Recent content from Gail Rosenblum
For 45 years, Ned Crosby has randomly selected a microcosm of the population to gather and listen to and learn from experts on pressing societal issues before respectfully brainstorming solutions.
How do we let go? Minnesota native Diane Redleaf has a suggestion: Practice.
The nonprofit, among the Twin Cities' best-kept secrets, offers classes to the public as well.
Storytelling can be a powerful tool in disaster recovery.
Twin Cities financial planner Monica Eckberg shares her philosophy on how young people should save money.
Sgt. Carter, father of St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, is the founder and executive director of Save Our Sons.
The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport has released its annual report card to document progress, or lack thereof.
Mary Latham's remarkable cross-country road trip collecting stories of kindness in every state, including Minnesota, will be turned into a book.
Elementary school kids start their own club to stymie bullying and promote kindness.
Meet Kaycee Stanley, the woman behind the Robbinsdale-based nonprofit the Reel Hope Project.
Lee Roper-Batker's leadership has led to changes in laws and police training.
David Weissbrodt is a pioneer and mentor in human rights.
To give or not to give? That's the question many of us struggle with as we see a person holding a cardboard sign at freeway exits or along busy pedestrian malls.
Sasha Cotton worked for years for state and federal agencies before feeling called to more grass-roots work as youth violence prevention coordinator for the city of Minneapolis.
The St. Paul-based nonprofit is celebrating 20 years of getting refurbished computers and low-cost internet into homes across the United States.
Luke Nichols' passion is housing instability, because "you just never know who" will be caught in its grip.
"In every teenager on the road, I see my daughter," Vijay Dixit says of his new mission.
Andrew Cameron elaborates on his inclusive vision for the soon-to-open Lions United Fitness Center.
Ellad Tadmor believes that strengthening our democracy isn't rocket science.
You'll help our future workforce practice firm handshakes, eye-contact and other terrifying interactions with adults before they move into summer jobs and beyond.
Her work builds trust — and futures.
Spring break might be coming for you, but not for these highly trained four-legged workers.
Like many baby boomers, John Leland is a front-row observer of aging as the son of a 90-year-old mother. Unlike most boomers, he felt driven…
As associate director for Minneapolis' Legal Rights Center, Sarah Davis says the worst place for at-risk youth is in our court system.
Tressa Reisetter's new book is called "Getting to Know Your Child's Brain."
The "narrative health" approach to connecting with patients is gaining national momentum.
Leslie MacKenzie is co-founder of Transition Longfellow, a neighborhood sustainability group that has operated out of south Minneapolis since 2011.
The nonprofit is the first in Minnesota to test a grant-funded program that sends coaches into at-risk households weekly for up to 18 months.
Rene Coult-Calendine of Fairview Health shares the program's goals and her hope for a new way to talk about overall well-being.
Chad Ellsworth knows that the road to self-improvement is bumpy. Often the biggest roadblock? Look in the mirror. Ellsworth is a career coach at the…
Tuleah Palmer's nonprofit, Northwest Indian Community Development Center, won a $500,000 Bush Prize for community innovation.
Beginning Jan. 1, Walser will offer paid parental leave as part of its continuing drive toward family-friendly policies.
The Hopkins-based Men's Shed is part of an international movement to address growing concern about isolation and loneliness, particularly among men post-retirement.
Wy Spano has studied, spoken and written about leadership throughout his professional life.
She's only weeks into her role, but Katie Lauer has been preparing for the job much of her life.
The exhibit, which runs through Jan. 6, is "full of activities that help visitors reflect, connect and explore emotions in a positive way."
Marcia Alexander, a Thrivent financial adviser and mother of three boys, says this isn't just prime shopping season, it's prime teaching season.
Yvette Erasmus of Edina is a psychologist in private practice who also offers free training on the Nonviolent Communication process.
His decision to become CEO of Phoenix-based nonprofit Make-A-Wish America was perplexing to some. It shouldn't have been.
In just under a decade, the Twin Cities nonprofit has saved nearly 17,000 at-risk dogs and cats.
We who have spent decades in the workplace might be finding things more confusing than usual. In the MeToo and Kavanaugh-Ford era, how much emotion…
Hagi Galvan leaps out of his mother’s car, grabs his neon orange safety patrol vest and flag, and walks briskly to his post at the…
Beulah's teaching gifts were recently honored with a 2018 Cultural Jambalaya Diversity Award. He talks about the award, and a classroom built on structure, discipline and love.
A new study found that nearly 83 percent of older drivers report never speaking to a relative or doctor about their safe driving ability.
With the list of men charged with abuse of power so deep and so shocking, how do we guide our sons?
Here's some guidance on how and why to donate thoughtfully to our neighbors.
Program manager Erin Walloch, a former teacher with a master's degree in multicultural education, schools us in the program, which matches seniors with struggling students.
Brianna Boone has long been drawn to work that improves the lives of people living on the margins, but she never imagined where she'd set up shop.
A clinical therapist at the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wis., offers parents guidance to find joy in new possibilities.
Jillian Peterson sees in us a mighty, and largely untapped, force to bring down the noise and defuse tensions.
Rick Klun of Duluth, executive director of the Center City Housing Corporation, says it's everyone's job to ensure that all our neighbors enjoy the dignity of a dwelling to call home.
Andrea Siegel, a 42-year-old social media marketer and mom of two, is a leader of No Straws Please Minneapolis, a grass-roots volunteer effort.
Twin Cities business executives Nancy O'Brien and Linda Saggau founded it after years of observing clients grow increasingly unhappy.
The Northside Circulator is part of a mission to provide access to basic amenities.
This is her last column for the Star Tribune. Beginning Aug. 4, she will take over editing the Inspired section.
Four teenage girls. Two tents. One hundred and thirty hours of nonstop togetherness. No cellphones. Lots of bugs. And one relentless thunderstorm. No reality show…
Thriviesta's interactive games, led by professional coaches and trainers, aim to bring people together "in a way that is fun and playful."
The struggle for work-life balance begins with baby's first breath, and is exacerbated by divorce.
Woodbury mom stresses importance of screenings and urges paying attention to symptoms.
Administrative officer says he has "one of the best jobs in the Veterans Administration."
His daughter is helping him sell them: "We're spreading joy and happiness, and we didn't even know it."
She was removed quietly from an elaborate, three-story dollhouse at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. But the mysterious disappearance of the tiny doll — a…
Family-friendly exhibit doesn't just make it OK to talk about mental illness — it shows us how.
Certain words and phrases we use to describe mental health are so entrenched in our lexicon that we are unaware of how hurtful they sound.…
You don’t need me to tell you we’re generally lousy role models for our kids, at least when it comes to fiscal responsibility. Nearly a…
A man sits alone in his living room, immersed in an inner dialogue about his depression. In a dark forest, foreboding creatures approach, only their…
Attorney Katie Pivec of Mounds View has vivid memories of Take Our Daughters to Work Day, held annually on the fourth Thursday of April. One…
Harry Hartigan is being ordained as a priest of the liberal St. Theresa's Catholic Apostolic Church in North America.
Northfield's TORCH program offers low-income and first-generation students encouragement — and cookies.
The strapless gown once considered "risqué" fit perfectly, and offered "the bonus of sentimental value."
Kids, run along now. Parents, let them run along now. They’ve got the law on their side. In one state, at least. In news that…
See a show featuring an artistically athletic mashup at the Ordway.
Maya Dusenbery didn’t think much about the American health care system — until she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 27. Research into her…
The doll's disappearance two years ago became a flash point around race and history, which led to important introspection by many and even a short film.
Two colleagues put their matzo ball recipes to the test.