Leaving New York

This is my second city with Oprah’s Lifeclass and it’s at an incredible pace. I just landed here a few hours ago and I’m packing up already. I’ve tried a new hotel and it’s one I might return to. Considering how high maintenance I am that’s something worth noting. Yesterday I interviewed Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins and Perez Hilton. If you enjoy long and rambly interviews here are two of them. When I get home I’ll edit them down and find the funny-quirky-interesting-monumental moments and post them as shorter tapes. …

Oprah’s LifeClass Continues… New York City

I’m in the Rockette’s dressing room surrounded by hot lights. They’re kind to Rockettes and their makeup but not as kind to my computer and equipment. Backstage at Radio City Music Hall is a wild place. The hallways are tiny, like an afterthought really. It’s an hold building and much like the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis the building is rich with history. Thus far we’ve interviewed Deepak Chopra, toured the building and I’m waiting to meet with Tony Robbins. Deepak was unbelievably humble and I found it to …

Social Media

I’m in New York and I’m surrounded by the best, brightest and most inclusive women I know. There are men here too, but once you get caught in the Cathy Brooks tornado, you are whirled through a room of girlpower that would make Jessica Valenti giddy. The 140 Conference hasn’t begun, but the energy has shifted. Jeff Pulver once again brings together everyone you wanted to know. I’m simply awestruck. I had my first Dinner with David Devore, who is this little guy’s dad Then a quick cocktail, hugs and …

Start Spreading the News: New York

I left the house this morning at 6.30 and arrived at JFK promptly at 4.45. I checked into The Time Hotel at roughly 6 and wandered around the city for a few hours, just stretching my legs and acclimating myself. Treated myself to an amazing dinner with not one, but two glasses of wine, met a friend for drinks and now I’m back in the room snug and sound. Tomorrow I’ll blog live at www.EcoChildsPlay.com from the Health Summit. There are amazing guest speakers and I’m startled by the quality …

WalMart: Hey Jessica, Won’t it Hurt When You Fall Off That High Horse?

Ooh, WalMart, I went to college and bought all my trash bins and cleaning supplies for about fifty cents. I appreciated that you offered such deep discounts at the time, but I didn’t realize that it was accomplished on the backs of your workers. Sam Walton was an amazing man who hustled like crazy to create American jobs, American millionaires and The American Dream. Sam Walton was an idealist and a hustler and a man willing to admit to his mistakes. Sam Walton allowed bake sales on his properties and …