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MAY • JUNE 2019

15Years 417METROWOMAN.COM

WEDDING & FASHION ISSUE

SPOTLIGHT ON

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

FORE THE LADIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

FEATURE ARTICLES

YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 PARKCREST DENTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 GIRLS JUST WANNA RUN 5K & 10K . . . . . . . . 3 RUSTIC STRENGTH LAUNDRY DETERGENT . . . . 4 ABUNDANT LIFE NUTRITION . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 NAMI LIGHT THE NIGHT 5K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

ABSOLUTE WELLNESS CENTER (ARTICLE) . . . 9

PAULA SHUMAKER O’DONNELL . . . . . . . . . . 6 EVERYDAY EXTRAORDINARY. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

WEDDING & FASHION WEDDING & FASHION RESOURCES . . . . . . 12 GORGEOUS EYES FOREVER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 SHABBY CHIC BRA BOUTIQUE. . . . . . . . . . . . .4 AVON WITH PENNY . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 CRYOSKIN, ABSOLUTE WELLNESS CENTER 9 NEXT TO NEW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 SALVATION ARMY . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

ENTERTAINMENT

THE POLAR EXPRESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 SPRINGFIELD ART MUSEUM . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 SPRINGFIELD ARTS COUNCIL . . . . . . . . . . . 11 PIANO CRAFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

HEALTH & WELLNESS

HOME & GARDEN

BRUCE MONROE GERSHMAN MORTGAGE 7 MY MOVERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 FLUFFY PUPPY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

DINING

GOLDEN CORRAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 VILLAGE INN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

PROFESSIONAL

WE DAMES NETWORKING EVENTS . . . . . . . 8 TAX NERDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

The Metro Woman Magazine™ makes every effort to provide accurate information in advertising and editorial content; however, it does not make any claim as to accuracy of information provided by advertisers or editorial contributors, and accepts no responsibility or liability for inaccurate information. The Metro Woman Magazine™ is a registered trademark of Hidden Values, Inc. published monthly since ©2004 The Metro Woman

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From the Editor As a mom to three grown children, I was ecstatic when my son told me he was engaged. And soon after when my oldest daughter announced her engagement as well. Their engagements brought up memories of our wedding over a couple decades ago. Like many couples, my husband and I tried to be frugal and planned our wedding from scratch. We bought silk flowers, asked our bridesmaids to sew their own dresses (I’m so sorry!), and booked a band which was too loud for the elegant ballroom we chose. Our wedding day was so hectic we forgot a receiving line, and I missed greeting my cousin who drove several hours from out-oftown to see us (she eventually forgave me). While navigating wedding bookings, my daughter quickly determined a destination wedding was more her style (thanks to Linda at All About Weddings and Honeymoons, this was a pain-free experience), but my son and his fiance are planning theirs much like we did - while one is in college and both are working full time. But these two have a child at home as well! Weddings are hard work, but working together, couples quickly find what’s important to one another. I’d love to hear your wedding story! Visit 417metrowoman. com or our Facebook page and share your stories!

Metro Woman Angi, Owner/Publisher

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Saying “Yes” to A Life Filled with Joy

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y mom did not get to come to my wedding.

I understood but wished she could have been there. My dad, whom I hardly knew, walked me down the aisle. I really wanted it to be my grandfather. I got married in January, and a blizzard stopped several special people who lived out of town from coming. And on our honeymoon, the cook couldn’t get to the hotel because the roads were so bad. The manager cooked our meals, which all looked suspiciously the same. Despite the layers of issues, my goal was to celebrate the family and friends who were there. And later, we laughed about our gourmet meals! I wasn’t there to watch my daughter say “Yes” to the dress. She found it while shopping with her maid of honor. I did love the dress as it was absolutely beautiful, but it didn’t go as I planned. Diamond earrings get lost. A bridesmaid forgets her dyed to match shoes. Uncle Ralph seems to have started on the punch – before the ceremony! And the cake is tilting a little bit to the left… Author, Paula Shumaker O’Donnell Here is what I know for sure: writes “Monday Motivation” for businesses, individuals, and publications such as “Guideposts Magazine,” “Mysterious Ways,” “Angels on Earth,” and “Woman’s World.” Visit her website at theworldneedsyou. com or email mycoachpaula@ aol.com

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There is no perfect wedding. Instead, what is at the heart of every wedding is the celebration of the love between bride and groom. And all the wonderful – but imperfect - family, friends or circumstances. And later, it is often the imperfections that bring laughter and special memories. Love is not perfect. Weddings usually aren’t either. But if you focus on the joy and the love and not the imperfections – then you can say, “Yes to the dress” – and a life filled with joy.

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COVER Spotlight

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as they move through their wellness t Absolute Wellness Center, natural health and journey. wellness is our passion. Our goal is to empower you to make the best choices for you and your family……..naturally. Sherry Neill, who co-owns Absolute Wellness Center with her husband, Marty, has worked with people of all ages to help them achieve their wellness goals. Her specialized training in nursing along with her master’s degree in holistic studies give her a high level understanding of how nontraditional remedies combined with nutrition and supplements work to change your health positively.

At Absolute Wellness Center, individualized consultations help clients to find the cause of their symptoms, not simply mask them. They offer support for anti-inflammatory lifestyles for clients of all ages. Services available include: • Ion Cleanse Detox • Frequency Balancing • Shealy Relaxmate • Hormone Testing • Neurotransmitter Testing • Cranial Sacral Therapy • Kinesiology • Bioenergetic Testing Absolute Wellness Center strives to • And their newest tool, CRYOSKIN educate families about the importance 3.0, a non-invasive, body contouring of eating REAL food and avoiding treatment used for: • Slimming toxins. Beyond food and water as our • Cellulite Reduction • Toning “medicine”, they rely on whole food supplements, essential oils, herbs, Call 417-832-0292 or visit homeopathic remedies, and Bach absolutewellnesscenterllc.com for more Flower Remedies to support clients or to make an appointment.

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Birthdays, graduations, weddings, holidays: there’s always something to celebrate, and food is a key part of celebrations. However, nothing can spoil your celebration faster than your diet. That cake looks delicious, but it’s not on your diet. Do you skip the cake and feel deprived, or do you cheat on your diet? It’s a dilemma, but what if I told you there was a way to have your cake and eat it too? What if there was a way you could honor your health without restricting foods you love? As a registered dietitian, clients often ask me if I’m going to take away their favorite foods, but that’s not my approach. I use an Intuitive Eating approach to help you find true health and satisfaction. When you eat what you really want, it takes less food to feel satisfied. On the other hand, if you eat a substitute for what you really want, you might eat a lot more food and still not feel satisfied. You can never have enough of what you really don’t want. The next time you’re craving something, try an experiment, have the exact food you’re craving, and as you eat it, savor it. You might worry that enjoying your food will lead you to bad eating habits, but research has found the opposite is true. If you would like to improve your health while finding more enjoyment in eating, reach out to me for a complimentary call.

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Everyday Extraordinary Nana’s Angel Gowns

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ondering what to do with your old wedding dress?

Nana’s Angel Gowns makes garments for babies that go to heaven too soon. When Shirley Barnett received a wedding dress from her daughter, she researched and found what a difference the dress could make.

She takes gowns given to her and creates wraps and clothing for babies who don’t survive One option is to store it with through miscarriage, stillbirth, hopes that your daughter can or other loss. Once the tiny wear it. That’s what I did, and keepsake is made, she delivers it was an amazing moment it to local hospitals. One when my oldest unveiled my wedding dress makes about dress that had been stored for fifteen angel gowns. 20 years. You can watch the video on 417 Metro Woman’s Facebook Page.

Despite how sad and disheartening this may be, it happens more frequently than you might expect. The garments are a light for families so they have something elegant to bury their angel in. Your dress donation can make a difference. So far, Nana’s Angel Gowns has made approximately one thousand gowns and counting. You can donate your dress or make monetary donations to: Nana’s Angel Gowns, 1398 Prairie Hollow Road, Ozark or email Shirley Ann at nanasangelgownsandwraps@ yahoo.com

But most modern women want the experience of buying their own dress. What are other options? You could sell it at a consignment store or garage sale for a fraction of what you paid. You could donate it to a charity store. Or you could donate it to Nana’s Angel Gowns.

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