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Overcoming Anxiety

Most people experience anxiety from time to time, but for some, it’s a regular occurrence that interferes with daily life.  Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is typically characterized by a difficulty to control worry on more days than not for at least six months, with the presence of three or more symptoms. “For this disorder the key word is ‘generalized,’” says Lee...

A Study in Luxury

Midwest Modern Photography by Charles Davis Smith, FAIA How do you define luxury in a home? For Tulsa architect Brian Freese of Freese Architecture, the answer was easy when describing a new dwelling he designed, which he calls ‘Lakeside,’ on a bluff overlooking Skiatook Lake. Luxury comes to Freese’s design table in many forms. This assignment, over three years in the making,...

2021 Top Doctors

Doctor profiles by Tracy LeGrand  Health boxes by Rebecca Fast .ugb-9b5c55c .ugb-cta__title{text-align:right !important}.ugb-9b5c55c .ugb-button-container{text-align:right !important}FEATURED TOP DOCTORS LISTRead More Dr. Chandan D. Lad Family MedicineSaint Francis Hospital; Warren ClinicTulsa A native Tulsan, Chandan Lad, MD, matriculated through the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and practices at Warren Clinic, calling it a natural fit to serve the community where he was raised. “Family practice...

May The Course Be With You

.ugb-502d903 > .ugb-inner-block > .ugb-block-content > .ugb-columns__item{grid-template-columns:0.66fr 1.34fr !important} Getting Started:The Fundamentals  Three Oklahoma PGA golf professionals have similar responses when asked for their best advice in learning to play golf: find a good teacher and take some lessons first. “If you don’t, things will be harder to correct when you do take lessons,” says Tim Fleming, head pro at Oklahoma City...

The Triumphant Comeback of Wedding Season

Venues 101 The voice over the phone was sweet but clear: she and her fiancé were dead-set on going to the chapel of love soon. Could they please book the ranch chapel for June?  “Couples are just ready to get married,” says Janet Young, owner of event venue Pecandarosa Ranch, based in Claremore. “I’m booking just as many or more weddings...

Empowering Women in Oklahoma

Groups that Inspire Certain inequities are glaring for Oklahoma women, and nonprofits across the state are tackling the problems by providing direct services and fighting for better policies. “Criminal justice reform is one of our big ones,” says Chelsey Branham, interim executive director of the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition. “Oklahoma has the highest incarceration rate for women in the world. Nearly 80%...

Exploring the Cinematic Sphere

The Pandemic’s Effect on Small Theaters COVID-19 has been raging since March of 2020, and the entertainment business as a whole took a large hit. Big chain movie theaters like AMC and Cinemark closed their doors temporarily, but it was the smaller venues that perhaps struggled the hardest.  Circle Cinema and Rodeo Cinema, two independent theaters out of Tulsa and OKC...

Playing with Fire

The Perfect Pairings Barbecue side dishes run the gamut of deliciousness, from cornbread to pasta salad, corn on the cob and fried okra.  In the case of Tulsa’s Albert G’s Bar-B-Q – which boasts 29 years serving savories – owner Chuck Gawey says that they seldom run out of sides during lunch and dinner service ... but when it happens, it...

Mosey Around Downtown

DevelopersMaking a Difference Two changemakers in Oklahoma’s development sector work to make downtown more liveable.  The future burns bright for Oklahoma’s two largest downtown city centers, despite pandemic challenges.  Jackie Price Johannsen, president of Tulsa’s Price Family Properties, has an up-close view of the action. “Downtown Tulsa changes daily – just drive around and you see cranes and construction,” she says. “It’s exciting...

Creating a Life of Sustainability

Wildlife Protection The Conservation Coalition of Oklahoma engages in many endeavors, creating opportunities for citizens and lawmakers to become more aware of conservation issues and encouraging youth to connect with nature. This main (or mother) group is on the political side of the organization’s efforts. Handling communications for its sister group, the Conservation of Oklahoma Foundation, is Kelly Bostian, who says:...