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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

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

Cut loose the “never happy” Have you ever had to let go of a “never happy” friend in your life? This is difficult for a lot of us. In my case, because I lived with the belief that once a friend always a friend, it was especially tough. I’ve had to end friendships twice. It […]

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The Not-So-Hidden Costs of the “Affordable Housing Density Bonus” Program

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Barry Hager, Susan Dean and Deborah Pettry Elsewhere in this issue, you can read about the plight of Green Manor residents, whose lives are being impacted by the Jonathan Segal project next door at 1011 Fort Stockton Drive (“The Fort”). It’s especially sad that these lower income seniors and others in the community are […]

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Financial Planning for the Terminally Ill

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Over the past few months, I’ve had an up-close and personal experience with this topic: my father recently passed away after a protracted illness. Financial planning is about making the best use of your available resources (money, time and skills) to do the things you want to do in life. Estate planning is most often […]

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(619) 200-????

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

I can’t remember my best friend’s phone number. To be honest, I only have two people’s phone numbers memorized. It wasn’t always that way, I used to know everyone’s number by heart, and some addresses, but that was long, long ago in those prehistoric pre-cellphone days. Now my phone knows everything that I do not. […]

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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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