Divorce Detox Diary October 12, 2010

Divorce Detox Diary
Discover Los Angeles…Discover Yourself

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 suggestedevents and resources from our readers and other professionals in the community.

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RICH OR POOR, DON’T RUSH INTO A RELATIONSHIP AFTER DIVORCE
Scientists are saying that men who are less wealthy may actually be able to make a women happier than a man with deep pockets. A MSN article stipulates that men who earn less money than their wealthy counterparts tend to be more loyal, are more charming, make better lovers, and are more supportive. Rich or poor, finances are just one factor to consider. Other factors to consider when dating after divorce:
1. Do you share the same values?
2. Do you have a similar lifestyle?
3. Do you have common interests?
4. Do you have common aspirations for the future?
5. Do you communicate easily together?

http://divorcedetox.com/blog/?p=102

THE ALCHEMIST BY PAULO COELHO
From Good Reads: “Paulo Coelho’s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way, but what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a meditation on the treasures found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is art eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.”

http://www.amazon.com/Alchemist-Paulo-Coelho/dp/0061122416

DINELA RESTAURANT WEEK
dineLA Restaurant Week is a two-week dining event presented by LA INC. and American Express during which over 200 participating restaurants offer specially priced three-course meals for lunch and/or dinner. Diners can choose from three options for each course including appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Lunches range from $16, $22, $28 and Dinners from $26, $34, $44. Dozens of LA restaurants are participating. October 10-15.

http://discoverlosangeles.com/restaurantweekv2/index.jsp

BECOME A CONFIDENT SPEAKER
Toastmasters Int. has grown to become a world leader in helping people become more competent and comfortable in front of an audience. The nonprofit organization now has nearly 260,000 members in over 12,500 clubs in 113 countries, offering a proven – and enjoyable! – way to practice and hone communication and leadership skills. Most Toastmasters meetings are comprised of approximately 20 people who meet weekly for an hour or two. Participants practice and learn skills by filling a meeting role, ranging from giving a prepared speech or an impromptu one to serving as timer, evaluator or grammarian. There is no instructor; instead, each speech and meeting is critiqued by a member in a positive manner, focusing on what was done right and what could be improved. Click the link to find a club near you.

http://reports.toastmasters.org/findaclub/

EBONY REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENTS BILLY CHILDS JAZZ CHAMBER ENSEMBLE & THE ECLIPSE STRING QUARTET
Join us for the wonderful music of multiple Grammy-award winning jazz pianist and Los Angeles native, Billy Childs! Saturday, October 16, 8:00PM. $25 in advance, $30 at the door 4718 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, 90016

http://www.ebonyrep.org/on_stage_now.html

SF OPERA CINEMA SERIES
Filmed in high-definition, multi-camera shoot, the San Francisco Opera has created a beautiful spectacle for the screen. Projected in Blu-Ray with stereo sound. The Don Juan legend crackles to life in the hands of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Don Giovanni balances brilliant comedy with heaping amounts of seduction and ultimate tragedy. From the sparkling overture to one hit aria after another, Mozart’s score comes to life in this fast-paced San Francisco Opera production with extraordinary Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien in the title role. Maestro Donald Runnicles leads the world-renowned San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus. The three-hour opera is sung in Italian with English subtitles. During the intermission, enjoy a glass of wine in the lobby or watch a behind-the-scenes interview onscreen. Saturday October 16, 2010 – 2:00PM and 8:00PM 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance 90503

http://www.torrancearts.org/sf-opera.html

VOLUNTEER: MUCH LOVE
Looking to spend some time with some animals in need and help make a difference in Los Angeles? Much Love is always looking for new volunteers. Much Love has weekly mobile adoptions for our animals where we show off our animal friends and interview potential parents.
We need volunteers to help with transportation of the animals or to help at the adoption events on Saturdays and Sundays. Everyone is welcome to work a full day, or just shifts, or just to help with transporting the dogs and cats! Saturday adoptions are held at the corner of Abbot Kinney & Venice Blvd (in Venice). First shift is at 11 am, second shift is at 1 pm to break down (at 3:30 pm).Sunday adoptions are held at Main Street & Ocean Park (in Santa Monica). First shift is at 9:20 am, second shift is noon to break down (2:30 pm).

http://muchlove.org/volunteer

STARS VS. PLANETS
Not stars, and far more rare, planets are some of the most visible objects in our night sky. In tonight’s program, Volunteer Astronomer Pat will focus on the uniqueness of planets and what makes a planet different from a star. Moderate ½-mile hike. 2 hr. Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve is located at Valley Circle Blvd & Victory Blvd, Calabasas 91307 Friday, October 15, 7:00PM

http://lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=28

UNIVERSITY OF SANTA MONICA
“USM is a place for you to step into the truth of who you are.” Iyanla Vanzant. For over 30 years, the University of Santa Monica, the Worldwide Center for the Practice of Spiritual Psychology™, has been diligently and lovingly providing innovative Master’s Degree Programs in Spiritual Psychology. The University’s experiential educational model evokes in students their own answers to these three essential questions resulting in more purposeful and fulfilling lives. Each individual student is recognized, honored, and respected for the Essence of who they truly are. Right now, more than any time in history, people are evaluating their lives through the filter of these essential questions: Who am I? What is my purpose? How can I make a meaningful contribution in the world?

http://www.universityofsantamonica.edu

ALTO MUSIC FESTIVAL 2
AMF Hollywood Records is hosting part two of the successful Alto Music Festival as part of the Renaissance of live music in Downtown Los Angeles’ historic core. Sponsored by fashion line Wake Up Tokyo, I Can Change the World music tour, Let No Kid B Hungry and Breast Cancer Awareness month. FREE tickets are available for music lovers, organizations, charities, etc. The venue will take place at The Mezz Bar, a burlesque-themed bar, in the historical Alexandria Hotel. Performances will be by rock/brit pop group The Cherry Bluestorms and altnerative/ambiance artist Ananta. Music starts at 9pm. 21+ years only. Saturday 10/16 9:00PM 01 Spring Street Los Angeles, 90013

http://www.reverbnation.com/label/amfhollywood

HOLLYWOOD XPO
Nearly 100 stars – including two American legends – iconic comics super hero creator Stan Lee and foremost science fiction and fantasy author Ray Bradbury — plus 40 luminaries from various incarnations of Star Trek and other top TV series and films — will all appear at Hollywood Xpo, the first-annual multimedia, popular culture convention for fans of science fiction, fantasy and horror, film, TV, comics, online entertainment, literature and music. October 15–17, 2010. Friday and Saturday, 9:00AM – 6:00PM and Sunday 10:00AM – 5:00PM Hilton Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City. General Admission: Three day pass – $75, or Friday $25, Saturday $30 & Sunday $25. Kids & youths under 17 admitted free with paying adult.

http://www.hollywoodxpo.com/home/

CREATION ENTERTAINMENT’S WEEKEND OF HORRORS
The “Weekend of Horrors” returns to the Los Angeles area for its 24th year, Friday, October 15 through Sunday, October 17, with 27 of the gory best of terror talent from both film and TV. Just in time for Halloween, this fright-filled three-day event offers Celebrity scream greats: Bruce Campbell, star of the EVIL DEAD movies, SPIDERMAN trilogies, and currently on the USA cable series BURN NOTICE, is back by popular demand; Clive Barker, the master of dark fantasy, creator of HELLRAISER, CANDYMAN, NIGHTBREED and LORD OF ILLUSIONS; and the stars from HBO’s hit series, TRUE BLOOD, Jim Parrack (Hoyt Fortenberry) and Kristen Bauer (Pam De Beaufort) and more.
Also see a large vendors room, art gallery, contests, parties, film room and numerous panels. Show hours are Friday, 3:00 – 8:00PM, Saturday, 11:00AM – 7:00PM and Sunday, 11:00AM – 6:00PM.

http://www.creationent.com/cal/woh.htm

THE HARVEST FESTIVAL – VENTURA
The Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show, October 15-17 at Seaside Park at the Ventura County Fairgrounds! It’s the ultimate shopping, entertainment and gourmet food experience with over 250 exhibitors, food booths, concert performances, fun for the kids, crafting demonstrations, and more. New this year, free health screenings are offered for patrons Friday and Saturday. A donation of canned goods goes to Food Share and gets you a $2 discount off admission.
10 West Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001.
Cost: Adults: $9, Seniors (62+): $7, Youths (13-17): $4, Kids 12 & under are free

http://www.harvestfestival.com

EVENING AT THE BARN – HOLLYWOOD HERITAGE MUSEUM
GRAVEHUNTING WITH STEVE: A JOURNEY BENEATH LOS ANGELES. Take a trip underground with cemetery historian Steve Goldstein as he uncovers the final resting places of Los Angeles’ most famous and influential residents. The program will include a screening of Steve’s short film, “Gravehunting with Steve: A Journey Beneath Los Angeles,” an audience Q&A and signing of Steve’s book, “LA’s Graveside Companion.”Admission: Hollywood Heritage Members $5.00, Non-Members $10.00. WEDNESDAY October 13th- 7:30 P.M. Hollywood Heritage Museum, 2100 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA

http://www.hollywoodheritage.org

PUBLIC STAR PARTY – GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY
Free public star parties are held monthly with the assistance of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society and the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers at the Griffith Observatory from 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. They are a chance for the whole family to look at the sun, moon, visible planets, and other objects, to try out a variety of telescopes, and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.

http://www.griffithobservatory.org/pstarparties.html

HIT WEEK: ITALIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Hit Week features Italian performers, musicians, live concerts and DJ sets headlined by acclaimed pianist Ludovico Einaudi, pop songstress Elisa, alt-rockers Negrita, “Latinista” Roy Paci & Aretuska and songwriters La Blanche Alchemie. Also featuring performances by ska-punk band Apres la Classe and pianist/composer Giovanni Allevi. Events at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre and the El Rey

http://www.hitweek.it/


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