A Christmas Letter

  I started to write this post on the eve of the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and now we are just a day before the celebration of Christmas. A time of reflection and a time of renewal as we look forward to the beginning of a New Year. I have been contemplating writing… Read More

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

Attracting Health of Mind, Body and Spirit at Law of Attraction MeetUp

I will be speaking at the Using the Law of Attraction Meet Up gathering scheduled for Wednesday, September 6th. Topic: Attracting Health of Mind, Body and Spirit We know that creating a healthy balance of energy attracts positive energy throughout our life. Come experience the benefits of Spring Forest Qigong during this 90 minute Introduction… Read More

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

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

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

Re-shining my Sparkling Spirit…

As I was leaving work late Friday evening, I walked past a cubicle that had a calendar with the saying on it “Never Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle” and I literally stopped to take a picture because the words packed a punch that hit me square upside my head.  After a long and trying day at… Read More

Magnificently Magnificent…

“There once was a little girl and she sparkled”   ~ Joan Steffend ~ I met a most MAGNIFICENT woman this week… Joan Steffend Brandmeier.  She came to speak at a small women’s circle that is held in my yoga instructor’s home.  I really did not know what to expect… I knew that there was something… Read More

Yesterday… Today… Tomorrow…

Earlier this week my ex-husband died… Over the past twenty-three years,  the memories (good, bad or indifferent) had faded… I had moved on… rarely looked back and left the pain and sadness of the loss of my first marriage behind… or so I thought… I re-married over twenty years ago to my soul mate… my… Read More