#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ashley Biggar

Powering up with positivity in all her endeavors, today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is a supporter of local small businesses and a creative. Ashley Biggar is the Director of Downtown Brookings (South Dakota) and is both artist and owner of Creative Impressions. Ashley has carried her passion for helping people in all her affairs – be it at work, in the community, volunteering, or

Self-care during a pandemic: How do you recharge?

Clients, employees, kids, commitments—these vital parts of daily life bring both satisfaction and challenges. But together they can suck your energy. Add the short, dark days of a long winter along with the extra challenges of living during a pandemic, and, like that Chevy you drove in college, you may find yourself needing a jump-start. How can you avoid burnout

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Jaci Finneman

Jaci Finneman is passionate about helping parents become confident leaders for their kids, find happiness in their day-to-day routine, and bring peace back into their homes. Her experience runs deep. She started her career as a para-professional for children with developmental disabilities. A few years later she was hired by a non-profit agency that supports children with physical and emotional

#RealLifeWonderWoman–Meet Ashley Kjos

HOPE is a word that inspires today’s real-life Wonder Woman. Ashley Kjos strives to bring hope and fulfillment to the people she meets in both her personal and professional life. As the Executive Director of Woodland Centers, a community mental health center, she uses her superpowers of compassion, kindness and discernment every day to lead her team and bring hope to

Back to the Future: Re-Entry Advice from Doc Brown

I was recently paging through my childhood photo albums and came across some photos from a family vacation to California back in the 80s. At the time, I was fifteen and the hit movie Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, had just released.  Marty McFly became a household name. Skateboards were cool. Everybody knew what a Flux Capacitor

Let’s talk about overcoming cabin fever! 

With the Corona virus shaking thinks up here in the U.S. and precautions in place, you are likely reading this at home. As in self-quarantined and working at your kitchen table. Or cuddled up in your fuzzy bath robe watching Modern Family reruns. Or hiding in the bathroom from your kids. Some of you may be home alone. Others may be

A Pledge of Resilience

Lately, the word “resilient” keeps popping up in conversation and in my social media feeds. Apparently, it is a hot topic across generations and across industries. I hear it from concerned parents asking how they can help their kids be more resilient. I hear it from young women who feel like they are crushed by adversity, and wanting guidance. I

#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

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