Category Archives: Inspiration

Be “At Home”

Summer – lazy, hazy crazy days…well…not exactly. I have spent the last week committed to relationship (in other words, engaged in care 24/7) with my wonderful grandchildren. It was exhausting and very rewarding. I am so fortunate to be able … Continue reading

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Resilience: Thriving not just Surviving

My webinar on Resilience is on YouTube! Check it out. In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. ~Robert Frost Cancer is a very powerful and proficient teacher with the potential for profound … Continue reading

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Time for Possibility

pos·si·bil·i·ty [päsəˈbilədē] NOUN 1. a thing that may happen or be the case: 
synonyms: chance · likelihood · probability · hope · risk 2. the state or fact of being likely or possible; likelihood: 
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Transformation is Intentional

  Change is inevitable. In the song, “Closing Time” there is a lyric, “Every new beginning comes at some other beginning’s end.” Transformation is intentional. While a gift of grace, it is purposeful and not effortless. Within the depths of … Continue reading

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Be Mindful

I had the privilege and pleasure to spend about 10 hours in the presence of Jon Kabat-Zinn a couple if weeks ago. It was exactly the experience I needed at that time, a worthwhile reminder of the invaluable quality of … Continue reading

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Express Gratitude

‘Tis the season… “People who come to recognize the benefit of navigating narrow spots with patience, presence, faith, intention, humor and community find expressing gratitude to be the beginning of giving back.” Ruth Bachman (Growing Through the Narrow Spots, 2013) … Continue reading

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The 3 A’s

Teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing,the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my sacred space and love beyond … Continue reading

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Know When to Hold ‘em AND Know When to Fold ‘em

I hiked Mt. Whitney in California in August. It was an adventurous experience initiated by a question posed at a speech given to the Edina Rotary Club in October, 2013. I had shared some of the stories from my trek … Continue reading

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Maintain A Sense Of Humor

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs – jolted by every pebble in the road. ~ Henry Ward Beecher At the National Wellness Conference, I participated in a breakout session, “Laughter: It’s No Joke” on … Continue reading

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Connection Is The Currency of Wellness

“Connection is the currency of wellness.” John Travis, an elder statesman of the National Wellness Institute, stated that clearly and authoritatively in his remarks at the awards banquet held during the National Wellness Conference in Minneapolis, MN in June. I … Continue reading

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