Meditation: It’s not all about the “Om”s anymore

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If I asked 100 people if meditation is beneficial for the mind, body, and soul, don’t you think 100% would agree? If I asked the same 100 people if they practice meditation on a regular basis (or at all), I bet the number would be way less than half. So, the question becomes, if they know it’s good for them, why don’t they do it?

Rockstar Doggy Momma: Kay Tea

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This week I’d like to highlight superwoman Kay Tea. Kay exudes confidence, strength and beauty, and has the most generous heart of gold. Kay served as a Chicago police officer for over 10 years and tirelessly protected our city, serving in the Targeted Response Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Team.

No Time for Me: Becoming a New Mom

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CONGRATULATIONS! You’re a new mom. Growing your family is such an amazing experience and an awesome blessing. Your smile is huge when people ooohhh and aaahhh over your new little one and your heart swells when you look into that beautiful face as he/she peacefully sleeps. Now let’s talk reality!

Rockstar Doggy Momma: Arlene Schandler

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This week I’d like to highlight a truly heroic woman Arlene Schandler. Arlene is vibrant, spunky and truly enjoys everyday of her fabulous life. She is devoted to her children and grandchildren, but confided she felt a little lost when her devoted husband passed away.

How to use Visualization as a Tool in Making Important Life Decisions

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Imagine a scale. Not the kind you stand on to weigh yourself but the kind you often see referred to as the scales of justice. One side of the scale represents the healthy aspects of a relationship and the other side represents the unhealthy aspects. Visualization is often a great way to analyze situations and make decisions; decisions that otherwise would continue to weigh heavily on your heart.

Rockstar Doggie Mama: Jeanne Pavlica

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This week I’d like to highlight the most generous, kind-hearted woman I know Jeanne Pavlica. She not only has an extraordinary green thumb, but is Mother Nature incarnate. Jeanne is most at home in the natural world and finds joy in gardening wild flowers, organic vegetables and herbs.

Body Confidence: Weight Isn’t the Only Issue

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WOW! Have you seen this news story, “10-year-old hosts confidence conference to help girls start school year”? Such an inspirational story. It’s simply remarkable that such a young lady is able to identify a situation and make the effort to do something about it.

Rockstar Doggie Mama: Kelly Mack

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This week I’d like to highlight one of the fiercest and most adventurous ladies I know Kelly Mack. From a young age, Kelly was a confident, fireball of energy. She absolutely loves life to her core and lives each day with a vigor you can’t help but admire.

The Luxury of Sleep: How We’re Shortchanging Ourselves

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SLEEP. For many, sleep is something we only dream of (no pun intended). When did this happen? We used to know for a fact that it was important to get 8 full hours of sleep in order to be healthy. Now, we treat the activity of sleep as an option. A luxury that we are not always worthy of.

Rockstar Doggie Mama: Betty Makowski (aka Grandma)

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Each week I’m going to be featuring a special, inspiring story about a fabulous, fearless woman and her best buddy. To kick off my series I decided to pay tribute to one of the most remarkable, beautiful and courageous women I know my Grandma and her beloved Bella. Grandma was the kind of woman we could all only aspire to be: loving, intelligent, witty, hard-working, and fiercely loyal to her family and friends.