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I Was A Conference Virgin

I Was A Conference Virgin

I admit I am a conference virgin. If I was going to lose that status, why not start out big and attend one. Or in this case two conferences. In one day. A lot of things have stopped me from attending conferences. Timing, cost, relevance – would I find prospects,...

A New Year’s Wish

  Every year I create and design a holiday card. I had been doing an interpretation of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” for the past four years and the whole “golden rings” part didn’t seem fitting for this year’s greeting — especially in light with all that has...
Going Native

Going Native

Educational and Environmental Project Part 2 (or as I call it “Going Native”) + The Minnesota State Fair — how fun is that?! Once again I am delighted to be selected as part of MP&G Marketing Solutions’s team and with Mary Pat McNeil, an amazing marketing...
Why We Need Trees As Much As We Need Love

Why We Need Trees As Much As We Need Love

Even though my project with the Minnesota DNR Arbor Month Celebration (2016) was wrapped up a few months ago, I’m still mindful of trees and the health benefits they provide. I’ve learned so much from the background research I did for the project — something I...
Everything Starts with a Need

Everything Starts with a Need

I’m seated in the intimate glow of the NORD TASTING ROOM among a wonderful group of women who make up our local NAWP. It’s a Wednesday evening, the March chapter meeting and we’re celebrating women entrepreneurs. “Here, try this. I love this. I eat it every day. It’s...
Color Instincts

Color Instincts

NPR’s Science Friday, featured a fascinating story on how octopuses use color to communicate. Marine biologists still have a lot of work ahead to interrupt the various shifting colors octopuses display, but it’s clear their use of color to communicate is more...
Designed For A Mars Space Mission

Designed For A Mars Space Mission

There is ambition. And then there’s passion. Ambition can ultimately lead to greed and self destruction, where as passion, through experience and observation, leads to selflessness, a willing and desire to take an idea, a dream and make it accessible and beneficial to...
Shut Up and Drive Already!

Shut Up and Drive Already!

Yes, the title is a little aggressive, given this is a professional, business blog setting. Perhaps the pushiness stems from frustration that we are not moving fast enough (at least for me), when it comes to operating sustainably, ridding ourselves from chronic oil...