Can the ocean make us happier?
Articles by Maria Grusauskas
‘Hack Mechanic’ Comes to Capitola Book Cafe
Cars, kids, and marriage—Rob Siegel to explain his DIY on life’s essentials in Capitola.
A Mystic Girl’s Life
How one woman’s spiritual and life experiences are now hope and encouragement for other lost souls.
Aptos’ Power Couple
It only takes a few minutes to realize that Bob and Ramona Pursley—both retired deputies, and personal trainers for over seven years—are the ultimate power couple.
Coconut Water: Everything it’s cracked up to be?
A decade ago, coconut water was a refreshment unique to the planet’s tropical belt. Today, it makes up the fastest growing category of the world’s beverage industry.
The Safety Secrets of Sunscreen
Slacking on protecting ourselves from the sun comes with serious health consequences. Not to mention cosmetic ones.
Can Acupuncture Treat Addiction?
The tattoo-covered young man on my left is afraid of needles. With a genuine seriousness on his inked face, his polite trepidation sends a ripple of laughter around the living room, where nine of us lounge on chairs and couches.
Getting Spine Issues Straight
Standing as straight as possible in Dr. Michelle Bean’s chiropractic office at the Santa Cruz Chi Center, I’m surprised to hear the following: my right shoulder slopes lower than my left and my head and neck tilt a bit in the opposite direction.
The Truth About Spirulina
On a recent layover in Chicago, I found myself standing in the smoothie line at the airport, dazed, jet-lagged, and craving kale. Or anything green. I’d been away from California too long.
Local Author Takes on Cancer Fight
I haven’t even known Fred Reiss for a full minute, and I’m running my hands through his hair. To my surprise, it really is “baby soft.” And with a mind of its own, like dandelion fluff drifting atop his six-foot frame. If it wasn’t attached, it would surely float away.