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.

Stuff in The Big Easy

by Alan Delery While New Orleans is known for the gentle, slow and easy-going way of life, it is not always so easy to live here. I was recently talking to someone who pointed out that we all have stuff that makes life not so easy. We brought…
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Civic Engagement

By Alan Delery The proposed New Orleans City Council resolution No. R-22-48 to establish a "robust review policy for current and future bike lanes" passed on Thursday, January 20, 2022. It is my understanding that recommendations from a…

Can you see him?

By Alan Delery If you look up into the tree canopy, you will notice a large broken tree limb that presents a dangerous hazard for life and property. This is, in my back yard, looming over my back apartment and patio deck. It’s been there…
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Vision. Not a Pipe Dream

By Alan Delery "Sometimes you have to go through traffic to get to your vision." Little Rock We are at that time of year where I like to reflect on my personal, family and community health. Positive Impact uses 5 principles of growth,…
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Imagine

by Alan Delery Today, I would like you to imagine a person who lives well, treats others fairly and keeps good relationships. As you imagine this person, I want you to begin to notice how it feels in your body, when you are around them. Take…

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…