Archive for May 2011

Guest Post: Balancing Motherhood With Yoga

Today I’m proud to provide you with a guest post by a fellow yogi, mom and blogger Elizabeth Gallo.  Elizabeth grew up in Evanston, but now teaches yoga in New Jersey where she lives with her husband and two little girls.  You can read more about her journey on her blog. —   Yoga teaches... Read more »

How Hot it Too Hot?

The past 48 hours have reached record hot temperatures in Chicago.  My air conditioning can’t cool my house. The dog is permanently panting and my son came home from school with heat exhaustion.  Some may say it is the perfect weather for yoga.  Yoga originated in India on Ashrams where it is hot.  Air conditioning was... Read more »

Memorial Day Meatless Monday Plus An Interview With A Celebrity Chef

I had the joy of speaking with longtime vegetarian, chef, TV personality and new mother Cindi Avila.  She shared with me why using Lightlife products has been an advantage to her cooking and eating. Besides the fact that she is super sweet and knowledgeable, she also was featured on my guilty pleasure of choice, Bravo’s Pregnant in Heels.   I... Read more »

My Child Will Not Sleep, The Raw Truth

It is 10:08 and my daughter has been in her room since 7:00 and is still awake.  She is not playing quietly, she is crying and asking for hugs, the potty, to say goodnight to the dog, in other words stalling.  I know it is a phase, but how does she have so much energy?  I’m tired;... Read more »

Donate to Help Tornado Victims in Missouri

Natural disasters seem to be occurring way more frequently than when I was a kid.  I’m wondering if it is caused by global warming or pollution in our environment. Sunday night the sky in Chicago became overcast and rumblings of tornado warnings showed up on my television, computer and news alerts.  I learned that the... Read more »

Meatless Monday: No Recipe Quesadillas and Three Salsas

    All of my previous Meatless Mondays have required following a recipe.  This has been a terrific way to try unknown ingredients and learn new culinary techniques.  This is the first week I’ve used the ingredients I had in the house to create my own recipe.   I began with cheese and tortillas, planning to prepare simple quesadillas.  I added... Read more »

Oprah's Surprise Spectacular

Tonight The United Center wasn’t The Bulls home it was Oprah Winfreys.  The venue was organized and transformed into a tribute to a woman who came from little and made many lives very big. The lineup was beyond impressive, but to me it was Oprah’s philanthropy that provided the magic.  The celebrities all traveled to pay... Read more »

The Oprah Farewell Show Chronicles Continue

The Oprah Farewell Show Chronicles Continue
If you are catching up, you can read here and here to learn of my quest to be a part of Oprah Winfrey’s final Chicago show. I picked up my tickets at The United Center box office on rainy and dreary Saturday. Now that the golden tickets are in my cold hands, I have the difficult task... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Asparagus Guacamole

It is officially, more or less, spring in Chicago.  The farmer’s markets are now in full swing.  My kids and I made our first visit to the Green City Market last Wednesday and met up with our friends.  It was a joy to once again be a part of the sweaty crowd moving through the grass... Read more »

Soulistic Studio & Spa Celebrates Five Years With Free Classes

I am proud to work in an environment that I support and believe in.  The minute I step off the elevator to teach at Soulistic Studio & Spa, I experience a sense of calm, erasing the city hustle and bustle at the corner of Milwaukee and Chicago Avenues.  The Zen vibe of the studio is reflected in the owners and staff that are both caring... Read more »