Category Archives: Jennifer

Number 30!

A dear friend wrote to me this morning. She shared this message: “Life is quite amazing with the journey it takes us on.  I forgot to tell you in Kauai, Hawaii, on one of the mountains we climbed, at a … Continue reading


“Family first. Nothing else matters. In the end nothing else can take a family’s place.” – Anonymous We had a great family road trip to Montana this summer to spend time with relatives on Steven’s side of the family. The … Continue reading

Allergic to Work

Happy Labor Day Weekend! Jordan has been dealing with end of the summer allergies with fall pollen in the air. Rubbing his red eyes he told me, “Mom, I have some type of severe allergy…whatever it is I hope it’s … Continue reading

Why We Run

The Shawn Silvera 5K Memorial Run has a new slogan this year, “Every number has a story.” Come tomorrow and celebrate your story! One man wrote, “Running to honor my father who died in June at age 92 (11 months), … Continue reading

Making Connections

“When something bad happens you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.” -Unknown It must have been someone who really struggled with something, felt huge hurt, and … Continue reading

The Grief Project

“For it is in giving that we receive.” -Saint Francis of Assisi I am speaking at the end of the month, Saturday, July 27th at a Grief Retreat in Ostego, MN, sponsored by The Grief Project, a non-profit organization whose … Continue reading

When there is Confusion

I had coffee with a beautiful new friend named Rani. Originally from India, she and her husband moved to Minnesota over 25 years ago for work.  A year ago this summer after 25 years plus of marriage, Rani’s husband died … Continue reading