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Your Body is Hardwired for Hemp!

What the Heck is Hemp?

To understand the benefits of CBD and Hemp Oil, let’s get acquainted with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS has been found to be the most widespread receptor system in our bodies, (as well as in the bodies of all mammals), and is critical to the regulation of many important physiological pathways: including; immune & nervous systems, brain, digestion, skin, liver, cardiovascular system, genitourinary function, pain perception, hormonal regulation, and even maintenance of bone mass. Cannabinoids, (such as CBD – cannabidiol) are chemicals that activate the cannabinoid receptors in the Endocannabinoid System. Endocannabinoids occur naturally in our body, while Phytocannabinoids are plant based, found in Hemp, and can used as a supplement to support this network system.

Full Spectrum Hemp Oil vs. CBD Isolate.. what’s the difference? Full Spectrum Hemp Oil refers to the entire

plant being used for the oil. It contains over 100 cannabinoids including CBD (cannabidiol), minerals, vitamins, iron, terpenes, and antioxidants. It’s nature’s multivitamin. CBD Isolate, on the other hand, is simply purified CBD that has been extracted from the marijuana or hemp plant and isolated from the other cannabinoids. While there can be instances an isolate may be useful, studies have shown that a full spectrum offers more overall benefits and long-term results.

Cannabimimetics .. say what???

Several common plants contain compounds which are cannabimimetic, literally mimicking the biological activity of the classical cannabinoids, despite not sharing their structure. These Cannabimimetic compounds aren’t the same as those found in Hemp (meaning no CBD), yet they can have positive effects on the ECS by acting on the endocannabinoid receptors. Examples include: Echinacea, Ginger, Turmeric, Hops, Green Tea, Black Pepper, Rosemary and Copaiba.

Nancy Spahr, CNHP, has stayed on the forefront of natural health solutions for 16 years as owner of Cleansing Waters Holistic Health Center. Her skills, education and study have led her from colon hydrotherapy to Bioenergetic Assessments which can pinpoint the energetic balance of bodily systems, toxic load and deficiencies. Her “Avatar” then outlines an individualized program. Ultracell has become a core remedy in her protocols. 6

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Creating Support Do you have enough support in your life? Are there people who you could call in a heartbeat if you needed a favor, or needed to talk? Is there family in your life who Carol Juergensen Sheets would come to your rescue if you needed them? Unless your life is filled with support, it may be time to rethink your relationships and create what I call a “family of choice”. Many of my clients are socially isolated because they have concentrated on doing for others and have lost touch with what they need in their lives. It’s never too late to cultivate new friends and family. Don’t you think it’s time now to create that family of choice and make it a priority in your life? Some of you are probably blessed with strong family ties. Psychologists know that good family relationships can keep you feeling empowered. Too often, however, I work with people whose family members are negative influences. They don’t contribute to my clients’ self-esteem, as a matter of fact, they seem to contaminate it. Does your mother, father, or sibling frequently put you down? Do you feel depleted after you talk to them? Are they critical of your actions and your decisions? If so, you need to create a new family—a family of choice. This does not mean that you abandon your old family. You may need to limit your contact with negative family members and add to your support network. A family of choice is a group of people who are in your life to empower you. They feed your self-esteem instead of depleting it. They are folks who are there for you during the tough times, but also during

celebrations of life. They might represent a mother or father figure, or it may be a girlfriend who is like the sister you never had, or the male in your life who acts like a big brother. As with most projects, you will need to look at your relationships and explore and investigate new situations to find people who are like-minded. Take a look at your environment. Is there someone at church, in your neighborhood, at your gym, in your fraternity, or at your kids’ soccer game who notices your positive qualities? Groups are a great way of creating families of choice. It’s helpful to create as many lifelines as you can. There are a lot of you out there that don’t have nearly enough. The more lifelines you have, the less dependent on unhealthy relationships you will be. When you rely on just one or two people to replenish you, you end up either burning them out or being too needy and taking whatever they can give you. This can result in staying with someone even if they aren’t healthy You will need to put effort into your relationships. You will need to actively call people, write them, return favors, send cards, or go to lunch together. It’s well worth the effort. It’s like the Biblical principle—what you invest comes back a tenfold. You need to find a way to connect to people to develop those relationships. Don’t spend your life in a vacuum with only the occasional visit from an outside person. It’s important to increase your contacts to add to your family of choice. It doesn’t just happen, you must set it up that way. The healthiest thing you can do is to develop a strong network. Especially if your family continues to let you down.

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Steps to Success

It’s 8:15AM on a Monday. The 40 women who live at Dove Recovery House for Women are in ‘Morning Reflection’. They start every day sharing struggles and successes, and offering encouragement to one another. Case managers challenge them and provide support to prepare the women for the next day of their journey to recovery. There is a close bond between these women who live together, and share in each other’s celebrations and fears. Now in its 20th year, Dove House serves women with Substance Use Disorder in the Indianapolis area. This nonprofit organization is the largest transitional housing and recovery program for women in Marion County. Services include housing, trauma therapy, life skills and job readiness classes, nutritious meals, parenting classes, and family reunification. A critical step to helping women access treatment is removing financial barriers so they can focus on getting healthy instead of worrying about expenses. A growing base of community and philanthropic support makes it possible for Dove House to keep housing and programming free. “Women living with addiction deserve the chance for a healthy, self-sufficient future. More importantly, they deserve someone who will be their advocate and a voice of hope, love, and encouragement”, says Dove House Executive Director Wendy Noe. “This is what drives our staff, donors, and community partners.” Since taking the helm four years ago, Noe is passionate about empowering women and addressing the stigma attached to addiction. “There is an assumption that addiction is a problem of the homeless, uneducated, or someone who doesn’t have a support network. Dove House wants to change that narrative, so the community understands addiction as a disease that can affect anyone – your coworker, a student, your spouse, parent, neighbor

or a friend.”

317-964-0450 The impact of Dove House is significant. Last year, 71% of the women were employed, volunteered, or enrolled in training or school. Nearly 80% were reunited with family and children, and 65% successfully completed the program. Yet with the opioid epidemic there is an increased demand for recovery services. In Indiana, opioid overdose deaths have more than doubled in three years. Today at Dove House, 54 women are waiting to get a call that a bed has become available. To reduce the wait time – and to support women on the wait list – Dove House received grant funding for ‘Steps to Success’, a new community outreach and housing initiative. “Now we can start providing case management to a woman when she first calls Dove House. It’s heartbreaking when someone who has the courage to call, hears she has to wait a few months – and then we hope she’ll be there when a bed becomes available,” says Noe. “We need to start working with women when they first contact us, so we don’t lose them while they wait. We’re thankful that funders recognize this need and will provide financial support for a solution.” A groundbreaking part of ‘Steps to Success’ is that a client who successfully graduates from Dove House may receive a rental subsidy for 8 months of housing, which in turn makes a space available for someone on the wait list. “It’s incredible to see clients leave Dove House and flourish as contributing members of society”, says Noe. “We’re indebted to every person who plays a part in helping to empower the women here. With each financial gift or donation of a household good and item, our clients feel the support of others in the community and know that they’re not in this fight alone.”

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Caring Smiles 4 u Dental Care for the Whole Family

CaringSmiles 4u is devoted to

comprehensive and preventive dental care for children, teens, and adults in a caring, fun and gentle manner in our lovely fun-filled, beach theme atmosphere for our children patients and a calming, elegant décor for our adult patients. At CaringSmiles 4u, Dr. Taylor and her staff are concerned about your total health care. We seek to instill good oral hygiene in our patients as well as to teach you that the dentist is your friend and is not just there for when you hurt. Establishing CaringSmiles 4u as your “Dental Home,” provides us the opportunity to implement preventive dental health habits that keep you and your family free from dental/oral disease. We focus on prevention, early detection and treatment of dental diseases, and keep current on the latest advances in dentistry. This will enable you and your child to maintain a beautiful smile for a lifetime. Our goal is to help all our patients feel good about visiting the dentist and to teach you how to care for your teeth. Our main


concern here at CaringSmiles 4u is what is best for you and your family and to build trust and confidence that will last a lifetime. Along with establishing a good oral hygiene routine, Dr. Taylor also understands the importance of a healthy smile in developing self-esteem. This is especially true in childhood and teenage years when children begin socialization and interacting with other children. “Your smile is one of the first things that is seen when you meet someone, and it is important to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile,” notes Dr. Taylor. At CaringSmiles 4u Children’s Dentistry, Dr. Taylor and her well-equipped staff see children as young as one year old. Also, we offer Sedation Dentistry for our friends who require a little more TLC. Establishing a rapport with the parent and child is important to Dr. Taylor and is the key to successful treatment. Our patients are our most important asset and we strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships. We welcome new patients and look forward to seeing you at CaringSmiles 4u.

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December 2018 December 1 – December 31 Elf the Musical at Beef and Boards. A young

orphan, Buddy, is raised as an elf after he crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is taken to the North Pole. Unaware that he is a human, Buddy grows much larger than the other elves. Between his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities, Buddy is forced to face the truth and embarks on a journey to find his true identity. Discount of $6 off per ticket available to children ages 3-15. Children under age 3 cannot be admitted to this show. Not all shows may be suitable for all ages.

December 1 – 21 (selected dates) A Christmas Carol at Beef and Boards. From

IN 46204. Join us for the 10th Annual St. Nikolaus 5K/5 Mile Lauf (Run/Walk) that benefits Riley Hospital for Children, Girls on the Run Program, and the Athenaeum. The race will feature live commentary and play by play finishing. Included will be our favorite holiday tunes; but we can only play St Nick's requests. Runners will be able to gather in the warmth of the Athenaeum building after the race for post-race activities. Packet pick up will be Friday, November 30th from 4-7:00 PM at the Athenaeum and morning of the event from 7:30 to 9:15 AM. Every participant will receive a long sleeve shirt and event bib at packet pick up and an awesome medal at the finish line.

the pages of Dickens comes this delightful musical adaptation of the Yuletide classic with traditional carols. Experience the transformation of the crotchety Scrooge into someone who understands the true meaning of kindness and love, accomplished with the help of three spirits from the past, present and future. This one-hour show is performed without intermission and makes a perfect holiday lunch party for your club or office.

Wednesday, December 5, 4:30pm – 6:30pm One Zone (Carmel & Fishers Chamber) Business After Hours at E.F.Marburger, 9999

December 1, 2018 - January 5, 2019 Indiana Historical Society’s Festival of Trees at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana

businesswoman, training, and mastermind session to help solve your challenges and share your triumphs at 250 W. 96th St.

History Center. The exhibit features dozens of new themes, from holiday staples such as the Sugarplum Fairy and Santa's sleigh to unique concepts such as popping champagne and the fictional Indiana town in Stranger Things. While the mood is festive, there's a friendly competition for fan favorite, with past winners such as the Indianapolis Zoo and Plow Digital keeping this year's idea top secret. As visitors tour the winter wonderland, they also can take part in scavenger hunts for The Elf on the Shelf or the Weihnachtzgurke, 10 pickle ornaments hidden in trees throughout the building. When legs get weary, guests are invited to take a break in the Cole Porter Room, where a singer leads guests through holidaythemed songs, as well as popular Porter standards. Special programs include the return of Twilight Tuesdays, with live music performed by local talent. Families are invited to mingle with their favorite Nutcracker characters at the Sugarplum Breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 2, and channel Ralphie at A Christmas Story Day on Saturday, Dec. 22. In addition, IHS is offering free admission for the annual Holiday Author Fair, featuring more than 70 authors, on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Saturday, December 1, 9:30am – 12:00pm Sankt Nikolaus Day Lauf 5K and 5 Mile Run/Walk at 401 E. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, 18

Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038. Enjoy appetizers and drinks at this after-hours event. Reservations are requested.

Thursday, December 6, 9:00am – 11:00am Successful Women Made Here Monthly Event Join the monthly events with a notable

Thursday, December 6, 5:00pm – 7:00pm One Zone (Carmel & Fishers Chamber) Young Professionals Meet up - at Flix

Brewhouse, 2206 E. 116th St., Carmel, IN 46032. Under 40? Join us for food, drink and networking. Complimentary appetizers; cash bar.

December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 5:30pm – 9:30pm Conner Prairie by Candlelight Meet a variety

of characters in their homes and learn how new settlers to Indiana's frontier carried on their family traditions. Meet the Ullmans who are celebrating Hanukkah. Discover who Belznichol is at the Golden Eagle Inn, and then call on the Curtis family to hear about Santa Claus and who he might visit that night. A visitor to Prairietown will surprise the schoolmaster and add her own story about the holiday. Join Dr. Campbell at his home for dancing and singing as he and his family ring in the holidays, or head over to the rowdies and listen to a story or two around the bonfire.

Friday, December 7, 11:30am SPARKS Lunch at Redemption Aleworks. On the

1st Friday of each month Sparks members and their guest will gather to network and dine on the tasty

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Calendar of Events menu options from Redemption Alewerks. Guests will learn more about Sparks and the benefits of membership. Please grab a free ticket to help us prepare for your visit. This event is FREE and open to the public. Please purchase your own lunch. We hope you will learn more about Sparks while meeting new people.

Saturday, December 8, 6:300pm – 11:00pm Yelp’s Totally Bazaar 2018 Yelp's annual

The Musical. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage. Script adaptation by Robert Penola, Arrangements and orchestrations by Timothy Splain.

Totally Bazaar is a free pop-up holiday shopping party! Come for food, drink, shopping, and entertainment! In addition to local businesses selling everything from wooden stamps to homemade crayons alongside mulled wine, beer, a gift-wrapping station, live wreaths, and so much more.

Wednesday, December 12 10:00 am – 1:00pm National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) –2018 Visionary Awards Luncheon at JW Marriott (downtown

Saturday, December 8, 10:00am Christmas at Garfield at Garfield Park

Charles, 12156 North Meridian St., Carmel, IN 46032. This luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. You may arrive to check in beginning at 11 a.m.

Conservatory and Gardens. Visit the Conservatory to meet Santa and see Conservatory Crossing, the holiday train and poinsettia show. You can also visit the Arts Center to make toys with Santa's elves and head to the Burrello Family Center where Mrs. Claus will have some tasty treats. All activities are free. Bring your own camera to take photos with Santa.

Saturday, December 9, 9:00 am Santa Hustle Indy Half Marathon and 5K

at American Legion Mall 700 N. Pennsylvania Street. Experience the magic of the Santa Hustle! If you are a Christmas lover, enjoy overplayed holiday music, devouring candy and cookies, and joining in on an epic after party then grab your favorite friends and family and register for the 2018 Santa Hustle® Indy 5k & Half Marathon! The Santa Hustle® swag is bound to make your jingle tingle even brighter with a Santa Hat, Santa Beard, Finisher Medal, and NEW! Performance Hoodie! Make it an even more magical experience by adding on the Santa Hustle Mrs. Claus Package to your registration which includes a red tutu, arm warmers, candy cane socks, and two face tattoos. Cost: $10 and up.

Sunday, December 9, 1:00pm Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – The Musical at Cowes Memorial Hall of butler

University. The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in Rudolph the Red- Nosed Reindeer:


December 12, 11:30am – 1:00pm One Zone December Luncheon at the Ritz

Wednesday, December 12, 5:00pm SPARKS After Hours at Redemption Aleworks.

Like a spark, an idea smolders in the mind until it is shared with someone…Once shared, that spark has the power to ignite a fire that can blaze a viral path! Each month business owners, business development people and professionals just like you will converge with thought leaders at Sparks. This TED inspired event features 3 timed talks where new ways of thinking in the areas of personal & business development, marketing, technology, motivation and inspiration will be shared. Those in attendance will be inspired to think in new ways and grow

Monday, December 31, New Year’s Eve Extravaganza presented by Taft at The Palladium at the Center for the Preforming Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032.

Are you a woman’s organization or having an event just for women? Are you a non-profit organization with a special event? Email info@ and send us the details for our monthly calendar by the 5th of each month for the following month’s issue. You can also go to www.indymetrowoman. com and post your event on our community calendar.

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