Anxiety can be thought of as doubly deadly. Sure, it spikes at times, but for many of us, it’s an ever-present undercurrent to life, especially if we work in non-inclusive environments. This makes it even more damaging than Stress— a topic which I discussed in a recent article. The perpetual drip of anxiety used to…

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Plain and simple: A functional mind equals a sharp and creative professional who’s prepared to meet the challenges of a multi-dimensional career. Such a professional is experiencing a high level of emotional wellbeing with a strategy of compassion at her core. In my recent prequel to this article, I illustrated how compassion for colleagues begins…

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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 wine sales trying to unravel this gastronomic mystery, drawing dozens of well-justified conclusions, and attempting…

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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 talent for creating flavor integration is not only welcomed by my palate and body, but…

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Last week, I gave you a sampling of some of our most informative blog articles of the year (if you missed it, link to it HERE). Today, I’m back with 5 more significant DRIVEN posts from 2015, each offering advice and food-for-thought designed to enhance your career regardless of what stage you’re in. These must-reads…

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  Each and every week, DRIVEN’s blog page is updated with a brand-new, relevant article, usually relating to the business perspectives encompassed within our mission to “support the health, well-being and success potential of motivated professionals”. Typically composed by Deborah Goldstein, these posts represent a significant portion of our website’s non-virtual “meat”, and serve to…

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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 palate-centric vantage point. Welcome to Brussels sprouts, acorn squash and sweet potatoes. Welcome to heartier…

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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 to the reasons why Deborah and I once chose to make Cold Spring our home.…

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60+ participants joined us to witness DRIVEN Specialist and Leadership Coach Cara Power’s presentation Fear & The Workplace on May 7th at Dorsey & Whitney, and rode out on a wave. That wave was a “wave of fear”, and these folks were now equipped to mount it like experienced surfers, understanding its origins, its potential,…

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Among the most delightfully bohemian jewelry shops in the Hudson Valley region is Cold Spring’s Momminia. Founded by Marlene and Steve Goodrich 17 years ago and still family-operated, it’s the kind of hand-made jewelry store that literally draws you in from across Main Street! Momminia’s friendly staff awaits your visit, armed with the type of…

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