When Oprah Winfrey walked across a bed of smoldering coals, she hesitated for a moment before screaming, "Yes! Yes! Yes!" as she bound across the glowing path. Afterward, she seemed elated, shrieking happily and affirming, "I did it. I did it. I did it." Oprah's feeling of empowerment is a common reaction to the firewalking experience, according to Charles Horton, the man behind the Firewalking Institute of Research and Education. Horton, a self-made millionaire, began his career as an entrepreneur at 16, an age at which most kids are still in diapers. During firewalking workshops and seminars, he and his team of coaches encourage participants to set goals and overcome fears that might otherwise hinder them in business and personal life.
At Amazing Weight Loss and Wellness, the staff uses every trick in the book to help clients lose weight. Physician-supervised weight-loss programs help dieters through nutrition and exercise counseling, vitamin and mineral injections, and even prescription appetite suppressants for some candidates. Each weight-loss plan is tailored to suit an individual's history and personal goals. According to the staff, the plans have helped clients lose up to 25 pounds in their first month. Outside of weight-loss services, the clinic's testosterone-replacement therapy helps men regain energy and sex drives, and Botox and Juvéderm injections smooth away wrinkles in foreheads or executive contracts.
Having earned his Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Drew Null helps his clients overcome practical daily challenges, including stress and anxiety that stems from home, the workplace, and social settings. In addition to his formal education, Drew's résumé also features nearly a decade of work in youth and family ministry. All that experience follows Drew into his counseling sessions, where he leads individuals, couples, and families down a path toward discovering a healthy mental outlook and a sense of purpose.
When soprano Karen Adair isn?t captivating audiences with her breathtaking vibratos and expressive high notes during oratorios and operas, she?s helping clients of all ages and abilities forge strong connections between mind, body, and spirit during Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes. As a certified yoga instructor, she leads classes that teach awareness of mental and physical health through asanas linked with breathing, and helps her students boost flexibility and strength while giving personalized corrections and adjustments to stave off injury. Karen keeps her practice sharp by attending continuing-education workshops under Beryl Bender Birch, a world-renowned yoga teacher and author. She brings this knowledge to her studio and clients' residences for private, in-home yoga classes, during which she helps experienced athletes reach deeper stretches or teaches sedentary yoga mats how to stand up.
For more than 35 years, the technicians at Berkeys Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing have ensured home temperatures remain reliable and efficient at the flick of a switch. After passing a rigorous background check and a pop quiz on state capitals, uniformed technicians travel to homes to maintain heating and cooling equipment by checking for leaks, cleaning vital components, and lubricating all moving parts. Certified plumbers clear clogs out of pipes and squeeze leaks from loose-fitting connectors, keeping homes’ water sources running smoothly. During every service, technicians courteously wear shoe covers and clean up after themselves.