Winning in Business: Kelli Risse

  Recently I was lucky enough to be the guest of Kelli Risse on her podcast: Winning in Business. What a fun, inspiring conversation we had. Listen to the podcast here: Good Writing Practices with Pam Wilson – YouTube A few weeks prior Kelli and I met at two networking meetings on the same day!…

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My LEAP Year with Colleen Biggs

It’s Thursday afternoon and I am zooming into a Leap Networking event. In fact, every Thursday afternoon for this entire year I have been on a Leap networking/community event. Come rain, shine, cold, warm, St. Louis spring day-the only time I wasn’t on a Leap networking/community zoom this year was when I was on a…

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LEAP Member Monday Spotlight

How do you think? WHOLE BRAIN THINKING will influence HOW you work, play, and live with others! Watch/listen to this amazing podcast hosted by Colleen Biggs of the LEAP community and learn more about Whole Brain Thinking…Helping everyone play better in the sandbox…. click read more and then click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yCg5aH5LyU

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The Writer is Interviewed

It is Monday morning January 30th and I have been in hair and make-up for the last twenty minutes. I am nervous as well. However, hair and make-up (all done by me) and my jewelry and blue jean jacket give me confidence. The other bit of confidence comes from Colleen Biggs of the LEAP for…

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Pain in the Butt

Anyone who knows me understands that movement is as important to me as breathing. Any kind of movement-dancing, hiking, walking, biking, weightlifting (now also important because of osteoporosis), Pilates, yoga. Moving helps me feel healthy. Movement helps me feel alive. At this age and stage, it is as important as ever to keep moving. For…

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Trolley Stop Bakery

Making the world happier once cookie at a time! Open the door to Trolley Stop Bakery and you are transported back to a time gone by…it is as if you have walked into an old-fashioned bakery. Diane Wood, owner, baker, mentor, chief problem solver greets you with a huge welcoming smile, wearing a pink apron…

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Mary Ann Schreiber: Pain Management and Warrior Yogi

Mary Ann Schreiber is a Warrior. To listen to our Storycorps interview:  Click here: Mary Ann: Pain Management and Warrior Yogi. I met Mary Ann in yoga class at Lifetime. We were taking the same classes time and again and begin chatting. Good thing because she is brilliant about pain management. She was one of…

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Bionic Woman

Movement is as vital to me as breathing. Ask any physical therapist or doctor I’ve ever had the privilege of consulting. They understand VERY quickly that to restrict or eliminate movement for me is like asking me if I need to breathe. Ben, the gifted physical therapist at Athletico realized very quickly when I consulted…

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Camping Girl

It was a part of my life that I thought was over. A part that disappeared with other, interesting, and important things into the past. I knew when that part of my life was over. At first, I didn’t think I would miss camping. I didn’t grow up camping. In fact, didn’t even know if…

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Camera Ready

“Is that a selfie on your website?” I am asked innocently. “Yes, isn’t it a great picture?” I naively answer. “No. You need a professional head shot. NOT a selfie. You cannot use a selfie on a professional website or on LinkedIn. You do want people to hire you, right?” “Yes,” I answer, “And how…

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Don’t You Forget About Me

In late June, the Parkway Central Class of 1980 held a not-for-real-semi-casual-class reunion. It was not-for-real because two hundred of our class-mates couldn’t be found-incorrect phone numbers, lack of forwarding addresses. When Parkway said they couldn’t sponsor a thirty-fifth reunion because of this, we decided to have one anyway. Via Facebook, information was posted and…

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Hot Hot Yoga

Since May I have been doing hot yoga. It kicks my butt each and every session, but I am totally addicted. I went to a class taught by an incredible yogi named Karyn throughout the summer and fall. I actually saw progress. I could sometimes remember the flow she taught us and execute it. Feeling…

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