Laurie WheelerLaurie is a contributing editor and writer of the Center's blog, social media, and website. Laurie is cool under pressure and always up for tackling creative pursuits.
Laurie Wheeler, Contributing Editor and Writer
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Synesthesia, a neurological condition involving the senses, has taken over its share of artistic minds. Synesthesia is a melding of the senses that occurs in about 10% of the population. Some people see letters as very specific colors. Others taste numbers. Still others smell very distinct aromas when they hear certain words.continue reading
Pamela Zoolalian is a world-class athlete and the owner and designer of her own clothing brand, skatera, skate clothing for girls. But that’s not all! She’s also a mentor to young girls who love extreme sports and female entrepreneurs looking to launch their own business. In response to CPoW’s five questions, she shares her insights on the difficulties facing women and girls, and how to keep your balance in a demanding world. Her own experience is a testament to the power of conviction, focus, and believing in yourself.continue reading
Getting your hands dirty has gotten a bad wrap in an age of chrome digital devices and push-of-a-button convenience, but across the east side of L.A., Angelinos are rolling up your sleeves and getting back to their gardens. If you are a novice looking to grow your green thumb, or a vegetation veteran seeking a new angle on an old hobby, look no further than Potted in Atwater Village.continue reading
Girls do it. Boys do it. Even Skinny Bitch author, Rory Freedman, does it. We all talk trash. We all have smiled to some one’s face and then trashed the bleep out of them the first moment we get alone with our friends. It makes us feel heard, bonds us and our fellow shit talkers together against a common enemy, and makes us feel better…Or does it? It turns out there is a fine line between the talking it through to get passed it and dwelling in nonconstructive negativity. The former can be quite therapeutic, the later can make you down right miserable.continue reading
With swimsuit season just around the bend, many of us are upping the ante on our workout routines. Having a healthy routine is awesome when it comes to exercise. It can make you feel more organized, calm, and mindful. But, there is definitely such a thing as overdoing it. Here are some signs that you might be pushing a little too hardcontinue reading
You like your stuff. A lot. You like it so much that you don’t mind that looking for a pair of shoes has turned into something of an archeaological dig. As fun as it may be to rediscover your old parking pass in the bottom of one of your Uggs, (not the one’s you wear now, the pair before that. You know, the one with the hole) clutter tends to cost people a lot of time, not to mention peace of mind, and can start throwing you out of balance. Never fear! We’ve come up with a quick guide to some sweet resources to get your clutter under control just in time for spring.