In the summer of 1970, I was five years old and my little brother Marty had just been born. I decided I was ready to learn to ride the bike my parents had gotten for me. It was a Schwinn blue bike. My dad had cut and strapped on wooden blocks to the pedals so … Read moreLearning to Ride the Bike in 1970
Today, 34 years ago, June 26, 1981, I came home from a lunchtime birthday party and I was dying of thirst. And I’d already peed about 10 times that day. I’d lost about 20 pounds in the previous month, and I was eating non-stop. When my dad got home from work, my mom and he … Read more34 Years with Type 1 and Still Going Strong!
GUEST BLOG POST by Alexis Acker-Halbur Just when you thought it was safe to live with diabetes, along comes another harrowing fact. Studies suggest that people with diabetes are at significantly higher risk for many forms of cancer. Just great! There are so many reasons why you developed diabetes — the same is said for … Read moreDiabetes and Cancer: A Disease Double-Whammy
Within our essence is the blueprint to manifest our individual gifts on Planet Earth. Have you found your blueprint? A lot of us struggle to hear that Inner Wisdom that knows exactly why we are here. I know much of my life I’ve been obsessed with doing what others expect of me. I’ve wanted to … Read moreWhat Is Your Blueprint?
Today is #IWishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes … Day. It was created by Kelly Kunik, who came up with it after a third grade teacher, Kyle Schwartz, from Denver, Colorado started sending quotes from her students under the hashtag #IWishMyTeacherKnew. Kelly thought about what she wished the general public understood about diabetes. She came up with the hashtag and … Read more#IWishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Day
I was asked several months ago to speak at a Lioness gathering of several Lioness Clubs who were meeting at an Annual Lions Convention. I said yes. I am working on rebuilding my speaking career, and speaking to new audiences on new topics is always excellent practice. Public speaking is listed as the #1 fear … Read moreFear of Public Speaking?
Do you know someone who has cancer? Or who has had cancer? Getting the news that you or someone you love has cancer is without a doubt a life changing event. And, it is possible to live beyond cancer. To find meaning in life that is bigger than cancer. Here is a clip from a … Read moreLiving Beyond Cancer, Yes, It IS Possible!
What do you do when you get bad news? Does it depend on how much was riding on the news? Like how near and dear the answer would be to you? I’ve gotten some bad news in my life. The worst news I’ve ever gotten were the two phone calls from the doctors telling me … Read moreBad News, What Do You Do?
I just submitted a talk proposal to Ignite Minneapolis. Daring to submit the proposal feels a little like daring to jump off a cliff and hope that I have wings! They will get more than 100 proposals and they will only select 18. I will find out by March 20th if I’ve been selected to … Read moreHow Finding My Inner Athlete Transformed My Life
A few weeks ago I got to attend a Vision Board workshop with visualization coach Starr Pilmore. I had written my 7 goals for 2015 a few weeks earlier, and I brought these goals with me, along with bringing lots of images that resonate with me. Starr started off the workshop with a short, wonderful … Read moreVision Boards and The Fabulous Year Ahead!