Category Archives: Organizations and Professionals

Please Give This Holiday

Network for Good powers more digital giving than any other platform. And this month we are featuring an organization we have donated our time and energy in helping. Please take a moment and give what you can to Turning Point Brooklyn, which provides Substance Abuse Program, Primary Care, and Mental Health Services for the needy.

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Book Review: The Perfect Score Project

We have said before that your emotional state will have an influence over the success of any undertaking. The neuroscience and psychology behind learning are brain-candy to us nerdy women. So, a book like Debbie Stier’s about conquering the SAT and turning it into a positive experience for all those taking it piqued our interest. Debbie’s academic odyssey is both fascinating and healing for those of us who have horrible memories of that damnable test. Check out Mel’s review (below from her GoodReads account) and buy a copy for yourself, as well as for any individual preparing to take the Read more…

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Turning Point: The Shower Project

Mel is fortunate to work with a non-profit organization in Brooklyn called Turning Point. The amazing staff at Turning Point help their clients find resources to make better decisions for brighter futures. Services like helping someone get the GED, find permanent housing, improve literacy, and even providing HIV tests are improving the Brooklyn community.  Over 7,500 people are using Turning Point’s varied services everyday!  That kind of community service needs support.  We would especially like to let you know about another essential service that they provide called the Shower Project: The Shower Project is the gateway to mental and physical Read more…

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Help Your Employees Manage Emotions and Guide Them Towards Success

Dr. Peregrine Kavros, the expert in mindfulness training in corporate and academic environments, will be speaking at a Human Resources convention in Atlantic City, October 28, 2013 – 3:15pm.  We first introduced you to Dr. Kavros’ work in this blog post from May.  She does an amazing job of helping individuals manage their emotions/moods by using advanced neuroscience, mindfulness training and the physical body.  Learning to manage these overwhelming emotions is key to taking charge of how well we interact with our external environment. This control opens the door to success in professional environments that previously may not have been Read more…

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Chocolate Love

You know we love chocolate.  We have discussed its health benefits as well as shared with you some of our favorite brands and bars (on our FB page).  Now we’re happy to introduce to you Raw Chocolate Love. Those of you lucky enough to be in NYC (RepreZent!) have seen this brand in your favorite health food stores. The reason that RCL caught our attention was not just the yummy taste or healthy ingredients, but the obvious passion that goes into creating this product. No extracts, artificial flavoring, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and vegan…All goodness. Shimon Pinhas started his chocolate-making company Read more…

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Health and Wellness to Veterans in the DMV Area

Our friends and peers at  Women’s Veterans Interactive and Yoga2Sleep have partnered to bring their collective project, Holistic Health and Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans to military veterans in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for free.  The kick-off for the project will be on Saturday, September 14th at the National Harbor from 11:00am to 1:00 pm. Download Press Release Here About Women Veterans Interactive The mission of Women Veterans Interactive is to support women veterans through Advocacy, Empowerment, Interaction, Outreach and Unification (AEIOU). About Yoga2Sleep The mission of Yoga2Sleep, LLC is to assist the tired, restless and sleep deprived, serving Read more…

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Book Review of Fierce Medicine by Ana T. Forest

First of all, nothing but deep respect for Ana Forrest as she shares her life story and how she triumphed over incredible obstacles including extreme childhood trauma and several addictive, self-destructive behaviors.  In the book you’ll learn techniques for disrupting and breaking physically and emotionally unhealthy habits.  Most of these techniques Ana discovered while facing the negative consequences of a brutal upbringing.  As readers, we observe her personal evolution as she discovers the power of yoga, meditation and Native American spirituality to help refine the methods of self-improvement she uses to sustain her progression to a more-realized being. This really Read more…

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A Discussion About Mindfulness With Dr. Peregrine Kavros

Dr. Peregrine Kavros is a friend of ours who is a licensed Psychologist & Clinical Neuropsychologist who provides individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, and sex therapy.  She founded Management Focus to address the often overlooked needs of students and professionals in academia and the workplace: Among the many tools she uses, Dr. Kavros has found that mindfulness techniques can change the moods that control your life.  So, obviously we wanted to pick her brain and share with you what makes her work with others so successful. She explains the neuroscience that proves that there is indeed a connection between emotions and Read more…

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Go Do Yoga and Give to Charity

Mel will be teaching a yoga class tomorrow (Tuesday, April 30th) at the Paris Health Club (Upper West Side, NYC) for a charity event.  Details: Paris Fitness is reaching out to the community by helping our local children at PS 75. For one full week from Monday, April 29 to Sunday, May 5 the Paris Fitness team will donate their time and talent to help raise funds to support our local public school. Paris will donate over 15 classes to raise money for PS 75! So if you want to make it tomorrow or for the rest of the week go to the Paris Read more…

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Run Strong For Boston

The city of Boston has suffered unnecessary tragedy and ensuing violence.  Grief is the primary emotion that has been felt this last week, not just in Boston, but by everyone witnessing as well.  But now is the time to find strength and help our Bostonian brothers and sisters to reclaim their streets and sense of freedom.  There have already been runners pounding the pavement in solidarity around the country and world. The runs for Boston will continue on Monday, April 22nd.  For a list of those runs go to this Facebook Page made by the Independent Running Retailers Association.  If you can’t make Read more…

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