Let’s end winter hibernation! Get out there and enjoy this great city.
It might be easy to get dragged down by the never-ending cold temperatures, the relentless snow, the crazy traffic that gets worse in the winter (2.5 hours from Northbrook to Downtown Chicago), or other life challenges. But happiness is a choice and we live in one of the world’s greatest city. So the choice is fairly simple. Here are just a few of the wildly wonderful offerings this month in the Chicago area.
:: MARCH SPECIAL EVENTS & DEALS
The Good Food Festival: March 13-15 at the UIC Forum
This is a great way to learn about locally grown and responsibly produced food. ILLUMINE is a media sponsor of the festival and we are excited to learn more about cooking and eating well in Chicago. Find out who is doing it right (restaurants and markets) and how you can get more nutrients into your body.
How to do a Puja: March 15 at Hamsa Ayurveda Center
Learn about this beautiful ritual experience and learn how to incorporate it into your daily life.
Restorative Yoga Therapy with Leeann Carey: March 21-23 at Moksha Yoga
The Yapana® Way on March 21-23. She first came to Chicago about 13 years ago and inspired many students with her masterful teaching technique, skillful use of props in asana, and deep, tender presence.
exhale spa a beautiful and sublime studio, is offering one month of unlimited yoga and core fusion classes for only $50! Tell them you heard about this offer from ILLUMINE.
Agni Yoga, formerly Avani Yoga, at Sky Fitness in Buffalo Grove, is offering free classes through March 15.
Wendy Donniger, U of C professor, shares about her new book, The Hindus, at Tejas on March 22
Rod Stryker is offering Tantra Yoga: The Path of Beauty and Bliss March 22-23,
Akashic Gong Journey at Heaven Meets Earth in Evanston March 9
:: LOCAL BUSINESSES
We are so very lucky to have some great small businesses in Chicago who offer fantastic products and services:
- Terry’s Toffee: Terry is a bit of a local hero for me, and NOT because I have a sweet tooth. I’ve only met him twice for a total of maybe 90 seconds, but his charisma left such a positive impression on me on a day I was so discouraged and needed to be reminded of the goodness of people. Available at their store 1117 W. Grand Ave, Whole Foods, and specialty stores.
- Winter and Construction: Do you have a business? Branding is communicating and it’s important to deliver your message to your intended audience, to motivate your buyer, and to develop user loyalty. Winter and Construction, a design firm on the North Shore headed by yogini, Susan Fireside, offers services for designing logos, websites, annual reports, and brand development and marketing. Meet our advertiser here.
:: GOOD READS
You can access these great resources beyond Chicago without even leaving the warmth of your own home.
Check out Namarupa, Journal of Indian thought. Find intellectual and informative articles by the firekeepers of traditional Indian thought. Subscribe for the year or read an individual issue, print or digital.
I have been so inspired by this: Theory of Awesomeness. I am applying it to my life, and I encourage you to give it some thought and action.
The Buddha Walks Into a Bar… by Lordo Rinzler. A great book about meditation and applying Buddhist principals to every part of your life.
The choices are abundant.
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