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New Year Tips for Better Health and Happiness

Breathe, Relax, Smile
You’re not “doing it wrong.” You’ve simply forgotten who you are, and why you are here. Dive into this moment and remember. Breathe. Relax. Smile. How do you know that you are exactly where you need to be? Because this is where you are. Everything You Need Is Right Here.
Kimberly Schneider, M.Ed., J.D., LPC is a transformational coach and speaker and the author of Everything You Need Is Right Here: Five Steps to Manifesting Magic and Miracles. Call 314-275-8188.
Request Kimberly’s free eCourse at KimberlySchneider.com and receive introduction & sample chapter of her book.

Keep Your Faith in Green
It’s happening beyond the headlines, in cities and on the land. In simple and high-tech modes, in good relationships with plants, one another and our fellow animals. It’s alive in all the sciences and the arts. MANY humans everywhere are making sustainable living work in a zillion ways, fusing new and old, creatively practical. Seek out these stories from the wealth of reports in blogs, phone-made videos, social media posts and – yes, still valid – on the RADIO. The massive Grassroots of Good-Hearted Green-Minded Humankind is pushing through the concrete that’s making “news” – it’s more powerful than Zoysia, and able to persevere through the deepest doo-dah days. Watch for it! Grow it in your life!
“Green Jean” Ponzi – host of KDHX Earthworms

Think About Setting a New Type of Resolution
Far too many people adopt resolutions around the same stale goals (weight loss, money and exercise), year after year, only to end up feeling like a failure yet again. This year make a resolution to shed yourself of the limiting labels that are responsible for your seeming inability to move forward and accomplish your goals. “I’m too fat…I’m no good with money…I’m unlovable…I’m not a good enough parent…I can’t pick good partners….I have depression, etc.” Soon you believe the labels, begin to feel limited in what you can actually accomplish and there the evolution of the self-fulfilling prophecy begins. This New Year make a decision to end your self-defeating narrative, so you can remove the self-imposed roadblocks and see just how far you can go.
Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW
314-374-8396
www.christinekniffen.com

Take The Train – Amtrak
20% Savings on Travel in Missouri and Illinois. The Annual Winter Warm Up Sale is on Through March. 20% Winter Savings on travel in the Midwest. Whether you’re looking for a getaway or just heading out to visit friends and family, Amtrak has a deal for you. This annual sale is back with 20% off fares in Missouri and Illinois. Valid for the following trains only: Missouri River Runner, Lincoln Service, Illini/Saluki, Carl Sandburg/Illinois Zephyr. Valid for Sale Now through March 30, 2017.Valid for Travel January 3 – March 31, 2017. Must be booked online at Amtrak.com. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of this once-a-year, money-saving offer to roam the Midwest and enjoy connections to some great American destinations. There is so much to explore in America and with over 500 destinations, Amtrak can help you discover the stories that will heat up your winter.
For more information, visit Amtrak.com/Deals

Focus on Positive Goals
Well, its that time of year again when people all over the world start setting their new years resolutions. And, that’s always a good thing! By far, the most popular of all resolutions is losing weight and getting healthy. In 2017, Focus on Positive Goals with your diet, rather than deprivation. All too many people focus on “I’m not eating this”, “I’m giving up that”, “No more of this”, etc. when they start changing their dietary habits. Instead, focus your dietary goals around eating more of what your body needs: Lots of Lean proteins, Fruits, Vegetables, and Water! Focus on getting good stuff in, not so much on “keeping bad stuff out.”
Dr. Adam Hughes,
Kingen Chiropractic Wellness Center
www.KingenChiropractic.com
www.DrAdamHughes.com

Take Action for the Animals
Will 2017 be the year the plight of animals is eased because of YOU? Volunteer at an animal shelter! Whether you are motivated because of sadness regarding conditions animals face, an inspiring story of a rescue or anger resulting from an abuse case, take action. Some shrug the stories off, some say “what a shame” and some shed a tear for the suffering but YOU stepped forward and decided to ACT, to HELP, to MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The animals will benefit because you gave your time, your most precious commodity. May you always know the joy of caring and sharing!
Suzanne K. Gassner, Director of Education,
Humane Society of Missouri, 1201 Macklind Ave.,
St. Louis, MO 63110,
314-951-1578

Book Lovers, Share the Gift!
Books are a gift, offering new ideas, needed information, and an escape from daily life. If you find yourself with more than you need, and have the urge to purge, then bring them to us for others to enjoy! At Earthbound Recycling, we accept donations of gently used fictional books, and pay 10 cents a lb. for any non-fiction book that has a bar-code. Some are sold at reasonable prices, and the rest are sent to Better World Books, a company that supports literacy programs worldwide. Share the joy, and pass on the gift of learning.
Call 636-938-1188 with questions.

COMPOST!!
It is not only a great way to green your lawn and grow a bountiful garden but it is also good for the environment. You can compost your leaves, grass clippings and food scraps (fruits, vegetables, coffee grains and egg shells are the best for your home compost pile) and etc. If you can’t make enough compost, visit one of our six facilities in Missouri and Illinois.
St. Louis Composting – Belleville, IL, Florissant, Maryland Heights, Pacific, St. Louis City and Valley Park, MO.
636-861-3344
www.stlcompost.com

Read, Plan and Dream
are my tips for gardeners. Several books I highly recommend will change your outlook on how important it is to deeply love and know nature. My top two books for this are Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer and The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wahlleben. Loving deeply is the foundation of making good choices to support the life of your garden. A new book by the Xerxes Society, a non-profit that fights for the life of insects and invertibrates, is called 100 Plants to Feed The Bees. There is great wisdom in these books.
Linda Wiggen Kraft is a landscape designer who creates holistic and sustainable gardens; a mandala artist and workshop leader.
You can visit her blog: CreativityForTheSoul.com/blog or
visit her website: CreativityForTheSoul.com
314 504-4266

Learn to Relax and Improve Your Moods with Essential Oils
Essential oils are very powerful and can be used with wonderful results. Aromatherapy can change your mood, lift your spirits or totally relax you. Depending on the type of stress you are experiencing, you may want to try one of the following blends: For tension, lavender and orange are good choices. For anxiety, you may want to try cedar and ylang-ylang. For irritability or anger, try bergamot and chamomile. For relaxation or sleeplessness, lavender is the best.There are a variety of ways to use the oils, either by diffusing, in a bath, a sachet or just simply sniffing. With the exception of lavender oil, never put these oils directly on your skin without diluting in a carrier oil.
Cathy Schram, Herbs & More,
16021 Manchester,
636-207-6673
MoreThanHerbsOnline.com

Winter is a Wonderful Time to Refresh the Soul
Watching the birds outside can give us a great sense of the greatness of God and the beauty around us. Take this time to relax and think of the health and wellness that the spring season can bring to you and your family, by planning your outside spaces to include colors and fresh food grown by yourself. Take charge of the life around you and enjoy the beauty of nature and good fresh air and sunshine. Plan those gardens and get started today…
Sandi Hillermann McDonald
Hillermann Nursery & Florist
2601 E. 5th Street, Washington, MO 63090
636-239-6729
www.hillermann.com

Do Things Differently for a Change to Happen
Do you desire change in your life? What actions are you setting your intention to make? If we want different results, we have to do things differently! I would like to suggest that you look inward. We cannot change other people, only ourselves. We need to Be the change we desire. Maybe you are not sick, but are you enjoying “optimum” health? Why not schedule a thermography screening to monitor your health from a Holistic, Preventive perspective? Learn the self help tools of meditation, self hypnosis and imagery to be your emotional best and enjoy life the way you really desire.
Linda Weber Spradling, Medical Thermography of Metro St. Louis,
medicalthermography-stl.com
and Hypnosis of Metro St. Louis,
hypnotherapymetrostl.com

Shop at Thrift Stores
One in six people are shopping in thrift stores for desire rather than need. So take time to browse purposefully and discover that lamp shade that can have a scarf added as an accent or those vintage jeans that can be dissected and turned into a hand bag. You can turn old broken jewelry into new statement items with a glue gun and a little wire. You can be the talk of the town for a fraction of the cost. It pays to be Thrifty.
The Thrifty Hanger at Feed My People Thrift Stores
171 Kingston Drive, St. Louis 63125
3295 Ottomeyer Road, High Ridge 63049
www.feed-my-people.org

Plant Perennials
Perennials cost more up front, but yield more over time, and don’t disturb the soil structure year after year like annuals, storing more carbon and lessening your labor! At EarthDance Organic Farm School in Ferguson, we grow over 37 varieties of edible perennials including gooseberries, Nanking cherries, paw paws, pears, Asian pears, and rhubarb.
Molly Rockamann, Founding Director, EarthDance
www.earthdancefarms.org
314.521.1006,
earthdancefarms@gmail.com

Resolve to Meditate
Does your list of resolutions for the New Year include reducing stress and anxiety or leading a healthier lifestyle? If so, consider adding one more resolution to your list. Learn to meditate in 2017 and help make this resolution a reality in your life! Thousands of scientific studies have shown that meditation is beneficial for a wide range of health problems. Other benefits include better sleep, reduced blood pressure, and improved relationships. Doctors cite stress as a contributing factor to many illnesses. As stress is greatly reduced through meditation, our minds and bodies function with more effectiveness, creating health, vitality and happiness! Resolve to meditate in 2017!
Shirley Stoll is certified by Dr. Deepak Chopra
to teach Primordial Sound Meditation.
Contact Shirley Stoll for more information about classes and private instruction in 2017.
800-796-1144
shirlstoll@gmail.com
www.MeditationConnect.com

Make Friends With Plants
My work with the plant is a lifelong process and has been key to my personal welfare. Plants are incredible tools for self-transformation. Making wreaths and remedies from the wild native plants living on our land has furnished me with the tools to heal my body, mind and spirit. The intelligence within the plant can deeply influence your life and aid your journey. Plants are not innate objects but living, growing green beings that react to your presence, your energy and your thoughts. Plants are wise teachers and faithful friends. It is a rewarding and sacred relationship.
Pat Tuholske, nature guide, wildcrafter, wreath artist
WillowRainHerbalGoods.com
PatTuholske.com

Reshape Your Well Being
Whether weight loss is an issue and/ or you have a list of symptoms that are plaguing you or a loved one, regain your vitality and maintain the victory of your health with newly adopted eating strategies, hormone balancing, detoxification and immune enhancement all in one Dr. assisted program. Start the New Year off with guidance in the area of eating real food, with no chemicals or products to buy, while integrating very gentle exercise. We will profoundly reshape your well being, together, which is a gift to you for the New Year and forever.
Dr Sharon Fitelson; InMotion Health Center,
www.imhc.com 
314-644-2081

Communi-Tea. Drink tea that makes a difference.
Support tea farmers trying to improve the quality of their lives by paying attention to the quality of the tea they grow, and their land. We’ve expanded our offerings of “Direct Trade” (Farmer Direct) teas, including Japanese Hattori Matcha, Bhazhong green oolong from Indonesia, white and green teas from Malawi, and a specialty Taiwanese cultivar called 18 Ruby (black style oolong with notes of cherry, sarsaparilla and menthol). Also look for our new Heritage Iced Tea Blend this year, using leaf from small farms in northern India.
Kateri Meyer,
Traveling Tea 2707 Sutton Blvd Maplewood, MO 63143
314-647-8832,
traveling-tea.com

Cub Creek Science Camp’s New Year Tip is to have more fun!
Make time in your life for exciting adventures, time in the great outdoors, and learning new skills. At Cub Creek Science Camp, campers are able to spend time with any of our 300 exotic animals. With lemurs, wallabies, lizards, parrots, porcupines, and many more animals, campers can learn about animal care and veterinary medicine. Outside of all the cool animals, campers can learn archery, make their own pottery, zoom down a zip-line, and practice their photography! 2017 is going to be a year of fun! MOScienceCamp.com

Heal with Clean Filtered Water
We are exposed to toxins in our air, food, and water every day. Make sure to drink only pure, filtered water to flush toxins away. Depending on your weight, drink 75-150 ounces of water per day. Also, use the power of clean filtered water to help you detoxify through colon hydrotherapy. The process is comfortable, with warm water used at very gentle pressure for 40 minutes. Client draping protects privacy. The procedure also helps with IBS, constipation, parasites, and more.
Holistic Fitness in Shrewsbury,
314-647-3999,
www.holistichealthstl.com

Tips for Physical Well Being
Get outside. Fresh air and sunshine do wonders for us! Go for a long hike, hop on the bike or walk through the neighborhood park. Get plenty of exercise each day. Eat healthy foods. Shop around the perimeter of the store and stock up on fresh, organic produce. Enjoy vegetables with every meal. Add greens to your eggs, have a big healthy salad for lunch with a variety of protein. Have at least 2 servings of vegetables with dinner. Eat clean- If you chose to eat meat, seek out pasture raised, grass fed, and locally sourced meats.
Slowfoodstl.org is an excellent resource.
Check out what2eat.tv for meal planning ideas.
Check out Growcreateinspire.com for Seed to Table recipes.
Crystal Stevens.

HU, A Love Song to God
Singing HU can: Expand your awareness; Help you experience divine love; Heal a broken heart; Offer solace during times of grief; Bring peace and calm. Singing HU draws one closer to God. With eyes open or closed, take a few deep breaths to relax. Then begin to sing HU (pronounced like the word hue) in a long, drawn-out sound: HU-U-U-U. Take another breath, and sing HU again. Continue for up to twenty minutes. Sing HU with a feeling of love, and it will gradually open your heart to God.
For more information about HU and the teachings of ECKANKAR, visit www.HearHU.org,
call 1-800-LOVE GOD.

Don’t Stress Over Resolutions
As 2017 begins, people are making resolutions to be a healthier “You”. However, it’s okay to make resolutions; but, try not to stress out about it. Getting healthy by changing your current habits takes time and is a slow process. So…. take your time, keep the stress down, slowly remove ‘bad’ health habits, replace with better ones and you will eventually get there. Let’s enjoy this Journey to Good Health.
Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year. From the staff of Kim’s Herbs & Detox Center.
314-395-3767
www.herbshopstl.com

Find your roots in 2017!
Whether an original St. Louisan or a recent transplant, familiarize yourself with your environment. Check out the Healthy Planet’s list of community supported agriculture (CSAs) and buy local Missouri and Illinois meat and produce whenever you can. Then try out a recipe from MCE’s “Eating Lightly” cookbook, which has over 400 recipes! Visit one of Missouri’s state parks to hike, float, or meet some wildlife – there are 19 parks and historic sites just in the St. Louis area!
To stay engaged on environmental issues like the West Lake Landfill and floodplain development check out www.moenvironment.org.
Happy New Year!

Relax…
it is the first and most important principle of our t’ai chi practice. A person who is relaxed is more able to approach life with an open mind and attitude. One is more likely to see people as human beings, more likely to hear what they are really saying and thus able to assess with a calm mind instead of an emotional one. A relaxed body allows for better posture and improved balance which in turn results in less back and joint issues. The simple act of learning to relax your breathing has a calming effect on your whole body.
The St. Louis T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association,
taichistlouis.org
314-961-1355

Cook More whole food, eat less processed Food products
Most of us try to eat three meals a day, and at the end of the year, that’s over a thousand opportunities to eat right, choosing foods that are cleaner, healthier, less processed and fair to those who produced them. It’s also a whole lot of chances to break bread with someone new, perhaps someone from another generation, another ethnic tradition or another religion. A resolution with myriad rewards is to cook more whole, locally sourced food and share it with someone. Bon apetit!
Terry Winkelmann, Slow Food St. Louis & The Sustainable Backyard Tour

Real Food for Pets
The best tip for helping your pets is to start with real food. This means real meat, eggs, veggies, whole food vitamins and minerals. Feeding them what they would have eaten in their country of origin. This may not be easy but there are many options to make it doable. Then keep them fit by maintaining motion in all joints by having regular chiropractic visits with a certified doctor. Even twice a year will make a big difference in their life path.
Please visit www.AnimalRehabStLouis.com and see how you can get started.

Attend Our Women’s Wellness Weekend
Women of all abilities and ages (18+) take over YMCA Trout Lodge during its annual Women’s Wellness Weekend February 24-26. Spend the weekend enjoying classes YOU get to choose, along with group activities, multiple vendors and lots of laughs. There’s Dutch oven cooking, various workouts, horseback riding, crafts, paintball, riflery, archery, self-defense, gardening, winery tour and much more – with over 60 activities from which to choose. Or, you can kick back and relax. Rate includes lodging, meals and the activities you choose. At Trout Lodge every day is a grand adventure and every women is a goddess! For more info and registration form (that lists all activities) visit
troutlodge.org/event/womens-wellness-weekend. For you who does everything for everyone else, start 2017 feeling inspired and refreshed.

Get A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP
Did you know we spend 1/3 of our life in bed? $20 Billion: The annual revenue of the U.S. weight-loss industry, including diet books, diet drugs and weight-loss surgeries. 1 Hour: The amount of time spent on daily exercise by people who lost and kept off at least 30 pounds of excess weight for five years. Source ABC. Is there anything you can do with less expense and less effort that can have such a positive affect on your overall health and well-being than getting 7-8 hours of sleep a day? Let STL Beds help you choose just the right mattress.
“We Delivery Dreams”
636-296-8540,
www.STLBeds.com

Live a Little Greener
Many of us aim to reduce our waistlines in the New Year – why not work to reduce our carbon footprints and support Missouri, too? Add a second “trash” can in your home for recyclables. Toss in metal cans, glass bottles and plastic containers. Keep the lids on and no need to rinse! Recycle cardboard and paper but not foodservice paper, like cups and plates, they contaminate the paper pulp process. Keep out plastic bags and Styrofoam, huge contaminates of single-stream recycling facilities. Avoid them when you can. Recycle plastic bags separately at your local grocery store. Put resources back into our local economy through recycling. Recycling creates jobs, reduces pollution and saves energy. Small efforts like these can make a big local impact!
Bob Henkel, Program Director St. Louis Earth Day,
314.282.7533,
www.stlouisearthday.org

Keep Calm and Carry On in 2017
How can a stressed, busy person calm themselves quickly? Find a quiet place. Take a DEEP breath in. Hold it for a count of four. Practice now: INHALE… 1 – 2 -3 – 4 …and as you EXHALE drop your shoulders. Then repeat this three to five times. You may find it helpful on each out breath to think of a word or an image that evokes peacefulness. What this simple exercise does is allow you to reconnect with your breath. The more connected we are to our breath, the calmer we are. Try it. Anytime. Any place. Including this moment. All is well.
Peggy Levinson, LCSW, LMFT
www.claytontherapy.com

Prepare Yourself For Success and Happiness
If you really want what you think you want from life, then prepare yourself for success and happiness. What does that mean? It means doing the things required to open the doors of opportunity. You can’t just wish or dream about what you want. You must take action! The actions required include an attitude that focuses on what you have instead of what you don’t have, being willing to take a risk, letting past mistakes be stepping stones, and using the spiritual tools you already know about but haven’t been using! Don’t forget, “What you don’t use, you lose!”
By Phylis Clay Sparks, author of Forgiveness…It Is Not What You Think It Is! Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
For more information visit PhylisSparks.com.

St. Louis Wellness Center Tips
Create cards with a word or two of positive affirmations and place them where you might unexpectedly see them: Inside drawers, on the bathroom mirror, in your vehicle, at your pet’s food container. When you see them, take a moment to repeat and contemplate.
Science is now validating what healers have known for centuries – the body is made of energy. Just as our skeletal system gets out of alignment and needs adjustment, so does our energetic system. If you feel a bit “off” and can’t discern the cause, visit an energy healer. Recognize when talking with others; friends, spiritual advisors, therapists would be supportive and helpful. Set aside time, make a commitment, get an appointment – spend time expressing your inner thoughts outside of yourself.
St. Louis Wellness Center, 425 Marshall Ave. St. Louis, MO 63119,
314-963-7711,
www.StLouisWellnessCenter.com

Small changes: Drop A Brick!
Here is one tip that can literally save a ton of water. Simply placing a brick (or two) in the top tank of your toilet will significantly reduce the amount of water used every time you flush the toilet. All you’ll need to do is obtain a clean brick (they cost less than fifty cents at most hardware stores), carefully open the lid on the back tank of the toilet, and place the brick in the corner or somewhere safe in the tank. Just be sure you’re not obstructing anything from working inside the tank. Put the lid back on the tank and your one small change is done!
Courtesy of St. Louis American Newspaper in Education. Funded by St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources.

Grow Your Own Flowers!
Why buy cut flowers when you can easily grow an almost endless supply yourself? Inca Jolie Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria, begins blooming in late spring to early summer, producing arm loads of cut flowers well into fall. Its vibrant orange-red flowers intricately marked with splashes of gold and dark streaks in their centers enliven gardens, containers and vases for months. An extremely vigorous and robust variety, Inca Jolie Alstroemeria forms thick mounds of lush foliage. Unlike other Alstromerias that are not winter hardy, Inca Jolie is a hardy perennial that will delightfully return year after year.
Abby Elliott
Sugar Creek Gardens
1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood MO 63122
www.sugarcreekgardens.com

Get Organized
Second Sitting Consignments can help you get organized this New Year! Resolve to be more environmentally friendly and buy on the second-hand market. Start by making an appointment to consign your unwanted and gently used furniture and home furnishings at Second Sitting. While you are putting away this year’s holiday decorations, start your box of unwanted items for next Christmas season. Mark boxes “For August Consignments at Second Sitting” and put a reminder on your calendar to call in June to schedule for August Holiday consigning. Take just 10 minutes a day to clean out or organize a drawer or shelf and by this time next year you will have a cleaner, neater, and more organized home.
Carolyn Dickson, Second Sitting Consignments,
14081 Manchester, Road St. Louis, MO 63011.
636-527-4747

See The Forest and The Trees
A “treemendous” year starts with getting outdoors and enjoying the wealth of benefits trees provide. Trees work for our well-being as much as they work for wildlife and the environment. Studies show that people who spend time around trees concentrate better. Contact with nature helps children improve their creativity, intellectual development and social relationships. Whether it’s a walk in the park, playtime in the backyard, or a hike through the woods, get outdoors and see how trees work for you and your family. Discover all the ways trees and forests are working for you at treeswork.org. From the Trees Work program at the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Visit ReStore This Year
Start the New Year out right with the Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis ReStores – use more recycled and upcycled goods! Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis ReStore has two convenient locations open to the public featuring new and gently used home improvement products and building materials. The ReStore is dedicated to reusing and re-purposing donated goods and diverting items from landfills in order to lessen our impact on the environment. Our stores have all you need for a home improvement project! We will even come to your house to remove unwanted materials and goods.
www.habitatstl.org/restore
314-531-4155 – Forest Park Location
314-678-4596 – Des Peres Location

Make a Vision Board
A Vision Board is a visual representation of what you want to achieve. It works by shifting the energy you are sending out around your intentions. To make the board, you will need a poster board, pictures and glue. Go through magazines and pull lots of pictures. Select the ones you intuitively want and lay them on the board, then glue them on. Some people hang their boards, so they can see them often; others put them away and pull them out a year later to see what manifested. The intentions on the board are strong; this is a great way to manifest change.
Deborah Zorensky, RD, LD, CCN,
The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit
7649 Delmar, 314.725.6767
www.centerformindbodyspirit.com

Be Mindful of Your Complete Well-Being
The New Year represents a time of transition. As we set intentions for our health in this coming year, let us continue to be mindful of our complete well-being. Accepting your body today will allow you to move forward into the body that you desire. Creating space for dietary variations will decrease stress and worry while encouraging mindful meals . Focusing on the “being” as opposed to the “doing” opens the channel to healing mind, body and soul. New Year Salutations and Happy Living!
Jamila Owens-Todd, Naturopathic Doctor
The Meridian Institute for Naturopathic Therapies
8748 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119
(314) 918-1555 appointments
www.minthealth.org

Shoveling Snow
The Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a lot of snow this winter! While pristine and beautiful, it can be a pain… Literally! Following a few simple guidelines can prevent shoveling snow from becoming a trip to the ER.

  1. don’t overload the shovel – especially with very wet snow.
  2. toss the snow forward. Don’t twist to throw the snow behind you.
  3. bend your knees!
  4. move your feet! Planting your feet means you were doing all the work with your back!
  5. take frequent breaks. And if you don’t succeed on steps one through four, COME SEE US!

Precision Massage, LLC
314-412-2048
www.precision-massage.com

Meditative Card Reading
Start your day with a 10 minute card reading meditation to get yourself centered and connected to your own positive energy. Many people think divination tools are for fortune telling, but as expert Paul O’Brien reveals, divination tools are about tapping into one’s own psyche and spiritual journey. As a result, a daily meditation with a single card or small card layout from a divination deck is the ideal way to start one’s day. Choose a deck that you personally resonate with, perhaps one that offers daily positive affirmations or one tailored to working with a current focus of yours. After clearing the deck of any previous energy left from earlier readings, focus and ask your higher power what it is that you should focus on today. Pull out a single card, study it, and read the deck’s guide for more insight. Carry the card with you throughout the day and reflect on its message and your day’s unfolding.
KARMA~NATURALS
www.karma-naturals.com

Learn From Your Body
Any pain or problem in your body always holds three solutions:

  1. Physical motion.
  2. Chemical re-balancing and
  3. Emotional learning.

When you discover the solutions and do them consistently, problems are no longer needed and they disappear. This life is about learning from our body and doing what we learn to make us healthy and happy every day! This is the true meaning of the “MIND-BODY” connection. Long term solutions only come from “SELF-DISCOVERY” which will lead to your unique combination of EATING, DRINKING, THINKING, BREATHING, MOVING & SLEEPING.
I’d love to help you discover yourself!
Dr. Carrie Jardine
314-607-1038.
DrCarrieJardine.JIMDO.com

Try A Biomat or Portable Sauna
To be healthier, sit on a Biomat or in a Far Infrared Portable Sauna for 30 minutes a day, or every other day, while watching TV or while relaxing. Far Infrared helps 1,800 medical symptoms and issues, relieves pain, increases energy, detoxes, helps weight loss, and improves your health. ~~~ Is your optimal health worth 23 cents a day to you for the next 15 years…? — Invest $62 a month in your health this year with our payment plan, for a biomat or portable sauna that lasts 15 years. You and your family deserve the best health. You are worth it !! Call for a Free Biomat or Far Infrared Portable Sauna demo use for 7 days, delivered to you….
Call Clint (314) 562-0844
clint@biomatmedical.com,
www.BiomatHealthSolutions.com

Review Your Insurance Policies
With all the recent changes in health care, make sure to review your policies with a licensed professional. Call today for a free consultation regarding your health and life insurance policies.
Michael Cohen 
MSCohen91444@aol.com
314-432-1888

It’s Time for Cleansing!
The New Year is a great time to take stock of that which doesn’t serve you. Consider cleansing all levels of your life. Simplify by removing the “things” in your life that you no longer use. Give them to someone who needs them. Simplifying is freeing. Take stock of unhealthy relationships that aren’t supportive or drain your energy. Look at your habits and routines. Are you balanced? Make relaxation and stress reduction part of your daily life. Consider deep breathing, qi gong, meditation or yoga. Clean up your diet by removing processed foods and sugars. Detoxify unhealthy toxins.
I wish you the best of health!
Dr. Amy Davis M.D.
www.crossingbacktohealth.com

Reach Out To Seniors
Reach out to an aging friend or aging neighbor whom you haven’t seen in a while and spend an hour catching up on old times. It will make a huge difference for both parties and fill your hearts for the rest of the year! Allen Serfas, Assistance Home Care.
www.AssistanceAtHome.com. St. Louis.
314-677-1292 and St. Charles 636-352-4372.

Use Vitamin C
Pat Bauer, Nurse Practitioner, recommends using Vitamin C to heal yourself. Whether it’s taking tablets orally, 1.000 – 10,000 mg daily; or liposomal Vitamin C, 1,000 – 5,000 mg daily; or through IV if you need a higher dose, Vitamin C aids in the prevention and treatment of many different ailments.
For more information contact Pat Bauer at Wildwood Integrative Healthcare,
16111 Manchester Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011,
636-489-2000
www.wildwoodintegrativehealthcare.com

Make Time for Your Pets
Spending extra quality time with your pets after the anxiety of the holidays is very beneficial and can strengthen the human-animal bond. First make an appointment with your pet. A play date so to speak. Mark it on the calendar and don’t schedule anything else during that time. Second play interactive games with your pet. When engaging your pets mind, it makes you more interesting to them and will make them look at you for entertainment instead of perhaps a destructive alternative. This is relaxing for both you and your pet.Finally, spend time actually observing your pet. Really enjoy the essence of your pet. Concentrate on their feel, their sounds, their rhythm, their scent. You will be surprised what you see!
Maureen Keller HTAP, Reiki ART and Equine Iridologist
www.tranquilcompanion.com

Save Time and Money and Eat Healthy
Save time and money at The Art of Entertaining every Monday night with the Family Night Dinner Special! Feed your family of four for only $27.50! Stop by The Art of Entertaining Monday through Saturday for a tasty, healthy, low calorie, low sodium or gluten free dinner that is already prepared for your convenience. Our affordable dinners are made fresh daily! We use fresh herbs, fruit, spices and vegetables in our dinners for great flavor without all the fat and calories!
The Art of Entertaining,
8796 Big Bend Rd., 63119,
314-963-9899,
TheAofE.com

Set Up A Food Log
Many of my clients use a food log , Fitness Pal or some other method of tracking their actual activity. Some clients discover that just parking farther from the door, taking the steps instead of the elevator and walking at their breaks allows them to burn the necessary calories to reduce weight. Others discover that using a smaller plate, splitting the meal at a restaurant and eating slowly can result in several pounds of weight loss.
800-642-3040.
www.hypnoprogram.com; www.wmpmhc.info
William Mitchell M. Div., BCH, CI
Founder/Managing Director
Personal Motivation Hypnosis Clinic

Switch to LED Light Bulbs
As your incandescent bulbs burn out, now is the right time to switch to LED. Some LED bulbs have an impressive lifespan of 20+ years. The light quality of LEDs vastly improved and are now very cost effective. Because there are so many different types of LEDs, choosing the correct LED is entirely different from picking up an old incandescent. You can do your own research before you head to the store, or trust seven time award winning ENERGY STAR Partner Metro Lighting to teach you what you need to know about choosing the correct LED bulb for each application! www.metroelectricsupply.com.

Treat Your Mouth Right
With the New Year approaching, you may have already begun to think about your New Year’s resolutions. Why not make your New Year’s resolution to improve your dental health? Brushing and flossing protect your mouth from tooth decay and gum disease, which is caused by your teeth’s most persistent enemy, plaque. Both brushing and flossing are equally important for good oral health. For this new year, resolve to treat your mouth right: improve your diet, quit smoking and improve your oral hygiene habits – your teeth and your body will thank you for it!
Joseph S Grimaud, DDS
Visit me at www.mywatsonpointedental.com
Watson Pointe Dental, 8537 Watson Rd
Webster Groves, MO 63119, 314-963-2000
New patients are always welcome!

Random Act Of Kindness
The impact of a random act of kindness can’t be overstated. Doing something nice for someone is the best use of human energy and the brightest of all the New Year’s lights.
J.B.Lester; Publisher, The Healthy Planet magazine

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