September 20, 2021

Servant-Leader Lessons from George Henry

George Henry, photographer, author and community leader from Cedar Rapids, Iowa was selected as the subject of an interview for my servant-leadership class in the early 2000s. Just as classic […]
August 31, 2021

Creativity: Cotton Candy or Problem Solving?

As a child of the 60s, decked-out in my bell-bottoms, peace-symbol shirt and dangling love-beads, I dreamed about being creatively me.  In my mind, creativity and freedom held hands and […]
May 24, 2021

Educational Achievements are FOREVER Applauded

This story is 5 years old, yet it rings true today! Cara STILL has her degree and her education, and still inspires others with her story. ********* A college degree […]
April 15, 2021

What are your SHARK SHERO Stories?

Writing is personal and tender and scary, and if you’re writing about your own life, you can multiply the fear by 10. There are a million stories you can choose to […]
February 22, 2021

Two ways to ZOOM a Writing Class in March

I’m really looking forward to presenting my most popular class of 2019 called Writing the Stories of Your Life. I had planned to offer this Story Workshop in the Spring […]
January 18, 2021

Be Present for Your Life in 2021

There was once a person (just like you or me) standing on a hill in a land not very far away. Let’s call this person Chris. All of a sudden […]
January 12, 2021

The Perfect Greeting Cards for All of Your “GALentines”

The “happiest” days for some, ironically, can be saddest days for others—if we don’t plan ahead. One of those days is Valentines Day. By a show of hands, who has […]
December 10, 2020

A Completely Perfect Christmas

Here we are at the Christmas season, just like always—yet it’s substantially different. I don’t need to itemize all the reasons our 2020 perfect Christmas seems a million miles away. […]
October 29, 2020
The Season to be Grateful Cards 18-21

The Best Way to Show You Care

It’s tempting to go from Halloween fun to Christmas cheer, yet 2020, more than any other year, is the perfect time to keep Thanksgiving in your heart. There are a […]