Life-Defining Moments and The Power of Choice

        Life-Defining Moments By Vicki Hinze Life-defining moments. We all have them. Yet when we think of them in abstract terms, we think they’re these huge events. But the keys are often not in huge events. They’re [...]

12 Strong–The Horse Soldiers Movie

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes 12 Strong is the true story of the Green Beret Task Force Dagger–the first US Army Special Forces team to go into Afghanistan to hunt down Taliban and al-Qaeda after the 9/11 terrorist [...]

Fair and Foolish

  FAIR AND FOOLISH By Vicki Hinze   No one wants to see themselves as unfair. And certainly no one wants to see themselves as foolish. Yet there are times and situations in which we find ourselves where we can or do seem one or the [...]

Five Tips for the Heart Weary

5 School of Hard-Knocks Tips for the Heart Weary By   Vicki Hinze     The saying goes that into every life rain must fall.  We all have ups and downs, that’s true, but right now, many of us are suffering a deluge.  [...]

Stealing Joy: When Others Know They’re Hurting You and Do It Anyway

STEALING JOY:  WHEN OTHERS KNOW THEY’RE HURTING YOU AND DO IT ANYWAY By Vicki Hinze   In short:  When Others Feed on Hurting You, Control You   We all have our soft underbelly; the one we avoid confrontation with [...]


  KEEPING THOSE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS BY VICKI HINZE   Making Resolutions for the new year is easy. It’s keeping them that’s tough. We start out with good intentions, but along about the second or third week of [...]


  Leadership By Vicki Hinze   We want, need and even require leadership. It’s essential in a civilized society, in nations, communities, and homes. As individuals, we can’t be experts on everything. We can’t be all [...]

How-To Calm Your Inner Savage Beast

How-To Calm Your Inner Savage Beast by Vicki Hinze   We all have an inner savage beast.  Normally, we keep the beast leashed, our civility intact, our humanity in control, ruling our actions and reactions.  But there are times [...]

10 Fun Christmas Facts

  10 FUN CHRISTMAS FACTS By Vicki Hinze         Have you ever wondered about some of the things we see and embrace at Christmas? We know that Christmas is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. That story is [...]

Power Talk

  POWER TALK By Vicki Hinze     We all know that storytelling is an art. Some are good at it. Some are better. And some are works-in-progress who need a little more training in specific areas of craft, like pacing.   There [...]