Meet Marybeth Cale

Interview by: Allison Chawla Founder and Co-President of Cale Communications and Co-Publisher of Living Rhinebeck Magazine Marybeth reminds me of Sally Field’s character in ‘Steel Magnolias.’ She is sweet, upbeat, friendly, playful, charming and emulates kindness everywhere she goes. I love it when we cross paths because I know that she has nothing but positive intentions and hopes for everyone…

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A Date With Rebecca Minkoff

Interview by: Allison Chawla             I met Rebecca in Brooklyn Heights when we were moms in the same class of kids. She was always effortlessly stylish, friendly, but focused and on-the-go! She almost always brought her children to school. I thought so highly of her ability to find balance in career and motherhood. I recently had the chance to sit…

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Galentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s easy to forget about another holiday. Galentine’s Day! Started by the popular TV show Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day is meant to celebrate your relationship with female friends, and that’s awesome. Who doesn’t want to dedicate an entire night to the women that support you?   In honor of this incredible day, (February…

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Five Ways Surrounding Yourself with Badass Women Empowers You

By Aimee Therese for Vinazine   2018 was a tough and beautiful year for me. It brought painful life changes, valuable realizations, and exciting new beginnings. Much of this was due to the support, insight, love, and encouragement of the badass women in my life, who actively built me up and helped me recognize my self-worth. I have experienced firsthand…

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The Power of Breath

By B. Chase Wall Breathing is not something people tend to put a lot of thought into. Luckily, it is something that our bodies do without thinking. Yet, at some point, it is important to take the time to think about breathing. Specifically, taking a deeper breath than usual. Breathing deeply helps people in a couple of ways. Firstly, a…

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Successful Women: Felecia Pullen

Interview by Allison Chawla   I think some of the most important stories to tell, are the stories of survivors. I met Felecia Pullen years ago when she came to speak in one of my classes while I was getting my Clinical Masters in Social Work. Felecia stood in front of me and my former classmates and told us of…

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Successful Women: Courtney Somer

By Allison Chawla   Whenever I am with Courtney Somer I feel as if mystical forces are surrounding me.  Courtney manifests an energy that is full of kindness, light and healing vibrations. She is effortlessly cool and calm, and the type of woman that anyone would want to be friends with. Not only does she embody a magnetic presence; she…

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A Girl’s Guide to Bitcoin

by Joanna Fanuko Bitcoin and blockchain. We have all heard snippets of conversations, or even had lengthy discussions about cryptocurrency. I just had my own rundown on the subject of the financial industry game-changer with a proponent and Bit-liever at a wedding I attended. What, oh what, does it all mean? My enlightenment on blockchain began when I perused the…

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The Disturbing Reality of Human Trafficking and Children

[By Allison Chawla, Huffington Post] In the 1800’s during the time of the Emancipation Proclamation there were over 36,000 northern blacks that remained enslaved” (Dolgoff & Feldstein, 2009). Most of these slaves were held in New York and New Jersey, even though most of the northern states had begun the movement to abolish slavery. In the United States before and…

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