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COVER | Christine FitzGerald

Clear Eyes, Full Heart (digital print on canvas). Ohio native and Emeryville resident Christine FitzGerald, with a degree in civil engineering and design and a master's in planning, has integrated her love of art and sciences into a professional planning and design career and has a freelance business restoring and painting furniture. FitzGerald is inspired by yogic philosophy, Jungian dream theory, and beauty from Mother Nature, and often integrates mandalas and repetitive geometry in her work. In her own words, Clear Eyes, Full Heart was "coined in the show Friday Night Lights; this became a mantra of mine during what I experienced as a Kundalini awakening. Through my own eye, and with an abundance in my heart, I was finally able to see with clarity the forest through the trees and the path of my life moving forward." To contact the artist email She is one of 115 artists featured in the 32nd annual Emeryville Art Exhibition Oct. 6-28 at 5700 Horton St. For exhibition info, visit or call 510-652-6122.

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October 2018 Issue:

How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much?
When video gaming is more prevalent than ever, the World Health Organization sounds an alarm over Gaming Disorder, a new behavioral addiction like gambling. What constitutes too much video gaming?
By Andrea A. Firth

Childhood Adversity is Bad for Health
The UCSF Benioff Children's Resiliency Clinic helps kids connect mind and body to mitigate toxic stress. By Andrea A. Firth

Don't Take Optic Health for Granted
What's an undeniable sign of aging? Eye changes. By Kate Rauch

SPIRITUALITY |  Going in Circles
A women's-only craft fair is coming, and Modern Mouse is as charming as ever under new owners.
By James Gage

RETAIL |  Gold and Rust Finds Gets a Brick-and-Mortar Outpost
Maple Street Denim moves to Piedmont Avenue, and Indigo Vintage Co-op brings fresh styles to Berkeley.
By Annie Crawford

|  Cafe Réveille
Berkeley welcomes a quintessential fast-casual spot.
Flora Tsapovsky

THE KILDUFF FILE |  Carole Terwilliger Meyers
Catching up with a travel maven on flying, putrid shark, and webcams. 
By Paul Kilduff


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