Posts in the ‘participation’ Category

June is busting out all over

“June is busting out all over” with positive gatherings, graduations and loving celebrations. Happy Summer later in the month! Things have certainly been busy and I look forward to a happy relaxing summer. I share tips and insights for your own happiness and relaxation at the end of my blog. A recent gathering I helped

March is Women’s History Month

Let’s explore how we as women can be strong our whole lives long! Sharing tips about how to be strong in our passion and purpose is extremely relevant for these times!! The most power comes when we are standing in our calm and making clear and enlightened choices. My daughter and I were watching the Grammy’s when

Global yet Local July

July was filled with experiences of a global reach while locally on the east coast of America.  The heat and humidity remind me of Auroville, that melting pot of the global future in South India, where everything just melts away except for sincere aspiration. Starting off though on June 30th, I gratefully shared a workshop

CNN’s Hero of the Year and Other Blossoms

April was blooming with goodness – some planned and some surprises! It began and ended with 2 powerful workshops given at BIG gatherings. The 1st one was in Short Hills about “Integral Passion, Integrity and Purpose”. The 2nd was in South Orange about “Keep Calm and Chakra On”. I am so very grateful that both were

February is the auspicious month of love

February is the auspicious month of love: both red & golden. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day on the 14th as we send love to all those who touch our lives. From human love to Divine love, we are surrounded by Love.  For this February is also special since it is a Leap Year and has

2016 is An Auspicious Year

The photo above was taken while touring the United Nation’s art collection with Mrs. Ban and visiting her spouse in his private office.  I was humbled to be included and am standing next to her. The Secretary General was in between his two trips to Paris to push the climate accord forward.  The  COP21 is

HCUND and Nakashima Studio

The day that Mrs. Ban, spouse of the Secretary General of the United Nations, and other ambassadorial spouses and delegates from various missions visited the Nakashima Studio, was delightful. The beginning of November in the Northeast was mild and sunny, truly an Indian Summer. Everyone enjoyed being outside and walking around the grounds to see

Nakashima: National Historic Landmark Plaque Dedication/110th Birth Year

Celebrating the 110th birth year of George Nakashima and the dedication of the National Historic Landmark plaque deserved cake and champagne. And that is exactly what everyone got who joined us for this festive day! Over 100 people gathered in the Arts Building on June 14th to participate in the Nakashima Foundation for Peace fundraiser. Those who

Earth Day/Mother’s Day

Spring has finally arrived here in the US northeast. Everyone is happy to see the early flowering and buds! These were taken on the 22nd, the 45th Earth Day. Even these beautiful cherry blossoms seem to be smiling. Begun by a small group of concerned people, Earth Day has grown into an international event with

March/spring/snow/now

It’s March. It’s spring. It’s snow. It’s now. What a month – it snowed for hours on the 1st day of spring here in the northeast USA! Clearly we are in a time of paradox and transition. As we experience Climate Change, Mother Nature is forcing us to stay focused and mindful while we go

You Are A Child Of Light

Happy Holidays It is the special time of the year when as the sunlight lessens, we go within to the find the inner light.  The winter solstice is nature’s clear message. In the midst of the darkness, the light returns.  The western wisdom traditions celebrate this symbolism. They allow us to experience  illumination with miracles

World Monuments Fund Watch Day

Greetings to all. I would like to put into perspective today for Mira chose this very good day months ago to hold the World Monuments Fund Watch Day.  Just yesterday was the UN’s 69th birthday and I had the privilege of being in the General Assembly for its birthday as Lang Lang and Sting played. 

United Nations 69th Birthday

Deeply honored by the invitation from Mrs. Ban to attend the United Nation’s 69th Birthday Celebration, I rearranged my schedule and was there! What a happy evening for a happy birthday. It was presented by the United Nations in collaboration with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation.  The speakers included H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, H.E.

Powerful You! Womens Networking Event June 11

On Wednesday, June 11 from 12-2pm in Short Hills, New Jersey, I gave a experiental talk, “Success = Spirit, Sense & Sensibility”. Along with a great networking experience and healthy lunch, it was a great success. The following is the email which was sent out.  It resulted in a large audience of interested – and

Nakashima Foundation Honors the Very Reverend James Morton

Nakashima Foundation for Peace Honors The Very Reverend James Morton with the Inaugural Nakashima Foundation Award for Peace The Nakashima Foundation for Peace honored The Very Reverend James Parks Morton, Dean Emeritus of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (NYC), Founder of The Interfaith Center of New York, and Honorary Chairman of the Nakashima

Mira Nakashima and Miriam

George Nakashima Woodworker “1941-2014: The Process”

Having moved from downtown to Soho to the slice of land near the Hudson River, the center of the NYC art world is now in Chelsea. Large raw spaces are transformed into white clean exhibition halls. The area pulsates with the exciting works of art that pass through. April 9th was a clear day but

UN Women For Peace Celebrating International Women’s Day

Being at the United Nations’ Headquarters in NYC on March 7th for the UN Women for Peace event felt a bit differently than being in Auroville in South India just a month earlier for the Nakashima Sacred Peace Table Dedication.  The formidable surroundings of the UN building, the view over the East River, the Delegates’

Pathways to Vibrant Health & Well-Being Telesummit

I am so grateful to be a part of this incredible Vibrant Well-Being Telesummit, along with the other co-authors of the soon-to-be-released anthology book, “Pathways to Vibrant Health & Well-Being     Profound Stories of Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Healing To Uplift and Encourage You on Your Personal Journey.”    Would you like to feel more

Nakashima Sacred Peace Table Dedication

Nakashima Sacred Peace Table for the Peoples of Asia Dedication & The Inauguration of the Hall of Peace in the Unity Pavilion: This was a beautiful and creative event which took place in Auroville on February 11th. People from the community were joined by diplomats from Delhi and participants from the United States. Infact the

Nakashima Sacred Peace Table in Auroville

Auroville, founded in a UNESCO sponsored ceremony in 1968, is especially important to the Nakashima Foundation for Peace because George Nakashima lived and grew in his spiritual understanding at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in nearby Pondicherry. Pondicherry is where George built what many recognize as the first modern building in India, the guest house Golconde. This

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