Set Your Priorities like a Chinese Buffet

Do you like Chinese food? I sure do. So does my sweet mother-in-law Alice. Because of this shared affinity, we recently ordered some Chinese takeout. As we ate, we talked about the upcoming year and what we might expect from it. We also talked about our to-do lists—the things we were still hoping to get completed before the end of

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Nicole Leiren

Described by those who know her best as perky, quirky and effervescent, USA Today Best-Selling author Nicole Leiren likes to have fun — in life, with her characters and, of course, her readers. She admits to being sassy (just ask her mother!) and inspiration for her characters are drawn from the real-world heroes and heroines she meets while traversing the

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Renee Rongen

Recognized by her peers and clients worldwide as a brilliant comedian and storyteller, today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is an award-winning humorist, author, coach and business consultant; she has been featured in numerous national publications including Forbes, Fortune, Parenting Today, Better Homes and Gardens and Smart Money. She was also included in Laughter is the Best Medicine Tour with Lilli Tomlin, Paula Poundstone,

#HigherEdHero — Meet Kayla Albano

While they might not scale tall buildings or catch villains, there are super heroes walking among us. These heroes use their powers to support and guide students and families through their high school and college years. They are creative, energetic, resilient, organized, empathetic, hard-working professionals who make a difference in the lives of those around them. As an author and

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ingrid Christensen

Flipping through the newspaper at a cafe near her college campus, a help wanted ad caught Ingrid Christensen’s eye. At the time, her career path was uncertain – even as graduation from the University of Minnesota loomed in a matter of days. The job was to do administrative work with a language services provider in the Twin Cities. It sounded

CONQUER Clutter! ZAP Stress! BANISH Chaos!

With fall flying at us at warp speed, many of us may feel like we’re bracing for impact (AGAIN). By now, we are all experts at the pivot, but may need a little boost as we attack the challenges and embrace the experiences the new season brings. Whether you’re facing a new work transition or perhaps a new relationship or

#RealLifeWonderWoman REVISITED — Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

It is always fun to check back in with past real life Wonder Women to see what’s happening in their lives. Today we are doing just that! You may remember Amalia Moreno-Damgaard from a couple of years ago. Click HERE to read our first interview with Amalia. She’s an award-winning author and chef-entrepreneur and has just come out with a

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Samantha Baker

This week’s #RealLifeWonderWoman embodies strength! She uses her superpowers to help others confidentially tap into their own inner strength. Sammie Baker is not your typical wellness coach. She’s the ultimate wellness coach! She understands how intimate and personalized wellness is from one individual to another. Her powerful methods are grounded in self care, compassion and personal responsibility. Sammie has over a

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Shea Pederson

Not all super heroes wear capes. Some wear stethoscopes. And sensible shoes. Meet Shea Pederson! This #RealLifeWonderWoman began her professional life as a graphic designer working for the St. Cloud Times for almost 9 years. She decided to switch gears and go back to school for nursing as she had been a CNA while attending college for advertising/graphic design and really

The inside scoop: RA’s advice on how to ace student life

While they might not scale tall buildings or catch villains, there are super heroes walking among us. These heroes use their superpowers to support and guide students, parents and families to successfully navigate the college years. This #HigherEdHero brings a unique perspective as he is a seasoned RA (Resident Advisor) and also currently a college senior. He knows what he’s talking about!