Leigh Cooper Wallace

My friend and heroe, Leigh Cooper Wallace died Monday morning due to complications with pneumonia.  She was only 43 years old.  Leigh was a hero to many.  A runner, a coach, a powerhouse of a spirit, she inspired so many to reach within and tap into their greatest potential.  When I first met Leigh, she was bringing Girls […]

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All Our Broken Little Pieces

(Just a note, I ALWAYS change names to preserve anonymity, except in cases where folks want me to keep their name intact with the events. I also ALWAYS receive permission from folks to share their story when appropriate and necessary.) I got the letter from Mary and called her right away…I wanted to hear it […]

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The Coupon Book

Since it is THAT time of year, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I can give my own daughter, Helen, this holiday season.  She is 14 years old now.  We are in the thick of it.  The potentially negative influences are everywhere.  On average girls connect to some form of media over 8 hours […]

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When Mothers Rule the World

This week, during a radio interview, the host read an exerpt from my book “Girls on Track.”  I listened as he read it and was moved.  The book hit bookstores about this time of year “way back” in 2004.  I picked it up to read, once again, the words that I wrote and I, with both humor and […]

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