Colleen Akiko Jackson has lived her life helping people. She's helped found non-profits, building communities and creating connections between people, and as a mother, artist, musician, and student. Her spiritual training includes a Bachelors degree in theological studies as well as the study of Reiki, earning certification as a Reiki master therapist and Transformative Wholistic Reintegration instructor. She combines these elements, her spirituality, passion for family, and strong sense of community, in her role as a transformational coach.
During sessions, Colleen helps her clients discover areas of instability in their lives so that together, they can fix them. She prefaces her sessions with a questionnaire that helps guests identify these areas by asking questions such as "Your Mission: What type of change would you like to create in the world with your life?" Once clients have envisioned these answers, Colleen helps them to arrive at their goals.
The founder of Baby Boot Camp Sparks, Kristen Horler, is a nationally certified fitness instructor whose experience honing pre- and postpartum physiques earned her a spot on ePregnancy magazine's expert panel. Strollfit classes blend cardio drills with a dash of Pilates and yoga and a two-person helping of abdominal exercise to help hasten weight loss. Resistance tubes, strollers, and bundles of joy act as strength-training accouterments, helping mothers develop swift reflexes for dodging spit-up and premature lines of questioning from babies about the origins of peanut butter. Mothers shed calories while shaping up and mingling with their children, as well as meeting other moms. For maternal ovens still baking buns, the class helps strengthen muscles in preparation for labor. Fitness regimens follow guidelines set by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and are safe for life givers of all fitness levels.
Licensed massage therapist Rachel Bradfield, who graduated from the Milan Institute of Sparks, customizes her kneads to address individual pain and ailments, and focuses on staying abreast advances in medical science. Rachel's expertise lies in Swedish, Thai, deep-tissue, sports, and shiatsu massage, affording such benefits as stress and tension relief as serene music soothe ears in a private setting. Armed with the client's detailed health history at the beginning of each appointment, Rachel choreographs each massage into a custom tap dance atop patrons' spines, with add-ons such as hot stones and aromatherapy. The office's flexible schedule allows guests to relieve bodies after a long day spent perfecting the worm for an upcoming family reunion.
Like fancy suits, sofa sets are sewn from the same cut of fabric. These matching sets provide a well-rounded look in living rooms, but near misses tend to clash due to their small differences. At 20 show rooms throughout the western US, Mor Furniture for Less arranges complete-room sets so customers can envision the collections in their own homes. Furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, and children's rooms can be found in each store along with individual lamps, tables, and entertainment centers. The stores also carry complete sets of beds, dressers, and nightstands so that homeowners don’t receive criticism from design bloggers in their dreams.
With a yearlong family membership, patrons get free admission to all seven museums in the Nevada Division of Museums and History; invitations to exhibition openings, programs, and events; the Nevada Historical Society e-newsletter; and a 15% discount in all museum stores. The Nevada Historical Society, the state’s oldest museum, pays tribute to the hardy souls who have braved Nevada’s rugged topography and naturally occurring coin geysers over the area’s 10,000-year history. Five permanent exhibits inside the Wilbur S. Shepperson Gallery tell the intriguing tales of early Nevada natives, settlers, miners, and entertainers, while the ongoing “Unearthing Nevada’s Past” lecture series delves into a cornucopia of uncommon topics, such as divorce in Nevada and the 1919 Army Motor Transport Corp.
For 15 years, Emerald City Cafe's foodsmiths have baked and brewed a menu's worth of Seattle-style breakfasts, sandwiches, and coffees. Rev biological engines with the stuffed french toast, orange-and-cinnamon battered texas toast loaded with grilled apple-chicken sausage and sweetened with apple-cinnamon cream cheese and whispered flattery ($8.95). Choose from eight bread bases to withstand the weight of substantial sandwiches, such as the Mount Rainier, which dresses mesquite smoked turkey with homemade herb cream cheese and cranberry sauce ($9.95), or jab forks into a cheesecake-style quiche with either ham and cheddar or vegetables ($8.95). Seattle-style coffee and homemade scones turn snacking into a sport for the incisors, and customers can purchase the cafe's homemade dough to bake at home and set an example for what their own cooking projects could be if only they applied themselves.