Archive for February 2014

Fear and My Life: Learning to Let Go and Regain Control of My Life

Fear and My Life:  Learning to Let Go and Regain Control of My Life
“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. – Jim Morrison ” Here’s today’s topic for the ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooz-Hour:   “Write about fear, or lack there of, and the role it has played in any aspect of your life.” This is a topic... Read more »

Sochi Olympics: What You Missed From Day 3

Sochi Olympics: What You Missed From Day 3
The athletes have survived day 2 of the competition and the first weekend in Sochi. We are starting out with day 3 of the competition. There has been very positive moments and some really bad moments that took place. Just be very thankful you are not Johnny Quinn, who is not having much luck with... Read more »

Sochi Olympics: The IOC and Russia's Anti-LGBT Policy

Sochi Olympics: The IOC and Russia's Anti-LGBT Policy
Welcome to Day 2 of the Olympics in Sochi. The competition during the games has been in full swing. In this post, I am not going to talk about the competition as much. Instead of, I have decided to tackle the issue regarding Russia’s anti-LGBT policy and how it affects the Winter Olympics in Sochi.... Read more »
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Sochi Olympics: Let the Real Competition Begin

Sochi Olympics: Let the Real Competition Begin
As I begin my article, I would like to welcome my new readers who are following me from all across the world as I cover the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. I see that I have quite a few reader from as near as my Canadian neighbors and as far as Australia and Brazil. It... Read more »

Sochi Olympics: Views and Issues with Opening Ceremony

Sochi Olympics: Views and Issues with Opening Ceremony
WARNING: If you are reading this before tonight’s broadcast of the Opening Ceremonies from the Sochi Winter Olympics and DO NOT want any spoilers, STOP reading now.  You have been warned!! This article is full of spoilers thanks to my friends in Canada and across the pond. But if you do not care, continue reading.... Read more »

Sochi Olympics: A Disaster Before It Starts

Sochi Olympics: A Disaster Before It Starts
Yes, my headline to this article regarding the Winter Olympics in Sochi may appear to be a bit harsh, but it is the f***ing honest truth. I am not afraid to come out and say it out in the open.  It definitely needs to be heard.t Come on, people!  Let’s be real!   Take off... 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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