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 Nancy Davis Kho

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is a writer, podcaster and ’80s music aficionado. Nancy Davis Kho writes about “the years between being hip and breaking one” and celebrates midlife with humor, heart, and a really good beat. This is a big week for Nancy! She just launched her new book yesterday. It is called THE THANK-YOU PROJECT: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Sidne Bofferding

Like Wonder Woman, today’s #reallifewonderwoman is a beautiful blend of grit and grace. Sidne Bofferding is thoughtful and honest. Talented and kind. She’s a hard worker and a great listener. She’s the kind of person who doesn’t just listen…she hears. And she cares. By day, Sidne works as a Marketing Consultant at Gaslight Creative. And for her “other full time

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Avalon George

When I first met today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman, she was wearing a pink tutu. She was five years-old. She was precious. She loved to dance. And what I didn’t know at the time, was that little Avalon was living with Cystic Fibrosis. While CF is a part of Avalon’s life, it does not define her. She’s a strong, vibrant woman–and a brand

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Dayna Vaclav

Dayna Vaclav is today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman. By day, she works as a Patient Success Center operations manager for a rapidly growing, multi-site medical clinic. But her superpowers don’t stop there! Dayna is a proud military wife and mom to three active kids. It is with great pleasure that I get to introduce you to real-life Wonder Woman, Dayna Vaclav! KR: Can you

#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

Are you in the iPhone zone?

“I gotta potty.” “Mommy, I gotta potty,” said the adorable tot in the Minnesota Twins t-shirt looking up expectantly. But mom was clearly lost in the iPhone zone. She was too busy texting to hear her little girl and didn’t see her start to dance around on the grass.  “Potty, potty, potty,” she prattled on. Still no reaction from her

#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

Do you like to read?

Hello Book Lovers! Did you know February is National I Love to Read Month? Yes, it is apparently a thing–although I think every month should be I love to Read Month. But, you know I’m not one to pass up a celebration…so to honor this month, I thought I’d share a list of what I’ve been reading so far in

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Jackie Scholl Johnson

Today’s real-life Wonder Woman is a servant-leader, improving the lives of many–especially kids–in Central Minnesota communities. She’s silly and strong, passionate and playful, benevolent and brave. It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Jackie Scholl Johnson, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota. KR: What brings you joy and fulfillment? JJ: People. Whether it