Tag: maryellen

Prince - Purple Reign

This can’t be true. Tell me this just isn’t so. Prince, the artist we all knew and loved has died. The kingdom has fallen to their knees in shock  and disbelief  that our talented muse is gone. Today we are all playing our favorite Prince songs, but for me he was the greatest talent of... Read more »

Messages in the Light of the Snow

Every element in the universe has a vibration, an energy that carries within it our every thought and every action. It never leaves, it is an invisible vessel that bows to the sacred and withdraws in the darkness. Walking within the snow covered forest this week, in pure silence I could feel the energy in... Read more »

Beyond The Boundaries That Once Defined You

It is a new beginning today. It was a new beginning yesterday, and the day before. And it will be a new day tomorrow. Yet every New Year’s Day we look back, in hopes that we will have a glimpse of our life ahead. It has been a very challenging year for all of us.... Read more »

Madonna Rebel Heart Illuminates Chicago

Madonna. Chicago. One Night. United Center. Sold Out. What more do you need to know or even imagine with the energy, love and passion that fans of Madonna have waited for, and bowed in honor at the muse of a collective enigma of love and light. The woman and the music that is an icon... Read more »

Summer Solstice

An awakening of a new promise and a new day. A realization that I could not resist. Summer Solstice. The first day of summer and the longest day of light for the year. This is another “first” for me, to witness the new summer sun and see it rise above the water over Lake Michigan’s... Read more »

No Regrets, I Let Go

I did it. Surprisingly, it was not difficult. I woke up one morning, reaching a point in my life knowing  that the time had arrived. I had to let go. I had to free myself of the inhibitions and let go of the simple facts of trying to make things fit that simply and honestly... Read more »

The Edge of Zen Living

Blue water. Warm air. Seamless design. Taking the concept of Zen Living to it’s natural extreme. Taking it to the edge. On a recent trip to Naples, Florida, I found a lifestyle that carries extraordinary energy in honoring the simple pleasure in water. Water is transformed into the vessel or body that contains it, and... Read more »

Temple of Truth

Letting go. Finally. Closure is not easy. Not at all. In fact, I find it to be one of the biggest challenges for living a life of consciousness. A life that although chosen only by me, for some reason I bring constant pieces into my so called mosaic that imprint deep wounds. Lessons, learned. I... Read more »

Snow Day. Think Moss.

The winter storm is upon us… fast and furious with winds now creating drifts that topple over all of us. Spending some time outside in the freshly fallen snow does wonders for the spirit. A pure canvas, a photographer’s dream, a child’s wish and a dog’s joy.  The tree branches hold the fresh powder with... Read more »

I Knew Him Well, Ernie Banks a Life of Giving

It is another sad morning as we loose another great soul, Ernie Banks, of the Chicago Cubs.  I had become friends with Mr. Ernie Banks while I worked at Oak Brook Hills Hotel as a Concierge in the 80’s.  Ernie Banks, who always insisted I call him Ernie,  was the kindest man I knew, with... Read more »