Foundations, Inspirational Causes, and Passionate Businesses
"A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms."
I am deeply moved by the work of a number of foundations and causes, and particularly by the pioneers who began them. They have the courage to follow their hearts and commit to their purpose. I am in awe of the magnitude these individuals contribute to society and mankind, and all with the utmost humility. In connecting and experiencing these places and the people that serve here, I’ve gained the essence of what they are here to do and summarized it to the best of my ability. They have my wholehearted support and I want to share the inspiration I’ve gained from them with you.
Health and Healing
Shift Integrative Medicine
Creator and Owner - Patrick Walsh
An environment that provides genuine care and compassion, the opportunity for collaborative support and transformation, where you are treated one-on-one as a whole... mind, body, and spirit.
People Tree Wellness
Pioneer - Mona Chopra
Mona is truly present and connected which makes one almost immediately connect to the divine in themselves, and the Source/Universe/God…however you phrase it. She is the embodiment of unconditional love, nurture, intuition, and support. Mona holds deep wisdom and enlightenment about the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional bodies and has the most gentle way of getting you to connect to that within yourself through her needles, conversation, and ability to listen. She is a completely different way to experience acupuncture, yourself, and life.
Co-Founder - Daniel Lucas
A unique place where health experts live, teach, and facilitate inner and outer health and wellbeing. They support you in your lifestyle and work with you one-on-one in a nurturing and inspiring way to achieve your life and fitness goals.
Self Love and Empowerment
Pure genius. Simply said. An abundance of yoga classes and meditations for all levels and all intentions. Whether you’re looking for something to guide you in unwinding from the day, guide you in falling asleep, guide you in releasing emotions that you’re holding, guide you in letting go of control, guide you in manifesting something your desire, or support you in energizing yourself when feeling tired or drained, there literally is an abundance of options available with their seasoned instructors. They even have an app available which is free and you can download and save as many classes as you want with the ability to access them when you don’t have access to wifi, such as when you’re traveling, on the plane, or underground on the subway. And the price is unbeatable. $18/ a month for full access to everything they have. That’s the price of one in person class.
Woman As Temple
Founder - Jumana Sophia
EVERY woman would benefit from doing this series of meditations. What I’ve learned is that every human, men and women, tend to hold and store emotions, memories, and energy in the pelvis without knowing. Jumana Sophia offers women a very clear and simplified way to connect to what you are holding AND teaches you how to release it through her recorded albums. Connecting to the womb and pelvis/root is vital for women as this is where all creation begins. She teaches women to be in their body, and the safety and power in being in your body, which creates the most profound and empowering results in life. Practicing her meditations regularly can support you in creating whatever it is you desire…whether it is a baby, a project, the desire to connect to your beauty within, or create a loving and safe relationship with your body. As well, she teaches women how vital it is to connect to each other and support each other creating a true sisterhood and community in life.
Happy Tales Animal Sanctuary
Co-Founders - Nicole Chillemi and Russell Lipensky
A healing sanctuary for people and animals. Exotic animals are rescued, nurtured and healed here. People that experience the sanctuary are guaranteed to walk away with education, enlightenment and more unconditional love in their hearts.
Pioneer - Simon Cataldo
An organization that provides mentorship for children in inner city schools to gain valuable life lessons through the sport of lacrosse where they achieve self esteem, connection, behavioral medication, team spirit and collaboration, work ethic, discipline, and therefore the opportunity to not just receive a college education, but also gain admission and succeed at top academic institutions.
Co-Founder - Lisa Marinelli
For those of you on the go, or those of you who have no desire to make your own pasta sauce, let me introduce you to this. It's genuine and authentic Italian sauce using simple, fresh ingredients. They have a line available that is completely clean and ridiculously delicious... non-GMO project verified, certified gluten free, and certified vegan, OU kosher, make with 100% certified extra virgin olive oil, and the main ingredient... pure love. (Head's up, try the Tomato Basil first, and if you appreciate high quality food, it's a possibility that you may become addicted.)
Divine Travel and Spiritual Luxury
The Leela Palace, New Delhi (or any of the Leela's for that matter)
A place where you are received and greeted humbly by each staff member as the divine being that you are, nurtured in royal accommodation, provided with only the highest quality gourmet foods, and a place where thriving and healing is inevitable, all at an affordable price.