On Eagle’s Wings….

Things are quickly coming to a close for me at Hawthorn University. I recently finished my final course. Now, as I approach my final exam and ultimately begin writing my thesis, I decided to take a break from my usual daily and weekly posts. I’d like to honor this point in my life with some… Read More

Laughter Therapy: Dad at the Comedy Barn

This article was originally posted last summer. The video is SO FUNNY! Enjoy! Original Article About a year ago, I posted an article about the benefits of laughing. Yes, other than being just plain fun, laughing has actual health benefits: Reduces stress Protects the heart Boosts the immune system Relieves pain Improves sleep quality and… Read More

Laughter Therapy: Strange Laughter with Tim Hawkins

Today’s video is with stand up comedian Tim Hawkins. Here is a quote from his youtube channel: “Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has been forging the magical blend between two comedic ideals:A genuinely funny comedy show that caters to the entire family. Is it realistic? Hawkins… Read More

Laughter Therapy: David Dean Talks about Men and Women

Today’s video is with stand up comedian David Dean. Here are a few quotes  from his website bio: “David Dean has been doing stand-up comedy for over 25 years. David has entertained troops at military bases all over the United States, Germany and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Over the last 10 years, David has led week… Read More

Laughter Therapy: Don’t Send a Man to the Grocery Store ~ with Jeanne Robertson

Today’s video is with Jeanne Robertson, a former Miss North Carolina and Physical Education teacher, who is now a humorist and motivational speaker. If you’ve never heard her speak before, you’re in for a treat. In today’s video, she talks about when her husband, who she calls “Left Brain”, went to the grocery store for… Read More

When they come home…Military homecomings to touch your heart.

NEVER FORGET…ALWAYS REMEMBER This week, I’m paying tribute to our men and women in uniform as we commemorate the end of World War I, 100 years ago, on November 11, 1918. “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war,… Read More

Some gave all… 1918 to 2018

NEVER FORGET…ALWAYS REMEMBER This week, I’m paying tribute to our men and women in uniform as we commemorate the end of World War I, 100 years ago, on November 11, 1918. “The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of… Read More

I fought for you… 1918 to 2018

NEVER FORGET…ALWAYS REMEMBER This week, I’m paying tribute to our men and women in uniform as we commemorate the end of World War I, 100 years ago, on November 11, 1918. “All gave some…some gave all.” ~ Korean War veteran and purple heart recipient Howard William Osterkamp Thank you for your service! This is a… Read More

Remembering their sacrifice… 1918 to 2018

NEVER FORGET…ALWAYS REMEMBER This week, I’m paying tribute to our men and women in uniform as we commemorate the end of World War I, 100 years ago, on November 11, 1918. “The imagination plays a trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise, but most of them were boys when they… Read More

A Tribute to our Veteran’s… 1918-2018

November 11, 1918 marked the end of World War I. Whether you’re in England celebrating Remembrance Day, or France celebrating Armistice Day or the USA celebrating Veteran’s Day,  each year, for the past 100 years,  the world stops, on November 11, to thank our veterans and remember those who gave their lives for our freedom.… Read More