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Kindness is the Greatest Wisdom
By Carol LeBeau
2/10/2012 1:30:54 PM

Ah, February! Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day brings cards, flowers, chocolate and romance to millions of couples.  The question is – will chocolate-covered caramels and moonlit dinners keep love alive? 

Tom and I recently celebrated our 27thwedding anniversary at a lovely waterfront restaurant with a spectacular view of San Diego Bay. It was a perfect evening.  A stunning sunset…fabulous food…even our server was a delight. In fact, when young Marissa learned it was our anniversary, she couldn’t wait to tell us all about the love of her life.  

As it turns out, Marissa is newly engaged. She and her fiancé plan to marry this summer. Her pretty face turned radiant as she described her Prince Charming.  “He’s super-smart and makes me laugh,” she effused.  As Marissa detailed his impressive list of attributes – good looks, athletic build, great job…I couldn’t stop from interjecting, “He sounds wonderful, Marissa, but I’d love to know, is your fiancé "kind?”    

While she may not realize it right now, the answer to that question could determine the success or failure of young Marissa’s marriage.  At her age, neither did I.    

Tom and I met on a blind date…dinner at Souplantation with the mutual friend who set us up! Like Marissa, I was drawn to Tom’s many positive qualities…his athleticism, military background and eyes so blue I could swim in them. His cute, southern accent and devilish sense of humor were irresistible. But over time, it was Tom’s kind heart I grew to love. 

Good jobs can come and go. Good looks mostly go. And sometimes, during the tough times, it’s hard to have a sense of humor. But kind words and actions are ageless and can soften the blow of most any difficult situation. 

As a young woman, I had no idea the impact kindness could have on a marriage. For one thing, it’s contagious! My tendency to be picky, negative and cynical is often neutralized by Tom’s ability to be kind, even during times of conflict. 

Many experts extol the virtue of good communication in a marriage relationship.  But communication skills are effective only when both parties approach problems with a spirit of kindness.  With more than half of marriages ending in divorce, many scholars now agree the most important ingredient for a successful marriage is kindness. 

Kindness means looking for the good in all the ordinary dealings with a partner.  My Tom may not be big into rose bouquets or romantic poetry…but I never know when I’ll find my gas tank’s been topped off or the dry cleaning dropped off. He even changes the toilet paper roll! (Sorry gals…and his brothers are taken!) 

Kindness also includes building positive experiences together. I can count on Tom (who can’t even stand sand between his toes) to cheer for me on the beach as I compete in a rough water swim.  Tom, on the other hand, loves golf…on the links and on TV. I’d rather watch paint dry. But it makes Tom happy. And what do you know, watching the U.S. Open (with Tom’s personal commentary!) is actually a fun way to spend time together on a Sunday afternoon.  

Some experts contend it’s important to tell your partner everything you feel, but kindness means some things simply don’t need to be said.  Marriage counselor, Daniel Wile, says there are some differences, even annoying differences, in all relationships…even the very best. “Most,” he contends, “can be quietly accepted as part of the relationship.” Enough said. 

We can also appreciate and acknowledge kindness from our partner. It’s not that difficult to say thank you, but so easy to forget. Not surprisingly, when I remember to thank Tom for a tender touch or doing the dishes, I’m likely to be on the receiving end of another act of kindness. Kindness begets kindness! 

Finally, kindness involves helping each other.  That should go without saying, but it’s not always easy. Selfishness and pride can often keep couples from experiencing the joy of supporting one another.  

If you want more out of your marriage, follow singer Glen Campbell’s advice: “Try a little kindness.” You can start by taking advantage of everyday opportunities: 

* Say “Good morning!”
* Call during the day just to say hi.
* Run an errand.
* Listen to your spouse and be quick with words of support and comfort.
* Speak gently and respectively.
* Do favors.
* Spend time together before going to sleep. 

There are so many ways – planned and unplanned…to behave kindly toward your spouse. The more you do, the closer and healthier your relationship will be. 

As for Marissa, I’m excited about her upcoming nuptials. It’s going to be a magical day for the two young lovers. My prayer is together they grow to find the magic can last if only they show each other a little kindness.

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”  ~Dalai Lama

Contact Carol by emailing her at Carol@palomarhealth.org.

Dealing With E-mail Forwards
By Carol LeBeau
1/3/2012 2:19:00 PM

It’s getting so I dread opening my e-mail. It’s not the day-to-day business correspondence or updates from friends and family that bug me. It’s those annoying, e-mail “forwards!” The seemingly endless flow of forwarded attachments, chain e-mails, religious and political commentary…usually part of mass mailings from someone I don’t even know – drive me crazy! 

I can put up with a quick quip or the latest cat freak-out video. But my patience runs low when it comes to those touchy-feely, super-sweet videos telling me how to live my life. You know, the still-photo displays of spectacular seascapes or soaring eagles reminding me “Life is short…eat dessert first” or “Learn to embrace your inner child.” They make me want to gag.   

So imagine my response when I opened an attachment recently from some random acquaintance, and there it was…a video loop of winter wonderland photos containing 45 life lessons. As my little finger instinctively reached for the “delete” key, the first photo caught my eye – it was beautiful…a stunning snow-covered landscape I couldn’t resist.  

As I clicked through scores of lovely snow scenes, I began reading the list of lessons.  Oh, a few bordered on the insipid, “When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.”  (Actually, that’s a true statement.)  But several bits of advice rang true. From the lengthy list, here are several snippets of what I think is pretty good advice to take into the New Year…12 lessons for 2012. Enjoy! (I promise I won’t forward the attachment!) 

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next step.
3. Pay off your credit cards every month.
4. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
5. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.  (OK, this one’s sort of sappy…but it’s true!)
6. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
7. Make peace with your past, so it doesn’t mess up the present.
8. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
9. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
10. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
11. Over-prepare, then go with the flow.
12. What doesn’t kill you…really does make you stronger.

And a bonus lesson – my personal favorite: Everything can change in the blink of an eye…but don’t worry, God never blinks!  (Hmmm. Maybe I’m a little more touchy-feely than I thought!) 

Happy New Year!

Contact Carol by emailing her at Carol@palomarhealth.org.

Handling Holiday Stress
By Carol LeBeau
12/6/2011 3:52:48 PM


I found it while going through the “piles” on my desk - a birthday card from my husband.  Along with his sweet message was a gift certificate good for one 90-minute “acu-massage” at Indigo Acupuncture in Coronado. My birthday was seven months ago and I’m ashamed to say I’d completely forgotten about Tom’s thoughtful gift enclosure. But my joy at discovering the lost coupon quickly turned to disappointment as I read the fine print.  The certificate was within weeks of expiring!   

But when Char Self from Indigo Acupuncture returned my frantic phone call, the news was good and bad! The good news? The popular massage therapist and acupuncturist was able to fit me into her schedule. The bad news? Her only available slot was on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving! You’ve got to be kidding! Who has time to relax for 90-minutes two days before Thanksgiving??!! 

Determined (and too cheap!) not to lose my gift for good, I grudgingly made an appointment with Char wondering how in the world I was going to fit it all in. But as I melted into a pool of peace in Char’s tranquil treatment room, I decided I could worry about the holidays later. 

In the days following that blessed break at Indigo, everything began to magically come together.  I felt great!  With laser-like focus, I was able to compile my lists, make decisions and get things done, without feeling overwhelmed.  It had to have something to do with the 90-minute “vacation” that got me out of the rat race long enough to recharge my battery! 

This really shouldn’t come as a bulletin! We all need to take a break and take care of ourselves if we want to be effective, productive and joy-filled during the holidays and all year long. 

Think about what “fills” you up - a long motorcycle ride? A funny movie?  Lingering over lunch with a dear friend or taking a walk along Sunset Cliffs.  Don’t feel guilty about taking a little time to do something you love.  Balance those activities with those that “drain” you (cooking, shopping, decorating and difficult relatives) and you’ll find you have enough energy for all of it! 

Whether it’s relaxing with a massage or with a bowl of popcorn and your favorite Christmas movie, give yourself an early holiday gift and you may just find you have more to give during the holidays. 

Joy, peace and love.  That’s what this time of year is supposed to be about.  Take a break from the madness and the “reason for the season” may just extend right into the New Year. 

Happy Holidays.

Contact Carol by emailing her at Carol@palomarhealth.org.

By Carol LeBeau
11/2/2011 2:54:43 PM


I first saw it while driving along the Strand in Coronado just south of the Naval Amphibious Base … a weird, sort of bicycle-looking thing zipping along the popular bicycle and running path. The guy riding the device was standing up, and for good reason – the contraption had no seat! “It couldn’t be a bicycle,” I thought. Maybe it was a scooter. But the rider was pushing against enormous pedals using a motion that mimicked that of the elliptical trainer at my gym.

Maybe I was hallucinating! Fortunately, a quick Google search assured me I wasn’t losing it. I typed in “bicycle” and “scooter” and up popped the site for something called the ElliptiGO – a device that replicates outdoor running without the impact. The ElliptiGO was developed by ultramarathoner Brent Teal in his Solana Beach garage. Cool. Mystery solved! I saw a few more of the bizarre bicycles after that, but wrote it off as just another crazy southern California fitness fad.

So, imagine my surprise a few weeks later when I opened an e-mail from my brother, Carter, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Attached was a photo of my little “bro” riding … you guessed it … an ElliptiGO! “Sis,” he wrote. “Have you tried this thing? It’s great!”

My brother works for “Push, Pedal, Pull” a high-end exercise equipment company with stores nationwide, including Cedar Rapids. According to Carter, the ElliptiGO is a big seller and growing in popularity in the Hawkeye state and beyond!

Inspired by his injured running partner, Teal designed the ElliptiGO to provide a low-impact, outdoor running experience with comfort and safety advantages over a bike. “The upright riding position,” says Teal, “provides a more natural posture that puts significantly less strain on the neck and shoulders.” And because there’s no seat, there’s no seat pain!

And, compared with an indoor elliptical machine, the EllitiGO has the key advantage of allowing riders to be outside enjoying the fresh air… not trapped in a sweaty gym.
But elliptical training in the great outdoors will cost you between $1,800 and $2,400.

Since the birth of the ElliptiGO early last year, Teal says more than six thousand have been sold, available through 175 retail locations in the U.S.

Please pardon the cheap, shameless plug … but one of those retail outlets is “Push, Pedal, Pull.” I’m sure Carter would be happy to set you up from his store in Cedar Rapids. It’s the least I can do for my little brother!

Contact Carol by emailing her at Carol@palomarhealth.org.

Mayor Sanders Sheds 85 Pounds
By Carol LeBeau
10/4/2011 3:40:30 PM


He may just be San Diego’s “biggest loser!” In less than two years, Mayor Jerry Sanders has lost nearly 85 pounds! No diet. No surgery. No magic bullet. The mayor’s secret weapon for weight loss? Walking!

I met Mayor Sanders one morning on the last leg of his morning walk through Kensington to learn more about the mayor’s new passion.

Carol: What kind of mileage are you doing these days, Mr. Mayor?
Mayor Sanders: 50-60 miles a week. Five miles on weekdays and 20 miles – two five-hour walks – on the weekend.

Carol: Wow! You’re a fitness rock star! How did this happen?
Mayor Sanders: Two years ago, my doctor said I was too fat!

Carol: Has your weight been a problem?
Mayor Sanders: Always. I’m only 10 pounds from my ideal weight of 180, but there’s still a fat boy inside my mind!

Carol: Well, from inside my mind, you look pretty trim! Is it just from walking?”
Mayor Sanders: I also do gym workouts twice a week and watch what I’m eating.

Carol: Must be tough on your schedule … the “rubber chicken” circuit and all?”
Mayor Sanders: I just don’t eat everything I see. I do eat more salads, lentils, brown rice and lean meats. But no more potatoes and fries.

Carol: No more fun food?
Mayor Sanders: I love Trader Joes’ “Popped Chips.” The whole bag is only 300 calories!

Carol: Is your wife supportive of your healthier lifestyle?
Mayor Sanders: Rana’s a runner – extremely fitness-conscious. We “batch” cook healthy meals on Sundays and nibble off them all week.

Carol: And your staff?
Mayor Sanders: Oh, they poke fun … eat M&M’s in front of me, but they also munch from my stash of apples and bananas in the office.

Carol: About those 5-hour walks? Do you ever get bored?
Mayor Sanders: Nope! I “zone” out listening to Pink Floyd on my iPod and collect coins along the way. I tell Rana it’s for our Italy fund.

Carol: I know you walk every day. Do you ever just want to sleep in?
Mayor Sanders: Sure, but I’ve found the best walks are the ones you don’t want to do!

Carol: Some might call you obsessive, Mr. Mayor?
Mayor Sanders: Hmmm. That’s what Rana tells me. But my Dad always said, “anything worth doing is worth over-doing.”

Carol: Walk on, Mr. Mayor!

Contact Carol by emailing her at Carol@palomarhealth.org.

By Carol LeBeau
8/8/2011 3:58:57 PM


Have you been “shellacked” yet? I have, and it’s great! (And no, I’m not talking about what happens to the San Diego Padres when they can’t mange to get a run!) I’m talking about the “shellacking” I got at my nail salon recently, and I’m looking forward to having it done again.

Seriously, when I first heard about CND Shellac, it sounded too good to be true. The sign at “Tammy’s Nail Salon” in Hillcrest touted the benefits of the new procedure – a “30-minute, in-salon manicure that dries almost instantly, promising perfect polish for two weeks!” Right.

Hey, over the years, I’ve tried it all. Maintaining acrylic nails was too much work and left my nails paper-thin. None of the gels last and are a mess when they start to peel. But going “natural” hasn’t been all that great either. My nails constantly chip and crack and most polishes last about a day (especially after swimming in a chlorinated pool!)

But as I prepared for a recent vacation, I thought about the sign at Tammy’s and how nice it would be to have a manicure that would hold up more than a week. I decided to get my first Shellac and boy, I’m glad I did! Amazingly, the iridescent pale-pink on my fingers stayed fresh and entirely chip-free for 21 days! Now in the middle of my second Shellac – I’m sold!

Here’s how it works:

Shellac combines acrylic with the solvents in classic nail polish to form a liquid that brushes on in thin layers, but sets to a hard, shiny finish.

A base coat, two coats of color and a top coat are painted on just like regular polish. Between each step, you slip your hand (or foot) under a UV lamp to set the polish (10 seconds after the base coat, two minutes following each subsequent coat.) Two minutes after the top-coat has been applied, your nails are completely dry. Go ahead. Dig through your purse for your keys. No problem!

The price can range from $25 to $45 for a manicure, depending on the salon. (I paid $26.) You’ll pay between $40 and $60 for a Shellac pedicure.

Shellac is removed by a 10-minute acetone soak. Some salons use acetone-soaked cotton to remove the gel and polish. (The company recommends having your Shellac removed at a salon.)

Growing in popularity, Shellac is now available in 24-chip-resistant colors. Also, please note, because of the UV light exposure, you might want to apply sunscreen to hour hands before your appointment.

Another plus – I went from Shellac to regular manicure and back with no problem. The procedure doesn’t affect the integrity of the nail so once I’ve done it, I don’t feel “stuck” like I did with my old acrylics.

So, if you haven’t already tried Shellac, go for it! I think you’ll like it.

Contact Carol by emailing her at Carol@palomarhealth.org.

A Talk with Tina Mickelson
By Carol LeBeau
6/26/2011 4:57:56 PM


When you think of ‘golf’ and ‘San Diego,’ it’s hard not to add ‘Phil’ to that word series … Phil Mickelson, that is. But another San Diego Mickelson is equally passionate about the game of golf. I recently talked with Phil’s talented sister, teaching pro Tina Mickelson, about the game she loves and why this golf “ambassador” believes time on the links is good for body, mind and spirit.

Carol: When did your passion for golf start?

Tina: At 18 months! An avid golfer, my Dad put my first club in my hand.

Carol: You took lessons?

Tina: I don’t actually remember learning the game. Dad just let us (brothers Phil and Tim) develop our own swings.

Carol: What about the fundamentals?

Tina: Because golf is so much rhythm, timing and tempo, you can know the fundamentals, but if you’re not performing them in unison, you won’t have success.

Carol: What about hopeless cases like me? No hand-eye coordination? No finesse?

Tina: It’s more than hitting the ball. It’s the swing. The ball stays still.

Carol: Is it too late for someone like me to learn?

Tina: Absolutely not! Like anything, it takes practice. Don’t get discouraged. No one masters the game, but your misses will get better. Golf is a game of misses!

Carol: You’re an advocate of golf as a means to promote health. Why?

Tina: Golf is a wonderful tool in the quest to stay healthy. You’re in the fresh air. Your swing involves every part of your body… especially the muscles supporting your core.

Carol: What’s the best way to make the most of your game?

Tina: Instead of using a cart, walk the course when you can. You’ll get in more than 4 miles! Instead of a hot dog at the turn, opt for a cup of tuna salad.

Carol: I’ve heard you speak on the relationship between golf and relationships?

Tina: Certain topics tend to come up walking along a golf course that can’t get addressed over a quick cup of coffee.

Carol: Is that true for you?

Tina: I can honestly say some of the most memorable times with my family have been on the golf course.

Carol: As a new mom, will you be passing the torch (er, club!) to little Lucas?

Tina: As soon as Lucas can walk, we’ll put a club in his hand … just not in the house!

Tina Mickelson is Ambassador of Golf at the Santaluz Club where her mission is to grow the Women’s Club and make golf more enjoyable and accessible to women. She regularly donates her time and talent to help in the success local charity golf tournaments.

Contact Carol by emailing her at Carol@palomarhealth.org.

Toning Shoes
By Carol LeBeau
5/12/2011 4:33:14 PM


I feel like the old cliché. “I’m in pretty good shape… for the shape I’m in!” At 57, I guess I’m pretty healthy. My energy’s good, I can still swim a mile in 25 minutes and my weight’s ok, too. I understand I’ll never have the body of a 25 year-old again. But I just can’t get past the loss of my once firm behind!

Seriously! My flat fanny has really got me bugged! I tried on a cute pair of jeans at Macy’s recently. The view from the 3-way mirror was the last straw. I needed help! You see, the sport I love does nothing for my backside. Rough water swimming is great for my back and shoulders, but does nothing to tone my aging bum. (And did I mention I hate squats!)

So I decided to shape up my derriere with a pair of those trendy, new toning shoes. Whether it’s Sketchers “Shape-Ups” or Reebok “EasyTone,” the claims made by the makers of these walking shoes are amazing! Can shoes actually help you burn more calories, eliminate cellulite, curb joint pain and most importantly, tone your butt?!

The answer depends on whom you ask. So-called “rocker” shoes were developed as a specialty shoe for people with diabetes or ankle problems. But they’re increasingly being marketed as toning shoes.

If you’ve never seen them, these shoes have an unstable, strongly curved sole. Walking in them is kind of like exercising on a balance or wobble board in the gym… or barefoot on a sandy beach. Advocates say the instability forces you to use muscles you might not otherwise use, which could lead to weight loss and other health benefits.

It sounded too good to be true, so I did a little digging and found the results of a recent study on toning shoes done by the American Council on Exercise. The San Diego-based agency found rocker shoes don’t help you exercise more intensely, burn more calories or improve your muscle strength and tone.

“Toning shoes appear to promise a quick-and-easy fitness solution,” says ACE chief science officer, Cedric X. Bryant, PhD. “Unfortunately, says Bryant, these shoes do not deliver the fitness or muscle-toning benefits they claim.”

The findings are the result of a study performed at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Of the four shoe brands tested, no significant difference was noted compared with traditional athletic shoes.

That said, one possible side effect of these shoes may be the motivation factor. “If these shoes are serving as a motivator for individuals to get people moving more often,” Bryant says, “that’s a good thing.”

So, I guess it’s back to the basics when it comes to a better bum. Maybe I’ll just tone my tush the old-fashioned way… with a few squats and a jog in the soft sand. See you at the beach!

Contact Carol by emailing her at Carol@palomarhealth.org.

Spiritual Health
By Carol LeBeau
4/23/2011 4:51:40 PM


pring is my favorite time of year. I love the lingering evening sun, the brilliant freeway flowers and the high holy days?! It’s true! Passover and Easter are just around the corner and I look forward to the annual religious traditions that remind me to pause and reflect.

That wasn’t always the case. Although I was raised in the church… when I headed off to college, I ditched my religious traditions for what I thought were more important pursuits… a college degree, successful career and the right boyfriend.

In my late 20’s, I got a wake-up call. My mother died. She took her own life… the result of untreated, end-stage depression. I channeled my grief into a personal search for truth and meaning. Through a several years-long process of asking questions, talking with people whose faith was real, reading the Bible and giving church another try, I found some answers. I looked honestly at the claims of Christianity and determined they were true.

Obviously decisions about faith are personal, and I wouldn’t presume to tell someone how they should believe. But I’ve been interested to learn that faith and science aren’t mutually exclusive. Turns out, I don’t have to “shelve my brain” to be a woman of faith! There’s actually good, secular science that supports how a God consciousness” can fill some serious voids in our lives. Hope for the future. Peace about the unknown. And the ability to cope with whatever life hands you.

You may be familiar with some of the research on the relationship between prayer and healing. But a new study out of Harvard University may be a surprise. The researchers studied people who attend church or synagogue (the only faith traditions considered for this study) once a week and found they live an average 12 years longer than the general population. No other lifestyle choice can make that claim. The stunned researchers crunched the numbers again and the results were the same.

Now some have tried to explain the phenomenon by pointing out that church people tend to lead healthier lives and those who attend temple may have more social interaction. Both could certainly result in a longer life expectancy. But I think there’s something going on in our places of worship that’s worth investigating.

Listen. I’m no one to preach. But whether Christian, Jew, Buddhist or atheist… I am a big believer in the bumper-sticker philosophy, “Life is hard… and then you die!” Medical science agrees the chance of death is still 100%. It’s just been my experience and observation that people of faith seem to get through life’s twists and turns without as much wear and tear.

So to all of you who observe the springtime religious traditions, Happy Easter and a Blessed Passover. May God bless you with health and happiness!Contact Carol by emailing her at Carol@palomarhealth.org.

By Carol LeBeau
3/16/2011 4:36:53 PM


Last week I was home sick. Coughing, sneezing, body aches. It was miserable. I didn’t have the energy to do anything… couldn’t exercise and felt as useless as “teats on a boar hog!” (Sorry. You can’t take the “Iowa” out of the girl.)

Well, that’s just when “Little Girl” does her best work! “Little Girl” is the chubby, multi-colored tabby cat Tom and I adopted several years ago. When I’m sick or down… I swear my tubby tabby considers it her personal mission to make me well! Whether lying in bed or crashed on the couch, that darn cat will nuzzle and nudge… then set up shop on my lap, purring like a turbo-prop! Honestly, I can’t help but smile as she settles in keeping watch over me as I drift in and out of sleep.

My sweet kitty doesn’t care if the house is clean, the laundry caught up or even how I smell! She just loves me, and she’s in it for the long haul. She calms me down and helps me relax. Honestly, I can’t imagine life without my pets.

And I’m not alone. Millions of pet owners can attest to the fact their pets make them feel better. And now modern medicine agrees. Our critters really are good for our health! Literally, a “pet” prescription can lower your blood pressure, ward off depression and boost immunity.

Consider these health facts:

  • Owning a dog increases the odds for survival in people who’ve had a heart attack from one in 15 to one in 87.
  • People with pets have been found to have lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels when compared to those without pets… even when matched for weight, diet and smoking habits.
  • Studies n women undergoing stress tests have shown the presence of a dog had more of an effect on lowering blood pressure levels than the presence of friends. Wow!
  • Pet owners with AIDS are far less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets.
  • Stockbrokers who had dogs or cats in their offices while doing stressful tasks had smaller increases in blood pressure than those without animals present.
  • People who own pets often have better physical health due to the need to exercise and care for their pets.
  • The use of prescription drugs and the overall cost of caring for patients in nursing homes dropped when companion animals became part of the therapy.
  • People prone to seizures report their dogs can sense the onset of a seizure before they can. Some dog owners report their dogs sniffed out the presence of certain cancer cells. Amazing!

My friend, Vicki, says walking her cute little terrier mix even improves her social life! Makes sense. Everyone stops to say hi to “Buddy!” He’s a great conversation starter!



Contact Carol by emailing her at Carol@palomarhealth.org.