My Social Media Cleanse

My Social Media Cleanse

Hear my out on this one. The word ‘cleanse’ normally elicits a reflexive reaction on my part, being a medical doctor and having encountered some fascinating ways in which people clean themselves out (I’ll spare inserting an exhibit A and B at this point because I think we’ve all come across some ridiculous cleanses). But […]

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34 Days of Ruby Slippers

34 Days of Ruby Slippers: Looking down at our own reminder of home, sweet home

The month of June marks both the birth and death of actress Judy Garland, who is the legendary actress behind The Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy. When I think of this classic movie, I picture the tornado scene, the Munchkins and their yellow brick road, the four quirky friends Dorothy meets along the way, and the very loud […]

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Inspirational Spotlight: Shikha Jain, MD

Dr. Jain, our inspirational spotlight for the month, serves up drinks in an effort to raise money for the field in which she works, oncology and hematology

Inspiration from Chicago This week’s inspirational spotlight focuses on a doctor that not only spends her time helping to treat those with cancer, but also spends it raising money for them. Shikha Jain, MD is a Faculty Hematologist and Oncologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Jain may practice medicine in her white doctor’s coat by day, but […]

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Inspiration Spotlight: John O’Hanlon

Inspiration in Children. A child shaves his head for childhood cancer

Meet John O’Hanlon. Child. Student. Boy Scout. Sportsman. And now he can add Selfless Fundraiser to his resume. John and a few of his friends decided to make a statement for a cause they felt strongly about. That cause was childhood cancer. What they did was simply moving. The boys selflessly agreed to shave their hair off in order […]

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Turning Your Peanut Into a Picasso

5 Steps to Turn Your Child's Art Into Masterpieces

A little background first. I had a three year stint as a stay-at-home mother during which some of my inner talents and loves suddenly came to life. After an entire lifetime in hiding, I experienced a powerful explosion of self-discovery. Among those loves was the ability to salvage the old, the vintage, the antique, and […]

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