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Archive for May, 2019

2019 Pond-O-Rama Set For June 22-23

The St. Louis Water Gardening Society will present its 19th annual water garden and pond tour, Pond-O-Rama, Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The 2019 tour will have over 20 private gardens owned and maintained by Society members. Tickets covering both days of the tour are […]

2019 Pond-O-Rama Set For June 22-23

The St. Louis Water Gardening Society will present its 19th annual water garden and pond tour, Pond-O-Rama, Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The 2019 tour will have over 20 private gardens owned and maintained by Society members. Tickets covering both days of the tour are […]

A Healthy Diet is Essential for Optimal Health

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

The Standard American Diet is heavily laden with calorie dense nutrient-poor food and beverages, processed foods and includes few fruits and vegetables. It has been linked to the growing problem of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease to name a few.

An inactive lifestyle, large portion size, and high stress worsens the […]

Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour Set For June 23

The Sustainable Backyard Tour, held each year in June, is becoming a much-anticipated event heralding summer in St. Louis.

A unique opportunity to see firsthand how homeowners in the St. Louis region are transforming their yards into heavenly havens of green, the tour is June 23, from 11 to 4 p.m. With dozens of stops in […]

Appetite Stimulants For Dogs & Cats

By Teresa Garden, DVM

Dogs and cats can develop anorexia (no appetite) or dysrexia (decreased appetite) for many reasons. Usually it is because of diseases such as cancer, kidney disease, liver disease, heart failure, and inflammatory bowel disease. Pain from pancreatitis, GI ulcers, bone fractures or joint inflammation can decrease appetite. Acute infections can also lead […]

ARTful Happenings June 2019

NEW EXHIBITS

Through June 21
YVETTE DRURY DUBINSKY & VICKY TOMAYKO: STEAMROLLER
TAYLOR YOCOM: ROMANCE
THOMAS SLEET: VOLCANOA (Window on Forsyth)
Bruno David Gallery, 7513 Forsyth; for info, visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Through June 29
GLENDA HARES: NOW
Norton’s Fine Art & Framing, 2025 S. Big Bend; for info, visit www.nortonsfineartcom.

Through June 30
2019 ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE EXHIBITION
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, 6640 Delmar; […]

ARTful Happenings May 2019

NEW EXHIBITS

Through May 24
THROUGH HER EYES
Grafica Fine Art, 7884 Big Bend; for info, call 314-961-4020 or visit www.graficafinearts.com.

Through June 30
GARY LOGAN: ELEMENTS
MOCRA on St. Louis U. campus; for info, call 314-977-7170 or visit www.slu.edu/mocra.

Through July 6
NANJING-ST. LOUIS SISTER CITY: A PHOTOGRAPHIC RETROSPECTIVE
International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum, 3415 Olive; for info, visit www.iphf.org.

Through July
RESPECT! […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Summer is the time to kick back and relax – and in St. Louis, that means summer performances.

Missouri Botanical Garden offers its annual, free Whitaker Foundation Concert Series on Wednesday evenings. The season starts off with Terence Blanchard on June 5. Blanchard is […]

Balancing the Brain for Better Health!

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

What if there was a safe, non-invasive system that could improve conditions like ADD, Anxiety, Depression and Chronic Pain for good and even eliminate the need for medications?

Neurofeedback is a non-drug approach that can improve your quality of life dramatically. Imagine getting better sleep, improving memory, having more energy or being more alert and focused? Neurofeedback can do all of this and more!

What does Neurofeedback […]

Bark In The Park Set For May 18

The 26th annual Bark in the Park will be held on Saturday, May 18 at Cricket Field in Forest Park! Presented by Purina, Bark in the Park is a 5K Run, One-Mile Walk and Pet Festival benefiting the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Fund. Register as a “Pack” and raise dollars by asking friends, […]

Becoming A Modern Explorer

By Kat Golden, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member

My eyes flickered under the blinding incandescent glow of airport lights. Yawning isn’t how one expects to begin an expedition, yet as I sank into my seat I felt a weight pull down on my eyelids. It was 4:30 am on Monday, November 26th; my last thoughts before falling […]

Blessed Opportuni-Teas: My Travels To India In Search Of Heritage Tea Farms

By Kateri Meyer/Traveling Tea

When I founded Traveling Tea more than 10 years ago, I hoped some day I would visit farms and meet the hard working people who create fantastic teas. I met Rajen Baruah in 2016 at World Tea Expo when he received an award for helping small farmers find voice and opportunity in […]

Breakthrough the Programming: Are You Playing the Victim, Villain or Hero In Your Own Life

By Jon P. Frieda, MBA

When we are born, we do not know fear. The only thing that we may fear is that our mother may not feed us, or that she may put us down. From the time that we are born, until approximately the age of seven, we are significantly influenced by the world […]

Coalition Report

By Ed Smith
Policy Director
Coalition for the Environment

www.moenviron.org

Environmental Debrief on the 2019 Legislative Session

The right to clean water, healthy food access, and public land are a few of the environmental and social justice issues Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) has worked on during our 50 years of service to the state. Of elected officials at […]

Coalition Report: Where The Rivers Run

By Maisah Khan
Water Policy Director
Coalition for the Environment
www.moenviron.org

One of Missouri’s state slogans is “where the rivers run” for good reason. Our state is home to over 180,000 miles of rivers and streams. The Mighty Mississippi River forms our eastern border while the Missouri River runs through the heart of our state. And, just as these […]

CONSERVATION CORNER: Aflutter over Butterflies

By Dan Zarlenga, Missouri Department of Conservation

Many people consider the month of June the start of summer. Among the many pleasures the warm season brings is a flurry of butterflies. We all admire these graceful, colorful insects, but with butterflies the beauty is more than scale-deep. There are some fascinating facts hidden under those flashy […]

Dinner In The Garden

By Abby Lapides

Are you searching for ingredients for your next gourmet masterpiece? Look no further than your own back yard with these delectable delights.

‘Balsamic Blooms’ Basil. So gorgeous you’ll be torn whether to eat it or admire its beauty. Prepare yourself to get completely lost in its delicious minty flowers and spicy, sweet leaves. It […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

Good-Bye, Old Chair

It was a grizzly bear of a chair, built to hold you on its lap in a chair bear hug.
Wide and deep: its cushion was nearly two feet square. Broad mounded arm-slabs were perfect for a side-wise leg-sling. Its high stuffed back kindly supported a napping head.

Union Made, its label said, […]

Edg-Clif Vineyards, Winery & Brewery is a Winning Destination

This is the time to start planning what you’re going to do with your family or how you’re going to take a relaxing break from the city this summer. Whether you’re looking for a family retreat, a romantic getaway, a weekend outdoors with friends or some much-needed solitude, head down to Edg-Clif Farms & Vineyard in Potosi, […]

Expanding Minds, Changing Lives: STLCC prioritizes Green Building in Design and Construction of Center for Nursing and Health Sciences

By Sondra Rotty, USGBC-Missouri
Gateway Chapter Education Committee

Expanding Minds, Changing Lives.” This is the inspiring motto of Saint Louis Community College (STLCC). While driving east on Highway 40 with Forest Park to your left and the Gateway Arch in front of you, a building has risen out of the ground on the right, transforming the campus […]

Explore The Scenic Hermann Wine Trail

Winding through some of the prettiest scenery in Missouri, the Hermann Wine Trail hugs the Missouri River for 20 miles between Hermann and New Haven. Along the way, seven family-owned wineries are open for tasting and tours.

From quaint country farm settings to historic majestic wine cellars, you will experience our rich history and a variety of wine styles such as […]

Forrest Keeling Nursery Uses Native Plants for Better Results

Forrest Keeling Nursery is more than a nursery. Our team has devoted the past seven decades to better learn ways our natural environment works and how to best support and protect it. In fact, our vision is reflected in our corporate mission statement: ‘restoring earth’s ecosystems one tree at a time’.

Our dedication to this mission is […]

Garden Reminders of Mindfulness

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

A garden is a perfect place to be in the moment. A perfect place to let all our senses experience their fullness. The sight of living flower and foliage colors against the blue of sky fills our eyes with a beauty that awakens the heart. The sounds of birds, insects and wind […]

Green Living Festival at Missouri Botanical Garden

A Full Fun Day of Sustainable Lifestyle Options

Saturday June 1, 9am – 4pm

By Jean Ponzi

Will solar and efficiency products and rebates energize you?

Where could compost and native plants boost the HQ (Habitat Quotient) around your living headquarters, while also helping to stem your stormwater runoff?

How could Yoga, Kombucha, and Humane Wildlife Solutions to those squirrels […]

Healthy Planet 2019 Summer Beer Guide

2nd Shift Brewing
www.2ndshiftbrewing.com

4 Hands Brewing Company
1220 South Eighth St. 63104.
www.4handsbrewery.com

4204-Main Street Brewing Company
www.mainstreetbrewingco.com

AB InBev
www.ab-inbev.com

After Hours Brewing Company
www.facebook.com/afterhoursbrewco

Alpha Brewing Company
www.alphabrewingcompany.com

Augusta Brewing Co
www.augustabrewing.com

Bastard Brothers Brewing Company
www.bastardbrothersbrewery.com

Big Muddy Brewing
www.bigmuddybrewing.com

Bluewood Brewing
www.Bluewoodbrewing.com

Brew Hub Taproom
Tapbrewhub.com

Cathedral Square Brewery
www.cathedralsquarebrewery.com

Center Ice Brewery
www.Centericebrewery.com

Charleville Brewing Co.
www.charlevillevineyard.com

Civil Life Brewing Company
www.thecivillife.com

Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co
www.crownvalleybrewery.com

Design2Brew
www.Desgin2Brew.com

Deep Sleep Brewing Company
deepsleepbrewing.com

Deslogetown Brewery
www.deslogetown.com

Earthbound Beer
www.earthboundbeer.com

Edg-Clif Brewing Company
www.edg-clif.com

Excel Bottling Company
www.excelbottling.com

Ferguson Brewing Company
www.fergusonbrewing.com

Friendship Brewing […]

Healthy Planet Guide to Summer Camps

Ackermann’s Swim Program
A Sports Facility. Teaching children 4-11 the life skill of swimming and water safety since 1949. Family owned and operated at the same location, 1044 Curran Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Group swim lessons in 4 heated pools with different water levels for progressive safe learning. Enrollment by one or two week sessions. Hours […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

April – August

SummerMarkt at Urban Chestnut
Craft beer lovers and craft vendors unite at Urban Chestnut’s SUMMERMARKT every 2nd Saturday April thru August, 11am – 4pm. UCBC’s Midtown Brewery & Biergarten (3229 Washington Ave.) Enjoy live music, food specials and UCBC bier at the free market while you peruse the wares of 20-plus local artisans and […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

Through August

SummerMarkt at Urban Chestnut
Craft beer lovers and craft vendors unite at Urban Chestnut’s SUMMERMARKT every 2nd Saturday April thru August, 11am – 4pm. UCBC’s Midtown Brewery & Biergarten (3229 Washington Ave.) Enjoy live music, food specials and UCBC bier at the free market while you peruse the wares of 20-plus local artisans and artists […]

How To Curb Cravings

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

We frequently see many patients who feel that their food cravings have gotten out of control. Stress, overindulgence from special occasions, and just life in general has led to a steady stream of poor food choices in their everyday lives.

From a heightened caffeine addiction to constantly consuming flour-based items and sugary […]

I’ve Seen Them With My Own Eyes — They’re Huge!

By Abby Lapides

Hardworking hybridizers have been toiling over their fields, labs, and data, trying to come up with the plants with the biggest blooms, best disease resistance, along with outstanding vigor. Their hard work has paid off. We recently discovered these superior behemoths. These perennials have proven to be the biggest and best in their […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Adapting To Climate Change At Arizmedi Ecovillage

By Tom Braford

Climate change is happening now! Up to 25% of the country is expected to be underwater this spring, and the Midwest will be one of the hardest hit. Drought, flooding, heat waves, straight-line winds, tornadoes, wider and more erratic swings in temperature all are likely to be part of our future.

At Arizmendi Ecovillage, […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Launching Hub Economies with Micro Currencies at Arizmendi Ecovillage

By Tom Braford

Since economies in service to life are circular by definition, they need to close the capital resource loop.

A current example is the rapidly growing micro currency in the Basque region of France. Community members fund administration and expansion by purchasing the local currency at 3.5% above face value. Community businesses accepting the micro […]

MAYbe this is the Month to Spring into the Arts

It was my recent honor to be invited to a luncheon in the Missouri State Capitol with Governor Mike Parson, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe, and a group of Missouri entrepreneurs and makers. We were all there to celebrate the first Buy Missouri Day. The Office of Lieutenant Governor created this new BUY MISSOURI initiative to […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske;
Naturalist

Beyond The Garden Gate

My favorite time to work in the garden is early morning when the neighborhood is quite, dew is fresh, horses are grazing and birds are singing. In these dawn visits, I discover what occurred during the night, who is ready to bloom, where water or mulch is needed. My garden […]

Noah & Naamah, Gardens As Arks

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

We’ve all heard the story of Noah, the Ark and animals two by two. But we haven’t heard about Noah’s wife Naamah, who saved the plants of the world from the great flood.

I first became aware of Naamah in a children’s book titled Noah’s Wife, The Story of Naamah*. The book […]

Noboleis Vineyards Offers Beautiful Setting for Wine Tasting, Weddings, Tours, Music & More!

The beauty of Augusta wine country awaits at Noboleis Vineyards with wine tastings, lunch served daily, live music, and a place to relax while enjoying the views of rolling vineyards and hillsides. A family-owned and operated winery, Noboleis Vineyards resides in the heart of America’s first recognized grape-growing region, the Augusta AVA, which is known […]

Past Life Regression and Personal Transformation Workshop June 20

June 20, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Held at My Office.
Visit www.claytontherapy.com for location and directions.

Join us for a special seminar as Peggy Levinson shares with you how you can uncover memories from your past lives. Using a technique called past life regression. Peggy will guide you through the process of recalling these memories located deep […]

Progesterone “The Forgotten Hormone”

By Dr. Steve Zielinski,
Pharm.D, FACA
Colonial Village Pharmacy

Before menopause occurs, usually the balance between progesterone and estrogen falls out of balance causing symptoms similar to Peri-Menopause.

While estrogen production drops almost 50% during menopause, many of the menopausal symptoms begin before the drop in estrogen levels occur. There is a book by R. LEE titled Natural Progesterone […]

Publisher’s Corner: Honoring Moms and All Women

May is the month of Mother’s Day and celebrating the women in our lives. In these pages you will find many women of accomplishment, business owners, managers, doctors, and many wonderful mothers and grandmothers. We honor some of these women in our Women@Work section, but this is just a fraction of the women who make […]

Publisher’s Corner: The Joys of June

June has brought out the bluster of a long Winter and slumbered Spring. Climate change has spawned storms and trees without deep roots lie down in surrender. Hail falls and baby birds scamper to safety. Honeybees dodge raindrops as they clover hop. I got my garden in late and the tomato plants seem to be […]

Shamanic Energy Medicine

By Holly Schmitt,
Shamanic Energy
Medicine Practitioner

I found myself stepping into a 50,000-year-old lineage of healers. Before counselors, doctors, popes & pastors there were shaman. These shaman have been the healers who, throughout human history, have gathered wisdom & practices; tapping into the energetic wealth of plants, animals, earth & spirit realms to support human healing of […]

St. Louis Area Escapes Being Listed Among “Most-Polluted” U.S. Cities

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

The American Lung Association’s 2019 “State of the Air” report is out, and it reveals the number of people exposed to unhealthy air increased to nearly 141.1 million, rising from the 133.9 million in the years covered by the 2018 report (2014-2016). For the third consecutive year, the St. […]

St. Louis Brewing History Timeline

1809 – John Coons opens first documented primitive brewery in St. Louis on the current site of the Gateway Arch.
1840 – Adam Lemp credited with brewing the first lager beers produced in the United States in St. Louis.
1852 – George Schneider establishes the Bavarian Brewery in south St. Louis. The Bavarian Brewery would eventually become […]

Tackling Rising Temps One Step at a Time to Protect Human Health

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

As climate change continues and warmer temperatures settle in for the summer months, cleaning up the air will become ever more challenging, according to the findings of this year’s “State of the Air” report from the American Lung Association. The three years covered in this report (2015-2017) ranked as […]

Taste of Vegan Fest Set for June 8 at the Ferguson Community Center

The second annual Taste of Vegan Festival is happening here in St. Louis on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the City of Ferguson Community Center (1050 Smith Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63135) from 10am to 6pm. Get ready for a day filled with FUN, ENLIGHTENMENT and most importantly FOOD! If you’ve never tasted good vegan […]

Taste of Vegan Fest Set For June 8 At The Ferguson Community Center

The second annual Taste of Vegan Festival is happening here in St. Louis on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the City of Ferguson Community Center (1050 Smith Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63135) from 10am to 6pm. Get ready for a day filled with FUN, ENLIGHTENMENT and most importantly FOOD! If you’ve never tasted good vegan […]

The Art of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Does Your Relationship Need A Spring Tune-up?

Your “Personal Relationship Coach” is just a click away at www.ChristineKniffen.com

I think that people have no idea what to expect when they go to couples and marriage counseling. As someone whose practice consists of roughly half couples and half individuals, I have a pretty good […]

The Art of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Good Stress Management Skills Equals a Less Stressed Life

Your “Personal Relationship Coach” is just a click away at www.ChristineKniffen.com

Self-improvement is an extremely broad concept that provides many opportunities and presents numerous areas in which to inject change. As I have worked with clients through the years I have frequently heard that all […]

Tooth-less in St. Louis, God Forbid — Toothless in Vienna: Fairy Death Tale from Berlin

By Simon Yu, MD

On my way from St. George’s Klinik near Munich to International Holistic Medical Days ( IGMEDT) in Vienna – for my lectures and training on acupuncture meridian assessment (AMA) – I visited Dr. Helmut Retzek’s clinic in Voecklabruck, Austria for a few days, and I saw some patients for fun. Dr. Retzek […]

Urban Chestnut’s Non-Alcoholic, Sparkling Hop Water Set To Release Summer 2019

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company’s first foray into non-alcoholic, craft beverage production is one of hopforward deliciousness. Infused with American hops, UCBC Sparkling Hop Water is unsweetened and naturally free of both alcohol and calories.

“It’s been a fun challenge for us to create a refreshing beverage without using grain, sugar, or yeast. The result is a […]

Visit Willow House B&B to Enjoy Romantic Getaways, Girls Weekend, Business Lodgings

Located just 3 blocks off the historic town square in Perryville, MO, Willow House Bed and Breakfast is awaiting your arrival. This lovingly restored Victorian, built in 1901, has all the amenities you’d hope for, in choosing your next get-away. Spacious common areas, dining space, and multiple porch areas are available for your use, to […]

Visit Willow House B&B to Enjoy Romantic Getaways, Girls Weekend, Business Lodgings

Located just 3 blocks off the historic town square in Perryville, MO, Willow House Bed and Breakfast is awaiting your arrival. This lovingly restored Victorian, built in 1901, has all the amenities you’d hope for in choosing your next get-away. Spacious common areas, dining space, and multiple porch areas are available for your use, to […]

Why Movement Matters

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Your body is a complex and beautifully designed system that can become your greatest tool towards a healthy and happy life. Keeping it strong and able is key in staying youthful and preventing stress, injury, chronic disease, and many other issues down the road.

We’ve known for quite some time that aerobic […]