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Archive for November, 2014

Breathing Room

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mrs. Freud Anyone who has experienced a panic attack knows the feeling of not having enough room to breathe. Panic attacks are fairly common and are our psyche´s way of communicating that something has got to give. While it is usually only an unwelcome messenger, it is also a scary experience, since it can […]

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Optimizing Social Security

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

There has been a lot written about Social Security lately, but I was stunned recently by a presentation at the UCSD Economics Roundtable. According to Professor John Shoven of Stanford University (who studies Social Security, aging and retirement), the VAST majority of Americans claim their Social Security benefits as soon as they are able (age […]

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What Now?

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
What Now?

Excuse me? You’re the Dog!   The problem is, they think they own the place. And while they’re insistent on their superiority, truth is, they’re pretty lucky we’re around, tolerant enough to indulge them in this fantasy. Not that they entirely lack brains. Our newbie, the young Fen, got quickly comfortable enough to remind us, […]

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Italy For Six

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was so envious when my friend in North Carolina described her upcoming trip. She was about to spend two weeks in a villa in Tuscany with five other women friends. They were going to rent two cars and tour the Tuscan countryside. Think of me, I pleaded, the next time you plan a trip […]

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Money, Politics & Democracy’s Depravity

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I believe in government, which is established through the means of politics. The government we get and the political means by which it is derived is imperfect, and to expect perfection from either is overly idealistic or dangerously ignorant. As Mr. Churchill said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, save for all the rest.” […]

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Exotic Appeal – Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sami Ladeki is an icon on the San Diego Restaurant scene. He has been in the business for over 25 years. His chain of pizza restaurants, Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill, has been a leading innovator of flavors and styles for that old favorite and has been in the forefront of introducing tapas to local […]

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The Artful Spirit

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cheap stress relief? Think pen and ink! Wikipedia: “Doodle” A doodle is an unfocused or unconscious drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning, or may just be abstract shapes. The power to produce what you need (be it organization, information or relaxation), is […]

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Ebola and Immunity

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have been getting weary of the fear-monger hype about the Ebola virus. Remember that it is, in fact, a virus. Those most susceptible to it are those with compromised immune systems; those most likely to recover are those with robust immune response. So, Ebola is a reminder to us to support our own immune […]

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The 411 on Today’s Popular Fitness Gadgets

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
The 411 on Today’s Popular Fitness Gadgets

As every aspect of our lives becomes more automated, it’s no surprise that the variety and options of fitness gadgets on the market are growing at an exponential rate. Whether you’re interested in tracking heart rate, calories, miles, steps or blood pressure, there’s a fitness gadget out there to meet your needs. If you’re in […]

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Water, Water, Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

2014 is third year of drought; having Kelly Mooney from the San Diego County Water Authority speak to the Mission Hills Garden Club was a welcome event. After a brief overview of the agencies dealing with our water supply, statistics about water usage, Mooney had a host of suggestions and resources for us to utilize […]

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