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 Family in Transition…

For Audio Version: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WVR8P9ks It has now been a year since my mom moved into our home. As I reflect back on the past twelve (12) months, I am amazed at where we are today compared to last year… Last year at the age of 90, my mom was showing signs of depression with deteriorating physical… Read More

A Sales Experience Beyond Expectations…

For Audio Version, click here: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WWJLPgzs This week, I went to a car dealership with our daughter to buy her first new car. As an aside, her first and only car was a used one that my husband and I had purchased eleven years (and 100,000+ miles) ago when she was a senior in high school.… Read More

The Plague of Grief

For Audio Version Click Here: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/Wc71M3ds When my mom talks about the time my brother died as a baby, she does not remember anyone around to comfort her… no family or friends reaching out, giving her a hug, or sitting quietly beside her with supportive and loving energy. When I mention this to other people,… Read More

Lessons learned from the Book of Harold

Twenty-Five years ago a great man died… He may not have been written about in history books…, he may not have been a Pulitzer  Prize winner…, nor was he the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize… but on February 24, 1990, the world lost a great man…  that man was my Dad. The Book of… Read More

Yesterday… Today… Tomorrow…

Earlier this week my ex-husband died… Over the past twenty-three years,  the memories (good, bad or indifferent) had faded… I had moved on… rarely looked back and left the pain and sadness of the loss of my first marriage behind… or so I thought… I re-married over twenty years ago to my soul mate… my… Read More

Courageous Camping

On Saturday morning I woke up after a restless night of sleeping… I guess that phrase is a bit of an oxymoron… restless… sleeping… hmm… I had a tough night sleeping Friday night because the mattress of my bed was hard and the water pipes did a little clanking routine every twenty minutes or so.… 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

Grieving Greg…

Greg I had a brother I never met… but I have known him since I was a child… I have always had a strong sense of curiosity and as a child I loved to sit on the floor in the attic, looking at my parent’s photo albums.  One day I came across a manila envelope… Read More