It’s not easy. I know. So many of us ladies try so hard to eat healthy when we’re on the road or in a hurry, but end up caving. We grab the readily-available freeway fare that includes greasy burgers, premade service station hot dogs, bags of chips and lots of soda. But, fortunately, there’s a way to navigate around these and get healthy items, and McDonald’s® is an option. Yes, you read correctly – McDonald’s. Along with the menu items you’re used to seeing, the restaurant has healthier options that make meal choices easier. Read more
Familiarity may feel good on a short-term basis, but everyone should break out of a rut and try something new. Thanks to various educational resources and internet access, you can learn about any topic you chose. A hot subject that has people flocking to it: wine. Read more
Men have hated shaving for a very long time.
All of the innovations that have gone into making the process better have focused on the machinery. (Typical male response to a problem.) Fix the razors – make ‘em sharper; use two blades; use three; or four. Make ‘em vibrate; or rotate. Spin faster, with floating heads. Read more
When your professional shopper alter ego has outdone herself and your shopping bags get too heavy to carry, Sack Sitters will let you drop off your bags as many times as you like during the day or evening.
Then you can pick them up again when you’re ready to head home. You’ll receive a claim check for each of your trips. This way, you can experience the Show for as long as you like, and even the heaviest shoppers will be able to stay light on their feet.
Lisa Ferguson is the co-owner of Tranquil Transitions, a Senior Move Management company located in Glen Carbon, Illinois. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Minnesota and her Master’s degree in Sociology from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.
Most of her life and work experience has revolved around teaching and care taking. With three kids and two businesses, Lisa has to keep her life balanced and organized. She shares that hands-on knowledge with her clients, to help them organized, transition from one life stage into another or simply comfortable in their homes. Her clients are not only Seniors; she also supports stressed-out parents, recent empty-nesters and busy entrepreneurs.
Lisa, her husband and three children live on the Illinois side of the St. Louis metropolitan area. Tranquil Transitions is currently in the process of becoming accredited with the National Association of Senior Move Managers. Read more
Vickie Calmese, is a Cheerleader for Healthcare Education. Known professionally as Mz. Vickie, she is a Registered Nurse with 30+ years as a healthcare specialist. Mz. Vickie is widely known for her energetic, inspirational, motivating and hilarious style of speaking. She has addressed a variety of audiences from Faith-based Organizations to Healthcare Associations. Read more
Heather Peterson, owner, The Event Fairies has over 13+ years in the hotel industry planning upscale weddings, galas, and corporate events in Downtown St. Louis. While juggling motherhood and a career, she uncovered a passion for designing elaborate birthday parties for children. She took her love for high-end weddings, linens and crafted details to create a business that is focused on celebrating the youngest guests of honor. Heather embraces creativity and originality and uses the region’s best vendors to create one-of-a-kind events. Heather is married and enjoys raising boy/girl twins, playing tennis, traveling and of course, a good party.
See Heather, in Seminar Room 103, on Saturday, February 21st at 6:30PM for “Pinterest Party Pinching”.
Becky Vollmer is a yoga teacher and writer focused on empowerment and choice. She is the founder of You Are Not Stuck, an online community for people seeking lives of meaning, freedom and contentment. Find You Are Not Stuck on Facebook and online.
See Becky at the Show, in Seminar Room 103, on Saturday, February 21st at 5:45PM for “You Are Not Stuck! Finding the Courage to Live the Life You Want”.
For those who love to cook and want to add more whole grains to their diets, but do not necessarily like to follow recipes, here are some quick, time-saving “stir-in” suggestions for adding flavorful ingredients to cooked whole grain brown rice.
To hot cooked brown rice, add grated orange, lemon or lime zest for a fresh lively taste.
When cooking brown rice, substitute one cup of water with lite coconut milk. After the rice is done, stir in fresh lime juice and chopped cilantro to hot cooked brown rice. Read more