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Hold Fast To Your Dreams


A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Hold Fast To Your Dreams – As poet Langston Hughes said, “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is like a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”

Dancing Light Wins 2016 IPPY Award!!!


New York, NY, April 13, 2016 – 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch can add another accolade to her name, “award-winning author,” demonstrating once again that it is never too late to realize your dreams. Her book, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master, tied for a Silver Medal in the Autobiography/Memoir II (Coming of Age/Family Legacy/Travel) National Category for the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

AHA Harlem Go Red

Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy moderating the Media Panel for the American Heart Association Harlem Go Red Event - December 2014

THE BUZZ: On Saturday, December 6, 2014, I was delighted to be the moderator for the Harlem Go Red for Women Educational Forum’s Media Panel held at My Image Studios – MIST Harlem. which featured Dr. Bob Lee from WBLS, Toya Beasley from Radio 103.9. Our Mistress of Ceremony for the day was Arthel Neville from Fox News.

First Annual Silicon Harlem Conference

Ray Garcia, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Rik Willard at Silicon Harlem Conference

THE BUZZ: On October 16, 2014, I attended the First Annual Silicon Harlem Conference. Silicon Harlem is focused on transforming Harlem into a technology and innovation hub. The event brought together Harlem’s own leaders such as Congressman Charles Rangel (U.S. Representative for New York’s 13th Congressional District) and Gale Brewer (Manhattan Borough President) as well as other national influencers such as Dr. Frances Colon (Deputy Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State).

Harlem Fine Arts Show on Martha’s Vineyard

Painting at the Martha's Vineyard Fine Arts Festival

THE BUZZ: Fine art, wine, cheese and a cool breeze. That was on the menu for the Harlem Fine Arts Show on Martha’s Vineyard August 6th through 13th, 2014. We stopped by the preview at Cottager’s Corner and bumped into a neighbor from New York (of course!). The Show featured art from around the world…

Harlem Week Kickoff at Gracie Mansion

Kellyn Tillers, Mayor David Dinkins, Dr. Terri Kennedy, Grace Ali at Gracie Mansion

THE BUZZ: On Thursday, July 19th, 2012, I attended the kickoff of the 38th anniversary of Harlem Week at Gracie Mansion. In addition to our host Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, most of Harlem political elite and influencers were there.

Tao in Harlem

93-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch in Peacock Pose at Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem

THE BUZZ: On November 5th, 2011, I hosted a yoga workshop at the Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem with Tao Porchon-Lynch – my inspiration and 93-year-old master yoga teacher. It was Tao’s first time in Harlem and it will certainly not be her last. She connected with the community and they connected with her spirit.

American Heart Association Power Weekend

Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and American Heart Association President Ralph Sacco, M.D.

THE BUZZ: On Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th, I participated in the American Heart Association’s Power Weekend in New York. As a National Spokesperson for the Association, I gave welcome remarks at the VIP Reception and introduced AHA’s President – Neurologist Ralph Sacco, M.D.

Mentor a Young Person

Teresa Kennedy with Young PWR Brokers

GIVE BACK: One way to improve the state of the world is to mentor a young person. A number of studies have revealed a correlation between a young person’s involvement in a quality mentoring relationship and positive outcomes in the areas of school, mental health, problem behavior and health.