How would you answer the question: Who are you?

What are the markers that comprise an identity?  What is the definition of identity?  I recently attended a workshop lead by the impressive Dr. Derrick Gay.  The bulk of the very interactive discussion focused on these two questions.  Then we moved on to the good stuff…

9 Things I Learned From My Year of Yes

To commemorate the final year of my 5th decade, I dubbed 2017 as my year of yes. I made a very deliberate choice to spend the year being open to every opportunity that was presented. The goal was to commit to more, to experience more and get out of my comfort zone more.  It was, by far, my richest and most rewarding year yet…

Giving (and Getting) an Experience Gift

As we navigate the season of  “who to give what”, I thought I’d chime in and give a plug for giving the gift of an experience.  I was reminded recently of how much I love giving and, in this situation, getting the “experience” gift.  Experience gifts, if done well, are the PERFECT gift.  They are thoughtful, meaningful and the ideal way to create a memory with a friend or family member.  The challenge is in pulling it off…

Giving Thanks with Your Group

Given the goal of this blog, to offer ideas for experiences you can have with your group, it should be no great revelation that Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday.  It is the day we all come together to experience a meal as a group and give thanks…

When you’re Going to Grab Your Group… Who do you Grab?

And… we’re back!  Took a bit of a blogging break to grab some time with my family and friends as we careened towards summer’s finish line.  Now I am back in the city, that if you can’t be inspired here you can’t be inspired anywhere, and I am ready to get back to it. But before I do, I want to offer a few words about what I mean by group…

Lessons Learned… Grab your Group and BE NICE!

Last week when dropping Madi, our Fresh Air Fund Child, at her bus stop in East Hampton there was a tangle of strangers that rained on our departure parade.  Because there were children present, I did my best to turn the experience into a teachable moment…