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BIO Dr. Krameelah Banks is a Licensed Psychologist and CEO of Arkansas Behavioral Center. Dr. Banks holds licenses in the areas of Psychology with the Arkansas Board of Psychology. She is a School Psychologist certified by the National Association of School Psychologist, and a School Psychology Specialist licensed by the Arkansas Department of Education. She enjoys serving professionally, but she also enjoys serving her community. Dr. Banks is proud to be a board member of the Tidwell Project and a Diamond Life (LIFETIME) member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; a community service organization.
Dr. KrAMEELAH BANKS 9101 KANIS rD. | LITTLE rOCK, Ar | 501.537.0158
WITH Dr. KrAMEELAH BANKS
ARKANSAS BEHAVIORAL CENTER
By SHErrA ArMSTrONg
The Arkansas Behavioral Center (ABC) provides psychological and behavioral services to all clients from varying backgrounds and cultures. ABC strives to combat the overarching economical need to find a cost-effective means of improving individuals’ quality of life and treating those with mental and behavioral health issues. Dr. Banks’s long-term goal is to help decrease the lack of access to care in the state of Arkansas. ABC encompasses an array of services to meet the mental wellness needs of families and individuals in Arkansas. Services include diagnostic evaluations, psychological assessment, as well as speech and language pathology services.
ABC exists to help you “DisCover A Better you!”
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Come and enjoy our beautiful Holiday Windows on the Ridge!
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H o l i d ay Gift Guide
Martinous oriental rug Co. Handmade Oriental Rugs Oriental rugs make a lasting gift. Contemporary and Traditional rugs in assorted sizes. Serving Arkansas since 1923.
40% off Karastan Rugs
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the skin retreat G e t G o r g e o u s fo r the Holidays! Get Gorgeous Advanced Skin Care. Great for Stocking Stuffers!
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heifer international T h e M o s t I m p o r ta n t G i f t in the World This Holiday season, give gifts that change lives. Give a gift from Heifer International’s gift catalog and provide a family in need with the tools to lift themselves out of poverty and into lives of self-reliance and prosperity.
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reinvented vintage T h e V i n ta g e L o o k M a d e E a s y A creative collection for you or the DIYer on your list. This gift box includes Maison Blanche Vintage Furniture Paints, wax, antiquing dust, organza shimmer, premium brushes, brush cleaner and more!
Breckinridge Village • 10301 rodney parham rd., suite e4 little rock • reinVented-Vintage.com • 501.350.4769
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Give the Gift of Great Skin Care With purchase of you Arline’s Gift Certificate the choices are endless for great gifts for the Holidays!
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Connecting Through the Power of a Story
Join Us Live for Dinner and a Show Tuesday Nights @ Starving Artist CafĂŠ www.talesfromthesouth.com
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NOr a F le miNg Traditional. Distinctive. Creative. Fun. Unique.
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It’s not just a name
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For over thirty years, The BridgeWay has reconnected people with their families by helping them overcome emotional and addictive problems. We offer extensive inpatient and outpatient programs for all ages. Help someone you love reclaim their life.
Through the peaks and valleys, we are here to help you rise above.
Reclaim Your Life. 800-BRIDGEWAY â€˘ TheBridgeWay.com 21 Bridgeway Rd. â€˘ North Little Rock
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Choose Arthurâ€™s and Oceans as your Holiday Dining Destination Book your holiday event today! For reservations call 501.821.1838
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Baptist Health Foundation, life-changing gifts
e all know what the hottest gifts are this year. We know that piece of jewlery, tablet, or smart phone will make our loved ones’ eyes light up when they unwrap their presents. Those joyful individuals will say ‘thank you’ with loving smiles, showing that you have touched their lives. But for some, they simply want good health this holiday season. Now imagine giving a gift that made the recipent say, “It was like a miracle, or a dream come true, because it’s not every day you have someone that is willing to help people in that situation … My wife and I thank God every day for things like that.” Baptist Health Foundation and Baptist Health can change lives when you donate. To families like Stephen Smith’s, who benefited from the Best Friends program at Baptist Health, your gift is like a life-changing miracle. The Foundation supports Baptist Health’s Mission to “provide quality patient services; respond to the changing health needs of Arkansans with Christian compassion,” and your support makes that possible. Our healthcare providers save and improve lives daily. The Foundation’s Grateful Patient program, which allows patients to recognize their special caregiver, is a great example of how extraodinary healthcare changes lives. In a letter to the Foundation, a Grateful Patient referenced a nurse at Baptist Health saying, “Sandi treated us like people and not just another block on her schedule. She
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was encouraging and she really listened.” A large percentage of healthcare professionals who deliver this type of compassionate care at Baptist Health were trained at Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock where the Foundation offers hundreds of scholarships to students each year thanks to gifts from people like you. Amanda Brewer, 2012 graduate, said, “Thank you, so much. It means the world to me to be able to finish up my school year at such a wonderful place, but not have to stress about how I am going to pay for it. I recently had the amazing opportunity to be employed at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock, and when I was attending orientation and they passed out a donation form, I wanted to jump at the opportunity to be as giving I could.” The impact of giving to Baptist Health Foundation goes beyond simply making a donation. Your gift covers a wide range of support from shaping the lives of young professionals, to saving the life of someone’s family member. Black Friday and Cyber Monday support the economy by giving us the opportunity to get great deals on our favorite products. And Giving Tuesday and beyond is new opportunity, one that could support your family’s health. So when you consider giving a gift this season, we encourage you to go beyond simply touching a life with your gift; make sure your gift changes someone’s. Please give generously.
Please contact the Baptist Health Foundation Office at 501.202.1839 or visit
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“I lost 98
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Massage Envy Spa’s
Robert Regnier Breaks World Record!
hours straight. That is how long therapist Robert Regnier performed continuous massage as he surpassed the 50 hours listed by the World Record Academy as the previous record. Participants included local media, business and political leaders as well as Massage Envy Spa members and staff. Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola received the final massage. Robert’s goal, in addition to breaking a record, was to raise awareness of the health benefits of massage and healthy lifestyles. The event was hosted at Massage Envy Spa in Little Rock with Robert and Massage Envy donating all proceeds to Our House homeless shelter and sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive.
“People need to be aware how massage benefits the mind and body. I trained my body for this and received so much support it felt great.” said Regnier. While many people have traditionally thought of massage as a ‘treat’ for relaxation, it has been used for thousands of years for its healing power. Studies find it aids specifically with anxiety, headaches, insomnia, soft tissue injuries, arthritis, fibromyalgia and myofacial pain. Improved flexibility, posture, circulation, rehabilitation and immune system are also direct benefits. Massage Envy Spa employs over 30 therapists, each with unique skills to treat such a variety of issues. The spa is repeat winner of many awards including AY’s Best Spa in Arkansas for 2012 and 2013. Based on the tremendous success of the Midtowne location, they are opening a new location on Chenal Pkwy across from the Promenade on December 17th just in time for you to get a great Christmas gift for everyone on your list!
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This month we featured the Governor's Mansion, decorated for the holidays, Table 28, Stephano Sullivan's new gallery location and his crea...
Published on Nov 21, 2013
This month we featured the Governor's Mansion, decorated for the holidays, Table 28, Stephano Sullivan's new gallery location and his crea...