New Clarity on My Work as a Soul Nurturer—My Insides Churning with Excitement

First of all, it is still so strange to me that I now blog about my inner shifts, heart’s desires and soul truths that used to remain hidden away in my own personal journals. I honestly cannot thank enough those who cross my path in a myriad of ways for allowing, encouraging and inviting me... Read more »

Dominick's Comes to an End: Saying Good-bye to My Grocery Store

My local grocery store, Dominick’s—one of a chain in the Chicago area for decades—will be closing its doors forever at the end of this month, along with all of the other stores that bear its name. Its parent company of several years, Safeway, decided to let them all go due to financial insolvency earlier this... Read more »

Live Like You're Dying—We are ALL Terminal

Recently I have been thinking a lot about life and death, but mainly life. The truth is, no matter how much we may resist the notion, we are all terminal. And if we really let this sink in… And if we really contemplate this for more than a few seconds here and there… And if... Read more »
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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Tonight I am participating in “Blogapalooza” with my large blogging group at ChicagoNow. Once a month we are all given the same topic at 9pm and have exactly one hour to write, edit and publish a blog. As I am typically not a night person and definitely not a nighttime writer, I was not sure... Read more »

My High School Reunion and The Unexpected Week After

Last weekend I attended my 25th High School Reunion. I hadn’t been back to my hometown in this capacity without a spouse or children for fifteen years. My parents divorced and moved from the area while I was in college. Let me start by saying that a huge impetus for attending the reunion was to... Read more »

Intuition, Us, Our Children—How to Make Tuning In a Priority

Because we are blended beings—both body and soul—we have been blessed with an ongoing, user-friendly, and trustworthy gift. Knowledge of an inner compass, and as important, permission to use it daily for both big and small decisions is perhaps the most powerful tool that we can offer our children. Even as young babes rocking in... Read more »
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Time to Think for Ourselves: Sift Through ALL of It

It is not too often touted that it is okay to doubt what we have been taught to believe. And yet… Doubt it? From my perspective, it is imperative that we do a lot more than simply doubt. Instead, if we truly desire freedom from the invisible chains that bind us, we must get really... Read more »

Man Arrested Who Stole Our Car: Surprising Irony

Well, the man who stole our car in late July was arrested recently for stealing another car that was found sitting in front of his house. Turns out, fingerprints link him to our stolen car, as well. While this may sound like good news, and in some ways it is—another thief off the streets—in many... Read more »

Soul to Soul Circles: Who, What and Why So Important for All Ages

There is something within each of us that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in the other… and in ourselves. ~Howard Thurman For over seven years now I have been offering Soul to Soul Circles primarily in my home. And with each passing year, I understand more and more what a powerful... Read more »
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Facebook: 10 Ways It Has Helped Me

I was relatively slow getting on Facebook. I initially felt a lot of resistance to this new medium of which many of my friends were quite enthralled. Once finally on board, it took me over a year to really warm up to it and share anything personal or work-related more than about once a month.... Read more »