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How “Old” Did You Say You Are?

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
How “Old” Did You Say You Are?

Every day in my career, I help individuals set health and wellness goals that will help them as they age not only for the short-term but also for the long-term. Individuals that are transitioning into different stages of life; starting their careers in their 20s, parents raising their kid’s through elementary and high school, to […]

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Maison en Provence in Mission Hills for 25 Years

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
Maison en Provence in Mission Hills for 25 Years

This past month I received an email from Marielle Giai, one of the proprietors of Maison en Provence, located at 820 Fort Stockton Drive in Mission Hills.  Marielle was sharing with me that 2021 marks the 25th year that she and her husband, Pascal, arrived in Mission Hills.  And, though I have known them since […]

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Five Healthy Lunch and Dinner Recipes Featuring Pumpkin

| December 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
Five Healthy Lunch and Dinner Recipes Featuring Pumpkin

Nothing says Christmas like pumpkin, and the good news is that pumpkin is a nutrient-dense fruit well worthy of including in your meals. In addition to its pleasing taste, pumpkin contains valuable antioxidants to help protect your cells, beta-carotene to protect your eyesight and skin, as well as vitamins A and C to support your […]

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Take Some Time to Take Care of Yourself

| November 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

We’ve all been dealing with COVID-19 for several months now, and as cases begin to mount again, I’ve been thinking a lot about an interesting conversation I had with my oncologist. First, I have to say those are two words you never want to use together: “my oncologist.” Just about two years ago, I was […]

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All About Hydration: Why You Should Drink More Water

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
All About Hydration: Why You Should Drink More Water

Did you know that there’s something incredibly simple you can do each day to increase your mobility, improve your metabolism and digestion, better the appearance of your skin as well as help you to feel more energized? It’s proper hydration, folks. Hydration is the key to feeling great, staying well and giving your body what […]

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Super Bloom 2019 Wildflower Tour with Jim Bishop

| August 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
Super Bloom 2019 Wildflower Tour with Jim Bishop

In June the Mission Hills Garden Club met via Zoom.  Jim Bishop, engineer by education, landscaper by choice, and president of many important garden and horticultural groups, showed his magnificent slides from some of the 25 trips he and his partner Scott Borden took to see the spectacular display of wildflowers in San Diego County […]

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Turning Up the Intensity in Your Summer Fitness Routine

| August 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the heat waves of summer roll through, exercising (especially outdoors) can be quite challenging. When the barometer spikes up, it is a natural tendency to sideline your exercise routine and replace it with more cooling activities like lounging at the pool, shopping at an indoor mall or watching movies in an air conditioned home. […]

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Professional Interior Design Advice Goes Virtual

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Professional Interior Design Advice Goes Virtual

If you’re going stir-crazy observing all the flaws in your home or business during the pandemic, the American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID) San Diego Chapter has a solution.  During the month of July members of the prestigious organization will conduct virtual appointments to discuss design dilemmas and offer advice during ASID’s first-ever Summer Fresh Up […]

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Nonprofit ‘Senior Center Without Walls’ Helps Local Family Stay Connected

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Nonprofit ‘Senior Center Without Walls’ Helps Local Family Stay Connected

By Simona Valanciute San Carlos resident Ed Robles is not someone who stays at home easily. Before California’s shelter-in-place orders went into effect, the 93-year-old World War II veteran was busy and active, filling his time with personal training sessions, coffee club and volunteering with San Diego’s Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol, where he won “Law Enforcement […]

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The Benefits of Grip Strength

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

In middle-aged and elderly people, grip strength consistently predicts mortality risk from all causes, doing an even better job than blood pressure. In older people, grip strength predicts all-cause mortality even when controlling for disease status, inflammatory load, depression, nutritional status, and inactivity. Grip strength requires fitness and fitness is a disease and aging fighter. Poor grip strength […]

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