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Archive for September, 2019

A New Labyrinth in the Garden, An Ancient Design

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Where will soon be a new public outdoor labyrinth in St. Louis, based on an ancient design called the Jericho labyrinth. It will be installed on Sept. 7th and 8th at Central Reform Congregation in their garden in the Central West End. It will be created in a mindful, meditative noble silence, […]

ARTful Happenings October 2019

ONGOING EXHIBITS

Through October 26
SOFT SCRUB
Works by 9 artists; The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee; www.theluminary.com.

Through October 31
JOY YARBROUGH SOLO ART EXHIBIT
Longview Farm Park; 13525 Clayton Road.

Through December 9
HOWARD BARRY: INERTIA
JANE CALVIN: CHICAGO COTTAGES
Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, visit www.gallery210.umsl.edu.

Through December 15
GRATITUDE
Works of special meaning to MOCRA’s recently retired founding director Fr. Terrence Dempsey; MOCRA […]

ARTful Happenings September 2019

NEW EXHIBITS

Through October 26
SUMMER EXHIBITION: LIZ MOORE, MICHELLE RIGELL, ERIC WIERINGA, RYAN STRONG
Curated by Art St. Louis; free; Angad Art Hotel, 3550 Samuel Shepard Dr.; for info, visit www.artstlouis.org.

Through December 7
EXPOSURE 20: SAFE SPACES
Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or visit gallery210.umsl.edu.

September 1-26
TIMELESS FIBERS: TRADITION & BEYOND
Opening reception 9/6, 6-8 p.m.; University […]

ArtFul Living

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

Art Is In The Air!

Saint Louis Classical Guitar is well known for bringing awesome musicians from around the globe for their performance seasons held at The Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton just west of Brentwood Blvd. The 2019-2020 Great Artist Guitar Series is “Celebrating […]

As Autumn Arrives, Wrap Yourself in ART!

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

From September through November, the St. Louis region (and beyond!) welcomes Innovations in Textiles STL 2019 (IT19). Exhibitions, workshops, and lectures abound with collaborations of over 45 organizations and venues in St. Louis City and County, St. Charles, plus westward to Columbia, Missouri […]

Autumn Time At Edg-Clif Winery & Brewery: Harvest Moon Wine Dinner Oct. 11

Edg-Clif to host the Harvest Moon Dinner with Edg-Clif Wines and Craft Beer. Make your reservation NOW for Oct 11th, 2019, 6:30pm, to join in this fabulous event with 5 courses to include Vension Burgundy, local artisan cheeses used in appetizer, chestnut cauliflower soup, Pear and candied walnut salad, seasonal root vegetables, and Harvest Cake […]

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 Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Learning Disabilities 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 […]

Biochemical Individuality and Functional Medicine

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

Functional Medicine is focused on overall health by using personalized and system-oriented medical care. We are all truly unique in our genetic makeup and in how our environmental exposures impact us. There are two different components that contribute to biochemical individuality.

First, the genes inherited from your parents and ancestors determine physical […]

Biomats & Infrared Portable Saunas: Quantum Tools for Your Health, from A to Z

By Clint Willett,
Infrared Medical Foundation

The Infrared Biomat helps with 1,800 Medical Issues from A to Z, with the Biomat’s technology based on a Nobel Prize In Medicine. The Quartz Enhanced Biomat allows the Infrared to gently go into your body 6-8 inches, whereas most all other Infrared Devices and Saunas only go 1-2 inches into […]

Biomats & Infrared Portable Saunas: Quantum Tools for Your Health, from A to Z

By Clint Willett,
Infrared Medical Foundation

The Infrared Biomat helps with 1,800 Medical Issues from A to Z, with the Biomat’s technology based on a Nobel Prize In Medicine. The Quartz Enhanced Biomat allows the Infrared to gently go into your body 6-8 inches, whereas most all other Infrared Devices and Saunas only go 1-2 inches into […]

Boost Your Immune System With Elderberry Syrup This Cold & Flu Season

By Crystal Stevens, Author, Teacher, Artist, Farmer

Cold and flu season is right around the corner. Give your body an immune boost with elderberry syrup. Not only do elderberries offer amazing immune support, but they are also rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Hippocrates called elderberry “the peoples medicine chest” because elderberry was used to treat […]

Breast Cancer Survivor Offers Foundation For Optimal Health

By Jaime Zografos

I am Jaime Zografos and I found my true purpose in life about four years ago after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I learned that life is much bigger than me and that I am here to help people when they are unsure of what they need. I was 39 years old […]

Celebrate Energy Efficiency Day By Taking A First Step!

By Johanna Schweiss,
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter

One of my favorite days of the year is fast approaching – Energy Efficiency day is October 2nd!

Energy efficiency has a huge role to play as we work to meet our climate goals. The EPA estimates that the average building wastes about 30% of the energy it […]

Coalition Report

Melissa Vatterott,
Food & Farm Director
Coalition for the Environment
www.moenviron.org

Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act: An Important Bill for Children’s Health and Local Farmers

Federal child nutrition programs are important investments in the health and development of children across the United States. You may be surprised to know that these programs are also great opportunities for small-scale, environmentally-responsible farmers to […]

Coalition Report

By Gabriella Simoneit, Community Engagement Asst.
Coalition for the Environment
www.moenviron.org

Environmental Racism in My Community

When I think of community, I think of home. Home is a safe comfortable place to spend time with family and friends. A place to sleep, eat and live. It is being able to sit on the porch and soak up the sun. […]

Conservation Corner

By Dan Zarlenga, Missouri Department of Conservation

September Is Nuts In Missouri

You didn’t really think nuts just came straight from a jar with a peanut guy on the label wearing a top hat and a monocle, did you? They actually come from trees. Maybe even trees in your own backyard or neighborhood. September is the beginning […]

Diet-Related Dilated Cardiomyopathy In Dogs

By Teresa Garden, DVM

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a heart disease usually found only in certain breeds of dogs due to genetic risk factors. Breeds at risk for DCM are Doberman Pinschers, Boxers, Irish Wolfhounds, and Great Danes. Surprisingly, veterinary cardiologists from all over North America began seeing this disease in all types of dogs beginning […]

Disappearance of the Universe as We Know it for Cancer IAOMT Boston 2019 Dental Medical Conference

By Simon Yu, MD

Oral-dental diseases are among the most prevalent diseases globally and greatly reducing the quality of life for those affected. Can a dentist be a part of a medical-dental team to treat cancer or auto-immune disorders? Cancer may disappear after proper dental work along with antiparasitic, antibiotics and antifungal medications prescribed by a […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

Speaking Up

One thing I can do is talk.

I get to use this habit and skill in the service of principles I hold dear. Like speaking up for Nature, and how Human Kind can, and IMHO should, be both.

On Thursday, September 12, 2019 at The Pageant I will take this up a notch. I […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

Subtle Turning

Even in a rainy year like this one, our Tulip Poplar trees start browning and dropping leaves in July. They’re an early affirmation of the Great Turn to come.

In dry times, we run our sprinklers just to support them. Our city place is an intentional forest, landscaped for the trees. Scant patches […]

Experience Fall at Trout Lodge — Plan your family’s fall getaway today!

As the calendar flips to September and fall quickly approaches, now is the time to begin thinking about a fall getaway for your family to enjoy the magical experience of fall in the Ozarks.

Located only 90 minutes from St. Louis, YMCA Trout Lodge is the perfect location to unplug, reconnect, and recharge with your […]

Experience Fall at Trout Lodge — Plan your family’s fall getaway today!

As the calendar flips to September and fall quickly approaches, now is the time to begin thinking about a fall getaway for your family to enjoy the magical experience of fall in the Ozarks.

Located only 90 minutes from St. Louis, YMCA Trout Lodge is the perfect location to unplug, reconnect, and recharge with your loved […]

Green Dining Alliance A Program of earthday365 Brings Sustainability to the St. Louis Restaurant Scene

By Victoria Donaldson

The Green Dining Alliance, a program of earthday365, certifies restaurants in sustainable practices, connecting them with resources to reduce their carbon footprint, reduce waste, conserve water, source locally, and more. All GDA restaurants recycle, phase in energy efficient lighting, never use Styrofoam, and set goals to improve over time. The GDA meets restaurants […]

Healthy Planet Fall Expo Set For Sunday, Sept. 29

The Healthy Planet magazine invites everyone to come celebrate the first weekend of autumn, at its 38th Natural Living Expo, Sunday, September 29, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 East Glendale Road in Webster Groves.
The first 400 visitors to the expo will receive a free reusable tote bag courtesy […]

Healthy Planet Fall Expo Set For Sunday, Sept. 29

The Healthy Planet magazine invites everyone to come celebrate the first weekend of autumn, at its 38th Natural Living Expo, Sunday, September 29, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 East Glendale Road in Webster Groves.

The first 400 visitors to the expo will receive a free reusable tote bag courtesy […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

Beginning Now
Shamanic Energy sessions available at St. Louis Wellness Center
We are introducing another new provider, Holly Schmitt, who is delighted to offer Shamanic Energy Medicine sessions at the St. Louis Wellness Center on Mondays. She is certified by the Four Winds Light Body School. This type of energy medicine comes from the Q’ero people of […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

October 1
Known & Grown Launch Party Celebrates Local, Sustainable Farms
Known & Grown STL, a regional brand for local, environmentally responsible farmers within 150 miles of St. Louis, is celebrating its official launch with a truly farm-to-table dinner at Turn and the roof of the .Zack building in Grand Center this October 1st. Attendees will meet […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Creating A New Model

By Tom Braford

What will it take to create an Ecovillage community that is a model for affordable, energy-efficient community development?

We are renovating a row of 100+-year-old commercial buildings to include for-sale and for-rent residential space, shared common space and various types of commercial space.

While we are working to raise the investment we need to start […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Free $oloing ‘El Capital’ Together

By Tom Braford

One of our social impact investors recently asked us if we thought that maybe our Ecovillage project was stuck. He cited the history of financial challenges faced by many intentional community developments and the experience of his sister as an instructor having to talk down inexperienced rock climbers who got to a difficult […]

Motivating Occupants to Be Part of the Solution: Yes You Can! If you build it, will the occupants use it as you intended?

By Kathy Kuntz

Architects, engineers and builders have become increasingly effective at designing and delivering high performance buildings. Increasingly smart, these buildings will use less resources—provided occupants use systems as designed. Leveraging insights from social science building professionals can influence human behaviors and ultimately we can facilitate a culture where saving energy and reducing waste is […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske; Naturalist

Call of the Star Wheel

There is nothing more mesmerizing than the night sky. Many moons ago I teamed up with friend to study this massive unexplored frontier. As the night deepened, we’d trek out to the field next to his house, spread a blanket on the ground, set out our star books […]

Noboleis Vineyards Offers Beautiful Setting for Wine Tastings, Weddings & More!

The beauty of Augusta wine country awaits at Noboleis Vineyards with wine tastings, live music, and a place to relax and enjoy 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 for its rich […]

October Gardening Tips

By Abby Lapides

Fall is the ideal time to plant perennials, shrubs, and trees, since cooler weather encourages roots to grow deep. By spring plants are well established and ready to produce their delightful flowers and more importantly food for many critters. You can plant perennial plants through October and woody plants right up until the […]

Old Bakery Beer Names Major Brands, Inc. its Statewide Missouri Distributor

Old Bakery Beer (OBB) is pleased to announce that Major Brands, Inc. will become its exclusive Missouri distributor, launching its expansion throughout the state. Major Brands will begin distributing OBB products throughout the state of Missouri, effective immediately.

OBB, which is located in Alton, Illinois is one of only about 30 certified organic breweries in […]

Past Life Regression and Personal Transformation Workshop October 23

October 23, 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 inside […]

Plant For Pollinators!

Article Courtesy of Forrest Keeling Nursery

Everyone loves butterflies and other pollinators. But these winged workers are also critical to our survival. Did you know that one of every three bites of food you eat depends on a pollinator? Many farmers create special homes for pollinators near production fields.

Pollination can occur by wind or water, but […]

Preserving The Harvest

By Crystal Stevens, Author, Teacher, Artist, Farmer

This is the most bountiful time at farmers markets throughout the region. The fall harvest is abundant, as the farmers have been working for months planting seeds, building soil, cultivating rows, and harvesting crops. Autumn is a perfect time to preserve vegetables for the winter. Imagine a freezer and […]

Publisher’s Corner

Walking The Yard and Look Out It’s Roof Ball Time!

My 6-year-old grandson Jackson and I spend a lot of time walking around our yard talking about the plants, animals, insects and just life in general. Special moments for both of us. “Hey, Hopete (that’s what he calls me), how come you don’t have any tomatoes?” […]

Publisher’s Corner

A Pumpkin Tale

Jackson walked through the giant Halloween pumpkin patch looking at all the wonderful pumpkins with his mom. “Come on Jackson, pick one,” his mother said with her cart already full of pumpkins and gourds for her Halloween porch display. Jackson got to pick his own pumpkin this year and he wanted just the […]

Soil Super-heroes Help Forrest Keeling Grow Superior Plants

Article Courtesy of Forrest Keeling Nursery

Better plants don’t come from more fertilizer. They come from unlocking your plants’ natural ability to access nutrients. Healthy soil is key. And, it’s one reason Forrest Keeling’s RPM-produced plants grow better.

Healthy soil has a fascinating and complex system of microorganisms. These include mycorrhizae, protozoa, nematodes and bacteria. These […]

St. Louis VegFest Set For Oct. 13 at World’s Fair Pavilion In Forest Park

St. Louis Animal Rights Team (START) is hosting their second annual vegan festival this fall, VegFest. This one-day event attracts thousands of visitors not only from St. Louis, but from all around the country. St. Louis VegFest will highlight the ethical, health, and environmental aspects of a vegan lifestyle through inspirational speakers, cruelty-free merchandise, and […]

St. Louis Wellness Center Hosts Annual Open House & Community Appreciation Day Oct. 5

Everyone seeks wellness and serenity, and the St. Louis Wellness Center providers specializes in those things – and want to share their talent and experience at the annual Open House & Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. It’s a day of family fun, wellness education and presentations, tours, snacks […]

Sunflower Seed Oil For Skin Care

By Julie Longyear,
Herbal Chemist

The humble sunflower is an example of a miraculous botanical that is often underappreciated, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Sunflower seed oil is not an expensive or “precious” natural skincare oil largely because sunflowers are super easy to grow. Sometimes great things are literally right in our backyards, though!

Most skincare manufacturers like […]

The Art Of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

What It Takes To Be Happy

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

Just about everyone has heard the saying, “No one can make you happy but you”. We hear these sorts of platitudes so often, that they seem to go in one ear and out the other. It’s […]

The Art Of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW
Your “Personal Relationship Coach” is just a click away at www.ChristineKniffen.com

Three Fundamental Requirements For Achieving A Successful Relationship

There is a very important distinction between finding love and having a fulfilling, successful relationship. However, for many of us the logic seems to follow the route of we fall in love and then a […]

The Food-Mood Connection: ADHD, Mood Swings, & Performance at Work & School

By Ian Wahl, Founder and Mdical Director
of St. Louis Allergy Relief Center

You already know that what you eat triggers your sense of taste. But did you know that what you eat also triggers your perceptions and emotions? That’s right, food affects your mood. We’ve all experienced eating something that affects how we feel, think, and […]

The Lost Words Spell Songs — Songs of Love and Lament for Nature

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

There is now a fourteen song musical companion to the highly successful book The Lost Words, A Spell Book. The songs are blessings, protests and praise words that were inspired by The Lost Words book. Written in 2017, the book is a response to Oxford Dictionary for Children removing fifty nature words […]

The Truth About Ibuprofen

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are among the most commonly used drugs worldwide, with 70 million prescriptions and 30 billion over-the-counter doses sold annually in the United States. However, ibuprofen’s popularity belies its high potential for adverse effects, including cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hepatic, kidney, and neonatal health complications.

It carries cardiovascular risks. The […]

Throwback Thursday: 1989

Taste of Green November 14

Earthday365 will host its annual Taste of Green fundraising party from 6–9pm on Thursday, November 14 with the theme, Throwback Thursday – 1989! The celebration will take place at the event space at St. Louis ArtWorks, 5959 Delmar in the Loop East, and feature food tastings and drinks by 25 restaurants […]

What To Eat Before, During and After Pregnancy

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Research is clear that consuming the Standard American Diet isn’t a recipe for giving birth to a healthy baby who grows into a healthy adult. Eating like our ancestors did, however, is. While there isn’t one optimal human diet, we’re genetically adapted to eat whole, nutrient-dense plant and animal foods. An […]