Darius Miller

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When Less is More

Our girls have graduated from college and now have their own apartments; however, a lot of their stuff is still in our house. Along with all of those items (mismatched glasses, pots, and pans) that we have collected over the years thinking they would want it one day. As it turns out, they don’t want much of this stuff so Lisa and I have begun the big purge; getting rid of all the items that don’t bring us joy any…

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Myriad Minds

have been meditating seriously for about 3 months now. Once per day, I find a quiet spot and focus my attention for 20 minutes on my breath using a guided mindful meditation app called Headspace. I have tried to mediate in the past with mixed success, but intuitively I feel the time is right for me now to practice a little harder. I have always suffered anxiety and depression and for a few years I was actually taking medication for…

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You are NOT You

ver the last few months I have put on some weight, well maybe more that some. I could blame it on the wine, but it probably isn’t the wine – probably too many snacks and eating poorly. Recently my weight started bugging me and I decided that I have to do something about it. They say you have to own up to your actions and take responsibility for your diet and exercise, but it would be so much easier to…

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Connections

was in the winery a few weeks ago and there were two ladies sitting apart enjoying a glass of wine while distracted on their phones. They were only a few feet apart, though miles and miles away in thought. At Koi Zen, we are all about being mindful, so I said, “put down your phones and talk to each other”. They were startled at first, but began talking and soon became good friends, sharing meals, conversations, life experiences, dreams, and…

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Free Range Parenting?

ave you heard that Gov. Gary Herbert of Utah signed the “free-range parenting” bill into legislation? This is bill is completely insane! It actually ALLOWS children to “walk, run or bike to and from school, travel to commercial or recreational facilities, play outside and remain at home unattended.” OMG, has the world gone completely insane? I spent my early elementary school years in the small town of Ambler, PA. As a kid, we would ALWAYS be outside! We would run,…

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Does Wine Make You Smarter?

have met many wine snobs who think they know everything there is to know about anything but is this really true? Well according to a Yale professor, anyone who drinks wine might have a slight advantage when it comes to mental tasks. His theory states that tasting wine is one of the most complex tasks anyone can do. He touts that understanding the tastes of wine is more mentally complicated than solving advanced mathematical problems or trying to understand the…

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Walking in Your Shoes

hey say if you want to gain empathy with someone, you need to walk in their shoes. This allows you to understand the way they see the world and what matters most to them. Well, that’s what Lisa and I did two weeks ago. We teamed up with two other couples and went Wine Tasting in Paso Robles for 4 days and it was fantastic! (yet another boring business trip LOL)  Many of you know that Paso Robles is one…

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Time to Make the Donuts

ast night Lisa and I got up at 5:00 am and watched the Super Blue Blood Moon which was really cool. This TRIFECTA occurrence of a Super Moon – closes orbit to earth; Blue Moon – second full moon in a month and a Blood Moon – total eclipse only happens about every 145 years. So this is the only time any living person on earth will or has ever seen it; pretty cool but wait, there’s more. Also last…

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Noble Hearts Cellars

Launched in 2016 Noble Hearts Cellars is a non-profit business that works with Angel Flights and has flown over 100 medical missions to help people in need get to doctors and hospitals when they can not afford to. Many of the proceeds from their wine sales go directly to support this noble cause. Goto Noble Hearts Website

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Monday – closed (Private Events Only)

Tuesday – 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday – 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday – 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday – 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday – 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sunday – 12:00 – 6:00 pm

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12225 World Trade Drive, Suite P

San Diego, CA 92128

858.381.CORK(2675)

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