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You make an important choice when you choose an attorney. This practice is built on achieving the very best outcome possible for every client. When legal assistance is needed, it is usually addressing the most pressing and stressful issue in a person's life. And although the attorney you choose may be working on many other cases, you should expect your case to be as important to them as it is to you. At Shannon Norman Law, client representation in the form of advice and litigation representation is offered on a variety of legal issues. The Shannon Norman Law Firm understands that every case can effect the life of the client for years to come. Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you. If you have questions about Shannon Norman Law, or would like to discuss representation, initial consultations are free. Practicing in St. Charles County, St. Louis County, Lincoln County, and various municipal courts throughout Missouri.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Note from the Publisher................................................................4

Save the Dates................................................................................6

New Members, Events, Anniversaries..........................................7

PowerProgramming Schedule......................................................8

Book Club.......................................................................................9

MonsterMash Dash 2021........................................................10-11

Live in Balance.........................................................................12-13

Financial Tips for the Self Employed..........................................14

What is a Senior Living Community?.....................................16-17

Dealing with Oak Galls in St. Louis.............................................18

BECOME. The Perfect Cosmopolitan............................................Back Cover

AUGUST 2021 • Volume 2 • Issue 8

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"

Take pride in your achievements. Stand tall. Never ever shrink.

" LBB

Angel Magasano

LBB Founder and CEO

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Angel Magasano

Your Best YOU'RE

LBB Founder and CEO

Cheerleader

Big-G, Little-O, GO! GO!

I am proud to say that I served as Captain of my high school cheerleading squad from 1987-1988. Shocking...I’m sure. When I joined the squad as a Freshman, the role of a cheerleader was to lead a cheer by clapping and chanting. But, even at a young age, I understood the importance of being a positive support of those around me striving to achieve a goal. I knew that cheerleading was more than clapping and chanting, but truly believing in the abilities of others and encouraging them to keep going, forge forward, or defend their stance.

Take pride in your achievements. Stand tall. Never ever shrink.

H-O-T-T-O-G-O, LBB is HOT TO GO! And so are you!

Fast forward 30 years and we are all a part of an organization which has a mission of inspiring and empowering the women around us. The women of LBB are the BEST at being cheerleaders for one another. It’s easy to see the greatness in those women around us. While it is easy to be the cheerleader to the amazing women around us, we may find it hard to be our own cheerleader. Right?

Being your own cheerleader means keeping your spirits up and cheering for yourself even when others belittle what you're trying to achieve or when you face hostility and knock-backs. By being your own cheerleader, you give yourself permission to unashamedly care about what you're trying to achieve.

BECOME. M A G A Z I N E

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Content Management TimeHelperz Kimberly@TimeHelperz.com

Cover Image courtesy of J. Whitmore Photography

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*Members of LBB that are interested in being a contributing writer or advertising in LBB Become Magazine, please contact Kimberly Rupert at the email address above. Any reproduction of LBB Become Magazine or its contents requires publisher's written consent. LBB Become Magazine aims to ensure that information is accurate and correct at all times but cannot accept responsibility for mistakes. LBB Become Magazine reserves the right to refuse submitted content and/or advertisements and assumes no responsibility for submitted materials. Unsolicited material must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

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8/02 Wentzville: Members Only Meeting, 9:00 8/03 Ladies Who Lunch: You Can't Spell Awesome Without "ME"!, 11:30 AM, Syberg's Dorsett (pre-register)

8/04 Mid-County: Coffee & Connections, 9:00 AM, O'Fallon Brewery 8/04 Sound of Music @ The Muny, 8:15 PM, Muny 8/05 Encore Chapter: Coffee & Connections, 12:00 PM, LaBelleVie 8/10, West County: Coffee & Connections, 9:00 AM, LimeLight Events – Manchester 8/10, Madison County: Coffee & Connections, 9:00 AM, eXp Realty 8/10, Learn More About LBB, 10:30 AM, LimeLight Events – Manchester 8/11 Troy: Coffee & Connections, 8:30 AM, Troy Chamber of Commerce 8/11 Cottleville: Coffee & Connections, 9:00 AM, Public School House

8/17 Ladies Who Lunch Speed Networking Event, 11:30 AM, The Christy of O'Fallon (pre-register) 8/17 Leisure Book Club facilitated by Joan (Members Only), 6:30 PM 8/18 Mid St Louis County: Members Only Meeting, 10:00 AM, 8/18 MOM KidAdventure: Discover and Be the Best You Can Be!, 5:00 PM, Mike and Deb Breneman's (pre-register) 8/19 Ladies Who Lunch: Connecting with Others: Employee/ Volunteer Engagement & Retention, 11:30 AM, Edison’s Family Complex (pre-register)

8/19 Encore Chapter: Members Only Meeting, 2:00 PM 8/20 Member Orientation Sponsored by Cottage Care St Charles, 9:00 AM, Zoom

8/13 9 to 5 Chapter: Coffee & Connections, 8:00 AM, Zoom Only 8/13 Greater St. Charles: Coffee & Connections, 9:00 AM, LimeLight Events – St Peters

8/24 Members Only Meeting: West County, 11:00 AM 8/24 Members Only Meeting: Madison County, 4:00 PM 8/25 Cottleville: Members Only Meeting, 11:00 AM 8/25 Leisure Online Book Club facilitated by Sam (Members Only), 6:30 PM

8/16 Wentzville: Coffee & Connections, 9:00 AM, Wentzville American Legion Post 323

8/26 9 to 5 Chapter: Members Only Meeting, 6:00 PM 8/27 Members Only Meeting: Greater St Charles, 2:00 PM

8/16 Self Development Book Club facilitated by Angie (Members Only), 6:30 PM

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Nina DeAngelo is a success strategist and life architect through her company Dynamic Shift. She helps her clients find their purpose in life and uncover disempowering mental blocks that are preventing them from achieving the dreams they desire and deserve from life and business. Nina assists her clients in upgrading their mindset and in turn up-leveling their success in business and life. Nina is a Certified Master Coach and Trainer in Neuro Linguistics Programing through the International Board of Integrated Neuro Linguistic Programing. She is a motivational speaker and has 15 years of experience in leading, coaching, mentoring, training, motivating and inspiring entrepreneurs in the growth of their own businesses. When Nina is not coaching clients or traveling around the country speaking, she can be found doing what she loves at the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce Industries, as the Vice President of the organization. Nina is an Army Veteran with over 8 years of experience in combat training. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and is a mother of 4 beautiful children ranging in ages from 27 to 9 years old. She also has an amazing husband who supports who through her own personal journey, creativity and growing her business.

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Rhonda Travers is a business-oriented leader recognized for making a positive impact, building teams and talent, and driving results. With over 25 years in internal audit, risk, and compliance leadership roles, Rhonda fulfills her passion for coaching professionals and educating business leaders by conducting internal training presentations, organizational management discussions, and speaking engagements. Rhonda also leverages her skills to manage her Tastefully Simple business where she helps busy households with easy and healthy meal solutions, helps business owners with client and employee gift-giving solutions, and coaches her team members with heir business goals. Rhonda is also committed to making a difference through positive community development. She has served as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society on the Relay For Life Event Leadership Team for over 15 years and is currently the Missouri Area Relay Leadership Team– Coaching and Development Lead. Rhonda is also involved with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri within the Women’s Leadership Network Steering Committee and is on the Leadership Team for Little Black Book Women in Business as a co-facilitator of For the RUN of it Group. She has also served as an active member of the Board of Governors for the St. Louis Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors for over 10 years. Rhonda earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Millikin University. She completed the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certifications. 8

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BOOK

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SELF DEVELOPMENT

LEISURE • Golden Girl

by Elin Hilderbrand On a perfect June day, Vivian Howe, author of 13 beach novels and mother of three nearly grown children, is killed in a hitand-run car accident while jogging near her home on Nantucket. She ascends to the Beyond where she's assigned to a Person named Martha, who allows Vivi to watch what happens below for one last summer. Vivi also is granted three “nudges” to change the outcome of events on earth, and with her daughter, Willa, on her third miscarriage, Carson partying until all hours, and Leo currently “off again” with his highmaintenance girlfriend, she’ll have to think carefully where to use them. From the Beyond, Vivi watches “The Chief” Ed Kapenash investigate her death, but her greatest worry is her final book, which contains a secret from her own youth that could be disastrous for her reputation. But when hidden truths come to light, Vivi’s family will have to sort out their past and present mistakes - with or without a nudge of help from above - while Vivi finally lets them grow without her. With all of Elin’s trademark beach scenes, mouth-watering meals, and picture-perfect homes, plus a heartfelt message - the people we lose never really leave us - Golden Girl is a beach book unlike any other.

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• Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, LMSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.” Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.

BOOKS

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• The Exiles

• 100/0 Principle: The Secret of Great Relationships

by Christina Baker Kline

by Al Ritter

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Something we all talk about, balance in our lives which includes spiritual family work, self-care, and fun are there ever times they all work together?

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I think the key to balance is to plan and plan for interuptions.

Spiritual

Make time for a daily devotion or meditation, that may be early in the morning before your house awakes or in the evening when things are calm.

Family

Spend time at the dinner table! That may look different every day, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or late-night snack. We need to come together to keep communication alive. This time should be without phones, tv, tablets, iPads, iPods, etc.

Work when we do what we love, is not work. I am

blessed to love what I do. If you don’t, tomorrow is another day, another opportunity to find your passion.

Self-care I did not grow up with a Mother who wore

makeup or knew about taking care of her body. Women are great at taking care of everyone else, partner, kids, pets, etc. They never take time to do what is relaxing and makes us feel complete. Spending time with girlfriends is a must! We need to gather to share our feelings, thoughts (some may not be so nice at times), and LAUGH. When was the last time you had a good belly laugh where the tears were streaming down your face? I believe every woman should get a massage once a month, go for walks regularly, work out (whatever that looks like for you). I like to do my cardio at home and do weights at the gym. It looks different for everyone. Keep in mind a body in motion stays in motion. We were designed to move. Read a book, magazine, blog, or whatever interests you.

Skin-care

Of course, being an Esthetician, I must talk about the importance of taking care of your skin; a daily routine is a must. A big part of life is to hydrate. We very seldom drink half our body weight! That’s supposed to happen daily. I believe if you feel good, you look even better. I’m not a believer in the scale. I know I have gained a few pounds when my jeans are a bit too tight. I think scales & sizes should be thrown out the window! If you feel good, have healthy lab numbers (blood work), it doesn’t matter how much you weigh or what size you wear! Please do not compare yourself to other women; you were created, and no one is like you. Wisdom with age is a blessing in so many ways.

Sleep

Another topic that is crucial to how we feel is sleep. I think most Americans struggle with a good night's rest. We work too much, overschedule our lives, don’t drink (water) or eat good stuff (whole foods) and wonder why we get stressed and tired. The word busy drives me crazy; everyone has a lot to do. The most successful people are the ones who accomplish the most, early to bed early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy & wise. ¤

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FINANCIAL TIPS for the SELF-EMPLOYED

Being self-employed has some benefits: You get to choose your own hours, you don’t have to count “vacation days” and you’ll never worry about getting downsized. On the other hand, you’re truly on your own – there’s no employer-sponsored retirement plan and no benefits package. So, if you’ve recently started a business or become a “gig worker,” possibly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what can you do to get on the road to financial security? There are several steps you can take, including the following: ESTABLISH A BUDGET. When you’re self-employed – and especially when you’re first starting out – you need to keep tight control over where your money is going. So, establish a budget and stick to it. OPEN A RETIREMENT PLAN. As a self-employed in-

dividual, you can choose a retirement plan, such as a SEP-IRA, a SIMPLE-IRA or an “owner-only” 401(k). When your earnings are limited, you can contribute modest amounts to any of these plans, but when your income rises, you can boost your contributions. While these retirement plans have some things in common, including tax-deferred growth of earnings, they differ in other areas, such as contribution limits, and one plan may be more suitable for you than another, depending on whether you have employees. You may want to consult with a financial advisor to determine which plan is best for your needs.

BUILD AN EMERGENCY FUND. When you work for a business or other organization, your income is predictable – but that’s usually not the case when you’re selfemployed. And when your earnings are uneven, you can be vulnerable to financial stress when you face an unexpected expense. To help protect yourself from these threats, try to gradually build an emergency fund containing a few months’ worth of living expenses, with the money kept in a liquid, low-risk account. PAY DOWN YOUR DEBTS. Some debts, such as loans to help your business, may be unavoidable – and even productive. But other debts, especially those that can’t be deducted from your taxes and carry a high interest rate, are far less useful, so you may want to set up

a repayment plan. With your other expenses, you might not be able to whittle these debts down as fast you’d like, but, over time, your efforts can pay off. PUT MONEY ASIDE FOR TAXES. Because no employer is withholding taxes from your paychecks, you will likely have to make quarterly estimated payments. Plus, you’re responsible for all your Social Security taxes, which, if you worked for someone else, would be split between you and your employer. To make sure you’ve got enough money available to pay your taxes, you might want to set up a special account – one that’s not used for any other purpose. GET PROPER INSURANCE. Depending on the nature of your work, you may or may not need some type of business insurance, but if you have a family, you should certainly consider the need for life insurance, and you may also want to consider disability insurance. Self-employment can be quite fulfilling – and you’ll find it even more rewarding when you make the right financial moves. ¤

Kathleen Judge

Edward Jones Kathleen.Judge@EdwardJones.com EdwardJones.com/Kathleen-Judge

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, Member SIPC

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WHAT IS A

Senior Living

Senior living communities are designed just for older adults where residents enjoy perks of community living, like friendly neighbors and helpful staff members, as well as amenities that vary from community to community. Not all senior living communities are the same; each is as unique as the residents who live there.

These communities offer a variety of care options, that can include independent living, assisted living, or memory care. Some serve more than one level of care. Understanding the types of options available—and their associated costs—allow you to better choose a community that meets your loved one’s needs now and in the future. INDEPENDENT LIVING Ideal for older adults who are tired of maintaining a large home or who are looking for more social opportunities, independent living communities offer spacious apartments and premier amenities. These communities often provide chef-styled meals in ambient dining areas, planned weekly events and trips, and friendly neighbors who are always ready to catch up over a cup of coffee or glass of wine. Residents also enjoy easy access to wellness resources, transportation services, and other perks. ASSISTED LIVING Offering around-the-clock caregivers who are ready to assist with daily tasks and lend a helping hand when needed, assisted living communities are best for older adults who could benefit 16

COMMUNITY? from the reassurance that comes with knowing a caregiver is readily available to help. Residents in assisted living communities also often benefit from chef-styled meals served in a social dining room, events and trips that promote overall wellness throughout the day, and caregivers who are happy to help with tasks such as bathing, dressing, or incontinence management.

MEMORY CARE Memory care communities are designed especially for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. These specialized communities are staffed with caregivers who have had extensive training on dementia best practices, and residents enjoy a home-like environment with activities that mimic natural daily rhythms. If your loved one is receiving memory care services, you can sleep better knowing that professionals are looking out for their safety and best interests while they enjoy things they love. Picking a senior living community takes some research to determine if it suits your loved one’s budget, needs, and pref-

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erences. Start with a desired location and type of care to narrow your choices. Then, make a phone call to communities on your list to set an in-person or virtual tour. During your tour, make observations and ask questions that will help you determine if they offer the type of care your loved one needs to feel their best. Don’t be shy about asking questions, and always follow up your initial tour with another visit for a meal or activity. If you are feeling overwhelmed about the process of sifting through senior living options, empower yourself with reliable information. Learn more from our experts by downloading our free guide, 5 Steps for Evaluating and Choosing the Right Senior Living Community at CedarhurstGuide.com. ¤


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DEALING WITH OAK GALLS in St. Louis i WHAT ARE OAK GALLS?

Has your oak tree suddenly started struggling? Did you look up and see brown, bulbous growths on the branches? If so, it’s time to take some action!

We are having a huge issue with Oak Galls all over St. Louis. We are especially seeing them in Maryland Heights, Creve Coeur, Overland, and St. Ann. These galls are abnormal growths of plant tissue found on twigs and branches. They are caused by a non-stinging wasp which produces a chemical that induces the tree to produce large, woody galls. A couple of oak galls here and there are just a nuisance and unpleasant to look at. But a severe infection will bring about the decline and death of your tree. Oak galls suffocate the vascular system of the tree, not allowing it to function properly. A Certified Arborist’s Approach to Oak Galls Minor Infestation – With a minor infection, your tree can be deadwooded and those twigs disposed of properly. If you find twigs on the ground with these galls be sure to pick them up and dispose of them rather than leave them on the ground or throwing them in woods or compost. These pests overwinter in twigs, branches, and leaves, so it’s important to clean up any debris from the tree every fall to prevent an increased population come spring. Additionally, have a certified arborist and plant health care specialist out to assess the infestation. Oak galls can be treated with an injection treatment proven highly effective in the control of oak gall wasps. The oak gall treatment kills off the wasps however, this process does take time as there are eggs within the tree not yet visible. It is recommended to repeat this treatment in 2 years. 18

Minor Infestation or a tree that has not yet exhibited oak galls, we recommend our oak gall preventative treatment. This trunk injection is best applied between the months of March and November. For minor infections, limbs that carry oak galls will still need to be dead wooded. However, an oak gall trunk injection will protect it from future infestations. Major Infestation – If your tree is extremely infested, our certified arborist will recommend a couple of options. If you are trying to get shade out of the tree for as long as possible, he will recommend deadwooding to prolong the life as much as possible. However, if he believes that your tree won’t make it much longer, then deadwooding may be a waste of money. In that case, we recommend removal of the entire tree. ¤

"Oak galls are a frustrating situation for any homeowner as they often affect our biggest and stateliest trees." Rachel Ballard

Jackson Tree Service, LLC rachel@jacksontreestl.com JacksonTreeSTL.com

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