Articles from ‘March 2019’ Issue

2019 Summer Camp Guide

Ackermann’s Swim Programs
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 […]

A Butterfly and Moth Garden

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Butterflies and moths give flight to beauty and mesmerize us with their movement through the garden. The winged patterns of colors from dark to light and bright to subtle take our breath away. Butterflies and moths also speak to our souls in a deeper way with the transfiguration of caterpillar to winged […]

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 […]

ARTful HAPPENINGS March 2019


Through March 16
Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or visit www.gallery210.umsl.edu.

Through April 13

Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or visit www.gallery210.umsl.edu.


ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Great music and great dance add up to a great month!

St. Louis welcomes Stephane Deneve as he begins his first season as the new Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. The multi-lingual conductor, who lives in Brussels, Belgium with his wife and 10-year old daughter, promises exciting performances. While […]

Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback Training: Reboot Your Old Brain as a New Improved Brain?

By Simon Yu, MD

Can you reboot and reprogram your old brain as a new improved brain? The new neuroscience of brain mapping and neurofeedback training has been successfully used to treat ADD/ADHD, addiction, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, brain fog, chronic pain, depression, epilepsy, insomnia and sleep disorders, learning disabilities, memory loss, and even […]

Breathe Easier With Houseplants

By Abby Lapides

Houseplants do much more than add decoration to the home; these hardworking beauties can help improve your quality of life.

In the early 90s the NASA that landed a man on the moon – released a study about air filtering houseplants. According to NASA one of the best air purifiers, mother-in-law’s tongue (pictured), also […]

Call For Sustainable Yards!

By Terry Winkelmann

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, the Sustainable Backyard Tour returns for the 9th year showcasing green living practices, including low-impact lawn care, composting and using recycled materials, organic gardening, chicken and beekeeping, gardening with native plants, water conservation, renewable energy and much more. If your backyard is eco-friendly, and located in St. Louis […]

Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia are two conditions that are as fixable as they are debilitating. Most of us don’t learn how to manage our energy and bodies well. We use drugs – sugar, caffeine, alcohol, adrenalin, or worse – to manage our energy and moods. Most of us don’t connect our […]

Coalition Report

By Ed Smith
Policy Director
Coalition for the Environment

Protect Food Access for Missouri’s Struggling Families

Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) celebrates our 50th anniversary of defending Missouri’s people and their environment this year. One of our major programmatic areas includes advocating for the development of an equitable food system. An equitable food system preserves the integrity of […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

My Honey and Bush Honeysuckle

We used to have it all around the borders of our city yard.

It was the ideal privacy hedge: early-bird first to green up in spring, last to lose its leaves in the fall; showy, snowy blossoms turn to glossy scarlet fruit. I bet you have it too, and if […]

Eat Your Yard: Edible Landscapes Transform St. Louis Lawns

When Matt Lebon imagines the future of St. Louis land development, he sees an abundance of food: orchards at schools, wellness gardens on corporate campuses and healing gardens in hospitals.

Lebon is the founder of Custom Foodscaping, St. Louis’s very first design and installation company for transforming underutilized spaces to beautiful food-producing landscapes.

Previously the farm manager […]

Good Medicine from the Great Outdoors

Excerpt from the February 2019 issue of the Missouri Conservationist
By Bill Graham, media specialist
for the Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Going outdoors for fun is reason enough to enjoy nature. Just ask an angler landing a big bass or a hiker smitten by a cardinal perched on a pine tree bough. Science, however, is adding one more […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

Month of March

Honeysuckle Sweep
For healthy habitat, volunteer to help remove invasive bush honeysuckle. For information visit Biodiversecitystl.org. See Jean Ponzi’s column on page 10 of this edition.

March 1
Trial of Bush Honeysuckle
Video Showing
6:00pm. Stone Spiral Gallery is next door to Stone Spiral Coffee. At 2506 Sutton Blvd. just 2 blocks north of Manchester in Maplewood.

March Workshops
March […]

Healthy Planet Spring Expo Set For March 31

Highlights Include:
Trout Lodge YMCA of The Ozarks drawing
Missouri Botanical Garden Ticket Giveaway 
Heirloom Seed Pack Giveaway
Wine & Beer Tasting
Special Mini-Talks

Click here to download the 2-for-1 coupon

The Healthy Planet magazine invites everyone to come celebrate Spring at its 37th Natural Living Expo, Sunday, March 31, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 East […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Beware the Ides of March

By Tom Braford

What does this saying have to do with us in modern times? Well, POTUS probably should avoid the company of Senators on March 15th. In fact, it might be wise for us plebeians to consider the possibility that a Day of Reckoning is just around the corner for us as well.

In Roman times, the […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske, Naturalist

Even Darkness Must Pass

Lately I’ve been feeling like I’ve been born into the wrong time. This age of speed and multitasking is unnatural. Technology and traffic are too much some days. When violence, racism and bullying rears its ugly face, I am dumbfounded. Pollution and poisoned waters shames me. A garbage patch […]

Past Life Regression and Personal Transformation Workshop April 4

April 4, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Held at Silver Lining
Contact Peggy Levinson
For Registration: 314-644-3339

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 your […]

Publisher’s Corner

“Creative Chaos” …goodbye Prickles… 37th Expo

One of our clients called yesterday to say she wants to stop by my office to drop off some tickets to an event. Oh, no, what am I going to do? No one ever actually stops by in person anymore. Business is done totally by email, phone, text, Facebook, LinkedIn, […]

Seven Reasons to Consider Regenerative Therapies in Lieu of Surgery

After suffering a debilitating shoulder injury, Jim Seidel, 57, initially thought he had just two options: living with the chronic pain brought on by the injury or undergoing major orthopedic surgery. Continuing on with the pain was out of the question, but Seidel was concerned about the risks associated with surgery and the recovery time […]

Solving the Confusion Surrounding Laser, LED, and Light Therapy

By Dr. Brian Harasha,
Certified Laser Practitioner

In this article I hope to clear up some misunderstandings about Light Therapy.
Let’s begin with some terminology:

Wavelength – often shown on the electromagnetic spectrum (see picture) and represents the length of one cycle/wave of light. It is usually measured in nanometers (nm) or microns (µ). Ionizing radiation is light that […]

Students Set Their Sights on Sustainability in the Green Schools Quest

Story by Tricia Bisoux

Paper or plastic? Electric or solar? Gas-powered car or hybrid? Each day, we face a myriad of choices, from how we shop to how we power our homes to how we travel. Any one choice might seem of little consequence, but together they can add up to have considerable—and potentially negative—impact on […]

The Art of Relating: Your Spring Roadmap To Love

By Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Visit ChristineKniffen.com

Spring is just around the corner. It’s a time for rebirth, renewal and the awakening of your inner-self. Are you listening? What is your heart telling you that you want? What would you like to be different in your life this year as it pertains to love and relationships? Contrary […]