The Untrained Mind

“The untrained mind can accomplish nothing.” -A Course in Miracles For too many of us, education has consisted of being taught what to think and not how we think.  Still more rare is an education in which we learn how to think…on purpose.  And how to train ourselves use the mind so that it supports our higher purpose…rather than running roughshod over our dreams with harsh criticism …

Every Woman Counts

“SHE” painting in progress, Leah Campbell Badertscher “The world will be saved by the western woman.” -Dalai Lama “If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!” -St. Catherine of Siena “Save yourself and there’s no way you can’t save the world.” -that’d be me The Every Mother Counts campaign was founded by Christy Turlington …

Big, Beautiful Plans

“To be human is to become visible…” writes David Whyte. This is where so much of my work lies.  I am in love with the potential of the human mind, body, and spirit.  It’s why I love coaching; the opportunity to help another realize (see) their potential and then also realize (live into) their potential is part of why I am …

Hello, 2014!

A view of one of the final sunsets of 2013 from my parent’s farm in northern Iowa. It’s 10:43 P.M. on New Year’s Day. I’m typing as quietly as possible because my baby is asleep (finally!) in the pack n’ play next to the bed. I couldn’t decide if I would make more noise creeping across the old floorboards or …