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Pet Spotlight: Take Him Into Your Heart and Home

Pet Spotlight: Take Him Into Your Heart and Home

by Helen Hartel Chester is a seven-year-old Miniature Pincher/Chihuahua mix that is an easy energy, low maintenance dog. Sadly, nothing is known about his past because he was picked up as a stray. It’s hard to imagine how this little guy survived crossing busy streets, fending for himself all alone. Surely, there is a great family that […]

Pet Spotlight: Spend Quality Years With Brewster

Pet Spotlight: Spend Quality Years With Brewster

by Helen Hartel Brewster is a male, 10-year-old Parson terrier mix. He was transferred to Agoura from Bow Wows, an adoption event, after he remained unadopted. The volunteers felt he would do well here. It’s tough being a small, mixed, senior pup in a county shelter where there are lots of younger, cuter dogs from […]

Pet Spotlight: To Know Rogan is to Love Him

Pet Spotlight: To Know Rogan is to Love Him

by Helen Hartel This gorgeous chap is a recent return to the Agoura Animal Shelter and remains a volunteer favorite! He has had hard luck, and through a series of events, much has been learned about him. His name is Rogan and he is a six-year-old American Bulldog. His owner turned him in when they […]

Pet Spotlight: With Daisy, Silence is Golden

Pet Spotlight: With Daisy, Silence is Golden

by Helen Hartel There are lots of Chihuahuas at shelters these days but Daisy offers something special. She is a quiet dog, unlike so many of her breed. Unfortunately, being quiet also means that she is easily overlooked. Here are some things you should know about Daisy: She gets along with other small dogs and […]

The Money Savvy Mommy: How to Negotiate for a Better Job Title

The Money Savvy Mommy: How to Negotiate for a Better Job Title

by Mira Reverente It happens. You get a job offer with an acceptable salary and perks. But sometimes, your job title could use a bit more improvement. Many years ago, I was a restaurant manager. A couple of years into the job, I was offered a promotion at a different division of the company. I […]

The Wellness Corner: How to Create a Healthier You

The Wellness Corner: How to Create a Healthier You

By Dr. Eric Blum Are you feeling stressed-out? Run down? Exhausted? What choices are you making? When is now important enough? We all promise to take a vacation from our busy lifestyles and unplug, but many of us still bring our computers, phones and work with us on “our” vacations. It is not until an […]

Get your family and friends on board. You will be more successful if you get those closest to you on the same page.

The Money Savvy Mommy: How to Put Yourself on a Spending Timeout

by Mira Reverente If you’re like me, we’re mid-way through January and you’re still recovering from the holidays. Not only did the bread pudding and the breadsticks (see a pattern here?) take a toll on my mostly healthy eating and fitness habits, my pocketbook was not too happy with me either. My spending wasn’t out-of-control […]

Social media highlights all the good goings-on in our lives, but almost never the mundane meanderings.

The Money Savvy Mommy: How to Escape the Comparison Trap

by Mira Reverente Do you often catch yourself scrolling through your social media feed and feeling some resentment and envy at times? Perhaps it was the photos of your neighbor’s European vacation, your co-worker’s new sports car or your high school chum’s recent job promotion? Guilty as charged! I remember four or five years ago, […]

The Money Savvy Mommy: Four Must-Read Money Books

The Money Savvy Mommy: Four Must-Read Money Books

by Mira Reverente In doing research for my book, I read so many personal finance, self-improvement and women empowerment books. Most of them were good and concise with no-nonsense approaches to money and empowerment. As we start the new year, I would like to share four of my favorites for your reading pleasure or to […]

The Wellness Corner: ESC, The Digital Age of Neck Pain

The Wellness Corner: ESC, The Digital Age of Neck Pain

by Dr. Eric Blum We are in full swing of the digital age. All correspondence is now primarily virtual. This interaction between humans includes business, casual acquaintances and worse, our more intimate partners. With so much time spent in our virtual world, our physical bodies, especially our neck and back, are suffering from diseases inclusive […]