Category: California

“Then they came for me…”

This post may be one of the most controversial that I have ever written. But here it goes…

This is a photograph of a poster I purchased at the Holocaust Museum more than a decade ago. “I didn’t speak up … and then they came for me”.

I interpret the words of Pastor Martin Niemoller as an important lesson. We need to be the voice for the voiceless. We should never forget humanity and to help the less fortunate. For if we do… then what?
Yet, I am afraid that many of us might have forgotten, as now we are filling our social media timelines, newspapers, magazines and on – air programming with comments that are often unkind words towards others or filled with vile protests. How can that be when the United States is a human tapestry full of cultural richness?

When Smoke Gets in Your Eyes- The Glendora /Colby Fires

2013 and 2014 has been exceptionally dry years here in California – resulting in drought conditions throughout the state. And, where there is a drought there is bound to be high potential for fire. So it was no surprise when fires did erupt, due to careless human misconduct, throughout the area known as Glendora- Colby. I live more than thirty miles away from where these fires started and I can tell you that in my “neck of the woods” smoke got in my eyes! Ash dropped like snow flurries on to cars all throughout the South Bay area and everyone seemed to be able to smell the essence of smoke and cinder for miles.

Top Ten Reasons Why I Love California!

Two years ago my hubby was offered an opportunity to move to California. He asked me if I was ready to make the leap from being an East (Right) Coaster to a Left Coaster – I didn’t hesitate long enough to even blink and before I knew it we were sorting and packing 17 years worth of “stuff” (most of it useless, I must add). That was nearly two years ago and we haven’t looked back.

When I landed at Los Angeles airport (LAX) hubby greeted me and said words that to this day make me smile – “Welcome home”. Now before you think this is a naive love-fest for California, note we had longed to be residents of California for quite some time. Many family vacations were spent in some of our favorite places such as Laguna, Coronado and San Juan Capistrano. So, when opportunity knocked I bought another bathing suit, checked out places to move that would have walkability, safe neighborhoods with a view and started to pack! (The makers of Rubbermaid pack and stack tubs thank me to this day!)

Craig Ramsay- Irreverently Fabulous!

There is something about Craig Ramsay, celebrity fitness coach, that makes you want to laugh your way through your work-outs! Could it be that he is using techniques that are slightly irreverent? Or perhaps he has training modules and common sense health tips that make you want to laugh at yourself for ever trying those “quick fixes”. He now even makes available five minute workouts that are hysterical and yes… irreverently fabulous (but aren’t the most effective workouts ones that keep your attention!!)… It is because Craig makes FUN and FUNCTIONAL in his everyday lifestyle plans that inspired me to become “healthier” and also have him on a guest on the LOUISE SATTLER SHOW!

To listen to the show please click HERE (or download): CRAIG RAMSAY EPISODE on the LOUISE SATTLER SHOW, 9pET July 28th

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