TGIF: Shenanigans!

Greetings Dear Readers, I hope you are enjoying an amazing holiday season and if not, I have a little something that is sure to put a smile on your face.  One of my favorite things in the world…. shenanigans  plural of she·nan·i·gans (Noun)… Read More ›

Monday: Be Ready

When Dreams Come True I was inspired by this video.  A little girl who earned YouTube fame by covering Nicki Minaj’s single “Super Base” gets a chance to meet her idol on Ellen and sing the song.  Notice how she doesn’t… Read More ›

We are the World

Yesterday, I watched the movie Cloud Atlas for the second time.  The idea of re-incarnation, of being given unlimited chances to make better decisions is compelling.  If you are really open while watching this film, it will inspire you to… Read More ›

YWCA Chicago Leader Luncheon

2012 Leader LuncheonThe YWCA Leader Luncheon honors individuals for outstanding achievement in their chosen career fields and one leader for a commitment to racial justice. The YWCA Leader Luncheon is one of Chicago’s most prestigious salutes to exceptional leaders. When… Read More ›

Cancer as a Virus

This is inspired by a recent post from Cristian Mihai where he makes a compelling plea for support of a cancer research campaign. As a cancer survivor, I am supportive of organizations and initiatives which support cancer research and offer… Read More ›

The Charity Balance

Strategic Volunteering I am often asked for recommendations on how to balance professional and charity work.  I usually advise people that unless they have very few commitments and an abundance of resources, it’s best to practice strategic volunteering.  This typically means choosing organizations/causes which strategically… Read More ›

Boozy Desserts

I’ve always thought of boozy desserts as a sly indulgence that didn’t really pack a wallop.  Based on Amber Gibson’s experience, I’ve obviously been visiting the wrong establishments.  According to her, there are plenty of restaurants in Chicago that serve… Read More ›