Welcome to my website and blog!  

I have spent years trying to keep by my personal and professional lives separated and have reached the conclusion that, for me, the effort is both wasted and energy-draining.  Life is life and it is both inherently unpredictable and grace-filled.

This website reflects my passions, loves, and interests as a mother, grandmother, elder, sentinel, serious mentor, Veterans advocate, retired General, geek & nerd.   My goal is to share "know-how and encouragement for the road ahead."   You will also find information on Learning for the Journey, LLC, my private consulting practice.  Please feel free to contact me and thank you for taking the time from your busy life to visit.

Paulette Risher


Featured advice for those in career transition

I will lead the blind on their journey; by paths unknown I will guide them. I will turn darkness into light before them, and make crooked ways straight. These things I do for them, and I will not forsake them.
— Isiah 42:16

Celebrating the Centennial of America's National Parks!

2016 is the 100th Birthday of our National Park System.   The header images of this website pay tribute to these incredible national resources.  These are the sources of these beautiful images: