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Learning by Example

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Learning by Example

by Dove Braunstein I am sitting on a bench just outside the curved, sea-green bars that surround the Ocean Beach (OB) skate park. It is an afternoon that reminds me why I call San Diego home; late winter, and you’d swear it was summer. My dog, Zephyr (who, fittingly, is named after the Zephyr skateboard […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

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

Tacky Don’t complain most of the time and expect to enjoy your life. Or others to enjoy you. In my Human TuneUp classes, we do an experiment where I ask participants to pair up; first one, then the other, gets two minutes to complain. I suggest they can complain about their work, people in their […]

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What Happens When You Fall Into a Weight Routine?

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

People enjoy having a routine. Getting up and going through the same motions every morning is comfortable for us. You always know what to expect and what you will get out of it. This habit can also spill over into our workout routines. When you are practicing weightlifting; aka resistance training, it is not uncommon […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Surrender Don’t even try to get everything done that there is to do! Surrender! For your own mental health, admit it would take five lifetimes to do all that you would like to do, feel you need to do, promised someone you would do or, out of guilt, should do, even though you do not […]

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Endings and Beginnings

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

It was a short romance, not even five months before he returned to the woman from whom he was separated, and I returned to thinking of him as the dear friend he was before the “romance.” I adore this man. He was always fun, always a good time, but in that short period of time, […]

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Estate Planning Is More than Just a Will

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Not too long ago, I wrote about the most basic estate-planning tool: your will. If you have children, or really anyone whom you wish to benefit at your death, your will is the most essential foundation for putting your affairs in order after you’re gone. However, “after you’re gone” isn’t the only scenario your estate […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Five choices other than wearing out Indulge me, please, while I restate the obvious: you can only overdo something for so long until there is a price to pay. Overworking without breaks and enough rest can quickly lead to a dip in health. You wear yourself out. How long can you keep overworking? Only you […]

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“Coldmaggedon” Got You This Season?

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
“Coldmaggedon” Got You This Season?

by Violet Green Did you succumb to “coldmaggedon” this winter season? No. Well lucky you! Many of the rest of us were not so fortunate. When we had cold and flu season last year in San Diego, I remember there were lots of colds and sniffles and even some serious cases of whooping cough. This […]

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Watching Over Me

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

February, the love month, and just who do I love? Lately my six-year old granddaughter Mila is leading the pack. How can I not love her best when she answers questions like this: Me: “I have not seen you in a month, do you still remember me?” Her: “Of course I remember you, you’re my […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Laugh and Love Laugh enough? Belly laughs leave their ripple effect in the body. Now and then a chuckle does too. I imagine a good laugh is much like a massage – only inside. Shaking up the cells, waking them up, settling in again with a new vitality. Avoid the humorless and those with no […]

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