Are You in Survival?

Sometimes we hear people say, “That triggered me” or “that sure hooked me.” Their state of mind and emotions shifted dramatically in an over-reaction to something they witnessed. When this is more than a subtle experience, we generally recognize our altered state. From the perspective of neuroscience, a part of our brain has been activated called the reptilian brain or ... Read More »


As a newly single lady, I was quite surprised when I announced my break-up to friends and family. Expecting cheers of liberation and praise, I was instead given hugs, comforting words, and suggestions on where I could go to find a new man. Evidently society possesses the opinion that a single female in her late twenties should be jumping back ... Read More »

Financial Tips for Newly Single Women

Within a marriage, a man and a woman’s financial circumstances are generally pretty much equal. But if a divorce occurs, the woman’s situation tends to be somewhat more challenging than that of her ex-spouse. And that’s why, during this major life transition, you may want to meet with a professional financial advisor to go over your spending needs and your ... Read More »

Acclaimed Animal Photographer Marian Brickner Reinvents Herself —Again!

On April 28, 2015 internationally-known animal photographer Marian Brickner began another phase of her remarkable life. She took the stage at Gateway to Dreams in Chesterfield to launch her career as a speaker. Marian is a remarkable woman. As she relates it, at the age of 55 she woke up and thought to herself, “People should stop killing each other.” ... Read More »

St. Louis Surge Basketball Back for 2015 Season

The 2014 National Champions are back again…the St. Louis Surge. The St. Louis Surge made their debut as a premier women’s basketball team in 2011 and has since changed the game of women’s sports in St. Louis. Bringing together 12 women with one passion…the love of the game, Surge owner and general manager, Khalia Collier, has set out to accomplish ... Read More »

St Lou Fringe Fest Takes 2015 Season Programming Up a Notch

The fourth annual St Lou Fringe Fest, the premiere multi-day independent performing arts event in St. Louis, will take place this year June 17 – 27. As a part of St Lou Fringe’s commitment to placing a spotlight on St. Louis culture and artists year-round, St Lou Fringe programming also extends beyond their ten-day festival. On June 2nd, St Lou ... Read More »

2015 St Lou Fringe Fest Productions

THEATRE Midnight Company performs “House.” His mother is possessed by the devil. His father is the saddest man in the world. His sister is in love with a dog. The one he loves doesn’t love him…and he has nowhere to live. A comedy nightmare – a troubling portrait in which ties that bind terrorize the human heart. MICDS performs an ... Read More »