Healthy Latina Winter Running

How to Run in Chicago’s Winter and New Balance Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by the New Balance Chicago. All thoughts and opinions are my own. There’s a small subpopulation of runners in Chicago who actually look forward to running in the winter months. When I tell people that I prefer to run in 35 or below and snowing, I get faces of shock, disbelief[…]

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My Community Gives Me Life

This post is sponsored by the American Heart Association. All opinions are my own.  This month, it feels like life is pulling me in a million different directions. Sick puppy. New job. Moving. Keeping up with family. Making time for friends. 2 intramural sports teams. And one glorious Chicago summer that’s giving me a serious[…]

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Join Me on 7/23 at the American Heart Association & Macy’s #GoRedGetFit Event

This post is sponsored by the American Heart Association. All opinions are my own.  The Macy’s on State Street in Chicago is like my own Tiffany’s if I was Audrey Hepburn. Even as a kid, I remember looking around the store and being in awe of the high ceilings, intricate design work and the best shoe[…]

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10 Tips I Learned at the Su Negocio Chicago Small Business Event

This post was sponsored by Massachusetts Mutual Financial Group (MassMutual). All opinions are my own. On Tuesday this week, I had the pleasure of attending the Su Negocio event at the Hard Rock Hotel for a breakfast session about Latino small business success and entrepreneurship. In my previous post, I talked a little bit about my[…]

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I Won’t Make Fun of You For Playing Pokemon Go

I never got into the Pokemon craze. Even as a kid. It was just too “out there” for me. I wanted to play Barbies and to film stand up sketches with my sister instead. Neither of us became famous comedians, which to this day is a real shame. But my brother was into the show, trading[…]

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8 Reasons Why I’m Trying the Paleo Diet

Let’s first set a few things straight. I don’t believe in dieting. I’ve never believed in dieting. I hate diets. They’re like a tool for torture that force people to restrict themselves beyond what is healthy and in turn provide a skewed sense of self, usually somewhere between self-loathing and disappointment. Marketers spend billions of dollars[…]

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Learn to Be Financially Healthy and Join Me for a FREE Chicago Small Business Event, Su Negocio, on 7/12

This post was sponsored by Massachusetts Mutual Financial Group (MassMutual). All opinions are my own. This year has been full of so many firsts for me; first puppy on my own, first solo apartment and lots and lots of bills on my own. In my early 20s, a paycheck meant a night out in River North[…]