I Love Minnesota: What to do when Visiting Grand Marais

{Guest post from Carolyn Wilhelm} Grand Marais, MN… …one of the many exceptional places to visit in the great state of Minnesota. In the past two weeks, we have sighted one Great Gray Owl, 4 Eagles, two hairy woodpeckers, two downy woodpeckers, many black-capped chickadees,…

63 Best Practices for being a Decent Human Being

How to Win Friends and Influence People (A.K.A. Best Practices for being a Decent Human Being) You may recognize the title of this article. It is that of a book written by the late Dale Carnegie. Basically, How to Win Friends and Influence People spells…

A Checklist For Staying Present in the Moment

I used to think that “staying present in the moment” was something reserved only for “young folk” who didn’t have kids or jobs. But now as I start a new chapter as someone who is “five decades plus two,” I totally get it. And Staying Present…

The Beauty of Who You Are | Wise Women

The Beauty of Who You Are It’s all about you. Looking within, knowing you are unique. There is no mold to follow. This journey, you travel on your own, but surrounded by loving Wise Women, each on their own journey. “This journey isn’t about getting…

The 5 Things I like About Me Challenge

The 5 Things I like About Me Challenge

Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of being part of a photo shoot for a new collaborative parenting site called Up North Parent. To say this was a fun day would be an understatement, especially for someone (me) who typically avoids the camera like…

The Bear In Me

Fall is most definitely in the air in Northern Minnesota. I love Fall. The leaves, the temps, the lack of mosquitoes…I digress. One thing I DON’T care for is the urge to freakin EAT all the time! WTF? So as autumn sets in and winter…