Say YES!

Posted: January 12th, 2018 | Columns, Featured, Get Fit, Health & Fitness | No Comments

When you took stock of 2017 and set out a plan for this new year, did you make a vow to just say no? No to additional commitments, no to volunteering, no to one more extra responsibility?

If you did, I want to encourage you to say yes instead. This time, when you say yes, do it with the conviction that you can be in control of how those things are done. Then you can make the most of every new thing you take on.

Move into mindfulness

Posted: December 14th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Get Fit, Health & Fitness | No Comments

By Erica Moe | Get Fit

Daily life is full of to-do lists for the future, along with some nagging regret about the past. I challenge you to let go of the future and the past. Focus on the present and practice mindfulness.

The YMCA Weight Loss Program describes mindfulness as an act of being completely present in the moment and having a greater connection with ourselves, our senses and our environment. Typically, I would tell you to move more! But this time, instead of spinning your wheels, take some time to be still.

“Santa Paws” welcomes pups

By SDCNN Staff

Westfield Mission Valley invites you to celebrate the holidays with your furry friends at “Santa Paws” on Dec. 12 from 6-9 p.m. Dogs may sit on Santa’s lap and pose for a free photo at his workshop, Mint Studio.

Mint Studio ­— located between Bath & Body Works and AMC Theaters — offers holiday DIY activities and photo opportunities with Santa through Dec. 24. View and register for Mint Studio workshop events at