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The Jewelry Source
Anniversary Sale Contest
Celebrate the Joy of Jewelry!
Tell us what your favorite piece of jewelry is and why:
The Jewelry Source
337 Main St. El Segundo. 310-322-7110
(100 word maximum, please)
Fill out this form and drop it off at The Jewelry Source, before September 30, 2019. A
winner will be drawn from the top 25 entries and will receive a Grand Prize of
$1,000.00 shopping spree of in stock merchandise. Winner will be picked on October 1, 2019.
See the store for details. Your name and comments could be published in the El Segundo
Herald during the Jewelry Source Anniversary Week. Thank you for your participation!
Check It Out
Don’t Just Sit There! 44 Insights to Get
Your Meditation Practice off the Cushion
and Into the Real World by Biet Simkin
Reviewed by Desiree De La Cruz-Miller,
I recently checked out Don’t Just Sit There!
44 Insights to Get Your Meditation Practice
off the Cushion and Into the Real World by
Biet Simkin from the El Segundo Public
Library. This book inspired me to live and
let go. I was so inspired and taken by this
book that I tagged it up with colorful post-it
notes. I decided I didn’t want to butcher the
library copy, so I went out and bought my
own copy so I could make as many notes as I
wanted. This is a well-written and thought-out
book that provides insightful ideas on how to
deal and cope with life’s difficult situations.
At the young age of six, Biet’s mother was
diagnosed with terminal cancer and died six
months after that. She was raised by her Shaman
father who taught her about meditation.
They would spend hours on end meditating.
At the age of 20, she experienced a domino
effect. She signed a recording contract with
Sony and from there her nights of partying
began. She became so immersed in drugs,
heroin in particular, that she ended up losing
her recording contract and drugs became a
bigger part of her life until she found out
she was pregnant. At the age of four months,
her daughter Ula died of SIDS and shortly
after that her apartment went up in flames.
She had a best friend hang himself and then
her father unexpectedly passed away. It was
then that she “broke open,” as she puts it.
She gave up drugs and committed herself to
the path her father had set her on all those
years ago. Through meditation, she was able
to refocus and open herself up.
In this book, Biet offers insights on how
to react to situations. She gets the readers
to look at themselves as they react and then
consider alternatives. Her book consists of 44
Laws with suggestions on how to handle the
negative and retrain one’s mind to not react
in haste -- to consider that we cannot control
all things around us, but we can control how
we react to them.
For help finding more books on self-help,
please see one of our friendly staff at the
library for guidance. •
Don’t Just Sit There! 44 Insights to Get Your Meditation Practice
off the Cushion and Into the Real World by Biet Simkin
Desiree De La Cruz-Miller
Monos Mixes the Beautiful
By Morgan Rojas for cinemacy.com
In only his third feature film to date, budding
independent filmmaker Alejandro Landes has
proven himself a talent for creating uniquely
realized visions to the big screen, filled with
a dazzling display of mesmerizing visuals that
bring an arresting and honestly observed look
at humanity to life. His latest film, Monos,
now playing at ArcLight Hollywood and the
Landmark, depicts a group of young guerrilla
soldiers as they fracture and spiral into chaotic
barbarism, evoking the thrills of Lord of the
Flies but pushing new cinematic boundaries.
Set high atop remote Latin American hills
(filled with incredibly photographed sequences),
unsupervised Colombian rebel fighters belonging
to a terror group known as “The Organization”
pass the time the only way they know how to:
horsing around, making out with each other
and recklessly firing their machine guns (blame
this on their immaturity as well as isolation).
The young band’s sole purpose is to keep
watch over their American hostage, Doctora
(Julianne Nicholson), who their higher-ups
harbor as a bargaining chip in their favor.
The “Monos,” as they call themselves, receive
periodic check-ins from a senior rebel leader,
Monos, Courtesy of NEON
See Film Review, page 11