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Lifestyle Letter

Here's To Health

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ith the New Year now upon us, it seems like we have instantly gone from the carefree indulgences of the December holidays to the urgency of having to set resolutions, most of which center on leading a healthier lifestyle. But what really defines health? When prompted with the phrase “Health Is…” one could indeed come up with a vast array of answers to fit the bill. Health is eating your veggies with dinner, drinking more water, cutting down on alcohol, exercising regularly, seeing the doctor for a check-up, and the list goes on. With everything out there about how to live a healthier lifestyle, it almost seems impossible to get to an ideal state of health. Tired of trying to fit the mold of what was considered the standard definition of health, I decided to explore what being healthy really means to me, which took me back on a journey to my high school days running cross country and track. I know it sounds cliché, but I really was in the best shape of my life during that time, both mentally and physically. There was just something so calming and serene about getting out there in nature (if you can consider the desert nature) with just the sound of dirt crunching under my feet and my heartbeat pounding in my ears—time seemed to stand still and the whole world became a blur as I got lost in my thoughts. The feeling after was even better, when I would be so exhausted that my legs felt like lead and sweat streaming down from my forehead dripped into my eyes. Yet, I also felt a great sense of accomplishment; that I had pushed my body and that I knew I could do it again tomorrow. For me, that feeling is the ultimate definition of health. However, as we are not all the same, I invite you to find your own definition of health and wellness this month, with a little guidance from some of the stories featured in this issue, such as fitness tips and step-by-step workout moves, a serene spa in Sedona and advice from a leading Valley headache specialist. From all of use here at Paradise Valley Lifestyle, we wish you a happy, healthy New Year.

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P.O. Box 12608 Overland Park, KS 66282-3214 Proverbs 3:5-6 Paradise Valley Lifestyle™ is published monthly by Lifestyle Publications LLC. It is distributed via the US Postal Service to some of Paradise Valley’s most affluent neighborhoods. Articles and advertisements do not necessarily reflect Lifestyle Publications’ opinions. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced in any form without written consent. Lifestyle Publications does not assume responsibility for statements made by advertisers or editorial contributors. Information in Paradise Valley Lifestyle™ is gathered from sources considered to be reliable, but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed.


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Departments 8

Good Times

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Around Town

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Local Limelight

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Giving Back

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Travel Destination

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Sold Properties

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Lifestyle Calendar

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18 Finding Inner Strength

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Good Times

Lifestyle Publications "Meet and Eat" Event

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Kelly Martin, Nancy Pierson, Trey Martin

DeLand Shore, Steven Schowengerdt, Andrew Bloom Eric Williams, Meg Zucker

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St. Jude's "A Night to Remember" Soiree

Paradise Valley resident Dusyhant Gandhi opened his beautiful home for "A Night to Remember" benefiting St. Jude's Research Hospital. The event included a Silent Auction. A special Thanks for all local Business and Private Donors that made this Event a tremendous success. ROBERT KEEGAN PHOTOGRAPHY 

Mike McMahon, Dave Doederlein, Julie Gilbert, Kat McMahon

Darin Mundy, Jim Brannen and Kate Kyle

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Good Times

Valley of the Sun JCC Gala

More than 750 guests flocked to the Arizona Biltmore for this heartfelt gala honoring Bill Levine, who spoke from his heart while accepting the recognition by touching on the most important thing to him, his family. SANDRA TENUTO PHOTOGRAPHY

Susan & Bill Levine

Tiffani & Dan Bachus with Lori & Barry Markson

Lin Sue Cooney

Lucia Schnitzer and Friends

Mayor Greg Stanton with Jason Alexander

Rachel & Jonathan Hoffer

14th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon

This most patriotic luncheon hosted by the Veterans Medical Leadership Council (VMLC) at the Arizona Biltmore honored our Veterans and military personnel for their dedicated service to our country during a truly humbling ceremony. BILL PEDENE PHOTOGRAPHY 

VMLC President Sam Young & President Delbert Ray of Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Honorary Chairwoman Sue Glawe, Active Duty Raffle Recepient & VMLC Vice President Rita Brock-Perini

Sam Young with Keynote Speaker Colonel Thomas H. Kirk Jr.

Wanda Wright & Guests

Members American Rosie the Riveter Association

Sam Young and Wife Brenda Young

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

CRAB & MERMAID DEBUTS NEW BYO MENU Crab & Mermaid Fish Shop has recently introduced tasty, new ‘build-your-own’ (BYO) menu items and weekly dining specials. The new menu features the largest and most diverse offerings of ‘BYO’ poke bowls, tacos and seaweed-wrapped rolls in Arizona. Tableside checklists offer lots of flavor options including shrimp, lobster and fish, always hand-cut, and proprietary seasonings and specially crafted sauces, such as a sesame soy vinaigrette. For more information, please visit CrabAndMermaid.com.

ARIZONA HELPING HANDS RECEIVES STERLING AWARD Arizona Helping Hands (“AHH”) was presented with the 2016 Sterling Award for Non-profits by the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce. The Sterling Awards celebrate the people and companies that make our community a great place to live, work and play. The Non-Profit category recognizes a 501(c)(3) organization that is making an impact on lives locally. For more information, please contact Dan Shufelt at 480.889.0604.

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DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN BREAKS GROUND ON NEW BUTTERFLY EXHIBIT

PARADISE VALLEY AUTHOR DEBUTS NEW NOVEL Debut author Jeanne Burrows-Johnson draws on a multi-faceted background in the performing arts, education and marketing to com-

The Desert Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that it has

pose novels such as Prospect for Murder: A Natalie Seachrist Mystery.

recently broken ground on a new, expanded butterfly exhibit. Opening

The well-researched elements of her Natalie Seachrist mystery series

in March 2017, the new Butterfly Pavilion will be located on the Harriet

invite the reader and listener into the sensory rich environs of Hawaii,

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characteristics of the butterfly in different lifecycles, and conservation efforts to protect them. For more information, please visit DBG.org.

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BALLET ARIZONA’S DANCE WITH ME GALA Plans are currently in the works for Ballet Arizona’s Dance With Me Gala. The event is one of the nonprofit’s largest fundraisers of the season and is dedicated to raising money for Ballet Arizona education and community outreach

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FITNESS TIPS FROM THE BODY LAB Here are five fitness tips for the New Year from Body Lab trainer Adam Maielua. 1.) Be honest. Do you desire lasting change or just a seasonal “tune-up”? 2.)  Know yourself. Create a schedule that enhances your behavior. 3.)  Find alternatives. Even our most health detrimental factors can be replaced with satisfying options. 4.)  Enjoy your tribe. Communities all around us offer various events to celebrate where we live. 5.)  Find mental fitness. Even if it’s five minutes sitting in the car before you drive off to work, find a quiet moment to focus on what you're accomplishing. For more information, please visit TheBodyLabUS.com.

BODIFY REDEFINES COOLSCULPTING Bodify, Arizona’s premier CoolSculpting boutique, was launched in January 2015 by two sisters determined to improve people's confidence through body transformation. In less than two years, Bodify has become the number one CoolSculpting provider in Arizona and a top CoolSculpting provider in the nation. Sister-duo, Melissa Mickelson and Jessica Johnson have successfully completed over 9,000 CoolSculpting treatments to date and commonly treat the stomach area, love handles, under the chin and inner thighs for both men and women. For more information, please visit TheBodify.com.

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Local Limelight

HEALTHY SPIRITS ARTICLE KATHLEEN BLAIR

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or most of us celebrating the New Year, it may result in a hangover the next day or multiple yawns. But for approximately 45 million Americans it could lead to debilitating headaches and missed work days that result in 13 billion dollars of lost wages to their employers each year. Most have tried home remedies and prescription medicine to rid them of these headaches without avail. Fortunately, there are talented specialists to help with this chronic ailment. Dr. Heather McCoy, an Adult Nurse Practitioner specializing in headache disorders, has been practicing neuroscience nursing since 1994. She earned her bachelor and master's degrees from Arizona State University and graduated in 2007 from Columbia University with a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Her class was the first graduating class of DNPs in the nation. She spent 17 years collaborating with neurosurgeons and neurologists. In 2015 Dr. McCoy opened her own practice, Integrative Headache Care, where she treats disorders

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such as migraine, cluster and post-traumatic headaches. Many people are more vulnerable to getting headaches and migraines that can be triggered by their environment, the foods they eat, certain smells, emotional stress, lack of sleep and their genetics. The goal she strives for with her patients is to reduce the frequency of reoccurring headaches and the intensity of them. “There is always something you can try that may help,” states Dr. McCoy in reference to patients who mention they have tried everything. She uses allopathic medicine as well as non-prescriptive therapy alternatives. She continues, “Each patient responds differently to treatment and I need to be open to what works best for each individual.” STAYING HEALTHY

Dr. McCoy recommends the following important points that contribute to a good, healthy lifestyle. • Don’t Skip Meals

• Make Sleep a Priority by having a regular sleep pattern, which means going to bed at the same time each night and getting the same number of hours of sleep. • Keep Hydrated by drinking water throughout the day. • Avoid Sugar • Avoid Carbohydrates • Eat Fruits, Vegetables & Protein For more information, please visit Iheadcare.com or call 480.758.4288


PEACEFUL SIPS

As we begin the New Year it’s quite possible that you, like many others, are setting resolutions like eating healthier, exercising more, getting more sleep and getting more organized. With many setting resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle, they find it takes advance planning and much discipline not to fall back into old patterns, especially if your friends want to meet to toast in the New Year.

Dr. McCoy shares that for some people drinking alcoholic beverages can trigger massive, debilitating headaches. Therefore, she suggests when meeting friends socially, to always have a couple of virgin, non-alcoholic beverages in mind to order. For those socializing at home, she has created a martini recipe that is very satisfying, low in alcohol content and high in anti-oxidants, substituting everything you’d find in a normal martini with ingredients that are lower in pro-inflammatory traditional liquors and high in anti-oxidant fruits.

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Giving Back

Drive the Dream A LOCAL COUPLE REACHES TO THE STARS IN HELPING CHILDHELP’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER ARTICLE MICHELLE TALSMA EVERSON PHOTOGRAPHY PHIL GUDENSCHWAGER & CHILDHELP

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ach year, more than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies nationwide, involving more than 6.6 million children, according to statistics from Childhelp— the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit advocating for abused and neglected children. To raise funds for Childhelp and its initiatives, the nonprofit hosts its annual Drive the Dream Gala, which will take place on January 14. Dr. Stacie Stephenson and her husband Richard Stephenson, two philanthropists who are known for giving back to a wide variety of causes across the globe, will chair this year’s event. “As a doctor, the cause of child abuse and neglect grabbed at my heart—you just don’t get a lot of hands-on experience with those topics in [medical] school,” says Dr. Stacie Stephenson. “An average of five children die every day because of this; something has to be done.” Stacie Stephenson is the Chairman of Functional Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, where her husband Richard serves as the Founder and Chairman of the Board. She says that they

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connected with Childhelp when they were invited as guests to a previous gala. “We’re heavily involved philanthropically in Paradise Valley; we like to be engaged in every community that we are a part of,” Stephenson says. “As chairs, we serve executive roles for the year; and with help from staff and volunteers, we are in charge of managing the event and raising funds. Our goal this year—which we hope to exceed—is to raise one million dollars.” With years of philanthropy experience under their belts on local, national and international levels, the Stephensons served as the honorary chairs of the gala last year and hosted the kick-off event for this year’s fundraiser. “You learn something new with each group you volunteer with and each fundraiser you help out with,” Stephenson says. “I love getting to know people and why they donate to the causes they give too—there is always a personal, close-to-the-heart story.” When asked about the challenges of balancing volunteer work with her career, she admits that it’s sometimes a challenge—but one that is definitely worth it.

“As I’ve learned to execute larger and larger philanthropic events and programs, it’s been a paradigm shift for me from making a difference on a small scale to realizing that these events impact thousands of people.” After months of hard work, Stephenson is looking forward to this year’s gala, which has a “Journey to Oz” theme. “When you think about it, the story about the ‘Wizard of Oz’ really touches on some core human values,” she says. “Like the Scarecrow’s journey, the Lion’s quest and the Tin Man’s search, we will be honoring the mind, courage and heart of a recovering child at this year’s gala,” adds Sara O’Meara, Childhelp Co-founder, CEO and Chairman. Stephenson says that attendees can look forward to exciting entertainment, fine dining and drinks, dancing, and more. There will also be awards given to influential community members and Childhelp supporters. To learn more, please visit Childhelp.org.


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Finding INNER Strength Build Up to Your Full Potential with These Expert Health and Fitness Tips ARTICLE TERESA K. TRAVERSE | PHOTOGRAPHY KEATH ALLEN

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f one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get into shape, Scottsdale’s Pulse Fitness is here to help. From getting enough sleep to not buying processed food, here are some key tips for leading a healthier lifestyle from Fitness Director at personal training studio Pulse Fitness, Brent Moore, that will last you into 2017 and beyond. GENERAL TIPS FOR LEADING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE MOVE This may seem obvious, but it is an important tip. “The worst thing you can do is sitting. If your leisure activity is watching TV, you probably need to find a new one,” says Moore. He suggests finding an activity you like. Experiment with going to the gym, hiking, yoga, or mountain biking. Anything you like and can stick with will work. "All of these things are going to lead to decreased stress, increased energy and decreased body fat,” he says. GET ENOUGH SLEEP Eight hours of sleep is the recommended amount, but that might not be right for you. Maybe you need as few as seven or as many as nine. Moore suggests starting with sleeping for eight hours and seeing how you feel after that then adjusting accordingly. “If you're waking up and you're still tired, then you're probably not sleeping the right amount,” says Moore. Try sleeping more and see if that helps. He also recommends not watching TV in bed. You’ll want to focus on resting when you’re in bed.

EATING RIGHT FOR LONG-TERM HEALTH TRY TO AVOID PROCESSED FOODS “If you didn't cook it, don't eat it,” says Moore. He also recommends eating slowly to give your body time to realize that it’s full. Drink plenty of water too. If you’re going to imbibe, he recommends drinking your wine and eating your meal separately to prevent you from overeating when drinking. “Have your social wine. Have your food. Just don't have them together,” says Moore. MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR WORKOUTS FREQUENCY OF EXERCISE Moore says you can exercise whenever it’s convenient for you, so in the morning, afternoon or evening will work. He recommends hitting the gym four to five times per week, and to try to get in a minimum of four hours of focused, intense exercise every week to start seeing real results. WEIGHT TRAINING Moore says that when it comes to choosing what weights to lift, you should abide by this rule: lift heavy. “Every rep should be tough,” says Moore. “You want to choose a weight that when you get to 12 reps, it was hard.” When you stress your muscles, it forces them to grow stronger. “Your body will change in order to adapt to that difficult stress,” says Moore.

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FINDING INNER STRENGTH (CON TI N U ED)

ALL THE RIGHT MOVES 1 PULLUPS Here’s how to perform the perfect pull up. First, check the height of the bar. Start by standing directly underneath the bar with your arms extended straight up. The bar should be approximately six inches above your fingertips. If you can reach the bar with your feet on the ground, then the bar is too low. Once you've found the perfect height, begin by jumping up and grabbing onto the bar. Your knuckles or metacarpal joints should be directly on top of the bar with the hands slightly wider than shoulder width. Engage the core, keeping the feet and legs together and directly in line with the bar. Then, engage the lats by squeezing the shoulder blades together

2 OVERHEAD PRESS While holding a dumbbell in each hand, sit on a utility bench with back support. Place the dumbbells on the thighs and lift each dumbbell to shoulder height, utilizing the legs to help propel them upward. You may also use a spotter to get the dumbbells in a starting position. Maintain a neutral spine as you press the dumbbells over your head.  Ideally, you want the dumbbells in line with your body. Arms should be at least parallel to the ears (if not slightly behind) with knuckles facing up to the ceiling at the end range. Maintain a neutral spine throughout the entire range of motion. Pause slightly at the top of the press and slowly lower the dumbbells to the starting position. Repeat for the prescribed number of reps. 

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3 FRONT SQUAT Stand and hold the kettlebells in a racked position with your fingers interlaced. Imagine you are trying to spread the ground apart with your feet. Initiate the movement by driving your hips back and squatting down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. The depth of the squat will vary with the individual, depending on hip anatomy and flexibility. It is important to avoid having your knees collapse inward while going down. Then, return to the beginning standing position by pushing force into the ground from the mid-foot to heel and driving the hips up. Repeat for the prescribed number of reps.Â

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GETTING HEALTHy ARTICLE TERESA K. TRAVERSE PHOTOGRAPHY TONIA JOHNSTON PHOTOGRAPHY

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alley residents searching for a new exercise method to kick off the new year with will find exactly what they’re looking for in HYPOXI. HYPOXI is a unique training method that was founded in 1997 by a sports scientist in Austria, and has since expanded into more than 50 countries. The first Arizona location opened in 2015, in Scottsdale. Another one followed in January 2016 at the Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix. According to Jeff Stokes, Vice President of HYPOXI USA, franchise opportunities are also now available, which is part of a planned expansion of HYPOXI within the U.S., and eventually Canada.  “The HYPOXI-Method combines three core elements: low-impact exercise, nutrition coaching, as well as advanced vacuum and compression technology,” says Judi Merrick, Senior Director of Marketing for the company. “This unique combination of exercise, nutrition and technology enables you to target stubborn fat and reduce cellulite, naturally.” Inside each HYPOXI studio are three different exercise machines. The machine you use depends on the specific areas where you want to target your fat loss. For example, guests can choose to work out on an upright or recumbent bike for targeting hips, thighs, bum and lower stomach. Or, they can choose to work out on a treadmill while  wearing a patented suit and hooked up to a HYPOXI machine for targeting the stomach and love handle areas. Each HYPOXI training session lasts 30 minutes and includes oneon-one coaching with a certified HYPOXI Trainer. For best results, and based on your fitness goals, it is recommended you use HYPOXI three times a week for one to three months. Similar to personal 22

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training, HYPOXI customers can purchase session packages, which reach as low as $29 per session. To accelerate results, guests can also combine HYPOXI-Training with Dermology. This is a passive treatment which helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, boost circulation and tone and tighten skin. It is a relaxing 20-minute session in a private room complete with soothing music and soft lighting. HYPOXI is great for just about everyone. Whether you want to lose fat in specific stubborn areas or you simply prefer low-impact exercise, the HYPOXI-Method is science-proven to get results. On average, customers lose six to ten inches in as little as four weeks. In fact, independent studies have shown the HYPOXI-Method to be up to three times more effective at targeted fat burn than traditional exercise alone. Although HYPOXI customers may see results quickly, it is not a magical permanent fat loss solution. To that end, customers are coached on healthy eating and active living. “HYPOXI is a tool in your pocket,” says Merrick. “We not only ensure that customers get results using the HYPOXI-Method, but also provide education on how to live a happier, healthier lifestyle.” Experience HYPOXI at the Biltmore Fashion Park, 2502 E. Camelback Road, Suite 165 Phoenix, AZ, 602.957.2888; or at 7001 N Scottsdale Road Suite 138, Scottsdale, AZ,480.794.1776. For more information, please visit HypoxiBody.com


HEALTHY HYPOXI TIPS BROOKLYN

To maintain a healthy weight and avoid bloating, stay away from starchy carbs at nighttime. Instead try a healthy fat, protein or soothing caffeine-free tea. TAYLOR

Always avoid drinking your calories. Stick to water or unsweetened tea. At restaurants, ask your server to not bring the “bottomless chips or bread” when you sit down. BRITTANY          

My healthy trick at any restaurant is to always have water with at least three lemon wedges. Drink at least two glasses before eating your meal. This helps prevent overeating and reduces cravings for less healthy options or dessert. SHAWDI           

Eight habits of people who always stay fit: 1. Exercise – even if it’s only for 15 minutes in your own home. 2.) Invest in a FitBit, Jawbone or other fitness tracker. 3.) Mix up your routine. 4.) Don't wait for an occasion to get in shape. 5.) Eat real food. 6.) Keep weeknight drinking to a minimum. 7.) Focus on how you want to feel rather than how you want to look. 8.) Get more sleep. JUDI

Get to know the healthy restaurants and services in the areas of town you frequent. Prepared meal and delivery services like Sunfare can be a lifesaver when you are too busy to cook yourself. My favourite restaurants with healthy options are: Chop House, Pita Jungle, Freshbox, Hiro’s Sushi, True Food Kitchen and Whole Foods seafood counter. THERESA          

Practice mindful eating 1. Look at your food. Be aware of the portions and what foods you have on your plate. 2.) Take one bite at a time, chewing slowly and enjoying every bite. 3.) Notice the flavors and textures of the food as you chew. 4.) Focus on the act of eating. Dine at a table, sitting down, without a TV, mobile phone or other distractions. JEFF     

My favorite healthy snack on-the-go is the Protein Bistro Box at Starbucks. A hard-boiled egg, apples, grapes, cheese, peanut butter and a little pita. There seems to always be a Starbucks near me, and the Protein Plate has a good mix of proteins, fats and carbs.

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Fighting FOR A

Cure

Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research Aims to Help End Brain Tumor Disease ARTICLE DANIELLE ACCOVELLI | PHOTOGRAPHY RON HIRSCH

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t’s not something you often hear about on T.V. or read in the news, and it rarely comes up in conversations. It’s not something you really even think about, and it’s certainly not something you ever expect to face. Yet it’s still there; and can come on in swift, silent and unexpected ways. Today, brain tumors are the number one cause of tumor cancer deaths in children through high school age teens and the second leading cause of cancer deaths for young adults ages 20 to 39. It takes people on a journey of uncertainty, fear and doubt, with days spent in hospitals trying new medications and procedures. Yet despite these grim statistics, there is still hope. For every person who is lost to brain tumor disease there is also a story of triumph—someone who has won the battle and is now looking at a brighter future. A large number of these success stories are made possible by the work of facilities dedicated to researching brain tumors in children and young adults. There’s also non-profit organizations like Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research (SSBTR)—completely student-run in Arizona—that are tirelessly devoted to promoting awareness about brain tumors and raising funds for research in hopes of one day finding a cure for the disease. 24

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“We work closely and help fund research at local hospitals and research labs like TGen, Barrow’s and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, as well as nationally with the National Brain Tumor Society,” says Wendy Kaye, pediatrician and president of SSBTR. A fairly new organization, SSBTR was founded in 2002 by Pinnacle High School Student Council Advisor Steve Glassman, and has been making amazing strides in the community ever since. “What I’ve been so impressed with is how our organization has been able to inf luence those that we fund,” says Martin Kaye, pediatrician and Wendy’s husband. “They are now starting to work together to accomplish greater things, which is really gratifying to see.” At the center of SSBTR’s fundraising efforts is their annual walk-a-thon that’s held on the last Saturday of February at Saguaro High School. The three-hour long event starts off on a touching note with brain tumor survivors taking a lap, followed by those who have lost loved ones to the disease, before everyone else joins the walking and carnival-like fun.


“That’s the thing, not a lot of people really know about [brain tumor disease], yet it’s so prominent in our society. So I think just getting the word out there about it will help everyone,” says Dean Milner, SSBTR treasurer and Basis Scottsdale sophomore. The brain power behind everything accomplished at the walk-athon, and at the very heart of SSBTR, are the students who run it. The event is entirely produced by the student co-chairs, and each year these passionate and dedicated individuals get together to organize it, raise funds for research and come up with new and innovative ways to promote awareness about brain tumors. “It’s really been wonderful to see these students evolve from when they first start out as co-chairs to maturing and developing and really assuming their roles as leaders,” says Wendy. Some members seek out SSBTR already having personal experience with brain tumor disease, while others join because they want to learn more; yet they all soon become devoted to this organization that really gives so much back. “I heard of the organization because I had a brain tumor myself and it (SSBTR) has been so wonderful that I would like to stay and support in any way that I can,” says Braden Waymire, co-chair and Paradise Valley High School (PVHS) freshman. “I joined with my brother Braden because he’s the strongest person I know and I want to help other people like him be as successful as he was,” adds Gavin Waymire, PVHS sophomore. And the takeaway for the students has been truly life-changing. “The biggest thing I’ve gotten [from SSBTR] is that I’ve met so many extraordinary people who’ve also had brain tumors like me that the organization has helped,” says Braden. For more information, please visit SSBTR.org.

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FIGHTING FOR A CURE (CON TI N U ED)

A FEW WORDS FROM THE CO-CHAIRS OF SSBTR… “I’ve met a lot of really amazing people and it’s just really amazing to know that you’re making a difference with brain tumor research.” – Diana Stabile, junior, Chaparral High School

“I like knowing that every single day I am helping someone and that I am part of a family that has the same interests and goals as I do” – Payton Mueller, sophomore, Notre Dame Preparatory

“My most important takeaway is probably the inspiration that the survivors have given me, and meeting people like Braden, it just enlightens you and you just become so invested in it.” –Dean Milner, sophomore, Basis Scottsdale

“There is sadly no cure for brain tumors yet, so my goal is to help them find this cure. Many people associated with SSBTR have or had brain tumors; our goal is to help them.” – Lillian Mueller, Scottsdale Preparatory

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“I would just like to help the lives of others, like I said, whether that be connecting them with other people that they can relate to or curing brain tumor disease.” –Braden Waymire, freshman, Paradise Valley High School


“I just hope to help other people who struggle with this and to get the word out about it because it’s the biggest cancer killer of teens in America so it’s a big deal and it means a lot to get out and help other people who have this.” - Gavin Waymire, sophomore, Paradise Valley High School

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Salt & Serenity SEDONA HEALTH SPA OFFERS INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO LONG-TERM WELLNESS ARTICLE DANIELLE ACCOVELLI | PHOTOGRAPHY MANDY HANK

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hile traveling up the winding highway leading to Sedona one will inevitably pass the small, quaint Village of Oak Creek. Here, popping out of the picturesque red rocks, lies a brightly-colored shopping center with storefronts in vivid hues of natural green, tan, red and orange housing a mix of eclectic, locally owned stores and restaurants. The Collective Sedona, as it’s aptly named, is the brainchild of Thomas McPherson, who envisioned a connective, community-like experience where both visitors and locals alike can come together to take in Sedona’s boundless beauty. One of The Collective Sedona’s newest additions, the Sedona Health Spa, has taken McPherson’s vision for the complex to the next level. The quaint spa boasts a friendly, knowledgeable staff and features transformative mind, body and spirit wellness programs that channel the healing power of the red rocks. “My vision for the spa is really looking into long-term, big picture wellness and how we can provide services that do that,” says General Manager Shawn Healy. “We want to help people with the things their bodies need help with so that they can feel good in their daily lives. To give them something they can take home with them and share with the people they come across.” 28

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Along with being dedicated to providing big picture wellness, the Sedona Health Spa is unique in another aspect too; it houses one of the only salt rooms in Northern Arizona. The concept of salt therapy is a fairly new one, yet over the years has proven to work wonders for a wide variety of ailments, including everything from respiratory illness to skin issues to mood. The practice originated in the salt caves of Wieliczka, Poland after miners working in there began to experience fewer respiratory illnesses than those working at other sites. “What they found was that these salts, particularly Himalayan Sea Salt and other mineral-based salts, worked with the minerals in our bodies to contribute to overall improved health,” says Healy. And all it takes is one 45-minute salt therapy session to start feeling the benefits. Begin the treatment by stepping inside the salt room—a serene space with walls covered in shimmering pieces of light pink Himalayan sea salt and sunlight streaming in through a large window. Then, simply sit down, relax and let the salt work its healing magic. “While you sit, our Halo Generator blows out these microscopic salt particles that you breathe in,” says Healy. “The idea is that these charged particles connect with your body to elevate mood and help with other health issues.”


Aside from salt therapy, the Sedona Health Spa offers a bevy of other treatments as well. These include massage therapy, Ayurvedic medicine and yoga, acupuncture and meditation classes, among others. All strive to incorporate the natural beauty and serenity of Sedona into their programs. “It’s hard not to be induced into this state of mediation while you are here because it’s just so beautiful and stimulating,” says Healy. “And that’s what we want; to have people come in and just have that feeling of being settled and for all that visual input to be seamless.” Yet for Healy, it really all comes down to fostering long-term, life-changing wellness. “We want them to be their best selves, and half of that is physical and half of that is mental. So we try to provide services that interconnect to do that,” he says. “At the end of the day you have one life to live and we want to help people live their best.” Now that is true healing. The Collective Sedona is located at 7000 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86351. For more information, please visit SedonaHealthSpa.com or TheCollectiveSedona.com.

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JANUARY 15 2017 CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE PHOENIX

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GETTING TO KNOW MALLORY BUXTON,

RN, BSN OF SOLOSCONCIERGE HOME CARE ARTICLE MALLORY BUXTON WILL YOU TELL A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND AND HOW

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE WITH SOLOS?

YOU GOT INTO THE NURSING FIELD?

Healthcare today is intimidating. My ultimate goal is to remove fear and replace it with confidence.

I grew up on a farm in South Dakota; my father is a third generation farmer. Being the oldest of three girls, responsibility came naturally to me. I loved the sciences in school, so the medical field was a logical progression for me. My mother is a nurse, and I knew I wanted to help people like she does. WAS NURSING SOMETHING THAT YOU WERE ALWAYS PASSIONATE ABOUT?

I’ve always been passionate about medicine and the human body. After acceptance into the competitive nursing program at SDSU, I knew I had made the right choice. I especially loved the adrenaline of the ICU and ER. WILL YOU TELL ABOUT YOUR TIME WORKING IN THE ICU AND HOW THAT IMPACTED YOUR VIEW OF PATIENT CARE?

I had the privilege of working at the Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota for five years. This is where I was essentially “raised” in the field and it set the groundwork for the rest of my nursing career. When we moved to Arizona in 2014 I was taken aback by some of the standards of care in this larger market. I often felt helpless when the medical-surgical ICU was understaffed and unstable patients continued to flood in. I could also see that patients and family members were frustrated. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START SOLOS-CONCIERGE HOME CARE?

I’ve seen outstanding patient care and I have witnessed not-sogreat patient care; and I know what scenario I want to support. I started Solos to be a team captain for patients and families. 34

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WHY DO YOU FEEL THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO ADVOCATE FOR AND EMPOWER YOUR CLIENTS?

There are many things that can slip through the cracks in medicine, especially when you add multiple medications and doctors for one patient. This isn’t because doctors or hospitals are bad. Patient loads have gone up with healthcare costs and staff are simply overworked. Nurses are being asked to care for all-time-high patient care loads. Patients need someone who can focus only on them. IN WHAT WAYS DO YOU DO THIS THROUGH SOLOS?

I attend appointments and ask questions that clients might not think to ask. I think of possible complications and address them with the MD. By checking up on patients at home after surgery, I can identify concerns before they become problems. Solos is also intended to be a luxury service. I take a limited number of clients at any given time to assure the highest quality care is delivered. WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR JOB?

There is no better feeling than seeing the look of relief on a client’s face when they say “I’m so glad you’re here.” WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR PASSIONS OUTSIDE OF SOLOS?

I’m a huge animal advocate and love doting on our two dogs with my husband. I enjoy hot yoga and the great outdoors. My favorite place is our farm back in South Dakota. For more information, please visit SolosHomeCare.com or call 602.919.7329


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