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.


Community advocate praises North Loop's tiny shelter model as first step in combatting homelessness

Community advocate and organizer Sheila Delaney knows we're running out of time.


A program to improve health in Twin Cities' Black community begins with healing power of soul medicine

A Minneapolis center partners with counties and health care providers to tap into the resiliency of the Black community to improve health and financial stability.


St. Paul founder of the Good Kid Project says kindness toward animals is key to developing empathy

Want to raise good kids? Then teach them to be kind to animals. That's the goal for Nick Coughlin.


Excelsior recovery coach warns of insidiousness of opioids, and also shares the hope of healing

Meet a nationally certified intervention professional, recovery coach and doting father.


Minneapolis Stairstep Foundation leader sees opportunities to rebuild in this difficult time

In the midst of a worldwide pandemic and cries for racial justice, his message seems particularly urgent and his comforting approach especially welcome.


Minneapolis man creates Facebook page to inform others with disabilities about how to vote

Michael Sack, who has cerebral palsy and uses a motorized wheelchair, realizes that this foremost civic duty is easier for some than for others.


Minnesota's Proof Alliance leader wants all pregnancies to be alcohol-free

Research has shown since 1974 that alcohol during pregnancy harms a developing fetus, but she learned most people "did not have the facts."


Twin Cities therapists emphasize need to prepare purposeful COVID 'bubbles' before winter

Experts concerned about single individuals left out of social circles.


Mpls. veterinarians offer free pet care to dogs and cats of owners facing homelessness

The pop-up clinic gives pets free basic medical care, including vaccinations and heartworm testing, as well as medications for skin and eye infections.


Avatars join effort to help Minnesota teachers identify worrisome behaviors in their students

During the pandemic, teachers face a doubly tough task of identifying students — mostly behind screens instead of desks — showing signs of psychological distress.