#MyMarianos Twitter Party Coming Up 7/21

Twitter Party Alert!

#MyMarianos – 7/21 8:00 PM CT/9 PM ET

Prizes: $550 in GCs!

RSVP for the #MyMarianos Twitter Party

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Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know I do and I’m excited to host a party about the special events at Mariano’s Stores!  Monday, July 21st at 8:00 PM CT, please join us for the #MyMarianos Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing cooking lessons, wine tastings, children’s activities and will be giving you a chance to win prizes!

Ever since I stepped foot at the first Mariano’s in the burbs about a year ago, I fell in love. Not only is this place more than just a grocery store, they are so amazing – they also have cooking classes, seminars and tastings - and that’s just some of the things that set it apart from other retailers in Chicagoland. Mariano’s constantly has free samples and special events and classes that make it the destination for a girls night out, or even date night.  Move over Eataly, Mariano’s is the new boss in town ;)

Here are just a few examples of the special events you might find at your Mariano’s store!

“Miss Jamie’s Farm” – An event ideal for kids where Miss Jamie and her puppet friends sing, dance and play with guests learning all about the fun of healthy eating.

“Morning Yoga on the Patio” – Join a Certified Yoga Instructor for an early morning yoga session on our outdoor patio.

“Seminar – Summer Pairings”  - Taste new ideas for your next summer BBQ or party!  Stop by and sample must haves for your next gathering!

Want to know more?  Join the #MyMarianos Twitter Party to get all the delicious details!

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#TrendTea party 6/20/14

DATE: Monday, July 21, 2014

TIME:  8:00 – 9:00 pm CT/9:00 – 10:00 pm ET

PRIZES: 5 – $100 Mariano’s Gift Cards

EARLY BIRD PRIZE: 1 – $50 Mariano’s Gift Card

HOSTS: @KellysLuckyYou, @SensAppeal

GUEST HOSTS:  @grandbabycake, @AFewGoodJens, @thesensiblemom, @HFofNicholes, @JManMillerBug

SPECIAL GUEST: @MarianosMarket

RULES: #MyMarianos Twitter Party Official Rules

RSVP & PARTY GRID: #MyMarianos Twitter Party Page


How To Participate In A Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

TIP:  How to join a Twitter Party – sign in! Before party starts, click on the green “Sign In On Twitter” bar at the top of the page!

TIP: Who to follow at a Twitter Party? Follow the Party Team by clicking on the Twitter handle links on the RSVP page!

TIP: Want to win Twitter Party prizes? RSVP by clicking on RSVP button before you join the party, follow everyone on the Party Team, and tweet with the party hashtag during the party to be eligible!

TIP: How to win the Early Bird prize? Watch for chance to share a tweet when you RSVP for chance to win!

TIP: Special deals and brand coupons? Keep that option checked when you RSVP for the party!

TIP: New to Twitter parties? Watch your column and Party Team tweet columns – they are slower paced and easier to follow!

TIP: Where to find Twitter Parties? Check out the SoFabChats Twitter Party Calendar to find more fun parties to attend!

Find more helpful Twitter Party Tips on SoFabChats!

Top 7 Reasons for Loving Your “Lady Parts”

Did you come out of the womb loving your female sex organs, ladies?

A lot of women struggle just saying the ‘V’ word… let alone actually loving what’s down there.

Top 7 Reasons for Loving Your Lady Parts

You may have not seen that many vaginas in your lifetime, compared to your male counterparts who compare the size of their joysticks to the other boy’s joysticks in the locker room, but I can tell you one thing – your vagina is like a beautiful flower.

No-one may have told you that though… especially with society, media, social myths, and your parents telling you not to let your hands wander down there.

So the first step in loving your vagina is to let go of all the conditioning and programming that you’ve been sold.  The second step is to start exploring your vagina and loving what you see looking back at you in the mirror.

Now, this may surprise you, but loving your va-jay-jay is more advantageous than loving your eyes or smile… and you’re about to learn why.

Loving Your Vagina:

1. Increases Self Love

Your body is like a kaleidoscope – if you see the beauty in one part of it, the remaining parts become a reflection of that beauty.  If you focus on the lack of beauty of one part, your other body parts reflect that lack of beauty that you see.  The caveat here is that whatever you see is YOUR perception, and your perception alone.

Is your perception based on lies or your truth?  Abolish the lies and choose your truth.

2. Promotes Self Awareness

The penis didn’t come with an instruction manual, but the vagina should have.  Only ¼ of the clitoris is visible and less of the vagina is actually visible.  What we call the vagina is the vaginal opening – the vaginal canal extends up inside the body.  Because our female sex organ is internal, we have to do more exploring and investigating than boys do.  This self-exploration spills over into other areas of our life as well… that is why more women are spiritual seekers and desire a deeper meaning out of life.

The more you love yourself, the more you will know yourself.

3. Enhances Connection With Your Femininity

Your vagina doesn’t look like a flower for no reason at all.  It is an extension of your feminine expression.  It is more than just a part of who you are – it IS who you are.  Your relationship to your feminine energy is a direct correlation to your relationship with your body.  If you’re not loving your body, you’re not loving your feminine energy.  This creates a myriad of ripple effects… contributing to body image issues, relationship difficulties, feelings of lack, insecurities, frustration, and even the inability to orgasm.

4. Heals Your Body

Your vagina contains reflexology points just like your feet.  When touched, loved, and nurtured, your organs (heart, spleen, kidneys, intestines, and liver) are healed.

Also, all Chinese meridians run through your sexual center, therefore if your vagina is shut down and repressed due to a lack of love, the energy that flows through the meridians (chi) will run into a roadblock.  The meridians’ destination will no longer receive the maximum amount of energy it could because of this blockage.

5. Removes The Issues In Your Tissues

Research proves that your cells are at the effect of what you think and say.  Belief systems, repetitive thoughts, feelings, emotions, past experiences, trauma and programming affect your cells, changing them from a state of ease (spherical) to a state of dis-ease (elliptical) through a process called cellular memory.  This creates a hardening of your tissues, also known as armoring.  What’s at risk here is the level of pleasure you will be able to feel – armoring desensitizes your tissues making you feel less.  What removes the issues stored in your tissues?  Love and touch.  Directing vibrations of love toward your cells will begin to transform the memory of the cells.

6. Prevents Incontinence & Prolapse

When you love your vagina, you will do whatever it takes to keep her strong, happy and healthy.  An ignored vagina will become loose over time and lead to humiliating moments.  Don’t let her embarrass you – start her on a health and wellness prevention program now.  Not only will it prevent a leaky bladder and your organs from falling out – but it will enhance your orgasms two- three- four- and more- fold!

7. Cultivates Sexual Energy

Sexual energy has been known for thousands of years as the key to longevity and vitality.  It was once named as the “fountain of youth” by the Yellow Emperor.  Where does it live?  At your perineum, between your vagina and anus, and is concentrated in your sexual organs.  You have an unlimited supply of sexual energy waiting to be used to transform your body image, relationships, bank account, and even your orgasms… but first, you must  conquer any sexually repressing beliefs or thoughts that are inhibiting it from flowing freely.  A lack of vaginal love equates to a lack of love for your sexual organs.  You must love and heal your body for sexual energy to be cultivated optimally.


So there you have it… the top 7 benefits of loving your vagina.

What 3 things can you do TODAY to show your vagina some sweet loving?

I promise you, she’ll love you back!

Orgasmical Love,
Dr. Shelly

Could having more orgasms help you change your negative body image?

Berry Cake Trifle Parfait for 4th of July (Chicago Bakeries)

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It’s almost 4th of July – are you excited? I’m getting some shopping and preparing done at Chicago Deli and I decided to whip up a nice recipe I’ve been meaning to make for the past month (but have been so busy).

Angel Cake Berry Trifle for 4th of July #MyMarianos #shop #Cbias

Anyway, today I wanted to talk about 4th of July (and yes, the recipe but that’s later).

You see, I was not born in the United States. I was not even raised here. You shouldn’t be surprised to hear this if you’ve been following this blog for a while but I was actually born and raised in Poland and I came to the US when I was 13 going on 14 years old and into my 7th grade (education system is different in Poland and I could have been placed in 8th but since I didn’t know the language that well I didn’t mind waiting an extra year before the horrors I expected in high school- the teen movies definitely made it out to be much worse than it was though, haha).

So I didn’t really celebrate 4th of July much other than it being a day off of school.

But as years went on and I assimmilated, I began seeing myself more and more as part of the community and part of the society in my new country of living and my parents and I began to create traditions of our own that took place on the 4th of July weekends.

Although my family is not large, we still enjoy the celebrations of our own.

Angel Cake Berry Trifle for 4th of July #MyMarianos #shop #Cbias

The one thing that has stayed constant through the years (on most years anyway) is that my mom would make some delicious cake usually (I absolutely adore her cakes as you already know) and then later when the dark falls, we would walk over to this park close to our home with our dog and watch their big fireworks show. It’s nice and fun and pretty. Who doesn’t love fireworks?!

The first year we did it, it was just a thing we did cause we wanted to see the fireworks. But as time and years went on, we began to look forward to the weekend because we had these traditions of our own – celebrating our living a new life in the United States and being grateful for being here.

So, in the spirit of 4th of July I created a super easy recipe (if you can call it that). I went to #MyMarianos (duh) and I got some good ingredients to make this fabulous Berry Trifle. I’ve been meaning to make a trifle for like a month now but I haven’t had the time to do so – finally the time is perfect and it’s about time I make it.

Angel Cake Berry Trifle for 4th of July #MyMarianos #shop #Cbias

It’s a beautiful patriotic trifle made with blueberries and raspberries, some healthy yogurt (cause this is a healthy living blog after all, right?) and delicious pieces to top the entire thing off in the best way possible. Mmm. I’m drooling just thinking about it.

Berry Angel Cake Trifle Parfait for 4th of July


  • Blueberries
  • Raspeberries
  • Organic Plain Yogurt
  • Vanilla Stevia
  • Angel Food Cake


  • Mix the Yogurt with a few drops of Stevia to sweeten. You can also use sweetened vanilla yogurt instead of this.
  • Begin layering. Some angel food cake, topped with berries, topped with yogurt. And continue. Enjoy chilled!

For some great recipe ideas check out Mariano’s Tastemaker. You can follow them on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest as well.

Angel Cake Berry Trifle for 4th of July #MyMarianos #shop #Cbias

PS. Have you checked out the awesome opportunities and fun stuff I have for all you SOLOPRENEURS? If not, check it out here.

Summer Fresh Recipes & something for the solopreneurs

This collection is sponsored by Foodie.com

First of all – I have an awesome and delicious collection of recipes for your enjoyment. Check out these fabulous 12 summer fresh recipes with fruits and veggies. Perfect for those gorgeous and warm summer days (and nights).

Check out 12 Summer Fresh Recipes

by Kamila Gornia at Foodie.com

Now onto some announcements:

First of all – some of you may already know this, but a few months ago I started a coaching business.

Untitled-design-300x300I am a Holistic Business Coach and I work with passion-driven solopreneurs to get their mission and message into the world. My focus is on the marketing aspect as well as the mindset and psychology aspect. You can learn more about me here.

Since I’m huge on personal development but have a social media and content marketing expertise, these are the two most predominantly prevalent things I do with my coaching clients.

I wanted to share with you something that you might find interesting for yourself or someone you know. I have put myself on a mission to speak with 100 people this summer and help each and every one of them. For free.

Could this be you? Or someone you know?

Sign up for a FREE Move It Session!

If you’re curious to learn more, you can see more information here. 

Please pass this information along to anyone who might benefit from this. I’m about 10% done with my goal of 100 people and I would love your support in helping me get to the goal!

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Now onto some awesome links:

Life and Biz:

If you have trouble reaching your goals, this post is for you.

5 tips for Newbies trying Pure Barre by Eating Bird Food

Wellness Calendar by Back to Her Roots

Sweet & Blissful Yoga Sequence before Bed by Healthy Diva Life


Peanut Butter Banana Fudge by Shugary Sweets

Healthy Strawberry Cheesecake Dip by Desserts with Benefits

Low Calorie Cheesy Kale Chips by Foodie Fiasco

Coconut Lime Avocado Muffins by Peas & Crayons