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Forgiving, Freeing and Releasing

Today is the beginning of Lent. Lent is viewed as a time of repentance for many denominations of Christianity. According to Wikipedia repentance is “the activity of reviewing one’s actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs. Repentance generally involves a commitment to personal change and resolving to live a more responsible and humane… View Article

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What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

I read that question a few months ago while reading the book Lean In. At the time my response was I would ride roller coasters, go zip lining or try para-sailing. You see I have a fear of heights or what I refer to as a vertical challenge. My life has been CRAZY BUSY lately…all… View Article

Courage

My week started with a text from one of my dearest and closest friends.   After reading it I screamed “WHAT… a man, a boat, a two week crossing of the Atlantic Ocean and France!”  That kind of text requires an immediate phone call and even though it was before 8 AM I decided to break my… View Article

What lies at the foundation when you think of seizing the day?

Last Friday the temperatures FINALLY rose above 70 degrees in Minneapolis. The warm weather instantly brightened everyone’s mood and every patio in town scrambled to open for lunch and dinner. In true Minnesota form I met a few friends for happy hour at Crave to soak up the warmth on their spacious patio in St…. View Article

As Providence Will Guide Me

This past weekend I went away to celebrate the birthday of one of my dearest friends and the birthday of another friend. It was a mini vacation that could not have come at a better time. I’ve been on the grind professionally, experiencing some lows and weighing big decisions personally…needless to say there’s been A LOT on my mind. Sunday morning we… View Article

A Welcome Home Treat

Earlier this month I met a friend for lunch and a walk around the Macy’s Flower Show (http://carpediemwithjasmine.com/the-macys-flower-show/).  It was a nice afternoon treat to catch-up with my friend and to see, smell and EXPERIENCE all of the BEAUTIFUL flowers. I’ve always been drawn to flowers and keep fresh flowers in my home. I believe that my… View Article

A Weekend of Girlfriends: A Girl’s Night Out

I’m fortunate to have the freedom and flexibility to be able to get together with my friends pretty regularly. However, some of my girlfriends have families and other obligations that that don’t provide them with that freedom. Nonetheless, I can attest that quality girlfriend time does everyone a world of good. There really is something… View Article

Seizing the Winter Home Stretch

Across the country it appears that we are having a LONG & BRUTAL winter. Today I shared my ideas for seizing the winter hump on Twin Cities Live. Here’s a link to the segment, “Conquer the Winter Blues”