Sunny Summer Days

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    We are super excited to announce that we are almost done with the new SCOA website. Yeah - we have been listening to you. Having an easy way to: upload pictures and video, as well as communicate through IM, Chat, and Blogs. . . Anyone can join and it is free.Probably the biggest change is that it doesn't HAVE to be SCOA events. We know that all 1500 cannot play with SCOA every weekend. You are still family and we want to hear from you via your blog or multi-media you decide to upload.

    Healthy Thoughts

    More bad news for Fructose!

    The University of Cincinnati says new studies have found that fructose turns to bad fat. It also lowers hormones which reduce your appetite so you don’t get as full from what you eat. A safe sugar? The sugar created from dates has unique anti-oxidant value. Find it at or health food store, says Kalidas Shetty, PH.D. University of MA. Love a diet soda; make your own. Use ¼ fresh fruit juice and tonic water – it’s a healthy alternative.


    We all know how important eating organic is; here’s one more reason. Read the label and make sure you eliminate any products from your diet that aren’t “real food”; meaning it doesn’t rot because it’s so preserved by this sugar.

    To learn more about organic
    Healthy Eating-

    Stress and everyday life take their toll:on everyone. Keeping you up at night is one of their undesirable side-effects.Try this Pranayama technique to help you get your z's. It focuses on breathingto settle your body and quiet your mind.

    Inhale through the nose for a count of 6.
    Hold for a count of 3.
    Exhale through the nose for a count of 6
    Hold for a count of 3.
    Repeat this series 4 more times

    Next, inhale through the nose for a count of 6
    Exhale through the nose for a count of 6
    Repeat this series 4 more times
    Don't stress yourself about the exact numbers. Simply follow the inhale/hold exhale/hold pattern.

    Focusing on your breathing and nothing else causes you to hone in on the present and...relax. Sleep precious sleep is soon to follow.

    Live in the light -


    Things to do this week

    You gotta love the sun the past week. It has been great to see so many of you out there climbing, canyoneering, kayaking, surfing and hiking. It's the SCOA way.We are starting early this week:Stroll and Savor in Belmont Shore, Long Beach


    b>Mid-Week Sea Kayaking/Networking in the LBC
    Twilight Dance Series - Santa Monica Pier - no host event
    Free REI class: Grand Canyon Adventures


    Mammoth Mountain Weekend Road Trip
    Water Skiing/ Wakeboarding Late Start Summer
    Cinespia Cemetary Screenings - no host event


    Beginning Surfing Class
    MTB Mt. Waterman


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