Category: support

  • Wanting Change is One Thing, Making it is Another.

    I was inspired a couple of weeks ago when interviewed by a friend of mine, author Susan Elizabeth Phillips. During our conversation, she asked what I look for in a friend. Without hesitation I said, “Kindness.” It may sound trite, but I am a big believer in the power of kindness. I think Gandhi got…

  • Why I Love Nelson Mandela

      I live in Chicago, a very long way from South Africa.  About four years ago I had the privilege of visiting South Africa and it was there that I learned a lot more about this incredible warrior and liberator, Nelson Mandela. I’m embarrassed to admit that in 1993, I was so busy raising my…

  • Boston- This Runs for You!

    As runner’s crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon, the last thing on their mind was to duck and cover. They were focused on crossing the line that would mark a personal victory. A victory that came from months and for some years of training and dedication. The feelings of success, exhilaration, accomplishment all…

  • What if Your Daughter Were Homeless?

    As a mother of four children, it was mandatory that they attend college. I didn’t have the luxury of that kind of support, so I made sure that all of my children had the gift of a loving home and a college education. But what about those who don’t start off with a solid foundation?…

  • Our Children- Our Greatest Teachers

    I remember years ago one of my clients in her 60’s had lost a child. She said to me, “There is no greater pain in the world than out living your child.”  That stuck with me as a young mother because not a day went by that I didn’t worry for my children’s safety. When…

  • Inspired to Do More!

      In the aftermath of Sandy, those of us not directly affected continue on with our daily lives. We live as usual without a thought about what will happen to those that are homeless or have a house to piece back together, or worse, the loss of a loved one. We observe the tragedy on…