53 New Year Tips For Healthy and Sustainable Living

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 the introduction and sample chapter of her book.

Get An Outdoor Life!
OK, who doesn’t “live” inside most of the time, around the year? We call this “living” but we miss much liveliness that’s very near! Resolve, this New Year, to explore what’s out-of-doors, some every day, in snow or rain or sunshine with new friends “out there” who’d like to play who’d like to make you richer in a nature-loving way!
“Green Jean” Ponzi
Host of KDHX Earthworms Podcasts
Subscribe at Earthworms.kdhXtra.org
Missouri Botanical Garden EarthWays Center
Green Resources Answer Service
greenresources@mobot.org – 314-577-0246

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

Take The Train – Amtrak
Did you know that traveling by rail contributes less per passenger mile to greenhouse gas emissions than either cars or airplanes? According to U.S. Department of Energy data, Amtrak is 11 percent more efficient than domestic airline travel and 31 percent more efficient than auto travel on a per-passenger-mile basis. Amtrak is also committed to making recycling an integral part of train travel — onboard, in our stations and in our train yards. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride while making an impact on our environment!
Tamara Sehl, Amtrak Sales & Marketing
430 S.15th St., St. Louis, MO 63103

Focusing on Positive Goals for the New Year
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 2015, 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 the bad stuff out.”
Dr. Adam Hughes
Kingen Chiropractic Wellness Center

Take Action for the Animals
Will 2016 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 recycle them for others to enjoy! At Earthbound Recycling, we accept donations of gently used fictional books, and pay 10 cents a lb. for most non-fiction books. 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.

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

Spend Time in Nature & Creativity
A prescription for health and happiness is to spend time in nature, gardens and creative pursuits. Absorb the healing and enlivening energy of nature by walking, working or spending quiet time surrounded by the beauty of growing things. We are blessed with wonderful parks and gardens nearby or a short drive away. Learn to know them and love them in all seasons. Find your inner truth and creative spirit with journaling and creating simple art. Mandala making and journaling is a perfect way.
Linda Wiggen Kraft is a landscape designer who creates holistic and sustainable gardens; a mandala artist and workshop leader. Visit her blog: CreativityForTheSoul.com/blog or 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.

Grow Sprouts Indoors
Start your gardening bug by growing greens and sprouts indoors this winter! So easy to do using the Botanical Interest seed sprouter or the aeroponic Tower Garden. Please Visit www.sandimcdonald.towergarden.com to see short videos about this new way of growing fruits, veggies and herbs without planting in the ground or containers. Start your healthy eating off right! Nothing beats the taste of fresh greens and kids love watching the garden grow. So get your resolution off to a good start, eat fresher today.
Sandi Hillermann McDonald
Hillermann Nursery & Florist
2601 E. 5th Street, PO Box 1160
Washington, MO 63090
636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com

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,

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

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
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 2016 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 2016!
Shirley Stoll is certified by Dr. Deepak Chopra
to teach Primordial Sound Meditation.
Contact Shirley Stoll to reserve space in a class in 2016. Discounts are available for senior citizens, students, and military personnel.
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

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.
In 2015 we started carrying several “Direct Trade” (Farmer Direct) teas, allowing farmers to receive 60% value vs. 15% from commodity markets. Many of these teas are produced by small families in remote areas, the way tea was likely enjoyed 2000+ years ago. They taste remarkably different. The variety and quality is extraordinary. Plus we’re improving lives for these small communities. Drinking these teas, I feel happy and uplifted, calmed and relaxed. THIS is why tea became popular and was coveted. Kateri Meyer, Traveling Tea 2707 Sutton Blvd Maplewood, MO 63143 314-647-8832,

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! 2016 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.

Growing for Greater Good
Gardening is therapeutic, relaxing and very rewarding. Gardening actually results in happiness. Scientific studies have shown that being in close contact with the soil increases serotonin levels and that harvesting the fruits of our labor can increase dopamine levels. Soil bacteria also helps to boost our immune system and of course eating fresh organically grown fruits, vegetables and herbs can improve overall health and vitality. But there is more to gardening than self-fulfillment. Gardens attract pollinators. They create food and habitats for wildlife. Gardens help build friendships, transform neighborhoods, build resilient communities, strengthen local economies and truly help to mend the soil if they are planted and maintained using ecologically sound methods. School gardens, community gardens, urban farms and small scale working organic farms are popping up all over the place. The good food movement is on the rise as more and more folks are paying attention to where there food comes from. Growing for the greater good holds reverence to the importance of earth healing. Restoring ecosystems, planting trees, growing food-not lawns, planting native plants, practicing permaculture techniques, implementing rain gardening and rainwater catchment, composting, promoting soil health, improving water quality are all ways individuals can contribute toward a more sustainable future for people and the environment. Crystal Stevens, Lavista CSA Farm. www.lavistacsa.org.

How To Talk With Your Teenager About Fear
In these challenging times with so much fear and uncertainty on the planet, having open conversations with our children serves as a powerful antidote. First, normalize feeling afraid and vulnerable when painful and tragic events occur. Second, calmly listen to their worries and resist the urge to overly reassure. Third, empower them to choose love over fear when fear arises. Develop a simple ritual, such as a favorite saying or a line from a song, that they can use when they feel afraid that re-connects them to feeling loved.
Vera Gabliani, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Find Your Roots in 2016!
Whether an original St. Louisan or a recent transplant, you can bond with your local community with these resolutions for 2016. 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 current on local issues check out the MCE blog at www.moenvironment.org. Happy New Year!

Eat Veggies In The Morning?
Although most people don’t think about including vegetables at breakfast, adding them to eggs is a great way to ensure you’ll meet your day’s recommended number of servings. Add in a variety of your favorite colorful vegetables to your omelet in the morning and you already have a jump-start on getting your veggies in.”
Thanks, and happy holidays!
Kari Hartel, RD, LD, Program Coordinator,
Cooking Matters
Operation Food Search, 314.726.5355 ext. 22

Fitness and Nutrition Tips
Curb your sweet tooth by having a piece of fruit with a table spoon of almond butter. Stock up on nuts, fat free yogurt and eggs to fill you up. Avoid, white processed foods as much as possible.
Work out tips: Schedule your workouts. Follow an effective exercise routine from a trainer. Do strength training. Use free weights. Use the buddy system. Do a workout that you enjoy. Find a small training studio for women only. Use body weight exercises. Do some kind of exercise daily. Be patient.Work out and have fun with women that have your same goals.
Christine Bond. Women’s Fitness. 314-541-3556 954 Brookwood Center Fenton

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.

Consider the Health of Your Trees
When I have a request to remove a tree, I ask for a reason. Trees add value to property, and purify the air. Consider a hazard tree assessment. Trees that have withstood years of wind, water and years of drought, are worth such an assessment. Tree surgery can also add many years to a tree’s life, yet few practice this anymore. ‘Arborists’ once were called ‘tree surgeons’. Consider when, why, what, and where to prune. Opening a tree cavity to the air and light slows and compartmentalizes decay. Tree species were CREATED with certain character traits. Knowing a little bit about a tree, helps us know a little more about our creator.
Wendell Phillips (Phil) Berwick
Living Tree Care, 314-568-8367.

Eat More Real, Whole Food
The most delicious New Year’s resolution combines all of the other ones about diet, exercise, finances, community and sustainability: eat more real, whole food — from a farmers’ market, a community garden or your own yard. Figure out what percentage of your grocery bill comes from or could come from Missouri and increase the amount every month. Take a cooking class; add a new farm-to-table restaurant to your go-to list; if you still eat meat, add more veg; if you garden, build a greenhouse to extend the season or move into permaculture and edible perennials. Every bite you consume is an essential gift from the earth that formed you. Let a gut-deep awareness and appreciation of the miracle made from soil and sunlight be your daily grace.
Terry Winkelmann,
Slow Food St. Louis, Go Local St. Louis & The Sustainable Backyard Tour

Help Your Pets
It is not too late to make a difference in your pet’s life. Find out what is missing and the toxic metals present with a fur test. Have a biofrequency computerized testing system analyze all body systems.
Learn body balance and posture with FitPAWS training. Get a grain-free diet or home-prepared recipe without unnecessary ingredients that can be digested and assimilated. Reduce the sources of pain and chronic disease. Enjoy sharing a longer lifetime together. At Pet Rehab & Pain Clinic we can walk you through these steps and make a difference. www.AnimalRehabStLouis.com.

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 19-21. 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, juicing, crafts, paintball, riflery, archery, self-defense, square foot 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 information and a registration form (that lists all of the activities) visit
troutlodge.org/event/womens-wellness-weekend. For you who does everything for everyone else, start 2016 feeling inspired and refreshed.

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. 636-296-8540, www.STLBeds.com, “We Delivery Dreams”

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

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

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.

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.
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

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

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 and steps one through four, COME SEE US!

Precision Massage, LLC

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.

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.

It is Time for Greatness
Choosing to live a long, successful, healthy life is the most important thing you can do. Following these action steps can make your dreams a reality.

  • Get chiropractic care
  • Write out your goals and plan for the year
  • Eat real non-processed food
  • Exercise
  • Sleep 8 hours a day
  • Get on a healthy weight loss plan (if overweight)
  • Decrease toxins

The goal of living longer should not only be to live longer; it’s to create a legacy in your family, work and community. It is very difficult to achieve greatness if you are unhealthy.
Drs. Ryan and Charmin Gans, D.C., F.I.C.P.A. have been in practice for over 15 years and are the owners of Healing Hands Chiropractic, 636-479-6700. They are Family Wellness Chiropractors with an emphasis in pediatric chiropractic, weight loss and natural fertility.

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 at (314) 562-0844 , clint@biomatmedical.com, www.BiomatHealthSolutions.com

Review Your Health 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. Michael Cohen. 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.

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.

Visualize What You Want
My 82 year old mother has always looked and acted younger than her years. Her secret? She never focuses on what she doesn’t want. Instead, she reframes her thinking with visualization which trains her subconscious mind, rewiring it for positivity and success. Seek out what you do want and the results will be peace and positivity. Through the tools I can give you with self-hypnosis or by a session of hypnosis for rewiring your negative thoughts, I can help you reach your goals. I help ordinary, everyday people solve ordinary, everyday problems. Believe you can and you will. Our inner peace starts with how we view our world. Jackie Fokkens Hypnosis. 134 Enchanted Parkway Suite 203. Manchester, MO 63021.

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

If your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier, Ann Lemcke, owner of The Art of Entertaining, suggests substituting chicken broth for heavy cream in your sauces; this reduces your fat and calorie intake by more than 90%! Stop by The Art of Entertaining 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.

Make 2016 Your Breakout Year
Forget about what other people think about you. Just be yourself and love yourself, but stay humble. Don’t willfully hurt another human or animal. The next year could be your breakout year! Why not? Rosa Kincaid, M.D. 3016 Locust, Suite 104. (877) 635 – 4192. www.drrosakincaidMD.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.
William Mitchell M. Div., BCH, CI
Founder/Managing Director
Personal Motivation Hypnosis Clinic

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. — J.B.Lester