Grieving with Grace and Letting Hope in

It has been five weeks since my last post, which is unusual for me. I try to keep up with my posts every two to three weeks, but the days of the weeks, and the dates on the calendar, have been a bit of a blur this past month. Tomorrow it will be one month… Read More

From Death & Dying to Living a Life With Grace

As I mentioned in my previous blog post about a month ago, I shared that our pup Gracee, was diagnosed with metastatic cancer throughout her lymph nodes. The prognosis was poor from the beginning, when the veterinarian at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Clinic called me to tell me the biopsy results… approximately four weeks… Read More

Death & Dying with Grace(e)

The week before Christmas, our younger dog, Gracee (the white and brown one above), had an upset stomach a couple of times. For those of you who are dog owners, it is not unusual for a dog to get an upset stomach once in awhile, so we did not think too much of it. Then… 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

Airline Connections

Last Thursday, my husband and I were flying home after visiting his parents in Arizona for a few days. Traveling on Southwest Airlines is a grab your own seat kind of flight with no assigned seating. Since we had a short period of time to reach our connecting flight on time, I wanted to sit… 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

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

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

Courageous Camping

On Saturday morning I woke up after a restless night of sleeping… I guess that phrase is a bit of an oxymoron… restless… sleeping… hmm… I had a tough night sleeping Friday night because the mattress of my bed was hard and the water pipes did a little clanking routine every twenty minutes or so.… Read More

A Community Coming Together…

Come on people now Smile on your brother Everybody get together Try to love one another Right now ~The Youngbloods “Get Together” I met a woman named Teresa back in April when we both attended a camp in northern Minnesota.  Neither of us knew the other was going and the only interaction we had with… Read More