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Purchasing a little peace of mind

With all of us being as safe as we can be during these trying times, a lockdown or “Shelter in place” order can get pretty old pretty quick. There are times when we feel like a walk around the subdivision or a bike ride in a park just doesn’t last long enough and before we […]

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“Second” City. Really?

Anyone that has visited both Chicago and New York City for reasons other than business knows that the term “Second City” is a nickname that is very apropos. New York is undeniably one the the world’s urban marvels. But if you have been to Chicago, like REALLY been to Chicago, then you might often wonder […]

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Starting them young

Early experiences can have a lifelong impact. Whether it’s traveling, dining out or other family experiences, exposing younger children to various activities helps them grow into well-rounded adults.

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Trailblazer or token: How to excel when you’re an “only” in the workplace

Many of us have been there. You get the education, you put in the work and you finally get that executive role. It’s been part of your career plan for years. You start the job and it’s everything you thought it would be–almost. But you quickly realize you have very few colleagues who look like […]

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The great escape: Get away without leaving home

Tired of hanging around the house? Looking for a break in your daily grind? Whatever the reason, use these tips to create your perfect getaway without leaving home.

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Do you have a “Modern Family”?

Although ABC’s Modern Family has come to an end, the show offered parallels and lessons for real life families. Do they fit yours?

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Go ahead Sir. Order that Porterhouse!

It is time to just be honest with everyone Fellas. We like to eat good food and, quite often, that good food is not inexpensive. Even more often, however, that excellent and pricey dish is not the healthiest choice on the menu. Statistically, we men eat less healthy than our beautiful and more intelligent counterparts. […]

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The Sisterhood

If you’re a woman who grew up with a sister, you’re very lucky. You know what it’s like to have someone to confide in, laugh with, and—sometimes—fight with. As a sister to a sister, I understand what it’s like to know that someone always has your back, someone who understands what it means to be […]

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Quarantine Schmuarantine! Paris Edition

We are all light years from the last or the next time that we will hop on or have hopped on an international flight, it seems. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t find ways to remember our special trips or eventually plan for one once this fog is lifted.  Here is a way that […]

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Building and managing your personal brand

If you’ve built a professional reputation that has fueled your career and your lifestyle, then you likely have created a personal brand that’s served you well. The question is, was it intentional or happenstance? And are you managing your personal brand for the next level? Okay, that’s two questions, but equally important. A personal brand […]

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