#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Nikki Fuchs

Nikki Fuchs played Wonder Woman growing up. That’s her in the adorable photo below. She had a tiara, a lasso of truth, and (of course) her mom Jane made her magic cuffs! Then, she used her superpowers to save the world and catch villains. Today, this real life Wonder Woman uses her superpowers today to encourage other people to do more,

Is Fifty Really Nifty?  50 things I’ve learned in 50 years

Is Fifty Really Nifty?  Folks, I’ve got a big one this month (okay…today). Yes, the big 5-0. My Golden Jubilee! A half century of living. I can hardly believe it. Parts of me only feel 30. Others, well, they look and feel much much older!  When I look back over the past decades, I do believe I’ve learned a thing

Wonder-FULL earns GOLD!

I’m thrilled to tell you the good news! We earned the GOLD medal in the inspirational book category for this year’s MIPA awards. As an author, this is amazing validation for the blood, sweat and tears that went into the writing and publishing process. Creating a book is definitely a labor of love, but the accolades sure don’t hurt!  The

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Kathi Osmonson

From ski bum to professional wrestling photographer to fire service, this real-life Wonder Woman has a zest for life! She loves to to experience new places, new cultures and meet new people. By day, she’s the Minnesota Deputy State Fire Marshal, Fire and Life Safety Educator for Youth Fire Prevention and Intervention (YFPI). But in her free time, you might find

#RealLifeWonderWoman–Meet Caycie Volek

Perspective and positivity are two superpowers that today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman celebrates. She chooses to be present and live each day to the fullest. A big THANK YOU to Caycie Volek for reminding us all to “just wear the dress” and embrace the beauty (and fun) in life. KR: Would you please tell us about what brings you joy and fulfillment? CV:

#RealLifeWonderWoman–Meet Ashley Kjos

HOPE is a word that inspires today’s real-life Wonder Woman. Ashley Kjos strives to bring hope and fulfillment to the people she meets in both her personal and professional life. As the Executive Director of Woodland Centers, a community mental health center, she uses her superpowers of compassion, kindness and discernment every day to lead her team and bring hope to

Back to the Future: Re-Entry Advice from Doc Brown

I was recently paging through my childhood photo albums and came across some photos from a family vacation to California back in the 80s. At the time, I was fifteen and the hit movie Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, had just released.  Marty McFly became a household name. Skateboards were cool. Everybody knew what a Flux Capacitor

#RealLifeWonderWoman–Meet Crystal Nutt

When I first sat down for lunch with today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman, I quickly realized we had a lot in common. We were both born and raised in rural, southern Minnesota, and have an appreciation for livestock, farmers and small town living. We also have a shared love of writing–for business and for pleasure. Crystal, a gifted writer, applies her talents as

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Nikki Heyd

This real life Wonder Woman has the ability to find calm in chaos. She loves large and gives generously. She uses her superpowers to give back to the people and organizations who supported her throughout her college years. Meet Nikki Heyd! KR: Please tell us about what brings you joy and fulfillment. NH: I’m a lucky person, in that I

BLOOM: Don’t let comparison cloud your perspective!

Last week, I took a call from a client who had to postpone a summer conference until next year. Yes, another one of my 2020 keynote speaking engagements evaporated into thin air. (sigh) After thanking them for their business and letting them know I completely understood and supported their decision, I hung up the phone and did what came naturally…I