Moments Matter

Purposeful Stuff: Installment #5

August 20, 2020 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Brand Officer

Co-creation of community – it is what we do. Whether we are helping a neighbor navigate design review or hosting a community-wide tradition and anything in between, this is how we approach community building. We do this because we know that we can achieve more together, in partnership with our residents, than we can on…

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Purposeful Stuff: Installment #3

May 13, 2020 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Brand Officer

It’s a great question: What do you plan to take with you – or to leave behind – from this shared stay-at-home experience? This installment of Purposeful Stuff notes six of the simple pleasures some of our team members are holding tight to when in-person-contact and in-office-working is permitted again.      One: “I will continue to reach…

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Purposeful Stuff: Installment #2

April 16, 2020 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Brand Officer

To a “t” our team members are “students of life,” soaking up opportunities for learning and growth in all its forms. A lot of that learning come from reading, viewing, and listening. As we all adjust to full-time #WFH, our team has been reading, viewing, and listening. A lot. Even more so than usual. This…

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Lighting the Night with Hope

April 10, 2020 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Brand Officer

Right now, our Team – with a capital T – is doing some of its very best work, coming up with inspiring and creative ways to engage. And our Residents are responding with enthusiasm and unprecedented appreciation. Case in point: Light the Night. On April 9 at 7:30 PM sharp every DMB Community Life community…

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Grace in uncertainty

April 7, 2020 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Brand Officer

These are unsteady times. For all of us. Life is anything but normal. And the uncertainty is challenging. For all of us. Everyone right now is trying to find our way forward, caring for ourselves, our families, our friends, and our communities. At DMB Community Life, we care deeply about the communities we manage. We…

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Purposeful Stuff: Installment #1

March 11, 2020 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Brand Officer

Our team receives and shares a lot of good and purposeful stuff. A recent email from our dear friend Greg Fuson inspired us to consider curating these goodies to share more broadly. If our team and our partners dig it, maybe others would too. So here it is. The first installment of Purposeful Stuff where…

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Play. It Matters.

September 20, 2019 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Brand Officer

The science is out there. Play is more than just fun (Check out play research pioneer, Dr. Brown’s TED Talk). It’s important for our development as children, and for our longevity as adults. It makes us happier, and smarter. Play inspires you to think out of the box, inviting creativity and collaboration. It helps build…

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Gratitude

October 31, 2018 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Brand Officer

After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, I began my gratitude journey. Today it’s a deliberate and daily practice that I continue to refine. Since having children, I’m even more inspired. For me, gratitude helps put things in perspective – to accept and appreciate my life as it is right now. I now start…

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Passion & Possibility

October 10, 2018 by Suzanne Walden-Wells Chief Engagement Officer

I have to confess…I think a lot about passion. What is passion? What do I have passion for? And how the heck do I make time for it? In its simplicity, passion is energy. When we are passionate about something, we become energized, motivated, all a-twitter about it. Passion propels us forward. It is the…

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