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Gooseberries are Good for the Gut Researchers from Malaysia’s Islamic Science University tested 30 patients with gastrointestinal issues, dividing them into three groups. One received lactose, a placebo; another group was given omeprazole, an overthe-counter remedy; and the third Phyllanthus emblica Linn, an ayurvedic treatment for gastrointestinal issues also known as Indian gooseberry. The research found the herbal treatment resulted in less pain, vomiting, sleep loss and other issues. Participants’ intestinal walls also showed signs of significant healing. The researchers concluded, “Findings indicate that the ethanolic extract of P. emblica fruits has gastroprotective effects in humans that justify its traditional use.” 12

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Research from Duke University Medical School indicates that eating red meat and poultry increases risk for Type 2 diabetes. Published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the Singapore Chinese Health Study followed 63,257 adults between ages 45 and 74 for an average of 11 years each. It was determined that meat and poultry consumption increased diabetes incidence by 23 and 15 percent, respectively.


Leafy greens, which are rich in vitamin K, have again been shown to provide outsized benefits for heart health. Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University found that a reduced intake of vitamin K1 leads to more than triple the risk of an enlargement of the heart’s left ventricle, which reduces blood pumping volume, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers followed diet records for 766 participants ages 14 to 18 and monitored their vascular structure and functionality. When compared to those with the highest intake of vitamin K1 from foods such as spinach, cabbage and other leafy, green vegetables, those with the lowest intake were more likely to experience vascular enlargement.

Eating Meat Raises Diabetes Risk

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DETERS ALZHEIMER’S According to a study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers discovered the risk of dementia can be halved by engaging in physical activities like walking, dancing and gardening, which significantly improve brain volume in the hippocampus region and the frontal, temporal and parietal lobes. The scientists studied 876 participants for 30 years and completed a longitudinal memory test of the patients, which were 78 years old on average, and followed up with MRI brain scans. They recorded their physical activity and logged caloric output every week. Two other studies found that any exercise that raises our heart rate and produces sweating for a sustained period will benefit cognitive health as we age. One meta-analysis of 36 studies from Australia’s University of Canberra found that exercise improved cognition by an average of 29 percent for those older than 50; another small group study from Germany’s Otto von Guericke University, in Magdeburg, specifically showed that dancing benefits seniors’ cognition.


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Toxic Effects of Lead on Reproductive Health

Saunas Lower Blood Pressure

In a new working paper from the West Virginia University Department of Economics, authors Daniel S. Grossman and David J.G. Slutsky found that during the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan, from 2014 to 2016, there was a 58 percent rise in fetal deaths, and 275 fewer births compared to adjacent areas near Detroit.

University of Eastern Finland research on 1,621 men found that four to seven saunas per week can cut high blood pressure risk in half. Their conclusion states, “Regular sauna bathing is associated with reduced risk of hypertension, which may be a mechanism underlying the decreased cardiovascular risk associated with sauna use.”



TEEN MARIJUANA USE FOSTERS DEPRESSION Research from the University of Pittsburgh followed 158 boys and young men until the age of 22. Brain scans revealed that the teenagers using marijuana between the ages of 14 and 19 had a higher risk of depression as young adults. Marijuana users also had the lowest educational achievements. They suffered impaired connectivity in the nucleus accumbens part of the brain, which plays a central role in the reward circuit tied to two essential neurotransmitters: dopamine, which promotes desire; and serotonin, which affects satiety and inhibition. Another recent study of 521 Washington State University students noted that depressed 12-to-15-yearolds were more likely to be using marijuana by age 18.

Positive Outlook Powers Osteoarthritis Patients Research at Penn State University published in the journal Health Psychology shows that being more enthusiastic and optimistic about getting things done upon waking up in the morning increases the physical activity of osteoarthritis patients throughout the day, resulting in more exercise and reduced symptoms. The study followed 135 osteoarthritis patients for 22 days.

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A surge in parasitic sea lice that attach themselves to and feed on salmon, killing or rendering them unsuitable for dinner tables, is disrupting salmon farms in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Norway and Chile. Wholesale prices for the species have already increased 50 percent over last year, leading to higher consumer prices for everything from salmon fillets and steaks to more expensive lox on bagels. Scientists and fish farmers are working on new ways to control the pests. Fish Farmer magazine states that losses by the global aquaculture industry could be as high as $1 billion annually. The only hope is to develop new methods to control the spread of the lice, which are naturally present in the wild, but thrive in the tightly packed ocean pens used for fish farming.

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A to Z Index of All Directory Listings and Profiles Abramczyk, Robyn –Holistic Dentistry See Pages 5, 30, 31, 43 Abundant Life Wellness Center – Wellness Center See Pages 8, 38, 46, 47 Addison Pain Management – Pain Management See Page 9, 16 Advancing Holistic Health, Inc. – Coaching See Pages 17, 28, 40 American Holistic Nurses Association – Holistic Nursing See pages 41 American Stem Cell Centers of Excellence – Stem Cell Therapy See Pages 17, 28, 45 Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cvetko Center – Hospital See Page 19, 42 Blue Sky Counseling and Healing Arts – Psychotherapy See Page 45 Bozeman, Nancy – Veterinarian See Pages 31, 39, 46 Breeze Energy – Energy See Page 41 Burgundy Pasture Beef – Grass-Fed Meat See Page 42 Celebration Restaurant, Catering & Market – Farm-to-Table Restaurant See Page 18 Chapa, Carlos – Integrative Medicine See Pages 32, 40, 47 Clean Air North Texas –Environmental See Page 6, 18 Concord Dallas Church – Spiritual See Page 45 Coppell Farmers Market – Farmers’ Market See Pages 19, 41 Crescent Yoga Studio & Eco-Boutique – Yoga See Page 47 Cris Stone Pilates – Pilates See Pages 30, 45 Dallas Area Rapid Transit – Transportation See Page 4, 20 Dallas Community College District – Education See Pages 3, 20, 41 Dallas Designer Smiles – Dentistry See Pages 37, 43 Defy your Genetics – Lifestyle and Wellness Coaching See Pages 30, 40 Dorey Aromatherapy - Aromatherapy See pages 35, 40 Duong, Leslie – Chinese Herbalist and Nutritionist See Pages 37, 43

EARTHx – Earth Day See page Back Cover Earth Kind Services – Organic Lawn and Yard Maintenance See Pages 21, 43 Easily Organized – Organizing Services See Page 44 Energy Matters Now – Psychotherapy See Page 45 Gluten Free Media Group – Gluten & Allergen Free Expo See Page 11, 21 Graem, Heather – Natural Birthing See Pages 27, 33 GreenSource DFW – Environmental media See page 44 Greer Farm – Farm, Farm Stay See page 42 Hanne, Sandy – Cranio-Sacral See Page 41 Healthy Healing Arts/HPWWC – Homeopathy See Pages 30, 33, 43 HEAL Veterinary Hospital – Veterinarian See Pages 22, 46, 53 Heikkinen Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center – Chiropractic See Page 40 Hollywood Feed – Pets See Page 45 Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas – Education See Page 41 Kotsanis, Gus – Medical See Pages 2, 33, 44 Lavu Dentistry – Dentistry See Pages 13, 43 Law Office of Wendel A. Withrow – Law Firm See Page 22 Lemmon, Cathy – Homeopathy See Pages 34, 39, 43 Living Ethics School – Education See pages 29, 41 Lu, Zhanping – Chiropractic and Acupuncture See Pages 35, 40, 42 Matthews, Carolyn – Integrative Medicine and Gynecology See Page 35 Maxine Thomas, MD – Medical See Pages 30, 44 Messonnier, Shawn – Holistic Veterinarian See Pages 36, 46, 51 Modern Acupuncture – Acupuncture See Page 10, 23

Mor, Ronit – Wellness Coaching See Page 36 National Eye Report – Macular Degeneration See page 57 Natures Rite, LLC – Natural Supplements See Page 7, 23 Pamela Smith Healing Sanctuary – Wellness Center See Page 37 Primacare – Healthcare See Page 42 Rockwall Complete Healing & Wellness – Wellness Center See Pages 30, 46, 48 Rockwall Holistic Practitioners- Complementary, Holistic & Integrative Therapies See page 30 Rockwall Lymphatics – Massage See Pages 30, 44 Rohde’s Services, Inc. – Organic Lawn and Yard Maintenance See Pages 24, 43, 46 Senergy Medical Group – Pain Management See Pages 24, 44, 55 Sierra Club – Conservation, Outings See page 47 Smile Ranch Dentistry – Dentistry See Pages 5, 30, 31, 43 Strader, Daniel – Dentistry See Pages 37, 43, 48 Sundrops Vitamins and Nutrition – Nutrition See Page 25, 29 Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA – Tai Chi See Page 45 Tennant Institute for Integrative Medicine – Medical See Page 38, 44, 58 Texas Star Pharmacy – Pharmacy See Pages 14,25, 45 Texas Toyota of Grapevine – Electric Vehicles See Page 41 The Healing Sanctuary Institute – Anti-Aging See Page 29, 37 The Thermography Center – Thermography See Pages 16, 26, 46 Unity Church of Dallas – Spiritual See Page 45 Wellness Within Chiropractic & Wellness – Chiropractic See Pages 30, 40 Wholesome Farms and Gardens – Farm, Community Supported Agriculture See Page 26, 30 Yoga Synergy – Yoga Wellness Spa See Page 27

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Hywind, the first floating wind farm in the UK, is located 15 miles offshore of Peterhead, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Its five turbines with a 30-megawatt capacity will provide clean energy to more than 20,000 homes to help meet the country’s ambitious climate change targets. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says, “The government’s commitment to the development of this technology, coupled with Statoil’s [lithium] battery storage project, Batwind, positions Scotland as a world center for energy innovation.” Hywind is operated by Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil ASA and Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co.


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ddison Pain Clinic was founded by Dr. Johnny East about a higher standard of patient care. We are a multidisciplinary practice because pain is a multifaceted condition, and our integrative team combines the expertise of physicians, nurse practitioners and chiropractors to address every aspect of a patients care. We offer cutting-edge regenerative medicine techniques to promote natural healing and growth, including stem cell therapies. We treat a wide variant of musculoskeletal disorder and pain symptoms, including back and neck pain, muscle inflammation, migraine and tension headaches, damaged spinal discs, radiculopathy osteoarthritis, whiplash, ACL tears, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and more. We specialize in an array of pain-blocking techniques. Location: 16633 Dallas Pkwy., Ste., 150, Addison, TX. For more information call 972-380-0000 or visit See ad on page 9.

Achieving Nursing Professionalism and Success Advancing Holistic Health, Inc.

For more information, call 254-751-7111, email or visit See ad on page 28.

Using the Power of Natural Regeneration to Heal American Stem Cell Centers of Excellence


ohn R. Roland, M.D., founded American Stem Cell Centers of Excellence in 1999, and says, “We have treated over 10,000 patients around the world. Our Dallas location is relatively new, founded in 2017, after many requests over several years by patients in and around Texas.” They provide patients with the latest and most advanced regenerative treatments and help patients with chronic neurological, autoimmune, degenerative and orthopedic conditions improve their quality of life by using their own regenerative abilities. Each patient receives access to comprehensive regenerative therapies, including innovative technologies, experienced staff, and the latest research. A team of skilled medical professionals guides patients through the complete process to ensure they maximize their healing potential. After treatment, the body’s own healing systems naturally repair and regenerate damaged tissue. “We use the body’s own regenerative capabilities to restore and regenerate damaged tissue,” says Roland. Location: 14330 Midway Rd., Ste. 121, Dallas. For more information, call 972-200-7807 or visit AmericanStemCell. com. See ad on page 28.

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dvancing Holistic Health is the only completely online preparatory program for nurses to sit for national board certification as nurse coach and/or holistic nurse through the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation. Lyn McCright says, “We offer nursing continuing education CEUs. All licensed health professionals are prepared for certification as health coach (AHH). Services include consulting, speaking and coaching. Insight is the only way to make lasting change. Our educational process is insight-based learning. We provide professional trainings, seminars and coaching for healthcare organizations. Offering keynote speakers to the healthcare industry, we address such topics as communication, relationship-building, teamwork, civility and burnout prevention at your location or event. During a coaching session, we have an intentional conversation regarding a desired change. The coach’s role is to listen, bringing to light possibilities previously unexplored.

Fossilized Financing

The G20 nations, comprising the world’s biggest economies, provide four times more public financing to support fossil fuels than renewable energy, says a report from the environmental coalition Oil Change International ( This took place even though German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced climate change as the heart of the agenda at the Hamburg summit in July 2017. The public financing—in soft loans and guarantees from governments along with huge fossil fuel subsidies—makes coal, oil and natural gas cheaper to use in the short run because both the front-end and back-end costs are undisclosed.

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Sweet Potato Project Encourages Enterprise

The Sweet Potato Project, started by journalist Sylvester Brown, Jr., will work in partnership with St. Louis University and a small cadre of local nonprofits called the North City Food Hub to hold culinary, small business, horticulture, restaurant management, and landownership classes and business incubator opportunities this spring. The goal is to enable at-risk youths in North St. Louis to grow food and make money through food packaging and distribution. The project encourages people to become innovative, self-sufficient players in today’s expanding global economy. Brown says, “Success doesn’t always mean you’ve made a lot of money; it can also mean you’ve survived poverty or managed to create something.” March 2018


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hroughout the year, Natural Awakenings strives to bring you the latest information and resources available for natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living and creative expression. In order to serve you even better, we offer this special, convenient directory to keep at your fingertips all year long as a handy reference when searching for the things you need to live a healthier, more balanced life. Maintaining our health seems to be on the minds of everyone today. And it’s no wonder, as the complexities of daily life consume our attention, that we are also discovering that our doctor often doesn’t have a magic pill that can heal our pain and illness. Additionally, the realization that our booming industrial, chemical and agricultural advancements have actually produced many negative effects on the overall health of our bodies and environment looms before us like a massive hurdle to overcome. The signs show up in our culture everywhere—from our youth self-medicating with illegal drugs to our elderly faced with pharmaceutical bills that easily exceed $1,000 per month. Yet, Americans are responding. There is an ancient proverb that says, “When the student is ready, the master appears.” Research data claiming that vitamin and herbal supplements have become a huge steadily growing industry along with statistics that show at least four out of 10 Americans are using alternative and complementary healthcare is a strong indication that we are ready. We are ready to learn more. We are ready to take responsibility for our own health. We are reawakening to the knowledge that appropriate nutrition, invigorating physical fitness, and peaceful relaxation integrated with conventional medicine as practiced in the U.S. is sound advice. Listen to your body, feel the flow of your energy, notice each breath as a breath of life—and enjoy your journey to good health. The people and resources you find in Natural Awakenings stand ready to take this journey with you. Active Release Techniques (ART): A­patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and


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Healthy Good Taste is Always on the Menu Celebration Restaurant, Catering & Market


elebration is Dallas’ original farm-to-table restaurant, located on West Lovers Lane between Inwood and Lemmon. In March 1971 they built a restaurant out of real stone, wood and copper to serve good food to good people. “It worked, you came and came again,” says proprietor Ed Lowe. “With Celebration catering, you can enjoy the same great food at corporate meetings, weddings or other social events, and Celebration market has an array of meals-to-go for the busy family weekday dinner or a family gathering. Although they have grown over the years, the focus on fresh, seasonal, locally and sustainably sourced delicious food has never changed. Whether looking for the comfort of classic pot roast or some of their freshly prepared, daily rotating fresh vegetables, the menu is built to accommodate all sorts of tastes and dietary choices, including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free. Location: 4503 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas. For more information, call 214-351-5681 or visit

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en counties in North Texas fall under nonattainment for the pollutant ozone, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). North Texas must meet ozone emissions standards as set by the EPA or face federal sanctions. The Air North Texas campaign was created by North Central Texas Council of Governments to help address the air quality problem in our region. Its resources include ozone alerts, monthly educational newsletters, clean air events, Car Care Clinics, auto pollution-exhaust grants and the annual Clean Air Action Day. The campaign was formed by the North Central Texas Council of Governments with support of regional government agencies, nonprofit organizations, transportation authorities and others. Air North Texas annual reports offer details about how the campaign is implemented each year. For more information, call 817-695-9240 or visit See on page 6.

Shop from the Freshest of the Best Coppell Farmers' Market

Location: 768 W. Main St., Coppell. For more information, call 817-371-2278 or visit

Physical, Mental and emotional Support for Cancer Patients Cvetko Patient Education Center of Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center


aylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas offers programs and cancer patient support through the Virginia R. Cvetko Patient Education Center to help those affected by cancer to understand and manage their physical, emotional and spiritual challenges. The Cvetko Center staff includes a medical director, program manager, nurse educator, chaplains, social workers, psychologist, music practitioner and trained cancer survivor volunteers. Offerings include an ongoing program of patient education classes and events, including free screenings, a behavioral health oncology program, educational programs, patient education library, cooking classes and numerous cancer support groups. The Virginia R. Cvetko Patient Resource Center also provides disease-specific education programs that address the needs of individuals with specific types of cancer.

Location: Ste. 200 in the Baylor Sammons Cancer Center, located at 3410 Worth St., Dallas. For more information and to register for classes, call 214-820-2608 or visit

Acupressure: Based on the same system as acupuncture, acupressure stimulates body pressure points using fingers and hands instead of needles, in order to restore a balanced flow of life energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”). This force moves through the body along 12 energy pathways, or meridians, which practitioners “unblock and strengthen”. Common styles include jin shin, which gently holds at least two points at once for a minute or more; and shiatsu, which applies firm pressure to each point for three to five seconds. (Also see shiatsu.) Tui na and Thai massage stimulate qi through acupressure hand movements, full-body stretches and Chinese massage techniques. (Also see tui na.) Other forms of acupressure include jin shin do, jin shin jyutsu and acu-yoga. Learn more at Acupuncture: An ancient Oriental technique that stimulates the body’s ability to sustain and balance an electromagnetic life-force (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”) which is channeled in a continuous flow throughout the body via a network of “meridians”. Disease is understood as an imbalance in the meridian system. Diagnosis of an imbalance is made by “reading” the pulse, face, tongue and body energy. To correct it, a practitioner inserts acupuncture needles at specific points along the meridians to stimulate or disperse the flow of life force. Acupuncture principles include the yin and yang polarities and the associations of the five elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood with bodily organs. Aerial Yoga: Aerial yoga and aerial silk classes utilize fabric harnesses to suspend the body in the air for a novel fluid and acrobatic form of yoga. Aerial classes are suitable for all experience levels and can be used to relax joints and help realign the body. Air Purification: The process of reducing contaminants in the air. Air purifiers are either passive (waiting for particulates to come to the device) or proactive (sending out the solution to the pollution). Filter-based purification traps airborne particles. UV lamps sterilize air that passes by the lamp via air currents or forced air. Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) in-duct units are mounted in a forced-air HVAC system. Ionizers generate electrically charged ions to attract airborne particulates. Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) uses a combination of UVX light and ionization to remove airborne particulates and sterilize surfaces. Ozone generators are used as whole-house air cleaners to remove major smoke odors, musty smells and toxic mold.

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he Coppell Farmers’ Market, open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday from April through November and twice monthly from December through March, fulfils grocery needs year-round with a curated mix of goods produced by vetted vendors. Find in-season, just-harvested vegetables and fruits, pasture-raised protein, eggs, and dairy, plus an array of pantry staples and treats. The website provides a detailed list of in-season produce and artisan food offerings that’s updated every farmers’ market week, along with vendor information, driving directions and special event announcements. Follow on Instagram and Facebook to see photos of the origin of the food and day-of-market finds. The mission of the Coppell Farmers’ Market is to form relationships with local growers and producers in order to provide fresh, seasonal produce and agricultural products for our community while fostering a sense of place in Old Town Coppell.

permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

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Alchemical Bodywork: Synthesizes bodywork techniques and hypnosis to address emotional sources of chronic tension and pain held in the body and facilitate their release. Practitioners are typically certified in massage, often in conjunction with hypnotherapy certification. Learn more at Alexander Technique: This awareness practice helps identify and change unconscious, negative physical habits related to posture and movement, breathing and tension. While observing the way an individual walks, stands, sits or performs other basic movements, the practitioner keeps their hands in easy contact with the body and gently guides it to encourage a release of restrictive muscular tension. The technique is frequently used to treat repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome, backaches and stiff necks and shoulders. Learn more at Alkaline Water: Drinking water that has been treated through the use of a water ionizer. Proponents of alkaline water believe that high acidity in the body contributes to a number of physical illnesses and conditions, from fatigue and weight gain to more serious disorders. They believe that drinking alkaline water can help resolve these health problems by raising the body’s pH level. Alternative Energy: Alternative energy is related to green living as it includes energy alternatives to traditional fossil fuels. The main drive behind alternative energy is to find renewable, eco-friendly sources of energy like solar or wind power. Amma Therapy: A specialized form of bodywork therapy, amma (which means “push-pull” in Chinese) combines energetic, rhythmic massage techniques on specific acupressure points to facilitate blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and muscular relaxation. Suitable for individuals in varying degrees of physical condition, amma addresses challenges related to stress and anxiety; neck, shoulder and low back pain; and digestive health. Ananda (Yoga): A form of gentle Hatha yoga with an emphasis on meditation. Ananda combines classic yoga postures with breathing and silent affirmations to attune with higher levels of body sense, energy and silent inner awareness. As an inner-directed practice, it has less appeal to those desiring a more athletic or aerobic experience.

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Practical Comprehensive Education Dallas County Community College District


allas County Community College District (DCCCD) offers higher education that actually gets students hired. At the colleges of DCCCD, you can reinvent yourself in two years or less, with more than 100 majors featuring one- and two-year certificates and degrees to help you build a rewarding career. We also offer core credit courses that are guaranteed to transfer to Texas colleges and universities and continuing education classes to improve your job skills. DCCCD has seven individually accredited colleges: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland, as well as a virtual campus, Dallas Colleges Online; five community education campuses; and additional administrative locations. The system, one of the largest in Texas and the U.S., serves more than 74,000 credit and 23,000 continuing education students during the fall and spring semesters. Dr. Joe May serves as chancellor.

Anusara (Yoga): Anusara means, “Go with the flow”, and blends spirituality with inner/ outer alignment and balanced energetic actions. Developed by John Friend in 1997, this style urges students to think of poses as


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he leading U.S. integrated media company dedicated to promoting the gluten-free lifestyle, the Gluten Free Media Group (GFMG), will host the 2018 Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo on October 27 and 28 at Dallas Market Hall. With an audience of more than 3 million gluten- and allergen-free consumers, the company offers custom marketing solutions through their mobile app and website, consumer expo tour, email marketing campaigns, blogger outreach and social media interaction. With more than 125 years of combined industry experience, the Gluten Free Media Group helps brands get their products off of the shelf and into the hands of the gluten-free consumer. The expo tour includes medical professionals, gluten-free food brands and other companies meeting the needs of those living a gluten-free lifestyle. Location: 2200 Stemmons Fwy., Dallas. For more information, visit See ad on page 11.

Aromatherapy: An ancient healing art that uses the essential oils of herbs and flowers to treat emotional disorders such as stress and anxiety and a wide range of other ailments. Oils are massaged into the skin, inhaled or added to a water bath. Often used in conjunction with massage therapy, acupuncture, reflexology, herbology and chiropractic or other holistic treatments. Art Therapy: Uses the creative process of making art to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being and to deepen self-awareness. The therapist makes a diagnosis and determines treatment plans by encouraging a client to express his or her feelings and unconscious thoughts through the nonverbal creative process and by observing the forms and content created. Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®: Addresses position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The work is best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen or tilted uterus, for the prevention and treatment of benign prostate enlargement in men and for relief of many common digestive disorders. This modality incorporates a holistic approach to health care which includes massage, anatomy and physiology, herbology, nutrition, and emotional and spiritual healing. Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy: Developed by American Ruthie Hardee, it combines elements of traditional Thai massage, barefoot shiatsu and Keralite foot massage (chavutti thirummal) for the treatment of chronic low-back and hip pain. Using overhead wooden bar supports, the therapist employs body weight and gliding foot strokes to apply compression massage along strategic points in the back muscles to relieve irritations on the spinal nerve caused by inflammation and swelling. Learn more at Ashtanga (Yoga): A physically demanding style that is light on meditation, Ashtanga yoga employs a fast-paced series of flowing poses to build strength, flexibility and stamina. Developed by Indian yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga’s progressively difficult postures are synchronized with a loud breath (called Ujyaii breath in Sanskrit) and are designed to produce intense internal heat and purifying sweat in order to detoxify muscles and organs. The room is usually heated to warm muscles and increase flexibility. Preferred by many athletes, this style is too intense and demanding for most beginners. Aston Kinetics (or Aston Patterning):

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arth Kind Services brings homeowners an organic solution for struggling landscapes. Owner Beau Propes has more than 25 years of experience in landscape management. He notes, “People want to feel good about what they put on their lawns because their kids and pets play on it. Plants and lawns will be more drought tolerant and have less problems with disease and pests. We do all the hard work—deliver, spread and clean-up.” Earth Kind Services also delivers and installs mulch. Their newest service is providing lawn leveling with a soil/compost mix. Top dressing with organic compost improves soil by adding organic matter and soil microbes. Soil microbes are vital because they help release nutrients to the roots of lawn and shrubs. North Texas soil is often of poor quality where builders have removed the topsoil or compacted it during construction. Earth Kind uses specialized spreaders that do a professional job, more effectively than just a wheelbarrow and rake.

artistic expressions of the heart. Individual abilities and limitations are deeply respected and honored so Anusara yoga can be helpful for everyone and is good for beginners.

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Created by bodywork visionary Judith Aston in 1977, this integrated system of movement education recognizes the influence of the body-mind relationship on well-being. It incorporates bodywork, massage, ergonomic adjustments and fitness training in order to ease acute or chronic pain. Learn more at Ayurveda: The oldest medical system known to man and a comprehensive spiritual teaching practiced in India for 4,000 years. It focuses on achieving and maintaining perfect health via the balance of the elements air, fire and water (illness is considered an excess of any element). A patient’s body type, determined according to Ayurveda principles, is the basis for individualized dietary regimens and other preventive therapeutic interventions. Ayurveda prescriptions might include purification procedures for the restoration of biological rhythms; experience of expanded consciousness through meditation; nutritional counseling; stress reduction; enhancing neuromuscular conditions; and behavioral modification.

Health, Enrichment, Advocacy and Longevity HEAL Veterinary Hospital


ounded by Dr. Brittney Barton, HEAL Veterinary Hospital provides wellness and preventative care, chauffeur services, vaccinations, advanced dentistry, general surgery, in-house laboratory evaluation, digital radiography, blood pressure evaluation, laser therapy, senior care and education seminars. Enrichment services offered include underwater or land treadmill conditioning, pet personal training and behavior issue consultation, as well as pain management, nutritional counseling and acupuncture treatments. Location: 4509 Lemmon Ave., Dallas. For appointments, call 214-723-7606. For more information, visit See ad on page 53.

Ayurvedic Massage: One part of panchakarma, a traditional East Indian detoxification and rejuvenation program, in which the entire body is vigorously massaged with


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Acupuncture Franchise Now Open in Dallas Modern Acupuncture odern Acupuncture is now open in Preston Center. Two more locations are slated to open this spring: Addison at Addison Walk in March, and in Plano at Preston Park in April. A total of 17 DFW locations are scheduled to open. It’s the first franchise to make the natural health and cosmetic benefits of acupuncture available to people in an accessible and affordable way. Modern Acupuncture provides guests with a peaceful sanctuary that they can make part of their regular routine. Two types of acupuncture are available: traditional and cosmetic. Traditional acupuncture treats ailments such as chronic and acute pain, allergy and respiratory issues, migraines and headaches, insomnia and sleep disorders, depression, relaxation, stress and anxiety, digestion disorders and more. Cosmetic acupuncture helps treat fine lines and wrinkles, life and tone muscles, even out skin tone and texture, reduce under-eye bags, improve complexion, hydrate the skin and more, serving as a natural anti-aging treatment.

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ature’s Rite was founded on the principal of providing “wholistic” natural solutions for common maladies. These remedies must accomplish the three-part objective of relieving the symptoms, fixing the problem and helping the body to heal. To this end, an assortment of natural products were brought to the market which address problems from sinusitis and bronchitis to muscle aches, tendon healing, rash, shingles and hemorrhoids. Nature’s Rite also has products to address sleep apnea, restless legs, infected wounds and food poisoning. Just about anything that you encounter in your walk through life can be remedied without using drugs or surgery. We live in an age when the conventional allopathic medicine solutions can be worse than the disease. Nature’s Rite offers natural products to allow you an alternative means of treatment. For more information, call 800-9917088 or visit See ad on page 7.

Bee Venom Therapy (BVT): The therapeutic application of honeybee venom, through live bee stings, to bring relief and healing for various spinal, neural, joint or musculoskeletal ailments. Bikram (Yoga): A strenuous style, designed to make students sweat, taught in rooms heated to a minimum of 105º Fahrenheit, with about 40 percent humidity. The superheated rooms facilitate stretching and allow the body to release toxins through perspiration. Former national India yoga champion Bikram Choudhury developed the style, whose 26 demanding poses are performed in a specific order, to promote optimal health and proper function of every bodily system. Bikram yoga is a good choice for highly fit individuals and seasoned students seeking a challenge. Biodegradable: Capable of decomposing rapidly into elements found in nature, such as water, carbon dioxide and organic matter, when exposed to sunlight, air, water and microorganisms. Bioenergetics plus Core Energetics: A combination of physical and psychological techniques that identifies and frees areas of repressed physical and emotional trauma in the body. Deep breathing, various forms of massage and physical exercises release layers of chronic muscular tension and defensiveness, termed “body armor”. The unlocking of feelings creates the opportunity to better understand and integrate them with other aspects of oneself. Core Energetics is based on the principles of bioenergetics, but acknowledges spirituality as a key dimension

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large amounts of warm oil and herbs to remove toxins. With the client’s permission, oil is also poured into the ears, between the eyebrows and applied to specific chakras, or body energy centers, in techniques known respectively as karna purana, shirodhara and marma chikitsa. These treatments, modified to meet the needs of the West, powerfully affect the mind and nervous system—calming, balancing and bringing a heightened sense of awareness and deep inner peace. Ayurvedic massage techniques are grounded in an understanding of the primordial energies of the five elements—ether, air, fire, water and earth—and of the three basic types of energies, or constitutions, that are present in everyone and everything— vata, pitta and kapha. A knowledgeable therapist selects and customizes various ayurvedic massage techniques by selecting the rate and pressure of massage strokes and the proper oils and herbs. Learn more at

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of healing. Learn more at Biofeedback: A relaxation technique that monitors internal body states and is used especially for stress-related conditions such as asthma, migraines, insomnia and high blood pressure. During biofeedback, patients monitor minute metabolic changes (e.g., temperature, heart rate and muscle tension), with the aid of sensitive machines. By consciously thinking, visualizing, moving, relaxing, etc., they learn which activities produce desirable changes in the internal processes being monitored. Bio-fuel: Fuel derived from renewable biological material, including plant-derived fuels like ethanol and biodiesel, as well as methane, which is emitted from landfills and livestock manure management systems during the anaerobic (without oxygen) decomposition of organic material. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas when released into the environment. Therefore, recovery and combustion of methane to produce energy can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT): The treatment of the symptoms of menopause (and its male equivalent, andropause) through the use of hormones produced using raw materials derived from plant sources that have the same chemical structure as those naturally produced by the body. Many compounding pharmacies have staff trained in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), which is thought by its proponents to have fewer risks and side effects than traditional methods of hormone replacement. Birth Networks: Birth Networks all over the world are promoting, supporting and protecting mother-friendly births. By making informed choices and having confidence in the process, families can experience safe and satisfying childbirth. BodyTalk: Developed by chiropractor and acupuncturist Dr. John Veltheim, BodyTalk is based upon bio-energetic psychology, dynamic systems theory, Chinese medicine and applied kinesiology. By integrating tapping, breathing and focusing techniques, BodyTalk helps the body synchronize and balance its systems and strengthens its capability of selfrepair. BodyTalk is used to address a range of health challenges, ranging from chronic fatigue and allergies to addictions and cellular damage. Practitioners are usually licensed massage therapists (LMT) or bodyworkers. Learn more at Bodywork: Massage and the physical practices of yoga are perhaps the best-known types


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Everything Organic for the Yard Rohde’s Services, Inc.


ohde’s Organic Landscaping Services, founded in Garland in 1979, offers organic lawn maintenance, landscaping, stone work and fences. It was one of the first landscape and maintenance services in the Dallas area to carry only organic fertilizers and employ pest control using beneficial insects, microorganisms and bacteria products. Services include organic fertilizing, lawn mowing, edging, cleanup, tree and shrub pruning, bed mulching, lawn aeration and top dressing with compost, organic pest and disease control and more. Gregory Rohde says, “We also offer the critical task of safely exposing tree root flares by using our Air Spade. We specialize in Texas Native Plants, but also other suitable plants, trees, shrubs, and groundcover for the North Central Texas area. Also available are fences, stone or brick walkways and retaining walls, wood patios, decks, covers, water ponds, fountains, waterfalls, brick work, concrete work, metal work, stone work, tile work and woodwork.

For a consultation, call 972, 864-1934, email or visit See ad on page 46.

Healing By Making New Healthy Cells Senergy Medical Group


energy Medical Group is the exclusive distributor of the Tennant Biomodulator and other alternative, integrative medical solutions developed by Dr. Jerry Tennant, who holds more than 13 patents for medical devices. Senergy’s goal is to help customers and colleagues achieve improved health and well-being with innovative technology, accessories and education. Senergy is not a medical office, and refers all medical matters to the Tennant Institute for Integrative Medicine. Tennant was one of the first surgeons in U.S. to place intraocular lenses in eyes after cataract surgery and was a pioneer in LASIK surgery other laser research. Senergy’s products are based on the principle that the body doesn’t get well by making damaged cells work correctly, but rather by making new cells. Location: 9901 Valley Ranch Pkwy. E., Ste. 1009, Irving, TX. For more information, call 972-580-0545 or visit See ad on page 55.

Science-Based Nutritional Guidance and Services Sundrops Vitamins and Nutrition ince 1976, nutritionists and dietitians at Sundrops have effectively supported client health with current nutrition science, exercise guidance and research proven-supplementation. It is our belief that people do not need more information, they need a plan. Each person is given specific guidance with their diet, exercise and supplementation to maintain outstanding health. Our nutritionists excel in quickly explaining how the body functions and implementing a plan for success. All protocols are based strictly on research of molecules and biochemical pathways. Two things matter the most: the science and that clients do better. We publish a monthly Nutrition Review to keep everyone up-to-date on nutrition breakthroughs. In-depth consultations are available by appointment, and we have 25 percent off sales every first Saturday. Location: 4306 N. Central Expy., Dallas. For more information, call 214-521-0550, email or visit See ad on page 29.

Custom Pharmaceuticals Made to Order Texas Star Pharmacy


exas Star Pharmacy was founded by Dr. Donna Barsky, Pharm.D., and her husband Mike Barsky in 2006. They provide high-quality customized compounds, including injections, capsules, creams, solutions and more, as well as commercial prescriptions and immunizations for the whole family, pharmaceutical-grade supplements, medical equipment and individualized consultations with the owner and an on-site nutritionist. Texas Star Pharmacy has been rated as the number one pharmacy by The Reader’s Choice Award since 2006 and prides itself on offering real care, based on more than 40 years of experience. They work in conjunction with doctors in designing a pathway that suits the patient’s specific needs. Barsky is a member of the American Academy of AntiAging Medicine Member and as a Doctor of Pharmacy, specializes in medicine therapy management. She is a certified diabetic counselor, pharmaceutical preceptor (trains pharmacists), a functional medicine expert and compounding guru for sterile and non-sterile compounds. Location: 3033 W. Parker Rd., Ste. 100, Plano, TX. For more information, call 972519-8475 or visit See ad on page 14.

Bowen Technique (also called Bowtech and Bowenwork): This muscle and connective tissue therapy employs gentle, purposeful moves, through light clothing, to help rebalance the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The practitioner’s subtle inputs deliver signals to the ANS at specific locations—muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves—and the body responds in its own time, within its vital capacity. The technique is named after its originator, Australian Tom Bowen, who also introduced the concept of inserting periods of rest between a series of movements within a treatment session. Sometimes called the homeopathy of bodywork, Bowtech addresses imbalances and both acute and chronic pain. Learn more at Breema Bodywork: Often described as a cross between partner yoga and Thai massage, Breema is a movement technique designed to restore vitality at an energetic level. It employs standardized sets of movements, based upon more than 300 sequences, none of which require strong exertions or muscular contortions. Breema techniques, which identify and emphasize nine principles of harmony, can be administered by a practitioner or by the individual as Self-Breema. The therapy originated in the Kurdish village of Breemava, in Western Asia. Learn more at Carbon Footprint: The total amount of carbon dioxide, the principal greenhouse gas, emitted over the full life cycle of a product or service. Also, stands for an individual or family’s total carbon dioxide contribution resulting from their activities, including energy use and vehicle driving habits. Carbon Neutral: An entity or process that achieves net zero carbon footprints by obviating or offsetting more carbon emissions than it produces. Carbon Offset: A carbon emissions reduction credit that represents investment in a project that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by

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of bodywork; both have proven successful in relieving tension and stress, promoting blood flow, loosening stiff muscles and stimulating the organs. Massage therapies encompass countless techniques, including Swedish massage, shiatsu and Rolfing. The same is true for yoga. Other types of bodywork include martial arts practices like aikido, ki aikido and Tai chi chuan. Some others are the Alexander technique, Aston patterning, Bowen, Breema bodywork, Feldenkrais method, Hellerwork, polarity therapy, Rosen method, Rubenfeld synergy and Trager. Finding bodywork that improves mental and physical health is a highly individual process. Several types may be combined for the greatest benefit.

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funding clean energy projects, such as wind farms, which displace energy produced from polluting fossil fuels. Carbon offset credits are a way for individuals and businesses to offset the carbon emissions produced through daily activities. Carbon Sequestration: A natural or engineered process that captures and stores carbon emissions to prevent their release into the atmosphere and help mitigate global warming. Natural sequestration occurs when forests, soil and oceans absorb CO2, release the oxygen and store the carbon. Non-natural processes involve capturing carbon emissions from industrial processes and pumping them deep underground for long-term storage. Chelation Therapy: A safe, painless, nonsurgical medical procedure that improves metabolic and circulatory function by removing undesirable heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and copper from the body. A series of intravenous injections of the synthetic amino acid EDTA are administered, usually in an osteopathic or medical doctor’s office. The EDTA blocks excessive free radical production, protecting tissues and organs from further damage. Over time, injections may halt the progress of the underlying condition that triggers the development of various degenerative conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and cancer. Chi Nei Tsang (CNT): Principles of kung fu and tai chi chuan, known as chi-kung (or qigong) support this holistic approach to massage therapy. CNT literally means, “energy transformation of the internal organs”, and practitioners focus mainly on the abdomen, with deep, soft and gentle touches, to train the organs to work more efficiently. It addresses the acupuncture meridian system (chi) and all other bodily systems—digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, urinary, reproductive and muscular-skeletal—along with unprocessed emotional charges. Learn more at Childbirth Preparation: Childbirth classes for expectant families help them be better prepared for natural childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting. They cover relaxation techniques, exercise, nutrition, anatomy, stages of the birthing process, birth positions, postpartum recovery, caring for and feeding the newborn, and consumer issues.  Childbirth educators are certified by one or more organizations, having studied that organization’s specific birthing philosophy. Some focus on relaxation and pain-coping techniques. Some encourage women to


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Thermography is Not Just for Breasts The Thermography Center


egulation thermography (RT) is unique in that it assesses the actual functioning of organs and systems using a temperature response, and provides a highly detailed, multi-page analytical report on the whole body, including the breasts,” states Marta Cordell. Over the last 18 years, the Thermography Center of Dallas has performed thousands of non-invasive thermography screenings on patients. Unlike with mammography, there is no pain, compression or radiation of the breasts. In addition, because RT evaluates the function of organs and systems, it can show the real-time development and progression of dysfunction, unlike X-ray or MRI. Used by a trained thermographer, RT can reveal underlying causes of symptoms and assesses the function of all internal organs, immune and lymph systems, breasts and dental health in detail. Location: 5220 Spring Valley Rd., Ste. 405, Dallas. For more information, call 214-352-8758, email or visit See ad on page 16.

Healthy Eating Right From the Farm Wholesome Farms and Gardens


holesome Farms and Gardens is a small farming operation located in Van Alstyne, just north of the metroplex. We use natural methods for production of grass-finished beef, pastured pork, pastured poultry and eggs. Started as a way for our family and friends to know where and how our food is produced, we have expanded to offer our products directly to a group of local customers. Our operation uses chemical-free and sustainable methods on the land and feeds a grass diet supplemented with local non-GMO feed, free of growth promoters. We sell primarily through delivery and at local farmers’ markets.

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Bauer Thrives at Yoga Synergy oga Synergy is a yoga wellness spa that offers an array of classes and wellness programs to suit people’s needs and budgets. They offer Advanced, Sculpt and Modified Chair Classes, as well as Yoga Bridge for those with cancer, survivors and supporters. Clients can also set appointments for their full-spectrum sauna, ozone steam sauna, reiki energy healing, Raindrop Technique massage, private or group private lessons, studio rental and more. Yoga Synergy has been serving the Garland and greater North Dallas rea since 2006. Owner Kristina Bauer has been practicing yoga and wellness for more than 25 years and is pleased to share her joy of health to the community. She has earned E-RYT 200 yoga certification, been a detox coach for five years, a Lyme disease warrior and educator, reiki and Raindrop practitioner and more. “Overall wellness is key to feeling balanced and build your own health’s synergy for an optimal life!” says Bauer. Location; Firewheel Town Center, 440 Coneflower Dr., Garland. For more information, call 972-495-7100 or visit

Variety’s the very spice of life; that gives it all its flavor. ~William Cowper

Chinese Medicine: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the world’s oldest and most complete systems of holistic health care. It combines the use of medicinal herbs, acupuncture, food therapy, massage and therapeutic exercise, along with the recognition that wellness in mind, body and emotions depends on the harmonious flow of life-force energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”). Chiropractic: Based on the premise that proper structural alignment permits free flow of nerve activity in the body. When spinal vertebrae are out of alignment, they put pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves radiating from it, potentially leading to diminished function and illness. Misalignment can be caused by physical trauma, poor posture and stress. The chiropractor seeks to analyze and correct these misalignments through spinal manipulation or adjustment. Colon Therapy: An internal bath that washes away old toxic waste accumulated along the walls of the colon. It is administered with pressurized water by a professional using special equipment. A colonic irrigation is the equivalent of approximately four to six enemas and cleans out matter that collects in the pockets and kinks of the colon. The treatment is used as both a corrective process and for prevention of disease. Colonics are used for ailments such as constipation, psoriasis, acne, allergies, headaches and the common cold. Color Therapy & Colorpuncture: Color therapists believe that the vibrations of color waves can directly affect body cells and organs. Thus, different hues can treat illnesses and improve physical, emotional and spiritual health. Many practitioners also claim that the body emits an “aura,” or energy field, with colors reflecting a person’s state of health. Color therapists apply colored lights or apply color mentally, through suggestion, to restore the body’s physical and psychic health. Colorpuncture combines the insights of light physics with the knowledge of the meridian points emphasized in Chinese acupuncture. The noninvasive technique is used to clear blockages in the meridians and restore healthy energy flow. Kirlian photographs track improvements. Another related sensory healing technique is light therapy, which attempts to restore well-being and can be successful in treating the depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

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recognize and use their innate abilities and intuition to birth. Hypnosis for childbirth is a method of childbirth preparation that uses hypnotic techniques, imagery and positive affirmations to create a calm, comfortable birth experience.


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Dr. Robyn Abramczyk, DDS 6700 Horizon Road, Heath 972-772-7645

Jessica Metts 972-672-6741

Smile Ranch is a spa-like dental experience that treats the whole being. Their office practices, treatments, and protocols stand by the belief of biological dentistry. Robyn Abramcyzk, DDS wants to keep her patients safe from dangerous toxins and help them maintain a beautiful smile. They do not use toxic fillings or substances.

Treatments are performed in a spalike environment. The session is done using the Lymph Pro Star machine. One session is equivalent to 6 massages. Metts treats men, women and children. Commonly treated conditions: Breast, sinus, dental, pre and post op, digestive, stomach, headaches and migraines.

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Maxine Thomas, MD 4725 Wellington St, #C, Greenville, TX 903-450-9120

Michelle Dominique 469-726-9511 Defy Your Genetics lifestyle and wellness coaching works with both individual and corporate clients to establish sustainable, realistic and long lasting lifestyle changes that provide results far greater than merely dropping a few dress sizes. Leaving a legacy of good health is easier than you think… let us show you how.

HEALTHY HEALING ARTS/HPWWC Cathy Lemmon 469-383-8442

You don’t have to live with sickness. You don’t have to decline with age. Learn how to be well. Members receive a re-education about how their bodies work and what controls them and a way to transform your life, by connecting-the-dots on many things.


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Homeoprophylaxis (HP), a part of Homeopathy, is a major part of Cathy Lemmon’s practice at Healthy Healing Arts. HP has been used worldwide for hundreds of years with a success rate of over 90% to help fight off disease. Lemmon uses an energetic, non-toxic means of promoting immunity in 'a safe and natural way.

“Our goal is to offer our community high-quality wellness services in an exceptionally comfortable and healing environment. We know that time-honored healing traditions – acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine, Young Living Raindrop Therapy, chiropractic and colonics work. Rejuvenation, relaxation, relief from pain, stress and tension, and the opportunity to achieve your highest potential.”

Cris Stone Pilates Cris Stone, PMA CPT 203 N. Alamo Rd, Rockwall 75087  214-454-2842  Cris Stone specializes in Restorative Pilates.  Sessions are one-on-one in a private studio and uniquely tailored to each individual›s needs. Working on releasing tension and aligning the body for optimal movement function, pilates is extremely effective at restoring mobility, flexibility and strength for people of all ages, sizes and fitness levels.

Well Within Chiropractic & Wellness 2555 Ridge Rd, Ste 150, Rockwall 972-587-0101 Doctors Wabomnor and Knuckles have identified six major areas necessary for restoring function and healing. They focus on bringing hope to the hopeless. Ideal patients are those struggling with answers given by traditional medicine. We use holistic chiropractic, nutrition response testing and needle-less allergy testing to help you become Well Within.

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Smile Ranch Dentistry Robyn Abramczyk 6700 Horizon Rd., Heath, TX 972-772-7645 •


mile Ranch Dentistry’s Robyn Abramcyzk, DDS, practices general dentistry with a focus on holistic therapies, following safety procedures and treatments of the Holistic Dental Association and International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. She uses biocompatible materials that are safe, non-toxic and mercury-free. Abramcyzk’s spa-like office creates a calming atmosphere where every patient gets the special individualized care that they deserve. She addresses diet, supplementation, gut health and detoxification in her integrative assessments. Wellness services offered include: white composite fillings, ozone therapy, dentistry for children, oral cancer detection, Snap On Smile, porcelain crowns and bridges, implants and X-rays Areas of specialty: safe mercury amalgam removal, general dentistry with biological therapies, frenectomy and biocompatibility testing. Philosophy of healing: “At Smile Ranch Dentistry, we believe treating the individual goes far beyond cleaning teeth. By looking at the whole being, nutritional patterns and lifestyle choices, optimal oral hygiene can be attained,” says Abramcyzk. See ad on page 5.

Moving Beyond Symptoms to Real Healing The Animal Doctor Dr. Nancy Ann Bozeman, DVM Conventional and holistic veterinary medicine 621 Little School Rd., Kennedale, TX 817-572-2400 •


r. Nancy Bozeman began her career with the aspiration to study and master the art of alternative veterinary medicine, as it is her belief that the holistic approach is beneficial to the entire physical and emotional well-being of her patients. She studied as an associate to Dr. Norman Ralston, recognized as a leader in alternative veterinary medicine in the U.S. Bozeman is a founding member of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Services Offered include: acupuncture, classical homeopathy, contact reflex analysis, veterinary orthopedic manipulation, Chinese herbal medicine, Western herbal medicine, Bowen Therapy, Namboudrapod’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) and network chiropractic. Areas of Specialty: The Animal Doctor now includes low-level laser therapy in their range of healing modalities, which, although not considered alternative medicine, is an exciting new tool in veterinary healing Philosophy of Healing: “You must build a strong foundation for health, starting with superior nutrition, in order to get superior results,” says Bozeman. She prefers to strive for the entire well-being of patients, rather than using suppressive medicine to temporarily mask symptoms; her focus is on the root of the problem, with the philosophy that by its repair, the rest of the tree will flourish. See ad on page 39.

Conscious Living: As we become increasingly aware of the interdependence of humans, animals and the planet, progressive businesses are concerning themselves with far more than the bottom line. They know that today’s consumers are willing to invest in what they believe in, from fair-trade goods to animal-friendly and environmentally sound products and services. Counseling / Psychotherapy: These terms encompass a broad range of practitioners, from career counselors, who offer advice and information, to psychotherapists, who treat depression, stress, addiction and emotional issues. Formats can vary from individual counseling to group therapy. In addition to verbal counseling techniques, some holistic therapists may use bodywork, ritual, energy healing and other alternative modalities as part of their practice. Craniosacral Therapy (CST): The practitioner applies manual therapeutic procedures to remedy distortions in the structure and function of the craniosacral mechanism—the brain and spinal cord, the bones of the skull, the sacrum and interconnected membranes. Craniosacral work is based upon two major premises: the bones of the skull can be manipulated because they never completely fuse; and the pulse of the cerebrospinal fluid can be balanced by a practitioner trained to detect pulse variations. CST, also referred to as cranial osteopathy, is used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), ear and eye problems, balance problems, learning difficulties, dyslexia and hyperactivity. Dance / Movement Therapy: A method of expressing thoughts and feelings through movement, developed during the 1940s. Participants, guided by trained therapists, are encouraged to move freely, sometimes to music. Dance/movement therapy can be practiced by people of all ages to promote self-esteem and gain insight into their own emotional problems, but is also used to help those with serious mental and physical disabilities. In wide use in the United States, this modality is becoming established around the world. Decluttering: Based on the theory that clutter drains both physical and mental energy. Decluttering involves two components. The first focuses on releasing things (clothing, papers, furniture, objects and ideas) that no longer serve a good purpose in one’s life. The second focuses on creating a simple system of personal organization that is easy to maintain and guards against accumulating things that

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are neither necessary nor nourishing. Decompression Therapy: A nonsurgical means of relieving pain to the lower back and neck and is often referred to as spinal decompression therapy. Decompression therapy is a spinal disc rehabilitation program that slowly and gently stretches the area of the spine while decompressing the discs Deep Tissue Bodywork: In this method, stretching and moving the connective tissue that envelops the muscles (fascia) works to lengthen and balance the body along its natural, vertical axis. Distortions of the connective tissue may be caused by internal reactions and complications due to accidents, emotional tensions or past unreleased traumas. The practitioner uses slow strokes, direct pressure or friction across the muscles via fingers, thumbs or elbows. Deep tissue massage works to detoxify tissue by helping to remove accumulated lactic acid and other waste products from the muscles. The therapy is used to ease or eliminate chronic muscular pain or inflammatory pain from arthritis, tendonitis and other ailments, and help with injury rehabilitation. Learn more at Dentistry (Holistic): Regards the mouth as a microcosm of the entire body. The oral

Acupuncture & Integrative Medical Center Dr. Carlos Chapa, ND, OMD, LAc, Ph.D. 9901 Valley Ranch Pkwy. E., Ste. 1000, Irving, TX 18601 LBJ, Ste. 501 , Mesquite, TX 4090 Mapleshade, Ste. 210, Plano, TX •


he Acupuncture & Integrative Medical Center is a holistic Eastern medical clinic that treats patients naturally by focusing the underlying issues and conditions to create better health. Dr Carlos Chapa has trained in Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan Wellness services offered include: complementary and alternative medicine, Eastern/Oriental medicine, acupuncture, laser acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathic medicine naturopathic medicine and pharmaceutical-grade supplements. Areas of specialty: chronic pain, chronic health conditions, infertility, neurological issues (Bell’s palsy) and pediatrics. Chapa is one of only four physicians in the U.S. that specialize in Chinese ophthalmology, treating retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration. Philosophy of healing: “Healing requires a multidisciplinary approach that includes a combination of alternative medical modalities to treat a broad range of diseases and pain with the goals of risk reduction and improvement in quality of life.” See ad on page 47.



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Drum.Dance.Sing.Silence. Heather Gream 817-229-6134


eather Gream has been facilitating transformation through the arts and consciousness in Dallas since 2006. She holds a BA in English and a MA in humanities, is an certified Expressive Arts Therapy practitioner, Dancing For Birth instructor and trainer, Birthing From Within mentor, Nia Blue Belt with additional certification in 5 Stages of Self-Healing. second degree in the Reiki Method of Natural Healing, certified Zumba and Zumba Jr. instructor, drum circle music facilitator, and Conscious Dance Adventure creator. Services Offered include: I utilize various modalities of expressive arts including dancing, singing, writing, drumming, meditation, ceremony and creation of visual arts to support women through life transitions, specializing in the journey to motherhood. Areas of Specialty: I believe women’s essence is deeply spiritual and deeply sensual, and that by fully blessing and fully integrating these aspects of ourselves, we experience a profound level of gratitude, peace and potency. Philosophy of Healing: I am passionate about creating safe, sacred environments in which a woman feels free to experience, explore and be empowered to be all of herself and to live a life of her own design in confidence and joy. See ad on page 27.

Kotsanis Institute Promotes an Organic Plant-Based Reset Dr. Constantine A. Kotsanis, M.D. The Kotsanis Institute 2260 Poole Rd., Grapevine, TX 817-478-6342 •

Detoxification: The practice of resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. According to some holistic practitioners, accumulated toxins can drain the body of energy and make it more susceptible to disease. Detoxification techniques may include fasts, special diets, sauna sweats and colon cleansing. Directional Non-Force Technique (DNFT): The original non- or low-force technique of chiropractic developed by Dr. Richard Van Rumpt. At the heart of the technique is a method of challenging and leg measuring (similar to muscle testing) to detect the presence and location of spinal misalignment (subluxation), and a thumb thrust for correction. Structures included in analysis and corrections are vertebrae, ribs, muscles, discs, cranial, soft tissues, extremities, and some ligaments. Features of DNFT are: • A direct analysis of disc subluxation and a direct correction for a bulging or even herniated disc. • The ability to distinguish between nerve interference being produced by muscles, vertebrae, discs or any combination thereof. • A knee correction, which includes all osseous structures, ligaments, meniscus, and related muscles. • A comprehensive TMJ/cranial correction.


r. Constantine Kotsanis, who attended medical school in Athens, Greece, and Loyola University, in Chicago, has traveled the globe in search of answers to today’s health problems, combining traditional medicine, functional medicine and nutrition to optimize health, wellness and the antiaging process since 1983. All testing and treatment plans at the Kotsanis Institute are based on his more than 30 years of personal clinical experience as a board-certified otolaryngologist and otolaryngic allergist, nutritionist and surgeon. Kotsanis combines these disciplines with the latest scientific information about emerging technologies and incorporates evidence-based research for an individualized blend of modern science and ancient wisdom. Wellness services offered include: Cancer care. autism. chronic infection. pain management. allergies. hormone imbalance. nutrition digestive disorders. chronic fatigue and stem cell therapy. Areas of specialty: Integrative medicine using modern science and ancient wisdom. Philosophy of healing: If the endocrine, immune, metabolic and digestive systems are not in sync, optimum health becomes elusive and making any treatment more efficient requires improving nutrition, lifestyle, de-stressing and cleaning up your environment. It’s possible to attain significant health improvement with powerful changes to at home. See ad on page 2.

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structures and the whole body are seen as a unit. Holistic dentistry often incorporates such methods as homeopathy, biocompatibility testing and nutritional counseling. Most holistic dentists emphasize wellness and preventive care, while avoiding (and often recommending the removal of silvermercury fillings).

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Doula: A woman who supports an expectant mother through pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period. Studies indicate that support in labor has profound benefits, including shorter labor, less desire for pain medication, lower rate of Caesarian delivery and more ease in initiation of breast-feeding. Fathers have reported that they were more relaxed with a doula present because they felt reassured and therefore freer to support their mates. Electrical Noise Filtration: “Dirty electricity” is a newly recognized and ubiquitous pollutant. It refers to unusable electrical energy, which produces harmonics in the electrical power lines. Filtration reduces the potential for electrical leakage into the human environment and the creation of additional “trash” (dirty electricity), and protects appliances and electronic devices. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): EFT is an emotional therapy process based on the Chinese meridian, or energy system, to heal diseases and physical ailments. Through the EFT self-help process, one mentally tunes in to specific issues while tapping on meridian points with the fingertips. This tapping stimulates corresponding areas of the body, thus balancing disturbances in the meridian system and allowing non-serving emotions to be released. View free tutorial at EmoFree. com. Energy-Efficient: A system or product that uses a reduced amount of energy compared to one of comparable size and quality by using advanced technology and/or special design features. Energy Star: A joint program through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that sets energy efficiency guidelines for products, homes and businesses. (See Environmental Medicine: Explores the role of dietary and environmental allergens in health and illness. Factors such as dust, mold, chemicals and certain foods may cause allergic reactions that can dramatically influence diseases, ranging from asthma and hay fever to headaches and depression. Enzyme Therapy: Can be an important first step in restoring health and well-being by helping to remedy digestive problems. Plant and pancreatic enzymes are used in complementary ways to improve digestion and absorption of essential nutrients. Treatment includes enzyme supplements, coupled with a healthy diet that features whole foods.

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Offering a Homeopathic Alternative to Vaccines Cathy Lemmon Healthy Healing Arts, LLC, and Homeoprophylaxis: A Worldwide Choice Cathy Lemmon • 469-383-8442,,


athy Lemmon holds a diploma from the School of Homeopathy, in, Devon, England, and completed postgraduate work in homeopathy at the College of Practical Homeopathy, in London. Healthy Healing Arts was founded in 2013 and HPWWC in 2015. There is no “blanket” approach, with homeopathy—everything is individualized, as every person is unique. Wellness services offered include: I provide personal attention to all who are looking for a homeopathic and whole approach to wellness. Areas of specialty: The preventive, or prophylactic use of homeopathy is a huge part of my practice. Its approach, while homeopathic, is a bit different than what needs to be done for wellness or sickness/injury. Philosophy of healing: I dearly want parents to know they have a nontoxic homeopathic option for immunization. I want them to be educated and to feel good about the choices they make for themselves and their children. See ad on page 39.

Bioicompatible Dentistry in Fort Wort Lavu Dental Sushma Lavu, DDS 6924 South Fwy., Fort Worth 817-293-7431 •


avu Dental is an independently owned and managed dental practice, Dr. Lavu is a long-time resident of North Texas with an undergraduate degree from Texas Women’s University, in Denton.

Wellness services offered include: We practice mercury safe, biocompatible, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. Areas of specialty: Lavu received a dental degree from New York University Dental School and graduated with honors in Posthodontics while gaining experience in all disciplines of dentistry. Philosophy of healing: She focuses on the best interest of her patients. See ad on page 13.

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New Star Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Wellness Dr. Zhanping Lu, DC 425 Maplelawn Dr., Ste. 101, Plano, TX 972-519-8488 •


r. Zhanping Lu, DC, owner of New Star Chiropractic & Acupuncture, offers a world of natural healing modalities, combined with a unique understanding of Western medicine, to help his patients reduce pain, inflammation and allergy symptoms, balance hormones, improve weight and avoid spinal surgery. Wellness Services Offered Include: chiropractic, acupuncture, NAET and weight loss. Areas of Specialty: allergy, autism, ADD, ADHD, sleep disorders, nutrition, thyroid, diabetes, emotions, high blood pressure and much more. See ad on page 42.

Functional Medicine for Women Integrative Medicine and Gynecology Dr. Carolyn Matthews, M.D. Baylor Scott and White, Sammons Cancer Center 3410 Worth St., Ste. 370, Dallas, TX 214-820-2988


r. Carolyn Matthews is director of the Integrative Medicine Center at Baylor Scott and White, in Dallas, the first hospital-based center of integrative medicine in North Texas. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology, medical acupuncture, palliative care and hospice medicine, and integrative medicine. She is also a certified practitioner of functional medicine. Services offered include: In tandem with traditional treatments, offerings include mind-body-spirit oriented therapies that have some evidence basis; comprehensive reviews of medical history and environmental factors. Areas of specialty: integrative medicine and medical acupuncture. Philosopy of healing: Matthews is passionate about assessing the whole patient and looking for and treating underlying causes of pathology. Prescriptions may include dietary or lifestyle changes, relaxation techniques, acupuncture, support with journaling, guided imagery, specialty laboratory testing, and pharmaceutical-grade botanical and nutritional supplements.

Feldenkrais Method: This distinctive approach combines movement training, gentle touch and verbal dialogue to help students straighten out what founder Moshé Pinhas Feldenkrais calls, “kinks in the brain.” Kinks are learned movement patterns that no longer serve a constructive purpose. They may have been adopted to compensate for a physical injury or to accommodate individuality in the social world. Students of the Feldenkrais Method unlearn unworkable movements and discover better, personalized ways to move, using mind-body principles of slowed action, conscious breathing, body awareness and thinking about their feelings. Feldenkrais takes two forms: In individual hands-on sessions (Functional Integration), the practitioner’s touch is used to address the student’s breathing and body alignment. In a series of classes of slow, nonaerobic motion (Awareness Through Movement), students “relearn” improved ways their bodies can move. Feldenkrais therapy is useful in the treatment of muscle injuries, back pain, arthritis, stress and tension. Learn more at Feng Shui: The ancient Chinese art of positioning objects according to the laws of Heaven (spiritual) and Earth (natural) to create a living and working environment that facilitates a harmonious and positive flow of energy to improve one’s life. Proper practice of feng shui is meant to create and maintain good health, wealth, relationships, creativity and more. Consultants can be an asset by assisting with proper placement of objects

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within personal and business spaces, either before or after the spaces are created. Flower Remedies: Flower essences are recognized for their ability to improve well-being by eliminating negative emotions. In the 1930s, English physician Edward Bach concluded that negative emotions could lead to physical illness. His research also convinced him that flowers possessed healing properties that could be used to treat emotional problems. In the 1970s, Richard Katz completed Bach’s work and established the Flower Essence Society, which has registered some 100 essences from flowers in more than 50 countries. Food Miles: The distance food travels between its place of origin and consumption. Fossil Fuels: Solid, liquid or gaseous fuels formed underground millions of years ago, by the decay and fossilization of dead organisms. The resulting fossil fuels, including coal, oil and natural gas, are nonrenewable because they take millions of years to form. Burning fossil fuels releases pollutants into the atmosphere, including greenhouse gases that are altering the Earth’s carbon cycle and destabilizing the climate. Functional Medicine: A personalized medicine that focuses on primary prevention and deals with underlying causes, instead of symptoms, for serious chronic diseases. Treatments are grounded in nutrition and improved lifestyle habits and may make use of medications. The discipline uses a holistic approach to analyze and treat interdependent systems of the body and to create the dynamic balance integral to good health. Global Warming: An increase in the average global temperature brought on by the gradual and steady increase in greenhouse gases that trap the sunlight’s heat in the atmosphere. Green Building: An approach to site selection, building orientation, design and construction that minimizes a structure’s impact on the environment. Green building considerations include minimizing site disturbance and construction waste; employing renewable technologies for heating, cooling and electrical systems; and incorporating sustainable, recycled, low-water and energy-efficient materials and products. Green Living: Green living is an attempt to carry out your life in an eco-friendly, environmentally responsible manner or an attempt to minimize the size of your ecological footprint. Green living concerns itself with a range of topics and practices including conservation of resources, recycling, sustainability, green construction, alternative energy, organic food choices, and other environmental topics.


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Holistic/Functional Medicine Pet Hospital Paws & Claws Holistic Animal Hospital Shawn Messonnier , DVM 2145 W. Park, Plano, TX 972-867-8800 •


r. Shawn Messonnier offers a unique approach to all aspects of pet care, including preventive and treatment of diseases. Using a natural approach to restore the proper balance and function of a pet’s body can help them live longer and stay healthier. Wellness services offered include: Holistic anesthesia, detoxification, laser/acupuncture, herbal and homeopathic medicine, diet therapy, glandular therapy, homotoxicology, autosanguis therapy, integrative cancer treatment and behavior medicine. Wellness exams include blood testing for proper organ function and early cancer diagnosis, plus titer testing to replace unnecessary vaccines. Areas of specialty: We successfully heal pets that other veterinarians can’t help, and offer healing even for “hopeless” cases. Using evidence-based natural therapies, our patients tend to live two to five years longer than those treated conventionally, and even advanced diseases can be treated to offer extended quality of life. Those that have been told nothing can be done for their pet should see us and experience natural healing! Philosophy of healing: Functional medicine is personalized, science-based medicine dealing with prevention and causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease. It emphasizes “patient care” rather than “disease care”. Many clients use pet insurance to save 90 percent on the cost of care; ask about reducing health care costs naturally. See ad on page 51.

Empowering You To Unleash Your Inner Healer Mor Wellness Concepts Ronit Mor, ND 17480 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 110, Dallas, TX 214-612-6776 •


s a naturopath, Ronit Mor’s greatest passion is inspiring, empowering and coaching people on their path to regaining optimal well-being. Her approach is holistic in nature and seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than merely eliminate or suppress symptoms. She focuses on nutrition, detoxification, plant-based medicine, stress management and a variety of alternative healing modalities. She regularly collaborates with medical doctors, functional dentists and chiropractors to provide a comprehensive integrative approach for her clients. Wellness services offered include: nutritional/wellness consultations, detoxification, anti-aging skin therapy, therapeutic body works, energy work and computerized regulation thermography. Areas of specialty: chronic conditions, fatigue, excess weight, stress management and longevity. Philosophy of healing: “Our body is designed to heal itself and maintain inner balance all on its own. All we need to do is provide it with the essential elements it needs on an on-going basis. “Health is not just the absence of disease, it is actively and continuously optimizing well-being.” says Mor.

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The Healing Sanctuary Institute Pamela Smith 2603 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 100, Dallas 214-521-6550


amela Smith is a bioenergetic restorative practitioner with a background in health care. She uses cutting-edge methodologies to help improve mental, spiritual and physical health and well-being. She holds a doctorate in rehabilitative medicine from Switzerland, Anti-aging certification from the American Academy of Anti-Aging, and is certified in lymph-edema drainage. Wellness services offered include: The Healing Sanctuary Institute in uptown Dallas is a zen spa environment to experience and learn the latest self-healing modalities. Areas of specialty: Smith is certified in body and foot reflexology, acupressure, and cupping from the Chinese institute in Hong Kong. Other certifications include Myofascial Release (John Barnes), soft tissue mobilization (St. John Neuromuscular Pain Relief Institute) and soft tissue mobilization of cervical spine and shoulder (Hutchinson Therapy Association). She is a specialist in Advanced Ondamed Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy. Philosophy of healing: The Healing Sanctuary Institute of Dallas is a membersonly organization created for those who desire to implement and study alternative rejuvenating treatments. See ad on page 29.

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Enter a New Era of Safer Dentistry Dallas Designer Smiles Daniel Strader, DDS 8222 Douglas Ave., Ste. 810 Dallas, TX 214-363-7777 •


r. Strader and his staff have been practicing dentistry for more than 30 years on the same block in University Park. He understands that when looking at a patients’ total health, putting an end to root canals and fluoride while utilizing metalfree crowns and dentures, BPA-free fillings and safe removal of mercury/silver fillings is paramount. He is certified by International Academy of Oriental Medicine and Toxicology and International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. Wellness Services offered include: common cosmetic dental problems, sedation dentistry, sleep apnea, breath treatment, gum treatment and snoring treatment. Areas of specialty: cosmetic dentistry, biological dentistry, TMJ/TMD, laser dentistry and restorative dentistry. Philosophy of healing: Biological dentistry is just as effective as traditional dentistry, without the risk of toxic exposure. Dallas Designer Smiles feels that they are not just changing smiles, they are changing and improving people’s lives as a whole. See ad on page 48.

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Tennant Knows Holistic Healing Firsthand Tennant Institute Dr. Jerry Tennant, M.D. 35 Veranda Ln., Colleyville, TX 972 580-1156 •


icensed by Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine, Dr. Jerry Tennant, a world-renowned ophthalmologist, practiced for over 30 years before becoming ill himself. Mainstream medicine could not help him, so he turned to natural healing and developed methods of healing which resulted in gaining his health and the ability to return to practice in 2002. Wellness services offered include: The Tennant Institute specializes in integrative, energetic natural medicine. Methods of therapy include hyperbaric oxygen treatments infrared sauna, an entire line of nutraceuticals developed especially for patients, and many other conditions. Areas of specialty: The practitioners at Tennant Institute treat everything except cancer, in which case they offer strong support for patients’ oncology protocol, while helping them reach optimum health with nutritional supplements formulated in such a way as to help the body crate healthy blood cells that fight disease. Philosophy of healing: We understand that the human body is not simply a collection of independent parts but rather an integrative whole. Although in medical school Dr. Tennant specialized in ophthalmology, he continues to look at how other functions affected vision. See ad on page 58.

Genetic Testing Complements Full-Service Health Care Abundant Life Wellness Center Jennifer Trejo, Naturopath Maribel Trigger, Naturopath & Neurofeedback Specialist 3904 Boat Club Rd., Lake Worth, TX 817-847-0900


ennifer Trejo opened Abundant Life Wellness Center to help people with autoimmunity, fatigue, allergies, skin disorders, gastrointestinal issues, hormone imbalance and neurological concerns. Wellness services offered include: naturopathic support; neurofeedback for disorders such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, addictions, migraines, insomnia, post-stroke and post-concussion; holistic nutrition and lifestyle counseling, as well as genetic testing for customized weight loss; detoxification with ionic foot detoxes and oxygen steam sauna; breast health, utilizing non-invasive, radiation-free thermography and emotional freedom release. Areas of specialty: chronic and challenging health concerns and genetic testing and epigenetic/nutrigenomic support and education (MTHFR and other genes). Philosophy of healing: “God created the body to heal itself. We just need to give it an environment to do what it was created to do naturally,” says Trejo. See ads on pages 8 and 42.

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Paul, Heikkinen, D.C., Marsha, Heikkinen, D.C. 820 E. Cartwright Road, Suite 133, Mesquite 972-285-3232 Paul and Marsha Heikkinen’s office is a familyowned and operated business dedicated to helping its patients realize their natural healing abilities. They utilize chiropractic, acupuncture, massage and nutrition to effectively treat the whole person. They live to give you Back Your Life. See them for pain relief, wellness care and much more.

WELL WITHIN CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS 2555 Ridge Rd, Ste 150, Rockwall 972-587-0101



Dr. Zhangping Lu, DC, LAc, MD (China) 425 Maplelawn Drive, Suite 101, Plano 972-519-8488

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972-567-3962 Aromatherapy and Reflexology combine to create a relaxing and rejuvenating full body experience. Custom blended formulations for BodyCare and WellCare, Natural, Organic Perfumes and aromatherapy education available as well.

Whole-body wellness center providing chiropractic care, spinal decompression, allergy testing, NAET, IMAET, detoxification, weight loss, hormone balancing, wellness programs and more. Allnatural healing—no medication, no surgery. Over 20 years clinic and research experiences in both medical school and hospital, Dr. Lu learned both West Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.





9901 E. Valley Ranch Parkway, Suite 1000, Irving 18601 LBJ, Suite 501, Mesquite 4090 Mapleshade #210, Plano 972-444-0660 As an Oriental medicine doctor, board-certified herbalist and licensed acupuncturist with 17 years of experience, Dr. Chapa helps patients find relief using acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy and more. He offers an herbal pharmacy with over 1,000 safe, organic medicines. His office is in-network with most insurance providers. Don’t forget to mention Natural Awakenings.


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Elaine Dodson 214-948-7266

Elaine Dodson brings awareness to Ayurvedic cooking, offering group classes, and adds beauty and wellness consultant to her accomplishments. She has authored the forthcoming “Krishna’s Kitchen,” a spiritual guide to the Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle. The “Beauty and Wellness Guru” pioneered the first organic Aveda day spa in the Southwest and Kalachandji’s awardwinning vegetarian restaurant.

Doctors Wabomnor and Knuckles have identified six major areas necessary for restoring function and healing. They focus on bringing hope to the hopeless. Ideal patients are those struggling with answers given by traditional medicine. We use holistic chiropractic, nutrition response testing and needle-less allergy testing to help you become Well Within.


Advancing Holistic Health coaching program is the premiere online coaching program for nurses and licensed health professionals. The AHH Health Coach certificate can be earned by both. Nurses are prepared to qualify for the Nurse Coach and Holistic Nurse national certification exams, through the American Holistic Nurses Certification Corporation (AHNCC).


Michelle Dominique 469-726-9511 Defy Your Genetics lifestyle and wellness coaching works with both individual and corporate clients to establish sustainable, realistic and long lasting lifestyle changes that provide results far greater than merely dropping a few dress sizes. Leaving a legacy of good health is easier than you think… let us show you how.


Sandy Hanne has studied extensively with founder Dr. John Upledger, delivering profound holistic results using this flagship modality of bodywork/alternative healing. A light touch allows the entire system to release tension and fascial restrictions, resetting communication and working relationships throughout the structures. Deeply rehabilitative and relaxing at the same time.


The Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) is a network of seven colleges, including El Centro, Brookhaven, Mountain View, Eastfield, Richland, Cedar Valley and Northlake. DCCCD serves the region with accredited one and two year certificates, degrees and core credit courses guaranteed to transfer to Texas colleges and universities.

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801 State Highway 114 East, Grapevine 877-858-0831 Jesuit College Preparatory School

of Dallas is a private Catholic institution for young men under the direction of the Society of Jesus. Located in North Dallas, it provides a student-centered education to approximately 1,000 students, grades 9-12. Our students’ average SAT scores exceed the national average by over 200 points.

Living Ethics - Inspired Learning Academy

340 Country Club Rd, Fairview, TX 214-544-8338 An extension of the North Texas Center for Living Ethics School, Inspired Learning Academy opened this year serving students in grades 7 through 9. Our curriculum is highly personalized and considers group interests. Each student meets with their advisor, in consultation with parents, to set goals for the year in personal, social and intellectual domains.

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855-391-WIND (9463) 100% Pure, Green, Texas. Wind power uses no water; which is critical in a drought-plagued state. Using wind energy, you’re good to the environment and your wallet. At an average of 8.6 cents per kilowatt hour, our residential rates are lower than TXU and Green Mountain for average 12-month plans.

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All Natural Farm Products Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken Eggs Honey, Jams, and Jellies Pick-Your-Own Blueberries & Blackberries

FARMERS MARKET COPPELL FARMERS' MARKET 768 W. Main Street, Coppell 817-371-2278

Coppell Farmers Market supports more than 40 North Texas farmers, ranchers and artisan food producers. Find all your grocery needs including: sustainably raised vegetables, meat, eggs, hand made cheese, bread and pasta. Eat local, fresh and in-season on the first and third Saturdays in March and every Saturday thereafter. 8am-noon.


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Grass Fed Meat Market offering the largest selection of 100 percent grass-fed beef and lamb, pasture-raised chicken and pork, raw milk cheeses, free-range pastured eggs and more. They only offer foods that have been raised in a sustainable manner and a natural setting. Dallas and Ft Worth Locations – with Ranch/Butcher Market in Grandview.


We have a network of comprehensive cancer treatment centers throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, offering full range cancer-related and integrative medical services. Whether you want to learn about types of cancer, screenings, prevention, healthy living or support, Baylor is here for you. We offer the experience, expertise and technology you can trust.


13 Locations in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex 888-286-4603 With 13 Urgent Care Centers, PrimaCare serves the medical needs of area families with courtesy, convenience and compassion. Open 7 days a week with extended hours. No appointment necessary. Most insurance accepted. Use our Call Ahead Service and wait where your want. Open: Monday–Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday– Sunday 8am–5pm.


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ACN Herbs and Vitamins specialist Leslie Duong will sit down with you to conduct a private and personal health evaluation. You can be assured her 20 years of experience in Chinese Natural Herbs will start to help you feel better in no time. Free consultation available. Schedule your appointment now.

The premier school of nurse coaching, offering the cutting edge of health care through the Resilience Paradigm. AHH is a nurse coaching program that meets the continuing education requirements for nurses to apply for national or international certification in nurse coaching and/or holistic nursing through the American Holistic Nurses Certification Corporation.




Dr. Robyn Abramczyk, DDS 6700 Horizon Road, Heath 972-772-7645 Smile Ranch is a spa-like dental experience that treats the whole being. Their office practices, treatments, and protocols stand by the belief of biological dentistry. Robyn Abramcyzk, DDS wants to keep her patients safe from dangerous toxins and help them maintain a beautiful smile. They do not use toxic fillings or substances.

HEALTHY HEALING ARTS/HPWWC Cathy Lemmon 469-383-8442

Homeoprophylaxis (HP), a part of Homeopathy, is a major part of Cathy Lemmon’s practice at Healthy Healing Arts. HP has been used worldwide for hundreds of years with a success rate of over 90% to help fight off disease. Lemmon uses an energetic, non-toxic means of promoting immunity in a safe and natural way.


Organic Compost Lawn Treatment Beau Propes, Owner 469-744-0281 Organic lawn treatment that gets amazing results. Safe for kids and pets. Services include organic compost lawn top dressing, compost seeding, mulching, lawn leveling, sodding, soil spreading, and stones and gravel. Benefits of top dressing include rejuvenation of depleted soil, disease control, improved moisture retention and filled bare spots. Free estimates.

ROHDES LANDSCAPING SERVICES 1651 Wall Street, Garland 972-8641934

Rohde’s helps you get and maintain beautiful yards and gardens in a chemical-free environment. We know organics better than anyone else. Products and services include landscaping and maintenance, natural fertilizer, natural insect control, hardscaping and a large selection of native and drought-tolerant plans.



Dr. Sushma Lavu 6924 South Freeway (I-35W), Fort Worth 817-293-3848 Mercury safe, bio-compatible, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, with special interest in toxin-free, wellness-centered dentistry and continuing education. We are a leading dental practice clinic in Fort Worth, independently-owned and managed with the best interest of our patients always in mind.



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A 3rd generation Dallasite, practicing Biological Dentistry for 30 years, we offer non-toxic, healthier, metal-free ceramic crowns, bridges, and implants. Mercury fillings are removed and replaced safely, and we offer convenient office hours with after work appointments. Experience a pampering environment in our centrally located office. Call our concierge to schedule an appointment now.

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Dr. Jerry Tennant MD, Medical Director 35 Veranda Lane, Suite 100, Colleyville 972-580-1156

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ROCKWALL LYMPHATICS LLC Jessica Metts 972-672-6741

Treatments are performed in a spa-like environment. The session is done using the Lymph Pro Star machine. One session is equivalent to 6 massages. Metts treats men, women and children. Commonly treated



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Constantine A. Kotsanis, MD 2260 Pool Road, Grapevine 817-481-6342 Dr. Kotsanis blends modern medicine with time-tested older disciplines, creating unique treatments for each person. He believes proper nutrition is the foundation and applies this to treating conditions ranging from autism spectrum to chronic diseases. You’re invited to his free monthly Lunch and Learns. The schedule is on their website.


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Providing traditional “standard-ofcare” medicine using prescription as well as complementary medicine. We recognize that the human body is an integrative whole. Conditions treated include chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, macular degeneration and glaucoma, as well as thyroid support, adrenal support, hormone replacement, essential oil therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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Dina Taylor 941-921-5066 Reclaim your Life. Let us help you gain control of your surroundings, reduce stress and improve your quality of life. With 20 years’ experience, we help clients establish and maintain organizational systems specifically for their individual needs and lifestyle. Call now to schedule an appointment and don’t live another disorganized day.


9901 Valley Ranch Parkway East, Suite 1009, Irving 972-580-0545 We are the exclusive distributor of the patented Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS & PRO. These FDA accepted non-invasive devices are designed to offer an affordable, drug-free, userfriendly option for the indicated use of symptomatic relief for chronic, severe or intractable pain; and adjunctive treatment in managing post-surgical and posttraumatic pain.


Offering some of the widest selections of natural and holistic pet foods and products in the Metroplex, these well-stocked neighborhood locations also have interesting and unique pet and petowner products at reasonable prices. Professional pet grooming and self-service dog washing stations available. Check out our famous Mississippi Made Dog beds.


3033 W. Parker Road, Suite 100, Plano 972-519-8475 We treat our patients health and well-being as though they part of our family—with personal, expert consultations available. We can fulfill any healthcare needs, from the simplest to the most complex. Whether routine prescriptions, compounding pharmaceutical solutions, wound care products, or durable and therapeutic equipment and garments. Real health care, real service.


Cris Stone, PMA CPT 203 N. Alamo Rd, Rockwall 75087 214-454-2842 Cris Stone specializes in Restorative Pilates.  Sessions are one-onone in a private studio and uniquely tailored to each individual's needs. Working on releasing tension and aligning the body for optimal movement function, pilates is extremely effective at restoring mobility, flexibility and strength for people of all ages, sizes and fitness levels.

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BLUE SKY COUNSELING AND HEALING ARTS Jessica Blue Sky Vigil 214-494-1328

My approach as a counselor includes the traditional “come on in, sit on the couch and tell me about it” confidentiality infused with activities for whole-self awareness and wellness. Services include clinical mental health counseling, reiki, customized creative counseling, guided meditation and stress reduction.


Sarah Owen, MS, LPC 972-916-9194 Heal from emotional and physical challenges. Sarah Owen offers a powerful and unique blend of compassionate counseling, Eden Energy Medicine, Emotional Transformation Therapy and EMDR. You will heal, grow and transform. Individual sessions and classes. Eden Energy Medicine Faculty, year 1 of Certification Program for self-help and professional advancement in Dallas.

SOTM LIFE SKILLS COUNSELING CENTER Dominique Dor 549 W. Wheatland Rd, Duncanville 972-709-1180

SOTM Life Skills concepts is about healing your past while designing coping skills, to enable you to live fully and purposefully now and in your future. We promote the well-being of individuals and families in Dallas by providing accessible, quality mental health services to youth, adults and seniors.

SPIRITUAL CONCORD DALLAS CHURCH 6808 Pastor Bailey Drive, Dallas 214-331-8522

Concord Dallas is the church that grows people. Their core values are passion for Christ, passion for people and catalyst for change. 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.


6525 Forest Lane, Dallas 972-233-7106 Experience fresh ideas of spirituality in a loving inclusive community. Classes, events and two Sunday Services -9am Coffee House/11am Celebration. Yoga. Meditation. Gong. Prosperity. Tour our newly renovated wedding spaces. Senior Minister James Buchanan. - A Positive Path to Spirituality. All are welcome. Unity offers practical, spiritual teachings that empower abundant and meaningful living.

STEM-CELL THERAPY AMERICAN STEM CELL CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE Dr. John Roland, Medical Director 14330 Midway Road, Suite 121, Dallas 866-216-7223 Dallas

We are e qu ipp e d to address symptoms from a variety of different conditions with our innovative therapies including neurological, autoimmune, degenerative and orthopedic conditions. Your own stem cells are responsible for healing, restoring and repairing your body. Our non-invasive therapies help you harness your own healing potential. Our medical staff will help determine whether our therapies are right for you.

TAI CHI TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY OF THE USA Central Congregational Church, 5600 Royal Lane, Dallas White Rock United Methodist Church, 1450 Old Gate Lane, Dallas 888-385-5550

Taoist Tai Chi internal arts of health provide a whole body, mind and spirit practice for people of all ages, bringing health, balance, flexibility, strength and stillness. The full range-of-motion moves work the tendons, joints, connective tissues and internal organs, while helping to develop a compassionate and balanced approach to life.

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Dr. Brittney Barton, DVM 4509 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas 214-329-9454

Dr. Michael Einsohn 5220 Spring Valley Road, Suite 405, Dallas 214-352-8758 Offering full body Regulation Thermography, including the breast. It can detect abnormalities in the very earliest of stages, many times finding underlying causes of disease. It looks at the entire body’s behavior after being stressed giving a ‘living dynamic view.’ Consultations, further evaluation and follow up care are also offered.

We are a full service veterinary hospital that focuses on the day to day needs of your pet, from preventative care to surgical support. Devoted to helping support your aging pet, we provide rehabilitative therapies, acupuncture and education. Our goals include advocacy, enrichment services, and we provide home delivery of medications and pet nutrition.

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PAWS & CLAWS ANIMAL HOSPITAL Dr. Shawn Messonnier, DVM 2145 W. Park Boulevard, Plano 972-867-8800

Dr. Messonnier takes a holistic approach for his patients. By combining common-sense nutrition with alternative therapies, he reduces your pet's requirements for potentially harmful medications. Offering drug-free treatments, anti-aging medicine, holistic anesthesia, and blood testing for early diagnosis of cancer in healthy pets.


Dr. Nancy Bozeman 621 N. Little School Road, 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 Vaccination titers. Come visit the comfortable, pet-friendly, homey office environment.

WELLNESS CENTERS ABUNDANT LIFE WELLNESS AND THERMOGRAPHY CENTER Jennifer Trejo, Naturopath 3904 Boat Club Road, Lake Worth 817-847-0900

We help with acute and chronic health concerns including autoimmune, fatigue, ADHD, gut issues, metabolic issues and more. Services include detoxification, enzyme therapy, homeopathy, nutrition, weight loss, functional blood analysis, hormone testing, essential oils, foot detox, and oxygen steam sauna. We offer the latest technology in Neurofeedback and Breast Thermography.

ROCKWALL COMPLETE HEALING & WELLNESS 2455 Ridge Road, Suite 151, Rockwall 972-771-8900

“Our goal is to offer our community high-quality wellness services in an exceptionally comfortable and healing environment. We know that time-honored healing traditions – acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine, Young Living Raindrop Therapy, chiropractic and colonics work. Rejuvenation, relaxation, relief from pain, stress and tension, and the opportunity to achieve your highest potential.”

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calendar of events THURSDAY, MARCH 1 UTA’s Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact: Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development for North Texas – 1-4pm. RCEs prepare local leaders of tomorrow with the tools and information they need to make smart and sustainable choices for the future. North Central Texas Council of Governments, 616 Six Flags Dr, Transportation Council Room, Arlington. RSVP to Robyn Cain at Sustainability.UTA.Edu.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2 North Texas Irish Festival 2018 – Mar 2-4. 6-11pm, Fri; 10:30am-11:30pm, Sat; 11:30am7:30pm, Sun. The three-day engagement spotlights all aspects of Irish culture including folkloric dance performances from traditional troupes, Seanchai storytelling events, live musical performances both contemporary and old world from artists around the globe. Centennial Hall and Other Locations Throughout Fair Park, 1001 Washington St, Dallas.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3 Texas AgriLife Water University: Newcomer's Guide to Gardening – 8am-1pm. This helpful seminar is designed to provide newcomers with a foundation to help grow a sustainable, lush and healthy lawn, landscape, and or vegetable garden amidst the challenges that the unique climate and soils of North Central Texas throw our way. Free. Collin College Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney. RSVP: Trinity River Levee Run – 8am. The 14th Annual Trinity River Levee Run includes a 1K Fun Run, 5K, 10K, and, new for 2018, a Half Marathon. $20-$60. Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, 100 Singleton Blvd, Dallas. 10th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling – 10am-5pm. Shop handmade and support your local economy of more than 100 artists, crafters, designers, authors, and gourmet food makers. The event also features a charitable raffle with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) and CASA of Tarrant County. Free. Will Rogers Memorial Center, Cattle 2 Bldg, 3337 Burnett-Tandy Dr, Fort Worth. Marshall Grain: Gardening After Dark – 11am. This seminar will explore moonflowers, fouro’clocks, evening primrose, night-blooming jasmine, morning glory, chocolate flowers and more. Marshall Grain, 3525 William D. Tate, Grapevine. Discovering Hope and Silver Linings Workshop – 2-3:30pm. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to shift their thoughts from fear, worry and negativity to hope; find the silver linings in every situation; and have compassion for oneself and others. $35. Dallas Meditation Center, 810 W Arapaho Rd, Ste 98, Richardson. 214-208-3533. Evening with the Angels – 6-8pm. Fran Leigh of Angels with Fran is back at Unity on Greenville delivering messages of love and light – as Fran delivers detailed messages of love, you may also receive a message from a loved ones on the other


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side. $40. Unity on Greenville, 3425 Greenville Ave, Dallas. 214-826-5683.

SUNDAY, MARCH 4 BRC Back to Basics – 4pm. Burleson Runners Club offers low-key, inexpensive fun events to enjoy running as a lifelong family activity. $4-$7. Chisenhall Fields, 500 Chisenhall Park Ln, Burleson.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 Dallas 2030 Lunch and Learn: Understanding Your Building, Energy Star Best Practices – 11am-1:30pm. In this session, attendees will cover how to navigate the basic functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. $25-$35. 1909 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas. Bit. ly/2okOoun. Camera Club Meeting – 1-3pm. Come meet Bruce Rosenstiel and other photography enthusiasts for a critique to learn more about the art and practice of photography itself. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 Bob Jones Rd, Southlake. Wine Down Wednesday – 5-8pm. Stop by Whole Foods for Wine Down Wednesday and enjoy $1 wine by the glass. Las Colinas Whole Foods, 6741 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving. 469-845-8001. Mindfulness For Anxiety at Spanish House – 7-8:15pm. This is an integrative class that combines a multitude of meditation techniques designed to soothe the mind, work through emotions, relieve anxiety and to cultivate awareness of mental patterns. $35. Spanish House, Dallas. 214-522-4575.

THURSDAY, MARCH 8 Junior Explorers Mommy and Me – 10-11am. This is a unique Mommy and Me experience for parents and their infant-3 year olds. March’s theme is Buds and Blooms. $10/pair. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 Bob Jones Rd, Southlake.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Cirque Italia – 7:30-8:30pm. Cirque Italia is thrilled to present their newest and greatest creation: Aquatic Spectacular. Aquatic Spectacular offers two hours of high-end entertainment. Free-$20. 1101 Melbourne Rd, Hurst.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 The Color Run Dallas – 8am. Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed event in which thousands of participants, or “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. $15-$33. Oliver Nature Center: Painting at the Park – 11:30am-1pm. An artist will guide you step-bystep as you create your masterpiece at this naturethemed painting class. $30. Oliver Nature Park, 1650 Matlock Rd, Mansfield. RSVP Required: Tiffany Gorrell, Tiffany.Gorrell@MansfieldTexas. gov. City of Dallas: Do’s and Don’ts of Container Gardening – 1-3pm. Learn how to choose the

container, the plants and the soil to grow beautiful flowers, flavorsome herbs and vegetables. J Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St, Dallas. More info: Tomatoes for Beginners – 2-3pm. New class with NHG's Rusty E. Allen to show you the absolute basics of where to start. The best soil mixes to use, easy maintenance tips and more will be covered, including of course how to choose the best plant from all those bewildering types. Free. North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Rd, Dallas.

SUNDAY, MARCH 11 Panther City Half Marathon and 5K – 7:30am. Martin Brewing House will be providing beer to all participants over 21 years old that participate in the 5K & Half Marathon. However, spectators are welcome to consume the Texas craft beer as well with the purchase of a $10 beer tour through Cox Running Club. $10-$55. Martin House Brewing Company, 220 S Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth.

MONDAY, MARCH 12 Spring Break Family Activities – March 12-16. 11:30am-3:30pm. Activities for the week include tree hikes, reptile adventures, aquatic adventures, mammal adventures and a bug adventure hike. $2. River Legacy, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13 Plano Pacers Prediction Run – 7pm. Set aside the second Tuesday of each month to predict your time with the Pacers! Predict your time in a 5K. No watches allowed. Free. Chisholm Trail near Schimelpfenig Library, 5100 Country Pl Dr, Plano. Spring Break at the Nasher 2018 – Mar 13-18. 11am. Bring the whole family to enjoy a week of free programming at the Nasher and investigate how Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates honors his community and history through art. Free. 2001 Flora St, Dallas.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 Belly Dance Series – March 14, 21, 28. 7:158:15pm. Come join us as we will focus on basic Egyptian Belly Dance techniques, including posture, isolations, shimmies, undulations and traveling steps. $35/all three, $15/single. Crescent Yoga Studio, 812 Alex Ln, Midlothian. 469-285-3559.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art – 6-11:59pm. Each Late Night offers hundreds of experiences for visitors of all ages with performances, concerts, readings, film screenings, tours, talks, family programs and more. $0-$10. 1717 N Harwood, Dallas.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17 St. Paddy's Day Dash Down Greenville – 8am. You'll want to be there at the 23rd annual St. Paddy's Day Dash Down Greenville, joining the sea of green to start your St. Patrick's Day celebration with a walk/run down Greenville before the parade. $19-$45. Central Market, Dallas. DashDownGreenville.

savethedate THURSDAY, MARCH 15 6:30pm Meet the Doctor Come meet Dr. John Roland at Living Well Dallas. At this complementary seminar we will be discussing general stem cell information, how stem cell therapy procedures are conducted and conditions the treatment may address. There will also be a Q&A session with Dr. Roland at the end of the seminar. Presented by: American Stem Cell Centers of Excellence 14330 Midway Rd, Building 1, Suite 121 Dallas 75244 For more information and to register contact 972-200-7807 or visit Dallas St. Patrick's Parade and Festival – 11am. The Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival spans two miles and is billed as the Largest St. Patrick’s Parade in the Southwest. From Blackwell St along Greenville Ave, Dallas.

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Nature Journaling Workshop – 11am-6pm. This new workshop focuses on seeing – which is more than simply looking – and creating a record of what is truly experienced in words, drawings and diagrams. $30. North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Rd, Dallas.

Exhibition Talk: Laura Owens – 7pm. Composed of 60 objects made over 20 years, this comprehensive presentation of Owens' work follows the evolution of her innovative, and at times controversial, approach to painting. $5. 1717 N Harwood, Dallas.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24 Run, Walk and Roll for Cerebral Palsy – 8am. This family friendly 5K will be chip timed. Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate. $15-$40. Bicentennial Park, 450 W Southlake Blvd, Southlake. VINO-Palooza Wine and Music Festival 2018 – 1-5pm. Enjoy complimentary tastings from more than 20 wineries, craft breweries and local distilleries, (as well as food samples) and unplugged performances by major 'Top 40' artist; benefiting local charity organizations. Shipping and Receiving Bar, 201 S Calhoun St, Fort Worth.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25 Wine Down Relay at Waterside – 8:30am. Rally up the friends, family and co-workers to join you at the Wine Down Relay presented by Waterside. This 18ish mile race takes you on a 4.5ish mile loop along the Trinity River in Fort Worth. Waterside, Bryant Irvin Rd at Arbor Lawn, Fort Worth. Wine Student-Centered Festival 2018 – 1-4pm. Spend an afternoon at the Nasher, see student performances, make creations with artists, and enjoy a sweet treat. Free. 2001 Flora St, Dallas. Nasher SculptureCenter. org.



Black Vegetarian Society: 2018 Meatout – 11am4pm. Plant-based festival featuring veggie food, vendors, demos and speakers. Free. DeSoto Civic Center, 211 E Pleasant Run Rd, DeSoto.

Dallas Comedy Fest – Mar 27-31. 12pm. The Dallas Comedy Festival is an annual showcase of some of the best local comedic talent as well as several of the biggest names in comedy from around the country. Dallas Comedy House, 3025 Main St, Dallas.

The Great Amazing Race – 2pm. This fun adventure race, modeled after the popular TV show The Amazing Race features teams of two people racing in competition with other similar age teams. $50-$80. Norbuck Park at White Rock Lake, 200 N Buckner Blvd, Dallas.

home, when I move the music TUESDAY, MARCH 20 box to another room, my dog follows it.” Dallas Sierra Club Meeting – 6:30pm. Learn about “During a especially TTouch insession, cats arecauses urban asthma, children, and what completely relaxed when I play NewNational it. Also hear about Sperry Chalet in Glacier Free. College, Building H, 3939 Age Park. music forBrookhaven them,” says Morgan. Valley View Ln, Dallas. 972-699-1687. DallasSi“ music that fits the cat’s personality. You can tell what they like from their MARCH bodyWEDNESDAY, language; it’s not always21 what Fuel System: Technician Training – 8:30amyou’dCNG expect.” 4pm. Training Topics to include CNG Safety Precautions; Fleet Management; Fuel System Components; Controlling Pressure; Fuel System Maintenance Schedule; and more. Momentum Fuel Technologies, 1051 Republic Dr, Ste 200, Roanoke. DFWClean“ are frantic animals that must

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always anticipate their next meal,” says THURSDAY, MARCH 22 Sam Williamson, a former marine biNature Adventurers: Adventures with Honeybees ologist in Edinburgh, “When – 10-11:30am. Join for Scotland. Adventures with Honeybees! I started playing classical music at a special This series of occasional classes provides hands-on learning opportunity especially for feeding time, I noticed my designed three betas preschoolers and an adult partner to introduce them became calmer. A piece by Benjamin to the naturally fun learning at River Legacy. $15/ Britten, minutes before adult,started $5/child.two 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd,feedArlington. ing, led to them expect food only when the music played.”

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Sustainable Landscaping in DFW – 1:30-3pm. DFW Clean Cities will be showcasing alternative fuel lawn and garden equipment as a way to further reduce petroleum consumption and improve air quality. 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. DFWClean

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 Kids Story and Craft Time – 10:30-11:30am. Each story time will feature a new story and craft for the kids to take home; a snack for the kids will be provided. The Shops at Highland Village, Whole Foods, 4041 Waller Creek, Highland Village. 972-538-9710.

savethedate TUESDAY, MARCH 27 7:15 – 9pm Heart Health Seminar According to the CDC, 25% of all deaths are related to cardiovascular diseases, and every year about 720,000 Americans suffer a heart attack. So, wouldn’t it make sense to do everything we can to protect this vital, life giving system? Join us as we discuss proactive ways to nourish and protect that muscle that we love the most, our hearts. Presented by: Abrams Royal Compounding Pharmacy 8220 Abrams Rd. Dallas, TX 75231 For more information and to register contact 214-349-8000 I’m Not Addicted I Just Can’t Stop – 7-8:15pm. It is easy to form habits around pleasurable activities… but how much is too much? Take a mindful look at addictive behaviors and habit-breaking from the perspectives of brain health, mindfulness techniques, and social connection. $35. Spanish House, Dallas. 214-522-4575.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30 Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Prairie Seekers Training – 9am-3pm. Prairie Seekers is a citizen scientist program training volunteers to assess and map prairies for possible conservation funding opportunities. $20 covers snacks, lunch and course materials. Tarrant County Resource Connection Campus, 1800 Circle Dr, Ft Worth. Big Texas Beer Fest 2018 – Mar 30-31. 6-11pm, Fri; 1-6:30pm, Sat. The hundreds of beers presented at the festival include exclusive brews, rare creations and one-offs, and delicious local eats are available throughout the event. Fair Park Automobile Building, 1010 1st Ave, Dallas.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31 Easter EGGstravaganza in the Park 5K and 10K – 8am. Come out for the EGGstra Mile Fun Run, the 5K, or the 10K, and stay for the Costume Contest and Easter Egg Hunt! It will be a perfect family day in the park. $15-$25. Pavilion 1, Trinity Park, 2401 University Dr, Fort Worth.

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ongoing events techniques taught by Mara Black. Free. White Rock Hills Branch Library, 9150 Ferguson Rd, Dallas. 214-670-8443.

daily Energy Blast — Exhibit tells the dynamic story of energy and alternative energy resources in North Texas, the Barnett Shale. 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. The Omni Imax: Ft Worth — Showtimes and features online. $8/adults, $7/children 2-12 & seniors. Ft Worth Museum of Science & History, Omni Theater, 1600 Gendy St, Ft Worth. 817-255-9300. Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins – All day. This installation is the first mirror pumpkin room created by Kusama since 1991, and the only Infinity Mirror Room of its kind in a North American collection. On view through April 29. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Hardwood, Dallas. Zen to Go — Mon thru Thurs. 12-12:45pm. An oasis in the middle of the day offering walking and sitting meditation followed by brief sharing. Donation accepted. Dallas Meditation Center, 810 We Arapaho Rd, Ste 98, Richardson. 972-432-7871. Anvil Pub Happy Hour — 4-8pm, Mon-Fri. $1 off selevt drinks and discounted appretizers. Vegan and vegetarian options available. Thurs Happy Hour all night. 2638 Elm St., Dallas.

sunday Carrollton Runners Club Mile + 5K — 7:30am. A low-key 5K and 1 mile race every last Sunday of the month at 7:30am inside McInnish Park in Carrollton. 2335 Sandy Lake Rd, Carrollton. Car Gentle Waves — 9:15-10:15am. Gentle Waves is a healing meditative practice that moves very slow and intentional. $21. Gaia Flow Yoga, 3000 Blackburn St, Ste 140B, Dallas.

Dallas Organic Garden Club — 2:30-4:30pm. 4th Sun each month. North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Rd, Dallas. Chakra Sound Meditation — 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. Childcare provided. Donation accepted. Dallas Meditation Center, 727 S Floyd Rd, Richardson. 972-432-7871. DallasMeditation

monday uBaby Cafe — 8:30am-5pm. Mon, Wed, Fri. New and expectant mothers come together to discuss breastfeeding and receive support. Groups are alternated every week in English and Spanish. Community Baby Cafe, 8202 Spring Valley Rd, Ste 100, Dallas. 214-243-2104. Spanish Made Simple — 11:15am. Free. Friends Place Adult Day Services, 1960 Nantucket, Richardson. 972-437-2940. Yoga for Children & Tweens — 4-5:15pm. Yoga helps kids to develop body awareness with positive self-image, manage stress through breathing, meditation and safe movement. $10. Shakti Yoga Center, 118 W Centerville Rd, Ste 300, Garland. 469-573-8821. Ayurveda Classes — 7-8pm. Learn the ancient Vedic healthcare science. Donation. Kalachandji’s Restaurant, 5430 Gurley Ave, Dallas. Meditation Mondays with Beverly Pryor — 7-8pm. Meditation Mondays focuses on the practice and the experience of various forms of meditation. Free. Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas. 972-233-7106.

Sunday Service/Meditation and Purification — 9-11:30am. Participate in meditation, chanting and readings from the Bible and Bhagavad Gita. 9-9:45am, Meditation and Purification; 10-11:30am, Service. Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center, 4901 Keller Springs Rd, Ste 103, Addison. 972-248-9126.

Hatha Yoga — 7-8pm. A gentle Hatha yoga geared for all ages and levels with a special focus on breathing, meditation and a specific intention each sequence. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Dr, Dallas. 214-5216157.

Vegan Sunday Brunch at Spiral Diner — 9am3pm. Vegan diner and bakery since 2002. Sunday brunch features vegan pancakes, tofu scramble, breakfast quesadillas and organic mimosas. 1314 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth & 1101 N. Beckley, Dallas.


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. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214-521-6157.

Beginning Taoist Tai Chi Class — 9:30-10:30am. Learn the 108 moves. Class cost includes matriculation, a shirt, 4 months of beginning classes and 1 month of continuing classes. $10-$15/class. Packages available. Central Congregational Church, 5600 Royal Ln, Dallas. 214-762-1661. Dallas.TX@Taoist. org.

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at no charge with a reservation for family members if attending support group. Free. Friends Place Adult Day Services, 1960 Nantucket, Richardson. 972-437-2940. Texas Tuesdays — 5-8pm. We love local. Join for Texas Tuesdays at the bar. Every Tuesday we'll feature $1 off local brews by the glass. Las Colinas Whole Foods, 6741 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving. Tuesday Meditation — 6:30-7:30pm. Experience the silence of a gently guided meditation. All levels of experience welcome. Love offering. Unity on Greenville, 3425 Greenville Ave, The Gathering Place, Dallas. YES: A Young Adults Meditation Fellowship — 7-9pm. A meditation series for young adults in their 20s and 30s. Each evening will include a beginner-friendly walking and sitting meditation, Dharma teachings and refreshments afterwards. Donation. Dallas Meditation Center, 810 West Arapaho Road, Suite 98, Richardson. 972-432-7871. DallasMedi 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.

wednesday Storytime Serendipity — 3:30-4pm. Toddlers will experience tales that awake and excite. Dallas Public Library, Bookmarks Branch, 8687 N Ctrl Expy, Dallas. 214-671-1381. Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver Support Group — 5-6:30pm. 1st Wed. Cindy Marshall, M.D., director of Memory Care at Baylor Neuroscience Center, will address the unique concerns, challenges, & treatments associated with LBD. Free. Friends Place Adult Day Services, 1960 Nantucket, Richardson. 972-437-2940. Dallas Green Drinks — 6pm. 2nd Wed. Meet for happy hour with other eco-conscious people. No cover, buy own drinks. Location TBD. DallasGreendrinks@ The Darshan Room — 6:30-8:30pm. Kirtan music, meditation, philosophy, vegetarian feast, spiritual discourse. Donation. The Darshan Room, 5430 Gurley Ave, Dallas. 214-810-1371. Hot Yoga 201 — 7-8pm. Open to all levels. This flowing style class links the fundamental asanas (poses) of yoga linking body, mind and breath with music. Yoga4Love Studio Cabin, Ovilla. Metaphysics and Meditation — 7-8:30pm. Manifestation and Mysticism– two sides of the spiritual coin. Let us practice together, while diving more deeply into universal principles and spiritual living. Open to all. Free. A Center for Spiritual Living, 4801 Spring Valley Rd, Suite 115, Dallas. 972-866-9988. Info@ Calming Moon Vinyasa — 7:15-8:30pm. A composition of basic postures that can be adapted for people with mobility problems. $10. Shakti Yoga Center, 604 Main St, Garland. 469-223-6673.

thursday Beginning Taoist Tai Chi Class — 9:30-10:30am. Learn the 108 moves. Class cost includes matriculation, a shirt, 4 months of beginning classes and 1 month of continuing classes. $140/ adults, $110/seniors or students for 4 months. Central Congregational Church, 5600 Royal Ln, Dallas. 214-762-1661. Dallas.TX@ Baby Basics Storytime — 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 Expy, Dallas. 214-671-1381. NorthPark@

Restaurant, 5430 Gurley Ave, Dallas. Bostmas@ White Rock Lake Cleanup — 9am. 2nd Sat. Walk and talk while picking up trash and recyclables at the Sierra Club’s adopted section of White Rock Lake Park. Free juice and coffee. Gloves, trash bags, etc. provided. Love of the Lake, northeast corner of Garland Road and Buckner Boulevard, Dallas. 214-824-0244. 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. 214-242-5100. Yoga — 10-11am. Please bring your own mat and water bottle. All levels from beginner to advanced are

welcome. $10. River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington. RiverLegacy. org. Yoga in the Park — 10-11am. Enjoy the serenity of yoga in the park. Perform sun salutations with guidance from Dallas Yoga Center. Meets at the Muse Family Performance Pavilion. Free. Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas. 214-7164500. Pop-Up Art Spot — 1-4pm. Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot in the Contemporary Galleries on Level 1 for sensory activities related to touch and scent, all inspired by nearby works of art. Free for all ages. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas.

Pizza Pie Thursdays — All day. It’s Pizza Pie Thursday! Enjoy fresh made-to-order pizzas for only $12.99 with up to three toppings. Las Colinas Whole Foods, 6741 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving. WholeFoodsMarket. com/Stores/LasColinas. Alzheimer’s Support Group — 2-3:30pm. 2nd & 4th Thurs. Activities & care available at no charge with a reservation for family members if attending support group. Guest speaker each month. Free. Friends Place Adult Day Services, 1960 Nantucket, Richardson. 972-437-2940. Second Thursdays with a Twist — 5-9pm. Second Thursdays with a Twist takes an unexpected look at the Museum’s collection with a pop culture twist. Awaken the force within you by joining us for a night of rebellion, power struggles and Jedi training. $5, free for members. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas. Dallas Vegan Drinks — 6:30pm. Meets the second Thursday of the month at various veg-friendly locations for fellowship. VeganDrinks.

friday Steady Warrior Trauma Sensitive Yoga — 4:305:30pm. This trauma sensitive yoga class focuses on breath and gentle yoga movements and is followed by a very restorative guided meditation. Free for veterans and first responders. Through September 2018. Studio 4, 518 W Davis St, Dallas.


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Plano Pacers — 8am. Set aside your last Saturday of each month for the Pacers! 1K, 3K, 8K. There is a Jr. Sprint (1K) for ages 0-12 each month. Bob Woodruff Park, 2510 San Gabriel Drive, Plano. PlanoPacers. org/race_schedule/. Chi Gong on the Lawn — 8:30-9:30am. Join on the southwest lawn over-looking Unity Bay for a Saturday morning energy re-up. Donation-based. Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas. Tai Chi Classes — 9am. Tai Chi is excellent for health, balance, back problems, and one's general internal energy flow and energy balance. Free. Kalachandji’s

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calendar of events THURSDAY, MARCH 1 Camp Cooking Basics for Backpackers – 6:308pm. We’ll cover equipment (stoves, cook sets & fuel), planning and preparation along with some tips and tricks to make your meals the hit of the trip. Free. REI Plano, 2424 Preston Rd. Register: 972-985-2241. Bird Walk – 8-11am. Bring binoculars and field guides if have them, and learn what to watch for in habits, characteristics and calls from Gailon and Rodney, both with Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society. Can expect about 30+ species. All ages welcome. Connemara Meadow Preserve, 300 Tatum Rd, Allen. 469-200-4085. Newcomer’s Guide to Gardening – 8am-1pm. Seminar designed to provide newcomers with a foundation to help grow a sustainable, lush and healthy lawn, landscape, and or vegetable garden amidst the challenges that the unique climate and soils of North Central Texas. Free. Collin College Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney. 972-547-7335. Compost Fair – 10am-12pm. Rotate through 6 learning stations as you find out what to put in, what to leave out, and how to mix, moisten and manage your way to successful soil enrichment. A come-and-go event. Free. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. Registration required: 972-769-4130 or LiveGreenInPlano. LLEA Nature Walk – 10am-12pm. Animal tracks, deer trails, trees with personality, singing birds; we never know what we’ll find on our monthly nature walk. $5/vehicle; cash or check only. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. 972-219-3550. Horsemanship Day Camp – 10am-2:30pm. Ages 7 & up. Adults welcome. Get a general overview of the responsibilities of having a pet of this size, and get a chance to do some basic riding. Camp Tonkawa, 1036 CR 203, Collinsville. 940-4408382. Add Flavor to Your Garden with Fresh Organic Herbs – 10:15-11am. Learn how to prepare the soil and grow a garden that is not only beautiful, but allows you to enjoy fresh herbs all year. Free. All Calloway’s Nursery locations. 817-222-1122.

Butterfly Garden Docents Meeting – 12-1:30pm. Bring a brown bag lunch and learn more about the garden docent program at Hagerman NWR. Visitors welcome. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman. 903-786-2826.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 Plight of the Monarch Butterfly – 6:30-8pm. Learn the causes of decline and learn how you can help. Fire Station #7, 861 S Independence Pkwy,

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Bicycling Basics – 7-8:30pm. Join us for an informative session to learn about the types of bikes and gear needed along with an introduction to cycling safety. Free. REI Plano, 2424 Preston Rd. Register: 972-985-2241.



Gardening after Dark – 11am. We’ll talk about moonflowers, four-o’clocks, evening primrose, night-blooming jasmine, morning glory, chocolate flowers, and more. Marshall Grain, 3525 William D. Tate, Grapevine.


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International & Adventure Travel Basics – 6:30-8pm. Join our International and Adventure Travel experts to learn about planning, preparation, and execution of an international adventure trip. Free. REI Plano, 2424 Preston Rd. Register: 972-985-2241.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 LLEA Bird Walk – 7:30-10am. Bird watchers of all skill levels are invited to join an expert birder to explore birding locations at LLELA. Ages 10 & up. $5/vehicle, cash or check only. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. 972-219-3550. Early Bird Guided Walk – 8-9:30am. Master Naturalist Jack Chiles will lead our first Early Bird walk for 2018, weather permitting. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman. 903-786-2826. Bluebirds – 10-11:30am. Learn more about the Bluebird at this presentation by Dr. Wayne Meyer, Associate Professor of Biology, Austin College. Free. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman. 903-786-2826. FriendsOf Make & Take DIY Succulent Garden – 10:1511am. Create your own succulent container garden to take home. We’ll provide you with the materials and design ideas. $35. All Calloway’s Nursery locations. 817-222-1122. Growing Great Tomatoes – 11am. Learn about the best varieties for North Texas, effective growing techniques and problems and solutions for getting the most out of your tomato plants. Marshall Grain, 3525 William D. Tate, Grapevine. Kayak Tour – 1-3pm. All skill levels welcome; all equipment provided. LLELA instructors give an intro to kayaking and water safety basics. Ages 7 & up. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration required by Mar 9, 11am:

TUESDAY, MARCH 13 Nature Rocks at Hagerman NWR – Mar 13-16. 10am-3pm. Head on out to the Refuge for Spring Break fun for youngsters and their families. Free; no registration needed, except, please call for reservations for Tram Tour. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman. 903786-2826.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17 Collin County Master Gardener Garden Show – Mar 17 & 18. 9am-5pm, Sat; 11am-5pm, Sun. This year’s fun-filled two-day event features a “Seed to Table” theme. Demonstrations and

presentations will run throughout the show on a variety of topics. Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 County Rd 166 McKinney. More info: The Refuge Rocks: Turn Green – 10-11:30am. Programs for ages 4-7 & 8-12. New plants are pushing up and sprouting buds and leaves. Learn more about how plants grow. Free. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman. Register: 903-786-2826 or FriendsOf Small Gardens, Big Taste: Veggies for Small Spaces – 10:15-11am. Learn the secrets to growing bountiful vegetables in containers while creating dynamic plant combinations that are as pretty as any flowerbed. Free. All Calloway’s Nursery locations. 817-222-1122. Saturday at the Cabin – 12-3pm. Step back in time when you visit the historic Minor-Porter Log House. Visitors of all ages are welcome to tour the log home, smoke house and dugout. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. 972-219-3550. Stars on the Prairie – 7:30-9:30pm. Trek to LLELA’s prairie restoration area to view the wonders of the night sky. Emphasis is on viewing with naked-eyes and binoculars. Ages 5 & up. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration required by Mar 16, 11am:

TUESDAY, MARCH 20 Rain Barrels 101 – 6:30-7:30pm. Are you interested in the benefits of rainwater harvesting? Learn how to install, use and maintain your rain barrel(s). Free. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. Registration required: 972-769-4130 or Beyond Backpacking Basics: What’s Inside Your Pack – 7-9pm. Small group session on how to cut weight and tailor your gear to best suit your needs. $10/member, $30/nonmember. REI Plano, 2424 Preston Rd. Register: 972-985-2241.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 Gardening with the Masters – 9-11am. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E Bob Jones Rd, Southlake. 817-491-6333.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22 Backpacking Basics – 6:30-8pm. REI will take the mystery out of Backpacking with an overview of planning, preparation and gear. Learn how to choose a pack, select proper clothing and footwear. Free. REI Plano, 2424 Preston Rd. Register: 972985-2241. Butterfly Gardening – 6:30-8pm. Join Nancy Payne to learn how to create habitat landscapes that support pollinators: the songbirds, hummingbirds, bees and butterflies we all love. John & Judy Gay Library, 6861 W Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney. 972547-7335.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24 Fix-a-Leak Week Workshop – 10am-12pm. Learn how to identify leaky fixtures, and explore DIY tips and tricks. On-site plumbing experts and volunteers will walk you through minor repairs and preventative maintenance. Free. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano.

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with continual blooms. Free. All Calloway’s Nursery locations. 817-222-1122.

Nature Drawing & Journaling Workshop – 10am4pm. Spend the morning indoors with instruction and the afternoon sketching outdoors, weather permitting. Bring art supplies and brown bag lunch. $35. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman. Registration required by Mar 23, 12pm: 903-786-2826 or

Volunteer & Intern Orientation – 1-2pm. Volunteers and college interns are a big part of making our year a huge success. We are currently seeking education assistants, greeters, gardeners as well as behind-the-scenes positions in marketing, admin, composting, and event planning committees. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E Bob Jones Rd, Southlake. More info: 817-491-6333 or

Foodscaping: A New Take on Gardening – 10:1511am. Learn the basics of how to transform your garden into a food landscape. Free. All Calloway’s Nursery locations. 817-222-1122.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25 Annual Meeting: Friends of Hagerman NWR – 3-4:30pm. Members of the Friends of Hagerman, as well as anyone interested in the organization. Hear reports for 2017 accomplishments, State of the Refuge address by Refuge Manager Kathy Whaley and elect directors. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman. 903-786-2826.

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to delight the eye, even under the arching canopy of mature trees. Free. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. Registration required: 972-769-4130 or

SATURDAY, APRIL 21 Earth Day Texoma – 9am-4pm. Join our community-wide environmental festival featuring workshops, keynote speaker, children’s art show and activities, recycling opportunities, plant sales and environmentally-friendly vendors. Fun, free family event offering practical ways ordinary people can improve the health of the planet, their children, and themselves. Theme: “Reducing Your Footprint.” Sherman Municipal Grounds, 405 N Rusk, Sherman. Amy Hoffman Shehan: 903-821-8198.

Shade Gardening – 9-11am. Learn how to plan and plant an attractive oasis of foliage and texture

MONDAY, MARCH 26 ULandscapeIT: Water Efficient Landscape Design – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn how to use the new ULandscapeIT tool ( to become your own landscape designer. Free. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. Registration required: 972-769-4130 or LiveGreenInPlano.

TUESDAY, MARCH 27 Primitive Survival Skills Day Camp: Water and Cordage – 10am-3pm. Camp Tonkawa, 1036 CR 203, Collinsville. 940-440-8382. Camping Basics – 7-8:30pm. We’ll cover the basics: how to be comfortable camping, gear and equipment, fun activities; and great local areas to give it a try. Free. REI Plano, 2424 Preston Rd. Register: 972-985-2241.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 Top 100 Plants for North Texas – 6:30-8pm. Create a lush and vibrant landscape with our favorite “Top 100” native and adapted plants, ideal for your North Texas landscape. Also learn proper soil preparation, proper planting, how to choose the right plant for the right place as well as tips to keep your plants beautiful and healthy year round. Fire Station #7, 861 S Independence Pkwy, McKinney. 972-547-7335.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30 Hiking Basics – 6:30-8pm. Learn about the basics of hiking: trip planning, essential items, equipment, safety precautions, along with local resources and places to go. Free. REI Plano, 2424 Preston Rd. Register: 972-985-2241.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31 Volunteer Trail Guide Training – 9am-3pm. Workshop is for volunteers who are interested in leading hikes and educational programs at LLELA. $10/person. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration required: 469-635-5481.

Go Perennial in Your Texas Garden – 10:15-11am. Learn how to transform your garden into a landscape

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daily Live Green in Plano Volunteer Program – Volunteers 13 and up need. Complete a short application and attend an orientation prior to getting started. Activities include monthly garden workdays; community creek and litter cleanups; special event support and assistance; community outreach options; administration; and more. For orientation dates & registration: Meditation for Children and Parents – With Dr Alina Olteanu. Children and parents can learn how to meditate in one session. Evening and weekend classes available. Afterwards, join our community of meditators once a month, for group meditations. $150. Whole Child Pediatrics of North Texas, 3550 Parkwood Blvd, Ste B-100, Frisco. For appt: 214-736-1954. Meditate

Star Coyote Events – Monthly events include gong, Tibetan bowl and crystal bowl sound journeys, shamanic journey with a drum dance, kid’s energy and creativity events, and a Wed morning class series. Please see the calendar at for the exact dates and times as they change each month, or call 469-344-6484. 

monthly Tea, Talk and Tour at Living Ethics School & Inspired Learning Academy – Families of current and prospective students K-12 can learn more about the philosophy, curriculum and relationships, tour the facility and grounds and connect with other likeminded parents and families. 340 Country Club Rd, Fairview. For more info: 214-544-8338 or & InspiredLearning

sunday Sunday Celebration Service Agape Center For Spiritual Living – 10am, meditation; 10:30am, service. Noah’s Event Venue, 5280 Town Square Dr, Plano. Rev Lee Wolak: 972-468-1331. Sunday Worship: Unity Spiritual Center of Den-


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ton Service – 10am, coffee; 11am, service. Unity takes spiritual principles and makes them practical in your life. 6071 New Hope Rd, Krugerville. 214453-0218. Horizon UU Worship Service – 10:30am-12pm. Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, 1641 W Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton. 972-492-4940.

monday Dairy Farm Tours – Mon-Sat, by appt only. Experience life on a dairy farm with an educational tour including how and what cows are fed, the benefits of grass-crop based feed (silage), the milking parlor, bottle feeding baby calves along with the learning the benefits of drinking raw milk vs pasteurized milk. Everyone gets samples of milk. $7/person age 2 & up. Circle N Dairy, 2074 County Road 446, Gainesville. 940-372-0343. Free Holy Yoga: All Levels – 9:30-10:30am. Gentle Hatha/Bhakti yoga. Holy Yoga offers encouraging Bible passages during meditation and prayer in lieu of ohm-ing. Non-denominational. All welcome. First United Methodist Church of Richardson, Fitness Studio in Bartula Family Center, 503 North Central Expressway, Richardson. Jenny Bradford 214-207-8941. Women’s Life Coaching Groups – 12-1:30pm. & 7-8:30pm. If you’re looking for clarity, peace, support and connection with like-minded women, join us for our weekly meetings led by two life coaches. $25. Inner Evolution Coaching, 1517 McDermott St, Allen. Amy Egan: 214-356-7646. Beekeeping Meeting – 6:30pm. 2nd Mon. Beginner to experienced keepers welcome, ages 8-80. Free. Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association. Collin College Conference Center (Central Park Campus), 2200 W University Dr, McKinney. 972-843-8084.

tuesday Collin County Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas Meeting – 7pm. 2nd Tues. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. More info: 972-380-4030. Buddhist Sangha – 7-9pm. The meeting of Horizon’s Buddhist covenant group. Meditation and study of the 8-Fold Path. Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, 1641 W Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton. 972-492-4940.

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Prenatal Class – 12-1pm. Last Wed. Designed specifically for expectant parents, this free 1-hr course with Dr. Alina Olteanu covers numerous topics on preparing for your new arrival, such as your child’s development, immunizations, breast feeding, supplements, nutrition. Whole Child Pediatrics of North Texas, 3550 Parkwood Blvd, Ste B-100, Frisco. RSVP requested: 214-736-1954. Organic Society Meeting – 6:30pm, seed & info exchange; 7pm, meeting. 3rd Wed. Denton Organic Society. Denton Senior Center, 509 N Bell Ave, Denton. 940-382-8551. Agape Community Meditation & Prayer Gathering – 6:45-8:15pm. Experience group meditation and prayer. Yeager Office Suites, 2770 Main St, Ste 158, Frisco. Rev. Lee Wolak: 972-468-1331.

thursday Agape Men’s Group – 6:30-8:30pm. Open to all men. You are welcome whether it’s your first time or a regular or it’s been a while. Yeager Office Suites, 2770 Main St, Ste 158, Frisco. Rev. Lee Wolak: 972-468-1331.

friday Nature Story Times – 10:30-11am. Designed primarily for young children and introduces a different nature-themed book each week. Included in general admission, free/Heard Museum Members. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566. Community Dance – 7-9:30pm. 2nd & 4th Fri. Live Music, varied styles. Fun for all ages 21 and up. $5/ person Denton Senior Center, 509 North Bell Ave, Denton. 940-349-8720.

saturday 2nd Saturday Bird Walk – Thru June. 8-9am. Learn more about birding. These walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. Included in general admission. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972562-5566. Trail Running – 9am. Led by Jason Tamblyn. $10/ year. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E Bob Jones Rd, Southlake. 817-491-6333. Farmersville Farmers & Fleas Market – 9am3pm. 1st Sat. Features produce, crafts, food, jewelry, antiques and more. Onion Shed, 151 S Main, Farmersville. 972-784-6846. Agape Women’s Breakfast with Friends – 9:3011am. 3rd Sat. Enjoy breakfast, check-in and sup-

port one another, and meet some new friends. Cafe Express Shops at Legacy, 5800 Legacy Dr, Plano. Danielle: 214-551-4185. Third Saturday Nature Talks – 9:30-11am. 3rd Sat. Free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566.

Introduction to Yoga Series – 3-4:30pm. An 8-wk series of 75-90-min classes of yoga and discussion. Each week introduces an area of yoga in a way that you can jump in any time. $80. YogaJax Yoga Studio, 2001 Coit Rd, Ste 155, Plano. Preregister, Jami Jackson: 469-331-9913 or Group-Trance: 2-Hr Deep Trance Session

– 6:30-8:30pm. 2nd & 4th Sat. Combine hypnotic storytelling and rhythm to relax the conscious mind while using array of techniques that teach your unconscious how to feel pleasure in the face of stress, because your other mind wants to learn wonderful things. Offer 1 or 2 hr sessions. $50. Dallas MetaMorph, Frisco. Registration required, Sherrie Grana: 512-589-2089 or

Blackland Prairie Raptor Center First Saturdays – 10am-2pm. Meet raptors up-close. Take guided prairie hikes. Kids activities. Bring a picnic lunch. Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, 1625 Brockdale Park Rd, Lucas. Erich Neupert: 972-442-7607. Harp Music for Wellbeing – 12-1pm. 1st Sat. Come relax and listen to the harp, prescriptive music as it facilitates healing, promotes feelings of wellbeing and aids in transition. $15. Pilates and Yoga Studio, 200 S Austin Dr, Allen. Patsy M. Sadowski, MA, Certified Music Practitioner: 972-814-0778. Spring 2018 Lecture Series – Mar-Apr. 1-2:30pm. Experience the season of buds and blooms and learn more about the natural world. Free/member, $7/ nonmember. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E Bob Jones Rd, Southlake. 817-491-6333. For specific dates & topics: Heard Nature Photographers – 1:30-3:30pm. 2nd Sat. Photographers of all ages and experience levels. Presentations, field trips.  Membership $20/year; first two visits free. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. For more info, Tom Martin: 469-261- 3045. HeardNature



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