Monthly Archives: March 2011

Quantification

Sometimes, things are hard to put into a number.  We use descriptive phrases to help others grasp emotions we feel.  ”I am ‘over the moon.’ with joy!”  or,  ”I’m broken,” are two ways of conveying very, different, thoughts.  But what happens with those that can’t be quantified: the look of hope in someone’s eyes, a…

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Perspective

per·spec·tive [per-spek-tiv] –noun 1. a technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flatsurface. Compare aerial perspective, linear perspective. 2. a picture employing this technique, especially one in which it isprominent: an architect’s perspective of a house. Do you ever lose perspective?  Sometimes an important problem in hindsight is nothing more than a challenge to be conquered.  I experienced one of life’s greatest lessons this week. Jennifer Brigham, happens to be the owner of the company I…

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Call To Arms…

My favorite author has always been Charlotte Brontë.  She happened to write one of my most beloved novels, “Jane Eyre,” and because Charlotte was a woman, she was forced to use a pen name to be taken seriously.  When asked why she ultimately chose the name she did, Brontë responded: “Averse to personal publicity, we veiled…

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THANK YOU

Sometimes, thankfulness can be lost in a spread of status updates and press.  If I could measure my thanks with more than a simple message, I would: Thank you to everyone who has encouraged GirlmeetsGeek to spread it’s wings.  I’m gearing up for some INCREDIBLE things, and I am HONORED and ELATED you are making the journey…

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SEVEN

I want to paint a picture for you of what life looks and feels like as a single parent.  First, it’s wonderful. The smiles of your child mean more, their “I Love Yous,” speak louder and watching their good decisions reflects on the upbringing and choices you created and enabled them to choose.  Secondly: It…

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Cancer to Survivorship: It’s all in the outlook

I was featured in a recent Pioneer Press  article about overcoming your diagnoses and using your voice to inspire others.  Very proud to give a voice to a cancer that is often marginalized and forgotten.  This is for every cancer survivor. Turning Point: Chaska woman chose to combat cervical cancer by talking about it By…

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The Trouble With Pink…

Let me tell you what it’s like campaigning for Cervical Cancer.  First, I explain that the cervix is separate from the uterus, the urethra and the vagina.  Then, I discuss HPV, while people silently judge me.  Revelations about my sexual history cross the minds of my audience before they hear how conservative I truly am.  Finally, I…

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Hurt

Sometimes, there is no positive spin.   There is no life lesson to be learned, and a death is simply that: A death. I was sitting behind him in Journalism class.  At 14 years old and him at 15, we were as lost as two misfits could be.  I had 90′s rolled, curled, bangs and delusions…

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