Posts in category "community"

Less Stress, More Joy, Greater Peace

Sometimes I have to move out of my daily routine to imagine new possibilites for myself and my life. To broaden my scope and expand my mind and heart, I like to dunk myself in an experience, surrounded by like-minded colleagues…who believe like I do, that the flow of life is running just below the... Read more »

Angel Sing in Millennium Park

Angel Sing in Millennium Park
Believing in angels was easy if you were blessed enough to find yourself listening to the 4000 Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC) kids singing today – harmonizing from the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. Imagine being 8, or 10 or 11 years old and experiencing the impact of singing from Beethoven’s 9th symphony An Die... Read more »

Creating Peace in the Middle East...One Person at a Time

Creating Peace in the Middle East...One Person at a Time
When graphic designer, Ronny Edry, posted on Facebook a poster that said he loved Iran and didn’t want war, no one – most especially Ronny – could have imaged the impact. One message. One intent. One truth. Spreading like wildfire to change the world. What if every human being believed that all sane people on... Read more »
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Rocky: The Best Blackhawk

Rocky: The Best Blackhawk
I heard the yelling and the honking cars. It was so exciting! I had to do it. I just had to. Donning my Blackhawks sweatshirt, I tip-toed out the door, leaving the babysitter and my sleeping daughter together for 30 more minutes so I could have “the experience.” After having managed to get tickets to... Read more »

Yo Yo Ma, The Chicago Children's Choir and Peace on Earth

Yo Yo Ma, The Chicago Children's Choir and Peace on Earth
Last week, as Yo Yo Ma play his famous cello at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, 3,400 children from Chicago neighborhoods sang in the background, and I felt hope for the future. It was the kind of hope that only innocence and the universal language of music can bring. Watching the joyful and buoyant Artistic Director, Josephine Lee,... Read more »

A Car Accident and Thanksgiving

A Car Accident and Thanksgiving
Smiling over my shoulder at my daughter’s funny comment, for a split second I took my eye off the road. The light had turned green, so I was preparing to accelerate.  My foot was not even on the gas pedal when my car bumped into the stock still bumper in front of me. I inhaled... Read more »
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Persistent Challenges are our Greatest Gifts?

Persistent Challenges are our Greatest Gifts?
My client, Jillian, brilliantly represents and coaches her clients so that they find themselves in venues that best fit their talents. They feel seen in the best light by audiences, and they are thrilled with her work. Who would imagine that Jillian secretly yearns for the limelight, herself, and is, at the same time, deathly... Read more »

Success is a Tricky Business

Success is a Tricky Business
Have you entered into the world of  entrepreneurism? Have you carved out your target audience and assured that your niche is rich enough to make a good return on your investment? What I’ve found is that being a successful entrepreneur is not as tricky a business as being a person who is aligned with her... Read more »

Finding Wisdom through a Blizzard of Information and Networks

Finding Wisdom through a Blizzard of Information and Networks
Sometimes I feel like I’m standing still in a blizzard of information, being pelted on all sides. Yesterday, I open a website for further education, and find myself clicking “X” on three to four pop-up advertisements before I could get to the website. It feels more challenging than ever to find my wise voice –... Read more »
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Four Ways 2012 Will Support Your Success

Four Ways 2012 Will Support Your Success
After a record breaking number of clients and colleagues reported breakdowns of every kind in 2011 – from  job and income loss, to the loss of  a loved one. I am heartened to observe and support the beginning of client reconstruction, new paths and expansions as 2012 unfolds. There is a buzz in the air and... Read more »