Thinking about athletic goals during the off season

It’s time to move past thinking about athletic goals to doing those goals! Today I’m sitting in my office this fine, sunny, after the Jayden Polar Vortex that caused Minnesota to shut down, and I realized I’ve been doing a lot of athletic thinking. I’ve recovered from -50 degrees Fahrenheit temps, and finally I’m thinking … Read moreThinking about athletic goals during the off season

7 Action Steps to Spiff-Up Your 2019 LinkedIn Profile!

I love LinkedIn. It’s that simple. When I owned TeamWILD Athletics, I discovered that many of my clients found us through my involvement on LinkedIn. That was a big revelation. Then as someone who loves networking, I discovered that checking out people I’d met at an event on LinkedIn was a great way to cement … Read more7 Action Steps to Spiff-Up Your 2019 LinkedIn Profile!

Vision Board Magic for 2019

Vision Boards speak to the non-verbal part of me, which is why, despite my #1 Love Language being words, I love making Vision Boards. I like speaking to the parts of myself that respond powerfully to images and color. Plus, I love gathering with a group of people annually to make my vision board. I … Read moreVision Board Magic for 2019

New recipes that fit a no-gluten, no-meat, no-dairy meal plan #DiabetesFoodHub

I made a promise to my certified diabetes educator, registered dietitian Marcey Robinson 8 years ago when I gave up gluten, meat,dairy and alcohol. The promise was to make a concerted effort to find and try new recipes at least twice a month, to keep cooking and eating at home interesting and engaging. I am … Read moreNew recipes that fit a no-gluten, no-meat, no-dairy meal plan #DiabetesFoodHub

Reminder: Every gift comes from our collective spirit!

I have been working on my goals and plans for 2019, and it has come time to get my book out into the world. It’s time. I am ready. Even though I am ready, I am scared beyond belief. I worry about hurting my biological family. I worry it won’t be good enough. I worry … Read moreReminder: Every gift comes from our collective spirit!

A story of trigger finger surgery and healing with type 1 diabetes

As you might know, I’ve had type 1 diabetes for 37.5 years and I have recently experienced my first significant diabetes complication. The name on the street for my complication is “trigger finger.” It began about four years ago. A few of my fingers, on both my hands, started catching and hurting. I asked my … Read moreA story of trigger finger surgery and healing with type 1 diabetes

Navigating ambiguous loss and estrangement during the holiday season

I work at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and every time I log in to our electronic system, I see notices about things happening on the various campuses. A few weeks ago I saw a notice about a training on Ambiguous Loss by Pauline Boss, PhD. I was curious, as the word ambiguous feels … Read moreNavigating ambiguous loss and estrangement during the holiday season

Getting back in the game after a big time out

I’m back! Yes, it’s been a tad over two months since I wrote a blog post. I have lots of excuses and as of today, none of them much matter. At long last, I feel ready to resume my weekly posting and I’ve even picked up the editing process on my book. Here’s one explanation … Read moreGetting back in the game after a big time out

3 reasons long-time friends improve your health and wellness

This week I’m in Denver, Colorado visiting a number of my dearest long-time friends. After all, I did live in Denver for both of my rounds of breast cancer. These are many of the people who were there for me during rounds one and two of getting back to health after finding out I had … Read more3 reasons long-time friends improve your health and wellness