Real People Listen – Listeners Attract Like Flowers

Have you ever noticed that people who listen attract all different people to themselves? I’ll offer three possible explanations for this phenomenon. Firstly, people who listen value the experience of listening. They understand that little concerning the human race can be accomplished without listening. Sooner or later, someone has to tune in to other people. […]

Real People Listen – Sick Dogs Get Lift

I meet wonderful people wherever I go. On this trip to Ontario, a woman pushing her 2 dogs in a bright pink stroller agreed to let me take their photograph. I listened as she described their many ailments requiring life threatening surgical procedures. Perhaps the kindest resolution was to push her mini companions from place […]

Freebies Steals and Deals – Tax Free Shopping For 1 Day?

Participating “The 900″ stores on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile are offering Tax Free (10.25%) discounts, the equivalent of Cook County’s shopping tax, until 7:00 pm tonight. Not only do you save while you shop, you shop in STYLE! Let’s be honest, Miracle Mile is a destination in itself. The only one like it in the Midwest. […]

Freebies Steals and Deals – Valentine’s Day Gift DIY Giving Ideas

Thanks to DIY (Do It Yourself) blogger jaskiran kaur, here are a few budget friendly gift giving ideas for Valentine’s Day, a wonderful time to remember the ones we love. Personalize your gift with photos and reminders of how much someone means to you. For example, frame a heartfelt message of how the person makes […]

Freebies Steals and Deals – President’s Day Sales

Deals abound before, during and after President’s Day weekend. Time to evaluate and purchase post holiday deals. Why? Retailers must make room for Spring collections and seasonal merchandise. This strategically positioned “holiday” sale helps everyone save and stimulate local enconomies at the same time. Think of the hours allocated for staff to assist you while […]

Real People Listen – Author Yossi Klein Halevi

I had the good fortune of attending journalist, Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and speaker Yossi Klein Halevi’s overview of his new book Like Dreamers: The Story of Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation. Yossi, an unassuming, quiet, tall fellow, held the audience with rapt attention. Why? His […]