Affirmations Assist in Healing

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is one of the original “wholistic” medicine practices and affirms that all our bodily functions are connected and work together – physiologically, neurologically and emotionally.  The theory of acupuncture and acupressure, as used in TCM for thousands of years, is that our bodies contain 12 meridians through which energy, or qi… Read more »

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in, breathe out…While breathing is instinctual, breathing well is a conscious act. So says science writer James Nestor who, in his illuminating book, Breath (Riverhead Books, 2020) compiles some of the science and complexities of breathing. Breath is filled with thoughts and techniques, as well as product and service recommendations… Read more »

Guapo’s Giant Heart: The True Story of the Calf Who Kept Growing

Guapo’s Giant Heart is the lovable story of a calf who is adopted into a pet-farm family by caretaker, Lynn Jamerson of Mecca. The true tale illustrates Guapo’s journey as he grows from a cute little calf into an extraordinarily large bovine. Written by Janet Zappala and Wendy Perkins and illustrated by Lara Calleja, the… Read more »

Training through Menopause

Weight training can be a challenge, especially if it is new to you. And when you add hormonal changes into the mix, it becomes even more difficult.  Menopause is a natural biological process that affects most women in their 40s and 50s. It marks the end of menstrual cycles and the beginning of many emotional… Read more »

Resolve to be Mindful in 2022

Every New Year, if you’re like most everyone else, you make a list of resolutions, but they soon go by the wayside. What if you chose one goal for 2022? It sounds simple enough, but how do you pick just one?  Most of us accept that the past is history and the future is a… Read more »

Welcome Back

“Welcome back” can have a multitude of meanings such as coming home, rejoining a social group, or returning to a healthy lifestyle. Those two little words have more gravity in recent months as we slowly return to a feeling of connection to one another, and to our better selves.  Through the holidays it is common… Read more »

Strawberry Coconut Bliss Bites

These No-Bake Strawberry Coconut Bliss Bites are loaded with dried strawberries, almonds, dates, and coconut for an easy, bite-sized and naturally sweetened snack. They are gluten free, vegan and contain no extra sugar! Prep/Total time: 15 mins Ingredients: 1.2 ounce bag freeze dried organic strawberries 1 cup almonds ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1 cup… Read more »

Building Foundation

This Old House

As one of the first do-it-yourself (DIY) shows over 40 years ago, “This Old House” focused on home renovations and improvements. Today, there are dozens of DIY shows and dedicated networks to watch renovations and new home construction. One constant in every show, whether a home is being modernized or built from scratch, is that… Read more »

Video is Key to Successful Marketing

Most everyone knows the adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” If that’s the case, then what is a video worth? The value of video, when used in marketing efforts, can be worth a whole lot more, especially to your bottom line.    No matter what business you are in, videos should be a… Read more »

mentoring the future

New Physician Assistant Pipeline Supporting Local Students

What once seemed an impossible dream— Coachella Valley students making their way into medical school— may soon become a regular reality thanks in part to efforts of OneFuture Coachella Valley’s Physician Assistant Pipeline Alignment Team. The team recently launched with leadership from UC Davis, USC, and local physician assistant (PA) professionals to prepare students to… Read more »

Fashion, Food and Fun Showcase 14th Annual Desert Woman’s Show

One of our valley’s favorite events, the Desert Woman’s Show celebrates its 14th anniversary on Saturday, February 19, at the Classic Club in Palm Desert. While the location has changed, the promise of an engaging “girl’s day out” remains the same. Presented by Desert Vein & Vascular Institute, the festive event offers plenty of shopping… Read more »

World-Class Golf (and Fans!) Return

This January, fans will gather in La Quinta for a week of live PGA golf and a spectator experience like no other at The American Express. The impact of those days will be felt throughout the year with the tournament’s continued support of local charities. Taking place January 20-23 at PGA WEST and La Quinta… Read more »