Tag archives: wellness

Inflammation: The Silent Killer
By Deann Zampelli   |   April 30, 2024

A few years ago, my athletic prowess and inherent grace caused me to tear a few ligaments in my ankle by falling UP the stairs of my home. Anyone can fall down a set of stairs, but you need to be very special to do it in reverse. Following months of resting, healing, wearing a […]

CBD: What is it and why its use is skyrocketing in the wellness community?
By Deann Zampelli   |   March 26, 2024

Cannabidiol. CBD. Don’t get too excited. This is the non-psychotropic part of either the marijuana or the hemp plant. According to the CDC, “Hemp is defined as any part of the cannabis sativa plant with no more than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).” Which is otherwise known as the “stoney part.” However, use caution when buying […]

Learning the Way of a Painless Life Through Spinefulness
By Amélie Dieux   |   October 3, 2023

Judi Silverman, a longtime local of Santa Barbara, is a woman to meet! Her kindness shines through her personality and her approach to life will make you want to learn about what she’s teaching. “I am a body posture teacher,” she expressed. It’s a technique that will change your way of being and your life. […]

Montecito Wellness Opens
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   September 26, 2023

A new functional medicine clinic has opened in the Upper Village: Montecito Wellness Clinic, owned by Montecito mom and integrative doctor Dr. Talina Hermann, launched publicly last week with a grand opening this past Friday. “It’s always been my dream to open a clinic here,” Hermann told us last week as she geared up for […]

Exploring Internal Family Systems Therapy: A Path to Mind-Body Wellness
By Rebecca Capps   |   September 19, 2023

In the realm of psychotherapy, there exists a wide array of approaches aimed at understanding the complexities of the human mind and promoting overall well-being. Among these innovative approaches is Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, which offers a unique perspective on the different parts of ourselves and their impact on our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. […]

Integrative Psychotherapy & Somatic Wellness Practices
By Rebecca Capps   |   March 14, 2023

From a somatic therapeutic perspective, stress, unexpressed anger, heartbreak, and grief are believed to be issues in your tissues that make up your internal state. The word “somatic” is derived from the root “soma,” which means “living body,” and your physical body can serve as a valuable guide when you listen to its messages. Somatic […]

Wellness Providers
By Montecito Journal   |   January 12, 2023

Elevated, Luxurious Dental Practice Cosmetics, Implants, & Aesthetics Serving the Santa Barbara & Montecito Community Hlavaty Dental Arts737 Garden Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101(805) 564-3600www.hlavatydentalarts.com Nonprofit wellness organization whose mission is to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Montecito Family YMCA591 Santa Rosa LaneMontecito, CA 93108(805) 969-3288www.ciymca.org/montecito Premium personal training services including Private […]

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
By Stella Haffner   |   October 18, 2022

Over in the sunny cove of Santa Barbara City College, a small health revolution is brewing. At the helm is Student Program Advisor Becky Bean, ASW.  With a background in the nonprofit sector and social work, Bean was excited to collaborate with the Student Health Services team at SBCC and spearhead their new wellness program: […]

Local People: Cristy Candler
By Rachael Quisel   |   September 20, 2022

“My soul was broken and my back was broken; it was time to go,” said Montecito native Cristy Candler. She recently launched her wellness business OF SOUND BODY, where she helps her clients heal using the same somatic and energetic practices that worked for her. Prior to being an entrepreneur, Candler had a long career […]

Creating Understanding in Today’s World
By Jude Bijou   |   June 28, 2022

According to Attitude Reconstruction there are only four rules of good communication and four opposing violations. Being aware of both gives us a choice about whether we want to create distance or connection with our words, whether we’re dealing with friend, foe, neighbor, or family member. Here are some examples of two ways of communicating […]

Adaptogenic Mushrooms
By Rebecca Capps   |   May 10, 2022

Adaptogens are a trendy topic in the wellness space — but what are they, and why should we care? For thousands of years, ancient wisdom traditions, such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), have considered adaptogenic mushrooms as being both foods to establish optimal health and as potent elixirs to treat sickness. Known to […]

A Way to Wellness — In Our Backyard
By Dalina Michaels   |   January 18, 2022

There’s a Montecito mom who is challenging Montecitans of all ages to reclaim their health and wellness with her new wellness center in the Upper Village. You need to see Talina Hermann before you get sick — it’s a novel idea to most, but for Hermann, it’s the smarter and better way to take care […]

Allie MacPhail: Montecito Mama and Influencer
By Dalina Michaels   |   April 15, 2021

Allie MacPhail is a jack-of-all-trades sort of person. A mom of four kids, three dogs, chickens, cats, and a husband. This is not to mention that she is a talented photographer, an influencer, and now a store owner of an adorable new children’s store – not in Montecito, but in Martha’s Vineyard.  So how does […]

Roadmap for Rebuilding
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 22, 2021

As we approach the most significant storm in our area since the debris flow of January 9, the Board of Supervisors last week reviewed and approved a plan to help homeowners rebuild their properties. Public Works reps outlined two significant efforts that are currently underway by both Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA and the County, […]

Get Well at WELL Loft
By Michelle Ebbin   |   October 13, 2020

I believe that the ultimate goal of all fitness, wellness, and beauty routines is to not only make you healthier but to help you become, literally and figuratively, more comfortable and confident in your own skin. Your skin is the face you present to the world and just as the eyes are windows to the […]

Patagonia’s Price-less Pandemic Yoga Practice
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 23, 2020

Patagonia, the Ventura-based designer/distributor of outdoor clothing and gear, is helping the local community combat the coronavirus through offering several yoga classes online free of charge. A three-part Yoga & Wellness Series with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Yoga Instructor and Wellness Coach Julie Peacock, comes to a close on April 28 with a 30-minute vinyasa practice […]

Welcome to Elemental Wellness
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 30, 2020

Ninaya Nancy Strandberg and William Gale’s new Elemental Wellness Events series promises quarterly group circle seasonal experiences that are both soulful and sensational. Whereas the couple’s previous recent workshops were geared toward other couples, the new series can be enjoyed as individuals also. Each of the one-day mini-retreats will involve intimate coed sharing circles, therapeutic […]

A New Year, New Decade, New You
By Michelle Ebbin   |   January 9, 2020

For years, I’ve traveled far and wide to try new wellness products and now there’s something available in our neck of the woods that can help you power up your wellness and self-care routine. This miracle machine, offered at Aesthetics Montecito, is called the HOCATT, which stands for “Hyperthermic Ozone & Carbonic Acid Transdermal Therapy.” […]

At Summer Camp, All is Wellness
By Jon Vreeland   |   July 12, 2018

For a growing child or teen in the prime of their youth, a California summer often depends on self-confidence or lack thereof. Like how they feel in a one- or two-piece bathing suit, and how they deal with the reality and introduction to social expectations. The good news is, society no longer carries the upper […]

It’s Only Natural
By Richard Mineards   |   July 5, 2018

Montecito fashion designer Kendall Conrad hosted a cocktail and dinner bash outside her achingly trendy Village Mart store for her friend Shiva Rose and her new 304-page tome, Whole Beauty: Daily Rituals and Natural Recipes for Lifelong Beauty and Wellness. Shiva, who lives in the Santa Monica Mountains, has created an eponymous line of all-natural, […]