I once overheard somebody on a Chicago rush hour train—moving along completely fine and without any delays—telling their friend all about how they were "just in NYC and the trains are sOoOoO much better there" and I almost smacked them.
When I was in High School; losing weight was easy for me. But now, 🤨.... I realized that the more I get stressed, the weight I gain and the harder it is to lose the weight. I tried to apply my high school strategy but guess what? It didn’t work but obviously, it wouldn’t work 🙄
In high school, all I had to do was study, hang out with friends, didn’t have to worry about bills, etc whilst now, I am adulting, working full time, championing a progressive career, building a business, doing ministry while trying to be a good daughter, friend, sister, mentor and I wondered why my high school WeightLoss strategy wasn’t working for me in my adult life.
Many times, our seasons/life changes but we keep applying the same old strategy that might have worked before but we fail to realize that just because a strategy was successful at a previous stage of your life doesn’t mean it will be successful in your current stage.
In Mark 2:22, the Bible said don’t put new wine on old wineskins else you wouldn’t like the result (paraphrased)
As your seasons and life changes, make sure you change your strategies so you are not using old methods in new season.
About 45% of black men in Chicago age 20-24 were neither working nor in school in 2017! Is the answer for black youth in Chicago to work in areas outside of their communities?
Not really sure in a segregated city like Chicago. Working in Downtown Chicago is always an option, such is working at hospitals, warehouses, hotels in other areas.
However, every community should be able to employ its youth! Every community should have a hospital, library, banks, movie theaters, and shopping areas with mainstream stores.
Most West Side and South Side communities are void of the aforementioned, leaving a vacuum of serious social, economical, and health problems often leading to premature deaths when combined with drugs and gang violence.
Hopefully Mayor @chicagosmayor Lori Lightfoot's $250 million dollar investment on the West and South Sides will relieve much of this pressure.
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Tranquility /noun/ : quality or state of being tranquil; calmness; peacefulness; quiet; serenity. | 2017
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Aaaaand I'm back! As you may have noticed I've been cheating on Chicago for the past week and a half - 4.5 days in Finland & 5 days in London. Europe is so cute & I took like a million pictures (🙋🏼♀️ tourist). I want to share my faves with you! But I'm completely spent so for now I'm sharing this gorgeous church facade in Helsinki. I'll share more of my faves soon. Hope you enjoyed that epic takeover from my best gal and rockstar @a_touch_of_b. Now I must get through this jet lag so I can get back to sharing the awesome Chicago content you deserve. 🥰 | #chicagoismyboyfriend#myhelsinki
This is @CDats signing off with a sunset shot above the clouds. A big thank you to #SkydeckChicago for letting me take over their page today! Thanks for following along, and I look forward to seeing your amazing shots from your visit to this one-of-a-kind #StreettoSkyChi experience!
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Instagram always unveils the most daring new looks in fashion and beauty, and these nails are no exception 💣
Gel strengthening overlay manicure ($60)with sparkle effect and 3D bubble design ($20) by our nail specialist Tetiana✨
You can see Tetiana’s works by tag #the_best_nails_by_Tetiana
Workers cottages were the go-to homes for working families in the 19th century. Thousands of them were built to help reconstruct the city after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Many workers cottages still exist today in neighborhoods like Bucktown, Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village and Pilsen. A typical workers cottage is one-and-a-half stories with a gabled roof facing the street. They were affordable for the middle class—costing $2,000 when new—and easy to build quickly for the arrival of Chicago’s rail and stockyard workers.⠀
📷: @doorwaysofchicago ⠀
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The Reid Murdoch Building may look symmetrical at first glance, but the west end of the structure is actually one bay shorter than the east end. The bay was removed in 1926 in order to widen LaSalle Street.
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The Chicago Federal Center—designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe—is a monument to the architect’s maxim, “Less is more.” Simplified, modern and efficient, the steel and glass buildings embody the Miesian vocabulary. Its 1974 completion signified a new era in the form and function of public architecture.⠀
#paidpartnership#Ad Ready for treatment! 💁🏽♂️ One of Matt’s sensitivities is thinning hair - then again, what guy isn’t? He finally came to terms with it once he learned that the “treatment” involved regular head massages 😂! He’s on the EXT Extreme Hair Therapy® solution at @hairclub which includes monthly appointments and at-home products incorporated into his daily routine (shared more on stories). He should start to see progress in 6 months!