Posted August 30, 2017 in Monthly News

What's Your Strategy?

Most of the time when we establish a strategy to do something, we don’t think of it as a “strategy.” Once established, a strategy becomes automatic, disappearing from consciousness and residing only in the “unconscious” part of our minds. Humans aren’t the only creatures that use strategies, of course. The basic strategy for everything that […]

Posted November 30, 2016 in Monthly News

What Your Soul Wants You to Know

In May of 2006 I sat in the front row of the room, within spitting distance of Gary Zukav, author of Seat of the Soul. He and Linda Francis were speaking on authentic power. Linda’s major claim to fame might have been her connection to Zukav, but I will always remember her for this comment: […]

Posted September 30, 2016 in Monthly News

Willingness to Learn

“If you’re not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you’re determined to learn, no one can stop you.” ~ Author unknown (website)

When I read this opening quotation in my friend David Bloyd’s thought for the day, I resonated deeply with the implication. Reading on, I saw this newsletter […]

Posted April 30, 2016 in Monthly News

Making Sense of Life

Awareness of the Celebration of Life service for a pregnant 37-year-old mom with 18-month-old twins and an almost three-year-old is a stark invitation for making sense of life. In this woman’s obituary, mention of her relationship with Jesus was made. Her family expressed confidence that they will be reunited with her because of her religious […]

Posted April 30, 2016 in Monthly News

The Nonsense of Life

Debra’s article for this month begs the question of whether life needs to make sense. Without a doubt, most people question the meaning of life at some point in their lives. Childhood is a time of seeking answers to questions by asking them of parents and other adults. Children are typically satisfied with the answers […]

Posted February 29, 2016 in Monthly News


I recently had an amazing consultation with some experts who did a free 30 minute analysis of our home page. Although—as Quin McGlaughlin phrased it—the feedback was “brutally honest”, overwhelming, a lot to take in, it was a spiritual experience for me. I appreciated the way Quin stayed present with me while delivering difficult-to-hear information. […]

Posted February 29, 2016 in Monthly News

Evolution—Change Happens

Debra’s article this month is about two things: the efficacy of NLP and effective design for web pages, including this newsletter, the SCS home page, and other SCS pages. I didn’t participate in the discussion about the design for the SCS website, so I don’t have any sense of the personality of the person with […]

Posted January 31, 2016 in Monthly News

First Fruits of Creation

Sally Hogshead said, “The reality is: creativity is sloppy, imperfect, and irrational.” How true that is. These unsavory experiences are magnified in the co-creative process. This goes for marriage, relationships, our co-workers, community and global processes, and LIFE. I wish someone had helped me understand that when I founded the Holistic Alliance back in the […]

Posted December 31, 2015 in Monthly News

Make the Most of It

“Can you plant the seeds today that will flourish tomorrow, truly creating a millennium of growing peace and understanding? Here is the possibility of a world of aware of the deep interconnection between all that is, of deepest reverence for every expression of the divine; here is the increasing ability to say no to distortions […]

Posted August 31, 2015 in Monthly News


Most everyone is aware of the changes humans are undergoing related to technology. In 1990, I had a bag phone that would most likely not meet the space or weight requirements for carry-on luggage today. Two major motivations moved me to that phone—an expected first grandchild, and being on the road at night all over […]