Being of Service

  Vietnam Memorial Wall at Eagle’s Healing Nest (7/2016) July has been a month of incredible opportunities for me to see what it truly means to be of service to another. Earlier this month, I was given the great honor to be able to speak with some of America’s greatest – our Veterans. I visited… Read More

Grief and Chronic Pain

I have been asked to speak about grief and the injured worker this week at a seminar for workers compensation professionals. Since I have left the corporate world of workers compensation early this year, it has allowed me to view how we deal with people who are injured and in chronic pain a bit differently than… Read More

The Compassionate Self – Fake It ‘Til You Make It

  The Mourning Angel – Rosie with a Posey Why is it that when those we love are hurting, we want to do everything we can to help them feel better… to let them know they are loved… yet when we are hurting, we refuse to send that same compassion and love to ourselves? Many… Read More

Healing Veterans at The Eagle’s Healing Nest

Yesterday, my husband and I took off on our bikes and rode the beautiful countryside of Central Minnesota. Our destination… a small town in Central Minnesota called Sauk Centre. Sauk Centre’s claim to fame is that it was the birthplace and home of famed author Sinclair Lewis. However, there is something much more important about… Read More

Lessons learned from the Book of Harold

Twenty-Five years ago a great man died… He may not have been written about in history books…, he may not have been a Pulitzer  Prize winner…, nor was he the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize… but on February 24, 1990, the world lost a great man…  that man was my Dad. The Book of… Read More

Grieving Greg…

Greg I had a brother I never met… but I have known him since I was a child… I have always had a strong sense of curiosity and as a child I loved to sit on the floor in the attic, looking at my parent’s photo albums.  One day I came across a manila envelope… Read More

Forgiven long ago…

My son Trevor did the most amazing thing on Father’s Day. He took the initiative and contacted his biological father who he had basically been estranged from since he was 4 years old (he had one conversation with his father the day of his grad party from high-school in 2005). The short story to our… Read More

Pushing through the Pain… one step at a time

I started running again to get prepared to run my second annual 5K for our local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure that is coming up on Mother’s Day and I literally have not run for a few months. I am recording my blog post thoughts as I am running and I can definitely hear… Read More

Staying Straight…

I helped a young man by driving him to a detox center this past week.  This 23 year old kid is a crack addict and an alcoholic – pure and simple.  If he gets into treatment again, this will be the third time in the past year and each time he went through a program, he… Read More