May 18, 2015
I hope you had an amazing weekend. My weekend was jam pack busy but all in all great. Today, I wanted to let you know that I’m taking a mini-blogging break. I mentioned a few weeks ago that the month of May is beyond INSANE for me I’m studying for an exam that I’m taking in a few weeks, planning A Healthy U and dealing with tons of other personal issues that just requires a lot more of my attention. And honestly, I’m tired and need a bit of a reboot.
I don’t like to post just for the sake of posting, thus I’m taking a mini blogging break and will be back the week of June 1.
I’ll still be active on social media so be sure to follow @losinginthecity on all platforms.
Also, if you’re in the NYC area and looking for something to do on Saturday May 30, Check out the A Healthy U event. Tickets are currently on sale. You can register here. Tickets are $35. Hope to see you there.
May 11, 2015
Happy Mother’s Day Monday (I totally made this up, but it would be a cool holiday)
I hope that every mother, aunt, grandmother and anyone else who has mothered you in your life, had a wonderful mother’s day yesterday.
On the heels of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share with you a special project and charity event that I will be participating in called “Mom.. According to Us.”
A dear friend of mine hosts an annual art show benefiting charity. This year, the theme for the show is around celebrating moms with proceeds benefit the surviving children of her friend Stephanie Lee. Stephanie Lee is an inspiring woman who lost her battle to colon cancer. However, Stephanie’s story isn’t just about her fight with cancer but about the challenges she faced in life including the loss of her husband, hurricane Katrina, the loss of her parents and her quest to find her purpose in life up until her death.
When my friend asked me to participate in this event, I wasn’t sure if I could commit to something else this month based on all that I have going on, but after reading Stephanie Lee’s story of loss, struggle and her will to live, I knew I wanted to be a part of “Mom….According to Us.”
WHAT IS MOM.. ACCORDING TO US
“Mom.. According to Us” will be an art exhibit on Sunday May 17. For this exhibit, “non artist” real moms like myself were invited to submit artwork that we create with our kids OR our kids can create a piece on their own, that represents “mom” and what mom means to you.
All the artwork will be exhibited at a gallery and will be auctioned off. All the proceeds will go to Stephanie’s young children.
My parents, especially my mom means the world to me and my daughter means the world to me and I couldn’t imagine life without them. For some that is their reality, such as Stephanie Lee’s kids and anything that I can do to help make life more bearable for them, I will.
If you live in NY, please join us next Sunday for this beautiful celebration of life. Here are the event details:
- Date: May 17, 2015
- Time: 3:00 – 7:00 PM
- Location: Creative Chaos – 28 Jay Street, (Dumbo) Brooklyn, NY
For more information on the event, visit the event Facebook page.
If you don’t live in NY, I hope you will join me in supporting Stephanie’s children. A crowd funding campaign has been launched and you can donate here.
How was your Mother’s Day for you or your mom figure in your life? Have you ever participated in an art show for charity?
May 6, 2015
Happy Hump Day!!
I announced last week the return of the A Healthy U conference in NYC. Nellie, Kimberly and I have been working hard to create a fun and engaging program for the 2nd annual A Healthy U event. We announced our slate of speakers last week and I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss this as tickets are quickly selling out. I hope to see you there.