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Dr. Sharon Ufberg
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Dr. Ufberg Is the co-founder of personal growth and wellness companies Borrowed Wisdom and Elevate GenY, creating live events and online programs to inspire and empower people to live happy, healthy lives and give back to the world. Dr Ufberg currently blogs and posts articles, interviews and commentary for The Huffington Post, WomenEnews, Womens Media Center, Genders Across Borders, and many other websites. Dr Ufberg has been featured in all media forums including Huff Post Live, NPR radio's 51%, A Woman's Perspective, Fox TV News, Martha Stewart, WBAI radio and We Heal New York magazine. As a freelance journalist, she explores controversial, interesting and topical issues that are important for people to know about, think about and share. Music, food and wine included!
Dr. Ufberg is a seasoned international leader and activist in the areas of women’s health and safety, economic self sufficiency, domestic violence and human trafficking. She is a delegate to the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women and is the past chairperson of Project Kesher, the largest nongovernmental women’s organization of the former Soviet Union.
As a senior health practitioner, Dr. Ufberg has over 30 years in private practice. She continues to be an Adjunct Professor at Beth Israel Medical Center's Continuum Center for Health and Healing in New York City.

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Entries by Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Margrit Mondavi, age 90, still breathes life into Napa's music and art scene

(1) Comments | Posted June 8, 2016 | 10:10 PM

At 90 years old, you might think that a prominent influencer like Margrit Mondavi would happily sit back and rest on her fond memories, but that's far from Margrit's story. She still waltzes on stage and personally welcomes guests to the famed Robert Mondavi Winery Music Series in Napa Valley...

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BottleRock kicks off with Franti's Do It For the Love Benefit

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 9:51 PM

Why would a musician give away tickets to live concerts of other artists? When I heard that musician Michael Franti and his wife Sara Agah created an entire philanthropic foundation to do just that, I had to learn more.

And what I...

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Hell No - Michaelson's ultimate break-up ballad

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2016 | 1:12 PM

Ingrid Michaelson's new single Hell No is scheduled to be released April 29th but I was lucky enough to catch a first look when she performed this new single recently in Napa Valley at Live in the Vineyard on the Menage a...

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An Interview with Lava Records CEO, Jason Flom

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 1:24 PM

We met by chance at the opening reception for Live in the Vineyard, a twice-yearly music, food and wine event that was happening in my part of the world--Napa Valley. Jason was hanging out with some friends of mine from New York City and I teased him about his ripped...

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Tristan Prettyman: From Sad Love Songs to Sweet Lullabies?

(1) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 5:13 PM


Tristan Prettyman's initial singing and songwriting success has been attributed to her audience's huge response to her sadness and heartache. Prettyman's hit songs shared an authentic vulnerability in which listeners could relate.

So how will her fans identify with the jubilantly in love...

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7 Insights That I Learned in My 50s

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 7:01 AM


Recently I lost someone very important. Rita was a second mother to me as far back as I can remember in my childhood. She was the mother that cracked jokes and showed me it was perfectly fine to dance while cooking or recount...

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Soul Doctor Lifts Our Spirits Off Broadway

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 9:56 PM

I was recently in New York City and had the good fortune of popping into a pre-opening performance of the new off Broadway production, Soul Doctor. Soul Doctor is the story of the legendary Shlomo Carlebach and his evolution from an Orthodox Hassidic Rabbi to Jewish folk singer...

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The Best Piece of Advice I Wish Someone Had Given Me

(6) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 11:45 AM

So here it is, are you ready? This is the one piece of advice I wish someone had told me years ago but I had to figure it out for myself. I want to save you the trouble so I am sharing it with you.

Don't rush in the morning....

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Live in the Vineyard Adds a New Twist: Fresh Talent

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2014 | 11:03 AM

For the past several years, Bobbii Hach-Jacobs and Claire Parr have made it their business to pluck the best new artists out of a crowd of talented performers and turn an hour gig in Napa Valley into a...

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Music and Sweets: A Perfect Combo for a Late Night Bakery

(1) Comments | Posted August 31, 2014 | 10:25 PM


Sometimes I lie in bed and dream of eating another piece of Bonnie Norris' pecan pie. It is the best piece of pie I have ever tasted.

I met Bonnie Norris in Napa, California at the Robert Mondavi Musical Festival this...

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A Theater With a Heart and Soul

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 11:23 AM


Feeling like I couldn't spend one more night doing the same old thing -- drinks, dinner and a movie, I hopped into the car with my beau and took a lovely one hour drive through the Sonoma wine country to Glen Ellen, where...

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Music Making and Motherhood: Sara Evans in Perfect Pitch

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 12:55 PM

If juggling the schedules of seven children, a wildly successful music career, a husband and a huge annual fundraiser for the local Children's Hospital sounds like your "sweet spot" then you and Sara Evans have a lot in common. When I recently spoke with her and asked what song in...

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Outliving Your Mother, What's Next?

(8) Comments | Posted December 7, 2013 | 6:55 AM

As my birthday approaches, I cannot help but think about the fact that this year I will have outlived my mother. She lived only 2 months past her 56th year. Her life cut short sped up mine. As a woman just entering...

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Live In the Vineyard, a Music Industry LoveFest

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 11:00 PM


Bobbi Hach-Jacobs and Clare Parr should be fierce competitors in the cutthroat world of music promotion and marketing. But as leaders in their industry, they found a friendship through their love of music and musicians and bonded as dear colleagues and...

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You Don't Need a Lover to Celebrate Valentine's Day This Year

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 2:34 PM

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, many of us women will begin to feel lonely just anticipating the holiday that celebrates all our wildest fantasies of knockout romance, great sex and never-ending, off-the-charts love. But this year, I have a better idea.

This Valentine's Day, let's change it...

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Don't Let Your Past Shape Your Future

(2) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 6:11 PM

Once again, we find ourselves standing at the time of the year when we are supposed to charge full steam ahead into an improved diet, renewed gym membership and better disposition. We are to commit to a revised list of must dos and will not ever agains --underlined and starred....

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Turning a Fun Month Into a Fun Life

(1) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 4:10 PM

I decided a few months ago that I was not having enough unadulterated fun. I was too busy being serious, researching important but concerning topics, working long hours and not spending nearly enough time living life with more abandon. Now nobody has ever accused me of being too conservative, acting...

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Imagine: Huff Post Bloggers Represent at the PA Conference for Women

(1) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 12:41 PM

This year's Pennsylvania Conference for Women titled Imagine: Find your Purpose, Make a Difference, features our very own Arianna Huffington as a keynote speaker along with HuffPost bloggers Vivian Diller, Gloria Feldt and Alexis Sclamberg.

The conference is the state's biggest women's conference and features nationally recognized speakers talking...

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Top 5 Reasons Women Seek Holistic Remedies

(9) Comments | Posted May 21, 2012 | 11:14 AM

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing China Rose Reid, a nutritional therapist and herbalist. In her private practice, based in Napa, Calif., China Rose advises people of all ages through food, lifestyle, and herbal counseling. During the interview, she shared the top five reasons women seek nutritional...

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What My Mother Taught Me

(1) Comments | Posted May 5, 2012 | 4:46 PM

My mother died before I ever married, had children of my own, finished graduate school or launched my own career. She was battling a terminal illness before I even had my driver's license, but what I remember about her character and her strength is still very vivid. We had opposite...

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