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

Multi-generational Living Upside-Down

It has now been approximately six weeks since we have started our new multi-generational living arrangement when we moved in with our son and daughter-in-law. Whew – what a ride these seven weeks have been! Our “go to” personality styles while under stress are beginning to emerge. It is kind of like dating… initially everyone is on their… Read More

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 in the Workplace

Last week, I had an opportunity to speak to a group of claims personnel, rehabilitation professionals and nurses, who work in the workers compensation insurance field. My talk was about how grief is a significant component for those who have been injured from a workplace accident. The talk went very well and I saw many… Read More

Freedom to Live in Happiness

  Two Hundred and Forty years ago, fifty-six men from thirteen colonies, put their livelihood and potentially their lives at risk, to sign a document which was named The Declaration of Independence. Eight of these individuals were foreign-born versus being born in America. These folks ranged from lawyers to planters, merchants and shippers (www.constitutionfacts.com). In other… Read More

A Day of Remembrance – Not Politics

I woke up this morning with a blog post swirling in my head. I think it has to do with the fact that I was listening to the news last night which is not something I normally do (I made a decision almost two years ago to turn off the radio in my car and… Read More

Let’s Go Crazy

The picture above is me reading the lyrics to “Let’s Go Crazy” as a tribute to Prince during  a fundraiser I was hosting on Thursday evening. It had been exactly one week prior, when I was setting up another fundraiser for my community, that I heard the news… Prince had died. As a Minnesotan, I was… Read More

Turn! Turn! Turn!

For Audio Version click on n highlighted area below: If you are a baby boomer, you most likely remember the band, The Byrds, and their song, Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season) The lyrics include some of the following: To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under Heaven… A… Read More

The Bridge to Your Success for Your Small Business

Are you a small business owner…  a wannabe small business owner, or an entrepreneur who is wondering how to find the right path to make your business highly successful? How are you feeling right now? Are you excited? Scared? Confident? Passionate? Not really sure what steps to take to get started? The hard truth is, most… Read More