4 easy steps to change your beliefs

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 more4 easy steps to change your beliefs

Have you forgotten how to dream?

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 moreHave you forgotten how to dream?

Personal Ink Tattoo Day coming again to Minneapolis in 2019!

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!

A suicide attempt story by a woman who is grateful to be alive

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

Make lunch a fantastic meal with your coworkers

I love my job and one of the reasons is that nearly every day that I work, I eat lunch for at least 30 minutes with my smart, funny, fun colleagues. Turns out eating with your coworkers doesn’t happen that often anymore. NPR did a survey in 2015 that cited that only one in five … Read moreMake lunch a fantastic meal with your coworkers

Moving from “How to” to “Sports Memoir”

I mentioned in my post two weeks ago that I’ve made a writing transition in the book I’m writing. I’ve gone from crafting a “how to” book, namely a book about how to become an endurance athlete in the face of chronic health challenges, to writing a sports memoir book that along the way will … Read moreMoving from “How to” to “Sports Memoir”