Step away from the familiar down a path toward positive change

by Gail Hamm, program director

“…you need only step away from the well-worn circular path to explore the untried paths that lie beyond it…” Daily OM, Begetting Change: Same Choices, Same Results, Feb 6, 2012

It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut and stay there, whether it’s a mundane day-to-day work situation, a going-nowhere relationship, or deep grief over any life situation. You know you are stuck when each day brings the same unfulfilled feelings, and you believe that there is no way out of the situation. In that frame of mind, it seems that nothing can or will change.

The secret of escape is to realize the situation will never change unless you do. It means changing the dance… that is, not doing the same thing over and over. How many times do you keep trying to unlock the door until you realize you are using the wrong key? How many times do you flip the light switch before you realize the power is off or the bulb has burned out? Doing the same thing over and over will not change the outcome.

So as you take another lap down that rut, remember: “you need only step away from the well-worn circular path to explore the untried paths that lie beyond it…”


Bust A Move raises over $11,000 for our organization!

The Fort Wayne Derby Girls will present us with a check for $11,450 at their home opening bout on Saturday, January 21.

“This donation will be used to help people with cancer in our community through programs providing financial support, medical supplies, and supportive counseling, to name a few,” says Amber Recker, director of development for Cancer Services. “When people are diagnosed with cancer, they don’t know where to turn. That’s where we come in. We are so grateful to the Fort Wayne Derby Girls for their continuous support.”

The doors open at 5pm, the first bout begins at 6 pm and the check presentation will take place at 7pm at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. The funds were raised on October 1, 2011, at the 4th Annual Bust A Move auction. 

For Bust a Move, local artists and women volunteered their talents and their bodies to create unique, inspiring cast representations of the female bust and the emotions associated with breast cancer. Local artists modified the casts, using various artistic mediums, to create outstanding works of art. The artwork was auctioned on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Over 300 people attended the event. 

2011 featured artists include: Marcy Adams, Steve Allman, Ed Alvarez, Mary Klopfer, Nick Fabini, Brian McGhee, Terry Ratliff, Jenna Salamone, Jenny Sanders, Jerry Seabolt, Jeff Stumpp, Sugarmoon, Theresa Thompson, Lisa Vetter, Deb Washler, and Dave West.

About Fort Wayne Derby Girls Inc.

Fort Wayne is at the pinnacle of Indiana’s roller derby resurgence. Since October 2005, the Fort Wayne Derby Girls, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization, has raised over $70,000 for local women’s and children’s charities. www.fwderbygirls.com

Bust A Move Sponsors

97.3 WMEE, I DU Creative, One Lucky Guitar, The Steffen Group, Lancia Homes, Indiana Stamp, The Lantern, Glo Magazine, PUNCH Films, Barbara’s New Beginnings, Sugarmoon, The Gadget Girl, Frontier Communications, 3 Rivers FCU, STAR Bank