The Inspired Woman of the Year 2020

The Inspired Woman of the Year 2020

By Marci Narum What is an “Inspired Woman,” anyway? A couple of weeks ago, I asked this question on the Inspired Woman Facebook page. Specifically, the question was, “What words or phrases do you use when you think of a woman who inspires?” The answers were positively...
A Woman of Impact: Cindy Cook

A Woman of Impact: Cindy Cook

By Marci Narum Submitted photos This is part two in a series of four stories on Women of Impact. I was inspired to write this series after moderating a panel discussion in January for Minot Women Connect, a program focused on developing female professionals. The theme...
A Woman of Impact: Megan Laudenschlager

A Woman of Impact: Megan Laudenschlager

By Marci Narum Submitted photos A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of moderating a panel discussion in Minot with four outstanding women. The theme of the event was “Be a Woman of Impact,” and it was presented by Minot Women Connect, a program focused on developing...
Patricia Stockdill: North Dakota is Her Daily Celebration

Patricia Stockdill: North Dakota is Her Daily Celebration

By Rod Wilson Submitted photo For Patricia Stockdill, each morning begins with the sun rising over Garrison Bay on Lake Sakakawea just east of her rural home. Surrounded by fields and shelterbelts, the landscape is absolutely perfect for the most important task of the...
Responsibility, Act of Service, & Birthright

Responsibility, Act of Service, & Birthright

By Nicci Johnson I truly believe that self-care is a sacred act of service to those around us. But, I didn’t always have that kind of mentality. So how did I get there? By being honest about where I’m at, open-minded about learning something new, and willing to do...
Embrace the Stress

Embrace the Stress

By Dr. Rhonda Jolliffe An examination of health history and lifestyle choices are considered in the plan of care during a medical visit. In the past 22 years and thousands of patient visits, the infamous question of the hour arises:   “Are there any added  stressors...
A Life-Saving Decision

A Life-Saving Decision

By Erin Pasley Submitted Photos Making positive choices should be the easiest thing we can do for ourselves, but I did something for myself this year that was one of the hardest decisions of my life. It was also the best. I am newly engaged to the love of my life, and...