BLOOM: Don’t let comparison cloud your perspective!

Last week, I took a call from a client who had to postpone a summer conference until next year. Yes, another one of my 2020 keynote speaking engagements evaporated into thin air. (sigh) After thanking them for their business and letting them know I completely understood and supported their decision, I hung up the phone and did what came naturally…I

What does empowering women really mean?

What does empowering women really mean? This is a question I often hear when people learn that I’ve written a book that empowers women and that I speak at many women’s conferences. To be clear, I speak to mixed-gender groups regularly, but am frequently hired to speak to groups of women—business women, college women, women of faith, and corporate women’s

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 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

#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

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