MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS: OPEN YOUR EYES

I was so saddened this week with the news that we lost two bright and amazingly talented creatives to suicide, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. In light of the media coverage and social media outpouring, it's a timely reminder to encourage open conversations about mental health and examine your own knowledge of mental illnesses. Everyone struggles at some point … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS: OPEN YOUR EYES

Planning for Success: Triggers, Pressure & Holiday Craziness

We are officially in the mist of the holiday craziness. Instead of the letting the stress takeover, I’m using this time to get my mindset rock solid. Being in recovery means having more freedom, and freedom comes with a lot of responsibility. What’s coming up this weekend for you? Parties? Work potlucks? Happy Hours? My … Continue reading Planning for Success: Triggers, Pressure & Holiday Craziness

The Resilient City: Manhattan & Reacting to Current Events

I was planning to write a lighthearted post today about the uniqueness of spending the holidays in New York City. The snowy trees, sidewalks lined with pre-cut Christmas trees, window decorations, and lines of wreath dressed doorways. Instead, during rush hour this morning, a man attempted to set up a pipe bomb in Port Authority … Continue reading The Resilient City: Manhattan & Reacting to Current Events

A Sad World: Being Cautious Without Allowing Fear to Overcome

I woke up this morning still feeling shaken from the Vegas attacks. Such heavy, tragic news makes you feel sad and depleted. Even feelings of guilt arise as I go about my day-today, preparing for vacation, celebrating my mom's birthday today, surrounded by the people I love; while others are in the hospital recovering, still … Continue reading A Sad World: Being Cautious Without Allowing Fear to Overcome