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Welcome to the New Year

Lifestyle Engineer Dena Dodd Perry carves out a delicious path to wellness

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Contents

JANUARY 2021

Franz Marc (German, 1880 - 1916) Siberian Dogs in the Snow, 1909/1910, oil on canvas, The National Gallery of Art

FEATURES 62 A NEW YEAR TO LIVE GREATLY Lake Forest’s Kristel Bauer leverages her personal experience into a successful podcast, inspiring others to be the best versions of themselves.

66 VISION OF HOPE

Kate Jackson of Lake Bluff brings her entrepreneurial background and start-up savvy to Lake Forest College’s new Oppenheimer Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

70 A JOURNEY TO WELLNESS

DEPARTMENTS 24 EDITOR’S NOTE 29 CULTURE & COMMUNITY 30 THE BUZZ 32 IN THE NEIGHBOORHOOD 34 ON MY NIGHTSTAND 37 38 42 46 50

HOUSE & GARDEN ENTERTAINING THE CUT THE DISH IN THE GARDEN

53 PERSONAL BEST 54 THE LIFESTYLE LIST 58 THE SPORTING LIFE 78 WRAP IT UP

ON THE COVER Detoxelicious author Dena Dodd Perry wears a cream silk-satin top and pantby Sally LaPoint, Neiman Marcus Northbrook Court. Photography by Robin Subar, styling by Theresa DeMaria, hair & make-up by Leanna Ernest of Distinct Artists.

Lake Forest’s Dena Dodd Perry paves a mindful path to health and healing.

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Thank You I would like to thank my family, friends & clients for a successful 2020.

WISHING EVERYONE A SPARKLING NEW YEAR!

I WANT TO MAKE YOU MY NEXT 2021 SUCCESS STORY

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Editor’s Note My desk at home, freshly organized for the new year.

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ANUARY has long been synonymous with fresh starts and clean slates—tabula rasa, if you will. I personally cannot remember a year when I have been more ready to start anew. 2020 brought about seismic shifts in the way many of us work, eat, sleep, exercise, spend time with others, and share household responsibilities. These shifts will no doubt spill into the new year, so how can we reincorporate them in a fresh and healthy way? The good news is, we have all spent more time in our kitchens, so creating healthy, nourishing meals will be a bit less daunting. Our cover subject, Dena Dodd Perry, recently published the soul food-inspired Detoxelicious and her easy-to-prepare recipe for Ginger Carrot Soup can be found in this month’s The Dish. Paired with a crisp green salad, I plan to have it in heavy rotation for lunches and simple suppers throughout the month. Spending virtually every waking hour at home has made a Herculean task out of keeping our countertops, desks, and our minds free of clutter. Writer Ann Marie Scheidler’s feature, A New Year to Live Greatly, introduces us to multi-hyphenate Kristel Bauer. The Integrative Medicine Fellow, Reiki Master, and Podcast Host founded Live Greatly to help clients and listeners live their best lives and to share her findings on achieving optimal health in mind, body, and spirit. From thoughts on creating a mind-clearing separation between work and home life in these unique times to the importance of setting intentions, Bauer’s ideas provide meaningful guidance for a healthy new year. Vision of Hope presents Lake Forest College’s new Oppenheimer Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (OC) and shares the story of its EntrepreneurTHE LIFESTYLE LIST ship and Innovation Program (ENTP) Co-Director, Kate Jackson. Along with ENTP Co-Director Trish Thomas, Jackson has reimagined the ENTP curriculum, creating an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem for the diverse LFC student body. The OC is slated

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to open next month, providing students with a vibrant new venue for pursuing real-world ventures. Here’s to the month of new beginnings. Whether we toast with a Daiquiri from this month’s Entertaining or a glass of freshly pressed carrot juice from Lake Bluff ’s Forest Greens Juice Bar, let us ring in 2021 with hope, health, clarity, and a newfound sense of calm.

WENDY FLETCHER FRANZEN Editor in Chief

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January activities to enjoy from the comfort of home: Embrace your inner author at Gorton Community Center’s virtual class, “How to Write a Memoir,” and bring exciting experiments to your doorstep with the Museum of Science and Industry’s online Science at Home.

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Nine-year old Lindenhurst resident and author Riley Preston has a mission to make an impact on the world. He has created a ripple effect of happiness with his first book, Kindness…Pass It On.

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Cards and Coffee founder Martha Collins Zeeman shares the books she is reading and what is currently on her nightstand.

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MBRACE YOUR inner writer and sign up for Gorton Community Center’s virtual Zoom class, “How to Write a Memoir,” a seminar by veteran author and journalist David Rutter. Participants will learn what it takes to research, write, and publish his or her story, and have fun doing it. Nearly everyone eventually longs to tell a life story in a memoir, but many are thwarted because they do not know how to do it. Rutter reveals the nuts and bolts of the process, from finding a personal narrative to interviewing relatives for background and shares how to put it all together. Rutter’s Topic 3: Building Bridges takes place on Monday, January 11. Writers often build 20 good ideas in separate, independent paragraphs, but are less effective in connecting ideas. How does one idea lead to another?

How does a writer build “word bridges” that connect ideas into a seamless whole? Learn how to write in smooth, more thoughtful patterns in this skill building session. On Monday, February 8, Topic 4: Finding Your Voice addresses the writer’s concern of his or her “voice” sounding real. How do writers find that sound in writing, and how can they tell if they are tapping into their experiences? In this seminar, you will find your “voice” and learn to speak in it as a writer. Participants will receive a link to the archived video memoir and will have access for six months. Pre-registration within 24 hours before the seminar is mandatory as Rutter will email “memoir writing samples” to each participant in advance of the seminars. The samples will be used as discussion points (Rutter has about 1,000 of his own published memoir samples from which to choose). “How to Write a Memoir” Topic 3: Building Bridges takes place on Monday, January 11, 7-8:30 p.m. via Zoom and Topic 4: Finding Your Voice takes place on Monday, February 8, 7-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, visit gortoncenter.org.

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Nine-year old Riley Preston, author and entrepreneur, has a mission to make an impact on the world. words by Cathy McKinnon photography by Bridget Emelianchik

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INDENHURST fourth grader Riley Preston seeks to inspire change by sharing stories and ways we can all leave this world a greater place. In these unprecedented times, there is a call for leaders of all ages to stand up and use their voices. It is for that reason Riley founded Little Leaders, Big Voices—a call to action for children to use their voices and create a wave of kindness and support in their communities. This is an impactful way to show your friends and community how much you want to see everyone succeed. Little Leaders, Big Voices is a platform to engage kids and creates a forum where they can express and share ways to make a difference starting with everyday situations such as those they encounter in school or at the playground. The first project of Little Leaders, Big Voices is Riley’s debut as an author, with his book Kindness…Pass It On, where he shares how impactful kindness can be. In this inspirational new picture book, the author Riley Preston, age 9, explores the many ways one person can make a huge difference. Starting at a new school, Riley finds it difficult to make friends until he discovers that one small act of kindness can impact the lives of many. Every day we have the opportunity to make good choices. When we choose to show kindness to others, above all else, we will quickly learn that we are capable of making the world a better place…one random act of kindness at a time. There has never been a better time to be kind to others, to have a voice, and to be a leader. Wellness coach, yoga instructor, and meditation guide Colette McGuire says of Riley’s book, “Kindness...Pass It On is a beautiful story that shows the ripple effect of kindness that children can relate to. From the moment that Riley picks up Bella’s fallen book at the bus stop, I could visualize the children moving through their day. We see that each interaction provides us an opportunity to make a difference. It is a quick and inspiring read to spark discussion and renew hope.” Riley works with youth through his messages on leadership, kindness, and perseverance, and plans to share his message through a variety of programs. He will not only share his book with children, but also talk on topics of resiliency, positive

mindset, and discussing emotions. He believes making the world a better place begins with each person. Through his actions such as volunteering at food banks, sharing experiences, and helping to take care of others, he believes his actions will create a wave of kindness in this world. Riley is always up for new adventures and loves to learn through experience. He cannot wait for everyone to share his book with the kids in their lives. He is hosting book discussions to help promote the dialogue around kindness and to help others think of unique ways to help their communities. When he is not working on Little Leaders, Big Voices, he enjoys skateboarding and riding his dirt bike. He also loves to play baseball and is favorite baseball team is the Chicago Cubs. Family friend Jennifer Bergschneider shares, “This little man is so much more than a baseball player, horseback rider, and all-around good kid. Riley sees the way the world should work and at his tender age he is hoping to change it one act at a time. He is selfless in all things that he does. I am amazed at the way he inspires everyone to be better.”

“In this inspirational new picture book, author Riley Preston, age 9, explores the many ways one person can make a huge difference. “

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ON MY NIGHTSTAND I keep a journal on my nightstand so I can reflect on the day that has passed or contemplate the day ahead. Rifle Paper Journal, Lake Forest Bookstore, 662 N. Western Avenue, 847-234-4420.

I frequently write a few cards before going to sleep, so I always keep a stack by my bed. Postage stamps and set of cards and envelopes, Cards and Coffee, DM @cards_ and_coffee_martha.

BOOK STACK Maria Shriver I’ve Been Thinking Kate Bowler Everything Happens For A Reason And Other Lies I’ve Loved Bill Watterson The Essential Calvin and Hobbes Charlie Mackesy The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse Barbara Mahany The Stillness of Winter Helen Macdonald Vesper Flights

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Lots and lots and lots of books live in stacks on my nightstand! All books available through Lake Forest Book Store, 662 N. Western Avenue, 847-234-4420.

This is a soup bowl from my grandfather’s Limoges china set. Its Carolina Blue pattern makes me happy and I put my jewelry in it before I go to sleep.

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CARDS, COFFEE, AND THE JOY OF SNAIL MAIL Dog and card lover and new small business owner Martha Zeeman shares what is currently on her nightstand. words by Martha Zeeman Illustration by Tom Bachtell

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HALLENGING TIMES often inspire reflection on important touchstones, reminding us of loved ones we’ve lost and the importance of people in our lives. The pandemic has emphasized our need to connect with them. As an avid sender of cards, I began sending more last March and April. I was overjoyed by the response, which often included a phone call and a great conversation. I’d been thinking of opening a greeting cards business and decided that if I didn’t do it during this pandemic, then I never would, so Cards and Coffee became a reality. Cards are connections to hold in your hands, to keep, to treasure, and remind us of the strong connections we have with other human beings. I have a box full of cards I’ve received over the years and it is one of my greatest treasures. I have cards for almost every occasion, but I honestly believe you don’t need to wait for an occasion to send a card. There is nothing better than getting a card in the mail for no reason other than someone saying they thought of you. Right now, I’m selling cards out of my home and at occasional pop-ups in town. I include a postage stamp with all my cards so there is no excuse for not mailing it! When we can gather together again, I plan to host card parties for all ages where we can sit with a good cup of coffee and write cards together. My mission is simply spreading joy through snail mail. I’m blessed to have a wonderful neighbor who has become a great friend—we both love cards and the Lake Forest Book Store. During the last few months she gave me two books that I treasure. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is a wonderful illustrated book offering hope during challenging times. The Stillness of Winter explores the holy all around during

“Cards are connections to hold in your hands, to keep, to treasure, and remind us of the strong connections we have with other human beings.”

this sacred season and I look forward to reading it over the next three months. On my nightstand, I also have a Limoges china soup bowl that belonged to my grandfather. During the pandemic, I took it out of the cabinet and now each night I place my jewelry in it when I go to bed. It’s a reminder of my grandfather and to take things out of cabinets and use them! I also have a copy of The Essential Calvin and Hobbes to remind me to not take life to seriously and to laugh. Calvin is my favorite cartoon character. I’m currently reading Vesper Flights which my college roommate recommended to me. We’ve been talking and writing to each other frequently during the pandemic. I’m also reading Everything Happens for a Reason, which one of my Faith Keeper friends suggested. The Faith Keepers is a group of friends I text with on an almost daily basis that began as a daily gratitude text we could share. After reading I’ve Been Thinking by Maria Shriver, we chose the thread name Faith Keepers (FKs). As Maria so eloquently says, this group of women “keeps the faith for me when I can’t find it within myself. And I do it for them. And that’s what we all need.” I encourage you to find your group of FKs because it is a connection that can change everything for you when you need it most. I’m truly grateful for my FKs. For information on Cards and Coffee pop ups and card sales, visit @cards_and_coffee_martha on Instagram.

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Bo+Ivy Distillers founder and co-owner Michael Curcio shares the fascinating history of Hemingway’s favorite cocktail— the daiquiri.

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ENTERTAINING

THE DAIQUIRI

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HE DAIQUIRI resides in the same family as the most classic of cocktails: The Martini, the Manhattan, the Sazarac, and the Old Fashioned. Its history is over 100 years old, originating in pre-Prohibition and Prohibition era Cuba when the country was open for tourism and its nightlife thrived. The Tropicana Club with its “Las Diosas de Carne” (translation—Goddesses of the Flesh), burlesque dancers, the Buena Vista Social Club (from the popular Artisan Entertainment documentary), and the New Year’s scene from the Godfather II all reflect the environment that conceived the Daiquiri. The drink was created by Jennings Cox, an American engineer who managed the Cuban properties for two American companies (credit as co-creator is also often given to a Cuban engineer named Pagliuchi). With important guests on the way and finding himself without a source for gin—the genteel spirit at the time—Cox worried that they would not find the local tipple palatable if served neat. He added lime juice and sugar to the island’s pure cane rum, and a classic was born.

It is believed to have been the favorite cocktail of Ernest Hemingway and Jack Kennedy (ironic considering he is responsible for severing diplomatic ties with Cuba in ‘61 … perhaps Bay of Pigs was intended to oust Castro in an effort to save his beloved cocktail? But I digress). Ultimately, it was the United States Navy—specifically Admiral Lucius Johnson—that brought the cocktail to the mainland via the lounge at the Army and Navy Club (of which I am a proud member). Located on Connecticut Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., active and retired officers can still host happy hours in the lounge, which is now named for the cocktail. Now that we’ve covered the historical commentary and, hopefully, established the Daiquiri’s historical bona fides—let us move on to the technical aspects of mixing this cocktail. The Daiquiri, like any great cocktail, consists of a base and a modifier. In this case, the base is light rum and the modifier is citrus (lime juice) and sweetener (simple syrup). The purpose of the modifier is not to mask the base liquor but, rather, to enhance its flavors on the palate. The base liquor is always the main event. Never use premixed sweet and sour mix unless you are looking to have a substandard cocktail with 5 times the calories!

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ENTERTAINING Bo+Ivy Distillers founder and co-owner Michael Curcio shares the fascinating history of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite cocktail—the Daiquiri. This is not the boat drink you think it is … but it will transport you away from the snow!

THE DAIQUIRI Makes one Ingredients: • 2 ounces Cruzan Light Rum: Anyone who has spent time at a college kegger knows there exist many different types of rum (Captain Morgan Spiced, Malibu coconut, etc.). I will say, in my humble opinion, most are revolting. There are two kinds of rum worth drinking. Period. Dark rum and light rum. All distilled liquor is clear when it comes out of a still and only takes on color after aging in some type of wood barrel. Light rum is, therefore, not aged. There are a few good mixed drink recipes for a dark rum out there, but the Daiquiri is not one of them. A high quality, aged dark rum is not for Daiquiris, but should be enjoyed simply over a large piece of clean ice with a squeeze of lime and sipped. I am not as picky with brands of light rum as I am with gin, as rum is distilled from sugar cane and much more forgiving. Cruzan makes an enjoyable light rum, and I recommend using something comparable provided it doesn’t give you a huge hangover. • 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice: As far as I know, Mother Nature has only one brand. Don’t skimp on the fresh fruit—there are natural sugars resident even in tart citrus fruit that are lost in the stuff you buy off a shelf. Fresh is always better. I prefer daiquiris on the tart side, but this is personal preference so feel free to adjust your proportions between 1/2 to 1 ounce to satisfy your taste. • 1/2 ounce Luxardo Maraschino Liquor: This is a bit of substitution. The classic Daiquiri calls for 1/2 to 3/4 ounces simple syrup to balance the tart from the lime juice. The Maraschino liquor does this job, plus adds a little more depth and complexity to the cocktail.

“Its history is over 100 years old, originating in preprohibition and prohibition era Cuba when the country was open for tourism and its nightlife thrived.” • 2 Drops Fee Brothers Grapefruit Bitters: I am a bitters fanatic. They bring so much more to a cocktail without burdening the ingredients with extra heavy modifiers and allow you to keep the cocktail simple in ingredients while enhancing the flavor palate simultaneously. I came up with the grapefruit bitters while reading a recipe for the “Hemingway Daiquiri” which calls for the addition of grapefruit juice to the mix. Instead of adding all the juice (and sugar), just put a few drops of bitters in to get the same effect. Preparation: • Measure and mix all ingredients in a graduated shot and pour over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and double strain (to remove pulp from the lime and ice shards) into a cocktail glass or coupe. • Garnish with a wheel from the fresh lime you squeezed. Slice and place on the rim. • Close your eyes and imagine yourself dancing at the Tropicana on a caliente Havana night! Cheers! For more information about Bo+Ivy Distillers, visit boandivy.com.

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THE SPORTING LIFE was also the year of “Breaking 5 at 50.” In August, in a timed mile held at his nephew’s high school in Wisconsin, Worth zipped to a time of 4 minutes, 53 seconds—an elite clocking for a man his age. “I basically spent the first half of the last five years working on strength, general fitness, and rebuilding my endurance base, then I was able to introduce racing and ambitious goals. I took the weekend warrior sports approach to the next level, adopting a ‘light’ version of a professional plan and learning along the way,” Worth, also a competitive cross-country skier, says of his self-designed regimen since that choppy, highly demanding run in Neenah. “I started gradually, training about 300 hours in that first year and increasing that time by 15 percent each year since. Now I also work with a professional coach. Certain levels of physical ability and training are commonly known prerequisites in endurance sports, but what people don’t see or may not realize is that there are large doses of planning, strategy, focused execution, attention to detail, and consistency.” Worth’s main competitors in duathlon races, remarkably, are men between the ages of 20 and 34. He’s not “gramps” to them yet; he is their swift and age-defying “uncle.” Worth—known as “Camo Man” in some circles because his bicycle frame sports a camouflage motif, as his clothes often do—shows up at starting lines and now induces more than a few “uh-ohs” from his daunted foes. He has broken the one-hour barrier and finished several races minutes faster than the runner-up’s time. “You can estimate the times of repeat competitors based on past races,” says Worth, who has dabbled in obstacle course racing with a top 10 finish in 2019. “If I’m going up against, say, a 28-year-old in a duathlon, and I know he’s potentially a faster runner than I am, I’m calculating while riding my bike in the race, how much faster I have to ride to create a lead and put myself in a favorable position for the second running leg. “As much as I love the outdoors, I’m not just looking at flowers while riding along! You can do that another day.” Worth, born in Milwaukee, had to look for a replacement sport for basketball in high school after realizing his career in hoops was “slowly and steadily declining.” He found cross country skiing, thrived atop snow, and continued his ascent in the grueling sport while at Cornell University. Worth admits he was a very mediocre skier by NCAA standards but was enamored with the sport and the outdoor time it required. The chance to ski race again, not the other sports, was actually the initial motivation. He plans to turn more ski-capped heads at the American Birkebeiner ski race in the north woods of Wisconsin in February. This will be his fourth year back to the largest nordic ski race in North America. The “Birkie” draws thousands of skiers and Worth has been concentrating on the 18-mile classic technique event where he has placed in the top 20 overall the last two years and first skier across the line over 35 years old. Maybe the top 10 this year? Following his years at Cornell, Worth earned his law degree and MBA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He met his future wife, Sheridan Road Editor-in-Chief Dustin O’Regan, in law school, and they have lived in Lake Forest since 1998. They have a 16-year-old daughter, Redding, who

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attends The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. “Redding is the star of the family,” insists Worth, who, along with his wife, have been heavily involved in charitable organizations over the years. Worth focuses on outdoor conser vation groups and efforts supporting Veterans’ causes. The latter is something he shares with Redding who has had a passion for thanking Veterans from an early age. She has been a driver of their involvement with the Lake County Honor Flight where she has taken multiple flights as a Guardian. So does Worth have the endurance to keep racking up impressive results in his 50’s and beyond? Look for those to continue for years. “I hope to inspire people to become more active, to keep moving,” says Worth, who sets yearly athletic goals and wants to melt time off that 4:53 mile. “Get outside; we have wonderful forest preserves around here. Committing to getting in shape and racing at a high level has changed my life for the better. I’m training regularly and eating well. I’m stronger mentally, too, and that has also been helpful in this pandemic. I’m making more productive use of my free time, not spending hours watching TV and eating chips like in the past.” “Training is a process and a journey. You need to embrace that for the long term to achieve sustainable results over decades. But people are interested in the latest race results and often look puzzled at the concept of driving six hours to subject yourself to a tough event. However, the allure of racing is much deeper.” He concludes, “Racing is a great test of strategy, execution, and grit, but more importantly it is a celebration of all your training.”

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cast. Knowing that my ultimate goal was to be in front of a crowd leading lectures and workshops, a podcast seemed like the right place to begin.” Well, at least it did until Bauer began to work through the logistics of putting a podcast together. She had all the content at her fingertips, but the mechanics of putting a podcast out into the universe, at times, seemed overwhelming. “I wasn’t quite sure where to look for help so I posted on the ‘Moms of Lake Forest’ Facebook page to see if anyone had experience with this,” Bauer says. “Someone connected me with the media lab at Lake Forest Library and they were great. Actually, our community overall has been incredibly supportive.” Bauer named her wellness company and ultimately her podcast “Live Greatly.” “It’s the mind, body, and spirit that have to be in balance for us to break through our fears,” she explains. “That’s where the power is. Mindset is everything. We have to push pass the boundaries of fear to live life fully from a place of love and joy.” Bauer draws from personal experience when leading workshops or talking on her podcast. “I’ve gone through the anxiety of leaving my position as a stay-at-home mom (Bauer has two young children with her husband, Brian) and starting a business—and now I’m sharing what I have learned,” she says. “In launching my podcast, something totally new for me, I realized that the anxiety and fear that I was feeling was actually discomfort…I was uncomfortable doing this new thing. It’s not that I’m bad at it, just uncomfortable. But I know in these times when

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“Mindset is everything. We have to push pass the boundaries of fear to live life fully from a place of love and joy.”

I’m uncomfortable that I am growing the most. It has helped me to label these feelings so that I can move forward. And now it’s my mission to help others do the same.” Bauer releases a new “Live Greatly” podcast at least twice each month and has had an incredible lineup of guests, including Kelly Noonan—the writer/director/producer of the Heal documentary, Colleen Wachob—the co-CEO of Mindbodygreen, and Keith Michell—former NFL player who is now a celebrity yogi and mindfulness coach. “I feel like I’ve found my rhythm,” Bauer says. “Consistency has really been key to me growing my podcast.” When Bauer isn’t at home in her recording studio, she continues to be a university lecturer as an Adjunct PBL Facilitator for Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Physician Assistant Program. Bauer has also packaged her expertise into online courses, including an eight-week online course to support optimal well-being and a course to learn to eat to support optimal mental health. “Companies have been looking to me for help with empowering their employees as they work from home,” Bauer explains. “This new working environment has messed with people’s boundaries. Before COVID-19, if you were commuting to and from work, that drive time would be a transition into and out of your work day. But without that, the boundaries have blurred. Something as small as taking a walk in the morning or at the end of your day can help people create some separation between work and home lives. My goal is to help people find these things that will make them more successful.” When asked how she would counsel people working on their vision boards for 2021, Bauer says it comes down to one work—intention. “Setting intentions for yourself is so important,” she explains. “When you do this, your vision becomes clear. You begin to notice opportunities that can get you to that place and you won’t see the things that could stand in your way. You’ll feel confident leaning into any discomfort and keep pushing forward. This is how you’ll achieve optimal health in mind, body, and spirit. This is how you’ll live greatly.” To learn more about Live Greatly, visit livegreatly.co.

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Kate Jackson, Co-Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at Lake Forest College.

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VISION OF HOPE

Kate Jackson of Lake Bluff brings her entrepreneurial background and start-up savvy to Lake Forest College’s new Oppenheimer Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation with a focus on inclusion and closing the opportunity gap. Jackson, who moved with her husband and two sons to Lake Bluff in 2011, is also part of a new endeavor at Lake Forest College (LFC) that will continue to break down barriers for the next generation of entrepreneurs. As Co-Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (ENTP), her design thinking and inclusive innovation classes will soon be taught at LFC’s new Oppenheimer Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (OC)—a dedicated space and thinktank to help entrepreneurs launch their next big idea. “Google and I were born in the same place,” says Jackson, a native of Mountain View, California. “My mom was an entrepreneur, and my dad was a lawyer, so we would sit at the dinner table and they would just talk about their businesses.” There was an emphasis on the ethos that those who succeed aren’t necessarily smarter; they just work harder. “My brothers and I always joke that no matter what, we can solve any problem,” adds Jackson, who received A seating area in Lake Forest College’s new her BA and MA from The University of Chicago and Oppenheimer Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (OC). her MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. “When you’re raised by entrepreneurs, there aren’t milk and cookies when you get home, so you become very self-sufficient. There is this sense of agency T’S THE SMALL MOMENTS in life that that you have to solve your own problems.” That foundation helped launch her to a decadesmake the greatest impression, and for Kate Jackson, it may have been those Saturday long career at Accenture and Deloitte Consulting, mornings in 1980s-era Silicon Valley she where she designed and implemented change inispent driving out to Mom’s office. There were tiatives at Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits no ballet classes. No soccer camps. And yet to improve performance and build greater resiliency. watching her mother—who worked with the It made her a change agent on a global scale, with a Small Business Administration to help fund passion for fostering inclusive entrepreneurial ecosysminority and women-owned startups—imparted life tems that break down barriers for women, people of lessons that stay with her today as an entrepreneur, a color, people in rural communities, and people with disabilities. Her work has been tireless and life changmentor, and changemaker.

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“We have students from all over the world, including many first-generation students. We now stand in a unique position to be a base and bring the entire ecosystem of entrepreneurs together.”

ing. She took it one step further in the wake of the 2020 pandemic, launching Mother Funders LLC to support women, especially mothers, who are disproportionately affected by the crisis. “The pandemic has really laid bare the inequities,” says Jackson, admitting that because she grew up as a 7th generation Californian with pioneer roots and entrepreneurial parents, she bought into many startup myths. “Once I started getting into the research and data, you see that it’s not a fair playing field. Not everyone starts at the same place, which means they don’t finish at the same place. The pandemic illuminates that reality and when I saw how hard moms were hit and how many of the businesses that were shuttered were owned by women and minority entrepreneurs, I knew we had to do something.” Fortunately for Jackson, she was already in the right place to be an advocate not only for these women but for all people who are fighting an uphill battle to achieve their business dreams. Lake Forest College’s ENTP was built on a forward-thinking, hopeful vision to expand the ecosystem for anyone and everyone. The new Oppenheimer

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Center, slated to open next month, is a part of that. But so is the work that both Jackson and her Co-Director Trish Thomas have already done in curriculum development and will continue to do as teachers, leaders, and mentors. “I’ve known Kate a long time. We met 20 years ago, when she asked me to help with the business she was trying to build right out of college. When I was offered the job in Lake Forest, she was the first person I called. I brought her in to lead our pitch competition and soon she started teaching,” explains Thomas, an Evanston resident, founder of four businesses, CEO of EveryBody Eat, and the college’s first Entrepreneur in Residence. “But college Leadership and our Entrepreneurial Advisory Committee gets complete credit for being visionary enough to let us create cutting edge curriculum  and exciting programming like the Venture Design Challenge.”  The soul of that curriculum is a shared belief in psychological resilience and the power moving past failure and loss. Thomas says those elements have been particularly resonant for many LFC students who are pulling themselves up from at-risk environments or out of situations where they have to go farther just to get to the starting line. “It is a very diverse student body,” explains Jackson, who calls Thomas a kindred spirit in the work she has done to help lift up other women. “We have students from all over the world, including many first-generation students. We now stand in a unique position to be a base and bring the entire ecosystem

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A small group working space in the bright windows of the OC.

State-of-the-art classroom space in the OC.

of entrepreneurs together—to share resources and to ask questions. And that’s a form of capital in itself.” She says we often get too caught up in the sense that enterprise needs only financial capital. “Capital really includes social capital and networking capital and intellectual capital and physical capital, so if we think about it in that framework, we really are in a great position to level the playing field.” Lake Forest College President Steven Schutt applauds the work that both Thomas and Jackson have down to reimagine the ENTP curriculum and lay the groundwork for the new Oppenheimer Center. “Hundreds of students take courses in entrepreneurship every year. They know that an innovative, entrepreneurial mindset will help them advance in any career they choose,” he explains. “Jim, Harry, and Ted Oppenheimer also know this, and that’s why they are such dedicated supporters of our entrepreneurship program. Thanks to their generosity, the beautiful new Oppenheimer Center will be a beacon for creative, ambitious students for many years to come.” That chorus of praise for the co-leaders continues with Davis Schneiderman, Krebs Provost and a LFC faculty dean. “Kate Jackson brings deep experience in areas such as human-centered design thinking, entrepreneurial resilience, and inclusive innovation—carrying forward the legacy and vision that Trish Thomas established with the program’s signature curriculum,” says Schneiderman. “The Oppenheimer Center embodies the best of the inventive and original spirit of our program. It is a place to collaborate and engage, and to incubate and accelerate. Its design is meant to harmonize aspira-

tions with outcomes, and I think of it like good jazz— improvisation meets practice to equal the astounding new creations made by our talented students.” Jaclyn Lonergan, a sophomore at LFC and one of Jackson’s students, says the new Oppenheimer Center is just what she and future entrepreneurs need to unleash their collective entrepreneurial spirit. “Professor Jackson taught the first entrepreneurship class I ever took and inspired me to minor in the subject. Her passion for entrepreneurship and her students is very apparent, and she has always been there for me for help and advice,” adds Lonergan, who hopes to launch her own makeup company. “It is nice to learn from someone who has experience in the field because her students trust and honor what she has to say.” The admiration is mutual. “What really gets me out of bed in the morning is building an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem for our students and our community.” says Jackson. “Our students are integral.” They are also a part of our shared future. “We are a market-based country with vast opportunity” she adds. “The way you drive change is wealth creation. If we give people more access to creating and building with all the engines firing, and everyone fully engaged, we can emerge from COVID-19 stronger and more resilient. After every economic disruption, entrepreneurs have pulled us out. I see the pent-up entrepreneurial energy that will lead us into a bright future.” For more information about the new Oppenheimer Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, visit lakeforest.edu.

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OU WOULD BE hard pressed to find someone who embodies all things health and wellness more than Lake Forest’s Dena Dodd Perry. Describing herself as a healthy lifestyle engineer, Perry works as both an integrative health coach and a certified yoga instructor. Over the years, she has incorporated her wealth of knowledge in a variety of ways, most recently becoming the author of the newly released Detoxelicious, a ten-day powerful yet practical self-help book providing guidance for detoxing. While this multi-tasking woman has now devoted her life to helping others on their food-fitness journey, she graduated Northwestern University with a degree in engineering. But she was always drawn to the sciences, which definitely comes into play now. Growing up as one of four children in Detroit, she majored in biology in high school. “That gave me a leg up when I got to Northwestern,” Perry says, especially when she began tutoring other students. “I’ve always been a huge STEM advocate.” The pride is obvious in Perry’s voice when she shares that many of those students are now doctors themselves. “I thought about med school,” Perry says, but she was put off by it being cost prohibitive, and instead decided to become an engineer. That fortuitous choice led to Perry meeting her husband, Jeff, when they both worked in the management consulting industry. They have three children—two sons in college and one daughter in high school. Motivated to find solutions to some of her personal health challenges, Perry is now able to help lead others on their own wellness journey. Perry has always been physically active; she golfs, plays paddle tennis, and runs. And during one of those activities, most likely running, she ended up getting a fragment stuck between her L4-L5 vertebrae, which was excruciatingly pain-

ful, causing severe sciatica. Perry shares that when she saw neurosurgeon Dr. Jonathan Citow, “He said ‘I can definitely fix this. You should be able to return back to your all your normal activities. Just don’t repetitively lift anything over 45 pounds for the rest of your life.’ So basically, that’s life changing, right? But during the exit interview he said, ‘You know, as long as you keep stretching and watch your weight, you should do well.’ And I said, What about yoga? He said yoga would be great.” This began Perry’s yoga career. “I’ve been teaching for five years. I did 200 hours of yoga certification in addition to 300 more hours of advanced training, culminating in my yoga thesis.” Prior to the pandemic, Perry had many corporate yoga clients. She would go to various companies and teach classes. One of her long-time students is Tony Asghari, a principal mechanical engineer at Continental Automotive in Deer Park. “Her classes are fantastic,” Asghari says. “She always comes prepared. Also, Dena is very athletic and brings athleticism to you in a calm, relaxed, consistent manner. She’s an energetic person and she is really well grounded.” Some of Asghari’s favorite aspects of Perry’s classes were “the way she spoke, her intonation, her flow, her level of intensity, and her character, her jovial nature. I try never to miss a class.” Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Perry is unable to teach in person right now. She currently teaches virtually at vivaya. live.com. “My account is @DenaDoddlife on Instagram Live, and there I try to emphasize that we are on this journey. You look and feel better based on both the food you are eating and your yoga fitness routine. I’m a big advocate of yoga fitness

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“I think [ ] speaks for itself. It is beautiful, well written, and easy to follow.” —DR. VESNA SKUL

Perry, wearing a black tulle top and skirt by Akris Punto, Neiman Marcus Northbrook Court

just because of the situation I was in. And I believe through healing my own body that my gift to the community is to share my journey to inspire them to heal their own bodies in whatever way or fashion they deem appropriate.” Yoga and exercise are just part of the equation. Perry is also committed to embracing a healthy diet. Several years ago she attended a workshop run by Dr. Vesna Skul, a functional medicine doctor based in Chicago. “My yoga business is important. But what I’m eating matters, too. I had already completed a cleanse from the blueprint cleanse, which is all liquid for two days, but found that I got severe headaches. And I would lose three or four pounds, but I didn’t like that side effect.” Perry prefers what Dr. Skul proposes—a vegan, organic plantbased plan for 10 days. This cleanse seeks cellular restoration and is highly potent in antioxidants. “So, in a sense, the book is a 10-day mindfulness, food, and fitness detox program where we encourage people to order the detox cleanse. That is supported by U.S. News & World Report. The process is called Recognize, Reset, and Realize. Recognize what is going on with your body. Get a check-up with your doctor. Then, you Reset. This is on page 32 of my book, and you reset by detoxing with support of supplements that have been tested. And then, you Realize results and evaluate your cholesterol, your blood pressure, and so on and so forth.” Dr. Skul says that she and Dena instantly clicked when they met. “She asked about what I think my patients should be doing. And that is taking charge of one’s own health and your family’s health by doing the best you can. We live in such a polluted environment, that rather than curling up in a fetal position and calling it a day… accepting the need for specifically targeted cellular detoxification through foods and supplements is what I have been advising my patients for decades.” Dr. Skul is thrilled with Perry’s book, Detoxelicious. “I think it speaks for itself. It is beautiful, well written, and easy to follow. I think that having it as a tool, and then having conversations either with a fitness lifestyle coach or a medical professional who can embellish and personalize, is very valuable.” “Even if you are addicted to fast food or a carnivore, you can be vegan for 10 days,” says Dr. Skul. “Especially when—usually by day four or so—the clarity comes, and you can see really noticeable and fantastic results from that kind of eating. Then you can reintroduce some clean animal protein into your lifestyle, while staying away from the clear culprits of what make up a lot of people’s diets and causes the most trouble health wise.” Looking back on her own journey, Perry says, “These things in life happened for a reason and I believe it took me on a more mindful approach. It took me on this path of open-mindedness with infinite possibilities, including food and fitness.” Learn more by visiting denadodd.com.

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HEALING THE MIND With four locations throughout the Chicago area, including Northbrook, Relief TMS offers non-invasive help to those dealing with depression and OCD.

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esearch shows over the past year the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a spike in depression and other mental illnesses. That is on top of the more than 18 million Americans each year who suffer from a depressive episode, and the more than 2.2 million Americans who face challenges related to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). While the most common treatment for both depression and OCD is antidepressants and other prescription drugs, alternative treatments are becoming increasingly popular, in particular for patients who suffer negative side effects from pharmaceuticals or for whom prescription drugs have proven to be ineffective. Relief TMS offers a noninvasive solution to depression, OCD, and other mental health diagnoses without the use of medication, side effects, or invasive procedures. The COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on mental health has made the solution more valuable than ever. “Some patients, stable for years, are all of a sudden facing relapses due to COVID-related stressors, social isolation being one of the major contributors. Others may develop entirely new illnesses,” says Dr. Teresa Poprawski, Chief Medical Officer at Relief TMS. “Although unintended consequences of lockdowns, meant to avoid contracting COVID-19, are creating shockwaves that will be felt for long in terms of mental health, people who do contract the SARS-CoV-2 virus may suffer long-term neuropsychiatric problems.” The treatment offered by Relief TMS, deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS), involves using a magnet that is placed on the head with a machine that looks similar to an

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old-fashioned hair dryer. It offers two distinct advantages over more traditional approaches. First, no pharmaceuticals are administered, so patients do not have to deal with the uncertainty or discomfort of side effects. Second, the treatment regimen is developed based on brain imaging, or brain mapping, a process that creates a visual representation of a patient’s brain activity. Each patient receives customized treatments based on the brain’s individual needs. “Our dTMS treatments are FDA-approved for depression, OCD, and for smoking cessation. By identifying the areas of the brain that correlate to specific symptoms, we can precisely target those areas with TMS and reestablish normal functioning,” Dr. Poprawski says. “The precision and effectiveness of the method make it an invaluable tool in my neuropsychiatric practice.” Susan Mueller, Relief TMS CEO, says its relationship with patients is based on partnership and trust, and since many have already tried traditional mental health treatment, they are invested in outcomes. Relief TMS sees patients of all ages and many insurance plans cover the treatment. The most important thing for staff at Relief TMS is that individuals get the right help they need. “The medical device we use is definitely ahead of the game and we use the latest technology,” Mueller says. “But we won’t treat a patient if it is not right for them. We have a whole network of therapists and doctors we can refer someone to and we are always willing to help someone—whether we treat them or not.” Relief TMS is located at 800 Skokie Blvd., Suite 260, in Northbrook, 224-415-3605.

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