Heart health tweeps! Join me on Feb. 2!

Heart month is here tomorrow! I am kicking off the month by guest hosting a WEGO Health Twitter chat on Tuesday, February 2 at 2 p.m. (CST). I hope you’ll join me to help others learn about heart health, their risk for heart disease, and how to educate themselves. I’d love to add your voice […]

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Hello again

I’ve actually never let my blog go unattended for so long before, and I’m sorry! I really do miss writing and hearing from readers. In addition to the couple dozen started-but-never-published posts stored in my drafts folder, here’s what I’ve been up to since my last post, in no particular order. Started running every day. […]

Minnesota’s Red Dress Collection and Me

I never met a microphone I didn’t like, and the microphone, stage, and crowd last Saturday at the Minnesota’s Red Dress Collection fashion show did not disappoint. I got to wear a designed-for-me gown by Thom Navarro, get made beautiful by Lili Salon Spa hair and makeup artists, and be adorned with gems by Realia by […]

The Vegan Experiment: Beth’s Pineapple Fried Rice

During the month of January, my brother Mike’s family decided to try eating vegan and I asked if I could share some about their experiment and their favorite recipes. It was so fun to share the perspective of their kids — Oliver, 10, Natalie, 8, Jenna, 7, and Lauren, 4 — but we didn’t want to leave […]

Women and Heart Disease

Minnesota’s Red Dress Collection and Me

I never met a microphone I didn't like, and the microphone, stage, and … [Read More...]

Get Connected: Find Heart Disease Information and Support

This February I shared nine ways you can Go Red during American Heart … [Read More...]

Get Checked: Women’s Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Earlier this month I shared nine ways you can Go Red during American … [Read More...]

Everyone Goes Red for Wear Red Day 2015!

Wear Red Day gets bigger and better every year! Thank you to everyone … [Read More...]

My post on Huffington Post: We all fit the profile

This year I am serving as a national spokeswoman for Go Red for Women, … [Read More...]

National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 6

This Friday is National Wear Red Day! Will you wear red with me? It's … [Read More...]

How to Go Red in 2015

This is my advice for making the most of American Heart Month. I hope … [Read More...]

Anything you can do I can do better . . .

When I was a kid I loved the playground taunt "anything boys can do … [Read More...]

Eating Heart Healthy

A is for Apples

There is so much to say about living with heart disease. It's medical. … [Read More...]

Huevos Rancheros

Serves 4 28 oz. can plum tomatoes, lightly drained 2-5 serrano … [Read More...]

Lighter Mac & Cheese

From Cooking Light Magazine Serves 8 Sounds weird, is good. Trust … [Read More...]

EmpowerMEnt Challenge Week 2: Rethink your drink

This week's EmpowerMEnt Challenge is an easy one -- replace … [Read More...]

EmpowerMEnt Challenge Week 3: Skip the salt

This week's EmpowerMEnt Challenge is a little bit harder that last … [Read More...]

Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Spicy, crispy, better than take out. This one is worth the effort. I … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Chile Vichyssoise

Spicy, smooth, warm, and creamy. Just right for winter. Adapted from … [Read More...]

Turkey Meatball Marinara

This is from Ellie Krieger's book "The Food You Crave," and also found … [Read More...]