Pucker Power: Zesty Lemons

Here’s an easy way to boost your immune system and add more zest to your life: Lemons! Squirt some lemon wedges into a glass of water, or onto your salad for an extra dose of  vitamin C and other nutrients. Weeks ago, I saw a post on social media that suggested washing and cutting whole […]

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Drink Great Wine, Change the World

Winemaker Deborah Hall is offering her "Ground Boots" Pinot  Noir from Santa Rita Hills to raise money to reduce the dog meat trade in Southeast Asia. (Photo credit: Bob Dickey)

Winemaker Deborah Hall is offering her “Ground Boots” Pinot Noir from Santa Rita Hills to raise money to reduce the dog meat trade in Southeast Asia. (Photo credit: Bob Dickey)

Pinot Noir wines from the Santa Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County have garnered worldwide acclaim. Now, a wine from this appellation on California’s Central Coast will save the lives of  a lot of dogs and cats halfway around the world.

Using the motto, “Drink Great Wine, Change the World,” winemaker Deborah Hall of Gypsy Canyon Winery is launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to support Soi Dog Foundation. The non profit saves the lives of thousands of animals in Southeast Asia every year by keeping them from becoming a part of the dog meat trade.

Starting September 1 (2015), Hall’s “Ground Boots” Pinot Noir will be offered on Indiegogo. You can purchase one or more bottles of wine, and all profits will go toward anything from covering costs of spay/neuter clinics to funding undercover sting operations. For more information and the link to purchase wines when the campaign kicks off, go to groundboots.org

In this podcast, Hall describes the good work of Soi Dog, and how she came to name this vintage ‘Ground Boots.’ She also talks about how she became a winemaker and whether she thinks women have an edge when it comes to making good wines.

 


DARE to be 100: Keys to living well

Author Dr. Walter Bortz relaxing in Montecito, CA. The 85 year old is still writing books, and running half marathons. (photo Gretchen Lieff)

Author Dr. Walter Bortz relaxing in Montecito, CA. The 85 year old is still writing books, and running half marathons. (photo Gretchen Lieff)

At age 85, Dr. Walter Bortz still runs half marathons, writes books and a weekly blog and is showing no signs of slowing down.

The clinical professor of medicine at Stanford University and author of “DARE to be 100″ and several other books talks to me about the importance of “Attitude” and “Renewal” in living a long and happy life.

In this podcast you’ll also find out why ‘Engagement’ is his magic word to aging gracefully, and why he’s embarrassed by his (medical) profession.

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James Reichlen and Lindsay Muse will get married on the Rotary float in the El Desfile Historico (Fiesta) Parade on August 7, 2015 (Photo: Rotary Clubs International)

Love is in the Air at “Fiesta Romantica”

Plenty of couples over the years have met or fallen in love at Santa Barbara’s oldest and largest city-heritage celebration. In fact, it’s happened so many times that Old Spanish Days organizers made “Fiesta Romantica” this year’s theme.  Now, thanks to an area service organization, Fiesta is playing a big part in another couple’s love […]


The Belly-Brain Connection

Have you had a ‘gut feeling’ or been told to ‘trust your gut?” Now there seems to be scientific evidence behind these old clichés.  Medical evidence is coming out detailing the relationship between our minds and our bellies, and just how important a well-balanced digestive system is to our overall health and well-being. Experts are […]

Radio personality Lisa Osborn is host of The Wellness Connection. WellnessTalkShow.com (Photo: Ken Pfeiffer)