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 –…

Friday Finds: Duck Derby, Friends’ Finds, Deals & Last Chance to Win Kicks!

July 13, 2012 at 5:44 am

I am not sure if you have noticed, but I am pretty excitable — especially when I win things or get free stuff! I chuckle to myself every time the Special Olympics Rubber Duck Derby comes around, because the first year I fielded a team (read: bought some rubber ducks in the race), I won a 52 week subscription to the New York Lottery. This…

BIG Bucket List, Lessons Learned, Summer Workout Songs & Some Deals, Too!

July 10, 2012 at 5:44 am

Do you have a bucket list? I don’t have one per say, but I like to check out other people’s lists. This list of 225 Things to Do Before You Die from the blog Life’d is way too long to digest in one sitting. Also, there are so many links in the entries that I got distracted (but I was happy to learn that I…