Try This Wellness Weekend Itinerary: Chicago

  You know what I’m really starting to dig? That Chicago businesses are starting to take note that wellness in this city is starting to ramp up and that people are becoming more aware of the foods they are consuming, the activities they are partaking in, and the mindfulness of their actions and hobbies they …

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Fun Ways to Exercise in Chicago This Summer

Going to the gym day in, day out isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, right? Exercise doesn’t have to mean countless hours on the treadmill or punishing yourself in the weights area – there are heaps of fun ways to get moving that take the ‘work’ out of your workout. The best part is you can catch some sunlight, …

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Branding Your Blog 101: Natalie Slater of Bake and Destroy

  I love baking. I love vegan cuisine. & I love writing. Which is why I am drawn to Natalie Slater, a vegan author and creator of the wildly popular blog, Bake And Destroy. Natalie stops by Balanced Babe to share the mission behind Bake and Destroy which is to show that being vegan can …

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I’m a Balanced Babe and…Founder of Chicago Elevated and “The Second City’s Neighborhood Tour”: Margaret Hicks

This week’s Balanced Babe is an experienced tour guide, humorist and author.  Travel & Leisure has ranked Chicago Elevated #1 among “the best sightseeing tours in Chicago”.   And for those of us living in and around Chicago, we are very familiar with the amazing comedy inside Second CIty…it’s an institution!  Margaret Hicks started doing improv …

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Bye McDonalds! A New Grab N’ Go Option is here: Snap Kitchen

Fast food chains, begone!! There is one thing that I have been missing in my life, and that’s healthy on-the-go meals. I’m not talking about meal delivery services that deliver to your door, I’m talking about grab and go spots that you can pick up to take home or eat quickly during your lunch break. …

Be Your Own Shot of Whiskey: A Chat with Allie Lefevere

Be Your Own Shot of Whiskey: A Chat with Allie Lefevere

      This week’s webinar is with the stunning and dynamic Allie Lefevere, a women’s coach who’s on a mission to create a paradigm shift within clients lives. Allie addresses 4 topics: How to live life shamelessly; how to be your own shot of whiskey; how to deal with negative thoughts; and her own …

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I’m a Balanced Babe and .. I’m a Model, Actress, Musician and Trainer: Betina Gozo

  This week’s Balanced Babe is a whirl of talent. Being an actress, model, musician, and fitness trainer, Betina Gozo is definitely a woman on the go. Currently, Betina is a full time fitness professional specializing in personal training and group fitness classes.  Betina can be seen on various news outlets such as WCIU, WGN, …

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My Balanced Week: New Plant Friendly Lunch Spots + Special Spices + Home Decor

While this week has been filled with non stop meetings, preparing for my WCIU segment (which was live this morning) on natural uses for Aloe Vera, coordinating partners (and we’ve got some really great things in store for our readers coming up), and planning my four week Euro trip (eek!), I’ve been on a mission to …

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My Balanced Week: Uplift Chicago + Organic Olive Oil + Healthy Luncheons

This past week was a major one for  my daily routine. Typically I wake up, drink coffee, and start on work right as I take my first sip, then squeeze in a body weight workout during my lunch time if I’m working out of my home office. Well as of last Saturday I started going …

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My Balanced Week: Glitzy Charity Balls, Foodie Dinner Parties & Functional Snacks

One of the many reasons I love Chicago from the months of March – October is because there are fun events and interesting gatherings almost every day! The past couple of weeks I have been hunkering down planning our 2nd Annual BeHealthful Retreat (ultra-early bird tickets are here!!), but was still able to squeeze in …