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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Deal of May


To celebrate the office opening on Sundays, get a 50% OFF discount for the treatment of your choice, Bodywork or Reiki, if you visit the office on Sunday during the month of May.

If you are unable to make it during the promotion period, please feel free to forward this to your friends.
If your friends come for a treatment, you'll get a 15% OFF discount for your next visit, either Saturday or Sunday (for each of your friend).  If you friends get a 50% OFF during the promotion period, they will get a 15% discount for their second visit :)

If you have any question, or would like to make an appointment (or appointments), please call Sachi at            310-800-1295       or simply respond to this email.

Sachiko Nishi
California State Certified Massage Therapist
Bodyworker & Reiki Master

1137 2nd Street, Suite 103
Santa Monica, CA 90403

P.S. May 6 is World Laughter Day - Join us at the beach for a fun, free Laughter Yoga celebration. You don't need to know yoga to have fun & laugh. RSVP at 

Ingrid Cheng
Healthy resource 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Healthy Moms and Kids

Mobile Clinic
Cedars Sinai Nutrition and Fitness Program

The rate of childhood obesity has tripled in the past 30 years. Obese or overweight children are at increased risk of developing medical and mental health problems that can undermine the social and emotional capacities required for them to learn. There are many factors contributing to this problem.  For children who come from low-income families, the most important factors are limited access to healthy foods, resources, and safe places to play. The services provided by the COACH for Kids® program focus on prevention and early intervention.  To help combat the rise in obesity in the communities served, the COACH for Kids® Nutritionist provides school based nutrition/fitness education, nutrition education workshops for parents, risk assessment screenings, nutrition counseling, and referrals for other types of intervention services. 

Like Westside Family Health Center (WFHC), they also have a mobile clinic but theirs is for kids. WFHC's new Scion allows its Community Outreach & Education (COE) staff to reach out to the community with educational presentations. Recently, COE visited University and Olympic high schools for reproductive health presentations and Venice Beach for street outreach to young adults. The fight for women's health rights is a never-ending battle but we have come a long way, Debra A. Farmer, President/CEO of Westside Family Health Center told attendees at WFHC's recent Lunch & Learn in recognition of National Women's History Month.
Speaking before a group of more than 50 attendees at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica on March 21, 2012, Ms. Farmer drew a picture of women's health from the Middle Ages to present day during her presentation, "Trending Women's Healthcare.'' (Click here for full remarks.)

Ingrid Cheng
Health Advocate

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Children's Event

Kid-Friendly Event

On Saturday, April 21, 2012, Westside Children’s Center will be hosting a community fair to celebrate the “Week of the Young Child” from 10:00am to 1:00pm. We are expecting approximately 300 children and families from WCC’s programs, our partner agencies and the larger community to attend. Children will enjoy arts and crafts, jump roping, a bouncer, and face-painting, while parents learn about the resources available to them in their community. Partner agencies include: Free Arts for Abused Children, UCLA Community Health and Advocacy Training Program for Pediatric Residents, Open Paths Counseling Center , and The Help Group.

WCC has been serving low-income and at-risk children for 25 years, providing child development and child welfare services to communities in southwest Los Angeles , including Culver City , Inglewood and Ladera Heights . WCC services include:

·        Early education (0-5), including Early Head Start
·        Child welfare (0-18), including family preservation, foster care and adoption
·        Special needs screenings, referrals and advocacy (0-18)
·        Health and mental health referrals

Come out and support the Westside Children's Center (WCC) as they host a community fair to celebrate National Week of the Young Child! WCC will be hosting a community fair for its families that will be filled with fun activities, fantastic performances and information about community services. Volunteers 16 and older are needed from 9AM-11:30AM and from 11:30AM-1:00PM If you are interested in volunteering at this wonderful event, please RSVP first to David Silverstein, Director at Action Agape at 310-348-1260 X1515, then contact Tivoli Sisko at 310-846-4100 ext: 6166

P.S. I’ve volunteered for D.A.R.E Afterschool Program, Free Arts for Abused Children, UNICEF and Read to Me L.A. at public libraries. I continue to be involved with many causes and non-profits like The American Diabetes Association, The American Heart Association and Let’s Move West L.A.

Ingrid Cheng
Making a difference everyday

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Earth Day West L.A!

Edible Garden

Food Forest, Sunday April 22nd next to our garden classroom. We are looking for donations, professional expertise, and volunteers for this event. If you would like to know more about this event, please contact me. We will be planting fruit trees, an herb garden, Monarch habitat, and beautifying our campus. If you would like to participate in our Health and Fitness Fair, please register here. You can also register on our website at If you would like to support our program as a guest speaker, guest chef or by mentoring a student, please contact Kerri, kee7129 @ I look forward to hearing from you.
All donations to our program are tax deductible and will promptly followed with a thank-you letter that can also be used for tax-purposes. Please include whom this letter should be addressed to.
  • Financial contributions can be addressed to Uni High” with a note that it’s for the “school garden.”
$10.00 = 1 plant          $20.00  = 3 plants      $50.00 = Tree              
Large donations will support the materials to build the garden entrance, a shade sail for our outdoor classroom, and other materials.
Food or other In-kind donations (tools, plants, spreading the word) are also graciously appreciated.
Kerri Eich
Director, School of Health and Environmental Sciences
Health and Food Science Teacher
P.S. Tadasana After Dark. From Thursday to Saturday night, five epic concerts will be happening in downtown Santa Monica, featuring Karsh Kale, Cheb i Sabbah, MC Yogi, Wah!, Hassan Hakmoun, DJ Drez, EarthRise SoundSystem and many more. Buy your tickets now

Ingrid Cheng
Blogger, Health Advocate

Monday, April 2, 2012

Raffle Prize

Community Event

Spring Into Fashion - Culver City Woman's Club Fashion Show
April 14th from 11 am - 2 pm.

6161 W Centinela Ave, Culver CityCA 

Fashion by Chico's. Door prizes, raffle, shopping to benefit non-profits supported by the Culver City Woman's Club (CCWC). $40 per ticket (lunch included). If you wish to attend, contact me ASAP and indicate # of tickets you want. Proceeds benefit philanthropies supported by CCWC like scholarships for high school students, Meals on Wheels, etc. Sunrider has donated a beautiful basket full of health products to be raffled off at this event and I am donating a gift bag with $30 worth of products/ services! 
Deadline for tickets is on April 7th! 
Thanks Sunrider Team.

Ingrid Cheng
Writer, Health advocate
Mission: Empowering women to be healthy inside out