Content Tagged: Clinton Global Initiative

This Week’s Community Highlights!

It was a busy week for us. With the WIE symposium, the book launch for @PIH’s Paul Farmer, and Donna Karan’s appearance on CNN, our Twitter feed was abuzz. Many thoughtful women took to their smartphones in order to share with the world the inspiration they felt from the symposium attended by leaders such as… Read more »

Urban Zen Connects & Collaborates to Bring Yoga to Haiti

In a beautiful example of the Urban Zen mission to connect, collaborate and communicate to create change, the women of Haiti now include yoga and breathing techniques in their daily lives thanks to a group of individuals and their non-profit organizations that came together to treat mothers and daughters of Haiti in mind, body and… Read more »

Urban Zen at the Clinton Global Initiative

Jenna Bond-Louden, Director of Development, shares reflections from this year’s Clinton Global Initiative American meeting. ENGAGING BETTER TRAINING FOR WELLNESS AND PREVENTION WORKFORCE AT CGI AMERICA By Jenna Bond-Louden Last week, former president Bill Clinton convened the inaugural CGI America meeting in Chicago where the message was clear: we each have the power to respond… Read more »

The First Stephan Weiss Apple Awards: A Tribute to My Husband

On June 9th, I had the tremendous experience of seeing the world that I shared with my husband Stephan come together – past, present and future. It was the First Annual Stephan Weiss Apple Awards, which was an evening that was created to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Stephan’s passing. It was a celebration of… Read more »

RETURN TO HAITI: ART AND SOUL – DAY 5 & 6

DAY 5 To me, children are everything. Their spirit, their energy, their purity, their creativity. Especially in a place like Haiti, where suffering is everywhere you look. We celebrate the opening day of St. Damien’s School, which is only grade 7 for now. Like St. Luke Children’s hospital, the school is supported by Paul Haggis… Read more »

RETURN TO HAITI: ART AND SOUL – DAY 1

Haiti speaks to my heart. It embraces everything we seek to accomplish at Urban Zen – the need to preserve culture, a crisis of healthcare, and a way to educate children to help secure a future of sustainability. I traveled to Haiti in September as part of the Clinton Foundation to see where the opportunities… Read more »

Journey of My Two Worlds, Los Angeles

Two years ago, Urban Zen launched Nomad Two Worlds with the brilliant photographer Russell James. A creative collaboration of aboriginal art and Russell’s photos, Nomad Two Worlds celebrates native cultures in a modern context. The first exhibit was exclusively aboriginal artists from Russell’s native Australia, where I toured with him in November to small villages,… Read more »