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

businessoffashion.com: Global news and editorials on all aspects of the fashion industry.

l2inc.com: 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

Meetup.com: 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!

Classpass.com: I can experiment with new fitness programs without a long-term commitment.

Jennifer Lam, Manager of Executive Recruitment, bloomingdales.com

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

Jog.fm, Mapmyrun.com: The right music and tracking programs make a huge difference!

Nicholas Blodis, Color Manager, Macy’s/macys.com, 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.