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Hello dear readers,

Happy New Year to all!

Better Living & Marketplace would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the blessings & experiences this past year. As we set out to help expose the needs & good will of the people and organizations in our community we found an abundance of hope. I especially thank our readers & advertisers for taking action and reaching out to help in whatever way you could. I can assure you that you have made a great impact on supporting worthy causes in your own backyard. For me, I can say that the feeling deep in my heart of the joy given to help one another is the greatest gift of all. Now that we have come through the holidays let us focus on the New Year ahead. Most of us set out with a New Year resolution as we have the best of intentions to make a change for bettering ourselves. Sometimes we don’t live up to that expectation. I say, we can always start our new year over just as we can start our day over any time we set out to. I find being grateful for what I have instead of what I do not have makes all the difference for a good day or bad day, a good year or a bad year. There are some great tips from our Columnists, Joanne & Melissa. They are educated and inspirational professional women with a positive attitude and I encourage you to take advantage of their expertise. A few months ago I was contacted by Frank Panico, an interesting meeting followed. Our writer Armita Fucci has done a great job in portraying Frank’s controversial venture. Good food for thought. As God keeps supplying, we will keep sharing awareness of those in need and those who give. In this issue we are pleased to have met and publish another note worthy organization, Grace Way Village. No question, a need that St. Lucie County is amiss. If you are looking for more savings visit our new website: BetterLivingStLucieDeals.com It is mobile friendly too. Thank you to all our advertisers for being reputable quality businesses that serve St. Lucie. And we thank our readers for shopping locally and supporting our loyal advertisers. Last but not least, thank you to all who have contributed to the production of the Better Living & Marketplace Magazine. May 2014 be a healthy, joyful, prosperous and peaceful year to all of us! God Bless

Valerie Calabrese

If you are involved in a community program that is making a positive difference, please contact me @ Valerie@blmmag.com. You just might be the next story. “The Lord gave the word; Great was the company of those who published it” Psalm 68:11

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Contents

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Publisher/Editor

Valerie Calabrese Creative/Art Designer

Mitch Feickert

Feature Writers/Assistant Editor

The Whispering Warrior Armita Fucci

pg18&19 Cover & Business Spotlight

Contributing Writers

Joanne Augusto Melissa Brodzinski Armita Fucci Joanna Johnson Cover Photographer

Moises Siperstein, M.D., P.A.

James Dean Carroll Contributing Photographers

James Dean Carroll Wendy Root Armita Fucci Joanna Johnson

Advertising Department

Valerie Calabrese

Better Living Marketplace Magazine

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Daniela and Dr. Moises Siperstein

Features 11.

What about digestion?

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An interview with Frank Panico

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Local Hotels

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by Armita Fucci

22, 23 Grace Way Village

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From the inside out by Melissa Brodzinski

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What a fun afternoon! And, I even found the perfect gift for my oh-sopicky brother. All in all, my visit to Bass Pro Shops was a delightful experience. Our community is so fortunate to have this high-end, familyfriendly store. Do stop in and treat yourself to an hour of smiles.

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dedicated volunteers and minimal staff. Their programs were developed after careful research that was done on current economic and geographical facts of The Treasure Coast. Having a vision, the focus was to provide tools and resources that are necessary to obtain financial stability and security.

Grace Way Village ~ truly has a heart for families. A Christ centered non-profit organization that has been meeting the needs of more than 1200 families in St Lucie County since the spring of 2010. Their dream existed long before this time. In 2006, 2 Presbyterian churches in Ft Pierce partnered to birth an outreach ministry that is quite unique and heartwarming. Not only do they provide for basic needs, they strive to equip under-resourced families to live in total mental, physical, spiritual, emotional and economic health. Grace Way Village recognizes the whole being of a person’s existence. In the entrance of 1 of the 2 buildings that the 8 acre property utilizes for their community programs, is

Grace Way Village partners with a host of other organizations within the community. Making it possible to expand and impact more families. To mention a few; The Treasure Coast Food Bank provides free or low cost food in support of Matthew’s Café, Which provides a free meal in a friendly atmosphere on Sunday evenings from 5-6pm.

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Hope’s Closet 4 Children provides gently used clothing and new under garments for children age birth to 17. The Closet allows clients to shop for free in a boutique style setting. Several local businesses, including Wal-Mart and Old Navy donate to Hope’s Closet. The 3rd program that Grace Way Village offers is Getting Ahead in a Just Getting-by World; partnered with The Parent Academy of St. Lucie County. Clean up day

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While there is currently no shelter in St Lucie county, it is the dream of Grace Way Village to someday offer phase 2 of their program to the community; a 20 unit-19,000 Sq. Ft. facility that would accommodate up to 20 homeless families during their time of transition, providing long-term housing (usually 12-18 months). I encourage everyone to get involved and support this outreach ministry and their dream. Remembering ~ it takes a village.

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Going into the holidays we tend to have too much of everything. Sugar, alcohol, processed foods (especially those Christmas cookies) and most of all stress. And of course there’s that common expression, too much of anything is not good! As I get older (and wiser, ha ha) I have noticed there is a concern about taking in too much supplementation and more recently nutrition from

To begin a juicing program please consider the following suggestions: • Purchase Organic or Locally grown produce • Use your produce up quickly (the fresher it is the better it tastes) • I wash my produce and scrub with a veggie brush so its ready to juice • If you can’t afford a high quality juicer consider a Nutri bullet. The drinks tend to be thick so you might want to add water and ice or strain some of the fiber. • During my cleanse, I did the blended drinks as well as juicing. • Consume 8oz per hour (some experts believe in a gallon a day) • Don’t forget to juice lemon and limes. I remove some of the skin so it is • not too bitter. • If you do not have time to juice early morning start your day with warm water and lemon • Get creative with your juices. Use fresh herbs; I loved having mint in my drinks! • Try to gets lots of fresh air. • Journal your experience • Use a rebounder or mini trampoline to move your lymph fluid • Use a dry skin brush twice a day. Use before showering. Great for circulation and detox • Sip on water between juices • Do not drink bottled juice. Only fresh pressed, blended or juiced • If in an emergency situation raw coconut water can be used ***If you have a poor diet you need to warm up. Usually three days of very clean eating is sufficient, with lots of fluids, tons of veggies and no sugar, dairy and flour. ***After stopping a cleanse you need to slowly introduce food in so you do not undo the progress you made juicing. I do find that theory strange considering so many people will consume a combination of medications, artificial sweeteners, artificial colors and processed food without question. I recently embarked on a juice cleanse and I was so surprised at how many people were concerned about how much I was juicing. Where were they when I was stuffing my face with pizza! I hope it is because they know how powerful and healing fruits and vegetables are. In just three days of juicing my energy is through the roof, my mind is clearer than it has been in months and my stomach feels sooo good. My annoying bumps on my arms also vanished. I am supplementing with probiotics, enzymes, spirulina and cell food. These are staples in my diet that I probably will take forever. I always try to do a program before suggesting it to others. Some people embarking on a juicing program experience a detox reaction or “healing crisis”. Please educate yourself on how much to juice and what is best for your body type. Or call me! Happy New Year

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by Armita Fucci

ROY’S SUSHI THAI & GRILL Roy’s Suhi Thai & Grill is the real deal of authentic Japanese and Thai cuisine. Overstuffed leather sofa seating and table dining make for a comfortable, eclectic setting. The wait staff is attentive and very knowledgeable, and the Thai chefs will accommodate special dietary requests. Owner Roy Seraphan’s Japanese and Thai cuisine includes classic, special and hand rolls, sushi and sashimi combination boats, bento boxes, Thai curries, vegetarian dishes, and a kid’s menu. Specialty dishes include the Thai Sampler (chicken satay, fried tofu, crab rangoons, steamed dumplings and shumai), and Pla Sam Rod (crispy fried grouper with sautéed vegetables and a triple flavor sweet and spicy sauce), and the Rock Tuna appetizer, a unique and mildly spicy dish of raw tuna, avocado and deep-fried tempura flakes. Other authentic dishes include Tom Kha, Tom Yum, and Pod Priew Wan among many others. A well-stocked bar features Thai, Japanese and Chinese beers, sake, domestic and international wines, and plum wines. Desserts of cheesecake tempura and fried ice cream round out of the menu. 1419 SW St. Lucie West Blvd. PSL 34986, 772-873-1124; www.roysushithaiandgrill.net. Mon-Sat 11-2:30 lunch, 4:30- 10 p.m. dinner. Sun-Thurs 4:30- 10 p.m. Fri/Sat 4:30- 11 p.m.

ROOSTERS DAYTIME CAFÉ & CLASSY CAKES If you’ve not heard of Roosters, blame it on the Jensen Beach locals who like keeping this gem to themselves. Owners/managers and sisters Tj and Carrol Ann serve up cooked-to-order breakfasts, lunches and baked goods in a warm and down-home atmosphere. Homemade corned beef hash, cast-iron open-faced frittatas, Western, Mexican and Greek omelets, challah bread or cinnamon & raisin French toast, and buttermilk pancakes will surely start your day off right. And here’s a bonus: each diner receives complimentary warm homemade crumb cake just like Mom used to make. Lunch includes freshly made egg, albacore tuna and chicken salads, French onion soup, homemade chili, triple-decker club sandwiches, paninis, NY-style grilled Rueben, and French dip. Burgers and grilled chicken sandwiches round out the fare. The variety of homemade cakes, pies, cookies and cupcakes are too numerous to mention and too delicious to pass up. Special dietary requests−such as egg whites, egg beaters, and gluten-free items−can be accommodated. A kid’s menu is also available. Roosters provides catering and baked goods for special events. 891 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach 34957, 772-225-7750; www.roostersdaytimecafe.com Open 7 days, 7 a.m.–4 p.m. Starting in January, dinner will be served M-F until 7 p.m. in season.

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THE PIZZA HOUSE When it comes to real New York-style pizza, Brooklyn isn’t that far away after all. The Pizza House serves authentic Naples-inspired hand-tossed pizza, with a perfect blend of homemade light tomato sauce, the freshest mozzarella, and a tender yet crispy homemade crust, equal to New York’s best pizza. Specializing in take-out and free delivery, The Pizza House is a family affair with husband and wife Mark and Vera, son Michael, nephew Mark and family friend Robbie tossing dough, baking strombolis, taking orders and delivering top-quality fare throughout the area. They may be new to Port St. Lucie, but they have a 30-year history of making perfect pizzas, taking pride in using only the freshest, all-natural ingredients. Thick and thin pizza varieties include Sicilian, the popular pineapple-topped Hawaiian, White, White Spinach, Margarita, Pancetta Ranch, and their signature Grandma Gigi’s pizza. Or create your own from an assortment of toppings. Additional menu items include made-to-order strombolis and calzones, homemade meatballs and freshly baked garlic knots. Salads and antipasti are also offered, along with cold sub sandwiches and hot heros, including the popular Meatball Parmigiana. Lunch combo specials can be enjoyed at outdoor café tables. For dessert, choose from cannolis with homemade cream, Italian cookies direct from Brooklyn, and Leonardo’s Italian Ices. Beer, wine and soda are also available. 1352 SW Bayshore (off Crosstown Parkway), Port St. Lucie; 772-807-1181; www.thepizzahouse76.com; catering, including lasagna and manicotti trays, available for parties, school functions, and special events. Hours: 11 am−9 pm Monday−Thursday; 11 am−10 pm Friday−Saturday; 4pm−8pm Sunday in season

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From the Inside Out A New Year’s Resolution By Melissa Brodzinski, owner of Skin Fitness Studios

According to Wikipedia, “A New Year’s resolution” is a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year.” We all make them on January 1st every single year and unfortunately by January 7th we have retreated back to our old habits. Statistics state that close to 88% of New Year’s Resolutions fail……. why?????? Most of our New Year’s Resolutions revolve around one thing in particular, our physical appearance…mainly our weight. That number on the scale haunts many of us. It is our obsession and our nemesis. Many of us live and die by the scale. What is our weight truly comprised of?? What determines how heavy we are?? Does it really even matter?? Our body is comprised of many things, bones, muscles, organs, fluids, and fat. Our weight fluctuates on a monthly, daily, sometimes, hourly basis determined by any number of factors. Hormones, Salt intake, Alcohol intake, and more all play a huge factor in what the scale says. What other goals can we set to determine a successful year of health and wellness instead of “losing weight”? As a trainer, I like to give people performance goals instead of weight loss goals. I ask them questions about their aspirations and goals. What have you always wanted to do? What do you see yourself achieving? These goals can be as simple as walking up a flight of stairs or as lofty as racing in their first triathlon. Either way, these are obtainable and measurable. The most important thing about these goals is that they take the focus off of what the body looks like and put it on what the

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body can achieve. This seems to be the key to success with my clients. The cold hard truth is we are really never satisfied with what we see in the mirror. That image is so distorted by the brain that even if we got to the ideal number on the scale we would still look in the mirror and long to be different. Real change is slow, and tedious, and never easy. It is however extremely rewarding to track and follow. The best changes are small and really invisible to the naked eye. These are the changes that happen in your attitude, self- confidence and perception of the world around you. Incorporating regular exercise and proper eating habits changes so much more than just your appearance, it changes your attitude. A person who takes the time to care about their body and learns to love and nurture it as a friend and not look at it as an enemy, is so much happier, and in turn, healthier. They begin to see life positively because they can move comfortably and participate actively in this beautiful gift we are given called life. Lasting changes begin with an attitude adjustment, plain and simple. Don’t give up this year. It is never too late to start anew. Nothing fantastic ever comes easy and there may be pitfalls along the way. SO WHAT!! WHO CARES??? No one is perfect. Start today. Change your life one beautiful minute at a time. Happy New Year!! Come and see me for a FREE consultation on a training plan for you. What are you waiting for??? Call today. 772-489-8364.

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Community Events JANUARY 1 Tradition Green Market

JANUARY 9 Bike Night

10am – 2pm Every Sunday The Landing at Tradition

6pm – 9pm Every Thursday Historic Downtown Ft. Pierce, 2nd Street

JANUARY 3 Friday Fest

JANUARY 10 Spaghetti Night

5:30pm – 8:30pm Marina Square - Historic Downtown Ft. Pierce

4-7pm Council On Aging Campus Hall Port Saint Lucie

JANUARY 6 The Holiday Light Spectacular

JANUARY 11 2014 Bud Light Bullriding & BBQ Festival

6pm – 10pm Marina Square, Ft. Pierce

St Lucie County Fairgrounds in Ft. Pierce, FL.

JANUARY 7 CNS Comedy

JANUARY 11 Nautical Flea Market

7:30pm – 8:30pm Civic Center

8 am - 2 pm Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens 2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd., PSL

JANUARY 8 Health Seminar with Dr. Randy Hansbrough

JANUARY 13 Latin Dance Nights

6pm Nutrition S’Mart 464 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd, PSL

6:30pm Port St. Lucie Civic Center

JANUARY 14 Dr. Stuart Shipe “Detoxification Body Cleanse” 7pm Nutrition S’Mart 464 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd, PSL

JANUARY 14 BUNCH O’ BUNCO! 6:45 pm The Lynmoore Fort Pierce

JANUARY 8 Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Concert

JANUARY 15 LORE EARLEY “GLUTEN & AUTISM/ADHD”

6:30pm - 9:30pm Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens 2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd., PSL

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JANUARY 18 ROLLING HISTORY All day or non-timed event Once a month on Saturdays in winter season Historic trolley tour of downtown Fort Pierce

JANUARY 26 PANCAKE BREAKFAST St. Anastasia Fort Pierce

JANUARY 19 Waterside Blues Festival 1-5pm Marina Square Downtown Fort Pierce

JANUARY 21 Aquatic Preserve Boat Tour Tuesdays 1:30pm – 2:30pm Rivergate Park

JANUARY 24,25,26 7th Annual TASTE OF LITTLE ITALY

JANUARY 30 Mr. StudFinder Charity Auction Benefit for Habitat for Humanity Women Build

3pm – 10pm Tradition Square

Contact: 772-223-9940 6pm, Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart

JANUARY 25 Farmers Market

FEBRUARY 8 Lawnwood Community Yard Sale

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Marina Square Downtown Ft. Pierce

7 a.m. – 2 p.m. The John B. Park Sports Complex 1302 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce.

JANUARY 25 Bling Sale

FEBRUARY 9 Father/Daughter Dance

11:30 am - 2:30 pm Shopper’s paradise of vintage jewelry. Fort Pierce Yacht Club

Butterfly Kisses a Father/Daughter Dance 1-4pm Pelican Yacht Club, Fort Pierce

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