Recommended – Linked Local Network Interview

Recommended: this radio interview by Catherine Johns and Michele Rempel of Linked Local Network (LLN Reports) with yours truly.

These ladies are smart, savvy and witty! They elicited the Make It Better perfectly and it is a great pleasure to work with them. You Go Girls!!

Thank You Eileen Fisher, Kim Austad & Amy Evanko

Thank you Eileen Fisher and your amazing Highland Park Store staff

Kim Austad – Store Leader

Amy Evanko – Assistant Store Leader

MIB Editor In Chief Laura Hine, Publisher Kimberly Carroll, CFO Sandy Tsuchida, Ad Sales Director Michelle Weiss celebrating the fruits of their shopping spree at Eileen Fisher in Highland Park last night. Thank you Kim & Amy! Your values are our values and our partnership rocks!

Living Our Mission Fully – Thanks To Sandra

Kudos to our Director of Community Development, Sandra Miller, for helping Make It Better media live its mission to help make life better as fully as possible. Organizations love working with her – as do we.

A bevy of Make It Better beauties after serving dinner at Connections For The Homeless’ Hilda’s Place

Sandra’s on the left, with her hand on her DePauw University bound son, Jake. This photo was taken yesterday at Camp Hope, where Make It Better served lunch, and Sandra’s family served dinner.

Finding the Shine

What makes you shine?

Expectant mothers glow; later, they nurture as much shine in their children as possible.

Great performers, athletes, teachers, leaders shine as they play, teach, inspire.

And our “Best of 2012” winners shine in their chosen professions – which is why they earned so many votes from our digital audience.

Given our rapidly changing world, doing as much of whatever makes you shine seems the wisest way to live and work. Live fully! If you’re destined to work hard, love the work you do.

Back in the day, I planned to have the national norm 2.2 kids and leave them home with a nanny in order to continue my Sidley & Austin legal career. But, we make our plans and God laughs. I didn’t shine at the office and arguing with opposing counsel nearly as much as I did with my children in my arms, on my lap, in tow wherever I went.

So I chose laying down the law full-time with lots of kids instead of practicing it.

Now, I shine when I hear someone say that they liked something I wrote or a connection I made. That is why I founded Make It Better Media. I feed my shine and help others find theirs.

Our very talented Make It Better staff shines in their work to provide you the most-trusted, easiest to use community resource and magazine that helps you make your life, and the lives of others, better. We particularly shine – and even drop everything to do a happy dance – whenever someone praises our work or reports that we helped make their life better.

So what makes you and yours shine? Are you – and they – doing it enough?

If you are pursuing shine successfully and becoming the person that destiny intends, please share your story with us. And if you aren’t yet doing so, we probably have a resource online at that will help.

We love finding and nurturing the shine.

Shining wet MIBs, working a community fair. Me, Suzy Guyot Hilbrant, Michelle Weiss

Butterfly, Synchronicities & Our Make It Better staff

An amazing day yesterday – signs and synchronicities that Make It Better Media is my true journey and that our growing community recognizes and appreciates the hard work by our phenomenally talented staff, also known as MIBs (Make It Better staff). Every MIBs is making a very real difference in the world.

In the Butterfly exhibit at Chicago Botanic Garden following the Children’s Learning Center dedication.

Thanks Teresa Kerr, Your Comments Made Our Lives Better

Thanks to Teresa Karr for sending the following. Messages like these mean so much to our 20+ hard-working, talented Make It Better Media staff! Her comments made our lives better.

Please follow Teresa’s lead and download our iPad app, send in the requester card from the magazine that helps lower our postage costs and and tells advertisers that the magazine is invited into your home.

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