Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Meet Other Parents Managing Food Allergies at the 2015 FARE National Food Allergy Conference in Long Beach, CA May 16-17

When was the last time you were in a room with hundreds of parents and others managing food allergies? Maybe never? You’ll get your chance by attending the 2015 FARE National Food Allergy Conference on May 16-17 in Long Beach, Calif. This year marks the first time the national conference will take place on the West Coast! 

This unique opportunity gathers individuals and families managing food allergies, caregivers, school staff, healthcare professionals and others to learn about advances in food allergy research and advocacy, best practices and practical skills for living well with food allergies, and much more. Here are just a few of the exciting sessions you can attend:

·         “Support Group for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children,” led by a registered dietician and mother of a 16-year-old with multiple food allergies
·         “Primed to Present: What Every Parent Must Know About Managing Food Allergies at School,” led by Gina Clowes, FARE’s Director of Education and founder of Allergy Moms
·         “Finding the Right Food Allergy Specialist for You and Your Child,” led by Dr. Allen Lieberman
·         “Bring Fun Back to the Kitchen,” led by Amy Hull Brown, founder of and Tiffany Rogers, founder of Allergy Cookie

Both full conference and single-day registrations are now available. Register before March 27 to receive a special Early Bird discount! View the agenda and register today at

On a personal note:  My daughter, Juliet Larsen, who inspired me to found and direct PARENTS OF KIDS WITH A SEVERE PEANUT ALLERGY, will be speaking at FARE in a seminar called Living Your Dreams, about her experience in overcoming her fears about having a life-threatening food allergy while continuing to work professionally in at LA MODELS in high school.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Terrorist groups selling baby elephants to fund terrorism. Actions to save baby elephants from being stolen from elephant matriarchs.

I can't bear to watch Dumbo, I can't sit through Like Water For Elephants, but to tell you the truth: This one story just flattens me.

Please join us to help keep baby elephants in the wild.  Removing them as infants and selling them to other countries to be raised in cement zoo is cruel and inhumane.

Please join forces to stop stealing baby elephants from their mothers to sell to other countries like China and Thailand.  Besides the money raised in places like Zimbabwe is going to fund terrorist groups like the Boko Haram.


African elephant poaching has reached crisis level with about 100 African elephants poached every day for their ivory.

In the midst of this crisis, Zimbabwe is exporting dozens of baby elephants to China for $60,000 each, while claiming overpopulation as the motivation for export. Three out of four elephant calves exported from Zimbabwe to China in 2012 have since died, and the same fate most likely awaits this new round of calves destined to live out their lives in solitary confinement as show animals or zoo attractions.

Join us in urging the Chinese Government to implement a complete ban on imports of wild-caught live elephants to end this cruel trade once and for all.

 There are hardly any elephants left at all and this last act of terror to them is a crime against all that is good. Please do something to speak out against this. They have no voice. You do. Use it.


Delicate, beautiful, extremely rare - almost extinct, creatures simply do NOT deserve to be stolen from their mothers in the wild, let alone shipped off to terrible places, like China, of all horrors.  We are their voice to end this senseless cruelty.

It makes them sick and insane and just plain kills them.   It's the worst thing we can do to these innocent creatures.

Below is a baby elephant that cried for hours and hours after being taken away from his mother elephant (IN CHINA. WHERE THEY SHOULD NOT BE ANYWAY!!) Because after birth the mother calf (stolen and sold to the Chinese) went crazy and tried to kill the poor little baby who cried b/c his heart was broken from being taken from his mother.

These animals have feelings and we should not be doing this to them!!!

Ballet star Sergei Polunin in "The Fragile Balance" a short film by Jem Goulding

Published on Aug 29, 2013 Sergei Polunin, the youngest-ever principal ballet dancer for the Royal Ballet, reflects on his early trials and triumphs in a touching portrait directed by Jem Goulding.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

David LaChapelle + Russia's Ballet Bad Boy, Sergei Polunin + Hozier = A dance performance you can't afford to miss. Watch:

What happens when you combine the talents of Russia's ballet bad boy Sergei Polunin, Irish gospel luminary Hozier and photography pop wizard David LaChapelle? Apparently, a whole lot of angsty, sexy, beautiful dancing ensues.

LaChapelle directed the new visual interpretation of the Grammy-nominated hit, starring British Royal Ballet vet Polunin performing choreography by Jade Hale-Christofi. The emotive dancer, donning only nude tights and a cluster of tattoos, sautés, tombés and pirouettesthrough an illuminated empty space. The white room clashes with the dark energy of the bluesy song, making Polunin's stunning dance moves resemble some kind of spiritual possession. courtesy Huff Po's,Priscilla Frank


Leaked footage. Sergei Polunin rehearsing above piece, drunk.

Oh, as if.  LOL.