Join me in the “Healthy sELF Challenge” (& Get Valentine’s Deals NOW!)

February 5, 2013 at 6:05 am

Elle from Nutritionella and Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean created a holiday wellness challenge: Elf for Health Holiday Challenge. It was a huge success with over 900 “elves” spreading health & wellness during the holidays! It was such a success that they created a new challenge: The Healthy sELF Challenge. The Healthy sELF challenge kicked off on Monday, February 4th (but you can join…

The Power of “Don’t”

February 3, 2013 at 8:37 am

I read an awesome post from Soon I will be Successful (a great blog with articles on Psychology, Success and Happiness by Vince Favila – see his awesome manifesto at the bottom of this post and check out the site!) and I cannot stop thinking about it. The article and links are about the power of word choice in determining outcomes. The word choice is…

Friday Finds: Cleverbug, Awesome Year & Deals!

February 1, 2013 at 5:49 am

Pure Wow made my day again! I love cards – real cards the postman carries – but I often remember birthdays late and have to send (lame) e-mails or call. Enter Cleverbug. What is Cleverbug? It is an iPhone app that syncs with your Facebook account, it alerts you when your contacts’ birthdays are approaching, prompts you to create custom cards for folks you might…

Remember *69 to See Who Called You? I Do

January 31, 2013 at 5:37 am

I was chatting with a couple on the bus this week (I know, I know… I am officially a Midwesterner… Carry on) about how everyone (including me) was glued to a cell phone or tablet and we were reminiscing about reading a book or newspaper on the bus. Then, I saw this list of “50 Things Replaced by Technology” on Mashable. I remember calling a…

KonaKase Winner, A Winter Lesson, Less Sitting & Some Deals!

January 29, 2013 at 5:48 am

Thanks to all who entered my KonaKase Give Away! The winner is: Mic! (and all other entrants who posted on the blog entry, etc. will get some GU and other goodies if you email me your mailing address at erica@ericafinds.com, too!) It was icy here in Chicago this weekend and my friend Michael posted this awesome infographic on Facebook. (I know today will be 60…

1st Race of The Year: Watching Out For Mental Traps!

January 27, 2013 at 8:15 am

I ran 20+ races last year (and in the teens for the last 15 years or so), but I still find the first race of the year to be (mentally) challenging. “What if my ‘age 40 mojo’ is gone?” “What if I bonk?” “What if it just seems hard and not fun?” “What if I am slower than last year?” I found this awesome list…

Friday Finds: Gyft, Fighting Winter Blues & Deals

January 25, 2013 at 5:43 am

OK, here’s a new app that I can really use (and you probably can, too!) I can’t say that I am a huge early adopter, but now that I put the Starbucks app on my phone and automatically collect rewards and can easily reload to get my coffee without a card or cash, I am SOLD on that convenience. Enter Gyft – a digital gift…