Micki Holley

Micki Holley

Micki is an ordained minister, animal enthusiast, professional dog handler, part-time teacher, avid hockey fan, writer, crafter, garden enthusiast and single parent. Micki also is an avid enthusiast of both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Micki has been an ordained independent minister since 2009 and performs various religious ceremonies. She has been an animal enthusiast since a young child with the help of her parents who have a hobby dog kennel, at the age of 16 she took her first professional handling job and handled her first dog to its championship within the first six months of handling. Micki has TESOL certification and teaching certification for the state of MO where she enjoys working with high school students. The St. Louis Blues are her favorite hockey team and she is active, either through monetary donations or the donating of her time, in the charities that the organization supports. She has a blog where she posts past writings and fictional works that she is currently working on. Micki enjoys gardening and searching out new and improved gardening methods that include organic gardening and container gardening.
Micki was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2006 and has since been dedicated to finding natural alternatives to conventional medical treatments and is currently medication free. She is also dedicated to helping those with cancer, in particular breast cancer, in finding natural alternatives to aid in the successful remission of the cancer. Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and through limited radiation and chemotherapy as well as lifestyle changes, is now in remission. Micki is also always searching out new holistic methods for other ailments and natural cleaning solutions for the home.
Aside from being a part-time teacher, Micki is engrossed in learning about homeschooling and online schooling for elementary education.
Micki enjoys making new crafts with her daughter, creating floral centerpieces & garden stones.
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A.A.S. Computer Networking, A.A.S. Web Development, B.S. Information Technology, Honorary Ph.D. in Theology, TESOL certification, independent clergy certification

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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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  • 5 Great Tips for the Best Grilling
    There is nothing that says summer better than the smell of food on the grill. There are many out there giving advice on how to get the most out of your grilling. Here are 5 of the best grilling tips to have a wonderful time in the summer sun!
  • Easter Inspires Recipes and Memories
    Easter dinner is a special occasion that gives us a chance to celebrate with family and friends. Recipes passed down through the years inspire young cooks and allow us to relive those precious moments over and over again.
  • Success of Alternative Programs in Public High Schools
    With the inception of No Child Left Behind, alternative programs have become a part of the public school system as a way of moving the problem students through the system. One school offers a credit recovery option that is becoming very successful.
  • Can St. Louis Blues’ T.J. Oshie Rebound After Disappointing Olympics?
    T.J. Oshie became an Olympic sensation after his electrifying performance in Team USA's game against their Olympic rivals, Russia. Team USA then imploded and did not even medal. Oshie now has to rebound and help the Blues to a playoff run.
  • Valentine’s Day in St. Louis: Planning an Evening Filled with Fun and Romance
    St. Louis offers a wide array of activities for couples on Valentine's Day. There is fine dining at unique and praiseworthy restauarants and other activities that are innovative and loads of fun.
  • St. Louis Blues Support the Memory of Mandi Schwartz
    The St Louis Blues have a bond among them that refuses to let their teammate go on a journey down memory lane alone. Jaden Schwartz's sister, Mandi, lost her battle with leukemia but the Blues are helping to honor her and her family.
  • St. Louis Blues Players Participating in Sochi Winter Olympics
    The St. Louis Blues have ten players heading to the Olympic Games in Sochi this February. Of the ten, only three have Olympic experience. How will each of these players fair during the pressure and rigors of Olympic play?
  • Team USA Hockey Players to Watch at the Winter Olympics in Sochi
    Team USA hockey has a wealth of talent but they will not be able to play as a cohesive unit unless they work as a team. The players who exemplfy at teamwork will the be ones who are successful in Sochi.
  • Jaroslav Halak for Ryan Miller: Are the St. Louis Blues Trying to Deal?
    Trade rumors are a bit sluggish this season. Ryan Miller's name keeps cropping up and St. Louis seems to be considering their options and deciding if Jaroslav Halak's time with the Blues is coming to an end.
  • Olympic Curling Terms Fans Need to Know
    Curling is not an extremely popular sport and the terms associated with it are specific to the sport. Here is a list of ten need to know terms when watching curling during the Olympics.
  • St. Louis Blues’ Jaroslav Halak vs. Brian Elliott
    The St. Louis Blues have two exceptional goalies on their active roster. Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott both have winning records and are helping to push the Blues toward securing a playoff spot.
  • St Louis Blues' T.J. Oshie Named to Team USA
    Blues forward TJ Oshie has been named to Team USA for the 2014 Winter Olympics. However, is his experience and playmaking skills enough to help Team USA or will he hinder them?
  • St. Louis Blues' Top 5 Moments of 2013
    The St. Louis Blues have exploded on the scene this season and have has several spectacular moments. This is a list of the top 5 moments that should be re-lived again and again.
  • St Louis Blues TJ Oshie More Than a Teen Heart Throb
    TJ Oshie of the St. Louis Blues has gained a following of not just avid hockey fans but also teen girls. However, he is a well-rounded player and not just a passing fancy or teen heart throb
  • Why the St. Louis Blues' David Backes is a Respected Captain
    St. Louis Blues' captain David Backes has stepped into the role of team leader while improving his own playing level. His commitment to his team and community has made him an esteemed member of the Blues.
  • Why St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Sobotka is Elite
    Although not necessarily deemed a superstar, Vladimir Sobotka has the magic necessary to be called elite. His style of play, work ethic and respectfulness of the game have made him a productive player and a fan favorite.
  • St. Louis Blues Need a Hand Up: Jordan Leopold and Ryan Reaves Out
    The St. Louis Blues have had two key players go on the injured reserve due to hand injuries. The success of the Blues hinges on their ability to adjust their lines and fill the gaps created by the injuries.
  • Driving Success of the St. Louis Blues: Underrated Players Carry the Team
    Everyone this NHL season is trying to figure out the formula behind the St. Louis Blues' success. After watching their team practices and games, I feel it is the day-to-day grind of the underrated players.
  • Holiday Gift Giving on a Budget
    Being a single mom, the holidays are always the hardest when trying to pinch pennies yet still give fantastic gifts. Through the years I have learned a few tricks to getting more bang for my buck when it comes to buying gifts.
  • How Can a Family Be Toxic?
    Family is a word that brings forth warm thoughts and pleasant memories. As for my family, there is a toxin that is poisonous and hurtful.
  • The Ever Changing Life Plan
    The necessity of life plans when entering adulthood are essential. However, having a life plan that is not flexible can lead to stress and unhappiness. As a person's life changes, their goals and plans should also be able to change.

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