Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category

Friday Finds: Be Like an Olympian, Bye-Bye Diet Coke and Lots of Deals!

August 3, 2012 at 5:31 am

I think I mentioned a few times that I am obsessed with the Olympics. The bags under my eyes are testament to this. The other day I read the outcome spoilers and went home with my tail between my legs like the kid who looked at the hiding spot for all of the Christmas presents. So here are some articles that I have been hoarding…

Guest Post – Ask the Expert about “What to do if Negative Body Image is Hurting Your Sex Life?”

August 2, 2012 at 6:13 am

Sometimes when I think of my friends from high school and college it is hard to think of them in the present – you know “all grown up” and with successful professional careers. I have friends who are doctors, lawyers, professors, investment bankers, psychologists and even prize winning economists. Imagine my chagrin when I reconnected with my friend from high school, Dr. Dae Sheridan, who…

To Tweet or Not To Tweet? Friends’ Finds and Some Deals

July 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I am a huge fan of social networking and love Facebook and Pinterest and Good Reads and… well you get the picture. That being said, I was a late adopter of Twitter (I am now on @EAgran). Let’s see – 140 characters of update from me blast out to whomever – why would anyone care?? I tried to get people to explain it to me.…

Did You Say Free?

July 23, 2012 at 11:08 am

I saw a deal on an event called Pamper Me Fabulous – a beauty, yoga, fitness and health event in Chicago. There were lectures, yoga classes, product demos and give aways. It called to me, but not enough to invest the $20 and a Sunday summer afternoon. Then my friends at Klutch Club sent a free ticket offer (and the give away was another Klutch…

Friday Finds: Stress Busters, Links I Like, Everything Happy & Other Deals!

July 20, 2012 at 5:45 am

Yesterday was “one of those days” – the commute was messy and I was late, several things I was working on at work needed to be redone (making me feel both stressed and incompetent.) So it was good timing that my friend Ruth-Anne sent me this link to a blog post on Huffington Post by Marlo Thomas on managing stress. I always think of Marlo…

Guest Post – “7 Foods a Nutritionist Would Never Eat”

July 19, 2012 at 5:53 am

Sometimes I wonder about the articles I read (and post links to)… I came across “7 Foods a Nutritionist Would Never Eat” by Mike Rousell, PhD on Shape Magazine’s online site. His list includes: rice cakes, fat free salad dressing, seitan, shark, refined/refortified grains, sugar sweetened beverages (He writes, “If you stop eating only one thing on this list, it should be sugar-sweetened beverages”) and…

A Not So Secret Diet Tip, Theme Races, Some Deals and A Winner!

July 17, 2012 at 7:43 am

Since I am really into running, nutrition and health, people always ask my my opinion on exercise trends (e.g., barefoot running (IMO – great if you live near a trail or beach, maybe, but terrible in cities and no I am not going to try it – I like my shoes thank you very much!), Crossfit (IMO – too intense, too competitive, too cultish –…