From ZaSpa to ZaZa, Hotel ZaZa Austin is Rockin’ a Post-Pandemic World

by Brook Benten Jimenez on July 1, 2021

For a year, we hunkered down in our homes, attempting to keep our loved ones safe through a pandemic. Now that the dark days are over, spas, restaurants, and social scenes are seeing a resurgence...

Texas 4000: Fighting Cancer Every Mile

by Brook Benten Jimenez on June 16, 2021

Tired. Depleted. Overwhelmed with the difficulty of it all. And the urge to keep going barely trumps the urge to give up.  That is how millions of people around the world feel as they fight...

When Yoga Meets Hospitality, You Namastay

by Brook Benten Jimenez on June 4, 2021

On a special Saturday in May, the Black Swan Yoga team collaborated with Lone Star Court and it was the hippest thing to come to Austin since McConaughey moved back to Texas in 2012.  Lone...

Five Minutes With Austinite Brian Reese, Author, Veterans’ Benefits Expert

by Bebe Brown on May 28, 2021

A former active-duty Air Force officer, Brian Reese deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. For his service, he received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.  Reese is also a Distinguished Graduate of Management...

Five Minutes With Sherra Aguirre on Rocking the Vegan Lifestyle & Reversing Chronic Disease

by Leona Barr on May 24, 2021

High energy Houstonite Sherra Aguirre is passionate about empowering others to maintain vibrancy and good health, especially in the black and brown communities where there is high risk for diabetes and heart disease.  After she...

Five Minutes With Super Bowl Champion Donald Driver, Making a Difference for Mental Health

by Bob Valleau on May 20, 2021

While playing 14 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, native Texan, Hall of Fame inductee and Super Bowl-winning wide receiver Donald Driver (#80) made a difference on the field.  Now, as a Houston resident and...

5 Minutes With Author Melanie Gibson — Using Taekwondo to Find Inner Peace

by Leona Barr on May 10, 2021

A figurative and literal kick in the pants calmed this Fort Worth native’s mental health issues. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we recently chatted with Fort Worth resident Melanie Gibson who, as an...

“As I Am” Art Celebration

by Bebe Brown on May 6, 2021

Meeting the evolving needs of families impacted by autism. Inaugural “As I Am” Art Festival, May 23, Houston’s Wortham Theatre The KNOWAutism Foundation was founded in 2013 to help families of children with autism better...