Powering Down Helped Empower Me Up!

July 17, 2013

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 work every day. My logic is that by working ½-days on weekends, I won’t fall…

Give Me Back My Tongue!

July 16, 2013

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 interesting and complex, depending on the circumstances. In a personal setting, I think it is…

Wine and Dine with the WAC

July 9, 2013

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 probably unaware that the event had more goals than just DRINK LOTS OF WINE! In…

GMO Labeling: A NEED to Know

July 6, 2013

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 has been a long, frustrating, horrifying, and appalling journey for me. For her it has…

Citi Bike: The Most Efficient Way to Travel in NYC

July 6, 2013

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.  I rent a bike when visiting new places to achieve this very sensation. I can…

The REAL Vintage Deal!

July 5, 2013

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 a Time Antiques is that place. Owners Bob and Barbara Wade are amongst the friendliest…

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

July 4, 2013

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 for craftsmanship, keeps his shop elegantly stocked with “ever-changing, unique gift items, furnishings and home…

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

June 29, 2013

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 month, and of course the comical option of ‘are you kidding me?’ While such a…

Divide and Conquer! Two observations and a conclusion

June 20, 2013

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 her thought. This was a moment in the book where some women could glaze over-…

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

June 18, 2013

Polling Question #3: Unplugging                                                                                                      …