True Story: I Helped 2,000+ Enslaved People Reach Freedom

Slavery still exists in 2018 and one woman is working to end it. Click through for one woman's story of helping 2,000+ people in northern India escape enslavement

Tell us a bit about yourself! 

I’m a farmgirl from Iowa who grew up going to Mass every Sunday. I was particularly inspired by the visiting Maryknoll-style missionaries. They told us about standing up against of US-backed atrocities in Central America. These nuns did the most exciting work of anyone I had ever met. I wanted to follow in their footsteps …. except for the celibacy part.

The other person I had access to – who did exciting work on par with the nuns – was James Baker. And he wore more stylish clothes. So I’ve tried to emulate the nuns, while enjoying sex (married 20 years this month!) and 2nd hand Prada.

I help villages in India free themselves from slavery, through I help humanitarian extreme achievers as a Venture Human Capitalist.  I’m also the mama of two outrageous daughters, ages 5 and 12.


Web Time Wasters

How was your week, friends? I started it by being snowed in at my friend’s cabin (#notcomplaining), had date night at my favorite plant-based cafe in the Twin Cities, and this weekend we’re going to lay low after six week of non-stop travel, holidays, and parties. I am so looking forward to doing laundry and cleaning out the front closet!

Also! Three little housekeeping updates!

  • We’ve rejiggered my sidebar a little to make things easier to find. Click around to find posts in your favorite categories!
  • If you missed it when I ran it live, you can now watch my 5 Reasons Your Good Habits Don’t Stick workshop anytime you want.
  • Did you know I have a whole secret library filled with awesome workbooks and ebooks? For free? Access it here.

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Reminder: What’s Easy + Obvious To You Isn’t Easy + Obvious To Everyone

Not sure if the advice you're going to share is "too basic"? Worried that you're pointing out the obvious? You're probably not! Something that's easy for you isn't necessarily easy for everyone.

I’m co-working with my best friend on a sunny Tuesday, drinking coffee on her couch, and sifting through my inbox.

She walks behind me on her way to the kitchen and glances at my screen. “You know you can just click on that little arrow to read the next email, right?” she says as she rinses out her mug. “You don’t have to keep going back to your inbox.”

What now? My email-reading life = changed. Productivity = upped. With an afterthought of a comment, my friend significantly improved my work life.

And I’m sure she nearly didn’t tell me because she thought her suggestion was too obvious.

We’re all guilty of this, right? Discounting our knowledge because it has become so ingrained in our everyday life that we assume everybody else knows that thing or has that skill set.


True Story: I tried to solve my uncle’s murder by myself

Love true crime books and podcasts? Think you could solve a crime by yourself? Click through for one woman's amazing story!
Dorothy’s uncle LaVerne Stordock

Have you ever wanted to try to solve a crime by yourself? If you’ve ever watch an episode of 48 Hours or listened to the My Favorite Murder podcast, you’ve probably considered it.

But Dorothy really, actually tried. For years. This is her story.


How To Strengthen Your Good Habit Muscle

Want to strengthen good habits? Or break bad habits? Click through for some unique habit building tips and goal-setting advice you've probably never heard before!

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

It’s January 17th and you’re 17 days into your new habit. You’re feeling pretty smug about being the sort of person who works out every morning, calls your senator every day, inserts-wholesome-activity-here.

In fact, you’re pretty sure that in four days you’ll cross over into the promised land of Established Habit! 21 days to a new you and all that, right?*

So when you wake up to an overcast sky or an empty fridge, you’re not too worried about – just this once! – not going to the gym. Or not calling your elected officials. Or not eating breakfast sitting down.

It’s just for today! You’ve been so good! Surely you can take a day off!

Of course you can.

But here’s the thing:
When we do something today, we’re making it easier to do it again tomorrow. Click To Tweet