What is Energy Medicine?

by Mary Walters of EnergyGirl.   Energy has many names such as Qi, Prana, Life force, etc.  It’s what we are all made from – from our bodies to our food to all of the things we count on to survive. All traditions believe that when the body’s energy is in balance, healing can occur. … Read More

Smudging: What is it? And why is it so important now?

By Michael Rakov, Reiki and Energy Practitioner Smudging cleans and clears out the energy that builds up in our living spaces over time.  Smudging your home, office, even your car, can make your space feel lighter, cleaner, more relaxing, and more inviting.  It’s a reset on any energy that’s been building up.  Why would you … Read More

Five Ways to Get Unstuck.

by Zen Burgos, founder and creator of ELLIPTIHIT Wow, what a year.  I’ve been a fitness coach for 30 years and I’ve never seen anything like this. Everyone I know has some level of anxiety right now — but I’ve also heard from many clients that they’ve finally gotten decent sleep, had more time with … Read More

Adapting to the New “Normal”

by Stefanie Schodrof of LUXXE/HONOR Natural Products Co + Wellness Studio With the current state of events, more specifically, the emergence of COVID-19 , we’ve made it our top priority to keep our clients, fellow small business owners, and of course, our family of staff safe. It has always been part of our mission to … Read More

5 Essential Tips for a Successful Image

  by Julie Judd, Store Manager of Stockholm Objects in La Grange         With the change in seasons, sweaters move to the front of the closet and halter dresses to the back. This is a great time to revamp your wardrobe and retool your image. But how? Shop with a purpose – We all do … Read More

How Does Remodeling Affect Your Home Insurance?

by Anna Wagler, the Wagler Agency of AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE As we spend more time at home, many of us are “getting around” to those home projects we’ve put off. Making it more beautiful and more comfortable to quarantine as needed! If you are updating your home, like finishing your basement or installing a home … Read More

Bring on the Dessert!

By Marija Pejkovic, owner of Balkan Bakery Pies, coffee cake, sugar cookies…you won’t find any of that here. Kinder cake, cream puffs and Russian Hats, you’ve come to the right place! You must be asking yourself, what is Balkan Bakery as you drive up and down La Grange Road hundreds of times a year to and from … Read More

7 Helpful Design Tips for Brand New Work-from-Home Parents

By Kathryn Cherne, owner of DESIGN INSIDE Well, my fellow parents… we’re in for it now! Our twins’ school year is about to become a strange one, and it certainly has us thinking twice about the spaces in our home. Dedicated home schooling area? Where is that going? A place where Bill and I can … Read More

When is the best time to take your child to the orthodontist?

by Dr. Kristie Dragstrem Petty & Dragstrem Orthodontics. Do you think your child may benefit from orthodontic treatment? When you have some concerns about your child’s teeth, you should never hesitate to bring your child for an evaluation. Sometimes, however, the bite issues are less obvious. Knowing when to take your child for an orthodontic … Read More