Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category

Friday Finds: Calorie Counts & Gilt-y Deals (Among Others)

September 14, 2012 at 5:42 am

I saw in the WSJ today that McDonald’s is voluntarily posting calorie counts before it is legally required to do so. The article starts off with the (scary) fact that the Big Mac is not the highest calorie item at 550 calories. McDonald’s highest-calorie item isn’t a burger at all, but the 1,150-calorie “Big Breakfast” with hotcakes and large biscuit. This got me thinking about…

Think You Know All About Sleep?

September 13, 2012 at 5:31 am

I am not sure if I have mentioned this, but I am not a great sleeper. I sometimes have insomnia and generally don’t spend enough time winding down or sleeping. I often read articles on sleep and getting more/better sleep in particular (and then mostly not following them – as with much of the other helpful advice I read and post!) But I digress… Here…

Run with a Little Help From My Friends, Links I Like & Some Deals

September 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I ran back to back races this weekend…a 5k run (Cookie Classic 5k celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting. They had cookies at the end!) and the Chicago Half Marathon which is a fall staple here. I ran the majority of both races with friends. Here is a major shout out to pacing with and enjoying running time with my friends, Stacy and Abby! I…

Plus Size for Kids? Links I Like for Getting Back to Work and Some Deals

September 4, 2012 at 7:29 am

I LOVE days off and I LOVE watching the Today Show. Labor Day morning while I did my treadmill speed workout, I enjoyed it for a good, long while. A highlight for me was a story on wearing summer pieces in your fall wardrobe (I also learned that turtle necks are in…YAY! I may be a dork, but I love turtlenecks!) There was a story…

Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World – Gandhi

September 2, 2012 at 6:59 am

This graphic has gone viral – Gandhi’s top 10 fundamentals for changing the world. These also seem to be pretty basic principles for managing your own life and small part of the world. Pretty awesome. I think the one that I need to work on next is “take care of this moment” Do you have a favorite? one to focus on?

Friday Finds: Ending the Year Strong, Getting Some Head Space, Links I Like & Deals

August 31, 2012 at 5:40 am

I am having trouble comprehending that it is almost Labor Day. 2012 has gotten away from me fast! I saw 5 Tips to Finish Your Year Strong on Mind Body Green and it really resonated with me. I would recommend reading this article and giving Kim Shand’s recommendations some thought. I was especially drawn to #5 after my recent few weeks at work: 5. Create…