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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Speak Your Truth

#Yoga Retreat in Yosemite 2012

I am creative, caring and curious. I like to help people and make a difference. I am an author, blogger, health advocate, dog lover, avid traveler and a yoga teacher. I have a big dream, but I was afraid to do something about it until now.  I love yoga because it is what I needed and still need to learn how to be connected with my higher self. It helps me stay grounded. I graduated from U.C. Riverside with a degree in Business Administration, worked at Dun & Bradstreet in Hong Kong for a year before moving back to California to work. I taught pre-school for a year and earned my elementary teaching credential at Cal State Northridge. I taught at a public school and a private one. I was certified to teach YogaFit Level 1 in 2007 and at Yoga Education Institute in 2008 to teach Hatha Yoga. I have been teaching yoga part-time since then. Recently, I decided to become an entrepreneur and founded Fit-Twist. My mission is to empower teens and women to be healthier inside out. I have always been a writer. I wrote many short stories and poems that I hide in my drawer, only sharing them with other want-to-be writers in writing classes. I was afraid of the negative reaction from people close to me who told me that I should stop dreaming, be practical and get a job. Yoga taught me to overcome this fear and just do it. I am publishing my book to inspire others to believe in themselves and go after their dreams.

I recently shared my dream of organizing a yoga retreat in Yosemite next year with someone who is coaching me, but instead of showing support, she asked me why I wasn't focused on finishing my book. I told her about my idea to tie the book in with the retreat and using it to help others be healthy inside out. She challenged me to focus on my book first because I tend to tackle several projects or things at once, but being distracted may be the barrier to my success. I didn't want to hear the truth, but I took it in and realized that not many people have the guts to tell the truth. I thanked her for being honest and tough with me. Do you have friends or a coach who will be straight with you? If not, it's time to find someone who will speak the truth regardless of the consequences.

Thank you Karen Lee, Capture Your Dreams Coach.



Author of Dream: Creating a Better World    

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Volunteers Needed

Culver City Woman’s Club Fashion Show

Culver City Woman’s Club Gift Wrapping Booth at the Westside Pavilion need volunteers from 12/9 to 12/22. They don’t have is enough people to man the booth on Saturday,December 10,  both morning and evening. Next week they need help on Wednesday morning and afternoon, Thursday, Friday morning and afternoon and Saturday. Their big push will be the week of the 18th. Culver City Woman’s Club is an affiliate of  California Federation of Women’s Club, a community service organization which provides education, training and interaction opportunities for volunteers who are committed to individual growth and community improvement to enrich the quality of life throughout California and the world. Please go to their booth near Hallmark Cards at Westside Pavilion for details.

Fun Zone Reading Club is a non-profit dedicated to helping economically disadvantaged and homeless individuals become self-sufficient through reading opportunities.
We will be Feeding the Homeless Communityon Xmas Eve 12pm- 2pm at VOA-Access Center 628 S.San Julian St,90014 in Downtown Los Angeles Community of Skidrow, 

We are in need of Joyful Volunteers to Cook and Serve the Food, Hams, Turkeys, Pies, Cakes,Cups,Can Goods for more info call 626-277-3457 ask for Coach Ron the one and only.

Ron Crockett
Fun Zone Reading Club



Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Toy Drive

#Why I Give

For 19 years, ABC7, K-FROG and firefighters in L.A have joined forces to run the “Spark of Love Toy Drive.” This campaign collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for the under served children in our communities. Toys collected in the respective counties are distributed locally. Last year alone, “Spark of Love” collected over 500,000 toys.

7 ways to give

Drop off your new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment at your local fire station

Donate online with a credit card through the California Community Foundation 
     All proceeds will go to buying toys or sports equipment for the children

"Like" ABC7 on Facebook and a $1 donation goes to the Spark of Love Toy Drive! 

Donate $5 by texting ABC7 to 80100 (From Nov. 18 - Dec. 23)

Checks can be made out to: Spark of Love Toy Drive c/o California Community Foundation

     ABC7 Spark of Love
     P.O. Box 5967
     Glendale, CA 91221

Bring your new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment to one of our Stuff-A-Bus events.

     Dec. 9: Westfield Topanga  |  Join event on Facebook  |  Map
     Dec. 16: Honda Center  |  Join event on Facebook  |  Map

Bring your new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment to one of the Metrolink Holiday Toy Express Train events in your area.

Read more:
Spark of Love Toy Drive 2011 

Stop by Coral Tree Cafe in Brentwood to drop a toy for a child in need! It's a collection point for the Marine Corps' Toys 4 Tots program from now until the week of Christmas. For more information, please visit the Toys 4 Tots website:

Monday, December 5, 2011

Donate to Shelter

#Why I Give

As the holidays approach, the weather has grown colder and harsher, and those who are forced to live on the streets need our help.

During the last week, the Emergency Winter Shelter Program was opened, which will provide more than 200 beds for the homeless on the Westside thru mid-March.  But the program - and those it serves - sorely needs your help.

Can you help by donating personal items and supplies for the shelters?   The items, listed below, can be left at any of the listed locations between now and December 16.

Clothing:  men's underwear; women's underwear; socks; t-shirts; coats; jackets; hats; scarves; gloves; men's pants; women's pants; shoes; adult diapers.

Personal items:  backpacks; reading glasses.

Toiletries:  razors, soap, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products; foot spray; deodorant; combs; hairbrushes; nail clippers; shower shoes.

Items for shelter:  coffee; creamer; sugar; books; magazines; board games.

These items can be dropped off at: 

West LA
1645 Corinth Ave, #201
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Hours: 9a-5p

7166 W Manchester Ave
Los Angeles CA 90045
Hours: 9a-5p

Councilman Rosendahl - Help the Homeless for the Holdays.

Pre-order my book now
Ingrid Cheng

Author of Dream: Creating a Better World
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Yoga Life Lessons

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Yoga has many physical and mental benefits because it is a mind-body exercise that aims to connect us to our higher selves. In this hectic world, most of us don't have the energy or time to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Most of us put our health as risk because we rely on our readily available drugs and doctors to treat us when we don't feel good or get sick. Many women overeat when they're depressed or stressed. Bad diet and stress lead to more ailments. Studies show a strong link between unhealthy habits and coronary artery diseases, cancer, etc. In this book, I will share the simple yoga life lessons I have learned in my journey to become a yoga teacher. The purpose of this book is to empower and inspire you to take small steps daily to be well in all areas of your life. When we connect with our higher selves and listen to our inner wisdom, we learn to love ourselves and realize that being healthier inside out is the key to happiness. 

This book is designed to provide information to help you eat better, be more physically active and be well in all areas of your life.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Travel Show

I Love to Travel
L.A Times Travel Show
New Video: Why I Love Brentwood!
From safaris to scuba diving, wind surfing to wine tours, archeology excursions to relaxing on a pristine beach, here's where you’ll discover amazing travel destinations, attractions, activities, resorts, products, luxury goods and services and so much more!

Enjoy new areas for niche interests and travel! 

The Travel in Style Pavilion features displays, galleries, and interactive experiences to pamper and transport yourself to the destination of your dreams.

The Xtreme Adventure Zone is the destination for active vacationers, thrill seekers, and outdoor adventurers, offering exciting activities and attractions.

Families can explore the Kid’s World area featuring family friendly destinations, mini-getaways, entertainment, performances, hands-on activities and more. 
Hundreds of exhibitors. Trip giveaways. Cultural entertainment. Travel experts and more! It’s everything you need to get far away from the every day.
For speaker, program and schedule information, visit

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

West L.A News


New West Charter High School Will Impact Traffic Nearby!

* Get involved now before it's to late to voice your opinion!
* Traffic will only get worse, if it bothers you now do something about it! 
* We need facts and a proposal in writing from New West, not empty promises.
* Send an email out and don't let the city council make the decision for you! 

Next meetings are as scheduled for New West :
WLA Neighborhood meeting Nov. 30th at 7:15 with New West on the Agenda.
1645 Corinth Ave, second floor next to the WLA courthouse. This is where the WLANC will vote on either supporting the New West High School or are small neighborhood.  
Call 310-235-2070 for details

Big final City Planning meeting down Town
Land Use Management on Dec. 8th at 8:30am 
location 200 North Spring Street LA, CA 90012
Contact Lucy for any questions or send her a letter  
(Call her and voice concern)
Room and floor to be announced next week, please check back and we will post.