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Mastermind Meditate will host for the first time a new workshop for those looking to stress less at work, be a stronger leader, have better business and personal relationships, and improved mental and physical health. The “Intro to Emotional Intelligence” workshop will be held on Saturday, April 27, at the Westside Campus in Dallas.

“Unlike traditional intelligence (IQ), which typically remains stable over a person’s lifetime, emotional intelligence is not fixed over time – it is something that can always be improved upon,” said Dorsey Standish, workshop leader and Chief Mindfulness Officer at Mastermind Meditate. “An emotional intelligence mindfulness practice not only benefits us physically and mentally, but it also has huge benefits for workplace performance and stress reduction. People who practice mindfulness at work are shown to have more appropriate reactions to stress, be more creative, more compassionate, better communicators and better leaders. In this class, we’ll take a deep dive into mindful communication and compassion to help you become a better friend, partner, co-worker or boss.”

Mastermind Meditate is the only company in Dallas to offer mindfulness training backed by brain health research. This seminar of science-based training will teach techniques to improve workplace performance, support personal and professional relationships, and promote overall wellbeing. Participants will learn ways to improve mental and physical health and leave with improved awareness of self and others, and a personal mindfulness routine to enhance relationships and communication. Each student will leave with meditation tips and tricks, inspiration for daily practice, and a cited course workbook for referral. All levels are welcome, from those new to meditation to those who practice daily.

When:             Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where:            Central Westside Campus, 4711 Westside Drive, Dallas, TX 75209

Cost:               Early-bird registration through March 31 is $199 for April workshop

                      (use code INTELLIGENCE)

                       The regular registration rate is $249

Benefits:         Eight hours of mindfulness and cognitive training

                       A brain health workbook

                       Breakfast and lunch receptions

Details:          The Intro to Emotional Intelligence workshop will cover the research-backed benefits of improving emotional intelligence, will include several mindfulness practices for self-awareness, and will dive deep into mindful communication and compassion practices to help change how you are present in your personal and professional life.

Register at mastermindmeditate.com/programs or call 214-522-4575.

About Mastermind Meditate. Mastermind Meditate is a mindfulness meditation consulting team guiding workshops, seminars and classes across the state of Texas. Mastermind Meditate trained professionals make meditation accessible with fully guided, brain health-based practices designed to reduce stress and improve focus. Mastermind Meditate facilitators lead science-based, research-backed mindfulness classes at the UT Dallas Brain Performance Institute, Klyde Warren Park, and at other event venues for corporations, educational institutions, and private individuals. For more information, visit www.mastermindmeditate.com.

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Mastermind Meditation announced its newest workshop today – an immersive Mindfulness for Beginners seminar on February 23 to help introduce the practice of mindful meditation to Dallasites. Our exclusive Mindfulness for Beginners seminar will teach mindful meditation techniques for those new to the practice and will help people who already practice focus and set goals for 2019.

“We held a sold-out Mindfulness for Beginners workshop in January, so we are excited to offer this class to new participants in February. We’ve seen an overwhelming amount of people want to simply learn where to start with a mindful meditation practice,” said Dorsey Standish, Chief Mindfulness Officer and Workshop Leader, Mastermind Meditate. “Mastermind Meditate is the only company in Dallas to offer mindfulness training backed by brain health research. This science-driven approach to mindfulness has been proven to reduce stress, boost mental strength and focus, and improve physical and mental health.”

This full-day, immersive seminar in the heart of Dallas’ West Village will teach accessible, data-driven ways to mitigate stress and anxiety and promote overall well-being. The curriculum covers the historical evolution of mindfulness, the research-backed health benefits of mindfulness practice, and the study of the pillars of mindfulness in a supportive, instructor-led environment. Participants will experience mindful living techniques such as mindful walking, mindful eating, and mindful communication as well as the powerful practices of intention and compassion. Each student will leave with meditation tips and tricks, inspiration for daily practice, and a cited course workbook for referral. 

When:             Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where:            Hilton Canopy Hotel located in the West Village in Uptown Dallas

Cost:               Early-bird registration by January 31 is $199 for February workshop (use code MINDFUL2019); the regular registration rate is $249

Benefits:         Eight hours of mindfulness and cognitive training; a brain health workbook; breakfast and lunch receptions; valet parking

Details:           Mastermind Mindfulness for Beginners is a full day, immersive mindfulness meditation seminar of science-based training to guide you in starting your personal meditation practice, or to deepen the focus of your practice. Learn techniques to unlock your highest potential and improve mental and physical health. Study of the pillars of mindfulness, and various mindfulness techniques, in a supportive environment structured to lay the foundation for a sustainable personal practice. Tuition includes eight hours of mindfulness and emotional intelligence training, a “Mindfulness” workbook, breakfast, lunch and valet parking.

Register at mastermindmeditate.com/programs or call 214-522-4575.

About Mastermind Meditate. Mastermind Meditate is a mindfulness meditation consulting team guiding workshops, seminars and classes across the state of Texas. Mastermind Meditate-trained professionals make meditation accessible with fully guided, brain health-based practices designed to reduce stress and improve focus. Mastermind Meditate facilitators lead science-based, research-backed mindfulness classes at the UT Dallas Brain Performance Institute, Klyde Warren Park, and at other event venues for corporations, educational institutions, and private individuals. For more information, visit www.mastermindmeditate.com.

 

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Holiday Backdrop Take a photo with the holiday backdrop at Trinity Groves, use the hashtag #TGChristmas, and be entered to win!

Come celebrate the holidays at Trinity Groves with the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! There will be festive lights and holiday displays throughout Trinity Groves for the holiday season. But you’ll want to find one in particular – the holiday backdrop. Take a picture in front of the holiday backdrop located in the breezeway between Chino Chinatown and Beto & Son, post a photo or video with it on your favorite social media channels using the hashtag #TGChristmas, and you could be the winner of a special taste from 12 Trinity Groves restaurants. Each social media post is an entry into the contest. 

The winner will win: 

  • One Carl the Snowman from Kate Weiser Chocolate
  • Two nitrogen margaritas from Beto & Son
  • An order of three bierocks from LUCK
  • A four-cheese lobster mac & cheese from Amberjax
  • Five golden onion rings from The Hall
  • Six vegan dips from V Eats
  • A mezza platter of seven items from Souk
  • An eight-piece sushi roll from Sushi Bayashi
  • A meat sampler of nine meats from Babb's BBQ
  • Ten chicken lollipops from Chino Chinatown
  • Eleven slices of cake from Cake Bar
  • And a flight of three wines from the twelves wines on tap at St. Rocco's! 

To learn more about the contest, visit trinitygroves.com/tgchristmas. The contest runs December 3-31. The winner will be chosen at random from the entries the first week of January. Happy Holidays from Trinity Groves! 

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The Crow Museum of Asian Art and Mastermind Meditate have announced a two-day Mindfulness for Beginners mindful meditation seminar on January 19th and 20th to help you keep that new year resolution to start meditating. Those enrolling before December 19 will save $50 on registration and all who enroll will receive a one-year membership to the Crow Museum of Asian of Art.

“If you’re new to meditation, Mindfulness for Beginners is a great introduction to mindful meditation. If meditation is a part of your life already, the workshop can help you focus your practice,” said Dorsey Standish, Chief Mindfulness Officer and Workshop Leader, Mastermind Meditate. “Resolutions are great, but how do you start to form new habits? This two-day seminar is a perfect way to start and it’s data driven – backed by brain health research because we know mental health is just as important as physical health.”

The curriculum covers the historical evolution of mindfulness, the research-backed health benefits of mindfulness practice, and the study of the pillars of mindfulness in a supportive, instructor-led environment. Participants will experience mindful living techniques such as mindful walking, mindful eating, and mindful communication as well as the powerful practices of intention and compassion. Each student will leave with meditation tips and tricks, inspiration for daily practice, and a cited course workbook for referral.

“We are honored to provide programs like this retreat with Mastermind Meditate,” shared Beth Reese, Ph.D., Director of Education and Mindfulness for The Crow Collection. “As part of our mission to love and celebrate the arts and cultures of Asia, we embrace and integrate into our workplace these ancient traditions and research-based transformational tools. I have experienced first-hand how mindfulness-based practices empower humans of all ages to actively practice being aware, present, focused, empathetic, and compassionate to self and other in the midst of any circumstance.”

The workshop will take place on Saturday, January 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Crow Museum of Asian Art. Save $50 and register for the workshop for just $199 by using the code NEWYEARNEWYOU by December 19 to receive this discount and a Mastermind swag bag. After December 19, registration is $249 per person. In addition to ten hours of mindfulness training and a brain health workbook, all participants will receive a one-year Access Pass membership to the Crow Museum of Asian Art with parking, and a guided mindful tour of the Crow Museum. A breakfast reception on Saturday and Sunday and lunch on Saturday is also included.  

Register at mastermindmeditate.com/programs or call 214-522-4575.

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Middle and high school girls from Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN) recently participated in a STEM focused science fair in Dallas at NorthPark Center. The Girls Innovate: YWPN STEM Challenge, is a unique take on a science fair, providing an opportunity for students from across YWPN’s statewide network of schools to use their creativity and problem-solving skills to improve real world situations they believe can be enhanced with STEM applications.

This year, 14 middle and high school teams totaling 56 students competed in the Girls Innovate: YWPN STEM Challenge. The girls worked throughout the fall on their projects with the STEM Challenge culminating with an event at NorthPark Center that showcased the girls’ innovative projects.

“Only 24% of all STEM professionals are women,” said Lynn McBee, YWPN Chief Executive Officer. “To improve this statistic, YWPN develops STEM programs and partnerships to enhance the school district curriculum at our statewide network of schools. The STEM Challenge is a great way to spark our girls’ interest in STEM subjects and possible careers in these fields.”

YWPN is a public-private partnership that supports and uplifts public schools by using private donations to support mentoring, leadership training and college counseling needs that add the extra layer of support these young women need to make it to college. YWPN works to break cycles of poverty that have spanned generations by creating first generation college graduates in underserved communities with high earning potential. YWPN provides top-notch STEM-focused education in an all-girl classroom setting that provides the unique opportunity for young women to operate outside of any perceived societal gender bias and prepares young women for college, a professional career and life.

The 2018 STEM Challenge was sponsored by NEC, NorthPark Center, PaperCity Magazine, McCarthy Building Companies, Sammons Enterprises, Joyce and Larry Lacerte/Exponent HR, Gensler, Thompson & Knight, Perkins+Will, Under Armour, Central Market, and Chick-fil-A NorthPark.

About Young Women’s Preparatory Network. Young Women’s Preparatory Network is the national leader in single-gender, college preparatory public education, with a 100% high school graduation and college acceptance rate. Young Women’s Preparatory Network partners with public school districts to open all-girl, college-preparatory public schools across Texas with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. To date, YWPN has opened eight schools in Austin, Dallas, El Paso (Ysleta ISD), Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Houston, Lubbock and San Antonio. The schools have received multiple awards including being recognized as among the best public schools in Texas and the Nation. To learn more about Young Women’s Preparatory Network, visit youngwomensprep.org.

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At age 12, Sydney Ewing, a member of the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA) in Plano and current Allen High School senior, was already at the top of her game. A competitive gymnast, Sydney was placing at the top in her level at gymnastics competitions and won gold medals on uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around at the 2011 State Championship. She overcame an ankle injury soon after that season but came back strong to qualify for the Junior Olympic Nationals.

She continued to compete, steadily advancing in her levels and placing in more competitions, but injury plagued Sydney again. In 2015, Sydney started experiencing back pain, a problem for many gymnasts because of the toll that intense training and competition takes on the body. While competing at a regionals event in Denver in 2016, Sydney fell from the uneven bars, further irritating her injury and causing a stress fracture in her back. She immediately began looking for a doctor that would be able to heal her without surgery, a move that could have put her budding career on hold. That’s when she turned to Dr. Stephen Courtney of Advanced Spine Center in Plano.

“We discovered Sydney had a stress fracture in her lower back, which in common terms is a break in the bone,” said Dr. Courtney. “It’s one of the most common causes of lower back pain in teenage athletes. After hearing Sydney’s ambitions for her athletic career, I wanted to take her down a path to full recovery without surgery. I told her we could get the bone healed and the issue resolved completely, without increasing her risk of future back problems.”

“Many doctors were telling us that Sydney would need surgery, which could have ended her aspirations for continuing gymnastics through college because of the impact recovery time would have taken on her training schedule,” said Steve Ewing, Sydney’s father. “But Dr. Courtney was able to treat her without surgery. He explained it would be a slow recovery – she missed a year of competition – but he put us on a non-surgical treatment plan that would allow her to fully heal and start competing again. He let us know what we would expect every step of the way and was truly passionate about getting Sydney back to what she loves to do.”

After a multi-step treatment plan to heal her broken back including low dose steroids, modified activity, rest and physical therapy, Sydney began to regain her strength and was able to start gymnastics again. She recently competed in the state meet where she finished in fourth place overall. But most exciting of all to Sydney are the opportunities she now has ahead of her. She just received the news that she was offered a full-ride scholarship to one of the top universities in the country for gymnastics, Michigan State University. Sydney will graduate in May and report to Michigan State in early July.

“We are so grateful that Sydney did not get surgery and that we found Dr. Courtney. The fact that she went from not knowing if she would ever be able to compete again to a full-ride scholarship to college for gymnastics blows us away,” continued Steve.

Dr. Stephen Courtney is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon who focuses on disorders of the neck and back. In recent years, he has expanded his reach and has improved the quality of life for patients across the country. Dr. Courtney has developed nine product lines, and has obtained nine patents and 14 trademarks on spine related products. His work ethic, outstanding outcomes, and personable approach to patient care have earned him a reputation as one of the best spine surgeons in Texas. To learn more about the Advanced Spine Center, visit www.advancedspinecenters.com.

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The Museum of the American Railroad announced today it has received the largest single private gift in its history –a $300,000 donation from Amanda and Brint Ryan of Dallas. The gift will fund a new, permanent year-round model train exhibit that will be housed at the Discovery Center, which will include a $1 million model train set donated by the Sanders Family.

“Trains are an integral part of both United States history and Texas history. Frisco was established because it was a water stop along the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway,” said Brint Ryan. “It is important to Amanda and me to preserve a piece of American history and share it with future generations. We all have a connection to trains, whether to the lavish Pullman cars that once transported people across the state or cargo trains that my ancestors worked on or growing up in a town with a train station. The Sanders train set beautifully depicts each of these connections and shows how life once was. We are honored to be involved with this project, and we hope people enjoy it for years to come.” 

Earlier this year, Dallas resident Jane Sanders donated her late husband’s 2,500 square foot model train set to the Museum, so the public could enjoy the collection after his passing. In order to accept the gift, the Museum needed to raise the funds to physically move the massive set, and also to secure indoor space to display the model trains. Amanda and Brint Ryan’s donation will be used in part to disassemble, transport, and reassemble the collection. The Frisco Community Development Corporation voted to make more than 3,000 square feet of indoor space at the Discovery Center available to serve as a new home for the train set. The exhibit is set to open in time for Spring Break 2018.

“Thanks to Amanda and Brint’s generosity, this one-of-a-kind exhibit will be a prime visitor attraction in Frisco and be shared with families across North Texas and beyond,” said Bob LaPrelle, CEO of the Museum of the American Railroad. “When we first saw the set, we knew it was something we simply couldn’t refuse. There’s nothing else like it in Texas. The sheer size and originality of the display with its intricate detail sets it apart. There is a strong educational component to the trains as well. The exhibit demonstrates the technology and logistics of moving people and goods between communities by rail.”

Founded in 1962, the Museum of the American Railroad is a not-for-profit Texas corporation dedicated to celebrating the heritage and exploring the future of railroads through historic preservation, research and educational programming. The Museum moved to its current location in Frisco in 2012. The Museum collects artifacts and archival material from the railroad industry to exhibit and interpret their significance in American life and culture. Exhibits and general programs are provided year-round and educational programs are available to local schools and universities through study trips, in-class programming, outreach and online resources. Scheduled guided tours are available Thursdays through Saturdays. Please call 214-428-0101 or visit www.HistoricTrains.org for more information.

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The WeWork Creator Awards is a new start up competition granting over $20 million in funding to entrepreneurs, small businesses, growing companies, non-profits, artists or anyone with a great idea. The application process takes only 15 minutes, and entrants will be eligible to compete for $1.5 million at the South Regional Finals in Austin over June 26 and 27. The application deadline is June 5.

In addition to financial awards, the South Regional Finals brings together everything it takes to make a life, not just a living. The two-day public event will include a pop-up market with local sellers, series of master classes and workshops, a job fair as well as live pitches and an awards ceremony and celebration.

The Creator Awards are a new global initiative from WeWork, the world's largest co-working community and shared space provider, with three locations in the Dallas area. WeWork believes that the way we work is changing -- and that the way we recognize and reward work must change too.

To learn more and apply, visit www.creatorawards.wework.com.

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North Texas-based real estate teams, C+N+T and pickaperch,  announce they have joined forces to create a new real estate company, LOCAL Resident Realty. The partnership brings together two of the area’s top real estate teams with a combined 75 years of industry experience. They are also recipients of numerous awards including D Best Realtors, Texas Monthly 5 Star Realtors and the Lake Highland’s Advocate Top 25.
 
The LOCAL Resident Realty Leadership team consists of industry award-winners Beth Arnold, Glen Christy, Robin Moss Norcross, Jason Thomas, Nicole Thomas, Amy Timmerman and Thomas Zepeda.
 
“When hiring LOCAL Resident, each REALTOR® in the company works on your behalf,” said Amy Timmerman. “This unique model delivers the ultimate experience for each and every client.”
 
“The real estate market is highly competitive,” added Jason Thomas. “LOCAL Resident Realty has the right people, technology and knowledge to find the right home in the right neighborhood for our clients.” 
 
About LOCAL Resident Realty. A merger between two of North Texas’ top real estate teams, C+N+T and pickaperch, LOCAL Resident Realty provides exceptional real estate services. Operating under the principle that extensive local knowledge is critical to finding the right home in the right neighborhood, the company prides itself on its extensive involvement in the communities it serves.  LOCAL Resident Realty is led by industry leaders Beth Arnold, Glen Christy, Robin Moss Norcross, Jason Thomas, Nicole Thomas, Amy Timmerman and Thomas Zepeda. Please visit localresidentrealty.com or call 214.520.4499nline image for more information.
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HPISD Vote YES!

 

 

Neighbors,

Only two days left to early vote in the HPISD bond election!

See what current and past members of the HPISD Board of Trustees are saying about the bond:  

"Our discussions related to the 7 schools in our district spanned several years.   We listened to the educators and experts in areas of demographics, school design and finance.  We engaged our parents, community leaders and just about anyone who would listen or talk about the issues at hand.  It was clear the right thing to present to the community was a long term plan that not only managed the continued growth of our district, but equally important, was comprehensive in its scope to improve the educational capability and functionality of all our schools; not just for our kids, but for our teachers and staff, as well.  Our community has proven many times over the past century its willingness to look to the future and make decisions that are right for those that will follow.  This is again one of those opportunities.  We firmly believe the bond proposal will allow coming generations of HPISD students to enjoy the same high quality experiences and opportunities.   We can and must think forward for them.  From your school trustees, thank you to everyone who has taken the time to learn about the bond, to those who have already voted and to those who will vote between now and election day.  We unanimously support this bond.  It is the right plan at the right time!"

Joe Taylor, Current President, on behalf of the entire HPISD Board of Trustees 

 

"For one hundred years, HPISD has provided unqualified educational excellence for our children.  We have an unprecedented opportunity to maintain the highest caliber of academic accomplishment for our second centennial era."

Leslie Melson, Trustee 2006-2015, past President 

 

 "What a privilege it is for all of us to be part of the Highland Park School District.  I hope that our community realizes that we need to take care of that privilege."

Jeff Barnes, Trustee 2001-2010, past President 

 

"The undeniable growth in HP student enrollment demonstrates that the quality of our schools remains strong. This bond issue gives our community the opportunity to make a long-term investment in maintaining that quality for generations to come...like our predecessors did for us!"

Guy Kerr, Trustee 1995-2001 

 

"I am supporting the Bond Proposal for three primary reasons: it will protect and enhance (1) the value of our homes, (2) the quality of our schools and (3) the strength and vibrancy of the Park Cities.  To embrace the smaller, band-aid approach that has been advocated by opponents of the Bond Proposal would only compound our facilities problems and cost the taxpayers a whole lot more in the end.  We cannot take the passage of the Bond Proposal for granted.  To do so would put our schools and in turn, our whole community at great risk.  Instead, we must all stand up and fight for the passage of the Bond Proposal by going to the polls with our friends and neighbors to VOTE YES!"

Michael Boone, Trustee 1989-1996, past President 

 

"The facility needs of the district have been clearly identified; a bold plan for addressing these issues has been proposed.  It is now up to the citizens of the Highland Park Independent School District to determine whether they choose to pursue a path of excellence for the school children of this district or have chosen to continue in overcrowded, under-equipped houses of learning.   My desire is to provide a space for our educators and our students that will enhance their work and eliminate conditions that now stand in their way.  I believe this bond proposal will accomplish that.  After listening intently to the Facilities Committee presentation, reading the materials and having my questions answered, I fully support this recommendation."

Judy Gibbs, Trustee 1986-1995, Past President

 

As Early Voting continues through Friday, and Election Day comes this Tuesday, please join with these leaders and so many across our community in voting YES!  Our Kids Are Worth It!

 

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