Dress For Success: Going Beyond The Job

Dress For Success Indianapolis celebrated their 20th year with an annual fashion show, Stepping Out in Style (pictured, above), in mid-September. The event is so popular, it sold out the previous spring. Dress For Success (DFS) began in New York City in 1997 by a then-college student and some nuns in the basement of a church. […]

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Joy and Grief: Kara Kavensky Navigates both after the Accidental Death of her Son

In February of this year, I rudely and prematurely became an empty nester. Since that time, some moments are as raw as when I first learned that Jake, my 16-year-old son, had died in a car crash.  Every day I move forward into uncharted territory, establishing a new normal with every painful step. Some days […]

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Finding Your Roots: The Midwestern Roots Conference

The Midwestern Roots genealogy conference is in Indianapolis July 14-16. Here’s some fascinating insight on what to expect. “I’ve always wanted to be a character,” says Priscilla Austgen, a retired-attorney-turned-genealogist who loves research and libraries — a perfect storm for genealogy. Austgen has uncovered several ancestral “characters” within her family, which includes descendants of the […]

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Here’s How to Engage Your Children in Support of Loved Ones In Need

If you have a friend or loved one who is grieving or in need of support, here are some smart tips for how to engage your kids to help. One of the toughest things in life is to accept help when we need it. When something happens to someone you know and love, it’s natural […]

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