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Do You Believe in Miracles?

New York Times Bestselling Author Gabrielle Bernstein Discusses Her New Book, Miracles Now

April 9, 2014

We’re all made up of energy. (Just hear me out.) Your energy has far more power than you can even imagine. There is energy in your spoken words, in your emails and in your physical presence. When we function from a fearful, low-level energetic state, our thoughts and energy can literally pollute the world. Conversely, when we function from a place of positive energy, the world around us becomes more positive. The truth is that fear cannot coexist with love. Therefore, we must learn how to dissolve all boundaries with love by taking responsibility for our own energy. In doing so, we’ll raise the energy around us. These wise musings are from …  Read more

REAL TALK with Gina Marotta

Former Attorney Decodes Your Key to Happiness

November 14, 2013

Behind Gina Marotta’s flowing hair and glowing skin (thanks to her family line of Italian beauties), lies an undaunted woman who was once an attorney for ten years at a top Chicago law firm. After quitting her successful and lucrative job in 2006, the Chicago native empowered women all over the country as the managing director of the Chicago branch of Step Up Women’s Network. Now as a happiness advocate and coach, Marotta spoke with CheekyChicago about how to find and create happiness in the real world.

“Real Talk” with Interior Designer Susan Brunstrum

Marketing Executive Turned Design Studio Owner Explains How She Does It All

October 31, 2013
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Susan Brunstrum, former owner of a marketing and communications firm, opened Sweet Peas Design after discovering her true calling about a decade ago. For Brunstrum, the fields of business and art weren’t foreign and separate from each other. A Deerfield native and current Libertyville-dweller, she incorporates her advertising skills and passion for interior and architectural design as she did during her college experience. While obtaining her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in advertising at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University respectively, Brunstrum immersed herself in art history, drawing and design classes. Featured in NS: Modern Luxury for the North Shore in its first anniversary issue, Sweet Peas Design was praised for its installation …  Read more