week 3 – da do run run

As you can imagine, it works really really well to know what direction you’re running! Is that really really where you want to end up? Or did you choose the path of least resistance? Either way, you made a choice. Everybody knows you’ll find your deepest joy running the direction that others haven’t beaten down….

week 2 – personal pivotal needs

“Love it, go for it… and Jefferson was BRILLIANT and a GREAT choice!” April 2, 2018, at 8:32 AM, <caren@neo.rr.com> wrote [excerpt]: Dear Mark [J.]!! Quick story, everybody knows Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the United States Declaration of Independence. The second paragraph reads, “…. endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,…

week 1 – power of the written word

“Each is given a bag of tools, A shapeless mass, A book of rules; And each must make- Ere life is flown- A stumbling block Or a stepping stone.” –  R. L. Sharpes – This week I received a professional letter praising the firm’s staff as a valued asset, master in their work, excellent work…

journey to the master key – day 1

Fact is, I was not a confident child by any stretch. Ultimately sealed by constant reminder it made no difference if I wore a bra or bandaids. Or the laughter when Jimmy Jones blurted out in front of half the varsity football team, ‘her nose is too big to ever be pretty’. And French Club…

story introduction

So as I laid in bed, my mind was fresh with memory of the one wound that never healed. Moments earlier I had just shared on Marco Polo with my mastermind girls about my little brother who was given away. As an adult we call it foster care. But I was a child and what I…

story preface

Today I graduated from the “Master Key Experience” (MKE) that starts tomorrow. ———————— And so it goes, we begin at the end of the story. Last night on the final cutoff for scholarships, I submitted my application by answering my intention with…. “The Close” to my personal HJ1/HJ2 journey….. which means answering the call to…

a second chance at basic training

If I knew then what I know now, right?! I have to believe there’s more than just myself who have literal dreams of a boot camp do-over. I’d be brilliant I’m just sure of it! And I sure wouldn’t cry inside when I got ripped for my undergarments in a wad under my dress blues….

all baggage secure

You’re palletized and ready for takeoff, adventure of a lifetime!! In fact, it is your life! Well, when you’re flying back to the states on a C-130 with a fuel leak and a fire in the cockpit, the most comfortable place to curl up is, in fact, on top of the baggage. It keeps you…

duke

SSgt Wade “Duke” Szanca If you know this treasure, would you thank him for me. Would you tell him he changed a life and gave someone a reason to believe they are worth more, capable of more, going for more. I’d like to buy the man a cup of coffee and let him know how…

gig line, check!

Gettysburg is where you take the family on your way home from touring the “Hershey Chocolate Factory”. And, it was a life defining moment. At 9 years old, my memory hit pause standing on the battlefield. My head distinctly lowered at a 90 degree angle so my long youthfully blond hair draped my entire face,…