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Publisher’s NoteFinding a Cause to Make a Difference

Jayne Robertson

Jayne Robertson was looking for a cause. She has been a yoga teacher and health educator for over 30 years and was searching for something tied to the yoga world. In February of this year, she heard about Off the Mat, Into The World, a non-profit organization created by yoga Read more…

Financial HealthWhat Happens When Harry Dies?

The death of a spouse or life partner is one of the toughest events you can go through. Along with the emotional adjustment of continuing on without your best friend, there is additional stress involved in facing the relevant financial issues while you are still grieving. But there are things Read more…

Through the GenerationsLessons in Longevity

I love spending time with our elders. I always walk away with a smile on my face and a new appreciation. Recently, I sat down with some new friends at Mission Hills Senior Living to chat about “Lessons in Longevity.” Here some of the words of wisdom–and laughter–from my delightful Read more…

InspirationHealth is a Choice: Patti Wright

Health is a Choice: Patti Wright

When you have your health, anything is possible. When you don’t, nothing else matters. This is the message at the bottom of Patti Wright’s emails. And she certainly embodies this sentiment. Patti was a successful professional who raised a son on her own and enjoyed good health. But in her Read more…

Publisher’s NoteDiversity is Key to Desert Summer Fitness

Jennifer DiFrancesco

Many of us get stuck in a rut when it comes to fitness routines. This is especially true in summer; a time when it seems hard to push the body physically in a high temperature climate. Keeping physically fit has everything to do with surprising the body! If boredom sets Read more…

InspirationHealth is a Choice

Health is a Choice

BASEBALL AND BEER. For a large portion of his life, Palm Springs native Trent Hauswirth cherished these favorite American past times. He was a high school jock who excelled at baseball. He was drafted out of high school and played minor league ball with the Kansas City Royals for three Read more…

Medical NewsOne of the Lucky Ones

La Quinta resident and Contemporary American painter Tom Savage, 58, has been making and selling art most of his life. Savage’s mixed media paintings are a dialogue between drawing and painting reminiscent of European Automatism, Surrealism and Abstract Expression. His work is about the poetic qualities of abstraction. Savage was Read more…

Financial HealthPlan Now for a Long Life

Even in retirement, your portfolio may need to be positioned for both growth and security: growth to meet the challenges of a long life and the impact of long-term inflation and health care, and sources of secure income to ensure that your daily essential living expenses will be met. This Read more…

Publisher’s NoteDiscovering Your Genius

At some point in life, every person wonders what it would be like to be a genius–to have an intellectual capacity beyond compare. When we say “genius,” the great cultural icon for towering intellect, Albert Einstein, comes to mind. Did you know that Einstein, whose e=mc2 changed the way we Read more…

InspirationHealth is a Choice: Richard Long

Health Is A Choice showcases individuals who have significantly changed their life and/or the lives of others by making health a priority. We are pleased to present Richard Long of Rancho Mirage who was nominated for this feature and is an inspiration to us all.  Richard Long is 98 years Read more…

InspirationHealth is a Choice: Bill Clinton

Health Is A Choice showcases individuals who have significantly changed their life and the lives of others by making health a priority. In this issue, we are honored to feature former President Bill Clinton’s personal journey and how his international efforts to make the world a healthier place are now Read more…

Through the GenerationsAn Inspiration to All

Heading to the finish line at the Solana Beach Triathlon

Bill Bell has competed in 32 Ironman triathlons and 33 half Ironman races. He has completed 158 marathons and ultra runs (between 26.2 and 52.4 miles); and two Ultraman 3 day triathlons (6 mile swim, 250 mile bike, and 52.4 miles run – yes, all in one day). He has Read more…

InspirationHealth is a Choice: Bronwyn Ison

Health is a Choice

After reading Desert Health’s October feature on breathing, I expressed my appreciation for this newsworthy editorial, and was asked to share my life-changing struggle with Valley Fever (VF). VF is a debilitating lung disease which is challenging to diagnose as its symptoms mirror those of other conditions. Everyday we use Read more…

Fresh CuisineA Trip to the Italian Countryside

Raised garden beds provide the outdoor ambiance

“Welcome to our home” is the feeling you get when you enter the magnificent La Spiga Ristorante Italiano. La Spiga was recommended by friends as a wonderful place to eat, but not until our recent visit did I learn of the freshness of their ingredients – many right out of Read more…

InspirationHealth is a Choice: Steve Sanchez

Health is a Choice

Steve Sanchez was stabbed 4 times in the heart, diaphragm and back. It was last December, and I remember hearing about it on TV. They said a La Quinta resident had tried to help a friend being accosted by two men. I always wondered what happened to this local hero Read more…

InspirationHealth is a Choice: Mickie Riley

Health is a CHoice

Mickie Riley had it all…A successful business, expensive cars, a loving family and money in the bank. He enjoyed the good life: great friends, good food, expensive wine. He was well known and respected in the community. His life was good. His entire life, Mickie worked and played to excess. Read more…

Through the GenerationsRecapture Childhood: Practice Enchantment

Thomas Moore wrote a book called “The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life.” In it he talks about enchantment, the kind most of us experienced as young children. It is important for us as adults to bring enchantment back into our lives as it is a quality or way of experiencing life Read more…

Publisher’s NoteTruths that Transform the World

Human beings are born with a longing to grow beyond ourselves, to penetrate and illuminate the mysterious depths of our own heart. Our desire to walk among the stars does not seem out of reach; the wish to be eternal goes with us everywhere. In more down-to-earth terms, if we Read more…

Publisher’s NoteWhy We Should Love the Sun

Why Should We Love the Sun?

Let’s face it. Lately the sun has gotten a bad rap. Many fear the sun’s rays and  worry about skin cancer. But most of us live in the Desert by choice and 350+ days of sunshine has something to do with it. So can we enjoy the sun? “I think Read more…

Publisher’s NoteLetting Go

We have all had those times in our lives when we are momentarily able to see that we may have lost sight of that which is really important. Maybe we think we are the only one who is suffering emotionally. Then comes that moment when, in lashing out at someone Read more…