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

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

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

A Walk on the Beach…

Two weeks ago I went on a journey. This journey was to accompany my friend on a road trip from Minnesota to Florida. My friend had recently made the decision to relocate to begin a new chapter in her life. Since I had recently transitioned out of my long-tenured corporate career and am now working for myself,  I… 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

The Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day began as Declaration Day, a day for our nation to recognize and decorate (with flowers) the graves of those who died during wartime.  The tradition of decorating the graves of dead soldiers has grown to decorating the graves of all of our loved ones who have died regardless of whether they served in… Read More