Category: Guest Posts

GUEST POST — Travel: One is the Magic Number

This is a Guest Post by Cheese-It DeLonda Dowling. Or is it DeRhonda? Delores? Jane? (People butcher our names all the time. I often get “Sara” like I’ve misspelled my own name by typing “Saya” and someone is politely correcting me. So now we joke-not joke about it…) DeLonda came into my life when she Read more…

GUEST POST: Why You STILL Aren’t Where You Want To Go

This is a Guest Post by Cheese-It Laura Swartzbaugh. She’s been in my world for a gaggle of years, let’s say six. When we met, she was a teacher and had been one for let’s say a gaggle x a gaggle number of years. Many years. And as so many Cheese-Its are, heck, so many Read more…

Dreams DO come true

This is a Guest Post from a Life of Yes℠ (LOY) Sleepaway Camper who joined us in Somewhere Magical a year ago. I live for updates from Cheese-Its, especially those I haven’t heard from in awhile. You always hope there’s a lingering impact, that what they participated in was more than three hours of chatting Read more…

GUEST POST: What do to after your heart breaks

I’ve known Keri for many years, I think initially through her attendance at my events (pitfall of the job — I meet so many folks, it’s hard to keep track of the initial when, how, why’s). I’ve always found her to be a thoughtful, kind, participatory spirit, eager to support others and to challenge and work Read more…

Guest Post: The 4 Phases of Fear – The Summer I Saw Them All

This is a Guest Post by Heather whom I met when I coordinated a Saturday morning volunteer program via Chicago Cares. About fifteen to twenty of us would take a school bus to an Englewood elementary school and lead activities for thirty or so 3rd to 8th graders. Though I stepped down years ago, I’m Read more…

Guest Post: When plans go to shit, create a story

I started a Party of One journey years ago, and while it’s changed in structure, I still wholeheartedly stand behind the thought that interacting with life as a party of one is a valuable and insightful way to go about your business. So not only do I continue to solo it, I encourage others to do Read more…

Guest Post: How to Enjoy Life While Dumping Debt

This is a Guest Post by Toni Husbands of The Debt Free Divas. She pushed me over the edge recently to live what I preach by asking if I’d do a Facebook Live video, which for various reasons, I had been too scared to try though I’ve been intrigued by the video platform for awhile Read more…