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 […]

This February I shared nine ways you can Go Red during American Heart Month (and beyond) to make a difference for yourself and others. This series will provide more information and resources on each of them. Today’s post: Get connected. I started this blog just a few days after getting home from the hospital after my […]

Earlier this month I shared nine ways you can Go Red during American Heart Month and make a difference for yourself and others. This series will provide more information and resources on each of them. Today’s post: Get checked. Carolyn Thomas is an influential heart disease blogger and speaker, and one of the first heart sisters […]

Wear Red Day gets bigger and better every year! Thank you to everyone who wore red (and told people why!), sent me a photo, tweeted, tagged, or posted your photos — friends, family, coworkers, heart sisters near and far, blog readers, friends of friends, and more. It’s such an incredible feeling to see so much support. […]

This year I am serving as a national spokeswoman for Go Red for Women, and in that role I was asked to contribute an article to the Huffington Post. As I thought about what I wanted women — and everyone really — to know about heart disease, I landed on what is perhaps the most […]

This Friday is National Wear Red Day! Will you wear red with me? It’s fun and easy: Step 1: Wear something red. Step 2: Take a picture of yourself looking smashing in red. Step 3: Send it to me at jen (at) mylifeinred.net or post on social media (my Facebook page is facebook.com/mylifeinredblog and Twitter is […]

This is my advice for making the most of American Heart Month. I hope you Go Red for yourself and spread the word. Please feel free to use this graphic, just please link back here. Thanks! – Jen  

When I was a kid I loved the playground taunt “anything boys can do girls can do better” and I probably secretly still do. But here’s one thing women could stand to under-achieve on — getting, and dying from, heart disease. More women than men die each year from heart disease and stroke. In fact, […]

I like this new Go Red for Women video, because it is something we can all do. Tell other women to know their risk, know the signs, and seek care. Because the women in our lives are one of our biggest strengths.

Did you know that high blood pressure during pregnancy is very highly correlated with heart disease later in life? I didn’t either, until after my heart attack. Not sure the ER doctors or possibly even the cardiologist I first saw that day were aware of this critical risk factor. When I was pregnant with my […]