#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ellen Voie

As President and CEO of the Women In Trucking Association, today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman mentors and supports real women every day! She founded Women in Trucking in 2007 to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, to remove obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and to celebrate the successes of its members. And 12 years later, she’s still going strong. Women

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Sophie Riegel

I learned of today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman from a colleague who told me, “you simply have to meet her!” She’s an author, speaker, mental health advocate, student and dog rescuer. She radiates both resilience and gratitude. And by the way, she’s accomplished all of this (and so much more!) before her nineteenth birthday. Her book is called Don’t Tell Me To Relax!: One

#RealLifeWonderWoman—Meet Brooke Radi

This week’s #RealLifeWonderWoman interview is an extra special one to me because the subject is our daughter, Brooke. She’s our firstborn. Sensitive, brave, inquisitive, and currently living as an expat in Prague, Czech Republic.  I’m in Prague with her this week to celebrate her twenty-third birthday and to help her get settled into a new apartment. It is incredible for

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Cheryl Karpen

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is peas-itively (yes, peas-itively) one of the most caring people I know. She’s also one of the smartest, savviest, most creative business women I know. Like Wonder Woman, she balances the dichotomies of softness and toughness, compassion and grit, intelligence and instinct. Cheryl Karpen is the Peas-ident (yes, Peas-ident–are you catching a theme here?) and creative genius behind the

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Mandi Moon

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is positive and professional, driven and delightful, entrepreneurial and engaging. Her 100-watt smile lights up a room and her positive energy fills it. You won’t meet a more uplifting person, or one more eager to help other people find their passion and achieve success. Meet Mandi Moon! KR: What brings you joy and fulfillment? MM: I am lucky

A Different Perspective on Self-Care

Get a massage. Drink a green smoothie. Slip into a bubble bath. Eat dark chocolate. Read a book. Light a scented candle. Walk five miles. Smear on a mud mask. All in the name of self-care. Self-care is one of today’s buzzwords. Spend just two minutes on Pinterest or Instagram and you’ll see the latest self-care must-dos being thrust into

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Michelle Schmitz

Simply put, today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman helps people find success. Michelle Schmitz is the Executive Director of the St. Cloud State University Career Center, and is energized by her work. ” To have the opportunity to work in an environment where learning and growing is encouraged and inspired is something that fulfills me more than I ever realized…I am a natural connector so when

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Jackie Scholl Johnson

Today’s real-life Wonder Woman is a servant-leader, improving the lives of many–especially kids–in Central Minnesota communities. She’s silly and strong, passionate and playful, benevolent and brave. It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Jackie Scholl Johnson, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota. KR: What brings you joy and fulfillment? JJ: People. Whether it

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Linda Allen

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman inspires me to be a kinder, gentler, more grace-filled person. She has personally impacted my life in so many ways–too numerous to count. She is my former boss and current friend. (How many people can say that about a former boss?!?) In the time I worked under her leadership, she taught me about prioritizing family and faith, listening

Random Act of Kindness

“Wow, your nails look terrific,” she said, standing behind the sample counter at Trader Joe’s. This simple compliment from a grocery store employee started a conversation between two strangers—Jen and me. I’d stopped by the store on my drive home to pick up a few items, tired and not eager to face the snowy roads and rush hour traffic. Jen’s