Another Grief Camp

Another camp. Another group of families who are sharing the rawness of their grief with total strangers. Friday evening always tenuous. Will they show up? Will they stay? Will they engage, or will they walk away? Saturday brings tentativeness, as we gather in our first large circle – the names are spoken out loud and… 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

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

Is Your Life Calm… or Chaotic?

In today’s world,  it seems like many of us are trying to find time to have a minute or two of reprieve from the demands we have chosen in our lives.  Yes… I said CHOSEN.  How many of us have chosen careers where we are spending 50, 60, 70 or even 80 hours a week because… 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

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