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…

The Women’s Advancement Compact Launch: An Inspiring Night to be Remembered by Many!

May 13, 2013

High Energy Networking, Thought Provoking Conversation, and Great Food & Wine – oh my. An energized crowd overfilled the room at Alston & Bird on Thursday, May 9th to join the Women’s Advancement Compact launch and recognize our new community. David Wolfskehl verbalized the precise goal of the evening when he conveyed: “within 10 seconds…

Sweet Jane Paperie; Hand-Crafted Style from a Stylish Woman

May 12, 2013

Janine Serio is currently an Associate Creative Director at a pharmaceutical advertising agency with a growing side business creating beautiful custom-made invitations and note cards.  She attended art school and comes from a family full of creativity.  Growing up in a family with 12 children, Janine learned to express herself through creativity and was able…

An Action Oriented Discussion with Dr. Anne Marie Slaughter

May 11, 2013

At thePrinceton Club on April 10, 2013 Hearing Dr. Anne Marie Slaughter and Andrew Romano speak about work/life balance at the Princeton Club left me energized, hopeful, and armed with an action plan. When Dr. Slaughter analogized this paradigm shift to the evolution of smoking- from commonplace to near extinct, I understood that advancement begins slowly.…

Lean In and Stretch – Exercises for Women’s Advancement

May 8, 2013

Sheryl Sandberg has written a ‘self help’ book for modern times. She offers practical advice for anyone who has a job- whether it be someone gunning for the corner office, or an individual wanting to do the best job possible in whatever position currently held. When her advice is reduced to its essence, she promotes…

Strategic Partner: David Bacco Chocolatier – Experience Chocolate with all of Your Senses.

April 23, 2013

David Bacco had spent his career in the restaurant industry before starting his own business.  He found his interest in food and flavor pairing early on and soon began to focus on cakes and pastries.  He attended the French Pastry School in Chicago where he learned many techniques from a world-renowned Belgian chocolatier. David then…

Quick Kitchen: Keeping You Safe at Home

April 9, 2013

You want to eat healthfully and feed your family well. Cooking at home renders the greatest control over what you put into those precious bodies.  Being busy humans, we often cook on the fly and sometimes cut corners when maintaining the kitchen. Cutting corners is what life is all about, as long as you’re mindful of…

Feeding in Different Forms

April 2, 2013

It’s 11pm, I crawl into bed, exhausted and my husband, drowsy with sleep, asks, ‘where have you been?  I thought you came up to bed ages ago.’ I respond, ‘l’ve been giving our 15 year old her 10 o’clock feeding.’  We both chuckle. When our daughter was a baby, I would nurse her around 10…