Posts tagged "Christine Wolf"

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 »

Skipped The Debate, Took Myself On A Date, And Focused on Fun Instead of Hate

Hillary’s opponent completely disgusts me. In this election cycle of indescribable negativity, I decided I deserve better. And so, I skipped the debate, took myself on a date, and focused on fun instead of hate. I’d never gone to a concert by myself. I’d been debating for weeks whether to see a band I’d always liked, Squirrel... Read more »

1 Photo. 53 Interpretations. How Social Media Impacts Perspective

Perspective
This week, while running along Evanston’s lakefront, I stopped to admire the beautiful expanse of a vacant, autumn beach, then snapped a quick pic. I posted the shot on Facebook, accompanied by this sentence: Name this photo in 15 words or less. My own eyes took in peace, beauty and not a little bit of... Read more »
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A Mother. A Daughter. And A Dance With Depression.

A Mother. A Daughter. And A Dance With Depression.
In this series, I plan to post as frequently and as honestly as possible about my own journey with depression — and to share my efforts to support my teenage daughter (with her permission) as she battles the same disease. November 22, 2015 Exactly one week ago today, I flew to Vermont with my husband... Read more »

Not The Story You Expected About Whole Foods, Racial Profiling And The Need For Restorative Justice

Not The Story You Expected About Whole Foods, Racial Profiling And The Need For Restorative Justice
This probably is not the story you expected, but this time around, it’s the whole story of an August 5th, 2015 incident at Whole Foods, including accusations of racial profiling and a community in need of Restorative Justice. After writing about Ashley Usher-Coleman’s August 5th experience at a Whole Foods in Evanston, Illinois, I discovered... Read more »

Sending Kids To Kindergarten: A Veteran Mom On Surviving Separation Heartbreak

Sending Kids To Kindergarten: A Veteran Mom On Surviving Separation Heartbreak
If you read nothing else in this post about the separation heartbreak of sending your child to kindergarten, just remember to breathe deep and go long. Sure, the other stuff’s important: Make sure they get lots of sleep and plenty of protein. Get to know the teacher, the classmates, the classmates’ parents, the school social worker.... Read more »
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Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 3)

Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 3)
FIRE While Chris Froeter worked to edit the memories he’d captured on video during CHIEF’s 4th Race to Mackinac, a fire destroyed his family’s Evanston, Illinois, home, along with nearly all the Froeters’ possessions. The date was Friday, March 20th, 2015. SKIP TO PART 1 OF THIS SERIES (EARTH) SKIP TO PART 2 OF THIS... Read more »
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    I cover life's ups and downs, but I'm really drawn to the tough, emotional stuff. I'm always willing to voice an opinion, though it often contradicts my innate desire to please everyone at all times. Such is this crazy life, so I guess all I can do is just write about how I've (usually) kept my head above water. Thanks for dropping by. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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