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PCH Dine with Dogs

Dine with your Dog event is a Fur-Filled fundraiser for charity. The event will be held Saturday, April 9th at 5pm at the Pera Club in Tempe. Tickets proceeds go straight to the dogs of PCH to support the dog therapy program.

For more information on the event please visit:

Pera Club
1 E. Continental Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281

Arizona Cardinal Cheerleader Try-outs

The Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders are in search of talented ladies to add to their 2016 squad. Tryouts will be held on Saturday-Sunday, April 9-10 at the University of Phoenix Stadium. 

The Cardinals Cheerleaders perform at all home games and also appear at a variety of community activities as well as trade shows, conventions, grand openings, banquets, company picnics, auctions, fairs, parades, and national telethons.

Online applications are due by Monday, April 4th.

Auditions at University of Phoenix Stadium
1 Cardinal Drive
Glendale, Arizona 85305

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Local Love: Hissyfits Kids Consignment Boutique

Saving money shopping trendy gently used clothing. Consign items instead of donating.
Great quality and unique items for less.

Hissyfits Kids Consignment Boutique
7036 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ. 85020

Store Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat & Sun 10-5

The Wildlife World Zoo

The Wildlife World Zoo is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave. in Litchfield Park.
For more information on all the zoo's exciting attractions and events, call 623-935-WILD or check out their website

Daily Mediations for Healing from Divorce

Daily Mediations for Healing from Divorce: Discovering the New You is designed to help people going through a divorce find the inner strength to move forward and discover peace and acceptance in this next chapter of their lives. This healing process does not happen in one day. It's a process that takes time and requires small, daily steps toward emotional happiness. While this book is not a replacement for professional counseling, it provides a single daily meditation to help coach people through an emotionally raw and challenging point in their lives in order to assist them with moving forward in a positive direction.   

Sometimes when going through a divorce people feel paralyzed and unable to move forward. They may not be able to get out bed, they may feel ill, they may stop eating, and they may feel emotionally drained. Often times they feel they are a victim of their spouse's desire to end a marriage, and find little hope in a legal system that does not require divorces to be mutual agreements of the parties. While counseling may help, it is not always consistent and it is not always available. I wrote this book to be a daily companion for individuals who are going through, or have recently gone through the legal aspects of a divorce, to help them with finding peace, comfort and acceptance of their circumstances. 

In virtually every case there are actually two types of divorces taking place: the legal divorce and the emotional divorce. One may be a little ahead of the other, but they are each important to address. As lawyers, we are trained to address the legal part of the divorce, but we should also recognize that there is an emotional aspect. The reason people file for divorce usually has nothing to do with the legal aspects (finances, division of assets). Instead, what brings a party to seek a divorce is generally due to emotional issues and the recognition, for a variety of reasons that our expectation of a life-long commitment and our vision for the future, is falling apart. Whether the decision to end a marriage is mutual, or the desire of only one spouse, the emotional pain of ending a marriage can oftentimes hinder the legal process.  It is impossible to treat the legal process in a vacuum without also recognizing and understanding the pain clients may be enduring as they journey through the divorce process. If you're not able to accept your circumstances and recognize that you can survive the process and not just survive but thrive after divorce, it's difficult to discuss spousal maintenance, dividing assets, child custody and to understand the full, factual premise for the divorce all of which, of course, are important parts of legal proceedings.

This interlacing of the legal process with emotional healing is part of what sets this book apart from other divorce healing books. It is written from the perspective of a lawyer and life coach so that it helps people move forward through the process. It's also designed to help you become physically and mentally stronger each day. The mediations are placed in a particular order so that each one builds on the other, and there is an intentional path through grief, acceptance and perseverance. 

Key takeaways from the book: 
-Recognize the things you cannot control in your divorce and how to take action to control the things you can.
-Learn the steps to keep yourself emotionally and physically healthy during the legal process so that you do not feel bullied or victimized by the system or your spouse.
-Learn how to refocus your energy towards the positive consequences of divorce rather than dwelling on the negative consequences.
-Find acceptance, peace and happiness as you discover how to redefine your new life as you move forward.

Specific examples of meditations:
    -Find your confidence.
    -Move forward at your own pace.
    -Do something you do not think you can do today.
    -Make the first brushstroke on the picture of your new life.
    -Realize there will be new growth from the pain you endure.
This point, in particular, addresses the emotional challenge of the legal part of a divorce. You may feel like you're "losing" or being punished by the legal system, but it's important to understand that through this pain will come a new understanding of who you are, the things that are important to you, and bring new growth in perhaps way you never expected.

Daily Meditations for Healing from Divorce: Discovering the New You is available on Amazon, iTunes and Barnes & Noble as well as bookstores located across the country. 

Daily Meditations for Healing from Divorce is Marlene Pontrelli's second book. Her first book is Divorce in Arizona: The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect. 

Marlene Pontrelli 

"Overcome Self Body Shame" & FREE community group event/hike for ALL fitness levels to help those 'starting out." Event called "Meet and Move!"  

Dr. Julie is a licensed psychologist and eating disorder expert, Founder and Clinical Director of 
A New Beginning, Scottsdale's innovative outpatient treatment centers dedicated to the care and healing of adults, adolescents and children struggling to overcome all eating disorders.

April is Public Health Awareness Month - More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese (CDC). People who struggle with body image issues often feel "body shame,” they WANT to d be active but fear others will make fun of them or thinking negatively of them (on a hike, in the gym, etc.) 

Five Steps to Overcome Body Shame: 
1.     Share your struggle with a friend
2.     Ask a trusted friend for support
3.     Stay away from typical gyms
4.     Make movement fun 
5.     Stay off the scale 

 "Meet and Move” FREE Community Group Hike All Fitness Levels
Sat. April 2, 9am check-in, hike at 9:45 am 
10245 E. Via Linda, #208, Scottsdale, 85258
* 2.2 mile easy hike on Lost Dog Trail (starts at 9:45 a.m.)
RSVP: 480-941-4247 

Dr. Julie T. Anne' 
9825 N. 95th Street, Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 941- 4247

Dr. Julie T. Anne' is a licensed Psychologist and Eating Disorder Specialist.  Dr. Anne' is the Founder and Clinical Director of A New Beginning and TheHealthyWeighOut, Scottsdale's innovative outpatient treatment centers dedicated to the care and healing of adults, adolescents and children struggling to overcome all eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder), depression, anxiety, abuse/trauma, family issues and relational/marriage conflict.

Helping individuals overcome their emotional struggles since 1994, Dr. Anne' and her team of compassionate professionals wholeheartedly believe in the ability of all individuals to recover fully from their psychological difficulties and to experience life in a fulfilled and meaningful manner.

Seize Your Life-Author Jasmine Stringer

Author Jasmine Stringer of "Seize Your Life - How to Carpe Diem Everyday" was selected by the March issue of O magazine as a "woman everyone should know." She give three ways to seize your life.

-seize the day
-overcome discouragement and insecurities
-and feel more confident instantly!  

How to Seize the Day
1.    Develop a gratitude practice
2.    Be a blessing for someone else
3.    Go after your goals

How to overcome discouragement and insecurities 
1.    Acknowledge feelings
2.    Develop a plan to move forward
3.    Find a buddy that you can share your feelings with confidentiality 
4.    Don't be embarrassed or afraid to seek professional help

How to Feel More Confident Instantly
1. Give yourself a pep talk
2. Focus on your strengths
3. Stop comparing
* Additional info at -

Jasmine Brett Stringer is lifestyle expert, media personality, host, public speaker and nationally sought after blogger. She pens a lifestyle blog entitled, Carpe Diem with Jasmine is a monthly lifestyle contributor to several television programs, a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated television show, The Insider and a Huffington Post blogger.

Salad Pizza at Fired Pie

Fired Pie is a customizable fast-casual pizza and salad concept. You go through the line and pick exactly what you want which is why kids love it. Fired Pie has 13 locations throughout the valley.

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