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Barb Schommer, Healing Touch Instructor and retired public health nurse, is one of the 31 women in the “Women as Healers” book. She and I have a wonderful friendship and we have also co-created a CD called “Reflections: A Guided Meditation.” Barb and I also love to present together…there’s a synergy with the two of […]

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It is a wonderful feeling to “touch” someone with the gifts of books and music. Do you have a favorite shop who carries many different “feel good” products? Does your hospital have a gift shop? Here’s a partial list of how my products are “out and about”: Cancer support (Cancer Gifts, Mayo Cancer Renewal, Healing […]

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Judy Berry, one of the 31 women in the “Women as Healers” book is married to Julius Keya of Brilliant Image Productions. They met when Julius, originally from Kenya, was creating some videos about the health issue of Alzheimer’s for Judy and Lakeview Ranch (her two houses for residents with dementia). And BTW – Julius […]

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In the introduction of the Women as Healers: Voices of Vibrancy book, I mention Rosemary Bilgrien and a “Morning of Christmas Peace” that she set up for the community. A year later, she invited me to do the first Women as Healers presentation. As we were preparing for this gig, she and a couple other […]

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I am excited to share with you the next “Women as Healers” presentation. It will be September 25 at 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Gering Civic Center (1050 M Street in Gering, Nebraska).  Linda Rock, Executive Director of Prairie Haven Hospice in Scottsbluff, NE, is one of the 31 featured women in the book, Women as […]

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Last month, I spent a week in Indianapolis with Jan Erlenbaugh Gaddis (the woman who wrote the first story in “Women as Healers”). We had a great time! Our schedule was very full and each day was meaningful and heart-felt. On the last day, I played at Rosewalk at Lutherwood, an assisted living center, where […]

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It is a big decision to purchase a new car! But I had the pleasure of working with a professional salesperson at BMW of Minnetonka. It made all the difference in the world. My salesperson happened to be a woman (that’s not to say men can’t also fill the same role). New car sales are […]

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Really!  For the past couple of years, I’ve felt like my hair was out of control … seriously!  Perhaps you are rolling your eyes or thinking “She needs to get a life!!” I first met Louise Gangelhoff of Fruits of the Spirit Salon/Spa when I was playing the harp at an Open House for Hazelden’s […]

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It is interesting how we’re all connected … about six months ago, Barb Schroeder, a nurse at the Mayo Clinic in the Women as Healers book, mentioned a program called Beyond Surgery®.  As she was sharing, it really “spoke to me,” but I didn’t take immediate action. A few months later, the co-founder of Beyond Surgery®, […]

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Time for Rejuvenation…

For several years, I’ve had on my “bucket list” to see the Sandhill cranes … and it finally became a reality this year! These amazing, beautiful birds migrate from Mexico and stop along the Platte River near Kearney, Nebraska to re-fuel (eat corn and get water) and rest for approximately six weeks before beginning to fly […]

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