California Yoga

California Yoga

Yoga seems to have taken over the state of California. Maybe it’s because the laid back nature of yoga coincides with the lifestyle of many Californians. Yoga even floods most of our social media accounts. It really has taken root and life here in the Golden State. If you’re already a yogi and enjoy the practice, you may have heard of a bunch of different places to practice. If you’re new to yoga, you’ll be interested to know that there are plenty of unique places to practice.

Instead of practicing alone in your living room, try namaste’ing outside. In Northern California, in a town called Redding, there’s an outdoor yoga studio. It’s not just outdoor, it’s actually on the water. There is a group of folks who practice yoga on paddleboards in the water...

Weird Things to Do in California Off the Beaten Coast

Weird Things to Do in California Off the Beaten Coast

California is home to the stars, and king of the west coast. If you’re ever bored, there are plenty of things to do from Hollywood Blvd. to walking through the Redwood Forest. If you want more sunshine, you can head down to San Diego and have some drinks on the beach with friends and family. There are a bunch of obvious attraction to check out in California, but what about the weird ones?

One of the lesser known spots to check out is Ostrichland in Solvang. The name of the place says it all. At Ostrichland there are hundreds of ostriches and emus. This is great place to take the family and you can even pet a few of the feathered creatures. There are bus tours and feeding areas where you get to interact with the birds as well...

How to Play with the Hand You Were Dealt

How to Play with the Hand You Were Dealt

There are a lot of things that make us sad in life. We often feel compelled to argue about, fight, and disagree with the cards that have been dealt in life. We don’t have to like what is happening in our lives, but we do have to accept it. Sure we can throw fits, and try to change what is happening in our lives, but ultimately, it is what it is. There will always be things in life that we have no control over.

A thing in our life that we can’t change and we need to learn to accept is other people’s actions. We can’t change how other people act. We are not our loved ones. We can only control our actions and emotions. So when a loved one acts in a way that results in them being arrested, we must accept that they put themselves in those positions...

The Ethics of Assisted Suicide in California

The Ethics of Assisted Suicide in California

The issues we face in today’s world are very different than what our ancestors might have faced. The older generations in our families can share millions of stories that normally start off with: “Back in my day…” Older generations grew up with less technology, while newer generations have been raised on tech. Since they have a better understanding of technology, newer generations are finding out more about the world around us. This inevitability means that we have new problems to solve.

One of latest problems that we need to figure out is more of an ethical issue. The topic of assisted suicide is a touchy one. No one wants to die, or plans on dying, yet it comes all the same. The unknown of what death holds makes this topic even more difficult to decide on...

You Can’t Just Camp Here

You Can’t Just Camp Here

When you travel the U.S., you get to experience what each state has to offer. You also have to be aware of the laws in each state since not all of the states are the same. While you’re traveling through California, you may feel like camping out instead of stopping at a hotel. This is a great opportunity for you to really experience the nature of the state. However, you can’t just camp wherever you want in California.

Unlike other states, California has rules when it comes to experiencing the great outdoors. States like Arizona give folks the freedom to camp anywhere they can put up a tent. Of course there are a few laws regarding camping in Arizona, but they are a lot more lenient than California’s...

Just an Awkward Photo Away from Traveling

Just an Awkward Photo Away from Traveling

Remember in grade school how every year you would have to take a school picture for the yearbook? You’d have to dress nicely and you’d try to practice your smile because you didn’t want to look like a dork. The stress of taking a school picture would hopefully be worth it once you finally got to see your picture. Like most kids, you learned to dread having your picture taken. That is why when you made plans to leave the country this summer, you began to dread getting your passport.

Getting a passport is almost like getting your license, minus standing in line at the DMV. A passport is what will allow you leave the country and see the rest of the world. It will also allow you to get back into the US. In recent years, the issue of having a Real ID has arisen...

All the Single Dads

All the Single Dads

We live in a world where we preach independence. We want independence from everyone and if someone says we can’t do something, we prove them wrong. When people say you can’t raise a child without being married, you prove them wrong. There is nothing wrong with being a single mother and to all those single moms out there, you’re killing it. Single moms get their holiday in May; single dads also get their holiday in June. Father Day is coming up on June 17th, and it’s time that we give them some recognition as well.

Being a single father is a taboo thing. It’s a foreign concept to most people. After all, why wouldn’t the mother be in the picture? We’re not surprised when a father is absent in a child’s life, but when a mother is gone, we can’t believe it...

Snakes aren’t Toys, They’re Dangerous

Snakes aren’t Toys, They’re Dangerous

With every positive, there always seems to be a downside. California has beaches, sunshine, and great views. However, California also has snakes, earthquakes, and the occasional summer temperature rising above 100. If these cons to living in California stress you out, take a hike out on one the hundreds of trails California has to offer residents. Just be careful, summer is snake season.

Snakes can be out all throughout the year, but usually are more active in the warmer months. Snakes are cold blooded, which means they need to the sunshine to raise their body temperature enough to move. This is why in the colder months we typically see fewer snakes. California, like other states, does have several snakes. The ones that you need to extremely cautious of, are rattlesnakes.

Every snake s...

Are Lazy Days Bad?

Are Lazy Days Bad?

It’s so easy to postpone the things that we don’t want to do. All it takes is a little faith, procrastination, and an I-don’t-want-to-attitude. Even though we don’t recognize it, we do take short cuts on a regular basis to make it easier for ourselves. After all, why do we drive to work or school a certain way? The answer is simple, that route is faster, which makes things easier on us. However, some days it’s not just about cutting corners, it’s about not doing it at all. It’s about being lazy and not feeling guilty.

If you’re continuously hustling day-to-day, you may feel overworked and exhausted. Our body can be overworked physically, emotionally, and mentally. Taking a lazy day, or hour is perfectly acceptable...

What to Do When You Miss Someone

What to Do When You Miss Someone

When you miss someone, it can almost feel like your world is crashing down around you. This is especially true if you regularly spend time with this person. Sometimes getting separated from a close friend can feel horrible, like the separation may last forever. No matter how bad it feels, that isn’t always the case. It’s important to remember life is always changing and goodbyes don’t mean forever.

When you’re missing someone, try to keep yourself busy. Picking up a new project or hobby while your loved one is gone can help the time pass faster. If you’re constantly planning and worrying about a new project, the days until you see your loved one again may fly by. Remember, this only works if you fully immerse yourself in a new project...