7 Things I Gained From Attending a Fundraiser

This week I attended a fundraiser breakfast for Cornerstone.  It’s been a while since I’ve been to one. Probably since my days in the Junior League. I believe it’s important to find organizations you want to donate your time and money to and this was a great opportunity to do that. Here are seven things […]

This week I attended a fundraiser breakfast for Cornerstone.  It’s been a while since I’ve been to one. Probably since my days in the Junior League. I believe it’s important to find organizations you want to donate your time and money to and this was a great...

36 Hours in Chicago

My husband and I used to go to Chicago all of the time. We loved going to Cubs games, Six Flags, and shopping downtown. It’s only a six hour drive from our house so it’s kind of crazy that we don’t go more often. Especially with how much we love road trips. That’s why our recent […]

My husband and I used to go to Chicago all of the time. We loved going to Cubs games, Six Flags, and shopping downtown. It’s only a six hour drive from our house so it’s kind of crazy that we don’t go more often. Especially with how much we love road trips....

Storytelling Can Take Your Talk From Boring to Brilliant

Jerry Seinfeld said, “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” If you fear public speaking, than storytelling […]

Jerry Seinfeld said, “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket...

From Ummm, OK, to Yes!

Last year I read Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sund and Be Your Own Person. I have never watched a Shonda Rhimes show so I wasn’t too familiar with who she is or her work. I know many people that do watch her shows and they are […]

Last year I read Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sund and Be Your Own Person. I have never watched a Shonda Rhimes show so I wasn’t too familiar with who she is or her work. I know many people that do watch her shows and they are usually...

Eight Ways to Move Past Excuses

Excuses have a way of getting us out of things we don’t want or are scared to do. They  can also hold us back from attaining our goals. They have a way of letting us off the hook without really knowing why we’re trying to get out of it. Here are eight ways to more […]

Excuses have a way of getting us out of things we don’t want or are scared to do. They  can also hold us back from attaining our goals. They have a way of letting us off the hook without really knowing why we’re trying to get out of it. Here are eight ways to...

Strategies for Staying Focused When Your Brain Goes on Vacation Without You

Do you ever have those times when you can’t concentrate. No matter how hard you try, you just brain just isn’t cooperating. Like all your energy is being used to try and concentrate yet you can’t seem to get anything done. This is where I’ve been at the last month or so. Today we talk […]

Do you ever have those times when you can’t concentrate. No matter how hard you try, you just brain just isn’t cooperating. Like all your energy is being used to try and concentrate yet you can’t seem to get anything done. This is where I’ve been at the last month or...

10 Life Lessons Poker Has Taught Me

I played in my second poker tournament. Here’s my story about the first one. I’ve had some time to reflect on the tournament and I’ve discovered ten life lessons poker has taught me. So Canterbury Park had another Poker U. This one wasn’t exclusive to women. I will say that the women only one was […]

I played in my second poker tournament. Here’s my story about the first one. I’ve had some time to reflect on the tournament and I’ve discovered ten life lessons poker has taught me. So Canterbury Park had another Poker U. This one wasn’t exclusive to...

How to Stay Motivated When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed 

If you’re like me, you’re probably freaking out that it’s already February. I feel like just last week it was September and now we’re already to February. Where did the time go?! I’ve got a lot to do and no time to do it. Today I talk about how to stay motivated when you’re feeling […]

If you’re like me, you’re probably freaking out that it’s already February. I feel like just last week it was September and now we’re already to February. Where did the time go?! I’ve got a lot to do and no time to do it. Today I talk about how to stay motivated when...

10 Things to Do When You’re Not Feeling Creative

We all have times when we don’t feel creative. Times when writer’s block overtakes us. It can steal your confidence, especially if your job relies on you to be creative. So what do you do? Today I write about 10 things to do when you’re not feeling creative. I used to think that creativity had […]

We all have times when we don’t feel creative. Times when writer’s block overtakes us. It can steal your confidence, especially if your job relies on you to be creative. So what do you do? Today I write about 10 things to do when you’re not feeling creative. I used to...

Making Meditation a Daily Habit

So January is flying by. I’m still wrestling with pneumonia. It’s zapping my energy. But I’m also trying to stay healthy. Physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy. One of the things I’ve been working on is making meditation a daily habit. As with most things, I became interested in meditation because of a recent Toastmasters meeting. […]

So January is flying by. I’m still wrestling with pneumonia. It’s zapping my energy. But I’m also trying to stay healthy. Physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy. One of the things I’ve been working on is making meditation a daily habit. As with most...