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Five Ways Hiking Is Good for You

Five Ways Hiking Is Good for You

BY JILL SUTTIE I’m a hiker—“born to hike,” as my husband likes to joke. It does my heart and soul good to strap on a pack and head out on a trail, especially when I’m alone and can let my mind wander where it will. The experience of hiking is unique, research suggests, conveying benefits beyond […]

“The Address (2020) of the holy, the enlightened is ‘here and now’

“The Address (2020) of the holy, the enlightened is ‘here and now’

. . By Armando Vazquez   “The address of the holy and the enlightened is ‘here and now’. This is the address of happiness, the address of life, the address to your God. The Buddha (El Savio) said, ‘Life is accessible only in the present moment.’ Life with all its wonders is accessible right now. […]

Yarrow YMCA Holding Free Heart Health Talk December 11

Yarrow YMCA Holding Free Heart Health Talk December 11

Simi Valley, Calif.–The Yarrow Family YMCA is holding a free seminar to discuss heart health on Wednesday, December 11 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Yarrow Family YMCA (3110 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village). The event is open to the public. Speaking at the seminar will be Dr. Gregory Fontana, a practicing cardiovascular physician […]

Spoiler Alert: There is No Fountain of Youth

Spoiler Alert: There is No Fountain of Youth

    By Armando Vaquez The poets and sages have always reminded us that if we practice mindfulness each and every moment of every year life’s miracles reveal themselves as scared gifts. I’m beginning to understand and practice that holy concept. I will turn 69 years old this week. The number 69 has always had […]

Learn How to Maintain a Healthy Microbiome in Your Body at a Free Seminar

Learn How to Maintain a Healthy Microbiome in Your Body at a Free Seminar

(Ventura, California) Not all bacteria are bad. In fact, the human body is home to a variety of microbes that help keep people healthy. The types, quantity and balance of microbes in an individual’s unique microbiome can affect a person’s susceptibility or resistance to a variety of health issues, including acne, allergies, autoimmune diseases, intestinal […]

Family Care and Volunteer Resource Fair

Family Care and Volunteer Resource Fair

The County of Ventura Human Resources Department will host its annual Family Care and Volunteer Resource Fair on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place in the main courtyard at the County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura. Visitors to the fair can receive information and […]

Ventura Mom Launches Youth Fitness Franchise to Create Healthier Community

Ventura Mom Launches Youth Fitness Franchise to Create Healthier Community

Ventura Mom Launches Youth Fitness Franchise to Create Healthier Community Program kicks-off with City of Ventura summer camps partnership  April 25, 2018 – Stretch-N-Grow, the nation-wide leader in children’s fitness programs is launching classes in Ventura County.  Erin O’Donnell, mother of 2 year-old twin girls, Spartan Race competitor, and entrepreneur, bought the franchise to bring a […]