County Goal: Getting To Zero For HIV/AIDS

By Dave Roberts Did you know that nearly 20,000 residents of our county are living with HIV/AIDS and that more than one in 10 of them don’t even know they are infected? Also troubling are reports from public health officials that 6,400 county residents are aware of their diagnosis but aren’t getting the care they […]

Imagine In My Life

On October 9, John Lennon, one of the greatest musicians and peace activists of the 20th century, would have been 75. Lennon was a complicated person based on his troubled relationship with his first family, his views of the disabled, and his reported drug use. John Lennon was no saint, but his music, I believe, had and continues […]

How Love Shows Up Is Different For Men

Self-love for men is to open themselves, and to give love from themselves to others. Men have to be willing to open themselves to be vulnerable and give love, with the possibility of not getting love or loved in return. Men have to allow themselves to take the focus off themselves and place it on the […]

How To Grow Love Inside You To Be In A Relationship

We create what we most desire and what we most fear. Often times we get watered down results because part of us wants something, but another part of us is afraid to get it. This is called “approach avoidance”. Sometimes this happens in the game of finding and creating a love relationship. This is a […]

How to Create and Sustain a Healthy Relationship

We each have our own model of the world. Everybody wants something. To gain a deeper level of rapport enter the other person’s world, and view their experience from their perspective. One of the keys to connecting is to enter the other person’s world. The second key to connecting with another person is to listen […]

How to Find a Relationship That Is Right for You

If you are not in the relationship of your choice it may be that you have unresolved issues related to the following concerns. Write down your answer to the following questions. What is your relationship like with men/women? Are you just barely on speaking terms or are you best friends with him/her? Many people have […]

What Is The Communication Conflict, Between Men and Women?

Saying exactly what you are thinking and feeling all the time is not a leading trait that makes for a great communicator; or even a good one. Being in touch with your feelings is good. But throwing them out when they come to you, to not “filter” them and putting no conscious thought behind how […]

California’s Common Core Standards Raises Questions of Teacher’s Readiness

By LaSonja S. Hill The debate over whether or not the Common Core State Standards Initiative is improving or hindering the quality of education in K-12 practice is writhing with tension. On the one hand, it is widely denounced for imposing confusing, unhelpful experimental teaching methods.  While on the other hand, many education practitioners applaud […]

Feeling Green?

As a father of six, I take preserving our natural resources seriously. I want my kids to enjoy the beauty and bounty that Southern California has to offer for years to come. That’s why all of us are looking forward to the annual EarthFair on April 19 at Balboa Park. You can find me and […]