Tag: #good

250 posts of connection

250 posts of connection
I have written 250 posts for ChicagoNow since I started in September of 2016. Although there have been changes with this platform, I am grateful for the outreach to share my voice and thoughts. There have been months that I wrote a couple of articles a week, and other times when I barely wrote two.... Read more »

What’s in a name anyway?

As I was listening to B96 on the radio last week, the hosts Gabe and Nina were talking about names and discussing the most common one in your phone contact list. A brief look at my phone today told me a couple of things. One, I need to delete some old contacts, and two Jennifer/Jenny and... Read more »

What Do You Promise To Do?

What Do You Promise To Do?
What are you doing this weekend? How do you spend your free time? I have time on my hands since I am no longer working two jobs, and I am done taking more college classes, for now. My daughters are grown and are busy with their own lives. I do love reading and watching movies, and... Read more »
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What is 55?

What is 55?
What is the number 55? Is it the number on a jersey or the address of a house? Could it be just a number? Tomorrow I am turning 55 years old, so in this example it is an age, but not just any age. It is how old my father was when he died. He... Read more »

Could you spend two hours alone each week?

Could you spend two hours alone each week?
What if I told you to spend two hours alone and that you had to stay off social media, and no music, no television or movies, no books? How would you spend it? Even though I do not currently have writer’s block, I am always looking for ways to be more creative so when I... Read more »

Just be nice

Just be nice
I ordered a glass of wine and a burger at the bar in Michigan City when I went there to watch the sunset a few weeks ago. I was tired from the drive, hot in the sun and hungry when an older man sat next to me. He ordered a glass of water, and started... Read more »
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#GetHealthy

#GetHealthy
Since I am on vacation this week but not going anywhere, I decided this would be a good start to eating right and exercising. I started with eating healthy right away, but today is the first day I exercised. I always struggle to make myself go, but once I do it, I feel good. I... Read more »

Want to join me in a gratitude challenge?

Want to join me in a gratitude challenge?
This weekend as I was working on my latest book about a magical house called The Little Stone House on the Corner, I decided that the main characters are going to do a six-week gratitude challenge. I don’t want to give any other details from the book away, but I decided to also join in too.... Read more »

"Write what you want to read"

"Write what you want to read"
I recently heard the author David Brooks repeat the common writer’s phrase, “Write the book you want to read.” Because I had never heard that before, I can’t stop thinking about it. I believe that it will influence my future books and blog posts, and it made me reflect on the three books I have... Read more »
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I can be a difference maker and so can you too!

I can be a difference maker and so can you too!
Sometimes I feel like what I do doesn’t matter. I try to be a supportive mom, a caring daughter and a positive person to others, but most days I feel like it is not enough. Maybe everyone has this deep desire to make a difference and to be a person of action and change, but... Read more »