For many of us, Halloween was and is a fun time. Adding a few decorations makes it that much more special.
Dear Readers, I’ve had a few experiences lately that have jolted me into the realization that my story is what I continue to tell myself and others, AND that my story may be holding me back from the next phase of fulfillment and happiness that I realistically envision for myself.
It’s common knowledge that service dogs are incredibly helpful in the lives of those with physical disabilities.
One of the last summer dishes I made was centered around pasta and two seasonal vegetables that tend to be at their peak this time of year–corn and tomatoes.
Uh oh. It's a Tuesday, say 2:30p...lunch is digesting...your mind starts to lose focus...you feel sleepy....you've suddenly slipped into the mid-day slump-a-dump.
It seems as if the hardest times of year to be eco-friendly are around the holidays. With a little planning ahead, however, it can be easy to stay green this Halloween! Here are a few tips for keeping it eco.
Like many of you, I, also like to do some fall decorating. I don’t go over the top with what I do, but rather add to enhance what I already have. Luckily, my design palette already has the rich, warm colors of the fall.
Dear Maddisen, I’m so tired of the pattern I have of feeling melancholy and sad and being too serious. With the exception of a few things I want to improve in my life, I consider myself pretty fortunate. I’m healthy, I have good friends, and I like my work, but I feel sad a lot. I don’t want to take anti-depressants, but I want to feel more natural joy, more often. Do you have something in your toolbox for this? I want to feel better. Thanks, MB
When it comes to matters of the heart, people are extremely judgmental when they first meet someone. Call it “thin slicing”, a gut reaction or unconscious behavior, but we make assumptions about others within seconds of meeting them.
Pet Detectives (also known as Pet Parents) should beware of a new trend of scams in the area. Whether it be one individual’s misleading adoption ad or a vet clinic with bogus charges, these scam artists prey on our vulnerability as pet moms and dads, and can risk the livelihood and health of our pets.
WWDMAGIC is the pillar of fashion trade shows. We have a few trade shows in Los Angeles but WWDMagic is THE one to go to.
Did you know that when you're lifting dumbbells, barbells, or using resistance bands there is a correct way to breath which will give you a higher degree of control and alertness during your workout?
Quite a few years ago I met a client who wanted to decorate her new condo. She was very determined with the type of style and color palette desired. That’s usually a good thing and can sometimes be half the battle. Not this time. She spent countless hours watching various design shows looking for style, colors and even lead times and budgets.
When you see the word quiche, do you immediately think about a flakey, buttery crust cradling a creamy, cheesey filling?
If you’re like me, you love a good story about a loyal, loving dog. So you probably saw Marley and Me and Max in recent years and grew up on the classics like Lassie, Hooch, Old Yeller, and even Lady and the Tramp. Great books can turn into amazing movies, especially when they are true stories. So here is a list of 3 books that definitely need movie deals.
Dear Maddisen: I have very clear and specific positive goals for my life, but I feel like something is missing, like I don’t truly believe all of them are possible. But honestly, they’re all doable. How can I fully believe in my goals? How can I erase the doubts? Thank you, DW
Somewhere in between spring and fall there is Resort; a pre-season collection dedicated by many brands during holiday seasons when customers are looking to purchase clothes for vacation and upcoming holidays.
Sometimes there is confusion about what exactly can and should go in those blue recycling containers that are collected for recycling here in Los Angeles county. Some recyclable items end up in the wrong bin, and more importantly, some strictly waste items can contaminate those that are recyclable or can be otherwise hazardous to the recycling process, and should be strictly avoided in the blue bins.
Back pain is the second leading symptom for physician visits in the United States. And you know, as well as I do, we all experienced it at some point or some degree in our lives.
We’re well into summer thanks to the glorious seasonal kick off associated with Memorial Day weekend, as well as the recent Summer Solstice.
No matter where or what we call home, we all deserve a peaceful place to relax and recharge. This just happens to be a one bedroom condo.
When those first few steps in the morning cause pretty intense pain in the heel of your foot, you may have Plantar Fasciitis. It's an overuse injury that can affect people overweight, people who walk or stand a lot for their jobs, or people who jog and run a lot as part of their exercise routines.
With the holiday weekend upon us, it’s time to prepare for the masses of people and their pets filling the streets, parks, and beaches to celebrate this great country and bask in the sunlight until the nighttime fireworks.
I recently watched the movie “Last Vegas”, the 2013 comedy about 4 senior-aged men who fly off to Las Vegas to be ‘bad boys’ and throw a wild bachelor party for one of them who is about to marry his 31 yr. old girlfriend.
If you’ve been walking around the NoHo Arts district recently, you’ve probably noticed the information poles popping up on the sidewalks.
A first impression in dating used to be based on how you felt as soon as you saw someone and started chatting them up.