January/February Local Kudos
Robyn Bentley’s Feng Shui Diva channel on YouTube recently exceeded 300,000 views. Bentley has written and produced more than 20 watch-and-learn feng shui and holistic living videos. Topics include better sleep, clutter, depression, aromatherapy, EMF exposure, infertility, child behavior, good feng shui colors and annual energies. The videos range from 60 seconds to 15 minutes in length and are free to view at YouTube.com/user/fengshuidiva/videos. Bentley is a certified feng shui consultant based in Richmond and a popular media guest expert nationwide.
For more information call 804-241-1685 or visit FengShuiDiva.com.
Mary Callender, CPM, LM has recently become a certified professional midwife (CPM) and is now licensed to practice as a home birth midwife in the Richmond area. Callender is a long-time birth worker serving Richmond since 1997 as a doula/monitrice and graduated from the MEAC-accredited National Midwifery Institute in 2013. She has also led the monthly Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) support group in Richmond since 2001, now called River City VBAC Support. Callender practices holistic, traditional midwifery and helps healthy women have safe and gentle out-of-hospital births that include VBACs, water births and home births.
Margaret LaPierre, owner of Skin Therapy of Virginia, was recently appointed to the Board for Barbers & Cosmetology by Governor Bob McDonald. LaPierre will fill one of the two esthetics seats on the board for four years. LaPierre and her staff use a unique combination of aesthetics, nutrition, aromatherapy and traditional and holistic medicine to address skin care concerns.
Location: 2817 N. Parham Rd., Ste. 201, Richmond. For more information, call 804-864-1226 or visit SkinTherapyOfVirginia.com.
Pharmacist Baylor Rice, owner of South River Compounding Pharmacy, was recently recognized as one of Richmond’s best health professionals. “With over 10,000 voters across Virginia, to be selected second place for Bedside Manner is a great honor,” says Rice. “I find it a privilege to be able to consult with patients and believe this award is a reflection on what I’m trying to accomplish for the health needs of the community. At South River, we want our customers to achieve their desired results and we help them every step of the way.”
Location: 11420 W. Huguenot Rd., Richmond, and 3656 Mayland Ct., Richmond. For more information, call 804-897-6447 or visit SouthRiverRx.com.
Louise Thayer-Lee, owner of Alternative Health & Healing, received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy from American Holistic University in November. She has now reached the highest level of training for a hypnotherapist. Thayer-Lee specializes in using past-life regression to release chronic pain, as well as other chronic blockages in people's lives.
Location: 1805 Monument Ave., Ste. 514, Richmond. For more information, call 804-358-0111 or visit rurelaxed.com.