Archive for October 2017

Do You Still Date Your Partner?

“You looked so gorgeous tonight.” Say what? These are words Hubs spoke to me tonight before we went to bed. He kissed me on the cheek after I said ‘Awww thank you baby,” big kiss and tender looks…  I marveled at how five words made me feel more alive and special than I’d felt in... Read more »

Five Things I am Obsessed With Right Now

Whenever I find something I love, whether it be a song, new recipe or a new catch phrase, I love and need to share it. Here are five things I am loving right now – two beauty products, a book, a podcast and some music. NYX Professional Makeup Dream Catcher Eye Shadow Palette   I am... Read more »

10 Lessons Learned from 20 Years of Marriage

It was a cloudless, blue sky day in Chicago 20 years ago this month. The weather held at 83° at 5:30 pm as Hubs and I exchanged vows in the Lakeview neighborhood where I lived. We celebrated with friends and family until late in the night. I still get a dreamy smile on my face... Read more »
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Being Brave: Can We Speak AND Listen to End Gun Violence?

We are here again. Heartbroken, incredulous. Perhaps some of us are even desensitized. I sure hope not. It hurts. This place of fear and uncertainty. Yes we need thoughts and prayers. We also need to speak up and speak well. We cannot name call and dehumanize even those of us who act inhumanely. By dehumanizing... Read more »