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A Word from the Editor A Special Reunion This month I met with some very dear friends, my old teaching buddies from B.B. Owen Elementary. With laughter and big hugs we caught up, wondering how nearly two decades have passed so quickly. You see, this special group of friends met me when I was straight out of college, ready to change the world but lacking tenacity and discipline. They showed me through example the qualities it takes to inspire and lead, so they were my teachers as well. Pushing me to excellence, they inspired me to be a better person. Now it’s my privilege to dedicate this issue to them and to the other many dedicated teachers who inspire us to utilize our talents and live the life to which we’ve been called. If you fondly remember a favorite teacher, I encourage you to reach out to them and thank them for the difference they made in your life. It’s one of the kindest gifts you can give them. As always, from the heart, JaLynn West

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In This Issue:

A Word from Our Editor Contributors and OCM Staff Bios OCM Calendar of Events Comics Great Recipes You’ve Been Snapped! Articles: Flower Mound Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop Visionary Financial Group Business Spotlight On a Trek for Jesus The Health Depot Business Spotlight Denton County Women Leading Business Conference Are You Wasting Your Money on Vitamin and Herbal Supplements? Flower Mound Chamber Update Women Business League TNT Business Spotlight Makeup Won’t Cover This Hair Today Gone Tomorrow Business Spotlight Do You Hold Yourself Accountable? We can Safely say Spring has Sprung Schooley Mitchell Business Spotlight Digital Detox The Power of Four

Flower Mound Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop

By JaLynn West

We expect exceptional care at a hospital but it’s a pleasant surprise to also find an array of unique merchandise at their hospital gift shop. The Flower Mound Auxiliary Hospital Gift Shop is such a treat! With an endless variety of items ranging from one-of-a-kind greetings cards and floral designs, to adorable children’s apparel, bohemian chic women’s clothing, fashion jewelry, stuffed animals, seasonal items, and skin care treatments for those undergoing cancer treatments, there seems to be a little something for everyone. The special lady with the vision and dedication to our community hospital gift shop is no stranger around town. Mary Kay Walker is involved in many community projects including Seniors In Motion. She’s the high energy lady with the friendly smile who’s commitment to our community helps make Flower Mound and the surrounding area a better place to live, shop and do business. So drop by the Flower Mound Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop and browse their wide selection. Like them on Facebook to keep up with their new merchandise. They pride themselves for carrying such brands as: Natural Life, Maison Chic, Mary Meyer, Suzy Toronto, Wellspring, Ty, Aurora, Mud Pie, Stephan Baby. They also carry an extremely cool line of Mona B and Benjamin clothes and purses made in India from re-purposed materials, with the goal of incorporating both re-purposed as well as fair trade products in the shop. Flower Mound Hospital Auxiliary has operated the gift shop at Texas Health Presbyterian since June 2010. What started as a shop of donated items and snacks, while using a box as a cash register, has grown into a thriving business with average monthly sales of 10K. They are now a 501c3; profits and donations go right back to our community and to the Auxiliary in the form of scholarships for their Junior Volunteers. They are located at 4400 Long Prairie Rd in Flower Mound. Phone: 469.322.7134 email: amwalker@ verizon.net.


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The Health Depot

By Mike Fickling Being healthy in America has become a choice between an ever evolving series of trendy diets and exercise routines, primarily because Americans are obsessed with being thin and not healthy. We just want to “look good.” We want to lose weight right now and we want it to be easy. It’s all about the appearance of the body and not the health of the body. Even though doctors have told us for years that being healthy is centered around eating a balanced diet and moderate exercise, we insist on fad diets that eliminate carbohydrates completely, or eating only protein, or only grapefruit like the Hollywood stars who are obsessed with being thin at the expense of living healthy. STOP! IT DOESN’T WORK! As a result of these fads, you could actually be doing permanent damage to your vital organs. It’s time to get back to basics. Listen to what nutritionists are telling us: to eat a balanced diet that includes the things your brain, heart, internal organs and skin need to perform properly. This is especially true if you are approaching 50 or 60 years of age, when lack of some nutrients cause joint pain and decreased mental acuity. That’s why one of the most important features of most successful cancer treatment centers start with a balanced and highly regulated diet. It is also important to supplement a balanced diet with

some of the nutrients that may have become processed out of our foods, especially the “fast foods” Americans have turned to. Of primary importance is the addition of essential fatty acids, or Omega 3 nutrients, which provide for a healthy heart, brain, joints and skin. The primary source for this nutrient is from pure and natural fish oils. Julie Williams is an independent consultant for Zinzino, one of the foremost providers of pure fish oil supplements in the world. Zinzino offers each client a pre and post blood test that is simple to perform at home, to ensure that the exact dosage needed to balance the Omega 3 oils is taken. By achieving this balance, clients can help protect their heart, brain, skin and blood vessels. Zinzino offers a free test to all customers after 120 days but not a free pre test. Forget the fad diets and “instant gratification” supplements and get back to a basic, common sense, healthy diet. Contact Julie today at 817-944-6004, email her at thehealthdepot@yahoo.com, or visit her website at www.thehealthdepot.us.

GRANDMA OPLE’S APPLE PIE

Ingredients •*1 recipe for 9 inch double pie crust, or store bought •8 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced •1/2 cup unsalted butter •3 tablespoon all-purpose flour •1/4 cup water •1/2 cup white sugar •1/2 cup brown sugar I added the following suggested ingredients •1 teaspoon cinnamon •few dashes of nutmeg •1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract (yes, tablespoon) and reduced the water by 1 tablespoon Head to allrecipes.com for the directions and a great step-by-step video. Tips •*Looking for a great pie crust recipe, try my grandma’s - 9 Inch Pie Crust recipe, two crust pie •Before making the butter-sugar sauce, have your pie crust ready to go- apples in the pie plate with the lattice top already placed. •Many people suggested taking 3/4 of the sugar mixture and tossing the apples to coat before placing in the pie plate, then topping the remaining sugar mixture over the pie crust. I did not do this, I followed the directions and poured the mixture in the lattice openings. There is a great video provided that shows you step-by step how to make the pie and how to do the lattice for the top crust. •Be sure to bake your pie on the middle rack of oven so it does not burn. •Don’t forget to bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes, THEN REDUCE HEAT to 350 degrees f and continue baking for 35-45 minutes. •This pie needs time to set, so it’s best to wait before serving.


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Our Contributors At Our Community Magazine, we are very fortunate to have a team of talented and reputable contributors who write our articles for us. Without them, this publication wouldn’t be what it is today. Please take a moment to read about each contributor to learn about their background and area of expertise. We would appreciate it if you’d help us thank them by helping to support their businesses.

Bob Weir began a writing career about 15 years ago and had his first book published in 1999. He went on to write and publish a total of seven novels. His books are available on Amazon. com and other online booksellers. He’s also a former newspaper editor and a syndicated columnist under the title “Weir Only Human.”

Marsha Thomas is the President and Owner of T N T Promotions, LLC. Marsha has over 25 years of experience working in goal oriented environments developing and managing programs in the Human Resources sector. She has managed both client and employee facing initiatives and has a strong focus on brand awareness.

Eren Turner is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Executive Director of Youth and Family Counseling in Lewisville, a non-profit mental health agency serving Denton County.

Helen Chouinard is a Professional portrait artist with 25 years of enjoyable experience behind the camera.

Lori Fickling is a writer, political junkie and a social media specialist. She also owns iTrendz Communications, a social media marketing company.

Sandy Luedke is owner and founder of both Ideal Real Estate Group and Professional Business Networking (PBN). With 30 years of experience as a successful realtor in DFW, Sandy loves to share her knowledge with new and struggling real estate agents.

Jamie Augenstein White has lived in Flower Mound for 25 years and is the Event Specialist for Seven Loaves Catering & Events and 9 Social. She has been actively involved in the business community for over 8 years and is currently the President of the Women of Flower Mound.

Dennis Song RPh, CHC is the only integrative pharmacist practitioner in the southern Denton County area. He has served his community for over 30 years and was named “Innovative Pharmacist by the Texas Pharmacy Association in 2003.

Mike Fickling is a retired firefighter/paramedic and a long-time writer, editor and publisher. He and his wife, Lori, are the owners of Keepsake Biographers, specializing in preserving family histories and writing custom biographies.


Visionary Financial Group Visionary Financial Group…Shelly Dodge…No doubt while you are out and about in the community you have either heard or run across those names. Though Shelly has been in this industry for 32 years working for the big name financial firms, she started her own business here in Flower Mound in 2012. The inspiration for the name of her company came from Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish…” KJV. Visionary Financial Group is a “Woman Owned” and staffed business located in Flower Mound. If you have a college funding or retirement need, Shelly has a route for you. Having grown up in a single parent home, Shelly knows the value of the hard-earned dollar. She started her career at the age of 15 working summers in the operations department of a large brokerage firm. Later after earning her degree in Economics and Finance, her passion for helping people with their finances literarily took off. With a heart for helping others, Shelly volunteers her time throughout the community and at her church. She sits on the Advisory Board for Journey to Dream; as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the Flower Mound Chamber and Communities in Schools of North Texas. Dodge states “What makes me different than other advisors is my desire to educate the client. I want them to have an understanding so that they are a part of the process. I take a nurturing approach when need be with attention to detail. Whether it is a young family with $100 dollars to start a college savings plan or a client with assets in the millions, they will have an informed position in the relationship. Solid financial advice can truly help you find, “Your Path to Better Financial Future”.

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On a Trek for Jesus

By JaLynn West When you first meet Nicole Brossard, you’re impressed by a natural exuberance. She’s young and cute, artistically inclined, with a kind manner and beautiful smile. But five minutes of conversation and you catch a glimpse of the beauty within her soul. Nicole is a young woman with a very serious mission. She wants to travel the world as a missionary, and is willing to make the sacrifices which come with this lifestyle. Twenty-seven year old Nicole grew up in a good home with loving parents but found that her own life of self-indulgence left a chasm of non-fulfillment. At 23, on Christmas Eve, she found God, or as she describes, “God found me.” That night she opened up her heart to Him, never guessing that four years later she would be called to the challenging lifestyle of a world missionary. Nicole is a member of The Village Church and as she connected with some of their wonderful programs, felt the call to do more. She will serve Adventures in Missions organization with a ministry known as The World Race, in an intense eleven month journey to serve others in eleven different countries which include India, Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Haiti. Nicole explains,”As a World Racer, I will be backpacking between countries; all that I will have for the entire year is what I can fit in my backpack. ..Starting in July, I will travel and serve with a team of seven people…We will share God’s love by ministering to the poor, working in orphanages, giving aid in manual labor, assisting in hospitals and medical clinics, ministering to women and children trapped in prostitution, praying healing over the sick, loving the oppressed, and bringing the restorative hope of Father’s love to many tribes and nations.” Nicole needs our help to raise money for her travel. A fundraiser is given in her honor by La Montage Gallery owner, Gaylynn McBrayer, on April 23rd Another option is to give directly to Nicole by visiting her personal blog: www.nicolebrossard.theworldrace.org. Simply click “Support me!” She can be reached by email at nikkibrossard@gmail. com. Follow her blog and get updates as she treks for Jesus. You can also keep up with Nicole through us as she is now part of Our Community Magazine’s ever growing family.

Good luck and safe travels Nicole!


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Did you know Texas has the second highest number of women owned businesses in the nation? By Cristina Rodriguez

It is important to provide women in business with opportunities to network, learn, and grow personally and professionally. The Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce, through its Women’s Division, provides this needed programming for women and a few smart men. On Friday, May 8, the Chamber will host its 7th Annual Denton County Women Leading Business Conference and Expo. Through this year’s conference theme, “What’s Your Super Power,” we want our attendees to identify their unique strength or super power. Each person has one, but it takes introspection and, sometimes, the help of family, friends, and colleagues to identify. We are pleased to announce Christine Cashen, America’s Top Humorista and recent National Speakers Hall of Fame Inductee, as the featured afternoon keynote at this year’s event. The morning keynote, CJ Legare, was the first plus-size model for Elite Modeling Agency and currently empowers young females through her Functional Girl blog. New this year, the Chamber has added three breakout sessions to provide tangible takeaways for attendees. One of the breakout session speakers, Tracey Lackovich, is the President of Super-Krete International and was featured in Forbes Magazine in October 2014. The breakout sessions will focus on a variety of topics important to women (and men) in business. The Chamber is also seeking to engage the future emerging women leaders by requesting sponsorships to allow area high school and college-aged students to attend. For a small sponsorship amount, a company can sponsor four or eight young women from Lewisville ISD, North Central Texas College, University of North Texas, or Texas Woman’s University to attend the afternoon keynote. The conference also features a business expo, which includes up to twenty vendors. Local jewelers, medical practitioners, and home improvement vendors, like painters and carpet companies, are just a few of the businesses who participate. Expo vendors understand the value of sharing their products and services with the attendees, who are often the decision-makers in their household. Following the afternoon keynote, we will have a networking mixer, sponsored by Kroger Company. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with expo vendors, interact with the conference speakers, and possibly win prizes. Through offerings like the Denton County Women Leading Business Conference, we will continue to nurture and encourage women owned businesses with the intention of being first in the nation in the next couple of years.

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Are You Wasting Your Money on Vitamin and Herbal Supplements?

By: Dennis Song, RPh & Certified Herbal Consultant February 5,2015 Recent news stories have shown that up to 80% of herbal and vitamin supplements purchased at major pharmacy, grocery and vitamin stores have nothing in them. Retailers like Walgreens, Walmart and GNC showed that only 21% of their tested dietary supplements did not contain the ingredients listed on the label or were contaminated other plant substances. The dietary supplement industry is not regulated by the FDA as are prescription and over the counter medications. This industry has also shown exponential increase in vitamin and supplement purchases. So how do you know if you are purchasing and consuming a safe and effective product? Here are some of my recommendations: •Look for certifications of quality assurance, such as CGMP, USP or NF. •Purchase only buy brands that provide independent laboratory testing and can prove it. •Only purchase your vitamins and dietary supplements from licensed reputable healthcare professional. •Try to look for the “nutraceutical” manufacturers. These are companies not only do quality control independent laboratory testing, but also have clinical evidence that prove their product is effective. The best way to test your dietary supplement is to take it for a period of time (1-2 months) and measure the results. If you take cinnamon to reduce blood sugar, take your blood sugar before you begin and take it throughout the time period you use the supplement. Compare the results to see if the supplement is actually lowering your blood sugar. At Flower Mound Pharmacy, this is how we demonstrate how our pharmaceutical grade supplements and nutraceuticals are therapeutic, safe and effective. Bring your supplements in to have one of our licensed pharmacists assess your vitamins for safety and effectiveness.

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Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce and The Town of Flower Mound Hosts 2015 Leadercast

By Lori Walker An essential behavior for any leader is the act of bravery. Bravery is not a moniker that can be bought… it cannot be self-appointed. Bravery is not attributed to everyone, but is reserved for those whose innovation in their industry cause them to stand out from the crowd, whose unyielding effort and error push their organizations into new territories, and whose boldness compels them to stand up for those less fortunate. These are The Brave Ones. The Brave Ones have existed throughout history. Malala Yousafzai | Nobel Laureate; Founder, The Malala Fund | Courageous at All Costs: From the age of 10, Malala Yousafzai has campaigned for the rights of girls to receive an education. In October 2012, the then 15-year-old Malala was shot by the Taliban while travelling home from school on the bus with her friends. Ed Catmull | President of Pixar & Disney Animation Studios | Creativity + Bravery = Innovation: Ed Catmull is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation. For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing fourteen consecutive #1 box office hits. Rudy Giuliani | 107th Mayor of New York City (1993-2001) | Brave Leadership: Rudolph W. Giuliani is the former Mayor of New York City. After joining the office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Rudy Giuliani rose quickly through the ranks, becoming the Chief of the Narcotics Unit at age 29. On September 11, 2001, America suffered the worst attack in its history when terrorists crashed planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Mayor Giuliani was widely lauded for his steady hand during challenging times. Andy Stanley | Leadership Author and Communicator | The Brave Ones: Andy Stanley is a best-selling author and communicator and the founder of North Point Ministries (NPM). Each Sunday, more than 36,000 people attend NPM’s six Atlanta-area campuses. In addition, NPM has 30 partners located throughout the world with a combined weekly attendance of more than 24,000. Bill McDermott | CEO of SAP AG | Bold Dreams, Big Ideas: In May 2014 Bill McDermott became SAP’s first non-European, CEO. As a member of the SAP Executive Board and Global Managing Board, McDermott focuses on developing and executing SAP’s strategy. McDermott was first named to the SAP Executive Board in 2008 to manage global field operations. Aja Brown | Mayor, City of Compton | Positive Change Requires Extreme Boldness: On June 4, 2013, Aja Brown made history as the City of Compton’s youngest elected Mayor at the age of 31. With over 10 years of experience in community and economic development, Mayor Aja Brown has proven to be a strategic visionary concentrated on improving outcomes through policy reform, innovation and strategic partnerships. CMDR Rorke Denver | Navy SEAL Commander & Author | Bravery Under Fire: Commander Rorke T. Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and other international hot spots. He starred in the hit film Act of Valor, which is based on true SEAL adventures. Seth Godin | Innovative Thinker & Best-Selling Author | Be Bold, Be Different, Get Noticed: Seth Godin is the author of 17 books that have been best-sellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth Godin was founder of Squidoo.com, a leading site recently sold to HubPages. His blog is one of the most popular in the world. Before his work as a writer and blogger, Godin was Vice President of Direct Marketing at Yahoo. Bill & Giuliana Rancic | Award-Winning Personalities & Co-Hosts of Leadercast | Bill and Giuliana Rancic are one of America’s most beloved couples. They are watched by millions each week on E! on their hit reality show, Giuliana & Bill, which recently debuted its seventh season- the highest rated season to date. Most recently they co-authored the best-seller, I Do… Now What, where the duo shares secrets to everlasting love and a successful marriage. Admission: $79.00 Early Bird Special $89.00 Per Person in April $99.00 Per Person in May | Includes: Admission to the simulcast at Triestch United Methodist Church, Breakfast, Lunch & Beverages Event Materials. Plus continuing education credits! Please call the Flower Mound Chamber at 972-539-0500 to reserve your seat!

Women’s Business League

By Lori Fickling

Finding a trusted group of women where you can be yourself while doing a little networking is important. There are several options when looking for a networking group, and one of the newest in this area is the Women’s Business League. Women’s Business League is a group of women who come together once a month to support and encourage each other. The atmosphere is one of enrichment, collaboration and empowerment. Women in the group spend time sharing a little about their business, and then join together to solve problems for its members. Some meetings focus on problem-solving for members, and other times a speaker comes to share information and inspire the group. Networking isn’t about collecting as many business cards as you can, but rather about surrounding yourself with a network of support. And that’s what the Women’s Business League does. It’s a fun, relaxed way to network with other women and find that support. Women Business League meets the first Friday of each month at 11:30 at the Korner Cafe in Lewisville. There’s no fee to join - just the cost of lunch. Everyone is invited, so if you’ve been looking for a way to connect with other women in the community - and to be supported and inspired - check out the next Women’s Business League, where WOMEN EMPOWER WOMEN!


TNT Promotions

Wow 2015 kicked into hire gear for the TNT Team as we jumped into the College Pro Football weekend at Dallas Convention Center with Dallas Morning News and NBC Chanel 5 trade show booth. This is work that many of you do not know about that TNT does. Take a look at the back cover and see the trade show booth we built from the ground up for our clients. March 10th was our 5 year anniversary and we would not be here if it were not for many of you in the community. We are so grateful to everyone for your support that got us to our 5 year anniversary. On a fun note we were so excited our youngest member of TNT Promotions, Fawn Lisby, made the front cover of Our Community Magazine. We were so happy and thrilled for Jerry and Tamara Lisby. First quarter of the year we are busy working on golf tournaments and a number of conferences in the metroplex. If we can help you with your fundraising events or conferences do not hesitate to give us a call. We have all been attending our industry trade shows looking for new ideas and products for you in 2015. If you would like to sit down with us and discuss your marketing needs do not hesitate to call our corporate office 972-891-8681 or our Mansfield office 817-566-5876. TNT Promotions would like to welcome Allison Johnson to our team. Allison joins us with a variety of different world travel experiences. Her fresh ideas and young perspective bring new design ideas to our TNT team. Allison is excited to dive into projects and come out with creative ideas and presentations that will Wow. Allison will be helping with a variety of different projects at TNT and is excited to hear from you. Give TNT a Call and let us know how we can help.


Makeup Won’t Cover This

By Bob Weir Mandy Johnson leaned over the sink and peered closely into the mirror on the cabinet door. Her right eye was beginning to develop a puffy swelling, as dark blue pigment surrounded the area. A thin trail of blood seeped from the split on her lower lip. “Oh, God, how am I going to explain it this time?” she murmured to herself. Her wounds were the aftermath of another battering by her ill-tempered husband, Vincent. After nine years of marriage, Mandy had become accustomed to the periodic ritual that always began with verbal abuse and always ended with physical attacks. Sometimes the assaults were the kind that didn’t leave marks. Arm-twisting, hair pulling, and slapping were painful and emotionally debilitating, but at least didn’t require excuses to family, friends and neighbors. She ran a hand towel under warm water and dabbed gently at the ugly hematoma developing above her cheekbone. “Makeup won’t cover this,” she said as tears clouded her vision. “Everyone will know what happened.” Mandy had become very adept at masking the results of each frightening encounter. Shame kept her from revealing that her husband treated her with disdain and that she was too weak and insecure to leave him. She had read all the manuals that dealt with domestic abuse, but she assured herself that her situation was different. “Vincent’s a good man,” she said softly, wiping the blood from her mouth. “He just flies off the handle sometimes. It’s probably because of all the pressure he has at work,” she said, continuing to rationalize her predicament. “What am I supposed to do, leave him because he loses his temper once in a while? Am I supposed to have him arrested? Not only would he lose his job, but we’d be disgraced by the publicity. What would happen to me and the kids then?” She applied some cold cream to the swollen area and walked back to the bedroom where the assault took place a few minutes earlier, just before he left for work. “What kind of mother would I be if I allowed anything to upset the lives of my children?” She muttered to herself. A photo of her and Vincent on the dresser brought back images of happier days. She tried to remember when the violence be-

gan. In the beginning, he used to scream and curse at her when he got angry. A short while later he graduated to pushing and an occasional slap. That was the precursor to a sustained pattern of serious physical abuse. After every beating, she told herself that it was partly her fault for doing something to irritate him, and she made up her mind not to set him off again. “Sooner or later, he’ll come to grips with his emotional problems and our marriage will improve” She reasoned. Unconsciously, she reached for the remote control on the end table and pressed the power button. “I just have to be strong enough to get through these difficult times with him,” she sniffed. “It’s part of the burden I have to bear to keep my children from having their lives turned into a nightmare of divorce proceedings, alimony payments, and visitation rights. Anything is better than that.” She looked up at the TV screen and blinked slowly, trying to see clearly with the eye that wasn’t partially closed from the swelling. A touch on the volume button and she could hear, better than she could see. “A Flower Mound woman was bludgeoned to death by her husband during an argument at the couple’s home last night,” the reporter said. “According to neighbors, in the upscale area just north of Grapevine, the couple had often engaged in violent arguments that sometimes led to physical abuse of the deceased woman. Her husband has been arrested and charged with murder. The couple’s three children have been removed to a child care shelter until other arrangements can be made to provide for their future.” Mandy began sobbing uncontrollably as she thought about the futility of her situation. Then, she suddenly caught her breath, wiped her eyes and reached for the phone. “I won’t let that happen to my children,” she vowed as she reached for the phone. Although the foregoing is a fictitious story, spousal abuse is real and it is a serious national problem. If you’re suffering with similar circumstances and need help; contact Denton County Friends of the Family. This organization is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive services to those impacted by rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence, while partnering with the community to promote safety, healing, and prevention. Their 24-Hour Crisis Line: 800-572-4031 or 940-382-7273. Office: 940-387-5131.

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We Are Excited to Announce that Hair Today Gone Tomorrow has Moved!

Our business has grown over the last year and we’ve expanded our location by moving to the Atrium at Flower Mound. We are also opening our second location soon in Dallas so stay tuned for that announcement in the coming months. During our first 14+ months of business we are frequently asked, “what is the difference between Electrolysis and Laser hair removal?” Electrolysis is recognized as giving complete and permanent hair removal by the FDA. It works on all hair colors and types while Laser hair removal only works on brown and black hair and is most effective on patients with dark hair and light skin. Many patients experience the re-growth of hairs after treatment and it is not certified as “permanent hair removal” by the FDA. Also Electrolysis is regulated in many states, meaning that practitioners require training and an official license to offer the treatment to patients. Our locations are sanitary and are not a “retail location” for both the health and privacy of our clients. This is another reason you will find Electrolysis locations referred to as clinics. On the other hand, Laser hair removal is unregulated, which is why you see so many different salons performing the procedure. Please visit our website to learn more at www.htgtelectrolysis.com We look forward to seeing you soon!

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We can Safely say Spring has Sprung!!!

By Jamie Augenstein By the time you are reading Our Community Magazine, Easter will be a fond memory and all the chocolate Easter eggs will long be gone!! Women of Flower Mound, along with the Summit Club, always enjoy the sunrise service on the Mound and delight in seeing the children’s faces as we hand out yummy donuts! If you have not taken part in this inspiring tradition please be sure to mark your calendars for next year!!! One of the most popular upcoming events is the spring Fashion show which will be held at the Lantana Golf Club April 18th from 10:30am – 1:00pm. This is held in conjunction with our silent auction, an event you will not want to miss. It is one of WOFM’s biggest fundraising activities, and is open to anyone in the area. Members and non-members alike from Flower Mound or any surrounding areas are invited to this Gala Event. Funds raised from the Fashion show and auction go to help fund our local scholarship drive whose winners will be notified April 25th. Our May meeting, (5/12) will feature meeting and congratulating the fine young men and women who, thanks in part to the WOFM scholarship program can continue their educations. The Women of Flower Mound is an organization that was founded over 41 years ago. They have always worked diligently and quietly in the background with very little flare and recognition!! However this year we are so EXCITED that we are being presented with The Ed Wright Community Service Award from NCTC on April 18th. The NCTC Ex-Students and Friends Association has also established the Ed Wright Community Service Award to recognize individuals, organizations and/or businesses for meritorious service to the college and/or the community. The Association endeavors to recognize individuals, organizations and/or businesses that have made a difference at the college and in the community by giving of their time and resources over an extended period of time. The Women of Flower Mound is a 501(c) 3 philanthropic organization that raises money for all the local charities and scholarships for seniors. We do not discriminate by zip code and welcome all women who enjoy giving back to their community while making new friends. Check us out at: womenofflowermound.org.

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Digital Detox

By Sandy Luedke

Get off the phone, stop texting, quit emailing. If you want business success, try doing it face to face. Transactions conducted in person tend build relationships faster than those conducted on-line. And we all prefer to do business with people we know, like and trust. One of the key tenants of business networking is the “one on one.” This is where two people meet at a designated location for a specific time period (typically one hour) and share what they do, who they are, and even personal insights. The end result is seldom a “sale” but rather both participants come away much broader understanding of who the other person is and what they represent both in business and personal life.

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Detoxing from the digital world may be difficult for some. No texting, emailing Facebooking, Twitter-ing, Instagram-ing, and the many other forms of electronic communication might cause symptom of withdrawal. There is even a Web site dedicated to the “Digital Detox movement.” (www. DigitalDetox.com) Just as an aside, I feel it is a bit ironic that a movement calling for you to detach from the digital world has a website but I understand the need. We can learn from the Digital Detox manifesto. The overriding message is “… by disconnecting from our devices we reconnect with ourselves, each other, our communities and the world around us.” So, put down those SmartPhones, Notebooks, and Laptops. Log off all those social media sites. Pick up the phone and arrange to meet your next appointment face to face. One of the reasons I have been doing Professional Business Networking for 15 years now is I get to meet great people every week! Come join us on Wednesday from 11:00 to 1:00 and see if it is a fit for you. PBNetworking.com


Splurge Salon Opens New Bridal Studio

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THE POWER OF FOUR!

Four Locally Owned Gifts Shops Are Embracing Each Other To Raise Money for Denton County Friends Of The Family. We have the power to make a difference in our community. Saturday, May 2nd, please join us for a fun-filled special sales event and shopping tour with 10% of sales going to DCFF. Drawing for a $400.00 Gift Basket combined from our shops (Play our special game along the way to be entered, rules to follow) Rules: Tear out our page. While taking the tour, ask for our special stamps. When you’ve collected all 4 from each of our stores, enter into our drawing for a $400.00 gift basket. You may enter to win at any of our stores (one entry per customer). Winner will be contacted on Sunday, May 3rd. Special sales and discounted items do not apply. Carols Cards & Gifts Carol 5801 Long Prairie Road Flower Mound, Texas 75028 (972) 539-1700 Celebrations and Invitations Kathy 3415 Long Prairie Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75022 (972) 906-7282

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