Trek Up: The Santa Monica Stairs

Taking the stairs is worth it. It will firm up that bum a lot faster than a fancy elevator ride. That’s what I tell myself when I’m trekking up 170 steps in Santa Monica alongside The Chalkboard Mag. The stairs are famous in LA, hosting everyone from workout buffs to want-to-be-seen celebs. You can squeeze in a good stair workout anywhere. Think of your local high school stadiums, your home, your workplace. It’s easy…. Read more

When Love is Required

In the spirit of November— and Thanksgiving!—  I’ll share an experience with you. Each year, my family provides the local homeless population with essential items like bottled water, food, backpacks, blankets, etc. More importantly, though, we do our best to provide love through conversations, hand shakes and hugs. An “I’ll be thinking of you!” often brings more joy than a new pair of sneakers. Each person on the streets has a…. Read more