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Celebrating New Year's Day

Though this isn't a local band, I believe any Sacramentan can surely appreciate this awesome New Year's Day song!

Check out our shared social media posts below and add your own!! 

Thanks to Hurts for a great song and for Kanal von EleonorePrinz for sharing this great video on youtube.

How to Survive Being Home for the Holidays

How to Survive Being Home for the Holidays

By Kelli Gould

 

Kelli Gould

Spending a lot of time with family over the Holiday season can be so fun. It can mean movie nights in pjs, gift exchanges, delicious home cooked meals, even better leftovers, game nights, catching up with relatives by the fireplace, and so many more reasons why this really is the most wonderful time of the year. However, there is sometimes a downside to all of this warm and cozy time with family. You may walk in the door and immediately hear:

“Wow, your hair is really dark. That’s not even close to your natural color! Did your stylist mess up?”

“Still no kids? When are you going to give me grandchildren??? What do you even do with alllllll of your free time??”

“Oh dear, have you been stressed? It looks like you’re breaking out more than usual. I hope you’ve been washing your face at night before bed.”... Read More

Aftershock: A Love Story for 19,000 Rock and Metal Fans

Aftershock: A Love Story for 19,000 Rock and Metal Fans

Discovery Park, Sacramento - The heat was stifling and the dust was enough to make any contact-wearer’s eyes flood. Dirt caked the ripped jean vests and sweaty faces of the crowd; regardless of the drought driven conditions, over 19,000 people flocked to Sacramento’s Discovery Park this weekend to thrash, mosh, and headbang to genre and decade-spanning rock.

I made my way to my first show of Saturday: Pepper. It was a classic Sacramento Summer day. The heat accompanying the blend of rock and reggae, with that wonderful ground-shaking bass in full effect and felt full-force from even the very back of the crowd. 

Strive for Strength offers great opportunity to teenage girls!

Strive for Strength offers great opportunity to teenage girls!

Strive for Strength is hosting a powerful daylong retreat April 14, which addresses some of the issues teenage girls are facing every day, such as family and friend relationships, bullying, social pressures and self-image.  

As part of the day's event, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to leaders, who will bring their own examples of empowerment and what it means to be a young woman today. Scheduled speakers/mentors are:

*Lauren Cook - a recent graduate from UCLA with a double major in communication studies and psychology, and the author of "The Sunny Side Up!", which focuses on gratitude and goal setting.

* Noelle Bean - a singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, who says she writes about real life and wants to inspire young people through her music.  

The Best Valentine’s Day and Everyday Gifts You Can Give!

The Best Valentine’s Day and Everyday Gifts You Can Give!

Judith W. Umlas

Judith W. Umlas is Sr. Vice President and Trainer at International Institute for Learning (IIL) and author of these great books. Judith’s passion, mission and purpose are to make a difference at work, in families and communities using these powerful tools.

The best gifts you can give your co-workers, spouse, parents, kids or the coffee barista who gives great service are your acknowledgment and gratitude! Watch their faces light up, see them be moved to tears by your simple expression of praise and appreciation and even witness them perform better and stay longer in their jobs. These “gifts” are simple, cheap and constantly available to you to give to those who deserve them. Yet most of us don’t do this! So we need reminders... Read More