Tag Archive: Tim Madigan

A Legacy of Listening, Authenticity, (and Friendship) …

“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” Fred Rogers   When Someone To Tell It To was started, we (co-founders Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden) had […]

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This Valentine’s Day give Someone the gift of being seen, heard & known

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to share a story from our latest book about the transformational power of loving relationships. These meaningful connections remind us that what we do is never “just listening.” When we listen with compassion, we give someone a chance to feel seen, known, and heard—maybe for the […]

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Fred Rogers, three other dudes, and coming out of hiding

One of Fred Rogers’ favorite things was to make connections between people. I have often imagined his delight at the connections I have made these last several years, traveling the country with the message of our unlikely bond. Many of them have been profound but fleeting. Others have developed into friendships that will endure as long as […]

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I Never Felt that I was Worth It

I learned that people may forget what you said, they may forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.      Maya Angelou The roses were just starting to bloom. She bent down several times to take in their scent, commenting on each one that was particularly fragrant. Row after […]

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2nd Annual Banquet-March 7th, 2014

As we make final preparations for our 2nd annual banquet, March 7th, we pause to remember that one year ago our friend and author Tim Madigan came to speak about his friendship with Fred Rogers.  It is friendships like theirs that we are trying to cultivate, every day, through Someone To Tell It To… Tim […]

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Tim Madigan’s book

One year ago this week, our close friend Tim Madigan spoke at STTIT’s first banquet in Hershey, PA sharing about his very deep, intimate, and vulnerable friendship with Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers).  Tim’s book called I’m Proud of You is one of the most significant books we have read and in many ways jump-started the […]

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A Loving Mystery

The older I get the more I feel this is true, “There is a loving mystery at the heart of the universe, just yearning to be expressed”       Fred Rogers, in I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Mr. Rogers Our friend, author and sportswriter Tim Madigan, is traveling to Hershey, PA, to share about […]

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Tim Madigan’s post: Anything Mentionable…After Newtown: What One Anguished Mother Wanted for Christmas

Next month, February 2nd, author and friend Tim Madigan will be speaking at our fundraiser in Hershey. Tim is an author and a journalist for the Star Telegram. Please check out his latest blog post because his message parallels the mission of Someone To Tell It To. http://timmadigan.com/blog/post.php?s=2012-12-29-anything-mentionableafter-newtown-what-one-anguished-mother-wanted-for-christmas

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The Discipline of Being Fully Present

To be present is to listen and to identify with each other as mortal, fragile human beings who need to be heard and sustained by one another, not distracted or entertained.       Henri Nouwen One of the disciplines that we both care very deeply about is the practice of being ‘fully’ present with our neighbors.  […]

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Who Loved You Into Being?

Fifteen years ago, after receiving a Life Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmys, the late Fred (Mr.) Rogers gave a memorable and touching acceptance speech. Shots of the audience of actors, actresses, and other stars and celebrities showed many of them in tears, moved by the tenderness and genuineness of Mr. Rogers’ words. We invite […]

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