How to become more resilient

Are You Resilient?  We all have times in our lives when we fall down—literally or figuratively—and find ourselves bruised emotionally, physically, or spiritually. What do you do when you fall? Do you stay down? Or do pick yourself back up? When you’re faced with obstacles, do you succumb? Or do you surmount?  What would Wonder Woman do? She’d use the

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Vickie Night

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman inspires me with her resolve and her love. Her life was forever changed almost 4 years ago when her then, 17 year old son suffered a massive brainstem stroke. She’s currently a stay-at-home mom, author and caretaker to her now 21 year old son. Meet Vickie Night, a real-life Wonder Woman! KR: Vickie, when I think of you, the

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Brooke Peterson

Ever meet someone who just drew you in? Someone with genuinely positive energy? A few weeks ago, I met someone like that at a creative retreat in Wisconsin. She was quiet, at first. Thoughtful and respectful. But willing to open up and ask questions. I could tell almost immediately that she was smart. Like really smart. And compassionate, too. As

Why Wonder Woman?

Someone recently asked me, “Why do you spend so much time and energy featuring other real life Wonder Women on your website and social media when you could be promoting your own business?” I was a little surprised by the question.  Honestly, wouldn’t you rather read stories about cool people doing great things than view ads for my speaking services

How can journaling help you?

What do you think of when you hear the word JOURNAL?  Is it a sticker-covered notebook filled with your childhood scribbles? Flowers, hearts, rainbows, and peace signs? Or is it a lock-and-key diary where your wrote your deepest feelings about your first boyfriend? And hid it under your mattress, of course.  (Mine was orange with a little gold key. 🔑

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Catherine Brennan

Do you ever feel stuck? Not sure what to do next? Do you catch yourself thinking “so now what?” Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is here to help you get unstuck! Catherine Brennan is a beautiful blend of brains, bravery and benevolence. She’s CEO of Brennan Construction of MN, Inc. and Partner in Brennan Properties. In addition, she’s a speaker and author with

Rethinking Resolutions — My POWER WORDS for 2020

1. I’m going to only eat green leafy things and give up wine, cheese and chocolate so I can lose 25 pounds by February.  2. I will write 3 poignant and creative blog posts a week. 3. I will achieve work-life balance in 2020. I used to make New Year’s resolutions like the ones above. And I often gave up on

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Nancy Davis Kho

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is a writer, podcaster and ’80s music aficionado. Nancy Davis Kho writes about “the years between being hip and breaking one” and celebrates midlife with humor, heart, and a really good beat. This is a big week for Nancy! She just launched her new book yesterday. It is called THE THANK-YOU PROJECT: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Sidne Bofferding

Like Wonder Woman, today’s #reallifewonderwoman is a beautiful blend of grit and grace. Sidne Bofferding is thoughtful and honest. Talented and kind. She’s a hard worker and a great listener. She’s the kind of person who doesn’t just listen…she hears. And she cares. By day, Sidne works as a Marketing Consultant at Gaslight Creative. And for her “other full time

What’s on your bookshelf?

My idea of total relaxation is plopping myself by a body of water (ocean, lake, river, bathtub…I’m not fussy) and immersing myself in a good book. While I truly appreciate a good chic lit novel, I’m also partial to self-help, personal and professional growth, devotionals, and historic fiction. And don’t underestimate the power of the occasional beach read (a.k.a. bodice