Find Your Tribe

They always say "Birds of a Feather"...you know the rest. And it's partially true. But what I have realized is that it's the things that are different about you that bring the synergy. Some people like to have a yes man around them and that's fine. Problem is, you never learn and you never grow. … Continue reading Find Your Tribe

Crying over LIFE and Candy Crush

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.” Maya Angelou The train is ticking down the tracks; I’m waiting patiently to run to the back seat without being too aggressive. I need … Continue reading Crying over LIFE and Candy Crush

Peeling Away the Layers, One Brick at a Time 

At some point in our lives we are faced with an important decision. To either face the pain that we have stuffed and hid behind for years or just face it.  When I use the word "we", I am among the countless numbers of individuals that have faced some form of emotional, physical, or spiritual, … Continue reading Peeling Away the Layers, One Brick at a Time 

Ready…Set..Your Intentions

Insanity is defined by doing the same thing over and over again and then expecting different results. There is truth to that statement, yet so many of us find ourselves cycling through these patterns doing things the same way. Then we end up defeated or upset when the outcome is no different. So why do … Continue reading Ready…Set..Your Intentions

25 powerful photos of Chicago’s Women’s March (2017)

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He’s Mine, I’ll Love Him The Way I Want

I remember watching a few people who I know as they weathered long distance relationships. When I was married, I remember thinking 'I could never do something like that.' Now being divorced, long distance would be totally alright. People have these picture perfect views of what a relationship should be. Faithful, spending all of your … Continue reading He’s Mine, I’ll Love Him The Way I Want

#NotMyPresident w/Victoria Christopher Murray

When President Obama was sworn into office I was filled with an unbelievable amount of pride. He brought with him so much hope for the country. We all knew beyond any shadow of a doubt that Mr. Obama was going to be a president for all people. Now the Obama Presidency has come to an … Continue reading #NotMyPresident w/Victoria Christopher Murray

In 2017, I’m looking forward to embracing CHANGE!

Living in 2016 taught me how to release the right amount energy to achieve goals. After midnight on December 31, 2015, I knew the year would be something to remember. Why? Because I was turning 50 in six months. My plans were to live life to the fullest and embrace whatever challenges in my path. … Continue reading In 2017, I’m looking forward to embracing CHANGE!

Don’t let winter blues ruin your happy hands and feet!

Living in Chicago, winter is the worst on our hands and feet. Don’t let the season take away from time caring for your precious nails.  Often, we slam our hands and feet in thick gloves and boots and forget to take extra care to stay smooth and soft throughout the brutal season in Chicagoland. I’ve … Continue reading Don’t let winter blues ruin your happy hands and feet!