Monday, January 12

An ‘Ommmmm’ rises! From Donna Karan’s cavernous Urban Zen Foundation in the West Village, where things are always swimmingly yogic, as the tan and towering Ms. Karan hosts a book party for Dr. Frank Lipman, author of Spent: End Exhaustion and Feel Great Again. “There’s an epidemic of people feeling fatigued, exhausted, running on empty, feeling older than they should be. Western medicine doesn’t deal with it. … We’re living at a pace and rhythm that are completely foreign to what our genes are used to,” said the good doctor. “Our modern lives has thrown these rhythms off, and we feel like we’re swimming upstream. … When you prompt the body correctly, our genetic clocks reset themselves. … Donna’s been a patient of mine for years.”

[Frank Lipman book party, Urban Zen Center at the Stephan Weiss Studio, 711 Greenwich Street, 6 p.m., invite only]

mbryan@observer.com

Monday, January 12