Lifestyle

I wrote the following post for my theater group newsletter.  I had so many people comment on the email that I wanted to share it with all of you…

In one of my closing missives to the theater group last spring, I included a photo of a column a friend (thanks Liz C.) sent me from an airplane. The article regaled the reader with an array of mental health benefits associated with regular cultural engagements (like the theater). These benefits include staving off depression and reducing the rate of cognitive decline…

After seven years of graduate school for nutrition my niece – Abigail – you may know her as Spoonful of Abby – is seconds away from being a licensed dietician. We are so proud of her. It is all kinds of gratifying when someone you love lands on a career path that so in tune with the person and her passions. I learned quite a bit from her when she visited last weekend…

The guiding principle for this blog is to share ONLY the experiences that we at Grab Your Group and GO love: experiences that energize and enthuse, so that you can be energized and enthused too. This blog is called Grab Your Group and GO – NOT – Grab Your Group and DO NOT GO – for a reason…

It’s the time of year again when the mailbox is filled with catalogs promising the perfect gift for your special someone. Here at Grab Your Group and GO, we tend to value experiences over things, which turns gift-giving holidays into a bit of a conundrum. How do you show the people in your life how much you care for and value them without burdening them with more “things”?

l love summer, but there are a lot of things I miss about city living… Saying hello to 30 people (ok, 30 dogs – truth be told) before 9am, Broadway shows,  running errands on foot, and my beloved ClassPass workouts. All are much further from my door in Montauk. That’s why I was so excited when I found a workout app I can use on my porch…

Back in June I ran into a friend on the corner of 85th and Lexington.  After some chatting she let me know she was going in for oral surgery, and for the three following weeks would be on a LIQUID ONLY diet!!  My first thought was to get her a handsome supply of gift certificates to one of the gazillion juice places in NYC.  My second thought!?  Ask Abigail…

On my niece Abigail’s most recent visit to Montauk it became VERY apparent to me that a seismic shift had occurred in our transactional relationship.  By transactional I mean give and take and what we are exchanging is life lessons….

The other day at lunch my friend Diane was excited to announce, “Ooh Linda, I have to tell you a story.  You inspired me!”  Of course I was going to be happy to hear whatever she had to say, but sometimes that sentence is met with equal parts trepidation and hopeful curiosity on my part…  

Our family has been hosting a summer pool party celebrating our twin’s birthday, well since their first birthday.  The tradition has ALWAYS included my friends and my children’s friends.  When they were younger I would cast a super wide net and invite all my friends and hope for some overlap.  Note: this gets trickier with time…

As I made my way to the beach with my group the other night just after 5pm, there was a cavalcade of happy beach goers laden down with various beach accoutrements trudging in the opposite direction of my arrival tide. They were sandy and ruddy from the sun and the good cheer of a day well spent at the beach. But they were leaving. Which is why I was arriving…