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edward negron
Worked at AIDS Foundation of Chicago
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My thoughts guide my day. Noticing how I awake can help me save the day. -- Kelley Vickstrom
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Spring does not ask an audience, but shapes each blossom perfectly, indifferent to applause. —Joan Walsh Anglund
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It only takes one person to change your life - you. —Ruth Casey
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One should learn to enjoy the neighbor's garden, however small; the roses straggling over the fence, the scent of lilacs drifting across the road. —Henry Van Dyke

There are many gifts around us which we overlook when we're busy dealing with our anxieties and obligations. We talk about burning out from our high-intensity lifestyles. We act as though nothing would get done if we didn't do it ourselves. We get so engrossed in fighting with the frustrations of life that we fail to see the good things coming our way that took no effort on our part...
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I don't do what I do just so people will think kindly of me. I like doing what I do. --Janice Clark
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In my friend, I find a second self. —Isabel Norton

Our mates and close friends present us with another view on what it is to be a human being. In being close we lower our barriers and get a feeling for what life is like from that person's perspective. We develop a feeling of empathy for him or her, and we multiply our life experiences by participating with others.

Through our closeness to someone, we might be confronted by a new awareness of ourselves...
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One is happy as a result of one's own efforts, once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness - simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain. —George Sand
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Be aware of yourself and validate your experience. Pay attention to your world, to what's happening, and why. . . . Feel your strength. Value it, and use it. --Alexandra G. Kaplan
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As we learn we always change, and so our perception. This changed perception then becomes a new Teacher inside each of us. —Hyemeyohsts Storm
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It is only those whose eyes have been washed clear with tears who get the broad vision that makes them little sisters and brothers to all the world. --Dorothy Dix

The storms of our lives benefit us like the storms that hit our towns and homes and wash clean the air we breathe. Our storms bring to the surface the issues that plague us. Perhaps we still fear a job with responsibilities. Perhaps we still struggle with the significant other persons in our lives. Possessiveness is a particular storm that often haunts our progress. Storms force us to acknowledge these liabilities that continue to stand in our way, and acknowledgment is the step necessary to letting go...
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As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold them down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might. —Marion Anderson
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The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it. --Edward R. Murrow
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Program Coordinator and Freelance Photographer
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  • AIDS Foundation of Chicago
    Housing Assistance Coordinator
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From a former drug user, turned gangbanger, turned drug dealer, turned own best customer, turned addict, turned recovering addict(still there), turned activist, turned business manager, turned student, turned Substance Abuse Counselor, turned better and happier person, turned someone who can love and be loved(Love you Patrick), turned blogger.

In the BLGTQI community we focus a lot on our outer appearance. How’s my hair? How do I look in this outfit? Does my make-up look good? I’m I too thin, or too fat? We can spend hours at the gym working out without any hesitation. But when it comes to working on our inner being, our soul, we tend to avoid it like the black plague. Many of us don’t even know where to begin. 


My hope is that this post will help you figure out how to begin your “Work-In” program. Yes, just like a workout program at the gym.
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