Archive for 2012

Four of my favorite tearjerker songs

Four of my favorite tearjerker songs
I adore YouTube, but sometimes it gets me in trouble. I go to watch one thing and it snowballs into hours and hours of fun. Yesterday, I felt like digging in the crates and ended up pulling out some of my favorite cry-inducing songs. I love when a song is well-written and executed so that you can feel the emotion. These next four songs remind me that music has the power to penetrate hearts and minds and word choice is EVERYTHING.  Somebody pass me a tissue, please...

Can I Blame 2 Chainz for Men Thinking Kidnapping Is Cool?

Can I Blame 2 Chainz for Men Thinking Kidnapping Is Cool?
I’m not against rap. I’m not against rappers. But I am against those fools that aspire to live every lyric they hear, even the most misogynistic and illegal ones. For women like me who value simple things like safety and staying alive, life imitating art can be life-threatening. It’s one thing to hear about kidnappng in... Read more »

Pimp in Distress: Katt Williams is dying before our eyes and all we see is how “aged” he looks

Thumbnail image for 'Pimp in Distress: Katt Williams is dying before our eyes and all we see is how “aged” he looks'
Gapers’ block. That’s what it felt like trying to weed through all the comments of the repeatedly shared video of Katt Williams announcing his retirement from stand-up comedy today.  Most of the comments were about how “old” and “horrible” he looks. Some said he “wasn’t in tune with his star player,” using his own jokes... Read more »
Advertisement:

Soy in tea: Your favorite hot beverage has a surprise

Soy in tea: Your favorite hot beverage has a surprise
I gave up soda as a kid. As an adult, I upgraded from soy and drink almond and rice milks now (oh, I’m fancy, huh!). I thought I was doing even better drinking tea instead of coffee, but apparently I need to think again. To my COMPLETE surprise, I found out some of my favorite... Read more »

Who??? Illinois Judges Election 2012: Get the voter guide I wish I had BEFORE voting

Who??? Illinois Judges Election 2012: Get the voter guide I wish I had BEFORE voting
Woke up not-so-bright, but early, this morning to trek in the dark to my designated polling place. I made it just after 6 a.m. and the line wasn’t obnoxiously long. Double-checked to make sure I had my ID. Check.  So far so good.  Everything was on a roll until I got to the back side... Read more »

Increasing Your Prayer Life Through Mindfulness

Increasing Your Prayer Life Through Mindfulness
Last night, I was commuting home later than usual. I said a prayer of protection over myself as I was exiting the train (a particularly wise practice ANYTIME you’re traveling on the Green Line) . As I walked, I also prayed for others who were commuting late just like me and I thanked all the... Read more »
Advertisement:

Prince in Chicago! 5 Tips for Getting Great Presale Concert Tickets

Prince in Chicago! 5 Tips for Getting Great Presale Concert Tickets
“The Secret” is real, ya’ll. Put your requests into the Universe with lots of belief and watch them manifest! The last few weeks, I’ve been telling people how I am super overdue for a really good concert. The concert gods heard the meditations of my heart and lined up the most EPIC show imaginable:  PRINCE! I’ve... Read more »

I Really Enjoy Being With Myself--No FOMO

I Really Enjoy Being With Myself--No FOMO
A lot of people think I’m always out and about, but those who TRULY know me know that there’s nothing I enjoy more than being cocooned up in my house, on my couch and wrapped in my Snuggie. Give me some Netflix or old sitcoms on YouTube and I am good. Those who know me... Read more »

Finding Yoga in Every Day Life…Even My Accessories!

Finding Yoga in Every Day Life…Even My Accessories!
Ever since I decided a few months ago to go all-in with yoga and train 200 hours for my teaching certification, I’ve been trying to cultivate a pure love for yoga. You would think that someone who decides to devote a huge CHUNK of their personal savings and time (a year) to focusing on yoga... Read more »
Advertisement:

Passed My Six-Month Checkup! Reflections on my Burning Bowl letter

Passed My Six-Month Checkup! Reflections on my Burning Bowl letter
Be careful what you say. It may come back to bite you in the behind. My words are a little bit nicer, though; they only came back to me in the mail. The first week in January, I went to a Burning Bowl ceremony at my boyfriend’s church. At the BB, we received two small... Read more »
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Fresh Chicago News

  • Meet The Blogger

    Sandria311

    I'm from Chicago, but I swear I live on my own planet. In my world, it makes perfect sense to be a writer/editor/natural hair model/actress/poet/PR consultant/humanitarian/all around really cool chick--24/7!

  • Recent Comments

  • Categories

  • Monthly Archives

  • Advertisement: