Health & Wellness

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 […]

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 […]

Senior Concerns Seeks Volunteers to Help Staff the Ladin Subaru 24th Annual Love Run

Would you like to have fun while supporting an amazing cause? Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? Here is a great opportunity to make the difference in the lives of our elder friends and neighbors! In preparation for the Ladin Subaru 24th Annual Love Run on Sunday, June 4, […]

Senior Concerns Announces the Ladin Subaru 24th Annual Love Run

Senior Concerns is proud to present the Ladin Subaru 24th Annual Love Run on Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Westlake Village. Now in its 24th year, the Ladin Subaru Love Run is recognized as one of the premier races in the Conejo Valley. This popular event features the Love/Hate Half Marathon, which will be run […]

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 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 […]

The Money Savvy Mommy: Why Resolutions Aren’t For Everyone

by Mira Reverente One year ago, around this time, a friend asked me if I had set my goals for the following year. I gave her a quizzical look and asked, “What goals?” Since it was almost the new year, I had resolutions in mind. Just like everyone else, I used to come up with […]

Introducing ‘Conejo Valley Fit’

by Tom Chowanec  Hi, Conejo Valley! I’m Tom Chowanec, and I am a personal trainer/gym owner. I will be writing Conejo Valley Fit, a fitness column for Conejo Valley Happening. My goal is to help educate our community on the importance of general fitness and help keep you strong and fit, especially if that’s one […]

Dodgers’ Doc: You Can ‘Heal Like a Pro’

Not feeling up to speed? Do you have aches and pains you’ve been ignoring? With the start of the new year, it’s time to listen to your body and take care of yourself for a fresh start. Dr. Eric Blum, who runs Synergy Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation, knows about healing the body: he’s the official […]

The Money Savvy Mommy: How Being Grateful Pays Off

by Mira Reverente The simple act of thanking someone or being grateful for something releases “reward” chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin, making us happy and calm. Stress hormones such as cortisol are also reduced by thanking someone. In a study conducted at Kent State University, students were divided into two groups. One group had […]