Category: Wellness

Healing from the Foster Care Experience: Advice from Bestselling Author Regina Louise

Healing from the Foster Care Experience: Advice from Bestselling Author Regina Louise
Regina Louise is the bestselling author of Somebody Has Led This Child to Believe and National Bestseller of Somebody’s Someone. Her Lifetime film, “I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story,” tells her story of how life was like as an orphan navigating through the troubling foster care system after failing more than 30 placements.... Read more »

My Favorite West Coast Resort

My Favorite West Coast Resort
There are so many reasons to escape the day to day and take a mini vacation. I remember my first time taking a weekend away when I only had one child. It was hard to coordinate, but I needed it so much. I needed to hear myself think and create a space to listen to... Read more »

The Truly Me Doll as the Perfect Birthday Gift

The Truly Me Doll as the Perfect Birthday Gift
My daughter has always loved the appearance of dolls. For her 19th birthday I took her to brunch at American Girl Place and set her up with a personal shopper to choose a doll that looked like her. American Girl’s Truly Me collection is ideal because it allows girls to choose a doll that fits... Read more »
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Omni Hotel Chicago in the Fall

Omni Hotel Chicago in the Fall
The Omni Hotel Chicago is still one of downtown Chicago’s most amazing places to stay for a Fall weekend getaway. According to CVENT, it is one of the top 25 places to hold a business meeting. It’s sprawling and elegant event spaces are well maintained and serve as ideal spaces to host meetings and events.... Read more »

July 12-13 USC-Sponsored Hackathon Aims to Help Those With Developmental Disabilities Gain A Stronger “Voice” In Personal Healthcare Using AI-Driven Assistants

July 12-13 USC-Sponsored Hackathon Aims to Help Those With Developmental Disabilities Gain A Stronger “Voice” In Personal Healthcare Using AI-Driven Assistants
Healthcare is a major topic of discussion for many American families. With new implementations of healthcare legislation and changes in benefits for many underrepresented and vulnerable populations, advocacy is an important part of the process. As the mother of a teen daughter with developmental delays and epilepsy, one of my major concerns as she enters... Read more »

It’s Never Too Early or Too Late to Talk About Breast Cancer

It’s Never Too Early or Too Late to Talk About Breast Cancer
When I returned to Chicago in 2012 to date and marry my husband, I learned devastating news about my childhood friend. Her breast cancer had recently returned, and though I was able to chat and pray with her via phone, I never saw her alive again. It was a tough blow, and since then, I... Read more »
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