Monthly Archives: December 2012

Mindful Eating vs. Counting Calories

Paying Attention Can Help You Lose Weight By Elizabeth Barker When it comes to slimming down, eating mindfully might be just as effective as sticking to a standard weight-loss program. That’s the finding of a new study from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which compared a mindful-eating program with nutrition-based guidelines […]

Book review: The Rainbow Bridge

Bridge to Inner Peace and to World Peace By Brent N. Hunter When a publisher comes out with a new edition 10 years after the first printing, the original book having been translated into 23 languages around the world, it’s usually for a pretty good reason. Author Brent N. Hunter first published The Rainbow Bridge […]

Flamenco in LA

Casa Patas Flamenco Dance Troupe Theatre Raymond Kabbaz If you thought flamenco is an exciting and passionate folk dance best seen on a tabletop at midnight in Madrid, you’d be only partially right. Last month it was equally charged on the stage at the Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, a jewel-box of a theatre located at Le […]

Think on Your Feet

Research shows that sitting all day long can wreak havoc on your body, even if you’re a fitness fanatic. But you don’t have to let office life get the best of your health By Elizabeth Barker Hunched shoulders, bleary eyes, aching back, stiff neck—nearly every office worker is all too familiar with the pesky effects […]

Film: Project Happiness

Directed by John Sorensen What creates lasting happiness? That question is the premise of the film and movement, Project Happiness. Depression is on the rise in America, and 1 in 5 teens has thought about suicide in the last year, the film reports. Worse, 1 in 12 has tried it. Concerned mom Randy Taran wanted […]

Kristen Stewart Meets Jack Kerouac “On the Road”

The classic novel finds new life on the silver screen By Susan Hornik Fresh off her role as Bella, human turned vampire in the Twilight series, actress Kristen Stewart takes off on a completely different journey, as the free-spirited Marylou in On the Road, Walter Salles’ film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s biographical novel. The widely […]