Reclaiming Your Hero

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 | No Comments

When I was a little girl I wanted to be Julie Andrews playing Maria Von Trapp.  It’s true.  A bit embarrassing, but true.  I didn’t want to be Maria Von Trapp – the real woman was a stranger to me.  I didn’t want to be Julie Andrews, because to me, she was Maria (whoever this […]

The Heroes of Our Lives

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 | 5 Comments

I will never forget the moment I walked into that room for the first time.  At 6:45am on a dark, February morning in Seattle, after scurrying from my car through the pouring, ice-cold-rain, I wandered through the Charlestown Cafe looking for something called “Toastmasters“.  I had no idea what to expect.  When I found my […]