a journey to trust: work/life in the Midwest

As seen on Rebelle Society:  “Trust no one.” “Eyes behind the head.” “Listen to me: Get your head out of the clouds.” “Everyone is full of shit.”...more

25% Off One Item plus Free Shipping at Sports Authority [Today Only]

Take 25% off a single item today only at Sports Authority online. Select items only. Look for the orange “Take 25% Off A Single Item!**” notation beneath qualifying items...more

Stride Rite Sample Sale Today Only [Around 100 Styles priced at $17.99]

Stride Rite‘s running a Sample Sale online with around 100 styles of Stride Rite, Merrell, Saucony, Keds and more priced at at $17.99–up to 72% off! Today Only. This is a sample sale, so expect sizes and quantities to be limited ....more

A mistake doesn’t cancel everything else out.

Yesterday, I cleaned out my fridge. I knew I was going to find some doozies because it had been a pretty busy week, and I am never as good about not wasting food when I’m busier. This hasn’t happened in a long, long time, but I had to throw out a completely unused chicken ....more

Homemade Mondays week 133

Homemade Mondays is a series for people that are on a journey to better living, via healthier eating and a more natural lifestyle....more

10 Essentials in Every Woman’s Parisian Minimalist Style Wardrobe

1. CLASSIC TRENCH COAT I obviously am biased on this, and would recommend Burberry as THE ultimate brand for a perfect trench coat. I bought […] ...more

That Person Who Bugs You Is Here to Teach You Something

 “Nobody shows up in your world except by your invitation” – Alan Cohen ...more

6 Signs That You Are Dating a Married Man

One of my single friends came to me for some advice about a man that she was dating. While I don’t consider myself a relationship coach, ...more


< Follow your dream!! Reach for the stars! Only you can make it happen! If you can imagine it, you can achieve it! Sound familiar? This is the kind of thing you see all the time in "feel-good" advice columns; advice that sadly is not based in reality.When I won an award and $6,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for one of my teen novels, I had the opportunity to speak to middle schools and high schools in the northeast. Many were inner-city schools and the students faced numerous challenges, both at home and in the classroom....more