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Jul 17

Powering Down Helped Empower Me Up!

I was determined and, frankly, a little scared. A colleague had challenged me to not only unplug for two full days, but to do NO WORK AT ALL for those days. I don’t consider myself a work-a-holic, but I do…
Jul 16

Give Me Back My Tongue!

Polling Question #5: It’s My Job and I’ll Speak if I Want To! One of the polling questions asked at the launch-event was ‘Do you hold your tongue because you worry about not being liked?’ I find this question very…
Jul 09

Wine and Dine with the WAC

An excited group packed the room at Alston and Bird on June 26th to attend the Women’s Advancement Compact’s first educational wine event! 36 women were ready to participate in a unique wine tasting adventure. Most people in attendance were…
Jul 06

GMO Labeling: A NEED to Know

My name is Patti Hayde and my daughter Emily is 8 years old. The last two years of her life she has spent fighting to be healthy and I have spent trying to find the cause of her sickness. It…
Jul 06

Citi Bike: The Most Efficient Way to Travel in NYC

Interacting with a city by bike is an optimal way to take in a landscape at eye level.  A two-wheeled velocity keeps pace with urban streets and yet you move slow enough to observe and absorb the city’s unceasing energy. …
Jul 05

The REAL Vintage Deal!

Once Upon a Time Antiques 101 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY In every northeast antiquing village, there’s that one antique shop that stocks the true vintage Americana items that the real hawk-eyes are looking for. In Cold Spring, Once Upon…
Jul 04

A Shop That’s All About “One of a Kind”

Archipelago At Home 119 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY A Cold Spring staple for 16 years, Archipelago At Home is for those who want to get serious about home decor. Proprietor Timothy Chevtaikin, with his adventurous taste and keen eye…
Jun 29

Polling Post #4: Oops, I Forgot Myself, Again

Polling Question #4: Do Something For Yourself!   During the Women’s Advancement Compact launch, one of the questions presented was: When was the last time you did something just for you? The answers varied from once a week, once a…
Jun 20

Divide and Conquer! Two observations and a conclusion

Office Support… Observation #1: In her book Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg references an incident in her life- where a male colleague cut her off during a meeting. Her boss came to the rescue by suggesting that Ms Sandberg hadn’t finished…
Jun 18

Polling Post #3: Put the Phone Down and Step Away Slowly

Polling Question #3: Unplugging                                                                                                                         One of the questions asked during the Women’s Advancement Compact kick-off event was: When was the last time you unplugged? While some scoffed at the notion of turning off their blackberry, iPhone, iPad, laptops, etc., others…