Beauty

Definition of PRANA plural -s : a life breath or vital principle in Vedic and later Hindu religion : any of the three or more vital currents : the principle of life moving in the human body Origin and Etymology of PRANA Sanskrit prāṇa, literally, breath, from pra- before, forward + aniti he breathes — […]

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There’s nothing like a health scare to get you thinking about and looking at life, especially your own body, differently. That was certainly my experience during the five years we struggled with secondary infertility, pregnancy loss, and neonatal death. I often found myself questioning our circumstances. Why me? Why us? Why now? Why isn’t my […]

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20 years ago, during the spring semester of my sophomore year of college at the University of Illinois, this is what my dresser looked liked in the room I shared with two friends, living in our Alpha Phi Sorority house. You can see that I like pictures, trinkets, and mementos. I am a very sentimental […]

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This is the only picture that exists of our family on the day Molly was born and died. I have had mixed feelings about it for years. It means so much to me to have a photo of the four of us together. I love the expression on Sean’s face and how sweetly Bob is holding […]

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Getting there… Going, going… Blood Moon! Photos taken with my Canon EOS 70D, looking south from the back porch of our home, in our Beverly neighborhood, in Chicago, IL, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, between 1:00 – 3:00 a.m. (CST).

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When I was growing up my maternal grandmother, mother, sister and I had a running discourse that went like this, one of us would ask another one, “How does it feel to be beautiful?” The person on the receiving end of the question would answer, “You oughtta know!” I always loved the message that it […]

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