Embrace The Overwhelm. 5 Steps To Help Someone Bypass Depression. Day 15 of 365

Embrace The Overwhelm. 5 Steps To Help Someone Bypass Depression. Day 15 of 365
About one month ago, I spent time with a lifelong friend. She’d been in great spirits as we caught up on each other’s lives, but then, without warning, she grew distant and quiet. She’s struggled with depression in the past, so I knew enough not to push. Instead, I busied myself and gave her plenty... Read more »

My Girl. Day 14 of 365

My Girl. Day 14 of 365
Tonight I walked through the city with my one and only girl. I’ve wished so long for a night like this — just relaxed, uninterrupted time with her, punctuated with laughter and authentic conversation. Though she’s no longer my “little” girl, she’s a lovely young woman who’s grown up right before my eyes. At one... Read more »

The Neighborhood I Love. Day 13 of 365

I currently live in a Victorian row house, one of 7 individual-yet-connected residences. Though each of our units is independently owned, my neighbors and I could *technically* claim we all live under a single roof. This three-story building, built on a leafy Evanston avenue in 1897, has been my home for nearly 20 years. It’s the place I’ve lived the longest... Read more »
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Mourning Glory. How I Learned To Openly Grieve. Day 12 of 365

(Click here to read the first part of this post) On the day my sister was cremated, the world, for me, had shifted on its axis, and yet somehow, the drive-thru line outside this restaurant was still moving right along…and the overhead lights were still burning bright above us…and the sun was still shining despite such gloom.... Read more »

Mourning Glory. How I Learned To Openly Grieve. Day 11 of 365

Since my sister’s unexpected death three months ago, I have heard — and been reminded of — three specific phrases: “Be strong.” “You’ve got this.” “Don’t let yourself overthink.” I’ve also asked myself if I’ll ever write about “happy” things again, especially all the happy memories I shared with my sister. I know that the answer... Read more »

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Day 10 of 365

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Day 10 of 365
Okay, so this is pretty awkward. I’m trying to decide whether to keep my blog here on ChicagoNow, or to jump ship altogether and blog exclusively on my personal website, www.christinewolf.com. I’ve been blogging here on ChicagoNow since 2012. Prior to that, I’d blogged on a WordPress site, figuring out how to be an author while writing about... Read more »

Starbucks, Racial Profiling, Implicit Bias and White Privilege. Day 9 of 365

Yesterday, Starbucks announced plans to close 8,000 stores the afternoon of May 29th after two men were racially profiled by employees last week in one of Starbucks’ Philadelphia coffee shops. According to NPR, “Starbucks will be conducting racial-bias training ‘geared toward preventing discrimination.’ The training, according to a company press release, will be provided to nearly... Read more »

Finding The In-Between. Day 8 of 365

Which life would you rather live? One filled with connections, activity, and motion? Or one of autonomy, calm, and stillness? Thankfully, we don’t have to choose one lifestyle over the other, since an authentic life isn’t black or white. And yet, what’s been happening in our country strikes me as profoundly so — this visceral sense of “we’re right” and... Read more »

On Becoming A Biographer. Day 7 of 365

For those of you who don’t know, I’m writing a biography about two people who are no longer alive. Though I can’t yet discuss who they are (I will, soon!), I can say it’s been a fascinating journey, researching these remarkable people and immersing myself in their history. I really look forward to sharing the project with you. Writing a biography has... Read more »

I Forgot to Blog! Day 6 of 365

Yep. I completely forgot to blog on day 6. How’s that for honest? It didn’t occur to me until the next day that I missed my daily post. What is it they say about new habits? Something about taking a full 30 days before they’re “installed”? Well alrighty then. Onward.
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    I tend to cover life's ups and downs. I don't shy away from the tougher, more emotional stories. While I'm always willing to voice an opinion, it sometimes contradicts my innate desire to please everyone at all times. Such is this crazy life, I suppose. Ultimately, I search for meaning in the human experience, and openly share how I (try to) keep my head above water. Thanks so much for dropping by. I really appreciate hearing your thoughts.

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