Archive for September, 2013

“I Can Do That” Honoring Your Child’s New Found Independence

by Lisa Trout, Admissions Director 
and Lise Riet-Lague, Director of Advancement
Chesterfield Montessori School

“Wow, my child can do THAT?” is a frequently heard exclamation from parents of children enrolled in a Montessori school. The answer is always a resounding, “Yes!”

In an authentic Montessori environment, children acquire many new skills that enable them to act with independence, confidence […]

50 Years of Learning: The College School 1963-2013

by Kevin Navarro (Class of 1989)
and Assistant Head of School

In 1963, Webster College President, Sister Jacqueline Grennan, served on President Kennedy’s advisory panel on educational research and development. Sister Grennan was a pioneer in developing the best practices in education across the country. In St. Louis, she worked to transform the Webster College Education Department […]

After 35 years, Hair Salon Makes Decision to Go Organic!

Katherine Affolter has been doing hair in the Overland area for over 35 years. She began her beauty career in the same spot as her business operates today. Ultimately, purchasing the salon and expanding the business to include a tanning salon offering UV & vegetable-based custom spray tanning! After 35 years in the same location […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Exclusive behind the scenes look from The Healthy Planet

Sometimes I go to an exhibition or a performance without doing any homework, to just experience the art for its own sake. Still, I find the ARTistic experience is enhanced by knowing the background of […]

Ask The Herb Lady

With Cathy Schram

Magnesium & Calcium?
Tea Tree Oil For Earaches?

Q: Do I need to take magnesium along with my calcium, or can I just take it by itself?

A: You always want to take magnesium along with your calcium supplement. Whenever you are deficient in magnesium, the absorption rate and metabolism is greatly diminished, and prevents the […]

Autumn’s Child – A Musical Smoothie To Fill The Sheldon

by Mya Duran

Autumn has always been a creative season for musician Mark Holland. Having named his musical project, Autumn’s Child partly based on this fact.

There was also the influence of color and texture that is found in nature contributing to the naming of his group as well.

Not just coincidence there is also musical color […]

Best Foods For Cancer Prevention

by Kari Hartel, RD, LD
Program Coordinator, Cooking Matters, Operation Food Search

Unfortunately, we’ve probably all been touched by cancer in some way or another, whether it be from a personal struggle with the disease or knowing a friend, colleague or family member who has suffered from it. While there are many factors involved in cancer development, […]

BStrong4Life: Strength-Balance-Bone Health Seminar Oct. 15

By Dr. Brenda L. Kingen

We all know that exercise is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle, yet a very small percentage of our population can commit to an effective and consistent fitness program over time. We have also learned through research that high intensity training, actions that stress muscle and bone at peak levels, […]

Coalition Report

MCE Green Onion Gala Set For Oct. 11

by Kathleen Logan Smith
Director of Environmental Policy Coalition For The Environment

Every fall, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) hosts an anniversary event at which we honor individuals and organizations that have made a positive difference for Missouri’s environment. In October, MCE will honor one individual and […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

I Am/Not
One of Those Women Who

You know the type.
Mumbling to Fluffy, or others of the 269 cats who, bless their flea-sweet little hides, have their queenly run of the place.

I live with one cat, and one dog, and routinely converse with many of my fellow humans, including the one kingly husband who keeps […]

Eat With The Seasons: Savor The Season of Autumn

by Crystal Moore-Stevens

In the Midwest, we are fortuitous enough to experience all four of the breathtaking seasons. Autumn is especially beautiful in this region. The vibrant colors of leaves rustling in the trees in the autumn air are striking and inspiring. The autumn offers not only a bountiful harvest, but also an abundance of art […]

Enjoy A Fresh, Healthy Brunch At Piper Palm House’s Café Madeleine

by Leah O’Donnell
Healthy Planet Lifestyles Editor

Recently my family had the pleasure of dining at the Piper Palm House’s Café Madeleine. The experience was one we will remember and will look forward to having again. Located within the magnificent Tower Grove Park, this gem is a place to enjoy the perfect brunch. The outside plaza at […]

Got Clay?

by Cindy Gilberg

Recent lack of rain has turned most soils into a hard surface with fissures and cracks, thirsty for a good autumn rain. Missouri, well known for its clay, was once famous for bricks and pottery made from that same sticky clay. Clay, an important component of soils, is electrically charged and attracts molecules […]

IRELAND: Land of Shape-shifters and Dreamers

by Kimberly V. Schneider,
M.Ed., J.D., LPC

When I first visited Ireland several years ago, I felt I’d come home. Some part of me that had been sleeping my whole adult life stirred into consciousness. I’d been studying Celtic Spirituality for nearly twenty years, but experiencing the spray of the wild Atlantic on my face, sensing the […]

The Blessing Basket Project

On October 19, 2013 St. Louis will create a positive global change

When you make the powerful choice to join The Blessing Basket Project at the organization’s 8th annual warehouse sale on October, 19th, 2013 – you are making a decision to make the world a better place. This world-changing event happens only once a year […]

The Creatures of Halloween Night: Should we fear them or admire them?

by Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Halloween is a different sort of celebration today in contrast to its more sinister beginnings in very early Irish/Celtic culture. This period of the year represented a change from sunny, warm and long lighted summer days to the onset of cooler, darker and shorter days of fall. This time was also […]