“Listening with Open Ears”
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“Listening with Open Ears”

Week 31 8-1-20 “Listening with Open Ears” Changing Lives Through Dancing!   A few years ago, I had a great revelation. I realized that I saw in others what I recognized in myself.   What does that mean? It means that when I see someone who loves to dance, cook, walk and run, or any...

6-22-20 “What Happened to Spring?”
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6-22-20 “What Happened to Spring?”

Week 26 6-22-20 “What Happened to Spring?” We  just celebrated the start of Summer around the world. It seems that just yesterday we were wearing jackets, having the heat on in the house, and receiving the news that we had to close and shutter our thriving business, Arthur Murray Santa Monica, and “Shelter at Home”...

No 40 10-4-19 “How to Find Your Hero”
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No 40 10-4-19 “How to Find Your Hero”

I have always looked for heroes, and I have had many in my life. My father, Troy D. Woodbury, Sr. was a major hero and mentor in my life. Being born in 1909, daddy had a unique outlook on life. He was smart, hard-working, frugal, faithful and a great man of service and faith. Jim...

No 35 “Dreamers of the Day” 8.30.19
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No 35 “Dreamers of the Day” 8.30.19

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.” – Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888 –...

No 30 “Optimism is Essential to Achievement “July 26, 2019
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No 30 “Optimism is Essential to Achievement “July 26, 2019

“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” – Nicholas Murray Butler (1862 – 1947) American philosopher What does it mean to be optimistic? What is that life like as an optimistic person? The answers may vary. Ask a family with five children, a single working mom, an...

No 06 2-9-19 ” Power is the ability to do good things for others.”
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No 06 2-9-19 ” Power is the ability to do good things for others.”

“Power is the ability to do good things for others.” – Brooke Astor (1902 – 2007) American philanthropist Last night we held our fifth year of participation with Dancing with our Stars for St. Monica Parish Community. We took 6 parents and teachers from the schools and turned them into superstars. We had three hundred tickets...

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No 18 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, May 5, 2017 Be The Change You Want To See In The World I’m a high maintenance person. I’m either very happy, very sad, very peaceful, very upset, very productive or very blah! There is not too much grey area for me. As a...