Food for Your Mind, Body and Soul

Though most of us no longer attend classes, we will always be learning! We asked a few Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s associates to share the sources they turn to for enriching mind, body and soul.

Your Mind Global news and editorials on all aspects of the fashion industry. Benchmarking site with updates on digital trends through weekly emails.

“The Empress Has No Clothes” by Joyce M. Roché: This book, by a Macy’s, Inc. board member, is insightful and inspiring. Her success story encourages self-reflection and analysis.

Mara De Los Santos, Thalia RTW Product Manager, Private Brands; MBA Candidate 2016 – New York University, Stern School of Business (earned part-time while at Macy’s full-time)

“Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” by Sheryl Sandberg: Offers compelling, common sense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential. Inspirational!

“Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results” by Drew Boyd and Jacob Goldenberg: Everyone can innovate and we are our most creative when we work within constraints.

Sherry Hollock, SVP/Human Resources, Talent Development, Macy’s

Your Body My Know Your Numbers screening results said I was 99 percent fit – but not working out enough. I joined a meetup group for tennis, qualified to play mixed doubles, and we won the U.S. Tennis Association state tournament! I can experiment with new fitness programs without a long-term commitment.

Jennifer Lam, Manager of Executive Recruitment,

Give Back: I’m inspired to participate in runs to help good causes and for the social aspects (Macy’s 5K benefitted Ronald McDonald House New York).

Kathy Kramer, Director/Lease Services and Administration, New York Central

FITBIT app: I discovered it through a Macy’s Live Healthy program and increased my runs to several miles a day. I trained for the 5K and got my best time ever!

Anthony C.S. Grow, Project Manager/Facilities Management, New York Central

Women’s Running: This magazine is filled with inspiration on fitness and nutrition for female athletes.

Maeve Evans, Assistant Buyer, Updated Dresses, New York Central, The right music and tracking programs make a huge difference!

Nicholas Blodis, Color Manager, Macy’s/, New York

Your Soul

“Doing Business by the Good Book: 52 Lessons on Success Straight from the Bible” by David Steward and Robert L. Shook: Includes serving others, integrity, dealing with adversity and giving.

Mike House, Senior Manager, Benefit Finance, Macy’s; Co-Leader Macy’s ONYX Employee Resource Group, Cincinnati Central

“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee: Standing tall in the face of challenge – inspirational! 

“Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom: A reminder of the unseen impact we each can have on others.

Carl Goldberg, VP/Law Compliance and Ethics; Chief Ethics Officer

“The Road to Character” by David Brooks: A focus on the deeper values that should inform our lives.

Jim Sluzewski, SVP/Corporate Communications and External Affairs, Cincinnati Central


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Editors Notes:

Congratulations to Kathy Kramer, Anthony C.S. Grow, Maeve Evans and Nicholas Blodis, our winners of Macy’s 5K Run/Walk in June in New York City.