#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Kristen Brown

Today’s real life Wonder Woman is a little like Diana Prince. She may have some science nerd tendencies, but she’s also strong and powerful–full of energy and driven by a desire to help people. She is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, energy mastery expert, 15-year corporate leader, widowed mom, crystal reiki healer, yoga teacher, biohacker, and founder of namaSync. She

#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

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

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Kim Hanson

I’ve known this real life Wonder Woman for as long as I can remember. Kim and I grew up together–as classmates and friends. I have fond memories of making snow forts and and ice skating together during elementary school recess.  I recall birthday parties, Cabbage Patch Dolls, and riding her pony named Roni. We shared secrets and dreams. And then

Real Life Wonder Woman — Meet Dr. Docia Hogan

Nurturing relationships and not sweating the “small stuff” are two ways today’s Real Life Wonder Woman pushes through challenges and tough times. And a little ice cream helps, too! Meet Dr. Docia Hogan, Dentist and Owner of dh Dental Care in St. Cloud, Minnesota. KR: Please tell us about what brings you joy and fulfillment. DH: As a young high school woman,

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Carol Howe-Veenstra

When I reached out to today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman, I was blown away by her humility and her deep desire to put the spotlight on others, specifically the women who are leading with their superpowers as our world navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. So we are shaking things up a bit this week. And why not? It seems our world is “all shook up”

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

Go Bananas! Let your coworkers know you care. 

I was walking through Target on Saturday, February 15th. It had been a few weeks since I’d visited this happy place—the place that greets you with the scent of Starbucks as you walk in and bright, colorful displays teasing you immediately to the dollar section. Smiling employees, wearing their red and khaki, offering to assist you and the lure of

#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

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