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

Healing Ourselves Through Others

August has been a month of some incredible opportunities for me to witness the power of healing sad hearts and physical issues, by being in the company of other people who were willing to hold the space of love and comfort for others. Earlier this month, I went to Montana with a girlfriend to meet up with… Read More

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

A Day of Remembrance – Not Politics

I woke up this morning with a blog post swirling in my head. I think it has to do with the fact that I was listening to the news last night which is not something I normally do (I made a decision almost two years ago to turn off the radio in my car and… 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

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 a Catharsis…

Catharsis:  purification or purgation that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension ~ Merriam-Webster.com I was invited to spend some time with a small group of women at “the lake” last weekend.  One woman is a friend I have known since the beginning of Catholic grade-school but had only re-acquainted with in the past… 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

The Layers of My Life…

We are all made up of layers… Layers of cells create our skin.  Layers of education creates our knowledge.  Layers of experiences create our emotions… As I was developing my first Toastmasters speech a few weeks ago,  I began to reflect on the layers of my life… the layers that have created who I am today… The… 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