Posts in category "Chicago"

Happy Mother's Day, Mom

Happy Mother's Day, Mom
I love you, Mom. I’m 40, unmarried and have no children. I don’t know what it’s like to be a mom. What I do know is what it’s like to have a mom – a mom that is fully invested in being my mom and has never had any other job in my 40 years,... Read more »

40 Things I've Learned in 40 Years

40 Things I've Learned in 40 Years
If an idea scares you, like gives you deep down in your soul anxiety, you should probably do it. Waiting for a sign? This is it. Never make him tell you twice that he doesn’t want you. And when he comes back (and he WILL…again and again) don’t trust your lonely brain when it tells... Read more »

Reflections on This Year, Thoughts on Next Year

Reflections on This Year, Thoughts on Next Year
I’ve never been one for making New Year’s Resolutions. I’m more of a ‘set monthly goals and do my best to achieve them’ type of person. But I realized when I was thinking about blogging today, that the goals I set are almost exclusively for work, and not my life. If you know me, that’s... Read more »
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The Good, Bad & The Ugly From The Bears Season Opener

The Good, Bad & The Ugly From The Bears Season Opener
While Chicago suffered their fourth consecutive season-opening loss in their 2017 season opener Sunday, they showed a lot of promise. They were able to keep it close throughout the entire game against the visiting Atlanta Falcons, and were thisclose to ending the game with a game-winning drive. Here is what I found good, bad and... Read more »

Everything I Know, I Learn From My Dog

Everything I Know, I Learn From My Dog
Anyone that knows me, knows that my 13 year old mutt, Desi, and I are abnormally close. I think part of it is that I believe I got him when he was much younger than 8 weeks old, the recommended age for pups to be taken away from their mother. We’ve been through a lot... Read more »

Supper In The Suburbs: Roka Akor

Supper In The Suburbs: Roka Akor
Roka Akor is a trendy Japanese restaurant with an impressive menu of sushi, steaks and Asian-fusion dishes. While it’s been open in (I still call it) Old Orchard for a while, I finally made the trip over last weekend. I’m sorry I waited so long! It was the perfect Saturday night date night restaurant, and... Read more »
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Easy Décor for the 4th

Easy Décor for the 4th
As someone that loves anything and everything black, I get really excited by all the red, white and blue for the 4th of July! This has always been a holiday I looked forward to. When I was growing up, I would go to the Evanston 4th of July Parade with my mom and dad, and... Read more »

5 Ways To Find Motivation

5 Ways To Find Motivation
  We all make the best plans, set goals, sometimes even sleep in our gym clothes to ensure we get out the door when that 6 a.m. alarm goes off…then what happens? We fall back asleep, forget where we wrote down our yearly goals…. Motivation – there are times we have it in spades and... Read more »

It's The Simple Things

It's The Simple Things
It’s been an intense last few months, hasn’t it? It seems that everyday, there’s something new in the news to be outraged about, whether it’s something “HE” is doing, or another senseless shooting or more that we’re losing: insurance, rights…the list seemingly never ends these days. It’s easy to fall into a rabbit hole of... Read more »
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10 Tips For Silencing Your Inner Critic

10 Tips For Silencing Your Inner Critic
We all have it. That little inner voice that creeps up in the most inopportune times. The one that tells us not to ask for the promotion, that we aren’t good enough, that we shouldn’t accept that date….the list can go on and on. Sometimes it speaks to us loudly and sometimes it is simply... Read more »