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The VISTA Experience

I come from a family that has a heritage of military service and was raised understanding that being of service is a blessing. As someone who is legally blind I always felt that direct service to my country… Read More

10 daily activities

10 daily activities I come across a lot of interesting life coaching exercises that are designed to motivate, inspire and engage individuals.  I have implemented several of these, but there is one that is especially interesting to me…. Read More

Eat Healthy

I will admit right off the bat that I may be the worst person to give nutritional advice.  I have the knowledge, but like many of us, I do not necessarily apply it.  This is one of the… Read More

Engaging children in volunteerism

A few years back I served as program director for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at Graceland University.  When I took the job, it was a new position so I had a lot of work to do.  One… Read More


Those close to me know that I recently stated researching the idea of Blue Zones.  This concept basically says that it is possible for individuals in a given geographic area to live longer if they all do the… Read More

Servant leaders as board members/trustees

For those of us that work in the nonprofit sector, we are use to having, or being part of, a board.  Boards are great, they are necessary and they do important work.  However, in many cases they do… Read More

Finding a new way to help the homeless

As some may know, I earned my Masters of Nonprofit Management (MNM) degree from Regis University.  While I completed my degree online, I insisted on visiting the campus before beginning the program.  As a result of this visit,… Read More


A great portion of someones attitude is driven by positivity.  If someone is positive, glass half full versus half empty, they will be a more positive person.  Increased positivity increases drive and desire to develop and maintain good… Read More

Habits to save/make money

Yesterday, I shared my habits as shared in the book “Habits and Attitudes.”  Now, lets look at habits that can help save you, and make you, money.  Click here to read the article!

My top habits!

I was recently asked to share my habits and attitudes in a compilation book written by Lance Casazza!  I am thrilled to be one of fifty-three individuals featured in the book and I think that you should all… Read More

The best place to live for Millennials

Every generation has characteristics that make it unique.  Younger generations have developed specific traits regarding family, career, entertainment and their views on society.  Check out the best cities for Millennials to live by clicking here.

One of my favorite quotes!

Don’t complain, volunteer!

Even with my educational background, and some pretty interesting experiences, learning to blog has been interesting. That is why you may have noticed that my bloc posts often include a link to more information or an article i… Read More

Those in wheelchairs want to workout too!

Recently, in an article found here I was pleased to learn more about Apple Computers quest to make their products even more accessible to individuals with disabilities. To my understanding, at the onset of hte apple Watch, there… Read More

Volunteerism Pathways to Healthy Living

Voluntary service is an element of our society that, in some cases, may be taken for granted. For nonprofit organizations, volunteers are the backbone for the success seen by the organization and for volunteers, the time they spend… Read More

Age is not a number, it is a state of mind!

I’m working on research to expand on my PhD dissertation so I can submit a book proposal at some point in the near future. The good thing about being done wiht the PhD is not having so many… Read More

What to do when you have nothing to do?

Have you ever been working on a project, gotten to the end and wondered what to do next?  This happens to me quite often and there are times that I wonder what to do next.  I finally solved… Read More

Working from home: Getting organized, setting goals and staying organized has been rescheudled

The webinar “Working from home: Getting organized, setting goals and staying organized” originally scheduled for Monday May 2 has been rescheduled for Tuesday May 31 at 10:00AM CST.  If you have any questions, please e-mail

Lessons from a Billionaire

This is not a financial blog, but it is one that deals with leadership and life lessons.  So, when I received this article in my e-mail I knew I had to share it. A lot of people may… Read More

Working from home webinar

I am excited to announce my first free webinar.  Please see below for more information.  Please also feel free to share with your friends and coworkers. Topic: Working from home: Getting organized, setting goals and staying organized Time:… Read More