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Amplify for Our Lives

Amplify for Our Lives

I am privileged. I graduated high school one year before the Columbine massacre. I have never participated in a code red drill. I have no idea what it’s like to be afraid of some bad guy shooting up my classroom. I have a 10-year-old son. Last Saturday, I had the honor to walk with my … Continued

Show Your Work

Show Your Work

A few years back, I was sitting in my son’s 1st-grade conference when his teacher said she wanted him to start showing his work when solving math problems. My son was solving everything in his head. The answers were almost always right, but he wasn’t easily able to tell people how he solved the problems. … Continued

Sometimes You Just Gotta Dance

Sometimes You Just Gotta Dance

Dancing is great! It can lift your soul, change your mood, and get some of your energy out. * Stuck in traffic? Do a little dance. * Landed an excellent project? Do a little dance. * Just removed gluten and dairy from your diet? Do a little dance. Celebrate the moments that deserve it! Hell, … Continued

Great Conversations Around Good: Minneapolis MiX Panel

Great Conversations Around Good: Minneapolis MiX Panel

It’s always an honor—and a ton of fun—to sit on a panel and talk about my work. This week, I had the pleasure of chatting about social good with a number of for- and nonprofit power players, thanks to MiX, the Minneapolis Idea Exchange. For me, this panel was a dream, as I got to … Continued

Do Something That Scares You

Do Something That Scares You

We all have our fears. A few of mine are spiders, snakes, and heights. Fears can be limiting. If I let my fear of heights take over, I wouldn’t have done half the cool things I’ve done over the years: zip lining over a rainforest in Mexico, riding one of the tallest rollercoasters in the … Continued

Rise Up!

Rise Up!

This past Saturday I marched in the Women’s March in my hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota. To say the event was a life changing experience would be an understatement. I marched for many reasons, but mostly because I really want this world to be a better place for all women, children, and men. As a … Continued

What would Grandma Do?

What would Grandma Do?

My grandma Helen was an amazingly strong woman. I was fortunate enough to spend a great deal of time with her growing up and she made a huge impression on me. When I was in the 7th grade I wrote a biography about her life. Surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly) there are many things … Continued

Conscious Consumption

Conscious Consumption

We consume many things on this earth; water, food, time, clothing, etc.  But what happens to things when we are done with them? Each week we bring our garbage & recycling to the curb. We donate our clothes. We spend time in traffic, on Facebook, or sitting on the couch watching Netflix. Do we consciously … Continued