Patricia Kelly Offers Riders Reins to Their Dreams

14 Apr

Patricia Kelly

Patricia Kelly is founder/president/CEO/ head riding instructor of Ebony Horsewomen, Inc., located in Hartford, Conn. Ebony Horsewomen is an organization “to empower youth toward successful lives through the use of equine-assisted-growth learning.”   The CEO of the organization for the past 30 years, Mrs. Kelly is also a former United States Marine. This week on […]

Miller’s Musings: Making Time to Dream

31 Mar


What inspires you?  What are your hopes and dreams?  Recently I had the privilege of traveling with a team to another country.  Again and again, while meeting businesspeople there, we felt compelled to ask those questions.  Furthermore, what is the effect of dreaming vs. not dreaming?  The people with whom we interacted were without question […]

Jami Curl Shares Sweet Treats

17 Mar

Jami Curl

Candymaker Jami Curl has some sweet treats to dish out this week on Sam’s Dream Blog.  Curl, founder of QUIN candy co. and one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in business, shares about creating a memorable product, putting yourself into your work and why finding your dream is akin to a unicorn sighting. […]

Whipsaw Co-Founder Dan Harden on Taking Risk and Facing Fear

3 Mar

Dan Harden Whipsaw

Fast Company named designer Dan Harden one of its 2014’s 100 Most Creative People in business. This week, the co-founder and CEO of Whipsaw shares what to do with risk and fear and how to put your personality into your work. Sam’s Dream Blog: Designs must stand out. What is your advice in terms of […]

Sit up Straight for Vanessa Van Edwards on Sam’s Dream Blog

17 Feb

Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards is a published author and a behavioral investigator. Vanessa’s workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in business and life. She has been featured on NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the Today Show and USA Today. This week on Sam’s Dream Blog, Vanessa shares how to use pain points to your […]

Dreams: What “Shoes” Do You Need to Buy?

3 Feb


OK, Sam’s Dream Blog readers, I have a confession to make.  Normally I don’t care too much about fashion.  Don’t mistake me – I like to look nice, and I think looking good is important –  It’s just at this point in my life, being on the cutting edge of fashion or wearing certain brands […]

Neil Blumenthal, of Warby Parker, on Doing What You Love and More

20 Jan

Neil Blumenthal

Neil Blumenthal is a co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, an eyewear designer that partners with non-profits to donate a pair of glasses for every pair sold. This week on Sam’s Dream Blog, Neil shares what led him to co-found Warby Parker, and about the importance of clarity and curiosity. Sam’s Dream Blog: What’s your […]

Dreams: Where to Start in 2015

6 Jan


It’s the first full week of the New Year.  If you are like I am, that realization can be overwhelming.  You have a blank canvas. You want to make every stroke count.  Above all, you yearn to churn out a masterpiece with your dreams. But how?  Where do you start? Not long ago, one of […]

Dreams: What Gifts Await You?

23 Dec

Wow, have we reached that point already? It’s Dec. 23, and you know what that means. Two sleeps till Christmas. All the excitement about this most festive time of year caused me to think about when I was younger. For weeks, there would be a pile of presents in front of our family Christmas tree. […]

Irene Zola Helps Seniors Maintain Excellence in Later Years

9 Dec

Irene Zola is the New York City based Executive Director of Lifeforce in Later Years and Coordinator of Morningside Village volunteers. She helps connect seniors to the services they need at home or in the larger community. For her efforts, CNN selected her as a CNN Hero. Sam’s Dream Blog: What’s your dream for L-i-L-Y? […]