Not a Damsel in Distress

I have been doing a lot of walking on the trail behind our home, now that the weather in Minnesota is providing ample opportunity to get outside and enjoy springtime. This past week, I have been surrounded by these beautifully sleek, black-winged dragonflies. They are so cool because when they hit the light a certain… Read More

Death & Dying with Grace(e)

The week before Christmas, our younger dog, Gracee (the white and brown one above), had an upset stomach a couple of times. For those of you who are dog owners, it is not unusual for a dog to get an upset stomach once in awhile, so we did not think too much of it. Then… 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

What Tribe Do You Belong To?

  The concept of a “tribe” has become very popular in both social and business settings. Per Merriam Webster, the definitions of a “tribe” are: : a group of people including many families, clans, or generations : a group of people who are of the same kind or have the same occupation or interest Best selling author Seth… Read More

The “Space” Effect…

I have recently been reading the book Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being by Esther M. Sternberg and learning about various studies on how our physical space can affect our ability to heal… both psychologically and physically.  Ms. Sternberg writes of a study done years ago in which post surgical patients were placed in either… Read More