Mysterious beginning It all began with a curious and tantalizing email from my friend Karen in North Dakota: “Could you send me a photo of your home? I’m working on a surprise.” Karen (Karen R. Sanderson, a.k.a. The Word Shark) is a writer, editor, author, artist, poet, super grandmother, and a friend I wouldn’t trade […]
Surely one of life’s most satisfying pleasures is to cuddle up on a sofa or favorite reading chair with a good book. It nourishes both body and soul! There are all kinds of reasons to read, and my tastes and reading moods vary widely. Sometimes I want to be educated and inspired, but other times, […]
In recent years—especially when we’re not expecting our children or grandchildren to visit for Christmas—my husband and I find ourselves tempted to pare down the amount of decorating we do for the holidays. My guest Annette Petrick shares her feelings about facing that situation. It’s amazing how powerfully those cherished traditions tug at our heartstrings! […]
Gratitude is an essential ingredient to the wholehearted life. Heartspeakers know this intuitively, and I’ve written of it often here at Heartspoken.com (CLICK HERE for these posts). Thanksgiving quotes to lift your spirits: To celebrate this special U.S. Holiday of Thanksgiving, I’m sharing a few of my favorite quotes about gratitude: “If the only prayer you said […]
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I am grateful to my friend Tammy Mobley LaDrew for being my guest Connection Messenger* today. She is doing amazing work helping clients tap into their creative power and energy so they can bring their best selves to their life and work. I follow her teachings with great interest, and when she published an article on […]
You touch lives every day, for better or for worse, but often you don’t realize you’re making a difference. My husband, a retired physician, recently attended the funeral of a professional friend he’d known for years. The friend’s grown children came up to him to express their appreciation for his friendship. “When we were […]
What do the most fascinating people and the most caring people you know have in common? They are good listeners, and it makes them seem more fascinating and more empathetic. My guest Annette Petrick shares her own perspective on this valuable skill—a skill, by the way, that can be learned and honed. Use the audio player below […]