A Most Refreshing Bike Ride

I rode my bike to Madison last week. I left from Forest Park on Wednesday and arrived in Madison Friday afternoon. I went 215 miles by myself and cleared my brain! On the ride, I was struck by not only how beautiful our Illinois Prairie Path is how it’s also an unused...

MY STORY

On NYE in 2011 my boyfriend of 11 years proposed to me on a rooftop in Minneapolis. It was one of the best nights of my life! A year later and the wedding planning started! AHHHH! Wedding dresses, bridesmaid’s dresses, flowers shops, guest list, food, seating and...

FITNESS IN THE WORKPLACE

Here at Melinda Holm & Associates we have had a lot of exciting things going on, especially with our expansion. One of the many nice things about the additional office space is the awesome fitness room we had put in. Prior to the fitness room only about half of us...

LIVING WITH INTEGRITY

I often tell my kids they need to always have integrity.  That they must make decisions based on their sense of right and wrong – not decisions based on what their friends are doing.  The other day my 10 year old asked me what I mean when I say “live with integrity.”...

FIRST TIME BUYER

Make sure you research the company before your job interview. Employers want to see that a candidate has done his/her homework prior to an interview. This applies for in-person interviews, video interviews and phone interviews. Having knowledge about a company’s...