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JANUARY 2018 PUBLISHER

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Welcome 2018!

Dr. Dustine Rey, Donna Bond, Cara Elise Taylor,

"Brew me a cup for a winter's night.

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For the wind howls loud and the furies fight; Spice it with love and stir it with care, And I'll toast our bright eyes, my sweetheart fair." - Minna Thomas Antrim WELCOME JANUARY TO OUR SPANISH VILLAGE BY THE SEA. What a gift it is to live here, be close to the ocean and the good people of San Clemente. The first of the year seems to come so fast, and before we know it, the next year is upon us. We hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season, filled with delicious food, family, friends and good vibrations. The Lifestyle Magazine would like to say thank you to everyone who sponsored, contributed or enjoyed reading about this great

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With January comes some known and some not so well know holidays; be sure to celebrate them if at all possible. Besides the 1st being New Years Day, it's also National Hangover Day, be sure not to miss it. The 4th is National Spaghetti Day; who doesn't love a good plate of pasta? Dress Up Your Pet Day is celebrated on the 14th; how fun is that! Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday is celebrated on the third Monday, the 15th.

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One of my personal favorites is celebrated on the 20th, National Cheese Lover Day. And who wouldn't want to celebrate National Pie Day held on the 23rd? Also worth mentioning is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day, celebrated on the 31st. Have an awesome year, San Clemente!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JANUARY 2018

FEATURES 13 Taking Steps for Small Steps for Compassion Bear Coast Coffee and Rainbow Step Up

14 A Pug’s Life San Clemente’s Surf Gidget Makes Waves for Charity

16 Light Post Workout Eats Quick and Easy Meals

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18 Fitness to Look Forward To Three local studios that’ll help you keep those resolutions this year.

13 DEPARTMENTS

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Giving Back

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Local Limelight

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Culinary Creations

24 Hometown Hero 26 Inspired By 28 Financial Buzz 29 Trend Setter 30 Healthy Lifestyle 32 Legal Compass 33 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


GOOD TIMES

35th Annual 'Great Futures Gala' Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser at Bella Collina San Clemente Held on November 18, the event featured silent and live auctions, live art by C/ Greed and live music from Tijs Groen. The event was a great success.

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Stewart Surfboards hosts Holiday Kick-Off & Tree Lighting Santa and Bill Stewart team up to Kick-off the holidays on Saturday, November 25. It was fun to watch the children tell Santa their Christmas wishes with a twinkle in their eyes.

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GOOD TIMES

Children Thanking Our Elders The Gratitude Garden Preschool students and staff visited the San Clemente Senior Villas to share handmade thank you cards and small gifts. The children have been learning that our seniors are the ones who helped shape our community, laws and raise our parents. The students wanted to say thank you.

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GOOD TIMES

A Night of Giving, Small Steps for Compassion Jeff at Bear Coast Coffee helps the Pickle family raise funds for 'Small Steps' children's home in Tanzania, on November 27, 2018. The event was a huge success.

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GIVING BACK

BEAR COAST COFFEE AND RAINBOW STEP UP

TAKING STEPS FOR

SMALL STEPS FOR COMPASSION

ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH, 2018 BEAR COAST COFFEE HOSTED A FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR SMALL STEPS FOR COMPASSION. The goal was to raise enough money for 25

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Connor Edwards, Shannin Pickle, Herman

young girls at the Small Steps home in Tanzania. That goal was met and it was a fun time as you can see from the pictures in our Good Times section. We were fortunate enough to sponsor Nuru, pictured in the article, and as I saw the outpouring of generosity from donors that evening, I wondered what more I could do to help out. An idea came to mind.  We had featured Rainbow Sandals the previous month and learned about how they refurbish sandals and then donate them to children and adults alike. I called Herman from Rainbow Sandals right away and asked if we could get sandals for Small Steps for Compassion, and of course, he said yes. I introduced Shannin Pickle to Herman and we got sandals for the 25 girls. The town of

ARTICLE GIA LUCIANO

San Clemente is an amazing place and seeing the connections made to help out so many people

PHOTOGRAPHY GIA LUCIANO,

in the different parts of the world is just so inspiring. San Clemente we love you and all that you do!

RICH SAUNDERS

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

A Pug's Life

ARTICLE ALECIA NELSON

SAN CLEMENTE’S SURF GIDGET MAKES WAVES FOR CHARITY

SURF GIDGET THE PUG CATCHES WAVES FOR THOSE IN NEED.

that she must be able to balance on a paddle board. And balance

This Champion surfer has landed sponsors and product placement

came easily for the pug riding the oceans in Maine. After spending

with such companies as SONY, SJCAM, California Board Company,

four years in Maine for business and Gidget’s first 2 years of puppy

INT Surfboards, Airhead SUP “Ambassador”, Speak Pug, EZY DOG

life paddling the waters in Maine, Nelson moved her business back

USA, Natural Dog Company, Scribble Pug and a new sponsor on

to San Clemente, CA. Nelson decided to have Gidget try out the

board, Dog Beach Style who is now developing a product line for

professional surfing world, which proved to be the right move. In

pugs called “Splash” Gidget Inspired, Pug Approved!

addition to helping animal non-profits, Gidget’s team is looking into

If you have been lucky enough to see Surf Gidget (Gidget) The Pug

supporting more children and military non-profits for 2018.

in action you're not likely to forget it. This rare, white, purebred pug

Beyond her fundraising efforts and trophy-filled room, Gidget has

originates from Maine and  now calls Southern California her home.

been seen on the Hallmark Channel, hanging at the SLO Film Festival,

This surf pug wears a bright pink wetsuit, life jacket and rides a custom

walking the red carpet pre ESPY & Emmy’s show, featured in Malibu

pink surfboard and is now known as “the pug in pink”. She does more

Magazine, Modern Luxury Magazine and helped teach Cesar Milan’s

than create fun memories for fans; she's also fundraising for children

son Andre this spring how to surf his pug, Sugar, riding waves for Nat

and animals in need while surfing or attending charity events.

Geo Wild. And her upcoming celeb status has allowed Gidget to meet

Alecia Nelson who specializes in dog training and who owns

some of her two-legged idols including pro surfers and celebs Mick

It’s A Dogs Life Academy ItsADogsLifeAcademy.com in San

Fanning, Kelly Slater, Bede Durbidge, Belinda Carlisle “Go-Go’s”, Jeff

Clemente, offers dog training, dog daycare, dog adventures, VIP

Bridges and Josh Brolin, to name the few. Gidget’s team is also working

Pet Boarding and a shuttle service. Nelson noticed right away Surf

on a pug clothing line, accessories and a children’s book on her web-

Gidget demonstrated an amazing sense of balance. Therefore,

site, SurfGidget.com with a percentage of each sale going to a charity.

Nelson started to train the pup in exercises. “I was going to have her compete in agility contests through the AKC (American Kennel Club)," Nelson says.

When Gidget isn’t hanging 20, doing charity work or in front of the camera, she enjoys her pampered pooch perks with a squeaky toy, healthy food and treats, eating carrots and broccoli and catching

However, the dog's career path took a detour after Nelson,

frisbees and balls at the beach. Gidget’s future plans: to always help

25-year Fitness professional and avid paddle boarder, introduced

those in need and have a spot on a tv show about a humorous pug

her to water. Nelson told her dog that since she has was already agile

with a smile and a big heart who can do just about anything!

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CULINARY CREATIONS

ARTICLE CARA ELISE TAYLOR

LI G HT POST-WORKOUT EATS NUTRITION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT Green Goodness

ASPECT OF HEALTHY LIVING. Without proper nutrition, you won’t have the energy needed to stay active, and/or your body won’t be nearly as susceptible to both minor and severe illness. Whether you’ve been an athlete for as long as you can remember, or just since you woke up the first of this year, it’s crucial to eat foods that will support your body’s recovery after your routine workouts. Here are a couple of recipes; one for the early bird, and another for the person who hits the gym at night. 

GREEN GOODNESS PROTEIN SMOOTHIE SERVES 1 1 teaspoon Matcha powder 1⁄2 a medium Avocado 1 cup almond milk (any organic dairy or non-dairy milk can be used) 1 scoop hemp or pea protein powder (or whatever your protein powder of choice) 1-3 dates (to sweeten) - optional A few ice cubes  Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. 

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Farro & Quinoa Power Salad

FARRO & QUINOA POWER SALAD SERVES 1-2

Rinse the quinoa and combine with water (1

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

cup) in a small pot over medium-high heat.

1/4 teaspoon honey

When it comes to a boil, reduce heat to a sim-

1 clove of garlic

mer. Cook until water is absorbed (15-20 min-

1/2 teaspoon grated ginger

utes). Remove from heat and set aside.

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 medium bunch of kale

Wash, de-stem and chop the kale. Combine

1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds

in a bowl with quinoa and cooked squash.

1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

Top with pomegranate seeds, chickpeas, and

1/2 cup quinoa

pumpkin seeds.

1/2 cup roasted chickpeas 1 cup water

In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil,

1/2 cup cooked butternut quash

minced garlic, honey, ginger, lemon juice, and

(cooked however you’d like)

salt & pepper. Pour dressing over salad and

salt and pepper to taste

toss until fully coated.

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FITNESS TO LOOK

THREE LOCAL STUDIOS THAT'LL HELP YOU KEEP THOSE RESOLUTIONS THIS YEAR.

FORWARD TO ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY CARA ELISE TAYLOR

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THE HOLIDAYS ARE FESTIVE, FAMILIAL AND INDULGENT. So, as the new year gets started, people across the country vow to improve themselves. Most commonly, they resolve to lead healthier lifestyles, and undo all of the gluttony and leisure associated with winter. Fitness goals are typically on everyone’s list of resolutions. They also prove to be the toughest to stick with. By the time fall rolls back around, many people can't recall the last time they exercised. Lucky for us San Clemente residents, there are some local options that are unique, and more likely to have you keep your word than a typical gym membership would. ORANGETHEORY You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who has  never heard of Orangetheory. There are many locations nationwide, in part, because of the science behind it. Each class offers one hour of HIIT (High Interval Intensity Training) where  members alternate  between  different cardio and strength exercises (running, weightlifting, etc.). This whole process is catered to the individual through heart-rate monitoring. Class members wear devices that record and display their heart rates in real time, allowing them to maintain a target heart rate that stimulates their metabolisms for hours post-workout. If you’ve heard of it, but have never taken a class, you might’ve been intimidated by the image of pedestaled trainers with microphones,  leading a class full of bodies that look like those of professional athletes. “The number one thing I hear from people is that they’re scared...I was even scared [before] and I was active,” said Heidi Smith, who is Studio Manager at the San Clemente location.

THEORY

DESPITE ITS PERCEIVED INTENSITY, SHE ASSURES THAT THERE'S NOTHING TO BE INTIMIDATED BY, BECAUSE, “IT’S LIKE PERSONAL TRAINING IN A GROUP SETTING.” ORANGE THEORY'S SCIENTIFIC APPROACH MAKES IT BOTH INDIVIDUALIZED AND HIGHLY EFFECTIVE. THAT'S WHY IT HAS BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL: PEOPLE OF VARYING GENDERS, AGES (SC LOCATION HAS MEMBERS IN THEIR 70’S AND UP), AND BODY TYPES CAN FIND THEIR STRIDE, AND CHANGE THEIR LIVES. In their own way, Heidi exclaims: “everybody becomes an athlete!" First-timers get their first session for free, so get to San-Clemente.OrangeTheoryFitness.com  and sign-up before your resolutions start to feel neglected. 

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FITNESS

(CON TI N U ED)

SALT FITNESS @ PACIFIC STRENGTH

Her Salt Fitness brand runs out of the Pacific Strength

Emily Prindiville is a local trainer with a very sincere

Studio on El Camino Real. It's a cozy space equipped

drive to help people get in their best shape. After becom-

with a small "daycare" area for anyone who might need to

ing certified in personal training, and working in a less

bring their kids along. Support a passionate local trainer,

intimate fitness environment at Gold's Gym, she decided

and make meaningful progress on your fitness goals.

to dedicate her career to being "more focused on just the

Head to SaltFitStudio.com and book a session today. 

health aspect than the appearance aspect," of exercise. "It’s more valuable to be able to stand at work and not leave with pain, than it is to be a size zero," she says. So, a few years ago she founded Salt Fitness, where she's taking an approach to fitness that's less about vanity, and more about giving people the tools to function better. That's why she uses the TRX system, a fixed resistance band used for body-weight training. One can do pull-ups, push-ups, planks and more. The TRX allows her to create a full-body workout that caters to the goals of her clients, so that both an elderly person looking for the strength to lift things at home, and an athlete trying to build significant muscle mass, can get what they need from her sessions. In addition to the resistance bands, Emily does some free weight training, and advises her clients on what cardio or stretching they should do on their days outside the studio.

"FITNESS IS NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL," SHE SAID, LAUGHING AND SHAKING HER HEAD A BIT. ALTHOUGH IT'S CLICHE, IT'S TRUE. "MOST PEOPLE JUST WANT TO FEEL COMFORTABLE IN THEIR OWN SKIN…THAT’S ALWAYS MY BIGGEST GOAL."

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COPA

(CONSERVATORY OF PERFORMING ARTS)

COPA (CONSERVATORY OF PERFORMING ARTS) For those looking to get active in a way that fuels them creatively -- Kristen Ruth founded COPA. Kristen was a teacher who focused on performance art for some time. Having seen the impact performance can have on people, she decided to open COPA last June. They're offering classes in acting, music, and dance. Getting involved in these art forms is already a fantastic way for someone of any age to stay active and creatively stimulated, but Kristen's vision

"IT'S A ONE STOP SHOP...ALTERNATIVE TO YOUR TRADITIONAL GYM," KRISTEN SAYS, ADDING: “SAY YOU COME IN WITH A COUPLE OF KIDS AND ONE KID'S TAKING BALLET, WHILE THE OTHER KID'S TAKING ACTING, AND MOM’S TAKING YOGA.” 

includes even more than that. COPA hosts fitness classes

Movement is such an important aspect of your health, so

in the mornings and evenings, including: yoga, acro-yoga (a

why not choose a method that's unique, especially if it feels

type of yoga that builds strength and relieves stress) and

right? For those who don't mesh well with traditional gyms or

ballroom dance (among other forms of dance). They're also

personal training, COPA is the solution to your desire to get

in the process of installing silks, so they can offer classes in

moving in a way that truly motivates you  to stick to it. Visit

aerial yoga, which, similar to acro-yoga  is a fun acrobatic

CopaOC.com to get involved!

way to increase flexibility and strength.

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SKATE SKATE FIT

Thanks to John Clark and his boombox, in-line skating is trending in San Clemente. Last year, after John celebrated his 50th birthday, he decided it was time to pick up an old hobby. So, he bought some in-line skates and eventually got into the habit of skating a 10k everyday. He began inviting people to join him, and since  popularity surged, Skate Fit was born. The group, which sees numbers as high as 40, meets Saturdays and Sundays at 7am, and Wednesdays at 6pm  to skate six  miles on the protected bike path along PCH. Six miles on skates isn't something to be intimidated by. In-line skating is the perfect workout for anyone looking to do low-impact cardio, and Skate Fit is particularly fitting for anyone looking to take in the ocean breeze and have a blast while they

FIT

"IT'S FITNESS, IT'S FUN, AND IT'S SAFE... ONE OF THE KEYS IS HAVING A GREAT PLAYLIST," JOHN SAYS.

exercise. Anyone on wheels is welcome, including those on boards and quad skates.

Now, this hobby John re-introduced into his life last year, has officially become an organization to watch. They're including circuit exercises and stretches to do (off the skates). They even have multiple Skate Fit trainers, who were recently taught in-line skate coaching and given proper insurance coverage (similar to any personal trainer). John also partnered with COA to form COASkate, which will provide skates, gear and certified youth skate instructors. Whether you're an adult who hasn't been on a pair of skates in decades, or a kid looking to try something fresh; Skate Fit wants you to come along for the roll. Check out Skate.Fit to join the fun!

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HOMETOWN HERO ARTICLE CARA ELISE TAYLOR | PHOTOGRAPHY GIA LUCIANO

A SMILE CAN GIVE SO MUCH SHORELINE DENTAL GIVES DENTAL SERVICES TO VETERANS

Dr Kristen Ritzau and her grandmother

ON NOVEMBER 10, 2018, DR.’S KRISTEN AND CORY

Kristen and Cory, their entire 14 person staff, and Phillip Kim

RITZAU OF SHORELINE DENTAL, SPENT A DAY

of Paramount Dental Studio volunteered their time and skills

GIFTING DENTAL SERVICES TO VETERANS.

to donate several thousand dollars worth of dental care. Dr.

“We realize that a lot of our veterans don’t have

Kim, who’s also a marine corps veteran, was able to provide

access to regular medical care,” says Kristen Ritzau,

restorations like crowns, fillings, etc. It allowed them to pro-

when asked what inspired the event.

vide comprehensive dental services to those who showed

They hosted the day with Smiles For Freedom, a nonprofit that was founded two years ago by a dental office

up. It was a successful event and an incredible show of gratitude to those who’ve served this country.

in Moreno, Nevada. The Ritzau’s found out about Smiles for Freedom’s annual veteran-focused charity event, and knew it was the perfect service to bring to San Clemente. “The marine community has a special place in my heart…it’s the reason my family ended up here in San Clemente,” says Kristen. In the ’50’s, Kristen’s grandparents moved here from the Midwest, when her grandfather was stationed at Camp Pendleton. On the day of, 25 veterans ranging in age from 24-90 years old were able to receive completely free dental care.

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“THE MARINE COMMUNITY HAS A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART…IT’S THE REASON MY FAMILY ENDED UP HERE IN SAN CLEMENTE,” SAYS KRISTEN.


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INSPIRED BY

Exercise Your Creativity A FUN WAY TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

DID YOU KNOW THAT ONE WAY TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH IS TO EXERCISE YOUR CREATIVITY? In the last 15 years, research has pointed to the health benefits of creativity. A leading magazine in

ARTICLE LINDSAY LINEGAR

psychology for 50 years, Psychology Today claims that creativity contributes to several health benefits, such as increased positive emotions,

When it comes to health, on a personal level, Garcia finds creativ-

decreased symptoms of depression, reduced stress responses and

ity exceptionally beneficial for her own mental and emotional health.

sometimes, improvements in immune system functioning.

And through her work and studies, she says she has found that when

An article on PsychologyToday.com called Creativity as a Wellness Practice by Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT states

people allow themselves to explore their creativity in a safe and nurturing environment, they can benefit greatly.

that, “Creativity is increasingly being validated as a potent mind-

“I believe that having a creative outlet enables individuals to

body approach as well as a cost-effective intervention to address a

access, explore and express emotions that are sometimes difficult

variety of challenges throughout the lifespan.”

to communicate with words,” says Garcia. “Therapeutic Creativity

If you’re thinking this sounds good but don’t believe you’re creative,

encourages individuals to explore their creativity … and offers the

perhaps it’s time to think again. A common barrier to creativity is the

opportunity to examine life’s challenges, reduce stress, increase

belief that one is simply not creative. Famous artist, teacher, author,

confidence and (experience) greater self-awareness.”

playwright, filmmaker and journalist, Julia Cameron published a wildly

Another San Clemente local who believes in the power of creativ-

successful book called The Artist’s Way which suggests that everyone

ity is renowned artist, Rick J. Delanty. Long-time artist and former

is creative, but perhaps some need to recover a sense of creative power.

art teacher based in San Clemente, Delanty has earned quite a

“All of us contain a divine, expressive spark, a creative candle

number of achievements as a creative person. Recently, he received

intended to light our path and that of our fellows,” argues Cameron.

the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association’s Lifetime Achievement

She is not alone in this thinking. We talked with local San Clemente

Award. As someone who is accomplished in his artistry, Delanty has

resident, Genevieve Garcia about the work she does with therapeu-

a deep appreciation for the process of creating, and the health ben-

tic arts. Garcia holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from

efits connected to creativity.

Pepperdine University and is certified in Arts 4 Healing through

“Creating artwork builds my mind the way athletics build the body,”

Chapman University. She is the founder of Creativity 4 a Cause

says Delanty. “Solving problems and making cognitive connections

(Creativity4ACause.com), an organization dedicated to helping people

in painting seem to have a ‘transfer effect’ in solving problems and

express their creativity, and to giving back. Partial proceeds go towards

making other intellectual connections in my daily life. In that way, I

donating art supplies to a school in Rwanda. Garcia has worked with

would compare the creative process to sharpening a blade, or add-

children, adults, people in recovery and wounded warriors.

ing strands to a rope.” Delanty also stays physically active through running and swimming. He says painting plein air gives him the same kind of endor-

“There are many misconceptions around art and being creative,” says Garcia. “People often think that art is a talent you are born with. Although some people are born with raw, natural talent, most artists spend thousands of hours perfecting their craft. Many people say they're not creative or that they cannot do art when really art and creativity are just like anything else in life: they require time, practice and passion." 26

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phin rush as those athletic activities do. For Delanty, exercising his creativity and his body gives him the highest mental and physical capacity to enjoy life to the fullest. He finds that when he is not able to paint, or exercise, his readiness to handle daily living situations is not what it could be. On the other hand, he says, “If I exercise regularly and paint consistently, both my mental and physical health are optimized; everything is enjoyable, and all things are possible.” As you consider how to improve your health regimen this year, along with any physical exercises, consider exercising your creativity. Whether it’s painting, drawing, writing, singing, dancing, crafting, photography, filmmaking, gardening, or any other positive creative outlet: creativity could contribute to a healthier, happier you!


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FINANCIAL BUZZ

TEACHING FINANCIAL WELL-BEING TO CHILDREN ARTICLE AND

framework for later spending habits and the experience of self-reg-

PHOTOGRAPHY

ulation. Children who save to buy their own toy or product are more

DR. DUSTINE REY

likely to value and care for that item. Parenting experts recommend children have opportunities to hear

Dr. Dustine Rey

the word “no” when it comes to wanting something in a store, as this action has long term benefits, such as the delay of gratification and

MANY PARENTS STRUGGLE WITH TEACHING THEIR CHIL-

respecting parental boundaries. Parents can provide simple state-

DREN TO SAVE, TO SPEND, AND TO USE MONEY AS A FORM

ments such as, “We are here for groceries and not candy or toys

OF HELPING OTHERS. Some families believe that an allowance is

today” or “Do you have your spending cup? Is this how you would

earned through household duties, while other families believe that

like to spend your money?” These repeated confirmations of finan-

an allowance should be given regardless of duties. Whatever a fami-

cial boundaries give children experience in making decisions and

ly’s personal choice is, the responsibility of what to do with money is

waiting; both are lessons of paramount importance.

as great of a lesson as how children can earn it.

Additionally, learning about money can be fun. Just like Three

Research indicates that children as young as age three can begin

Cups suggests, create three artistic jars – each labeled “Saving,”

to understand the value of saving and spending. By age seven, many

“Spending” or “Sharing.” Each time your child receives money

children have already developed habits and mindsets for how money is

for chores or from gifts, divide the money among the jars (also a

earned and what to do with it. Currently, 35% of adults in America have

great math lesson). Deciding how the money in each jar is spent

debt in collections, therefore teaching our younger generation how to

becomes a meaningful family discussion and sets a tone for inde-

be mindful consumers, savers, givers, and investors is imperative if we

pendence and the importance of giving back to our community.

are to improve the amount of debt our future generation creates.

Most children love to help community causes such as food drives,

Parents are the most influential teachers for their children’s finan-

toys for other children, and animal shelters. Let them choose a

cial behaviors. We can begin creating a healthy financial mindset

cause that is important to them and use their “Sharing Jar” money

by reading books with our young children about the adventure of

to contribute to something for it.

saving, spending and giving. The Book Three Cups, written by Mark

Lastly, parents must be consistent. This is a life-long lesson that

St. Germain, details a heartfelt story of a young boy who learns to

when taught properly early on, it can have impactful outcomes on

split his allowance into three cups: Saving, Spending and Charity.

personal well-being and financial responsibility.

Deciding how to use the three cups details the adventures in life. This is an excellent book for children between ages four and ten. Young children need to learn that if they desire something, they can wait for it and also save to buy it. This valuable lesson creates a

Dr. Rey is an adjunct professor of educational psychology at Pepperdine University and the founder of The Gratitude Garden Preschool of San Clemente and TESLA Country Day. Please visit DrDustineRey.Com to connect with her.

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STEM focused curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Nature-based with outdoor classroom Small class sizes Ages two through six with full-day kindergarten Music, yoga, art, and Spanish included


TREND SETTER

Infrared Light Therapy

NOT JUST ANOTHER LIGHT

ARTICLE CHRISTIE GENOVESE

COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF Unlike many alternative treatments, red light therapy is completely safe, non-evasive and has no side effects. It is FDA approved. Out of numerous studies, which have been done, NASA is responsible for most of the funding. In many of their findings, they have discovered many amazing benefits that are specially derived from Infrared Lights also known as LED’s. Red Light Therapy provides Healthy energy to our human cells which aid in calming Oxidative

+ Reboots Collagen and Elasticity

Stress and promotes better cell turnover to our

+ Smoothes Fine lines and Wrinkles

face, body and mitochondria.

+ Tones and Tightens Skin

It simply and powerfully creates natural healing and

+ Mood Enhancement

rejuvenation to our overall mind, body and face with

+ Brightens the skin

a specific and strong range of 3 different lights, red,

+ Promotes Weight loss and Inches

infrared and near infrared which delivers energy at a

+ Reduces Cellulite

higher rate than the sun (without harmful UV rays.)

+ Aides with Acne and Acne Scarring

As you relax and bathe in this warm and calming full

+ Relaxing and Calming

body and face light, expect to feel one or more benefits listed below. Hope to see you soon.

Red Light Therapy is available at Social Butterfly Beautique in San Clemente

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Pucker Up ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY CARA ELISE TAYLOR

PUCKER URBAN FARM IS A LUSH BOUTIQUE FARM TUCKED INTO THE HILLS OF SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO. We grow certified organic lemons, with which we have created a beverage more fresh and resourceful than one can imagine. Our signature product is Mrs. Pucker’s Lemon Shot - a drink that uses the peel, pith, seeds and pulp from our locally grown lemons. They are picked fresh from the orchard and processed on-site, without sugar or preservatives, to ensure that there is nothing between you and the goodness of nature. Squeezing the juice from a lemon doesn’t encapsulate the nutritional richness, because in truth the majority of health benefits in lemons are found in the peel, pith and seeds.  Consider the peel first. This gorgeous and aromatic outer layer contains 5-10 times more vitamins than the juice. Through the process by which we break down the entire lemon after it’s washed, we’re able to give you the power of nutrients like D-Limonene and Pectin. D-Limonene is an oil, found in the peel, that’s a known fat cleanser, detoxifier, and effective at dissolving gallstones and kidney stones. Pectin is an extremely important soluble fiber found in both the peel and pulp of lemons. It’s known to aid in proper digestion, lower cholesterol, and slow the absorption of carbohydrates and sugars. These two nutrients alone should act as fantastic nutritional aid for people with diabetes, excess weight, inflammation and digestive issues. That is  the difference between traditional juice and our lemon shot: we don’t let any nutrient go un-consumed. Why? Because we believe that you aren’t just “what you eat”, but instead, you are what you eat, digest, assimilate, absorb and utilize. To take a holistic approach to your nutrition, contact us on puckerurbanfarm.com, where you can order your Mrs. Pucker’s Lemon Shot!(TM)

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LEGAL COMPASS

ARTICLE JENNIFER MEDEIROS, ESTATE ATTORNEY

THE HEALTHY ESTATE AT THE TIME OF THIS WRITING, PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PROPOSED TAX PLAN IS STILL UNCERTAIN. Along with tax reform, the proposal calls for a complete elimination of the estate tax in 2023 and an increased estate tax exclusion amount beginning January 1, 2018, through 2023. There is also a proposal to eliminate the generation-skipping transfer tax. With so much uncertainty, people might decide to wait to see what changes will occur in the law before taking action. But if you take the “wait and see” approach your estate plan may not be effective to meet your goals when an accident or illness occurs. Regardless of what happens in the White House, having your wishes laid out in a valid trust is your best protection for your assets and your family. HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO ENSURE THE HEALTH OF YOUR ESTATE PLAN IN 2018: + Is the person you named as agent on your financial power of attorney and health care power of attorney still the person who will best carry out your wishes when you are still living but unable to make decisions for yourself? + Is the person you named as trustee of your trust and executor of your will still the person you trust to wrap up your affairs when you pass away? + If your children are under the age of 18, have you named a guardian who will give them love and stability? + Is your schedule of trust assets current to reflect the real estate and bank and investment accounts you own right now? + Are the persons you want to receive your estate when you pass away properly listed as your beneficiaries? If you answered No to any of these questions or if you have other concerns about assets or family members, you should meet with your estate planning attorney. Keeping your estate plan healthy and current to reflect your wishes is just as important as your physical health. Adding updating your estate plan to your 2018 to do list will give you peace of mind. On the topic of physical health, I keep in shape by running. Did you know we have a free run club in San Clemente? Talega Run Club meets every Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee for a 3-4 mile run. We also meet every Thursday night at the Outlets at the 2XU store at 6 p.m. for a 5-mile route on our beautiful beach trail to the pier and back. Join us anytime! Whether you call me for an estate plan update or you join me at Run Club, I wish you all my best for a Healthy 2018! 32

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J A N U A RY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1 NEW YEAR'S DAY BREAKFAST BUFFET

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and vocals. Weaving in and out of differ-

the community to enjoy live music, a

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bounce house, our school animals, and

reflect her eclectic taste in music – from

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Kick off 2018 with a champagne toast and lavish buffet at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel offering culinary delights and ocean views. ritzcarlton.com

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23 CASA CINEMA: VERTIGO Casa Romantica Cultural Center

CASA KIDS: SWAZZLE: RICKY RACCOON AND THE GREEN RANGERS

Celebrate

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Casa Romantica Cultural Center

iconic camera work, Vertigo  follows

Swazzle,

puppetry

the story of a detective who is forced

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troupe, return to Casa Romantica for

an

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to retire after his fear of heights caus-

Inspired by multiple yoga traditions,

the third year in a row with a brand

es the death of a fellow officer and the

this class blends various disciplines

new story: Ricky the Raccoon and the

girl he was hired to follow.

to create a unique, integrated prac-

Green Ranger. Children participate in

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the show with games that teach valu-

seasoned yoga practitioners. Please

able lessons about the importance of

bring your own mat. Pay at the door

recycling and taking care of the planet.

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PARTING THOUGHTS

On the Path to TEN SIMPLE STEPS TO MANIFEST THE YEAR AHEAD

WHEN I WAS SIXTEEN I HAD A POSTER ON THE WALL IN MY BEDROOM WITH THE MOST

2018

1. Create space for this. Clear your schedule - be comfortable in a place that you can get some time to yourself.

ELEGANT BALLERINA STANDING ON POINT

2. Center yourself. Sit quiet. Focus on your heart. Pull your energy

WITH A CAPTION THAT READ “IF YOU CAN

inward, call it to you. Bring it back from wherever it might be out circu-

IMAGINE IT, YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT, IF YOU CAN

lating. Be Here Now.

DREAM IT, YOU CAN BECOME IT,” BY WILLIAM

3. Using a pen and paper (not a keyboard) handwrite your first sentence

ARTHUR WARD. This quote has resonated with

that starts with, “I am so happy and grateful now that I………..” (and then you

me for more than four decades.

fill in the blank with what you want to create).

I would like to share my recipe for manifestation. First off, I believe this works because I am living proof of using this magic formula in my own life and second, when we can create on a quantum level, we are literally moving molecules. Shaping energy. We live in a HOLOGRAM! We are powerful creators beyond our knowing. If we can simply approach our lives believing that IT IS POSSIBLE, we are already half way there. Harnessing the energy that exists in the quantum field is the quantum mechanics that proves our thoughts really do create our reality.

4. Handwrite the vision in the first person, in the present tense as if it’s already happening. 5. Begin each sentence with “I AM” – when you embody the “I AM” you are communicating with the universe and activating the law of attraction. 6. Use words that are expansive, rather than contracting. Use language that speaks to what you DO want, rather than what you DO NOT want. EXPANSIVE EXAMPLE: I am so happy and grateful now that I am at my ideal weight. CONTRACTING EXAMPLE: I am so happy and grateful that I am not gaining weight. 7. Work your joy and gratitude into each sentence. How are you going

There are a lot of formulas out there for manifes-

to feel when this is actually happening? Get excited as you write. Describe

tation. Mine has been a weaving together of many

all of your senses in your vision. What does it look like, feel like, smell like,

different processes and has worked for me. What

taste like, sound like and intuit like?

people often don’t realize is that the majority of the work is IN THE VISION. It’s in the IMAGINATION of what you want to create. If we can get clear about what it is we want to bring forward, the universe will immediately go to work on moving heaven and

8. Tweak it. Feel good about it and then type it up. 9. Read it out loud once a day. Feel it as it's coming closer into your experience. Get excited about it. 10. **Take one little tiny step, every single day, in the direction of bringing this forward in your life.

earth to assist you in your endeavor. So here goes: SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS + It’s got to be 50% believable within the context of your life. + It’s got to be a progression that makes sense in your life. (For example, if your vision is to build an entire city, you would need to first start with a single building) + You must take action in the direction of this vision. (We can’t just Dream It Up and then sit on the couch….) + On the top or the bottom of your Vision Statement write the words “This or Something Better for the Highest Good of All Concerned” If you take the time to create a Vision Statement, I would be happy to review it during a complimentary strategy session. Feel free to email me.

ARTICLE DONNA BOND

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