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Are You Finding Hope Amid the Despair?

As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week in the United States, I reflect on our situation. These are dark days. A pandemic with 257k Americans dead—and 1.4M worldwide. A divided country where truth and decency are being challenged daily. Small business owners...

It Was Harder Than I Thought

My husband and I have begun splitting our time between Chicago and Sarasota. After 30 years of Midwestern winters and a now (somewhat) empty nest, we bought a little bungalow near the beach in Lido Key and flew down earlier this year, in February. The plan was to be...

Purpose? Yikes!

As I promote my Discover Your Purpose 6-week program, I’m encountering mixed feelings. While purpose speaks to many, for others the P-word sounds a little lofty, a bit intimidating. So, if you’re rolling your eyes, you’re not alone. I’ve racked my brain to find...

What’s Your Ikigai?

The island of Okinawa, Japan, boasts one of the highest life expectancies in the world, with inhabitants living on average 7 years longer than Americans. There are also 5 times more centenarians in Okinawa than in the US. Why might that be? In addition to living...

The Sound That Takes Me Back…

I was born in Copenhagen of a Danish mother. I grew up in Paris (hence my first name with the accents) but enjoyed many holidays the hyggelig (cozy) way with my Danish relatives. Before Covid, I was able to visit my Danish cousin Sophia and her family in Copenhagen...