Kristie is a mom, leader, sister, friend, neighbor, team parent, and more. Not surprisingly, she is a big fan of hot coffee in the morning and cool wine in the evening. She loves to learn new things, meet new people and visit new places, but her time is primarily occupied with balancing a busy professional life (opening Columbia’s first Catholic high school) with a busy personal life (raising six amazing kids).

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Out of Office

By Kristie L. Wolfe This summer, I did something unusual. All at once, I increased my productivity, enhanced my creativity, and enriched my problem-solving abilities. My energy level increased and my tension decreased. It didn’t require a prescription or a co-pay. It cost my employer not a cent, but improved my mental and physical health, […]

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Broken Lines

The Little League game did not start well. Our first three batters struck out to start the game. Grown-ups in the bleachers muttered, “We can’t get any momentum going.” Eight-year-olds in the dugout just knew it looked bad. Very bad. The second inning started with a strike out. We got a runner on base, advanced […]

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Dreams and Buckets

I discovered something in my adult life that surprised me. You know all those posters that hang in kids’ bedrooms and school classrooms with those inspirational, motivational sayings on them? If you believe it, you can achieve it. Be the change you wish to see in the world. Do all the good you can. By […]

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