07May

Molly Ringwald’s Beauty Story

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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. There is no disputing this. Last week the new Dove Beauty Stories: Four Generations campaign launched, which encourages women to honor the women in their lives that have taught them how to live beautifully (I assume inside and out). In celebration of the iconic Dove Beauty Bar, a product that has been passed down among women for nearly 60 years, the campaign is set to inspire the next generation with the lessons, tips and advice they have learned through the power of storytelling. When I was invited to hear Read More

22Oct

Why New Yorkers Need a Women’s Equality Party #voteWEP

It's probably not news to you when you hear that women’s equality is suffering across the country. Women are making, on average, 77 cents on the dollar and continue to face discrimination in the workplace. A man is 32 times more likely to become the CEO of a Fortune 500 company than a woman. Every woman deserves the opportunity to become a powerhouse in her field. 25% of women experience domestic violence in her lifetime. These women need a break. And if you live in New York state, listen up. There's a better chance this could happen in just three Read More

21Sep

Rosh Hashanah: A Time to Reflect, Recharge (and Cook!)

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After I deal with my worry about getting food on the table for Rosh Hashanah this year (brisket, pomegranate chicken, kugel, matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, to name just a few dishes), I need to take time to reflect on this past year and think about the year ahead. The holiday is a time to renew, to realign ourselves with what we really, really want, to think back on our mistakes or errors and make repairs. The problem is finding the time to reflect. Finding time is as challenging as anything else in my life right now, but having the time to make Read More

08Jan

Turning the Page

Tonight I went to my first theater producing class.  It's a prestigious course that I had to apply to get into, and as the date of the first class neared, I wondered what it would be like.  What would I learn (I know very little!)? Where would the guest lecturers hail from? Would my other classmates make me feel welcome and what would they be like?  Would I be the oldest? Would I fit in? All I knew was that I was excited.  I have been lucky enough to stumble into a world I love. I hope to work on a Broadway show before I die.  This is my first step. I Read More