Scary Thoughts

Scary Thoughts

                                                          Photo by Lisa  M. Spradley Wide Awake. You know that feeling when you wake up in the middle of the night and cannot go back to sleep? You toss and turn and rearrange the pillows, but nothing helps. So you lay...
Do You Have Any Questions?

Do You Have Any Questions?

   Do you have any questions? Every transplant team member that I spoke with at Ochsner Medical Center asked me this question during the pre operative appointments that I had on Tuesday, August 22.  They asked again on the following Monday morning prior to starting...
Positive Persuasion

Positive Persuasion

Thumbs up!   That’s the sign Julie and I gave when asked if we would like to go faster on our boat tour of Hilton Head with our lovely host Trish and her husband Captain Gregg, aka Jack of All Sparrows. Positive persuasion to let them know we were all in!...
Work Harder, Believe In Yourself

Work Harder, Believe In Yourself

We can be our own worst enemy.  Continually doubting ourselves and setting goals only to not realize them because of a lack of faith in our ability.  Imagine living life with no hope and never realizing your dreams because of fear of failure.  It happens too often and...
Words Matter

Words Matter

Words matter. It was late. The flight was delayed. Everyone waiting was tired and ready to leave. The gate attendant was being ambushed with questions. Questions about missed connections, and when we might expect the flight to finally take off. He handled it like a...
Giving Back

Giving Back

Giving Friends. The women in this picture are some of the most amazing people I know. We met more than twenty years ago, (which is about the time this photo was taken), at the start of my dental career. We worked together in the same practice and became life long...
Listen, Motivate, Share

Listen, Motivate, Share

Amazing. That one word kept going through my mind on that beautiful sunny afternoon in October of 2016. Amazing. It was while visiting Minnesota for the first time, that I had the opportunity to visit a nearby park and waterfall with a dear friend who had previously...
The Legend of the Pineapple

The Legend of the Pineapple

Pineapples have represented hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. The legend of the pineapple began long ago with the sea captains of New England. They would set sail around the Caribbean Islands returning to the colonies with fruits, spices and...
Peaceful Transitions

Peaceful Transitions

A cup of coffee in my hand, the sun rising to the east, and the sound of waves gently crashing to the shore. These are the sights and sounds that I’m enjoying on this beautiful morning. It is a trip that we waited 30 years to take, and it is worth every day that...
5 Thoughts for Abundant Living

5 Thoughts for Abundant Living

2017 does not have to be just another number. You can make it the year that you practice abundance. You know that there is power in numbers. Why not create a list of what matters most to you that follows a numerical pattern and helps harness that power? Start...