Real Life Wonder Woman Kasey Cross was born in a small town in Dooly County, Georgia. Her life changed dramatically when she became a mother at age 15. Her second daughter was born two years later, and she had three more baby girls in the following decade. While life was certainly challenging as a single mom in those days, she
#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Maureen Putnam
Music is one of this real life Wonder Woman’s superpowers! 🎶 Maureen “Mo” Putnam has a BA degree in piano and voice and a MA in Liturgical Music. Currently, she is starting her 16th year as Director of Music and Liturgy at Christ Our Light Catholic Parish in Princeton/Zimmerman MN, working with the Chapel Choir at Saint John’s University and
Who are the Wonder Women in your life?
Legend tells us that before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, the Amazon princess. She lived on a lush island paradise called Themyscira, where she was raised by a community of women. They were her Amazonian tribe. They believed in her, guided her, and honored her—even when she left the island for the modern world. While Wonder Woman was
Set Your Priorities like a Chinese Buffet
Do you like Chinese food? I sure do. So does my sweet mother-in-law Alice. Because of this shared affinity, we recently ordered some Chinese takeout. As we ate, we talked about the upcoming year and what we might expect from it. We also talked about our to-do lists—the things we were still hoping to get completed before the end of
#ChampagneMonday — Celebrate through the crap!
I was recently talking with a friend who had a crappy year. I know, 2020 was not exactly a picnic for most of us, but her year was something else altogether. Cathy lost both of her beloved grandmothers. Her son graduated from high school without a ceremony. And then moved five hours away to college. Her sister got breast cancer.
2020…Let it go!
Last winter I had the joy of leading a session at a women’s retreat in the beautiful lake country of Wisconsin. I’d been asked to share a message that would inspire the attendees and also set them up for success in the new year. Many were business owners and entrepreneurs, and all were hard-working, creative types with tremendous passion and
If 2020 was a math problem…
I’ve never been a fan of math word problems, which is funny because I’m a huge fan of words. Just not the math part. But given how this year has gone, this problem does not sound nearly as ridiculous as it did last year. Even though the year has been challenging in too many ways to count, many good
Taking care of each other during COVID-19: Virtual connections are still connections!
As we enter another day of sheltering in place and navigating this “new normal” of pandemic living, I’d love to know how you are doing. And what you are doing. Are your days filled with sadness or struggle? Hope or opportunity? Creativity or ingenuity? Or perhaps a blended cocktail of each? Speaking of cocktails, have you jumped on the Zoom
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 Ruth Lopez
Today, you get to meet Ruth Lopez. She’s the Director of Transportation Management for Ryder System, Inc. and a real-life Wonder Woman. One of Ruth’s superpowers is humility. She works hard and does great things, but isn’t one to toot her own horn, which is why I am overjoyed to tell you that she’s had a big year. She earned the