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s we think about our favorite Valentines and other special relationships this month, I am choosing to also focus on my relationships with our Creator and His phenomenal creation, particularly Planet Earth; both are vital, yet too often overlooked and underappreciated essential relationships in life. The Webster’s dictionary defines relationship as: “… the way in which two or more concepts, objects or people are connected, or the state of being connected.” Based on the state of the world, it appears that the human species in general has grievously insufficient concern for how we impact the generous celestial sphere we inhabit. How can this be, when the degree to which we intimately connect or fail to connect with Spaceship Earth determines our quality of life and very survival? I have decided that I must remain as aware of what I put into my environment as I am about what I put into my body. I wouldn’t consider for a moment putting toxic and indigestible substances into my body; just so, we can’t allow it with our precious home planet. Otherwise, we end up trashing our individual and collective home, poisoning our bodies and snuffing out the diversity of plant and animal species that supports life as we know and cherish it. While astrophysicists continue to discover thousands of new planets through advances in space telescope science, they cannot yet confirm that any of them are habitable. The smart thing to do is to treat the only planet-home we have with the same love, care and respect we give our most precious possession, because it is just that. Aligning with my Creator, who loves me enough to provide for all my needs, I am recommitting to staying better attuned with His life harmonies, which encompass every conceivable relationship I have. I intend to be a better steward of my interactions with loved ones, those less easy to love, plants and animals, the land we live on, the air we breathe and Earth’s life-giving waters. I hope and trust that you will join me. This month, as every month, our Natural Awakenings Dallas Metroplex edition is filled with informative, insightful and thought-provoking articles to help and encourage us all to be better stewards of our health and environment. By now, you know these two are inextricably intertwined, based on my mantra: Green living is healthy and healthy living is green. Linda Sechrist’s feature article for February focuses on yet another aspect of healthcare that is too often neglected but could do us much good: stress-relieving, therapeutic, pampering and rejuvenating bodycare. In our brief on clean vehicles we take a look at the performance of leading hybrid/electric vehicles and also explore fuel economy ratings, so we can have a better understanding of these influences on our Earth’s environment. As always, we provide a host of health briefs and eco-tips offering a Serving the Dallas Metro plex and quick read of information vital to your North Texas Commun ities, including healthy living journey. North Dallas, Hig hland Park, University Park, Presto n Hollow, Richardson, Coppell, Irving , Colleyville, Cedar Hill, Lewisville, Ca rrollton, Addison, Southlake and Farmers Branch

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New Book Unmasks Our Inner Judge


n his new book, Soul Without Shame, author Byron Brown takes on the subject of our inner critic, superego or nag, which he calls the “inner judge.” He explains how the superego’s supposed moral guidance is more than suspect, exposing it as a harsh, purely mental, often untruthful critic. Each chapter begins with an episode of the “Frank and Sue story,” illustrating how the inner critic works in real life; each chapter ends with a simple exercise designed to help the reader move along the path of selfdiscovery and self-understanding. The book is packed with information, insights and inquiries. This is a volume to work through slowly, allowing it to stimulate you, unsettle you, move you. Take it in small bites so you can absorb the tastes and textures. Go away and come back. Stop and reread. As you read, you will find yourself responding to the ideas that are relevant to where you are in your own journey.

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he 2013 Dallas County Community College District Sustainability Summit—Doing the Right Things for People, Our Planet and the Economy—is scheduled for March 28, at Mountain View College, in Dallas, with a pre-summit workshop, Ballet in the Pasture, on March 27. The summit features keynote speaker Joel Salatin, a third-generation, full-time farmer from Virginia, whose alternative methods have gained national attention, plus 20 breakout sessions with a lineup of local experts to offer information about healthy living, urban agriculture, resource and energy efficiency, smart cities and green careers and jobs. More than 20 exhibitors will share their green products and services. Salatin will also lead the pre-summit workshop. Salatin’s presentation combines humor and entertainment to encourage others to think about sustainable living. He provides a virtual tour of his farm, with pictures and commentary about the grass-based, multi-species livestock. Admission to the summit is free (register at Cost for the pre-summit program, part of the Clean Economy Series, is $250. For more information, visit and choose Workshops/ Dallas/Joel Salatin. Exhibitors may call Maria Boccalandro at 214-860-8564 or email See ad, page 25.

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he Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt debuted a few years ago and were among the first to hit the market. Now analysts are looking at the number sold and feel that they are solid. The Volt outsold the Leaf 23,461 to 9,819 for 2012. Honda will be the first to qualify for the Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle 20 (SULEV 20) standard under California Air Resource Board (CARB) regulations. The Accord plug-in hybrid emits no more than 20 milligrams of smog-forming emissions (must be 20 or below to meet standard) for each mile driven. Honda claims the plug-in hybrid gets 124 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) in the city and 105 MPGe on the highway while driving on electric power only. Once the battery has been depleted, the vehicle switches to hybrid mode and achieves 47 mpg city and 46 highway. It is important to educate first-responders about recognizing these vehicles. While most would recognize that a Chevy Volt is electric if it was involved in a crash; some might not know if a Ford Focus is conventional gasoline or electric. Strategies are discussed at

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The Cowtown is Coming to Town


he 35th annual Cowtown Marathon begins with the Cowtown Health and Wellness Expo, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., February 22, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, in Fort Worth. More than 30,000 runners are expected for the races, held from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., February 23, including a 10k at 7 a.m., adult 5k at 8:30 a.m., and Cook Childen’s 5k at 9:30 a.m. All races start and finish on Gendy Street and have a wheelchair division. A half-marathon, marathon and a 31-plus mile ultra-marathon all begin at 7 a.m., February 24.

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he 18th annual Too Cold to Hold winter race event will take place from 7 a.m. to noon, February 3, at Norbuck Park at White Rock Lake. Proceeds benefit The Family Place, a Dallasbased family violence shelter nonprofit. The race has been moved this year and the distances changed to a 5K, a 5-miler and a 10-miler, but will have the same course around White Rock Lake, as well as all the after-race festivities, including food trucks. There will be ways to warm up after the run with heaters, beer, coffee, massages and lots of samples and raffles. The first 1,000 participants will receive a long-sleeved navy technical race shirt and those that pick up their packets at a Run On! store will also receive a warm beanie with the race logo on it. Family Place is the largest family violence service provider in the Dallas area, reaching out to thousands of victims of family violence each year with award-winning programs that keep women and children safe. For more information, call 469-442-1393 or visit

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ust in time for Valentine’s Day, Natural Awakenings is debuting a new online dating site, NaturalAwakeningsSingles. com, in partnership with the Conscious Dating Network, the Internet’s largest and oldest conscious/spiritual/green dating site. Online dating offers singles an efficient way to screen and date potential partners that share similar values and interests and are ready to be in a loving relationship. NaturalAwakenings is designed to facilitate this enlightened way of meeting, dating and connecting. The site will allow singles to join, create a full profile, upload photos and videos, send hellos, indicate interest and even read and reply to private messages and instant messages for free. Upgrading, which allows members to initiate personally written messages and IMs, is inexpensive compared to other online dating sites, with packages ranging from $7.97 to $16.97 per month. Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. CEO Sharon Bruckman says, “I’m really excited about this new alliance, which enables us to offer our 80-plus Natural Awakenings publishers around the country yet another way to help their readers connect with like-minded people, this time for the purpose of creating conscious relationships. I can’t wait to hear the new love stories!”

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ebruary is Heart Health Month, and individuals that like hot peppers have another reason to continue their spicy habit, according to recent research. A study presented at the latest National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society focused on the benefits of capsaicin and its fiery-hot relatives, a piquant family of substances termed capsaicinoids, that give cayenne, jalapeños, habanero and other chili peppers their heat. The research team discovered that these substances boost heart health in several ways: They block the action of a gene producing a substance that makes arteries contract and restrict the flow of blood to the heart and other organs; lower cholesterol by reducing its accumulation in the body and increasing its breakdown and excretion; decrease the size of cholesterol deposits already formed in blood vessels that narrow arteries and increase the risk of heart attacks or strokes; and reduce overall levels of so-called “bad” cholesterol while not affecting levels of “good” cholesterol.

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ooks stimulate the mind in more ways than previously known, and may even help reduce the risk of depression in teenagers, according to a new study published in the journal Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers report adolescents that spend more time reading books are less likely to experience a major depressive disorder than those listening to contemporary music. Participants were called up to 60 times during five extended weekends over two months and asked if their attention was currently devoted to television, movies, music, video games, the Internet, magazines, newspapers or books. Teens that spent the most hours listening to music were 8.5 times more likely to be depressed than those that spent the least amount of time absorbed in tunes. In contrast, adolescents that read the most (primarily books) were 10 percent as likely to be depressed as those that read the least. Major depression is thought to affect one in 12 teenagers, according to the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Brian Primack, the assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics who led the study, remarks, “These findings may help clinicians and parents recognize links between media and depression. This is worth emphasizing because overall in the United States, reading books is decreasing, while nearly all other forms of media use are increasing.”

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alentine’s Day can increase feelings of loneliness, especially for the elderly, and may pose an additional risk factor for health problems such as heart disease and Alzheimer’s. A new study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, offers fresh evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces negative thoughts about being alone in older adults and also improves their physical health. The ancient practice dates back to the time of Buddha and focuses on creating an attentive awareness of the present moment. In the study, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pennsylvania, recruited 40 healthy adults between the ages of 55 and 85 that were interested in learning the technique. Subjects were assessed at the beginning and end of the study using an established loneliness scale, and blood samples were collected. After eight weeks of meditation training, participants reported decreased feelings of loneliness, and new blood samples revealed reduced pro-inflammatory gene expression (manifestion of encoded information). Inflammation is thought to promote the development and progression of many diseases, including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. Lead researcher J. David Creswell reports, “Mindfulness meditation training is a promising intervention for improving the health of older adults. It’s important to train your mind like you train your biceps in the gym.”

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Mobile Phones Becoming Less Toxic The Ecology Center, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in conjunction with technicians at, has published a list of toxic chemicals found in 36 cell phones from a range of manufacturers. The good news is that companies are responding to consumer and regulatory pressure and these troublesome components are on the decline. The Motorola Citrus, Apple iPhone 4S and LE Remarq were the least toxic cell phones in the analysis. Two of the bestselling models, the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III, ranked fifth and ninth, respectively. Among earlier models, the 2007 iPhone 2G was found to contain the most toxic materials. Jeff Gearhart, research director at the Ecology Center, concludes, “The takeaway is that mobile phones are chemically intensive and full of chemical hazards, but they’ve been getting a lot better.” The center reported that every phone sampled in the study contained lead, bromine, chlorine, mercury or cadmium.

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A Humble Pioneer’s Efforts are Recognized by Julie Thibodeaux


reg Rohde was organic before organic was cool. Shortly after opening Rohde’s Nursery and Nature Store in 1984, in Garland, the Dallas native made a daring switch when he quit selling mostly traditional lawn care products and instead stocked his garden center with natural solutions and native plants. Rohde relates an incident that occurred while he was working in his landscaping business that convinced him to make the switch. One day while he was treating a plant with a harsh insecticide for a client, the wind shifted, dousing him with the chemical. He completed the job, but later drove himself to the hospital after suffering an adverse reaction. That’s when he knew he had to change the products he was using. He was convinced it was an overkill of toxins and potentially harmful to humans. Shortly after the incident, he sent a letter to all of his clients, letting them know he was giving up chemicals for good. While some customers were skeptical at first, they were soon won over, he says. “I was having better results with the organic products. Plus, my clients didn’t have to water as much.”


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By 1986, Rohde was operating one of the first and only organic garden centers in North Texas. Soon, he was drawing customers from as far away as Oklahoma and Arkansas. Rohde says taking a leap of faith to organics 30 years ago has proven to be a success. “Our first year was a struggle, then all of a sudden people were looking for other ways to care for their lawns.” Since then, Rohde’s Nursery

tors, Rohde’s is still the go-to place for expert gardening advice. In addition to a full-scale nursery that produces native and drought-tolerant plants, Rohde’s carries a line of its own organic lawn care products and a full menu of landscaping services, from home consultations and lawn care to custom landscape design and installation. One thing that sets Rohde’s apart is the owner’s decades of experience, and that also applies to his knowledgeable staff, which has grown with him over the years. “I think of my employees as family,” Rohde says. “Most of them have been with me for more than 20 years; some over 35 years.” Rohde’s Nursery and Nature Store is located at 1651 Wall St., in Garland. For more information, visit Julie Thibodeaux is a frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings Dallas. See ad, page 11.

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o determine vehicle fuel economy ratings and what factors impact fuel economy, vehicles are tested under controlled conditions using a standardized procedure. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are required by federal law to test at least one representative vehicle for each light-duty model and must report the results to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which reviews the results and confirms about 10 to 15 percent of the vehicles through tests at the National Vehicles and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL). In a laboratory, the vehicle is placed on a machine called a dynamometer that simulates the driving environment and can be adjusted to account for wind resistance and the vehicle’s weight. A professional driver runs the vehicle through a prescribed driving routine at various speeds to simulate typical trips in the city or on the highway. To measure the fuel economy of the vehicle, a hose is connected to the tailpipe to collect the engine exhaust. The carbon in the exhaust is then measured to calculate the amount of fuel burned during the test. This process is more accurate than using a fuel gauge. Some vehicle types are exempt from fuel economy testing requirements, including pickup trucks and cargo vans with gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) greater than 8,500 pounds; passenger vehicles, including SUVs and passenger vans, with GVWR of 10,000 or more; and motorcycles. To improve fuel economy, vehicle owners can drive less aggressively, observe the speed limit, reduce cargo and avoid excess idling. Maintenance practices that include keeping tires fully inflated, keeping the engine properly tuned and using the recommended grade of motor oil can also improve vehicle fuel economy. For more detailed information about the factors that affect vehicle fuel economy, refer to the Factors that Affect Fuel Economy website at Contributed by the Clean Cities Technical Response Service Team. For more information, call 800-254-6735 or email

Gratitude Kisses Lori Portka A former counselor and educator, fine artist Lori Portka delights in the favorite things that inspire her: nature, traveling, animals, yoga and friends. She lets her art pour out in boldly rendered images that burst from each canvas via saturated pastels, paints, chalks and inks to forge a visceral connection between artist and viewer. “I make artwork that is a reflection of gratitude and joy in the world,” says Portka, whose expressive works fulfill her mission of spreading happiness through art. A personal loss led Portka to begin painting again at 30-something for the first time since the 10th grade, a process she says has opened her heart even more deeply. Inspired by Australian photographer and filmmaker Hailey Bartholomew’s documentary, 365 Grateful, about living on the sunny side of life, Portka embarked upon her own project, A Hundred Thank-Yous, creating and giving away 100 paintings to 100 people that have touched her life, she says, “in a beautiful way.” “I feel like I am on the right path, doing what I am supposed to do,” she explains. “Art feels like home to me.” View the artist’s portfolio and follow her blog at

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Bodywork Goes MAINSTREAM Helpful Access Points to Health by Linda Sechrist

The seed holds within itself hints of its magnificent maturity. So it is with the practice of whole-person health care, which has matured in language, sophistication, credibility and acceptance. In a single generation, we’ve seen its presence grow from the outer edges of holistic and alternative wellness to complementary and integrative health care. Its latest evolution into America’s mainstream is known as functional medicine. The branch of massage therapy, the germination point for myriad therapies collectively known as bodywork, patterns the movement’s development.


nce considered a luxury for the pampered few, massage was among the first therapies to be widely recognized by physicians as a respected aspect of integrative and functional medicine. Bodywork increasingly shares this status, as it is included in conventional medicine’s more innovative healthcare models that embrace a body, mind and spirit approach. One of many examples is Duke Integrative Medicine, in Durham, North Carolina, where patient services include a form of integrative massage that blends Swedish massage, myofascial therapy, reflexology, energy work


and somatic therapy techniques. In the public’s view, bodywork is still largely associated with massage, although distinct forms stand on their own, including Rolfing, structural integration, shiatsu and myofascial and craniosacral therapies. Bodywork professionals generally belong to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), whatever their specialized modality. They may also participate in other professional organizations, such as the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, which has some 80,000 members, many of which are also members of the Interna-

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tional Association for Structural Integrators. These nonprofits’ websites help individuals locate practitioners in their area. According to Maureen Moon, past president of AMTA, many massage therapists (which don’t refer to themselves as bodyworkers) are trained in various bodywork therapies and intuitively integrate them into their sessions, depending upon each client’s needs. She notes that, “Many AMTA members are so passionate about their profession and meeting the continuing education (CEU) requirements that they go far beyond the units required to maintain their license, which can vary from state-to-state.” For example, Moon has trained in spinal reflex analysis, developed by Dr. Frank Jarrell, neuromuscular and craniosacral therapies, shiatsu and seven massage therapies. “Most AMTA members are CEU junkies,” quips Moon, who points out that national conventions provide continuing education and chapter meetings frequently introduce attendees to new techniques. Some practitioners discover specialties while in search of pain relief for personal injuries or other conditions.

Myofascial Therapy Olympia Hostler, a myofascial therapist in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, had two serious horse riding accidents during adolescence and three automobile accidents by age 40, which combined, left her so incapacitated that she could barely walk. “I couldn’t work for three years, because I was so debilitated,” relates Hostler. She found her doctor’s diagnosis of severe permanent damage to the body’s soft connective tissue, or fascia, and the prognosis of a lifetime of living with pain unacceptable. So she began searching for something that would help restore health. Her investigation of therapies ended with myofascial release, an effective whole-body approach to the treatment of pain and dysfunction, developed by Physical Therapist John F. Barnes. “I had several sessions and found lasting pain relief unlike anything I’d ever experienced,” advises Hostler. Unlike massage therapies focused on improving circulation, inducing relaxation or draining lymph fluid, the myofascial treatment reached Hostler’s deepest layer of fascia

to free the restrictions causing her pain. “It was amazing that a hands-on application of gentle, sustained pressure into areas of restriction in the myofascial connective tissue could begin to relieve many years of ongoing, intense pain,” says Hostler.

Rolfing As a Certified (advanced) Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner, Robert McWilliams has been able to pursue his lifelong passion in the fields of movement and physical fitness, which included 25 years as a professional dancer and 14 as a professor of modern dance. He taught at both the University of Oklahoma and the University of Florida, in Gainesville. “In the 1980s, while I was still dancing, I had an experience with Rolfing, developed by Ida P. Rolf [Ph.D.], that transformed my dancing, increased my athletic performance alignment, coordination, flexibility, balance, muscle tone, expressive power and overall sense of relaxation onstage, as well as in daily life,” relates McWilliams. He currently serves as an assistant teacher at the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, in Boulder, Colorado, where he trained. Although McWilliams’ clients generally see him to treat the pain and discomfort of injuries, he says that they frequently change their focus to how their body is working better overall. “This is because injuries tend to resolve themselves after a few sessions of deep tissue manipulation of the myofascial system,” says McWilliams. A specialized series of 10 sessions works to systematically balance and optimize both the structure (shape) and function (movement) of the entire body. Each session focuses on freeing up a particular region of the body. The effect releases old limiting patterns and postures and restores the body’s natural alignment and sense of integration. “Often, as freedom of physical expression increases, so does emotional expression,” comments McWilliams.

schools, we are all structural integrators; our training is based on the work of Ida Rolf,” says Diane Roth, a board-certified structural integrator who has specialized in massage and bodywork for 25 years in the Chicago area. Roth explains that all practitioners in this field of study combine hands-on freeing and realigning of fascial tissue with awareness and movement education, in order to structurally integrate the whole body. Restoration of postural balance and functional ease greatly helps the body, which, she says, constantly la-

bors against the powerful force of gravity. Like Moon, Roth has studied and incorporated other adjunct therapies and modalities, such as craniosacral therapy and myofascial release. From her perspective, bodywork differs from massage in that it requires more involvement from the client. “I tell my clients that with a veritable village of treatments available, there is always help for anyone that suffers with aches and pains, regardless of age,” says Roth.

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Shirley Scranta, owner and director of the International School of Shiatsu, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, discovered The Book of Shiatsu: The Healing Art of Finger Pressure, by Saul Goodman, in a health food store. She subsequently researched the school that Goodman founded in 1978, based on the theories of masunaga Zen shiatsu, kushi macrobiotic and his own shiatsu shin tai. In 1996, Scranta became one of Goodman’s clients. “I drove a round-trip of 240 miles for weekly treatments because each session made me feel better and stronger. After five sessions, I enrolled in classes and graduated later that year,” says Scranta. She believes the widely known form of acupressure helped her body reestablish its own intelligence system, which had been distorted by childhood trauma. “This gentle technique applies varying degrees of pressure to release tension, strengthen weak areas, facilitate circulation and balance the life energy that flows through the meridians in the body,” she explains. “In my case, it helped me connect with my body so that I could honor it and do what it needed to rejuvenate itself.”

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Chiropractor Lisa Upledger is vice president of The Upledger Institute, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. A craniosacral therapy (CST) practitioner, educator and wife of CST developer Dr. John Upledger, she advises that tension-related problems are a growing complaint in our modern world. Fortunately, such issues are among the myriad conditions that respond quickly to the gentle touch of this modality. In a 2007 Massage magazine article, she advised that the positive effects of the therapy rely to a large extent on the performance of the body’s inherent self-corrective mechanisms. “CST works through the craniosacral system to facilitate this function and thereby normalize the environment in which the central nervous system functions,” she noted. “As this is accomplished, a wide range of sensory, motor and neurological problems are improved.” CST practitioners listen with their hands to the slow pulsations of the craniosacral system. With a soft touch, equivalent to the weight of a nickel, they explore any fascia restrictions throughout the client’s body, which rests fully clothed in a supine position. Effects of the treatment can be wide-ranging, affecting the musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular and immune systems as well as organs, connective tissues and energy systems. It works to release deeply held physical and psychological patterns held within the body. A coin with different impressions on each side is still only one coin, a blend of precious metals. When the coin is tossed to reveal either heads or tails, the visible symbol is one interpretation of the whole imprint—an analogy that may best define the difference between massage and bodywork. All variations on the theme share the same goal—restoring health to the whole person. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Find other natural living articles at her website,

Slow Food and Fast Living Make Strange Bedfellows


itySprout is an online community that expanded dress to spread the word. “As your community grows, into Austin for North Texas residents from its New small farms and local food producers will begin to take England base last month, where like-minded notice,” CitySprout spokesperson Garrett Fitzgerald people can form a marketplace to attract offers from local explains. “Your local food producers will begin posting food producers. offers of fresh, local food that you will receive via email; “I have witnessed the ways in everything from organic produce which developing technology has and pasture-raised meats to artisanal redefined the idea of community,” says products like honey, coffee, specialty CitySprout co-founder and lead develcheeses and freshly baked bread.” oper Gabriel Odess-Gillett. “Instead of Orders are delivered at a convenient, assuming that the world of technology predetermined time and location and should somehow be at odds with the CitySprout adds a 15 percent transacslow food movement, we believe that tion fee. the two are natural allies!” CitySprout also seeks to improve CitySprout is a bit like a CSA food distribution on an environmental, (community supported agriculture) social and economic level. “The disfor people that don’t want the initial tance that a simple tomato travels to outlay of several hundred dollars or make it onto the shelves of your local like a co-op with no membership fees superstore is enormous,” says another or minimums, It represents the latest in CitySprout co-founder, Will Trienens. a growing number of online solutions “With each delivery requiring trucklinking local farmers and small-scale ing, refrigeration, packaging and artisanal food makers to customers. handling, the carbon footprint for U.S. Individuals can find or start a food distribution is staggering. By mincommunity at by imizing the distance your food has to entering their zip code. If there is travel to get to your table, CitySprout CitySprout founder Will Trienens already a group forming, they can join significantly reduces carbon emissions it or start their own. The group can and environmental harm associated be neighborhood-based, can include with food distribution.” people at work workplace or can comprise a group of Participating farms earn a greater profit by cutting like-minded friends. The idea is to get a critical mass of out chain superstores and conglomerate middlemen, people that will agree to consider product offers from lothus feeling more comfortable about offering CitySprout cal food producers and meet at a central location to pick customers affordable pricing not usually associated with up whatever they buy. sustainably produced, farm-fresh food. CitySprout helps by providing postcards, door hangers and flyers with a community-specific web adFor more information see

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Rest in Peace Sustainable Burials Honor Life by Brita Belli


umans are conditioned to the conventional rituals of handling death—the embalmed body in a casket or ashes sealed in an urn, a procession of vehicles to the burial site, solemnly gathering and scattering flowers as the remains are lowered into the earth. Many times, planning details are abdicated to the judgment of funeral directors. The notion of green burials envisions something different: a ceremony that engages family members’ ecovalues and nature in a more intimate, sustainable process favoring biodegradable caskets and no toxic chemicals. The movement is gaining in popularity; in 2011, some 300 U.S. funeral homes offered green burial options, up from only 12 in 2008.

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National Cancer Institute found that exposure to formaldehyde over a career of embalming put funeral home workers at significantly increased risk for mortality from myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the blood cells. Alternatives include formaldehyde-free preservatives made from essential oils, and dry ice. Significant resources are consumed in manufacturing caskets and vaults and maintaining cemetery grass. “A few years back I calculated that we bury enough metal in caskets to rebuild the Golden Gate Bridge each year and put so much concrete in the ground via burial vaults we could build a two-lane highway halfway across the country,” says Joe Sehee, founder of the Green Burial Council. The council certifies and lists cemeteries, funeral homes and casket companies that forgo chemicals and offer natural landscapes. The goal is for burials to leave as little impact as possible on the planet.

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Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve, in Newfield, New York, does not

look like a cemetery. Its native grasses and mature trees come alive with color each autumn. Wildflowers bloom in the spring and birds build their nests in treetop boughs. “Most contemporary cemeteries are biological deserts,” observes Greensprings spokesperson and science writer Mary Woodsen. In contrast, Greensprings’ 100 acres are surrounded by 8,000 acres of protected forests. Loved ones may be buried in coffins from locally produced timber, or in shrouds—either professionally made or from a favorite blanket or quilt. Biodegradable caskets may be constructed of pine, cardboard, bamboo, formaldehyde-free plywood or hand-woven willow or wicker. even offers free plans to make a simple coffin. Instead of a machine, family members and friends ceremonially take hold of straps and lower the casket into a concrete vault themselves. Natural, flat fieldstones honor loved ones. “People feel, ‘I was part of this,’” says Woodsen.

Cremation Options

Debate exists over the ecological impact of cremation—a practice expected to be chosen as the end-of-life choice for as many as 46 percent of Americans by 2015. While it reduces the use of large, resource-intensive burial plots, each traditionally cremated body releases 110 pounds of greenhouse gases and other pollutants, including carbon dioxide and monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, mercury and other metals. The Bio Cremation greener alternative—using 95 percent water and 5 percent of an alkali instead of flames and fossil fuels—requires eight times less energy as fire-based cremation, produces no dangerous byproducts and still yields ashes from the remaining bones. To find the states that have approved the process, visit the legislative section at Biodegradable urns are also available, including cornstarch bags accented with leaves and petals, sculpted natural salt containers and baskets made of virgin palm. Sandcastle urns are suited for home display or ocean

burial (InTheLightUrns. com). Memorial blown-glass artwork is another option for remains (Tropical Scattering ashes—whether casting them into the air or over a body of water, burying them or raking them into the soil—provides an intimate burial experience and has minimal environmental consequences. Sehee says it’s legal on private land and also allowed in some parks. “It rarely does harm to the ecosystem,” he says. “Calling your local park agency is a great idea. Many allow for scattering and some without a fee.”

Burial at Sea

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency governs the disposal of cremated remains at sea—it must take place at least three nautical miles from land and may include artful flowers and wreaths of decomposable materials. Even non-cremated remains may be buried at sea, provided it takes place at the same distance from land in water that is between 600 and 1,800 feet deep, depending on the location. Another sea burial option is offered by Eternal Reefs, a company that mixes remains into liquid concrete as the centerpiece of a personalized reef ball, lowered to the ocean floor to provide a home for marine life. Before the boat heads out, family members are invited to press handprints into the wet concrete and to decorate the ball with shells and other mementos. Reef balls can hold from one to four people, plus a pet. Sites are currently available off the Florida, New Jersey and Texas shorelines and can be revisited at any time. “We don’t look at it as a funeral,” remarks CEO George Frankel. “We’re months or years removed from the passing. This is a celebration of life.” Brita Belli is the editor of E-The Environmental Magazine and author of The Autism Puzzle: Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates. Connect at

Texas State Parks Slated to Receive Green Burials


he Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Green Burial Council (GBC) are working toward a pilot project to hold green burials in state parks. Ted Hollingsworth, director of land conservation at TPWD, says the agency is currently in discussions with the GBC to become one of the first state governments in the nation to undertake such a partnership. Current plans are centered on land adjacent to a state park. Joe Sehee, founder of the GBC, says the TWPD wouldn’t own or manage the cemetery, but as people purchase the burials, a portion of the money will be put aside to acquire land that would be added to the park later. He relates that Texans have shown plenty of interest in green burials. Conservation and “returning to nature” are the answers he hears most. “Typically, it involves burial in a wooden box or a cardboard box or a canvas shroud, with no chemicals,” he explains. “No embalming or other fluids.” In Texas, it is legal to scatter a loved one’s ashes in state parks, but only in designated, undeveloped areas. The green burial project is a similar concept, but also addresses land conservation and connecting people to nature.

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CrossFit, a strength and conditioning program used by the military over the past decade, is growing in popularity with recreational athletes.


hile most traditional exercise plans target a specific area of fitness—like jogging for cardiovascular health or weightlifting for strength—CrossFit focuses on all of them by combining many types of exercise. A typical mixture might include weightlifting, gymnastics, aerobics and explosive plyometrics, energetic and fast-acting movements that improve strength and speed. The goal is to enable the body to respond to many different and sometimes competing stimuli. “CrossFit training prepares the body not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable, as well,” explains Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit. Due to its nonspecific nature, this approach may not 24

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A free Workout of the Day (WOD) is posted daily on CrossFit. com. WODs generally involve exercises using combinations of Olympic weights, dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, gymnastic rings, climbing ropes, jump ropes and rowing machines. Bodyweight-only exercises such as push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups are commonly included. Most WODs are named for women or fallen military heroes. Here are a few examples. Cindy – as many rounds as possible of five pull-ups, 10 push-ups and 15 bodyweight squats within 20 minutes Angie – 100 pull-ups, 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups and 100 bodyweight-only squats with in-between breaks Murph – a one-mile run, followed by 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 bodyweight squats and another one-mile run; advanced athletes do it all wearing a 20-pound vest The objective is to beat one’s own overall best time with each workout. “CrossFit training is unique in that it rarely schedules rest periods, unless specified as part of the WOD,” says Brian Kliszczewicz, a CrossFit researcher and Ph.D. student of exercise physiology at Auburn University, in Alabama. “Your fitness level will determine the length, intensity and duration of each WOD.” Kliszczewicz’ recent research found that CrossFit subjects expended more than 250 calories on average during 20 minutes of the Cindy workout. Any WOD can be done at home with the proper equipment, a base level of physical fitness and knowing how to properly execute each exercise. Consulting with a coach can help; be sure to ask for credentials and references, including education and experience in sports science and conditioning. Glassman also suggests visiting one of 5,000 CrossFit affiliates worldwide; warehouse-like facilities that are unlike traditional fitness centers in that they don’t have lots of machines. Instead, the only equipment available is what’s necessary for conducting WODs. Workouts are completed in groups, with participants usually performing the same exercises, directed by a CrossFit coach trained to observe individual technique. Because athletes like to compete with themselves and others, they can post their personal bests for each WOD on the CrossFit website.

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can College of Sports Medicine and department head of Physical Education and Exercise Science at Auburn University at Montgomery, cautions, “Make sure the staff at a CrossFit affiliate is appropriately trained to deal with emergencies; at a minimum, they should be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.” Let the coach know of any discomfort or pain during a workout. As an intense workout progresses, many CrossFit exercises can be performed as one is becoming increasingly tired, increasing the risk of injury to a joint or muscle. Beginners, seniors and anyone out of shape or with a previous injury or health condition needs to take additional precautions; basic guidelines for physical activity are published by the American College of Sports Medicine at It’s important to start slow and gradually increase the intensity of workouts. “Personal safety is always a major factor that must to be considered when selecting any exercise regimen,” remarks Williford. Requirements for starting to practice CrossFit exercises include a base level of sufficient physical strength to handle the demands, which may be achieved by first following a less intense plan. Always check with a physician before starting any exercise program.

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hen someone is suffering, it can be agonizing just to listen—we feel compelled to jump in with advice or stories of our own trials, filling any awkward space or moments of silent air with word upon word. The first rule of empathy, however, is listening in silence. Miki Kashtan, writing for the Tikkun Daily interfaith blog, points out that giving our full presence is the most important step in practicing true empathy, and it doesn’t require us to utter a thing: “There is a high correlation between one person’s listening presence and the other person’s sense of not being alone, and this is communicated without words. We can be present with someone whose language we don’t understand, who speaks about circumstances we have never experienced or whose reactions are baffling to us. It’s a soul orientation and intentionality to simply be with another.” When we achieve full presence, empathic understanding follows, Kashtan continues. “Full empathic presence includes the breaking open of our heart to take in another’s humanity. We listen to their words and their story, and allow ourselves to be affected by the experience of what it would be like. “Then we understand. Empathic understanding is different from empathic presence. We can have presence across any barrier, and it’s still a gift. If we also understand, even without saying anything, I believe the other person’s sense of being heard increases, and they are even less alone with the weight of their experience.”

There are signs that empathy might be on the decline, with narcissism elbowing it out of our modern lives. As reported in the Utne Reader, University of Michigan Psychologist Sara Konrath, Ph.D., found that empathy levels among college students measured on the Interpersonal Reactivity Index plummeted between 1979 and 2009. The greatest drops were in empathic concern and perspective-taking—the ability to imagine another person’s point of view. But don’t yet lament the death of human compassion. According to scientific studies, empathy is built into us. In recent research at the University of Southern California, Professor Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, Ph.D., pinpointed where and how the brain generates empathy, regarding it as a naturally occurring emotion. “It appears that both the intuitive and rationalizing parts of the brain work in tandem to create the sensation of empathy,” Aziz-Zadeh told The Times of India. “People do it automatically.” However we get to that utterly tuned-in, selfless state of empathy, providing a listening ear, giving our full presence and being moved by another can be gifts not only to the others, but to ourselves, as well. Concludes Kashtan, “Allowing into our heart the other person’s suffering doesn’t mean we suffer with them, because that means shifting the focus of our attention to our own experience. Rather, it means that we recognize the experience as fully human, and behold the beauty of it in all its aspects, even when difficult.” Margret Aldrich is a former associate editor of Utne Reader.


Courting Marriage Success Relationship Expert Stephanie Coontz Shares Go-To Guidelines by S. Alison Chabonais


tephanie Coontz, professor of history and family studies at The Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington, shares her learned perspective in an intriguing oeuvre of books—Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage; The Way We Never Were; The Way We Really Are; and A Strange Stirring. She’s also co-chair and director of public education at the University of Miami’s research-based nonprofit Council on Contemporary Families. As a speaker, she shares good news on marriage, based on her extensive study and observations.

Is marriage becoming passé? While marriage as an institution is less powerful than it used to be, people have higher expectations of marriage as a relationship. Precisely because most Americans no longer feel they have to marry, they are more specific about what they want from it. When a marital relationship works today, it is fairer, more intimate, more mutually beneficial and less prone to violence than ever before. Yet, individuals are less willing to stay in a relationship that doesn’t confer these benefits.

fection without being asked; have a sense of humor about differences; and never let irritation or anger slide into contempt.

How can small, daily interactions contribute to intimacy? We all have moments when we are irritated, angry or emotionally or intellectually unresponsive. A mate will tolerate these as long as he or she trusts you to be loving and attentive most of the time. It’s an emotional line of credit—each partner needs to keep replenishing the reserves of trust and good will, rather than drawing them down. Psychologist and researcher John Gottman, Ph.D., suggests people need about five positive interactions for every negative one in an intimate relationship. It’s less the occasional over-the-top gesture and more the regular, small deposits that count—a few words of appreciation, a loving touch, an expression of sexual attraction. If we have trouble

Which qualities do people most desire in a mate today? The old model of married love held that opposites attract. Men wanted mates that were pliable and nurturing; women wanted men that were ambitious, powerful and protective. The new model is based on similarities of interests and talents. While some women are still attracted to men that are richer, taller, more powerful and slightly scary, and some men still want an admiring, yielding woman, the trend favors valuing more individualized traits. In a reversal from 40 years ago, men are much less interested in a partner’s cooking and housekeeping than in her intelligence, humor and accomplishments. Women value a mate that shares household chores more than one that is a high earner. (See more results of a Pew Research Center survey at

What guidelines foster a rewarding marriage? Be truly interested in your partner’s ideas and activities; take pride in their achievements; use endearments or offer tactile af-

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remembering to regularly express appreciation, we may do better by asking, “What would have been harder about this day if my partner wasn’t in my life?”

Why do the new realities of marriage emphasize play over work? Successful marriages used to depend upon specialization. Men and women couldn’t substitute for one another in accomplishing tasks. A typical woman couldn’t support herself financially; a typical man didn’t know how to feed himself, do laundry or manage childrearing. Even if couples didn’t share many mutual interests, the partners often took pleasure in being indispensable. Now women can support themselves and men cook and clean. Thus, shared interests and leisure activities, rather than specialized work roles, increasingly serve as the glue of marriage. Play takes people off the work-centric treadmill and introduces novelty into the relationship. Spending leisure time with others also produces higher levels of happiness than cocooning, according to the GallupHealthways Well-Being Index. So make it a double-date night.

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Tips to Keeping a Relationship Sexy Dr. Jayne Gardner


e have all been there—at the beginning of a romantic relationship—where we are no longer within the bounds of Earthly limits. This attraction is one of the strongest energies there is. We are drawn to certain people like a moth to the light—and just as unconsciously as a moth, too. We think we know why—because that person is our soulmate or we believe it was “meant to be.” We stay up all night talking on the phone, we no longer need food and we also know we never want to return to Earth again without this feeling. How do we keep this magic alive? We need instructions on how to stay in this state of intense, sexy delight with the one we love. The answer is to stay being you,

The Internet makes it easier to meet partners. Once in a partnership, technology can help daily tasks get accomplished efficiently, leaving more leisure time. It also allows us to check in with each other while apart. But e-devices are no substitute for face time. The best way to nurture a relationship is to unplug from the grid and plug into real life. I see many couples reinvigorated by each other’s company after a few hours together engaged in a fun outdoor recreational activity. For relevant articles and interviews, visit S. Alison Chabonais is the national editor of Natural Awakenings magazines.


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an individual. That very uniqueness is why the other person was attracted to you in the first place. Know that anger is a part of who we all are and

use it to guide you. Your specialness is what your partner is drawn to. Treasure this relationship enough to bring your whole self to it. It will keep the flame blazing. Express feelings to keep the relationship alive. Tell your lover when you are mad like this: “I am mad because [fill in the blank].” Don’t repress feelings that may make you say things you don’t mean. When the feelings are emptied out, love returns. This is easy to do if you really let it out. Let things explode every now and then— in this burst of energy, the sexiness will emerge again as strong as it was in the beginning. Give up trying to please—it can ruin any chances you have to be sexy. Shout out from the rooftops what you want. Don’t cower in the fear of rejection or conflict. Love yourself above all; no one will ever give you what you want unless you give it to yourself first. Never think you have to sacrifice you. It is not sexy. Good sex is the result of good passion. Be passionate about life itself. Defend your lover against all. What we all really want is someone to be there for us. The sexist feeling on Earth is to know someone loves you more than anyone else in the world. Ultimately, the most important relationship you’ll ever have is the one you have with yourself. Let February be the month you fall in love with the one that matters most—you. Dr. Jayne Gardner is founder and CEO of The Gardner Institute, a life coach training school. Learn more at Gardner See ad on page 34.

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is eaten later; we get sick eating rotten food and so will fish.” Make frequent partial water changes—one-third of the total every two to four weeks, depending on the number of fish and tank size, according to Dobrow—because filtering alone cannot do the job. Have the household tap water tested for pH (a measure of acidity and alkalinity) in order to know which chemicals are needed to sustain the level between 7.7 and 8.3, again depending on the fish population and tank size. Use LED lights, energy-saving water filters and a heater with built-in thermostat control (to maintain a range between 75° and 82° Fahrenheit) in order to reduce electric utility costs. Creative decorating atop the tank’s foundational gravel base adds to the fun. Make sure anything manmade, such as a model sunken ship or treasure chest, is obtained from a pet store, so it won’t rust or degrade and contaminate the water. Shells, coral and plants also add to a maritime setting. Remember, the more plants installed, the more light (and electricity) is needed to keep them alive.

Health Benefits attests that watching fish lowers respiration and pulse rates, relieves tension and provides relief from stresses. “Children can forge a deep connection and obtain a delayed gratification in tending fish that can be a maturing experience,” says Medical Doctor Archana Lal-Tabak, who practices integrative medicine, holistic psychiatry, Ayurveda and homeopathy at the Heart of Transformation Wellness Institute, in Evanston, Illinois. She stresses that fish ownership should be a family experience at the beginning, so that children take their responsibility seriously; it also naturally leads to eagerly anticipated visits to natural waterways.

Lal-Tabak particularly recommends this hobby for children with attention deficit symptoms, because, “Watching fish can slow children down and allow them to appreciate being in the present moment.” A discreet correlation exists between witnessing the compatibility of different species and human potential. Seeing a world of multicolored fish represents a harmonious diversity for a discerning person of any age. Elander further notes that some fish characteristics make them particularly well suited as pets for the older set. “They don’t bark and you don’t have to take them out for a walk on a cold morning,” he says with a grin. Find more information in the Marine Aquarium Handbook: Beginner to Breeder, by Martin A. Moe, Jr. Animal lover Randy Kambic is an Estero, FL, freelance writer and editor and a frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings.

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First Friday Drum Circle – 7pm. Bring your drums and percussion instruments if you have them. Instruments available. Donations accepted. Dallas Meditation Center, 727 S Floyd Rd, Richardson. 972-432-7871.


Day Hike with Backpack Conditioning – 8am12pm. Bring a loaded backpack for conditioning on this 3-hour hike. No pets. River Legacy Park, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington. RSVP: Errol Oguzhan, 817-726-9306. MeetUp. com/GreaterFortWorthSierraClub. Super Weekend Day Hike – 9am. Hike 10K (6 miles) on an easy trail along the Elm Fork of the Trinity River on the Lake Ray Roberts Greenbelt Corridor. Meet at the Hwy 380 Trailhead Park. No pets. $7/park admission. Ray Roberts Lake State Park, FM 455, Denton County. 972-658-1281. MarkAdams@

Attracting Birds to Your Garden – 9-11am. Learn which plants attract the most birds to the garden, how to provide food and shelter in each season and what type of birds you can expect to see. Class time will include a walk through the garden. $27/nonmembers, $25/members. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas.

Lawn Care Seminar – 9-11am. Learn to maintain a healthy lawn with less frequent watering. Discover the most effective and earth-friendly ways to care for your yard. Free. Richland College, 12800 Abrams Rd, Fannin Hall (Bldg F), Dallas. Pre-registration: 214670-3155. Square Foot Gardening – 9-11am. Learn how to create a practical, low maintenance garden. $27/ nonmembers, $25/members. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas.

Compost Happens – 9:30-10:30am. Learn the basics of backyard and vermi-composting to reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Free. Central Market, 5750 Lovers Ln, Dallas. Register, Central Market info desk or city of Dallas: 214-670-4475.

What is a Herbarium? –10am-1:30pm. Educational session hosted by BRIT. $35/nonmembers, $30/members. Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 1700 University Dr, Fort Worth.

Night Blooming Garden– 12-2pm. Learn how to create your own night blooming gardening and how to pick plants that will give your garden fragrance and beauty after sundown. $27/nonmembers, $25/ members. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas. Bike Maintenance Basics – 2-3:30pm. Introductory class on how to take care of a bicycle. Free. REI, 4515 LBJ Fwy, Dallas. 972-490-5989.


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Too Cold to Hold Run – 7am-2pm. 5K course around White Rock Lake, benefitting The Family Place. $15-$35. Norbuck Park, White Rock Lake, 200 North Buckner Boulevard, Dallas. Nicole Farrar: 214-559-2170. The Well – 10:30-11:30am. A contemporary worship experience featuring a visually engaging high-tech sensory experience to articulate the gospel. $10 love offering. St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. Nature Explore Family Club – 3-4pm. Event aims to connect children and families with nature through fun, age-appropriate activities. Free. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano.

Square Foot Gardening– 7-8pm. Learn to garden in a small, sunny space. Free. Davis Library, 7501 Independence Pkwy, Plano.

Triathlon Training – 7-8:30pm. Learn what’s involved in training for a triathlon. Free. REI, 4515 LBJ Fwy, Dallas.


Paradiso and Rasamayi Concert – 7:30-10:30pm. CD Release concert for internationally renowned sound healers, who use didjeridoo, singing bowls and voicework to create transformative spiritual soundscapes. $19/up to Feb 7. $25/at door. Dynamic Yoga 4 Love Studio, 558 Blue Bird, Red Oak.


Bird and Nature Walks – 7:30am-1pm. Guided bird and nature walks. Bring binoculars. $2 plus $5 admission fee. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration requested: 972-219-3930 or LisaCole@UNT. edu. Bird Walk – 8-9:30am. Prairie & Timbers Audubon Society conducts this guided bird walk thru the Heard Sanctuary. The walk, which lasts 1.5 hours, begins promptly. Free with regular admission: $11/adults, $8/ children. Heard Museum, 1 Nature Place, McKinney.

Love Your Yard– 9-11am. Learn tips on creating soil that crumbles in your hands, tricks that designers use to create curb appeal, how to make your yard care care-free and more. Bring a photo of an area you want to change and the instructor will pick a few yards to address. $27/nonmembers, $25/members. Dallas Arboretum. 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas.


Social Run and Wellness Clinic – 9:30-10:30am. Guided 2-3 mile run in the area followed by a wellness clinic and healthy breakfast reception. Hosted by Run On. Free. Central Market, 10720 Preston Rd, Dallas. Register: 972-860-6500 ext 004.


Circuit Training – 5-5:45pm. The class will work on the cardiovascular system and all major muscle groups in a fun format. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136. FDerita@

Winter Tree ID – 9-11am. Learn to identify a tree’s shape bark and other key characteristics. Walks are approved as advanced training for North Texas Master Naturalists. $15. Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas. 214-309-5801.

Flower Mound Work Day– 9am-12pm. Volunteers needed to help clean up litter and assist in invasive plant eradication on 12-acre prairie preserve. Bring pruners, loppers, rakes and shovels. The Flower Mound, 2400 Flower Mound Rd, Flower Mound. 972-213-5664. TheFlowerMound.

The Wonders of Living Clay – 7-8pm. Seminar covering common uses for clay, including detox, acid reflux, clay baths and skincare. Free. Natural Health Shop, 400 N Coit Rd, Ste 1902, Richardson. 972-664-1990.


Tai Chi – 9:30-10:30am. Tai Chi is gentle on the muscles and effective in increasing mobility, flexibility, coordination and bone density without causing fatigue. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136. Choosing Green Building Materials – 6-7pm. Learn about materials used in the home and the potential associated toxins as well as durability and sustainability. Free. West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Rd, Irving. Ci.Irving.Tx.Us/BeGreen/Index.asp.

Sweatlodge – 1:30pm. Sweatlodge to honor All and honor Ny’e (Buffalo). Free. Four Feathers Trading Post, 3522 CR 2621, Caddo Mills. RSVP: 214-2889935.


The Well – 10:30-11:30am. A contemporary worship experience featuring a visually engaging high-tech sensory experience to articulate the gospel. $10 love offering. St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801

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Posey Pots – 10am-12pm. Make a festive floral arrangement inside a miniature terra cotta pot. Part of the Dallas Arboretum’s Therapeutic Horticulture Series. Space is limited to 15 participants so register early. $8. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136. New Look, New You – 5-7pm. Try out a body wrap made from a naturally based contouring formula. $30. Glitz Salon, 5207 Bonita Ave, Davis. 214-824-5489.


Dallas Sierra Club Meeting – 7-8:30pm. Learn about the current legislative session from the director of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club. Also, a couple will share their experience building a straw house. Free. REI Dallas, 4515 Lyndon B Johnson Frwy, Dallas. 972-699-1687.


Camping Basics – 7-8:30pm. Learn how to be comfortable camping, what gear is needed, fun activities and local areas to try. Free. REI, 4515 LBJ Fwy, Dallas. 972-490-5989.

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Modern Day Miracles – 1-3pm. Share stories and wisdom about how spreading good can touch others in positive ways. Participants will review some of the stories in Louise Hay’s book of the same name. $20/ love offering. Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas. Laura Sutherland: 972-233-7106. LSutherland@


Coppell Green Bag Lunch – 11am-12pm. Join Women in the Environment for a tour of the city of Coppell’s LEED certified Senior Center, then hear from the city’s Green Team. Bring your brown bag lunch. Free. Coppell Senior and Community Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell.

Sharing the Past through Art – 10:30-11:45am. Designed for adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, during this program, participants discuss artists, themes and exhibitions and use artworks to connect to past experiences. Free. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. 817-738-1933. For helpful instructions: Visitors@

Green Landscape Design – 7-9pm. Learn watersaving practices for the landscape and design principles emphasizing the use of native and adapted plants. $9/nonresidents, $5/residents. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano.

Film Screening: Beyond Pollution – 7-9pm. The Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club is showing this documentary, an examination of the environmental, economic and humanitarian impacts of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Producer Harper Robinson will be on hand for a Q&A session following. Free. Fort Worth Botanic Garden 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth. Riding the Waves of Life: Navigating Changes, Losses and Life Transitions – 7-9pm. Learn to successfully navigate life transitions, such as loss of a loved one, relocation, job loss or change, health challenges, divorce or children leaving or returning home. $20 love offering. Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas.

Success with Seeds – 7-9pm. Learn the secrets to successful seed sowing from contributor and seed master, Greg Holdsworth. $9/ nonresidents, $5/residents. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano.


Form Follows Fitness 1K & 5K – 9am. Course showcases Dallas’ architectural icons. $15-$30. Location TBA.


Heart and Sole 5K and 1 mile – 8:30am. Benefiting Hope’s Door, which offers services for families affected by domestic abuse. $10-$30. Winfrey Point, White Rock Lake, Dallas.

Compost Happens – 9:30-10:30am. Learn the basics of backyard and vermi-composting to reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Free. Central Market, 10720 Preston Rd, Dallas. Register, Central Market info desk or city of Dallas: 214-670-4475.


The Well – 10:30-11:30am. A contemporary worship experience featuring a visually engaging high-tech sensory experience to articulate the gospel. $10 love offering. St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801

Common Sense Design– 12-2pm. Learn how to incorporate interesting perennials, flowering shrubs and edibles that are beautiful throughout the year; how to invite wildlife to your garden and how to select plants that are easy to maintain. $27/nonmembers, $25/members. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas.



or BYO. Bring a writing utensil and a water bottle. $20/members, $30/nonmembers. REI Dallas, 4515 Lyndon B Johnson Frwy, Dallas. Liz Wheelan: 214368-2306.

Tons of Tomatoes– 9-11am. Learn how to get your tomato garden off to a great start, the best varieties of tomatoes for Dallas, how and when to plant and how to get the most tomatoes from your plants. $27/ nonmembers, $25/members. Dallas Arboretum. 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas. Basic Home Leak Detection– 9am-12pm. Participants will learn how to identify and repair minor common household leaks. Free. Valley View Municipal Complex, 333 Valley View Lane, Irving. Ci.Irving. Tx.Us/BeGreen.

Beginner Backpacking Class – 10:30am-4:45pm. Learn all about backpacking from experienced Sierra Club leaders. Lunch of backpacking food is included

Medicine Wheel Ceremony – 1:30pm. Ceremony to honor all directions. Free. Four Feathers Trading Post, 3522 CR 2621, Caddo Mills. RSVP: 214-2889935.


The Well – 10:30-11:30am. A contemporary worship experience featuring a visually engaging high-tech sensory experience to articulate the gospel. $10 love offering. St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano.


Cranium Cardio – 1-2pm. New class to engage the brain in thinking tasks to help build brain connections. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136.


Intro to Crossfit – 7-8:30pm. Free. REI, 4515 LBJ Fwy, Dallas. 972-490-5989.


The Maker Movement – 7-8:30pm. Mark Frauenfelder, the editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the leading publication of the do-it-yourself movement, will speak as part of the museum’s Celebrity Lecture Series. Adults/$12, children, seniors/$10. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St, Fort Worth.

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daily Dinosaurs Live! – Thru Feb 3. Encounter moving dinosaurs, including a 46-foot long T-Rex along the Heard nature trails. Free with admission. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, McKinney. 972-562-5566. Energy Blast – Exhibit tells the dynamic story of energy and alternative energy resources in North Texas, the Barnett Shale, and the innovative pioneers who continue to make energy a leading industry in the region. Ages 11 & up. Included in $14/adult, $10/ child admission. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St, Ft Worth. 817-255-9300.

Live Animals of the World: A Conservation Exhibit – Museum houses 12 types of non-native animals, encouraging visitors to take a proactive role in conserving wild spaces. $9/adults, $6/children 3-12 & seniors, free/members & children ages 2 & under. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566.

sunday Sunday Service/Meditation and Purification – 9-11:15am. Spend a Sunday morning with likeminded people for meditation, chanting, an inspirational talk, readings from the Bible and Bhagavad Gita, and the uplifting Festival of Light. 9-9:45am, Meditation and Purification; 10-11:15am, Service. Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center, 4901 Keller Springs Rd, Ste 103, Addison. 972-248-9126. Dynamic Meditation – 10-11am. One of the active meditations compiled by Osho. Breath, jump, scream and shout, let it all go, then be in the bliss of silence and stillness; finish with dance of celebration and “be” different. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214-521-6157.

Happy Hour at Bar Alto – 5-7pm, weekdays. Take $1 off selections of wine by the glass. Sit back at the bar or in the cafe and relax while you eat a bite or take it with you while you make your shopping selections. Whole Foods Market, 4100 Lomo Alto Dr, Highland Park. 214-520-7993. WholeFoodsMarket. com/Stores/HighlandPark. Top Ten Wine Selections – 5-7pm, weekdays; 126pm, weekends. Wine tastings and, as always, you can pick up your favorite cheese pairings from a amazing selection of delicious cheeses from around the world. Whole Foods Market, 4100 Lomo Alto Dr, Highland Park. 214-520-7993.

Yoga – 6:15-7:15pm, Tues & Thurs; 12-1pm, Wed & Fri. Drop-in Hatha Yoga Postures classes are offered four times per week. Experience dynamic relaxation through practice of the postures. Suitable for all levels of fitness. $10. Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center, 4901 Keller Springs Rd, Ste 103, Addison. 972-248-9126.

Hot Yoga Community Class – 5:45-6:45pm. A combination of energetic vinyasa flow, power yoga and balance poses. Students focus on twists, holding asanas and strengthening the core muscles. Handson adjustments, enhancements and assists from the instructors. Modifications for all body types and ages. $12 suggested donation. Dynamic Yoga 4 Love Studio, 558 Bluebird Ln, Red Oak. Meditation Class – 6:45-7:45pm. 1st & 3rd Mon. Clear the mind to gain clarity of personal goals and improve health. $5. Institute for Total Wellness, 1700 Commerce St, Ste 1400, Dallas. RSVP: 214-717-6300. Laughing Yoga – 7-8pm. Healthy and playful experience that helps the body to move easily, freely, and genuinely laugh. Free, donations accepted. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214-521-6157.

Krafty Kids – 12pm. Seasonal crafts each week. Dallas Public Library, Bookmarks Branch, 8687 N Central Expy, Dallas. 214-671-1381. NorthPark@

Family Events – 1-3:30pm. Discover a new artmaking activity each month. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood, Dallas. 214-922-1200. Kundalini Yoga – 5-6:30pm. Includes chakra sounds and breathing techniques. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214-521-6157.

The IMAX Experience: Ft Worth – Showtimes online. Features include Titanica, Skyfall, The Living Sea. Flight of the Butterflies, Ride Around the World. $7/adults, $6/children 2-12 & seniors. Ft Worth Museum of Science & History, Omni Theater, 1600 Gendy St, Ft Worth. 817-255-9300.

Gentle Yoga – 5-5:45pm. Learn a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support will be offered. Wear fitness shoes with good support. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136.

Awakening Heart Meditation – 5-7pm. Interfaith mindfulness meditation, music and message based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. Facilitated by Brother ChiSing and friends. Childcare provided. Donation accepted. Dallas Meditation Center, 727 S Floyd Rd, Richardson. 972-432-7871.

monday Dance Exercise Class – 9:15-10:15am. Mon-Thurs. Easy-to-follow routines featuring Jacki Sorensen’s creative choreography and a variety of music and artists. Start anytime. 3-wk sample: $25. Cimmaron Park Rec Center in Valley Ranch, 201 Red River Tl, Irving. 972-281-3075. Additional locations:

Cosmic Dance – 7:30-9pm. Dance and disappear into deep stillness. Take your energy to a new height, be a child, reactivate your senses. Donation $5. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Dr, Dallas. 214521-6157. Sufi/Zen Poetry – 8pm. Readings from the esoteric masters at the Community Table. All dimensions welcome. Free. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Dr, Dallas. 214-521-6157.

tuesday Zumba – 9-9:30am. Latin dance inspired exercise in a fun 30-min class. $5. Curves, 11909 Preston Rd, Ste 1486, Dallas. 213-866-0399.

Aquacise – 9:30am. Low impact water aerobics for all levels. Participants must be members of the Coppell Senior and Community Center. Free. Aquatic Center & Recreation Center, 234 E Pkwy, Coppell. Lynn Dorn: 972-462-5136.

Zen Lemon – 6-7pm. Yoga class for all levels. Bring a towel and water. Free. Lululemon-Galleria, 13350 Dallas Pkwy, 3080, Dallas. 972-385-2316. Lululemon. com/Dallas/DallasGalleria.

Community Acupuncture – 6:30-7:45pm. Auricular (ear point) acupuncture is provided in group setting for relaxation, reduction of cravings and cleansing. $20/advance, $25/at door. White Rock Holistic Wellness Center, 718 N Buckner Blvd, Ste 416-103, Dallas. Jade: 214-642-0002. Walz.Jennifer@gmail. com.

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PUBlic Knowledge – 7pm. 1st Tues. Adult gathering celebrating brains and brew, featuring science, history, and guests from diverse fields, presented at a local bar or restaurant. Location: 817-255-9300.

COH Donation Yoga Class – 7-8pm. Yoga flow class for all levels. Bring own yoga mat. Free. Donations accepted benefit local missions. Community of Hope UMC, 1800 E Debbie Ln, Mansfield. 817453-2328.

Guided Meditation Class: Beginner Friendly – 7-9pm. Facilitated by Brother ChiSing. For beginners and more advanced practitioners who want to supplement their silent practice with guided meditations. Each month has a theme. $10-$25 donation. Limited to 12. Dallas Meditation Center, 727 S Floyd Rd, Richardson. 972-432-7871.

Chair Massage –3-6 pm. Sign up for an appointment in advance or walk in. 10-minute minimum. $1/minute. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136.

thursday Audubon Center Third Thursday – 9am-9pm. Free admission 3rd Thurs each month. Guided hikes throughout the day; riverbend picnic site overlooking the river. Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 S Loop 12, Dallas. 214-398-8722.

Line Dancing – Thru Feb 21. 10:45am. Learn this very basic easy dance step. Space is limited. Sign up in advance. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136. FDerita@ Tarrant County Greenweavers – 11:30am12:30pm. 3rd Thurs. Networking for professionals and companies who are green-minded, eco-friendly or wishing to become more so. $1. Prudential Worldwide Realtors, 1727 Keller Pkwy, Keller. Meetup. com/DFW-Tarrant-County-Greenweavers.

Gong/Sound Meditation – 7:30-8:30pm. 1st & 3rd Tues. Gong and drum provide energetic and sonic backdrop to group meditation. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214-521-6157. Group Meditation – 7:30-8:30pm. Meditate with like-minded friends to access inner peace, calmness and joy. Free. Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center, 4901 Keller Springs Rd, Ste 103, Addison. 972-248-9126.

Dallas Greendrinks – 2nd Wed. Meet for happy hour with other eco-conscious people. No cover, buy own drinks. Location TBD. DallasGreendrinks@

Gentle Yoga – 5-5:45pm. Learn a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support will be offered. Wear fitness shoes with good support. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136.


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friday Aquacise – 10:15am. Low impact water aerobics for all levels. Participants must be members of the Coppell Senior and Community Center. Free. Aquatic Center & Recreation Center, 234 E Pkwy, Coppell. Lynn Dorn: 972-462-5136. MoMe Yoga – 10:30am. Mother-child yoga and nursery rhymes, specifically for moms of infants and toddlers. Bring a mat. Dallas Public Library, Bookmarks Branch, 8687 N Ctrl Expy, Dallas. 214671-1381.

Health Orientation Class – 12:30pm. See Thurs listing. Aspire Health Clinic, 10440 N Ctrl Expy, Ste 124, Dallas. 214-234-0000. Chair Massage –3-6 pm. Sign up for an appointment in advance or walk in. 10-minute minimum. $1/minute. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136.

Urban Yoga Charity Class – 4:30-6pm. Karma flow class with all proceeds going to a local cause and/or charity. Urban Yoga, 1706 8th Ave, Ft Worth. 817-908-FLOW. CPR Training – 6-8pm. American Heart Training Center with over 125 highly trained instructors. Texas CPR Training, 4013 Carrizo, Plano. 214-7706872. Health Orientation Class – 6:15pm. Class on the benefits of proper spinal alignment for good health and preventing sickness. Free. Aspire Health Clinic, 10440 N Ctrl Expy, Ste 124, Dallas. 214-234-0000. Dallas Organic Garden Club – 6:30pm. 4th Thurs. Monthly meeting. REI, 4515 LBJ Fwy, Dallas.

Read and Learn – 10:30-11:30am. Features musicians, storytellers and puppets performing for newborns to 6 yr olds. Reading activity is followed by a guest performer. Dallas Public Library, Bookmarks Branch, 8687 N Ctrl Expy, Dallas. 214-671-1381.

Chanting HU – 7:30pm. 2nd Thurs. Try chanting HU and find out how 20 min can change your life. HU means happiness, balance, harmony, peace and the loss of fear. It has been used by many different spiritual groups including Eckankar as a sacred name for God. Lotus Yoga, 6337 Prospect Ave, Dallas. 214-425-5343.

Baby Bounce Basics – 12:30-1pm. Activities for moms/caregivers and infants up to 24 months old with interactive music, nursery rhymes and stories. Dallas Public Library, Bookmarks Branch, 8687 N Central Exp, Ste, Dallas. 214-671-1381.

Country and Western Dance Lessons – 7:30-9pm. 3-week, 2-step series, then 3-week waltz series. Sandunga Dance Studio, 2155 Marsh Ln, Carrollton. Info, cost: 972-418-1600.


Chill Yoga 101 – 6:45-7:45pm. No heat vinyasa flow, come and chill. Yoga is significant to everyone in a personal and unique way. To breathe, feel and let go for a moment, is the beauty of Yoga. Beginners, post-natal, all levels welcome. $12 suggested donation. Dynamic Yoga 4 Love Studio, 558 Bluebird Ln, Red Oak. Vegetarian Cooking Class – 7-9pm. Gourmet Indian vegetarian cooking with master chef Manjuali Devi. $25. Kalachandji’s Community Hall, 5430 Gurlay Ave, Dallas. 214-662-6889. Danny@

‘Til Midnight at the Nasher – 6pm-12am. 3rd Fri. All ages. Outdoor evening series featuring local bands and movies, alfresco dining, gallery tours and more. $10/adults, $7/seniors, $5/students, free/12 & under, members. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas. 214-242-5100.

Friday Night Bike Ride – 7-9pm. Twelve-mile social bicycle ride around White Rock Lake with 5 stops to keep the group together. All skill levels welcome. Helmets required and lights/water recommended. Post-ride eats at Jake’s. New Dallas Bike Works Parking Lot, 4875 W Lawther Dr, Dallas.

saturday Coppell Farmers’ Winter Market – Jan-Mar. 8am-12pm. 2nd & 4th Sat. Seasonal produce for the North Texas area, natural meats and eggs, seafood, organic dairy products, honey, teas, breads, mixes, flowers, plants, and more. Coppell Farmers’ Market, Corner of Bethel & S Coppell rds, Coppell. CFM@

Shoreline Spruceup – 9am. 2nd Sat. Help keep White Rock Lake clean. Enjoy the company, visit with friends, paddle some kayaks, receive thanks form other lake users and collect lots of trash. Meet in the parking lot of Jackson Point on the west side of the park. Jackson Point, 4200 W Lawther Dr, Dallas. 214-669-1663. Om in the Park – 9-10am. Yoga classes for all levels. Bring a towel and water. Free. Lululemon Athletica – Northpark, 8687 N Central Expy, Dal-

las. 214-234-0305.

Target First Saturdays – 10am-2pm. 1st Sat. Family activities including art scavenger hunts, family tours, yoga, story time and live performances. Free. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas. 214242-5100.

Family Events – 1-3:30pm. Discover a new artmaking activity each month. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood, Dallas. 214-922-1200. Family Bird Watching – 2-4pm. 1st Sat. Beginners

and families with children ages 5-13. Learn basic skills in outdoor fun like camping, birding, nature journaling and more. $20/adult, $10/child. Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 S Loop 12, Dallas. 214-398-8722. Animals on the Air – 3-4pm. Live radio show explores the world of wild animals and domestic pets. Q&A on taking care of pets. Listener contests to win prizes. Hosted by Sean Greene, deputy director of the Dallas Zoo and Dr Nancy Turner, veterinarian from the Bent Tree Animal Hospital. Station KSKY 660 AM.

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Nancy L. Corsaro, L.Ac & ACUPUNCTURE CTR 2840 Keller Springs Rd. Suite 301, Andrea Heikkinen, D.C Carrollton, TX Paul Heikkinen, D.C. 214-793-5684 Marsha Heikkinen, D.C., 820 E. Cartwright Rd, Suite 133, Mesquite, TX 972-285-3232 Do you have pain, digestive issues or allergies? Perhaps you want to lose weight, quit smoking or find Our office is a family owned and operated busirelief from stress. Acupuncture ness dedicated to helping and herbs can help these and many our patients realize their other conditions. This ancient healing modality can also help you natural healing abilities. We utilize chiropractic, acumaintain good health and balance. puncture, massage and nutrition to effectively and gently Massage treat the whole person. At Heikkinen Chiroe Services • Reiki • Deep NancyIncluding: Corsaro is aAcupuncture Texas-licensed acupuncturist and Tissue Chinese herbalist and is nationally board-certified practic we live to give you Back your Life. See us erapy • Pregnancy Massage • Acupressure • Chinese Herbology in acupuncture (NCCAOM). Call for a free phone for Neck & back pain, Wellness care, Acupuncture, Therapeutic Massage, Pediatric Chiropractic, Heador office 15-minute consultation. ache, Decompression Traction, Nutritional consultation Athletic physicals. See ad on page 8. cOmplimentaRy




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Dr. Cecilia Yu, D.C. 12740 Hillcrest rd, Suite 138, Dallas, TX 972-387-4700 The only National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association practitioner (NUCCA) in Dallas-Ft Worth. This Chiropractic specialty provides a “gentle” approach with no cracking or popping. It restores optimal balance to the entire spine – thus solving issues such as low back pain, allergies, Asthma, constipation, digestive problems, neck pain, Scoliosis, herniated disc and hyperactivity. Dr Yu “guarantees” to tell you upfront whether or not you can be helped by NUCCA. Free consultation. Call for appointment. See ad on page 12.


Jill Allison Bryan P.O. Box 180913, Dallas, TX 214-232-8656 Do you wish you had time in your busy life to pursue your creative passions? Do you long to feel energized, inspired and fulfilled by creativity? As a certified creativity coach, Jill will help you: Stop procrastinating • Move past perfectionism, fear and overwhelm • Enjoy focus and follow-through • Replace time-consuming habits with creative satisfaction • Move past blocks and live a more joyous, fulfilling life E-mail to schedule a free 30-min. coaching session today.


Dr. Rebeca Gracia, 1130 Dragon St, Suite 190, Dallas, TX 214-741-3332 Centrally located in the Design District, Whole Life Pharmacy seeks to help patients achieve positive therapeutic outcomes by providing customized medications, which have been specifically formulated and prepared for them by compounding pharmacists. As a designer pharmacy, we specialize in customized therapy for patients who may be unable to take traditionally manufactured therapeutic products. The primary products produced by Whole Life Pharmacy include alternative dosage forms, strengths and combinations. You will also want to check out our Soap bar and other natural and therapeutic products including gummy treats, beauty aids and products for healthy paws.

COUNSELING eCubed Counseling & Consulting Shannon Alexander 1513 Potomac, Richardson, TX 214-796-9624

Are you living the life you’ve always imagined? Life is limited. Do the unexpected. Dare to become the person you are intended to be – today. We are on a mission to equip clients with resources needed to reach peak performance and success. We Educate, Empower and Encourage you to become all you are intended to be. Through a solution-focused approach in coaching: personal, career, business, leadership and Special Needs, life independence, we restore balance, focus, direction, self- development and growth. Collaboratively we identify goals, overcome limiting beliefs, create a POWER plan, and establish ownership and accountability for reaching the desired outcome. Sessions are uniquely tailored and can be virtual or on-site. If you are ready to make a change, taking your personal and professional life to new heights, contact us today to schedule a free 30 minute consultation.


11600 Welch Road, Dallas 214- 363-6311 Established almost 100 years ago, The Hockaday School provides a college preparatory education for girl; from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, including Boarding school for grades 8-12. With an enrollment of approximately 1000 students and a 10:1 student teacher ratio, Hockaday students enjoy a 100% acceptance rate to college. Notable Hockaday alumni include Barbara and Jenna Bush, Dixie Carter, and Pamela Willeford.


12345 Inwood Rd, Dallas 972-387-8700 Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, founded in 1942 is a private Catholic institution for young men under the direction of the Society of Jesus. It’s located on a 27-acre campus in North Dallas and provides a student-centered Catholic Jesuit education to approximately 1,000 students in grades 9-12 with an 11:1 student-teacher ratio. Jesuit Dallas students’ average SAT scores exceed the national average by more than 200 points.



Locations: 3520 S. Marvin D. Love Frwy, Dallas 888-880-4276 2901 W Airport Frwy, Irving 866-807-3216 4225 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano 888-868-9915 Don Herring Mitsubishi located in Dallas, Irving, and Plano takes pride in offering the best selection of new and used vehicles to the Dallas and DFW Metroplex areas. The new Mitsubishi, all Electric Vehicle, i-MIEV is ready for immediate delivery. No money down financing is available on most new Mitsubishi’s. Visit Don Herring online or come by and see why Don Herring is the #1Mitsubishi Dealer in North Texas. We recognize your time is valuable, and strive to make your shopping experience easy and to offer you the lowest price available online. We pledge to beat any advertised offer in the Metroplex. See ad on back page.

Texas Toyota of Grapevine

801 State Hwy 114 East, Grapevine 877-858-0831 Toyota of Grapevine is currently offering a $500 Military Rebate and a $1,000 College Graduate Rebate. See website for additional information and requirements. Experience peace of mind with every new Toyota with TOYOTACARE. Toyota is devoted to safety and dependability, and proper vehicle maintenance to both. That’s why we’re including a complimentary worry=free maintenance plan and roadside assistance with the purchase or lease of every new Toyota. For 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, you and your new vehicle will be covered. It’s complimentary peace of mind, and we’re the first full-line brand to offer anything like it.


835 W. Davis, Dallas, TX 214-942-1030 From the Ends of the Earth is a FAIR TRADE WORLD IMPORTS store located in the exciting new Oak Cliff Arts District. We carry a large variety of items from around the world, and can’t wait to meet you when you stop in to shop. Our offerings include clothing and accessories, home décor, writing tablets and pens, music and instruments, and handmade cards. To see a sampling of our offerings go to


800-351-9542 We have been programmed to believe that the “smell” of clean comes from highly advertised commercial cleaners. Don’t be deceived! The smell is really highly toxic fumes disguised with fragrances which creates dangerous levels of indoor air pollution! If your family suffers from asthma, allergies or illnesses, reclaim their wellbeing TODAY. Give them the gift of clean air. Try our SafeHaven Healthy Home Residential Cleaning Services or the exclusive SafeHaven AllNatural Cleaning product line we use. Order online, by email or by phone. We only exist to provide you true green cleaning options because “We Care About the Air You Breathe. Servicing all of DFW.

GREEN PEST CONTROL ECOFRIENDS PEST CONTROL P.O. Box 671281,Dallas TPCL #13982 972-484-7287 EcoFriendsPestControl

Chemicalfree pest control that works. Protect your family, pets, home and environment with our customized treatments using botanical products. Rid your home and environment of roaches, rodents, mosquitoes, fleas, termites and ants an have the kind of environment Mother Nature wants you to have. We treat your home like we treat our hom and your satisfaction is guaranteed. Call 972-484-7287 for a free consultation and estimate.


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Leslie Duong 5917 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 214-887-8325 AC Herbs and Vitamins specialLeslie Duong is a licensed Herbalist, BS Biology, and Health Nutritionist, with 14 years of experience in Chinese Natural Herbs, Leslie will sit down with you to conduct a private and personal evaluation of your health. You can assured that her many years of experience will start to help you feel better in no time. She can help with Prostate, Cancer, Hepatitis A,B,C, Detoxing, Cholesterol, Fertility, Impotency, Lupus, Thyroid, Menopause, Diabetes, Depression, Drug Detox, Skin Problems, Sexually Transmitted Disease, and Weight Loss. Free Consultation Available. Call to schedule you appointment. See ad on page 26.


Dr. Latonia Smith 2701 Osler, Suite 10, Grand Prairie 972-641-2400 A different kind of dentistry where the focus is on health not disease. Our goal is to provide dentistry that enhances your overall health and improves the quality of your life. Have the smile you have always wanted with straight, white teeth. We use Invisalign instead of metal brackets and offer other services using simple and effective methods that are less invasive. We offer the most bio-compatible treatments available. Call 972-641-2400 to schedule your initial consultation. See ad on page 25. C=40 M=0 Y=0 K=0

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HOMEOPATHY Dr. Alex Bekker

6500 Mockingbird Ln, Suite 115, Dallas 214-821-3133 Dr. Bekker is a physician specializing in homeopathy, which is a medicinal therapy which uses natural substances that stimulate the person’s own vitality to overcome illness, and restore health. Some of the conditions treated are Childhood Illness, Autism, Asthma, Allergies, Auto-Immune Disorders, Anxiety, Depression and many other conditions. The result of homeopathic treatment is the permanent cure of the individual and the restoration of health.


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Keith Clark, LMT 11311 North Central Expressway, Suite 211, Dallas, TX 214- 315-2959

Keith Clark is a licensed massage therapist in private practice utilizing many massage modalities during sessions to promote the importance of body maintenance. Whether you need a massage to relax and reduce stress, to recharge your fatigued muscles, or to assist in alleviating chronic pain, you’ll find the style of massage, you need here. Massage can help address a number of health issues including: Low-back pain, Improve range of motion, Ease medication dependence, Enhance immunity by stimulating the body’s natural defense system, Exercise and stretch muscles, Help athletes prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts, Improve the condition of the skin, Increase joint flexibility and lessen depression and anxiety. Call or go online for an appointment. REVIVIFY.

MEDICAL DR. KAREN ASBURY, MD INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE Dr. Karen Asbury, MD 2313 LaVida Place, Plano 972- 867-7790

The practice of Dr. Asbury is on the cutting-edge of Integrative Medicine. We specialize in a combination of Internal Medicine and Alternative Care, using the best of both. We believe the body is a wonderfully functioning system that was designed to be self healing, if given what it needs. Are you tired of drugs and conventional medicine? Do you want to address the cause of disease and not just the symptoms? Do you want natural solutions to chronic diseases? Dr. Asbury provides all aspects of adult care including full preventive evaluations and comprehensive treatment of chronic diseases. Call 972-867-7790 for an appointment or a free Consult. See ad on page 14.


Constantine A. Kotsanis, MD 2260 Pool Road, Grapevine, TX 817-756-1896

Dr. Constantine A. Kotsanis is an unconventional medical doctor who travels the globe in search of answers to today’s health problems. His approach is to blend modern conventional medicine with the time-tested wisdom of older disciplines, creating unique treatments for each person. Having taken the time to become a certified nutritionist himself, Dr. Kotsanis believes the foundation of any treatment is proper nutrition. He applies this belief to treating conditions ranging from autism spectrum to chronic diseases including cancer and diabetes. Come Have Lunch with the Family - The public is invited to our FREE monthly Lunch & Learns. It’s a great way to meet the staff and doctor while learning more about health. We provide a gluten-free recipe from the Kotsanis Institute’s own cookbook “Food for Thought” (available on Each month is a different topic. Find the schedule on our website www. See ad on page 2.


Norm Forbes 337-353-796 PureBox provides eco-friendly, easy to use moving boxes for residential, commercial & special event needs. Rent our reusable boxes instead of buying cardboard and we will deliver to your home or office. PureBoxes are lightweight, stackable, nest-able and perfectly designed to keep your belongings organized and secure. Don’t miss the opportunity to make your next move faster, cheaper, greener & less stressful. Stop wasting your time & money on Earth-polluting cardboard. See ad on page 20.

NATUROPATH Well Natural Health

Dr. Marinette Paredes 4230 Avondale Ave, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 214-520-8108 Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine. Encouraging individuals to participate in optimizing their well-being. Services include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutritional counseling and wellness counseling. For more information and to schedule an appointment call 214-520-8108. Be Well.


Dr Stephanie Golder & Mindy Fritz 10000 North Central Expressway #400, Dallas, TX 214-642-3976 Specializing in the reduction or elimination of disorders, including anxiety, depression, migraine, ADD (AD/HD), behavioral disorders, learning disability, and many others, utilizing neurofeedback and Christian counseling. Our goal is to help our clients achieve improved physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Neurofeedback is a proven, effective treatment that is non-invasive and does not involve medication. Call 214-642-3976 for a consultation.

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NUTRITION Living Well Health and Wellness Center

Betty Murray, CN, HHC, Ryt 14330 Midway Rd, Suite 121, Dallas, TX 972-930-0260 Betty Murray, CN, HHC, RYT is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor. Betty has a knack for making the science of nutrition easy to understand and implement. Betty specializes in metabolic and digestive disorders and weight loss resistance. A master of the bio-chemistry of the body, Betty teaches clients how to utilize nutritional interventions to improve their health. Call 972-9300260 today to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation to see if nutrition counseling is right for you.

Natural Health Shop

400 North Coit Rd, Suite 1902, Richardson 972-664-1990 Everyday low prices on over 9,000 health and wellness products Natural and supplements. We specialize in special orders. Groceries, suppleHealth ments, sports nutrition, beauty special needs nutrition, Shop products, massage, detox. Located at the intersection of Coit and Roundrock. Open 7 days a week. See ad on page 15.

ORGANIC FOODS TEXAS DAILY HARVEST Fisher Lane, Yantis, TX 903-335-1758

We are a Certified Organic Farm producing milk, cheese, yogurt, beef, pork, eggs and produce in East Texas. Our products area available in many stores in the Metroplex and in Austin, and we are now offering Neighborhood Delivery and a CSA. Please call or see our website at to sign up for Neighborhood Delivery.


CR 45, Earth, TX 214-908-2569 Providing other families with clean and great tasting dairy products made from our sustainable, organic certified, West Texas native grass pastures of contented, happy, and humanely treated cows is the mission of Three Happy Cows. Our products are free of any added hormones, antibiotics, toxic chemical pesticides or herbicides. Due to the nature of the nutritional diet of our cows, our products have a wonderful fresh taste and maintains their flavor. Three Happy Cows products can be found at Central Market, Natural Grocers, Rosemeade Market, Cupboard, and Local Yocal. See ad on page 27.




877-604-8208 ext. 702 Organic mattresses – safe, allergy-free, temperaturecontrolled sleeping system. Experience your best night’s sleep ever with revolutionary composition of lavender, swiss herbs, hi-tech materials. Our Swiss made Aven02 mattresses are 40% more durable than most existing products on the market. Organic Bedroom Inc is exclusive US retail distributor of Aven02 organic mattresses. Call for appointment. Get 2 coupon offers for November purchase.


5207 Bonita, Dallas 972-587-7835 Certified Organic Salon located in Uptown Dallas in the Knox-Henderson District. Glitz is Dallas’ premiere certified vegan Salon, using animal-cruelty-free products that have none of the toxic chemicals found in most professional color lines. Offering a full suite of organic products and services, our services include Hair Cuts, Hair Color, Hair Straightening and Real Hair Extensions. Glitz salon is unique and personable and provides a warm and welcoming environment in a beautifully renovated house in one of the Dallas’ hippest new neighborhoods. Stop by today and see what the buzz is about for yourself. Walk-ins accepted. See ad on page 17.


Jon & Laura Petersen Anna, TX 972-924-2722 Alfresco Living designs and installs outdoor improvements that make your outdoor rooms nicer. We take the time to design your Landscape Lighting to fit your lifestyle. Water Features, Mosquito Misting, Cool Fogging, Rain Water Harvesting and Christmas Lighting to take your outdoor living environment to the next level of pure enjoyment and a place where you can relax and enjoy the sound of a waterfall in a mosquito free evening while your landscape lights highlight the focal points of your yard.

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Dr. Nancy Bozeman 621 N. Little School Rd, Kennedale 817-572-2400 As an alternative medicine specialist, Dr. Nancy Bozeman emphasizes your pet’s entire well-being by taking a holistic approach to veterinary medicine. Offering a full range of conventional and complementary modalities including Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Laser Therapy, NAET, Nutrition Counseling and we offer Vaccination titers. Come visit our comfortable, pet-friendly, homey office environment. See ad on page 31.

The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years. ~ Deepak Chopra


Eric Pratt, Owner 1920 Abrams Pkwy #387, Dallas, TX 214-732-4721 We are professional Pet Lovers and we promise to treat your pet like precious members of the family they are. We provide pet services to owners who are not only away from home on vacation but also away from home because of a long day at work. We pride ourselves in giving each pet special attention according to their breed, character and age. Contact us for full information and pricing based on your pet’s needs.


Dallas, TX 214-810-1785 Energy efficient, attractive and durable Dog Doors professionally installed. Let your dogs and cats live large with the freedom they deserve by getting a professionally installed Wall pet door in any type of wall, Door dog door, Screen pet door, Dog door right in the glass, or Pet door panel insert for a sliding glass patio door. Don’t be trapped into thinking that your dog door must be installed in a door. With Lone Star Dog Doors you will benefit from our many years of remodeling experience plus we use Hale Pet Door products, representing the highest quality in the industry. Call 214-810-1785 today so we can install “Your Pet’s Doorway to Living Large” in the Dallas area.

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Stephanie Ebbesen-Stuer 214-563-5769 Green Home Residential is the first green residential real estate brokerage in North Texas to specializing in healthy, sustainable high performing real estate. Return on your green home investment can show up in increased energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality and health, decrease in waste, and reduced water consumption, among other things. Get the professionals at Green home Residential to find the shade of green that fits our real estate needs. We will customize services based on your requests and show you how to take advantage of government programs and incentives. Green living is healthy and healthy living is green. Call us for a complimentary consultation.


1701 N. Greenville Ave. # 1112 Richardson, TX 972-231-4800 Lock in your electricity rate for 30 years. Reduce, offset, or even eliminate your skyrocketing utility bills! We offer unmatched expertise, superior products, design and installation services, educational seminars and much, much more. Call Clean Energy Systems today, and let us help you discover the joy in energy independence. Serving Dallas, Denton and Collin Counties since 2008. State licensed Electrical Contractor TX # 29240


Nance Woods 330 Market St, Baird, TX Stress? Illness? Injury? Biofeedback could be the answer. Distance sessions available. Quantum Zen also offers Human BioAcoustic Vocal Profiling and Nance is a highly sought after Reiki Master/ Teacher. Trying to sell your house but it just won’t sell? Keep getting an “unfriendly” feeling around your property? Property clearing is available. Quantum Zen is a holistic wellness center specializing in stress management located west of the metroplex on Interstate 20.



6808 Pastor Bailey Dr, Dallas 214-331-8522 Church that Grows people. Services are Sundays at 7:30am, 9:15am, 11:00am, 12:45am, and online at Streamingfaith. com. Mid-week service is Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Reverend Bryan L. Carter, Senior Pastor.





Jon & Christi Hurley 615-653-5228 Drink coffee and burn fat. Join thousands of other coffee and tea drinkers who have lost those unwanted pounds. Try the Bfit challenge today! Call Christi at 615653-5228 and get ready for a fitter, healthier you! See ad on page 11.

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Jennifer Trejo, Naturopath 3345 Western Center Blvd, Suite 140 Ft Worth, TX 817-847-0900 Services include: BioSET, which locates and corrects imbalances in the body through detoxification, enzyme therapy, homeopathy, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations; breast thermography which can detect cancer forming up to 8 years before other detection devices, with no radiation exposure or compression; saliva hormone testing and correction using homeopathic hormones; thyroid testing and balancing; metabolism testing; weight loss; IonCleanse foot Detox and oxygen steam sauna. See ad on page 23.

1651 Wall Street, Garland 972- 864-1934 Rohde’s helps you get and maintain beautiful Yards and Gardens in a chemical-free environment. We know organics better than anyone else. Organic yards and gardens require less water, have fewer insects and diseases and result in better health for you, your family and the environment. We will give you the guidance you need either in our store or at your home. Products and services include Landscaping and maintenance, natural fertilizer, natural insect control, unique garden gift items, pet food for dogs and cats, and a large selection of native and drought-tolerant plants. Call the experts today at 972-864-1934. See ad on page 11.

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Dr. Genie Fields 5220 Spring Valley Rd, Suite 405 Dallas, Tx 214-352-8758 Offering full body Regulation Thermography, including the breast. It can detect abnormalities in the very earliest of stages, many times finding the underlying causes of disease. Regulation Thermography looks at the entire body’s BEHAVIOR after being stressed giving a ‘living dynamic view.’ Consultations, further evaluation and follow up care are offered as well. See ad on page 19.

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DYNAMIC YOGA & FITNESS STUDIO BY YOGA 4 LOVE Lisa Ware 558 Bluebird Ln, Red Oak, TX 469-437-1334

Dynamic Yoga and Fitness Studio by Yoga 4 Love was born from a long and fruitful yoga practice and whirlwind of a yoga teaching career from the owner and founder Lisa Ware, Registered Yoga Teacher. She and her Dynamic Team Staff along with her husband and co owner Richard Ware, decided that Red Oak was ready for something totally fresh and new. Most of our yoga classes are HOT yoga, and if you have yet to experience this wonderful practice you are in for a treat. Certified instructors will motivate you and help you set your sights high to achieve your goals, both in and out of the studio. We are Mind, Body Spirit based to nurture the whole you. We are not a gym. We are unique studio where you can commune with like- minded individuals.

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Healthy Dining

in the Metroplex —8— METROPLEX LOCATIONS

1. Preston 214-360-7569 6100 Luther Ln, Dallas 75225 2. Royal 214-613-2841 5960 Royal Ln, Dallas 75230 3.SMU 214-520-6878 6403 Hillcrest, Dallas 75205 4. Lemmon 214-780-0602 4015 Lemmon Ave, Dallas 75219

5. Flowermound 972-899-3548 2550 Crosstimbers Rd, Flowermound 75028 6. Frisco 214-436-4410 3580 Preston Rd, Suite 107, Frisco 75034 7. Southlake 214-436-4410 2600 E. Southlake Blvd, #160, Southlake 76092 8. Mockingbird & Greenville 214-515-9113 5706 E. Mockingbird Ln, Highland Park 75205



Addison • 5100 Belt Line • 972-503-7326 Dallas • Quadrangle • 2800 Routh St. • 214-954-0486

MustardSeed Retreats etc Raw & Living Food Classes Chef Laura will come to your location to teach you and your guest how to prepare healthy dishes Book your class today and start living a healthy lifestyle tomorrow

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Classic-style diner serving up unbelievable Vegan Burgers, Quesadillas, Nachos, Wraps, Fresh-Baked Desserts, Hot Coffee & much more! All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes and a full Vegan Brunch menu on Sundays! Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–10pm | Sunday, 11am–5pm 1101 N. Beckley, Dallas | 214.948.4747





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