It was About a Dream

A big thank you to my mentor Gary Burke for this reminder today to keep my dream alive.

Greetings, Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day and many people will reflect back on the great speech he gave on August 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C. It is considered to be one of the greatest speeches . . . → Read More: It was About a Dream


I was so excited I couldn’t sleep…

Have you ever met someone or heard a speech that ignites a spark in your mind and in your heart so deeply that you know without a doubt that this experience is going to change the rest of your life?

That’s what happened to me on January 7, 2005.

I was attending a conference in . . . → Read More: I was so excited I couldn’t sleep…


A Million Trees turns into a Billion

Part of my 2007 tree planting endeavors

“We cannot protect the earth by just talking about it. We have to do something and one of the simplest and most doable actions is to plant a tree because all you have to do is dig a hole.”

-Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Laureate

This simple . . . → Read More: A Million Trees turns into a Billion


The Art of Aging Well

Got a compliment yesterday from a business professional who seemed surprised when I revealed my age. “Really, you look good!” “Well that’s my business.” I replied.

Since my rather tardy start as a mom at age 39 I have been on a mission to do whatever I can to stay well and remain active. I . . . → Read More: The Art of Aging Well


The Little Things Do Count

This gem was sent to me this morning by one of my mentors. It is amazing sometimes how we receive a message just when we need it most. I hope the timing is as good for you as it is for me. THE LITTLE THINGS DO COUNT

by Amy Taylor – Published in Lafayette Journal . . . → Read More: The Little Things Do Count


Proud Parent Moment

I can remember the day I brought David home from the hospital and how ill equipped I felt as a parent. Where was the owner’s manual? I read and read books, but very quickly my gut instincts as a parent kicked in and I found myself nurturing, loving and applauding every time David hit a . . . → Read More: Proud Parent Moment


Shaking in His Boots

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all time favorite books and this quote from a conversation between Atticus and Scout has always stuck in my mind.

“First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really . . . → Read More: Shaking in His Boots


My Liberation Day

February 22, 2005 seemed like any other day when it started. I had done the 40 mile drive to work in a small town west of Madison so many times that I was often on autopilot. This was my solitary think time – my mind was wandering and then a blurb came on the radio . . . → Read More: My Liberation Day


The Senior Version of the Energizer Bunny

On the surface this business I am in appears to be about selling products, but it is really about creating possibilities. I hold within my grasp each day this incredible power to create possibilities of better health and a better way of life for other people.

Even though I know the power of Shaklee products . . . → Read More: The Senior Version of the Energizer Bunny


Kick Off – Cinch Inch Loss Support Groups

This week is our kick off for two Cinch Support Groups. I’m excited about this concept because I know that setting goals and having a supportive group to encourage you are key for success. The added piece of someone to hold you accountable make it much more likely to achieve the end result you are . . . → Read More: Kick Off – Cinch Inch Loss Support Groups