#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Lindsey Jones

It was at the first night of a conference in Las Vegas at a party on the rooftop of the Palms when I met Lindsey, today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman. We chatted over canapés and Prosecco. I learned that she’s been married for 12 years to an active duty Marine, SSgt named Bryan, who is a GySgy select. (For you non-military friends, that is

#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 Joyce Sauer Brenny

Driven To Serve! That’s the Purpose Statement of Brenny Transportation, Inc. And that’s how today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman rolls. Meet Joyce Sauer Brenny–CEO and Founder of Brenny Transportation. KR: Would you tell us about what brings you joy and fulfillment?   JSB: I find life and energy comes from giving back. Considering my background, I feel so blessed to have the health and

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Cheryl Karpen

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is peas-itively (yes, peas-itively) one of the most caring people I know. She’s also one of the smartest, savviest, most creative business women I know. Like Wonder Woman, she balances the dichotomies of softness and toughness, compassion and grit, intelligence and instinct. Cheryl Karpen is the Peas-ident (yes, Peas-ident–are you catching a theme here?) and creative genius behind the

#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

The Bath Bomb

Rubber duckie. Check. Bubbles. Check. Little Mermaid wash cloth. Check. Pink Disney teapot and tiny teacups. Check and check. There we were, mother and daughter, splashing together in the bathtub. She was barely two and I was, well, old enough to be her mother. As she carefully measured and poured and chattered on about princesses and puppies and preschool, I

Tame Your Inner Grinch

Did anybody else read or watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas over the holidays? It’s a Dr. Seuss classic! Yes, he’s the cranky green guy who hates the whole holiday season. He doesn’t like presents, singing, or even roast beast. Nobody knows the reason. Some suggest it is because his head wasn’t screwed on just right or that his shoes

Assume Good Intentions and See What Happens in 2019!

The sun glistened down through the conference room windows. To my right sat a local banker, to my left a college admissions director. I was literally surrounded by the cream of the crop of local business women, movers and shakers in the community, including an architect, non-profit directors, higher education professionals, marketing and public relations executives, a variety of business

Random Act of Kindness

“Wow, your nails look terrific,” she said, standing behind the sample counter at Trader Joe’s. This simple compliment from a grocery store employee started a conversation between two strangers—Jen and me. I’d stopped by the store on my drive home to pick up a few items, tired and not eager to face the snowy roads and rush hour traffic. Jen’s

#RealLifeWonderWoman – Meet Lisa Erwin

I sat down in the auditorium for a parent orientation session–this time not as the keynote speaker or college parenting expert, but as a mom. A mom who was launching her youngest child. A mom who knows all-too-well the bittersweet feeling of letting go. Then SHE walked on the stage, her warm smile and bright eyes calming the nervous parents