The Practice of Forgiveness

  Forgiveness – such a noble concept, yet it can be so elusive in our human existence. Why is the practice of forgiveness so hard? Approximately 6 weeks ago, I felt like I was punched in the gut when I was on the receiving end of what I perceived as sarcasm, and hurtful words by… Read More

Death & Dying with Grace(e)

The week before Christmas, our younger dog, Gracee (the white and brown one above), had an upset stomach a couple of times. For those of you who are dog owners, it is not unusual for a dog to get an upset stomach once in awhile, so we did not think too much of it. Then… Read More

Death and the Workplace

  Last week, I opened my email box at work and saw an email from our new CEO. I was anticipating an announcement of some organizational changes because with new leadership, the CEO has tried to keep us well-informed on changes that he is taking action on. Over the past several weeks, we have had announcements… Read More

Healing the World, One Family at a Time…

Listen to my blog: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WybkNTpQ “The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family”  ~Mother Teresa~ My husband sent me a text with the above picture attached to it.  It honestly brought tears to my eyes as I reflected back on our twenty-three years together as a family… My husband… Read More

Stop Ahead…

Have you ever felt totally stopped?  One minute you are cruising through your life easily and then suddenly… a big old STOP SIGN shows up on your path? This week I know a few people who have all of a sudden been stopped in their tracks without out any warning signs. A group of people I know were told… Read More

Courage… humility… heroism

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.  The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but he who conquers that fear”  ~ Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela… I don’t think anyone can argue that he was a great leader and a true hero of our… Read More