Be the change you want to see in this world

"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, March 31, 2013

My Parents Have Relocated to San Diego to Seek Cancer Treatment for Mom

We are grateful that my Mom was able to spend another Easter with us. It should be noted that in December 2012, an MRI was done on Guam on my Mom to determine the cause of her recurring head pain. Unfortunately, nothing was found and a referral to San Diego, California was made. Upon arrival in San Diego and a review of the MRI CD, doctors in California informed my parents that an operation on my Mom's nasal area had to be done. An operation was made and she is now recuperating. However, because of the lack of nasopharengeal cancer specialists on Guam, my parents have relocated to California, so that my Mom could get the best health care possible. It is now imperative more than ever that we spend as much time as we can with her. We thank the Lord and the ongoing prayers from family and friends for giving us the strength to keep up the faith in our grave situation. God Bless.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Be Strong Families Training

The Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework training held March 25-26, 2013 at the Sheraton Resort was meaningful, and will certainly impact the lives of the participants who were fortunate to attend the sessions.  Our trainers, Kathryn "Kathy" Goetz Wolf and Dara, focused on Living the Protective Factors and Wake Up to Your Potential.  The protective factors are inclusive of the following:  parent resilience, knowledge of parenting and child development, social and emotional competence of children, social connections, and concrete support in times of need.  The trainers emphasized positive "anabolic" energy versus the negative "catabolic" energy.  It is important that we shift to the anabolic energy and surround ourselves with an "A Team", which is essentially an anabolic team, so that we can capitalize on positive energy to help ourselves and others.  Moreover, we must strengthen ourselves with vitality, including a healthy diet, exercise, adequate sleep, and mindfulness.  Not to mention, Don Miguel Ruiz's Four Agreements were shared, which include the following:  (1) Be impeccable with your word, (2) Don't take anything personally, (3) Don't make assumptions, and (4) Always do your best.  These four agreements are inspirational, and I aim to do my best to follow them.  May all of us be empowered to do the same.  God Bless.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

2013 Charter Day Celebration - March 12


Charter Day 2013
Charter Day is always a blast! Charter Day 2012 Photo Gallery | Gallery 2

Established in 1952 as the Territorial College of Guam, the institution was renamed the University of Guam in 1968. In 2013, we celebrate our 45th Charter Day and our 61st year as an institution of higher education.


Tuesday, March 05, 2013

IEP Parent Training - March 7, 2013

Parent Training
 Facilitation and Mediation of IEPs
Guest Speaker:  Bill Beineke
Date:  Thursday, March 7, 2013
Place:  Former PIRC Office Agana
 Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm
6:00 to 6:30pm  Meet and Greet with Bill Beineke
**Light refreshments will be offered
if you would like to contribute please let me know**
6:30 to 8:00pm  Training with Bill Beineke on Facilitation and Mediation of the IEPs for Parents and High School Students with an IEP who advocate for themselves.
Parents Don’t Miss This One
Call or Email Leone to Reserve
Please note:  Childcare is not available for this event.
A unique opportunity for all!
Please join us!
Leone Rohr                                  
PTI Project Director

UOG Founders Day Gala on June 8, 2013

University of Guam 61st Anniversary Founders Day Gala
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 6:00pm - 10:00pm at Hyatt Regency Guam