Comparison is the Thief of Joy – A Few Finds to Grow On

August 8, 2012 at 9:57 am

I was reading an awesome post by Kristen Armstrong in Runner’s World Mile Markers called “The Thief”. In this post she talks about coming across the Theodore Roosevelt quote, “Comparison is the thief of joy” in a shop and her thoughts about it. She writes, “Think of all the ways we compare ourselves. Someone else may… Be better looking, younger (or look it), funnier, smarter,…

Success and Small Towns, Links I Likes and Some Great Deals!

August 7, 2012 at 5:50 am

It worked! A few weeks ago I wrote about twitter and a a travel and leisure article on using social networking when you travel. (See post here.) One of the highlights was stories of people tweeting to get the attention of an airline or hotel when there was an issue. We were at a Sheraton in Iowa City this weekend for a family wedding (enjoyed…

Friday Finds: Be Like an Olympian, Bye-Bye Diet Coke and Lots of Deals!

August 3, 2012 at 5:31 am

I think I mentioned a few times that I am obsessed with the Olympics. The bags under my eyes are testament to this. The other day I read the outcome spoilers and went home with my tail between my legs like the kid who looked at the hiding spot for all of the Christmas presents. So here are some articles that I have been hoarding…

Guest Post – Ask the Expert about “What to do if Negative Body Image is Hurting Your Sex Life?”

August 2, 2012 at 6:13 am

Sometimes when I think of my friends from high school and college it is hard to think of them in the present – you know “all grown up” and with successful professional careers. I have friends who are doctors, lawyers, professors, investment bankers, psychologists and even prize winning economists. Imagine my chagrin when I reconnected with my friend from high school, Dr. Dae Sheridan, who…

Farmers Market SCORE! Deals and Links I Like

July 31, 2012 at 7:41 am

My runner gals and I have a summer Saturday morning tradition of run – coffee – farmer’s market. For those of you outside of Chicago, we have a lot of farmer’s markets but the biggest and the best is the Green City Market on Wednesday and Saturday in Lincoln Park. It is so awesome when the summer bounty comes out. What could be better? What?…

Binge Racing: 4 Races in 8 days & Lived To Tell! (+ Running Links & Deals)

July 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Just like shopping, when I sometimes get carried away with signing up for races… Well, I get an e-mail months in advance for a race I have enjoyed in the past and I sign up. Then someone mentions a race to me and I sign up. A new races is introduced… and well, you get the picture. I also don’t do a very good job…

Friday Finds: Having a Sous Chef & Travel, Scavenger Hunt and Running Deals…

July 27, 2012 at 7:41 am

A while ago I recapped some of the deals that I bought and whether they were thumbs up or down. I had yet to try my 3 dinners for 2 from Meez Meals. What is Meez Meals? It is a local (Chicago land area) home delivery service of ingredients for healthy, vegetarian spa-like cuisine. All of the ingredients are prepped and ready, so it is…