#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

#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

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Chloe Bratvold

I went to visit our daughter Brooke a few weeks ago. She lives and works in Des Moines, Iowa. Brooke had been telling me about a candle bar she and some coworkers had visited and how the owner was an energetic, young, female entrepreneur who followed her dream of opening Candle Bar DSM in the hip and historic Valley Junction of

My Social Media Diet

Social media…should you feast or fast? Hello friends! Anybody else feeling a little overwhelmed by social media these days? So there you are, just clicking through your newsfeed, hoping to see cute baby pics, silly memes, inspiring recipe videos, and friendly updates. But instead you are blasted by powerful negativity, polarizing politics and blanket putdowns. Isn’t it amazing to see

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ellie LeBlanc

This week’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is both an entrepreneur and a college student. She’s not afraid of hard work and is fueled by a desire to genuinely care for others. I’ve seen her activate her inner superpowers of hospitality and kindness as the Assistant Manager at Evelie Blu Boutique (one of my favorite places to shop!) where she makes each guest who enters

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Nikki Fuchs

Nikki Fuchs played Wonder Woman growing up. That’s her in the adorable photo below. She had a tiara, a lasso of truth, and (of course) her mom Jane made her magic cuffs! Then, she used her superpowers to save the world and catch villains. Today, this real life Wonder Woman uses her superpowers today to encourage other people to do more,

Wonder-FULL earns GOLD!

I’m thrilled to tell you the good news! We earned the GOLD medal in the inspirational book category for this year’s MIPA awards. As an author, this is amazing validation for the blood, sweat and tears that went into the writing and publishing process. Creating a book is definitely a labor of love, but the accolades sure don’t hurt!  The

#RealLifeWonderWoman–Meet Crystal Nutt

When I first sat down for lunch with today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman, I quickly realized we had a lot in common. We were both born and raised in rural, southern Minnesota, and have an appreciation for livestock, farmers and small town living. We also have a shared love of writing–for business and for pleasure. Crystal, a gifted writer, applies her talents as

#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 Rachel Michael

Meet Rachel Michael, style coach extraordinaire! After working with close to a thousand clients at a national online personal styling service, this real-life Wonder Woman started her own Minneapolis-based styling business called Reflect Style. Personally, I’m in love with her mission: to help people look good, feel good and love what they wear. She’s all about refining and celebrating each person’s individual style