Empowerment Is Within Reach

If there is ever a time to feel inspired, this week is it. I didn’t think that attending the Social Good Summit at the 92nd Street Y could be surpassed. Boy, was I wrong. This past Thursday night, I was lucky enough to have won two tickets to see a special screening of “Half The Sky, Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide”, inspired from the same book. Written by... read more

It Starts With Conversation

As a blogger, you hope that as you write about your opinions and ideas, there are people whom you can connect with and share common causes. When I heard that there was to be a Social Good Summit in NY to discuss how social media and technology could be used to help countries struggling to keep up with the digital world, I decided that I wanted to go and find out more about it. After doing some research and... read more

My Love/Hate Relationship With Sodas

A new rule has been passed by the New York Board of Health banning the sale of sodas 16 oz. or larger in restaurants, concession stands and other eating establishments. The main focus of this rule is to combat obesity by eliminating sugary drinks, and although this ruling is not being implemented until March 2013, there are already many dissenters towards this. The banning of sodas has elicited emotional... read more

Back To School Shopping Angst

It’s that time of the year when you know that summer is ending. Circulars and coupons of back to school sales get crammed into my mailbox or bombarded in my email that I become anxious before I even look at the sales. I used to love shopping for school supplies and school clothes for my daughter when she was young. We would go to places like Children’s Place or Gymboree for clothes, then Target... read more