Summer of MUSIC! – Rodrigo & Gabriela

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, I had the pleasure of witnessing intense artistry and acoustic sound by Rodrigo y Gabriela. My martial arts home girl, Sherrie and I traveled north by train to the Vic Theatre. The theatre is located in Chicago’s Central Lakeview area.  The neighborhood is eclectic with lots of options for entertainment, food, … Continue reading Summer of MUSIC! – Rodrigo & Gabriela

Memorial Day Weekend – House Music in Chicago

  Dancing to House Music reminds me of days of feeling free and happy to be me. From beat to beat, my worries about career, love, and life obstacles fell below my feet. Life is music to my ears. On Sunday, May 28th I visited Promontory-Chicago, a restaurant and music venue in Hyde Park, on … Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend – House Music in Chicago

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