Tag: Christine Wolf

The Climb. Finding Peace As I Walk Through Grief. Day 23 of 365

It turned out to be an exquisite day in so many ways — bright, sunny, warm and breezy — though it certainly didn’t begin that way.  On that Saturday in May, a number of us were headed to Northern Wisconsin to witness the wedding of a dear friend, someone I’ve known, and with whom I have laughed, for... Read more »

America's Slumbering Attitude Toward Discrimination Needs Wakeup After Black Yale Student, Sleeping In Common Area, Is Questioned. Day 22 of 365

Upon reading the headline, “Black Yale student fell asleep in common area and white student called police“, I knew I had to write immediately. Seriously. What. The. Hell? I recall numerous times when, as a student at the University of Illinois in the 1980s, I did the exact same thing Yale graduate student Lolade Siyonbola did. I fell... Read more »

We're All Riding The Waves Of Life

We're All Riding The Waves Of Life
Sometimes it feels like you’ve really got this, that everything’s going to work out. Other times you wonder why you’d ever allowed yourself to think that way. Sometimes you face situations alone, scared half to death, only to “survive” and learn later that others felt exactly the same. Other times you breeze through storms, wondering — after the fact — how it was... Read more »
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Did an entitled high school freshman send healthcare "letter" from "The White House"?

A friend just shared a health care “letter”, sent (seemingly) from “The White House”. Upon reading it, I asked: “Was this written by some lazy, entitled high school freshman?!” Clearly, the letter’s not legit…or is it? I asked my friend from where the letter originally came. He said, “From the same email address that sends the... Read more »

Just Call Me Chrissy

On the day I was born, I was Christine Anne Kamys. The last name, which is Polish, rhymes with famous. Everyone back then just called me Chrissy. And that, quite simply, was that. Chrissy Kamys. Sure, sometimes people rebranded my name to Chris or Kris or Christy or Kristy. Or CHRISTINE  — if it was... Read more »

Feeling Overwhelmed? Let A Few Spinning Plates Drop.

As I sit here contemplating all that I might possibly write, my body tenses as the horrible cycle of self doubt and overthinking begins: “What should this post even be about?” “Make it interesting…yet real…and authentic…but don’t overwrite…” “How in depth should I go? And isn’t it spelled indepth?” “Am I in a light mood?... Read more »
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I am not a doctor. I just need the ones who listen.

I am not a doctor. I just need the ones who listen.
I am not a doctor, nor do I purport to offer any medical advice whatsoever. But as a mother and an advocate for Pandas/Pans Advocacy & Support, this post grew from a place of epic concern. Had you told me my 100th blog post would… 1) discuss a House Bill up for review in the... Read more »

Boy, 13, Takes Own Life On Christmas Eve. The Press Release I Was Not Prepared To Write

Boy, 13, Takes Own Life On Christmas Eve. The Press Release I Was Not Prepared To Write
I’ve written only two press releases in my life, both in the past 4 months, both covering a set of pediatric autoimmune disorders called PANDAS & PANS. Only one of those press releases — this one — brought me to my knees.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – January 5, 2017 — The national non-profit organization Pandas/Pans... Read more »

On Survival And What It Takes To Weather The Storms

On Survival And What It Takes To Weather The Storms
About a year ago, I thought my life was as bad as it could possibly be. Then things got worse. So much worse. Survival, at times, seemed somewhat elusive. Fast forward. Things are so much better now, thank God. And while the details are private and irrelevant here, my feelings, as always, are fair game for my posts. As a writer, I’ve... Read more »
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Evanston Post-Election Community Meeting. What I Saw And Heard.

Evanston Post-Election Community Meeting. What I Saw And Heard.
[Earlier today, I had a pen and paper when I arrived an hour before the 3pm Post-Election Community Meeting. The observations and quotes shared here are from my personal reflections and are not intended to be taken as exact statements.] It felt like entering a memorial service, with all those hushed tones and somber faces. A hazy sun shone through... Read more »
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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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