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…

Hiking Trails in Montauk – Grab your Group and Hike

Over the course of our three day Thanksgiving break various permutations of me and my group went on four different hikes in and around Montauk. In this post I share my favorite MTK hikes and how to access them, along with some happy thoughts on the joys of hiking with my group…

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…

Cedar Lakes Estate: Grab your Group and GO!

Last weekend my husband and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary with a trip to Cedar Lakes Estates, a rustic romantic retreat in the Hudson River Valley. I had been casting about for what had been concocted in my mind as the ideal getaway. My criteria included: under 2 hours of drive time from NYC, a freestanding unit with a beautiful view, a heady dose of nature, and a fun vibe.  Cedar Lakes Estate checked every box on my list and then some. One day, I’d love to go back with a larger group. Read on to find out why…

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…