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…


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!

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

“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! 

San Clemente Dentists Win Major Business Awards

Shoreline Dental Studio, a local San Clemente dental practice, won two Stevie Awards, including “Company of the Year” and a “Woman of the Year” accolade for Dr. Kristen Ritzau, at the 17th Annual American Business Awards on June 11th. The Stevies—a nod to the Greek “stéphanos,” meaning crown or reward—were presented at a gala ceremony at the Marriot Marquis Hotel…

Summer Skin Savers

We’re saying buh-bye to dry skin! Let’s heal and reveal those arms, legs and fresh faces. There’s a choice we make, and it’s a smart choice to pursue health with clean products.  


The next time you find yourself appreciating someone, stop and notice the positive qualities you observe in them. Do you see your mother’s compassion, your father’s strength, Oprah’s generosity? Pay attention to this. Notice that when you find yourself really in admiration of someone,  you are easily able to see and identify all the amazing qualities they embody. When you…

Let’s Cut to the Chase at Camino Real Playhouse

You know they’re creepy, kooky, spooky and ooky, but did you know the Addams family can sing? The macabre musical came to Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano recently featuring all your t.v. and big screen favorites: Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday and Pugsley, along with Uncle Fester, Grandma, Lurch, some new friends of the family and some very old ancestors.…