Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category

Friday Finds: Yay for Vacay! Health Deals? Links I Like & More…

August 10, 2012 at 5:41 am

Hurray! Time to head to Vancouver for the inaugural Seawheeze half marathon. I LOVE to travel to destination races with my girlfriends. We have done Napa to Sonoma (twice!), Oregon Wine Country, New York City half, Carlsbad, Austin and more. I have been to Vancouver a few times (including one of my early marathons in 1996) but there are many sites like Granville Market and…

Comparison is the Thief of Joy – A Few Finds to Grow On

August 8, 2012 at 9:57 am

I was reading an awesome post by Kristen Armstrong in Runner’s World Mile Markers called “The Thief”. In this post she talks about coming across the Theodore Roosevelt quote, “Comparison is the thief of joy” in a shop and her thoughts about it. She writes, “Think of all the ways we compare ourselves. Someone else may… Be better looking, younger (or look it), funnier, smarter,…

Success and Small Towns, Links I Likes and Some Great Deals!

August 7, 2012 at 5:50 am

It worked! A few weeks ago I wrote about twitter and a a travel and leisure article on using social networking when you travel. (See post here.) One of the highlights was stories of people tweeting to get the attention of an airline or hotel when there was an issue. We were at a Sheraton in Iowa City this weekend for a family wedding (enjoyed…

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…