A Christmas Letter

  I started to write this post on the eve of the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and now we are just a day before the celebration of Christmas. A time of reflection and a time of renewal as we look forward to the beginning of a New Year. I have been contemplating writing… 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

From Death & Dying to Living a Life With Grace

As I mentioned in my previous blog post about a month ago, I shared that our pup Gracee, was diagnosed with metastatic cancer throughout her lymph nodes. The prognosis was poor from the beginning, when the veterinarian at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Clinic called me to tell me the biopsy results… approximately four weeks… 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

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

A Strand of Pearls in the Making…

For audio version:   http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WXDTK9ts Pearl: Metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable (Wikipedia) My cousin Barb is celebrating the fourth year anniversary since she opened her salon, named The Pearl Salon.  She has taken the time to write public acknowledgments to honor each of the girls who make up her team… the people who have contributed… Read More

Beginning with Vision

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others ~ Jonathon Swift~ Yesterday I had a great coaching session with a client… As with any coaching session,  she set our agenda and what she wanted to accomplish by the end of our session.  Her intent was to come up with an objective for her… Read More

Who are you?

 “Who are you,  who… who… who… who? ~ The Who (1978)~ Do you remember the song Who are you by the Who?  That song has been in my head all morning  because I have thought about some feedback I received this past week. As part of a coaching assessments course I am taking through my  MentorCoach Program… Read More