Is Our Stress Altering the Brain Cells of Others?

I was standing in line at my favorite coffee shop. The guy in front of me seemed to be having a bad start to his day. It’s not what he said, it’s how he said it. He ordered a coffee and croissant. “Ordered” being the operative word. Louder than necessary. Leaning with wide arms on […]

Where Joy Lives

I met a man this week. Someone who, because of his disability, I put in a (mental) box and dismissed. Seriously combat wounded, his obvious physical and mental challenges frightened me. And I made a too quick decision that there was nothing to learn from him. And I was dead wrong. We naturally do that. […]

Do You Have the Courage to Choose?

This week I’m working with a wonderful program, Semper Fi Odyssey, that helps wounded, ill, and injured veterans regain the power of choice to make positive changes in their life. The message we reinforce through this week-long intensive coaching relationship is the same one I share with my professional clients– YOU have a choice in […]

A Challenge From One Vet To Another

TO: OIF/OEF Vets FROM: A Cold War Vet Like the rest of the nation on this Veterans Day, I offer a heartfelt “thank you for your service.” You embody everything good and noble that this nation was founded on. – Some of you joined the military because it was a family tradition. – Some of […]

Where are you centered?

I just spent an incredible week volunteering to help out at the VET Foundation COMPASS program working with wounded warriors. Originally founded in 2006, the Veteran Employment Transition (VET) Foundation is ”a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to providing service-disabled veterans with career resources and comprehensive transition support to ultimately secure meaningful employment in the civilian workplace.” It […]

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