Archive for September 2010

Dieting: Weight Loss, Maintenance and JOY

Dieting: Weight Loss, Maintenance and JOY
Maintaining our unique, natural body weight, a continuous process for most, and for many a lifelong thread of anxiety and a loathsome burden, can be reshaped and viewed in a new light. Interestingly, through my years on the spiritual journey and in a weight maintenance mindset, about six years ago I discovered that the two... Read more »

The Safeway as a Gateway: A New Take on the Weekly Grocery Run

The Safeway as a Gateway: A New Take on the Weekly Grocery Run
Remember in our twenties, when the grocery store seemed the perfect place to meet your soul mate. Well, times have sure changed for me! Now a regular old trip to the Safeway provides an optimal opportunity for a full-blown spiritual experience, seriously… I had another grocery store out-of-body recently—that’s right, at my local grocery store... Read more »

Dave Matthews, Wrigley Field and Beyond

Dave Matthews, Wrigley Field and Beyond
It’s really the WHOLE experience that filled me not once, but twice this weekend as I hopped on the El with my husband over the weekend to meet up with friends and enjoy to the utmost beautiful nights in the beloved city of Chicago. Over and over again, from the observations through the windows headed... Read more »
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Like a Kid in a Candy Shop: 3 Steps to Freedom

Like a Kid in a Candy Shop: 3 Steps to Freedom
As a soul nurturer, I am frequently asked, “How do I create more peace in my life. Come on, lay it out for me. Give me some steps!” My answer is always that there are unlimited pathways to freedom, all unique to you, but I can share a few things that have worked for me... Read more »

Travel Sports: Passion or Business, Democracy or Dictatorship

Travel Sports: Passion or Business, Democracy or Dictatorship
Travel Sports have caused much discussion in our home as of late. On the one hand, there is appreciation that two of our three children are able to participate in what many around the country, not to mention the world, would consider a “luxury” at best and “ridiculous” at worst. On the other hand, I... Read more »

Amateur Photographer Nails Nature As Gateway

Amateur Photographer Nails Nature As Gateway
My husband Jim usually insists on bringing along the camera. As for me, I’m more of a Be in the moment/Don’t wanna mess with the camera kinda gal, sometimes creating a wee bit of tension between us. Gradually, I’ve come to accept that he actually enjoys photography and isn’t hauling the camera around just to... Read more »
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New Trier Day Care, The News and Beyond

New Trier Day Care, The News and Beyond
Friday night my husband and I attended the opening of New Trier High School’s new day care facility—progressive to some, superfluous to others—but either way, just built and a current daytime home to twenty-seven and counting beloved children. I honor every individual’s opinion on this topic (and all other topics) because personal perspective is the... Read more »

Burglar's Attempt at Soul to Soul Falls Short

Burglar's Attempt at Soul to Soul Falls Short
Today on page six of the Chicago Tribune I read an article that at once made me smile while at the same time made me shake my head in sadness at some chosen human behavior. A burglar robs a house in Skokie and as he does so, he profusely apologizes for his actions saying that... Read more »

A Little Bit of SOUL Really Does Go a Long Way!

A Little Bit of SOUL Really Does Go a Long Way!
Hi Everybody! This is my first Soul to Soul Perspective Blog for ChicagoNow, and I am thrilled to be here. Basically, I will be looking at different happenings around Chicago and the world to offer a soul to soul perspective—one that looks at the different angles and underlying spiritual texture of life experiences. This is... Read more »
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