“Work smart, Play hard”
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 13, 2010
Today, balancing a job, family and social life can be quite daunting. Some people are lucky enough to hold all the secrets to being a leader on the job and at home all the while maintaining the status of social butterfly. The team at My Lifestyle Zen has mastered just that. My Lifestyle Zen is a website that offers advice to working professionals and entrepreneurs on how to successfully balance and maintain work and personal life. Founder Patrice Perkins works full time as an attorney, part time as a journalist all while heading operations at My Lifestyle Zen (LZ). She knows all too well the importance of productivity and the need for balance. Perkins speaks on her life experience, “As a law student I balanced a professional career, an editorial position on a law journal board, writing for various academic publications and a social life. This experience taught me to work smart, so that I can play hard and enjoy a full life.” LZ creates a forum for worn out worker bee’s to profess their frustrations. Site visitors can submit questions on their issues with work-life balance and an expert at My Lifestyle Zen will respond with helpful suggestions.
According to a recent study conducted by MSNBC 56% of employees have taken on extra work tasks over the past two years. All the extra work can leave one feeling overwhelmed. People are realizing that it is more important to enjoy life. The LZ mantra, “work smart, play hard” reigns supreme, My Lifestyle Zen provides a guide for all things Chicago with its restaurant reviews, posts on exciting events and details on the city’s hidden gems. Overworked professionals are encouraged to entertain themselves with an LZ Distraction. They can even take a break and meet other like-minded individuals at an LZ Outing or meet up.
My Lifestyle Zen also serves as a driving force to catapult Chicago-based businesses. The LZ Suite creates a platform for small business owners to showcase their products and services. Every month a different business is featured, providing insight into the industry they serve and how they got started. Readers are offered the opportunity to purchase products and services from LZ Suite businesses at a discounted price. This opportunity provides great visibility for small businesses while connecting them to potential clients and partners.
The need for an alliance amidst small businesses is critical. My Lifestyle Zen has recently partnered with Roaming Hunger, a hub for street food vendors across the US. The two companies united in an effort to provide greater visibility for Chicago-based street food trucks. Ross Resnick, President of Roaming Hunger speaks on the partnership, “Street food trucks provide an exciting outlet to experience gourmet cuisine at affordable prices. Instead of traveling far distances for your favorite local dish, you can look on our website to see when their food truck will be in your area. Our partnership with My Lifestyle Zen is exciting. Together we can develop and market the street food scene in Chicago. Street food exemplifies the Zen lifestyle making this a perfect match.”
Roaming Hunger’s national street food directory enables anyone to go online and access real-time information on the location of food trucks in their area. Plans are also underway for My Lifestyle Zen to host a stellar event in the summer of 2011 to celebrate Chicago’s street food scene, along with event planning company AVents by August.
For media inquiries contact Jessica L.A. Pipkins at jpipkins(at)pipkinscommunications(dot)com or 313.779.5446. For additional details on My Lifestyle Zen, log on to http://www.mylifestylezen.com.
About My Lifestyle Zen:
My Lifestyle Zen (LZ) is a lifestyle website that provides insight on how to balance and maintain a healthy work and personal life. Designed to enhance the quality of life amongst working professionals and entrepreneurs, LZ offers stress-reducing tips and solutions to make everyday life productive. Through social and professional networking functions, as well as insightful articles, My LifeStyle Zen seeks to inform its readers about the diverse entertainment alternatives in the city of Chicago, uniting people one business at a time. Life is fair, if you work smart you can play hard. Visit http://www.mylifestylezen.com.
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