Be Playful!

  First of all – I apologize. I have not written for some time. Now – for my post… A belief in the essential importance of PLAY in our lives is something I have known for some [...]

Are you Gifted and Talented?

We are all gifted! Remember those kids in school who were in the “Gifted and Talented” program? I was never one of them. But, at some point in my life journey, I have discovered that I do indeed [...]

Laughter is Really Good Medicine

I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the 29th Annual Convention of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor in Mesa, AZ earlier in April. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Power of Story

I have the privilege of sharing this content two times this month.  In my opinion, the handout, designed for audience distribution at SURVIVORville 2015 in Nashville, TN; and the National [...]

Focus on Wholeness

I recently had the privilege of speaking at both IgniteMinneapolis 8 and bushCONNECT 2015. Both were exhilarating experiences – 5 minutes/20 slides (that advanced automatically – talk [...]