkness, you may feel emotional darkness and despair. Perhaps you are grieving life ...

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How to Become a Family that Supports One Another

November 10, 2020, RAFT Team

“There’s nothing like family.” This statement carries truth and gives some warm fuzziness. But this statement can also bring a wink and smile, as if the one who ...

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How to Support RAFT by Sharing Your Talent

October 27, 2020, RAFT Team

Burnout. It’s a psychological, emotional, and sometimes physical exhaustion that can come with long-term job stress.  In a field where Advocates deal with high stress and continually take ...

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Holidays: Balancing Overtime With Family Time

October 12, 2020, RAFT Team

Holidays and family go hand in hand, at least in the movies. But the Covid days we’re living in are anything but a movie, unless you’re watching an ...

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How to Build 5 Healthy Habits in the Middle of Chaos

September 29, 2020, RAFT Team

Chaos. It makes you feel you’re stuck with nowhere to go. How do you navigate chaos? Outer chaos in the world around you can make your internal emotional ...

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Breonna Taylor & Violence Against Black Women in their Homes

September 28, 2020, Esteniolla Harbor

Today, I woke up with Breonna Taylor on my mind. As I laid in bed, I surveyed my ground-level window and imagined intruders entering through it unannounced. I ...

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How to Build a Family Gratitude Practice

September 14, 2020, RAFT Team

September 21 is World Gratitude Day. There’s no better time to start a family gratitude practice. According to Oxford English dictionary, gratitude is the “readiness to show appreciation ...

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5 Ways Gratitude Makes You a Better Leader

August 25, 2020, RAFT Team

What qualities make a leader effective? Most people list things like confidence, integrity, clear communication, decisiveness, and courage. Rarely do they include gratitude on the list. But gratitude ...

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