Mary K’s Guide to Chicago

 When friends visit Chicago and ask for recommendations, I stress over making sure I tell them all the best things. Maybe it’s the hospitable host in me, but I want to make sure everyone sees the typical Chicago attractions while also enjoying the city without being a total tourist. Instead of racking my brain every … Continue reading Mary K’s Guide to Chicago

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The Mental Fitness of Pursuing Happiness

Photo by Cass Gunderson “I’m on the pursuit of happiness…” You can take a lot of life lessons from Kid Cudi, but you’ve probably also heard a lot about happiness if you’ve ever read any self-help content. It’s a saturated market, but Americans are only getting unhappier. The 2017 World Happiness Report shows that the … Continue reading The Mental Fitness of Pursuing Happiness

Game Over: The Problem with the Gamification of Food + Fitness

It's nothing new that food and fitness have been gamified to help people reach their health goals. For those who are competitive, the game aspect can make getting healthy fun and tangible, celebrating each accomplishment along the way. Lose 10 pounds and treat yourself to a new workout outfit? Booyah. Workout 6 days a week … Continue reading Game Over: The Problem with the Gamification of Food + Fitness