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A Balanced Literary Diet

Disaster.  Adversity.  Tragedy.  These are common words to describe the global news we constantly hear about.  Our hearts mourn for the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims and their families, frustration and outrage fill us as we see more fighting and civilian deaths in the Gaza strip, not to mention the disgust we feel over that Oklahoma teen accused of sexually molesting children while volunteering at a shelter in Kenya.  With all these atrocities in the news, it’s easy to feel helpless, … read more »

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Summer Solstice Sustenance: Eating for Nourishment

Today is the summer solstice, marking the middle of another year by celebrating Earth’s fertility. It’s a turning point in our calendars, encouraging a good harvest of what we’ve laid down for ourselves so far this year. What better way to honor this day than with a physical recalibration? Yes, exercise sustains mental and cardiovascular health, but it overshadows another equally important part of our physical fitness: diet. Bear with me, this isn’t just another “fad diet” piece because there … read more »

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A Meditation for All This Saga Dawa

The holiest holiday in Buddhism, the Saga Dawa celebrates the month in which Buddha was born, attained enlightenment, and passed onto final enlightenment through his death. During this time, Buddhists all over the world practice mindfulness through good deeds, prayer, and meditation. Meditation is the most difficult form of mindfulness to practice in our busy Western world, but it’s the most rewarding. Finding 20 to 30 minutes in our day that’s not already put aside for exercise, showering, cooking or … read more »

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Everyday Moms

Scrolling through the web as Mother’s Day approaches, I find myself reading about utterly courageous mothers overcoming severe adversity and horrific atrocities in order to give their children a better life. While these heart-wrenching stories are truly admirable, I can’t help thinking that for every extreme case, there are countless everyday mothers in the world whose stories are not featured on The View or in O magazine. They may not have suffered a rebel attack on their village, or started … read more »

Buddhist Art Exhibit

Fantastic exhibit at the Norton Simon Museum on Buddhist art of the Himalayas this summer.  Only $10 to see amazing examples of sculpture and art from Nepal and Tibet.  More infomration: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-buddhist-art-review-20140408,0,4405813.story#axzz2yKad8bE8 Hope to see you there!

Spring is here!

For the rest of the country still struggling under a foot of snow, it’s hard to believe the first day of Spring is almost here.  For Angelino’s March means baseball Opening Day, the LA Marathon, and March Madness.  If sports don’t drive your calendar then you can look forward to opening night at the Hollywood Bowl, poppies blooming in the Antelope Valley, and Spring Break. Whatever inspires you this time of year make sure you get outside and enjoy the … read more »

Have A Spa Party

Most of us do not need a reason to enjoy the company of the people we love, but many people find it hard to justify spending money and time on ourselves. Now there is a way to take care of your body and mind while spending time with your friends and family.  A spa party will allow you to receive a spa package filled with treatments and massages that help you and your friends to relax and de-stress for weeks … read more »

Massages

The type of massage that a person prefers is as tailored to their personality as with any other personal preference. An express massage is the best for those who do not have time for a full-body massage, but would like the tension relieving benefits of a massage. A Swedish relaxation massage is a good choice for those who like a light touch. As with most massages, a Swedish massage will help to reduce tensions and workout knots in the back … read more »

Spa Parties

A typical girls’ get-away can be expensive, but an escape from stress like you receive from spa parties is a minimal expense with maximum rewards. Spa parties can include things like pedicures and manicures or massages and facials. Each of the spa parties available are tailored to a woman’s needs and are available for whatever pampering you need. Whether it be a treat after a long few months of working, a reason to get all of your friends together for … read more »

Massage Therapy for Your Health

Many people suffer from ailments such as asthma, food allergies, and commonly headaches or migraines. Massage therapy has been proven to help relieve pain from these health conditions. As there is really no cure for some health conditions, massage therapy helps to manage the pain and reduce the suffering. It is a very good idea to get a massage at least once each month to help relieve pain and suffering. By going to a spa for your massage therapy, you … read more »