Inspired Editor

Gail Rosenblum is editor of the Inspired section. She's also an author, journalism instructor and public speaker who has worked for newspapers and magazines for nearly 40 years. 

Rosenblum has a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in journalism, and has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the American Association of Feature and Sunday Editors, the Associated Press and Parenting Publications of America. She is the mother of three young adult children and the bonus mom of three others.


Minn. restorative justice leader sees this method as best opportunity to heal trauma

Donna Minter deals with what she calls a public health epidemic every day, even though "few know how to talk about it or are willing to address it."


St. Paul Adaptive Recreation specialist champions winter activities for everybody

Local park and recreation centers have many affordable indoor and outdoor options, Colleen Tusa says.


Director of Hennepin Healthcare's Mother-Baby Program focuses on the 'Fourth Trimester'

Dr. Helen Kim's work addresses the need for more people to focus on a mothers' health after birth.


A 'toy library' in Minneapolis adds to playtime with environmentally conscious twist

Minneapolis Toy Library responds to a growing desire for affordable and environmentally conscious ways for kids to play.


Certified financial planner reveals true meaning of 'life planning'

Amber Miller hopes we'll take the final days of 2019 to ponder a big question: What do we want to do with the rest of our lives?


6 Minnesotans who were voices of inspiration in 2019

As the year draws to a close, let's be inspired by people who aspire to connect, heal and support their communities.


For this award-winning Minnesotan, the climate crisis is personal

Aletta Brady created a web-based platform, called Our Climate Voices, to humanize the climate crisis by gathering and sharing personal stories.


Turn the 'getting' season into 'gratitude' season with help from Twin Cities nonprofit

Sarah Aadland has gathered loads of research confirming that altruistic kids are happy kids. And what better time than December to practice?


Hennepin County social worker helps at-risk parents thrive

Danielle Monsrud has a personal connection to Hennepin County's Parent Support Outreach Program.


Hamline University's social justice leader is a winner at getting out the youth vote

Nur Mood looks into the future every day — in the form of the bright young people walking across his St. Paul campus.