I feel uniquely qualified to write this blog, and not just because I just finished watching Dirty Dancing for the 7,294th time. And actually, I lied. Not about Dirty Dancing - I would never do that - but about being uniquely qualified. I'm no more qualified to write this than my neighbor, or my mom, or that guy walking his dog in front of my window, or you. Do you know anyone whose life has gone according to plan? Probably not. And if so, they're probably too perfect and annoying to be actual friends with. But what about when it goes. really. really. wrong?Read More
Unless you have stumbled upon this blog from outer space and have never seen even one post of mine, then I won't need to remind you what a raging fan I am of the online health store Vitacost. I think it's been about three years that I've been single handedly keeping Vitacost in business. Ok, maybe not singlehandedly because a few other people have caught on... details, people. Details.Read More
It's currently 10 am on Monday and I'm sitting in my sweats, wearing a charcoal face mask, catching up on Modern Family and shoveling chocolate chips in my mouth. Could substitute Monday for: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. But life wasn't always this glamorous, friends. Could substitute glamorous for: magical. I spent years shuffling around from one corporate job to the next, just hoping, trying to find my place in that unspeakably pointless, life-zapping rat race.Read More
The urban + artsy River North area of Chicago is one of my favorites. Let me begin this blog with my most professional food blogger sounding summary. Located right across from the Loop and bordering the Magnificent Mile, River North is a trendy and growing neighborhood that has become one of my go-to healthy eating areas of Chicago. I have also found it to be the easiest to navigate for gluten free eating. And since I'm artsy, I love the creative current running through River North, as many of its abandoned warehouses have converted to artist studios boasting a vibrant art and design scene.
That was way too stuffy for me.Read More
Got digestive issues? Well, join every one in America. Lucky for you, I'm a bit of an enzyme aficionado. I've been taking some sort of enzyme combo with every meal for the past three years. I'm going to break down which ones to take, when to take em, and where to get em!Read More
As I've been on this journey to regain my health for the last four years, I've slowly started to "green" different aspects of my life. I started with my diet, then home, then body and hygiene products, and now.... makeup. Ugh. Que giant elephant tears.Read More