Another Grief Camp

Another camp. Another group of families who are sharing the rawness of their grief with total strangers. Friday evening always tenuous. Will they show up? Will they stay? Will they engage, or will they walk away? Saturday brings tentativeness, as we gather in our first large circle – the names are spoken out loud and… Read More

A Community Coming Together…

Come on people now Smile on your brother Everybody get together Try to love one another Right now ~The Youngbloods “Get Together” I met a woman named Teresa back in April when we both attended a camp in northern Minnesota.  Neither of us knew the other was going and the only interaction we had with… Read More

Side Effects of “Happy Drug”…

“You are the most energized I have ever seen…” That is what my husband told me a little over two years ago while I was planning my first fund-raising event.  My entrance into fund-raising arose from a comment I literally blurted out one day while overhearing Christopher Straub (local fashion designer and contestant on season… Read More

Live Simply…

“Live simply so others can simply live” This was the saying my girlfriend had tattooed on her shoulder several years ago as a way to stay connected to her mom who had died in a car accident a few years earlier.  Her mom was one of the most gentle souls I have ever known and… Read More