Research has proven that unaddressed grief can have a serious impact on children and teenagers’ functioning and personality. When these young people have not developed the coping skills they need to process grief, they may fall into violence, drugs, or alcohol. Offering a healthy outlet, I Have a Friend offers these children the opportunity to form a real bond with someone who has experienced a similar deep loss. Highlighting the significance of this program, Kenny Slaught writes, “Recognizing that the child’s life will never be the same, the mentor offers a positive example for how to process and deal with the pain of loss. The mentor serves as a symbol that happiness and wholeness can be achieved no matter how the child may feel in the years immediately following a major loss.”

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Property investor and Founder of Investec Real Estate Companies, Kenny Slaught has formerly served on the board of the Santa Barbara Hospice Foundation, and is a committed supported of Hospice of Santa Barbara. The avid philanthropist recently wrote of his enthusiastic approval of the organization’s ‘I Have a Friend Program’ on his blog at KennySlaught.com.

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“The professionals at Hospice of Santa Barbara strive to provide the highest level of service to clients by offering effective, cutting-edge therapies,” Kenny Slaught noted on his blog, praising the work of the organization. “Dealing with grief and loss is extremely difficult, but a new therapy has emerged to help individuals through difficult times.” Veterans with PTSD experience overwhelming and painful emotions whenever they remember their past trauma. Those dealing with loss and grief frequently have similar reactions to painful emotional triggers. With EMDR, these negative emotions can be mitigated via the use of dual stimulation—both bilateral eye movements and tones or taps. In therapy sessions, clients recall past traumas in a safe environment while focusing on an external stimulus of the tone or tap. Practitioners then assist clients in finding new insight about the difficult emotions and make more positive associations with current triggers.

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Property investment expert and dedicated philanthropist, Kenny Slaught has recently discussed on his blog at KennySlaught.com the new state-of-the-art therapy available for veterans at Hospice of Santa Barbara. Called eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), the modality has been used effectively to treat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The therapy uses eye movements in a unique way to process trauma and reframe the raw, vivid imagery associated with it in the hippocampus. As a result, the brain “re-files” the painful memory and individuals can deal with the trauma in a more objective manner.

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Property investment expert and dedicated philanthropist, Kenny Slaught has recently discussed on his blog at KennySlaught.com the new state-of-the-art therapy available for veterans at Hospice of Santa Barbara. Called eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), the modality has been used effectively to treat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The therapy uses eye movements in a unique way to process trauma and reframe the raw, vivid imagery associated with it in the hippocampus. As a result, the brain “re-files” the painful memory and individuals can deal with the trauma in a more objective manner.

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The project will maintain the historical character of the physical building, while providing state-of-the-art upgrades. In addition, enhancements like seismic upgrades allow both the building and the tens of thousands of pieces of art inside to be better protected. The project is creating 25 percent more gallery space to make the museum an even more important center inside Santa Barbara’s community. In total, the renovation project is the most comprehensive effort ever undertaken by the museum, notes Kenny Slaught.

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David Low was awarded a bachelor’s degree in biology from UC San Diego, notes Kenny Slaught. Low received his master’s degree in microbiology from San Diego State University and his Ph.D. in cellular biochemistry from UC Irvine. While working as a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, he conducted research in molecular microbiology in the lab of Stanley Falkow, who is now honored as a professor emeritus in microbiology and immunology. Low joined the UCSB faculty in 1998 after working for 13 years as a professor at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. He was elected an American Academy of Microbiology fellow in 2013 and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2003.

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Many West Coast buyers are finding that with a white-hot housing market, they are forced to pay excessively high prices for older, less fashionable homes. Kenny Slaught notes that prices having been increasing steadily since 2008, and common reference, the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller home price index, reveals that home prices in Los Angeles rose to their highest point during April of this year since October of 2007. Southern California’s larger metropolitan areas are no longer just reflecting recovery from the recession: they are closing in on their former peaks. Slaught notes that the turnaround can be attributed to many factors, including interest rates, job growth and supply and demand. 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages are currently hover around 3.5% or less, nearing 3.31 percent (the record low hit in November 2012) and pushing many toward buying. These historically low interest rates, coupled with strong employment numbers, such as a 2.4% gain in Los Angeles County and a 3.5% rise in Orange County, point to just why values have appreciated in an extraordinarily fast-paced manner. Home prices vary considerably statewide, but the inflated asking price of higher-end homes throughout California outpaces all other states with the exception of Hawaii. The feverish housing market cannot currently be satisfied by the slim supply available, with many first-timers forced to opt for condominium-style units that are readily available within a more modest price range.

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Santa Barbara, in addition to being a popular tourist destination, has become a hub for young and developing businesses, notes Kenny Slaught, with dozens of promising, new companies founded in recent years. Many, including AppScale, LastLine, TrackR, and Salty Girl Seafood, have come directly out of the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). Over $200 million has been raised from private investors for area startups in the last year, giving the Central Coast nearly twice the investment in innovation per capita than the greater Los Angeles area, a much larger market. While some may give in to the temptation of moving to Silicon Valley or Hollywood, local entrepreneurs recognize the importance of building a business in an environment which promotes growth. This results in the region being one of the best places in the country to launch and cultivate startups, with remarkable biotech, medical, technology, and scientific businesses like Inogen, Raytheon, Sonos, and BioIQ getting their start here.

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