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My South Pole Expedition: Finding Fire on Ice

On January 18, 2014, I stood at the South Pole with my husband Marty after 48-days of skiing across the cold, barren, windswept continent of Antarctica. Our South Pole expedition began with the spark of an idea three years earlier, during a casual conversation in which Marty asked, “What do you think about going to the South Pole?”

As I slowly processed his words, a neon DO NOT ENTER sign flashed through my mind. Who would care for our son? … Read more

Keeping a Vacation Mindset

As I wait out the long, cold winter, I can’t help but daydream about my vacation last summer.  The awe-inspiring beauty of Gimmelwald, Switzerland and Chamonix, France are unmatched.  Once I turned off my email, shut down my cell phone and became fully present, the stage was set for a wonderful vacation.

What I most long for now is the vacation mindset – the energy, enthusiasm and feeling of renewal that comes with vacation.   Upon returning home and re-entering the … Read more

Talking Creativity on Talk Radio

I was recently a guest on the Walk the Talk with Kim radio show on KKNW 1150am (www.walkthetalkwithkim.com).  If you had a chance to listen in, I hope you enjoyed the show.  I shared a few tips for creating great ideas and talked about turning my personal adventures into a way to give back.

Creativity Tips

As promised, here is a quick summary of the brainstorming tips I talked about on the show:

Speak in How tos and I wishes:  Read more

Creative Thinking Books

Bookstore shelves are packed with resources that claim to inspire creative thinking and innovation. These five stand apart from the pack.  Ranging from playful to artfully designed to more serious, each book keeps you thinking long after you’ve put it down.

1.  The Art of the Ideaand How it Can Change Your Life by John Hunt

John Hunt is an award winning playwright, author and World Creative Director of TBWA.  He’s created a sharply written and well-designed book that … Read more

Avoiding Crowds

I live a mile from Mt. Si, a popular hiking trail that attracts over 80,000 hikers annually.  On sunny weekends, I avoid the crowds by running on more obscure trails.  About 9 miles into my long run, as the quiet breeze clears my head, the peacefulness (and lack of crowds) gets me thinking.  Crowd sourcing, wisdom of crowds and social networks are all the rage, and for good reasons.  We tap into crowds to source new information, follow consumer led … Read more