From The Bedroom From The Boardroom


There are many stories to share when you work in a family business and I’d like to share a little bit about mine. I worked with my husband and two of my sons for 15 years. I loved everything about it as it was an extension of my family, only we now moved from […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Balance, Bedroom, Boardroom, Challenge, Communication, Family, Family Dynamics|Comments Off on From The Bedroom From The Boardroom|


My apologies for not blogging for some time, but there have been many changes in my life. The transition of my business and personal life from Connecticut to Florida took much longer than anticipated and I want to share my story with you.

One year and a half ago we moved to Florida. Arty had […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Balance, Challenge, Communication, Happiness, Life, Reinvent, Working Women|Comments Off on Transition|

Follow Your Heart

My daughter Tracy blows me away.


She co-owns Yogapata with her husband Mitchel.  Their studio is a spiritual sanctuary where students come and nourish their body and their soul


She recently spoke before a women’s organization, Believe Inspire Grow on how to manifest the work you love and the relationships you desire through yoga.  Tracy told […]

By |November 27th, 2013|Balance, Challenge, Communication, Family, Happiness, Life, Pleasure, Reinvent, Working Women|Comments Off on Follow Your Heart|

Network, Network, Network!

Network, Network, Network


I love to network!

I was at LaGuardia Airport waiting for my daughter to arrive from Burlington, Vermont where she was a freshman at the University. Her flight was delayed and to kill time I decided to park myself at a bar close to the arrival gate.  Sitting down next to two gentlemen […]

Separate The Bedroom From The Boardroom

I woke with a start.  The red neon numbers glared 2:00am on my clock. Staring at the ceiling fan silently turning above my head, my mind began to wander.  We had recently started our family business and as the marketer I was driven to making Arthur D. levy & Co. a household name.  New […]

By |November 5th, 2013|Balance, Communication, Family, Family Dynamics, Happiness, Life, Pleasure, Power vs Control|Comments Off on Separate The Bedroom From The Boardroom|

What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story?

I recently read an article about the power of story telling for your family business.  Prior to reading it I had never given this thought.  With family businesses being the backbone of our country – (90% of all businesses are family owned) there are many stories to be told.

I co-founded and was […]

Is Anyone Out There?


I must have writer’s block.   I want to blog but I’m not sure what to write about and confused as to who is my audience.  While I think my past blogs have been informative, transparent, and enlightening, who in cyber space is reading them?  Is it the working women, stay at home moms, women […]

By |October 25th, 2013|Balance, Challenge, Communication, Family, Happiness, Journey, Life, Pleasure, Power vs Control, Reinvent, Working Women|Comments Off on Is Anyone Out There?|

Fulfill Your Dreams

I’m not sure why I haven’t written my blog since last May, perhaps I had writer’s block, or maybe I was caught up in the lazy hazy days of summer.  Regardless of why, I am back and I am excited to continue where I left off; bringing attention to the issues that we face […]

By |September 3rd, 2013|Balance, Challenge, Communication, Happiness, Journey, Life, Pleasure, Reinvent, Working Women|Comments Off on Fulfill Your Dreams|

Power vs Control

“It’s mine, it’s mine”, I recall one of the members of my organization, The Family Business Council of Greater   New  York tell me about an argument she had with her brother.  They were fighting over a stapler.  The stapler represented a toy they fought over when they were kids.  Power vs control?

This is one of many stories that typify conflicts in a family business.  Conflicts between siblings, conflicts between a husband and wife, conflicts between father’ and son, father and daughter – it doesn’t matter as it all comes down to the same thing; power vs control. […]

By |March 20th, 2013|Communication, Power vs Control, Working Women|Comments Off on Power vs Control|

Communication & the Talking Stick

Have you ever given thought as to how you communicate?  Do you think before you talk or do  your emotions get the better of you causing you to talk before you think?
Our process of communicating goes back to when we were young – how we were taught, what we observed and what we were told we could and could not talk about.  As a result when we communicate today we are on automatic pilot and replicate what we learned. […]