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The Chapman Foundation for Caring Communities Welcomes New Board Member Carrie Besnette Hauser

The Chapman Foundation for Caring Communities is thrilled to announce the appointment of Carrie Besnette Hauser as its newest board member. Hauser’s extensive background in educational equity, outdoor adventure, and community development makes her an invaluable asset to the foundation’s mission to build leaders who transform their families, workplaces, and communities.

Everyday Connect: Unveiling the Subtle Art of Daily Interactions in Our Communication Cycle

This blog post explores the continued relevance of Robert Putnam’s book “Bowling Alone,” which highlights the increasing isolation and loneliness in our society due to factors like urbanization, technology, and social media. It underscores the importance of fostering authentic relationships both in personal life and at the workplace, emphasizing that a supportive work culture can significantly impact an individual’s health. The post also encourages readers to reflect on their communication patterns and recognize the subtle ways people seek connections, stressing that understanding these ‘bids for connection’ can enhance relationships and combat loneliness.

Mastering Emotional Awareness: An Expert’s Guide to Navigating Stress 

In the midst of holiday chaos, maintaining emotional awareness may not seem like a priority, yet it’s paramount. Being attuned to our emotions prevents them from overwhelming us. It equips us with a deeper understanding of our emotional patterns, their triggers, and how to express them constructively rather than reactively. So, how does one cultivate this emotional awareness?

Celebrating Our National Impact

While quantifying our impact may be challenging, we can celebrate the work we’ve accomplished with our partners and alumni. Our mission is not just about words and ideas, but tangible, transformative action. Using geographic information from our alumni database, we’ve plotted a map showcasing the Chapman Foundation’s widespread impact on communities across the United States. But this data tells us much more than just numbers and locations.