Donna Karan’s Urban Zen partnerships for 2011The new year’s notice on January 3, 2011 from Donna Karan, founder of Urban Zen, found plenty to trumpet. Via a partnership with the David Lynch Foundation, the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program “will

Donna Karan’s Urban Zen partnerships for 2011 

The new year’s notice on January 3, 2011 from Donna Karan, founder of Urban Zen, found plenty to trumpet. Via a partnership with the David Lynch Foundation, the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program “will be offering integrative therapies to veterans and their loved ones suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder” in a project called Operation Warrior Wellness. Karan notes that “our partnerships continue with Beth Israel Medical Center, Montefiore Children’s Hospital, Southampton Hospital and Hope Lodge as clinical rotation sites” for Urban Zen’s in-patient integrative services. Karan adds that she is “thrilled to share that we will be offering a second semester of self-care to nursing students at Kent State University.” Urban Zen also partners with other organizations for 3 programs for school age children: Bent on Learning (yoga in schools), Partners in Health (healthy organic school lunches), and Success For Kids (life skills). Urban Zen will also continue its programs to support relief efforts in Haiti.   

Comment: I hope Ms. Karan and her team weigh in with the new National Prevention Strategy on some of these programs, particularly the 3 for school age kids. They might be interested in the UCLArts and Healing drumming program, too! Quite an agenda! 

Homeopathy meets NASDAQ, December 29, 2010  

Todd Rowe, MD, founder of the American Medical College of Homeopathy (AMCH) sent this note on January 4, 2011: “Greetings to you and Happy New Year. The American Medical College of Homeopathy just rang the closing bell on NASDAQ on December 29th.  I thought this might be of interest to you.” 

Comment: I asked Rowe for perspective on why this event took place. I didn’t hear back at the time of publishing this. The only thing I could make out is that the  homeopathic presence among the money lenders had no direct relationship to Wall Street bonuses, which were quite comfortably in their whole form, though even at the worst of the economy never did appear as infinitesimal doses. 


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