Race Recap: Rock ‘n Roll Chicago

On Sunday, I ran my 6th half marathon! It was my first time running in a Rock ‘n Roll series race. Initially, I wanted to PR, but after some unexpected shin splints I quickly gave up on that goal and decided to just go with the flow. But I’ll get to that in a minute. […]

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Chicago Ale Fest

Thanks to Windy City Blogger Collective, I won 2 tickets to Chicago Ale Fest! After a hot few weeks, the breezy 75-degree weather was MUCH appreciated. Topped off with a beautiful sunset and one of my best friends as my plus one, it was a great evening! I LOVE craft beer. It was great to […]

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Give Back in 2017: May

Soo… I realize it’s halfway through June and I’m just getting around to writing this May Give Back post. But I have a good reason for being away and that reason happens to be my May Give Back organization (and place of employment)! National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Bike MS Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is […]

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Race recap: Wanderlust Tri

I wouldn’t exactly call Wanderlust 108 a race… or a triathlon. But Wanderlust was an incredible wellness event I attended this past weekend downtown Chicago. Present by Adidas, Wanderlust 108 is the world’s only mindful triathlon that takes place in cities across the world. The three events are a 5K, a yoga session and a guided […]

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Give Back in 2017: April

In 2017, one of my goals is to donate $20.17 each month to a different charity or cause that I’m passionate about. I’ll still feature other nonprofits and social enterprises in the Give Back section, but I wanted to share this challenge with you, as well. I hope I can introduce you to some great organizations and […]

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Give Back in 2017: March

In 2017, one of my goals is to donate $20.17 each month to a different charity or cause that I’m passionate about. I’ll still feature other nonprofits and social enterprises in the Give Back section, but I wanted to share this challenge with you, as well. I hope I can introduce you to some great organizations and […]

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Soundbites: Hamilton

I got to be in the room where it happened… I have been a Hamilton fan for a while. I’ve listened to the album so many times that I even workout to it. But there’s something magical about seeing it in the theatre. First, the set and costumes. I loved how simple the set was, […]

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Peace out 2016.

Thank goodness it’s December 31st. Can I get an ‘Amen’? While there have been some significant lows in 2016, I’m thankful for the joy and growth that I’ve experienced. Here are a few noteworthy moments from my year. January. Visiting Washington D.C. Most powerful moment: Holocaust Museum Volunteering at the Cubs Convention. February. Mardi Gras in St. […]

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Guest Blogger: Bolt Blogs

At my high school (as I assume at many others), lockers were organized alphabetically by grade. It just so happens that today’s guest blogger and I both have ‘B’ last names and were in the Class of 2012, hence we met through locker proximity. Meet Nicole! Nicole runs Bolt Blogs, a fantastic beauty/fashion/lifestyle blog that makes […]

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Give Back: GirlForward

In the wake of the election outcome, I’ve seen many people trying to find organizations to donate to and make a difference for vulnerable populations. I’ve decided to start a recurring segment on my blog featuring nonprofits that I love in hopes that you find places to volunteer your time and donate your resources! (Side […]

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