Monthly Archives: September 2015
It’s officially 2-years this month that I was let go from my job of more than 20-years at ABC7Chicago. Despite the economy supposedly getting better, I keep reading that more and more people are getting laid off. I remember how horrible I felt that day. But I’m here to tell you it’s definitely NOT the worst thing that could happen, although it may feel that way at the time. If it recently happened to you, just know things will get better but you need to go through a series of steps to make sure it does.
When Cari Kreger returned home from serving in Afghanistan, she knew she had changed. But she didn’t realize just how much. Kreger was with the Army National Guard’s 1484th Transportation Company. One day, while on Facebook she saw an ad for a free online intervention therapy for veterans who might be suffering from depression. On a whim, she decided to try it out. That, she says, is when she realized she was living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.
Do you suffer from odontophobia aka dental anxiety? There’s a good chance the answer to that question is, YES! In fact 75% of Americans experience some degree of dental fear, from mild to severe. I’d say I’m somewhere in the middle. What if I told you your next trip to the dentist could be more like a spa outing? Well, maybe not quite. But there is something I think all dental phobics should look into.
Summer is almost over so I wanted to get my final list out and I’m calling it my “Rooftop Roundup.”
It is part of my Summer 2015 quest to find the perfect rooftop bar. I’ve been trying to hit one of these places twice a month. Here’s what I’ve learned. When it comes to outdoor bars, you are paying for the view, signature cocktails and a social scene. The food is an also-ran in some cases.