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Book news! ...

BOOK NEWS! I'm thrilled that my memoir, INCURABLE OPTIMIST: Living with Illness & Chronic Hope has launched into the world  (She Writes Press) and is available wherever books are sold. 

MY advocacy & background:

  • Speaker for Fortune 500 companies, organizations, and non-profits on seeking joy and connection to purpose.


  • Freelance Writer 

  • Minnesota National Kidney Foundation Board Chair and  PEER Mentor for patients nationwide + Donate Life Ambassador

  • Coach Intensive Training from CaPP Institute.

  • NAMI Facilitation Training—Family & Friend Support Group Facilitator for The Emily Program Foundation.

  • 25 years: VP of Sales/Marketing in a family-owned custom home business.

  • M.B.A. and B.A. in Business/Marketing.

This story that will make you want to hug the humans you love...


to learn all about it.

People often ask me, How do you maintain your optimism during challenging times?

Well, a positive focus is so important. Have you ever played the yellow car game on a road trip?


If not, it’s a car game to help pass the time. Whoever spots a yellow car first, calls it out, “Yellow car!” It’s very simple, but here’s the point. You see a LOT more yellow cars that you usually would because yellow cars become your focus.


Positive psychology research shows us that what we seek is what we see. So just like the yellow car game, I look for beauty in the world.


And when I seek beauty, I find it.

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AND, I'd be DELIGHTED if you'd like to read my memoir, Incurable Optimist: Living with Illness and Chronic Hope. (SHE WRITES PRESS. You can learn more here!

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"You have inspired me to move forward with a whole lot of gratitude for life and health. Dammit!" 

Haley R.

Image by J. Kelly Brito

You've got lemons?
Well, I've got sugar.

Together, let's make life sweeter.

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"We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy."

Joseph Campbell

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