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Improving Air Quality in North Texas

IAir North Texas - NCTCOGn 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated 10 counties in North Central Texas as failing to meet the 2008 eight-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard. Residents can work together to improve the region’s air quality by making small, impactful changes in behavior on June 23, Clean Air Action Day, sponsored by Air North Texas, a regional campaign and partnership that seeks to improve North Texas air.

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Free Nerve Screening for Children

nb_healthworks-christy-img_4215-crvs-adjDr. Christy Porterfield, co-owner of HealthWorks, in Plano, has recently completed specialized advanced pediatric training, and will be holding an open house with free screenings for children up to 13 years old from 9 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m., May 31.

The purpose of the screenings is to help discover nerve inflammation, which Porterfield says can be difficult to diagnose in a child because it often hides behind other health problems like fussiness, a clicking or popping shoulder, inability to sleep, frequent colds or illness, digestive difficulties or reflux.




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Try Celluma LED for Pain Management and Skin Care

cellumabackVitality Life Center has added light emitting diode (LED) phototherapy to its menu of services. According to owner Andy Hopkins, LED phototherapy is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for pain management and skin care. Continue Reading

Open House at Blazing Sky Body Work

crg_blazing-sky-giovinazzo-adjDenise Giovinazzo, LMT, of Blazing Sky Bodywork, is having an Open House from 5 to 7 p.m., May 17, at 2121 Spring Creek Parkway, Suite 107, in Plano, with light snacks and a raffle for free 30-minute lymph therapy of neck and face ($50 value). Continue Reading

Creating Your Life Vision Workshop

Tcrg_agape-lee-wolak-3xhi-v2-adjhe Agape Center for Spiritual Living will conduct a workshop, Creating Your Life Vision, facilitated by Rev. Lee Wolak, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 13, at Yeager Office Suites Frisco. Participants will be guided through a process where they create a unique vision for their life to provide a deeper clarity, meaning and purpose. Once completed, it will serve as a framework within which to align every aspect of their life.

They will determine their top values; identity their predominant method of communicating; understand the value of linking actions to their values; create a detailed vision of their dream life in six areas; and build powerful whys (benefits) that will both support and empower their vision.

This workshop is beneficial for couples and singles that desire to have a deeper, more meaningful and supportive relationship. They will discover how knowing their vision brings purpose and joy to everyday life. They will no longer see things as “in the way”, but rather as “on the way” to success.

Cost is $250 in advance at Location: 2770 Main St., Frisco, TX.

Seasonal Tours at Circle N Dairy

Circle N Dairy, a famil nb-circle-n-nursing-cow-10171172_809528445764447_3664841913923992483_n bp-circlen-kidtour-photo-21 y owned and operated dairy farm in Gainesville, offers tours of their farm that include learning about the crops they raise; how the cows are fed and what their diets consist of to produce top-quality milk; how the cows are taken care of; and the opportunity to observe the milking parlor to see how milking is done.




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Becoming a Better Parent Via Professional Coaching

crg_amy-egan1a-adjAmy Egan, owner of the Texas Parenting and Inner Evolution group coaching for women is offering private consultations and coaching for parents. She states, “The classes are wonderful opportunities to learn in a group environment, but I’ve found that oftentimes people are wanting privacy to focus on their particular issues and frustrations in one-to-one settings that allow them the freedom to share more freely.  It can also be helpful to check in with private sessions every few months, which helps parents stay the course.”

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Natural HealthFest


Now in its eighth year, Natural HealthFest will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 17, at the Richardson Civic Center, with the theme of Better Memory, Mood and Energy—The Crucial Role of Nutrition, Detoxification, Lifestyle and Natural Remedies. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for ticket sales and a live Healthy by Nature radio broadcast with host Martie Whittekin, CCN, of Healthy by Nature radio, at 8 a.m.

Natural HealthFest 2015 - Bigger and Better Than Ever - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthIn addition to free health screenings, more than 60 vendors will be demonstrating cutting-edge health equipment and services, as well as natural foods, high-quality nutritional supplements, skin care and other natural products for the whole family. There will also be samples, coupons, book signings and new video courses. Natural foods will be available for purchase for snacking and lunch.

NB - HealthFest - 11-adj150xLOWRenowned experts will teach participants new ways to optimize wellness, increase energy and lose weight. Lectures focus on natural solutions for a wide range of health concerns, including hormone issues, aches and pains, natural beauty, an alternative to mammography and ways to slow the effects of aging.
Natural HealthFest - A Ticket to Health - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metoplex NorthTickets are $10 online or $15 at the door. Parking is free. Location: 411 W. Arapaho Rd., Richardson.  For more information, call 877-673-2536 or visit


Study Permaculture in Plano


Nicholas Burtner

Nicholas Burtner has opened the nonprofit School of Permaculture in Plano. He interned at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, attended the Earthship Academy for natural and recycled building construction, in Taos, New Mexico, and worked in all of the major climate regions worldwide. Burtner now brings his expertise and passion for teaching, designing and consulting to DFW.

The School of Permaculture focuses on the education of individuals and groups to relearn how to work and harmonize with natural systems for everyday living needs such as housing, food, clean water and community. Classes range from one hour to one-day workshops that include an introduction to permaculture and information on local wild edibles, teas, tinctures, whole system gardening and permaculture design certification.

Burtner states, “We want everyone that wants it to be able to attend and afford our permaculture design course. That’s why we offer an entirely new format which includes a ‘come-when-you-can’ course schedule that integrates with your schedule, a flexible payment plan and kids ages 12 to 17 can come with you free!”

For more information, call 214-856-8477 or visit

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