A Realization

A Realization

The other day I was talking with a neighbor and they began to say something that I disagreed with. As they talked, I felt my stomach begin to churn, my chest tighten, and my cheek bones burn, all warning signs. My body was afraid and telling me it was time to run away because the situation no longer felt “safe.”

I closed my eyes for a moment, took a deep breathe, and reminded myself, “My neighbor is not going to eat me, he is not a bear.”

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Grown Folks Clothing

Grown Folks Clothing

Last month I had the opportunity to check out one of our local businesses in SoCe called Grown Folks Clothing, just off of Broadway and E Harry St. As their name suggests, they have a fantastic selection men’s clothing, which includes everything from two and three piece suits, hats, dress shoes, socks, and generally anything you would want to have if you wanted to dress fancy.

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52 Weeks of Neighboring - Week 45

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Neighboring Tip of the Week - Text, call, or visit a neighbor who seems isolated and may be experiencing loneliness during the holiday season.

Merry Christmas! We’ve been talking about Christmas for a long time, and now we can hardly believe it’s already here! Neighboring Movement hopes this tip finds you full of joy.

We recognize that today may be a very busy day for you, your family, and your neighbors, so we will keep this tip short. Here is what we propose: Text, call, or visit a neighbor who seems isolated and may be experiencing loneliness during the holiday season. While this time of year is filled with festivities, it may also present feelings of isolation or loss for many people. Many are not able to visit family or friends over the holidays for a variety of reasons. For others, the holidays bring feelings of grief over loved ones who have passed on. Do you know of a neighbor who may be experiencing any of these feelings? Let’s commit to eradicating loneliness by being mindful of our neighbors. The Christmas season is a season of joy, and by simply taking the time to text, call, or visit a neighbor, you can both spread this joy and foster community.

Merry Christmas, and happy neighboring!

A SoCe Neighbor Is Honored for His Service in WWII!

A lifetime resident of the SoCe Neighborhood, Loren Winders was honored by KSN Channel 3 and DeVaughn James law office for his service in World War II.

Loren is an amazing man and a great neighbor! He lives really close to our office so we often see him out taking care of his yard.

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52 Weeks of Neighboring - Week 44

52 Weeks of Neighboring - Week 44

Neighboring Tip of the Week - Reflect on the neighboring experiments you’ve attempted during the last three months. Journal your thoughts or share them in a conversation with a friend.

We reflect because if we only do something once and never think about it again, it is less likely to stick. By reflecting on our neighboring experiences,…

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