Articles from ‘January 2017’ Issue

ARTful Happenings January 2017


Through January 7
Bruno David Gallery, 7513 Forsyth; for info, call 314-696-2377 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Through January 12
Main Gallery, Framations Art Gallery, 218 N. Main in St. Charles; for info, call 636-724-8313 or visit www.framations.com.

Through January 29
Indoor exhibit of photographs & videos by South African artist; Laumeier Sculpture Park, […]

ArtFul Living

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

It’s a New Year! So, do Something ARTful!!

The 1967 film, “The Graduate,” has plenty of memorable lines but one classic is when Mr. Braddock (played by William Daniels), a guest at the graduation party, offers young Benjamin, played by Dustin Hoffman, this career […]


With Cathy Schram

What About A New Year Detox Cleanse?

Q: My New Year’s Resolution is to do a good detoxifying cleanse for my body. I ate way too much junk over the holidays and it is time to do something good for myself. What should I focus on?

A: What a great way to start the new […]

Coalition Report

By Heather Navarro,
Executive Director
Coalition for the Environment

Our Planet Needs All Of Us Working Together in This Next Year

The world seems to be full of surprises. In the face of unexpected news we can either let it soak in slowly and take a wait-and-see approach, or we can take advantage of the cracks that radical change […]

Coping With Post Holiday Letdown

By Denise S. Pott, LCSW
Assistance Home Care

My friends and I were talking the other day about what we liked most about the holidays. “The store windows are lit up and decorated.” “Listening to Christmas Carols.” “Buying gifts for people I care about.” “Surprising my grandchildren.” I would add “Getting together with friends and family”, “The […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

Love Letter

Dear Earth:
My home, I love you so
In your every mood and season!
I’d like to say my species
Has a love for you, increasin’

But, dearest, as I gaze around
I feel a hollow lack
Of respect, appreciation
And – for sure – our eco-logic knack.

We humans think we know it all,
We say we have “discovered”
The truths of […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

January 3
Look Good, Feel Good
Presented by Iris Salsman and Deborah Zorensky, MS, RD, LD, CCN, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. The Classroom at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit. 7647 Delmar Blvd. Attendance is free, but please register. How do you feel about yourself in terms of weight, looks and health? Are you noticing that your […]

Healthy Planet Spring Expo Set For Sunday, April 2

Registration Still Open For Exhibitors – Only a Few Spaces Left!


The Healthy Planet magazine invites everyone to come celebrate Spring at its 33rd Natural Living Expo, Sunday, April 2, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 East Glendale Road in Webster Groves.

The first 500 visitors to […]

Honoring The Elders: The Wisdom of Heirloom Seeds

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

There are many miracles, but one necessary for life on earth is the miracle of plant seeds. Within the tiny container of a seed is the blueprint for an entire plant that may grow the tallest tree, the tastiest food or the medicine that will cure cancer. If we lose the diversity […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Arizmendi Ecovillage: Building A High-Performance Culture

By Tom Braford

What if it were possible to build communities that work for everyone with no one left out and with no offense to Nature?

Thanks to the science of total motivation and ecological design, it now is possible. So far total motivation has been studied and applied primarily in the business environment. (Read the book […]

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter to Advance Sustainability in 2017!

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

As the U.S. Green Building Council -Missouri Gateway Chapter celebrated our 15 year anniversary in 2016, we had many discussions what our next 15 years of work would bring. We have big plans to continue our work to transform the built environment, but we can’t do it […]

List Out Action Steps To Achieve New Year’s Goals

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

The Dalai Lama responded to being asked what surprised him the most:
“Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; […]

Missouri Department of Conservation and Partners Bring Eagle Days to The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge Jan. 14-15

Visitors can discover our national bird in the wild and up close at this free eagle viewing festival.

Few words can describe the thrill of seeing America’s national symbol soaring through the air in the wild, or close enough to touch.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and its partners offer the chance to discover a close […]

Natural Health: Is It A Thing of The Past?

By Joyce Grivas, Teacher and Health Educator

Are you confused by all the voices selling health ideas? You must have good information from reliable sources, but it can be difficult to distinguish between the persuasive salesmen and the knowledgeable practitioners. With decades of study, research, and practice backing members of our team, the staff at A […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske,

From Evil Eye To Blessed Eye

The belief that you can be cursed by the Evil Eye exists in nearly every culture in the world. Countless talismans to protect against it include salt spread on threshold, horse shoe hung above the door, anointing with oil, evil eye trinkets, mirrors, smudging, ritual cord braiding, prayer […]

New Meet Up Group To Explore Past Life Regression as Well as Other Metaphysical Concepts as Vehicles for Personal Growth

This Meet Up Group is for anyone interested in Past life or present life regression and wants to know more. Have you ever felt an unexplained strong connection with a person or place and wondered why? Have you felt incredibly drawn to a particular country or language? Ever dream of being in a time or […]

New Year Tips for Better Health and Happiness

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., […]

New Year’s Resolutions Are For You On Behalf of Your Pets

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

We all look forward to the New Year, in hopes of making promises to ourselves, hopefully, to better our lives in one or more ways. Those are noble goals, indeed! But, even more noble and gracious, would be for us to honor our beloved pets by committing to those new year […]

Publisher’s Corner: New Year New Plans

Just like many of you, The Healthy Planet magazine has some exciting New Year resolutions planned. Our biggest resolution is to do more for our readers, all 90,000 of you each month. We take our obligation to you seriously and that’s why we have some changes in mind for 2017 that will be of great […]

T’ai Chi Ch’uan For Health and Fitness

By Paul MacFarlane and Bill Grivna

You’ve probably seen people practicing T’ai Chi on TV, in a movie, or even locally, in a park or at the botanical garden. You know it’s a slow moving, graceful exercise that is supposed to be beneficial. You may have heard that at advanced levels it is a formidable martial […]

The Art of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Shed the “Limiting Labels” For A Happy New Year

Now accepting Insurance
visit www.ChristineKniffen.com

Well here we are at the end of another year. It’s that time when everyone starts thinking about those many goals they wanted to accomplish that have slipped by, yet again, unrealized for the umpteenth time. These would include the […]

The Unscientific Bias of Modern Medicine on Life Force: Immunotherapy and Energy Healing

By Simon Yu, MD

The new wonder of modern medicine, Immunotherapy, is considered, “as God’s gift, the chosen elixir, the cure for cancer,” according to Dr. John Timmerman, an oncologist and immunotherapy researcher at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). It has been hailed as a new breakthrough in cancer treatment, attracting billions of research […]

What Are Your Symptoms Telling You?

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

Functional Medicine identifies the Root Cause of disease, and recognizes that symptoms manifest and provide clues to the underlying cause. The symptoms experienced provide key information to help identify and treat the root cause.

Symptoms that correlate with digestion and the gut microbiome are among the most common. They provide us with […]

Whole Life Insurance (With No Health Questions) For Those 50-80 Years Old!

By Michael Cohen

Guaranteed issue whole life insurance policies are being offered by Michael Cohen and Associates. This is an opportunity for an individual aged 50 to 80 to get Whole Life Insurance with no health questions asked.

With this Guaranteed Life Insurance Plan, you can have peace of mind knowing that you’ve planned ahead to ease […]

Why Bees? Beekeeping Workshop Feb. 11 Explains What All The Buzz Is About

Beekeeping is an interesting hobby with sweet rewards! The world that bees create inside their hive is largely self-sufficient, requiring monitoring more than intervention. The infrastructure and hierarchy they create is a breathtaking creation requiring not much more time and effort than a garden. Colonies will forage up to 8,000 acres, so the entire community […]

Women Unite! The Fun Start To A Healthier You in 2017 (Yes, Really)

What’s YOUR New Year’s resolution? Most people vow to get into better shape, lose weight or adopt a healthier lifestyle. There’s got to be a fun way to get in a healthier mindset that doesn’t require changing your whole world and keeping a smile on your face.

The perfect solution to start those motivational juices flowing […]