10 Best Activities at the Ocean Institute for Kids

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Dana Point? Doheny State Beach? Whale Watching? Sailing? Yes, Dana Point is home to some of Southern California’s most popular beaches and ocean activities, but there is more to this part of the coast than Dana Wharf. Dana Point is also home of the Ocean Institute that has…

Do It For You

It’s August.  This likely means you are stuck in “DO-Mode” – most likely, for everyone else. What if, at the end of the summer, you created time and space to delve into your own heart and discover what really brings YOU alive? What if you created the time to honor yourself as your number one priority, even if it’s just for…

Bon Voyage Summer!

For many of us, August is a bittersweet turning point in the calendar year. Summer freedom is drawing to a close, and the school bells will be ringing any day now. While the lazy days of sipping cool beverages poolside may be numbered, this month brings a sense of renewal. New routines, new clothes and … Continued


It was a huge surprise for a precious four-year-old and her eight-year-old sister last weekend when our Special Spaces Orange County team worked around the clock to make her dream of a ‘Galaxy of Unicorns and Rainbows’ come to life!

“Anxiety: The New Teen Epidemic”

   According to a Harvard statistic, in 2019, 1 in 3 teenagers will experience chronic anxiety. So many people of all ages suffer and don’t know what they are feeling, but especially with teenagers- the constant pressures and stresses. With so many social media outlets like Snapchat, Youtube, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, it’s no wonder why so many teens…

A Rescued Treasure

Every day we see dogs walking their owners - we live in a dog-friendly culture!