A Hope(Way) to Well-Being

Charlotte’s First Non-Profit Residential Mental Health Facility Opens by Kimberly Lawson If your only source of information about mental health treatment centers comes from movies, the picture you have in your head is nothing like what HopeWay, Charlotte’s new mental health care center, has become. The group therapy rooms feature posh furniture reminiscent of a […]


Autumn Austin MA, LPC, LCAS Licensed Professional Counselor Reiki Master APlaceCalledThere.com (704) 651-0668 Evolutionary/Holistic Counseling & Energy Healing. A body, mind & spirit approach to overcoming struggles, healing hurts, learning to live beyond limitations and deepening spiritual journeys. Addiction and trauma specialist.


A Reiki Life Treatment & Training Center 5200 Park Rd., Suite 105, Charlotte, NC 28209 (704) 996-4079 www.AReikiLife.com Comprehensive Reiki training for all levels, Reiki treatment for adults, children and animals, Mediation/Relaxation programs, wellness workshops.  Nancy Bunt, founder and director of A Reiki life Treatment & Training Center, is a member of the International Association […]

A Walk to Remember

The Labyrinth Found These Charlotteans by Kimberly Lawson Presbyterian Hospital has one. Davidson College has another in Hobart Park. Some are found tucked away near churches, such as St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Sardis Baptist Church and Avondale Presbyterian Church. There’s even one at the McCrorey Family YMCA. If you didn’t know to look for […]

Affordable Complementary Care

Alternatives to Insurance Cost Less by Meredith Montgomery   The latest National Health Interview Survey available, from 2012, shows an annual expenditure of $30.2 billion in out-of-pocket costs for complementary health approaches, benefiting 33 percent of adults and 12 percent of children, and representing about 10 percent of out-of-pocket U.S. healthcare costs. Insurance rarely covers […]


Migun of Charlotte 9105-B Pineville Matthews Road Pineville, NC 28134 (704) 540-4848 www.alkalinewatercharlotte.com, www.miguncharlotte.com Migun of Charlotte is now carrying Alkaline Ionized Water. Stop in to learn more about this healthy water and while you are here experience on fof Migun’s famous far-infared acupressure massages for free. New customers who mention “Natural Awakenings” receive a […]

At-Risk Youth Get Big Break

by Martin Miron Friends of the Children, a national organization based in Portland, Oregon, with a successful model of providing the most vulnerable children with long-term, salaried, professional mentors from kindergarten through high school graduation, is awarding $600,000 to Charlotte-based Thompson Child & Family Focus to launch a Friends of the Children affiliate here, enabled […]

Atrium Animal Hospital & Wellness Center

A Universal Source for Pet Healing and Health Maintenance by Martin Miron Kim V. Hombs, DVM, owner of Atrium Animal Hospital & Wellness Center, has always had a commitment to excellence and dedication to her patients and their guardians. In March 2015, she became the only fellow of the American Association of Veterinary Acupuncture in […]


7810 Pineville-Matthews Rd. Suite 6 Charlotte, NC (704) 540-2855 bhaverdill@yahoo.com BelindaHaverdill.com Promoting a holistic approach in exploring opportunities to deal with life’s struggles which go beyond focusing on symptoms.  Belinda’s approach is empowering, compassionate and life changing.

Bike Lessons

Biketoberfest Returns for Second Year to Educate about Cycling by Kimberly Lawson In 2015, Jordan Moore, bicycle program director with Sustain Charlotte, and his wife, put a little over 2,000 miles on the car they share. The rest of the time, they used their bicycles to get around the city. After calculating gasoline, taxes, insurance, […]