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. […]

SB Neighborhood Clinics’ New Mobile Unit Ready to Go!
By Joanne A Calitri   |   August 22, 2023

The mid-week downpour of rain and clouds did not stop Dr. Mahdi Ashrafian, CEO of the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, from moving forward, literally, with the official launch of the center’s Mobile Health Unit on Thursday, August 10. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the Santa Barbara City College parking lot.  Joining were former clinic […]


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