#191 Charlie Hedges: Part II-From the Heart of Uganda

May 11, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

For most of the month of May I will be deep “in the heart of Uganda” I will be working with the Wells of Life Ugandan staff. On this trip I will dig deep into operational strategies, building closer relationships with our 12 person staff, and building deeper affiliations with government leadership that impacts our services or providing access to clean water.

Today, in the 15-minute interview, Producer Paul and I talk about the realities of poverty-stricken life in rural Uganda. Now… in the midst of this terrible reality we also talk about the joy and gratitude of the wonderful people we are called to serve.

This episode digs deep into the mission of Wells of Life to provide access to clean water and improve health and sanitation in local village communities. By year-end 2022 we will have served in excess of 1,000,000 people!

Please note our opportunity to provide people in poverty with a new sense of basic human dignity. Wells of Life has changed my life!

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#190 Charlie Hedges: Part I-From the Heart of Uganda

May 4, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes

For most of the month of May I will be deep “in the heart of Uganda” I will be working with the Wells of Life Ugandan staff. On this trip I will dig deep into operational strategies, building closer relationships with our 12 person staff, and building deeper affiliations with government leadership that impacts our services or providing access to clean water.

In this brief 10-minute interview with Producer Paul we discuss why, after retirement, I chose to add charity service to my resume.

Please consider the encouragement to (1) Stay curious, and (2) Always be an explorer.

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Enough Never Seems to be Enough

May 2, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey

If a little of something is really good, then a lot must be much better.

Numbing

So, already you may be thinking that I plan to write about addictions. After all, is that not the most common of all of reasons offered by substance abusers/addicts? Those of us who wrestle with addition are in the habit of numbing; of doing whatever it takes it takes to mask the ordinary psychic pain of being human. More is always better than a little.
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#189 Dr Harley Rotbart: No Regrets Living

April 27, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

Today’s show is truly special. My guest, infectious disease physician Dr Harley Rotbart, speaks in depth on his new book: No Regrets Living: 7 Keys to Wonder and Contentment.

In a book originally intended to offer wisdom and insight for his children, Harley Rotbart takes us through an essential process for living a life that really matters. He gets personal, candid and maybe even a bit controversial… Well… truthfully… I think it is me that gets controversial. But, what’s new about that?

Join me in a brilliant conversation with Dr Harley Rotbart and No Regrets Living.

Get Harley’s book: No Regrets Living: 7 Keys to Wonder and Contentment

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How We Ever Lose “Pleasance?”

April 24, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Make new deposits to the pleasant memory bank.
Let your life be a reason for others to live
.” ― Somya Kedia

I was thinking just the other day, “How pleasant my life was.” It occurred to me then that the word pleasant seems to be a forgotten word in our common vocabularies. I like the word. Pleasant seems to connote a “calm sense of peace,” even while in the thrust of a marvelously understated happiness or joy.
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