Archive for March 2014

Healthy Eating: I cannot eat like a 19 year old anymore

Healthy Eating: I cannot eat like a 19 year old anymore
I need to start acting my age or at least start eating like my age too. It is not easy eating healthy at time when you constantly want to act a little bit younger. At the same time, it is time to turn my bad habits in healthy eating habits.  I can not eat like... Read more »

Gluten and Allergen Free Expo: Win FREE tickets

Gluten and Allergen Free Expo: Win FREE tickets
Now do I have your attention? I hope I do. The Gluten and Allergen Free Expo (GFAF) is coming to Chicago area on April 12-13.  I am going to be covering the expo as an official blogger for the event. It is a great event for those who have children with food allergies or deal... Read more »

Understanding Emotional Abuse: Silent Yet Damaging

Understanding Emotional Abuse: Silent Yet Damaging
If you have been following the news, you probably have read articles like this about the Rachel Canning case involving the teen who is suing her parents for access to her college fund and seeking financial support from them.  It is a very touching case that has sparked a nerve everywhere within social media. Unfortunately,... Read more »
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To My Children: Hopes and Dreams of a Mother

To My Children: Hopes and Dreams of a Mother
“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.”  ― C. JoyBell C.... Read more »

Reality Bites: Food Allergies and Weight Issues

Reality Bites: Food Allergies and Weight Issues
My body has been playing a war against me. It has not been pretty.  It is a war that I do not want to lose. Unfortunately, it comes to a time where I need to look at the mirror and face reality quickly. The time is now. I am facing the war against food allergies.... 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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