Articles from ‘May 2019’ Issue

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 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 […]

ARTful Happenings May 2019


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

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

Through July 6
International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum, 3415 Olive; for info, visit www.iphf.org.

Through July

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, […]

Coalition Report: Where The Rivers Run

By Maisah Khan
Water Policy Director
Coalition for the Environment

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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;

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]