Archives for February 2014

When I was asked by The Heart Truth to be an ambassador for their heart-month series MyHeart28, I was happy to say yes — and even happier when I got my assigned day: Plan a heart-healthy menu. Yay for food, cooking, and family dinners! The best way to eat heart-healthy is to eat at home. […]

Last September I was invited to give one of the keynote addresses at a conference about wellness at my church, Gloria Dei LutheranĀ in St. Paul. I’m very familiar with telling my story, sharing facts about heart disease, and educating women about risk factors, signs, and symptoms. But this one was different — it was a […]

Go Red for Women celebrates its 10th birthday this year. In the 10 years since Go Red for Women and The Heart Truth began raising awareness of women’s risk of heart disease, more than 330 women per day were saved. That’s almost 14 women per hour, per day, for 10 years. Women’s awareness of the […]

I get it. Really, I do. I want this disease to go away too. I wish it never happened to me. It isn’t fair. I don’t deserve this. Neither do you. The worst part: I can’t control it. I can’t control my body. I can’t control my life . . . anymore. (More on that […]

Welcome to American Heart Month! I am partnering with The Heart Truth, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s women’s heart health initiative to take the myHeart28 challenge this month. I hope you’ll join me. It’s easy, just complete one simple task a day (today’s is “do squats for one minute”). Share the challenge and […]