#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ashley Biggar

Powering up with positivity in all her endeavors, today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is a supporter of local small businesses and a creative. Ashley Biggar is the Director of Downtown Brookings (South Dakota) and is both artist and owner of Creative Impressions. Ashley has carried her passion for helping people in all her affairs – be it at work, in the community, volunteering, or

#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.

Fun Facts About Champagne

Happy #ChampagneMonday! Today, as we celebrate YOU and all the goodness surrounding you, I thought you might want to learn some fun facts about bubbly.  Effervescent and elegant, champagne is synonymous with celebration, but do you know the back story of this celebratory treat?  The tradition of drinking champagne to mark celebrations originated in the royal courts of Europe prior

Let’s Celebrate 2021 with Champagne and Sprinkles ALL Year Long!

If you’ve read my posts for any length of time, you know I’m big on perspective. And positivity. And celebrating the good stuff in life.  Life’s too short to not sip the bubbly or enjoy the cake. And after the year we’ve just had, it is more important than ever to recognize and celebrate milestones and successes, no matter how

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

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

#RealLifeWonderWoman–Meet Caycie Volek

Perspective and positivity are two superpowers that today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman celebrates. She chooses to be present and live each day to the fullest. A big THANK YOU to Caycie Volek for reminding us all to “just wear the dress” and embrace the beauty (and fun) in life. KR: Would you please tell us about what brings you joy and fulfillment? CV:

#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

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