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Spread the Love [with lululemon]

Yesterday I had a wonderful morning. 

I was invited by lululemon for “yoga. brunch .community. love.”
Talk about 4 wonderful things!

I adore lululemon (obviously).
As a brand, it is one of my top 5 favorites,
So I was excited to spend some time getting to know folks from the lulu community.

We started with an hour long yoga class on the top floor of the W Lake Shore Drive.  The windows looked out on a very foggy Lake Michigan.  The view was ethereal - it was if I was high-planking in the clouds

At the end of our practice, we did some meditation and sent energy of happiness and love to our dearests, then to our acquaintances, then to the others in the room and then out into the universe for anyone who might need it. 

Spreading Love with each breath?  What a happy thing to envision!

After the class, we enjoyed champagne cocktails, fruit parfaits and a whole lot of talking.  We were ostensibly a room full of strangers, but I don’t think you would have guessed it. Conversations flowed easily.  We had a lot in common.

A sampling of topics discussed: Preschool Admissions, college football, great half marathons (this one, specifically), Life as a working mama, vinyasa scarves, and “Corporate Culture”

And speaking of which:
Every person I met from lululemon seemed to the embody the manifesto printed on their shopping bags.  They were a radiant group of ladies with what seemed like a genuine passion for/belief in their company….a feeling that was contagious…

I have long loved lululemon because their pants make my butt look fantastic, but after this event, I can say my feelings for the company run even deeper.  I think they are a pretty inspiring bunch!

Now, bring on the warrior pose.

Thank you Nina for the invite.  It was a really great morning!

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Run Miles!  Make Babies!
Simon and I were blessed to have two relatively easy (so far, knock-on-wood!) and rapid-fire pregnancies. This is not something we take for granted….
In fact, since having Hazel (and getting to experience the immeasurable joy one little nugget can bring into a life), I have developed a whole new level of empathy for the couples out there struggling with infertility.  As a mom, I can’t imagine anything more heartbreaking and draining than being ready to start a family but being physically unable to do so….
Which is why I wanted to post about the upcoming Cade Foundation Illinois Race for the Family, hosted by the Fertility Centers of Illinois.
Nationally, 7.3 million couples in the US struggle with infertility.  In most states, medical insurance doesn’t cover the rising costs of assisted reproduction.  Without organizations like the Cade Foundation, many families will not be able to afford such procedures needed to start a family. 
If you are looking for a heartwarming, family-friendly event where you can burn calories while raising awareness about infertility (talk about a win! win!), I’ve got just the thing for you!
What: Race for the Family, a 5k run/walk raising money for Families Overcoming Fertility 
Date: Saturday June 23, 2012
Time: 8AM until 11AM.
Location: Deer Grove Forest Preserve, IL
In addition to the 5K, there will be a 1 mile Family Fun walk and free outdoor festival for parents and their children).  Their goal is to raise $50,000 for families battling infertility….so let’s help them out!
Sign up for the Race Here
Make a Donation Here
Learn More about the Cade Foundation Here
(…and to my fellow bloggers/tweeters/pinners, I would greatly appreciate if you would help me spread the word about this great cause!)

Run Miles!  Make Babies!

Simon and I were blessed to have two relatively easy (so far, knock-on-wood!) and rapid-fire pregnancies. This is not something we take for granted….

In fact, since having Hazel (and getting to experience the immeasurable joy one little nugget can bring into a life), I have developed a whole new level of empathy for the couples out there struggling with infertility.  As a mom, I can’t imagine anything more heartbreaking and draining than being ready to start a family but being physically unable to do so….

Which is why I wanted to post about the upcoming Cade Foundation Illinois Race for the Family, hosted by the Fertility Centers of Illinois.

Nationally, 7.3 million couples in the US struggle with infertility.  In most states, medical insurance doesn’t cover the rising costs of assisted reproduction.  Without organizations like the Cade Foundation, many families will not be able to afford such procedures needed to start a family. 

If you are looking for a heartwarming, family-friendly event where you can burn calories while raising awareness about infertility (talk about a win! win!), I’ve got just the thing for you!

  • What: Race for the Family, a 5k run/walk raising money for Families Overcoming Fertility 
  • Date: Saturday June 23, 2012
  • Time: 8AM until 11AM.
  • Location: Deer Grove Forest Preserve, IL

In addition to the 5K, there will be a 1 mile Family Fun walk and free outdoor festival for parents and their children).  Their goal is to raise $50,000 for families battling infertility….so let’s help them out!

Sign up for the Race Here

Make a Donation Here

Learn More about the Cade Foundation Here


(…and to my fellow bloggers/tweeters/pinners, I would greatly appreciate if you would help me spread the word about this great cause!)