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

Grief and Chronic Pain

I have been asked to speak about grief and the injured worker this week at a seminar for workers compensation professionals. Since I have left the corporate world of workers compensation early this year, it has allowed me to view how we deal with people who are injured and in chronic pain a bit differently than… 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

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

Turn! Turn! Turn!

For Audio Version click on n highlighted area below: If you are a baby boomer, you most likely remember the band, The Byrds, and their song, Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season) The lyrics include some of the following: To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under Heaven… A… Read More

The Compassionate Self – Fake It ‘Til You Make It

  The Mourning Angel – Rosie with a Posey Why is it that when those we love are hurting, we want to do everything we can to help them feel better… to let them know they are loved… yet when we are hurting, we refuse to send that same compassion and love to ourselves? Many… 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

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