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

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

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

A Strand of Pearls in the Making…

For audio version:   http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WXDTK9ts Pearl: Metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable (Wikipedia) My cousin Barb is celebrating the fourth year anniversary since she opened her salon, named The Pearl Salon.  She has taken the time to write public acknowledgments to honor each of the girls who make up her team… the people who have contributed… Read More

Believe…

“Powerful words come with powerful intent.  where you have passion, strength, courage , and determination you can accomplish anything!”   ~K.L. Toth~ Several years ago, I attended a program called “Landmark Forum”, a pretty intensive three-day program that focused on how to live with accountability, communication and most of all… intentionality.  What I remember from that… Read More

Scared Speechless

Picture:  Toastmaster’s Introductory meeting for “Return To Words” club charter, February 2014 This week I did my first Toastmaster’s speech… and I was scared speechless…  For someone who has gotten up in front of groups for years to educate, share, and be a leader,  you would think that I would not get nervous – right? Some people… Read More

Flowing like an Artesian Well

Artesian Well:  “well from which water flows under natural pressure without pumping.”  ~www.brittanica.com~ We have an artesian well on our river property.  The water flows continuously twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and three hundred and sixty-five days a year.  It is amazing to me that with the continuous output of water, that it has never run dry.… Read More

Who are you?

 “Who are you,  who… who… who… who? ~ The Who (1978)~ Do you remember the song Who are you by the Who?  That song has been in my head all morning  because I have thought about some feedback I received this past week. As part of a coaching assessments course I am taking through my  MentorCoach Program… Read More

“Hunckler’s Rules”: A Practical Guide to Leadership…

I know a great leader named Steve who’s wisdom you can take when you leave. His  style is based on both humor and heart so please read his “rules”  so you can start…  Add the practical guides to your day to improve your leadership through what you do and say! ~Pat Sheveland~ My boss is… Read More