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ichola Karma, artist and registered nurse residing in the Santa Cruz mountains, began her peace project organically five years ago when one of her patients asked for a butterfly for his birthday. Since then, she has handmade hundreds of butterflies for healers, yogis, shamans, doctors, nurses, reverends and people all around the world including the hugging saint Amma, Ram Dass, Deva Premal, Miten, Adyashanti and Paramahamsa Nithyananda. On the backs of each butterfly Karma writes, “May peace be with you always and forever with infinite love and gratitude. I wish you eternal bliss.” According to Karma, one of her spiritual mentors had worked alongside Mother Theresa for 10 years. “She taught me her life’s work and asked me to eventually teach lessons on love and compassion. I believe these handmade butterflies are the chosen instrument to teach those lessons as the butterfly is a perfect symbol illustrating what we are going through as a collective in our evolutionary shift in consciousness,” she explains. Over the years, Karma has happily used these butterflies to help her patients shift from despair to love. “It brings me great joy to put beauty in the world by helping people to feel connected in their hearts to one another,” she says. Karma’s butterflies are often donated to feed the homeless and her work is being nominated for the 2020 Nobel peace prize. They have also been blessed by Paramahamsa Nithyananda. In addition to her butterfly art, Karma has published several books and sells her art online and in stores. To learn more and view her art, visit Nichola_Karma on Instagram. You can also email her at

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he 6th Annual Enrich Your Life Event is being held October 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the California Center for the Arts, in Escondido. This comprehensive event, produced by Creative Life Solutions, will cover health management, self-management, wealth management and features talks given by regenerative medicine experts. “All ages are invited if you are seeking greater education, inspiration and resources to enrich your life,” says event producer, Carolyn Gross. “Creative Life Solutions helps people feel good, look good and do good. Join us for an 'enrich your life' day with lots of experts to empower and educate us to be stronger, healthier and wealthier.” The day includes live music, networking in the Health Marketplace, morning speakers including Carolyn Gross, award-winner speaker, patient advocate and author; Dr. Tsu-Tsair Chi, Ph.D, naturopath and owner of Chi Enterprises; and Alexandra Bunyak, M.D., founder of Boundless Energy Regenerative Medicine. A lunch and learn with roundtable sessions will also take place with health resource providers including Scalar Energy, Citracado Dental Health, Zapoli Cross Fitness, Massage Green Spas Far Infrared Saunas, Tru-Vert gardening, Stretch U, Prisyna Dry Mouth Solutions, Adornments Fashion and Aqua Lavage. Afternoon speakers include Jeff Ryancoat, researcher and founder of Renew Bio Tech; Jim Mellon, Wealth Advisor, Canter Wealth Management; and Dr. Amanda Holden, CEO Time Less Beauty Facial Rejuvenation and Body Therapies. “Our Health Marketplace features plenty of enriching resources to research and experience health regeneration throughout the day,” adds Gross. Cost: $49 per person, two for $90, table of 10 $400. To purchase tickets, visit or call 760-741-2762 or 858-329-4149. Location: California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. For more information, visit

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orty years after receiving his life’s mission from Swami Satchitananda at Woodstock, Sridhar founded Bhakti Fest, which has since become Southern California’s largest and most beloved yoga and spiritual music festival. Now after a decade in Joshua Tree, the festival is moving to a new home just up the road in Twentynine Palms, California. Bhakti Fest, being held September 25 to 30 at Roadrunner Dunes, will feature amazing conscious music, yoga, spiritual and wellness workshops, and more. This transformative event, which attracts spiritual seekers far and wide, has many new opportunities including a lake for swimming, aquatic and paddleboard yoga, and vast vibrant space for art installations. Headliners for the event include Deepak Chopra, Krishna Das, Mike Love, Dharma Mittra, Shiva Rea, Radhanath Swami, Jai Uttal, MC Yogi, Fannah Fi Allah, Saul David Raye, Donna De Lory, Sianna Sherman, Mas Vidal, Girish, Govind Das & Radha, Kia Miller, Dawn Cartwright, Ram Das (via video), and more to be announced in the coming weeks. The new location also features three music stages, expanded yoga and workshop villages, a sound temple for sound baths, a healing sanctuary for bodywork, a mantra dome, Bhakti Kids Land with children’s programming, men’s and women’s sacred spaces, and a Kirtan school.

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Top-Notch Holistic Dentistry Just Across the Border by Erin Lehn


he team at BioDental Care in Tijuana, B.C., Mexico, enjoys offering top-notch semi-holistic dental care to their patients in Mexico and the U.S. “This means that while we practice traditional dentistry, we’re also able to follow the Huggins-Grube protocol and offer a more holistic, conservative approach to treating our patients,” shares BioDental Care’s Administrative Director, Alex Ruiz. In addition to traditional dentistry, this mercury-free practice offers ozone therapy and other cutting-edge holistic treatments. “We also don’t use any metals in our dental restorations other than titanium for dental implants, which we prefer because titanium is absolutely inert in the human body. It is non-magnetic and immune to attack from bodily fluids. Titanium is also compatible with bone growth. It’s strong, yet flexible, and is the most biocompatible of all metals,” explains Ruiz. “That said, for patients who are still not convinced about having titanium implants, we also have the option of having non-metal Zirconia implants placed as a metal-free alternative to titanium.”   Another plus to this dentistry practice is the cost. “We offer quality biocompatible procedures and materials at a fraction of the cost of holistic dental practices just across the border,” says Patient Advisor, Antonio Lucio, who adds that the staff at BioDental Care also pride themselves on going above and beyond when it comes to taking care of their patients. When calls come in, Lucio is each patient’s first point of contact. “After taking the time to get to know you, including

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your medical history and dental needs, I can give you an overall idea of how Biodental Care can help,” says this passionate customer care coordinator, who affirms that ensuring each patient is well-informed and comfortable with their treatment plan is of the utmost importance. “We take a very holistic view of our patients and know that many of them, especially those with dental anxiety, will have plenty of questions. Before they even get in the chair, we take the time to let them know the ins and outs of what their options are.” And speaking of dental anxiety, Lucio shares that this topnotch facility creates a soothing, welcoming atmosphere, complete with mellow music and aromatherapy, to help their patients stay calm. “We do whatever we can to help each of our patients relax. We have a protocol that addresses every single area of your concern. By the time you come in for your treatment, you’ll know you are in good hands and with a treatment plan tailored just for you and your unique needs.” The team at BioDental Care feels it’s important to have a holistic view of each patient. “To us, the importance of

practicing biological dentistry lies in understanding that each patient is unique in their needs and that potential health harms and benefits differ from one patient to another. A treatment that might work just fine for you might not work for someone else. That’s why a biological or holistic way of approaching a patient’s dental treatment plan is so important; it’s not just about treating the patient’s teeth, but about improving their overall well-being,” explains Ruiz. “Personally, what I like the most from our team is the harmony we have collaborating with one another. Our team understands that we each have a role to play in the patient’s care and attention, and we are fully committed to ensuring that their experience at BioDental Care is pleasant and memorable.” Ruiz adds that his favorite part of working at BioDental Care is when a patient leaves their office thrilled to see their new smile in the mirror, or excited that they can chew properly and have a decent meal. “Nothing makes me happier than hearing their words of gratitude for helping them regain their dental health, smile and confidence,” he says. “Our goal is to meet or exceed their expectations.” Lucio agrees. That is why they also offer transportation from the U.S. side of the border and drive each patient back to the border so they can walk back to the U.S. after their appointment. “If a patient just had major dental surgery, we’ll make sure they are driven back across the border,” he says, adding that many patients enjoy extending their visit across the border, so he’s always happy to offer recommendations on what to do while visiting the area. “There are many delicious restaurants in the district. We’re just a few minutes from the mall and there are many great hotels around here too. Many of our patients turn their trip into a mini-vacation. No matter what your plans are, I can help you book flights, hotels or find restaurants. I am available for all your needs. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring that each patient feels secure and cared for. Anything I can do to help make that happen, I’ll do because your comfort is our top priority.” BioDental Care is located at Av. Luis Cabrera 2071, Ste. 301, in Tijuana, B.C. For more information, call U.S. +1 619-2899709, Mexico +52 664-687-4891 or visit

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Changing the World One Container at a Time by Erin Lehn


essica Bell, co-founder of reVessel, along with her husband Eddie, has come a long way from her fast food upbringing. As a youth, Bell’s family often relied on convenience foods for sustenance. “Back then, it was common to eat that way. But I was a high-level gymnast and what I didn’t realize at the time were the needs of a growing body and how few nutrients that type of food provided,” she says. Fast forward decades later when Bell was diagnosed with an auto-immune condition. “There was so much going on when things spiraled. My mother-in-law was diagnosed with ALS and it was a really rough period for us. Along with losing her to the devastating disease, I was later told that I couldn’t get pregnant,” recalls this passionate health and nutrition advocate. “As soon as I started looking beyond conventional medicine, it became very apparent that our environment has so much to do with our health.” Committed to regaining her health, Bell began using food as her medicine. “Nutrition is a wonderful way to bring the body back into balance. It really opened up my eyes to the relationship between ourselves and nature. I realized there’s really no difference: we are nature.” To ensure access to healthy, nutritious meals, Bell began taking her own food everywhere. “As head chef of the family, I even changed the way we celebrated traditions in our home to make them healthier, looking for enriching experiences rather than refined sweets.” Soon, her whole family was eating a plantdominant diet and regularly exploring new foods. 


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Not long after starting her health quest, Bell’s friends began requesting her meal services. Within a six-week period, she had six families signed up to receive her home-cooked, nutrientdense, budget-friendly meals. “I was excited for the chance to influence a healthier outcome for these families,” she explains. Her only complaint was the delivery mechanism. “Getting meals to everyone become a huge obstacle for me. I’d already been having issues with the containers I used to tote my own food around—not to mention my kids’ lunches. Delivering meals on this level was a whole new hurdle I couldn’t seem to get around.” Bell couldn’t find containers that lived up to her goals of being eco-friendly, versatile, modular, leakproof and food safe. So, she decided to take it into her own hands. “As Seth Godin says, the best way to complain is to provide a solution. We can either be a victim or bring the solution into existence,” shares this conscious entrepreneur. “My mother-in-law left us a financial gift and Eddie and I knew we had to use this seed money to create a healthier world.” The Adventure Kit, reVessel’s innovative multi-tasking lunchbox, pairs perfectly with their mission.  “It’s everything I ever wanted in a meal storage system. Whether you’re packing dry snacks for a hike, leftovers to take to the office or cooking during a camping trip, you can use the container for any of your meal needs,” assures Bell.  Designed by a team of underwater engineers, The Adventure Kit, a versatile, reusable container system, provides great value for only $95 with high function and fashion. “It’s durable and toxin-free, made with bamboo, recycled steel, silicone and the most inert materials for food contact. It creates a circular economy and reduces dependence on plastic. We set very high standards for ourselves and go along with the theory that you shouldn’t expect other people to do something that you’re not willing to do. Instead of normalizing unhealthy things, our goal is to normalize practices that produce health by removing obstacles,” says this mindful consumer. “We look at how our business impacts the local community, the global community and nature. We look at the overall net impact and strive to set a new standard.” Bell appreciates how seamlessly her work and personal life are woven together. “It’s a very powerful place to be. We’re setting ourselves up for amazing alignment and opportunity while dreaming up a better world. We want to be a force to be reckoned with when it comes to eliminating toxins in our food chain—especially for our children—one in two of whom currently face a chronic disease,” she says.  “I love being a vessel for a bigger message that’s no longer self-serving. It’s for humanity and our planet. That’s where I get the strength and confidence to take it to the next level. My mother-in-law gave us the gift of abundance and her legacy will be leaving behind so much grace.”  For more information, and to sign up for giveaways for local cooking classes and prizes, visit 

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Take It Easy on the Eggs Eggs should only be a now and then thing, the latest research from Northwestern Medicine, in Chicago, indicates. The new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at pooled data on 29,615 U.S. racially and ethnically diverse adults with an average of more than 17 years of follow up. It found that for every 300 milligrams (mg) of dietary cholesterol eaten per day, risk of death from heart disease increases by 17 percent and mortality from any cause increases by 18 percent. One large egg has a whopping 186 mg of cholesterol in the yolk, and eating three to four eggs a week increases heart disease mortality by 6 percent and all-cause mortality by 8 percent. Frank Hu, M.D., at the Harvard School of Public Health, comments that low to moderate intake of eggs can be included as part of a healthy eating pattern, but they are not essential. Dietary cholesterol also comes from red meat, processed meat and high-fat dairy products such as butter and whipped cream.

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Eat Plants to Live Longer At least one-third of early deaths could be prevented if people moved to a largely plant-based diet, prominent scientists from Harvard University Medical School have calculated. An international initiative, “Food in the Anthropocene,” published in the medical journal The Lancet, linked plant-based diets not only to improved health worldwide, but also to global sustainability. The report advocates a diet high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes and nuts, and low in red meat, sugar and refined grains. “Unhealthy diets pose a greater risk to morbidity and mortality than does unsafe sex, and alcohol, drug and tobacco use combined,” it concludes.

Savor Cherries to Lower Metabolic Syndrome Risk Montmorency tart cherries, first discovered by Roman legionnaires along the Black Sea, have been shown to have potent antiinflammatory and antioxidant properties, according to scientists. Now a study from the UK’s University of Hertfordshire published in the Journal of Functional Foods has found that the cherries can mitigate factors that lead to metabolic syndrome, a condition that increases the risk of stroke, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Just two hours after being given cherries in the form of juice or capsules, subjects showed significantly decreased systolic blood pressure, and insulin levels were significantly lower after one and three hours compared to those given a placebo.

Use Probiotics to Shed Pounds For the one-third of Americans struggling with obesity, new research on probiotics from the Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, in China, offers a promising approach. In a meta-review of 12 randomized, placebo-controlled studies that tested 821 obese and overweight people, probiotic supplementation was found to significantly reduce body weight, weight circumference and fat mass, and to improve cholesterol and glucose metabolism measures. Probiotics were administered in forms that included sachet, capsule, powder, kefir yogurt and fermented milk, in durations that ranged from eight to 24 weeks. August 2019


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Moon Rocks

Tectonic Activity Shakes Geologists

Long considered to be geologically inactive, our 4.6billion-year-old moon is showing signs of tectonic activity via seismometers deployed between 1969 and 1972 during the NASA Apollo program. Although some “moonquakes” have been recorded near cliff-like fault scarps on the surface, they may be caused by the irregular gravitational effects of orbiting the more massive Earth or extreme temperature differences created by sunlight in the vacuum of space. Employing more sensitive equipment has been proposed for future missions to assist in choosing potential colonization sites. 14

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Climate change has inspired farmers to turn to regenerative agriculture, which pulls carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and stores it in their soil. Regenerative agriculture incorporates the practices of planting trees, cover cropping, no-till farming and rotational grazing. As the groundswell of support grows, 250 soil health bills have been introduced in state and federal legislatures in the last two years. At a U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee climate change hearing, Nebraska soybean farmer Matthew Rezac said that keeping soil healthy, not just reducing greenhouse gas emissions, was a key part of what farmers could do to cool a warming planet. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the bills have different justifications, but they all focus on soil health. As disastrous floods and drought sweep away farmland, the idea that regenerative agriculture could make for more productive farming is gaining traction.

Fluorescent Findings

Artificial Light Tied to Inflammation

Fluorescent lighting is one of the most common sources of artificial light, but new research from Texas State University suggests there may be unexpected consequences at the genetic level. Team member Ronald B. Walter says, “Over the past 60 years, we have increasingly relied on artificial light sources that emit much narrower wavelength spectrums than does the sun. Yet, little research has been conducted to determine gene expression consequences, if any, from use of common artificial light sources.” Their findings, published in the online journal Genes, show increased inflammation in tissue and organs and increased immune response in the subject animals, regardless of whether the species is primarily active in the day or night.


Farmers Responding to Climate Change

Critical habitat is threatened for 12 coral species in Florida, the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean, while all corals worldwide are experiencing dramatic declines due to the impacts of climate change, pollution and overfishing. The Center for Biological Diversity, a Tucson-based nonprofit focused on species protection, intends to file a lawsuit against the federal government for failing to protect coral habitat as required under the Endangered Species Act. Benefits of securing a critical habitat designation from the National Marine Fisheries Service include improved water quality throughout the coastal zone, limits on overfishing, protection of spawning grounds, reduced impact from development and dredging, and reduced human pressures on thousands of species that inhabit the reefs. Nearly 30 percent of all corals have already been lost to warming ocean temperatures and ocean acidification due to greenhouse gas pollution; scientists predict that the rest could be gone by the end of the century without help.


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On Earth Day, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in retail stores that goes into effect next March. It’s estimated that New York uses 23 billion plastic bags every year, with 50 percent ending up in landfills and around cities and waterways. New York is the third state in which plastic bags are illegal, after California and Hawaii.

Solar panels currently generate only about 1 percent of our nation’s energy needs, but new research from the federal National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows that installation of “floatovoltaics”— floating, electricitygenerating photovoltaic panels—on only one-fourth of our manmade reservoirs would generate about 10 percent of U.S. energy needs without taking up valuable real estate. Floatovoltaics cost less to install than traditional, landbased solar panels because there’s no need to clear land or treat soil, and research shows that the natural cooling effect of the water below can boost the solar panels’ power production by up to 22 percent. Of the approximately 100 current floatovoltaic installations, only seven are in the U.S., mostly at wineries in California and water treatment facilities. About 80 percent are in Japan, where limited land and roof space make water-based solar panels especially suitable.



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Pollution Harms Mental and Physical Health

It’s well established that air pollution’s poisons and particles shorten lives, impair learning and increase risk for dementia. Now, a study published this spring in JAMA Psychiatry, which followed 2,232 children in Britain for 18 years, has found significant associations between exposure to air pollution and psychotic experiences during adolescence. Air pollution is believed to be responsible for 7 million deaths per year globally, according to the World Health Organization.

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Opponents Fight Mine in Arizona Desert

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reversed course without explanation, greenlighting the Rosemont copper mine proposed by Canadian mining company Hudbay Minerals in Arizona’s Santa Rita mountains, 30 miles from Tucson. The Corps approved Rosemont’s Clean Water Act permit this spring after recommending its denial more than two years earlier. Environmentalists, local leaders and indigenous people are suing over the violation of this environmentally sensitive habitat. The Tohono O’odham, Pascua Yaqui and Hopi tribes consider the land sacred. The Cienega Aquifer will be severely impacted by a conical pit a mile wide and up to 2,900 feet deep. Tailings will cover miles of streams and trucks would haul an estimated 50 daily shipments of copper concentrate down the adjacent twolane highway.

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Miniature Robots May Become Dental Technicians

A team of engineers, dentists and biologists from the University of Pennsylvania has developed a microscopic robotic cleaning crew that can precisely and non-invasively remove plaque buildup. Instead of the time-consuming and often unpleasant scraping with mechanical tools to remove plaque from teeth, a dentist could deploy either of two types of robotic systems—one designed to work on surfaces and the other to operate inside confined spaces. Robots with catalytic activity could destroy biofilms, the sticky amalgamations of bacteria enmeshed in a protective scaffolding, which would reduce the risk of tooth decay, endodontic infections and implant contamination. The work was published in Science Robotics.

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PARENTING Preparing Kids for the Future by Meredith Montgomery


oday’s children have more opportunities to change the world than ever before. Teenagers are organizing global activism movements, LEGO lovers are mastering robotics and young entrepreneurs are launching successful businesses before they’re old enough to drive. But for Mom and Dad, this fastpaced, technology-driven childhood looks drastically different from their own. To help kids thrive, parents must learn to mindfully embrace today’s modern advances without losing sight of timeless virtues and skills such as kindness, creativity and critical thinking.

Finding Balance

After-school hours used to be filled with outdoor free play in which kids independently developed their natural capabilities as self-learners and creative problem-solvers. The Children & Nature Network has reported that just 6 percent of children ages 9 to 13 play outside on their own. Instead, stress and anxiety are on the rise in our competitive culture as many kids attempt to balance heavy homework loads with an overflowing schedule of extracurricular activities. With the ability to connect to the world at our fingertips, Thomas Murray, director of innovation for Future Ready Schools, in Washington, D.C., notes that devices can also disconnect us from those right next to us. “It’s a massive struggle to find balance and mindfulness, but it’s vitally important. How often do we see an AP [advanced placement] kid that is falling apart emotionally? As parents, we need to recognize that kids have a lot on 16

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their plate—more than ever before.” Salt Lake City-based Courtney Carver, author of Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More, worries that parents are creating résumés for a life their children probably don’t want. On her website, she focuses on living with less clutter, busyness and stress to simplify life and discover what really matters. “It’s challenging to maintain close connections when we’re overwhelmed with what’s in our inbox, or on Instagram or what the kids are looking at online,” she says. On her own journey to practical minimalism, she gained a greater sense of presence with her daughter. “When you can pay attention to a conversation and not feel distracted and antsy, especially with young kids, that is everything,” says Carver.

Managing Technology

The ubiquity of digital devices is a defining difference between today’s youth and that of their elders, making it difficult

It’s a massive struggle to find balance and mindfulness, but it’s vitally important. How often do we see an AP [advanced placement] kid that is falling apart emotionally? ~Thomas Murray

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for parents to relate and know how to set boundaries. As senior parenting editor at nonprofit Common Sense Media, Caroline Knorr helps parents make sense of what’s going on in their kids’ media lives. “We can think of media as a ‘super peer’: When children are consuming it, they’re looking for cues on how to behave and what’s cool and what’s normal.” Parents need to be the intermediary so they can counterbalance the external messages with their own family’s values. Today’s devices are persuasive and


addictive. “As parents, we need to set boundaries, model good digital habits and help kids to self-regulate more—which is our ultimate goal,” Knorr says. To raise good digital citizens, Richard Culatta, CEO of International Society for Technology in Education, in Arlington, Virginia, believes conversations about device use shouldn’t end with screen time limits and online safety. “Ask kids if their technology use is helping them be more engaged and find more meaning in the world or is it pulling them out of the world that they’re in,” he says. “Talk about how to use technology to improve the community around you, recognize true and false info, be involved in democratic processes and making your voice heard about issues you care about.” Parents are often uncomfortable with their kids socializing digitally, but Culatta encourages the introduction of interactive media sooner rather than later, so they understand how to engage with the world online before they are old enough to have social media accounts. Geocaching, which uses GPS-enabled devices to treasure hunt, and citizen science apps provide family-friendly opportunities to engage in both outdoor activities and online communities. “The majority of our kids will need these digital communication skills to be

able to work with anyone at any time,” says Murray. He’s witnessed the impact of connecting classrooms around the world, observing, “When students learn to navigate time zones and language barriers to communicate and collaborate, they see that they can solve the world’s problems together.”

Raising Innovators

“The world doesn’t care how much our children know; what the world cares about is what they do with what they know,” says Tony Wagner, senior research fellow at the Learning Policy Institute, an education research and policy nonprofit in Palo Alto, California. In his latest book, Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for The Innovation Era, he emphasizes the importance of creative problem-solving and the joy of discovery, especially as

more jobs become automated. “We’re born with a temperament of creative problem solvers. But then something happens. The longer kids are in school, the fewer questions they ask, the more they worry about getting the right answer and fewer and fewer think of themselves as creative in any way,” he says. “Instead of listening and regurgitating, kids need to learn how to find and be a critical consumer of information,” says Murray. Fewer employers are asking for college transcripts—including Google—as they discover the disconnect between what students are taught and what innovative skills they actually need. While most schools are slow to adapt to the modern needs of the future workforce, parents can proactively foster the entrepreneurial spirit and discourage a fear of failure at home by offering safe opportunities for risk-taking and independence. After speaking extensively with compelling young innovators around the world, Wagner discovered

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that their parents explicitly encouraged three things: play, passion and purpose. Their children were provided with many opportunities to explore new interests, as well as to learn from their mistakes. “The parents intuitively understood that more important than IQ is grit, perseverance and tenacity. You don’t develop that when Mom is yelling at you to practice; you develop it because you have a real interest.” To create a culture of innovation, Murray encourages teachers and parents to get to know the interests, passions and strengths of today’s children “and prove to them every day that they matter.” When that interest blossoms into a passion, it can lead to a deeper sense of purpose and a desire to make a difference. According to Wagner, this happens when parents and teachers instill one simple, but profound moral lesson, “We are not here on this Earth primarily and only to serve ourselves; we have some deep, profound obligation to give back and to serve others.”

Teaching Kindness

In a culture that is obsessed with selfies and threatened by cyberbullies, it’s a tough task for parents to teach compassion and kindness. “We need to create an intentional family culture where virtues like kindness and respect are talked about, modeled, upheld, celebrated and practiced in everyday life. What we do over and over gradually shapes our character, until it becomes second nature—part of who we are,” says Thomas Lickona, Ph.D., a developmental psychologist and education professor emeritus at the State University of New York College at Cortland, and author of How to Raise Kind Kids: And Get Respect, Gratitude, and a Happier Family in the Bargain. Sesame Workshop’s 2016 Kindness Study found that 70 percent of parents worry that the world is an unkind place for their kids, but Scarlett Lewis believes it’s all in our mind, saying, “When you choose love, you transform how you see the world from a scary and anxiety-producing place to a loving and welcoming one.” After losing her 6-year-old son Jesse in the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, she attributed the tragedy to an angry thought in the mind of the shooter. Her compassion fueled the founding of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement to educate and encourage individuals to choose loving thoughts over angry ones. “Although we can’t always choose what happens to us, we can always choose how to respond,” she says. The evidence-based Choose Love Enrichment Program teaches children to live a life with courage and gratitude, practice forgiveness and be compassionate individuals. While we don’t want to overwhelm kids with all the evils in the world, Lickona notes that it is valuable to make them aware of human suffering and how we can help. “Cultivate the belief that we’re all members of a single human family. Teach [them] that one of the most important ways to show gratitude for the blessings in our life is to give back.” Meredith Montgomery publishes Natural Awakenings of Gulf Coast Alabama/Mississippi (

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bout 10 years ago, Kim Krouth’s dog, Buckeye, was suffering from severe allergy symptoms. The mixed-breed shepherd was licking and biting her paws until her toe pads were bleeding. “Our conventional vet prescribed steroids,” recalls Krouth. “It helped some, but also agitated Buckeye. When I found out that other side effects could include serious health problems, I didn’t want to put her at risk.” The Madison, Wisconsin, animal lover headed to a holistic pet supply store to ask about alternative treatments for the dog’s allergies. She learned about herbal remedies, and was advised to take Buckeye to a holistic veterinarian. “Treating her holistically seemed like a better option than the side effects of treatment with drugs,” she says. The holistic veterinarian recommended acupuncture. It helped, but the dog later became sensitive to the needles. At that point, she was given homeopathic plant-based treatments that worked well with no side effects. Buckeye, now 15, has also received laser light therapy and spinal manipulation to help with mobility in her senior years.

The Holistic Difference

Holistic veterinarians have been treating dogs, cats, chickens, livestock and exotic animals across the nation for some time, but many people aren’t entirely clear about how their approach—and their training— differs from a conventional vet. Both enter the profession after earning a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree.

Holistic practitioners can then choose to train in a variety of modalities, including acupuncture, herbs and physical rehabilitation, plus trigger point, megavitamin and stem cell therapies. “Any method that is sufficiently different from conventional medicine requires extra training ... over a period of weeks, months or years,” says Nancy Scanlan, DVM, the executive director of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation, in Mount Shasta, California. Veterinarians, holistic or not, typically do the same initial examination of an animal, she says. From there, a holistic vet may look at additional areas or assess things in a slightly different way. “For example, someone trained in veterinary osteopathy or veterinary chiropractic would explore the range of motion of joints or the spine.” In treatment, holistic DVMs use an integrative approach. The goal is to look at the animal as a whole and treat the underlying condition, rather than treating the symptoms. “Integrative medicine is about broadening our medical options, blending both conventional medical and holistic approaches. It focuses on client education and participation in the healing process of their pet,” says Danielle Becton, DVM, of Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital, in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida.

Holistic veterinarians may also choose to use fewer conventional drugs and limited vaccinations. “Vaccine titers can be used to determine if a patient has adequate antibodies to a disease to create immunity,” says Becton. “If a pet is already immune, they may not need another vaccine booster that year.” Becton and Scanlan agree that alternative treatments such as acupuncture, laser therapy or massage can be used in lieu of drugs for pain management. However, Scanlan does note that in an acute or emergency situation, many natural methods do not work fast enough, “and that is when holistic veterinarians are more likely to use drugs.”

Choosing a Holistic Veterinarian

Pet owners seek out holistic veterinarians for different reasons. In Krouth’s case, it was the unacceptable side effects to drugs that led her to explore other options. Becton points out that she gets clients looking for a more natural approach for their pets after they personally have had success with human integrative medicine. However, it’s important that pets are treated by professionals that are trained to treat animals. People with holistic training for humans may not understand animal anatomy or physiology. Ultimately, choosing a veterinarian is a personal decision, and seeing a beloved pet thrive is the best confirmation that it was the right one. “We are so glad that we still have Buckeye at this golden age, and believe it’s due to holistic care that she has lived a comfortable, long life,” says Krouth. Julie Peterson lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband, dogs and chickens. She has contributed to Natural Awakenings for more than a decade. Contact her at August 2019


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ALL MONTH LONG Animals in Action Experience – See exotic cats climb and jump, feed flamingos and much more. Bring your camera to this fun and interactive experience, as we bring the animals out to you for an up-close view. Our expert trainers will also take you behind the scenes to feed, touch or help train some of our animal ambassadors. You will hear amazing stories about each animal you meet and find out how the San Diego Zoo is helping to save species here and around the world. Some animals are unique to this experience and can be viewed only by attending Animals in Action. Reserve your spot today. Ages 5 and up. Animal experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health and safety needs. 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, 92101. Visit for more information. Back to Nature – Forget your worries, escape the hustle and bustle of the city and reconnect with your wild roots. Join us for Back to Nature, an interactive exhibit featuring new animals such as parrots, mice, iguanas, falcons, frogs and more. Be among the first to walk through our new Native Pollinator Garden, attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and bees while learning about the role of native pollinators in our everyday lives.


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Living Coast Discovery Center, 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, 91910. 619-409-5900. Balboa Park Tour – This approximately threehour tour is filled with larger-than-life stories, interesting legends and fun facts. Fantastic tour guides will regale you with historic tales of San Diego’s past as you traverse the city on your way to Balboa Park. Weekdays only. $109. San Diego Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals, 1355 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, 92101. 805-650-7770. Butterfly Jungle – Thousands of beautiful butterflies flit, float and flutter around you in this much anticipated annual celebration. Guests can walk through the Butterfly Jungle, a greenhouse filled with butterflies of all colors and sizes. There’s a special thrill in being surrounded by these fluttering beauties—and guests wearing bright colors may find the winged wonders perching on them. Free with admission. San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, 92027-9614. Cart Safari – Travel by cart with a knowledgeable guide, who will enlighten you about the Park’s inside story and answer any questions you may

have about our animals. This personalized tour will allow you great photo stops and a unique opportunity to watch one of our African animals receive a tasty treat. All ages may join this safari. Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult. Ages 0-2 must sit on adult lap. $54 and up. Admission is separate and required. San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, 92027. 619718-3000. Make Adult Use Cannabis Legal in Oceanside – Come to the One Minute Cannabist to sign the city initiative and put local access on the ballot for the next election. 3041 Industry St, Ste B, Oceanside. Call 760-760-2020 or visit OneMinuteCannabist. com for office hours. Remember Me Thursday Orphaned Object Sale – When you donate $25 or more during the month of August, you will receive a certificate for 25% off your entire purchase that you can use for the next 30 days. All sales at Orphaned Objects directly benefit the pets and programs at the center. Orphaned Objects Resale Shop, 6265 Helen Woodward Way, Ste B, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventures – 8:30am-1pm. Blue Whale Watching Adventures depart conveniently from downtown San Diego, Friday to Monday. This is a great opportunity in San Diego to get an up-close and personal whale watching experience. Perfect for families, kids, out-of-town visitors and locals alike. $55 adults; Sat/Sun, $65 adults. Hornblower Cruises and Events, 970 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, 92101. 619-686-8715.

Summer Critter Camp – 9am-3pm. An exciting summer awaits at Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Summer Critter Camp. For ages Preschool to 8th Grade. Make new memories, learn and interact with animals big and small and make new friends. Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo – 9am-8pm. Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during nighttime zoo. Come “rock and roar” every day this summer with live music, fun shows and special animal encounters. The fun begins before the sun goes down with an amazing trampoline act, Dr. Zoolittle’s special performances and Africanthemed entertainment for the whole family. Musicians will serenade and engage guests with tunes ranging from classic rock riffs to jaunty brass band sounds to the sweet beats from throughout Africa. Included with admission. San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, 92101. PublicRelations@ Living with Animals – 10am-5pm. Whether we see an animal as a pet, a pest or food has changed over time and across cultures, making our relationships with them dynamic and complex, to say the least. Take a journey with us and discover all the surprising, unique and inspiring ways that we live with animals. You’ll find we’re not human without them. Exhibit free with general admission. San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, San Diego, 92101. 619-239-2001. MuseumOfMan@ SEA the Change – 10am-5pm. Come imagine a better world with both humans and wildlife positively impacting one another. Drawing from artistic elements, SEA the Change seeks to inspire new ideas for making a difference in your own community. You will discover the issues our local wildlife face daily by stepping into their shoes while enjoying exciting interactive exhibits, nature-influenced art and new animal ambassadors that connect and inspire the love of nature in each one of us. Adults (13+) $16. Children (3-12) $11 and 0-2 free. Living Coast Discovery Center, 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, 91910. 619-409-5900.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 Writing From The Body Playshop – 7am5pm. Awaken your Voice Through Writing and Movement. Blocked in any area of your life? Want to develop your creativity? Jumpstart your writing, embody your unique movements, create and renew, and heal. All skills welcome. West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 90066. For more info and cost visit

MONDAY, AUGUST 5 Finding Your Soul Purpose – 6-7pm. As a soul, our purpose in this life is to wake up spiritually and connect to that light of consciousness in each us that never dies. To do this, we set up life lessons and teachers in many forms to help uncover this light and find your own unique way of manifesting that into the world. Explore and uncover the lessons you set up for yourself and connect more deeply with your sense of spiritual purpose and awareness. $25/$20 w/RSVP two days prior. Intuitive Insights, 4455 Morena Blvd, Ste 108, San Diego, 92117.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 31st Annual Taste of Encinitas – 5:30-8:30pm. Treat your taste buds to food samples from 30+ restaurants and enjoy local wine and craft beer served at 19 sip stops at the Encinitas Taste of MainStreet. $45 per person includes all food and drink samples. N Coast Hwy 101 & Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, 92116.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 Expand Your Health Practice Fast – 6-7:30pm. Attention health, wellness and beauty experts! Everything works well in your practice, you love what you do and are very good at it, but often feel alone with many business questions and you can’t get quick, precise answers. Do you have unanswered burning questions but don’t want to attend a seminar that ends in a sales pitch? Your answer is our Mastermind— a community of highly dedicated successful health professionals who support each other in a safe environment. 2210 Encinitas Blvd, Ste L, Encinitas, 92024. For more info or to RSVP (required), 760633-3328 or Oceanside International Film Festival – Aug 7-11. Showcases features, documentaries, shorts, animation and student works along with workshops and after-parties. Film industry guests and audience members alike will appreciate the ocean-infused atmosphere surrounding the city, where the festival is held. $10-$70. Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, 92054.

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viewing of art under natural light and purchase artwork directly from the finest artists in the region. The beautiful outdoor setting, surrounding a picturesque rose garden, is flat, grassy and easily accessible for both artists and attendees. Free. Arts District Liberty Station, 2645 Historic Decatur, San Diego, 92106. Guided Evening Bird Walk – 7-9pm. Join MTRP birders Jeanne Raimond and Millie Basden for a guided evening bird walk along Father Junípero Serra Trail and into the grasslands. Learn about the unique features of owls and look and listen for owls, nighthawks, poorwills, bats, deer and other creatures of the night. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring along water. Walks are canceled if raining. Free. Bushy Hill Parking Lot, Santee, 92071.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 Surf Dog Lessons – Get your pup ready to hit the waves at the 14th annual Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon by taking a lesson first from the pros at SoCal Surf Dog. Get your pup comfortable on the water, improve on their surf skills and have a good time. Del Mar Dog Beach, 3200 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 92014. For times and more info visit Cardiff Dog Days of Summer – 11am-6pm. San Diego County’s largest dog-centric event. Watch or enter in six different dog contests including cutest puppy, best looking big dog, best looking small dog, best trick, best dressed and dog/ owner look-a-like. Enjoy a wide variety of music throughout the event at the Main Stage and in the Beer & Wine Oasis. Bring your pup and enjoy a beer while listening to these local legends. Free. Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, 92007. Native American Flute Circle – 1-3pm. See the San Diego Native American Flute Players in the outdoor amphitheater on the back terrace of the visitor center. Enjoy listening to the peaceful sounds in the beautiful natural setting. One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, 92119. 619-6683281.

MONDAY, AUGUST 12 Shamanism: The Path to Enlightenment – 7-9pm. In this workshop, we will learn what it means to be a Shaman. How we can use our gifts to serve humanity, why it is so important at this time in history to use shamanism and much more. $40 or $35 with two days prior calling 858-5097582 or signing up at institute. Intuitive Insights, 4455 Morena Blvd, Ste 108, San Diego, 92117.

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Bus Trip to Yosemite National Park – Aug 1418. The ascent to 10,845 foot Hoffmann’s jagged peak crams 1,500 feet of climbing into 1.5 exposed miles. It is well worth it, because being close to the geographic center of the park, we will get 360 degree views of all the peaks in the park. With binoculars, you can even see the hikers climbing North Dome. If we have time, we might hike towards Ten Lakes Basin or McGee Lake. Hanging out in camp is also an option. Be prepared for bugs. $230. Contact PJ Jeffery at AugustBusTrip@ For more info and to register, visit

Guided Nature Walk – 9:30-11am. Join a MTRP Trail Guide on a guided nature walk and learn about the plants, animals, geology, history and ecology of the park on one of the scenic trails. The park is constantly changing, so see and learn new things on walks throughout the year. The trails used are easy, but have uneven surfaces and some involve steps, so be sure to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring along water. A hat and sunscreen are also recommended. Walks are canceled if raining. Free. One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, 92119. 619-668-3281.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 Nature Story & Craft with a Ranger – 10-11am. Children ages 5-10 are invited to join Ranger Heidi for a nature story, followed by an arts-and-craft project related to the theme of the story. Free, but space is limited, so RSVP at 619-668-3279. One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, 92119.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19 Women’s Healing Clinic – 7:30-9pm. Ladies, come in and get a healing on your female energy and issues. No appointment necessary. Receive a psychic reading on any female related topic. $10. Intuitive Insights, 4455 Morena Blvd, Ste 108, San Diego, 92117.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival – 10am-9:30pm. Aug 23-35. Screening over 150+ films from 30+ countries. American filmmakers as well as film delegations from China, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Japan, India, France, UK, Germany and many more will appear at the event. With goals to promote positive educational impact on children and the youth, the festival actively supports innovative films made by filmmakers from around the globe. $5+. Chulman Auditorium St, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, 92011.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 Fee Free Day – The entrance fee is waived at Cabrillo National Monument. There are only a few days a year this occurs so don’t miss out. Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, 92106. 619-559-5450. 15th Annual LeucadiART Walk – 10am-5pm. A revival of the original ‘80s art event in historic Leucadia with art, entertainment, a children’s art pavilion and more. Free. N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, 92024.

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daily Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure – Turn Downtown San Diego into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a threehour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Start when you want and play at your pace. Only $39.20 for a team (2-5 people). Promo: SDEVENT. Amazing Scavenger Hunts by Urban Adventure Quest, 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, 92110. 805-603-5620. Free 15-Minute Phone Consultation for Health and Success – Discover how you can achieve ultimate happiness and health with InteriorWerx. Clear emotional and energetic abnormalities that cause dis-ease, such as anxiety, pain, sadness, discomfort, allergies, recurring physical injury and more. There is immediate relief from symptoms, bringing health back to true form. Free. 312-4797893. Schedule: Full Day Coastal Experience – Ride with us on our unique B.Y.O.B. full-day coastal adventure. Start the day off at our pick-up location, Liberty Public Market. We recommend guests to show up early so they can roam around the market before we venture up north to Encinitas and begin our tour down the famous Highway 1. Our stops include some of San Diego’s best beaches, beach bars and local eats. We want you to see and feel the amazing laid-back lifestyle we live for here in San Diego. Bottled water and small snacks. Takes place citywide. 858-284-0689. TodoBienTours@ Make Adult Use Cannabis Legal in Oceanside – Come to the One Minute Cannabist to sign the city initiative and put local access on the ballot for the next election. 3041 Industry St, Ste B, Oceanside. Call 760-760-2020 or visit OneMinuteCannabist. com for office hours. Yoga Classes – Days and times vary. Iyengar for beginners and advanced practitioners. Iyengar Yoga Center of North County, 2210 Encinitas Blvd, Ste U, Encinitas, 92024. 760-632-0040. Donations Accepted – 10am-7pm, Mon-Sat; 11am-6pm, Sun. All profits support individuals with Autism and other developmental or learning disabilities. TERI Inspired Resale, 1024 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, 92054. 760-722-1880. Shop. SUNDAY Reiki Levels 1, 2, Master and Teacher – Nationally certified courses. One-day classes. Ongoing throughout the year. Earn CE credits. More info: 760-593-4595. San Diego River Garden Volunteer Work Party – 9-11am. 2nd and 4th Sun. Weeding, watering,

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pruning, trail maintenance and other light gardening projects. Family friendly. Tools provided. 3334 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, 92108. RSVP: 619-297-7380. Guided Nature Walk – 9:30-11am, Sun, Wed, Sat. Guided walk from the Visitor Center on one of three trails. Learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619668-3281. Grow Getters: Learn How to Propagate – 10am. 1st Sun. Learn more about propagation and potting plants. Help us grow our growing area. Free. Alta Vista Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, 92084. Info and sign up: Free Special Access Tour at The Garden – 10am11am. 3rd Sun. Have trouble navigating the terrain of The Garden? Let us take you for a ride. Explore The Garden from the comfortable Verbeck Shuttle with a Garden Docent. This tour seats only four to five people. Advanced reservations required. Free. Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, 92019. Register: 619-6600614 x16. Qigong in The Garden – 10-11:30am. 4th Sun. Instructor Reyna Lerma will guide students through the ancient Chinese health series that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Free, $10 suggested donation. The Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, 92019. 619-660-0614. RSVP: Spirit Dance: Ecstatic Dance and Moving Meditation – 10am-Noon. Join us for a simple yet profound ecstatic dance. $10-$20 sliding scale. Malashock Studio, 2650 Truxton Rd, Ste 200, San Diego, 92106. More info: 619-787-2389 or

monday Volunteer Bird Count – 7:30am-Noon. 2nd Mon. All levels of experience welcome. For more info and to receive an automatic reply with meeting location, contact Robert Patton at Birds@SanElijo. org. Bird Watching Monday – 8am. 1st Mon. Discover the fascinating birds and the unique art of birdwatching. San Diego Botanical Garden, 230 Quail Garden Dr, Encinitas, 92024. 760-532-0917. San Diego Horticultural Society Meeting – 6-9pm. 2nd Mon. All welcome. Free/member, $15/nonmember. Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Dr, San Diego, 92122. More info: 760-295-7089 or Women’s Healing Clinic – 7:30-9pm. Every third Monday night. Ladies come in and get a healing on your female energy and issues. No appointment necessary. Receive a psychic reading on any female related topic. $10. Intuitive Insights, 4455 Morena Blvd, Ste 108, San Diego, 92117. Call 858-5097582.

tuesday Free Admission to the Japanese Friendship Garden – 3rd Tues. Enjoy a refreshing stroll through the garden and stop by the activity booths in the upper garden. Free. 2215 Pan American Rd, San Diego, 92101. 619-232-2721.

Bird Walk – 3-4pm. Take a leisurely stroll down the McCoy Trail and view and learn about some of the 370 species of birds that live or stop by this reserve on their yearly migration. Walks begin at the Visitor Center unless otherwise noted on calendar and happen the1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month. Bring binoculars if you have them. All ages welcome. No reservations required. Free. Tijuana River Valley Regional Park Visitor Center, 2310 Hollister St, San Diego, 92154. 619-428-2946. Family Discovery Walk – 3-4:30pm. 4th Sun. Walk and help your children discover the wonder and beauty of nature. Walks highlight the many changes that occur in the park throughout the year. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring water. Canceled if raining. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-668-3281.

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$15 Yoga Classes – 11:15am. Bring your child into class with you for Vinyasa Mama Tues and Thurs. Nature’s Whisper Yoga, 4205 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92103. 760-213-1110. Chair Yoga at OMC – Noon-1:15pm. A Gentle Route to Greater Fitness for Your Mind and Body. If your doctor says you should exercise more, then chair yoga may be an ideal place to begin. Chair yoga is an all-inclusive, gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or standing with the aid of a chair. $10. One Minute Cannabist, 3041 Industry St, Ste B Oceanside. Sign up at A Gathering of Priestesses Live Online Video Show – 6pm. With special guests each week. For more info: California Native Plant Society San Diego Chapter – 7pm. 3rd Tues (except Aug and Dec). Free lectures on a variety of California native plant topics. Have an unknown plant? Bring it to be identified. Open to the public. Casa Del Prado, Balboa Park, Rm 101 or 104, 1800 El Prado, San Diego, 92101.

wednesday River Rescue – 9am-Noon. 1st and 3rd Wed. Team attacks and removes smaller and harder-to-reach trash sites along the river. All tools and supplies provided. More info: 619-297-7380 or Doug@ Guided Nature Walk – 9:30-11am, Sun, Wed, Sat. Guided walk from the Visitor Center on one of three trails. Learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619668-3281. Wednesday Trail Walk – 10am. 1st Wed. Explore trails of Balboa Park with a ranger. Leisurely pace. Difficulty level varies; check trail map. Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, 92101. 619-2351122.

Cannabis Navigator – 3-6pm. Is the product you bought not working? Did you have a bad experience? Are you new to the world of cannabis use? We’ll help you navigate product selection and proper use to maximize your results. $10. One Minute Cannabist, 3041 Industry St, Ste B, Oceanside. Sign up at

thursday Trains, Paints and Plants at San Diego Botanic Garden – 10-11am. Three of a kid’s favorite things in one place: trains, paints and gardening. San Diego Botanic Garden’s motorman-engineer James runs his unique trains and answers your train-obsessed tot’s questions about the mode of transport. Nature related crafts and plant potting round out this fun-filled hour. Ages 1 to 6. Free with admission or membership. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr, San Diego. 760436-3036. Shelter Island Walk and Talk Bunch – 1011:15am. Take a walk from the parking lot at Bali Hai to the end of Shelter Island and back (2.2-mile roundtrip). Some go to lunch after. Free. Bali Hai, 2230 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, 92106. Balboa Park History Stroll – 11am-Noon. Specially trained History Center guides lead this easy-paced stroll through the park, revealing many of the intriguing aspects of its past, present and future. Reservations requested, but walk-ups welcome. $10-$12. San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, 92101. $15 Yoga Classes – 11:15am. Bring your child into class with you for Vinyasa Mama Tues and Thurs. Nature’s Whisper Yoga, 4205 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92103. 760-213-1110.

Junior Rangers at Tijuana Estuary – 3:304:30pm. Jr. Rangers ages 7 to 12 learn about the ecology of estuaries, the importance of wetlands and will discover an appreciation for this disappearing ecosystem by participating in related hands-on activities featuring different topics at each session. Kids can earn patches, buttons and more as they progress through the program. Programs are held rain or shine. Free. Imperial Beach, Tijuana Estuary, 301 Caspian Way, San Diego.

friday Mac’s Kids Corner – 10-11am. Is your child fascinated by trains and moving toys? Then this is the play group and story time for you. Come and meet parents and make new friends while in a learning environment. There are lots of indoor and outdoor fun activities for the kids including stories about trains, crafts, puppets, paints and more. Included with admission. Balboa Park, San Diego Model Railroad Museum, 1649 El Prado, San Diego. Go Ice Skating at Poway Ice Arena – 1:454:30pm. Bundle up in warm clothes and go enjoy a public skate session for all ages and skating levels at Poway Ice Arena. The whole family can do this activity together as a fun and novel way to get some exercise. $12 admission; $3 skate rentals. Poway Ice Arena, 2455 Kerran St, San Diego. PowayIce. San Diego River Coalition – 3-4:30pm. 3rd Fri. Meet other people interested in the river, to exchange ideas and experiences, and to learn the latest news about the San Diego River Park. Open to the public. Mission Valley Library, Community Rm, 2123 Fenton Pkwy, San Diego, 92108.

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Friday Night Liberty – 5-9pm. 1st Fri. Evening of free open artist studios, galleries and performances throughout NTC Arts and Cultural District at Liberty Station. NTC Command Center, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, 92106. More info, Whitney Roux: 619-573-9300. WRoux@

Free Garden Tour – 10am. Tour the lush, colorful and water-wise garden with a knowledgeable garden docent. Bring your questions and hear the secrets and stories that make our garden special. Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, 92019. 619-660-0614.



Free Family Arts Activities – 10am. 2nd Sat. Explore various artistic mediums. Materials provided. All ages welcome. Free. California Center for the Arts, Art and Education Studios, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, 92925.

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Guided Bird Walk – 8-10am. 3rd Sat. Join MTRP trail guide and resident birder Jeanne Raimond for an adventure in bird watching. If you have binoculars and/or a field guide, please bring them. For location: Wildlife Tracking Walks – 8:30-10:30am. 1st Sat. Learn to recognize and identify various signs left behind by resident wildlife. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-668-3281. Poolside Yoga and Mimosas – 9-10am. A beautiful morning of bubbly and Namaste. We will begin with a 60-minute Vinyasa class on our rooftop pool deck. Next, we will celebrate our accomplishments with a mimosa in the beautiful San Diego sunshine. Complimentary yoga mats are available. Classes are complimentary for AquaVie members, $10 for Westgate Hotel guests, $20 for the public. AquaVie Spa & Wellness Club, 234 Broadway, San Diego, 92101. 619-557-3663 or San Elijo Lagoon Volunteer Work Party – 9-11am. 3rd Sat. Locations vary, and activities typically include habitat restoration, invasive plant removal, planting of new native plants, trash pickup and removal and trail maintenance. More info: Ruffin Canyon Care Restoration – 9am-Noon. 1st Sat. Bring gloves and hand tools if have, but loaners available. Wear hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes and long sleeves. Ruffin Canyon, 9298 Shawn Ave, San Diego. RSVP: 619-297-7380. Dog Beach Cleanup – 9am-Noon. 2nd Sat. You and your friendly dog are invited to join Friends of Dog Beach at our regular beach cleanups. All cleanup supplies provided, along with treats for you and your dog. Dog Beach, North Ocean Beach. More info: 619-523-1700. BeachCleanup.htm. Yoga in the Garden – 9:30-10:30am. Get in touch with nature, relax your body and renew your spirit. Basic yoga flow format. No prior yoga experience required. $10/drop-in. Alta Vista Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, 92084. More info: Guided Nature Walk – 9:30-11am, Sun, Wed, Sat. Guided walk from the Visitor Center on one of three trails. Learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619668-3281.

Kids in the Garden – 10am-Noon. 2nd Sat. New topic each month. $5/child (accompanied adults free); free/members. Alta Vista Gardens, Children’s Garden, 1270 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, 92084. Reserve: 760-822-6824 or FarmerJones@ Ride the Trains at Poway – 10am-4pm. All aboard. Little train lovers can go to Poway-Midland Railroad every Saturday. Adults/$2.50-$3.50; $1/ Kids. Poway-Midland Railroad, 14134 Midland Rd, San Diego. Famosa Slough Work Party – 1-2:30pm. 3rd Sat. Meet along W Pt Loma Blvd about 200 ft east of the corner of Famosa Blvd and W Pt Loma Blvd. RSVP: 619-224-4591. Birding Basics Class – 1-2:30pm. Last Sat. Join MTRP trail guide and knowledgeable birder Winona Sollock for a class to learn five simple techniques for identifying birds at a glance and how to use a field guide. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-668-3281. Old Town State Native Plant Landscape – 1-3pm. 2nd Sat. Do some work at the Old Town Native Plant Landscape, a recreation of the landscape that provided for the needs of Native Americans in our region before the arrival of Europeans in 1769. Old Town State Historic Park, corner of Taylor St and Congress St, San Diego, 92110. More info: Friends of Famosa Slough Bird Walk – 1-3pm. 3rd Sat. An easy walk with good views of a variety of birds and salt marsh habitat. Free. Meet at the kiosk by the corner of Famosa Blvd and W Pt Loma Blvd, San Diego, 92138. 619-224-4591.

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