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30 Dec 2020: Finding Clarity in 2020

This year something remarkable happened. The bay became crystal clear. I can stand on the surrounding boardwalk and see the bottom. I can go to the end of a dock and see even deeper to the ocean floor. I can see the eel grass, the schools of minnows, the stingrays and the scatterings of shells. I’m no marine biologist, but it is a safe assumption that this is a COVID-related occurrence. Less industry, fewer cars, less runoff, less leaky rental boat traffic have set the stage for a remarkable comeback for a bay I never realized was not existing at its full potential.

Debbie-Allen

11 Dec 2020: Debbie Allen is GYNOMITE!

It’s been 40 years since icon Debbie Allen starred in Fame, but she is still pushing the limits on her spectacular career. Allen has received three Emmys for outstanding choreography, two Tonys for her performances in West Side Story and Sweet Charity, and a Golden Globe for her performance in Fame.

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10 Dec 2020: Home Alone Quarantine Entertainment Guide

Here we go again… As much of California is now under a stay-at-home order through the holidays, we all need some entertainment to keep us occupied and distracted over the next few weeks/months. Normally, we would probably have a full social calendar of events and activities, but for now we have to be content with home base. So cozy up and make your way through our list of things to watch, read and listen to while you are at home.

cannabis-and-sleep

04 Dec 2020: Cannabis & Sleep

Primary insomnia is sleeplessness that is not derived from medical or environmental causes, and sufferers find it difficult to go to sleep or stay asleep. Estimates vary, but 30-60 percent of adults say they have poor sleep several nights per week. Often, the mind is overactive and doesn’t allow rest. Insomnia can also occur during times of stress which releases the hormone cortisol.

cannabis-and-pain

03 Dec 2020: Why is Cannabis Used for Pain?

Pain is the most common condition which patients say they use cannabis. Across the country it comes in as the top reason in multiple surveys of medical marijuana patients, reaching 90% in some states. This is no surprise, as approximately one in every four Americans, have experienced pain that lasts longer than 24 hours, and millions more feel acute pain. Arthritis, the most common cause of joint pain, eventually affects half of the adult population. These are just a few of the reasons why patients use cannabis to treat pain.

kim-ng-Marlins

24 Nov 2020: Kim Ng is GYNOMITE!

Kim Ng made history this month when she was named General Manager for Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins: a first for a female and for an Asian American.  This isn’t the first First in her storied career.Kim’s career began as a 29 year-old intern for the Chicago White Sox.  There she became Assistant Director of Operations.  In 1995 she became the youngest person to present a salary arbitration case in Major League Baseball.  

Brooke-Kenerson

23 Nov 2020: Teens in a Pandemic

This pandemic doesn’t seem to be an ideal situation for…well, anyone and everyone. As challenging and unfamiliar as the last 8 months have been, the reality is we are now deep into our “new normal” with uncertainty for when the chaos will settle. As college kids return home for Thanksgiving, we thought it could be helpful to hear advice and outlook from a college student, minus the tension and frustration that might come from a conversation with one of your own children.

strong-women

13 Nov 2020: Why Do Strong Women Irk Us?

I sat with my feelings and I realized: The knee-jerk reaction I’m having to this girl is a direct result of my training. I have been conditioned to mistrust and dislike strong, confident, happy girls and women. We all have. Studies prove that the more powerful, successful, and happy a man becomes, the more people trust and like him. But the more powerful and happy a woman becomes, the less people like and trust her.

endometriosis

08 Nov 2020: Endometriosis Releaf

Many of our fellow sisters are suffering. Between 10 and 20 percent of American women have endometriosis during their reproductive years. The condition can begin as early as a girl’s first period, and isn’t always resolved by menopause. None of that is good news, however cannabis might just be the answer for women suffering from endometriosis.