NYC living

Nov 01

Your Physical Energy Keystone: Exercising Your Way To Resilience

To help you begin the ascension toward your best and most resilient self, I’ve explored with you the various tenets for maintaining good physical energy. We looked at managing our energy tanks, seeking prevention over the cure, the virtue of…
Jun 22

Block It Out: How A Simple Time Log Can Restore Maximum Workday Productivity, Part 2

I hope you gained some inspiration while reading Part I of this blog series, where I came clean on the emotional detriments experienced by my former self, and then shared with you some tools and first-hand insight on how I…
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…
Mar 22

The Power of Authentic Networking: 4 Lessons For The Introverted

  Last week I was excited and a tad anxious during lunch with my friend and colleague Cheryl Benton. Cheryl is the founder of the online magazine The Three Tomatoes….talk about the power of strategic partnership! So, why the anxiety?…
Dec 08

Embracing Good Habits Daily: The First 90 Minutes

Just as DRIVEN has been exploring key topics in business and life success, including time management and energy management, I personally have been applying these lessons to my own life as DRIVEN’s founder. After all, if I don’t walk the…
Sep 22

Feet Flat, Hands On Lap, Inhale: Exploring Meditation With An Expert

When we consider our New Yorker lifestyles….the fast pace, the layers of noise, and our on-the-go careers, how are we to STOP, breathe and reflect? For that matter, what incentive do we even have to slow down at all, let…
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…
Jul 27

Think Of Laura, Part 2: A Positive Look At Personal Time & Energy Management

Last week I discussed the dynamics of time and energy management through the lens of career, exploring the topics of prioritizing, making the best of appointment cancellations, and how to schedule your week to yield a surplus of free time.…
Mar 16

Hot Tomatoes! Don’t Miss The 3T Hot List

If you’ve ever randomly peeked at WAC’s website, chances are you came across at least a mention of our favorite woman-centric e-newsletter The Three Tomatoes. Founded by former NYC advertising specialist Cheryl Benton, The Three Tomatoes (3T) is one of…
Dec 12

Christmas Uncorked: WAC’s Holiday Wine Roundup

Whether you’re hosting Christmas dinner, or attending a holiday party this year, deciding which wines to serve or bring as a gift can add stress to an already dizzying list of seasonal tasks. With a sophisticated wine culture in full…