Sometimes extra stuff needs a new home, but it's usually not feasible to build a second, smaller home for the stuff to live in. Fortunately, Long Beach Security Storage acts as an apartment complex for wayward items, offering spaces in a variety of sizes. Security cameras and an electronic gate keep valuables inviolable. The facility even provides a complimentary truck and driver for local first-time movers, precluding the need to roll a grand piano Frogger-style through heavy traffic.
At Mystical Chakra Spa, certified massage therapists and psychic mediums join together to help customers heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Swedish, relaxation, and chakra healing massages help kick-start the body's natural healing abilities and promote relaxation. Meanwhile, the spa's spiritual advisers aim to provide insight through guided sessions that might include tarot card readings, energy crystal work, or even aura clearing. Soulmate readings are also available to help answer questions about love or a particular relationship, while psychic mediums help connect to those in the spirit world who may not regularly check their email.
The couple behind Project FitFam understand the juggling act of life; keeping up with their careers, marriage, and two toddlers can be a handful before you take into account the need to exercise. They share this story with many of their clients, and they also share the strategies they've developed for making a little extra time to take care of yourself. They run an array of fitness boot camps that incorporate kickboxing, kettlebells, and plyometrics and are held outdoors at local parks. They even set aside specific dates for playdate fitness camps, where parents work out as their kids frolic on a nearby playground.
Despite its worldly name, Children Sports International is fiercely community- focused. Its 100% model ensures that every donated dollar goes toward funding youth-fitness and afterschool-sports programs—and that every staff member is a local volunteer. Founder Danny Vasquez has lived his life in Los Angeles, and he sees sports as a way to inspire hope and improve health among the underserved children in his community. He and his volunteer staff work with kids aged 6–18 to get hearts pumping during age-appropriate activities that enhance physical fitness as they increase self-esteem. However, Children Sports International isn't all about athletics: in 2012, the organization spearheaded the Be the Solution to Ocean Pollution program, during which teams of volunteers and local kids helped beautify their community by cleaning up stretches of Venice Beach and Long Beach.
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The pet-care experts who make up the wooftidoo team all have one thing in common: they specialize in animal handling. Oh, and they really, really love pets. To make sure they're prepared for anything, all members of the wooftidoo team—trainers, instructors, groomers, and veterinary technicians—are also insured, bonded, and certified in dog and cat first aid and CPR by the American Red Cross. All that preparation enables wooftidoo to provide pet owners with a number of different services, ranging from dog walking and daycare to training and pet-concierge services.
Founded in the mid-1980s, The California Women's Conference boasts a long and proud tradition of lectures and discussion panels aimed especially at women in business. Some highlights from past years include a panel and sack race featuring Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, Cindy McCain, and Elizabeth Edwards in 2007 and a historic address from the Dalai Lama and Maria Shriver in 2006. Beyond annual conventions, The California Women’s Conference offers news and resources with a lively online community.