5 Simple Habits to Increase Your Mindfulness

Mindfulness can be defined as a state of conscious awareness for the present and nonjudgmental acceptance of what one feels and experiences. Mindful living has profound and far-reaching physical and psychological benefits. If you’re looking to be less reactive and access the inner peace that exists deep within your soul, adopt the following habits.
1. Act with intention
Doing without thinking is commonplace for many tasks in today’s society. But when you think about everything you do, acting deliberately and in line with your goals and values, you live a more meaningful life. Instead of just going with the flow and undertaking […]

By |February 24th, 2017|Apartment Life|0 Comments

Out & About: Things to do in March

February was unseasonably warm in most parts of the country this year, and it looks like spring is coming early. The season will have sprung in most places well before its official date of March 20. Many of these events are right to have winter squarely in the rear view mirror and focus on the fun happening outside rather than in. Let’s hope the good weather holds while the spring rains are still on their way.
March 4: Oyster and Crawfish Festival

For the 14th year, Park Tavern hosts its annual Oyster and Crawfish Festival featuring New Orleans-style cuisine, beverages, and live […]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

Denver’s Happiest Happy Hours

When it comes to happy hour, Denver’s bars and restaurants don’t joke around. You shouldn’t either. With so many options to choose from, stick to establishments that won’t weaken their pours or pull other stops to deter you from pulling up a stool. Here are several Denver happy hours you can count on to do the job right.
Appaloosa Grill
For a 16th Street Mall mainstay, Appaloosa Grill is always affordable. During happy hour, however, drinks at this joint become a downright bargain. PBRs are $2, local drafts $3, and select wines $4. Appaloosa Grill is a 15-minute walk or short shuttle ride […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

How to Get Involved in Your Chicago Community

The sense that you belong to and are part of a community is comforting to feel. Unfortunately, attaining that sense of belonging is not always easy. If you’ve recently moved to a new city or experienced a major change, like the end of a long relationship or the transition from university to the working world, feeling that sense of belonging will take some effort. If Chicago is the place you call home at present, here are some tips that can help you feel you belong. Many of them can be applied to life in other parts of the country.
Learn a […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

How to Make Your Living Room More Inviting

In what room of your apartment do you pass most of your waking hours? If you invite guests into your apartment and they only see one room, which is it? For most of us, the answer to both questions is the same: the living room. Because of this, it’s especially important for your apartment living room to feel inviting, warm, and welcoming.
Invest in comfortable furniture
A comfortable arm chair or sofa can make an otherwise uninviting living room feel very welcoming to a guest. A guest who spends five minutes sitting in a comfortable living room chair may leave your apartment feeling impressed […]

By |February 17th, 2017|Apartment Life|0 Comments