America: A Land of Diversity

Last week, we just returned from a nine day motorcycle trip from Minnesota to Colorado. Leaving Minnesota, we entered the farmlands of Iowa that spread out before us for miles and miles. We then moved across Nebraska from cities into the vast prairie lands where towns were few and far between. As we entered Colorado,… Read More

Living With Hope

This morning’s energy around our home was feeling totally crazy with our little Hope-puppy, who was flying from room to room, grabbing whatever she could with her mouth. She was ready to play hard and fast,  and it was absolute chaos because she was not listening, in total puppy ADHD mode. I have to admit, I lost… 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

Not Knowing What to Say Speaks Volumes…

For Audio Version: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/wlD0tmxs As many of you know, I am in the process of writing my first book… a book about grieving the death of a child. As a child born into a grieving family, this is a very personal story yet a story that is shared by many… Last evening, a dear friend of… 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

I Quit!

For Audio Version ClickHere: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/W1csvjMQ I decided a few months ago that I was going to quit going to the same medical provider clinic system that I have gone to for the past 13 years.  This was a huge decision for me because I am a pretty loyal person and leaving my provider network makes… Read More

The Layers of My Life…

We are all made up of layers… Layers of cells create our skin.  Layers of education creates our knowledge.  Layers of experiences create our emotions… As I was developing my first Toastmasters speech a few weeks ago,  I began to reflect on the layers of my life… the layers that have created who I am today… The… Read More

“You need to relax…!”

Sunday afternoon, I was sitting in the very last row of a plane that is smaller than small.  The lavatory was literally an arm distance away from me and I was able to reach out from my seated position to shut the door to secure it after it had popped open… luckily no one was… Read More

Curiouser and curiouser…

I have traveled today and on one leg the trip,  I met an incredible young guy  sitting next to me on the plane.  I started up a conversation with him by asking him if he was traveling for work or on vacation.  Just one question to strike up a conversation because I was curious…just one… Read More