Dear Santa 2018

This is that time of year where I start to receive those Christmas Cards from friends and relatives. Inside those precious cards there are sometimes notes from the people that sent them, updating, telling me all about their year, all the things they and their family did and accomplished. Sometimes there messages around how such… Read More

12 Courageous Ways to be Kind to Yourself

Did you know that being kind often involves courage? It can also mean being vulnerable, standing up for yourself, taking risks and getting out of your comfort zone. We live in a society that values logic, hard work, achievement and success and by doing so, it can be hard to pay attention to our intuition,… Read More

Because you are human – you will fail.

One night at Toastmasters a member presented a reading of a commencement address that was dated back to 1983. After listening to her passionate presentation, I felt that the words while very significant, not only for the time period to which it was written, but for today too. Ursula K. Le Guinness addresses the graduation… Read More

A Tribute to my Mom, I did not want to do…The Dash that needs to be filled.

This past weekend was bitter sweet. It was Mother’s Day and with the recent passing of my Mother in February of this year, it would be the first time she would not be with us during this significant time. It was also the time we as a family choose to be together and celebrate her… Read More

#cancersucks  My Story – and it begins

It’s late in the afternoon. The sun is shining and it’s unseasonably warm in our little town. I am early so I decide to kill some time by walking my new trusted companion around the block. Partly I didn’t want Willow to be in the warm truck too long and I didn’t want to sit… Read More

Monkeys & Culture

I heard someplace that if you are stuck on a problem, to go clean something. That’s what I did the other day and came across some old files and found this inside one of them. The author is unknown however it does speak to that age old question. “How do we change the culture?” or… Read More

Central to all human life is to feel you mattered; to have made a difference.

At the very core of our human life is the desire to matter. Many struggle with their search of proof, that their life matters and rarely do find it. That maybe, some how it could be tied to what one does for a living that makes people stand up and say – “yup, that one… Read More