Hillsides ‘Drums Up’ Teamwork at New South Pasadena Family Resource Center

first_imgcenter column 1 Hillsides ‘Drums Up’ Teamwork at New South Pasadena Family Resource Center From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 3:52 pm Business News Community News Community News 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Anthony Adame of Hillsides Family Resource Center, South Pasadena, leads staff members of Hillsides through a drum circle exercise.At Hillsides new Family Resource Center, South Pasadena, located at 149 Pasadena Blvd, you’ll find many desks, phones, computers, and oh, 22 colorful hand drums.Drums have become Hillsides latest teambuilding tool. Supervisors from across the agency, which serves almost 9,000 individuals throughout Los Angeles County, have begun to incorporate drum circles into their meetings.“When everyone drums together, no contribution is less than or more than the other, so the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” says Hillsides intern program manager Anthony Adame, who brought the drums to the Hillsides South Pasadena location and leads the drum circles. “There is also a surge of understanding and connectivity – even though it’s non-verbal – that you can’t get from a traditional meeting.”Drumming has other perks for staff as well. “It’s a mindfulness activity,” says Adame, who has been playing the conga drums for more than 20 years. “When you drum, everything else is put on hold as you focus on the here and now. It puts your mind in an alpha state, which is consistent with a feeling of deep relaxation.”Drumming also releases endorphins, feel-good chemicals associated with runner’s high, and has shown to increased the production of T cells to boost the immune system. One noted music therapist, Christine Stevens, believes drumming is so beneficial for positive mental health, she calls it “Vitamin D.”The Hillsides Family Resource Center, South Pasadena, is the agency’s newest Resource Center and will serve families from throughout Northeast Los Angeles. Hillsides also operates three other Family Resource Centers in Echo Park, Baldwin Park, and Pomona. The Family Resource Centers offer mental health support, parenting classes, and other crucial resources for vulnerable children and families throughout Los Angeles County.Drumming fits into a cutting edge new mode of therapy Hillsides has adopted called Trauma Informed Care (TIC). TIC screens and treats clients according to how much trauma they’ve experienced in their lives and stresses self-care of clients and Hillsides employees. Drumming is one of many self-care techniques available for Hillsides employees. Employees also have access to self-care jars containing soothing tea and treats, weekly inspirational sayings, and a self-care calendar. In addition, all 475 Hillsides staff have been formally trained in wellness.Adame hopes to eventually offer drumming circles to clients and the community. The best thing about drumming is that “everyone can do it,” he says. “People may say they don’t have rhythm, but since everyone has a heart beat, it’s something everyone has.”The Family Resource Centers are one of four core programs of Hillsides. Hillsides, a premier provider of child welfare services headquartered in Pasadena, also offers a residential treatment services program for children unable to live at home, a therapeutic residential and day school, and a program for youth transitioning from the foster care system to adulthood, Youth Moving On. To learn more about Hillsides, please visit www.hillsides.org. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Bobby Tomberlin, Hilary Williams to open ‘Audrey Sheppard Williams Story’ on Saturday

first_imgLatest Stories “I very much appreciate what Audrey did for Nashville and, for Hank,” Tomberlin said. “I’m like Little Jimmy Dickens, if it had not been for Audrey, Hank would probably have stayed playing his music in South Alabama.”Tomberlin said he is excited be a part of the Brundidge Historical Society’s Alabama bicentennial event and to have the opportunity to hear Hydock’s presentation that allows the audience to decide which side of the story they believe to be true about Audrey Sheppard Williams shared the glaring spotlight with her legendary husband, Hank Williams.The Saturday performance of “The Audrey Williams’ Story” at the We Piddle Around Theater is sold out. Also, in the theater, will be Audrey’s granddaughter, Hilary Williams, who will perform on stage during the preshow with Bobby Tomberlin, Nashville songwriter and Grammy, CMA and ACM nominee.Tomberlin said it is an honor to be a part of telling the story of Audrey Sheppard Williams.Tomberlin grew up in Luverne and knew, at an early age, that music would always be a part of his life.“When I was just a kid, I had a make-believe radio station in my bedroom,” Tomberlin said. “When I was 11, I was a disc jockey on a local radio station and interviewed country music stars including, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Keith Whitley.”He doesn’t remember not being a fan of country music legend Hank Williams and credits the county music legend as the inspiration for him to write songs.Tomberlin’s connection with Audrey Sheppard Williams is through her grandchildren, Sam, Hilary and Holly Williams. He appeared with Sam Williams at his Grand Ole Opry debut Wednesday night and sings often with Hilary and Holly. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Published 3:00 am Friday, October 11, 2019 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…center_img Nationally acclaimed story performer Dolores Hydock will return to the stage of the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge Saturday night for a repeat performance of “The Audrey Sheppard Williams Story.”Hydock wrote and performs the very personal story of Audrey Sheppard, who walked away from the red clay fields of Pike County and became half of one of the most famous couples in country music history when she married country music legend Hank Williams.“Audrey’s life, like her story, is a controversial one,” Hydock said. “The spotlight was not always kind to her, even harsh at times. But, are there really two sides to every story, even Audrey Sheppard Williams’ story?”Those who attend the sold-out performance Saturday night will have the opportunity to decide which of Audrey Sheppard Williams’ story they believe to be true.In the audience will be several members of Audrey Sheppard Williams’ family, including her daughter and a sister. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Moonshine bust a rare occurrence in Pike County A tip last week led the Pike County Sheriff’s Office to a 35-barrel moonshine still tucked away in the woods… read more Bobby Tomberlin, Hilary Williams to open ‘Audrey Sheppard Williams Story’ on Saturday Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Forgotten rules for Weld

first_img Big Orange set a sensible pace in the heavy ground, with Pallasator, Marzocco and Flying Officer not far behind and Biographer last of the nine. The pace quickened half a mile from home as Big Orange and Pallasator tried to make their stamina count, but it was Forgotten Rules who held the aces. The Queen’s Estimate failed to act on the ground and finished tailed off, while Leading Light was one of those hampered in the closing stages but looked unlikely to trouble the winner. Smullen, who was suspended for three days for careless riding, said: “He was always going to get there – he has unbelievable stamina. He was a bit sluggish out of the gates but I was happy with the speed we were going. He was always going to stay.” Weld added: “This has been a lucky meeting for me. I won this race with Rite Of Passage a few years ago and this is a pretty similar horse. “I thought this would be an ideal race for him. He was always going to appreciate the ease in the ground. He’s a Cup horse, for sure.” Connections of Leading Light, this season’s Gold Cup winner, felt a rough race had led to his demise. Jockey Joseph O’Brien said: “The ground wasn’t ideal, but he got hampered at a crucial stage.” Estimate’s decorated career is over after her retirement was confirmed by The Queen’s racing and bloodstock advisor, John Warren. Warren said: “Ryan (Moore, jockey) said it was like a ploughed field out there. It was the same for everyone, but Ryan said she never felt right at any time. The long and short of it is she’s now off to stud.” Pat Smullen brought the Dermot Weld-trained four-year-old with a strong run down the outside in the straight to make it three wins from just three career starts. And despite appearing to cause some interference as the horses started to struggle in the testing conditions, Forgotten Rules (3-1) went on to score by a length and three-quarters from Biographer, with Pallasator a neck away third. Forgotten Rules overcame inexperience to run out a ready winner of the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more