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

#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

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

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

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Katie Nall

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman wears many capes! She’s an accidental wife (46 years this summer), proud mother of three kids (who still speak to her), delighted “Gummi” to the Four Adorables (granddaughters!), professional speaker (member of the National Speaker Association), mathematician (yes, as in Ph.D.), and Certified Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Technique (a.k.a. tapping). And did I mention that she is fun?

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Sophie Riegel

I learned of today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman from a colleague who told me, “you simply have to meet her!” She’s an author, speaker, mental health advocate, student and dog rescuer. She radiates both resilience and gratitude. And by the way, she’s accomplished all of this (and so much more!) before her nineteenth birthday. Her book is called Don’t Tell Me To Relax!: One

A Different Perspective on Self-Care

Get a massage. Drink a green smoothie. Slip into a bubble bath. Eat dark chocolate. Read a book. Light a scented candle. Walk five miles. Smear on a mud mask. All in the name of self-care. Self-care is one of today’s buzzwords. Spend just two minutes on Pinterest or Instagram and you’ll see the latest self-care must-dos being thrust into

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Hannah Lucas

I first learned about today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman when I saw an article written about how she and her brother created an app to help kids in crisis. The notOK app is essentially a panic button that sends a text to trusted contacts when a user needs support. But it was the story behind the story that made me want to meet