About Barbara

The Day Between: Poetry and Essays by Barbara Powell, MA, NBC-HWC

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Barbara is a poet, health coach, and runner in Minneapolis. She attended the University of Minnesota, where she completed her Master’s Degree in Integrative Health and Well-being Coaching. She graduated from Bentley University in Massachusetts with a B.A. in Marketing and English Creative Writing.

Barbara is passionate about present-moment living, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence. She explores these topics (and more) on this site. In 2019 she co-founded the Minneapolis-based culture blog, Not Quite Sunday, where her writing serves as a bridge between her professional practice and real life.

In her early professional life, Barbara was a Marketing Rep with Nike in NYC and then a Sales Manager for Skechers Performance. After realizing she was meant for a deeper connection to others and changing lives for the better — she shifted into the field of Health & Wellness.

A middle child of twelve from a small town in rural Western Massachusetts, Barbara connects with the need to speak up and stand out. Committed to health and well-being, she is an avid fitness enthusiast, completing ten marathons, many Ragnars & adventure races,  and twice qualifying for the Boston Marathon.

A California friend recently described her as “Non Stop. Eclectic. Adventurous. And Spunky.” Another, perhaps more truthful, friend from NYC described her as “Passionate. Purposeful. Pursuant. And Impulsive. F*ck, that’s a lot of P’s.”

Follow Barbara on Instagram @barbara.mary.powell

Articles Published: Level Renner: Ragnar Recap Twisted Blister Marathon Sports Running Blog: Yoga for Runners Marathon Sports Running Blog: Marathon Tips  Marathon Sports Running: Mental Toughness & Mindfulness Minnesota Living: Community Running Never Looked So Good