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A Life Well-Lived and Loved

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Stephen Colbert’s mother died last week, so when he returned to do his program, he began it with this tribute to her. No politics. No tongue-in-cheek remarks. Just genuine reflection on a mom who loved well and was well-loved. It was convicting, as I would love this to be said of me. Whether or not you agree with his politics, his tribute to and regard for his mother speaks volumes for his character–and hers.



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Nicole Oliver Snyder’s expertise lies in the areas of leadership, gender issues, and mindfulness practice as it affects both. Leadership, particularly in an urban setting, requires community-relations skills, and an ability to clearly convey justice issues as they relate to felt, spiritual ones. Dr. Snyder is author of Leading Together: Mindfulness and the Gender Neutral Zone, and specializes in teaching mindfulness leadership development, formative spirituality, counseling, and Old Testament theology (emphasis on justice issues). She has a diverse background in international community-relations work combined with volunteer work in multi-ethnic communities, and with local institutions. She is an ordained Clergy; holds a BS in Human Development and Family Studies, w/Education Certificate, an MA-Counseling, MDiv Equiv., holds a Doctor of Ministry and Advanced Certification in Formative Spiritual Direction, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (CO, MI).

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