“Put one foot in front of the other and keep moving.” – Meet Martina: 7 of 52 Phenomenal Women

Meet Martina: a 20-something, first-generation college graduate born, raised and recently returned to the Windy City. In her own words… “I used to think that 23 would be my year… I’d have my own place, own car, be well into my career and finally able to keep a steady gym regimen.  I’m 24 now stumbling […]

Strength in numbers, reaching one mother at a time: Meet Marcia – 5 of 52 Phenomenal Women

Meet Marcia: (in her own words) I found Pilates twelve years ago after a large weight loss and a stress fracture from running, and knew within months that I wanted to learn it from the inside out. I had done many kinds of exercise before, but none made me feel the way Pilates did. It […]

It’s always open enrollment in the school of life: Meet Earlene – 1 of 52 Phenomenal Women

Meet Earlene:  “Be still and believe God, it’s not going to come on your time.” When Earlene lost her job of 12.5 years as a bank manager she was 50 years old, she was at a loss for what to do next as the options offered by her former employer diminished the time she had […]

What’s wrong with a little eye candy once in a while?

Empty calories, all sugar and no sustenance, flashy flavor….  With Halloween just around the corner, we’re bound to find ourselves staring down a bowl of packaged paradise, choclatey goodness with goey caramel and a satisfying crunch.  Who could say no to just one…. How about this instead?  Zero calories and all you have to do […]