Category Archives: Challenges

Making Better Choices

“Your life is basically a sum of all the choices you make. The better your choices, the better opportunity to lead a happy life.” – Karen Salmansohn Last fall, low rates were offered for the Naperville Women’s Half Marathon to be … Continue reading

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Our Sisterhood Connections

“We don’t need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful.” – Taylor Swift I recently contributed a small piece to the book #Sisterhood Connection: A Year of Empowerment. It is ironic that my copy of … Continue reading

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A Fighter Dancing Through the Fire: Lindsey

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron It would be understandable if my friend Lindsey felt sorry for herself. But she doesn’t. Until she turned 13, Lindsey’s life was like that of most … Continue reading

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Be Gentle with Yourself

“What do you do when life blindfolds you and spins you around? We think it’s our fault, that we’re to blame, when really we should be focused on being gentle with ourselves.” – Melody Beattie In my last blog post, … Continue reading

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Getting Past a Funk

“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”– Sarah Dessen I recently got in what I can only describe as a “funk.” Anxiety, sleepless nights, feeling irritable. It wasn’t difficult to get in … Continue reading

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Can We be Grateful?

“Most of us forget to take time for wonder, praise and gratitude until it is almost too late. Gratitude is a many-colored quality, reaching in all directions. It goes out for small things and for large; it is a God-ward … Continue reading

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Taking Sensible Risks

Last month, my husband and I enjoyed a vacation in Wisconsin and Michigan. Ken wanted to go biking in Peninsula State Park in Door County. I, however, have a fear of heights and was worried we’d be biking near the … Continue reading

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