Create a Sanctuary for Self-Care through Urban Zen

Photo of Ellette Craddock by David Young-Wolff We all feel the effects of the holiday rush, post-election or seasonal stress, and our world in transition as we prepare to welcome a new year. Fortunately, there are a number of remedies that can help support us through these challenges. Enter UZIT: Inspired by founder [...]

By | January 2nd, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Yoga and Vedic Astrology

Jyotish practitioner Sam Geppi regularly discusses the current transits of the planets and how they affect the cycles of our everyday life. While this information can seem esoteric or mysterious, it also provides some insight about and even motivation for us to maintain a steady and consistent practice. Sam is not only a well-known Vedic [...]

By | January 1st, 2017|Astrology|0 Comments

Tips for Family Travel

Being a mom doesn’t mean you have to say bye-bye to relaxing weekend getaways. While traveling with an infant or toddler is definitely a challenge, if you’re smart about it, your trip can be stress-free. Where to go? Sure there are child-centric resorts, but with pools stocked with screaming kids and restaurants overrun by tots [...]

By | December 17th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

Yoga in Bali

Tara Judelle Practices Yoga in Bali In India, you have to go and find the ashram, a teacher told me. In Bali, well, you find the ashram the moment you step off the plane. Bali is the ashram. This is one of the reasons why Yoga in Bali is a growing and a vibrant [...]

By | December 11th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

Vedic Astrology December 2016 – January 2017

  Vedic Astrologer Sam Geppi The Vedic Astrology of the transition of 2016 into 2017 supports our ability to commit to the causes important to us, connect with our family, friends, and loved ones, and to embrace the transition of new paradigms of wisdom. While the archetypes of Jyotish, or Vedic Astrology, can [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Astrology|0 Comments

Create Space at Home for Happy Holidays

Photo of Karen Klein and Stanley Weiser's home by Jeff Skeirik (Rawtographer). Design and Build by Bob Ramirez and Interior Design by Lorri Kline No time of the year brings about more mixed emotions than the holiday season. How are we supposed to feel? We look forward to the holidays, we can’t wait [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|home & garden|0 Comments

Ayurveda and the Five Elements

Ayurveda is translated as the “knowledge of life” (ayus: life, veda: knowledge). The Indian holistic medical system first mentioned Ayurveda with yoga in the Vedas around 3,500 years ago. It is considered the healing side of yoga, and the practice of yoga is the spiritual side of Ayurveda. Both strive to help us stay connected [...]

By | November 6th, 2016|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Vedic Astrology November 2016

Vedic Astrologer Sam Geppi   One of the trends that Vedic Astrology reveals to us is the natural fluctuations of the energetic patterns of the world in which we live. Overall, the shifting focus and moving cycles are a constant reminder for us to stay grounded in the depth of our own practice, [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Astrology|1 Comment

Ele Keats Jewelry

The storefront of Ele Keats Jewelry on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica offers a glimpse into the designer's intentions.     When I first walked into Ele Keats Jewelry at Ele's August grand opening, I immediately felt the sense of intention that this designer and yoga and meditation practitioner creates in the space [...]

By | October 30th, 2016|Style & Apparel|0 Comments

10 Ways to Support People with Cancer

Photo of Szilvia Gogh by David Young-Wolff.   In my own cancer journey, I found that the support from family and friends was invaluable. We all want to be that supportive person, yet there are times when we may not know what to do or say. Here are some suggestions informed by my [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Health & Wellness|0 Comments