Roy's Soup Kitchen, open Monday - Friday, 11:30 - 3 p.m., offers a generous serving of mouth-watering homemade soup and freshly baked bread for a mere $5.00. Whether you fancy chili, stew, or chowder, you can find at least one (of 5 prepared daily) to please the tastebuds of vegans, vegetarians, or the rest of us.
Salad lovers, take notice. You, too, can graze through a bargain-priced ($5.00) salad sprinkled with surprises from the kitchen.
Eat in at the upscale locale or take out in eco-friendly containers. Either way at 7 West Carrillo between Chapala and State, you can dine handsomely without hurting your pocketbook.
Thanks, Roy and Lisa, for your contribution to SB's slumping economy.
Tags: sblifestyle, restaurants, Santa Barbara restaurants, bargains, Santa Barbara dining, dining
Boomers and seniors are proactive in their attempts to get jobs in this unstable economy. How do I know that? Because yesterday I co-presented a seminar at Wake Center with UCSB Associate Director of Career Services, Don Lubach, for 40 fabulous students who are actively filling in the gaps in their resumes, assessing their entire skill assortment, learning new tools for internet searches and contacts, and encouraging each other along this scary and often intimidating journey.
This much-acclaimed author, sociologist, and speaker presented a packed audience with information about life's third chapter, the period spanning from 50 to 75 years of age. Ms. Lawrence-Lightfoot asserts that views about aging are being redefined. We are learning to embrace our challenges, strengths, maturity, power and sexiness.
We are also searching for new meanings for money vs. making an imprint on others and it's time to compose and narrate our new life. She identifies this transition as "looking back and giving forward." Look back at the lessons we learned in childhood and enact those principles. This might require "unlearning school habits," confronting ancient wounds and rediscovering our gifts.
Teach our children (and ourselves) to appreciate the generations in a "respected reciprocity."
Cross boundaries into the unknown. Be curious. Let go of fear (particularly, fear of failure which may be camouflaged as an opportunity for growth). Be willing to be open and vulnerable. Develop empathy. Merge old and new.
Collectively act to effect change so that we can create a new vision of later life.
Don't miss this opportunity to become what you need to be.
Thank you, Ms. Lawrence-Lightfoot, for shedding a new positive light on a period of life many view with apprehension (myself included).
For more information about the 3rd chapter of life, see www.50somethinginfo.com dedicated to bringing the best of the Internet to boomers and seniors.
Tags: Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, self-improvement, aging, inspiration
She and the rest of us learned tonight that just because you have a ticket doesn't mean you're guaranteed a seat. Simply ask the mighty unhappy folks who had tickets to see Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot at Victoria Hall and couldn't get in tonight.
Car-man reminded me that rental agencies are the same way. Having a reservation for a certain car doesn't mean that you're going to get that car at that price because that car may not even be on the lot! (Remember Neil--Steve Martin--in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles?).
If you know the rules ahead of time, you less likely to want to throw the ticket-taker or rental agent out the window.
Tags: sblifestyle, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Around Town