sm.talkWith respect, I offer my skills as speaker, group facilitator, and workshop leader. Over thirty years I have been privileged to work with groups, both large and small, from coast to coast, and abroad. Now it’s time to do more.

I’ve spoken at conferences, workshops, and seminars, as well as in banks, insurance companies, hospitals, forests, farm fields, investment houses, bookstores, churches, libraries, and colleges. My gift & my intent is to inform, empower, encourage and uplift audiences. Contact.


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Awakening Community Intelligence – Keynote talk at the Midwest CSA Conference, Dec. 3-4, 2015 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The conference will feature two general sessions and four concurrent workshop tracks, each with four workshop sessions, and the keynote.

In the general sessions CSA participants from across the Midwest and the nation will come together to discuss and learn about issues and opportunities for the CSA movement. These issues include, among others:

  • Moving from competition to cooperation among farms and communities
  • CSA as community building versus just marketing
  • Supporting new CSA farmers as well as more experienced farmers who are ready to move on from day-to-day farming.
  • Exploring a unified vision for the Midwestern CSA movement


CSA farmers and shareholders from across the Midwest are invited to come together in Eau Claire for this important gathering of the movement. Registration details tor The Midwest CSA Conference are here.

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Odyssey of the 8th Fire – Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 7-9 PM at the Lincoln Unitarian Church – Lincoln, Nebraska. Steven McFadden will relate the true, epic tale of the prophetic pilgrimage from the Atlantic to the Pacific that began 20 years ago.  More details to come in the weeks ahead…


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Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture SocietyAnnual conference, January 29 & 30, 2016  at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center, Nebraska City, Nebraska. Details and registration are updated on the NSAS website.

The Healthy Farms Conference has been hosted by NSAS for over 40 years.  From Aurora to Grand Island and Nebraska City to Columbus, the conference has laid the framework for promoting sustainable agriculture and local foods in Nebraska and the Midwest.

The Healthy Farms Conference features over 20 breakout sessions aimed at nsaslogoequipping farmers, aspiring farmers, foodies, and advocates to with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful.  The conference also features several keynote sessions meant to inspire and motivate people to action, and that what they are doing and why they are doing it makes a difference. Together we can change the world one farmer, one eater at a time!

The conference provides support for farmers by fostering growth and stability in sustainable farming methods, including organic agriculture and sustainable agriculture.  A variety of interactive educational opportunities are available for adults and youth. Participants will have the chance to network with farmers, university faculty, and fellow agricultural colleagues. Besides providing informative, educational sessions the conferences has commercial and educational exhibits. 

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Reiki Training – I’ve been practicing and teaching the art and discipline of  Reiki hands-on complementary healing for almost 40 years. I’ll be offer comprehensive training classes in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Everyone can learn Reiki healing, and everyone is welcome. Certificates awarded. Students must complete Reiki I before taking Reiki II. For more information or to register, follow this link. Please note that the date for Reiki II on the poster below has been changed from August 22, 2015 to Saturday, August 29, 2015.2015Reiki 2015 Reiki Classes
Reiki I:  Saturday October 17
Reiki II: Saturday August 29 & Saturday November 21

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Farmer Safety 101: Yoga for Yeomen and Yeowomen

seedsoA yeoman is someone who works upon the land to bring forth its bounty – someone who works daily with the forces of nature, with tools, and with machines. Farmers and gardeners must properly care for their bodies – for the body is our most valuable piece of equipment, and over the years it eventually absorbs tremendous wear and tear. In this experiential, physical workshop, we will talk about basic body safety for farmers, gardeners, and householders. Then we will learn and practice some stretches to keep our bodies strong, limber, and uninjured while we attend to garden, farm, and kitchen chores. Participants will want to wear loose, comfortable clothing for this session.

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