Monthly Archive: August 2012

Working Late Presents an Impossible Choice

The moment of truth arrived in what seemed like warped speed. Roxie had already clicked the snooze button on her computer’s calendar twice, but she knew it would be another hour before she could leave the office. Her morning started like most other days of the week. Roxie woke at 5 a.m., after exactly five hours of sleep. She sat on the side of the bed for 15 minutes, ready to make an early morning…
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Chicago Jazz Vocalist Launches Debut CD

For jazz vocal stylist Tracye Smith, discovering her life’s delight was easy. “Singing has always been my passion. My first performance was at 8 years old,” she said. Since then, Smith found herself singing (and loving the attention performing brings) at informal gatherings, and weddings, and political fundraisers, and with the Trinity United Church of Christ Women’s Chorus. Yet the idea of earning a living with her vocal talent was never a serious consideration…until recently.…
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Re-Claim Your Creativity in 5 Easy Steps

Whether you are a sculptor, an entrepreneur looking to market the next best product, or a single mom planning the family’s weekly menu, your creative spirit can help you become a standout in the crowd.    Finding new ways to express ourselves and solve day-to-day problems is a big part of what makes us unique as individuals. Everyone has creative potential.  Yet it is easy to fall into a rut, which can make us feel as…
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