Oh the Food You’ll Eat at the MN State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is a week away. One. Week. Away. While I hate that it signals the end of summer, I love the fair. If I could Ground Hog Day one day, it would have to be the first day of the fair. Everything is still super clean. You’re not walking over trampled corn […]

The Minnesota State Fair is a week away. One. Week. Away. While I hate that it signals the end of summer, I love the fair. If I could Ground Hog Day one day, it would have to be the first day of the fair. Everything is still super clean. You’re not walking over...

Mind Blowing Encounters at Longmire Days

I’m not the best when it comes to vacation planning. Sure, I like to look at places to go. I like to daydream about being on vacation. But when it comes down to it, I’m not great about going on vacation. Some mind blowing encounters at Longmire Days may have me rethinking that. I don’t […]

I’m not the best when it comes to vacation planning. Sure, I like to look at places to go. I like to daydream about being on vacation. But when it comes down to it, I’m not great about going on vacation. Some mind blowing encounters at Longmire Days may have me...

The Importance of Making Health a Priority

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” What a great quote by Buddha. It makes a great point – good health builds a solid foundation for a strong and clear mind. So today I’m talking about the importance of […]

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” What a great quote by Buddha. It makes a great point – good health builds a solid foundation for a strong and clear mind. So today I’m talking...

7 Things I Gained From Attending a Fundraiser

This week I attended a fundraiser breakfast for Cornerstone.  It’s been a while since I’ve been to one. Probably since my days in the Junior League. I believe it’s important to find organizations you want to donate your time and money to and this was a great opportunity to do that. Here are seven things […]

This week I attended a fundraiser breakfast for Cornerstone.  It’s been a while since I’ve been to one. Probably since my days in the Junior League. I believe it’s important to find organizations you want to donate your time and money to and this was a great...

36 Hours in Chicago

My husband and I used to go to Chicago all of the time. We loved going to Cubs games, Six Flags, and shopping downtown. It’s only a six hour drive from our house so it’s kind of crazy that we don’t go more often. Especially with how much we love road trips. That’s why our recent […]

My husband and I used to go to Chicago all of the time. We loved going to Cubs games, Six Flags, and shopping downtown. It’s only a six hour drive from our house so it’s kind of crazy that we don’t go more often. Especially with how much we love road trips....

Storytelling Can Take Your Talk From Boring to Brilliant

Jerry Seinfeld said, “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” If you fear public speaking, than storytelling […]

Jerry Seinfeld said, “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket...

From Ummm, OK, to Yes!

Last year I read Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sund and Be Your Own Person. I have never watched a Shonda Rhimes show so I wasn’t too familiar with who she is or her work. I know many people that do watch her shows and they are […]

Last year I read Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sund and Be Your Own Person. I have never watched a Shonda Rhimes show so I wasn’t too familiar with who she is or her work. I know many people that do watch her shows and they are usually...

Eight Ways to Move Past Excuses

Excuses have a way of getting us out of things we don’t want or are scared to do. They  can also hold us back from attaining our goals. They have a way of letting us off the hook without really knowing why we’re trying to get out of it. Here are eight ways to more […]

Excuses have a way of getting us out of things we don’t want or are scared to do. They  can also hold us back from attaining our goals. They have a way of letting us off the hook without really knowing why we’re trying to get out of it. Here are eight ways to...

Strategies for Staying Focused When Your Brain Goes on Vacation Without You

Do you ever have those times when you can’t concentrate. No matter how hard you try, you just brain just isn’t cooperating. Like all your energy is being used to try and concentrate yet you can’t seem to get anything done. This is where I’ve been at the last month or so. Today we talk […]

Do you ever have those times when you can’t concentrate. No matter how hard you try, you just brain just isn’t cooperating. Like all your energy is being used to try and concentrate yet you can’t seem to get anything done. This is where I’ve been at the last month or...

10 Life Lessons Poker Has Taught Me

I played in my second poker tournament. Here’s my story about the first one. I’ve had some time to reflect on the tournament and I’ve discovered ten life lessons poker has taught me. So Canterbury Park had another Poker U. This one wasn’t exclusive to women. I will say that the women only one was […]

I played in my second poker tournament. Here’s my story about the first one. I’ve had some time to reflect on the tournament and I’ve discovered ten life lessons poker has taught me. So Canterbury Park had another Poker U. This one wasn’t exclusive to...