Saturday, May 6, 2017

Welcome Amazing Books and Records!

In June, 2017, Amazing Books and Records will grace us at the Schwartz Living Market Building@ 1317 East Carson Street with their presence! We're so excited!

Here's a link to the recent article in City Paper's Blog:

As Amazing Books and Records settles in, we continue working behind the scenes Greening up our building at 1317 East Carson Street to lead us into our Regenerative Future. The idea is we are modeling "the more beautiful future we all know is possible." Thank You Charles Eisenstein for that phrase! :)

  We continue to document the Materials Petal of the Living Building Challenge. The Living Building Challenge. What is That? Well, the idea is this: How do you create a building that is as beautiful as a flower and functions as efficiently and effectively? There are seven petals and 20 imperatives to the challenge. Zero Net or Positive Energy, Zero Net or Positive Water, Materials, Beauty, Equity, Health and Site. Check out the International Living Futures Institute web site at for more details. The idea is to leave the Extraction economy of oil and gas behind and move seamlessly into our Regenerative, Restorative Future NOW! We have been a Transition Town Project, Living Building Challenge Registered Project from the get go since we began this process in 2010!

See The Transition Handbook, by Rob Hopkins to learn about powering down and be sure to check out Paul Hawken's newest book Drawdown. It turns out, there's lots more jobs to be had in the Solar, Wind and Building Renovation sectors than in the dwindling Oil and Gas Economy. So, remember to speak these truths to your family and friends, Divest from Oil and Gas, and here we go gliding into the future NOW!

Currently  at 1317 East Carson Street, we are going for Living Building Challenge Petal Recognition for the front 4600 feet of our 18,000 square foot building with its cold prep kitchen. We plan to complete an overall plan for the entire building. If you'd love to join us on the journey and have resources of any kind to donate, monetary, or otherwise, let us know! There's lots more to write about, so until next time,

Happy Springtime and we'll see you on May 28, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Open Streets PGH sponsored by BIKEPGH and others:)

Blessings, Peace, Love, Shalom & Namaste, y'all,

Elisa Beck:)
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Saturday, December 31, 2016


Happy 2017 y'all! Here's to a collection of Happy, Healthy, Regenerative, Restorative Moments NOW and in all the moments of your LIFE! Join us tonight, December 31, 2016 to ring in the New Year for an alcohol and drug free Gathering and be HIGH on LIFE!
VEGAN Pot Luck dinner at 6:00 PM followed by Singing, Dancing, Drumming, and more!

FOR ONE PEACE ARTIST COOPERATIVE is now open at 1317 East Carson Street, the home of Schwartz Living Market on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM!
Schwartz Living Market sells amazing goods including books on the RAW LIVING FOODS Lifestyle by Brian Clement, Body Butters and Pure Soy Lotion Candles by local candle maker TERRA!

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, the third FREE Psychic and Healing Event will be happening!
Contact Clyde Chafer at 440-223-1392 of Journeys Magazine to participate as a vendor.

Stay tuned for mucho amazingness at Schwartz Living Market in 2017! :)

Love and So Many Blessings,

Elisa Beck, the whole crew at 1317 East Carson Street, & FOR ONE PEACE ARTIST COOPERATIVE, Joseph, Devin, Brad and Ashley :)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Schwartz Living Market ROCKS! November 2016 AMAZING EVENTS!:)

Lovingkindness, Peace, Healthful Living and Unity are my buzzwords for the rest of my life! This roller coaster ride is just beginning. I'm in, with my intentions set. Understanding this is going to be the wild ride of our lifetimes and getting excited about all of it. I'm praying for the enlightenment of this new administration. With that will come an immediate capping of the the stacks on the coal fired power plants, not just in Pittsburgh, but in the entire country so greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by 80%.  The amazingly quick movement to not just Sustainable, but REGENERATIVE lifestyles....Erin Brockovich is already helping us remotely and who knows, perhaps she'll be visiting this region before we know it to work with us on some proposed toxic choices for this Western PA region! With that will come the removal of subsidies to the oil and gas industries and subsidies to the already existing technologies of Hydrogen, Sun, and Wind, those technologies that have been with us since the beginning of time! Modeling Healing and Wellness from the inside out is our game and the part we play in the heart of Pittsburgh's Entertainment District!!!
I pray for a smooth ride, with a few bumps and unexpected sharp turns, with lots and lots of drug- free adrenaline rushes and calm moments! So many will release so much pain and trauma and move on and into the meaning of why they were put on this planet Earth at this moment in time. How much more exciting can things get y'all?!

Peace, Love and Blessings for all of us and for Panchamama, Planet Earth and all her inhabitants:),
Elisa B.H. Beck :) and Schwartz Living Market on Facebook!

@ Schwartz Living Market~ November 2016:

Psychic and Healing Expo
Saturday, November 12, 2016
 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM~  FREE ADMISSION!
"A Great Variety of Psychics & Vendors featuring: Nutrition, bodywork, Crystals, Music, Astrology, Psychic Readings, Aura Imagery, and Much More! Also offering lectures to spark attendees to higher levels of consciousness and featuring The Merkaba Chamber, a four foot Copper and Crystal Merkaba and Hemi-Sync Music. For more Information and Tickets for The Gallery Readings with Carole Obley or call Clyde Chafer at 440-223-1392"

GRAND OPENING of  412FORONEPEACE Artists' Cooperative #forONEpeace
Friday, November 18, 2016 ~ 7:00 PM FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC!

We are so very excited to announce the FOR ONE PEACE ARTIST CO-OP occupying Schwartz Living Market! These five young and truly amazingly talented young artists are full of energy and enthusiasm. We feel so blessed they have come together to continue to change themselves and the whole wide world in a positive way through their art and amazing creativity! A GIANT shout out to Iraq Combat War Veteran Joe Boots for his amazing abilities as the master organizer of the ARTISTS' COOP. Joining Joe are Devin Ashmore, Brad Bianchi, Ashley Cornwall, and John Muldoon, all incredibly creative, energetic and blessed souls! Questions call Joe at 412-495-8830. Thanks to all of you for joining us on the journey of our lifetimes!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Living Building Challenge Update for Schwartz Living Market! Monday, August 11, 2016 at 4:00 PM!

How do we keep the planet cool? Join us at the Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes to learn about how Schwartz Living Market is going about Living Building Challenge Certification for one part of the building at 1317 East Carson Street, and eventually for the whole building! 

Stay Cool!
Elisa :)
Dr. Elisa Haransky-Beck, OD, FCOVD, SME, PDC
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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Functional Forum at Schwartz Living Market on Monday evening, May 2, 2016! We are Feelin' the Bern too!

Hello and Happy Springtime! Stop down to the market to work for the Bernie Sanders campaign and to express your appreciation for all of the amazing volunteers.  Lena, Chris, Raja and so many others are dedicating their LIVES these days for social change. Paradigm shifting has been at the root of the Schwartz Living Market process for many years.....The market is open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM through the Pennsylvania Primary on April 26, 2016.

Words cannot express how honored and privileged we feel to be hosting both the Bernie Sanders Pittsburgh Campaign Headquarters and Pittsburgh's LIVE STREAMING Functional Forum! Free parking behind the market across Bingham Street for Bernie volunteers and for Functional Forum attendees!

The next Functional Forum is on Monday evening, May 2, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM!

Join us for an amazingly exciting and intellectually stimulating evening! Healthy Food will be donated by a local non profit called 412 Rescue.
Register here:

Details here:

May 2016 Functional Forum

If there is one conference that has charted the rise of the Functional Forum and the Evolution of Medicine it is the Integrative Health Symposium, the biggest integrative and functional medicine conference on the East Coast, held each February in New York.
For our May episode we bring you the best content from the conference, and a theme emerged quickly… and it was music to our ears…
The Power of Groups, Groupers and Community. Not only was this a theme of some of the best content, but we were also able to capture insight from our NYC Functional Forum community members attending the conference.
We are thrilled to bring highlights of Dr. David Perlmutter’s epic keynote where he talked about “Grouping and Splitting” and how the chronic disease epidemic can best be solved by grouping symptoms, rather than “splitting diagnoses”.
We will also feature a segment from Jamie Harvie, Executive Director of Institute for a Sustainable Future, an incredible talk as part of the “Community in Medicine” panel that James was featured on, hosted by John Weeks.
We also feature Dr. Dan Kraft, Dr. David Brady, Dr. Robin Berzin and many more luminaries at the conference.
 This episode will address the following questions:
  • How can we group symptoms to more effectively address multi-factoral chronic diseases
  • Why chronic disease must be seen in a larger ecological and community context
  • Clinical tips from our NYC community of practitioners to get better clinical results with patients

Keynote Speakers

Dr. David Perlmutter “Groupers, Splitters and the Future of Chronic Disease Care”
Jamie Harvie “Community, Ecology and the Powerful Role of Integrative Medicine”

Other Speakers Include:

Dr. Daniel Kraft, Dr. Robin Berzin, Dr. David Brady, & many more!   

Many blessings for a Happy and Healthy Springtime!
Smell the amazing flowers blooming everywhere!

Elisa Beck :)
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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Functional Forum and Bernie's Headquarters too!!

Hello Schwartz Living Market Fans! This is a REAL BLOG entry! Not just an announcement about an upcoming event, but a behind the scenes Synchronicity STORY too!!! First the announcement:

Join us this coming Monday evening, April 4, 2016 and every first Monday of the Month for James Maskell's LIVE STREAMING Functional Forums.  This month's Forum is Streaming from San Francisco! The event runs from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The LIVE Streaming is from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Q&A following from 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Socializing, Snacking and Networking from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Registration link and more details here:

Where? Schwartz Living Market, 1317 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Free parking behind the Venue across Bingham Street for attendees! This month we'll be meeting in the space behind the GIANT BERNIE Banner!

So here's the BLOG part of this post:

A week ago Saturday, I was planning a few outings. Part of my plan was to stay away from my electronic devices including my desk top computer. But then I realized I needed to figure out the address of where I was going that afternoon. I was planning to attend a Native American Spring Equinox Ceremony and I did not have the address. So you know how it happens...I googled the event, the address, and then decided to quickly check my e-mail before leaving the house....

And there was an e-mail from a friend of mine with a note: Elisa...I think your Schwartz Living Market Venue would be perfect for this: And there it was, a forwarded Bernie Sanders for President Newsletter announcing the need for a space for the Pittsburgh Bernie Sanders Headquarters.
Requirements listed were:
1) 2,000 to 3,000 square feet
2) Open space for meetings/gatherings
3) Preferably a Bernie Supporter

Check, Check, Check...All three requirements met, so I sent an e-mail to the scout. He called me within 10 minutes. I had not yet left my home. He asked if he could see the space. I said, "Sure, ", "How about tomorrow, I asked? He said, "How about this afternoon?" And so it goes, I met him in the space two hours later. We spent an hour and a half going over details.. He videoed the space and said he'd let me know. I walked around the block to the parking lot, got into my car and began to text to my husband when all of a sudden, Alex, the scout knocked on my car window. When I opened the window, he put his thumb up and said, "It's a GO!"

Talk about fast action and synchronicity. So that's the back story of how 1317 East Carson Street become the Official Bernie Sanders for President Official Headquarters...Hey that's my synchronicity story for today! Next time I decide to blog on synchronicity, I'll talk about why and how the energy we've created in the space at 1317 East Carson Street attracted the Bernie campaign, and how our process at Schwartz Living Market has been an example of a Transition Town, Living Building Challenge, Permaculture Based Project from the start, and how that ties in with the Bernie Sanders campaign, and why it is so important to educate the masses about how wise Bernie is and why it is so important to elect him as the next President! Our process at 1317 East Carson Street has been all about transforming culture, our inner and outer ecosystems and morphing ourselves and our built environments into spaces for healthful living! Yee Hah!

Happy April, Many Blessings, and I hope to see you down on the South Side!

Elisa Beck:)
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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Feeling the BERN?!

Schwartz Living Market at 1317 East Carson Street in Pittsburgh's Historic South Side is serving as the Official Pittsburgh Headquarters for the Bernie Sanders for President campaign. With that in mind, be sure to REGISTER to vote by tomorrow evening, that's Monday evening, March 28, 2016.
Register to vote on-line at by midnight on Monday, March 28, 2016, or pick up a registration form at the office at the Bernie for President Headquarters site at SLM and be sure it is postmarked by March 28, 2016!

The phone number of the South Side Bernie office at Schwartz Living Market is 412-525-3429.
Free parking behind the market across Bingham Street for volunteers!

We are wondering when Bernie will show up on site? Hey, keep checking this blog and Facebook page for EVENTS and Happenings! This past week we loved the Students for Bernie event planned by Pitt Students for Bernie on Monday evening with so many young faces and the Official opening event this past Wednesday evening with the amazing GIANT BERNIE Puppet. What a kick!

Stop by and take your photo with a life size Bernie who stays on site 24/7! The office hours are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM seven days a week! Volunteer by phone banking and more....

And for those that choose to vote for Bernie, you must be a registered DEMOCRAT in order to vote for Bernie in the Primary on April 26, 2016. If registered as an Independent, you cannot vote for the Democratic or Republican candidate in the primaries. Just sayin' ! :)

Have a wonderful week!
Schwartz Living Market :)