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Inspiration for all of us… A 74-year-old North Dakota runner devoted 40 years to build streaks. Not snapstreaks. But a dare to start a running streak. Teens: listen up. Streaks can empower you, build your confidence, and change your life – if you choose the right ones. Dennis’ longest streak was running 5333 consecutive days. […]

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It was one of those…  an internet picture you hope your son never sees. … If he’s a Star Wars fan. It was a near life-size cockpit of the great Millennimum Falcon made into a bed frame. An intense project in every way… detailed. But oh so cool. It was a son’s request most dad’s […]

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When you fill your tank with gas, you expect to cover miles. It’s a given. When you work, you expect to get paid… it’s usually contracted. But, production agriculture is not simple. There’s no guarantees you’ll work and get paid. Just guarantee you will work. We stay up at night pondering the forecast, penciling our […]

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Raising respectful kids begins at home with the safe boundaries we create and reinforce as their parents. Daily, we teach our kids to respect others and understand consequences by our very own example. (don’t worry – you’re doing great!!!) You’re allowing space for growth, confidence, and independence in our children. And we both know, creating […]

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In the dead of winter with cheeks frozen and numb fingers, I muttered to myself: I’d rather live through a hurricane. How naive and dumb of me. Yet, how natural. Because, no one wants to suffer. Hurricanes, floods, droughts – STORMS teach us the most about ourselves. They impact our reasoning. Question our character. Uproot […]

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Hello! I’m Katie. Life is way too short. And sometimes the life of the party dies. And the music stops. But, it seems only for a short time before the next verse plays. So, while we’re here, we need to leave a trace of our song. Right before delivering a keynote in North Dakota, I […]

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A few weeks back, I met a couple so in love – celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary! It was easy to see – they were absolutely wild about each other! For you and for me, I wanted to know their secret. Without a minute of hesitation, the man who chose this woman to have and […]

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If family projects excite you, and sticky messes don’t frighten you – and you are really, really brave and pretty ambitious – check out this awesome Gingerbread Party! We make our dough from scratch, our frosting is a family favorite, a finger-licking deliciousness, and our gingerbread designs are unique every year. It’s a seven-family tradition! […]

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