Summer Reads

I’ve stumbled across some incredible new reads this year – some new authors or at least new to me – some not so much. And, given we have at least a solid month of beach time, even in northern Wisconsin, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite reads in case you are looking […]

Rule Breaking Elf

Elf on the Shelf always used to annoy me. As if, come December, I need a magical man running around my house making it a mess when I’ve already got a few of them living with me year-round. Last year, my amazing daycare really revved up the Elf and all his magic. It was great […]

Favorite 2022 Book

Selecting my favorite read in 2022 is similar to picking my favorite pet, child (although I only have one), or friend. They all have a very special place in my heart. But, this year, I want to highlight a certain book that caught me off-guard and continues to play in the back of my head. […]

Favorite Reads of 2022: Game Changers

Game changing may sound dramatic but I do believe the written word has the power to change lives. In this case, my life. This is by far the hardest list for me to compile, but these books without a doubt caused me to pause and question my why. These books challenged my way of thinking, […]

Favorite Reads of 2022: Series

In 2022 I pledged to read a bit more for fun. A few authors and their series made that exceptionally easy. I read a number of one-hit wonders, which you can see on my GoodReads account. But, in terms of series, these are a few of my new found favorites! The Eide Family Series by Peter Geye This […]

Favorite Reads of 2022: Truth Tellers

I just hit my Goodreads 2022 book goal! I was blessed to find some incredible reads this year and want to share them with you in case you are looking for the perfect gift for someone. I genuinely believe there is nothing better than being gifted a book in the long, dark, cold days of winter! Since […]

Running Regrets and Blessings?

This month my latest post from Another Mother Runner went live. The post talked about my running regrets and was sparked by Daniel Pink’s newest book The Power of Regret. In the book, Pink says, “If we only know what we truly regret, we know what we truly value. Regret—that maddening, perplexing, and undeniably real […]

Frequency Illusion or Fate

  I’m currently sitting at a coffee shop in crunch mode. A few weeks ago I wrapped up the first draft of a book more than 25-years in the making. As I typed the closing words of the final chapter, I felt something was missing. That perhaps my book was an illusion or misrepresentation of […]

Small Changes, Big Results

My first blog post for Another Mother Runner came out this month. It highlighted why New Year’s resolutions don’t work in my world but how taking time out to set your intention for the year or season you are in is a valid exercise regardless of what month the calendar says. This year, I have […]

5 Favorite Memoirs of 2021

Last week I shared my top 5 favorite personal development books of 2021. This week, I wanted to share a few of my favorite memoirs that I devoured in 2021. I once heard David Axelrod mock David Litt for publishing a memoir about his time speechwriting for Obama because he was so young. Like somehow […]