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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Pause and slow-breathe My theory of breathing: We can breathe our way to a less-zoomy, less-stressed life. We can slow-breathe ourselves calm. Do you know this? Normal breathing is 15 to 16 cycles of inhale/exhale per minute from the chest area, whereas less-zoomy breathing is seven to eight cycles per minute and from the lower […]

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Growing Plants that Boast Medicinal Benefits

| August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Growing Plants that Boast Medicinal Benefits

By Violet Green Yep, I’m a plant nerd! I’ve spent most of my life dabbling in gardening (on the East Coast, then the Midwest, and now here in Southern CA) and playing with plants. I’m happiest with soil under my fingernails and on the bottoms of my feet. My current home garden boasts medicinal herbs, […]

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What Now?

| August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

So How’s the Family? Of course, Trump has known Putin. Not well, nor intimately, y’know. Actually, he only knew Putin for a day or two, back in 2016. It was casual-like. Lately, though, they re-upped, for an hour or so of hushed discussion with one interpreter, from English to Russian, but not one present for […]

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Songa Designs International Collaborates with Mrembo Africa

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Songa Designs International Collaborates with Mrembo Africa

Artisan groups from Kenya and Rwanda work together to empower women Songa Designs International, a socially conscious accessories and lifestyle brand, recently announced its collaboration with Mrembo Africa to promote its 2017 summer collection of sarongs that empower underprivileged women around the world. Hand-dyed by skilled Kenyan artisans over the course of two hours, each […]

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A Fresh Perspective on Abundance

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Fresh Perspective on Abundance

by Violet Green When I was a kid I had dreams of “getting rich” or “making it big” when I was an adult. I thought that all problems could be solved with money. The experience of money in my family was that there were too many mouths to feed and there were never enough dollars. […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

This Is Your Life Oh dear, you mean that I am in charge of THIS too? Yes. In other times, it was different; a woman could tag along on her husband’s life and let his life be her life. As unfulfilling as that might sound to a modern mind, it worked then. She got her […]

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Conserving Water without Sacrificing Beauty

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Conserving Water without Sacrificing Beauty

Scott Kleinrock, educator, horticulturist, and landscape designer, spoke to the San Diego Horticultural Society in April. He is currently a conservator manager at the Chino Basin Water Conservation District in San Bernardino where he works on creating a culture of sustainable water use through demonstrations and education. He has also worked as a landscape planning […]

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What Now?

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hey, Thanks for Asking… So…not to bore you, but I’m sure you’re anxious to learn how I’m doing, what with that ugly New York city sidewalk pothole trip – really, trip – to be followed, before I even retired the crutches, by a relentless attack of bronchial something or another, which dotes on me, mystifies […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Time Out I was young and out to save the world. From a hometown of 12,000, I was testing the waters of the big city. I came west from Michigan to California with my college degree and ended up working in the downtown welfare office. My job was to take applications for welfare and determine […]

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Do Not Annoy or Molest the Alligators

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Do Not Annoy or Molest the Alligators

Guessing game…where am I? There is no upper age limit for women on wearing short shorts or for men who cut the sleeves out of their tee shirts. Gnomes, pink flamingoes and leaping dolphins’ main habitat is front yards of homes. There are billboards that flash noting how long it will take, at any given […]

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