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Mental Health Series Part 2: Have you had Your Vitamin D Today?

By Alison Bell Some people de-stress through exercise.  Some through meditation.  Others find ample doses of chocolate works best.  But one surprisingly effective method you might not have tried is hand drumming. Playing a hand drum, such as a bongo…

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How storytelling helps youth at Hillsides Education Center in Pasadena

Hillsides Education Center collaborates with Story Tribe, an organization that empowers youth to express themselves, share their stories, and reflect on topics that impact their lives. Story Tribe does this by offering a dynamic creative writing and performance program that connects…

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How one program finds family connections during the holidays

Holiday promotions have started earlier this year than in the past, and the context for most of these ads is gift giving within the family. Our residents don’t watch much television, but you can be sure that even limited exposure…

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How one former resident’s life has come full circle back to Hillsides

Two weeks ago on September 11, Hillsides had the good fortune to be the recipient of Thomas Safran and Associates (TSA) annual “Big Give.”  TSA, a Los Angeles affordable housing company, raised more than $96,000 in cash and in-kind donations…

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The true meaning of happiness

By Adrian Solorio What is happiness? How do we attain it and more importantly how do we maintain it?  In his 2011 documentary, Happy, director Roko Belic travels the world and interviews a diverse group of people about what makes…

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