Category: intentional living

The smart phone detox one year later

Last year at this time, Jessica Gardner of Little Merry Sunshine wrote a blog post about taking a smartphone detox. The seven day cleanse originally posted by Popsugar, is the one Jessica, Beth (writer of Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom,) Megan (writer of Stable Mable) and I followed. While the original detox provided detailed and insightful... Read more »

Being grateful for living small

This blog series, #30DaysofGratitude, hopes to share bits of gratitude and create an awareness of how gratitude can change our mindset. Every day this month, I, along with other writers, teachers and friends, will post about all things gratitude. Come along for the ride and let me know what you are most grateful for every day –... Read more »

Questioning Gratitude

This blog series, #30DaysofGratitude, hopes to share bits of gratitude and create an awareness of how gratitude can change our mindset. Every day this month, I, along with other writers, teachers and friends, will post about all things gratitude. Come along for the ride and let me know what you are most grateful for every day –... Read more »
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I was sleepy, annoyed and grateful

This blog series, #30DaysofGratitude, hopes to share bits of gratitude and create an awareness of how gratitude can change our mindset. Every day this month, I, along with other writers, teachers and friends, will post about all things gratitude. Come along for the ride and let me know what you are most grateful for every day –... Read more »

Three Reasons I am Thankful to Write

This blog series, #30DaysofGratitude, hopes to share bits of gratitude and create an awareness of how gratitude can change our mindset. Every day this month, I, along with other writers, teachers and friends, will post about all things gratitude. Come along for the ride and let me know what you are most grateful for every day –... Read more »

Looking at Life Through a Positive Lense

This blog series, #30DaysofGratitude, hopes to share bits of gratitude and create an awareness of how gratitude can change our mindset. Every day this month, I, along with other writers, teachers and friends, will post about all things gratitude. Come along for the ride and let me know what you are most grateful for every day –... Read more »
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To Thank or Not to Thank

Written by: Ramaa Krishnan I have had a difficult relationship with Gratitude and saying Thank you in general. For starters, growing up in India, there was no expression like that in my mother tongue. I did not hear it at home or between friends of the family. It is not like we did not give... Read more »

Three Things To Help You Live an Optimistic Life

Written by: Melisa Wells For many of us, the end of 2016 couldn’t come fast enough…and then 2017 began. Oy vey. Be careful what you wish for.  Less-than-satisfactory times in America notwithstanding, I remain an optimist. I really do believe that everything is going to—eventually—be okay. Things always work out, don’t they? In my opinion,... Read more »

Being Brave: Can We Speak AND Listen to End Gun Violence?

We are here again. Heartbroken, incredulous. Perhaps some of us are even desensitized. I sure hope not. It hurts. This place of fear and uncertainty. Yes we need thoughts and prayers. We also need to speak up and speak well. We cannot name call and dehumanize even those of us who act inhumanely. By dehumanizing... Read more »
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Need to chill out? Head to Chill Meditation in Chicago

Walking into Chill Meditation studio in Chicago is like stepping into an oasis of minimalistic calm. The open, chic space is welcoming and warm. Chill is a “modern wellness concept” studio located in the heart of River North. The modern wellness concept in meditation and massage, according to Chill is incense-free meditation. no-need-to-get-naked massage. thoughtfully curated retail.... Read more »