Monthly Archives: September 2017

Rev Donna Smith On Open Conversations 09-17-17

Rev Donna N. Smith is a retired US Army, Military Intelligence, Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5), having served over 32 years.  Since 2005, she has immersed her life in the philosophy, principles, teachings and practices of Science of Mind (SOM).  Ernest Holmes has taught us to be a teaching and practicing organization, and this is exactly what I have done since taking my first class in SOM.   To this day, I strive to practice, inspire and teach the principles of this philosophy and religion, not only in my words, but also in my actions, through leading by example.


Rev Donna graduated from Holmes Institute and became a licensed minister in July 2012 and was ordained in 2016.  She currently resides in Sierra Vista, AZ where is living her dream by helping military veterans and their families overcome the many challenges they faced during their deployments in combat areas.


Rev Donna has held many leadership positions in the military as well as serving in leadership roles within Centers for Spiritual Living since 2005 such as Vice-President on the Board of Trustees and Practitioner in Charge, at CSL Tampa Bay; Staff Minister and Events Coordinator at CSL Bellingham.


Rev Donna is currently mentoring a newly licensed minister while serving as CEO and Founder of Graceful Passages for Vets.


Rev Donna is dedicated to the principle of leadership by striving to gently guide others as we strive together to embody and demonstrate the power of the SOM teachings in daily life.

9/11 Remembered on Open Conversations (09/10/2017)

Today on Open Conversations, 9/11 Remembered.

Tragedy always has the potential to lead to Triumph. Please call in today and join the conversation with your reflections, insights and stories.  (888-298-5569)

Sunday September 10, on KKNW Alternative Talk 1150 AM from 3-4pm Pacific Time. Out of the area? Stream the show live at

“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke

Open Conversations – Acupuncture Information (9-3-17 show) For Vets and Others

Thanks so much to Steve Knobler for being my fantastic guest on Open Conversations!
Follow this link to check out Steve’s show and many others.
Again thanks to Steve for sharing this information:
Free 5-Needle treatments for PTSD are available at:
The O’Kelly Clinic at Solid Ground (1st floor conference room)
1501 N. 45th Street, Seattle, WA  98103
Brenda Loew, Licensed Acupuncturist
Hours: Mondays 6:30p – 8:30p (last arrive time is 7:45p)
Steve Knobler’s Clinic:
North Seattle Community Acupuncture
11329 Pinehurst Way NE
Seattle, WA  98125
We have a page on our website with links to all the other community clinics in town. We’re all independent, but we like each other. And…we can all treat PTSD with the NADA protocol (and more)
FYI – prices vary clinic-to-clinic, but we’re all similar, either $20-$40 or $20-$50, pay whatever you can afford in that range.
Other Links mentioned in the show:

 “Acupuncturists Without Borders” is a group involved in the Military Stress Recovery Project across the United States

Article about their efforts:


Seattle Acupuncture for Veterans ( For Active Military, Veterans and their Families)


National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)