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…

Check Out “101 Revolutionary Ways to Be Healthy”

September 27, 2012 at 5:33 am

OK… I came across something that I am a wee bit obsessed with at the moment! I read a post on a health and wellness blog that I like by Pilar Gerasimo. She is the editor of Experience Life magazine and the author of “Being Healthy Is a Revolutionary Act: A Manifesto for Thriving in a Mixed Up World,” a work that provided the philosophical…

Betting or the Quantified Self? Pictures Worth 1,000 Words & Some Fun Deals

September 25, 2012 at 5:46 am

I read about two interesting (and somewhat opposing) ideas this week for accountability for managing weight or meeting fitness goals: social dieting/exercise with a financial incentive or “self-tracking and the Quantified Self Movement.” 1. Apps like DietBet and Gym-Pact enable you to enter weight loss contests with your friends (or strangers) or create financial incentives for meeting fitness goals (and getting payouts from people who…

Hey Marathoning Gals – Want to Enter to Win a Running Divas T?

September 23, 2012 at 7:44 am

I am so excited! I received my first set of products to give away from Running Divas. Who is Running Divas? Running Divas is a clothing line that inspires women to live fun, active, outdoor lifestyles. It is a hip line of casual wear for “mile minded” women that’s cute and playful, with slogans and styles that celebrate running. Originators Aeron Alrlin and Marc Genet…