10 Life Lessons From Albert Einstein (Plus 2 Small Give-Aways!)

September 9, 2012 at 5:37 am

(borrowed from Mind Body Green) 1. Follow Your Curiosity: “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” 2. Perseverance is Priceless: “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” 3. Focus on the Present: “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” 4. Imagination…

Friday Finds: “No Impact Man”, Deals that Give Back & Two Give Aways

September 7, 2012 at 5:52 am

I went to see a free showing of No Impact Man (click link for trailer) at the Peggy Notebaert Museum this week. (They also have a great exhibit on bikes that closes on Sept 9 if you have a chance to get there. It is part of their “Green Revolution”. It was also sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. They have a series of programs…

New: Saucony Run4Good App and Friend’s Finds

September 6, 2012 at 7:41 am

I recently wrote a post on plus sizing for children… and have always been interested in programs to fight childhood obesity and increase kids activity levels. I was really excited to see an email from Saucony about their new Run4Good app. So what is it? It is a run tracking app and an easy way to fight childhood obesity. By tracking your miles with the…

Plus Size for Kids? Links I Like for Getting Back to Work and Some Deals

September 4, 2012 at 7:29 am

I LOVE days off and I LOVE watching the Today Show. Labor Day morning while I did my treadmill speed workout, I enjoyed it for a good, long while. A highlight for me was a story on wearing summer pieces in your fall wardrobe (I also learned that turtle necks are in…YAY! I may be a dork, but I love turtlenecks!) There was a story…

Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World – Gandhi

September 2, 2012 at 6:59 am

This graphic has gone viral – Gandhi’s top 10 fundamentals for changing the world. These also seem to be pretty basic principles for managing your own life and small part of the world. Pretty awesome. I think the one that I need to work on next is “take care of this moment” Do you have a favorite? one to focus on?

Friday Finds: Ending the Year Strong, Getting Some Head Space, Links I Like & Deals

August 31, 2012 at 5:40 am

I am having trouble comprehending that it is almost Labor Day. 2012 has gotten away from me fast! I saw 5 Tips to Finish Your Year Strong on Mind Body Green and it really resonated with me. I would recommend reading this article and giving Kim Shand’s recommendations some thought. I was especially drawn to #5 after my recent few weeks at work: 5. Create…