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Friday, October 30, 2015

Yoga Heals Vet

(This poem is inspired by a true story)

I was a disabled Vet

Doctors told me I'd never walk normally again

Chronic back and knee pain

Made me unable to work out like I used to

For fifteen years, I suffered in this living hell

I ate too much and gained a lot of weight

Then I discovered yoga

Many teachers turned me away

But one believed in me even though he did not

Know me - I fell many times

I just got back up and tried again

By persistance and perseverance, I gained back

My mobility and lost a hundred forty pounds

Best of all, I can now walk as well as run!

Watch the video at:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Good Trick or Treat

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF began in 1950 as a way to help kids who need. Since then, children all over America have gone door-to-door on Halloween with UNICEF collection boxes. They have raised more than $175 million to date. Now, you can Trick or Treat online at

Check out resources and ways to introduce UNICEF to your school, work, friends and family at

Enjoy the Peanuts Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF video at

Download & print your own box label at

Friday, October 23, 2015

More Special Olympics & Sports

Special Olympics World Games was more than two months ago.
Continue your support

Become a Coach
A Special Olympics coach serves an integral role in transforming lives through sports training and competition. For more information, contact Erica Pueblos at

Refer a Potential Athlete
Do you know someone who would like to become a Special Olympics athlete? It's easy to get them started on their journey to meet new friends and experience great rewards in achieving the best that they can! Visit our website to find out how!

Go to an upcoming competition and celebrate with athletes at

Fall School Games

October 23
at Rancho Dominguez Prep
October 28
at South East High School

Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley
Regional Fall Games

November 7-8 in South Gate and Lakewood

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Free Don’t Lose Sleep Over Stress Webinar

October 21
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm PST.

Many adults who have sleep problems due to stress and anxiety say that their sleep problems contribute to an increase of stress or anxiety in their daily lives. Sleepless nights can affect your ability to concentrate and stay focused the next day. Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar (using a toll free number) that will identify how stress can affect your body and sleep patterns. The monthly webinar is offered to all Health Net members as well as non-Health Net insured individuals.

During the presentation you will also explore ways to overcome stress, learn relaxation techniques, and tips for a better nights sleep. We will also be offering you the opportunity to enroll in Health Net’s November 20-day Healthy Challenge Series – My Life in Balance, where participants who complete the challenge will be entered into a complimentary raffle drawing for a $25 gift card. Details will be shared the end of the webinar.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Walk to School Day

It's Walk to School Day on 10/7

School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America participate.

Avoid traffic, bike or walk if you live close to your school. I wish I live near my work so I can walk there.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Women's Health Expo

Friday 10/2
Pasadena Civic Center

This free event brings together thousands of women, families, community-based health organizations, medical professionals, and beauty and wellness experts for a day of education.

Check out the vendors, health screenings, special speakers, a fashion show and workshops conducted by doctors and health experts in areas related to the health of women and men.

I am interested in 9;30 am workshop by
Jayme Hirashiki: The Most Important But Forgotten Health and Beauty Secrets For Women
Explore the steps to Turn Back the Aging Clock and the truth about improving your health, fasting, feasting and losing unwanted inches. Free natural energy powder designed for women will be given to workshop attendees.