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Memorial Day Tribute

Monday, October 11th, 2010
John Husband, Chairman of the Managing Committee of Holland and Hart (the law firm Art works for), wrote the following letter to all the lawyers and staff in the firm, which is the largest law firm in the West. I appreciated what he said so much, I asked if I could share it and he agreed. I hope you all will enjoy his words as well and take them to heart on this special weekend:   Memorial Day will always have a special place in my heart.  The holiday was originally meant to be a timRead More....

Important Word From Paul Harvey

Monday, October 11th, 2010
I love Paul Harvey and I love these words he says..... Paul Harvey Writes: We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse. For my grandchildren, I'd like better. I'd really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I really would. I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated. I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the Read More....

Aspen Authors’ Book To Become Movie

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Contact: Sheryl Barto Sheryl@ocommunications.net 970-704-1112

ASPEN AUTHORS’ BOOK TO BECOME MOVIE Book-to-Movie Adaptation in the Works for Allison and Art Daily’s “Out of the Canyon”

ASPEN, Colo. – June 27, 2011 – Ghost Town Ventures of Los Angeles has purchased the movie rights to “Out of the Canyon,” an inspiring story of how two people managed to survive the tragic deaths of those closest to them and hRead More....

Joplin Missouri

Monday, October 11th, 2010
An Update on Joplin, Missouri On May 23rd Joplin was devastated by a tornado. Most of us saw pictures and read reports of how tragic the damage was. Weeks later I can’t get them out of my mind. I keep thinking to myself, “Oh, I’m going to yoga or work or for a hike or whatever I am doing.” And then I stop and think, “What are the people in Joplin doing? Are they trying to find their belongings still? Are they grieving for someone they lost? Do they have hope?” I find it so easyRead More....

Listening With Your Heart

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
I think an essential part of the grieving process is what I've heard called "liminal space," or a time between things. If you've had significant loss in your life, you know that there is a time period when you are beyond the intense period of crying but you still feel the pit in your stomach, and the missing still aches inside you. It's as if your head says to your body, "Okay, this person is gone. He/she is not coming back. You have honored them, grieved for them, allowed them the freedom to 'gRead More....

Graduation Speeches for AHS Class of 2010

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
Allison's Speech: Welcome everyone, but above all, the graduating class of 2010. Art and I are honored to be speaking to you today. Thank you.   Before Art comes on, I want to talk to you about something that has made a difference in my own life. Let me preface this by telling you that when I was your age I didn’t understand these things. I wish I had.   My hope for all of you as you enter college or wherever your life is taking you, is that you learn to listen toRead More....

Sharing our Pain

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
Loss is so horrible. It hurts in ways none of us can put words to perfectly. In fact, I think the devastation and other massive emotions we encounter make us go to lonely places we aren't sure we can recover from. When my brother committed suicide, for so long I wondered if the ache in my chest would ever leave? Other days I begged the ache never to leave because it was my connection to Rod. The emotions were my link to his memory. One of the most important things I think you can do when you Read More....

The Five to One Ratio

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
I heard something great today, something I needed to hear. In order for a marriage to be successful, there must be a ratio of five positive comments to every one negative one. I may have heard that theory before but today when John Tesh talked about it on his radio show it hit me like a lightbulb: I need to stay conscious to the feedback I give to Art throughout a day. For that matter, I need to use the ratio with my children as well! It's so easy when life gets stressful, or I'm PMS-ing, or Read More....

Grief and Joy

Friday, January 29th, 2010
When I think of grieving, I think of pain and sadness. I think of my stomach in knots, tears flowing uncontrollably and a broken heart. Joy has no place in grief at first glance. To me, grief is like a precious vase or plate that shatters into pieces. You look at all of your feelings and pieces of love and wonder how you can ever repair it—it feels destroyed. Life isn’t perfect and we will all experience loss and grief. It is something we all will share at some time or another. For somRead More....

Balancing Your Holidays!

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
There have been years when I have been so overwhelmed with holiday parties, buying the right gifts, making all of the food and making it perfectly, that I forgot the meaning of this time of year. Depending upon your faith, this time of year can have different meanings, but for all of us, it is a time of remembering, thankfulness, joy and celebration. Gifts and food are a part of it but they aren’t the most important part. Here’s what I’m focusing on this year to help me stay balanced: Read More....