Purple Threads

Purple Threads

Purple is the color of courage.  It takes courage to look within.  The limiting personal thoughts we all have about ourselves are buried deep within, yet we think everyone can see them.  When we recognize how they are holding us back, we have the opportunity to remove or rewire them in order to live our #BESTLives.…

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9/11 Insights

On September 11, 2001 I was living on a remote Colorado mountain ranch and enjoying my high energy three year old daughter doing cartwheels in the family room and happily feeding my always hungry three month old baby son. LIfe was wonderful! Knowing I don’t watch tv, my friend Kurstin called to tell me to turn…

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Memorial Day & Remembering

Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project says “The greatest casualty is being forgotten.” Memorial Day is to remember and pay respect to those who died during active duty. It’s often a difficult time for Veterans as they remember the sisters and brothers they lost. Saturday was our “Healing & Empowerment” workshop #4 for the Wounded Warrior Project. Army…

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Authentic Sharing

Authentic Sharing

Three of the many wellbeing topics we identified as common issues among the 40 warriors at recent Wounded Warrior Project workshop are… SELF-ISOLATION ANGER STRUGGLE WITH SLEEP It’s completely to be expected to feel this way! Trauma will do this to a person. Trauma can include combat zones, traumatic brain injury (TBI), post traumatic stress…

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We all have a choice.

We All Have a Choice

My son has faced many tough adversities including his father walking out when he was two, in high school when his best friend, in an attempt to save another close friend who fell through ice and couldn’t swim, both tragically died (on Martin Luther King Jr’s day) and a long fight to overcome crippling dyslexia…

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The Power of Seeing People and Putting Fear in its Place.

Please meet retired pro-baseball player and now mental skills coach, RJ Hively! I appreciate him for his for positive attitude, encouraging others (including me!) and his heart-felt conversations, including this one we had on his podcast. Some highlights include: * Step out of your comfort zone* Show your face and speak your voice* Fear and…

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Together We Create Empathy and Healing!

Together We Create Empathy and Healing

What is your constructive response for wounded veterans when people say or leave a note “You can’t park here – you’re not handicapped!” In our Wounded Warrior Project workshop, this came up as an issue even with disabled veterans’ license plates. Wounded veterans reported this also happens inside stores and restaurants regarding their service dog and…

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Why, How, When and Where

Harassment

SITUATION = rise in harassment and sexual assault PROBLEM = same approach perpetuates the same dismal outcomes SOLUTION = innovative Preventing and Empowering Training Authenticity and Storytelling – This custom curriculum is based on real-life examples and self-reflection that authentically create self-awareness and cultural understanding of the root reasons WHY, HOW, WHEN and WHERE harassment…

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Coming Up This Saturday

Join us Saturday April 17th for our Healing and Empowerment Through Marksmanship Workshop We are honored and humbled to provide tools to improve the lives of warriors and those who love them. Co-taught with Paul Peng, an Army Military Police Veteran and security operations and shooting expert, this workshop is a new approach to building…

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Love of country. Love of family.

We are Truly All in This Together

On this evening … all I want to say is, from my home to yours … thank you for loving this wonderful country and our fabulous citizens! FYI, this photo taken by a Navy veteran from my living room waiting while I was on the phone helping a new Marine family whose child is leaving…

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