A Vision Beyond a Lifetime

What does it take to have a vision that will last long beyond the lifetime of the person who initially birthed it? This was the question in my mind as I went on my walk yesterday afternoon – yes, these are the things that percolate in my brain when I am in my own thoughts.… Read More

Exploring for the Deeper Meanings

This past week ended up to be an eventful one for our family. My mother who is ninety-two years old had not been feeling well for the past couple of weeks. We noticed that she was gaining weight in her abdominal area and she was napping a lot more than usual. I took her to see… 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

A Walk on the Beach…

Two weeks ago I went on a journey. This journey was to accompany my friend on a road trip from Minnesota to Florida. My friend had recently made the decision to relocate to begin a new chapter in her life. Since I had recently transitioned out of my long-tenured corporate career and am now working for myself,  I… Read More

A Sales Experience Beyond Expectations…

For Audio Version, click here: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WWJLPgzs This week, I went to a car dealership with our daughter to buy her first new car. As an aside, her first and only car was a used one that my husband and I had purchased eleven years (and 100,000+ miles) ago when she was a senior in high school.… Read More

Lessons through change…

I have a magnet on my white board that has the proverb “just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly…”.  I started to reflect today on the number of times we move into various phases throughout life…  both personally and professionally At birth,  we are squeezed out of this warm, comfy womb… 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

Courage… humility… heroism

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.  The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but he who conquers that fear”  ~ Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela… I don’t think anyone can argue that he was a great leader and a true hero of our… Read More

A mother’s ring…

“I had an inheritance from my father, It was the moon and the sun. And though I roam all over the world, The spending of it’s never done.” ~ Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls~ I went over to my elderly Mom’s apartment last week and I heard her rummaging around in her bedroom as I… Read More

Who is your biggest competitor?

“My greatest competition is, well, me.” ~ R Kelly Who are you in competition with? I have found that I am probably my biggest competitor.  I am always looking to beat my personal best.  When I went back to college a few years ago,  I had to get straight “A”s to prove to myself that… Read More