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.
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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.
I watched her as she walked away from me, went through airport security and I didn’t leave or divert my eyes until she walked out of my sight. Then, my heart ached. I sensed a feeling of loss.
Wait! Don’t feel sorry for me yet. You have to hear the whole story. And I’m being a little overly dramatic here for effect.
The weather has been so nice lately I want to sit outside every day. My latest Supper with Sylvia Series brings me to the JParker at the Lincoln Hotel.
Many Chicagoans are already familiar with the excellent restaurant IN the hotel, Perennial Virant, but maybe you’ve never taken the elevator to the rooftop.
It happens every 40 seconds somewhere in the world. In the U.S. alone, someone is successful at this every 13 minutes. Do you know what I’m referring to? I hesitate to tell you because once I say the word I fear you will stop reading this.
It’s something no one wants to talk about but should. Maybe if we spoke about it more it would happen less.
I don’t know about you, but any chance I get to eat outdoors, I take advantage of it. It’s been a rough summer in Chicago; too much rain, very cool, not enough heat. But fortunately, I was finally able to make it to my next al fresco dinning destination on a beautiful cool summer night.
I’ve always been a big fan of 4th of July celebrations. Growing up on military bases it was always a special day to pay tribute to my father and the troops.
Today, I’m still a sucker for American patriotism. Every time I go to a parade and see those veterans carrying the American flag it always brings me to tears. They are so proud. It makes me so proud.
Have you ever heard of a “Challenge Coin”? It’s a term used by the military and service providers to describe special custom made coins that symbolize their unit identity and brotherhood. Each coin has meaning, usually bearing symbols or mottos that show affiliation to a specific group or unit.
Is it summer yet? I mean weather wise. You wouldn’t know it in Chicago. We’ve had so much rain there hasn’t been a chance to really enjoy the outdoors. But that’s not stopping me from bringing you number two in my list of must go-to-outdoor dining spots. It’s all part of my Supper With Sylvia Series. These are not listed in priority of their deliciousness. I find them all to be equally amazing.