Being of Service

  Vietnam Memorial Wall at Eagle’s Healing Nest (7/2016) July has been a month of incredible opportunities for me to see what it truly means to be of service to another. Earlier this month, I was given the great honor to be able to speak with some of America’s greatest – our Veterans. I visited… Read More

The Sense of a Goose

As I was clearing out some papers from my corporate office a few weeks ago, I came across a copy of a story titled The Sense of a Goose. I am not sure who the original author was, but I did find a few different renditions when I googled “Goose Formations”. Living in an area in Minnesota… Read More

You are Smart. You are Strong. You are Capable.

For Audio version, click on link below: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/W6V27T4s As part of a course that I was in for my coach training, I developed and have led a four-week course for doctorate students who have completed their coursework and are now in the dissertation phase of their studies. As a person who 1) has not been a… Read More

Here, There and Everywhere!

Have you ever felt like you were needing to focus here, there and everywhere? That is how I have felt lately and the more I need to focus, the less focused I am… hmm… maybe there is a lesson in this? The last couple of weeks I have felt knee-deep in expectations… expectations that only… Read More

Learning to Ride with Training Wheels

For Audio Version: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WyYlhjds I am now an official H.O.G. chick (that would be the Harley Owner’s Group kind of H.O.G… not the  farm animal variety)! Last Fall I bought a new model Harley Davidson three wheel motorcycle (trike).  I wasn’t planning on buying one last year, but I had set an intention earlier in the year… Read More

No New Year Resolutions For Me!

To listen to audio version, click here: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/Ws7KQr1Q I am not creating any resolutions for 2015!  I don’t like the term Resolution because it is a word that reminds me of settling… of compromising… and I don’t want to settle or compromise on my life. As I looked up synonyms for the word Resolution through thesaurus.com, there… Read More

Lessons through change…

I have a magnet on my white board that has the proverb “just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly…”.  I started to reflect today on the number of times we move into various phases throughout life…  both personally and professionally At birth,  we are squeezed out of this warm, comfy womb… Read More

Is Your Life Calm… or Chaotic?

In today’s world,  it seems like many of us are trying to find time to have a minute or two of reprieve from the demands we have chosen in our lives.  Yes… I said CHOSEN.  How many of us have chosen careers where we are spending 50, 60, 70 or even 80 hours a week because… Read More

Pilot or Passenger?

Are you a pilot or a passenger on your 2014 flight? A few months ago while sitting on a plane,  I observed the activity surrounding me as we got seated.  As we moved down the runway for take off and finally lifted into the air to take flight, my pen took to paper (my journal)… Read More

Pay Attention

I have been traveling a bit the past two weeks for work and as usual during my travels,  there always seems to be some opportunity to take away some lessons learned… I was on a flight to Chicago on American Airlines and at Chicago, I needed to change planes to a catch a flight to Indianapoiis on… Read More