That simple sentence is what we centered on
But that particular morning, we devoted nearly an hour to the topic of how to embrace ourselves and, equally as important, one another. Guests included BAYA Corporation Founder/Executive Director Tanisha “Tish” Frederick, whose nonprofit helps girls gain self esteem; “Extol Live” regular Chef Liz Martino of MESA Kids Cooking School; April Starks of Olive Tree Resources; Extol staffer and Breathe + Move Co-Owner JD Dotson; one of our content creators Lucas Hunchman; and Community Montessori student and Extol intern Sage Garvey.
The conversation was intermingled with much levity (as is often the case on “Extol Live”) and a delicious dish prepared by Chef Liz. But there were also some profound moments peppered in. For nearly an hour, we shared candidly about our own unique experiences and engaged with viewers who were commenting in real time online. Despite coming from varied walks of life, we all seemed to agree that there is an increasing sense of urgency in finding ways to lift ourselves and extend that kindness to others. (You can still watch the episode; it remains up on our social media channels. And, we invite you to join us at 11 a.m. Fridays, where we welcome viewers to weigh in via comments.)
One of the best pieces of advice that came out of the “I am enough” episode was an easy way to increase your sense of worth: volunteer your time for the benefit of others. It’s only fitting that in this issue of Extol we are highlighting 698 seniors who have committed to doing just that. In these pages, you will see each name of those who are being recognized by RSVP – the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Hope Southern Indiana,