Food

Nov 21

The Food Factor, Part 3: Energy & The Educated Eater

As professionals, when our physical energy and emotional resilience become compromised or depleted, we tend to have a pretty good idea of whom or what to attribute it to. Career-derived stress and overwhelm are shown to be major factors, and…
Nov 14

The Food Factor, Part 2: Adjusting Your Diet Mindset

Here’s a familiar adage: “You are what you eat.” It’s been uttered so often that it became a cliché generations ago. Most of us understand its meaning on some scientific level, even those of us who are allergic to science.…
Nov 07

The Food Factor, Part 1: Your Diet = Your Resilience

It’s a clear-cut case: Exercise must supplement your other good physical energy habits if you expect to maintain grit and resilience in your life and career. In addition to keeping your weight in-check, your core strong, and your illnesses at…
Nov 14

Talkin’ Turkey, Drinkin’ Juice.

Poll 30 people about their Thanksgiving wine preferences, and you might find yourself in a bit of an algorithmic pickle— you’ll likely get 30 distinct responses. I know because I’ve tried it, and I spent better than a decade in…
May 18

The Experimental Herbalist: Diet and My Pursuit of Personal Energy

Living a life with Deborah equates to plenty of exciting culinary exploration, and this has now been my delight for nearly a decade! The “healthful hedonism” of consuming whole foods, with whole ingredients, prepared by someone with experience and a…
Apr 05

Something’s Gotta Give: My Initiative For Fragrance-Neutral Dining

The restaurant business. I know it well, from both sides of the table. I’ve done my share of dining out, for business and for sport. I’ve proudly been part of the wait staff at several of NYC’s most elite dining…
Oct 26

Savor The Season: DRIVEN’s Autumn Wine Roundup for 2015

Welcome, Autumn! And with it, welcome not just to the sense-worthy nuances that signal the change of seasons, like the crisp air, the colorful foliage and the sound of leaf blowers in the distance. I’m talking about autumn from a…
Sep 08

On The Rise: 10 Healthy Habits To Boost Your Happiness

In daily life, we each have our ‘happiness reference point’. Think of the contentment spectrum as a city skyscraper: The closer your elevator is to the penthouse office, the happier you are. Depending upon our personality types, some of us…
Aug 11

Paradise-On-Hudson: An Insider’s Guide To Cold Spring, New York

With all the excitement surrounding DRIVEN’s August 15th Cold Spring Community Day and its participating merchants, it might be a nice idea to explain why we chose this location for our annual event in the first place. Well, it’s similar…
Jan 26

Stay True to Your New Year’s Resolutions: Check Out MARY’s Secret Ingredients

Tearing into my latest surprise from Mary’s Secret Ingredients! What was your New Year’s resolution this year? Was it to stretch the boundaries of your cooking? To branch out and discover new recipes? Maybe you resolved to cook healthier with…