This Month’s FEATURES

Sully: Our Hometown Hero

This article was originally published in the April 2009 issue of ALIVE. Prior to January 15th, Lorrie Sullenberger was the most famous person in the Sullenberger household. As a featured fitness expert on ABC-7’s View from the Bay, contributing writer for ALIVE Magazine and creator of the Fit and Fabulous Outdoors TV show, Lorrie was […]

Vanity of Vanities

A Corrida with Comments from Ecclesiastes To every thing there is a season, And a time to every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to seek, and a time to lose; A time to love, and a […]

What is a Hero?

I‘ve spent a great deal of my adult life trying to understand what a hero is and what makes them tick. As a Trustee of the USS Hornet Museum and the Associated Airtanker Pilots (i.e., aerial firefighters), I’m in daily contact with people who can legitimately be classified as heroes. I don’t know the formal […]

I’m Not as Frugal as My Father

My dad was frugal. Frugal is a nice word for being cheap. Steven D. Copeland was an emotionally generous guy, but the generosity ceased when it came to spending money. Halloween was a good example of his frugalness. Every October 31st, he and my mom would turn out the lights in our house, pretending not […]



Thank you!

This article was originally published in the April 2009 issue of ALIVE. By now most of you have made the connection. Before January 15, 2009, you knew me as a fitness columnist for ALIVE East Bay, as a health and well-being expert, and (most importantly) as a Danville mother of two wonderful girls. But all […]


Music & Politics

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Grape Expectations

There’s no denying it. Summer has passed. The mornings are crisp, the days … [Read More...]

Peppers, Tulips and Deer

Q. I’ve been told that the sweetest bell peppers are those with four bumps … [Read More...]


The Journey of Becoming You

I have a new favorite word. And I won’t lie –I got great satisfaction when … [Read More...]

It’s Time to Heal…

In 2004, Align Healing Center began using laser therapy to help patients … [Read More...]

Treat the Patient, Not Just the Symtoms

My patients greatly benefit from my pain. I learned the hard way. I have … [Read More...]


Sully, Lorrie and ALIVE: A Look Back

The last time I saw Lorrie Sullenberger was in 2010, in my office In … [Read More...]

2016 Honda Civic Coupe: A Civic’s Lesson

I’m not sure if the driving force for me to trade in my 2-door for a 4-door … [Read More...]

He Said/She Said with Robin and Shawn

Dear SSHS, My mom and I are having a debate about tattoos. I want one, … [Read More...]

Tips for Getting Your Make-up Professionally Done

A professional make-up application doesn’t have to cost a fortune—plus, … [Read More...]

Emmy Awards

The annual Emmy Awards were on this past week. In the old days, the major … [Read More...]

He Said/She Said with Robin and Shawn

Dear SSHS, I have guests in my home quite regularly, and I’m getting fed … [Read More...]