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 Generation in Transition

One year and eight months ago, my corporate job as an executive in the insurance industry ended. I found myself with a nice paycheck for a year which meant a sense of freedom that I had never felt since I was a child. I didn’t have to get up to an alarm clock anymore. I… Read More

America: A Land of Diversity

Last week, we just returned from a nine day motorcycle trip from Minnesota to Colorado. Leaving Minnesota, we entered the farmlands of Iowa that spread out before us for miles and miles. We then moved across Nebraska from cities into the vast prairie lands where towns were few and far between. As we entered Colorado,… 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

Multi-generational Moving Part I

On October 23rd, my son and his bride purchased a beautiful (and extremely large) new home that created a chain of events that will change our family dynamics forever. My husband and I, along with my ninety-two year old mother, have all moved into this home over the past few weeks. Our kids bought this… Read More

The Law of Attraction

Early this year, my yoga instructor put out a message that she was going to host a yoga retreat in Greece. I had never thought about travelling to Greece but for some reason, this trip spoke to me through my heart. I knew that I really wanted to go on this trip. I stayed positive… Read More

Freedom to Live in Happiness

  Two Hundred and Forty years ago, fifty-six men from thirteen colonies, put their livelihood and potentially their lives at risk, to sign a document which was named The Declaration of Independence. Eight of these individuals were foreign-born versus being born in America. These folks ranged from lawyers to planters, merchants and shippers (www.constitutionfacts.com). In other… Read More

A Walk on the Beach…

Two weeks ago I went on a journey. This journey was to accompany my friend on a road trip from Minnesota to Florida. My friend had recently made the decision to relocate to begin a new chapter in her life. Since I had recently transitioned out of my long-tenured corporate career and am now working for myself,  I… 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

Out with the Old… In with the New… Attitude!

Unencumbered: adjective 1. not having any burden or impediment We have been extremely busy moving this past week.  We sold our home in the country and moved into town… a pretty big deal for us since we have not lived in a suburban “neighborhood” for 20 years.  To say that we have been under emotional… Read More