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Donna Karan: Her Heart & Passion behind Urban Zen

One World with Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.02.2015 | Healthy Living
One World with Deepak Chopra

An icon of the fashion industry; there are very few people who are not familiar with the design work of Donna Karen. Donna was born into fashion; "my ...

Smiling Into Summer: Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up

Jill Lynne | Posted 09.10.2014 | Arts
Jill Lynne

A bit bittersweet, this is the final exhibition at the familiar uptown Whitney - located in the Marcel Breuer building on Madison Avenue. It heralds its upcoming move down to the West Village/Meat Packing District (WV/MPD) - where the larger structure on Gansevoort Street - overlooks the Hudson River.

Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee on Finding Your Inner Yoga

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

The gift of yoga, explain renowned yoga teachers Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee in this interview, is that whatever perceived limits we may hold of ourselves, there's an infinite amount of space to explore within.

We Tried It: Rooftop Yoga

Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Gregoire

It's hard to imagine a better setting for a yoga class: You're in the middle of the downtown bustle, but high up enough that the city sounds are reduced to a murmur.

Haiti: A Story of Resilience, Creativity and Passion

Donna Karan | Posted 03.12.2012 | Good News
Donna Karan

It's hard to believe it's been two years. When the earthquake struck Haiti, it had a ripple effect that changed countless lives, including mine. I've discovered a new purpose, to be an ambassador -- a cheerleader -- for this country.

WATCH: Donna Karan Reveals Her Joy triggers

Posted 11.30.2011 | Women

Donna Karan talks about the UrbanZen Foundation and shares her "joy triggers" with HuffPost Women and Laura Brown, Features/Special Projects Director ...

Joaquin Phoenix, Donna Karan, and Salman Rushdie Urge Ubuntu at Urban Center

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 07.20.2011 | Impact
Alison Rose Levy

If there are any people on earth who can teach us about the lessons learned from living in an unjust society, while seeking opportunity, it's the people of South Africa.

WATCH: Arianna Discusses The Wellness Revolution

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living

In a world where the default position seems to about making the unhealthy choice -- whether that’s eating poorly, avoiding exercise, holding onto st...

Lucy Blodgett

Donna Karan Talks Urban Zen, Spirituality And Wisdom For The Future | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 07.04.2011 | Los Angeles

Fashion designer Donna Karan has added another item to her résumé: international wellness crusader. Her passion project, The Urban Zen Foundation, s...

Josh Fleet

Talking Sustainable Wellness At Urban Zen NYC (VIDEO) | Josh Fleet | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home

There's a wellness revolution going on, but creating real global change depends on one thing: you. Such was the conclusion of Arianna Huffington an...

WATCH LIVE: Experts Explain Functional Medicine

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Urban Zen foundation is holding a Wellness Series in New York City, led by integrative physician Dr. Frank Lipman -- regarded as the voice of sust...

The Power Of Gathering Empowers Us All

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

Arianna brilliantly and humorously laid out the ground for conversation, and both Deepak and Andrew added their inspired take on what we need as a humanity to take our dance routine to a next level.

Wisdom 2.0 Panel Explores The Power Of New Media For Inner And Outer Transformation

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

What are the actual up- and downsides of social media's impact on spiritual awareness, compassion, authentic interconnection and social transformation?

Becoming the CEO of Your Own Health

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

In the absence of a medical model able to address these prevalent diseases at an early stage, the bottom line, according to Hyman is that "You have to be the CEO of your own health."

How Do We Help Kids Eat Healthy Foods?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

Teaching kids about healthy nutrition directly challenges school food offerings which are typically poor quality, fattening, and fast, a turnkey bureaucratic solution that translates into weight gain and poor health.

Autism And Allergies: What Can Your Child Eat?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

There's an experiment going on right now--but it isn't being conducted by scientists. It's being conducted by parents. In 30 million kitchens across the U.S. that experiment is called "What Can My Child Eat?"

5 Steps To Channeling Your Very Own Greek God/Goddess (VIDEO)

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

Step 1. Know your archetype. We all have one. I am Artemis, who represents independence, focused, daring, adventurous. Artemis needs to work on healing being cut off from emotions.

Donna Karan, Mary J. Blige, and Andre Harrell: For the Love of Haiti

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alison Rose Levy

The Hope Help & Relief Haiti benefit on Monday followed Donna Karan's lead: "Let's join together as a community to help the Haitians rebuild their communities. Dreams can come true."

Shopping for a Change

Tess Ghilaga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tess Ghilaga

Global Goods Partners is a fair-trade, non-profit organization focused on diminishing poverty and promoting social justice by enhancing women-led development initiatives in Asia, Africa and the Americas.

TEDMED 2009: The Future Of Mind-Body Medicine

Alana B. Elias Kornfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alana B. Elias Kornfeld

Our genes and nervous system are not fixed and can change, Deepak Chopra said. He added his own twist that psychological information is transformed into biological information.

A Meeting Of The Hearts: The Dalai Lama And The Thirteen Grandmothers

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alison Rose Levy

Many indigenous cultures have foretold a time when humanity, our future, and the earth itself were at stake. In a typical fairy tale, and in our hopes and dreams, "a hero" would come forth to save us.

Trudie Styler: 'Sadomasochism Is The New Tantra'

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

Living, breathing, and being present is the practice that can lead us to having a full and authentic in-the-body experience. If we can shift our perspective from being separate to being part of it all.

Urban Zen Connects the Dots on Personal Healthcare

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

What's the single most important service you can do to help our troubled economy recover? With health care costs rising (nearing 20% of GDP), if you commit to service for health, we'll all get a double-duty payoff.

Can Yoga Fix Health Care?

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

Most of us agree that America's health care system is broken. Disease management is a more accurate way of putting what we have in our country's oper...

WATCH: Donna Karan On How Holistic Living Can Cut Your Medical Expenses

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Chalupa

Donna Karan says that simple relaxation methods such as yoga, loading up on veggies, and using breath to combat anxiety and stress have proven to reduce medical expenses.