It is Well…

A prosperous lawyer invested a sizable amount of his hard earned money in real estate in the growing city of Chicago, then lost most of it in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.  Despite their loss, the man and his wife spend countless hours assisting the survivors of the tragedy.  Two years later, his wife and …

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Thankful In

A squeal of delight escaped my lips.  The double holiday issue of my favorite cooking magazine had arrived!  If you love to cook like I do, Thanksgiving and the holidays are a treat.  I plan, prep, tweak old favorites and try new creations each year.  But in the bustle of planning, shopping and cooking, one …

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A Slippery Slope

The humble brag-the act of stating a truth, but in a way that subtly allows you to brag about yourself in the way you say or bring it up.  I caught myself doing it just the other day.  A friend asked about how my knee was doing. I said something like “very well, thanks. I …

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Just Relax

My eye was twitching, my shoulders were so tight I thought they were attached to my ears and my head was throbbing.  I was stressed, but I just kept plowing through what needed to be done, because it needed to get done.  Sound familiar? Stress is something we all deal with every day.  There’s good …

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A Lasting Legacy

It rips a jagged, raw and throbbing hole.  It hurts to think, function and breathe.  You don’t understand, you don’t know how to move forward and you don’t know what to do next.  But you put one foot in front of the other and move on. If you have ever lost anyone you love deeply, …

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