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

Holistic Healing

About three months ago, our medical insurance company sent us a notice that our new premiums for 2017 would be jumping from $830.00 to over $1300.00 per month. This is a premium with a $6500.00 deductible per person. I have to tell you that I had a bit of a shock when I opened that little… 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

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

Tending To Our Homes

 I have had a few weeks of feeling a bit off of my game. I wasn’t sure if it was just coming down from the “high” of getting my book published, or the vacation that didn’t feel like a vacation. The feelings culminated in my feeling edgy and not very sociable, which was not great… Read More

Affirmations: Believing in Yourself

It has been a month since I have written a post for my blog… highly unusual for this girl who sets timelines and high expectations for herself… In the past few weeks, I reached the last mile-marker on my road to becoming a certified coach. After three years of education, practice and preparation with a… 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

Storm Warning in Effect… Beware of Flash Flooding

  We have had some incredible storms flow through all day yesterday.  Winds whipped up in the afternoon with 60 mph gusts and limbs are strewn all over the yards and streets of our city after being literally ripped from the trees.  The skies have been grey and dark, occasionally opening up to sheets of rain… 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

“Don’t Cry Sister” : Creating Change Through Music

I was out on a run yesterday afternoon to get back into my exercise routine after having a pretty erratic work-out schedule the past several weeks.  Life has been quite full since the beginning of July when my husband fractured his ankle while on our motorcycle trip which required surgery (resulting in… zero… zip… nada… weight… Read More