are ALL the KEYS TO PEACE"
ISSUE #46 NEWSLETTER APRIL 2013
The Long Walk Home presents...
During the month of April, all the booths in the market will
be moving to the back of the building. The boats are gone from outside the building, and it looks like that area will be used
for parking some time in the future. The goal for opening Dollar Tree looks to be--according to a newspaper article--around
March was very,
very busy. One Friday, five different couples visited the booth, each one from Michigan but none of the couples knew each
Remember that the Keys to Peace booth is a drop off location for the Burton Memorial Food Bank. Bring
in some non-perishable foodstuffs when you visit the booth and any of your wonderful book treasures you want to donate!
The market is located at mm 101 bayside (the milemarker is on the street directly
in front of the entrance!) and is open Fri hrough Sun, 9 AM to 5 PM.
Volunteers and backups are needed for 2, 3 or 4 hour shifts (the most
common shift is 4-hours.
|2013 Challenge Day Volunteers flashing the |
"I Love You" sign.
In a letter from Nancy Lucas, the organizer of the Coral Shores High School event, she writes,
"Please extend our gratitude to everyone who thought about coming or who did come. It was an important day for
"The next day I was able to have lunch with some of the students and talk with
many more around campus. They are ready to continue being the change with projects like www.OneMillionBones.org to create awareness about genocide
by making bones out of clay that will be displayed in Washington D.C. Also, if you would like, you could mention this art
piece that will be on display April 10 at Coral Shores." The art piece (see it here and read the press release) is a triptych that took a year to make and will be on display at Coral Shores HS, Wednesday, April 10 from 6 - 8 PM. The
exhibit is called "Paint Us All Colors" and will continue to be displayed at BayJam in Islamorada and at the Key
Largo Art Gallery later this year.
|The remnants of Challenge Day...|
Share Your Special Talents
- by Dr. David Coppola, Holistic Doctor, DC, Author
An excerpt from his book "The Wisdom of Emotions
- Building Genuine Happiness and Finding Inner Peace," copyright ã 2013. Books available at Dr. Coppola's
office at the Pink Plaza, Suite 241, MM 103.4, B/S, Key Largo, or purchase online: www.DrDavidCoppola.com
Insight, or underlying truth, is based on
intuition, feeling and wisdom. In our humanness we tend to disregard the value of accessing our innate intuitiveness when
making decisions. Reasoning, sometimes called rationalizing, can back up any decision the ego puts forward. The art of rationalization
has been mastered by politicians around the world. Not all, but many politicians are living proof that the mind will sometimes
lie to the wisdom centers of the heart in order to substantiate righteousness. But why is it that we continue to deceive ourselves?
characteristics of righteousness along with selfishness do not serve us well when it comes to building relationships. In order
to build and nurture relationships in an intelligent and compassionate manner it helps to distinguish between thinking and
feeling. We may find ourselves at times saying we feel something when we are actually thinking or rationalizing what have
become programmed behaviors. The intention of this chapter is to enhance your ability to communicate with your inner self
as well as with other people.
Communication is essential to developing a sense of personal contribution
to this world. The ability to communicate, be it through words or body language, reconfirms to us that we are worthy of contributing
our special talents and we are living a meaningful life. Awareness of self-worth and what we offer this world enriches our
dignity and our faculty of integrity. Everyone has a special talent that they are born with. Along with that special talent
comes the responsibility to share it. The most invaluable aspects of a special talent are bolstered by serving others. The
acts of serving and sharing cultivate inner happiness. Let me say that again. The acts of serving and sharing cultivate inner
happiness. Happiness comes from the awareness of your true self, of what makes you special. I recommend you do some self-reflection
on what your special talent is and who you are. This type of contemplation can be a process for many people, and it's
not always easy, but it's worth it. I will teach you how to ask yourself these questions on a daily basis when I provide
tips on how to meditate in a later chapter. I cannot overemphasize how important this inquiry is-if you do not know who you
are and what you bring to this world, you will not be able to access the inner core qualities that make perpetual happiness
Know that your life is a spiritual journey that involves a human experience. Accepting this premise
allows your attention to shift to learning what is presented in this chapter and throughout this book. My ultimate goal is
to help you create true nobility. As defined by Dr. Wayne Dyer, true nobility isn't about being better than anyone else;
it's about being better than you used to be.
Dr. David Coppola has practiced holistic
medicine for 18 years. He has helped thousands of patients restore health and maintain wellness through every stage of their
lives. He practices Chiropractic Manipulation, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy and Emotional Healing. He is also a life coach
who enriches and inspires as he teaches awareness and mindfulness to obtain optimal health. For more information, visit:www.DrDavidCoppola.com
all the Community Peace Parks
for meditation, contemplation and
connecting with nature.
Each lovely park has a nice relaxing atmosphere.
the peace bell in parks with *)
1) Murray Nelson Gov't Center
mm 102 B/S
includes beautiful grounds for picnic and docks
2) Friendship Park
mm 101.3 O/S
features picnic area and playground
500 St. Croix Place O/S
features swimming pool, tennis, playground
150 Lorelane Place
features a meditation (sensory) garden and
*5) Upper Keys Garden Club- Francis
Tracy Garden Center
mm 94 B/S
features lots of shade and seating
6) Burton Memorial
mm 93 O/S
a peaceful view of the water.
mm 92 O/S
area, playground and ocean frontage
8) Coral Isles Church mm 90 O/S
features a seven circuit
peace pole and benches
*9) Key West Garden Club
West Martello Tower (our southernmost park)
tropical garden and ocean view
- Leadership Team meetings are OPEN
FOR ALL MEMBERS and NON-MEMBERS! Bring a dish for the potluck (6 - 7 PM) and a great idea for the meeting (7 - 8:30 PM). Next
LT meeting, Wed, Apr 24th at Mari-Etta's house at Stoner Point. Reply to this email for directions.
- Pick up and deliver items
- Set up and staff booth,
Thursday, Apr 18th Morada Way (2 hr. shifts)
- Transport traveling peace arch to events (need hitch on vehicle)
with pal, Buster, at the Keys to Peace booth at Woofstock!
to everyone who attended--and all our great volunteers at the Keys to Peace booth--this year was a winner!
Among our volunteers were Joe Hoagland from Island Dolphin Care, Karen from The
Good Health Clinic and Betsy Keteltas from the Domestic Abuse Shelter--along with their friends/helpers--who
sold raffle tickets for their own bells throughout the day. Over $580 worth of raffle tickets were sold with Island Dolphin
Care's bell, "Watersplash Delight" taking the lead with 32 tickets sold!
Thousands of dogs and over a thousand people attended, and
many dogs were adopted out to "furr-ever homes." It was determined that this year was another big success. A big
"thank-you" to everyone who helped make it that way, especially Diane Messer!
|Ready for the day,Woofstock
"Watersplash Delight," by artist Elena Ortega is donated to Island Dolphin Care
in Key Largo. See it at Key Largo Art Gallery.
"Positivity," by artist Mike Willcox, is donated to The Good Health Clinic in Tavernier. It is currently
not on display anywhere. Any ideas about where?
" Sunset with Mangroves" by artist Veronica Gutierrez, donated to the Domestic Abuse Shelter, is on display at the ArtBox (mm 100 B/S)
We will sell a maximum of 200 raffle tickets
for each bell. All proceeds will be donated to our nonprofit partners who bring peace to our community.
Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 and are available at Key Largo Art Gallery, Betty's
Health Foods, Artamorada Gallery at the Rain Barrel, our booth at Island Market Place and various public
Nan_Sea_Joe@yahoo.com to have tickets mailed to you personally. The purchase of tickets online is currently unavailable.
GUIDED RELAXATION CLASSES
Find your personal peace at Relax & Renew
classes offered FREE to locals and visitors. Learn new relaxation techniques each class.
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel, exercise
mat, pillows... and a friend! All classes are from 7-8 PM.
Many thanks to Islamorada Fitness for donating
(Donations accepted with infinite
A Message from the President...
all you Keys to Peace,
We are currently supporting a project started by thelongwalkhome.org
to build gyms that will be open to the public and free for veterans. The intent is to reach those who have fallen through
the cracks and give opportunities to others, to give a hand up.
I came up with this idea after I had
walked barefoot across America carrying a sign that stated, "18 Vets a day commit suicide" (that number is now up
to 22 a day...) and getting people to sign a petition for mandatory counseling for returning Vets.
I walked, I met Veterans; some were emotionally crippled, some were not, but all of them had been changed forever. They were asked to do the unspeakable then told not to speak about it.
After bringing the petition to Washington DC I knew I could do more and thought if I could create
a safe environment that was familiar with peers present, a real difference could be made helping more of them make it back
home, not just for a visit. Having been in the gym business for 28 years I decided that would be the best way for me to help.
The people at Keys to Peace know of no better way to help create peace in the world then
to help others find peace. We are asking anyone that feels moved, to give a hand in making this a success, To make a difference
with like-minded people or if you want more information on this please contact Ron Zaleski at 305-453-6789 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
need your input!
Since we are developing a new website--and creating it to be dynamic--we hope to email our newsletter
less often, perhaps quarterly, rather than once a month.
We want your feedback--How often would you like to see the newsletter? Are you interested
in contributing to the newsletter or the new website (contributions in the form of small articles or suggestions...)? Is there
anything you would like to see more (or less ...) of in the newsletter?
Your input is important to all of us!
TO PEACE ...
...is a grassroots organization building an awareness and practice
of peace through education and community activities. We offer tools to help develop a peaceable and sustainable Florida Keys
A peaceable community is committed to relationships
based on acceptance, respect, tolerance, justice, and dignity.
We focus on co-creating a culture of peace
and sustainability through events and education. We welcome you to join us and be the change you want to see in the world.
The Leadership Team
a more compassionate, peaceable, and sustainable community through education, collaboration, and innovation"
Keys to Peace, Inc. A tax exempt not for profit charitable corporation registered with the Internal
Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization
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Tour of the Sacred Art of the Land of the Snow Lion
The mission of this tour is to
share and preserve the pure Tibetan culture which overflows with spiritually artistic expression. We bring teachings
of ancient ways and beliefs that do, even now, create the possibility of global peace, compassion and wisdom. We
want to share beautiful, sacred Tibetan traditions as demonstrated through art, and living dance and prayer. We
want all people of all ages, faiths and cultures to experience now, a future that is without violence; a future of worldwide
compassion, a future full of the wisdom of open hearts to search for peaceful resolutions to conflict and a future that places
the highest appreciation on the value of our ever-connected differences.
COMMUNITY PEACE PARKS AND PEACE BELLS
Keys to Peace developed a vision a few years ago of our Keys communities united together - an island chain connected
by parks and sacred spaces where people can visit, reflect and unwind. Through many cooperative partners and volunteers, this
vision has become a reality. Together as a community we aspire to create 40+ Community Peace Parks throughout the Keys – unique places of reflection for locals and visitors
and each with its own peace bell and reflection area. We are now offering these Peace Bells to the public through a
variety of means for use in their own personal spaces. If you are interested in a specific design or have any questions please contact email@example.com for information on the Peace Bells available for sale. All proceeds go to Keys to Peace a registered 501C3 totally funded
and operated by donations and volunteers.
Please refer to our Community Peace Bell link to find the locations of each peace park dedicated to date.
In peace and gratitude –
PEACE BELLS in Paradise
Redemption Form Here
“Sounds of Peace “ bells created from recycled scuba tanks, featuring original works of
art donated by Keys’ artists are now available through the new PEACE
BELLS in Paradise raffle to raise funds for projects sponsored by Keys To Peace, a 501 (c)(3) organization.
View the "Sounds of Peace" catalog:
Flash Version or Non-Flash Version
Some of the “Keys
To Peace” are:
Families living in harmony, respecting each person’s feelings and needs.
in a safe environment.
Neighbors coexisting in community regardless of race, ethnicity and religion.
Countries using diplomacy, development and defense to protect all of its citizens.
Peace is promoted when….
nonviolent communication skills that promote cooperation and respect.
Schools use peer
mediation and related techniques to reduce violence.
Communities promote inclusion.
emergency service providers and others are trained in violence prevention, mediation and conflict resolution.
Media outlets promote peace inspiring messages.
TEN KEYS TO PEACE - By MIMI GREEK
Keep your attention in the present moment. Being upset aboutthe past and worrying about the
future is self defeating.
We do not forgive because we "should", or because someone deservesit. We forgive to
free ourselves from the bondage of resentment. Die to thepast every moment. Live this moment fully.
your thoughts. Which ones make you upset? Which ones makeyou feel better? Remember, you can choose your thoughts.
on thoughts that help you feel better. You can be master ofyour own mind.
Often, thoughts that
upset you are not true. They are beliefs youhave carried with you from the past. Question thoughts and beliefs. Can yousee
Practice quieting your mind. Make a connection to your Higher Self(Higher Power,
God, Universal Energy).
Remember your True Self. You are not your thoughts. Remember theYou behind the thinker.
to your inner voice. It is the voice that guides you,comforts you, and gives you strength.
what is. Release all resistance to what is. What we resistwill persist. Breathe. When we accept life the way it is, we find
Expect positive possibilities.
|Wyland with new peace bell owner.