positive

Everyone needs to start somewhere, right? Your first day of school, a new job, or a new friendship, are all experiences that you will probably not easily forget. Like many things, you build your...
today

A friend came to me one day and said, “Andrea, I have bad news. I was recently diagnosed with cancer, and it is not curable.” I felt so sad for him. He was only in...

A break-up can be a very traumatic time in your life; it can be incredibly upsetting and very distressing. Eventually, heartbreak passes and you move on with your life and eventually on to the...
fear

In his first inauguration speech, Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed the famous quote: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Decades later, his words are still reiterated as a reminder to never...
success

I didn’t plan to learn a martial art. So, before you start thinking that I was a woman determined to take on the world, the truth is that I had no idea what I...
emotional

How much energy do you expend each day on emotional matters? Are you exhausted from excessive worry? Do you ever question yourself? Do you get anxious? Are you drained from the incessant bickering with someone who...

Not too long ago, Mazda changed their tag line to “Driving Matters,” and in a rare case of a brand living up to its promotional message, I think Mazda have truly delivered on their...
polar plunge

The Special Olympics is a global movement of people who want to improve the lives of those with intellectual disabilities. Chicago's Soldier Field was the site of the very first International Special Olympics Summer...
Lisa Bien

The road to recovery can be a lonely journey down a long, winding path. Many of us have been there. Some of us learn life's lessons while many of us go around the same mountain...

The last place where you expect a life lesson to emerge is at a fast food drive-thru. It is a quick stop during your day when you grab a coffee or something to eat and go...