It’s undeniable that your Response Flexibility, which results from strengthening the homeostasis of your nervous systems, is your ticket to Self-Regulation. As I laid out in my recent article Let’s Get Flexible, you can avoid workplace flip-outs and equalize your general emotional state by tapping into meditation and breathing, or even spending a tender moment…

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As professionals, when our physical energy and emotional resilience become compromised or depleted, we tend to have a pretty good idea of whom or what to attribute it to. Career-derived stress and overwhelm are shown to be major factors, and unfortunately, are difficult to address without an office-wide shift in policy or mindset. However, one…

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Here’s a familiar adage: “You are what you eat.” It’s been uttered so often that it became a cliché generations ago. Most of us understand its meaning on some scientific level, even those of us who are allergic to science. For those who don’t, I’ve always translated it this way: The foods and drinks you…

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It’s a clear-cut case: Exercise must supplement your other good physical energy habits if you expect to maintain grit and resilience in your life and career. In addition to keeping your weight in-check, your core strong, and your illnesses at bay, exercise is also the best inspiration for forming and following through with those other…

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Poll 30 people about their Thanksgiving wine preferences, and you might find yourself in a bit of an algorithmic pickle— you’ll likely get 30 distinct responses. I know because I’ve tried it, and I spent better than a decade in wine sales trying to unravel this gastronomic mystery, drawing dozens of well-justified conclusions, and attempting…

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Living a life with Deborah equates to plenty of exciting culinary exploration, and this has now been my delight for nearly a decade! The “healthful hedonism” of consuming whole foods, with whole ingredients, prepared by someone with experience and a talent for creating flavor integration is not only welcomed by my palate and body, but…

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The restaurant business. I know it well, from both sides of the table. I’ve done my share of dining out, for business and for sport. I’ve proudly been part of the wait staff at several of NYC’s most elite dining establishments. I even took the plunge and launched my own restaurant Goldie’s By The Bridge…

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Welcome, Autumn! And with it, welcome not just to the sense-worthy nuances that signal the change of seasons, like the crisp air, the colorful foliage and the sound of leaf blowers in the distance. I’m talking about autumn from a palate-centric vantage point. Welcome to Brussels sprouts, acorn squash and sweet potatoes. Welcome to heartier…

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In daily life, we each have our ‘happiness reference point’. Think of the contentment spectrum as a city skyscraper: The closer your elevator is to the penthouse office, the happier you are. Depending upon our personality types, some of us find it easy to keep our elevator needle set at ecstatic, while others are hovering…

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With all the excitement surrounding DRIVEN’s August 15th Cold Spring Community Day and its participating merchants, it might be a nice idea to explain why we chose this location for our annual event in the first place. Well, it’s similar to the reasons why Deborah and I once chose to make Cold Spring our home.…

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