Never a Failure

Claire Florine soul care

I began my career as a high school English teacher with an unapologetically idealistic attitude about the difference I could make in my student’s lives and in Chicago’s far South Side community as a whole. After all, when you’re young …

Scales and Arpeggios

Jennifer Iverson Influence

Growing up, I took several years of piano lessons and my least favorite part was practicing my scales. It seemed so tedious. Did it really have a purpose? Turns out there was a purpose. Practicing the scales strengthened my fingers, …

GIST: The Balance Between Protection and Shelter

Michael W. Anderson, LP & Timothy D. Johanson, M.D. essentials

Recently, CNN’s coverage of a tragic shooting was suddenly interrupted … by another tragic shooting.  Sometimes it seems that violence and tragedies are happening so fast that even 24-hour news networks can’t keep up.  Interestingly, the data shows that the …