Definition of PRANA plural -s : a life breath or vital principle in Vedic and later Hindu religion : any of the three or more vital currents : the principle of life moving in the human body Origin and Etymology of PRANA Sanskrit prāṇa, literally, breath, from pra- before, forward + aniti he breathes — […]

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Have you finished your holiday shopping? Do you tend you plan ahead, wait to the last-minute, or somewhere in between? If you have a gamer on your list, you may already know what a great resource GameStop is for gamers, parents of gamers, and trading in/buying used video games and other tech stuff. But in case you […]


Are you looking for a fun place to go, for a last hurrah of the summer, with your family? Last Friday, my family and I got to visit “Illinana’s Largest Waterpark,” Deep River Waterpark, in Merrillville, Indiana. We had been wanting to go to a waterpark this summer and heard great things about this one.


In recent weeks my thoughts and daydreams have been filled with fictional characters, including Katniss Everdeen, Gale Hawthorne and Peeta Mellark. I was reading The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins and often felt like I was part of their world, living in Panem, and fighting against the leaders of the Capitol for freedom and […]


Halloween is over and, if you’re anything like me, it’s never too early to start thinking about or even shopping for presents for the upcoming holiday season. K-Mart released its  “Fab 15” Hottest Toys for 2013 and I had the opportunity to pick one to receive and review, as well as one of the same item […]


Last Monday, thanks to the lovely ladies of #ChicagonistaLIVE, I had the good fortune to eat lunch at the newest Fogo De Chão restaurant, in Rosemont, IL. I got to dine and visit with other awesome local bloggers, some of whom I have met before and others who I got to meet for the first time.