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All I Want for Christmas is Reconciliation

All I Want for Christmas is Reconciliation

As we head into the Christmas season it can be hard to maintain our peace of mind as we’re bombarded with so many advertisements and “last time” offers. This season, I challenge you not to take the bait of the media and the marketing, but instead focus your attention...

There’s Someone I Despise

There’s Someone I Despise

The only person you can change or control is you. Do you feel better when you love or when you hate? Two of my favorite movies are The Man From Snowy River and Return To Snowy River. In one of the opening scenes of the sequel, the hero, Jim Craig returns and is...

Stay Warm in Every Way

Stay Warm in Every Way

It’s a lot easier to revive a victim that is still warm to the touch, versus a cold body. This statement sticks with me because I want to have warm relationships that can be revived if need be. When I was thinking through effectively teaching junior lifeguards how to...

The Power of an Inhale

The Power of an Inhale

I fell right through the ceiling. One moment I was crawling around the attic stashing things here and there, and the next, I was crashing through the ceiling onto the garage floor. Hearing the mayhem, my daughter quickly swung open the door and yelled, “Are you ok?”...

When a Circumstance Requires You to RISE

When a Circumstance Requires You to RISE

I felt like the worst parent on the planet. On a trip to Disney World, my son accidentally poured a scalding cup of coffee on his foot. And in a motherly panic, I ripped off his sock, along with the first layer of skin. As he screamed in pain—and I was internally...

Framing Our Lives

Framing Our Lives

Have you ever developed a photograph or purchased a painting to hang on a wall in your home? It can be easy to forget that a frame for the picture isn’t always included in the price tag. We have to frame it ourselves. And the type of frame—even the lack...

Brave Adjustments

Brave Adjustments

Do you love the iconic TV show “Friends” like I do? One of the most memorable scenes from the show that still makes me laugh is the episode where Ross, Rachel, and Chandler are moving a couch upstairs to their apartment. The couch is so large and the staircase so...

The Art of Observation

The Art of Observation

We can take for granted the art of observing. It’s more than just watching or looking. I think of a child who’s looking for the mustard in the fridge, and they say, “Mom, where’s the mustard? I can’t find it!” And the mother responds from a different room, “It’s in...

What Does It Mean to SOAR?

What Does It Mean to SOAR?

Lessons From The Ocean of Life   Our experience with the ocean is beautiful and breathtaking. Who hasn’t reveled in a brilliant sunrise or peaceful sunset over vast ocean waters? Which of us wouldn’t brag, just a little, over a dolphin sighting? And who can pass...

New Website

Donna is excited to announce her new website. Please check back soon for updates.