• Dear Bill Cosby,

    Thursday, August 13, 2015 Permalink

    Dear Bill Cosby, I know your life is tough right now.  This IS a fan letter but it’s also a hate letter. WTF?  You were an icon.  You had great stand-up comedy fame.  You were the JELL-O pudding spokesperson.  And the tour de force behind all the voices of Fat Albert in the 70s.  Yet, your defining celebrity ...

  • An Excerpt from My Still-To-Be-Named Book

    Saturday, August 8, 2015 Permalink

    In February, I stopped my personal blogging to focus on writing a book.  If I had to categorize it, I'd say it's a self-improvement book.  I'm enjoying the process and am currently working on Chapter 8.  At my good gal pal Sue James' suggestion, I'm publicizing an excerpt for my past and future readers.  This ...

  • Report Card Day for February!

    Saturday, February 28, 2015 Permalink

    It’s the end of the month.  To keep on my 2015 goals, I’m going to evaluate them monthly.  I don’t want to get to Fall and have to cram for the final quarter. FINANCE:  B In this relentless winter, it’s easy to stay home.  And I’ve been trying to do just that at least one night a ...

  • Happy Oscar Sunday!

    Sunday, February 22, 2015 Permalink

    Every year, I try to see as many Oscar nominated movies as possible.  Following the nomination announcement in January, the race is on!  I get a little obsessive about it. I’m a Walsh after all.  It’s in our genetic makeup to be constantly competing to completion.  Even if it’s just a personal challenge, we want ...

  • Connecting to the passed

    Thursday, February 19, 2015 Permalink

    Abby and I went to see a medium yesterday.  I had gotten the idea from one of my office team members.  She had gone with her mother.  Her mom gave her a session for her birthday.  She loved it.  I decided it was something I’d like to do for my birthday.  My niece Abby wanted to ...

  • I had Body Awareness Day Off!

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Permalink

    Monday might have been President’s Day nationally but it turned into body awareness day personally. I started out with a solid training session with Josh.  After Friday’s disappointment, my body owed me.  And it performed!  Push-ups, sit-ups, leg lifts and a variety of other exercises tested me and I met the challenge.  Now, that doesn’t mean ...

  • I love a lot!

    Saturday, February 14, 2015 Permalink

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is all about love.  And yes, I love my family and friends so much.  And even though I’m missing romantic love, I know I am truly blessed.  Yesterday, someone at the office told me I looked like I was dressed for Valentine’s Day.  I responded, “I did it intentionally to prove I’m ...

  • What the funk?

    Friday, February 13, 2015 Permalink

    It’s Friday the 13th!  I’m not really a superstitious gal but I did wake up in a gloomy funk.  And I like the idea of a mystical reason rather than the reality of my life. This week has been hard.  I’ve been in week 2 of the never-ending cold.  I don’t feel super horrific – thankfully- ...

  • Athletic transformation

    Friday, February 6, 2015 Permalink

    I can't do this pose,,,YET! Yesterday, I completed a survey for Ganesha Yoga Studio.  They were doing a business analysis and I was happy to help.  I’ve been practicing yoga there for over two years.  And learning yoga at Ganesha is the impetus for completely changing the way I view my body and embracing an ...

  • How I spent Blizzard 2015

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Permalink

    I survived the Chicago blizzard of 2011 and 2015.  So, I’ve got that!  It seems like the very act of surviving is a resume builder, conversation starter or just a smug reality.  Chicago endures disaster in style.  We don’t get bogged down in the idea of epic weather.  We go out in it.  How I spent my ...