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

Multi-generational Moving Part I

On October 23rd, my son and his bride purchased a beautiful (and extremely large) new home that created a chain of events that will change our family dynamics forever. My husband and I, along with my ninety-two year old mother, have all moved into this home over the past few weeks. Our kids bought this… Read More

The Spirit of ’76

Last evening, I had the honor of being a presenter at my 40th high school class reunion. The attendance was phenomenal for our small graduating class from 1976. The energy filled the event room as soon as people starting coming through the door as they recognized old friends and classmates. I joked during my presentation… Read More

The Sense of a Goose

As I was clearing out some papers from my corporate office a few weeks ago, I came across a copy of a story titled The Sense of a Goose. I am not sure who the original author was, but I did find a few different renditions when I googled “Goose Formations”. Living in an area in Minnesota… Read More

Here, There and Everywhere!

Have you ever felt like you were needing to focus here, there and everywhere? That is how I have felt lately and the more I need to focus, the less focused I am… hmm… maybe there is a lesson in this? The last couple of weeks I have felt knee-deep in expectations… expectations that only… Read More

If today was my last day…

Link to Audio Version:http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WyFbKgns One day last week, I felt compelled to write a rather lengthy Facebook post about how the little irritants in life would not mean anything to me if it was my last day on earth.  Then I had a conversation with a colleague about her frustration when there is a lot… Read More

The “Space” Effect…

I have recently been reading the book Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being by Esther M. Sternberg and learning about various studies on how our physical space can affect our ability to heal… both psychologically and physically.  Ms. Sternberg writes of a study done years ago in which post surgical patients were placed in either… Read More

Synchronicity

Have you ever had the experience where something happened that was one of those you just can’t make this stuff up moments?  That is exactly what happened when I met a wonderful gal on a flight Indianapolis to Chicago this past Friday morning… As we were sitting on the plane waiting to hear more about our delayed… 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