Gettin’ Festive at The Grove

Mid-December: the dreaded time of year for last minute shoppers. However, last minute shopping doesn’t have to be dreadful. Why not shop in a winter wonderland? This week’s Secret of SoCal ...

A Unique Idea

It’s a unique idea: the belief in the power of people. This belief inspired Sonja Rasula’s brainchild and a movement that not only helps the local economy, but that brings people together. The we...

Portraits of Hope

It is one thing to have a life motto, and it is an entirely different thing to live your life motto. I frequently declare that we need to, “take care of this moment” but occasionally overlook i...

Wingin’ it.

Southern California is home to innumerable hidden gems and scenic adventures. With all of these countless possibilities, I generally don’t blog about the same topic more than once. However, this wee...

Trailblazing in Hollywood

So, we were profusely sweating in the 100 degree weather. So, we were caked in dirt. So, we were very, very lost. However, as I looked out onto the city of Los Angeles and the 3.89 million habitants, ...

Out to the Ball Game

OK, I’m not trying to be dramatic about this, I promise. The first week of school came and went and I barely survived. People kept saying, “but it was syllabus week… why are you so stressed?” ...

Growing My Wings

Change (n): the act or instance of making or becoming different. It is often a hard pill to swallow. Pets run away.  Loved ones die. Wars happen without reason or rhyme. We grow up, getting older eve...

Stop and Smell the Roses

Our to-do lists will always be full. We will always have laundry and need to go to the grocery store. Our dry cleaning will always need to be picked up. Even though I’m practically already basically...

Over the Rainbow

Judy Garland mused it best in 1939 when she strolled along a haystack and crooned “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”  We’ve all been there – wanting to see if the grass really was greener on ...