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!
How to be a Great First-Year Roommate
Whether your student has shared a room with siblings or had their own space for their entire lives, living with a fellow student (or students) can be a huge adjustment. This week on our social media pages, we’re looking at what makes a great roommate, how to handle conflicts as they arise, and we’ll celebrate roomie wins. We’ve got a special guest
#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ashley Johnson
Welcome to #WonderWomanWednesday! Today you get to meet #RealLifeWonderWoman Ashley Johnson, a self-proclaimed “small town girl” who is a wife and mom to four children. Family is a huge priority in her life. She savors time with her kids (most days!) and keeps plenty busy with all of their varying activities. In addition, she’s from a close-knit family who supports
Move-In Day Madness!
What’s the strangest thing you’ll see on college move-in day? You won’t believe what we saw! Here’s a short excerpt from Chapter 7 of Out to Sea: A Parents’ Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage that talks about move-in day and the most unexpected thing we saw when we moved Brooke into her first dorm: There’s an emotional spectrum on
Garbage In=Garbage Out
There’s something on my to-do list that I’ve been dreading to do. I’ve put it off for nearly a month, but today’s the day I must tackle it. I must set up my brand new laptop computer. Just thinking about it gives me hives. You see, I’m a bit tech-challenged. Plus, I really like my current laptop. I’ve had it