Author archives: Maura Montez

First Full Moon Of The New Lunar Year

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The Moon. The enigmatic and ever-captivating “satellite” that rules the night sky. She represents the duality of nature, lights up the dark and pulls the tides. Without her, the earth and universe as we know it would not exist. The moon is representative of the rhythm of time and cycles, harvest and fertility. Have you ever noticed that people tend to [...]

Holistic Skincare (On A Budget!)

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To follow up on my last holistic-minded post about winter healthcare in the form of food, I wanted to share my experiences with holistic skincare. Most importantly, I would like to point out that affordable skincare IS possible, you just have to find what works for you. As with anything concerning health, I am a true believer that it all begins with what you[...]

Great Southern Recipes

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  Here we have put together some favorite recipes from past issues. We will continue to add on and are open to suggestions, which you can message to our Facebook page. Enjoy! Poached Egg with Avocado & Spring Greens & Crispy Cauliflower Cakes This is really more method or concept than recipe. In my testing I used both spring greens and [...]

Dr. C. Lowry Barnes - UAMS

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  Dr. C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon and Chairman of UAMS Department of Orthopedics states, "In my practice, it's all about mobility, and what we can do to keep patients active, moving and continuing their normal activities". Barnes, who specializes in hip and knee reconstruction says that at the end of the day, his goal with his patients [...]

The Roderweis Home Cont'd

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In our January 2017 issue, our "dwell" home was the Cabot abode of Bob Woller and Kara Wright. Here is an extended view of their fabulous home for your viewing pleasure - enjoy!     THE GREAT ROOM  Redwood beams and a massive rock fireplace are among the dramatic details of the Roderweis Retreat. The great room is home to cozy furnishings, an[...]

Holistic Winter Health

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am no doctor, but I have spent the last several years getting into holistic health. My interest began when I was living in Fayetteville. Being surrounded by like-minded people, I became an outdoor enthusiast in the Ozarks, and dove into a borderline obsession with hot yoga. The yoga has now taken a backseat to other interests, but I still use the basics. A[...]

Sweet Pairings for Dessert

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By Margie Raimondo :: Photography by Jamison Mosley Throw out any beliefs about wine and desserts. It’s all about enhancing the taste of both. Wine glasses courtesy of Everyday Chef. y grandfather always said, “Food is the celebration of life and wine is the extension of a good life.“ Going by that mantra eliminates a lot of barriers in paring food [...]

Another Go At Things For 2017

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ow is it that each year goes by exponentially faster? Well, for one thing, our always busy and never ending schedules. World crisis. Life events. Add to that the comings and goings of things good and things bad, losses and gains. 2016 seemed to bear all the scrutiny and bad jokes and blame for things that did not go as people planned. But is that not the pi[...]

Thom Hall's Glass Fantasies Continued

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"I think artists are lucky", Thom Hall says to Audrey Coleman, an AY contributor, and author of the article: Glass Fantasies: Enamels by Thom Hall. This is just one of the artist's many interesting perspectives about his life, his inspiration, and his work that was shared in the article, along with several vibrant images of some of the paintings on display[...]