The Chopping Block: Got a Sweetheart with a Sweet Tooth?

Valentine’s Day tends to conjure images of red roses next to a heart-shaped box of chocolates. Yawn. This year, why not celebrate the holiday with a different type of sweet treat for your honey like the classic Macaron?

Macarons are French confections that are currentlyRead more

 

What is a sensory diet?

from Black Bear Academy

Occupational therapists determine areas of concern that are impacting a child’s functional performance and their ability to engage in meaningful activities. One major area that impacts a child’s ability to learn and play is their sensory processing skills or their ability toRead more

 

Ways to Build Self Esteem

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Often times, parents share with me that they are unsure how to build self-esteem in their children or that they are concerned about their children’s self-esteem.  Once the holiday season has passed and the last half of theRead more

 

How Much Does Your Dog Enjoy the Dog Park?

High energy dog socialization and its effect on our canine companions

by Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

Taking your dog to the dog park seems like a no-brainer. How often do our pets really get to stretch their legs and run when living in theRead more

 

4,000 turn out during first days of Davis Theater reopening

By Patrick Butler

The last movie shown at the Davis Theater before it closed almost a year ago was Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

When the century old national landmark reopened shortly before Christmas, they reopened with Star Wars: Rogue One on all three screens.

ButRead more

 

This senior housing will always have a Santa Clause as long as there’s Roy Larson

By Pat Butler

Leroy Larson, a resident of the Northcenter’s Martha Washington apartments since 2005 and a recent winner of the Schulter Foundation’s Senior Citizen of the Year Award, was honored for his organizational skills in putting together parties and Bingo games, sometimes on theRead more

 

From the Chopping Block: Clean Eating 2.0

It happens every year. We gorge ourselves on sweets and treats during the holidays and resolve to turn over a new leaf in the new year. While you may have been introduced to the term “clean eating” in 2016, this year is all about takingRead more

 

Acupuncture and the Cold and Flu Season

by Bridget Schrank

Cold and flu season is officially upon us as we enter into the winter months. As we all know too well, having a cold or flu can deplete our energy reserves resulting in a disruption in our daily routines. Too often weRead more

 

Potty Training 101 – How to Train the Perfect Pup

Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training

Puppies are adorable. I think we can all agree on that. But there is also the other side of the coin that is the dreaded potty training, which accompanies every pup into their new home. Teaching a puppyRead more

 

Goals for the New Year

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

The cover of several magazines read, “New year, new you!”  What would you like to accomplish in the next year for yourself?  How would you like to improve?  Research suggests less than 10% of people are successful inRead more