How are you doing staying home and staying healthy during this pandemic? If you’re a health care worker, or a grocery store worker, or a mail carrier, or you work for a delivery service, THANK YOU. You are our front line workers. I for one am extremely grateful for your dedication and service. Let yourself … Read more Staying calm and healthy in a pandemic
I’m a huge fan of Dr. Allen Lim of Skratch Labs. Allen Lim is a sports physiologist. He was a speaker and a sponsor of CampWILD, the endurance training camp I ran for adults with diabetes as part of the company I owned for 6 years, TeamWILD Athletics. If you’ve ever exercised with me, you … Read more Embrace the suck and be inspired
Feminism awakens I remember being a senior in high school at Saint Paul Central High School and getting elected president of the student council. Right away, I realized that women’s rights were different than men’s rights. I noticed that adults in the school treated the female officers different than the male officers. It was as … Read more Goodbye for now Lean In Together MSP
Sally Edwards, at her speech she gave in August here in Minnesota, talked about ways to save time everyday. The idea being to have more time to do the things you most love to do, such as exercise!! One of her ideas was to no longer have to tie your shoe laces. Might sound crazy, … Read more Save time taking your run shoes on and off!
If you’ve followed me for the past few months, you know that I worked for over 6 months on a book proposal for the book I’ve been writing for the last 8 years. I entered my book proposal into a contest with the Hay House Publishing Company. I poured my heart and writing passion into … Read more Navigating rejection and experiencing connection, kindness and hope
Becoming an athlete was no easy task for me. In fact, much of how good my life is now has been hard won. I am profoundly grateful that no longer do I believe that everything in life must be difficult to achieve. In fact, I’m noticing that some things can actually be easy! Last week … Read more 4 easy steps to change your beliefs
At the last ever Jeff Goins Tribe Conference last weekend in Franklin, Tennessee, one of the speakers asked us if we remembered how to dream. The speaker was Cliff Ravenscraft, and for many years Cliff was known as the Podcast Answer Man. His opening was: All human behavior is driven by belief. All beliefs have … Read more Have you forgotten how to dream?
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 more Personal Ink Tattoo Day coming again to Minneapolis in 2019!
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 more A suicide attempt story by a woman who is grateful to be alive
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 more Celebrate another turn around the sun!