A Childless Woman Gives Birth, Twice.

July 29, 2013

Yesterday I gave birth for the second time. Confused? Those who know me well have heard about (and some have witnessed episodes of) my 25-year battle with panic attacks. The full attack I endured, a mere three months ago, brought paramedics to our little apartment on Main Street in Cold Spring. As I was on…

The Trials and Tribulations of Working From Home

July 25, 2013

Tips on How to Work From Home Things are changing in the workplace; working at home is becoming a more common occurrence. However, as appealing as working from home sounds, it requires a disciplined work ethic the same way an office job way. When most people think of working from home, they think of sleeping…

Stop Overwhelming Yourself By Overworking Yourself

July 23, 2013

Overwhelmed One of the launch questions that I know everyone has admitted to feeling is: “Do you feel overwhelmed, like there are just too many things to do in a day, and it affects your focus?” If you say no, I think you are lying to yourself. We have all felt overwhelmed, it is a…

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…