PEOPLE AND PRODUCTS WE LOVE
Acupuncture: When I was having back pain several years, I turned to acupuncture for relief. I have been a devoted client ever since. It helps me with SAD (seasonal affective disorder), thyroid issues, stress and now the early stages of perimenopause. I can’t say enough about Healing House. Acupuncture isn’t a quick fix, but if you are committed, I would highly recommend it. You can reach Healing House at (773) 233-9000.
AnnMarie Skin Care: I was recently reminded of the impact harmful products can have on our skin. AnnMarie is a wonderful organic skin care line. I personally keep things relatively simple with the cleanser, facial oil, mist and mineral face products.
Astrological Chart: I’ve never had my astrological chart read before and was so blessed to find this amazing woman who did just this. I was completely blown away by what she could tell from my chart without knowing much about me. What I learned most was that there are certain qualities that came into this life with me. And they are often the ones that I struggle with the most internally. The understanding that these energies and polarities came in with me; helped me see that it is not about getting rid of them but finding the ways to understand them. If you are interested in having your chart read contact Suzanne here.
Birkenstocks: My son told me that people who wear Birkenstocks don’t care about what people think about them. Thoughts from an adolescent! I actually found that to be a compliment. I always will go for comfy over style because when I feel comfortable, I feel most at ease.
Calumet Paint and Wallpaper: I needed to repaint a piece of furniture that I had stained a few years ago and the people at Calumet Paint and Wallpaper were awesome.
Chronic Pain: Chronic pain can impact so much of our lives. It puts strain and stress on our minds, bodies and ability to live with ease and a sense of well-being. It may impact how we see and feel about the world and it can affect our relationships with ourselves and others. Over time, pain depletes our ability to care for ourselves and can often make us feel frustrated, tired, depressed or hopeless. We may wish that our bodies and circumstances were different. Pain can become a part of our normal life experience, and it is common to no longer know what it feels like to feel relaxed and comfortable in our bodies. It becomes the lens through which we see life. I now offer private sessions for people who experience chronic pain. Click here for more information.
Don Massat: Massages are a lifeline you can use to ground and heal the accumulation of life in your body. Personally, I would not know what to do without my AMAZING massage therapist, Don Massat. He combines cranial sacral work and massage. You really should schedule a 90-minute session. I promise you will be happy you did. Everyone who I send his way has a really happy body. To schedule your session, call 708-805-6802.
Dr. Philip-Kuli: I LOVE Dr. PK (Philip-Kuli, MD). She is a wonderful, local primary care physician. She practices out of the Mt. Greenwood Medical Center at 10961 South Kedzie. Her phone number is 773-239-9100. Tell her the Beverly Yoga Center sent you.
Dwell Vacations: The properties are exquisite, and the owners are absolutely delightful to work with.
Ellen McKendry: I think it’s important to support young women, especially those who have an entrepreneurial spirit. A student of the BYC and a longtime friend of my family is a pastry chef and makes delightful treats. I would love for our community to support her. You can order directly through Ellen McKendry at email@example.com or call (773) 575-7702.
Hibiscus Tea: My favorite thing about summer is drinking hibiscus tea on a warm day. You can order it here. Don’t forget to add a squeeze of lime. It is simply delicious! For a real treat you can sip and read this short, but wonderful book, Practicing Peace in Times of War, by my favorite author Pema Chodron.
Hidden Serenity: Last weekend my sister and I spent the weekend hiking in Kettle Moraine State Forest. It was fantastic. We stayed at this little Bed and Breakfast out in the woods called Hidden Serenity. The owners were lovely and the homemade breakfast was delicious.
Hiking: The woods is one of my favorite places to spend time. The same walk can feel so different depending on the time of day, the season, weather conditions and even our state of mind and heart. This is my favorite walk. You get some inclines, and it is a quieter path that feels hundreds of miles away from the city. Maybe I’ll see you at McClaughry Springs.
Jackie Tracy: Discussing and handling money can be stressful- especially when you aren’t trained in finances or accounting. If you are a small business owner or an individual looking for some help with bookkeeping or personal finances, I have just the person. Please reach out to Jackie Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magic Blanket: A weighted blanket is worth the investment for your family, especially if you have anxiety, stress, trouble sleeping or any sensory integration disorders. Sleeping with a weighted blanket feels like getting a hug all night long. They have shown to release neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine that have naturally calming effects.
Mandala: This is the artist who designed the mandala for the yoga studio. Read about her here: My name is Gal Ben-Aharon, I was born in Israel, and I have been living there all my life. I am a mother of 3 children, and we live in a small village. I am a multidisciplinary designer working with textiles, paper, fashion, home decor and illustration. I love blending colors, materials/fabrics and textures. Each of my designs embodies an individual style, a sense of nostalgia, romance and pays attention to details.
Natural Cleaning: I found this article about making natural cleaning products. I never even considered cleaning my dishwasher before.
Neti Pot. For over 15 years, I have used a neti pot almost everyday. It helps prevent colds, eases allergies and clears the nasal passages. Taking a fresh breath after the neti pot is delightfully refreshing. It takes some time to get used to, but don’t give up, the benefits outweigh some of the discomfort in getting used to it. Order it here and learn how to use it here. I personally like the porcelain kind, but there are many brands and styles. Of course you can find all your options on Amazon.
Protein Powder from Dr. Sarah Gottfried: I drink one every morning. When I don’t, I can feel the difference. It helps keep me satiated until lunch. My recipe is Ripple (a pea protein), two scoops of protein powder (chocolate or vanilla), fiber and greens. I throw in ground ginger or cacao nibs at the end.
Sheets: I recently held a Women’s Winter Retreat at an amazing house in Michigan. The owners were kind enough to share the information about the type of bedding they use, and I already have luxurious new sheets on my bed. You may even be surprised at just how affordable they are.
Skin Savior: My sister and I are always exchanging new products and recipes. She sent me this the other day, and I love it. You may as well.
True Food Kitchen: This is my favorite restaurants for good healthy eating. You leave feeling totally nourished.