Author Archives: Shields Bialasik

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The Leela School Waking Up From the Trance of Suffering

Located in Ashland, Oregon, The Leela School is an educational non-profit (501c3) dedicated to world peace and freedom through universal self-realization. The school is the training arm of the Leela Foundation started by Ashland resident Eli Jaxon-Bear in 1996. The foundation offers retreats and trainings locally as well as in...

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Rogue World Music Building Community & Cultural Awareness

Rogue World Music, an Ashland non-profit arts and culture organization, builds community and cultural awareness through performance, education, and participation. RWM’s past Board President Dee Fretwell interviewed new Executive Director Val Rogers about the organization’s evolution and future direction. Val, the board of Rogue World Music is thrilled to have...

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Train Your Brain Faster with Microcurrent

Neurofeedback is catching on in the Rogue Valley!  What is all the excitement about?   Dr. Daniel Sternberg, a licensed psychologist, and his wife and business partner, Suzanne Mark, opened Ashland Neurofeedback and Therapy in March of 2016 to address many issues more quickly and efficiently with Micro Current Neurofeedback and other customized...

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Southern Oregon True Health

Now celebrating 5 years of service here in Ashland, Dr. Casey Frieder is excited to invite you to his clinic’s Spring Open House Celebration on Sat, April 15th. Everyone is welcome to stop by and hear Dr. Casey perform with his marimba band Rutendo, while enjoying good food, company and...

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Rollins Family Health – Supporting Body, Mind & Spirit

Rollins Family Health Care decided to include aesthetic skin treatments as one of their services after years of requests from patients. Dr. Jani Rollins was familiar with Miranda Briggs’ extensive experience as an aesthetician and approached her last year with the idea of offering state-of-the-art aesthetic care to patients.  She...

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Ashland Supportive Housing – Serving Ashland Since 1981

Formed in 1981 by a small group of parents looking for a better life for their adult children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Ashland Supportive Housing and Community Outreach (ASH) was founded on the principles of respect, dignity and compassion for all people regardless of their abilities. Now in its...

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Ashland Loves Branson’s Chocolates

Ashland’s favorite hometown confectioner has been hard at work in her chocolate factory making chocolate delights of all shapes and sizes. With recipes dating back to the late 1800’s, Deena Branson keeps traditions alive and Ashland coming back for more. I met with Deena to learn more about her chocolate...

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BrainJoy – Neurofeedback, Nutrition… Naturally!

In 2011, along with her husband Mark, Kathleen Kellenbeck co-founded BrainJoy, offering NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback. In 2016, neuro nutrition analysis and amino acid supplementation were added to BrainJoy’s services. Together, neurofeedback and neuro nutrition assist clients in overcoming addictions, stress, sleeplessness, eating issues, chronic pain, deep sadness, post-traumatic stress, anxiousness, learning...

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Glow – Transforming The Face of Beauty

Open the dictionary to the word “aging” and it’s apparent that our culture is fixated on the negative portrayal of the aging process, such as deterioration, crumbling, fading, and wearing out. We could not find one positive word!  At Glow, we embrace that we are all aging, and yet science...

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DeAnna Sickler & Dyan Lane – Get A Jump On The Market

“The Girls” are back in town! That’s right, recently returning from Portland, Oregon having been honored as two of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents. This means that not only were they Top Producers in our state but also in the region! The team hit their full stride, pulling...

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Steven Remington – Ashland Independent Film Festival

Steven thanks so much for speaking with us today. Please tell us a little about yourself and your background in the arts.  I studied music in high school and college, along with organizational communication. I was one of the founding board members of the Oregon Bluegrass Association in 1982, and...

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Delaine Due – Second Generation Shaklee 2017

  Last year we interviewed Delaine Due, owner of Second Generation, to learn more about her family’s unique 45 year history with Shaklee. The interview was a break from the norm as prior to Delaine’s interview all advertising had been based on word-of-mouth referral and personal networking. The interview proved...

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Direct Physical Therapy Celebrates 5 Years in Ashland!

A regular contributor and long term member of Locals Guide, Lance Cooper is the owner of Direct Physical Therapy in Ashland. Located at the corner of Hersey and Oak Street, Direct Physical Therapy assists clients with all physical therapy needs ranging from postoperative rehabilitation to sports performance. Lance’s personal specialty...

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Geos Institute – Creating Climate Change Solutions

Located in Ashland, Oregon the Geos Institute works to make human and natural communities whole in the face of climate change. They create science-based climate change solutions through three initiatives focused on forests, rivers, and communities. Climate Wise® helps local leaders and communities, Forest Legacies focuses on forest and land...

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Tech Savvy Sofia Delivers Solutions – Makes You Smile

Providing on-site and remote computer support, training, and education, Sofia Roper offers a three-in-one computer support service that delivers solutions and puts a smile on her clients’ face. From setting up and synchronizing your computer with a Smartphone, connecting a printer, email setup, backup routines, iPads and basic computer navigation....

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The Culinarium – Gourmet Provisions & Fine Kitchenware

Husband and wife team Constance and David Jesser are off to a dashing success with their new kitchenware and gourmet provisions store here in Ashland, Oregon. Named The Culinarium – meaning (Lat. Def: pertaining to culinary, kitchen) is a food lover’s paradise. This is the store for the kitchen aficionado,...

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Sari Telpner – Whole Health Educator™ & Reiki Master

Are you dealing with any of the following conditions? Anxiety, arthritis, cancer, depression, digestive issues, fatigue, heart disease, energetically or environmentally sensitive, hypertension, Meniere’s, migraine, poor immune function, pain, sleep problems, stress, vertigo or weight issues? Introducing Sari Telpner, a Whole Health Educator™ and Holy Fire Reiki Master. Over the past 22...

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Christine Savory – Healing Beyond Hypnosis

Christine Savory LOVES her job. She is the owner of Healing Beyond Hypnosis and Abba-Father Counseling in Medford and is a certified transpersonal hypnotherapist. She created her own system of healing utilizing EFT, EMR “Emotional Meridian Release”. Ho’oponopono “ancient Hawaiian healing systems”, hypnosis, gratitude therapy, guided visualization therapy, life coaching,...

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J. Austin Coin and Jewelry Celebrating Six Years in Ashland!

Now celebrating their 6th year in Ashland, J. Austin & Company have distinguished themselves as Ashland’s Premier Gold and Silver Bullion dealers. Offering competitive pricing with a vast depth of numismatic knowledge, the company works with locals from all around the region. They are an internationally renowned diamond brokerage registered...

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31 Years and Counting, The Best is Yet to Come!

Get ready for another great season of all new performances, fresh energy, and excitement brought to you by the Oregon Cabaret Theatre! In this interview, we speak with Managing Director Rick Robinson and Artistic Director Valerie Rachelle about the success of their 2016 season, and what’s in store for audiences...

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How to be Unreasonably Happy

Founder of The Breathe Center, Reneé Miereanu began her private practice on the Big Island, Hawaii, living there for 14 years, after studying at university in Los Angeles, CA. She continued her education, personal counseling and coaching in Seattle for another 14 years before moving to Ashland, Oregon. She is...

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Stronger Together

Ashland Food Co-op is the region’s only Certified Organic Retailer. With a mission of being a socially responsible business, the Co-op offers a full selection of natural and organic products, including many that are locally grown or produced. Their Co-op Basics products make healthy organic food more accessible to every...

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New Obamacare Enrollment Center at Ashland Insurance

Sue Carney, of Carney Insurance, is celebrating her 4th year as a healthcare enrollment specialist in Ashland, and has assisted with nearly 2,000 applications to date. She is Ashland’s go-to agent for Obamacare, and Carney Insurance has been specifically created and designed to tackle the unique challenges of both Obamacare...

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