Articles from: May 2012

LA Author Explores East–West Views of Happiness


In her new book, A Unified Theory of Happiness: An East-Meets-West Approach to Fully Loving Your Life, Los Angeles author and clinical psychologist Andrea Polard, Psy.D. presents a new and innovative way of looking at happiness, defining it as “an experience of full life participation.” She explores how it is a balance of Western and Eastern thinking, or two mental modes—which she refers to as the Basic Mode and the Supreme Mode.


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4th Annual Inland Empire Holistic Expo Hosted by HCC


The Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC) is hosting the 4th Annual Inland Empire Holistic Expo on Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rancho Cucamonga. The expo will feature local specialists who will share, inform, and educate community members about a wide array of holistic, complementary, eco-friendly and alternative health products, services and solutions available in Southern California.

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SoCal Firm Introduces Revolutionary Cancer Treatment


The Nutritional Oncology Research Institute is introducing a revolutionary alternative cancer treatment protocol that has proven to be extraordinarily effective for a wide variety of cancers. Based in Ventura County, Nutritional Oncology developed and researched the protocol.

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Linda Howe Workshop Comes to LA


Linda Howe, founder and director of the Center for Akashic Studies, will conduct a two-day workshop entitled Your Extra-Ordinary Life, in Burbank on Satuday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3. Classes will run from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. The event will be held at the Burbank- Media Center Holiday Inn, 150 E. Angeleno Avenue in Burbank.

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Get Fit in the Mexican Riviera


Enrollment is open for Be Fit for Life’s May 20 weight loss and wellness retreat being held in the Mexican Riviera. Patrick W. Crosby, Be Fit for Life’s owner, says, “Take a vacation while losing weight and gaining knowledge.”

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Lightning in a Bottle Slated for Memorial Day Weekend


The 7th Annual Lightning in a Bottle International Music and Arts Festival (LIB) will take place May 24 through 28 at the Oak Canyon Ranch in Silverado. LIB combines a weekend in nature with music, art, entertainment, speakers, yoga, workshops and child-friendly activities.

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Venice Beach Beer Company to Launch in May


The Venice Beach Beer Company is expected to ship its first beers later this month. According to co-founder Tim Benedick, they will debut two beers. The first, expected to be their flagship brand, is Venice Ale, an American amber ale. The second is June Gloom, a Belgian white beer featuring coriander and orange peel undertones. Each beer will be available on tap and in 22 ounce bottles.

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Yoga Event to Benefit No-Kill Cat Rescue Group


Downward Dog for Cats, a yoga event benefiting Kitt Crusaders, a nonprofit, nokill cat rescue group for cats and kittens will be held on Saturday, June 16 from 1-2 p.m. The class will be held in Griffith Park in L.A. at the Crystal Springs picnic area. Downward Dog for Cats is the brainchild of Rose Bruno Bailey. Bailey suggests arriving 15 minutes early for the event as that is when they will be collecting donations and to bring along a mat and water.

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Whole Foods Ends the Sale of Red-Rated Seafood


As of Earth Day (April 22), Whole Foods ended the stocking of redrated wild-caught fish in its seafood departments. According to a corporate press release, the move comes one year ahead of the company’s self-imposed deadline of Earth Day 2013, making Whole Foods the first national grocer to stop selling redrated seafood. A red rating indicates that a species is suffering from overfishing or that current fishing methods harm other marine life or habitats. The ratings are determined by Blue Ocean Institute and Monterey Bay Aquarium, which are nonprofit research organizations.

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Mac-n-Mo’s Delivers Healthy & Tasty Treats


Mac-n-Mo’s Morselicious Treats is another great example that proves the aphorism, “necessity is the mother of all invention” to be true. Two years ago Frank “Mac” Knowles endured two massive heart attacks and underwent quadruple bypass surgery. Knowles is a diabetic to boot. Understandably, he was promptly prescribed a restricted diet—low salt, low fat, low sugar, low cholesterol, no trans-fat, etc.

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