#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Allison Crandall

I recently spoke at an event where I had the pleasure of meeting a most engaging and delightful woman named Allison. This at-home mom of two young children and I connected over our shared passion for helping women feel confident, powerful and beautiful–inside and out. In addition to raising her young family, she is a Stella & Dot stylist and

The grass is not always greener…

My husband Marty is a yard guy. He is meticulous about fertilizing, watering, mowing and trimming. In fact, we tease him about how often he cuts the grass—and yes, the tidy chevron pattern in which he cuts it. The King of the Riding Lawnmower takes great pride in maintaining our yard and it shows. While we relentlessly pick on him

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Katherine Zachman Mathiasen

What do you get when you blend a cowgirl spirit, a deep desire to help others, and the love of a good cup of coffee? You get Katherine Zachman Mathiasen, founder of  Angel Reins Stable: A Place of Horses and Healing. Grounded on the simple principle of serving others—both 2-legged and 4-legged—Angel Reins is making a difference in Central Minnesota

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Athena Currier

Last year, I began working in earnest on my next book project–one geared for women with a Wonder Woman vibe. I knew I wanted to have a female team to align with the mission of empowering women. I needed an illustrator and book designer. But who? And then…I was introduced to Athena. Yes, Athena! Not only did her name shout “Greek

Cha-Ching! Discussing Money With Your College Student

Parents, if you’re like me, you realize that many things about college have changed since your coed days. College is big business. It’s not like the old days. Back then, if you had a pulse and a checkbook, you were accepted. Today, college is much more competitive. And expensive. That’s true for tuition and room and board, but it’s also

#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 Angela Wiechmann

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman may not be able to leap tall buildings, but let me tell you she is a super hero when it comes to words. I call her “editor extraordinaire” and the “queen of transitions” as well as “trusted advisor.” Her name is Angela Wiechmann. She is an immersion editor and owner of A.M.W. Editing. We met when Angie edited

#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

Travel Tips to Beat Jet Lag

As a speaker, I get to travel quite a bit. I love the freedom of hopping on a plane and landing in a new city. I enjoy immersing in the culture of a place. But it’s not as sexy as it sounds. Air travel can be tough on a body. It’s not always easy to adjust to a new time

#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