How Do You Know You Are Healthy?

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator History taking is an essential tool for physicians to make a diagnosis; they would go into your current physical conditions, the onset of symptoms, your working environment and genetic background if appropriate. All of you have this experience with your own doctor. Therefore, during a doctor’s visit, you will find out your health status. What I … Continue reading How Do You Know You Are Healthy?

Walking – My Favorite Exercise

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Walking was not my choice of exercise until the COVID 19 epidemics hit us 19 months old. My gym closed down completely. I used to participate in the many programs offered by LA Fitness; Zumba, swimming and Yoga classes. I get bored easily, hence I decided doing different activities each day would negate the idea of … Continue reading Walking – My Favorite Exercise

Annual “Fred Scolari” Summer Celebration

By: Frank LavinClub Old Timer and Salesian Cooperator On Saturday, August 28, 2021 a group of approximately thirty Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club young “Old Timer” men met in Novato, CA. at the home of board member, Claudio Cipollina to celebrate their annual “Fred Scolari” summer BBQ lunch, reunion, and pool party. Randy De Martini, the current Executive Director of the San Francisco club at … Continue reading Annual “Fred Scolari” Summer Celebration

Province Youth Ministry Department August Recap!

By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant SYLC Evaluation On August 12th the SYLC Team met to evaluate SYLC 2021. The evaluation was based off of a survey that was taken by each member who contributed to the overall organization and completion of the conference. This meeting proved to be very helpful and it helped summarize the strengths and weaknesses of each element of SYLC. This … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Department August Recap!

Exercise – Establish Safety

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator While physical activity can be a great thing for your health, make sure to take the proper precautions to avoid injury or exhaustion. You should: Consult with your doctor before beginning an exercise program to obtain medical approval. Warm up and stretch your muscles for at least 5 minutes before beginning a workout, and do a … Continue reading Exercise – Establish Safety

First Steps in Your Exercise Routine

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator What are the first steps in establishing your exercise routine? I hope you have read the previous articles the last 2 weeks to convince yourself that there is no negotiation when it comes to exercise and your health. It is essential to maintain nourishments to your health. Let me summarize the key steps in establishing a … Continue reading First Steps in Your Exercise Routine

Archbishop Savio Hon, SDB visited St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church

By:  Joseph NgSalesian Cooperator – St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church Greetings from St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church.  On August 14, 2021, Archbishop Savio Hon, Salesian of Don Bosco (SDB), who currently serves as the Apostolic Nuncio to Greece, presented a short lecture on the topic of St. Joseph and the Catholic Church in China and Hong Kong. More than 80 parishioners and friends attended the lecture … Continue reading Archbishop Savio Hon, SDB visited St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church

How Does Exercise Combat Insulin Resistance?

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Of the many readings I have on the subject of how exercise combat insulin resistance, I found Ms. Marie Feldman and Jodi Dalyai’s explanation very easy to understand. Let us present to you their beautiful write up on the topic: The positive influences on three major parts of your body: Muscles. With increased activity, muscle cells … Continue reading How Does Exercise Combat Insulin Resistance?

Exercise and Your Health

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator If you have read our Care Ministry article last week, you would have an earful of the impact of physical inactivity. I will continue to share with you the key points illustrated in “The Everything Guide to the Insulin Resistance Diet” written by Marie Feldman and Jodi Dalyai. Everyone should exercise. There is nothing new about … Continue reading Exercise and Your Health

My first sleepaway camp

By: Bridget VeltriCal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2009 BS JournalismDirector of Communications, Grants and Foundations Salesian Boys’ & Girls’ Club San Francisco As I boarded the bus on an early crisp San Francisco morning I laughed to myself, “how am I a thirty-five year old woman who is going to sleepaway camp for the first time”? Yet, this was my reality. As a child and … Continue reading My first sleepaway camp

How do I see God in the Salesian family youth center?

By: Bro. Dang-Khoa Pham, SDBSalesian of Don Bosco I was assigned to the Salesian Family Youth Center to serve the children at the summer camp program in the low-income community of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. I was a quite nervous with plenty of curiosity and expectations. You may ask yourself, why? I have been in the US for almost two years, and this was … Continue reading How do I see God in the Salesian family youth center?

Bosco Tech names Christine Gambill Director of College Advising

By: Karen KrynenCommunications Officer Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has named Christine Gambill Director of College Advising. “We’re thrilled that Ms. Gambill is joining our successful academic counseling and college advisement team,” said Guillermo (Memo) Gutierrez, Bosco Tech’s President. “Working closely with students and their families, she will play a vital navigational role in the high school-to-university experience, and with a strong background in … Continue reading Bosco Tech names Christine Gambill Director of College Advising

Missionary Experience

By: JC MontenegroDelegate for Mission Animation On July 29, the delegate for Missionary Animation and the preferential option met with 4 young SDBs in initial formation to evaluate their missionary summer experience in two summer camps that are held year after year in Southern California: Camp Savio based in Saint Dominic Savio, Bellflower and Camp Salesian based in Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. At this … Continue reading Missionary Experience

The Impact of Physical Inactivity

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator The ill effect of the lockdown such as weight gain continues to bother me. I wanted to know more of the other health consequences of physical inactivity. Reviewing some articles, I found the following CDC write up on the impact of physical inactivity to be a good starting point to guide us in the direction of … Continue reading The Impact of Physical Inactivity

Greetings my dear Confreres, young people and Salesian family,

By: Br. Jhoni Chamorro, SDBSalesian of Don Bosco For those who still remember me, I left California in June 2019, 2 years ago. I flew to Nicaragua after 11 years of not seeing my mom and my brothers. As you probably can imagine that brought about many feelings I had after such a long absence. It felt weird going back to my home country. So … Continue reading Greetings my dear Confreres, young people and Salesian family,

Presentation of the theme for Streanna 2022: “Do all through love, nothing through constraint” (St. Francis de Sales)

By: Don Angel Fernandez Artime, SDBRector Major (ANS – Rome – July 23, 2021) – Dear Brothers, Sisters, and Friends, Just six months ago we gave the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians – as has been our tradition since Don Bosco’s time – and the whole Salesian Family, the strenna for the new year. Six months later, therefore, I have been asked to anticipate what … Continue reading Presentation of the theme for Streanna 2022: “Do all through love, nothing through constraint” (St. Francis de Sales)

The Horrible Story of “COVID Fat”

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator I have noticed a new trend since the COVID 19 epidemic. Now that the safer at home order is no longer in place, we have gathered with friends and families to celebrate our new freedom in person. Lo and behold, many of us have gained weight within these last 15 months. Staying home to avoid the … Continue reading The Horrible Story of “COVID Fat”

Directors’ Workshop for New Rochelle and San Francisco Provinces

By: Fr. Dominic Tran, SDBVice Provincial for SUE Province For three days, July 13 to 15, the SDB Provincials, directors, and members of the provincial councils of the two New Rochelle and San Francisco Provinces met for a Directors’ Workshop.  The workshop took place virtually. On the first day, some time was dedicated to mutual sharing of where people were in their ministries, including during the … Continue reading Directors’ Workshop for New Rochelle and San Francisco Provinces