• Pat McKinzie

    inspiring courage, breaking barriers, creating connections

  • Pat McKinzie

    inspiring courage, breaking barriers, creating connections

  • Pat McKinzie

    inspiring courage, breaking barriers, creating connections

  • Pat McKinzie

    inspiring courage, breaking barriers, creating connections

  • Pat McKinzie

    inspiring courage, breaking barriers, creating connections

  • Pat McKinzie

    inspiring courage, breaking barriers, creating connections

  • Pat McKinzie

    inspiring courage, breaking barriers, creating connections

  • Pat McKinzie

    inspiring courage, breaking barriers, creating connections

  • Pat McKinzie

    inspiring courage, breaking barriers, creating connections

  • Pat McKinzie

    inspiring courage, breaking barriers, creating connections

  • Pat McKinzie

    inspiring courage, breaking barriers, creating connections

  • Pat McKinzie

    inspiring courage, breaking barriers, creating connections

  • Pat McKinzie

    inspiring courage, breaking barriers, creating connections

  • Pat McKinzie

    inspiring courage, breaking barriers, creating connections

Floating My Way to Nirvana

March 9th, 2019|

New experiences slow aging, so for my birthday I tried to float my way to nirvana. As a gift, my Frenchman offered me a Flotation Therapy session. I left my comfort zone, overcame claustrophobia and closed myself in a flotation tank for a total mind and body experience.

Flotation therapy dates back to 1954 when Dr. John Lilly, a physician […]

Call Me Crazy – Celebrate Women Changing the World

February 28th, 2019|

Call me crazy, but I have always acted outside the box beginning in early childhood, when no one was going to tell me that I couldn’t throw a football, shoot a basket or run a mile. I was born with a feisty, can-do attitude that served me well in the face of naysayers.

In pre Title IX days when girls […]

Healing Power of Water

February 24th, 2019|

As a Pisces, I have always been drawn to water for solace and inspiration, but it wasn’t until I read Blue Minds, Wallace J. Nichols’ bestseller that I realized research proves water contains therapeutic powers. I joke that in my next life I will return as a fish, so I could swim pain free no longer confined in an […]

Celebrating Girls & Women’s Rights to Play Sports

February 2nd, 2019|

February 6, 2019 marks the 33rd annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, an event that never occurred when I was a girl because females were not allowed to compete until Title IX passed in 1972.

But I loved basketball even before they let me play. As we celebrate extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports, give a […]

How to Endure Set Backs in Chronic Illness

January 19th, 2019|

When you suffer from a chronic illness your life randomly spins out of control as you try to endure setbacks. Illness with a mind of its own flares up ending temporary remission and teaches you to distrust your body. You never know when it will let you down. And when it does you will blame yourself. You worked too […]