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AFFORDABLE Healthcare By Lori Fickling When you ask Jessie Gutierrez why he chose to work for US Health Advisors he’ll tell you it’s because of how much the company helps their customers. If you ask him why he chose the healthcare industry in the first place he’ll tell you it’s because of his drive and passion to help people and teach them new things. It was a perfect match. Jessie is a graduate of Lewisville High School and has spent his career in customer service training and consulting, continuously educating his clients in order to guide them to their best options. He wants to help people understand what kind of insurance coverage they have, especially people who are self-employed, who typically pay a great deal for healthcare. He has seen firsthand how devastating healthcare costs and medical bills can be and he wants to be a part of bringing hope back to healthcare.

He is an avid motor sports and Harley enthusiast and spends his spare time on ATVs and dirt bikes. In addition, he spends time volunteering with the company’s nonprofit, HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday.)

Healthcare costs and medical bills can be devastating but Jessie can and wants to be a part of bringing hope back to healthcare.

US Health Advisors provides healthcare for individuals and small business owners. In a year when healthcare as we know it has been turned on its head, finding a company and an agent that can wade through the new rules and offer alternatives that provide lower monthly premiums, better benefits, and lower deductible, is a breath of fresh air. According to Jessie, this company is more about the client than they are about the money, and that’s exactly how he feels.

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Jessie and his wife, an epilepsy technician at Texas Health Presbyterian Flower Mound, live in Copper Canyon with their 10 year-old son.

US Health Advisors just won its 10th Stevie Award in four years, the only company in history to accomplish this. The Stevie Awards recognizes companies for most innovative products, best customer service, and fastest growing, among other things. Jessie loves helping people in his own community and would welcome the opportunity to help you understand your health policy and how you can find the optimal solution for your needs. He lives and works in this community and has a unique understanding of the needs of the self-employed.

For more information, contact Jessie Gutierrez at: Phone: 682.888.9924 Email: Jessie.Gutierrez@ushadvisors.com Go online to see what products and services are offered by US Health Group; America’s Trusted Choice.

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My Crossroads The beginning of every year is a crossroad for us and every step is a choice. Will we continue down the path we’re on and hope for better results? In Texas, we call this “keep on keeping on”. I prefer to glance back but focus on where I want to go. My philosophy about mistakes is simply to learn from them and try to be smarter next time. The fault of youth is our ego and pride, but as we shed these ill-fitting garments, we can don a beautiful coat, woven with compassion, humility integrity and generosity. So as I gaze at my upcoming year, I hold in my heart the truths I’ve learned thus far. I find myself in a peaceful state of my 2016 crossroad, realizing the only element truly predictable about our journey is the inevitability of change. Like Daddyo would say, “Go with the flow.” My interpretation is to waste less energy on the stress of swimming upstream; learn how to float a little. It’s my greatest hope as I share my thoughts today, that you are able to catch a glimpse into my heart. I’m learning to enjoy today more and embrace with gratitude all of my blessings. I choose to let go of past disappointments so that they don’t become baggage. Life is about so much more than a perceived title or how others view us. Open your eyes and see the beauty of all the special people in your life. Let them know how much you appreciate their unique illumination. They already know about their faults, so work at building them up rather than tearing them down. When you begin to practice this, the energy around you changes and so many positive occurrences begin to happen. I wish I’d learned this basic truth at a much younger age, but I was swimming in a big sea of pride and ego. I was unteachable until my forties. As I grow older, I don’t care for my reflection in the mirror as much, but the reflection in my heart is much more to my liking. That’s all for now my friends. We love to connect with our readers. Like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and the many other social media formats. Please share your good news with us! As always, from the heart, JaLynn West

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Art that Touches Your Heart By Mike Fickling

What makes art “art”? If you were to ask 100 people, you would probably get 100 different answers, especially from those among us who are not so artistically inclined. North Texan Mary Ellen Wehrli, an acclaimed artist for more than 50 years, realized that in order to make art appealing to more people you need to depict something that speaks to their heart. And what speaks to the heart more than a favorite pet? Capturing the personality of the beloved family dog, or getting all that “kitten cuteness” on canvas, proved to be a sure-fire winner. Pet portraits are the perfect way to capture and preserve a treasured family memory, even of a pet from childhood. All Mary Ellen needs is a picture and she can transform that to a beautiful canvas portrait. Each portrait is original and as unique as the subject and can be a thoughtful way to help someone deal with the loss of a special pet. And surprisingly, the cost is very reasonable, starting at only $150. In addition to pet portraits, Mary Ellen has reintroduced her “Urban Living” series, specialty pieces depicting rabbits, cats, dogs, or other species housed in cardboard, or “house of cards,” habitats. Her unique perspective provides the viewer with not only the image of the subjects, but also their interplay, attitudes, and behavior. An impressive collection of Mary Ellen’s works of art are scheduled to be on public display at Premier Gallery in Flower Mound during the upcoming Crosstimbers Art Guild Studio Tour, November 6, 7 and 8. In addition to her portraits on canvas, the show will feature her famous three-dimensional cardinals produced from repurposed aluminum, as well as her stunning multi-dimensional crosses. Examples of the entire scope of Mary Ellen’s work can be found daily at Premier Gallery, located on FM 407 in Flower Mound, and on her website at www.maryellenwehrli.com. If you would like to commission Mary Ellen to create a special portrait of your favorite pet, you can email her at mewehrli@gmail.com.

In This Issue:

Articles: 1 - Affordable Healthcare 2 - From the Editor 4 - Art that Touches Your Heart 6 - Happy New Year Everyone! 7 - 7 on 7 8 - Mentor and Encourage, Don’t Compete 11 - You Can’t Cross the Sea Merely by Standing and Staring at the Water 11 - Local Non-Profits Presented Checks by The Shelter Fund 12 - Transcend 13 - Set Your Goals for a Successful Year 14 - Poor Judgement with a Gun 18 - John Kapten: A Man Who Loves his Coffee 19 - CACDC’s “Deep in the Heart” Gala 2016 20 - Resolution for Mental Health 21 - A Healthier Approach to the New Year 24 - This the third time Jane’s mother has fallen tihs week 26 - Reason to Celebrate 27 - Salons by JC Recipes: 6 - Hershey’s Heart Pretzels 18 - Chicken Noodle Casserole 23 - Mint Oreo Mousse Photos: 19 - Women’s Business League 28 - Fashions We Love 29 & 30 - You’ve Been Snapped

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Happy New Year Everyone! By Marsha Thomas

This is the time of the year we stop and reflect on the wonderful things that happened during the past year and the challenges we all faced. But most importantly looking forward to 2016. The TNT team is excited to be ramping up for 2016! We kick off the New Year with TNT as a certified Women’s Business Enterprise and a member of the Women’s Business Council-Southwest (WBCS). We are excited about our Certification and look forward to sharing the news. A BIG thank you to all of you who have supported us the past 5+ years. It has been our pleasure working with so many of you and look forward to growing our relationships in 2016. Our team continues to grow and we added another member to our TNT Team. Melissa Gomez, from Highland Village, joined our team, and if you have not met her, you will for sure in 2016. Melissa comes to our team, a wife and Mother of two boys and a full schedule like all of you moms! Melissa is involved in the community and school events in addition to her job. We are so happy to have her on our team. Please give her a warm community welcome. Kicking off the New Year with us is Nicole Maxwell and she will be focused on sales, event planning and social media. Nicole has experience with event planning. With our Trade Show Services experience, we believe this will be an excellent fit. We are happy to have Nicole on our team and please give her a warm welcome as well. We are headed to the largest Advertising Specialty show next month to see all the new promotional products for 2016. We have a great time learning about the new products and bringing them back to share with all of you. From the TNT Team thank you for a great 2015 and we wish everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year. Hershey’s Heart Pretzels Ingredients • Mini Pretzels • Hershey Fudge Hearts • Valentine M&M’s • Valentine Decorations Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 350 2. Place pretzels on baking sheet 3. Place a fudge heart on each pretzel 4. Place in oven for about a minute (watch them closely). 5. Remove from oven and press 1 M&M in the middle of each heart and/or sprinkle with the decorations.

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7 on 7

with Martin Mussey Welcome to a new feature in Our Community Magazine called 7 on 7. We have asked local Business Coach and Action Man himself, Martin Mussey, to go out and interview local businesses. The purpose is to get to know great local businesses and owners and learn a little bit about them, their successes, challenges, and what it means to them to be in “our community”. Who knows, you might even learn something you can put to use in your own business or life!

Meet Shine Chiropractic

1. Can you tell us about your business and what makes it unique? I created Shine Chiropractic because I have a passion to serve. People live every day with pain and conditions that affect their lives. Chiropractic is so much more than pain though. I opened the clinic because it gives me opportunity to change my community for the better. My patients would say we are unique because I take the time to listen to the patients’ concerns and customize their care. 2. What made you want to start your own practice and become a business owner? I worked for another clinic in the area and learned so much from the other 2 doctors, I treated patients the way the owner of that clinic wanted patient care. We standardized each chiropractic technique so that a patient received the same care regardless of which doctor treated them. I now have the ability to do what I think is best for the patient. My dad was a small business owner, so I saw the entrepreneurial side of his business. 3. What do you consider your greatest achievement to date in business? I count my patients’ stories as my successes. I have one patient who had a migraine every day for 3 months straight. After one treatment, she had one headache over a week and a half. Those are my achievements. That’s the “why” behind my 4 years of school and what I do. Chiropractic changes lives, and I feel so much gratitude to be able to practice it. 4. There are always challenges in business, what has been the best lesson? I expected challenges. Of course, you can never anticipate all the things that can and will go wrong. Obviously, you can’t prepare for the shipping company to destroy a 400 lb. crated chiropractic table. You just deal with things as they come. Credentialing with the insurance carriers was a big struggle. At the same time, I would say that my community of friends and business associates have been supportive in offering helpful guidance. 5. What is the best advice you ever received? I have a dear friend who showed up one day at the practice with a present. She said lots of people gave her plants and things when she opened her business. She gave me what she said I needed most, 2 books and her time. She gave me, The E-myth and Failing Forward. She sat with me for more than an hour and told me all the things she learned in her first years of being a business owner. The thing that had the most impact on me was that it is important to build a business that can run without you. 6. Do you have mentor or somewhere you look for inspiration in business? Oh, yes! This is a second career for me. I am lucky to have been able to pursue a true passion. I learned in the corporate world that having a mentor is essential. I have several mentors, both chiropractors and business people. In school, you learn to be a good doctor but there are other aspects of the business that I oversee. It would be overwhelming if I didn’t have the backing of a handful of successful mentors and colleagues that I lean on when I need them. 7. What do you like about being part of the local business community? I got involved in the Lewisville Chamber of Commerce. The relationships I’ve built in the recent months have been amazing! There are people who have truly taken me in and supported me and my business. I am so grateful to have such an amazing community around me. One of the missions of my practice is to give back to local charities and to others in the community. We will do our best to pay it forward, as we are so very blessed. Need extra cash after the Holidays? At Schooley Mitchell we are experts at saving you money on expenses you’re already paying. With the savings we typically return to you, at the end of one year you could buy your wife a Louis Vuitton bag and matching Jimmy Choo shoes for black-tie holiday events! Apple iWatch more your style? You could buy 8 of them – that should generate several smiles over the gift-giving season! We focus on Telecom (cell phones, internet and land-lines) expenses for small and medium businesses. Our contracts run for 3 years. If you kept all of your savings during the contracted period, you could purchase a new Polaris RZR 570 to go off-roading! Contact Jason Carmichael to see how he might be able to help Holiday Dreams come true.* *figures based upon typical savings for clients paying $1000 or more in cellular, internet and hardlines.

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Mentor and Encourage, Don’t Compete By Cristina Rodriguez It is a great time to be a woman in business. The population of women in the workplace continues to grow. Although it remains a small percentage compared to our male counterparts, women run 25 companies in the Fortune 500. That is an overwhelming increase over twenty years ago when there were no female CEOs. To continue on this path, it is important for women to have access to mentors and colleagues who uplift and encourage them to be there best. The Women’s Division, a division of the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce, promotes and fosters this mentality by providing fellowship, inspiration, and professional development for women and a few smart men. With 2016 just around the corner, the Women’s Division Committee has determined many of its events for the coming year. We invite and encourage you to join us at one or all of our upcoming events. On the evening of Wednesday, January 27, 2016, the Women’s Division is partnering with Defensive Mindset to host “Staying Safe in 2016,” a two hour self defense course. Safety is a top concern for men and women. Crime does not discriminate between genders. Be prepared and gain valuable tips to stay safe in the new year. The morning of Thursday, March 3, 2016, the Women’s Division will host its Women’s Health Panel. The event, sponsored by Medical Center of Lewisville, provides an open environment for ladies and gentlemen to ask health professionals questions or seek advice on illnesses and conditions that affect women. The event is not exclusive to women. Men have mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, colleagues, and friends. Men are encouraged to attend, ask questions and share the information with the women in their lives. The State wide recognized annual Denton County Women Leading Business Conference & Expo is scheduled for Friday, April 1, 2016. The women’s conference features two inspirational keynote presentations, breakout sessions focused on providing business acumen, and an opportunity to network with other businessmen and women. Attendees walk away from the conference reenergized, uplifted and inspired. This is an event you will not want to miss. Due to its success, the Women’s Division will host the Afternoon Tea again later this year. A date will be released soon. The committee is also finalizing details for a social happy hour and holiday market in the fall. It will be an exciting and fun year. For the latest event information, please visit lewisvillechamber.org.

Safety is a top concern for men and women. Crime does not discriminate between genders. Be prepared and gain valuable tips to stay safe in the new year.

See you at a Women’s Division event soon.

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Our Staff and Contributors: Amanda Hall is a senior at Marcus High School. She enjoys photography and writing about things that inspire her. Politics has always driven her as she lives by the quote that states: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Our Designer, Nary Vang, is the owner of NV Designs. She joined the Our Community Magazine team in 2014 as our graphic artist. She shares her talents with the OCM team by collaborating with clients about ad conception and design, producing the publication’s graphic works, and handling the publications’ layout. Email: nvdesigns@outlook.com Phone: 214.998.3911

Martin Mussey is a radio personality and an ActionMAN himself. Martin’s passion and purpose is to help business owners have a better life for themselves and those close to them. Coach Martin does this by teaching the skills and strategies for a harmonious life and a profitable business through what he calls, The Art of Business.

Our Director of Distribution, Michael Marco, joined the Our Community Magazine team of talent in 2015. He is our new Director of Distribution. Email: michaelmarco8@gmail.com Phone: 469.934.3055

John Steele is the president of Alternative Living Choices, which assists senior citizens find clean, safe, and affordable housing in the greater Dallas area. John interviews the client and their families to determine their needs and then helps them decide on the most appropriate living environments.

Melissa Johnson is a Graphic Designer and Photographer. She is not only a native Texan, but she has lived in the Lewisville/Flower Mound area her whole life. She is the proud wife of an Army Veteran. Together, they have 3 children. Melissa loves being a part of the local business community and enjoys capturing special moments with her camera.

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Shelly Dodge is the President and owner of Visionary Financial Group. She and her family have lived and been active in the Flower Mound area for almost 20 years. Her passions are helping and working with children, as well as, assisting people with their financial needs.

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.” Read his blog online at: www.weirtalkingaboutit.blogspot.com

Marsha Thomas is the President and Owner of TNT 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.

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 the Owner and Founder of both Ideal Real Estate Group and Professional Business Networking (PBN). With 30 years of experience as a successful realtor, 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.

Cristina Rodriguez is the Vice President of Program Development with the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce. Cristina has ten years of experience in the nonprofit industry and excels in fundraising, event planning, marketing, and relationship building. She has a passion for creating inspiring and lasting experiences for the individuals and businesses she serves through the programs and events she executes.

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By Shelly Dodge The New Year…here it is! What are we going to do different with THIS year? A new year always seems to bring with it the promises of many goals… don’t spend as much… lose weight… call Mom more, etc. These common resolutions come to mind and we certainly make sure we have regular health and dental exams, don’t we? We wouldn’t consider ourselves responsible if we left that undone. However, when it comes to finances; that is an area that we sometimes fail to examine as closely we should. Maybe we had a plan at one time, but how many things in the economy and in our lives have changed since that plan was put in place? One of the biggest misconceptions is that we can’t visit with a Financial Advisor UNTIL our “ship” comes in. The real truth is that ships don’t usually randomly dock in your backyard with a load of gold. There has to be a strategy in place and then plans implemented over the course of time in order to launch that “ship” and help keep it on a steady course towards the goal.

Local Non-Profits Presented Checks by The Shelter Fund

On Thursday, December 17, Journey to Dream’s Director, Jessica Peter and several board members, were presented with a check for $3500 from The Shelter Fund. JTD helps hurting teens overcome adversities and are also working to establish the first shelter for homeless teens in Denton County. Because of a generous matching grant for 2015, this $3500 will become $7000. Communities in Schools of North Texas was also presented with a check in the amount of $3500. Dana Smith, CISNT’s CEO and several of her board members were present to receive the check. Communities in Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. The Shelter Fund raises money to donate to non-profits that provide assistance to homeless people. John Fox, a Loan Officer with First Mortgage, believes in being part of the solution when it comes to assisting those desperately needing help with temporary housing. First Mortgage helps provide funds through The Shelter Fund. This money is awarded quarterly or as the proceeds allow. Contact John Fox @Victory Mortgage (972) 899-9682 for more information.

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“You can never get back time wasted so make the best of it.”

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By Mandy Hall As I start the year, I look back on 2015 and realize that I have learned more about myself than ever before. I rediscovered my love for photography and took on my desire in entrepreneurship. I dove into new experiences and created unforgettable memories. I’ve met an incredible amount of people that have inspired me to do the impossible; realizing it was all possible. What I want for you to get out of this article, if anything, is that time stops for no one. Therefore, reach for your dreams, create goals for yourself, and enjoy life. You may have heard the saying, “You can never get back time wasted so make the best of it.” Life was made for relaxation and improvements; filled with drawbacks and ruts. But when you climb back out, make it wondrous. Be able to look back on every day and smile. Make it a goal to better yourself. Surround yourself with individuals that will help inspire you to accomplish your dreams. Go on adventures, thrill-seek, take risks, and don’t look back. I’ve watched the sunset from the roof of a 30 story building and invested time and money into my new clothing company. Learn from your mistakes but move on. Move on to the next level in your life where you can unfold the mysteries enveloped in the future. I want to outlive every moment I possibly can. Bliss should be sought out, not perfection. You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough. Don’t only better yourself but act on things that will benefit those around you. Teach people what you have realized, do not let them learn it the hard way. Be selfless and travel. Not only to different countries but to parts of your mind. Go to places you’ve never been to or ideas you’ve never thought of. Rise above and go beyond: transcend.

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Set Your Goals for a Successful Year

By Sandy Luedke Have you made your New Year resolutions? Or have you already forgotten your new year’s resolutions? Don’t get me wrong, resolutions are great. But resolutions tend to be forgotten before Martin Luther King day (January 19th if you’re wondering). That’s why I’m a proponent of turning resolutions into written goals. It has been said that failure to plan is actually planning to fail. Each year I sit down in late December and put together my goals. I use the “S.M.A.R.T” method, which stands for: Specific – you have a clear picture of exactly what the outcome will be when you reach this goal. Measureable – you know exactly how you define successful completion. Attainable – the goal must be reachable but challenging. (I will make a million dollars this year is not attainable if you’ve never made over $50k in a year. It would be better to set a goal of $100K this year.) Rewarding – achieving the goal must be personally rewarding to you. Timing – the goal must have a reasonable time frame for completion. When planning goals, you should also consider all areas of your life. Goals should be set for Family, Financial, Spiritual, Personal Development, Intellectual, and Health. Too much focus on one area is how we have unbalanced lives leading to less satisfaction with the goals that are reached. One of the most important aspects of goal setting is to write your goals down and refer to them often. By writing your goals down you are more: · Organized. Set goals once a week, plan a day and time. · Able to measure your progress. Sandy Luedke · Competent to increase your effectiveness. Ideal Real Estate Group · Capable to save time. · Likely to improve communication with your family or loved ones. 214-476-1423 · Proficient at increasing your enthusiasm for your future. 2200 Morris Road, Suite 300 · Focused. Flower Mound, TX 75028 By setting and writing out your goals you have a road map for a successful year. Sandy Luedke, group leader of Professional Business Networking. Feel free to contact her or join www.idealrealestategroup.com PBN every Wednesday, 11:30 – 1:00 or call (214) 476-1423 or www.pbnetworking.com.

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Poor Judgment with a Gun There’s something unique about the relationship between police officers and their partners because of the need they have to rely on each other for their safety. Having a partner who can handle himself in a crisis situation is vital, since your imminent demise might be the reason for the crisis. As a cop in New York City for 20 years, I was often in situations that required a skilled partner to back me up. Just as often, I was the guy doing the backup. Before being assigned to plainclothes undercover work, I spent a few years in uniform. One of my partners was a guy named Ronnie. Ronnie was handsome, well-built and meticulously neat in his tailored blue uniform and hat, which he wore slightly cocked to one side, like a beret. His muscular, athletic good looks and perpetual tan drew women to him like bees to a patch of honeysuckle. We couldn’t have a cup of coffee in a diner without being surrounded by the female wait staff, repudiating his obvious wedding ring as they shoved phone numbers in his direction. Yes, Ronnie was what women would call a “hunk.” In addition to his looks, he had a sparkling personality and an infectious sense of humor. He was also a good guy to have around when violence erupted. We fought our way out of more than a few circumstances that could have ended badly for us. Yet, with all of his good points, he had a serious flaw in his judgment when it came to his gun, or, more specifically his holster. We used to have a department issued holster with a prominent ridge inside that kept the gun locked tightly so it couldn’t be easily taken away during a struggle. In order to release the weapon you would have to grab the stock and twist it sharply before lifting it from its casing. After a couple of years of use, especially in high crime areas where the gun would often be drawn, if seldom fired, the ridge would begin to get worn down. On several occasions, I mentioned to Ronnie that he needed to spring for a new holster, but he always maintained that it wasn’t necessary. “Ronnie, with that ragged leather sheath on your hip, you may

By Bob Weir as well just shove the gun in your waistband,” I’d say, trying to shame him into a new purchase. “C’mon Bob, do you really think anyone is going to be able to take my gun from me,” he’d laugh confidently. It always amazed me that a guy who was so careful about his looks, could be so careless about his life. Well, as sure as God makes little green apples, Ronnie’s carelessness was about to be challenged. One night we were called to a small apartment to handle a tumultuous family dispute. As was customary, we would separate the parties and try to get to the root of the problem. The man was yelling bitterly about something the woman had done and she was vociferously denying it, while dabbing at a cut on her lip. Every few seconds, the emotionally distraught man would lunge at the frightened woman, only to be restrained by my partner, as I kept her at a safe distance. Suddenly, as Ronnie was holding the man back and turning toward the woman to say something, I noticed the batterer reach for Ronnie’s gun. He wrenched it from the worn out leather casing, bringing the muzzle to just about Ronnie’s chest level, before I dived across the room and crashed into the wild-eyed lunatic. I was probably no more than 10 feet away, but it seemed like I had traversed a football field to reach him. The impact sent both of us over a couch and onto a linoleum floor as I grasped his wrist with one hand and punched at his face with the other. My partner leapt over the furniture and stomped on the gunman’s hand, crushing his grip to force the release of the weapon. I’d like to tell you that we simply cuffed the guy and arrested him, but I’d be lying. The fear of death is always present in the mind of a cop; it’s just the nature of the job. However, to think that you were almost killed with your own gun, is, strangely, even scarier. Hence, our fear turned to anger and retribution toward someone who almost made widows of our wives. Besides, after seeing what he did to the bloodied woman, we felt little regret when he tripped and fell a few times on his way to the station house. Incidentally, Ronnie finally bought a new holster, and he picked up the dinner tab for the next week.

The fear of death is always present in the mind of a cop; it’s just the nature of the job.

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Resolutions for Mental Health By Eren Turner

Many people start off the New Year with plans to better themselves through resolutions. When you are looking for areas of improvement in your life, we at Youth and Family Counseling want you to consider improving your mental health as well. And don’t worry that January 1st has already past; these are intentions you can start any day of the year! 1. “I will be nicer to myself.” Negative self-talk permeates our society. From disparaging comments about how we look to beating ourselves up for making mistakes, our self-talk has a powerful influence on how we view ourselves. Write out a list of good things about you (ask a loved one for help if needed), and then posted on a mirror where you can read it daily. 2. “I will find gratitude in small and big things.” Studies show that seeking out reasons to be grateful helps us feel more positive. Consider starting a gratitude journal and writing down the things you are thankful for or just take a few minutes at the start or end of the day to acknowledge the blessings in your life. 3. “I will take time to relax and enjoy my life.” Life is busy, and most of us have many commitments. It is vital though to take the time to really focus and enjoy the lives we lead. Put the technology down and really spend time with loved ones or take time to participate in a hobby you truly enjoy. 4. “I will move a little bit every day.” Numerous clinical studies have shown the benefits of exercise on mental health. Physical activity releases serotonin, improving a person’s mood and lessening feelings of depression. 5. “I will commit to being mentally healthy.” There continues to be a stigma in our country associated with mental health treatment, however it is just as important to be mentally healthy as it is to be physically healthy. Seeking counseling from a trained, unbiased person can help us work towards becoming the person we want to be.

Be Nicer, Be Grateful, Find Time to Relax, Keep Moving, and Be Healthy

By incorporating some or all of these ideas into your lifestyle, you can provide immeasurable benefit to yourself and your well-being. For additional help addressing your emotional health, please contact Youth and Family Counseling at (972)724-2005 or www.youthandfamilycounseling.org.

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A Healthier Approach to the New Year By Dennis Song

Here we go again. It’s another new year, and you know what that means. “New Year’s” and “resolution” are about as inseparable as Jack and Jill or salt and pepper. So what’s it gonna be this year? Eat less, exercise more, quit smoking, or spend more time with your family? Easy does it. Before you take the plunge, try rethinking your approach. Instead of making vague, sudden, and difficult-to-keep resolutions, think in terms of

healthy lifestyle changes – more of a work in progress.1 Start small, with one goal at a time, and make a solid plan. Remember: small changes really do add up. One way to be more effective is to create SMART goals. These are the elements of SMART goals: Specific. State exactly what you want to accomplish. Make sure your goal is not hard to understand. Getting fit is not a specific goal. Being able to run a 5K under 30 minutes is. Write down exactly what you plan to do as well as when and how often. Post it where you’ll be sure to see it.1 Measurable. If a goal is measurable, can evaluate your progress and know when you’ve succeeded. For example, if your goal is to lose weight, you can check your body mass index (BMI) or see if you can get the zipper up on a smaller pair of pants. Attainable. Maybe you want to lose 50 pounds by your class reunion this summer. But seriously, now, is this really realistic? Instead, have a conversation with your doctor about safe methods and rates of weight loss. Losing one or two pounds a week might be more reasonable. Or, maybe you’d like to quit smoking cold turkey, but you know that tapering off will make it easier for you. Set yourself up for success by setting goals that are truly attainable.2 Relevant. Is this really a goal you’re interested in? Or is it something a family member has foisted upon you? Make sure the steps you’re taking will help you meet your specific goal. Time-bound. It’s human nature to put things off. So remember to set specific deadlines. Try setting lots of shorter time-bound goals. This may make it easier to stay on track and reach your final destination.2 You are also more likely to succeed if you are clear about why you want to make a particular change and know how it will benefit you. Also, identify your support system and ask for help when you need it. And come up with rewards for reaching specific goals. All these things can help you stay motivated. It will also help to create visible cues that remind you that you want to make a change. Maybe that means keeping workout clothes within easy reach. By the same token, remove things that will undercut your will. 2 For example, if ice cream is your weakness, it won’t help to know that there’s a half-gallon of mint chocolate chip in the freezer with your name on it. But, remember: slip-ups happen. So don’t beat yourself up. Just get back on the proverbial horse and keep going.3 Need more ideas about lifestyle changes you can make? Stop by the pharmacy and we can discuss your goals. Sources 1. American Psychological Association: “Making lifestyle changes that last.” Available at: http:// www.apa.org/helpcenter/lifestyle-changes.aspx. Accessed April 18, 2012. 2. American Council for Exercise: “Reaching Your Goals the SMART Way.” Available at: http:// www.acefitness.org/fitfacts/fitfacts_display.aspx?itemid=2637. Accessed April 18, 2012. 3. Hungtington Medical Foundation: “Making lifestyle changes that stick.” Available at: http:// www.huntingtonmedical.com/about-hmf/hmf-newsletter/making-lifestyle-changes-that-stick/. Accessed April 18, 2012.

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This is the Third Time Jane’s Mother has Fallen This Week By John Steele

The first one was a slow fall when her mother’s walker got stuck on the door frame. Mom was able to pull herself back up. Mom didn’t tell Jane about this fall so she would not be concerned. Two days later, Mom fell again and hit her head on the chair. Mom was a little shaken this time. She lives by herself and needed her daughter to stop by with reassurance. Jane was concerned, but was assured by her mother that it was an isolated occurrence. “I’m fine, Jane – really”. A few days later, Mom fell and could not move to reach her cell phone to call. Jane stopped by later that day with some fresh baked goods and found her mother on the floor - responsive, but not able to move. Later, at the hospital, Jane stroked her mother’s hand, and very kindly said, “Mom, it’s time for you to be living in a safer place”. Jane called John Steele for help. John has been helping Dallas older adults and their families through latelife transitions for over fifteen years. As caregiver for his aging mother, he learned first-hand how older adults and children feel about these difficult decisions, and how best to serve them. He formed Alternative Living Choices two years ago so he could follow this passion. John assesses the current situation, including health needs, financial resources, and family preferences to find the appropriate living situation. John arranges appointments at retirement communities, and will accompany the families as they visit each one. Should other resources be needed, John will refer the families to the appropriate places. John Steele’s services are at no charge to the families. Jane is grateful to John Steele and Alternative Living Choices for helping her guide Mom to the next phase of her life.

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Reason to Celebrate As 2015 comes to a close I have taken time to reflect on the great things that took place this past year with the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber hosted an outstanding Annual Awards Luncheon where we honored our outstanding volunteers. A dynamic Women Leading Business Conference took place in May inspiring area businesswomen to identify and use their super power. Several businessmen and women enjoyed a great day on the golf course at this year’s Annual Golf Classic. We had our first exclusive Major Investor outing on Lake Lewisville. The Chamber rounded out the year with the Discover Local Business & Community Expo, which drew a record crowd and provided a great, family-friendly environment for the community. The success of the events above is enough to fill anyone’s heart with pride, but ours did not stop there. Over a period of nine months chamber staff worked with diligent volunteers to gather and compile information to apply for accreditation. In November, the Chamber received a four star accreditation. This designation, bestowed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, places the Lewisville Area Chamber among the top three percent of chambers in the country. Proud does not even begin to express my emotional state. I would be remiss, however, if I did not recognize the board leadership, volunteers and members who helped the Chamber exceed its goals. Our success would not have been possible without the guidance of the board of directors, committee chairs,

committee members, and especially you, our members. Looking ahead to what is on the horizon for 2016, I envision continued growth and success for chamber events and programs. We are introducing new, fun elements to several events and invite you to participate. On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Annual Awards Luncheon, “The Stars Align,” at the Courtyard Marriott in Grapevine. The Chamber is pleased to announce the Honorable Senator Jane Nelson as our keynote speaker at the luncheon. Our special thanks to CoServ for being our Speaker Sponsor. We have so much to celebrate. The Chamber will recognize our outstanding members for their service to the Chamber and the community. We will also celebrate the Chamber’s designation as a Four Star Accredited Chamber, hence our theme, “The Stars Align.” The luncheon provides businesses with an opportunity to network with other large and small businesses in the community and promote their brand as a sponsor of the event. New this year, the Chamber has added a Wine Pull Fundraiser. Benefits and recognition opportunities vary based on the sponsorship level. Sponsorships begin at $150. For more information about the 2016 Annual Awards Luncheon or upcoming chamber events, please visit our website at lewisvillechamber.org or call (972) 436-9571.

In November, the Chamber received a four star accreditation.

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Question: What does a retired American Airlines pilot and a LISD retired school nurse do when they find themselves empty nesters? What should they do when they also realized that they had too many hours on their hands? They decided to open up Salons by JC! Jim and Robyn Sloan have lived in Highland Village for twenty years and raised three boys. Jim has experience in construction, real estate and property management in addition to being a pilot. Robyn is very much a people person and loves welcoming new tenants and warmly greeting Salons by JC’s clients. They consider themselves the “United Nations of Salons”, due to the fact that their tenants are very multi cultured! Salons by JC value creativity and ingenuity!! They are a beauty artisan facility with thirty seven stations!! They offer specialized services with massage therapists, estheticians and manicurists. In addition to hair colorists and stylists they offer expertise in wigs, extensions and braids. They also offer Body Sugaring!! Body sugaring is the most ancient hair removal used and dates back to the pharaohs. It is all natural, hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial and is even safe for diabetics. Melting at 95 degrees it does not burn the skin. Body Sugaring is applied differently than other hair removals and result in less skin irritation, less hair breaking off and less pain. The results are longer lasting with smoother skin. Jim and Robyn Sloan not only value their clients but their tenants as well! They offer their cosmologists accident insurance at group rates with Aflac!! Jim has also employed one of the top google search optimization companies to help their tenants attract new customers. So if you are looking for a “one stop shop” for all of your beauty needs look no further than Salons by JC. And if you are a cosmetologist looking for your new home look no further than Salons by JC!! They are located in the Shops at Vista Ridge. The salon’s number is 972.495.6688 or contact Jim at 214 392-0004.

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