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.


Midwest union leader talks safety, shopping smart and his hope for life after COVID-19

Utecht is president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 663, a union of more than 13,000 members in Minnesota and Iowa, including 1,850 at the JBS pork plant in Worthington.


American Indian OIC leader offers ways to stay proactive in job search during pandemic

His message for all of us: Tough passages are an opportunity to rethink, recharge and re-engage.


Minnesota leader of Humanity Alliance connects the dots between health disparities and food insecurity

The nonprofit organization's first program rescues food about to be discarded and turns it into high-quality and healthful meals delivered to families who lack access to good-tasting nutrition.


Former Twin Cities management consultant shifts gears to help us live with intention

Tracie Bluse Ward says that challenging times are often the best times for personal growth.


These Minn. health care heroes are fighting on the front lines against COVID-19

Meet the people putting it all on the line during the coronavirus crisis: "We are going to look out for each other."


COVID-19 testing Minnesota's already fragile mental health support system

Meet the leader of a statewide network of 32 community-based mental and chemical health programs that serves approximately 180,000 Minnesotans annually.


This week, our inspiration comes from readers across the Twin Cities

We've compiled a growing list of selfless, creative and often courageous acts you've shown toward family members, friends and strangers.


Twin Cities employee engagement leader encourages businesses to embrace fun

Fun Is Good, an employee engagement consulting firm that offers seminars and workshops, lunch-and-learns and keynotes.


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.


HandsOn Twin Cities leader shares ways we all can help during pandemic

Here are some practical steps to take from the safety of our homes to help our fellow Minnesotans.