Baby Steps

 Article Natalie Neece  “I love that I am a part of expanding the joy in their lives. It is what makes me smile and get out of bed every day.”  Dr. Wendy Shelly was in her obstetrics and gynecology residency when she realized that working with fertility patients suited her.

Have Stubborn Pounds to Lose?

Ever wish you could just swallow a pill and lose weight? Well, for those struggling with shedding pounds, it’s a fantasy no more. And it’s right here in Del Mar. Esthetica of San Diego has introduced the FDA-approved Obalon Balloon System, which is one of the latest technology breakthroughs in weight loss – there’s no other weight loss system of…

Your Path to Wellness

In April, Solana Beach welcomed Premier Medical Weight Loss, the newest site for a branch of highly effective weight loss clinics. Effective weight loss can often be a tortuous and challenging process, full of crash diets and streams of relapses. However, Premier demonstrates that shedding excessive pounds and achieving a healthier lifestyle does not need to be one painful failure…

Seize the Moment

Southern California is widely recognized as a bike-riding mecca for amateur cyclists, recreational riders and elite racers alike. So it is no surprise that one of the most acclaimed bike stores in the country is located right here in Carmel Valley - Moment Bicycles, which recently followed up its success in Liberty Station with a second location in Pacific Highlands…

Salad Spree with Farmer’s Fix

Putting a spring in your step with these healthy bowls from San Diego salad company Farmer's Fix, which offers weekly subscriptions of delicious and nutritious salads delivered directly to your home or office. Salads are made in small batches using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The subscription model makes it easy to get salads automatically delivered every week. Choose from 14…

Peace and Comfort with Integrated MD Care

For some people, death is the scariest thing they can imagine. But Dr. Bob Uslander deals with it every day. In fact, he considers it his calling. “I had a sort of an awakening that I was supposed to be helping people at the end of life,” says Dr. Uslander.

Shape Up With Technology

Ever winced at the idea of surgery, thinking of all the pins and needles targeted at you? Well, now you needn’t worry because you can find one of the latest technologies in non-surgical body contouring and fat removal right here in Solana Beach…Verve Plastic Surgery offers SculpSure – a non-invasive laser treatment for the reduction of stubborn fat!

Improving More Than Your Sleep

Remember the last time you shopped for a mattress? Chances are it wasn’t a fun experience. The mattress you ended up buying might have brought a lot of restful nights but the task of choosing one likely was more a chore. Visit Sleep Bedder, on the corner of El Cajon Blvd and Utah Street in North Park, and you’ll find…

Reclaim Your Health

Five years ago, Warren Cook launched a festival that today is changing lives, including his own, for the better. The Healthy Living Festival runs April 9-11 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and offers a full day of wellness featuring 30 free workshops, seminars, and cooking demonstrations. More than 200 exhibitors showcase the latest wellness products and Sharp HealthCare offers free…

Growing Healthier & Stronger 
With A Plant-Based Diet

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” –Michael Pollan It’s a simple statement but putting it into action can be challenging. The plant-based diet is getting more attention these days as films like “Forks Over Knives” and “Food Inc” bring the diet, or I prefer to say, “lifestyle” to mainstream audiences. Why is plant-based eating taking root in people’s lives?

February: The Month of the Heart, Give Yours Some Loving Care

The heart is often referred to as the symbol of love. While love is vital to a fulfilling life, a healthy heart is crucial to it. A healthy heart functions without us having to even think about it. It beats about 100,000 times per day and pumps 1.5 gallons of blood through the body per minute. The more in shape…


Someone once told me that if I still look cute at the end of my workout, then that is evidence I didn’t work hard enough. Evidently, that certain someone has never heard of GRACEDBYGRIT, a women-owned local business that designs and manufactures premium women’s athletic apparel. If you enjoy working out, you typically have a two-fold reason for doing so:…

Revolution Bike Shop

Revolution Bike Shop Owner Joel Moody has been doing one thing exceedingly well since he first opened his doors over five years ago: Making each and every customer that comes into his shop a top priority. A family-owned business, Revolution Bike Shop is no ordinary bicycle shop. Catering to cycling enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, this store sells…

Wellness Starts with You

You go to the doctor when you’re sick, but what about to stay healthy? Del Mar Integrated Medicine, a wellness clinic open since May of last year, wants to keep you in top condition so you can live your best life.

Floating Away Anxiety, Depression and Fear

We have all experienced one or more symptoms associated with anxiety . . . pounding heart, feelings of loss of control, butterflies in the stomach, irritability, restlessness, fear. In many cases anxiety is an appropriate response to a specific threat. But when it spirals out of control into panic, or is not associated with a specific cause or object and…

Autumn Mind, Body and Soul

With summertime ending and school beginning again, it’s time to reset from summer travel and activities and get back into the swing of things. With the kids going back to school, fall can abruptly throw us into our ordinary routine. This can leave us neglecting our own needs for our families’ and feeling overwhelmed. Instead of jumping right back into…

Floating Toward Wellness

About 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, defined as pain that lasts longer than six months. The emotional toll of chronic pain can also make pain worse. Anxiety, stress, depression, anger, and fatigue interact in complex ways with chronic pain and may decrease the body's production of natural painkillers.

What is Floating? (In a Float Tank)

Floating in a sensory deprivation tank is quite possibly the most relaxing thing you can do for your body and mind! Just imagine floating in space . . . Although floating has been around for 60 years with a lot of research conducted, it is only now becoming popular. The process involves a large tank … Continued