The Spirit of ’76

Last evening, I had the honor of being a presenter at my 40th high school class reunion. The attendance was phenomenal for our small graduating class from 1976. The energy filled the event room as soon as people starting coming through the door as they recognized old friends and classmates. I joked during my presentation… Read More

My Gratitude Cup Overflows

I initially wrote this on Tuesday and sent it out to my comrades at my corporate gig where I have worked for the past 25 years. This was an important message for me to write at this time because we are going through a transition at our workplace with new leadership, and changes in organization… Read More

Honoring our Veterans

I am posting this letter in honor of my dad and all the Veterans who have served to protect our rights and the rights of others. This letter is a letter of gratitude from a woman who stood on the side of the road as the American soldiers marched through one of the liberated towns… Read More

Affirmations: Believing in Yourself

It has been a month since I have written a post for my blog… highly unusual for this girl who sets timelines and high expectations for herself… In the past few weeks, I reached the last mile-marker on my road to becoming a certified coach. After three years of education, practice and preparation with a… Read More

Not Knowing What to Say Speaks Volumes…

For Audio Version: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/wlD0tmxs As many of you know, I am in the process of writing my first book… a book about grieving the death of a child. As a child born into a grieving family, this is a very personal story yet a story that is shared by many… Last evening, a dear friend of… Read More

Fear or Faith?

Fear… we put so much time into creating fear in our lives… why? Having Faith seems to take a lot of effort at times… why? Think about it. Are we born to be fearful? I don’t think so. I didn’t see one ounce of fear in my new granddaughter who just turned a month old.… Read More

The Summer Solstice…

This is the weekend of the Summer Solstice… the longest day of the year.  It also falls within the Gemini-Cancer Cusp of astrological theories, and this year, it is Father’s Day. I have so many thoughts rumbling around this brain of mine as I go into this weekend. As some of you know, I am in the… 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

Synchronicity

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

Creating Customer Loyalty

Last week my husband and I went on our annual motorcycle trip with our friends, Peggy and Jerry.  As any motorcycle enthusiast can tell you,  there is nothing better than hopping on your bike and feeling the rumble of the engine as the throttle is opened up… open roads awaiting you… great scenery to photograph…… Read More