Can Love be Here Too?

As I work with clients on their personal and professional development or help friends and family who are working through issues, I find many people push themselves too hard. They discover a limitation, mistake, or flaw and rush to fix, change, convert or heal it and themselves – in a hurry!  This is where pausing, slowing down and simply observing ... Read More »

Remembering Mothers: Mother’s Day Celebrations and Gifts She’ll Treasure

No influence is so powerful as that of the mother. –Sarah Josepha Hale The role of mothers in shaping daughters’ and sons’ lives is unsurpassed. Mothers teach us to love, to be strong, to be confident, to persist, to live life to its fullest and be the best that we can be. Mother’s Day is just around the corner. So, ... Read More »

Can Your Portfolio Pass a “Stress Test?”

This issue’s financial advisor column is a guest column by Kate Warne, Investment Strategist with Edward Jones. She has been with the Edward Jones Research Department since 1997 and was named a principal of the firm in 1999.  Warne is the firm’s investment strategist, interpreting market conditions and recommending appropriate long-term investment strategies to aid the firm’s nearly 7 million clients ... Read More »

How Fifty Shades of Grey Is Like The Measles

When I was in grade school in the 60s, we got our vaccinations at school. We lined up in the hall, and a nurse came down the row with a cotton ball and a bottle of alcohol, followed by a deep injection. I tried so hard not to cry. If you cried the other kids made fun of you, and ... Read More »

Impress Spring Party Guests with Surprise Sweets

Transform an ordinary cupcake into something extraordinary with a peek-a-boo filling. These simple cupcakes are an easy addition to any spring celebration. You’ll want to serve every variety of these turned up treats for Easter and beyond. The best part about this party trick? It’s easy. You’ll be digging this one out of your recipe repertoire for every spring soiree. ... Read More »

The Ultimate Guide for the Smart Traveler

(Family Features) With Americans traveling more than ever today, both domestically and internationally, it’s important to develop smart traveling habits. Whether you are venturing around the world or road-tripping across your home state, traveling smart is a must if you want to get the most out of your vacation without spending more. According to a Bank of America survey, nine ... Read More »

An Earth Day Celebration That Is Uniquely St. Louis!

Experience the tradition of the 26th annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 26th from 10 am to 6 pm on the Muny Grounds of Forest Park. Participate in a variety of hands-on educational activities, meet area non-profits that share the mission of Earth Day, and learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses. Enjoy three ... Read More »