Honoring Father and Mother

  Just this week a friend asked me why I focus on helping moms who are grieving when there are just as many dads out there who are bereaved. Great Question. Why did I write a book that was written to a mom who lost her child? Does that mean I don’t think dads (or… Read More

How Do I Survive this Grief? Engage Your Tribe

We human being are social beings. We come into this world as the result of other’s actions. We survive here in dependence on others… ~Dalai Lama It seems like nowadays we sometimes use the term “tribe” as a cutesy way of talking about girlfriends getting together for wine and good times, which is an uplifting… Read More

Assess. Adjust. Commit. Transform.

Are You Ready to A.A.C.T. Today? Assess. Adjust. Commit. Transform.  When I started my coaching business 7 years ago, I did it because it was needed to begin accruing coaching hours for my goal to become a certified life coach – a dream of mine since the late 1990’s. My tagline was for the acronym… Read More

‘Tis the Season…

Creating lasting change requires preparation, including knowing when the best timing of  to step into action would be. Taking our cue from nature can help us determine when we will most likely succeed in our plan for change. Read More

The Practice of Forgiveness

  Forgiveness – such a noble concept, yet it can be so elusive in our human existence. Why is the practice of forgiveness so hard? Approximately 6 weeks ago, I felt like I was punched in the gut when I was on the receiving end of what I perceived as sarcasm, and hurtful words by… Read More

A Christmas Letter

  I started to write this post on the eve of the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and now we are just a day before the celebration of Christmas. A time of reflection and a time of renewal as we look forward to the beginning of a New Year. I have been contemplating writing… Read More

A Vision Beyond a Lifetime

What does it take to have a vision that will last long beyond the lifetime of the person who initially birthed it? This was the question in my mind as I went on my walk yesterday afternoon – yes, these are the things that percolate in my brain when I am in my own thoughts.… Read More

A Generation in Transition

One year and eight months ago, my corporate job as an executive in the insurance industry ended. I found myself with a nice paycheck for a year which meant a sense of freedom that I had never felt since I was a child. I didn’t have to get up to an alarm clock anymore. I… Read More

Financial Freedom: From Fear to Faith

Last week, I hosted a Live Coaching event through Facebook on the topic of personal finance. My expertise on this topic has nothing to do with my formal education, but comes from an on-the-job training program that I have been attending for the past 59 years… a program from the curriculum from the School of Life. If you… Read More

America: A Land of Diversity

Last week, we just returned from a nine day motorcycle trip from Minnesota to Colorado. Leaving Minnesota, we entered the farmlands of Iowa that spread out before us for miles and miles. We then moved across Nebraska from cities into the vast prairie lands where towns were few and far between. As we entered Colorado,… Read More