By Marteé Davis
Parents that seek alternatives to standardized education may choose to homeschool or embrace a different, more social approach to learning. Vicki Johnston, the founder of Living Ethics School (LES) says, “When I was 9 years old, I was unhappy when my fourth grade teacher shook her finger at a boy. Right then and there, I decided to grow up to be a ‘nice’ teacher. In seventh grade, a wonderful teacher, Mrs. Trader, encouraged creative writing, class plays and fun, hands-on projects; she served as inspiration for the kind of teacher I would become.”
Circle N Dairy, a famil 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.
Amy 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.”
For nearly 20 years, as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Trainer and Professional Athlete, Kip has assisted individuals, families, coaches, and athletes from grade school level to the NFL to maximize mental and physical potential. BrainCodeCorp.com 214-543-4108
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.
In 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.
Renowned 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.
Tickets 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 NaturalHealthFest.com.
Kip Watson isn’t your average therapist. Watson is a high-performance coach, sports psychology professional and therapist. With all these tools at her disposal, Watson helps her clients excel at whatever they choose.
While she works with individuals, professionals, athletes and teams, Watson believes sports provide a great way to explain what she does and why it’s critical. For example, she describes, in the game of football, everyone needs to be fast, strong and fit, but the mental skills of a high-achieving running back are different from a quarterback or defensive end.
The ideal situation in life for anyone is where passion about something matches their physical and mental strengths. In other words, they are naturally “wired” to excel in the field or at a specific position. But that’s not always how it works out. Many find themselves in a sport or job and changing isn’t an option. They know the position, they have the knowledge, they’re physically prepared, yet often it requires mental training to go from average to awesome.
Through a three-step evaluation and assessment, Watson helps clients discover their “Brain Code” and pinpoint innate strengths and weaknesses. She customizes a plan to improve their mental and life skills so they can achieve consistent high performance in their realm of choice.
Location: 2770 Main St., St. 154, Frisco. For more information, call 214-543-4108 or visit BrainCodeCorp.com.
ReClaim Health Founded by Dr. Laura Precourt, in 2003, in Plano, ReClaim Health offers several healing modalities that include NAET allergy elimination technique, infrared and cold laser therapy, SpineMed Decompression therapy, endocardiograph/heart sound recorder, micro-current biofeedback therapy, cleanse/detox programs, Applied Kinesiology and nutritional and lifestyle education curricula.
She notes, “I now practice under a license of doctor of pastoral medicine (PSc.D), which allows me to practice functional medicine so I can teach people how to correct the underlying cause of the dysfunction in order to reduce or eliminate the need for medications, relieve symptoms, repair damage and allow people to truly reclaim their health.”
Precourt a worked as a paramedic and gained five years of experience working in gastroendoscopy, family practice and internal medicine. She has completed more than 500 hours of postgraduate study in advanced clinical nutrition, functional blood chemistry, functional brain chemistry and functional endocrinology.
She states, “I am committed to serving our patients by educating them to increase their potential for healing, health and wellness in all three dimensions of life—physical, biochemical and spiritual/emotional.”
Location: 2237 W. Parker Rd., Ste. F, Plano. For appointments, call 972-9439355. For more information, visit ReclaimHealthNow.com.
The Scarborough Renaissance Festival, a North Texas tradition for more than 36 years, will be held from April 8 through May 29 in Waxahachie. Every weekend has a different theme and a variety of special events. Set in the days of King Henry VIII and his royal court, guests will discover a 35-acre recreated English village hosting a festival of entertainment, artisans, food, including Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream, from Plano, and frivolity.
There will be full-combat jousting and birds of prey exhibitions; a human chess match; the Mermaid Lagoon, beer and wine tasting events, 24 stages of nonstop Renaissance entertainment and a performing company of more than 150.
The 200 shoppes of exquisite crafts and artisans demonstrating crafts such as glass blowing, stone carving, metal forging, leather work, glass sculpting and weaving will fascinate, while. knighting ceremonies, a grand parade, Renaissance rides, games of skill and more will delight.
Location: 2511 FM 66. For ticket discounts, events schedule and more information, visit SRFestival.com.
John James, LMT, and Lauren Cato Robertson, MS, LMT, BCTMB
C-Section Recovery Center (CSRC) is the first and only massage therapy clinic of its kind, specializing in the relief of chronic pain and dysfunction for women that have experienced a C-section birth.
CSRC’s approach comprises a team of seasoned therapists using a hybrid of manual therapy techniques acquired through decades of education and training, incorporating specific practices and distinctions unique to the practice into their work. By facilitating the body’s natural healing processes via tools including customized breathing homework and advanced bodywork, they aid the body in coping with the effects of a C-section. CSRC focuses on what is correctable, such as how someone breathes or moves, rather than relying on the accuracy of symptoms alone, helping their clients achieve lasting improvements.
By treating the root of the problem, whether that’s the c-section itself or an existing problem that has been amplified by the C-section, CSRC is dedicated to helping women and their entire families live happier, healthier lives.
John James, LMT, and Lauren Cato Robertson, MS, LMT, BCTMB, are the founders of the C-Section Recovery Center, located at 3400 Silverstone Dr., Ste. 119, in Plano TX. For appointments, call 972-612-3399. For more information, visit CSectionRecoveryCenter.com.