Healthy Planet Happenings

January 7, 14, 21, 28
Own 2015. Add more know-how to your Life Toolbox with Mind Fest’s entertaining classes. Wednesday evenings at 7- 8:30pm beginning January 7. Limited classroom seating means small and personal classes. Advance registration guarantees your spot. Ta-da! The First Fabulous Four adds more wonder to January: January 7, 7p Be Selfie Savvy. Avoiding your selfie? Learn tricks and tools for making a selfie you love while you capture the moment. Psst: You could win a selfie-stick. $20 January 14, 7p Explore Jazz & How St. Louis Added The Cool. Expand your knowledge and get on beat. $25 January 21, 7p Select Your Tech: Understand Your Smart Phone and Tablet. Feeling overwhelmed? Unsure which device is right for you? You’re not alone! Helpful guide included in this class. $20 January 28, 7p Philosophy and the Art of Living. Philosophy was a way of life in the ancient world. Learn techniques for creating calm. $25 . Classes are wallet friendly. Sign up for each one or Buy the Month and save. For class details, instructor bios, and to register for classes, visit www.mindfeststl.com.

January 13
State of the Chapter & Social
Meet USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members and leaders while taking a look back at 2014 and a look forward at plans for the upcoming year. Attendees will enjoy complimentary wine, beer, and appetizers. We hope you’ll join us in welcoming the new year and contributing to our goal of transforming the built environment! January 13, 5:30 – 7:30. Free to all, registration is required. LEARN MORE & REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.

January 10th
9 am -12 noon. Do you have a passion for health and helping others? Join us for a presentation on the opportunity to become a Health Coach and help us in our mission to combat the obesity crisis in America. Overweight and obesity are the #1 cause of chronic disease and skyrocketing health care costs in our community. We have a program that connects clients with a safe, effective program that includes education and mentorship from their Health COach so they learn the skills necessary to maintain their weight and a healthy lifestyle. Our Health Coaches are compensated based on the number of clients they serve, and each coach can decide how much time they spend working with clients, so you can schedule your coaching work around what matters most to you. No-cost, no obligation information meeting. 9-10 a.m. is the introduction to health coaching, you may also stay for coach training 10-12 a.m. Cost: Free. Held at DePaul Hospital May Community Education Center, 12303 DePaul Drive parking lot #3, Bridgeton, MO 63044. For details or to register call Dr Rebecca Gould 314-727-2120 or register online via HealingSTL.com or Meetup/HealingSTL

January 13
Integrating Alternative Medicine with Conventional Medicine
FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion – Integrating Alternative Medicine with Conventional Medicine – Learn how to build your immune system and take charge of your health. If you are suffering from chronic conditions, you’ll learn why you don’t have to live with your “incurable” symptoms anymore. Topics covered include: Cancer, Heart Disease/Stroke, Diabetes, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, ADD/ADHD, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Food Allergies, Nutrition, and many more. You should come to this discussion also if you feel, “My Doctor said everything is fine! Then why do I feel so lousy?” Second Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm at our healing clinic – Prevention and Healing, Inc., Dr. Simon Yu, M.D., Board Certified Internist, 10908 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146, Weaving Internal Medicine with Alternative Medicine to Use the Best Each Has to Offer. Call to verify meeting date; seating is limited, arrive early, 314-432-7802. Patient stories at www.preventionandhealing.com.

January 14
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Opens First Store In St. Louis Area
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is opening its first St. Louis area store Wednesday, January 14, 2015. The store is located in Fairview Heights at 6569 North Illinois Street. Fresh Thyme grand openings are known as an exciting event for the whole family and showcase a free bag of groceries to the first 250 shoppers through the doors. The entire day will be filled with live entertainment, food samples and family activities. Fairview Heights’ grand opening promises to be an enjoyable day for the whole family. Be sure to arrive early for the free grocery giveaway and stay for all the fun activities. Also, check-out additional in-store events which will be scheduled throughout the remainder of the week. Learn more at freshthyme.com. Keep in touch by liking us at facebook.com/freshthymefarmersmarkets and following us at twitter.com/freshthymefm.

January 15
Visual Journaling: Using Images to Go Deeper Than Words
Learn to move beyond thought and words into feelings and intuitive knowledge…even if you can’t draw. Thursday evenings. January 15, 2015 – February 19, 2015. 7:00-9:00pm for (6 weeks) Words interpret our feelings; images reveal them. Imagery is our body-mind-spirit connection’s primary means of communication. Feelings always communicate information if we are willing to listen. Emotions repressed from the past remain stored away in our bodies, and can cause physical symptoms of varying severity, including physical pain, illness, weight concerns, depression, anxiety, panic or fear or intense reactions towards our loved ones. Often, just the act of getting in touch with how something really feels inside your body – rather than how you think it feels – is enough to offer a sense of relief and bring about great changes in our lives and relationships. Visual journaling can be used to: • Reduce stress • Release anger • Resolve conflicts • Get in touch with feelings and intuition • Give voice to your soul. No artistic ability required! Register early as space is limited! Classes held at First Congregational Church -WG 10 W. Lockwood Ave. Webster Groves, MO 63119. Class will run for 6 weeks and clients will need to bring an 11”x 14”unlined journal the first night of class. For more info: 314.761.5310 or kateschroederlpc@gmail.com or www.kateschroederlpc.com.

January 20
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
Free Monthly Prevention and Healing Support Group. This month’s presenter is Michael Rehme, DDS. The topic is Biological Dentistry including a discussion on Defining Biological Dentistry. Biological means life and health enhancing. Biological Dentistry has one aim: to support and promote total health with healthier teeth, gums, and mouth. Teeth and mouth are connected to the Whole Body through bones, blood, lymph, fascia, emotions, food, water, air, and more. Come and learn the numerous ways your mouth can be related to your overall health and well being. Support Group Leaders: Dr. Simon Yu, M.D. and Chaplain Paul R. Johnson, M.Div. When: Third Tuesday each month (with an occasional exception) at 6:30 pm. at our healing clinic, Prevention and Healing, Inc., Dr. Simon Yu, M.D., Board Certified Internist, 10908 Schuetz Road, St Louis, MO 63146, Weaving Internal Medicine with Alternative Medicine to Use the Best Each Has to Offer. Call to verify meeting date, 314-432-7802. For more information, read the article on our web site at www.PreventionAndHealing.com titled “New Medicine, New Biology: Spiritual Wellness, Spiritual Assessment, and Spiritual Care.”

January 20
Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth and Body
FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion. Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth and Body. You may not realize it, but your teeth and gums may be making you ill or weakening your immune system. Hidden infections. Unresolved illness. Find out what may be happening between your teeth and body and what to do about it. Discover how infection and illness transfer between the teeth and body. Understand how biological dentistry focuses on your overall health. Learn about what dental materials are compatible with wellness, mercury-free, tooth-colored fillings,the impact of dental procedures, how certain dental procedures can influence your body, and nutritional therapy that supports a healthy mouth. Third Tuesday Each Month, 6:30 pm at the Holistic Dentistry office of, and presented by, Dr. Michael Rehme, D.D.S., C.C.N. (Certified Clinical Nutritionist), 2821 N. Ballas Rd, Suite 245, St. Louis, MO 63131. A Healthy Choice for Dental Care. Call to verify seminar date and reserve your space at 314-997-2550. See Patient Success Stories at www.toothbody.com.

January 27
Community Solar
Attendees will be introduced to various community/shared solar models and gain a general understanding of benefits of and barriers to going solar on a community scale, including policies and limitations shaping these models, and how they relate to the policy environment in Illinois and Missouri. Attendees will also learn about case studies in Illinois and similar markets to Missouri and Illinois. WHEN: January 27. LEARN MORE & REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.

January 17
Great Green Adventures: Marvelous Mediterranean
With winter upon us, let’s visit the Mediterranean climate in the Temperate House. Here we’ll find flowers and trees that are sheltered from the cold outside. For children ages 6 to 12 with an adult. Great Green Adventures are held the third Saturday of every month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Meet at the Children’s Garden Ticket Fort. $3 per child.

January 17 & 18
Eagle Days At Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
Missouri’s winter eagle watching is spectacular. Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) through Eagle Days events around the state, or enjoy eagle-viewing on your own. Because of its big rivers, many lakes and expansive wetlands, Missouri is one of the leading lower 48 states for bald eagle viewing. Each fall, thousands of these great birds migrate south from their nesting range in Canada and the Great Lakes states to hunt in the Show-Me State. Eagles take up residence wherever they find open water and plentiful food. More than 2,000 bald eagles are typically reported in Missouri during winter. Jan. 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge south of I-270 off Riverview Drive in St. Louis. Call 314-877-1309.

January 26
6:30-8:30pm . Join us and discover an optimal health program that will help you to reach your healthy weight goals. Our program has over 30 years of safety and success and is the only health optimization program that comes with a free ehalth coach to help you reach your goals. At this meeting you will also meet others who have lost weight with Take Shape for Life and get all your questions answered. Cost: Free. Held at DePaul Hospital May Community Education Center, 12303 DePaul Drive parking lot #3, Bridgeton, MO 63044. For details or to register call Dr Rebecca Gould 314-727-2120 or register online via HealingSTL.com or Meetup/HealingSTL.

January 31 – March 22
Orchid Show at Missouri Botanical Garden
“Orchids and Their Pollinators” The annual Orchid Show offers visitors a once-a-year opportunity to see a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden’s expansive permanent living collection amid a tropical oasis inside the Orthwein Floral Display Hall. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Orthwein Floral Display Hall. Garden admission plus $5; free for Garden members. Visit www.mobot.org.

January 31 – February 1
Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis Orchid Show & Sale
New cultivars and old favorites are shown and sold by the area’s top growers who are on hand to give plant care advice and share information about their organization. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beaumont Room, Ridgway Visitor Center. Missouri Botanical Garden. Included with Garden admission. www.osogsl.org.

February 7
Doorways annual gala fundraiser
RED HOT, will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis and will feature Dr. Zhivegas. Gala hours are 6pm to midnight. Ages 21 and up. The 2015 gala co-chairs are Glenda and Al Wiman. To purchase tickets, visit www.doorwaysRED.org. For sponsorship information please contact Jim Timmerberg, phone: 535.1919, ext 3123 or e-mail: jtimmerberg@doorwayshousing.org.