Divorce Detox Diary November 3
Welcome to Divorce Detox Diary, your divorce resource guide in Los Angeles. Designed to meet the great need for connection and resources inherent in the separation and divorce experience, Divorce Detox Diary offers a weekly list of events, contacts and inspirational ideas to ease the divorce transition. We welcome suggested events and resources from our readers and other professionals in the community.
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HIDING BEHIND YOUR CHILDREN IN DIVORCE
Separation and divorce is traumatic for the whole family, yet each person within the family will have a unique experience when it comes to dealing and healing from this life transition. Learning to honor and respect each family members emotional response to the separation and divorce is an important part of moving on in a healthy adaptive way. One of the biggest causes of stress during a separation and divorce is a parent’s concern about how divorce will affect their children. The child’s age, relationship with the parents, gender, and temperament are just a few of the factors that make it hard to say how any one child will respond to the news of divorce. Here are some things to remember when helping your family transition through separation and divorce: http://divorcedetox.com/blog
THE POWER OF FULL ENGAGEMENT: MANAGING ENERGY, NOT TIME, IS THE KEY TO HIGH PERFORMANCE AND PERSONAL RENEWAL
“Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz demonstrate in their groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health, happiness, and life balance”, says Amazon. “Their Full Engagement Training System is grounded in twenty-five years of working with great athletes — tennis champ Monica Seles and speed-skating gold medalist Dan Jansen, to name just two — to help them perform more effectively under brutal competitive pressures”, as well as the pressure of separation and divorce.
Our homes should bring us peace, joy, and motivation. They should be an extension of our unique personalities and display our possessions in a loving and respectful way. However, when our homes become buried in clutter, our dreams and goals for life seem to get lost in the process. Reclaim clarity and direction by clearing away the clutter – the things that rob you from leading the life you want. Simplify. focuses on organizing all areas of the home and helps organize to ease the divorce transition.
FRESH BITES ON SUNSET
Fresh Bites is truly a neighborhood restaurant that really cares. Fresh Bites is Italian Chef Claudio Marchesan’s baby (formerly of major Italian restaurants Il Fornaio, Pane E Vino, Chianti Cucina, and Prego) . Read more
FREE: STAND UP PADDLE LESSON
Stand up paddle surfing is the fastest growing water sport in the world. Stand up paddling allows everyone from complete beginners to some of the world’s best watermen and waterwomen in the world to enjoy the ocean in a new and unique way. They are looking for fellow SUP enthusiasts for coast runs, surf sessions, fun paddles, downwinders, distance paddles, etc. They will be conducting a free lesson every Saturday for those new to the sport at Mothers Beach in Marina Del Rey thanks to our sponsorship by Poseidon SUP Shop in Venice.
VESSEL OF TRANSFORMATION FOR WOMEN
Camille Maureen holds a fertile, loving, liberating space that embraces ALL of who we are. Experience transformative movement, meditation, and expression as we approach the end of the year and holidays, come immerse yourself in this juicy, supportive environment. 11/3-12/15, Wednesdays, 7-9:30 pm at Continuum in Santa Monica.
CHICKS WITH KNIVES
Chicks With Knives is a sustainable supper club; a private, social organization dedicated to promoting S.O.L.E. food (Meals prepared with Sustainable, Organic, Local & Ethical ingredients and practices). Every few weeks they hold an event that includes a four-course meal & entertainment. Events take place throughout the city and the menu varies. This is a great way to meet new people in a non-intimidating environment. Join the email list to be notified of upcoming events. The next dinner is November 7th in Los Feliz.
EATING OUR WORDS
Eating our Words is new bi-monthly event that features acclaimed literary and culinary artists sharing words, food, and their appetite for adventure. Based on the idea that nothing is better than good food and great conversation, poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi and gallerist Heather Taylor invite you to come and join them for a new kind of feat in Los Angeles. Events take place at Taylor de Cordoba contemporary art gallery located in the heart of the Culver City art district in Los Angeles, 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles (between Venice and Washington Boulevards).
HOLIDAY BAKING BASICS
This holiday season, study baking with the best. On 11/6 Sur la Table at the Grove will share time saving techniques professionals use to ensure the best results every time. You’ll master the secrets for flaky rolls, savory popovers, sweet indulgences, moist muffins and more, plus all students will go home with an 8″ square baking pan included in the class price! Flaky Potato Dinner Rolls – Classic Lemon Bars – Parmesan-Herb Popovers – Double-Vanilla Pound Cake with Rum-Ginger Glaze – Feta, Roasted Red Pepper and Thyme Muffins – Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting. Call 800-243-0852 anytime to sign up.
ALLEGRIA WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP OF UBS
Offering end-to-end wealth management advice and solutions, the Allegria Wealth Management Group of UBS, provides tailored strategies for navigating life’s major events and transitions. Lynne Sebastian, Lisa Farley and Nancy Heim are committed to understanding the goals of their clients and providing customized and comprehensive financial planning and asset management. By addressing all the decisions that need to be made before, during and after each major life event, they help their clients turn life’s challenges into opportunities. Please feel free to contact them for a consultation. Contact: 213-972-1633 or 800-624-9289 #1633
ACTS OF LOVE: PARENTHOOD
A WordTheatre’s original, one night (11/4) only theatrical collage of stories by writers of fiction, memoir, humor and fact, brought to life by an extraordinary cast, with music performed by John Doe. This benefit performance is preceded by the presentation of Autism Speaks’ Media Awareness Award to Jason Katims, creator and producer of ‘Parenthood,’ as well as a silent auction including artworks curated by Bruce Helander. Featuring: Alyssa Milano, Amy Brenneman, Brian J. White, Christopher Gorham, Connie Britton, Craig T. Nelson, Donal Logue, Joe Mantegna, Lauren Graham, Lorraine Toussaint, Mary McDonnell, Mark Moses, Peter Krause, Phil Abrams, Tim Daly
GREAT FOOD FOR A CAUSE
Join Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, hosts Suzanne Goin, David Lentz, Caroline Styne, and more than 20 of the country’s top chefs for an exclusive culinary event on Sunday, 11/7. The first annual L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade, was inspired by The Great Chefs Event – Philadelphia and promises to be an epicurean delight. The country’s top chefs will indulge your taste buds as you sample food created right in front of you. The Chefs will create their signature dishes right in front of you, providing a chance for you to witness their culinary talents firsthand. And of course, it is all for a great cause!
2010 PET FAIR/CHIP-A-THON
The American Red Cross of Santa Monica, The Santa Monica Fire Department, and Santa Monica Organizations Active in Disaster (SMOAID) and the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcLA) are hosting the “2010 Pet Fair & Chip-a-thon,” Sat. 11/ 6, 9 am-3 pm at Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica. The event offers free identification micro-chipping of pets and low cost vaccinations. Humans and their pets are all welcome. Dog training demonstrations, pet disaster preparedness tips, Red Cross pet first aid classes and pet registration and licensing will all be offered at the event. There will be both animal and human entertainment. Http://www.smgov.net
TASTE OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL
The Los Angeles Taste of the World Festival on 11/5-7 is a series of events to be held annually in Los Angeles County which celebrate the food, music, art, culture and dancing from the countries and cultures found throughout the United States. The diversity of culture, food, music and entertainment represented in our festival ensures something for everyone’s interests. Los Angeles Taste of the World Festival – to travel the world in a single day!
BEVERLY HILLS FASHION FESTIVAL
Enjoy pop-up boutiques, including Young, Broke & Fabulous, Gypsy 05, Perfect Beauty and Custo Barcelona, beauty and fashion product sampling, interactive promotions, gourmet treats, signature cocktails by Justin Timberlake’s 901 Tequila and KRÖL Vodka and much more. A portion of ticket, merchandise and food sales will be donated to charities designated by participating designers. Sat, 11/6.
CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS MARKET
The Contemporary Crafts Market is celebrating its 50th event at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on 11/5-7. 250 fine jewelers, photographers, ceramicists, leather workers, glass blowers, furniture makers and fiber artists will be present to sell their work. The arts of America are perfect gifts for the upcoming holiday season. To download two free admissions for a limited time go to
ONE NIGHT RESUME WORKSHOP
Your resume can speak directly to the needs of your prospective employer, while accurately showing off your experience and skills. On 11/3, they’ll show you how to break down the sometimes arduous task of resume writing into easier steps. Daisy’s been writing resumes with clients for 20 years, and she’s also invited a seasoned recruiter to the workshop, so you’ll get the real scoop on effective resumes that get you noticed.
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