Archive for March 2012

Finding Motivation for the Miles

Sometimes, even if you love to run, you need a little extra motivation. Sunday’s Shamrock Shuffle was like that for me. I didn’t want to go. I had slept much in the nights prior and didn’t feel particularly great – I was actually seeing spots when I woke up in the morning. And, because it’s... Read more »

This Week's Happiness: Spring Fever

With everything on my task list, big projects looming in the background and the time I get sans kids during the day down to about 20 minutes, it’s difficult to shut my brain down and just enjoy. The Coach keeps telling me to focus on being my best day by day rather than taking on... Read more »

Convention Tension: Finding A Company That Specializes In Creepiness

I have another blog away from the ChicagoNow platform. We’re just over a year old at this point, and although I toyed with the idea at times, I’ve never investigated working with brands in the past. Because we were young and also a group blog with a range of voices, I decided to sit back... Read more »

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Do You Know When To Get Screened?

Did you know that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month? Oh man, but we’re way too young to be worrying – let alone talking – about our colons. That’s not necessarily the case. I was in college when I had my first colonoscopy. I have never forgotten how outwardly puzzled the nurses were, how... Read more »

Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouts Today

Today marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts. An organization that started in 1912 with a small group of girls in Savannah, Georgia, has grown to an amazing membership of over 3.2 million today, with over 50 million alumnae. As a former Girl Scout, I have first hand experience with the positive impact of this... Read more »

Pick Yourself Up: What's In Your Feel-Good File?

Back when I worked at the American Cancer Society, I loved the event planning and fundraising that I did. There was nothing more uplifting than the opportunity to provide a place where thousands of people could gather together with the shared goal of positive change, eliminating cancer and providing education and awareness. As wonderful as... Read more »

How Do You Support A Friend When There Is No Quick Fix?

I had planned to write something funny for today. But the thing is, I’m not feeling particularly funny this week. So my written attempts at humor are kind of a car wreck. The truth is, I’m kind of a pain in the ass to have as a friend recently. And by recently, I mean for... Read more »