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Archive for September, 2014

“I Give Up”

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sticking to a fitness routine over the long haul takes guts, determination, courage and a dose of motivation. If being fit and healthy were an easy proposition, everyone would look younger and live longer, but given it is not easy, grasping on to some distant visions of who you are likely to become down the […]

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The Artful Spirit

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Live Artfully in a Garden “You can learn a lot of things from the flowers…,” the bouquet of beauty crooned to Alice in her Wonderland. Isn’t this so true! Our gardens are our wonderland, reaching their colorful pinnacle for we are surrounded by beauty that fills our senses. There’s a wealth of happiness and romance […]

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Champion Quality — The Patio on Goldfinch

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A champion is a winner. Gina Champion-Cain is a winner in much more than name. She’s a winner in her real estate business, her lifestyle branding and marketing, and her ventures into retail marketing, Over the past several years she has also established herself as a winner in the local restaurant business. About 15 months […]

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Hostage to Water

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When I was doing some work for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), I put together a private dinner at Rainwater’s (remember Rainwater’s? what a loss). Among San Diego’s civic leaders invited that night was Malin Burnham, as great as any civic leader we have. At the dinner Malin made a comment that […]

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I’m Done

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My first close friend Sheila was always a difficult person. During high school and college we managed to stay close and because we had this long history I tended to overlook these imperfections. After college she moved to Chicago and our lives went in different directions. She never married and worked from graduation until retirement […]

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What Now?

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Sensitive Techniques for a Balanced Life “It’s all about balance,” said movie mogul George Lucas, who juggled raising two children as a single father, his movies and Skywalker Ranch (the mini-city of which he is not merely mayor, but king). He can probably afford to buy all the balance he wants. Bill Gates says, just […]

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Jury Duty is a Life Changing Experience

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This past month I faced one of my dreaded civic responsibilities, to serve as a juror. I am probably not alone in stating that I wanted not to be a part of the process. I had a packed full life and couldn’t fathom adding jury duty to my work load. Then it happened. I got […]

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Life Insurance – What’s The Catch?

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Life insurance is an important part of any financial plan. It is designed to provide financial resources for a family in the event that a member’s premature death would cause financial hardship for the survivors. However, life insurance is often used for a variety of creative purposes beyond its intended design, and therein lies the […]

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Back to School with the Children´s Needs in Mind

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mrs. Freud While the kids are still enjoying the last of summer, parents are getting ready for their next round of classes, assignments, meetings, etc. It can be very stressful for the parents, especially if the child has any kind of diagnosed needs, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We can all learn […]

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Part 2 of Hidden in Plain Sight

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Part 2 of Hidden in Plain Sight

During the Garden Club’s May meeting Master Gardener Meredith French covered a wealth of material regarding the insects of a healthy garden. Half of all living things are insects. There are over one million identified insect species, and scientists believe there may be as many as 20 million species that have yet to be unidentified. […]

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