As an entrepreneur I have always enjoyed working with people, solving problems and bringing solutions to those I work with. I am very active in Special Olympics and Western Dupage Special Recreation Association with my youngest child whose was blessed with Down's Syndrome! He truly is the light of our family!A Real Estate Investor and licensed Realtor in the state of Illinois, I also have a passion for creativity.Having been told that I have a soothing voice, that "guy next door" sound I like being kooky or sometimes deep and intense as well, trustworthy, melodious, soothing and reassuring.Part of my quest for creativity has also lead me to become involved in Improv! To perform is a fantastic way to express yourself and be you!I feel that if you haven't explored everything you can in life, you haven't lived a full life. We only live one life, live it to its fullest, do everything you can to enjoy it. Help others along the way!
Episode #20 Leslie Gray Robbins Author, Actor Health Coach
Leslie Gray Robbins is a mom of two, certified health coach, motivational speaker, voiceover actor, published author, and a Cancer Thriver. She is hopeful that her story can help inspire others on the cancer journey to consider all options and stand in their truth.
She penned her first book with her daughter Addison Baily Robbins, then 8 years old. What Makes A Family? is a children's picture book that focuses on the many ways that families are created, and can be found at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon.
Are you living your healthiest and happiest life? Leslie can guide you in making subtle changes in your everyday life, helping you reach your personal goals, and be your BEST self. To learn more about this side of Leslie, please visit http://balancedlifehealthyyou.com
In addition to being a health coach and helping people improve their lives, Leslie is also a professional voiceover artist. She has had the pleasure of working with esteemed clients such as Sargento, Ghirardelli Chocolates, Capri Sun, Travelocity, Enbrel, Hampton Inn, and Blue Cross Blue Shield, among others - view her acting website at
Leslie continues to sing whenever she gets the chance and is very grateful for her partner in crime, Carrie Marcotte, who helped created the group TAKE TWO Singers. www.TakeTwoSingers.com
Leslie also created the a cappella group, Route 66 in 1994, and continues to make music with these amazing ladies whenever possible! Check out the tight harmonies here: https://www.facebook.com/route66sings/
Your world stops when you hear those 3 words, "You have cancer". From the moment you are given that diagnosis, you have a choice: Will you allow fear to lead you, or will you take a deep breath and find your inner strength?
This is the detailed story of my personal journey of healing from triple negative breast cancer, a rare and aggressive type of cancer. I quickly decided that I wanted to avoid the harmful conventional approaches of chemotherapy and radiation, and instead focus on the many holistic options available.
My goal is to empower other Cancer Thrivers by sharing what I've learned along the way, and in the process, inspire them to lead the charge back to health!
Episode #19 Winfield Fire Protection District Referendum. Second episode following
In this episode we are talking to the current Fire Chief of Winfield Fire Protection District, Steve Evans.
Here is an overview of the situation in Winfield, Illinois and why this podcast is so important;
Winfield Fire Protection District Referendum
CONTACT: Chief Steve Evans, 630-653-5050, email@example.com
January 10, 2020
The cost of providing the public safety services delivered by the Winfield Fire Protection District has seriously outgrown the resources available to support them. Consequently, the District has initiated a Referendum seeking voter approval to increase its tax revenues to an amount that will assure a level of service in keeping with the expectation of its residents, and will yield a tax rate that will still be significantly below that of other fire districts in our area.
Since the tax cap took effect in 1991, the Winfield Fire Protection District has delivered quality, state of the art fire, rescue, and emergency medical services at the lowest tax rate of any fire district in our surrounding area, and is determined to continue to keep those rates low versus our surrounding communities. Winfield’s tax rate has, however, fallen dangerously below the level necessary to sustain quality services. The Winfield Fire Protection District’s current maximum authorized tax rate is at 36 cents per one hundred dollars of assessed value for property owners, which is less than half of other fire districts in our area. In an effort to control costs, the District has reduced staffing to minimum levels, reduced its fleet of vehicles, and deferred major repairs and replacement of vehicles, facilities, and safety gear/equipment for the firefighters and paramedics.
The Winfield Fire Protection District responds to over 2,000 emergency calls per year, an increase of over 33% from 2009, and more than double since the tax cap took effect in 1991. The Winfield Fire Protection District is a separate taxing body from the Village of Winfield and is financed by property tax revenue and ambulance fees. The Winfield Fire protection District has also negotiated for significant grant funding from Northwestern Medicine, but receives no revenue from sales tax, or other similar sources.
This referendum seeks voter approval for the funding to bolster firefighter/paramedic staffing levels, along with the tools, equipment, and resources necessary to respond to the growing number of emergency calls the Winfield Fire Protection District responds to annually; and to restore those issues which have been deferred including vehicle repairs, facility repairs, and safety gear and equipment for the firefighters and paramedics.
The Referendum will be submitted to the voters of the District at the General Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and only applies to the portion of the voter’s tax bill that is designated for the Winfield Fire Protection District.
Episode #18 Gratitude
As we quickly approach this season of Thanksgiving and Appreciation, we mustn't forget Gratitude.
I talk a little bit about Gratitude, the science of Gratitude and ways which we could show our Gratitude. Not only in these approaching days of the Thanksgiving and Christmas Season, but every day of our lives.
Episode #17 Interview with Mark Schanowski, American Sportscaster with NBC Sports Chicago
An interview with friend and neighbor, Mark Schanowski Sportscaster currently with NBC Sports Chicago talks about his beginnings in the industry, where he played the game he loves so much, family and what is in store for he and his family in the near future.
A true gentleman, soft spoken and very knowledgeable in the world of sports.
At some point in all of our lives we decide that we have done all we can do in the profession we chose, Mark is still involved with NBC Sports, but at a far less time demanding level.
Sit back and listen!
Here is an article that Mark wrote in July of 2019 about the Bulls in the NBA summer league in Las Vegas,
Oh by the way, I'm never too busy for your referrals!
Episode #16 Interview with Pat Byrne with the Mulliganeer's
In this episode we are talking with Pat Byrne who is one of a group of good hearted samaritans that are providing help to those families who have suffered an unfortunate life event which has caused undue trauma to the remaining family members.
In some cases there may be a handicap person in the family, a family member with special needs or simply a spouse who has lost their partner and is left to support their family and doesn't know how to move forward in life.
Mulliganeer's is a group of folks whom have experienced loss in their own lives but have persevered with both the financial assistance and camaraderie of the other members of Mulliganeer's!
Here is a link their website,
If you wish to seek help, get involved or simply contribute in your own way. Reach out!! They are there to help.
Episode #15 Interview with Susan Neustrom, ED.D
Our guest this week is Susan Neustrom, an author, teacher and coach for those who are seeking change in their lives or are confronted with having to deal with change in their life due to something that may have caused that change.
Susan had kept a personal secret for many years and decided one day that she was going to pursue a life that she wanted which required change from her comfortable day to day life. Uncertainty, fear are only a couple of feelings she found herself dealing with!
Once Susan had accomplished one of her goals, she then began telling her story which lead into the writing of her book, "The Comfort Zone Illusion".
For information on how to contact Susan, email her @ firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information on her book go to, www.susanneustrom.com/