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Archive for April, 2015

Looking Back and Forward for a New Mission Hills Business

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Looking Back and Forward for a New Mission Hills Business

Six months ago, August 2014, the wonderfully unique and eclectic specialty shop, The Front Porch in Mission Hills created by Melissa Scott-Clark and Gina Champion-Cain, held its Grand Opening debut. “Gina and I are like Yin and Yang.” said Melissa Scott Clark, Owner. “Since the beginning we have had so many imaginative ideas about the possibilities […]

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Get a Second Opinion: An Input on the Impact of Diagnoses

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by Mrs. Freud A book I am currently reading (by Prof. Dr. Pieter Duker) on the discussion of the severe impact of receiving a diagnosis of autism or ADHD and the risk of false-negative or false-positive diagnosis has reminded me of the severe impact just a diagnosis can have on a person. If one is […]

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Five Questions People (Almost) Never Ask Their Advisor

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I meet with a lot of people who are looking for financial advice. Their needs and financial knowledge vary greatly. And yet, it amazes me how rarely I am ever asked five simple, straightforward and utterly critical questions, which will go a LONG way towards helping you differentiate good advisors from salespeople. Each of these […]

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What Now?

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What Now?

“My Sister’s Voice” When one talented facilitator “ever” describes another in just those terms, you know we’re the ones who’ll benefit by having that level of conflict resolution service in our community. Yet, noted mediator Barbara Filner can say more about Alexis Dixon: “He always takes (disputants’) personalities, needs and interests into account – in […]

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And the Show Goes On

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Props went missing, the lighting person can’t do it anymore, the backdrop was inadvertently taken down, rolled up and stuck in an office…and now the lead has lost his voice. Problems? Yes. But to this troupe of seniors putting on “Guy and Dolls” these challenges were just what the doctor ordered. It seems that research […]

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The God of Busy

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by Cath DeStefano  Hello, Tim. Nice to see you again; how are you? Busy! Hi Jan, haven’t seen you for a while; how are you? Busy. Elshan! What’s been happening? Oh, I am so busy! I swear this is the new mantra for us. We have turned busy into some sort of a god. I am […]

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A Research Herbalist in Little Italy

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A Research Herbalist in Little Italy

Most herbalists that I meet are of the clinical variety; they give health consultations to clients and prescribe herbal supplements to improve overall body function based on symptoms and history. Some, like me, are health educators who promote self-management by providing guidelines and information. Others are manufacturers who like to process raw materials into products. […]

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Urban Seed

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Urban Seed

If you were in Old Town until before the end of March, you might have looked across Juan Street just up from La Piñata. You would have seen several shops and a sign that said The Urban Seed. This was the site of the January Garden Club meeting. Here you found an eclectic mixture of […]

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In the Matter of Kevin Faulconer

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On Election Day last year Kevin Faulconer received five votes from the Mitrovich family; which is to say he received five votes from five Democrats. I voted for Kevin because he was once a member of The City Club of San Diego, which means he’s been involved in my three greatest civic causes – strong […]

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The Muse News

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Living Artfully with Courage By Concetta Antico This month I am moved to write to you about how to live artfully with courage. I am referring to the courage that prevails against all odds. In recent weeks some of those who are dear to me have experienced many and varied personal difficulties. I have offered […]

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