Summer Salad, 2nd recipe

Corn is so sweet and crisp, in the summer, when it’s in season. Here is another one of my favorite corn salad recipes. In the evenings, I sometimes like to have a warm salad, so it feels more like dinner.…

Summer Salads, 1st recipe

This summer has been heating up in Santa Monica. After an atypically wet winter, June gloom was surprisingly short. With the heat has brought summer salad cravings to my household. It is convenient that there is a Trader Joes in…

Celebrate Women in Sports!

June 23 was the 39th anniversary of the enactment of Title XV, which amended Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. This became more commonly known, as we know today, simply as Title IX–the act that allowed girls and women…

Simple Steps to Going Green

Happy Earth Day! We can treat today like the New Year holiday, in that we can resolve to be a little greener. You can ease into a greener lifestyle. Choose to adopt a few habits, one-at-a-time, at home, work, and…

You Can Help Kids Play

From the previous blog, you may be concerned about the children at your local school and want to know how you might be able to take action. School budgets are highly unlikely to allow for more staff for recess. How…

Staying the Same Size

It’s that time of year again…time to attend countless holiday parties serving seemingly endless streams of beverages and food–both good and bad (in health and flavor). Yet, many of us still feel the need to sample everything (your writer is…

Strength of Mind and Heart Overcomes

Runner crawls to finish line and wins for her relay! The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) cross country track finals were held in Fresno, last week. This track meet determined the statewide high school champions, in California. During one event, Holland…

The Future Wears High Heels

More than half of undergraduate and graduate degree recipients are women! This is what I learned this evening at an event co-hosted by Smarty-LA, Step Up Women’s Network, and UCLA, titled “The Future Wears High Heels”. At this event, Willow…