Monthly Archives: November 2010

Live Passionately-stay focused

This year has been a whirlwind. When I look back at where I was last year, how unhappy I was and all the upheaval in my life it absolutely amazes me that it’s really been such a short time.

Today my focus is on creating the life that I want, not focusing on what I don’t want. Think about it. There’s a lot of power in intentionally creating your life.  I spent so much time thinking about what I wished was-or really what I wished wasn’t that I wasn’t putting together anything to be proud of.

That word alone made me cringe. Pride. Proud. Me? I didn’t think I deserved a life to be proud of. I thought it meant that I was too ambitious, too wanting, too selfish.  Now I know better. Now I know that the best way to teach my children, to inspire others, to teach well and to live well is to be proud of who I am and what I do. Continue reading


Black Friday-and it begins

I don’t care how early the stores put up holiday ware or how cold it gets. I don’t think the Holiday season really begins until the day after Thanksgiving. I’m not an actual Christian and I know that sometimes Chanukkah is very early-beginning of December, but I still think Holiday is after Turkey Day. And before you start commenting, yes I know that Chanukkah does not have the same significance to Jews as Christmas does to Christians.

This day of crazy deals and even crazier shopping frenzy  is now termed Black Friday. It’s become the biggest shopping day of the year and as a result, it’s become the biggest day to get those deep discounts. I remember as a teen my best friend Emily and I would hit Water Tower on Michigan Ave. on the Friday after Thanksgiving and then go to my house for my Mom’s yummiest meal-Thanksgiving leftovers. But back then it wasn’t the day of deep discounts and 4am lines outside of sleeping stores. It was just a fun day to hang out with friends and enjoy a long weekend. Continue reading