Category: Love

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…

The day I closed the blinds

To anyone whom has ever shared their infertility, debt, miscarriage, abortion, firing, disease, depression, sexual assault, mental illness, eating disorder, grief, social anxiety, addiction… — thank you. You have helped someone. I had these hideous lavender blinds in my childhood bedroom which I adored even though we got them, per usual, used. A result of Read more…

Looking for my Companion Pass buddy

I have a friend who’s about to get Companion Pass status with Southwest. She’ll need to choose her companion — “companion” being someone who gets to fly anywhere she goes for free, for a year (of course the nice thing would be for you two to split the one ticket). And it can’t change, it Read more…

Best Friend & Best Friend: a magical start to something magical

Best Friend and I have been kicking around the idea of a podcast. Then we get distracted by french fries and travel deals. Then we go to a conference where everyone’s all “You’ve gotta be on YouTube!” and we think, “Yeah, YouTube!” Then we get hired to do Workplace Camp and focus on nothing else but Read more…

How watching TV the day I left for college impacted the lives of thousands

An excerpt of this was first presented at Flick Lit: Reel-to-Real Storytelling for Movie Lovers, the Musicals! Edition, at Chicago’s Logan Theater. Performers shared personal stories about a musical film of their choice (Newsies, Purple Rain, RENT, and Flashdance) and its impact and their love/hate for a film (Grease). Some of us used projected images (sampling below). Before each share, Read more…

One of the most touching birthday gifts I’ve ever received

Reasons I Love This Birthday Surprise Flowers! Surprise! Gift via local Chicago company Flowers for Dreams which is one of my favorites because they started as an unassuming college project about making money AND a difference organically transformed into an innovative business saw a problem and addressed it have accessible prices chose to have every order benefit a local Read more…

How love starts: Husband and I

Husband and I have been on a serious Spring Cleaning kick these past few months. Those of you who’ve been coming to #IdeaPotluck, you know what I mean, you lucky ducks — walking away with the 1994 Chicago Bulls Cookbook, bootleg P90X DVDs, every mid-90s CD known to man. It’s been SO refreshing to get rid of Read more…