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The 47th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction rolls into town for over a week of automobile festivities and fun. WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale.


Java & Jammin’ is a family-friendly program that features live musical performances and free coffee and treats for residents and guests. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem.

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The 25th Annual Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival features more than 155 juried fine artisans from throughout the United States and abroad. This festival also combines fine art and fine craft with an elaborate collection of domestic and imported wines for tasting. $3; free for Carefree residents. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For $10, patrons will receive an engraved wine glass with six tasting tickets. 101 Easy St., Carefree.


Featuring a 40-mile course, the Prickly Pedal mountain bike race is a showcase of Maricopa Trail diversity. Aggressive ascents and descents, grinding it out on the flats, rocks, water, sand, mud, and roller coaster runs are all part of the fun of this challenging course. The race features a wave start based on rider category beginning at 8:30 a.m. Racer check-in at the start at 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. There will be two aid stations along the long course stocked with water, sports drinks, fruits, and salty snacks. $60. Lake Pleasant Regional Park.


Don’t miss the chance to hear the stars of tomorrow—today—during the Young Musicians Winter Concert. Featuring some of the best young classical talent in Arizona, this concert will delight you as superb musicians showcase their astounding musical talent, maturity, and artistry. 2 p.m. $23.50. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. JANUARY 2018

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TEACHER Left to right: Ravana Russell (Participant), Frisco (horse), Saebra Pipoly (Program Director), Ryan D’Andrea (Participant), Shadow (horse), Jan Anderson (Volunteer)

might see increased core strength, improved fine motor skills, and increased verbal communication skills.” “From there, our next largest program is our Equine Assisted Learning program. That’s all on the ground and mostly for individuals in the special needs community and those with emotional and behavioral challenges,” explains Saebra. In this program, participants engage in hands-on learning that utilizes the horse as a partner in exploring positive development of communication, selfrespect, confidence, trust, accountability, and conflict resolution. It’s overseen by PATH Intl. Certified Equine Specialists. Horses Help also has two therapy models: Hippotherapy and Equine Facilitated Mental Health. Both are conducted or under the supervision of highly trained therapists and specialists. The success stories at Horses Help are many and often leave parents and volunteers teary eyed. “We’ve had riders say their first words on horseback. If they’re non-verbal, they might say ‘walk on’ and that’s the first word they’ve ever said,” exclaims Saebra. While the minimum age to participate in Horses Help programing is 4, it runs the gamut from there. “We’ve had individuals in their 80s and 90s who’ve done our programs,” says Saebra. “Horses Help serves a huge spectrum of physical, cognitive, and emotional diagnoses.” The equines used at Horses Help have been donated or are on a free lease and are typically retired show horses. According to Saebra, they don’t use rescue horses because there’s an unknown history of what could trigger a reaction. “Our horses are 8 to 18 and have to be physically and mentally sound, not spooky or scared of many things. They are pretty special horses once we get them,” she says. Horse Help relies on the largesse of companies including Sanderson Ford and Pet Club, along with reduced or free veterinary services from Midwestern University and Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center. Donations, the money Horses Help raises from a monthly tack sale of donated equipment, along with a small fee charged to participants also helps fund programing and the care of the horses. “All of our instructors are certified through PATH Intl. and all our instructors are paid,” says Saebra, who points out that Horses Help is able to run safe and successful classes in no small part due to its many volunteers and ongoing training. “Depending on what we have going on, we need anywhere from 150 to 250 volunteers to make things run.” To learn more about Horses Help, visit

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AS A DAILY reminder of what’s important, Guy Pascua wears his dog tags, his wedding ring, and a spike that represents the sacrifice Jesus made for him, around his neck. Living in Anthem with his wife, Tina, and his 19-year-old daughter and 14-yearold son, Guy frequently looks back upon his military service as a positive experience that helped develop the man he is today. Serving in the United States Air Force runs in Guy’s family. “My Dad was Air Force. He joined back when it was the Army Air Corps, then it became the Air Force. My oldest brother was in the Air Force. My fourth oldest sister was in the Air Force,” explains Guy, who was awarded both a Navy and an Air Force ROTC scholarship. He attended the University of Hawaii for a couple of years before going active duty in the Air Force. It was a bit of a shock when they sent him from the sunny beaches of Hawaii to frigid North Dakota. “I spent two years in North Dakota. Back then the base was called Back Force Air Force Base, it was part of what was known as Strategic Air Command,” he says. “Of course, no one forgets their first time being in North Dakota. I took a picture of the frozen tundra and sent it to my dad and said, ‘Dad, this is what hell looks like when it’s frozen over,’ as a joke.” During his time in the Air Force, Guy worked in the weather station as a weather observer before getting his associates degree in weather technology. From there he

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joined the Air National Guard, where he became a radar mechanic/specialist. “First it was early warning and then I went into the ground mobile side of things,” he explains. “My job was basically to maintain the ground mobile radar and be part of a team that could be on 24-hour notice to be anywhere they wanted to put us as the forward eyes for the military.” The military memory that holds the most weight for him was when he spent six months after 911 as part of a special team patrolling Valley airports. Working in tandem with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Phoenix Police Department, and different branches of the military, Guy helped to keep local airports safe after the terrorist attacks. Not only did he get specialized training, he eliminated some preconceived notions among his military peers. “It shook me. I’m walking around with a weapon and I’m looking around the gateway looking at everyone thinking they might be a terrorist,” says Guy, who was serving alongside members of other branches of the military. “We all had one thing in common, our desire to serve and protect.” That same year, at the urging of his wife, Guy moved his family to Anthem. “Because of her vision, we ended up in Anthem,” he says. “I couldn’t see it; all I could see was a pile of rocks,” he chuckles. All was well until 2003 when the Pascuas found out their newborn son had cardiomyopathy. “For the next year, basically the

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doctors weren’t sure if he was going to live or die,” says Guy. That, coupled with other issues, led to Guy’s release from the Arizona Air National Guard in 2004. In the 13 years since, Guy has taken the skills he learned in the military and applied them to service close to home. He’s part of the Safety and Security team at Christ Church of the Valley. He’s served as a Cubmaster and a Scoutmaster. And, at the urging of his son, Guy is the lineman coach for Anthem Prep’s middle school and high school football teams. Guy’s son, although he has to take heart medication twice a day, is now healthy enough to play football, which is a blessing. “My son enjoyed seeing me in my uniform and he’ll never be able to experience the military because of his heart condition,” says Guy, who sees his son playing football as a way to experience a team mentality similar to that of being in the Armed Forces.

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AS I REFLECT on the word “anti-aging,” I ask myself, “Is that the best way to describe the care I provide for my patients on a daily basis?” It’s a fact that all of us are going to keep aging as long as we are able to take a breath; so, perhaps I should begin using more positive and

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DR. KELLY COLLINS Dr. Kelly Collins has been a member of the Premier Wellness team and a provider of care in Anthem since 2015.

uplifting terms to describe what I’m doing to help patients feel better about themselves. Since aging is inevitable, maybe I could encourage my aesthetically-focused colleagues to not push against the aging process, but

find ways to embrace the journey. Maybe by guiding patients to focus on the best aspects of themselves, we, in this industry, can begin to take the pressure off of everyone to stop trying to attain the unrealistic images we’re bombarded with every day in the media. I firmly believe each and every one of us has so much beauty on the inside, as well as on the outside of our magnificent bodies. I want to get out of the mindset that anything needs to be “fixed” with any of us. We just need to find ways to train the thought processes of our patients to be more self-loving. And, trust me, this is advice I need to practice on myself, too. The aesthetics industry can be brutal for making us feel like we’re never enough and we need to constantly strive to look perfect. I believe we’re all amazing as we are; we just may want to enhance certain attributes or features so we can go out into this crazy world feeling more confident and strong. So, as we head into 2018, I’m hoping that each of you sets intentions that will honor the light that each of you holds within. I’m

committed to being a physician who sees the positive attributes in every patient who decides to give me the honor of helping create balance and harmony within his or her body, mind, and spirit. Enhancing elegance or embracing youth so each of us can strive to be the healthiest, most vivacious creature we can be, will go a long way in helping patients live life as fully as possible. I see my role as a healer to be something like a coach or a cheerleader, so that patients leave my office feeling better than when they walked in. As I look at my own thought patterns, it’s time for me to stop pushing against the aging process by practicing anti-aging medicine and embrace every decade that our beautiful bodies experience on this planet. I think wellness medicine is a term I resonate more closely with and I’m realizing that tweaking my perspective a tiny bit can powerfully influence my daily interactions with my patients in the most beneficial ways. In 2018, maybe we can each step outside the box of what it means to set New Year’s

resolutions. Resolution sounds so rigid and final, and not very joyful. Maybe we could rename them “Intentions that motivate and excite.” The last thing any of us needs is to put more pressure on ourselves by setting goals that we aren’t completely lined up with and that will only sabotage any forward movement in our lives. I’m a firm believer in balance—in all areas of life. If you want a pizza, savor and enjoy every bite. If you want a beer or glass of wine, appreciate the taste. Then focus on some healthy eating habits at your next meal. Whenever any action stops feeling fun or enjoyable, ask yourself: “Why am I putting so much pressure on myself to do, think, and be a certain way?” Finding ways to feel more blissful, about the aging process, our exercise routines, our food choices, etc., holds a lot of power in helping us to become the best version of ourselves possible. Choose to be gentle, kind, and loving with yourself and those around you, and your life will unfold gracefully.


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