Flying High for Special Fans

The latest epidemic hitting the valley is definitely Firebird Fever. Young and old, large and small have all gone crazy for the American Hockey League’s newest team, and our community’s first franchise team, the Coachella Valley Firebirds. Powered by fan enthusiasm, the team returned to the championship circle in their second season for the Calder… Read more »

Protecting Our Youth

There has been a shift in symptoms presenting in therapists and family doctors’ offices. Ten years ago, it was rare to come across adolescent clients in counseling centers with active psychosis (other than that produced by methamphetamine, another problem). Now, we get calls about this issue several times per week.  In our clinic, we provide… Read more »

Creating Hope and Healthy Options

Many families in the eastern Coachella Valley, particularly in cities like Mecca and Coachella, face daunting challenges in providing nutritious meals for their children. The rising cost of food has exacerbated these difficulties, leaving many households struggling to afford healthy groceries. This situation is particularly critical in a region where poverty rates are high, and… Read more »

A Dream for Figure Skating Fans

World class figure skaters capture the hearts of many with their grace and athleticism. For those who embrace the challenging sport themselves, a once in a lifetime opportunity is coming to our valley September 17 – 20. The Experience Adult Skate Camp featuring Olympians Randy Gardner, Elizabeth Manley and Gracie Gold to name a few,… Read more »

National Platform for Local Research Team

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime and 1 in 44 will die each year.1 Current therapies for treating the growing disease include active surveillance (wait and watch), total removal of the prostate gland or radiation therapy of the entire prostate gland.… Read more »

Carnegie Corporation Recognizes OneFuture as Exemplar in Education

OneFuture Coachella Valley has been honored as one of 10 national recipients of the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Profiles in Collective Leadership initiative. This tremendous recognition positions our local collaborative as a model career-enhancing program that effectively unites community, fosters systemic change and puts young people on a path to thriving futures and engaged… Read more »

Purpose Beyond the Paycheck

If you are like most businesses with employees, you run into the challenge of motivating your team. Often, both decision makers and employees try to solve the problem with a raise – more money. But, if you goal is exceptional customer service and you need to motivate your staff to be more engaged, you might… Read more »

Global Wellness Summit’s 2024 Trends

Each March, we share the newly released Global Wellness Summit’s (GWS) annual wellness trends. Their Future of Wellness report is the longest-running and most in-depth forecast of what consumers across the globe are seeking in an effort to improve well-being. It also outlines what businesses, governments and industries are providing to satisfy those desires. The… Read more »

A Life Dedicated to Helping Others

In the 1980s, Jo Rosen’s mother and then fiancé were both diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. As the primary caregiver, Rosen struggled to find answers and resources, so, in an effort to help herself and others, she started Parkinson’s Resource Organization (PRO). Today, the non-profit assists over 80,000 people with the disease, in addition to their… Read more »

Nature’s Medicine All Around Us

In this series on the medicinal value of local vegetation, I have discussed Fouquieria splendens (Ocotillo) and Larrea tridentata (Creosote bush). Now, we’ll look at Bougainvillea, one of the most decorative plants in the area.  Unlike the previous two plants, Bougainvillea is not native to the desert. This shrubby vine comes from South America and… Read more »