The Power of Art: How I Step Off the Grid on a Daily Basis.

by Cheryl Vargas of Studio 928 How do I take a break? I schedule a 10 minute meeting with myself, by making time for art. The moment I pick up a pen, pencil, marker, watercolor pen, a soft pastel chalk or a paint brush, my mind forgets everything that exists externally in my world. I … Read More

Businesses Required to Check Proof of Vaccination

On Dec. 23, 2021, the Cook County Department of Public Health issued Mitigation Order 2021-11. This order becomes effective on January 3, 2022, and applies to all communities in suburban Cook County (with the exceptions of Chicago, Evanston, Oak Park, Skokie, and Stickney Township who each have their own certified public health department). Order 2021-11 … Read More

Maintaining Self-Care as Families Return to Work & School

As more people return to the classroom and the office this fall, anxiety levels may be running high after being indoors and mostly away from others for so long this past year. While everyone tries to get back in the groove of their routines, practicing self-care with natural products that are good to your body … Read More

Movement Increases Health + Productivity

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” – JOHN F. KENNEDY. Fitness and exercise can often be intimidating words. For today, I am going to focus on the word “movement”. Movement is possible for everyone, anywhere. What … Read More

Saving Time, Eating Right

What does it take to eat right? It turns out, a whole lot of time! Two studies show just how much time we spend planning, shopping, prepping and serving healthy meals. Did you know, there’s a way to eliminate all the hassle – and save 8 hours a week – while still eating clean? Keep … Read More

How to Sleep When the World Is a Mess

Can’t sleep? Can’t blame you. Is it the COVID-19 pandemic? The economy? The election? Your children’s school situation? Climate change? Murder hornets? We all have something that keeps us up at night. Sleep can’t solve these kinds of problems, but it can help us cope with them. Sleeping well improves our mood, alertness, concentration and memory. It … Read More

Finding My Inner Badass

I didn’t swim fast enough My coach sucked… He didn’t taper us… I trained so much faster… I should have been so much faster… I could have been so much faster… I would have been so much faster… Shoulda. Coulda. Woulda. What it comes down to is this — I didn’t. I didn’t swim up … Read More

Art, the Anti-stress Drug – Available without a Prescription

YES! I adore Bob Ross! Noted television artist and now cult figure popularized on public television stations in the 70’s. I could spend all afternoon watching him. His calming voice, his encouraging words and his FAN brush made me want to create! Check out our Harvest Moon painting styled after the 30 minute master! “It’s … Read More

Why Energy Medicine Appeals To Millennials

The field of energy medicine is growing. According to Grand View Research, the global complementary and alternative medicine market size is expected to grow at a compound rate of 22 percent from 2021 to 2028. And millennials, or those born between 1980 and 2000, now account for more than one and three adults. Coincidence? Most … Read More