Archive for September 2013

Miss America: Racism and Xenophobia is never beautiful

Miss America: Racism and Xenophobia is never beautiful
On Sunday night, there was a new Miss American crowned. Afterwards, instead of being happy about the Indo-American winner from New York – Nina Davuluri, people came out in droves on Twitter to just say some very awful things about her. I have been amazed on how bad people can act through Social Media in the... Read more »

ADHD is not just a kids mental health disorder

ADHD is not just a kids mental health disorder
October is ADHD (Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder) Awareness month, but I wanted to start the month a little bit early. I wanted to bring awareness and advocacy to a group that is not usually associated with ADHD – the adult with ADHD – because I am one of the small group who deal with the... Read more »
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    Greetings, Chicago Suburbanites! Welcome to Active Suburbia! My name is Denise, but I am known as Firefly, Red, and "Hey there". I will be your tour guide to everything active within the Chicago suburbs. In this blog, I will be your guide to places within the Chicagoland Suburbs that will help lead a more active lifestyle and a lot of fun too. In fact, studies have shown that reading this blog will bring a smile on your face, a spring in your step, and burn those last nasty 5 lbs that you can't get off. (Ok, everything's true except for the last one that hasn't been proved.....YET, but I am determined to make it true.) Here's a short introduction about myself: I am a very active person. You can say that I have endurance, determination, grit, and hard work in my bones. I enjoy running and cycling. I have completed a couple of marathons, half-marathons, 5K's, etc in my running career. I also enjoy trying most things active and willing to explore if I have to. I enjoy checking out the trails near me and doing a lot of running. I also enjoy teaching Pilates and yoga. I am also a suburbanite living in the awesome suburb of Berwyn. I am a suburban girl at heart and love every minute of it. I originally grew up in the frozen tundra of the Twin Cities. I am also a die-hard sports fan and enjoy the competitive nature of it. I love baseball, college and professional football, and even hockey. I am always interested in finding more fun places within the Chicago suburbs. If you know of a gem, shoot me an e-mail at activesuburbia@gmail.com. You can also follow me on Twitter too.

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