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The Dime: Ten Times the Fun

The Dime: Ten Times the Fun

The Dime is bursting on the scene as Ventura County's private all- inclusive picnic and party! Experience 10, each, of our favorite Wineries, Breweries, Spirits and Food Trucks. Enjoy the afternoon and sunset on a secluded and breathtaking ...

Free Yoga in the Santa Monica Mountains

Free Yoga in the Santa Monica Mountains

There’s a miracle around every corner on the trails in the Santa Monica Mountains northwest of Los Angeles. In June, a hiker might have come across a group of colorfully dressed yogis of all ages and sizes stretching and posing under the giant ...

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Stagecoach Music Festival Girl’s Getaway Weekend

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Stagecoach Music Festival Girl’s Getaway Weekend

The Stagecoach Music Festival is coming April 27 – 29 and it will be the perfect girl’s getaway. Sure, you could take your husband or your kids, but why would you want to do that on a girl’s weekend? The last five years I’ve ...

An Adult Playdate: Sipurbia

An Adult Playdate: Sipurbia

Apparently, the suburbs have been starving for adult activities. I mean, we here in Agoura Hills and the Conejo Valley, in general, are bursting with things to do for children, to do for families, to do for everyone it seems like except adults. ...

Finding Your Alternate Universe

Finding Your Alternate Universe

A shorter version of this article first appeared in the Acorn. I recently had the chance of sitting down with prolific yoga master, Shiva Rea, for a fireside chat. OK, maybe she was driving on the freeway and talking to me through her cell phone

Love of Flying

Love of Flying

When I was in college, I read an assigned book in my women’s psychology class,  written by Erica Jong, called Fear of Flying. She used flying as a metaphor for the limitations we put on ourselves. I’m not saying I don’t do that anymore but

Shakti Fest: An Untypical Girl’s Weekend

Shakti Fest: An Untypical Girl’s Weekend

A shorter version of this article appears in Yogi Times. I thought I was tough. I was sporty and strong in the unremarkable gym sort of way. When I took my first yoga class, it was a level 2/3 on a VHS tape. A measly level 1 beginner class ...

Out Of This World Convention

Out Of This World Convention

Many wonder if there’s life beyond our planet, alien beings who may visit our world or who have shaped our history in some way through past visitations. Others just scoff at the idea of aliens, saying if they haven’t seen it, it must not exist. ...

Giving Mothers the Gift of Peace

Giving Mothers the Gift of Peace

(This article originally appeared in YogiTimes Magazine – I just added all these groovy pictures) One thing no one ever tells an expectant mother is the arrival of her beautiful, cooing little bundle of chub will be the departure of her ...