The Black and White of It All

I recently had a once-in-a-lifetime experience with world-famous wildlife photographer David Yarrow. Yarrow expertly grabs the essence of his subjects in the simple form of black and white photography. I was in awe of both the man and his works that were showcased in an exhibition at the Hilton/Asmus Contemporary gallery in Chicago.

Intuitive Litmus Test of Authenticity (Series)

 
Time and time again business owners, entrepreneurs, and individuals recite stories of how their personal intuition has catapulted their ideas and relationships to a new degree of success. Some are born with it, others learn through years of coaching, and use intuitive thought to produce a track record of expanded results.
Intuition, in its purest form, […]

Balancing positive energy in home design

Home Design Begins with Positive Energy

Balancing positive energy in home design
The simplest and easiest way to begin change and growth is in the space we call “HOME.”
Susan Brunstrum of Sweet Peas Design and I have been working together for several years and had a kismet moment during one of our regular brainstorming meetings of bringing positive energy to home design. […]

Super Moon Sunday

 
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.  Mahatma Gandhi-
I might be grasping at straws here, but I am going to do my best to persuade the consciousness of our country to put aside the dystopian attitudes for just a […]

A Temporary Ashevillian

Recently I had the opportunity to revisit one of my favorite places on earth, Asheville, North Carolina. I know it doesn’t sound that exciting compared to the vast array of sensational options to tour here in America, but believe me when I say, don’t judge ‘till you’ve been there. It’s popularity has skyrocketed in the last couple of years thanks to dozens of film directors, actors/actresses and common folk like myself who crave some kind of eclectic ambiance, history and culture with artists in residence.

soup broth

Broth Fit For Champions, The new super food

Move over, protein shake! Your reign as the go-to super food is slowly being replaced by all things brothy — bone marrow broth, that is.
A crucial part of committing and living an intuitive lifestyle is about being in-tune with all parts of ourselves, MBS. (Mind, body and soul) Like the rest of you, I have […]

Join Me for NACA Regional Conference in Madison April 7-10

 
April 7-10, 2016 the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Northern Plains Regional Conference will be held in Madison, Wisconsin at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, One John Nolen Drive Madison, WI 53703. The conference is restricted to members and associate members of NACA.
Jillian Maas Backman and Jan Bilgen will be exhibitors (Booth 403) and feature […]

Blackhawk Technical College Employment Conference

Join me at Blackhawk Technical College March 12

Saturday, March 12, 2016 Blackhawk Technical College presents it’s Spring Employment Conference from 10am-3pm at North Commons, 6004 S. City Road G, Janesville, Wisconsin. The event is free and open to students and the public and is focused on helping improve skills in the job search or interview process.
Jillian Maas Backman and Jan Bilgen will feature a presentation titled “First […]

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