Positive Impact NOLA Blog

Positive Impact NOLA Blog

Positive Impact NOLA Blog. Helping people learn to be competent and compassionate members of our communities, and to make a positive impact is our focus. Building families with empathy and compassion is an essential part of our mission. Topics of the Positive Impact NOLA Blog include peacemakers, mindfulness, service learning and more. Comments are open and we would love to hear what you think.

Sustaining the Soul that Serves

Those of us who experienced the impact of Hurricane Ida, have likely experienced both practices of giving and receiving. I have heard it called the law of giving and receiving. The Book of Ecclesiastes says, “There is a time for everything,…

Human Recharge

Alan Delery I don't know about you, but in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, I have been  pretty  busy the last few days. My prayer and meditation routine has been thrown off and a level of stress has set in. Each of our stories are different,…
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This is what we do.

by Alan Delery The vision for Positive Impact is to encourage and support community development; one neighbor, one friend, one family member and one person at a time. This is what we do. This is who we are here in New Orleans. In good times…
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Be Proactive: Make a Plan

Are you prepared for this hurricane season? Did you know that each day you and I have around 100 chances to choose whether to be proactive or reactive? Being proactive helps reduce stress and increases the chances for the best outcome, even…

“We Care” Campaign

by Alan Delery Years ago, I was introduced to an organization based in Shreveport that outlined a strategy for building caring communities. Through the years, I visited Community Renewal International several times, as there were some strong…
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Justice and Unity

by Alan Delery Ever since my early years of college, I have actively pursued justice. I felt like that was my calling in life. I majored in criminal justice and shortly after was introduced to the idea of restorative justice through an organization…

Summer of Restoration Series: Forgive Us Our Debts

As I consider the Summer of Restoration, I was reminded of this portion of the Lord’s Prayer which is about forgiveness. We also know it as “The Our Father.” It is an important part of the prayer because we all face opportunities to forgive…

Summer of Restoration Series: Get Out and Move

As I was watching America's Got Talent the other day there was an act by a group that called themselves "Positive Impact Movement." They were a talented group of guys doing a mix of gymnastics and weightlifting. After watching them, my mom…

Summer of Restoration Series: Restorative Approaches with Behavioral Health Supports in Schools

by Alan Delery In my last post, I stated that I would be doing a summer series on Restorative Approaches. For today’s post, I’ve decided to share some of the work that I have done in schools around restorative approaches. I think this…