#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Colleen Upton

This week’s #RealLifeWonderWoman uses her powers of voice and presence to lift up and create stronger connections in families. She’s a Licensed, Certified Presenter for The 10 Greatest Gifts Project, a nonprofit committed to building priceless qualities and values, like honesty, responsibility and self-confidence into every family in the world. Meet Colleen Upton! Colleen has lived in Littleton, CO for

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Savannah Pierson

When I first met this week’s real life Wonder Woman at a women’s retreat last fall, I was stunned. She wowed me with her superpowers of authenticity and courage. She amazed me with her creativity and passion. And she inspired me by the way she articulated her faith. Not only is she a business owner and entrepreneur, but she’s a

#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

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Judi Kroeker

I first met today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman at summer camp. I was eleven. She was twelve. At Swan Lake Christian camp in Viborg, South Dakota, we became friends. We swam, hiked, worshipped, crafted, toasted marshmallows, and sang together–returning each summer through our high school years. Over time, we eventually lost touch, but were reunited nearly two decades later when our daughter Brooke

#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

#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 Kayla Strand

Today’s real-life Wonder Woman has suffered unimaginable loss, becoming a widow at age 28. But in spite of her grief, Kayla Strand chose to find the beauty in life–and in helping others. She followed her purpose and passion to bravely create a foundation in honor of her late husband, Kyle. The INDY Foundation stands for “I’m not done yet,” which

Do you like to read?

Hello Book Lovers! Did you know February is National I Love to Read Month? Yes, it is apparently a thing–although I think every month should be I love to Read Month. But, you know I’m not one to pass up a celebration…so to honor this month, I thought I’d share a list of what I’ve been reading so far in

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Linda Allen

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman inspires me to be a kinder, gentler, more grace-filled person. She has personally impacted my life in so many ways–too numerous to count. She is my former boss and current friend. (How many people can say that about a former boss?!?) In the time I worked under her leadership, she taught me about prioritizing family and faith, listening

YOUR WORDS MATTER–and other life lessons from playing Scrabble with Grandma

Some day I’m going to have spectacular silver hair and live in a retirement community where I’ll get to play Scrabble and sip wine every day. When I told this plan to my husband, he shrugged and told me it was a good thing I was already practicing for retirement by hitting the wine and the Scrabble on a regular