Category: Chicago

A Chill way to break up your day

A Chill way to break up your day
My sweet friend Nina and I treated ourselves to a rare girls day into the city yesterday to visit Chill Chicago. Nina wrote all about our lovely experience that you can read here or press play below and listen to our short recap of the special day. I believe that meditation will make you more productive,... Read more »

From city to suburbs nine months later

From city to suburbs nine months later
It’s been nine months since we made the move from the city to the suburbs.  I still feel like the new girl and preface my introductions with, “we just moved here” as it seems everybody has known everyone for years and years. Now that our initially blank canvas of our house has finally come together... Read more »

Good energy at Wrigley Field

Good energy at Wrigley Field
Today I took our dog to his awesome vet in our old neighborhood as he recently had his spleen removed.  Once he had a good checkup I decided to walk with him down Clark Street to Wrigley Field since I was nearby. Once we stepped onto the famous corner of Clark and Addison the energy was... Read more »
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A few things I will miss in Chicago

A few things I will miss in Chicago
We are in the home stretch with this moving journey.  This time next week we will be in our new home in the suburbs.  I’m focusing on the finish line, but still taking moments to shed tears over the places, things and people I will miss the most. Yogaview has been my yoga studio of... Read more »

Packing tips from an expert

Packing tips from an expert
Moving has now become a reality and I have a house that needs to be packed.  There is so much stuff and I am not sure where to begin or how to put the past eight years into boxes in an orderly fashion.  I reached out to organization expert, Erin Kelly, and she offered helpful... Read more »

My sister's nonprofit: Climb to Safety

My sister's nonprofit: Climb to Safety
My sister, a former teacher and current financial advisor, works tirelessly on her non-profit, Climb to Safety.  Combining the importance of teaching children financial literacy and saving for college came this engaging, interesting and helpful program. I encourage you to watch this short video that sums up all her efforts and hard work in a beautiful... Read more »
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My Listen To Your Mother performance video

My Listen To Your Mother performance video
Back in May, I shared with you my journey to the stage as part of Listen To Your Mother Chicago.  Many of you kindly asked to see the video, and I am proud today to share it with you. I’m grateful for the experience.  Stepping out of my comfort zone and standing on that stage... Read more »

Rooftop yoga while wearing headphones

Rooftop yoga while wearing headphones
Last night my sister and I practiced yoga on a rooftop as the sunset over Chicago’s beautiful skyline. The weather was ideal and a DJ accompanied us as we flowed; yet it was silent. When we arrived, we were handed a set of wireless glowing LED headphones and it surprised me how much they could... Read more »

Chicago, you've forced us to move to the suburbs

Chicago, you've forced us to move to the suburbs
Dear Chicago, In 1999, months after graduating college, my boyfriend drove a U-Haul truck from Indiana to move into a small studio on Wrightwood in bustling Lincoln Park.  A few months later, my parents helped me move my few things into an even smaller studio on Sheridan and Wellington and our life together began.  We... Read more »
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The loveliest Chicago community garden

The loveliest Chicago community garden
I stumbled upon the loveliest Chicago community garden this week and am in awe of the beauty of this large and loved hidden gem at Waters Elementary School near Montrose and Western on the north side of the city. The school received a grant from the well-known organic food company Annie’s and are featured on the site.... Read more »