Words. Words in our daily life can transform our very existence. Words like, “promise”, “love”, “thank you”. Words can change a mood and words can change a life. Then there are other words. “Terror” and “Cancer”.

Today’s podcast also sadly requires me to speak a word that is simply almost too painful for me to bear….goodbye.

My words cannot express the heartbreak I feel writing these words. It is in the most solemn tone we have to say goodbye to our dear friend, Linda Ragsdale. But as Linda being….well..the Linda or “Rags” we all know, in true form you will find yourself on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as you will laugh, gasp, and afterwards finding yourself profoundly inspired. Join me as I present for the last time a very special interview with a dear friend who is not only a captivating and magical speaker, but a remarkable teacher whose life took a dramatic turn in  2008.

Linda, thank you for your bravery, your gift of patriotism, and your lessons of resilience and never ending desire to create peace in every corner of your world.  May you fly high and soar riding on the wings of peace dragons that met you in flight to your eternal place with Big Ben, Mom and Naomi.

Peace in.

About Linda:

Linda Ragsdale wants everyone to be a dragon–a Peace Dragon, that is! As an award-winning author, illustrator, international speaker, and peace teacher, Linda developed her Peace Dragon Tales to help us harness our fiery and emotional energies and redirect them into peaceful and productive outcomes. Linda invites you to be a Peace Dragon ambassador and join the over 37,000 students from around the world by using a heart-centered View, Voice, and Choice to color our world with compassion. Find her personal story of choosing peace, along with some fun Peace Dragon extras at www.ThePeaceDragon.com. Cat LeMaster is an illustrator from Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from Vanderbilt with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and is passionate about the world of children’s illustration and its ability to imbue magic on the mundane and everyday. When she is not illustrating, LeMaster works as a printmaker for Ascend Amphitheater, creating posters for artists such as Train, Rex Orange County, and The Goo Goo Dolls. Inspired by Nashville’s own Hatch Show Print, she hopes to preserve the practice of traditional relief printing. She spends her free time working in art consultation, framing, and installation for Chelsea Arts.

Visit: ThePeaceDragon.com

Listen to Podcast #5 here.