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


Have you ever had the experience where something happened that was one of those you just can’t make this stuff up moments?  That is exactly what happened when I met a wonderful gal on a flight Indianapolis to Chicago this past Friday morning… As we were sitting on the plane waiting to hear more about our delayed… Read More