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

Let’s Go Crazy

The picture above is me reading the lyrics to “Let’s Go Crazy” as a tribute to Prince during  a fundraiser I was hosting on Thursday evening. It had been exactly one week prior, when I was setting up another fundraiser for my community, that I heard the news… Prince had died. As a Minnesotan, I was… Read More

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees…

Link for audio-version: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WN04R7bQ As many of you know,  I am a Life and Business Coach as well as being a leader in Corporate America.  One would think that with my many years of being a corporate executive and leader,  that I should be able to coach myself through situations to determine my strategy and tactics for… Read More

Contributing to Your Health

<a href=”http://www.audioacrobat.com/email/EB0LYWV4s” target=”_blank”>Click here to listen…</a> I am of the firm belief that we are born to contribute… our time… our talents… our treasures.  When someone contributes,  it seems that we can improve our health both mentally and physically. As I am in the throes of putting together our Second Annual FUNdraiser for a local Minnesota charity… Read More

Flowing like an Artesian Well

Artesian Well:  “well from which water flows under natural pressure without pumping.”  ~www.brittanica.com~ We have an artesian well on our river property.  The water flows continuously twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and three hundred and sixty-five days a year.  It is amazing to me that with the continuous output of water, that it has never run dry.… 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

Pretty in Pink

-Helen Keller October 2011… a friend died.  Her physical body left us after waging a tremendous battle against a formidable foe… breast cancer.  For over a year before she passed,  she shared her journey through mass text messages and emails as she travelled hundreds of miles for treatment in another state.  Her messages were always… Read More