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                                                                                                      …

Wine Tasting – The Perfect Blend of Education and Socializing… with a Touch of WOW.

June 11, 2013

  Oh, I do love planning a party. And this one’s gonna be a SERIOUS affair!  -Goldie   Wine: Demystified  On Wednesday, June 26th Super Star Sommelier Claire Paparazzo will join Deborah Goldstein to take the adventurous amongst you down the path of wine empathy.  This educational look at wine practices is ideal for anyone…

A Two Minute Investment to Living a Healthier, Longer Life

June 4, 2013

A daily 2 minute investment can add years onto your life: 1 ½ – 6 years depending on which gerontologist you believe. What’s this investment? Flossing! Wait, no one ever died from gum disease or gingivitis. While that is true, it turns out that in a way, lack of bad breath is a side benefit…

Polling Post #2: I’m NOT Sorry… But Please Forgive My Yelling.

May 30, 2013

DRIVEN Professionals community events are structured to present thought-provoking content to the greater community, followed by small-group discussion. The dialogue brings out different experiences, coping mechanisms, and support. At our May 9, 2013 event, we polled the audience and asked 14 questions that served as fodder for these intimate discussions. I offer some personal insight…

Launch Lesson #1: Walking Daily Can Lower the Risk of Lifestyle Disease

May 22, 2013

One of the more provocative polling questions asked during the Women’s Advancement Compact launch was about exercise: True or False: “walking 20 minutes a day can result in a decreased risk of heart disease and high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and a heightened sense of well being”- The crowd was split as they punched in…