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Celia Miles, Appalachian by birth and by choice, has published in a variety of genres (even in the true confessions market) and since retiring as a college English instructor, has written and/or edited nine books:sweet romances set locally and based on herbs and grist mills; Appalachian/historical fiction dealing with a childhood in the 1940s and a woman surviving the chaos of the mid-1800s; collections of short stories set in the south and abroad; anthologies (co-editor: poet Nancy Dillingham) of Western North Carolina women writing about Christmas and clothes.
Her latest novel, set primarily in Orkney, shows a woman’s journey to learn about her husband’s past on the Scottish island where she learns less about him than about herself–Journey to Stenness.
Joan Medlicott is best known for her series of novels taking place in Western North Carolina … the first being The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love. Her latest novel, A Blue and Grey Christmas, is in bookstores now.
This is a heartwarming story about three generations of women who find their way past old hurts and losses to understanding, forgiveness and love. One reviewer called the novel “superb”. “It is high drama,” she writes, “as it tells the story of these women’s lives.”
Where Healing, Learning and Movement Meet
Director Lavinia Plonka is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner, a nationally renowned somatic educator and author of What Are You Afraid Of? A Body/Mind Guide to Courageous Living.
Her 35 years of experience in the movement arts informs the curriculum at Asheville Movement Center, where classes in Yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais, Nia, as well as special workshops in related subjects are continuously offered.
Lavinia also helps people in private sessions, addressing a range of challenges from stroke recovery and MS to artists wanting to improve creativity and performance.
Visit ashevillemovementcenter.com or call 828-275-4838
With awareness comes choice. Are you ready to choose happiness?
Many of us struggle to find real joy and fulfillment. Partly because we aren’t aware of what we truly need. And partly because we hold ourselves back with the “stories” we tell ourselves.
When we coach together you will become deeply self-aware. Once you begin to recognize your negative thoughts and patterns, you will realize you can choose to think, behave and show up in a different way. I will support you through this transformative process as you make necessary changes and create a better, more fulfilling life.
Coaching Focus Areas:
1. Disease of Perfectionism
2. Balancing Your Life While Getting Your Own Needs Met
3. Confidence & Self-Worth
Contact me for a complimentary session at: www.allisonlarssoncoaching.com
Allison is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and graduate of Coaching for Transformation, accredited through the International Coaching Federation.
“WHAT PART OF YOU IS HUNGRY?” is the question that will redefine the meaning of hunger and food in your life. Your deepest hungers and emptiest places do not solely reside in your body. Some or all parts of you are clamoring to be fed all the time. Achieve and maintain your healthiest weight by making a compassionate shift in how you feed every aspect of yourself – body, mind and spirit. Learn how to break the old connection of feeding your body at hunger’s first stirring by giving your hunger an opportunity to name its own food. Visit whatpartofyouishungry.com
Sunny Kruger at 828-808-0850
1944 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville
macWorks is owned and operated by John Dickson, a 25-year veteran in the world of Apple computing. John gained a passion for Macs in the early 90’s and has truly become an expert in all things Apple. He was the sole Mac technician at The Electronic Office, Western North Carolina’s first Mac retailer, where he became Apple certified. From there, John became the Mac guy for Buncombe County School System, where he was responsible for the smooth operation of over 1,000 Apple computers.
John founded macWorks in 2005 and has been busy ever since, providing friendly, reliable service with deep knowledge and experience at a fair and reasonable rate. John has been an avid enthusiast and trusted member of the Apple community and is loved by clients for his honesty, integrity and reliability. He maintains a long-term, high level of trust with clients and consistently comes through with the right answer and a great attitude. His love of the NC mountains, nature, music and fishing led him to a life in a cabin, where he currently lives with his wife, dogs, cats, goats and 16 Macs.
If you are experiencing any issues with your Mac, email us via our contact page or call us at 828-777-8639.
Waynesville, NC, 28785
This is the most spectacular Wedding Venue and Celebration Destination. Conveniently located in the beautiful Maggie Valley / Waynesville Area. It is easy access: Only 25 minutes from Asheville. This working farm has been in the Leatherwood family for six generations and over 175 years and has a very rich history, from dairy farming, tobacco farming, raising beef cattle and growing many crops. It still remains a working farm today with cattle and field crops.
The Rolling Roof Barn is the gem of this Appalachian Farmstead. History surrounds you in and around this majestic barn. The atmosphere will take you back in time. Panoramic mountain views surround every venue location. With many venue sites, small and large events are Welcome!
This beautiful 400 acre farm offers many outdoor sites for your wedding or event. There are many fields of dreams, hay fields and pastures. The sky is the limit on outdoor settings. The choice is yours!
Demelza Kittles founded Appalachian Tropicals in 2003 as a way to work from home with her three children, who were all under the age of five at the time. Many milestones later, her kids are grown and so has her business, from the kitchen, into its very own greenhouse. Appalachian Tropicals grows and sells exquisite retail and wholesale Orchids & Air Plants for every level of interest from curious beginner, to florist, to species aficionado.
Visit the Appalachian Tropicals orchid boutique, located in their greenhouse, just ten minutes East of downtown Asheville. Their plants are sure to brighten your home, your office and your spirit!
827 Charlotte Hwy, Fairview — 828-222-2225
The guiding philosophy at Carolina Hand & Sports Medicine is one of total well-being. Because our doctors enjoy being active in their own lives, they understand firsthand that moving with ease and having total mobility is important for living a healthy, happy life.
The orthopedic and sports medicine physicians at Carolina Hand & Sports Medicine have years of experience helping patients return to the activities they love through both surgical and minimally invasive interventions—and they will work closely with you to improve discomfort from injury or conditions of the hands, arms, legs, and feet.
After your course of treatment, our greatest hope is that you can get back to enjoying life, whether it’s fishing with the grandchildren, competing in your favorite sport, playing a round of golf with friends, or even just going for a walk.
Call us today at 828-253-7521 or visit carolinahand.com to book your appointment.
Are you ready to get serious about your health, lose weight and have improved energy? Would it make you feel happy to have a fresher, younger appearance? Dr. Charles Harpe and his wife Claudia Harpe offer the 30-Day GET REAL HEALTH CHALLENGE along with personalized Nutrition and Wellness Coaching to help you do just that.
We believe in beauty from the Inside out. Author of Naturvore Power, Natural Health Advocate and Speaker, Dr. Harpe is a Board Certified Internist who has been helping patients improve their health through natural means for over 20 years. Claudia is a Wellness Occupational Therapist and Nutrition Coach, helping clients put their health goals into action through healthful and purposeful activities they enjoy. Together, they are bridging the gap between Medicine and Natural Wellness.
Harpe Laser and Wellness Medical Spa also offers non -invasive medical spa services to help you feel and look your best. Call 828-575-2196 for a Complimentary Consultation.
Established at the grassroots level with an all volunteer staff in 1982 and serving Yancey County for over 35 years. Yancey Hospice and Palliative Care can be validated as the only true local community nonprofit hospice! With over 200 years combined nursing experience and dedicated support staff we are proud to deliver “A Higher Standard of Care”.
We are dedicated to being recognized as the hospice of choice in our community and for being the most respected and trusted experts in palliative and hospice care.
We are committed to serve patients and families in accordance with these core values: Respect, Excellence, Compassion, Integrity, Professionalism and Engagement.
Ask for us by name!
For patient referrals or questions call our office at 828.682.9675 and our staff will assist with any needs.
Asheville’s Leading Apparel, Lingerie & Adult Boutique
Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, VaVaVooom provides an boutique atmosphere that goes beyond any traditional apparel, lingerie, or sex toy store experience.
VaVaVooom is actively committed to conscious sexuality, body positivity and all that is divinely feminine! To enhance your relationships & intimate personal moments, we carefully curate our Sexual Health & Wellness body-friendly products especially for women, but not just for women. All are welcome, and we have some products for men as well.
Apparel & Lingerie items are hand selected for sensuality, comfort and value. Corsets, vintage style garterbelts & stockings and costume accessories are available at VaVaVooom. Two of our unique handmade lines, Accentuates Clothing and Heavenly Bodywear, are consciously produced by local designers. Visit VaVaVooom for a delightfully rewarding adventure!
Strauss & Associates, P.A., located in Asheville and Hendersonville, North Carolina, can provide the answers. Our estate planning lawyers offer dedicated and informative representation in estate planning, transfer tax planning, probate administration, asset protection, elder law services, and related areas. Handling these matters is all we do, and you can be confident we do it well.
We are one of the first law firms in western North Carolina to use family limited partnerships (FLPs), limited liability companies (LLCs), and revocable living trusts to protect people’s estate plan. Other ways to protect assets and avoid unnecessary tax liability include:
• Business succession planning
• Medicaid planning for nursing home care
• IRA planning
• Charitable planning
• Estate tax and gift tax planning
• Asset protection
Our main goal is to help direct our clients by protecting assets and minimizing tax liability. It is critical to provide the latest estate planning tools to achieve these objectives.
Visit strausslaw.com for more info.
“My decision to become a real estate broker came from a dream … what could be better than to match people with their idea of the perfect property? I enjoy being with people and helping them make their dreams come true.
“I am the owner and creator of Southern Life Realty and I look forward to working with folks wanting to buy or sell homes, land, farms and commercial real estate. Feel free to call me or email me at 828-273-9755.”
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Enjoy wood fired pizzas prepared using centuries old traditions from Naples, Italy with the freshest local ingredients and served with a contemporary, gourmet flair. Watch your pizza cooked just as it was 180 years ago in a wood fired, hearth oven at over 800° as you enjoy antipasti, local micro brews and selected wines.
Savor the tastes of locally grown produce and goods raised by local farmers, local breweries, creameries, and locally roasted coffee. Choose from our gluten free options. Weekly chef’s select menus and home cooking hints.
“The handmade gluten free crust was fabulous! My family and I just left your wonderful restaurant, and we LOVED the food. In Austin, Tx where we are from, no one makes gluten free crusts from scratch and just to get them in a restaurant at all costs an arm and a leg. So glad we found you when we were visiting! We will definitely be back.”
Join us on Sundays at 11am for our Soulful Celebration!
The Namaste Center …
• Is an Interdenominational Center where acceptance and freedom from judgement nurture your personal and spiritual journey.
• Provides a place for everyone seeking to discover their true nature as loving spiritual beings.
• Is a safe place to explore spirituality and to be supported and nurtured on your journey to peace, love, oneness and enlightenment.
• Is a spirit family providing knowledge, inspiration, and resources for not only learning the message, but for Being the message!
As the coordinator of the public access station in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Patti Dallas produced a variety of programs about her community. New to Asheville, Patti now specializes in family videos that include extensive interviews that are edited with family photographs and music. Her clients have enjoyed the experience of reflecting on their lives during the interviews, as well as watching the videos upon completion.
Ms. Dallas has also created a workshop called Living Your Legend, in which participants go through their lives together and respond to questions such as “What games did you play as a child?” and “How was the world different when you were a teenager?” For more information, call Patti at (937) 838-5054, or email her at email@example.com.
Since it’s inception in 2009, Elemental Creations has been providing exceptional web development and print design for a huge variety of clients all over the U.S. Our list of services include: branding/logo design, art direction, illustration, advertising design, business cards, brochures, print ads, CMS driven websites, customized software development, web hosting and domain services.
When you hire Elemental Creations, you can expect:
• Unsurpassed professionalism, service and quality.
• Immediate response and attention to our clients.
• Over 15 years of experience in the Graphic Design Industry.
• Senior level talent working on all projects.
• Superior prepress and proofing capabilities.
Just read what some of our clients are saying about us www.facebook.com/elementalcreationsinc
Contact: 828.606.6767 www.elementalcreations.net
Julie Parker is one of the two founders of WNC Woman Magazine. The magazine began as an outgrowth of her web design business, Handwoven Webs, and her love of working with words and pictures.
Her websites, known for their ‘elegant simplicity’, are created with the hand of a writer, the eye of an artist, and the soul of a poet …