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I Resolved to Thrive: My Metastatic Breast Cancer Story

Since 1985, October has been deemed “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”. More recently, a day has been designated as “Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day”.  I was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer in the fall of 2016. I’ve been told that my illness is not curable. I’ve been told that my life would end in... Read more

Sundowning, a secret danger of Dementia

It catches you by surprise. Your dad just grabbed your arm and yelled in your face. This isn’t him – he is kind, soft-spoken, and gentle – but it has been happening more and more ever since he was diagnosed with dementia. This change in behavior may be due to something known as Sundowning, which... Read more

Meet Emma and Rachel: Your Story Could Help Someone

Greetings one and all… At a recent program, I witnessed the remarkable courage of a mother and daughter who are dealing with a rare neurological disorder. I met Emma and Rachel a few years ago when they attended one of my presentations. Emma, the mother, had been recently diagnosed. Rachel, the daughter, is serving as... Read more

Who You Gonna Call?

Greetings one and all… Over the past few weeks, I have once again been reminded of the human need and desire for meaningful relationships. Whether reading a book, chatting with friends, or presenting programs, I hear the message loud and clear—“We need each other in the good times and the bad.” So, who you gonna... Read more

When Life Feels Cluttered Physically, Emotionally, Relationally

A few months ago, I sensed the growing urge to clear the decks in my home. Although I am not a neat freak, needless clutter tends to annoy me. Plus, as I get older, I have a growing desire to lighten the load—a sentiment shared by many of my friends as well. If and when... Read more

Are You Overlooking Life?

Greetings one and all… Today, I am curious as to how you see Life. Are you focused on the here and now? Or, do you worry about what may happen in the days and weeks to come—focusing on what might be? Perhaps you are too distracted by demands and responsibilities to focus on anything. Regardless... Read more

Do You Have Your Champion?

Queen sang about it. Your favorite windbreaker is named after it. It’s what every athlete and competitor strives to be — champion. But what is a champion? The way it’s used today, it typically means being the best in a sport or competition. And when we think of the word, we usually think of names... Read more

What Do You See? Aging from the Inside Out

Greetings one and all… Last week I presented a new program on aging – Aging from the Inside Out. I invited people to view aging from a different perspective. Instead of focusing on the outward, physical manifestations of aging (grey hair, wrinkles, etc.), I focused on the evolution of the mind, heart, and spirit. A... Read more

Compassionate Care: We Reap What We Sow

Greetings one and all… Over the past two months, I had the opportunity to meet people throughout the state of Colorado at various conferences, workshops, and educational events. Whether in the Denver Metro area or in a remote mountain village, I heard stories and witnessed situations reflective of the time honored adage that we reap... Read more

Living with Chronic Hepatitis

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In a few shorts weeks on July 28th, we recognize World Hepatitis Day, set aside to raise awareness about the millions of individuals living with chronic hepatitis, many of whom never know they even have the disease.  In the United States, Hepatitis C is an important cause of chronic hepatitis. In fact, it is the... Read more
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