Content Tagged: Donna Karan

Reflections: Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Cycle 3 at UCLA

BY GILLIAN CILIBRASI “Imagine a healthcare system where the patient is treated, not just the disease. Imagine a system where eastern healing techniques, yoga therapy, essential oil therapy, nutrition and contemplative care are used in combination with western medicine in a holistic approach to patient care.” In 2009 I was drawn to the UZIT Program… Read more »

Women, Creation and Production: A Haitian Celebration

This week, our Founder Donna Karan is off to Haiti. Among many exciting events and happenings, Donna will be participating in the Annual Women, Creation and Production Trade show, which is organized by “Voix Essencielle” -Femmes en Democratie, a Haitian nonprofit organization. This international trade show promotes Haiti’s creativity by offering a platform for Haitian… Read more »

Thinking about Motherhood

              I’ve been thinking a lot about motherhood and what it means to be a mother… it is a subject that I’ve shared my heart and soul on many times. I am a mother and grandmother and my maternal instincts have fueled not only my familial relationships, but also… Read more »

Haiti Optimiste: An Evening Celebrating New Cinema from Haiti

I was thrilled to attend, “Haiti Optimiste,” a beautiful evening that was put together by my friend and creative companion David Belle and his team at the Cine Institute – the only film school of all Haiti. David and his team curated a fantastic selection of films that offered a celebratory look at the country… Read more »

The Power to Heal Yourself

“You have the power to heal yourself,” said Dr. Martin Erlich, clinical director of Continuum Center for Health and Healing, to a sell-out crowd of moviegoers and healthcare advocates last Monday night. The movie screened was award-winning documentary “ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare,” which, according to the film’s director and producer, Matthew… Read more »

Finding Culture, Connection and Inspiration

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip in London, England and I am excited to share some of the highlights of my journey with you. London is a very special place to me- it’s where I first opened my stores; both DKNY and Donna Karan. I travelled with my team from Donna Karan to meet… Read more »

Hurricane Sandy: Seeking the Calm Within the Chaos

As I write this, I’m in my home looking out my window at the crane that is dangling from a high-rise building on 57th street – a larger than life, powerful machine that is hanging by a thread as a result of Hurricane Sandy’s powerful winds. I can’t help but think about how vulnerable life… Read more »

Our Founder Donna Karan Speaks About Loss on The Conversation

Here at Urban Zen, one of our core values is our belief in the power of effective, honest communication; it changes things. This is one of the reasons why we love The Conversation, the inspiring and timely new interview series hosted by Amanda de Cadenet. We were honored that Amanda chose to speak with our… Read more »

Donna Karan Visits the Farber Center

Last month, Donna Karan visited The Farber Center for Radiation Oncology, meeting the Farber team and patients, to see the integrative practice at work. Characteristically, Donna expressed interest in every aspect of the center including how patients find themselves at The Farber Center, the range of insurance that is accepted, how the doctors and staff… Read more »

Urban Zen Founder Donna Karan honored at Parsons 2012 Fashion Benefit

We are always excited to share the events filling our calendars and the happenings that keep us energized. Last night was a particularly notable evening for the Urban Zen family as our founder, Donna Karan, was honored at the Parsons The New School for Design Fashion Benefit. Donna was honored with entrepreneur, philanthropist and Urban… Read more »