Venice-based spiritual bookstore Mystic Journey, serving the west side since October 2008, has outgrown its original storefront and recently moved to a new location. “Thanks to our fabulous, wonderful, amazing customers, whose support has fueled our incredible growth and allowed us to expand into our new, beautiful space,” effuses owner Jeffrey Segal. The move will not have a big impact on customers, as they are just three blocks up the street from their prior location.
Daniel Bomfim, store manager of Helen’s Cycles Manhattan Beach location, reported the first pronounced increase in the number of customers looking for commuter bikes during the spring of 2008. During that time, Los Angeles was seeing record gas prices, bounding well over the $4.00 mark. While current sales of commuter bicycles at the area’s six Helen’s Cycles may not match the peak in 2008, the volume has continued to remain well above pre-2008 levels.
According to Bomfim, the top-selling three commuter bikes at Helen’s are as follows:
- Trek Verve 1
- Trek FX
- Cannondale Bad Boy
Helen’s Cycles has six area locations: Arcadia, Beverly Grove (I.Martin Imports), Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica and Westwood. For more information, call 310-829-1836 or visit HelensCycles.com.
Trading in the car keys for more two-wheeled time could curb many of society’s woes, from spiraling healthcare costs to deepening carbon footprints. Yet, the main reason many bicyclists love going for a spin is that it yields a greater sense of well-being and contributes to a healthier, more rewarding life.
Vegan Spirituality presents its 1st Annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat on the West Coast, “Exploring Veganism as a Spiritual Practice” on Saturday, June 1. According to event organizer Lisa Levinson, “Vegan Spirituality is an organization that merges ethics and spirituality by offering public forums to discuss themes, create rituals, and build community centered on compassion for all living beings.” Wright Ranch Malibu serves as venue for the day’s activities.
For many, the strong mother-daughter bond seems to suddenly unravel when adolescence appears. “Parenting is exasperating and wears you out,” sighs Heather Thomas, of Houston, Texas, a mother of three, including 16-year-old Mary Meghan.
Most of us like to think that we’ll be vibrant, energetic, smart and yes, gorgeous, until the end of our lives. This isn’t an unattainable fantasy—even if past poor lifestyle choices may have tarnished some much-anticipated Golden Years.
LYFE Kitchen, co-founded by former McDonalds COO Mike Roberts, opened its second corporate store in downtown Culver City. At the grand opening, Roberts, president and CEO, announced aggressive Southern California growth plans. In addition to this location and its flagship Palo Alto store, they will be opening restaurants this year in Tarzana and West Hollywood, with several additional locations in the pipeline. The Tarzana and West Hollywood stores will be certified Platinum under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System.
Researchers have long known that one of the mechanisms involved in the aging process is the decline of our own naturally occurring hormones in the body. This decline begins in our 20s and accelerates as we age. Hormone imbalance impacts major brain and body systems. Hormones control our ability to fight disease and failing to manage hormones may lead to cancer, heart attacks, osteoporosis, strokes, diabetes and other diseases of aging. Nutritional deficiencies, lack of exercise, chronic stress and exposure to toxins can also result in hormonal changes.
Vianna Stibal, founder of the alternative healing arts modality ThetaHealing, has joined forces with Marina Rose, Ph.D., executive director of School of DNA Theta Healing to form the International Theta Healing Association™ (ITHA), a professional support network for 220,000 plus trained ThetaHealing professionals worldwide.