Healthy Initiative & KLUTCHclub, Sweaty Saturday & Other Fun Stuff

October 9, 2012 at 5:46 am

In Chicago? Know someone (who is a resident of the city of Chicago) who could use a boost to their health and fitness levels but who may not have the resources to do it themselves? Check out Healthy Initiative Chicago and an extra incentive from the folks at KLUTCHclub. KLUTCHclub is partnering with Healthy Initiative Chicago for their 90-Day Personal Challenge. Healthy Initiative Chicago, presented…

Lunafest Chicago – ALL Good but Check Out “Flawed”

October 7, 2012 at 4:39 am

Maureen invited a bunch of gals to check out Lunafest Chicago. Lunafest is a women’s film festival that showcases short films by and for women. LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. The festival travels around the US and spotlights the work of a diverse array of women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. (Another awesome thing about this festival is…

Friday Finds: Thyrve is Live, Calorie Conundrum & Some Great Deals!

October 5, 2012 at 5:45 am

I have written about a ton of health and fitness apps, food and exercise trackers and even the quantified self movement. In my opinion, most food tracking apps can be time consuming and hard to keep up with. I read (with great interest) about Thryve a while back. They just launched a new food tracking app that aims to make eating stress-free and tracking meals…

Need Some Good Karma? Do the KIND Thing

October 4, 2012 at 5:38 am

When we were running yesterday morning, Stacy told us a story of a client who took a moment out to thank her for a job well done and to pass along positive feedback and how great this made her feel. It is easy in our everyday, busy, lives to take things for granted and only complain when things are not as expected. A compliment, praise,…

Erica Finds’ New Look, TalkTo, Haunted Chicago & Some Fun Deals!

October 2, 2012 at 7:34 am

Erica Finds got a makeover! How do you like it?? Many thanks to Sarah at Archetype Graphic Design and Jamie for all of their awesome work! (There are still a few changes in the works – but you get the gist!) Here is another cool find from Pure Wow! Reservation and customer-service lines can be a pain. Shouldn’t you be able to text your request…

Vanity versus Joy – A Running Photo Victory

September 30, 2012 at 7:34 am

OK, I will admit it, I am vain and I often scrutinize photos before I put them online or share them (or just decide to keep them to myself). Last week, I made a bit of a breakthrough. I ran the Brewers Half Marathon with my friends on September 22nd. We started the day with a crazy rain storm and lightning that delayed the start…

Friday Finds – Truth in (Political) Advertising, Feel Good Links, Freebies & Great Deals!

September 28, 2012 at 7:31 am

Keeping the truth straight during an election cycle is very tricky. Luckily, PureWow found three free new apps that give the facts and skip the spin. – Super PAC App helps you determine who is paying for presidential campaign ads–and why–just by holding your iPhone up to the TV. Using the same sound-recognition technology as Shazam, the Super PAC App will instantly tell you who’s…