He-llo Movember!

It’s MOVEMBER people. For those of you who don’t know what I am talking about – it’s a movement that started in 2003 with the goal of raising awareness for men’s health issues. The Movember community has raised $559 million to date and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries. If you know a man you know… read more

Non-Profits: REACH Prep

Many years ago I was introduced to the non-profit REACH Prep. From the moment I met them I was blown away by their dedication to leveling the scales of iniquity in the world of education. REACH Prep offers a supplemental education program to qualified children – following them and helping them from the summer prior to their… read more

Non-Profits: A Charity that Shoots Straight to the Heart

When I was working in television there were a handful of stories that I took great pride in telling. One of those stories was that of the Marella family. I met them as they were starting a foundation to raise awareness about and research dollars for a rare disease called Neimann-Pick type C. Their daughter… read more

Threads of Friendship

There is nothing I like more than hearing from old friends who are busy following their dreams and doing cool and interesting things with their lives. I recently was reconnected with a friend from high school who has passionately been designing jewelry in recent years. It was such a pleasure hearing about how she has… read more

Spring Social: The Wall Street Tennis Challenge!

The Wall Street Tennis Challenge is an excellent event that raises money and awareness for Ovarian Cancer Research. I have written about them in the past here. Ovarian cancer  has touched far too many women I know and love. I also know too many women who have tested positive for the BRCA gene. When you’ve… read more

Save the Elephants

  This Friday the girls and I had an epic night. John was out so we had a pizza party/movie night just the three of us. We were even allowed to eat on the sofa. Ooh-eee did things get crazy! We took a group vote and after watching 4 previews decided on a movie called… read more

A Family Affair

Since moving back to the Greenwich area 4 years ago I have loved getting to know some of our local charities. The Family Centers has always stood out to me as a non-profit that works with integrity and love – serving children, adults, and teens. They run everything from grief counseling groups to early head… read more

Saturday Night Lights!

Far too many people I care about have lost loved ones to brain cancer. The greatest way we can honor those who have died is by trying to create a future without this illness. A group of wonderful women run this event which raises money to find a cure for brain cancer through research grants…. read more

Hopeful Voices

{Sing for Hope Piano on location in Brooklyn Bridge Park} Artist: Stefan Sierhej, Photographer: Marissa Macias Many years ago, while living in New York City, my life fortuitously collided with some incredibly talented artists who have been inspiring me ever since. While our conversations have been sparse since I left New York City – I have… read more

Beauty in Motion

Virginie Mecene in Martha Graham’s “Appalachian Spring” Photo by John Deane To dance is to live! The music, the bodies, the movement – they all inspire. There is so much chatter in the news about the arts and the lack of funding for them both within schools and on the professional level. One can’t help but… read more