Category Archives: Shawn

Possibilitarian

“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities—always see them, for they’re always there.” –Norman Vincent Peale Wishing my friends and family a blessed and safe Memorial Day … Continue reading


Never Forget

“The best way out is always through.” ~ Robert Frost My heart and thoughts are with the Bragelman family this week as Lino Lakes has lost another officer in an off-duty death. Chris Bragelman was a a co-worker of Shawn’s … Continue reading


40 Balloons

Shawn would have been 40 years old on March 7th this year. How do you celebrate something that would have been? On the night of his birthday, I spoke at a grief group in his honor. I told a room … Continue reading


Running Together

“I believe in love. I believe it transforms, transports, and transcends. I believe it fine-tunes goodness, solidifies strength, ripens resolve, eradicates rage, alleviates stress, and elevates empathy.”  -Lisa Kogan My heart is full of gratitude to all those who participated … Continue reading


Hallowed

I have pages inside of me to write today. I can’t seem to put any of my words on the page. I heard this song last weekend at a wedding. Hallowed. This song contains all the words my heart needs … Continue reading


Love More Deeply

“I believe in love. I believe it transforms, transports, and transcends. I believe it fine-tunes goodness, solidifies strength, ripens resolve, eradicates rage, alleviates stress, and elevates empathy.” -Lisa Kogan After Shawn died a dear friend told me that Shawn’s life … Continue reading


Officer Shawn Silvera 5K Memorial Run

Last minute planning for the weekend? Join us for the 7th annual  Officer Shawn Silvera Memorial 5K Run Saturday, August 25th at 8:00 AM.  Held at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton the day is filled with fun and … Continue reading