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ow perfect it is that preparation of Natural Awakenings’ October issue on the environment coincides with the topic of Divine Creation, according to the first chapter of Genesis, in my weekly Bible Study class. Over the course of our study, we have been eloquently reminded that God created the Earth, placed His prized children here as the focus of His love and perfectly filled it with all that we need to exercise dominion (not domination), live abundantly, multiply and comfortably fulfill our intended purpose. My own inescapable conclusion is that creation informs evolution; they are not mutually exclusive. But no matter a person’s beliefs, we can all likely agree that this heavenly sphere we call home is a wonderful, perfectly integrated and amazing place. Ironically, like its predecessor, “green,” even the crucial concept of sustainability is in danger of becoming just a feel-good buzzword. Rarely a day goes by now that I don’t hear the word used in conjunction with new building developments, farming, cooking, cafés, manufacturing and urban planning. If only such widespread sustainability were true! I hear similar chatter on broadcast news and the Internet, yet everyone seems to have their own definition. You have to wonder, just what exactly does that spokesperson or news release mean when it uses the terms sustainable, green or eco-friendly? Abusing the term gets us nowhere, so I went in search of trustworthy sources. NASA holds that achieving sustainability will enable the Earth to continue supporting human life as we know it. The Environmental Protection Agency states that sustainability is based on the principle that everything we need for our survival and well-being depends directly or indirectly upon our natural environment. The United Nations’ definition includes the ability to fight poverty, advance social inclusion (including the status of women) and protect the environment. This month, Natural Awakenings’ feature article addresses, “What We Want for Our Future” (page 18), taking a broad global view of actions flowing out of this year’s pivotal United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. We have also taken this opportunity to dig deeper into commitments to the state of Dallas Metroplex sustainability. On page 21, Julie Thibodeaux examines, “How Dallas Goes Green,” from the standpoints of the Chamber of Commerce, city of Dallas development officials and our area’s technology sector. On page 22, we highlight a compelling eco-initiative of the impressive scope Brita Belli reports on in our feature article, this one in our own backyard. We have found what promises to be the Metroplex’s sustainability juggernaut, Earth NT, the Energy and Technology Hub of North Texas, which promises to put us on a par with California’s Silicon Valley, North Carolina’s Research Triangle and NASA itself. We hope you enjoy this issue on sustainability. It’s part of our mission to inspire us all to make a difference Serving the Dallas Metro plex and in the health of the planet and the North Texas Commun ities, including people who live on it. How perfect North Dallas, Highland Park, it is that healthy living is green and University Park, Presto n Hollow, Richgreen living is healthy. ardson, Coppell, Irving , Blessings Always,

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Klyde Warren Park Stages Grand Opening Celebration


he new Klyde Warren Park will hold a grand opening festival October 27 and 28. Already dubbed Dallas’ new “front lawn,” the 5.2-acre park is taking shape as a beautiful oasis in the heart of the city. Highlights of the festival, which will spread across the park and adjacent arts district, include a dedication ceremony, an outdoor performance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, a Saturday evening concert on the Great Lawn’s Muse Family Performance Pavilion and sneak peeks at the park’s ongoing programming. The opening will coincide with the final weekend of Art in October, the annual celebration of the Arts District. Film actor and Dallas native Owen Wilson will serve as the event’s honorary chair. Klyde Warren Park will serve as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors to enjoy in the heart of the city, creating an urban green space between Pearl and St. Paul Streets. Facilities include a performance stage, restaurant, shaded walking paths, a dog park, a children’s garden, great lawn, water features, an area for games and more. To volunteer or make a donation, call 214-716-4500 or visit

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he seventh annual Celina Balloon Festival & Family Fun Day will be held October 26 and 27, at Old Celina Park. This fun, interactive event, attended by thousands, features balloons with special shapes, tethered balloon rides, a balloon glow, balloon launches and balloon rides. As a special event to benefit the Grace Bridge Food Bank, in Celina, four helicopter rides will be raffled at the Chamber of Commerce booth for $5 a ticket. The nonprofits feed thousands of people in Celina and surrounding areas every month. Family-friendly entertainment includes local bands and performers, a kite exhibition, midway with games, rides and fun, tasty food treats, arts & crafts booths, local businesses, a kids area with carnival rides and giant inflatables. There’s even a petting zoo. Location: 12670 FM 428, Celina. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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hat do Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower have in common? According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, these cruciferous veggies are associated with a decreased risk of colon cancer. Throw in a good measure of A’s, as in apples, and people can also reduce their risk of distal colon cancer, report researchers from the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research at the University of Western Australia and Deakin University, in Victoria, Australia. The investigation examined the potential link between fruits and vegetables and three cancers in different parts of the bowel.

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he mouth may be one place that signs of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity are manifested, according to a recent study by researchers at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They discovered a link between the disorder and dental enamel defects and recurrent aphthous ulcers, or canker sores, and concluded that dentists can play an important role in identifying unrecognized celiac disease. Appropriate referral and timely diagnosis can help prevent serious complications.

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ome scents make no sense for personal or planetary health. Using scented laundry products can release harmful—even carcinogenic—pollutants into the air, report University of Washington researchers. Their findings, published online in the journal Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, show that air vented from machines using the top-selling, scented, liquid laundry detergent and dryer sheet contains hazardous chemicals. When researchers analyzed captured gases from dryer vent fumes after participating households ran regular laundry cycles using liquid laundry detergent and a leading brand of scented dryer sheets, they found more than 25 volatile organic compounds, including seven dangerous air pollutants. Of those, two chemicals— acetaldehyde and benzene—are classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as carcinogens, with no established safe exposure level. Benzene is linked to leukemia and other blood cancers, according to the American Cancer Society, and studies have shown that acetaldehyde can cause nasal and throat cancer in animals. “This is an interesting source of pollution, because emissions from dryer vents are essentially unregulated,” says lead author Anne Steinemann, Ph.D., professor of civil and environmental engineering and of public affairs. “If they are coming out of a smokestack or tail pipe, they are regulated—but if they’re coming out of a dryer vent, they are not.”

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hat we place on our skin might increase the risk for diabetes, based on findings by researchers at Uppsala University, in Sweden. They noted a connection between phthalates found in cosmetics and plastics and the risk of seniors developing diabetes; even a modest increase in circulating blood levels of such chemicals doubled their risk. Monica Lind, associate professor of environmental medicine at the Section for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Dr. Lars Lind, professor of medicine, analyzed new information from a study that involved more than 1,000 70-year-old men and women in Uppsala. The participants submitted blood samples for analysis of various environmental toxins, including several substances formed when the body breaks down phthalates. Even after adjusting for obesity, blood lipids, smoking and exercise habits, the researchers saw a definite connection between blood levels of some of the phthalates and an increased prevalence of diabetes. The Linds also found that certain phthalates were associated with disrupted insulin production in the pancreas. Most people come into daily contact with phthalates. These chemicals are commonly used as softening agents in plastics and as carriers of fragrances in cosmetics, personal care products, air fresheners and scented candles.


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ctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and thousands of well-meaning healthcare providers will continue to recommend mammograms. However, a growing body of research suggests that X-ray mammography may not be the best screening approach, at least on an annual basis, and even the National Cancer Institute notes potential harms ranging from false results to overtreatment and radiation exposure. A 2006 study published in the British Journal of Radiobiology revealed that the type of radiation used in X-ray-based screenings is more carcinogenic than previously believed. The researchers wrote, “Recent radiobiological studies have provided compelling evidence that the low-energy X-rays used in mammography are approximately four times—but possibly as much as six times—more likely to cause mutational damage than higher energy X-rays.” Peter Gøtzsche is director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre and an author of the landmark 2001 Cochrane systematic review, Screening for Breast Cancer with Mammography, which concludes, “Currently available reliable evidence has not shown a survival benefit of mass screening for breast cancer.” In 2011, Gøtzsche stated, “It is getting more and more difficult to argue that mammography is reasonable to [use] for breast screening.”

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Women Leaders Combat Climate Change A new study in the journal Social Science Research observes that, “Controlling for other factors, in nations where women’s status is higher, CO2 emissions are lower.” Christina Ergas and Richard York, sociologists at the University of Oregon–Eugene, found that the nations in which women have higher political status—based on how long they’ve had the right to vote and representation in parliament and ministerial governments—also have more ecologically sound outcomes than those that do not. Such outcomes included ratifying a greater number of environmental treaties, more scientific knowledge of climate change, a perception of environmental risks as more threatening and less optimism about the potential to solve problems by relying solely on technology. Source:

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October is Bra Recycling Month The Bra Recyclers, a Gilbert, Arizona-based textile recycling company, is celebrating the third annual Bra Recycling Month during October. The intent is to collect new and gently used and cleaned bras for interested women nationwide. Healthiest options are non-underwire garments—Dr. John McDougall, in his book, The McDougall Program for a Healthy Heart, notes that constricting bras have been implicated in the rise of benign, non-cancerous but often painful breast cysts and lumps. Bra Recyclers CEO Elaine Birks-Mitchell states, “The month-long campaign ties directly into breast cancer and domestic violence awareness. The Bra Recyclers believe every woman and girl should not have to worry about something as simple as a bra as they transition back to self-sufficiency or being cancer-free. The results are enhanced self-esteem and encouragement and strength to carry on.” To participate, visit

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An out-of-the-way quagmire or boggy boondock off a lonely road might seem like just so much wasteland rather than something to be concerned about when it’s paved over for a new strip mall or big-box store. But citizens are realizing that these plots where land meets water provide a vital and valuable ecological function. In addition to nurturing essential biodiversity, wetlands purify water, produce fish, store carbon dioxide that would otherwise increase global warming and protect shorelines from floods, storm surges and erosion. “When we lose wetlands, we’re losing something we won’t recover for years,” remarks Dr. Moreno-Mateos, a wetland ecologist at the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, at Stanford University. “When people develop that huge shopping mall, it will take centuries to restore the functions we had before.” After-the-fact restoration efforts yield far more limited benefits. Source:

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Eco-Checklist Tracks Personal Progress Keeping daily to-do lists is standard practice for many life projects. Now, the environmentally conscious can periodically monitor their personal eco-progress via ChasingGreen. org/green-actions. The website helps people to become greener by suggesting many activities and ideas to consider and then check off when they have been accomplished, all while exchanging ideas with an interactive community. Eight categories—energy, health, heating and cooling, recycle and reuse, travel, water, miscellaneous and onetime actions—together contain more than 150 distinct actionable steps. Users can register or log-in using Facebook and save the latest additions to their progress report, then return at any time to monitor the successful greening of their lifestyle. For example, while many homeowners may have already insulated their dwelling, the energy section points out possible areas for improvement, includ-

ing water pipes, roof, walls, window treatments, doors, ductwork, water heater and basement. Some tips in the miscellaneous section are timely for upcoming holidays, such as giving an ecofriendly gift, substituting an experience for a tangible gift and sending e-cards instead of traditional paper greetings. The travel section reminds the ecoand budget-conscious to check their cars’ tire pressure often, as underinflated tires put more rubber on the road, which demands more energy to drive and hurts

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A Family of Chiropractors by Katie Pruett


he Heikkinen Family has been providing chiropractic care and utilizing natural approaches to treat their clients for nearly 30 years. A practice consisting of mother, father and daughter, each of the Heikkinens specializes in different methods of natural care, including acupuncture, diet and nutrition, pediatric and pregnancy care and sports care. Both Dr. Paul and Dr. Marsha Heikkinen began their journey into natural healing through chiropractic care in the 1980s, while studying at Parker College, now Parker University. Upon completing their education, they worked with other doctors in different offices before opening their own practice. However, their path in this profession took a different turn after Marsha gave birth to their daughter Andrea. A year after her birth, Andrea began to experience seizures, which spurred doctors to consider treating her for epilepsy.

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future for the planet, say those involved, means addressing all three simultaneously. It demands the kind of real, immediate action so evident at Rio+20.

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e don’t need another plan of action or more treaties; what we need are people that will begin to implement the commitments and meet the goals that have already been created and established,” explains Jacob Scherr, director of global strategy and advocacy for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), about the new thinking that drove this year’s Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The June conference brought together international heads of state, business leaders, nonprofits and activists to prioritize and strategize sustainable development. Unlike the United Nations’ annual climate change conferences, which led to the Kyoto Protocol in 1997—a legally binding treaty that set targets for greenhouse gas emissions the United States refused to sign—the United Nations Conference on Sustain18

able Development is held once every 20 years. The theme of Rio+20 was simple and direct: The Future We Want. Moving away from political posturing and endless negotiating, the meetup asked businesses, governments and charities to publicly declare their specific commitments and solicited the public’s ideas for realizing sustainability, all aligned with the priorities and opportunities of the 21st century. “With growing populations depleting resources, how do we keep increasing and ensuring prosperity while we are already using more than we have?” queries U.N. spokeswoman Pragati Pascale. “It’s a conundrum.” Sustainable development, as defined by the U.N., includes fighting poverty, social inclusion (including advancing the status of women) and protecting the environment. Building a sustainable

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By the end of the Rio conference, more than 700 voluntarily secured commitments, valued at more than half a trillion dollars, were earmarked to address everything from protecting forests and reducing ocean pollution to building rapid transit bus systems and increasing the number of women entrepreneurs in the green economy. The NRDC launched to track and publicize new pledges and make them easily searchable by region or category. Some commitments are breathtaking in scope: n International development banks have pledged $175 billion to boost sustainable transportation in developing countries; n Bank of America promised $50 billion over 10 years to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and energy access; n The World Bank committed $16 billion to boost clean energy, access to electricity and cookstoves in developing nations; n The New Partnership for Africa’s Development promised to achieve energy access for at least 60 percent of Africa’s population by 2040; n The European Bank offered $8 billion by 2015 to support energy efficiency projects in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; n Microsoft pledged to be carbon neutral across all its operations by the end of 2013; n The United States together with the Consumer Goods Forum (which represents more than 600 retail and manufacturing companies) committed to achieve zero net deforestation in their supply chains by 2020. “The real action, the real energy, was the 21st-century aspect [of Rio+20],” advises Scherr. “I call it the ‘network world’, recognizing the number of players today. It’s not just national governments; it’s states and cities, corporations and philanthropists. In addition to the official meetings and negotiations, between 3,000 and 4,000 other gatherings

were going on between business people, mayors, civil society organizations and others, presenting myriad opportunities to make specific commitments. We’re moving to a different dynamic.”

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The inclusive atmosphere is reflected in another new U.N.-sponsored international sharing website, FutureWe, featuring visions and videos relating to sustainability and solutions to dire environmental problems, such as turning global warming-inducing methane from China’s farms into a usable energy source; predicting periods of drought in Ethiopia to prevent humanitarian crises; and investing in solar power to bring electricity to 1.4 billion people around the world. More than 50 million people worldwide have submitted ideas for a more sustainable world, ranging from ways to increase public education to plans for stopping industrial pollution and better managing waste. “The huge public engagement in the conference is exciting,” says Pascale, “because that’s really how progress will happen. People have to force their governments to take action.” The NRDC dedicated website is part of a coordinated effort to hold governments, businesses and nonprofits accountable and inform the public. The new U.N. websites facilitate a thriving discussion of what sustainability means and how it can be put into practice. “We want to continue the overall campaign and build upon it,” says Pascale. “Whatever frustrations people have with businesses, nongovernment organizations (NGO) or governments, we need to harness that energy and keep that dialogue going to give people a voice in making sustainability happen.”

PlaNYC: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s announcement of PlaNYC, on Earth Day 2007, signaled an historic moment. The people’s vision of a cleaner, healthier New York City, one that could accommodate 9 million predicted residents by 2030, aims to be a model for urban sustainable development. Its original 127 initiatives leave few sustainability stones unturned, including cleaning up brownfields, building more playgrounds and parks, increasing public transportation and bike lanes, implementing aggressive recycling, enforcing green building standards and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Twothirds of the initial goals have already been achieved; the latest update calls for 132 initiatives, including a new set of annual milestones. Speaking at the Museum of the City of New York in 2009, Daniel Doctoroff, the former deputy mayor of economic development and rebuilding for the Bloomberg administration, called PlaNYC “one of the most sweeping, most comprehensive blueprints for New York ever undertaken.” Most critically, all of its stated commitments are achievable (see Evergreen Cooperative Initiative (ECI): Businesses and community groups in Cleveland, Ohio,

determined that they needed to solve the problem of joblessness in low-income areas by creating living-wage jobs and then training eligible residents to fill them. They developed a new, cooperativebased economic model, based on green jobs that can inspire other cities with similar economic woes. The ECI is a community undertaking in which anchor institutions like the Cleveland Foundation, University Hospitals and the municipal government leverage their purchasing power to help create green-focused, employee-owned local businesses, which to date include a green laundromat, the hydroponic greenhouse Green City Growers, and Ohio Cooperative Solar, which provides weatherization and installs and maintains solar panels. The solar cooperative will more than double Ohio’s solar generating capacity from 2011 levels by the end of 2012 (see EvergreenCooperatives. com). CALGreen: Updated building codes may not generate much excitement until we consider that U.S. buildings account for a lion’s share of carbon dioxide emissions (39 percent), and consume 70 percent of the electricity we generate. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) reports, “If half of new commercial buildings were built to use 50 percent less energy, it would save over 6 million metric tons of CO2 annually for the life of the buildings—the equivalent of taking more than 1 million cars off the road

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every year.” The California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), which took effect in January 2011, sets the highest green bar for new buildings in the country. It requires that new buildings achieve a 20 percent reduction in potable water use, divert 50 percent of their construction waste from landfills, use paints and materials with low volatile organic compound content and provide parking for clean-air vehicles. Multiple key stakeholders have been involved throughout the process, including the California Energy Commission and the Sierra Club. “We really tried to bring together an entire spectrum of people and groups with different perspectives and expertise to build a consensus,” says David Walls, executive director of the California Building Standards Commission. “If we were going to put something in the code, we wanted to make sure it was right.” (See Renewable Portfolio Standard: Texas leads the country in electricity generated from wind power. One complex, in Roscoe, features 627 turbines on 100,000 acres that cost $1 billion to build. Much of the rapid growth of the state’s wind industry can be credited to Texas’ Renewable Portfolio Standard, legislation passed in 1999 that mandated construction of renewable energy, including solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, biomass and landfill gas, in addition to wind.


Sustainable development includes fighting poverty, increasing social inclusion (including advancing the status of women) and protecting the environment.

Grassroots Leadership It further mandated that utilities generate 2,000 megawatts of additional renewable energy by 2009, then 5,880 MW by 2015 and 10,000 MW by 2025. The 10-year goal was met in six years, and Texas has added many green jobs, increased tax revenues and provided security against blackouts, which is critical in the event of extreme heat or drought (see Edison Innovation Green Growth Fund: Clean technology is booming despite the economic recession and attracting serious investment funds. According to a report by Clean Edge, Inc., venture capital investments in clean technologies increased 30 percent between 2010 and 2011, from $5.1 billion to $6.6 billion. New Jersey entrepreneurs are upping their state’s potential in this arena with the Edison Innovation Green Growth Fund. The program proffers loans of up to $2 million for companies, research facilities and nonprofits engaged in producing clean energy technologies,

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Elinor Ostrom, the political economist who won a Nobel Prize in economics but passed on just before the start of the Rio conference, dedicated her last blog post to considering the event’s impact. Titled “Green from the Grassroots,” the post stressed the priority of a multifaceted approach to curbing emissions. “Decades of research demonstrate that a variety of overlapping policies at city, subnational, national and international levels is more likely to succeed than single, overarching, binding agreements,” Ostrom remarked. “Such an evolutionary approach to policy provides essential safety nets should one or more policies fail. The good news is that evolutionary policymaking is already happening organically. In the absence of effective national and international legislation to curb greenhouse gases, a growing number of city leaders are acting to protect their citizens and economies.” She reported that even in the absence of federally mandated emissions targets, 30 U.S. states have passed their own climate plans and more than 900 mayors signed a climate protection agreement essentially agreeing to reach the Kyoto Protocol goals the federal government refused to sanction. Rio+20 built upon such bottom-up commitments and pushed states and businesses to go further than they’d ever imagined. “There was an incredible amount of energized activity,” concludes Scherr. “Many people came away feeling empowered and encouraged, because they saw that the sustainability movement is truly worldwide. That’s going to be the legacy of Rio.” Brita Belli, the editor of E-The Environmental Magazine, reports for Natural Awakenings.

How Big D is Going Green Big Time by Julie Thibodeaux


n Texas, Austin is the city people think of when it comes to being green, but Dallas has also been making headlines as a leader in sustainability, declaring it wants to be the greenest city in the U.S., and its long-term vision is be carbon neutral by 2030. Since 2003, the city has required new municipal construction projects be LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. In 2009, a green building ordinance for new commercial and residential construction went into effect citywide. Phase one required new buildings to reduce water consumption, energy usage, light pollution and the heat island effect with cool roofs. Currently, a task force is developing an updated ordinance that will require green standards comparable to LEED goals for all new construction. Zaida Basora, Dallas Public Works Department assistant director and leader of the Green Building Task Force, says the group is made up of architects, builders, Realtors, inspectors and other stakeholders that are all committed to implementing sustainable standards. She states that the building industry has already become greener due to marketplace demands. “It’s very rare to see a home that is not being built with water-efficient fixtures and energy efficiency. We’re just trying to regulate it.” Basora explains that in addition to conserving resources and reducing pollution, building green makes Dallas more marketable. “Studies show that if you’re doing sustainable practices in a city, it attracts people.” In addition to green building, many sectors in the Dallas business community have

launched Earth-friendly initiatives and products, according to Amy Ramos, a spokesperson for the Dallas Chamber of Commerce. For example, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has started many green initiatives, including recycling and waste reduction programs, reducing fuel consumption and reclaiming water used for engine washing. This year, the airline debuted its redesigned cabin interior, which features material made from recyclables, as well as carpet squares that eliminate the need for total carpet replacement in the cabins. The new decor’s lighter weight is also expected to save 4 million gallons of fuel per year and decrease greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 40 thousand metric tons. In the technology arena, Dallasbased Texas Instruments is leading by example by building the world’s first LEED certified semiconductor manufacturing facility. The RFAB center, in Richardson, opened in 2009, and features a restored native prairie, a rainwater storage pond,

solar water heating and smart lighting. Amy Alexander, a spokesperson for the Metroplex Technology Business Council, which represents more than 300 businesses, said local tech companies are becoming greener in several ways. First, cloud computing has revolutionized the industry with more companies using data center services, instead of maintaining large mainframe equipment in-house. Second, electronics are continually being designed to be more energy efficient and decrease their environmental footprint. “They’re generating less heat, which takes the strain off of air conditioning,” Alexander says. She also says that more local companies are recycling their electronics and designing equipment to be recyclable, which is good for the environment, as well as their bottom line. “Businesses are smarter today in how they do things.” Julie Thibodeaux is a freelance writer in Dallas.

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he average driver using PlugShare, a popular app for finding electric vehicle charging stations spends about $30 per month on electricity for the car and drives 1,050 miles. Is your town plug-in ready? The likelihood that your town is electric vehicle-friendly depends on many factors. First of all, it helps if you live in one of the areas where the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf were first issued. Another boost comes if you live in one of the 25 cities selected for the EV Project, a U.S. Department of Energy-funded charging infrastructure project managed by ECOtality. The last straw is local support -- from both politicians and the utilities. Mix all of those ingredients together, and you get an interesting cross-section of cities that Xatori, which launched its PlugShare app last year, has just released. Here are the top 10 most EV-ready cities in the U.S., per PlugShare data for public charging locations per 100,000 residents based on 2010 Census data: Metro Area Incidence Portland........................................................... 11.0 Dallas.............................................................. 10.6 Nashville.......................................................... 8.2 SF Bay Area...................................................... 6.6 Seattle.............................................................. 6.5 Orlando........................................................... 6.3 Austin............................................................... 5.3 Tucson............................................................. 5.3 Honolulu......................................................... 5.1 Washington, D.C. Area.................................... 4.7 PlugShare has more than 100,000 users and maps more than 11,000 charging stations across North America, up from 500 stations when the app launched a year ago. “We knew it was going to grow,” said Forrest North, Xatori Founder and CEO, “but we didn’t envision it was going to grow that fast.”

The data gives a fairly comprehensive picture of some of the early trends for EV enthusiasts. “PlugShare’s success is largely thanks to the EV community at large, and we’re committed to helping provide

new products and services that help engage with them,” North said in a statement. “With the information we gather on charging stations and driving behaviors, we hope to inform the EV industry to continue to develop solutions that support and further the shift to electric vehicles.” Many of the cities on the list, such as Portland and San Francisco, are hardly surprising, but there are a few locales that offer insights into how to build a successful EV charging network. One of the only cities to make the list that was not a part of the EV Project is Orlando, which is a focus area for CarCharging, a charging service based in Florida. Dallas, which is part of the EV Project, is also one of the cities that NRG Energy has chosen for its eVgo charging network, which could also be expanded to California. Honolulu also makes the list. With the high price of gas, Hawaii seems like a natural fit for EVs, and Honolulu was a test bed for Better Place. However, it’s unclear whether Better Place’s technology will be a chosen solution on the mainland. Currently, most states and the top 10 cities are choosing Level II charging stations, while Better Place’s core business is around battery swapping. Reprinted with permission from articles/read/Top-10-EV-Ready-Cities.


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Chiropractic Care Help for Common Complaints by Kathleen Barnes


ost people visit a chiropractor because they are in pain and seeking relief, although some initially visit for general health,” says Keith Overland, president of the American Chiropractic Association and a practicing chiropractic physician in Norwalk, Connecticut. “Every doctor of chiropractic should first perform a complete and thorough exam and develop a diagnosis to determine the best approach to the patient’s condition.” Rick Burns, a doctor of chiropractic and professor of chiropractic technique at Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, Iowa, notes that more than 100 techniques and endless permutations of adjustments and thrusts can be used to help bring the body back into alignment and health. “Most chiropractors integrate several methods, depending on the needs of the patient,” he says. While chiropractors undergo four years of post-graduate training, like medical doctors, they specialize in, “… making certain the brain communicates 100 percent of the time through the spinal cord to the nerves,” explains

Burns. Miscommunication between the brain and the nerves caused by spinal misalignments, called subluxations, are at the heart of the science of chiropractic adjustment. Most chiropractic schools give students a basic toolbox of techniques before individual practitioners go on to obtain certification in advanced techniques; much like medical specializations, says Overland. His specialties include treating sports injuries and he has many Olympic athletes as patients.

Most Common Techniques

Diversified: This catch-all term encompasses the short thrust spinal adjustment approach used by an estimated 80 percent of all chiropractors, says Dr. Cynthia Vaughn, an Austin, Texas-based chiropractor and member of the board of governors of the American Chiropractic Association. It is characterized by what is called the high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust (HVLA), resulting in the popping sound familiar to most people that have expe-

rienced chiropractic care. Although the adjustment is painless, some patients instinctively tense their muscles. “Adjustment is a sneak attack, ‘My reflexes being faster than yours,’” remarks Burns. “The average muscle contracts in about a quarter of a second. We do a lot of speed training so we can do the adjustment in one-tenth of a second.” Activator: The activator technique, used by about 20 percent of chiropractors as part of an integrated practice, employs a small, spring-loaded, rubbertipped device, slightly larger than a pen, which applies a small amount of force to a specific area. It makes a stapler-like sound and the recipient usually feels only slight pressure. “Not everybody can tolerate the more aggressive manipulation that is performed as a foundation in chiropractic, especially elderly people or very young children,” says Overland. “The activator technique claims to be faster, more specific and less forceful than manual adjustment.” Applied kinesiology: Also known as muscle testing, applied kinesiology evaluates muscle strength at various specific points to help determine if a specific type of adjustment or even a nutritional supplement might be helpful to an individual patient as a treatment. This individualized treatment is popular among chiropractors and their patients. “It is a way to glean a tremendous amount of diagnostic information to specifically tell where the subluxations (imbalances) are,” says Vaughn, “and is used by about 20 percent of chiropractors.” Sacro-occipital technique (SOT): Another form of non-forceful adjustment, SOT usually involves having the patient lie face down on a table. Inserting a variety of wedges asymmetrically distributed under the pelvis creates a helpful torque. “Gravity causes the adjustment to happen very subtly in about 10 minutes,” explains Vaughn. “It is effective for the elderly and people with osteoporosis that can’t tolerate more vigorous adjustments.” Gonstead: Similar to the HVLA technique, a Gonstead approach pays particular attention to the lower spine and the effects of its misalignments on

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A Bedrock of Principles

The statesman builds a platform on a foundation of firm, unchanging, fundamental truths that he believes at his very core comprises his overarching philosophy. In the face of changing times, opposition and challenges, this foundation will remain intact. A statesman may change the details of his policies and his methods, but only inasmuch as expedient tactics serve to further his bedrock principles in the long run.

A Moral Compass

A statesman does not govern by public opinion polls, but instead makes decisions by following his own moral compass that is rooted in a sense of absolute right and absolute wrong. He is not a relativist. When he believes something is wrong, he plainly says it is so and does everything in his power to fight against it. When something is right, he is willing to overcome any op-

position to preserve and spread it. The statesman is ambitious—he must be to obtain a position of power— but there are things he simply will and will not do to get to the top. He is a man of integrity; he speaks the truth. He leads by moral authority and represents all that is best in his countrymen.

A Vision

A statesman has a clear vision of what his country and his people can become. He knows where he wants to take them and what it will take to get there. Foresight is one of his most important qualities, because he must be able to recognize problems on the horizon and find solutions good for both the short term and long term. The statesman keeps in mind not only the here and now, but the world that future generations will inherit.

The Ability to Build a Consensus to Achieve that Vision A politician may have a bedrock of principles, a moral compass and vision, but if he lacks the ability to build a consensus around them, his efforts to change policies, laws and the course of history will largely be in vain. In enlisting others in government that serve with him to support his initiatives, he knows that their willingness to

do so is based on the pressure they feel from their constituents to align themselves with the statesman’s vision. Thus, success ultimately hinges on his ability to convince his country’s citizens of the soundness of his philosophy. To win their hearts, the statesman shuns media campaigns and instead harnesses the power of the written, and especially the spoken, word; he is a master orator. His lifelong study of great books and the lessons of history allow him to speak to the people with intelligent, potent, well-reasoned arguments. Instead of tailoring his rhetoric to the public mood, he speaks to the very best that exists within people, understanding that powerful rhetoric can articulate, FairAd-halfpage-color-300dpi.pdf 1 6/20/12 7:01 PM bring forth and activate sometimes deeply buried ideals. His authority derives from his belief in what he says. He does not make emotions soar and burn with empty promises, but instead keeps his word and does what he says he will do. Based on a professional lifetime of research, Fears believes that the three greatest statesmen in history are Pericles, of Athens, Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill. Their bedrock principles rested on the ideals of free-

dom: democratic liberty, equality under the law and individual freedom—the freedom to live as we choose. Each embraced a vision of expanding liberty for citizens, yet all courted controversy in some of the measures they deemed necessary to achieve their vision. In Fears’ estimation, the ultimate measuring rod of any true statesman and what matters most is that their

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Whole Kids Craft & Story Time – 10-11am. Bring the kids for this fun hour of crafts, stories and healthy snacks. Ages 3-6, please. Free. Café, Whole Foods Market, 8190 Park Ln, Ste 351, Dallas. 214-3424850.

Bike to the State Fair – 6pm. Eat corn dogs, play the games on the Midway and check out this year’s butter sculpture. Tuesdays at the Fair are discount days with Dr. Pepper can (supplied), and 1/2 off rides. Bring front and rear lights, helmet, lock, cash and id. $5. Meet at Main St Garden Park, Dallas. Advanced Backpacking Class – 6:30-8:45pm. Covers advanced backpacking tips and skills including winter camping, fly-drive planning and equipment, bear barrel packing and week-long trekking. $20, $15/ Sierra Club members. Guadalupe Peak Rm, Dallas REI, 4515 LBJ Freeway, Farmers Branch. Bill Greer: 972-247-0446.


2nd Annual Barefoot Run – 7am sign-in. Shoes are optional in this run to benefit Bruckner Children and Family Services, which provides residential programs for at-risk children and families. Awards include a pedicure and medal for the overall barefoot male and female finishers. Andy Brown Park, Coppell. 214-758-8017. One Run: Cancer Support Community North Texas – 7am. Includes a 1K walk, a timed 5K run along the Katy Trail, a post-run party featuring great food, family fun activities and a high-energy performance by the incomparable Vocal Trash. $25. Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave, Dallas. 214-219-8877.

Fall Fitness Family Bike Ride – 8:30am-2pm. A new event for Cyclesomatic, a 1/4 to 5 mi ride for all ages. Free helmets to the 1st 100 participants. There will be a helmet safety class and free tune-ups and light repair provided by Richardson Bike Mart. Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E Lawther Dr, Dallas. Cost, registration:

Celebrate Autumn – 9am-7pm. Bring family and friends to welcome fall. Centers are filled with pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, hay bales and colorful autumn flowers. Explore a miniature farmer’s market, the picture takin’ place, a fun scarecrow village and more. Children can take part in pumpkin decorating with a free pie pumpkin and decorating materials, or plant something at the potting station. Any DFW Calloway’s Nursery. Compost Happens – 9:30-10:30am. An introductory class that teaches the basics of composting. Whether you choose to create a contained hot compost pile outside or a small vermi-compost bin indoors, any method will reduce the waste we send to the landfill. Free. Central Market Community Room, Preston Royal and Lovers Lane locations. Register: 214-670-4475.

DFW Solar Tour – 10am-4pm. Tour hosts open their homes and business to the public to show and tell their


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solar energy systems and experience. Be courteous, don’t arrive early or late. No public restroom facilities available. The self-guided tour is free of charge. Property information and pictures provided by the host. Westbrook House, 440 Lakewood Dr, Fairview.

Bicycling Basics – 2-3:30pm. Are you just getting into the sport of cycling and would like to learn the basics? Join experienced instructors for an informative session to learn about the types of bikes and gear needed, along with an introduction to cycling safety and bike maintenance. Free. REI, 4515 LBJ Fwy, Dallas. 972-490-5989.


Medicine Bag Workshop – 11am-2pm. The trading post will conduct a class on how to make medicine bags. Leather for a small or medium size bag and the tools necessary to make it will be provided. $15. Four Feathers Trading Post, 3522 CR 2621, Caddo Mills. RSVP: 214-288-9935. Intro to Myers Briggs Type Indicator – 1-5pm. Myers-Briggs is a self-report questionnaire designed to make people-types understandable. It will help you identify yourself, your motivations, your natural strengths and potential areas of growth. Knowing your M-B style is self-affirming and encourages cooperation with others. $65. Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas. 972-233-7106.

City Green Kids Camp – Sundays thru Oct 21. 2-4pm. The camp will explore self and community impact and ways to live green, ending with, “A dream for a better tomorrow.” The final Sunday concludes with a Frightfully Fresh Fest. Families are welcome to stay and enjoy the garden during the camp. $50/child, ages 4-9. Promise of Peace Garden, 7446 E Grand, Dallas. Register:

Harp Seals: Benefit Dinner and Film Screening – 6-9pm. A benefit dinner and screening of Nigel Barker’s A Sealed Fate, the documentary that follows Barker and volunteers as they travel to Newfoundland and monitor the killings of harp seal pups. $18. The Veggie Garden, 516 W Arapaho Rd, Ste 112, Richardson. 972-256-8787.


Opening to the Light Within – 6:30-9pm. Presentation describes and reveals the blocks to the experience of the light within and how to remove them. The symbolic nature of experiences will be discussed so that mental-emotional equivalents that result in illness or accidents can be recognized and released. $20. Unity

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting – 7-8:30pm. Come at 6:30pm for snacks and fellowship and to wander among various issue booths to pick up information and talk with Sierra Club members and leaders. Program on the impact of fracking. Free. Guadalupe Peak Rm, REI Dallas, 4515 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway, Dallas. 972-699-1687.


Yoga for Back Health – Wednesdays thru Nov 14. 6-7:10pm. Addresses back problems arising from stress, injuries, sciatica, osteoporosis, herniated and ruptured discs, disc degeneration disease and postural alignment conditions such as scoliosis. Become more comfortable with movements that control flexion and extension of the spine. $115. Move Studio, 17062 Preston Rd, Ste 108, Dallas. 972-732-0206.


Santa Fe 5K – 6:15pm. The Santa Fe Trail 5K, in its second year, is already the premier Santa Fe Trail running experience, celebrating one of the best pieces of the Dallas trail system. The sponsor village will be stocked with music, beer and food, including some of the best food trucks to hit Dallas’ foodie scene, so bring cash for food. $45. Lindsley Park, 722 Tenison Memorial Dr, Dallas.


Art and Wine on Main Street – 6-9pm. Event will highlight works of 14 noted Texas painters whose paintings will be on sale. A portion of proceeds benefit Dallas Heritage Village. Features live entertainment and food and wine sold from food trucks and Calais Winery. Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S Harwood St, Dallas. 214-413-3674. Run into Night – 6:30-7:30pm. The Brooks Nightlife product line is designed to be seen on a night run and increase visibility while running near traffic. Join the night owls for an evening of wear-testing, safety education and a chance to win prizes. Experts on site to give tips to improve visibility for fall and winter running. Free. REI, 4515 LBJ Fwy, Dallas. 972-490-5989.


Bird Walk – 8-9:30am. 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. Heard Museum, 1 Nature Place, McKinney. White Rock Lake Cleanup – 8:15am. Walk and talk while picking up trash and recyclables at the Sierra Club’s adopted section of White Rock Lake

Park. Area is a prairie restoration area, so there are always birds and wildflowers. Gloves, trash bags, etc. provided. Brunch after. Meet at Love of the Lake office, NE corner Garland Rd and Buckner Blvd, Dallas. Look for people drinking free juice and coffee. Carol Nash: 214-824-0244.

Farmers’ Market Fall Festival – 10am-3pm. Joe King and the band perform on Cesar E Chavez Plaza. Radio Disney will be in action. First 100 kids to arrive will get a Justin Bieber Send Me BackStage tee-shirt and a chance to win sold out tickets. Dallas Farmers’ Market, Cesar E. Chavez Plaza, 1010 S Pearl Expressway, Dallas. 214-939-2242.

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Meditation and Concentration – 5:30-6:30pm. A potent meditation and concentration session; bring a blanket or meditation cushion. Session directly follows the 4pm yoga class (so the room will be warm), and it is suggested that you attend that class to prepare physically and mentally for the powerful mental session. YogaSport, 4140 Lemmon Ave, Ste 280, Dallas. 214-520-YOGA.


Imagine Something Better – 7-8:30pm. It is relatively simple to change conditions and circumstances in our lives once we accept the creative power of our thoughts. The beauty of a proper visualization technique is that it enables us to see beyond the present experience; it gives us the power to determine the course of our lives. $15/love offering. Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas. 972-233-7106.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 New Season, New Blooms – 10:15am. Let garden experts help you design the perfect winter garden. Discover which plants thrive in our unpredictable Texas weather. Use colorful Matrix Pansies, ornamental Cabbage, Kale and bright Cyclamen in your Texas landscape to keep colorful blooms around all year long. Any DFW Callaway’s Nursery.


Greater Dallas Bicyclists Annual Fall Fiesta – 9am, 11:45am, lunch. The Fall Fiesta takes the place of the Sunday Roll. The ride will be at the usual Sunday pace. Burgers and sides for lunch. $10, $5/ members. Flag Pole Hill Pavilion, N of White Rock

Evolutionary Enlightenment – Tuesdays thru Nov 13. 7-9pm. Five-week study based on Andrew Cohen’s book reveals a new kind of path, practice and philosophy; timeless freedom of spiritual awakening, the vastness of the evolving universe and the enormous responsibility that each of us holds for the future of culture, consciousness and cosmos. $10 love offering per class. Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas. 972-233-7106.


Wilderness First Aid Class – Oct 20 & 21. 9am6pm. REI and Wilderness Medicine Institute offer a comprehensive course in wilderness medicine skills,

from patient assessment through trauma and medical and environmental emergencies. Min age 16. Course may be used to recertify WFR, WFA and Wilderness EMT. $220, $200/members. REI, 4515 LBJ Fwy, Dallas. 972-490-5989.

Replant Your Containers: Give Your Indoor Plants Room to Grow – 9am-7pm. Houseplants improve indoor air quality. Rejuvenate plants by giving the roots room to spread. Bring your plants and pots to Calloway’s for the Repotting Festival and skip the mess and guess work of doing it yourself. All the potting soil, fertilizers and top dressing needed to complete your project are complimentary. Any DFW Calloway’s Nursery. Creek Cleanup Plano – 9:30am-11:30am. Organize friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to participate. Select a creek in Plano you’d like to clean or one will be assigned. Coffee, pastries and inspiration at 9:30am. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. Preregistration required: Fall Grasses for Texas Gardens – 10:15am. When summer color disappears, count on ornamental grasses to be growing strong, shooting colorful plumes into the air to wave in the crisp autumn breezes. Discover how to create bold color, texture and interest using ornamental grasses. Any DFW Calloway’s Nursery.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 2:30-4:30pm. When supported properly with blankets, blocks and props, the mind and body are able to reset and renew, reducing tension and increasing energy. Restorative Yoga poses are held a bit longer, allowing deep rest while passively stretching in a gentle way. Experience the calm. $35/advance, $45/at door. Move Studio, 17062 Preston Rd, Ste 108, Dallas. 972-732-0206.

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Texas State Veggie Fair – A festival environment complete with games, entertainers, live music and vegan-versions of favorite carnival foods such as corny dogs and funnel cakes. Also standard VegFest staples such as nationally-renowned guest speakers, cooking demos and vegan product samples. Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave, Dallas. Tackling the Tease: Burlesque 2 – 2:15-3:45pm. The choreography from the Burlesque series with the tease of costume elements. Bring gloves and a robe or man’s dress shirt. Dance shoes or heels optional. Work up a sweat and gain confidence with bumps, grinds and shimmies. $25/advance, $35/at door. Move Studio, 17062 Preston Rd, Ste 108, Dallas. 972-7320206.


BikeDFW Fall Meet Up – 7-8:30pm. Come network with other cyclists and learn what’s going on in local communities to encourage cycling. Learn how the 2 bike-friendliest cities in the DFW metroplex got to be that way. Refreshments will be served. The Meet Up is open to the public. Free. REI, 4515 LBJ Fwy, Dallas. Preregistration required: 972-490-5989.


Going Gluten Free – 7-8:30pm. Get in-depth answers to your most important questions about gluten, celiac and gluten intolerance. What is the difference between Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance? What ingredients do I need to look for to be safe? How do we become sensitive to gluten? Free. Living Well Health & Wellness Center, 14330 Midway, Dallas. 972-930-0260.


Dallas Undy 5000 – 7am sign-in. Get a team up and decide if you’re going boxers or briefs. Your participation in the Undy 5000 will help the Colon Cancer Alliance and Dallas area partners fight colorectal cancer in critical ways. Youth, adult and fun run divisions. Winfrey Point, White Rock Lake, Dallas. 877-422-2030. Creepy Crawl-o-ween – 10am-2pm. Children are invited to “table treat” as the insect world’s creepier critters take their masks off and reveal their not-soscary side with educational presentations, activities, arts and crafts, and more. Included with admission. Texas Discovery Gardens, 3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas.

REI Used Gear Sale – 10am-2pm. Show up early for the best selection. All merchandise is sold as is. All sales are final. You must be a member of the REI Co-op to shop this sale, but if you are not a member, you can join the day of the sale. REI, 4515 LBJ Fwy, Dallas. 972-490-5989. Planting Bulbs for a Colorful, Texas Spring – 10:15am. Beautiful flowers popping out of the ground in spring are no accident. To get those cheerful drifts of early spring color, you need to start planning now. This informational clinic will help you to be successful with Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths and other spring bulbs. Any DFW Calloway’s Nursery.

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daily 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. The IMAX Experience: Ft Worth – Showtimes online. Features include Titanica, To the Arctic, Coral Reef Adventure and Born to be Wild. $7/adults, $6/ children 2-12 & seniors. Ft Worth Museum of Science & History, Omni Theater, 1600 Gendy St, Ft Worth. 817-255-9300.

The Magic School Bus – Children ride with Ms. Frizzle and friends for a whirling journey into weather adventures. Send hot air balloons soaring, make a snowflake, or mix up wild weather. Museum of Nature & Science, 3535 Grand Ave, Dallas. Tickets: 214-428-5555. Cedars Food Park at Dallas Heritage Village – Wed-Fri, 11am-2pm for lunch; Thurs 5-10pm for dinner, entertainment and beer and wine from local establishments. A collaboration between 18 of Dallas’ best gourmet food trucks and the Dallas Heritage Village, this is Dallas’ only food truck venue in a park setting. Food prices from $2-$9; a portion of the proceeds go to Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S Harwood, Dallas. 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; 12-6pm, 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. WholeFoodsMarket. com/Stores/HighlandPark.

sunday Sunday Service/Meditation and Purification – 9-11:45am. Spend a Sunday morning with like-minded people for meditation, chanting, an inspirational


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talk, readings from the Bible and Bhagavad Gita, and the uplifting Festival of Light. 9-9:45am, Meditation and Purification. 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. 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. Live Well with Living Well – 2:30-4pm. 3rd Sun. Innovative and informative talks, panels and interactive mini-workshops with the professionals of Living Well Dallas. Preregistration required; space limited. $5. Move Studio, 17062 Preston Rd, Dallas. 972930-0260. For class schedule: Kundalini Yoga – 5-6:30pm. Includes chakra sounds and breathing techniques. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214-521-6157.

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. Flexible attendance and payment plans available. Cimmaron Park Rec Center in Valley Ranch, 201 Red River Tl, Irving. 972-281-3075. Special Discounts on Select Items – 5:30-10pm. Zen Sushi, 380 W 7th St, Dallas. 214-946-9699.

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. Hands on 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: 214-7176300. 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.

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. 214-521-6157.

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. 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.

DFW Greenweavers – 7pm. 2nd Tues. Networking for professionals and companies who are greenminded, eco-friendly or wishing to become more so. $1. Blue Mesa, 7700 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas. 214-378-8686.

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. 817-453-2328.

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.

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. 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.

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

Eat Organic on a Budget – 10:30am. Value tour of Whole Foods store teaching the tricks to getting the most for one’s dollars. Whole Foods Market, 4100 Lomo Alto Dr, Highland Park. 214-520-7993.

Gentle Yoga – 10:30-11:15am. Moves the whole body through a complete series of seated and standing poses. Coppell Senior & Community Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136. LMcKinney@ 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.

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.

for God. Lotus Yoga, 6337 Prospect Ave, Dallas. 214-425-5343.

friday 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.

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. 817908-FLOW.

‘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. TilMidnight.

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.

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. NorthPark@ CPR Training – 6-8pm. American Heart Training Center with over 125 highly trained instructors. Texas CPR Training, 4013 Carrizo, Plano. 214-770-6872.

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.

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, postnatal, 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@Kalachandjis. com. 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 Ecankar as a sacred name

Find bedding plants for spring/summer color, herbs or vegetables. 793 S Coppell Rd, Coppell. Kayak Power River Trip – 9am. 3rd Sat. Eco-river tour safety talk then 6-mi kayak trip down the Elm Fork. Beginners welcome. $50/adult, $25/under 18. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration required: 214-6691663.

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, Dallas. 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. 214-2425100. Four Seasons Market – Thru Dec 29. 10am-3pm. The market replicates a European-style market where you can not only meet local farmers, artisanal food producers and craftsmen, but also sample and purchase their products in a colorful, family-friendly venue. NTX Center, 677 W Campbell Rd, Richardson.

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.

saturday Coppell Farmers’ Market – 8am-12pm. One of the best community markets in the DFW area, is a one-stop shopping trip for fresh, seasonal produce, pastured meats, eggs, breads and locally made foods.


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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ROOM FOR LEASE within a beautiful and easy to access Wellness Center located in north Ft. Worth. Energize your business by co-location with a naturopath, masseuse and licensed family counselor. For information call 817-847-0900 or visit our website at SPACE FOR LEASE WITHIN THE DALLAS MEDITATION CENTER. Tranquil energy, lovely interior, community spirit, convenient, central location. Rates range from $400 to $800 per month. 727 S. Floyd Rd., Richardson, TX 75080, 972-432-7871.

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Dr. Jennifer Taylor & Dr Christy Porterfield Nancy L. Corsaro, L.Ac 2317 Coit Rd, Ste B, Plano, TX 2840 Keller Springs Rd. Suite 301, 972-612-1800 Carrollton, TX 214-793-5684 Family healthcare encompassing all stages of life. We offer ic, gentle Chiropractic care with Do you have pain, digestive issues an emphasis on patient education or allergies? Perhaps you want to including: How a healthy nervous lose weight, quit smoking or find system keeps you well, nutrition, relief from stress. Acupuncture detoxification, exercise, and emoand herbs can help these and many tional freedom. Complementary weekly workshops other conditions.  This ancient available. Mention this ad and receive your first visit healing modality can also help you for only $27.00. This is a $265.00 value and includes maintain good health and balance.   a consultation, comprehensive history and examinae Services • Reiki • Deep NancyIncluding: Corsaro is aAcupuncture Texas-licensed acupuncturist and Tissue tion as Massage well as all necessary x-rays. Formerly Taylor Chinese herbalist and is nationally board-certified Family Chiropractic. erapy • Pregnancy Massage • Acupressure • Chinese Herbology in acupuncture (NCCAOM).  Call for a free phone HEIKKINEN CHIROPRACTIC or office 15-minute consultation.




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Carlos Chapa, MS, L.Ac, Dipl. OM 8350 N. MacArthur Blvd , Suite177, Irving, TX 972-444-0660 Valley Ranch Acupuncture is your source for quality, comprehensive health care. This is what truly separates Eastern & Western Medicine. We treat the Root, not simply the symptoms. If you struggle with chronic pain, want to experience wellness naturally, or if traditional therapies have failed you, it may be time to consider Valley Ranch Acupuncture. Our Practitioners are Licensed & Board Certified Acupuncturist & Herbalist, practicing medicine for over 25 years combined. See ad on page 9.


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Dr. Ray Nannis 1600 Plano Rd, Richardson 972-671-2225 Nannis Chiropractic Family Health Center is a professional but comfortable atmosphere with family style treatment rooms. Our emphasis is on patient education including workshops and demonstrations. With our high tech computer nervous system scanning we provide Subluxation Station Bio Analysis and we offer you the benefit of our advanced training in acupuncture techniques as well as post graduate training in neurology, orthopedics, headaches, TMJ, rehabilitation, sports injuries, and whiplash. Special Services offered include Spinal Decompression, BioVeda Allergy Relief Center and Free Reports. We encourage you to make preventative health and wellness a personal priority while partnering with you on your road to optimal health. We pride ourselves on discovering the cause of your health concern rather than only managing symptoms.


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 28.


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.

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. ~Frank Capra

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.


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


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.


Preston-Campbell Center 17062 Preston Rd # 108 Dallas, TX 972-732-0206 Find more than the treadmill of traditional fitness at Move Studio, an inspiring North Dallas studio for dance, Pilates, yoga, Nia, fitness and movement experiences for grown-ups. Since 2000, we’ve been helping people move with more joy and ease and providing a unique alternative to traditional fitness facilities, yoga centers and dance studios. Customize and enhance your workout with personal training or small group sessions on the Pilates Equipment. Move with style and attitude in Hip Hop and Zumba classes. Express yourself through Zensual Dance, Bellydance, and the Nia Technique. Move through pregnancy and birthing with ease in our prenatal and postnatal classes. Enjoy unique workshops, concerts and special events. Experience the healing effects of Far Infrared Sauna therapy. Rejuvenate and reinspire your routine by rediscovering the joy of purposeful movement.


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. See ad on page 30.




4625 Frankford Rd, Suite 317, Dallas 214-382-2644 Whether you’re looking for a one-time cleaning or a complete housekeeping solution, ECOMAIDS can accommodate virtually any schedule. We offer weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and other cleaning regimens. We also offer evening and weekend appointments for our clients’ busiest schedules. ECOMAIDS can also accommodate any budget. We understand that affordability is a concern especially these days. Let us know what you’re able to invest each month, and we’ll customize a cleaning regimen that will keep your home fresh and clean without breaking the bank. Call for an estimate.

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 page 17.

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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 33. 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.


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: Lowback 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.


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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 26.


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 p 8.


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 See ad on page 2.

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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 page 25.

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 33.



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.



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.


5207 Bonita, Dallas 972-587-7835 Certified Organic Salon located in Uptown Dallas in the KnoxHenderson District. Glitz is Dallas’ premiere certified vegan Salon, using animal-crueltyfree 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 13.


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.



All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

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.

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. See ad on page 30.

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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.


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 Mid-week service is Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Reverend Bryan L. Carter, Senior Pastor.


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.


Dr. Genie Fields 5220 Spring Valley Rd, Suite 405 Dallas, Tx 214-352-8758 Non-invasive body imaging now you can finally see what the body is doing before it becomes non-functional enough to create an irreversible problem. Using a highly sensitive contact probe and sophisticated computer software, Thermography can measure the functionality of all your organs and glands. Your Thermogram is very specific to your unique biochemical profile. See ad on page 10.


Dr. Karen Goodwin 4100McEwen, Suite 130, Dallas 214-295-9631 We offer state-of-the-art camera Thermography for breast, neurological disorders, and metabolic disorders. The Center also offer hormone testing, blood and other laboratory evaluation and simple consultation to review all findings for prescribed procedures. Offering natural, safe therapies to alleviate dysfunction and prevent disease. Services include detoxification, and nutritional programs and protocols.


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 page 24.

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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 page 13.


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 24.

YOGA 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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