FOR PARENTS

Neighborhood Parents Network

Neighborhood Parents Network connects a diverse community of families with the resources they need to navigate parenting in the city. Expectant, new, and seasoned parents can find what they need to tackle the everyday challenges of being a parent. Learn more about NPN.

 

CANCER RECOVERY

Second Act

Second Act is a boutique where individuals facing the challenges of living with cancer can learn about and purchase products to help them regain and maintain a positive self image. Learn more about Second Act.

 

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Erasing the Distance

Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization that uses the power of performance to disarm stigma, spark dialogue, educate, and promote healing surrounding mental health issues. ETD collects true stories about the impact of mental health issues to perform monologues and scenes. These performances are followed by discussion and connection with literature, community resources, and support as needed. Learn more about Erasing the Distance.

Gratefulness.org 

Gratefulness LogoA Network for Grateful Living (ANG*L) provides education and support for the practice of grateful living as a global ethic, inspired by the teachings of Br. David Steindl-Rast and colleagues.  Gratefulness – the full response to a given moment and all it contains – is a universal practice that fosters personal transformation, cross-cultural understanding, interfaith dialogue, intergenerational respect, nonviolent conflict resolution, and ecological sustainability.

School & Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education

SCARCE is a non-profit that inspires people, through education, to preserve & care for the Earth’s natural resources, while working to build sustainable communities. SCARCE collects and rescues items that would normally be thrown out by businesses or individuals, and puts them in the hands of those in need: teachers, churches, community groups, and individuals or families, just to name a few. SCARCE also provides environmental education programs and workshops that teach people how and why they should care for the earth, and how to apply this to your own life, home, or community. They’ve also played central roles in passing legislation to to take care of our earth and those who inhabit it. Learn more about SCARCE.

You Are Beautiful

The vision of the You Are Beautiful campaign, which improves lives by spreading a simple optimistic message, is to focus on the utmost truth that unites us as a people: each individual is intriguing, complex and beautiful. With this realization, we are impelled to pass it along. Not following the status quo or daily norm, the objective is to look for a new manner to engage one another on a deep meaningful level, creating a new methodology of unified social consciousness. Learn more about You Are Beautiful.

Health and Healing in Chicago

Insight Behavioral Health

Insight Behavioral Health Centers provides treatment for adolescents and adults dealing with mood and anxiety disorders, as well as eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.

 

 

 

Community Chiropractic

Community Chiropractic’s vision is to heal families and their passion is to educate patients. Their purpose is to get you well by finding nerve interference that is causing health problems and removing it with gentle Chiropractic adjustments, all done in a unique and fun environment. Learn more about Community Chiropractic. 

Total Balance Chiropractic

Total Balance Chiropractic believes your wellness is determined by your physical, nutritional and emotional health. As such, they offer chiropractic care, massage therapy, and nutritional services to help you achieve your optimal health.  They understand that every person is unique and our experienced and dedicated staff of professionals will give you individualized, personal care, tailored to meet your needs. Learn more about Total Balance Chiropractic.

Shen Shen Health & Harmony

Shen Shen Health & Harmony’s services, which include among others Traditional Chinese Medicine, Deep Tissue Massage, Lymph Drainage, and Reiki) are designed to bring about enhanced well-being by releasing the body’s own extraordinary healing potential. Their experienced staff will blend a personalized treatment program that supports and empowers you on your healing path. Learn More about Shen Shen Health & Harmony.

Urban Acupuncture

Urban Acupuncture treats a variety conditions using various combinations of acupuncture, herbs, diet and other low-or no-cost home therapies.  The goal of acupuncture is to activate the natural, self-healing abilities of the body and it can also strengthen and support the body to prevent future illness and disease. Chinese medicine has also been treating depression and anxiety successfully for over 2,000 years. Learn more about Urban Acupuncture.

Hands-On Healing Chi

Michelle Garcia, Reiki Practitioner, offers reiki which activates the body’s natural healing processes and restores physical & emotional well-being. Learn More about Hands-On Healing Chi.

 

 

 

FAVORITE WEBSITES

Upworthy.com

Upworthy is…social media with a mission: to make important stuff as viral as a video of some idiot surfing off his roof. At best, things online are usually either awesome or meaningful, but everything on Upworthy.com has a little of both. Sensational and substantial. Entertaining and enlightening. Shocking and significant.