Serenity Now! On Feeling Overwhelmed & What to Do About It

October 19, 2014 at 7:04 am
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Fall has been very, very busy so far. Very busy. Yesterday morning, I woke up for my long run (which I always look forward to) with dread. I. was. tired. So tired! As a person who can always “do it all,” I just got up and went. But my heart was not in it. I stayed up too late, but I had to meet friends, run, go to the farmers market, head to a Chicago Ideas Week…

Friday Finds: Improve Your Wifi Karma, Your Shopping Karma + More!

October 17, 2014 at 6:08 am
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Sometimes you just need wireless on the go, but who wants another contract fee to pay monthly? Not me. Enter Karma. They say, “In this dinosaur of an industry, we’re bringing some good karma. Every time you share your connection with someone new, you’ll each earn free data.” The best thing about Karma is that you buy a device – I got mine for a steal from Gilt City. Then you pay as you go.…

Special Someone? Special Place? Map Pendants Review + #Giveaway

October 13, 2014 at 6:02 am
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This year has flown by and before we know it, the holidays will be here. I like to shop for holiday gifts all year long and especially at this time of year. I was recently contacted by Map Pendant, a company that makes cool vintage style pendants out of old maps. I checked them out online and liked what I saw. I especially like the idea of gifting a pendant for someone with a place that is…

Friday Finds: Do All the Good Stuff In Chicago + More!

October 10, 2014 at 5:59 am
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As I mentioned last year, when we moved from New York to Chicago in 2006, we expected to have less opportunities for cool, cutting edge things to do. Sorry, but we New Yorkers know think we are the center of the universe. Well, we were pretty much wrong. With the advent of Groupon and a ton of other successful start ups, Chicago has become a mecca for all things techie. Chicago also has great art,…