As a long-time advocate for inclusion in Valparaiso and Porter County, Project Neighbors is pleased with the progressive measures suggested by Sheriff Reynolds in response to the Darryl Jackson incident. The joint statement of Mr. Jackson, Sheriff Reynolds and Mayor Costas avoids finger pointing and stresses ways to move forward in our desire to become an even more welcoming community.
Our team has had a front row seat to the complete transformation of Napoleon Street in downtown Valparaiso over the past few months, and have enjoyed getting to know many of the guys working on every aspect of the job and the hard work they put into recreating this great little street with the character of historical Valpo.
Humans are obsessed with recognition, we are obsessed with being rewarded, we are obsessed with being praised.
One of the laments I often hear from Facebook friends and followers is their stance towards moving forward in life or "adulting" as some jokingly call it. It's a term and state of life that seems to draw battle lines as both sides scramble to defend their own position on why growing up, or not growing up is completely justified.
Today is the first day of fall for 2015, and I could not be more excited. Fall comes every year and unlike most seasonal changes always seems to not stay around quite as long as we’d like. This begs the question, what makes fall, especially Northwest Indiana fall so appealing? What makes us long for this brief period between the hot summers and cold winters?
Films are meant to be big. By that, I don't mean big budget, but rather large screens and large speakers. Films projected on screens that reach to the ceiling and sound that rumbles your seat.
Hey busy NWI ladies – if we took a poll on how many of us neglect our own health as we rush from one task to the next, I have no doubt that, as a group, we would be a bit embarrassed by the number of us who preach self-care to others while neglecting ourselves. If you’re personally “not guilty”, please pass this article on to the woman next to you.
I am sure all of you have met my favorite 4-legged furry officer, Nikan, by now or at least heard about him. I am sure you would agree with me that he is pretty awesome. As Nikan's "mom" (yes, I consider him my baby), I was sad to hear he and the nine other State K9's did not have bullet and stab proof vests.
Nostalgia can be a deceptive thing. What was once an average memory can ferment and acquire a much better taste with age, using hazy memories and our desire to hold on to our past to create a stronger and kinder recollection than its original vintage. The memories may vary, but everyone is susceptible to this.
As a recovering people pleaser, I spent many years passing out invitations to anyone directly involved in my life, and sometimes to those who I had never met, to join me in the decision making process. Every major choice had no less than five opinions accompanying my own personal desires, which of course were put on the back burner if they didn’t align with what others wanted me to do.