2 Good Causes+FUN = Love with Food and The Arts of Courage Project (GIVEAWAYS, too!)

February 24, 2013 at 8:28 am

Today’s topics don’t have a ton in common other than they both involve awesome women who both turned negatives into positives and are offering their special projects back to help others, raise awareness and spread the love (and goodies)! I goaded Stacy into getting a Love with Food subscription (and am sharing her terrific review) and I met Jorie Gillis and learned about her project…

Friday Finds: Oscar Sweetener, Feel “A Little Bit Better” & Great Deals!

February 22, 2013 at 5:33 am

I hate to say it, but I am still woefully behind on my Oscar movie watching. Of the best picture nominations, I have only seen Zero Dark Thirty (2 thumbs up). I am planning to see Silver Linings Playbook on Sunday. That said, there was not much to keep my interest past the red carpet. That was until I saw this chance to win on…

Wellness Rules of Healthy People & My Winners!

February 21, 2013 at 5:37 am

I love the website Well+Good NYC. I am sharing their (awesome) highlights of the book Integrative Wellness Rules: A Simple Guide to Healthy Living which they called 9 Wellness Rules of Exceptionally Healthy People by Carla Vass. (Note: text and a few links have been modified/added by me!) 9 Wellness Rules of Exceptionally Healthy People 1. Hang out with positive people and “movers-and-shakers”. Spend time…

Fitivity, No Equipment Exercise & Deals Dudes May Like

February 19, 2013 at 5:48 am

I saw a tweet yesterday that is SO true for me from fitivity Chicago: It then occured to me that I never checked out their app/website. So I did. fitivity allows you to find, or organize, activities in your community for sports, fitness and recreation. You can join groups based on your interest and location. Whether you want to participate in a pick-up basketball game,…

21 Day Compliment Challenge! Let’s Do This!

February 16, 2013 at 8:21 am

Because of Valentine’s Day, February tends to be a month where people talk about love. I saw a lot of great reminders and posts about remembering to love yourself and be more positive. Thank you, Revolutionary Act and many others! On Valentine’s Day, I saw a great post on the Chicago Athletic Clubs blog from trainer Stacy Lindstedt which was about a post she saw…

Friday Finds: Eat Out. Check In. Feed Chicago, Best Fan Letter Ever & More

February 15, 2013 at 5:43 am

A while back I wrote a post about apps/sites for microdonations including Snoball . Using the platform, you can create a parameter for giving known as a ‘Snoball.’ A Snoball is basically a small donation that compounds over time and with more givers. For instance, you can pledge $1 every time you buy a coffee, you can ask others to join you, and over time…

Guest Post: “Money Talks” – Financial Advice for Women (& Men, too!)

February 14, 2013 at 5:36 am

Why am I posting about money on Valentine’s Day? Well, I could not come up with anything I liked about LOVE, it’s really only a “Hallmark day” AND money is one of the biggest sources of friction in relationships! (Don’t believe me? Check out this investopedia article (or a zillion others you find when you google relationships and money) – they even have a link…