Tag: ‘Northwestern’


On Happiness and Enterprise Points as Life Lessons

Michele Weldon | December 15, 2010

I believe happiness is a byproduct of being productive, contributing to the world, even if that contribution on that day can only be measured at your address. I believe happiness is the result, not the goal. It’s the afterglow of accomplishment, the joy of doing something well, whether that is being a good friend, parent, partner or colleague.


Cancer Awareness Never Sleeps

Michele Weldon | November 2, 2010

Cancer survivors don’t need a month-long reminder punctuated with ubiquitous pink ribbons. We never forget. It’s nice and all, thank you, with everyone driving around with the stickers on their bumpers, and running/ walking for the cure, donating, speaking out, sharing their stories. But we survivors don’t need the brain rush at the grocery check-out to pledge a dollar. Because we know how important it all is. We wish we didn’t have to know, but we know.


That smile and all it means for all of us

Michele Weldon | February 12, 2010

He is responsible for that moment of intense pride. It wasn’t handed to him, it didn’t land on him when he opened the window. it did not come from me. And it gives me chills to witness the satisfaction he reaps from his own determination.


Why This Site and Why You’re Here

Michele Weldon | September 6, 2009

It’s not like I have a lot of extra time. So I know not to waste yours. I work about 60 hours a week. I write books, articles, essays. I do laundry, cook and occasionally walk two miles around the local track. I’m a decent sister and a good friend. And I’m a wrestling mom.