TIME FLIES

When my children were younger, I was constantly being told to “enjoy this age…time flies…they are only young once.” I always smiled but in my head was thinking, I am drowning…when are they going to get older and be more self-sufficient. Sometimes I would feel guilty...

Fall In Love With Life

When is the last time you went for a walk by yourself? How often do you sit alone, maybe with a cup of coffee, and just look out at all the wonder in this world? Do you see beauty passing on the streets or do you keep your eyes fixed on what’s ahead of you? People...

THE NEW ERA VS THE OLD

As a young African American I have witnessed death, gun violence, robbery, etc.. I have been a victim of loss to the streets of Chicago. Everyone always asks questions like “How can we stop the crime? “or “Will the it ever stop?” The truth is crime can stop if we have...

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...

INDIVIDUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE

When I started at Melinda Holm & Associates in May, my mind immediately drifted to a John Hughes film:  a coming of age tale about a group of teens trying to connect with each other while trying to find themselves, with every situation drifting between sweet and...