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INSIDE THE ISSUE JUNE 2019

FEATURES 08 From Trauma to Triumph How Lyn Hiner’s Love of Art and Cars Helped Her Navigate Her Most Treacherous Journey

16 Interview With the Cocktail The Whiskey Scout

18 A Little Foam Board Tom Morey the creator

24 Music Matters How a Dana Point Foundation Is

18 08

Capturing the History of Music and Keeping It Alive

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16 DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

8

Driver’s Notebook

16

Locally Owned

24 Giving Back 28 Inspired By 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Trend Setter


DRIVER’S NOTEBOOK Lyn Hiner poses in front of her paintings at a recent private event in San Clemente.

From Trauma to Triumph HOW LYN HINER’S LOVE OF ART AND CARS HELPED HER NAVIGATE HER MOST TREACHEROUS JOURNEY ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY LYNDA HALLIGAN

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WHILE MANY LITTLE KIDS ARE QUIZZED ON THE ALPHABET, WHEN LYN HINER WAS GROWING UP, HER DAD WAS QUIZZING HER ON A TOPIC THAT WAS MUCH FASTER PACED. As he cruised his “earwax yellow” 1971 Porsche 912 through the streets of Santa Barbara, he was teaching his daughter all about driving a manual. “He’d be driving and say ‘All right. Shift,’” Lyn recalls. At the time, her dad rebuilt and raced cars. Not just cars. Porsches. And if you’re thinking “Porsche” has one syllable, you’re about to hit a road block. “My dad has drilled it into my head. It’s Por-shuh.” Lyn clearly remembers learning the sounds and the rhythm of the manual

A red AC Cobra that Lyn just knew she had to paint appears on her marketing materials.

transmission. As her dad whizzed about town, he would ask his daughter, “What kind of car is that?” Lyn got so good at identifying cars that she could tell what kind of car was coming her way just by seeing the headlights. What she could not have seen coming way back then was a freak accident that would

Lyn Hiner endured a tragedy but it ultimately helped her find her true calling.

change the course of her life forever. When young Lyn wasn’t brushing up on her car knowledge, she kept busy drawing and creating. Her father told her she had a gift. So, after high school graduation, it was off to art school in New York. But it was short-lived. After about a year, she chose to put her passion for pastels on hold and head back to the West Coast. That decision ultimately allowed her to spend the final months of her mom’s life with her. She died of cancer in 1989.

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DRIVER’S NOTEBOOK

(CON TI N U ED)

Lyn's florals will be on display all summer long at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach.

A couple years later, Lyn decides to head back to art school

the ranks at PRI, art school fell by the wayside. When she and Rob

and while visiting the Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) in

became parents to two daughters, the full-throttle role of mother-

Laguna Beach, she goes on a job interview at one company but is

hood took the lead for Lyn. Eventually, she taught art classes to kids

drawn to another office. It was a publishing and trade show company

at her house, but she herself stopped creating.

called PRI. Lyn tells us, “There was a big black and white photo of

Then, one Saturday in May of 2012, Lyn and Rob take their two

Mario Andretti in an open-wheeled car on the wall.” PRI, by the way,

girls to a nearby beach for a picnic. Lyn and her daughters go hunt-

stands for Performance Racing Industry! She told them she wanted

ing for interesting rocks and shells, just as Lyn did when she was

to work there and three weeks later, she was a full-time employee.

little. Lyn was putting all their special finds in her shorts pocket. “We

Her dad must have been thrilled, right? Wrong! When Lyn told him,

found a blue piece of sea glass, a couple of green, a clear and then I

he said, “Why aren’t you going back to art school? You should be

thought I found a piece of amber and you just don’t find amber at the

doing art.” Shortly thereafter, a man named Rob gets hired at PRI

beach.” The Hiner family went about their day and returned home

and Lyn meets her future husband.

a few hours later. Once inside, Lyn felt a pain in the top of her right

By 1993, the two racing industry professionals were married and

leg. When she looked down, she realized that her shorts were on fire.

getting settled in their San Clemente home. As Lyn excelled though

She tried to put out the flames, but the fire wouldn’t stop. Lyn’s shorts

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kept burning until Rob took them off and ran

The early stages of Lyn's latest pieces on display at her San Clemente home studio.

them outside. Lyn recalls, “It was altogether chaotic and crazy… The entire house was completely caked with smoke, smoke you couldn’t breathe in.” But why would her shorts just ignite on their own? It made no sense, not even to the E.R. doctors. No one knew how hazardous and toxic the situation could be. What they did know is that Lyn received mostly third-degree burns on her legs and hands. Though it took about a month to determine the actual cause of the fire, it turns out that the “amber” rock Lyn put in her pocket was actually white phosphorus, a material commonly used by the military as smoke screens or to mark targets. White phosphorus remains neutral when it’s wet, “but once it dries out, once it has oxygen to breathe,” Lyn says, “that’s when it goes. And it doesn’t stop going until it burns out.” Lyn says that little rock had turned into phosphoric acid and heated up the other rocks in her pocket, “Each one had become its own little fire pistol, because the acid had wrapped its way around all those other rocks and started dripping onto them.” Sports cars line the landscape of Lyn's private showing recently.

Lyn spent 10 days in the hospital and had to endure a year of surgeries and occupational therapy. Then, literally one day before her final surgery was scheduled, she dislocated her left shoulder. The burns affected her right side and now her left shoulder was out of whack. She thought, “I can’t teach. I can’t do anything… I am a mess right now.” Lyn says she camped there for a little while in her “pity party” until her husband asked one night, “What do you want to do?” Their kids were getting older and they had notions of retiring early, but that would mean putting some money away. Lyn didn’t have an answer for Rob and asked him for a week to figure it out. A couple days later, she says the answer came to her. “I felt like I audibly heard God say ‘I gave you this gift. Why aren’t you painting?’” Lyn was confused. She thought, “I don’t paint.” Yet each day, it became more pronounced. She had God’s approval and her dad’s. Now, she needed to get the go-ahead from her husband. Once Lyn revealed her plan to Rob, she remembers her “sweet, CONTINUED >

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DRIVER’S NOTEBOOK

(CON TI N U ED)

level-headed husband” staring at her and saying, “But wouldn’t you be painting already?” A solid question. And an honest response from Lyn, “Therein lies the mystery, because nothing about it makes any sense.” Regardless, the sweet part of her husband agreed they would give it a year and see what happens. Of course, the level-headed side of him was thinking, “This is going to be our retirement plan?” Things were about to go Lyn’s way, because less than a week later, an acquaintance randomly told Lyn that a relative wants to commission a painting. That job turned into five pieces and eventually led to Lyn’s breakthrough, artistically and emotionally. Her “Beauty from Ashes” series grew from all she had gone through and now understood. Even with so much pain, there is still hope. During difficulty, there is still light. Though there are tears, there is still joy. That series of florals solidified her as a fine artist, but it wasn’t until 2017 when someone commissioned her to paint a car that she even tried it. Not just a car. A silver Porsche (por-shuh!). Though Lyn admits to having an early love affair with Porsches, it’s certainly not the only automobile she appreciates. “I LOVE cars. I love the design of cars. I love the beauty of cars. I feel like they are sculptural art on wheels.”    Rob attributes Lyn’s successful crossover from the femininity of flowers to the masculinity of cars to her style and strong presentation, “There’s a boldness in her style, so when painting with a palette knife, the backgrounds tend to be very complex and deep and there’s a lot of texture.”

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Almost all of Lyn's car paintings are commissioned.


Rob Hiner chats with attendees at a recent "Cars on Canvas" event at a private garage in San Clemente.

Lyn tells us, “I am a life-long lover of the automobile,” so painting cars for others to enjoy is very fulfilling. Rob, who still works at PRI, is excited that he and his wife can share their passion for car culture Lyn Hiner starts every car painting with a photograph.

in a new way. And her dad loves that her career now combines cars AND art. Lyn and Rob’s daughters are now 18 and 16 and will soon be charting their own courses in life, likely gaining inspiration from Mom. If that accident hadn’t happened, Lyn says she definitely wouldn’t be enjoying a successful career as a painter. “This was unknown. And when you kinda realize that life can be very short very quickly, you open yourself up to things that you wouldn’t otherwise open yourself up to.” “I’ve long admired and appreciated my wife for who she is,” Rob says, “so it’s really neat to see that part of her, where she’s expressing who she really is outside and people can respond to that and appreciate it.” As Lyn sits on her breezy patio where she paints most of her pieces, she appreciates the rocky road to realization and realism. “To be able to be in an industry I love, both for the cars and for the art, I am blessed. I am hugely blessed.” June 2019 | Ocean to Ranch Lifestyle

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INTERVIEW WITH THE COCKTAIL THE WHISKEY SCOUT

THE

INSPIRATION

FOR

A

NEW

“When you try a single ingredient, don’t ever judge the entire

COCKTAIL CAN COME FROM MANY

cocktail based on that. It’s like saying. ‘I hate salt, and therefore

PLACES, BUT IN THE CASE OF ROBERT

I do not like chocolate chip cookies,’ which is a bald-faced lie!”

ADAMSON’S “EAGLE’S FIST,” IT WAS

Choosing the main ingredient is just the beginning. “You’re trying

A REVISIT ON A PREVIOUS COCKTAIL

to figure out what flavors are going to work with this particular

ATTEMPT THAT HADN’T GONE QUITE

whiskey and how it’s all going to come together.” Robert’s goal

AS HOPED. “We were having this compe-

when creating a cocktail isn’t just flavor. “I have to develop an

tition for Espolon (a Tequila brand),” Robert

experience for someone,” he says, and this dedication to the end

Adamson from the Blind Rabbit in Anaheim

product is a process. “I have this rule,” Robert confides, “If I can’t

explains. “I created a chorizo-style cocktail

get it on the fourth try, then I put it off to the side, leave it in a

with mole, agave, mescal, and a chorizo

book, and I come back to it later.” The Eagle’s Fist cut it close. “I

syrup using the spices but not the fat. The

got it on the third try!”

idea was to create a smoky, savory cocktail.”

Once the recipe is mixed and stirred, it’s still not quite ready.

Unfortunately, it didn’t work out. “To be hon-

It then gets smoked inside a custom-designed bell jar to further

est,” Robert admits, “the cocktail wasn’t very

infuse the cocktail with mesquite. And, of course, garnished with

good.” While it might not have been good

a strip of bacon. “Because there are not enough cocktails with

enough for the competition, it was interest-

bacon,” Robert says with a laugh.

ing enough to encourage further experimen-

So what is the Eagle’s Fist experience? Robert starts with first

tation. He decided to follow the smoke, and

impressions, “We always want to start out with the nose, get-

it led him to Del Bac, a mesquite-smoked

ting that smokiness because we smoked the cocktail with the

American single malt whiskey from Tuscan,

mesquite wood chips. Bring it to your lips; you’re going to get

AZ. The wood and smoke suggested a mes-

the fuller body of everything combined together. You’re going

quite Old Fashioned. “I wanted to go with a

to taste the savory umami of the Amaro 14, which is going to

barbecue theme,” Robert says while pour-

have a bacon taste to it. It’s going to have almost a blended

ing a small sample of Del Bac. “It’s not the

Irish whiskey reference to it, in a way that’s less of a new-oak

smoothest thing going down,” he warns,

style whiskey. You’re going to pick up a little sweetness from the

“but when it’s combined with all the ingre-

maple syrup and finish with a spice in the back of your throat

dients it works out really well.”

courtesy of the barbecue bitters.”

“IF I CAN’T GET IT ON THE FOURTH TRY, THEN I PUT IT OFF TO THE SIDE, LEAVE IT IN A BOOK, AND I COME BACK TO IT LATER.”

Speaking of ingredients, Robert shares

a little insight into the creative process:

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Asked about the perfect pairing, Robert doesn’t hesitate, “It goes

great with a burger.”


“YOU’RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT FLAVORS ARE GOING TO WORK WITH THIS PARTICULAR WHISKEY AND HOW IT’S ALL GOING TO COME TOGETHER.” The real question is, and it’s one you’re going to have to answer on your own, is when do you eat the bacon? EAGLE’S FIST ++ 1.5 oz Del Bac Dorado mesquite smoked American single malt whiskey ++ .25 Amaro 14 ++ 8 d Memphis bbq bitters ++ 8 d chocolate mole bitters ++ .25 maple syrup Grade A Extra Dark ++ Bacon garnish COCKTAIL: Eagle’s Fist CREATOR: Robert Adamson LOCATION: The Blind Rabbit 440 S Anaheim Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92805 Writing as The Whiskey Scout, Eric Strand has reviewed over 1,000 whiskeys and can be frequently seen judging cocktail competitions all over Orange County. He uses knowledge and humor to make the world of spirits accessible to all without the usual pretense. His personal goal is to introduce everyone to their favorite drink.

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This is "Tom Morey

explains rules of the very first surf contest to among others

ARTICLE JASON GARZA

a little foam board TOM MOREY THE CREATOR

THE FIRST THING I NOTICED AS I PULLED UP TO TOM MOREY'S PLACE ON THE BEACH, WAS THAT HE WAS WAITING FOR ME ON THE BENCH OUT FRONT. The man is 83 years old, yet gave me the impression that at a moment’s notice if I were to have come up the street hooting and hollering about the waves being big and glassy, the man would have leapt up the stairs three at a time to grab his surfboard (or perhaps boogie board) and surf trunks. He had the look about him that can only be earned through dedication, experience, and most importantly fun. It was as unmistakable and evident as if it were a beach towel draped around his shoulders. From the well-preserved 18

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The concept of a “travelboard” was first

realized in 1965 by surfboard designers Karl

Pope (Ojai, Calif.) and Tom Morey, who later

+

invented the Morey Boogie Boa to Board

hair you only get from a healthy dose of sun and salt water pushed back loosely, down to the heavily tanned bare feet and distinct surf attire local to the San Clemente tribe of watermen, I knew. I knew that although he may not make it to the water as much these days, he was still surfing in vivid detail in his mind daily. Tom has always been a daydreamer and thank god for that. The sea to many of us is this personal relationship with Mother Ocean that raised us with the fundamentals of courage, determination, perseverance, humility, and patience. Those that spend a great deal of time in the water talk of the rewards given to you when these are in alignment...whether that might be waves, fish, or health. During my day with Tom, faith and lifestyle coalesced into all facets of our subject matter. Tom has echoed to me many times that in his day the surfboards easily weighed 30 pounds and leashes were a thing of the future, so ultimately the ideal ride was an easy stylistic glide across the wave and to the shoreline with the board still in hand. Not much has changed today other than the fact that countless millions now know what that feels like around the world and have become addicted to it. Enter Tom Morey. The man found a way to allow practically anyone to be able to feel perhaps one of the purest experiences we collectively have: riding a wave. Regardless of your comfort in the water and overall experience surfing, any John or Jane can put on some fins and grab a boogie board allowing them to catch a few to the beach. It matters not if you grew up in Kansas and for one glorious week a summer the family made their way to the coast or if T-Street was your backyard, stoke was handed out equally for all. "How ya doin', kid? Good?" I smiled and shook his hand, fired up about our reunion. I mentioned that I had stopped over at Billy's (a San Clemente staple for nearly 30 years near the pier) for some homemade sandwiches and would set up some lunch for us. As I sat down at his kitchen table soaking in views of all of Capistrano Beach and Dana Point Harbor, I asked him CONTINUED >

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A LITTLE FOAM BOARD

(CON TI N U ED)

what he wished to relay to the community that hadn't already been conveyed. Much of what was recorded over a four hour period I feel could only be adequately told through a documentary, but I believe it boils down to this: for a sport that was supposedly started by rebels, dropouts, beach bums, and lost boys, surfing has had an incalculable impact on the world that has uplifted all with its rising tide. I suggested to Tom that you could liken that to the story of south Orange County and all who settled here just a few generations ago. What was mostly orange groves, working ranches, and wide open rolling hills, has become arguably the most sought-after culture, economy, and land in the western hemisphere due to the same kind of spirit and character that "built" surfing. I figured this was as good a segue into why he chose to call San Clemente home as any. He added, " The best times of my life were living in a VW camper traveling around with my wife, Marchia. I lived in Hawaii for ten years and Puerto Rico for about 4 months. I lived there around 1966 and lived off of the land..spearfishing mostly for food. Puerto Rico was terrific...in comparison to Hawaii, I'll take Puerto Rico like that (snaps fingers). Good enough waves and the culture was great. We have a place in Cabo but it's too hot. San Clemente has the best year-round weather of anywhere and you've got the Trader Joe's and Costco and doctor's offices all nearby. We've been here nearly 20 years." I pressed on about the local surf scene and asked about when it all began. It was of paramount importance to him that two things were accomplished in this discussion. Tom wanted the proper credit to be given to the right people and equally as important was to point out that most of it happened in our backyard. There is so much heritage and culture to be proud of in our little beach towns. There are simply too many stories and contributions from this engineer, theorist, inventor, world-class surfer, professional musician, and pioneer to cover in a condensed article.  Tom has always been devout and ardent about giving consent and life to the stream of consciousness and inspiration he tapped into as a youth. That said, this is undoubtedly due to him taking the road less traveled at every pass. To seek attention or recognition for anything he has actualized, would betray the arrangement, or be it unspoken agreement he has made with whatever the man has tapped into. Tom Morey has invented the boogie board, foam surfboards now prominent today as well, created the very first surf contest, rode for the first surf teams and placed top in the first surf contests, and countless other contributions. Here is the crux of it all: He prefers to let it all lie in the past and in peace. "All those guys are gone and those stories with it. It's been covered. I cannot keep up with all that I would like to work on now, new innovations in water and flight. Let me know if you can help." I suggested that we do a continuing series covering the here and now. His eyes lit up briefly like so many kids around the world have done when they are handed their first boogie board. He made it clear he just wanted the seeds planted and watered and what came of it in the coming seasons was his gift to the masses. "I think we're done for now....see ya round, kid," he said to me as he stood up from the table, giving me a quick pat on the shoulder and looking out towards the sun setting behind the harbor. It seemed as though all the talk about his adventures had stirred up some special memories as witnessed by the subtle grin that momentarily showed itself on the way to his deck. As I strolled over to my car in heavy thought and renewed stoke, I remembered I had some surf trunks in the back seat. A moment of hesitation and then I grabbed them and ran down to the water's edge and jumped in. It seemed fitting.  

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Tom Morey with his very first boogie board

scene on the beach of the

very first surf contest ever

at the Tom Morey Invitational

Tom Morey with Jack O’Neill who is credited with inventing the world's first wetsuit in 1952 and founder of O’Neill Surf Company which is headquartered in Irvine

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GIVING BACK

music matters HOW A NEW DANA POINT FOUNDATION IS CAPTURING THE HISTORY OF MUSIC AND KEEPING IT ALIVE

WHEN YOU ASK PATTI COMPTON AND ANTHONY SMALL

Music Preserves officially launched in March of this year and its

WHO THEIR FAVORITE MUSICIANS ARE, YOU WON’T HEAR

founders didn’t waste any time getting things together for festival

BILLBOARD CHART-TOPPERS LIKE ARIANA GRANDE,

season. Compton and Small are excited about launching the Music

GEORGE STRAIT OR IMAGINE DRAGONS. Instead, you’ll hear

Preserves Stage at the Doheny Blues Festival, where artists and

names, such as Nathaniel Rateliff, Thelonious Monk, and Jason

music historians educate the crowd on music history. High school

Isbell and the 400 Unit. If you don’t know who those artists are or

students are being given the chance to go backstage at various

anything about their musical influences, a new foundation based in

festivals and get that VIP glimpse at what happens behind the

Dana Point could be just the thing to help change that. But it goes

scenes. Music Preserves is also working on a music documentary

deeper than that. It takes us back to the roots of American music.

film series complete with a Q and A with someone connected to

With all the musicians coming through South Orange County

the film. In addition, there will be historian lectures, acoustic per-

every year for the Doheny Blues, Ohana and Driftwood festi-

formances, informative podcasts and more. Though the heart of

vals, President Patti Compton and Executive Director Anthony

Music Preserves remains in South Orange County, the foundation

Small thought it was the right time to launch Music Preserves

plans to spread its mission across Southern California.

Foundation. Its main goal is to “inspire and educate the com-

Compton and Small recognize that there a lot of other music

munity through the preservation and presentation of music.”

foundations but agree that theirs is completely unique. “No one’s

Compton says one of the ways Music Preserves will accomplish

teaching the history of music,” Compton says. The two founders

that is by partnering with the Capistrano Unified School District

feel strongly that Music Preserves will actually help the other

and developing education programs focusing on the cultural sig-

music-type foundations succeed. “Furthermore, we think that we

nificance of the music and what was going on around the music

can advance and partner with the missions of other nonprofits

at the time. “The history of American music is really the cultural

that are not music-related,” Small adds.

history of the United States,” Compton says, “It’s a totally different history that’s not taught that needs to be taught.”

Starting a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization obviously has its challenges, but Compton and Small already had established

Compton, most recently the Public Relations Director for

relationships with the city, festivals and schools, so it made it

Omega Events and longtime music history buff, has wanted

a little easier. “What we’re doing is something that they’re all

to start a music foundation for about three years. When she

recognizing as a valuable contribution,” Compton tells us, “It’s

mentioned it to Anthony Small, Dana Point Arts and Culture

something they all wanted to be doing as well.” The two music-

Commissioner and local musician, he immediately said “I want

minded people were excited about the immediate interest Music

in.” Small, who has volunteered in classrooms at local under-

Preserves garnered. “Pretty much every meeting that we’ve had,

served schools with attendance problems and used his guitar

the dynamic has been watching the person across the table light

as incentive for kids to come to class, says “I saw how music and

up,” Small recalls, “and then watching the marble roll around in

structure could impact a child’s life pretty immediately. Those

their head as they’re thinking, ‘Who can I introduce these guys

types of things, I want to live that on a daily basis.”

to? What can I bring to the table?’”

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“The history of American music is really the cultural history of the United States,” Compton says.

Compton and Small look forward to educating the community on music history.

So, how can YOU help? Like most nonprofits, funding is the biggest challenge for the foundation. Music Preserves needs money to produce all the programs. If you’d like to get involved, head to MusicPreserves.org for more information on sponsorships, partnerships and becoming a music preservationist. You can also support Music Preserves by following the foundation on social media and subscribing to their email list. Jazz, blues, Americana, folk, surf, ska – why not start learning about music history on your own and share it with a friend? Lesson 1: Nathaniel Rateliff, Thelonious Monk, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. “It’s not always going to be a pleasant lesson, but these are things that come through in the music that these geniuses created,” Small says, “and I’m just glad to be a part of exposing and creating the next generation of arts patrons, music lovers and people who are interested in community.”

CONTINUED >

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GIVING BACK

(CON TI N U ED)

Compton and Small launch Music Preserves Foundation.

3 REASONS DANA POINT IS THE PERFECT HOME FOR MUSIC PRESERVES FOUNDATION 1. For over 20 years, Dana Point has hosted music festivals  featuring  world class musicians, such as B.B. King, Elvis Costello and Eddie Vedder. 2. Mayor Joe Muller proudly states, “Music is a huge part of Dana Point’s identity. For Music Preserves to combine that with exciting opportunities to learn about history from a unique perspective is truly forward-thinking.” 3. Music Preserves’ partner,  Capistrano Unified  School District, and its Visual and Performing Arts Department  have been honored by NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) for their  outstanding commitment to music education. 26

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INSPIRED BY ARTICLE DONNA BOND, TRANSFORMATION CONSULTANT PHOTOGRAPHY UNSPLASH - VARIOUS

The Circle of Death BREAKING FREE OF ROUTINE

WHILE WORKING WITH A CLIENT THIS WEEK A BIG AWARENESS WAS IDENTIFIED,

SHE

REALIZED

THAT

HER

WHOLE LIFE IS A ROUTINE ON REPEAT. Admittedly, she wakes at the same time, sleeps at the same time, eats the same meals, takes the same route to work, and mimics the same workout routine every day. Out of her mouth, she blurted “circle of death”. I stop at the profound statement she has just proclaimed and had a quick flashback to what my own life used to be like and how accurate she was in her awareness. Humans, such creatures of habit. In our ego’s attempt to maintain safety, security, comfort and control we are lured into the gentle unconsciousness of repetition. This defense strategy numbs us and over time we feel, well..dead. My life was certainly on auto-pilot until a life-threatening health crisis confronted my

Tune Into Your Soul.

Breaking Free

routine. This interruption changed everything. Take a moment to recognize your own

1. The first step in shifting out of the circle

into your soul. Notice any feelings of excite-

patterns. Just observe without judgment.

is simply awareness. Slow down. Notice

ment; a hint of hope, a glimmer of aliveness,

Can you see how the ‘same-old’ can be a

what is around you as if you’re seeing it for

a glint of expansion.

trap stunting your growth?

the first time. Be fully present. Come into

I think this is why so many people love to travel. It gets them out of their comfort zone

center. Embody curiosity and wonder to see

4. Acknowledge any feelings that surface.

through a new set of eyes.

Just be with them. Don’t move them or hide them or fix them or fade them. Don’t

into a space they’ve never been before. As a result, their senses are heightened and

2. Next, intentionally break up your routine.

judge, just notice. Bring your full presence

their spirit comes alive.

Sit a different place at the table, switch up

to these emotions.

Our psyche needs expansion. The definition

the order in which you prepare for the day,

of psyche incidentally is the soul. Falling victim

drive a route you wouldn’t normally take,

5. Close your eyes, take a breath, and appre-

to routine can feel like entering a circle of death,

order something different on the menu.

ciate your humanness.

or the smothering of your soul. The purpose of our life is to grow, expand, evolve. We prevent

3. As you take action in doing some things

ourselves from doing that by running in circles.

differently, engage with full presence. Pretend you’ve never been here before. Notice what unfolds in each moment. Tune

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The gentle unconsciousness of repetition.

As Divine Spiritual Beings having a human experience, we can greatly shift our perspective when we accept that we are the creators of our own lives. I think sometimes we unintentionally create drama in our experience simply because, in all truth, we’re bored with our routine. It may even be a way that the soul cries out for our attention, to wake us up. Realize there is a big world out there and it’s up to you to decide if you’re going to experience all of life or stay within the Slow down. Come Fully Present

confines of your safety and security, unconsciously awaiting the circle, death. If you need to break routine before life breaks it for you, reach out. I’d be honored to help you.  Transformation Consultant and Life Coach Donna Bond, M.A. offers inspiring workshops and coaching programs. A graduate of USM with an MA in Spiritual Psychology, Donna’s work guides transformational journey’s helping you live a more meaningful life of purpose.  DonnaBond.com

Falling victim to routine can feel like entering a circle of death, or the smothering of your soul. The purpose of our life is to grow, expand, evolve. We prevent ourselves from doing that by running in circles.

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6-7 CASA THEATER: THE ODD-ESSY – THE TROUBADOUR COMPANY Casa Romantica

JUNE

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7:30 PM. New commission by Casa Romantica in our Amphitheater by the Sea with the Los Angeles based

Troubadour Company known for their modern comical take on the Greek classic drama The Odyssey.

RUNS THROUGH JUN 30 NUNSENSE - A MUSICAL Cabrillo Playhouse

Five of the 19 surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken, a one-time missionary order that ran a leper colony on an island south of France, discover that their cook, Sister Julia, accidentally killed the other fifty-two residents of the convent with her tainted vichyssoise while they were off playing bingo! For tickets visit:  www.CabrilloPlayhouse.org

13 CASA COOL: THE BLACK NOISE Casa Romantica

7:00 PM. Birthed in Long Beach, CA The Black Noise has proven to be a force to be reckoned with in the indie music scene. With intricate arrangements, soaring vocals and honest, introspective lyrics, The Black Noise is a mold-breaking creative. For tickets visit CasaRomantica.org

THROUGH JUN 30 THE GRADUATE - CAMINO REAL PLAYHOUSE Camino Real Playhouse - Camino Real Playhouse

Benjamin Braddock has just finished college, and, back at his parents' house, he's trying to avoid the one question everyone keeps asking: "what do you want to do with your life?" An unexpected diversion crops up when he is seduced by Mrs. Robinson, a bored housewife and friend of his parents. For tickets: www.CaminoRealPlayhouse.org

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JUNE

15 PORSCHE CLUB WHITE GLOVE CONCOURSE Sea Terrace Park - Dana Point

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19 SAN JUAN SUMMER NIGHTS CONCERT SOUTRY, MOTOWN & FUNK

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6:00 PM. The free concerts will be held on the park grounds of Historic Town Center Park (Downtown San Juan Capistrano) from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The free concerts offers live music, dancing and youth activities. Food is available for purchase on site. Beer and wine can be purchased. Bring a lawn chair, blanket & jacket. No pets allowed.

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