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This Summer’s Perfect Pounding 5 K Electric Run

Sweating it out to the blasting music at Coachella or the other hot music festivals this summer have you halfway there, but why not add a little spring to your step?

Electric Run is the perfect way to tackle your first summer 5K — with hot music, breathtaking light displays and an energized crowd of thousands, it will feel less like a run and more like a moving party. Electric Run has already attracted crowds of over 10,000 and are taking place across over 30 cities this year.


With the hottest musical acts, miles of neon lit track and participants decked out in Day-Glo, face paint and bright outfits, Electric Run is sweeping the nation. Electric Run will be coming to over 30 locations throughout the United States this year, so everyone can get in on the fun.

If you want to learn more or talk to founder Dan Hill (also founder of the Ragnar Relay) about this new race craze, please feel free to contact me. Happy to tell you more!




  • Electric Run brings the hottest DJs, giant light installation art from some of the most talented artists at DreamWorks, Disney, Coachella and Vegas.
  • The races have attracted celebrity participants from Carmen Electra to Seth Rogan.
  • Each race donates a major portion of the proceeds to a local charity.
  • Participants of all ages and walks of life take part – decked out in their neon best. Crazy neon running shoes were made for this.

Watch this video to see more.

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AMA Urges Patients to Dispose of Prescription Drugs on April 27

Wondering What To Do With Unused or Expired Drugs?

AMA Urges Patients to Dispose of Prescription Drugs on April 27

CHICAGO – April 23, 2013 – The American Medical Association (AMA) encourages patients to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 27 to safely dispose of their unused or expired prescription drugs.

“Unused prescription drugs in the home can easily fall into the wrong hands, potentially leading to drug abuse,” said AMA President Jeremy A. Lazarus, M.D. “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides a safe and legal way for people to get rid of the prescription drugs they don’t need.”

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. To find a collection site near you, visit

Unused prescription drugs left in homes are highly susceptible to diversion and contribute to the public health epidemic of prescription drug abuse. Improper drug disposal can also pose a threat to the environment and public health. About 46 million Americans have been exposed to prescription drugs through their drinking water.

The AMA also offers physicians other free educational resources to help combat prescription drug abuse and diversion. The AMA currently offers archived webinars on topics addressing responsible opioid prescribing. To learn more about the AMA’s efforts to combat prescription drug abuse and diversion, visit

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Dr. Ava Cadell to Bring “The Power of Pleasure” to L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

Dr. Ava Cadell to Bring “The Power of Pleasure” to L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

Dr. Ava Cadell, One of the Powerhouses in the World of Sexual Health and Pleasure Along with Dr. Karen Herold and Theresa Flynt will present a Healthy Sex Seminar for Lesbian Women on April 13 at 2:00 P.M. at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center.

MEDIA GIANTS – West Hollywood, Calif. (April 8, 2013) *** Hollywood’s most eminent love and sex therapist Dr. Ava Cadell, currently a cast member on the new hit Bravo television series "L.A. Shrinks," will be one of the powerhouse speakers along with Karen Herold and Theresa Flynt to present at “L50+ HEALTHY SEX SEMINAR: THE POWER OF PLEASURE.” This “for women only” event will be held on Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 P.M. at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza Davidson/Valentini Theatre located at 1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90038.

Have you lost that loving feeling? It’s time to get it back! Don’t miss this extraordinary event just for L50+ women! Featuring Dr. Ava Cadell, (founder of Loveology University), Theresa Flynt, (Exec. V.P., Flynt Management Group), and Dr. Karen Herold, DNP. These women are dynamic inspirations in the world of women’s sexual health and pleasure. Let them renew your faith in love! Reservations are required: 323-860-5830 or This is a Women Only event.
Join in the afternoon event to experience Loveology University’s Dr. Ava Cadell’s frank and electrifying presentation on:

  • How to unleash the power of pleasure.
  • How to expand sexual horizons with the latest sex toys & products.  (Presented with Theresa Flynt, Executive Vice President of Flynt Management Group)
  • How to explore multi-orgasmic erogenous zones.
  • How to keep passion alive.

Theresa Flynt will turn up the heat in the Davidson/Valentini Theatre. The daughter of Larry Flynt, creator of the world–famous Hustler Empire, Theresa attended Mt. Saint Mary’s College, an all-women’s college with a religious slant, and graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing. Serving today as EVP of Flynt Management Group, Theresa set out to create a new concept in adult retail –Hustler Hollywood – a  store that not only sold toys, apparel and sexual accoutrements, but celebrated it!  Ms. Flynt’s concept was groundbreaking, resulting in coverage by Los Angeles Magazine, Allure, Cosmopolitan and many others, as well as being featured on E! Entertainment, “Entourage,” “The Real L Word” and “Sex and the City.” Theresa has graced the cover of AVN Online and been featured in O! Magazine, Playgirl, Los Angeles Magazine, Glamour UK and XBIZ World.  Most recently AVN Magazine named her one of its "Top 50 Influential People."

Rounding out the spectacular panel lineup is Dr. Karen Herold. She is an associate professor at California State University Los Angeles, who has worked in Women’s Health for over 30 years. Dr. Herold has worked across many clinical settings including in-hospital, private practice, community clinics and academic research. Her current area of research is cervical pathology and colposcopy and sexual abuse.  She is particularly interested in Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and revising evidence based guidelines for colposcopy, specifically endocervical curettage.  Past research includes working as an Ob-Gyn study co-coordinator at Harbor-UCLA where she worked in conjunction with Dr. Anita Nelson on contraceptive studies. At UCLA, Dr. Herold worked on the Women’s Health Initiative Study, a nation-wide study that elaborated significant findings related to menopause and hormone replacement therapy.

Dr. Karen Herold will be speaking on:

  • Evidence based practice-what it is and why we need it.
  • What makes a strong study-and-who should we believe?
  • Vaginal atrophy, mood swings etc., the joys of menopause-and what you can do about it.
  • Women’s Health in 2013-what are the screening guidelines to follow after menopause?

L50+ HEALTHY SEX SEMINAR: THE POWER OF PLEASURE – Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 P.M. Reservations are required: 323-860-5830 or This is a Women Only event.

The Village at Ed Gould Plaza Davidson/Valentini Theatre is located at 1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90038.


Dr. Ava Cadell has earned a Doctorate in Human Behavior and one in Human Sexuality. Through her private practice in Los Angeles, Dr. Ava counsels some of Hollywood’s elite on issues that range from lack of communication, low libido to power struggles and infidelity. When TV shows want ratings, they call Dr. Ava.


Dr. Ava is also the Founder of Loveology University where she provides a variety of certified programs from The Love Coach, Master Sexpert to Certified Romantic. Individual courses are also available in audio, video, eBook & slide show formats. All of Loveology University’s courses offer credits for therapists, counselors and nurses who require annual CEU’s in California.

Dr. Ava is also an accomplished author of seven books, her latest The Sexy Little Book of Sex Games by Alpha/Penguin Publishing is for couples who want to make their sex lives more playful, passionate and unpredictable. She has lectured to pharmaceutical companies, entrepreneurial organizations, religious groups, medical institutes, women’s conferences and universities all over the world. Her seminar topics include:

Life, Love & Intimacy

Passion Power

The Tantric Lab

For more information on Dr. Ava Cadell and Loveology University visit:

The Chicago Gluten & Allergen Free Expo

The Chicago Gluten & Allergen Free Expo will take place on April 20th – 21st at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois.  Tickets can be purchased in advance ( or at the door.
The gluten-free food revolution is expected to reach over $6 billion this year and is the fastest growing claim in Nielsen’s Health & Wellness Top 20 Claims.  With 90% of shoppers wanting to sample products before they make a purchase, the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo allows the sampling of hundreds of products in one location.  The Expo’s offerings will meet the needs of the celiac community, those with gluten sensitivities, auto-immune, inflammatory diseases, and autism.  Athletes and the health conscious will greatly benefit as well.
There are more than 15 million Americans on a gluten-free diet and most are still searching for the best products available.  “The GFAF Expo is like a giant shopping mall for people with food allergies.  One of the biggest complaints is that many of the restricted diet products don’t taste good or that they are so expensive.  The GFAF Expo allows everyone to taste the products before they make a purchase,” says GFAF Expo Founder and CEO, Jen Cafferty.
The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo features over 150 vendors sampling and selling products.  The Expo also showcases personal care products, vitamins and supplements, and green household cleaning alternatives.  Both the dedicated peanut/nut-free area and special area for gluten-free kids are crowd pleasers.  Allergen savvy health care practitioners will be available to answer medical questions.  Guests can attend free lectures, connect with gluten and allergen-free restaurants, associated non-profits, and much more.

Buddhist Women’s Conference 2013 Event This Weekend Chicago

Buddhist Women’s Conference 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013 Location: DDMBA Chicago (

Address: 1234 N. River Road, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

8 am-9am Registration begins

9am -10 am Compassion Meditation

10 am -12 pm Keynote Venerable Dr. Pannavati BhikkhuniThe Bodhisattva – A Present Help in the Time of Need

12-1 pm Vegetarian lunch: Informal discussion with our two guests

1 pm-2 pm The Bodhisattva Path

A panel discussion with Venerables Dr. Pannavati Bhikkhuni, Chang Ji, and Chang Zhi. They will discuss: What is a Bodhisattva? What are the Bodhisattva precepts? How can we strive to become better Bodhisattvas?

2-4 pm Chang Ji: Inner Dimensions of Climate Change

We will consider how our unexamined assumptions lead to greed and ignorance, which result in multiple social problems. Climate change is one important example. We want to be happy, but our pursuit of happiness leads to unhappiness and social injustice, for ourselves and others. Master Sheng Yen called this spiritual poverty; a solution is spiritual environmentalism.

4:00 pm Transfer of Merit Closing Ceremony

5:00 pm Optional Dinner with Guest Speakers and Conference Organizers:

Meli and Asayo and others who would like to attend. Cost of dinner not included.

Saturday Registration Information:

The registration cost of the Saturday event is $25 and includes a vegetarian lunch. Your participation will help to defray travel costs of our special visitors! To register in advance (and help us reserve a lunch for you), please pay at, and specify “Bodhisattva Workshop” as a comment.

Alternatively, please email or or in advance and pay when you come.

Sunday March 17, 2013

10am-3pm Living in the 21st Century: Rewriting the Future of Your Life

Venerable Chang Ji will lead this half-day workshop, starting at at DDMBA Chicago (with vegetarian lunch as break). The workshop will cover:

1) Being (i.e. Who Am I?)

2) Knowing (i.e. inner knowing, social injustice, external knowing, integrating both to find your vision)

3) Doing (i.e. Where are how change happens)

Many young people who had participated in the workshop in the past developed clearer ideas of who they are and what they can do, and helped them feel more empowered to be change agents.

Sunday Registration Information: NO FEE!

DDMBA Address:

Both events will be held at DDMBA-Chicago (

1234 N. River Road, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056.

1. From Chicago: Take I90 North to 294 North
2. Exit 294 North at US 14/Dempster Street going West on US 14/Dempster
3. Turn right/north onto US 12/Des Plaines River Road
4. At about 3.3 miles, the shopping center with DDMBA will be on the left hand side.
Our shopping center is just before the major traffic light Euclid Ave/W Lake Street. There is a new gas station on that corner.

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