Pucker Up, Don’t Pout!  Lip Balms:  A Dentist’s Perspective

Pucker Up, Don’t Pout! Lip Balms: A Dentist’s Perspective

Even for those who do not wear makeup (myself included), there is a lip balm in every one of my purses.  And suitcase.  And carry-on.  And winter coat pocket.  Lip balms come in all shapes, sizes, colors, scents, styles and tastes to serve different needs.  That being...
The Real Estate Market Through the Eyes of an Economist

The Real Estate Market Through the Eyes of an Economist

The other day I was listening to a webinar presented by Alan Nevin, Director of Market Research at Xpera Group and instructor at UC San Diego Extension since 1980. He also holds multiple master’s degrees in statistics, economics and real estate from Stanford. I...
Honor Your Feelings During Social Distancing

Honor Your Feelings During Social Distancing

Well, we’ve been cooped up in our homes for a few weeks now. The pandemic is surging in Chicago. I’m sure people are feeling a lot of feelings or working very hard not to feel them. I wanted to connect with you all again to remind you that we are all here, thinking of...
Grandma’s Strategy to Break the Cycle

Grandma’s Strategy to Break the Cycle

I am very fortunate in my line of work to be able to help people break through cycles that might have existed in their family for generations.  My favorite is the cycle of generational poverty because I’m in the process of breaking that cycle for future...
4 Creative Projects to Enjoy While We’re Staying Home

4 Creative Projects to Enjoy While We’re Staying Home

We’ve compiled a list of idea starters to spark your creativity while we’re isolating for the next few weeks. We’re using materials you already have around the house in an effort to minimize shopping and non-essential deliveries. Feel free to adapt any...