Known as “The Heart Lady”, Barbara shares some of the stories in her book known by the same name. These are heartwarming stories about her practice of making and giving out hearts made out of construction paper and lots of love to people everywhere.
Shares her inspirational talk about how she finally got to do what she absolutely loves, which is working with people and horses as an Equestrian Coach. How she followed her intuition in each phase of her life and illustrates how you can too.
When I first worked in the hospital as a nursing assistant, they asked me if I would go to the new CARE alcohol unit they were starting. I knew it was a new adventure because nobody knew if this would even work in a hospital. I also knew nobody volunteered to do it because they were scared. I went. It worked out. So I began my long and fruitful journey studying and working in the treatment and addiction field. Along the way, I had the director of a treatment program who told me that a requirement to be in the job I had to go to Al-Anon and have a sponsor. Since I was working with these alcoholics 5 days a week, 8 hours a day, I would be spending more time with them than their families. If the family needed treatment, so did I. (Of course, today he couldn’t get away with that kind of direction but that Eskimo saved my personal and professional life).