Tag Archives: Growth

Where Is Home?

Even the most independent person craves a sense of belonging — within a family, a workplace, a community. It’s part of the human experience. Seated over a cup of hot coffee in a cafe on Chicago’s south side, 56 year-old … Continue reading

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Hats Off

When I stepped inside Goorin Bros. Hat Shop in Chicago, there were hats on every table and every shelf — fedoras and flatcaps, baseball and bowlers. There, I met Tanya Jaramilla, and not unlike the establishment itself, she wears many … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from Georgia O’Keeffe

Artist Georgia O’Keeffe died on this day in 1986. She was 99. While she will long be admired for her art, her life itself revealed an independent thinker, a woman with a creative spirit and mental toughness. From her small … Continue reading

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Where Growth Happens

Until recently, I had never really sat to meditate in my life. A long believer in “action meditation”, I find martial arts and running and hiking meditative. The thought of sitting cross-legged on the floor, pond-still, for any length of … Continue reading

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