Tag: Chicago

Giving Tuesday: Support Climb to Safety

Giving Tuesday: Support Climb to Safety
Giving Tuesday is an annual global giving movement the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  This is an opportunity to be selfless and help others through the gift of time, donations, goods or your voice. Available for all official charities (a 501(c)3 in the U.S.) with a specific #GivingTuesday initiative today I wanted to urge to give to a specific charity.... Read more »

David Swenson reminds us of the roots of yoga

David Swenson reminds us of the roots of yoga
This morning I took a workshop at Shri Yoga Center with David Swenson called Ashtanga: The Tradition of Yoga. The friendly class explored the origins of modern day flow yoga and how it connects with the arrival of Ashtanga in the Western world. David, who began practicing at age 13 in the 1960’s, reminds us of... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Moving is stressful

Moving is stressful
My mom told me, “Moving is one of the most stressful times in your life.” “I know,” I responded.  But really didn’t know, or remember from our previous moves. We are considering moving this summer. I can’t say we are moving because there are no signed contracts and I am very aware that everything can fall... Read more »

Bob Dylan and Phish: A good weekend in Chicago for music

Bob Dylan and Phish: A good weekend in Chicago for music
It was definitely a good weekend in Chicago for music.  I felt lucky to be treated to both Bob Dylan and Phish back to back on a warm, summery weekend. Friday we started in suburban Highland Park at the beautiful Ravinia to listen to legendary Bob Dylan.  The picnic and friendly atmosphere was close to... Read more »
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Road trip from Chicago to the Grand Canyon

Road trip from Chicago to the Grand Canyon
My husband and I camped at the Grand Canyon before we were married.  It was an eye-opening road trip for many reasons and I believe my ten and seven-year-old are at an age they can appreciate the beauty and greatness of nature and the family experience. Or so I thought. Since we sat down and... Read more »