September 2017

When transition is forced upon us or comes by personal choice, making it to the other side requires that we navigate with courage and determination.  Sometimes, we must anguish and hurt over something that happens to us, or around us, and we feel bartered and battered and yet, we might be in the process of growing deeper and wiser. You can’t stop the future, you can’t rewind the past.The only way to learn the secret…..is to press “play.” Jay Asher It takes one event (only minutes) to change ...
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June 2017

I’m back. Six months of sabbatical from familiarity and technology. From Tucson, AZ to Sedona, AZ to Las Vegas, to Washington DC to Miraval (Tucson again) and finally home in Colorado. It’s been an inside and outside exploration and rejuvenation with short stops at home to pay taxes, pay bills and trade out clothes. I plan to share some of the learnings over the next few weeks. Biggest learning - I do need my cell phone and e-mail from time to time (on a very limited basis). Occasionally, I m...
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Inner Journey

It's January and the festive and busy holidays have slipped out and the new year (2017) has slipped in. It feels fresh, cleaned, pared down and full of possibility and hope. My new year is different this year. Rather than settling into cozy nights of reading, watching the fire, and doing projects, I am taking a sabbatical. Academically a sabbatical is defined as “a period of leave to study, travel, explore and rest." It's usually taking a chosen time equivalent of a year for each 7 year...
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Giraffe Medicine

For years, I have belonged to a small personal group (professional women) who try to fill each day and each life we are in contact with some respite from the trauma and "bad news of the day". These are traumatizing times for many people. Constant swaying between apathy, greed, loss and lack of humanity. We chose the giraffe as our mascot and a symbol of what brings us together and helps set our agendas. The giraffe has a very large heart for a mammal. It also "sticks its neck out". We like to...
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“YOU” Have A Story to Tell…

Whether it's an article, book, or verbal storytelling, everyone has a story to tell  and share and many of us need to hear stories.  That is how we learn, get inspired and enjoy our time.  While we are all “living stories”, often people forget to tell those stories to others who are waiting to hear those stories. Holding us back is thinking our story and experience  is not  that important, believing no one wants to hear what we have to share  and the busyness of life gets in the way. There are...
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Each person has a story

It doesn’t matter which book or which city we are in when we feel like we have given birth to something that is meaningful.  Publishing “Becoming a Sage” felt like giving birth to an entity that didn’t exist before.  Being an author is an awesome experience.  The time was last week and the place was Nashville, TN.  In the pages of this book, there is laughter, tears, wonder, confusion, anger and 40 historical years. Each person has a story and the goal in writing this book was to inspire each ...
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Education and Wisdom are very different gifts 

To be wise is to have experienced life’s lessons and learned from them.  To know that a tomato is a fruit (technically) and still not add it to a fruit salad is wisdom.  John is a wise man.  He has a PhD in psychology, maintains a full counseling schedule and has a few hobbies and multiple friends.  He is close to his family.  Earlier, upon receiving his doctorate, he became a public speaker and traveled extensively.  The pressure to write a book became part of an urge to do more. When John wa...
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