It's a big day in Chicago today as the Cubs take on the Cardinals at 5:45pm! People that are not even into sports - Sox fans (yes, it's true)- etc. are going to be watching this game! It's beyond exciting for our city and those of us that are Cubs loyalists! So, Go Cubs Go!!!! I wish I was there to root them on in person b/c the energy of Chicago is electric!
Without further adieu, here are some bits & bites for you as you kick off your weekend:
Anna Shadid, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach hosts all kinds of community events that will help you further educate yourself on health! Right now, I am doing her 'Two Week Alkaline Challenge' to see how eating entirely alkalizing - 100% - makes me feel. We are halfway to our goal so, I will share my thoughts about the controversial 'healing' w/an alkalinity diet vs. 'Is alkalinity a myth' when I am done. I have a lot of thoughts on this from listening to the experts on both sides of this debate.
The Green City Market will be in full swing tomorrow and it's truly the best farmers market I have been to thus far across the United States. I still have many to check out but I have been to a lot! Although I hear that Portland's Farmer's Market is fabulous so, I really want to head that direction! Foder's provides their list of 'America's 15 Best Farmer's Markets' if you want to check that out. I think spending a morning at the farmer's market is such FUN! It's got so many of the elements that I personally love - community, sustainability, health minded people, organic foods, a nature filled atmosphere & joy. I feel like everyone gets happy when they are at the farmer's market - haha.
Heartland Farm Sanctuary! This is the BEST time of the year to go tour this wonderful sanctuary - learn about saving animals while interacting w/ the animals that have made it out of slaughter houses and bad circumstances. Gosh, just being outdoors in fresh air - walking in vast fields - w/ the pretty fall surroundings. I have a lot of country girl in me so, visiting Heartland is a must.
I hope you all have a refreshing weekend of movement - fitness that you love - eating from the earth - laughing w/ loved ones - and just taking in these 'Indian Summer' days w/ gratitude!
Created and curated by Kelly, Snapshots of Wellness encourages all of you to cultivate your 'joie de vivre': Compassion for Animals via food, style & lifestyle.