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

The Transformation…

Holy smokes! It has been two months since I have written a blog post! As my readers know, I like to post one to two times a month, and as you can see, I missed the mark for the past few months. So what has taken my attention away from sharing information that I think… Read More

Living With Hope

This morning’s energy around our home was feeling totally crazy with our little Hope-puppy, who was flying from room to room, grabbing whatever she could with her mouth. She was ready to play hard and fast,  and it was absolute chaos because she was not listening, in total puppy ADHD mode. I have to admit, I lost… 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 Novice and The Ego

As many of my readers will recall, last year I learned how to ride a three-wheeled motorcycle (trike). I was pretty proud of myself for learning how to use the clutch and throttle, becoming fairly fluid in switching gears, and overall becoming a more confident rider by the end of the riding season. Living in… Read More

The Sense of a Goose

As I was clearing out some papers from my corporate office a few weeks ago, I came across a copy of a story titled The Sense of a Goose. I am not sure who the original author was, but I did find a few different renditions when I googled “Goose Formations”. Living in an area in Minnesota… Read More

You are Smart. You are Strong. You are Capable.

For Audio version, click on link below: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/W6V27T4s As part of a course that I was in for my coach training, I developed and have led a four-week course for doctorate students who have completed their coursework and are now in the dissertation phase of their studies. As a person who 1) has not been a… Read More

Learning to Ride with Training Wheels

For Audio Version: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WyYlhjds I am now an official H.O.G. chick (that would be the Harley Owner’s Group kind of H.O.G… not the  farm animal variety)! Last Fall I bought a new model Harley Davidson three wheel motorcycle (trike).  I wasn’t planning on buying one last year, but I had set an intention earlier in the year… Read More

Role Playing at Work…

  To hear audio version, click link below:   http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/W6XZv2wQ Last Friday was Halloween, a day where dress code as most of us know it, goes completely out the window!  As I walked around our office checking out the various costumes,  I was amazed by the creativity and imagination of some of our associates and… Read More