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California-based Travel Company Well Poised for Wholesale Travel Growth

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. -- Serenity Time, a private wholesale travel platform, is starting to see a big upswing in consumer interest to travel again. Travel searches and increased booking activity appear to be a sign of things to come.

"Post-pandemic, people are really looking forward to getting out of their houses and experiencing new things again," Derek Gough, president, Serenity Time, says. "It's times like these that make people realize what's truly important in their lives. Spending time with loved ones is almost always at the top of everyone's list."

According to Gough, some of the greatest discounts and deals the travel industry has seen in a long time will deliver amazing opportunities for travelers in the years to come.

And, Serenity Time is set up for success. It provides its members direct access to wholesale travel and guaranteed lowest pricing on all major forms of travel including hotels, private residences and cruising as well as access to timeshare resorts without the need for ownership or annual maintenance fees.

"True wholesale" pricing is delivered by eliminating middlemen and the pricing markups required to support billion-dollar advertising budgets. Serenity Time prides itself on a commitment to continually listen to customer feedback while providing top-notch customer service to its members at prices guaranteed to be lower than all public travel sites.

Gough says that there's a hidden world of "true wholesale" travel opportunities to be had and they've figured out how to make them available to consumers. In fact, he's convinced that once people understand the system that they will never look at travel the same way again.

To learn more, visit: https://serenitytime.world

About Serenity Time

For more than 25 years, Serenity Time and its partners have formed alliances throughout the wholesale travel industry. These alliance partnerships allow its members access to wholesale travel pricing typically unavailable to the general public.

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‘Real Power Today,’ led by Pastor Arnie Klann kicks off his 2020 Spiritual Warfare Retreats in Laguna Hills, CA

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. -- Pastor Arnie Klann, "Real Power Today" announced. Pastor Klann is thrilled to have the opportunity to kick off ministry "that speaks to the unusual and trying times of today, that can lead to strong spiritual interface."

The ministry series is "Real Power Today." The series will kick-off June 25th & June 26th in a Retreat format. The focus is on helping people to push back and heal against Spiritual attack, through a Christian and scriptural format.

The conference series is designed to be targeted, hopeful, and educational. Spiritual Warfare is a Deliverance based, Biblical study.

In a recent interview, Pastor Arnie Klann introduced his theme, "Refueling a Mid-Crisis Life." "The retreats serve as a training, healing, and educational tool; specifically, for alleviating what can feel like a spiritual depression or anxiety. The purpose is to be assisted in prayer for the aid of healing."

In reviewing Pastor Klann's concept, it was intriguing to find that these conferences will be set up in a private and relaxed setting; led primarily by an educational base and an opportunity for small group prayer or private prayer. It will be a day long retreat, which includes a luncheon, the ability to relax on break-time in a beautiful coiffed landscape with water and fountains.

"The relaxation environment is secondary to the primary goal of healing in a deeper, scriptural, and Christian-based venue," Klann states.

The retreats are designed to be intentionally small, (maximum of 10 participants); in order to get more personal prayer time achieved in a shorter period; rather than multiple visits at church.

For more information, scheduling & pricing can be found at https://realpowertoday.com/ website.

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‘Real Power Today,’ led by Pastor Arnie Klann kicks off his 2020 Spiritual Warfare Retreats in Laguna Hills, CA

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. -- Pastor Arnie Klann, "Real Power Today" announced. Pastor Klann is thrilled to have the opportunity to kick off ministry "that speaks to the unusual and trying times of today, that can lead to strong spiritual interface."

The ministry series is "Real Power Today." The series will kick-off June 25th & June 26th in a Retreat format. The focus is on helping people to push back and heal against Spiritual attack, through a Christian and scriptural format.

The conference series is designed to be targeted, hopeful, and educational. Spiritual Warfare is a Deliverance based, Biblical study.

In a recent interview, Pastor Arnie Klann introduced his theme, "Refueling a Mid-Crisis Life." "The retreats serve as a training, healing, and educational tool; specifically, for alleviating what can feel like a spiritual depression or anxiety. The purpose is to be assisted in prayer for the aid of healing."

In reviewing Pastor Klann's concept, it was intriguing to find that these conferences will be set up in a private and relaxed setting; led primarily by an educational base and an opportunity for small group prayer or private prayer. It will be a day long retreat, which includes a luncheon, the ability to relax on break-time in a beautiful coiffed landscape with water and fountains.

"The relaxation environment is secondary to the primary goal of healing in a deeper, scriptural, and Christian-based venue," Klann states.

The retreats are designed to be intentionally small, (maximum of 10 participants); in order to get more personal prayer time achieved in a shorter period; rather than multiple visits at church.

For more information, scheduling & pricing can be found at https://realpowertoday.com/ website.

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Casa Romantica Opened Gardens to Public on Friday, May 22

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. -- Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, an award-winning Southern California 501(c)(3) nonprofit, opened their gardens to the public on Friday, May 22, in accordance with social distancing and safety guidelines provided by the state of California.

Amy Behrens, the executive director, explained that gardens like Casa Romantica's are indispensable to community healing, offering much-needed places for respite with nature and inspiration. "We look forward to welcoming guests back to our beautiful setting where they can enjoy self-care or family time among our springtime blooms and ocean vistas."

San Clemente is a popular Southern California seaside community. Casa Romantica's gardens, with cliffside views of the Pacific Ocean and pier, have traditionally been a 'must-see' for tourists during the summer months. Casa Romantica is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and American Horticultural Society. Its gardens include several different themes, such as herbs, succulents, native plants, and a registered Monarch Waystation Butterfly Garden.

At this time only the gardens will be open, and the house remains closed for the safety of our guests. Tickets are limited to a maximum of 40 visitors per hour, with a maximum of 20 guests at any one time on Casa Romantica's 2.5-acre property to ensure safe social distancing.

Complimentary take home maps are available at the front entrance so that visitors may take self-guided tours through Casa Romantica's seaside gardens. The one-way route includes marked hand sanitizer stations. The complete course includes some stairs, but a modified route is fully accessible for visitors with special mobility needs.

The suggested donation for admission is $5, and self-service and/or non-touch methods of donation by card or cash are available at the front entrance. All proceeds support the 501(c)(3) nonprofit's preservation and programs.

While subject to current government health and safety guidelines, Casa Romantica anticipates re-opening its historic home later this summer and resuming its award-winning programming onsite for the 20-21 season. The upcoming season includes both onsite and remote modalities for participation, enabling the nonprofit to fulfill its mission for people of all ages in a manner that fits each individual's needs.

For those visiting the gardens in the coming days, masks and personal hand sanitizer will be available for purchase at the front entrance. Visit casaromantica.org for a complete listing of protocols to protect our staff and guests before visiting the gardens.

Learn more at: https://www.casaromantica.org/

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Modest Means with Big Dreams – A True Rag to Riches Story

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- Local Performing Arts School THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO (CSS) of Aliso Viejo, Calif. won a National Title & coveted "Sweepstakes Award" at "The Musical Theater Competition of America" held at Disneyland California this past weekend making THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO one of the top Musical Theater Programs in the country.

Top performance studios and public schools from around the country as far as Maine, Florida, Nevada and New Mexico traveled to Southern California to compete in the prestigious "The Musical Theater Competition of America" at Disneyland. Schools competed in different levels celebrating a 9 - 12 minutes medley of a musical as well as solos and duets in voice and acting and technical disciplines. The school with the top combined scores won the coveted "Sweepstakes" title of Top Musical Theater Program.

The Center Stage Studio under the direction of Tracey Ball and Choreographer Chloe Nethery won top honors with both of their group numbers; "Beetlejuice Medley" 1st Place Ensemble and an Alan Menken Medley for 1st place in Musical Review. CSS also won 1st place overall in acting solos (Mitchell Berg) and Vocal Solos (Colin Kerrane) & vocal duet (Delaney McCarthy & Mitchel Berg).

"Center Stage parents, you need to thank your studio administrators for having the honor of being a part of a truly remarkable studio. I am blown away," says Gary Krinke, MTCA Adjudicator and Fullerton College Theater Arts Administrator.

The Center Stage Studio opened its doors 15 years ago in 2005 with one room, a stage made out of boxes and a shower curtains sewed together for a stage curtain.

Modest means however big dreams by studio founder Tracey Ball. "I used to wake up at 6 a.m. and bring my pillow to my studio and lay by the phone in case it rang. It's one thing to have a dream but you hope that others believe in you too!"

Within one year, Tracey went from 18 students to over 200 being one of the 1st schools to secure licensing to "High School Musical." Within 5 years CSS acquired a theater, this time with real curtain rigging, an elevated stage and tech booth; Along with a full conservatory with classes in voice, acting, comedy, jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, lyrical and acrobatics. A true triple threat performing arts center for kids.

"I grew up in Foster homes aging out when I was 17. My last foster family saved my life. I know what it is like not to fit in having gone to 8 elementary schools and 3 high schools. I am every child in the classroom. I am the child in the corner who is afraid to be the new kid. I go out of my way to train my staff to make sure every single child feels cared for and strives in their performing arts education. I'm not perfect but my heart is always in the right place. The sky is the limit. Dreams do come true and winning MTCA is another dream come true!" said Tracey Ball.

About The Center Stage Studio:

The Center Stage Studio, family owned and operated by Tracey Ball & Tony DiMiceli since 2005, spreading the love of performing arts with the children of Orange County being one of the very few specializing in triple threat education; acting singing and dance. The Studio has won countless awards including "Best Performing Arts School," Tracey Ball "Top Studio Director," "Top Vocalist and Actor/Actress" Access Broadway National Competition, "Best Performing Arts Cast" Turn It Around Tour, "Excellence in Musical Theater & "Best Actor/Actress Award" Junior Theater Festival/Freddie Mac.

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TEDxIVC, Most Ambitious TEDx Event in OC, is Giving Tickets Away

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Tickets to TEDxIVC have been made available to the public recently. Applications for free tickets are out now, and TEDxIVC will be giving up to 80% of tickets for free. Tickets are also available for purchase to those that want to be guaranteed a seat at the event.

TEDxIVC's "Modifying Human Perception" event will be held at the Yost Theater on March 6, 2020. The TEDxIVC team has been working diligently on this project and hopes to gift the Orange County community with one of the greatest TEDx events of 2020.

TEDxIVC will have 8 speakers and 2 performers.

Speakers include:
* Abbey Gibb - Emmy Award Winning Journalist/ Founder of Abbey Gibb TV
* Franky Zapata - Inventor of World's First Jet Hoverboard
* Jenny Dorsey - Professional Chef / Founder of Studio ATAO
* Mark Weinstein - Founder/CEO of MeWe
* Michael Jones - Director of Inspiring Philosophy
* Skai Jackson - Disney Star and Activist
* Toby Corey - Former President of Tesla
* Wadi Yakhour - Selective Service System Chief of Staff

Performers include:
* Robert Incelli - Renown Venezuelan Musician/Latin-Jazz Saxophonist
* MiruDaru - Versatile Ballad Siblings Duet

The event will last approximately 5-6 hours long, with catering provided during intermission.

TEDxIVC will have the majority of tickets made free, as they want anyone that desires to seek empowerment through powerful and inspirational ideas, regardless of social status or income, to have the opportunity to attend a powerful (and possibly life changing) TEDx event.

MORE INFORMATION:

For more information, visit: http://tedxivc.org/

If you'd like to learn more, please email TEDxIVC via info@tedxivc.org.

If you're interested in sponsoring, partnering, or helping support TEDxIVC, please reach out to the Sponsorships Director, Mohammad Homayoon via mhomayoon0@ivc.edu

For media and press inquiries, please contact the Operations Director, Marco De Leon via marco33deleon@gmail.com

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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Canine Epilepsy Success Stories: Holistic Seizure Treatment for Dogs Can Keep Them Happy And Healthy

DANA POINT, Calif. -- "Natural remedies and vitamins for dogs with seizures can help," says Susan Blake Davis, Pet Nutritionist at Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist (AskAriel.com). There are many misconceptions about what causes seizures in dogs. Upon receiving the diagnoses, some pet owners may consider euthanasia. However, natural seizure treatment along with anti-epileptic medications (if needed) can enable dogs with seizures to live long and happy lives.

Davis' rescued husky Legend was diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy in 2010 as a young pup. Last week marked Legend's 2 year anniversary since his last seizure. He is now an 11 year old dog who is still playing with his ball, chasing squirrels and living a happy dog's life. Seizure dog owners often look for canine epilepsy success stories so Davis added a timely article - https://www.askariel.com/holistic-canine-epilepsy-treatment-s/1833.htm - to the website. It includes 8 unique, easy tips that pet owners can do from home to reduce their dog's seizure activity.

What causes seizures in dogs? Health conditions such as brain tumors, hypothyroidism, low blood sugar, brain trauma, exposure to toxins or advanced liver or kidney disease as well as idiopathic epilepsy (no known cause) can trigger seizures. Idiopathic epilepsy is the most common cause of seizures in dogs and is thought to be genetic, as certain breeds such as Golden Retrievers, Siberian Huskies and Border Collies have a higher incidence.

Davis researched holistic seizure treatments for dogs and discovered that common household items and daily stresses that might not be a problem for most dogs, could be just enough to cause a seizure in an epileptic dog. Davis did her best to shield Legend from potential triggers of dog seizures such as food allergens, stress, exposure to cleaning agents, fragrances and digestive distress. This was quite successful for many years. However, at age 9, Legend began experiencing grand mal cluster seizures (multiple seizures in short periods of time) that lasted for several days and included episodes of mania and agitation. With the help of a veterinary neurologist, Legend started on a low dosage of a newer anti-epileptic drug to which he adjusted well and experienced no side effects.

Davis also added natural remedies for dog seizures such as organic hemp oil and digestive enzymes along with the anti-epileptic medication. She regulated his stress levels by establishing a feeding, medication and exercise schedule. Legend improved and has not had another seizure since 2017. Davis hopes that by sharing her experience with dog seizures and posting these valuable tips, she can give help and insight to pet owners of epileptic dogs.

Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist has been a leading provider of holistic pet supplements since 2005 and is recommended by veterinarians nationwide. For more information about Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist or Susan Blake Davis, Pet Nutritionist, please visit https://www.askariel.com/.

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Calling All Schools and Administrators in Special Education Administration: Expand the Reach of Mental Health Counseling for Students – FeelSpace App

FULLERTON, Calif. -- "Depression, isolation, bullying, anxiety, substance abuse, suicides, and school shootings are more prevalent today than ever before," said FeelSpace(TM) App creators, father and son co-founders, Aftab Jiwani and Amaan Jiwani, of FeelU Inc.

"The App will give students, from elementary school age kids to college age adolescents, the opportunity to easily connect school professionals, with some dignity, anonymity and privacy," said Aftab Jiwani, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FeelSpace Student App and software platform.

FeelSpace's only focus is early intervention, connecting students with professionals before everyday challenges turn into mental health crisis.

"We sincerely believe, when it comes to mental health challenges for our students, we can all do better to prevent crisis situations with early intervention," added Amaan Jiwani, Co-Founder of FeelSpace.

Registrations are open to any school or college on https://feelspace.org.

Schools and counselors have a private, dignified and professional tool to start communicating with students via the FeelSpace(TM) App platform. Visit https://feelspace.org for details

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When it to Comes Mental Health Support for Teens, Schools Need to do More Connecting with Their Students – Enter the FeelSpace App

FULLERTON, Calif. -- "Depression, isolation, bullying, anxiety, substance abuse, suicides, and school shootings are more prevalent today than ever before," said FeelSpace(TM) App creators, father and son co-founders, Aftab Jiwani and Amaan Jiwani, from FeelU, Inc.

"Most professionals and experts agree, early intervention makes all the difference in the world. FeelSpace App for students will provide a comfortable, private and easy to use tool, right in their hands," continued Amaan Jiwani, a high school senior.

We have dozens of crisis hotlines and support centers available as we continue to treat mental health in the realm of crisis management.

"Mental health support cannot just be crisis management; no wonder things keep getting worse," said Aftab Jiwani.

In today's highly public, social media viral video world, young people are very concerned about how they look and are perceived by their peers in and outside of school. The apprehension towards visiting a school psychologist's office, with the stigma and fear of public ridicule, is preventing opportunities for early intervention in many of the most prevalent mental health challenges faced by students today.

FeelSpace(TM) is an extremely simple to use mobile and web messaging app that will allow students to communicate with their school selected psychologists and counselors with some anonymity and privacy.

Schools of any type and size can be linked to the FeelSpace(TM), where the schools will psychologists and counselors can receive message and alerts as the student initiate conversations. Interested schools please visit https://Feelu.org/ or email us at partner@FeelSpace.org.

The company is looking for partners and advisors to bring FeelSpace(TM) to schools all around the world and make a difference in people's lives.

"FeelSpace(TM) - Be Heard ... Anonymously!"

Learn more about the FeelSpace App and FeelU,Inc. at: https://feelu.org/

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Brand New Day Taps OverSightMD to Offer Its High-Tech Aging In Place Platform and Services to Senior Members Throughout California

WESTMINSTER, Calif. -- Brand New Day, a Medicare Advantage prescription plan available in 12 California counties, has tapped Milpitas, Calif. based OverSightMD, to offer its high-tech aging in place platform and services to senior members living at home.

Qualifying Brand New Day members now have access to three of the company's core products: OMD Assisted Living at Home, 24/7 Care Connect and Senior One Alert, which combines the latest technology in medical alert and fall detection systems with mobile physician dispatch, care coordination, and remote patient monitoring services.

The remote patient monitoring devices deliver vital health information to the OverSightMD platform and participating care professionals supporting the seniors aging in place. The digital health devices, which are all Bluetooth enabled, simple to set up and easy to use, include a weight scale, blood pressure cuff, glucometer, pulse oximeter and thermometer.

According to Brand New Day Executive Vice President Jay B. Davis, OverSightMD allows members to remain in their own homes since care is just a "push of a button away."

"OverSightMD is the only solution in the industry that allows our members to manage their chronic conditions on a daily basis from the comfort of their homes," said Davis, whose Brand New Day is headquartered in Westminster, Calif. "The technology connects members to health professionals who have easy access to their medical records and they, in turn, are able to make house calls to support their needs when necessary."

Added OverSightMD CEO Mark Godwin, "We are impressed by the Brand New Day team's commitment to member care and wellbeing and excited to be offering our connected care platform as a special program. Working with a group like BND allows us to continue to drive the changes we envision for senior care and improving the capabilities for seniors to age in place in the safety and comfort of their home."

ABOUT BRAND NEW DAY:

Brand New Day is the Medicare product name of Universal Care, Inc., a privately held California Knox-Keene Healthcare Service Plan licensed by the California Department of Managed Health Care and contracted with the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services as a Medicare Advantage contractor. Established in 1983, Universal Care, Inc. is owned and operated by an experienced group of managed care executives and physicians.

For more information, visit https://bndhmo.com/ or call (866) 255-4795 (TTY 711).

ABOUT OVERSIGHTMD:

OverSightMD is an integrated patient population platform and services provider that enables Medicare Advantage plans, non-affiliated hospitals and post-acute providers to actively coordinate patient care to improve wellness and health outcomes while reducing ER visits and rehospitalizations.

For more information, visit https://oversightmd.com/ or call (408) 890-7000.

Brand New Day is an HMO SNP with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Brand new Day depends on annual contract renewal.

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