Category: Wellness

  • Summer Sendoff in Monee

    Summer Sendoff in Monee

    This summer has introduced me to a newfound love of nature. I have been camping more times than I can count, but this summer and during the pandemic is the first time I actively sought out nature. When I saw an event for kayaking and a cookout for $20 at the Monee Reservoir, I signed […]

  • DayGleam


    On January 19, 2020, MadeMaven held the ultimate self care social at the Roosevelt Collection Shops. The day addressed body, mind, and spirit. I was excited and thankful to attend; I am always looking for ways to polish the Diamond Life. The day was broken into loose segments of workouts, self-care, a la carte treatments, […]

  • Bumble 2020 Vision Board Party

    Bumble 2020 Vision Board Party

    2020. Close your eyes. What do you see? What is your vision? I make resolutions. I read horoscopes. I make wishes when I see 11:11. Last year felt like a roller-coaster in both good ways and bad ways. When my friend suggested going to Portia King’s Bumble 2020 Vision Party, I was all in. This […]

  • Walnut Meat Tacos

    Walnut Meat Tacos

    Quarantine life has given me time to enjoy cooking. I got a craving for tacos the other day, so I made one of my favorite vegan dishes- walnut meat tacos. Make this recipe your own by adding what you have and using what you like. For example, garlic salt may be used instead of fresh […]

  • Italy Towels

    Someone once told me my body was as smooth as silk. If he only knew how hard I work to tame my alligator skin. My holy trinity for smooth skin are dry skin brushing, the Italy towel, and the Konjac sponge. The best part about my secrets to smooth skin – you can buy all […]

  • Ear Seed Sparkle

    I first learned about ear seeds this winter from Adrienne J. Orenstein DACM, L.Ac, RN (AJ) at a Lively Event in Lincoln Park. Ear seeds are an acupressure device. What is acupressure ? Energy is thought to travel in paths or roads called meridians throughout the body. Sometimes that energy gets blocked, like a traffic […]