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…

Poosh, Last V-Day Deals & “Like” Me/Be My Valentine Give Away

February 12, 2013 at 5:42 am

I came across an ad for a company called “Poosh” and was compelled to click through. At first I was not sure why you would sign up for this, but the more I thought about it, the more it piqued my interest. Poosh is a health & fitness, text-message based service that enables “like minded people to connect and motivate each other directly to through…

Awesome Day at Cycle for Survival!

February 10, 2013 at 8:27 am

Yesterday marked my second time riding in a spin “marathon” event called Cycle for Survival and my first hosting a team (shamelessly self promoting this blog)! It. was. awesome! To step back a bit, I will tell you about about Cycle for Survival and why I participate and encourage others to, as well. I remember reading an article about Jennifer Goodman Linn in 2008 or…

Friday Finds: Blizzard Helpers, Affirmations & More V-Day Deals!

February 8, 2013 at 5:44 am

So the media is at it again with predictions of one of the top 10 blizzards of all time for the Northeast this weekend — or not (I saw 3 – 30 inches of snow. There is a big difference – no?) That said, after lamenting the fact that my iphone weather app and my weather.com app both have been pretty lame (and generally not…

The Kingbirds

February 7, 2013 at 5:34 am

Last week, my friend Diane posted a photo of a sign that an artist painted in her neighborhood in Los Angeles on her Facebook page. I really loved the gesture (the sign AND that she posted it). This week she posted this thread of photos and comments on Facebook and I loved it so much that I asked her if I could share it with…