Tracy King

Tracy King

Tracy is a marketing manager that brings with her a breadth of experience from financial underwriting in the health insurance industry, to teaching first and second graders. Tracy loves learning and is never afraid to ask a question.

To keep her creative juices flowing at home, she tries to keep up with her two teenage daughters, knits, and enjoys cooking – not necessarily in that order! Working with children in education and having a family has been influential on Tracy’s sense of humor and ability to think and act on the fly.

A Chicago native, Tracy is a life-long Cubs fan as a testimony to her persistence and hopefulness.


When Your Holidays Are Neither Merry or Bright – Living with Grief During the Holiday Season

Alas, the holiday season is upon us. And as much as I find myself delighted by light displays as it turns dark at 4:30 pm and holiday movies streaming 24/7; I also find myself struggling with very un-holiday like emotions – sadness, powerlessness, and grief.  Norman Rockwell holiday images of “Dashing Through the Snow” be damned!

2016 has been a tumultuous year.  Geo-political conflicts aside; in my small department at work – between 6 people – we have experienced the death of 11 loved ones in addition to multiple critical illnesses of family and friends.  And while I work with an outstanding group of professionals, I know that inside, grief blankets our hearts like a heavy snowfall.  Maybe this is you too this holiday season? (more…)

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