I’ve reached a point in my life and career where who I am as a person, and a professional are finally in sync. And so the things that matter in my life, and in the lives of people I work with, are of consequence, even if they are not ‘work-related.’ The more authentic I am, the more me I am, the … [Read more...] about Conversations and Connections
Journeys Beyond the Booth
All pennies start out the same color- bright copper. But throughout their lifespan, they begin to lose their luster, because they’re reactive metal. And depending on the penny’s environment, some can look black or tarnished. But don’t be fooled, a dull penny doesn’t lose its worth, it just needs … [Read more...] about How Do You Celebrate Recovery One Day At a Time?
Iceland. Iceland. The land of fire and ice. Volcanos and glaciers. Geysers and ice caves. Geothermal pools and ice cold spring water. I’ve returned from that majestic land with a zen-like calm, a renewed perspective of how wonderful this planet is, and how fortunate we are to behold its … [Read more...] about Bucket List Beauty
Our first night in the city, I dipped my chip deep into the bowl, and scooped what I thought was some black rice underneath the guacamole. Wow! It was good; kind of smokey, kind of crunchy, it tasted better than the guacamole I get in the U.S. But, once I knew what it was, I thoroughly spat it out! … [Read more...] about What do Nicole Kidman and I Have in Common?
When I was a little girl, Sunday’s treat was going to Tai Sam Yon. It was the best Chinese restaurant around and just happened to be in a slum. I grew up on the Southside of Chicago in Hyde Park in the 1960’s. Bordering the neighborhood were slums to the North, South, and West (Lake Michigan was to … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year: Cock a Doodle Doo!
As you know, if you're on my mailing list, and/or have been in touch via social media (@DebbieIrwinVO), I was in Japan!!! Not only was it an amazing experience, it was so different. I'm not talking about the obvious differences, language, food, etc. I'm talking about the little things that we … [Read more...] about Japan: Zen and Now