Marina Rose, School of DNA Theta Healing®

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Born and raised in Australia by Italian parents, Marina Rose, the founder of the School of DNA Theta Healing in Santa Monica, California, has maintained a life-long interest in the workings of the human mind, body, heart, and soul. Marina Rose has an innate understanding of the law of cause and effect along with quantum physics, and from an early age, a strong belief and trust in her intuition. 

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Be Supplement-Savvy: How to Choose Wisely for Optimal Health

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According to the U.S. Office of Dietary Supplements, nearly half of us regularly use some kind of dietary supplement, including vitamins, minerals and botanical herbs.

While mainstream media have recently targeted supplements with alarming coverage about their value and safety, James J. Gormley, former editor of Better Nutrition and author of User’s Guide to Brain-Boosting Supplements, helps set the record straight. In an open letter on the Citizens for Health website, at, he contends the worst part about misleading articles is that they can scare readers away from benefits that safe supplements might offer. He notes that although nothing in life is 100 percent risk-free, supplements are inherently benign, while pharmaceutical drugs frequently have unhealthy side effects.

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Rikka Zimmerman to Hold Transformational Seminar January 17 – 20

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Rikka Zimmerman, a global leader in consciousness, the creator of Adventure in Oneness and an internationally acclaimed speaker and author, has announced a special 3-day Energetic Life Makeover event in Manhattan Beach. This transformation event will be held Thursday, January 17 through Sunday, January 20 at the Manhattan Beach Marriott & Golf Club, 1400 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach.

Lee Trains Owners and Their Dogs


Redondo Beach dog trainer and behaviorist Brian Lee believes in positive reinforcement; however his methods go beyond basic obedience training to focus on behavior modification. And this applies to dog and owner alike. “I believe in educating the dog’s owner on how to raise and develop the most mentally healthy, happy, relaxed, grounded and stable dog possible”, says Lee.

The crux of Lee’s method, honed through 25 years of experience and having worked with over 10,000 dogs and their owners, is his five step program. According to Lee, the first step is basic needs. Two of the basic needs account for 50% of all problems.

Pacific Serves as Backdrop for Allstate 13.1 Marathon

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The fourth annual Allstate Insurance 13.1 Marathon Los Angeles takes place on Sunday, January 13 at 7 am. Expected to draw about 4,200 participants, the race begins on the Venice Boardwalk at Rose Avenue. Runners will enjoy a flat, fast scenic course that will pass along Mother’s Beach, the harbor in Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey and El Segundo before returning for a finish at Lagoon Park in Playa del Rey.

The course will feature entertainment including live bands, DJs and cheer squads. The finish will feature the Michelob Ultra Finish Line Festival where runners will celebrate with friends and family. Live entertainment, food and refreshments including the Michelob Ultra beer garden will highlight the festivities.
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Affirmats Inspire Yoga Practice


Affirmats, a Los Angeles-based creator of innovative yoga mats, are now available for purchase at select area retailers and online at While envisioning Affirmats, founder Jason Graham, along with fellow co-owner Aleeza Solowitz, wanted to combine the spirit of affirmative yogic practice with a fun contemporary design and innovative, environmentally- conscious materials. 

LACMA Exhibition Explores Maps and Monuments


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection, featuring more than seventy-five artworks that consider notions of mapping, topography and monumentality as central themes. On view at Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM) at LACMA through February 24, 2013, the exhibition includes large-scale sculpture and painting installations, film, photography, and works on paper by a range of artists, architects, and scientists. Lost Line is the second large-scale exhibition of works from LACMA’s contemporary holdings in the last two years, following Human Nature in the spring of 2011. 

Sustainable Weight Loss: Five Secrets for Feeling Like Yourself Again

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Health experts agree that many foods can play multiple roles in weight loss.

Starting in the 1970s, natural foods advocate and journalist Kathleen Barnes, of Brevard, North Carolina, avidly practiced vegetarianism, yet through the years she still gained weight. Searching for answers, she shared her findings in an array of books that include 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Take Charge Plan for Women (co-authored with Dr. Hyla Cass) and Rx from the Garden: 101 Food Cures You Can Easily Grow.
“When I at last learned which key foods to add to my diet, I lost 100 pounds—and kept them off,” says Barnes.

Healthy Lifestyle Tweaks: Surprisingly Simple Changes for Feeling Good


All of us have heard the admonition: “Eat lots of veggies and exercise daily and you’ll live a long, healthy life.”

There’s no question this advice is sound, but what about other helpfully healthy lifestyle adjustments we can make? Experts attest that doing easy things, such as going braless, walking barefoot or using a plug-in model instead of a cordless phone can all support wellness. Results range from stress relief to prevention of cancer, heart disease and other ailments often associated with aging. 

The Luminous Web: Why We Are One


What I see is an infinite web of relationship, flung across the vastness of space like a luminous net. It is made of energy, not thread. As I look, I can see light moving through it as a pulse moves through veins. What I see “out there” is no different from what I feel inside. There is a living hum that might be coming from my neurons, but might just as well be coming from the furnace of the stars. When I look up at them, there is a small commotion in my bones as the ashes of dead stars that house my marrow rise up like metal filings toward the magnet of their living kin.