• Self-care

    5 Things An Extended Trip in 2020 Taught Me

    Late September, we got home from a seven week excursion that ended in spending time with my two adult children and their families. Wait! Weren’t you afraid of COVID? Breathe easy. Most of the time when my husband and I…

  • Becoming Your Best

    6 Lessons from a Hike in the Smokies

    Years ago, there used to be an organization in Rockford, Illinois, called the Blackhawk Trails Club. It took life in 1926 with six men on the first hike, February 6, 1926. Records indicate that Blackhawk Trails Club is (according to…