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How Do You Define a Great Man? Originally published May, 2010 The Editor is rerunning the following article in memory of Walter I. Taylor, Jr., who passed away on September 7, 2010. He was a great man who exemplifed the words “humility” and “grace” in life, and in death. How do you define a great man?  Is it someone who is a great orator or someone who has amassed great wealth?  Is it someone with immense power, strength or fame?  The Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward gives the following, among many, as words for a “great man: baron, celebrity, dignitary, luminary, man of note, mogul, superstar …”  I venture to say that we all have our own ideas, but for me, I know how to define a great man because I have seen it lived out by my dad.   My father was not a great orator.  In fact, I never heard him give a public speech.  Yet, his one-liner words of wisdom carried me through more than a few occasions.  On the eve of my first law school exam, I called my dad, exclaiming that, despite my innumerable hours of study, I was going to forget all of the civil procedure on the exam the next morning.  My dad simply said, “Well, don’t let what you do not know mess up what you do know.”  That little phrase carried me through that exam, as well as many oral arguments in courts since.   My father did not amass great wealth (in the materialistic sense), and yet he has held the respect of an entire community in his and my mom’s Lisa Adler furniture design and interior design business for the last 55 years. 


Even at the age of 83, and despite his failing health, people still wait in line to have him design and work on their furniture and interiors.

Marti Starkey

My father never served as the CEO of a huge corporation or held a position of power on a Board of Directors, but he also never missed an event of my sister’s or of mine.  He helped me with my projects, stood coaching me as I ran a track race or swam a swim meet, taught me how to shoot a rifle and a camera, to mention only a few.  More importantly, he taught me how to live life to the fullest; he taught me that strength does not always exhibit itself the way you think, that the race truly is sometimes won by the tortoise, that joy is in the little things, and that there is goodness in every person and in every minute of the day.   My father was an example of true power and leadership from a young age.  He served our country in World War II at the age of 18.  Although he rarely spoke of his wartime overseas, he did recently answer my questions about the many medals of his I found in my mom’s jewelry box.  He was ranked as an Expert Rifleman, which was reserved for the top two percent (2%) of the Marksmen in the Army.  Out of that 2%, the Army picks its Snipers, and my father belonged to that elite group.   My father has shown his strength by the way

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0 he loves.  He has been married to my mother for over 62 years, and they still walk hand in hand.  I can recall as if it were yesterday, the morning many years ago when a deep snow had fallen at our home in Evansville, and upon my mother awakening, the words I LOVE YOU were boldly and carefully written in the snow outside her kitchen window.  Although you may find this hard to believe, I never heard my father raise his voice at my mother, my sister or me.  His true humility and integrity are difficult to capture in the written word.

Marti’s Father, Walt Taylor,

Marti’s Father, Walt Taylor, during WWII, looking through a hole torn through a building in Germany by an artillery shell.

I would not say that my father has had fame in his life either, but I can say that I have loved and respected him every day of my life.  I realize that not all daughters can say this and that his fame may be limited to the extent of our tiny family.  Anytime I have needed a friend, a hug, an encouraging word or a plan for the next step, my father has been there.  He has been my human glimpse of what the love of a Heavenly Father must be.  Yes, I would say my father is the living definition of a great man.                                                                 by Marti Starkey WILLS, TRUSTS, ESTATES, ELDER LAW and RELATED COMPLEX LITIGATION

Walt and VedaTaylor at the celebration of Veda's 80th birthday.

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ARE YOU READY TO DO WHAT IT TAKES? Most of my clients want to actualize self-improvement. They have specific goals but aren’t able to find easy methods to achieve those goals. They want to improve their lives but they end up feeling stuck, as if they aren’t sure what they need to do to affect the desired change. What are your goals? It’s time to take an inventory of your intentions to improve your life. I use the word “intentions” because many people want to see change in their lives as long as the situation changes exactly as the person would direct. As you read this column today, I want you to ask yourself, “What do I want to change in my life?” Follow that question with, “Am I willing to do what it takes to make the needed changes?” Willingness is the toughest part of the change because it involves “doing what it takes” to accomplish the goal. If your closets are a mess, are you willing to get up a half-hour earlier for the next two weeks to complete the job in its entirety? If you want to put your spouse’s affair behind you, are you ready to release your partner from your anger? Are you really ready to let go of your bitterness and rebuild the trust? This undoubtedly means letting go of the anger, resentment and fear that accompanies infidelity. Letting go of old behaviors is typically needed for new goals to be accomplished. I have a client who absolutely hates having sex with her husband because she has felt sexualized all of her life. Although he has spent the last five years abstaining from sex and letting her be the initiator, she continues to maintain that she needs more closeness so they can rekindle that part of their relationship. She wants to find more closeness and do it “her way” and yet “her way” hasn’t been working. Let’s look at people who say they want to obtain a better-paying job. The takehome message is that they are dissatisfied with their income, but the bottom line is that they need to figure out what they 8

need to do to make themselves more marketable. Maybe Carol Juergensen Sheets they need more education or a certification that will make them more money. Perhaps they need to move to a different location. I know you may be saying, “I make $18,000, have three kids, and don’t have time to breathe…let alone go back to school.” The truth of the matter is that your income is not going to get better until you better your circumstances and you can accomplish what seems like the impossible if you sit down and ask yourself, “What do I need to do to make this possible?” Now let’s do an inventory of your goals. Ask yourself: •

What do I want to change?

• Am I willing to do what it takes to make that happen? • What do I need to make the change possible? Give yourself at least 20 minutes and write a response to each of these questions. Next, decide what you need to do to support your goal. Change can be difficult, but instead of procrastination or wanting to do what YOU want to do to make it happen, ask yourself realistically… what will it take to accomplish my goals? Then create the support to make your life different! What you are doing is not working. Isn’t it time to do something different to get what you want out of life? Carol Juergensen Sheets LCSW PCC is a psychotherapist and personal life coach. She does motivational speaking and empowerment trainings locally and nationally. To find out more about her services--contact her at or call her at 317 218-3479. You can watch Carol the Coach segments on WTHR’s Channel 13 Wednesdays @ 12:50PM.

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Demystifying the Colonic

Nancy Spahr, Founder

What is a colonic (colon irrigation, colon hydrotherapy)? Colon Hydrotherapy is a safe, effective method of removing waste from the large intestine, without the use of drugs. By introducing filtered & temperatureregulated water into the colon, the waste is softened and loosened, resulting in an evacuation through natural peristalsis. This process is repeated throughout the

session. Why Should I be concerned about my colon? The colon has been referred to as the sewer system of the body. We would rather not think about it and most of us don’t until our health becomes poor or we feel constipated or have diarrhea. Colonics best benefit the body due to release of accumulated congestion in the bowel.

Is a colonic painful? The infusion of water is very gentle, modest and a comfortable experience for most people. Occasionally, if your bowel movements have been infrequent, you may feel mild cramping (usually gas) until eliminated. Where does the waste go? Does it smell? No smells! Waste and odors travel through a viewing tube and then goes down the drain, like flushing the toilet. Will Colon Hydrotherapy remove the good bacteria? There’s little research indicating a colonic’s effect on bacteria in the colon. Most people are known to have very acidic colons, full of toxic material that acts as a breeding ground for parasites and pathogenic bacteria. If any good bacteria or electrolytes are eliminated from the colon they can easily be replenished by a probiotic beverage after the session. Colon Hydrotherapy is best used in combination with adequate nutrient and fluid intake as well as exercise. Today’s sophisticated technology promotes both safety and sanitation of this popular cleansing practice.

To learn more about improving your digestive and colon health call Cleansing Waters - a Colon Hydrotherapy and Body Ecology Center dedicated to empowering the individual in reclaiming health and wellness in a natural and sensible manner. 317-259-0796. Please say “I found it in Indy Metro Woman Magazine!” Thanks!


Calendar of Events Thursday, January 9th 9:00 am to 10:30 am Successful Women Made Here Monthly Meeting at David A. Noyes Bldg 250 W. 96th St. Ste. 300 (@ Meridian next to Granite City). What if you could pick the brain of a CEO about how to really succeed in business? YOU CAN - each month at Successful Women. This month features Pippa Mann, who became the eighth woman in history to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, and the first British female driver to ever qualify, start and finish the race – coming home in a credible 20th place. Get insight into this strong woman’s world and what it takes to compete. www.SuccessfulWomenMadeHere. com. Wednesday, January 8th, 4:00 pm Premier Women’s Network at Granite City, 150 W. 96th St, Carmel - for all Women in Business & Career Seekers. Bring girlfriends, co-workers...any female friend! Mix and mingle starts at 4 pm. Meeting starts at 4:30 pm. Wine & Appetizers available for purchase for half-price. Meet professional business women and build solid relationships, while sharing your business. Guest Speaker is Candi Perry. She will share what you need to do to keep you and your home safe. Thursday, January 9 – Friday, January 10 Indiana Green Expo - Indiana Green Expo is an event dedicated exclusively to the green industry in the city of Indiana. Additionally it hosts a series of interactive sessions, educational programs, workshops and lectures which draw in large crowds of interested attendees. Lucas Oil Stadium. Friday, January 10 – Sunday, January 12 Indiana Home & Garden Show - Indiana Home and Garden Show is one of the prime home improvement industry related trade shows in the United States. The show is organized at the Indiana Convention Center and serves as a convenient business interaction channel for eminent home remodelers, renovation experts and other qualified experts from the home improvement sector. Indiana Convention Center. Now – January 12 Matisse: Life in Color - A major exhibition of masterworks by the great French artist, Henri Matisse (1869–1954). Drawn almost entirely from the Cone Collection -- one of the most renowned collections of Matisse's art in the world -- Matisse, Life in Color: Masterworks from The Baltimore Museum of Art features nearly 80 works of art, including an extraordinary array of paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. Indianapolis Museum of Art. Tuesday, January 14, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm Mentoring Women's Network Monthly Northside Lunch at Bravo! Cucina Italiana, 8651 Castle Creek Parkway East Dr, Indy. This month's lunch will feature Jonathan Jerden presenting Positioning Yourself as high Potential- A Male Perspective. Jonathan Jerden is an Executive Advisor with Millennia Consulting Group, a provider of discriminating custom executive coaching and consulting services to organizations and individuals. Thursday, January 16 – Saturday, January 18 “Swan Lake” by the Moscow Festival Ballet - The timeless

story of Swan Lake is one of the most popular classical ballets of all time. Featuring iconic scenes, the ethereal beauty of the corps de ballet and Tchaikovsky’s magical masterpiece, the ballet tells the timeless tale of love’s triumph over evil. From its inception in 1877 in Moscow to the many productions mounted around the world today, Swan Lake continues to engage audiences and inspire new generations of dancers. Monday, January 20 MLK Day Presentation with Indianapolis Jazz Foundation at the Rhythm Discovery Center Special Monday program with FREE admission to the museum to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. www. Monday, January 20 – Sunday, February 2 Devour Downtown Winterfest - Devour Downtown is back for its winter season. Dine at the city's most talked about restaurants and savor special Winterfest menus featuring delicious three-course meals for only $30 per person. Participating restaurants span downtown Indianapolis from the Wholesale District to Mass Ave to Fountain Square, offering guests incredible dining values while showcasing specialty dishes and highlighting popular items from their menus. Friday, January 24 – Sunday, February 2 Indianapolis Home Show - Indianapolis Home Show is billed as one of the most happening trade shows in America, dedicated exclusively to the home renovation, remodeling and furnishing sector. The show is highlighted by the presence of more than 1000 industry professionals. A series of informative seminars are organized during the show, while attendees also have the chance of taking part at the various exciting contests that are held here. Indiana State Fairgrounds. Sunday, January 26 Rock of Ages at the Old National Centre - In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker—and in LA's most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the ‘80s. It's ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison and many more. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on. Tuesday, January 28, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm eWomenNetwork “Accelerated Networking” Luncheon at the Holiday Inn Carmel. Meet and mingle with some of the most fabulous people in town and experience our unique process of "Accelerated Networking"! Speaker is Dr. Crystal Gifford who will speak on 5 Keys to Living Your Truth and Unlocking Massive Wealth. Why Wait for Someday? Step Into Wealth™ Today! Are you working hard to get clients only to realize that once you have served them you have to start all over again? Are you an expert in your field but you find you are not paid what you are worth?Do you have a book or a speaking platform that is not paying you like it could? www.

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The story of HCG began in the Fifties when, after having done research on weight loss for 40 years and research on HCG specifically for twenty years, Dr. Simeons reported that patients taking small amounts of HCG, in conjunction with a very low calorie diet, could lose weight safely and quickly without Kathryn Azhar, Owner exercise, muscle loss or and her staff hunger. But all HCG is not created equal. The Pounds and Inches Away program starts with pharmaceutical HCG. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of confusion created by products being sold without guidance that call themselves “HCG” but do not contain any in their ingredient list. HCG is one of 67 hormones naturally produced in the human body, so if a product states that it is hormone free. HCG does produce weight loss by itself. However, in concert with a very specific balanced diet, and our help in avoiding unexpected environmental or behavioral deviations, HCG will allow the body to naturally pull the nutrients and calories needed from stored fat reserves into the blood stream at the rate of 1500 to 4000 calories per day. We are sure that those who follow our protocol WILL lose 20-30 pounds in 40 days. These fantastic results ARE typical with our full service packages. The Pounds and Inches Away program is not your run of the mill “eat less and exercise more” diet for a slow loss of 1 to 2 pounds a week that seems to take the rest of your life. Our protocol tricks Mother Nature a little, maybe, however only natural processes are at work. Per Dr. Simeons, it is safe and so very effective.

Carolyn's Story


About a year ago, I’d given up on ever losing the weight I had put on over the past 10 years. I Before tried everything out there and nothing worked. One day I saw an ad for Pounds and Inches Away in Castleton. I called them and decided to try their HCG Weight Loss Program.

The HCG Story... I started the program in September of 2012and was amazed how easily the weight came off. The staff at Pounds and Inches Away were very supportive and helpful. They were always available to answer my questions. They even called me to help with my accountability. Yes, I had to follow the program, but with their direction I was able to lose weight and keep it off. I completed two rounds between Labor Day 2012 and Easter 2013 – and I lost 52 lbs. Losing the weight made me realize – I wasn’t as old as I felt! My blood pressure is down, my cholesterol is improving. My health, overall, is significantly improved from a year ago. It wasn’t easy, but it was absolutely worth it. I feel alive again and it’s all because I walked into Pounds and Inches Away Castleton and let them get me started on a new path.

Hilton's Story

After I was significantly overweight. My doctor was concerned that my weight Before After would cause Before certain health problems as I aged. Pounds and Inches Away helped me lose 70 pounds over the course of six months! I found the program during the first 40 days to be easy and safe. I learned to eat much healthier and that was something my wife and I wanted to do for years. I followed the suggested meals, measuring the protein consistently. I had an apple as a snack in the afternoon or evening as well as learned to drink water. The maintenance period offered the opportunity to get reintroduced to some of the other foods that I liked, but in moderation. I have been able to maintain my weight since stopping with the drops. One highlight is that I have not had a Coke or Pepsi in over 19 months! Kathryn and her team are very supportive and helpful. The Pounds and Inches Away regime works, is safe, and you will love the results! To get slim and stay that way, call our office at (317) 849-THIN today. We will help you reach your weight loss goals and improve your health, appearance and self-image. Nothing tastes as good as THIN feels…

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With post high school education in high gear throughout the country, now is a perfect time to investigate the medical/ dental field. You can become a highly skilled dental professional through an Intense Hands-on 12-week Dental Assistant Training Program. Indiana University’s record Spring graduating class is indicative of the national surge in education pursuits. Dental Office Training by Lynn has led the way in providing a tremendous opportunity for those wishing to enter the medical field. As a licensed dental hygienist with over 25 years’ experience in dentistry, Lynn Uptgraft established Dental Office Training by Lynn for the training and development of dental assistants. Her program provides intense, hands-on training, as well as the study of terminology, anatomy, and technology that is vital in obtaining employment in the dental office today. The Dental Office Training program offers a great curriculum including personalized training, limited enrollment, ISDH accredited digital radiology and software training in the latest technology. Lynn’s course has a maximum enrollment of TWELVE students so that more personalized training can be given. The course is outlined with a Practical Curriculum, as well as Classroom Lectures on Classifications, Anatomy, Tooth Descriptions, Armamentarium, Cavity Preparations, How to Place Varnish, Liners & Bases, Wedge Placement and Matrices of all types for the anterior and posterior. It covers resin materials in completions from the different generations of etch/prime/bond, to how to work with shades in the posterior and anterior area of the mouth. Lynn is now very proud to be accepting VA benefits for her classes. The Department of Labor states that between the years 2004-2014, dental assisting is projected to be one the fastest growing occupations. Dental assisting is a great family-oriented career. Most dentists work a 32-hour workweek and have weekends and holidays off. This is a career that you can use as a stepping stone to higher paying occupations.

To learn more about this great opportunity you can reach Lynn at 317-585-9015 or visit This institution is regulated by: State Workforce Innovation Council Office of Career and Technical Schools 10 N. Senate Ave, Suite SE 203

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Shelly Aristizabal Business Women Connect

Happy New Year!

by Shelly Aristizabal

Every year you set new goals for yourself. If you’re like most Americans, by February, your resolve is waning, and by May you don’t even remember your resolutions. Then, on Dec. 31, you berate yourself saying, "How did I waste a whole year?" This IS Your Year to Design & Live the Life of Your Dreams! Pick only two or three strategies from the list below and implement them today. Then, instead of scolding yourself on Dec. 31, 2014, you’ll be able to say, Look how much I accomplished this year! Ok, you have a big goal, what are you going to do with it? Ink it. You’ve heard it before, but the truth is writing down your goals forces you to get clear about what you want. Use a pen and paper (you can transfer it to your computer later). That simple physical act helps cement the desire in your brain. Replace it. One way to break a bad habit is to replace it with a good one. What can you choose to add to your life that will fill the void left by eliminating a bad habit? For example, replace TV time with family time, candy with fresh fruit, talk radio with inspiring audios. Speak it. Talking about your goal—even if it seems huge and impossible—allows others to encourage and help you by providing resources and information you may need. Baby it. Even small baby steps taken toward your goal consistently will move you in the right direction. Once you experience a few small wins, taking bigger steps becomes easier.

Take it BIG. Don’t take all year to do what you can accomplish in a day. Once you’ve written down your list of goals for the year, figure out which goals could be accomplished this month—or even today. Decide and Just Do it. Mental hurdles may keep you from making decisions and taking action. Get over it! Make a list of all the reasons you want to accomplish your stated goal. Refer to that list when indecision or inaction threatens to take control. Accountability. Even if you don’t share the same goal, having a “success partner” can keep you accountable. Meet weekly (in person or by phone) to check in on and encourage each other. Celebrate your successes. Every time you reach a milestone, acknowledge your accomplishments in a positive way. For example, if you drop a dress size, buy a new outfit. If you pick up a new client, have dinner with a mentor. Celebrating your success will keep you focused on the larger goal. Still need more help? My book, “This is Your Year to Design & Live the Life of Your Dreams” will take you on a page a day journey with 365 days of inspiration, information and ACTION steps. Move from dreaming a dream to actually living it! Stop dreaming and start living! 2014 This IS Your Year! Order today at

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f you have ever cared for an aging or disabled loved one, you know that having a support system - a place where your glories, challenges and concerns are known when you walk in the door – is not only important, but critical. Joy’s House is just that place. Located on the north side of Indianapolis, Joy’s House is a not-for-profit adult day service with a special focus on supporting family caregivers. With a mission to support families by providing exceptional adult day services, Joy’s House assists Guests (clients) by sharing an embracing, safe and accepting environment while providing family caregivers peace of mind, education and ongoing understanding and encouragement. Joy’s House services are designed for those with a wide range of abilities and interests as well as their family caregivers. Many of the Guests (clients) are no longer able to stay at home alone safely due to basic aging or a variety of diagnoses such as Alzheimer’s disease, various other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, strokes, Multiple Sclerosis and many other diagnoses. And while the daily care for the Guests who rely and count on Joy’s House is central of the organization’s mission, the newly launched Caregiver Support and Education

programs created by Joy’s House deserve discussion. A Day Away Caregiver Retreat is offered by Joy’s House twice a year. This is a one-day retreat designed to empower, educate and pamper caregivers. Art Therapy Programs are offered to current families and are led by a licensed art therapist, allowing them to address everyday life with psychotherapeutic goals in mind. Kits designed for caregivers called CARE Kits are also available. These kits were designed to help keep important information in one place, while also providing templates to track medications, sleep patterns, behavior changes and so much more. And lastly, Joy’s House presents Caregiver Crossing, a radio show created just for caregivers! You can listen live on WIBC 93.1 FM Saturday mornings from 8-9. This on-air support system for family caregivers is co-hosted by our very own Tina McIntosh, founder and President of Joy’s House, and WIBC’s beloved Terri Stacy. Did we mention that all of the Caregiver Support and Education Programs presented by Joy’s House are at no charge to you? If you are a family caregiver and would like to know more about any of these services, visit www. or feel free to call (317) 254-0828.

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