The girl that lived: Meet Liz – 9 of 52 Phenomenal Women

*** Please follow along on instagram as well and learn more about Liz. This year for my birthday , I am embarking on a weekly photo essay project highlighting 52 Phenomenal Women. This is week 9 of 52. Participants in this project will be supporting the efforts of Dress for Success Worldwide – Central. We are all stronger together and it is my sincere hope that we will be inspired by each other’s stories. Now is the time to celebrate as well as encourage one another. Tell your story!***

“Remember to breathe. It is after all, the secret of life.” Meet Toni – Week 8 of 52 Phenomenal Women

The above quote: : ““Remember to breathe. It is after all, the secret of life.”  This is from ― Gregory Maguire, A Lion Among Men Meet Toni: We met through an incredible organization Women on Fire which we both belong. You will see quickly that this lady is fanning her flame and continuing her adventures. Somethings in life […]

“Put one foot in front of the other and keep moving.” – Meet Martina: 7 of 52 Phenomenal Women

Meet Martina: a 20-something, first-generation college graduate born, raised and recently returned to the Windy City. In her own words… “I used to think that 23 would be my year… I’d have my own place, own car, be well into my career and finally able to keep a steady gym regimen.  I’m 24 now stumbling […]

Strength in numbers, reaching one mother at a time: Meet Marcia – 5 of 52 Phenomenal Women

Meet Marcia: (in her own words) I found Pilates twelve years ago after a large weight loss and a stress fracture from running, and knew within months that I wanted to learn it from the inside out. I had done many kinds of exercise before, but none made me feel the way Pilates did. It […]

One mile at a time; this dedicated walker is one to remember: Meet Dani – 4 of 52 Phenomenal Women

Meet Dani: We met years ago through our local parish. Both of us were volunteering and supporting our church/community at large. I’ve always been drawn to Dani’s welcoming and supportive nature. She has a smile and an energy level that is contagious. Dani retired from her position as Mergers/Acquisitions Clearance Director at the law firm, […]

It’s always open enrollment in the school of life: Meet Earlene – 1 of 52 Phenomenal Women

Meet Earlene:  “Be still and believe God, it’s not going to come on your time.” When Earlene lost her job of 12.5 years as a bank manager she was 50 years old, she was at a loss for what to do next as the options offered by her former employer diminished the time she had […]