Do you like to volunteer? I’ve noticed that I tend to make close friendships with people who enjoy volunteering. I was assessing my current volunteering efforts, and I realized that one of my current all-time favorite volunteering efforts is with Personal Ink, P.ink Tattoo Day MSP. Personal Ink is a program of FCancer (let’sFcancer) that … Read morePersonal Ink Tattoo Day coming again to Minneapolis in 2019!
Last week, on Thursday, July 4th, my dear friend Tammy and I joined up and participated in the Twin Cities Bicycle Club TCBC Watermelon Bike Ride event. We decided to be brave and go for it, and do the 52 mile route. I had done 49 miles at the Hope in Motion ride just a … Read moreHeat exhaustion during the 4th of July Watermelon Bike Ride
Happy End of June and happy joyful summer! I am slowly and surely recovering from the intensity of moving all my stuff from one house to another house. And I am pleased to report that I have now lived successfully with type 1 diabetes for 38 years. The day someone was diagnosed is “celebrated” by … Read more38th Diaversary + 49 mile bike ride recap
Tomorrow I’m doing my second bike ride this month for a beautiful charity. On June 1st, I rode my bike in the Tour de Cure Twin Cities, raising money for diabetes research and camps for kids with diabetes put on by the American Diabetes Association. The ride I’m doing tomorrow, June 22, is for The … Read moreHope in Motion, #BikeRideForGood
Today I need your help. Really. I want your opinion. My hope is to get at least 100 people to give me their opinion about which book would you buy. I need your opinion very SOON, please give me your opinion today! This survey will take you less than 45 seconds! It’s super simple! Which … Read moreWhich book would you buy? #PleaseHelp!
Last Saturday, June 1st, 2019, I rode 46 miles on my bike as part of the Tour de Cure Twin Cities. It was a beautiful, sunny, perfect weather sort of day. Doing the ride was a bit of an athletic stretch for me because I really haven’t done much training this spring. The longest I … Read moreTour de Cure Twin Cities, recap by one Red Rider
First, thank you to everyone who wrote to me, reached out to me, left a comment and generally indicated you support and value me last week, after reading my suicide attempt story. I am very grateful and happy to report that I could actually feel the love and support. Actually feeling love and support from … Read moreHow to change your mind
Opening Note May is Mental Health Month, and this article is in honor of this month, plus it’s my birthday month, and I’m glad to still celebrate birthdays! This is an extra-long post. As a warning, I tell you the story of my suicide attempt. This is 100% from my point of view. It has … Read moreA suicide attempt story by a woman who is grateful to be alive
In 2013, I’ve taken some big leaps of faith. Number one on the list is that I’ve decided it’s time to GO BIG and launch a for-real speaking career. This website is the landing place for that. 2019 Note: This website is for so many things now!! Thanks for being here!!! I’ve also engaged with … Read moreBeginner’s Mind for a Diabetes Exercise Game Changer
In two days, on May 12th, I will celebrate turning 54 years old. I have to laugh. I never thought I would ever be this old. Can you relate?!!! Officially, I am middle aged. Or a Crone. As many people my age declare, I don’t feel this old! After all, aging is simply the turning … Read moreCelebrate another turn around the sun!