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Girls on the Grid Profile: Beth Southorn of LifeSTEPS

By the Editors As executive director of LifeSTEPS, Beth Southorn provides social services to individuals who are earning low wages and living in affordable housing. In Sacramento and around the state, Beth is on the front lines of empowering people who are underprivileged.   She has grown the organization into one of the state’s premier […]

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How the GRID saved my Summer

By Traci Hines                     Transitions… What happens when you find yourself in the middle of change, a lot of change? It can be so unsettling and debilitating if you let it. This summer I found myself in the middle of tremendous change… lots of endings and […]

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Sacramento Improving Birth Rally

Kellie Edson Giving birth to my first child in February drastically changed my views on childbirth and maternity care. You don’t really think about it until you are living it. You go out and buy all the books and do all the research.  You desperately ask your mom friends about their experiences.  And most of the […]

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Utility Boxes Transformed into Public Art

By Laura Braden Is it just me or has the amount of public art skyrocketed on the grid? From bright murals covering the sides of boring buildings to bike racks that look like the Tower Bridge, public art adds to the character and charm of Sacramento. My newest favorite project? The 31 utility boxes throughout the grid […]

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A Young Professionals Guide to Networking

By Laine Himmelmann If you’ve looked at your LinkedIn newsfeed at all lately, you probably noticed the plethora of rapidly sprouting and growing Young Professionals (YP) Groups on our little grid.  Following the mentality that it’s not “what you know, but who you know”, bosses and parents all over town are encouraging recent graduates and […]

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Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant

By Danielle Ball Each weekend, I head out with my best girlfriends in search of  adventure. For the most part, I try to make them alternate between three or four of my favorite places. (Yep,  I’m the life of the party.) Every once in a while, they convince me to try something new and it […]

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Mental Illnesses are Real: Coping with Loss

By Chelsea Irvine My friends amaze me.  This week, I’ve seen new friends and friends I’ve had for years pour their hearts out to perfect strangers about their battles with inner demons.  Depression.  Anxiety. Thoughts of hopelessness plaguing their days.  To share your deepest inner struggles in the hopes of helping someone you may never […]

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Mental Illnesses are Real: Situational Depression and Suicide

By Kelli Breton With Robin Williams’ shocking death earlier this week, there has been a lot (A LOT) of talk about depression, suicide and mental illness. It is such a complex and controversial topic, isn’t it? I hate seeing people bash each other over differences in opinion, sources, experiences, etc. It is so sad. Some […]

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Mental Illnesses Are Real: Anxiety and Depression

By Rachel Smith, Co-Editor Many people were stunned to learn about Robin Williams’ tragic passing and to discover that he had demons he had been fighting his whole life. How could HE be sad? He was on top of the world! He spent his entire life entertaining millions with his humor and brought joy to […]

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Mental Illnesses Are Real: Anxiety

By Kellie Conway Edson The news of Robin Williams’ death has of course brought to light a lot of talk about mental illness. Two of my childhood friends, Ashley and Kathleen both have blogged about their struggles this week. I’ve talked vaguely about my anxiety over the years on here and on social media. But here is some real […]

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Mental Illnesses are Real: Postpartum Depression

By Jamee Villa Mental illnesses are real. Depression is real. Sadness is real. Your feelings are real. In light of recent events and digesting them with my own experiences, I wanted to share something personal with you.  It has become such a taboo to talk about mental illnesses or admit we may have an undesirable […]

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“Life on the Go Kit”: How to Keep Your Bag Organized and Ready to go From Work to Wine Dates

Originally posted on WagWorkWine.com By Torey Van Oot  I’ve never been big on bags. As someone who’s prone to misplacing and forgetting essentials (like my wallet, MetroCard and iPhone), the prospect of changing purses each time I change my outfit is too much to handle. The style upgrade just isn’t worth the stress. So when it […]

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Making Friends as an Adult (the Non Creepy Way)

By Maria Hill I recently relocated to Sacramento from Los Angeles. I moved for love, super cliche I know. I met a fantastically amazing man, who happens to have an equally fantastically amazing job in Sacramento, and we got engaged. Yay! Together we packed up my one bedroom bachelorette apartment in Venice Beach and headed […]

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Java Mama in Folsom

By Kellie Conway Edson Are you a mom of young children who feels like you can never hold a conversation for more than two minutes at a time?  Are you a friend of one of these moms? Hoping you can have a conversation for more than two minutes that isn’t about diapers or teething?  Then […]

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The Dress Code Campaign: August 4-15

By Robin Swanson Attention ladies!  Starting on Monday, August 4th, we have a unique opportunity to serve those who have served our country. Operation “Dress Code,” a project supporting CalVet’s Women’s Summit, is kicking off a clothing drive of new and ever-so-gently used professional attire for female veterans making the transition back into the civilian […]

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Sun and Soil – 1 Day Juice Cleanse

By Kearsten Shepard Sun and Soil Juice Company is located at 1912 P Street. (Website, Facebook) Sun and Soil Juice Company on 19th and P offers a one day juice cleanse. I’d never done a juice cleanse before and I have now done this one twice.  The first time was just a few weeks ago before […]

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