Category Archives: Health

Support the Heart Mini March 10!

“I didn’t think I’d be able to do that… but wow, I just did.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said that to myself in my 20+ years (how am I old enough for that?) of long-distance running. It’s honestly what keeps me coming back, and I reference it a lot in other parts of life. Between the weather, work, kids, knee/IT band issues (and, and, and) I’ve had every excuse to throw in the towel on my big goal of running three 1/2 marathons in the next three months. I’ve just been doing elliptical for the past couple weeks so I was nervous about whether or not I’d be able to do the 10 mile run I needed to do this week (let alone find the TWO hours, daylight and decent weather). Yesterday it happened. It started off great, but after having to take a few stretch breaks I was starting to feel disappointed in myself and my body. On that last stretch break though, I realized I was just about done with this big long run that felt impossible to plan, let alone physically do. I looked around at my favorite stretch of farmland on my route and I was absolutely overcome by gratitude. I was saying it again, “I didn’t think I’d be able to do that… but wow, I just did.” ❤️

Here’s my Heart Mini page if you’d like to learn more about why I’m running & support:


A Check-In With Dr. K

Watch as we chat with national wellness expert, Dr. Magdalena Kerschner of Victory Wellness & Medspa!

We’re talking reactions to appearing on the NYC Times Square Jumbotron with her new book “Get Your Mojo Back,” her latest interview on 700WLW radio discussing male menopause with show host Scott Sloan, and her upcoming invitation to present at the Health, Beauty & Wellness Conference by Mantra Meetings on topics including laser treatment Thermiva in Downtown Nashville at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

Nutrition for the Brain February 25!

We’re all about health – and a healthy brain is just as important as your physical health!

Mark your calendars for February 25 for “Nutrition for the Brain” at The Center for Wellness Education.

This 90-minute class by Dr. Pam Lockwood is an introduction to nutrition for a healthy body and brain. Basic concepts will be introduced to allow participants to understand the relationship between foods and healthy brain function. Food is Medicine and we will discuss dietary modifications to address sleep, anxiety, depression and ADHD. Samples of healthy food will be a tasty treat for participants.

The class will be held from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Monday, so don’t forget to RSVP! The cost to attend is $15.

Learn more and register at:

Sneak Peek: 2019 Lady in Red

2019 Lady in Red

A fashionable fundraiser for the American Heart Association

When: National Wear Red Day – Friday, February 1, 6-10pm

Where: Macy’s Tri-County Mall – 11700 Princeton Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45246

Enjoy: 25% store-wide* Macy’s discount, fashion show, music, swag bag, refreshments, fun photo booth and fundraising activities! All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign! (General admission tickets will be sold at the door; swag bags only guaranteed for pre-registered ticket holders)


Dress: Cocktail chic. Red attire preferred!

Tickets: $20 VIP – includes seat along the runway, premium swag bag, 3 drink tickets, light bites, and a 25% store-wide* Macy’s discount. $10 general admission – includes swag bag, 2 drink tickets, light bites, and a 25% store-wide* Macy’s discount.

Brought to you by:

Fashion Show Sponsor: Macy’s

Supporting Sponsors: Performance Lexus RivercenterGuaranteed Rate with Ron Erdmann

Photobooth Sponsor: The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center of Cincinnati

Photographer: Twin Spire Photography

Vendors: Stella & Dot with AlicePure Romance with NikkiHempWorx Becky WagersSisters with a PurposeEver Skincare with Leslie YoungPretty Please BoutiqueLipsense Suzanne GoodpasterCurious ConcoctionsBeautycounter with Kate FlaigThe LBPaparazzi by Anna ForteUC Reproductive Medicine ResearchVictory Wellness & MedspaStoryteller Stylist

DJ: DJ Blayde

Brought to you by: Cincy Chic, the only online publication for women in Greater Cincinnati.

*excluding cosmetics and fragrances

Chic Review: Power Blendz Pure 21

I’ve done 21-day cleanses before but I wanted to try this one because it don’t use artificial sweeteners, it’s non-GMO and all natural.
Basically, it’s a three-week program that cleans and detoxifies, then resets your body to better absorb nutrients while also helping you create new habits that will make for long-term success.
They make it pretty foolproof to follow. When you sign up to do the system, the package comes with a PURE 21 Guide which has detailed meal planning, recipes, nutrition tips and a goal based exercise strategy. Everything from a list of what to get at the grocery, what to eat and how to make it. Really made it super easy for me.
My favorite part of the system was the PRO-WHEY 100% whey protein isolate that’s all natural, non GMO and gluten free with no artificial sweeteners — I got the chocolate flavor and it’s sooo yummy! The system also comes with a blender bottle; the PURE START natural cleanser and detoxifier packets; ADVANCED PROBIOTIC digestive and immune system health and balance; DIGESTIVE NZYMES restore the normal digestive function; and VITA PLEX which has over 30 high quality vitamins and minerals.
You just follow what the guide says to do and take each day, and you all the sudden start to feel better. Trimmer, more energy, better mood. I definitely noticed a difference about a week in, and by the end of the three weeks, it was dramatic.
I lost a little over six pounds and I’m back into my pre-pregnancy clothes again. But more importantly, I FEEL better. I sleep better, no more sweets cravings and energy crashes, my mind feels less foggy, and did I mention that I’m back into my pre-pregnancy clothes again three months after the third baby? Talk about a mood booster!