I challenge you to spend one hour each day in November focusing on your dreams. Why? In conversations lately I've been running into people who get themselves stuck in the same situation that I find myself in now. There are so many things that we WANT to do, but when we get home from work/school/social … Continue reading Hour of You
Since moving to Evanston, IL I have spent the majority of my commute on the Purple Line. I kept seeing signs urging train riders to visit the Bahá'í Temple & Gardens in Evanston. The temple itself looked beautiful and I am always looking for new places to explore so I waited for an opening. This … Continue reading Spirituality & Bahá’í Temple
On many occasions we are our own worst enemies. One of these occasions is when we listen to ourselves say the words, "I can't." Once those words are in our minds or on our tongues we immediately find the reasons to back them up. For me, public speaking was always out of the question. I'm … Continue reading Take Control Of Your Narrative
"Body on the Tracks" Huddled. An empty train packed. Delayed. Half hour commute tripled. Paused for Signal. Still silent bodies wait. We appreciate your patience. Rerouted. Shuttle buses to final destinations. Tracks closed from Belmont to North/Clybourn. Two miles of investigation. Attempts to make sense of the unknown. Two miles of collection. Piecing together an … Continue reading Body on the Tracks
Next week I get a speaker at the event DENIAL: Being In It & Getting Out Of It. I reached out to Nikki Nigl after attending ABOUT WOMEN a few times. These events are a safe place so I jumped at the chance to conquer my fear of public speaking and honestly, the topic is something … Continue reading Public Speaking *Gulp*
The past weekend I moved to an apartment in Evanston. Three stories up with no elevator. We were too stubborn to hire movers and a part of me thinks we might always be. Maybe that's okay. My sister, brother-in-law and I have spent a decade helping one another with moves, so at this point we're … Continue reading Goodbye Lincoln Square, Hello Evanston!
I grew up as a city girl. We lived at the Oak Park stop on the "L" so we felt were close enough to the city to consider ourselves "Chicagoans." I'd prefer laying inside basking in the A/C watching TV to hanging out at the small parks close by or trekking a few miles away … Continue reading Get Your Green On!