During my yoga class yesterday, our teacher said something that pulled on my heartstrings and resonated to my core. This is no ordinary yoga, hot nor otherwise. It’s Bikram, hot as shit, at 105°, 26 of the same exact poses, every time, no music and no conversing with your neighbor, no water until… Continue Reading

BRUCE! You’re a “cool rock’n daddy in the USA”

BRUCE! You’re a “cool rock’n daddy in the USA”

    So proud of you and your band for taking a stand, on this. WTF is the matter with people? Practice your own religion, your own desires and your own love’n. And when a girl’s gotta go, a girls. got to go!!!? Now they”re going to designate special bathrooms to straights and restrictions to Transgender’s? How do… Continue Reading


  hair… What were you thinking? Nice pampering session with your favorite esthetician? Something nasty, not so nasty? Nope. I’m obsessed with mens’ grooming,  Chicago’s behind a bit but you’ll notice, barber shops are quickly becoming infused with the beauty-industry. I remember when the big annual National Beauty Show was only for cosmetologists. I don’t even think barbers… Continue Reading

Don’t hide behind your hair…

  Your hair may be one of your most valuable accessories provided you’re ready. When they’re willing to embrace a change, clients trust me and consistently reflect on the words, “it will grow, it’s just hair.” I couldn’t disagree more. It’s not just hair. The perfect cut can give you the freedom to confidently don… Continue Reading

Spring Cleaning…

    Every year I conquer the beast in several ways. One sure way to get motivated for change is by cleaning from the inside out first.  There’s no better support in getting fired up for a challenge, than to influence your people to join you in your quest for a restorative life stye. You’re apt to… Continue Reading

Stella & Raj Are the Exception

Not all of those with tails are so fortunate. Did you happen to catch the piece on ABC news the other night? ☞ The story tells an excruciating “tail” about some Chicago pounds, mismanagement and random euthanasias being implemented on lost dogs that could have possibly been a potential pet to a loving family. It’s a heartbreaking… Continue Reading

fantasy football: it’s back! -jake Shlofrock

    The Shlaef Says… You smell that in the air? Yeah, that’s the sweet smell of the leaves changing and that means only one thing: baseball is finally over. Although I’m a rather avid baseball guy and live and die for my Chicago Cubs, it doesn’t even do my fantasy football fetish justice. Fantasy… Continue Reading

what’s your fantasy?

Recently, I’ve taken a mini-vaca from most of social media, aside from being a bit of a voyer; just looking. After having shared a disturbing video on FB, my son instantaneously texted me, advising me to “keep it light.” That sent me into a tail-spin and though I didn’t think that piece warranted a veto,… Continue Reading

Sports -jake shlofrock → Is it me, or does an NFL quarterback have certain responsibilities?

The Shlaef Says…  To be a leader, a field general, a calming presence in the huddle is essential to any National Football League QB’s success.  I grew up worshipping the likes of Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Drew Brees.  These are gentlemen who preach more than just football and gamesmanship on the field.  They have… Continue Reading