Pilates Mat vs. Pilates Equipment

Pilates mat vs equipment

The pilates method can be broken down into two distinct forms: One, a mat class, and two, an equipment session. Joseph Pilates, the creator of what we call pilates today, created both these curriculums of movement to mindfully return the body back to its youthful form. Mat classes are done on the floor with a […]

Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo

Redefining Fitness and Wellness in Orange County Can you count on one hand how many times you have started and cancelled a gym membership? It seems as though every January, the gym starts sounding like the place to be – if not for the fun, then for the results that most of us are ultimately […]

Corporate Syndrome

In the advent of computerized work, instant information, social media and texting, we’ve become exposed to physical stresses that can adversely affect our health. Unbeknown to us, involuntary biomechanical changes occur in our bodies when engrossed in our technology devices upon extended sitting and even while standing. A consistent group of signs and symptoms have been […]

Something This Big Hasn’t Happened Since 1966

Insurance 101

Something very important happened in 1966 that was so big, it changed how our society took care of its seniors and how people looked at their futures and growing old. It was the introduction of Medicare. It’s taken 47 years to come up with something as big as that transition to our nation’s healthcare, but […]

Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing

Q&A with Ross Medical Associates Question: I’ve heard a lot about breast cancer genes and wonder, should I be tested? Answer: What you have most likely heard about are BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. These are human genes that produce tumor suppressor proteins, which are proteins that help repair damaged DNA and consequently help ensure the stability […]

Botox & Brow Lifts

Question: “Botox does wonders for my frown lines but I’m not particularly fond of the shots. Also, Botox does not work very long on me – my dermatologist told me that I built up a resistance to the Botox, but I have to get another set of shots every three months if I am to […]

Vintage JunQie

Men's vintage clothing at JunQie's

By Heather Evans I’m not going to stand there with my hand up saying, “Hi, my name is Heather, and I’m a vintage clothes addict,” because the truth is, I run the meetings. My life outside of writing is vintage, and I’ve been considered an expert on the subject. This job forces me to divulge […]

Answering the Evolving Challenges Facing the “Smaller” Business

I began the process of writing this article by, of course, Googling. I wanted to do a piece on the challenges facing the smaller business. I wasn’t thinking of a “new” business and, in my mind, “smaller” could be pretty substantial; say $3 to $5 million in annual revenue. I searched “challenges facing small businesses” […]

Exploring Soka University

Did you know that we have one of the top seven liberal arts colleges on the West Coast right in our own back yard? US News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2014 also ranks Soka University in the top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Key ranking factors are SUA’s 9:1 student/faculty ratio (average class size of 12!), […]

Conservatory @ Curiosity

By Heather Evans One of my all-time favorite things to do is get a mocha and go boutique shopping. I’m especially happy if I can find one of those shops that sell vintage, antique, botanicals, clothes, jewelry, soaps, candles and all of those little goodies that put you in that fun buying/decorating mood! I happen […]