Are You Looking For Ways to Find Peace?

Strategies for Living Peacefully Presentation

Wednesday, July 26, 6:30 PM sharp to 7:30 PM

Over the last 15 plus years working with people, I have found that everyone is looking for ways to live with more ease and harmony. In this presentation, I will share the strategies and practices that I have learned by helping people achieve more of what they want. As important as it is to know, it is also important to know how to implement these into your everyday life in ways that are easy. I will include several options and easy ways to apply the teachings.

The presentation is 45 minutes long with 15 minutes to ask questions at the end. This is a “no fee” event, the cost is your time to attend.  My space is small, so I need to limit participation 12 people on a first to email basis. Please register by emailing me your name, address, phone to: or reply to this email. You are welcome to invite friends as long as they register as well.  The event will take place at my office in Burnsville at 35W and Burnsville Parkway. Directions and other information will be emailed with your confirmation.

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I am very looking forward to hearing from you and spending this time together!

Inspiration For Your Week: We Don’t Do Perfect Here

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to volunteer in our granddaughter’s elementary school. It happens to be the same school where my daughter-in-law teaches art and I was lucky enough to spend time in her art room. Like other subjects, art is very much as process of learning and building upon that learning. I have heard her say over and over again to her students and our granddaughter…

” We don’t do perfect here, we do Process.” ~Lindsay Thibault

I heard her say it again on the day I volunteered. What a wise thing to say to these young children who were daring to be creative. They were indeed learning a life lesson that none of us are perfect we just keep trying and putting our best effort forward.

As adults, we are daring everyday to get it right, to find our self worth in who we are rather than the things we do. We are trying to do and be our best but because life is a journey, we fall short. When we fall short, we forget that life is a process and we don’t always get it right the first time. In those instances, what if we could say to ourselves: We don’t do perfect here, we do process. This allows an opportunity in that very moment for a fresh start and a kinder and gentler way to be in the world.


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Inspiration for Life: Are You Too Busy?

Are you feeling like your life is a merry go round that never slows down? My clients tell me that when this happens they have lost control and feel like life is living them rather than living life. This results in not enough time to do what they wanted or they had lost the purpose behind their busyness. Most of us are not able to change everything at once but we can all make just one change that will impact our life in a positive way.

Many years ago I decided to give this a try, so reluctantly I made the time before everyone else got up. This was hard, it was difficult to crawl out of that warm bed when I wanted to do was sleep.  However, I made the decision to begin anyway, not knowing that over time this became one of the most valuable things I have ever done for myself because the benefits were immediate:

The time helped me to reconnect with myself,  focus on what was important and find a renewed purpose in the things I did. What choice are you willing to make to be more intentional with your time?

Below are some sample questions to get you started but you may use your time in any way that feeds your soul.

  • Look at the day ahead, what do you desire more of, even a few minutes can help.
  • Decide what attitude or attribute you want to foster in the day ahead.
  • Where can you make a change that will benefit you?

There is no magic formula to finding a balance between between what you want and how you live but there is only one way to begin and that is by taking the first step.

Do you need encouragement to begin? Remember I offer a free half hour phone session. Email me here to set it up!


Happy Memorial Day!

Today is not only a day to be grateful for the freedoms we take for granted and the people who defend those freedoms, but to also ask ourselves what we can do that will make the world a better place. Sometimes it seems overwhelming that we can make a difference but Margaret Mead says it well:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

We don’t have to be part of a group to make changes because every thing we change as individuals, benefits the larger world. Today, take time to say thank you to someone who serves our country and ask yourself what small change you can make that will benefit the whole.

I would like to say thank you to all of you for being my loyal readers of this blog and I hope you have a relaxing and wonderful Memorial Day!

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Are You Craving A Simpler Way To Live?

I love the rock sculpture in the forefront of this picture as a metaphor for life; some things are a focus point and others are in the background.  It reflects to me what you get when you decide to make changes that simplify your day to day choices about how to live. What you value comes to the forefront and becomes the basis for your choices, everything else is in the background.  It’s true, there are some things we don’t have a choice about, but there are also a lot of choices we make every day that we are not even aware of, and we do have choice about those. Tsh Oxenreider, author of The Art of Simple Blog, puts it nicely in these words.

Do the choices I make line up with how I really want to live? It is about living life instead of life living us – one small choice after another, day after day, month after month, year after glorious year. It is about living with intention.

My question to you is simple:

Are the choices you make each day lining up with what you want for your life?

What choice can you make for yourself today that will bring you closer to that?  

Want more information about this or other topics?…..Remember, I offer a free 30 minute phone session which is yours free to take advantage of. Please email me to set up a time to talk.



Inspiration For Your Week: Getting Unstuck

All of us, at certain times in our life get stuck. It might be in our personal relationships, a home situation, in our job, or any number of other areas that our life touches. Since it happens to all of us, it does not matter that it happens, but rather how long we stay stuck. Staying in one place for too long creates hopelessness that things might not change and that thought alone can keep us from gaining traction.   My clients often tell me they have a hard time moving froward from this difficult spot so I wanted to offer a few tools in the form of questions to help you create movement forward.

  • What assumptions have I made about this?
  • Am I clear about what I want?
  • Can I turn this situation into a win/win
  • What are my choices?
  • What are the action steps I can take right now?

I hope this was helpful and blessings on your day!

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Making personal changes that will:

  • Enhance personal and professional relationships
  • be more creative in dealing with life problems
  • broaden your perspective about who you are and how you participate in life
  • Change beliefs that are holding you back
  • Explore negative emotions that are getting in the way of your present and future happiness
  • Learn skills that you can use in your life


Using a four-step process, Sandy guides individuals who are ready to explore their present life situation, learn tools to navigate life better and make changes in their life. I am offering a 4 session package as a great way to begin to personal change. The sessions can be done by phone, in person or Skype.

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Falling In Love With the Process

It was early morning on April 1st, with coffee in hand, that I decided to do a 30 day bike challenge. The rules were perfect for me, ride your bike everyday for 30 days and go farther each day. In that moment, I had forgotten that it snows in April in Minnesota and the wind is ice cold, almost wind chill worthy. It was just one of those days when I saw this quote.

Fall in love with the process and the results come.

During the 30 days, I was in love with the process more on some days than others, and now at the end I can say I’m happy with the result. You see, I did not have a specific goal in mind, I just knew I had something to learn through the process. It taught me that there are NO excuses for not doing something, you can always take one more step in the direction you want to go, and you find that you have strength, courage and determination you forgot you had,  This was not a big challenge according to some people’s standards but for me, it was. That is the key, decide what the challenge will be for you, it can be something physical, starting a new habit or doing something good for yourself, whatever it is just begin. I think you might be surprise yourself!

If you care to share, I’d love to hear what your challenge is. Please visit my new revised about me page.

What Is Your Perspective?

Self-awareness helps you switch your perspective to a world view that sees solutions and not just problems.

I first learned about perspective while taking an art class in college. When the perspective was off, the picture changed completely. The same is true for us, when our perspective is off, our view of life and our ability to change it is skewed.   At times like this, our natural inclination is to narrow our focus to see the issue as a problem to be solved.

The more self aware we can become, the more we notice the clues it gives us. When life feels hard, I feel stuck and everything is frustrating, that is when I know I need to change my perspective.

Stepping back, pausing and taking a breath can begin the process of opening to a larger view. Reflecting on these questions further expands your awareness that helps you to align your thoughts with your greater good.

How does this fit into the bigger picture of my life?

Am I hanging on to something when I really need to let go?

What is the blessing that I am not seeing?

Do you believe there is good in the world and are your thoughts aligned with that goodness?

Remember, everything we do to create harmony and well-being takes practice and that is part of the safari or journey of your spirit.




Inspiration For Your Week:

I was sitting in church listening to several people talk about their recent mission trip to Tanzania. In an instant something resonated deep inside me that made me know I would be on the next trip. However, when my unconscious mind caught up to my conscious mind, I realized I was scared to death about this adventure that I felt compelled to take. There was much to consider, it was a third world country, I would be away for 3 weeks, there were lots of shots to get and malaria medicine to take, plus there were travel expenses I could not afford. My heart knew none of these things would really stop me so as I dug deeper, I found the real question I needed to ask myself.

Will I be courageous enough to open my heart to everything I see, and will I let that change me? This is a question we all must ask ourselves about our life. Will I be courageous enough to look at my life with compassion and make the changes so I can live abundantly in peace and harmony with myself and others?

I have just one question and that is, what is waiting in your life for you to look at and change?

Blessings to you on this Easter Monday!