Health Conscious Salon… Products Free of Dangerous Toxins!

By Linda Machalicek, Dolce Organic Salon

As the owner of Dolcé Organic Salon, my goal is for all clients that visit the salon to feel empowered and improve their quality of life from the inside out. I opened the doors of Dolcé Organic Salon in 2008 following a life threatening battle with pancreatic cancer. I developed a genuine interest in new ancient organic and holistic approaches to beauty and health during my illness. I do believe that using traditional color and perm for the previous 30+ years had an effect on my health.

I have been certified in organic hair color and have advanced training at Vidal Sassoon in Toronto. My passion is to help clients look and feel their best using organic and holistic products while operating a chemical free zone, dynamic salon with upbeat health conscious professional stylists and nail technicians.

Our health conscious salon is concerned with your holistic experience from your head with
organic hair products, to your toes with our new state of the art pedicure chairs. These quiet relaxing chairs and equipment create the jet feel with no water fl owing in pipes; this way, bacteria cannot accumulate. Traditional pipe-in pedicure chairs can lead to unsanitary conditions in your pedicure experience, which can cause infections. Pedicure infections have been a spreading disease due to unsanitary pedicure bowls. This new state of the art chair is a trend that is good for the health and safety of our spa clients. So preparing those feet for warmer weather sandals should not only be a relaxing fun experience, it should be safe.

Another state of the art product we have introduced is the DS Labs System. It is the most
efficient hair-growth stimulating technology available. DS Labs is the most effective system
to preserve hair, avoid shedding, and maintain scalp vitality because it deploys numerous anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antioxidant, and antihormonal agents. These powerful ingredients work together to oppose follicular dysfunction like no other formula can. Revita also contains key compounds to hydrate, feed, and stimulate hair follicles. Most importantly, is the way these compounds enter the follicle. They travel further down into the hair follicle then time released for 12 to 14 hours, where it’s competitor’s lay on top of the scalp and are only active for 15 minutes.

The signature hair color product we use is OCS (Organic Color System) that also carries the “Certified Organic” seal. It is the world’s only professional, non-diverted, natural and permanent organic hair color that is enriched with nourishing certified organic, gentle natural conditioning agents, antaging antioxidants, rejuvenating amino acids, nourishing vitamins, and soothing natural plant extracts. Organic hair color is 100% free of ammonia, formaldehyde, resorcinol, parabens, thioglycolates, and other dangerous toxins commonly found in permanent hair color.

We have seen over the last five years at Dolcé that many of our clients come from all over due to experiencing health problems and not wanting to introduce any more hair chemicals into their bodies, especially pregnant women. We offer a more natural and organic approach at Dolcé. The best thing about our hair color is what we leave out! Now you no longer need to use products that contain these harmful ingredients that damage
the integrity of the hair…or your feet!

I personally invite you to stop in to our salon
to feel, smell, and see the difference.

THINK SPRING with Organic Lawn Care

I know it’s hard to think Spring with more snow falling every day but believe it or not it’s right around the corner! When Spring arrives you’ll probably begin to think need to stat thinking about your yard care maintenance. This year, why not get started on an organic approach to lawn care.  Good Nature Organic Lawn Care offers some seminars around Ohio that will help you learn more about organic lawn care and how to take care of your lawn without chemicals.

Upcoming Seminar
March 1, 2014 Water Quality and Healthy Soils  9am-Noon
Location: Village of Silver Lake Hall, 2961 Kent Rd., Silver Lake, OH 44224
• Sign in and registration is from 8:30—9:00 am

A healthy lawn with healthy soil requires less work, time and energy. By feeding your soil instead of your lawn, you’ll have a lush green yard without impacting the water quality of our lakes, rivers and streams. Join Good Nature Organic Lawn Care for this fun, informational workshop to learn:
• Organic lawn care basics and benefits
• Reducing your environmental foot print from your yard
• Common problems and organic remedies
• Why healthy soil makes good sense and cents
• Recruiting others to green your lawn
• Understand organic lawn care through the seasons

Register today to reserve your seat at this free program! Reservations can be made by contacting Denny Stoiber at or call 330.388.3852.
Register today because seats are limited!


How to Become a Speaker at Events

By DeLores Pressley
It is not as difficult as you might think to become a speaker at various events, though it does take some knowledge, patience, and effort. The speaking industry has grown quite a bit over the past decade and with the internet right at the fingertips, it is much easier today to promote yourself as a speaker than it was pre-internet days.

To become a speaker, there are several things to keep in mind as you work toward the promotion of yourself.

Know your topic inside and out. The first thing you ought to do before venturing out to speak at events is become an expert in whatever your topic is. You certainly don’t have to be at the top of your field, but you should have a good bit of knowledge and personal experience in the subject you are seeking to share with other people. If marketing is your passion, become a marketing expert and have some proof to back it up. If you can give valuable information to help small business owners take their business to the next level, go ahead and share your expertise.

Speak for free. In the beginning of your speaking career, go ahead and offer to speak for free at different venues. You can ask local business groups, community colleges, or conferences if they will allow you to share your topic of interest for free. This is a great way to get started and see if you really enjoy the experience. If you can audio or video tape your talk, go ahead and do so as you can use the track for the promotion of your speaking services.

Design a professional website. If you create a professional website for your speaking profession, you are more apt to get some speaking gigs. Be sure to accentuate your strengths, have excellent content, let readers know about your expertise and experience, and if you can add a video of yourself speaking at an event, do so. Potential clients want to see you in action before committing to having you speak at their event, so go ahead and post one or several videos on your website.

Find suitable speaking events or conferences. Do some research online to see what your options are regarding speaking venues. Search conferences that appeal to you. Network with your business friends and acquaintances via social media and in the community. Keep an ongoing list of venues that interest you and contact them one by one.

Go to events and conferences. In order to become familiar with events and conferences, go to as many as you can. Introduce yourself to others and let them know that you are a speaker as well. Network while you are at the events and if there are social networking communities tied to the event, feel free to join. As a speaker, you must get in the habit of promoting yourself and a great place to do so is among other people at key events.

Create a YouTube channel. If you have skills or expertise to share, go ahead and share some of your information via a YouTube channel. This is a great way to get yourself known as a professional and gain some exposure. Some event planners may come across your videos and seek to hire you to speak at their next event. YouTube is a wonderful way to market yourself. My YouTube channel is

Sell yourself. You will be up against other speakers so be sure that you sell yourself well. Be detailed about your experience, success, projects, and so on. If you have excellent references from key successful people, go ahead and accentuate that. Let event planners know why you would be the best fit for the next speaking engagement. Sell yourself as one of the best speakers in your niche and do your best to live up to that claim.

Becoming a speaker at events is a wonderful goal and you can make it a reality if you are willing to follow these tips and be patient and persistent. Sometimes you may be turned down and know that this is quite normal. Do not become discouraged when this happens, as it happens to everyone sometimes. The key is to let it go and keep trying. Building your speaking business takes time, so enjoy the journey, have some fun with it, and celebrate every step!

DeLores Pressley is an International Keynote Speaker and Confidence Coach, and the CEO of DeLores Pressley Worldwide and Founder of the UP Woman Nation. To book her as a speaker or coach, contact her office at 330.649.9809 or via email at or visit her site at


By Dr. Carrie Hansen

In the United States, one person every hour of every day dies of oral cancer. In women, its rate is higher than the rate of cervical cancer, and it is the sixth leading form of cancer among men. An alarming 25% of victims have no lifestyle risk factors for the development of oral cancer, and it is being diagnosed at an increasing rate among young adults. There is a high survival rate among sufferers when detected early, but in its late stage the five year survival rate is a modest 57%.

Oral cancer does not discriminate and most people are not even aware that they are at risk. Scientists have recently established a connection between experiencing an HPV viral infection in the mouth and this type of cancer. Additional risk factors are:
• Tobacco and Alcohol use
• Men between the ages of 40 and 60
• A family history of oral, head or neck cancers
• Poor oral hygiene, including the irritation of oral membranes
caused by rough surfaces and broken or protruding teeth
• Poor nutrition

There are many types of oral cancer, but the vast majority may start in any tissues that line the mouth or lips. Advanced stage symptoms might include a lesion, lump or ulcer on the tongue, lips or mouth that does not heal within two weeks. An individual may also experience difficulty in swallowing, white or red patches in the mouth, and pain, tingling, or burning of the oral cavity. Unfortunately, in it’s late stage, oral cancer treatment options are limited to surgical removal of the affected tissue, and subsequent reconstructive surgery to correct disfigurement, which can result in the limited ability to swallow, high frequency hearing loss, and sinus damage.

Fortunately, advancements in technology have unveiled a powerful tool for assisting in the discovery of oral cancer at its earliest stage before it can even be detected by traditional
visual oral exams!

Since the Fall of 2010, our dental office has been one of the few practices to include the VELscope Vx oral cancer screening as part of our patients’ comprehensive oral exams. This cutting edge technology utilizes a narrow band of safe, high energy blue light with special filtering characteristics to thoroughly evaluate oral tissue for cancerous lesions that escape the naked eye. A recent study conducted by the University of Montreal concluded that the inclusion of the use of this screener in comprehensive oral exams significantly increases the detection rate of oral cancer in its earliest stage when its survival rate is at least 90%.

At the office of Dr. Carrie Hansen, DDS, we care about your health as well as your teeth. By including the use of the Velscope Vx cancer screening technology as part of our patients’ oral exams, we have reaffirmed our proactive approach to oral care by detecting abnormalities when proper treatment can have promising results.