Green for less: Donna Karan wears it well


You wake up in the morning feeling a little congested...what's the first thing you do? If you're like most Americans, you reach into your medicine cabinet for some instant relief, either from over-the-counter medications or prescription drugs that resulted from many visits to a doctor. But what if you could cure what ails you with a little stretching, some breathing exercises, a healthy breakfast or even just a kiss from somebody who loves you?

Fashion designer Donna Karan wants to save you some money on your health care bills and make you feel better with a nationwide initiative to spread the word about holistic medicine. She calls her foundation Urban Zen, and so far the holdings consist of a training center, a store that sells Karan-designed clothes, a center for healing at Beth-Israel Hospital in New York and an educational campaign to spread the message across the country.