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TRINITY • NEW PORT RICHEY • ODESSA • HOLIDAY • TARPON SPRINGS • EAST LAKE • PALM HARBOR

Yourhome IT’S

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Keith G. Chisholm, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RELAX, BREATHE, ENJOY TODAY! By Mayo Clinic staff

Stress basics Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the ever increasing demands of life. Surveys show that most Americans experience challenges with stress at some point during the year. In looking at the causes of stress, remember that your brain comes hard-wired with an alarm system for your protection. When your brain perceives a threat, it signals your body to release a burst of hormones to fuel your capacity for a response. This has been labeled the "fight-or-flight" response. Once the threat is gone, your body is meant to return to a normal relaxed state. Unfortunately, the nonstop stress of modern life means that your alarm system rarely shuts off. That's why stress management is so important. Stress management gives you a range of tools to reset your alarm system. Without stress management, all too often your body is always on high alert. Over time, high levels of stress lead to serious health problems. Don't wait until stress has a negative impact on your health, relationships or quality of life. Start practicing a range of stress management techniques today.

Stress relief Do you know anyone who isn't at times stressed out these days? The pace of modern life makes stress management a necessary skill for everyone. Many people juggle multiple responsibilities, work, home life, caregiving and relationships. Learning to identify problems and implement solutions is the key to successful stress reduction. The first step in successful stress relief is deciding to make a change in how you manage stress. The next step is identifying your stress triggers. Some causes of stress are obvious — job pressures, relationship problems or financial difficulties. But daily hassles and demands, such as commuting, arranging day care or being overcommitted at work, can also contribute to your stress level. Positive events also can be stressful. If you got married, started a new job and bought a new house in the same year, you could have a high stress level. While negative events in general are more stressful, be sure to also assess positive changes in your life. Once you've identified your stress triggers, you can start thinking about strategies for dealing with them. Sometimes the solution may be as easy as turning off the TV when the evening news is too distressing. Or, when you can't avoid a stressful situation, try brainstorming ways to reduce the irritation factor. And don't feel like you have to figure it out all on your own. Seek help and support from family and friends. You may want to ask them what stress-relief techniques have worked well for them. And many people benefit from daily practice of stress reduction techniques, such as mindfulness, tai chi, yoga, meditation or being in nature. Stress won't disappear from your life. And stress management isn't an overnight cure. But with practice, you can learn to manage your stress level and increase your ability to cope with life's challenges. 2

Relaxation techniques Relaxation techniques are an essential part of stress management. If you're an overachiever, you may put relaxation low on your priority list. Don't shortchange yourself. There are active ways of achieving relaxation. Relaxation is invaluable for maintaining your health and well-being, and repairing the toll that stress takes on your mind and body. Almost everyone can benefit from learning relaxation techniques. Relaxation techniques help to slow your breathing and to focus your attention on the here and now. The concept of enjoying the moment we are living in, rather than being worried about what could happen in the future. Common relaxation techniques include meditation, mindfulness, tai chi and yoga. For a more active approach, walking outdoors or participating in a sporting sports activity can be relaxing. It doesn't matter which relaxation technique you choose. What matters is that you select a technique that works for you and that you practice achieving relaxation regularly.


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Gift Shops Karen’s Gifts.........................................10 Golf Seven Springs Golf & Country Club.....................................................38 Hair Salons & Nails Aqua Terra Salon & Spa........................11 Cabelo Salon Inc....................................14 Health & Nutrition Better Health & Nutrition.....................12 Homecare Services Home Helpers.......................................18 Jewelers DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry............................6 Lawn Services Standards Landscape Services..............22 Massage Therapy Massage Therapy Center......................17 Mind & Body Defy Aging............................................19 Music Lessons Inspire School of Music & the Arts..............................................45 Music Matters .......................................43 Nail Salon Amber Nails.........................................12 Pet Grooming & Boutique Paw Wash Plus......................................47 Photographers Acotto Images.......................................27 Physicians-Family Medicine Florida Wellness & Rehab.....................18 Physicians-Internal Medicine Foot & Leg Specialty Center...................5 Physicians-General Surgery Dr. Keith G. Chisholm........................7,17 Physicians-Optometrist Dr. Sandra Stroud...................................18 Picture Framing Picture Perfect .......................................27 Plumbing Contractor Pete’s Certified Plumbing.........................21

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surgeries at Medical Center of Trinity and Morton Plant North Bay Medical Center. His colleague, Linda Kaplan, D.P.M., graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Social Science degree, and also continued her studies at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. She completed her residency at Dearborn Medical Center in Michigan. She joined forces with Dr. Kaplan and offers patients of The Foot & Leg Medical Center “excellence in foot and ankle healthcare,” with her emphasis in wound care and geriatric podiatry treatment in office, with home and nursing visits. Patients who visit The Foot & Leg Specialty Center can expect comprehensive diagnostic testing and treatment as the doctors and staff members remain on the cutting-edge of podiatric procedures and approaches. Information is available on practically every condition, and questions are always answered thoroughly, because an educated patient is a happy patient! To schedule a consultation or appointment with the doctors at The Foot & Leg Specialty Center, call 727-842-9504. To find out more about the practice, visit www.footlegspecialty.com. The practice is located at 6543 N Madison Street in New Port Richey.

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Our Hometown Surgical Specialist Keith G. Chisholm, M.D., F.A.C.S. By Debra Taylor

As a young boy in Charlotte, North Carolina, he remembers his mother taking him to the pediatrician. He liked his pediatrician very much, and at that time, he believed all doctors were surgeons. “They (doctors) would see patients in the office, and then they would go operate.” From that point, he was so inspired that he entered into the field of healthcare, later to become a surgical specialist: Keith G. Chisholm, M.D., F.A.C.S. Dr. Chisholm’s source of inspiration was not limited to his pediatrician. His father was a Junior High School biology teacher and his mother, a registered nurse for what would become 40 years. It was in his blood. However, he was not initially driven to become a doctor. Dr. Chisholm attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and majored in biology. “I wasn’t ready to become a doctor or a surgeon,” he confided. “I thought it would be too difficult.” His educational curriculum emphasized pharmacy, in which he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. During the summer of 1994, he completed an internship with Eli Lilly, a leader in the pharmaceutical industry. But it wasn’t until a couple of his childhood friends encouraged him, that he began to entertain the notion of continuing on to Medical School. Dr. Chisholm earned his Doctorate in Medicine from UNCCH, and completed his residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he became a surgeon. Having performed thousands of mock surgeries on mannequins that would actually bleed, he became proficient at his craft. He began private practice at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Gainesville, and performed “lots of surgeries. Lots!” He continued in private practice at Shands Community Hospital, where he met his wife of ten years, Staci, who just happened to be visiting a relative.

However, Dr. Chisholm performs 6- 12 surgeries /week on average, so leisure time is not always on his side. He operates at Medical Center of Trinity, and Florida Hospital North (Helen Ellis Memorial) in Tarpon Springs. MCT is the only hospital in Pasco, North Pinellas, Hillsborough and Hernando Counties that offers robotic surgical options, which are his specialty. Gall bladders, hernias, colon resections, and appendectomies are the most prevalent in this geographical region, due to the median age of residents. Although, in practice as a general surgeon with expertise in robotics, Dr. Chisholm sees a little of everything! “I guess laparoscopic colon surgery would be my favorite,” he confesses, “because it is technically challenging. I can take out one- or two-feet segments through one, three-inch incision. It used to take an eight-inch cut in the middle of the patient’s belly to do the same thing!” Studies have shown laparoscopic surgery has many advantages to patients, including faster recovery times, less pain, and decreased disruption to the anatomy, especially beneficial to cancer patients. Dr. Chisholm opened his new office, Surgical Specialists of Trinity in early March 2013. Office hours are 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Friday. However, these hours may vary based on surgery schedules and emergency cases. Please contact Surgical Specialists of Trinity at 727-372-0400. Dr. Chisholm’s office is located at 10751 Maple Creek Dr., Suite 103, Trinity Professional Place, at the corner of Duck Slough and Trinity Boulevard. You are also invited to visit www.SSTsurgery.com.

Dr. Chisholm and Staci relocated to the Tampa Bay area in 2011, where they are raising two daughters, Kennedy, (6) and Karsyn (1). “There are a variety of fun things to do around here”, Dr. Chisholm acknowledged. “Golf, the beaches, restaurants, museums. There’s a lot to do!”

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• Save time in the morning by using a mix or premixing whatever you can the night before. Most muffin batters can be mixed the night before and stored in the refrigerator. • Don’t forget the cleanup. A dirty kitchen spoils the effect of a thoughtful meal in bed. Breakfast in bed is a wonderful way of telling someone that he or she is special. Certainly breakfast in bed is appropriate on Valentine's Day or Mother’s Day or his or her birthday but it's also a way to make any day special. Don’t forget birthdays and anniversaries. And complete surprises are always nice. Consider it often. Get the kids involved and make Mother’s Day or Father’s Day a family day—the kids will have as much fun as mom or dad. Breakfast in bed doesn’t have to be elaborate; it’s the thought that counts the most. But these tips will add a touch to make the day more memorable and make the event go a little smoother. •

If it’s your wife’s birthday and you’re a complete klutz in the kitchen, don’t despair. Call one of her favorite restaurants and choose her favorite from the menu. Sneak out and get it and lovingly present it just as if you had slaved away in the kitchen.

If it’s Mother’s Day and fixing breakfast with the kids seems like something out of a Stephen King movie, you need to buckle up your courage—and make a trip to McDonalds. Serve Mom in bed and spread a blanket on the floor for a kiddie picnic.

Avoid the crumbs. If you don’t have a proper tray, improvise and spread a tablecloth over the bed as a crumb catcher.

Layer on the extra touches. Use the best china and silverware. Present the meal with a linen napkin. Put a chocolate, a cookie, or a small bowl of candies on the tray.

Add a special love note, poem, or scripture. If the kids are involved, have them make special “I love you cards” all colored and reflecting their own creativity.

Try adding a special gift even if it’s not his or her birthday—maybe toiletries or something relating to an interest or hobby.

Add a single rose or flower to the tray.

Bring the newspaper or include his or her favorite magazine. If you have a TV in the bedroom, tape the program that your spouse never seems to have time to watch and play it during breakfast or better yet, while you are doing the cleanup.

Cater to her or his special interests and appetites. If he is a fisherman, stop by the tackle shop and pick up a fishing fly or gadget. (Yep, those guys in the fly shop will help you make the selection.) For her, if she collects elephants, stop by the gift shop and pick up a small ceramic elephant to adorn the tray.

What to Serve: 12 Easy Ideas Here are a dozen quick and easy ideas to make the breakfast in bed occasion a little easier. 1. Pancakes are always easy—especially with a mix. You can make them special with a topping or by adding something as a filling. Cranberries, nuts, applesauce, or chocolate chips are popular considerations. 2. French toast is always easy. Add a little extra cinnamon or nutmeg and maybe some vanilla extract or orange flavoring. 3. Scrambled eggs can be quick and easy. Make it special with bacon bits and cheddar, or sausage, or sautéed vegetables. Nearly anything that you can do to an omelet, you can do to scrambled eggs. 4. Strawberries and cream make for an elegant but easy breakfast dish. 5. You can make a bowl of old-fashioned oatmeal in the microwave. Add dried cherries, pineapple, or nuts to make the cereal special. 6. Pick a granola that he or she likes and serve it as a cereal. 7. Cut fresh fruit and present it in an attractive bowl or on a platter. 8. Pick up hot bagels and different flavors of cream cheese. 9. Make muffins from a mix. 10. Try broiling a grapefruit half topped with a sprinkling of brown sugar. 11. Consider a fruit smoothie. Use your blender and his or her favorite fruit--fresh or frozen--along with a scoop of ice cream and a little extract. 12. When all else fails, pick up a coffee cake or a pastry from the bakery. Better yet, use a mix and make it yourself.

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Relax, Breathe and Live Today “Health is the utmost importance; everything else is secondary.” Sometimes we are so busy being busy that we don't listen to our bodies telling us to slow down. Our world is fast paced and it seems as though we have more to do in a day than time allows. I know, I am a perfect example. Today take the time to enjoy the simple things in life. As you flip through the pages, you will find healthy tips to feel better and many ways to help relieve stress. Treat yourself to a massage, go for a walk in the park, play a game of golf, call a friend or just relax. When was the last time you enjoyed breakfast in bed? You will find 12 easy ideas on page 9 to indulge. School will be out soon, looking for a local camp for the kids to enjoy? Pages 43 through 45 have many to choose from. While juggling kids, work and family, remember to make time for you, you deserve it!

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Fiber. Seriously, is there any nutrient more boring than fiber? The mere thought of fiber conjures up images of Grandma’s clumpy, untasty glasses of fiber mix. Or perhaps you imagine the boring foods you will have to eat by the truckload—foods like bran flakes, beets, and beans, beans, beans. Think again. ReNew Life is reinventing the way you think about, and eat, fiber. By now you’ve probably heard how much ReNew Life founder and President, Brenda Watson, wants you to eat more fiber. Fiber is the surprising appetite controller, the amazing heart health nutrient, and the great colon regulator. A high fiber intake does more for your overall health than all the low-fat, empty promise diet foods you can name and still Americans consume less than half of the fiber they should (around 15 grams daily instead of the recommended 20–35). But really, who can eat that much fiber? You can thanks to our new Fiber Smart Healthier Fiber line that really does offer a fiber supplement for everyone (not just Grandma). Fiber Smart supplements are made without any harsh fiber types such as psyllium and without any artificial ingredients, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. They are great way to boost your fiber intake along with a healthy, high fiber diet.

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&BEAUTY Hair color trends for spring and summer By Heather Warlick | gazette.com Hair color trends for spring and summer are full of color play. Ombres, reverse dip-dyes and peek-a-boo pops of brights are the rage among celebrities — will you be lured in by one of these trends? Ombre (sometimes called dipdyeing) is a coloring technique that looks like you bleached your dark hair blonde, then let the roots grow out several inches, resulting in several inches of dark hair that transitions into light ends. But this season’s ombre is more restrained than in the past, said hairstylist Jamie Roark of DK Salon. “I have noticed the trend growing more subtle but also transitioning a lot into clothes,” she said.

The light-to-dark shading technique has indeed bled into apparel trends, nail art and even makeup — think lipstick that blends from a deep red on top through shades of red and pink, into an almost nude shade at the bottom. Or throw in sunset shades of yellow and orange.

Equally popular are intensely colorful peek-a-boo color pops, Roark said.

These warm sunset shades are being worked in to ombre hair color techniques to take the edge off the transition, warm up the trend for the season and look more natural.

These colors can be applied in an ombre style, in rainbow fashion using several shades, as an all-over color or temporarily with clip-in colorful hair extensions.

Another twist is Jessica Simpson’s reverse ombre with blonde at the roots slowly transitioning into butterscotch then a darker, caramel brown at the ends.

If the absence of color is more your style, platinum blonde is also a huge trend for spring and summer.

These colors are surreally bright hues of reds, blues and purples, with pastels another popular option.

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Get the most impact and maximize every minute with H.I.T. (highintensity interval training). You can cut your workout short without shortchanging your results. For each exercise, go as hard as you can for 50 seconds and rest for 10 seconds: jump rope, high knees, burpees, mountain climbers, lunge jumps, squats, fast feet, speed skaters, jumping jacks, pushups and ab crunches.

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Limit your weight workouts to 60 minutes. After an hour your body produces more cortisol - a stress hormone - that can actually impede muscle-building.

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Before you do arm curls, wrap a towel around the bar. It’ll strengthen your grip. The towel makes the bar thicker, and that makes your forearm muscles work harder.

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Count your reps backward. Toward the end of your set, you will think about the reps you have left instead of the number you’ve already completed.

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Want to focus your abs to work harder? During sets of abdominal crunches, exhale strongly at the top of each movement.

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Increase your speed and endurance by dividing your run into thirds. Run slowly for the first third, go at a normal pace in the middle third and then run even faster at the end.

7. Take Five

If you only have five minutes for fitness, where’s what to do with them: 1 minute of plyometric lunges, 1 minute standing broad jumps or speed skaters, 1 minute of high knees, hold plank position for 1 minute and 1 minute of push ups. This workout doesn’t require gym equipment, so no excuses - you can do this (almost!) anywhere!

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Every few weeks, measure something like body fat or waist size that correlates to your 90-Day Challenge goal. You’ll see tangible shortterm results that will motivate you to keep going for it.

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Switch it Up “90 days is a great gauge for taking new turns in your fitness endeavors,” said Moylan, a pro fitness competitor and a ViSalus Challenge Promoter from Jenison, MI. “You have to constantly modify or your body will quit responding.” Some ways to switch it up: update your playlist, try a new workout routine or pick a new 90-Day Challenge goal.

10. Johnny Gonzalez (Vi Model Finalist) says: Create a Workout Plan Gonzalez, a personal trainer

and a ViSalus Challenge Promoter from Rapid City, SD, says the most important thing to do is to get goals every time you walk into the gym. “Compete with yourself day in and day out,” Gonzalez said. To bust out of a workout funk, he changes up the weight, reps and tempo in his strength-training workouts and alternates his cardio with boxing and track sprints. (Volume 2 Issue 1 The Challenge Magazine 2013)

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Is 35 the New 50? By Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen | youbeauty.com

The younger generations are aging faster—and worse— than their parents. Here’s how to keep your metabolism in check and make your youth and beauty last. Have you ever worried that you’re going to turn into your parents? Well, if you’re not careful it’s going to happen sooner than you think—and in ways you might not have expected. An April 2013 paper in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that when it comes to metabolic health (basically, how well your body uses insulin to process the sugar in your blood), today’s 45 year olds are on par with 60 year olds of the generations before them. What does that mean for 20- and 30-somethings? Well, you do the math: Just add 15. The study measured various aspects of metabolic health, including the prevalence of being overweight or obese and body mass index (BMI). All three are notably higher in young people today than they had been in the past, with obesity among women in their 20s up twofold from a generation earlier. That means that a 20-something is two times more likely to be obese by her 30s than a woman 10 years older than she is. These scary generation shifts were seen nearly across the board for both men and women. Poor metabolic health isn’t just about whether you can eat as much as your friend Sally without gaining weight. It’s the first step on the slippery slope to a heap of problems, from increased belly fat to obesity to type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. But fear not! You’re not destined to go down this road. Though there is a genetic component at play, you can control your metabolic health. Good lifestyle and eating habits will help you stay healthy and keep from aging ahead of your years.

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Get Moving We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Regular physical activity—whether at the gym or by speed walking to work and actively tending your lawn—is a key to keeping your body humming along. Thirty minutes of aerobic exercise, five days a week helps you stay at a healthy weight, decreases damaging inflammation, helps regulate blood pressure and cholesterol and supports your system’s ability to use insulin efficiently. We’d really like you to take ten thousand steps every day. Start small and build (and by the way, a pedometer is much easier than counting).

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Eat Smart You know when you’re looking at a package of snack cakes that they’re not good for you. But do you really stop to think about what they’re doing? Routinely filling up on carbohydrates from white flour (cakes, white bread, rice) and tons of added sugar (why else would those treats taste so sweet?) forces your body to pump out more and more insulin to break down the torrent of sugar rushing through your bloodstream. Eventually, your body gets so used to those levels of insulin that the same amount doesn't work anymore. That’s called insulin resistance, and it’s just a step away from type-2 diabetes. What’s more, packaged foods are full of trans fats, which contribute to high cholesterol. That snack doesn't seem so so sweet after all, does it?

Skip the Soda Did you think that just because diet soda was calorie-free that it was guilt-free, too? Sorry to break it to you, but even drinking diet sodas is associated with a higher risk of metabolic syndrome, a nasty combination of many of the risk factors of metabolic aging. The sugar and corn syrup in regular (sugared) soda is a major source of calories and a leading culprit in this country’s fight with obesity. Surprisingly, the no-calorie sweetener in diet drinks may be dangerous, too. One study showed that having more than one soft drink a week—whether regular or diet—was associated with a 44 percent increase in the risk of metabolic syndrome among 50 year olds. One theory is that the high sweetness of diet drinks causes people to crave sweet foods, eating more sugar in the end. Another thought is that some ingredients in artificial sweeteners might lead to insulin resistance or inflammation. Either way, steer clear and go for black coffee, natural teas, water or seltzer instead.


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Dr. Google? Have you ever self-diagnosed on the basis of symptoms? Have you Googled them to see what malady your body is battling? I’m guilty of doing those very things, and fortunately, my foolish stubbornness did not end up more tragically.

to Medical Center of Trinity Emergency Room. After a CT scan, I was accurately, professionally, medically diagnosed with Acute Appendicitis.

I was busy trying to prepare for an impromptu trip to Savannah, GA., and I forgot to eat. By 3:00 in the afternoon, my fiancé, Mike, and I were on the road, and I was feeling queasy. We stopped for some fast food to sustain us, and on the other side of Gainesville, I lost it! I was sick, and my belly hurt.

Dr. Keith Chisholm was the magnificent surgeon that performed the appendectomy, and he was amazed that I had been suffering with appendicitis for six days! I was lucky, he said. My appendix fell apart as he was laparoscopically removing it. Because I waited too long before seeking help, I had to deal with extra days in the hospital and infection.

We got to Savannah, and as soon as I could lie down, I did, and I was down all weekend. I sipped on Sprite. I nibbled on saltines. I took over-the-counter meds for pain and other symptoms. I asked my fiancé and future mother-in-law, to Google my symptoms. I did everything I could to treat my self-diagnosed condition of food poisoning from the fast food, OR the horrible stomach flu that was “going around.”

The staff at Medical Center of Trinity was wonderful from the time I entered until the moment I was released. The private room was greatly appreciated when I was struggling with pain and sleepless nights. Even the food was better than I anticipated hospital food being. I wish I could thank each nurse and staff member individually for their expertise, care and compassion.

I survived the weekend and managed my symptoms for several days, until my fever spiked. I could no longer put it off…see a doctor. Mike took me to Urgent Care of Trinity, and the physician sent me straight

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A Mothers Miracle When I was asked to pen an article for this issue of IT’s YOUR HOME, with the themes being Family, Health and Mothers Day, I had to allow my “heart” to give me the answer. With so volatile happenings and times in the world today, I wanted to write about the miracle inside each of us the moment we become life. It is my intention to leave something that is thought provoking, yet, light, simple, and easy to process. I sum it up in the one and only four-letter word that is a MIRACLE in and of itself. It is an emotion that can be compared to none other. The only feeling that can empower us on a daily level, making everything good, honest, sincere, compassionate, purposeful, with direction and understanding, to build solid relationships and have success and prosperity in everything we call our life experience. A fourletter word that will immediately physiologically and scientifically change ones “heart coherence”, just by thinking it and feeling it… LOVE. Yes… LOVE. Oh how I, as a new Mother, experienced this emotion while expecting my beautiful sons. They were both born on February 16th. I call them my twins “six years apart!” The Miracle of this LOVE and the LOVE of others has sustained me my entire life and continues to envelop me. I hold deep gratitude for this miracle of LOVE for my family, friends and all who “sit in my front row!” In this particular issue, I would like to impart this emotion of LOVE and hope that we can share it worldwide. It is in my opinion, the ONLY way to “make a difference” in this world, is one heart at time. Here is how we can make the effort: We are 6,658,000,000+ people strong! IMAGINE what would happen if we all did it together! What if we all felt more genuine appreciation of one another and for our planet? What if there was one simple thing each one of us could do to help create a positive change for humanity and our planet?

What if we each did something to not only benefit ourselves but those around and close to us, healing our planet in the process? Science has shown that positive emotions have beneficial effects on ALL living organisms: people, animals, plants, even water. Are YOU interested in doing one thing- just one simple thing- to “make a difference?” Join people around the world, connecting hearts to actively appreciate planet earth. Take a moment and focus on the area around the heart. Recall the feeling of appreciation as you witness a spectacular sunset. Feel the exhilaration standing atop a mountain. Capture the LOVE felt while watching a family at play on the beach, or a precious loved one of your own. Bring that feeling of appreciation into an area of your heart and IMAGINE you are radiating this feeling out to the planet. IMAGINE one million more people doing the same thing! IMAGINE…it is only the beginning! Pass it on. Presented on Earth Day by HeartMath Institute in a beautiful video available for view on my official website, www.barbaramarville.com. It is my favorite “feel good” video, but the message is even stronger. When we have the feeling of LOVE, LOVE can change everything… everything! In closing, I hope you gleaned something positive, and the feeling of LOVE- even if for a brief momentallows you to be at peace, with tranquility, thinking of these words: When times get hectic and out of sorts, always remember, the Miracle of LOVE will sustain you! Inspiringly Yours With LOVE,

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NOMINATIONS NEEDED IN PINELLAS-WIDE FREE ROOF GIVE AWAY PROGRAM WINNER ANNOUNCED ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 * Local contractor sponsoring No Roof Left Behind™ free roof give away for one Pinellas County homeowner in need * Tarpon Springs, Florida – The national No Roof Left Behind initiative has found sponsorship in Pinellas County. Local company, Arry’s Roofing, is now accepting nominations for the free roof on their website, www.ArrysRoofing.com.

free roof seemed like a logical way to do that, and this is a very creative way to get the community to join us.” One of the most important things for the Arry’s Roofing family is community outreach. When a fellow contractor from Detroit, MI highlighted the No Roof Left Behind program as a way to thank communities for their support, Arry Housh knew it would be a great fit for the big hearted team at Arry’s Roofing. “We are just so excited about implementing a philanthropic program like this at home,” says Arry. “It is just a natural fit here in Pinellas County. We recognize that not everyone can afford to get his or her roof replaced. But having a secure roof overhead can bring peace of mind to a family in need.”

There are a few conditions for the program. Nominees must own the home they are living in and be a resident of Pinellas County. Also, the free roof recipient must be current on his/her mortgage payments. Nominees will be accepted until July 19, 2013. A team of local volunteers will review all the nominees and four will be selected as finalists. The four finalists’ stories and photos will be displayed on Arry’s Roofing’s No Roof Left Behind homepage. From August 2-September 6, 2013 the public will able to vote on the finalist they feel is most deserving. The roof winner will be revealed online on September 9, 2013 and the installation celebration will be held shortly thereafter.

Other local businesses are asked to show their community appreciation as well. “We think it’s a great way to rally the community together,” offers Matthew Housh, vice president of Arry’s Roofing. “That’s why we’re inviting other Pinellas County businesses to show support by way of donations. You don’t have to swing a hammer or even get dirty to help out. Just give us a call and we’ll find a place for you.”

The Housh family is celebrating 23 years in the roofing industry. “We don’t just work in Pinellas County. We live here, shop here and have raised our families here. We wanted to let the community know just how important they are to us,” says Arry Housh, president of Arry’s Roofing. “We have always been involved in community projects since we started our business. Giving away a

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De-stink your sink If your sink stinks, try cleaning the drain with a paste made of vinegar and baking soda, both natural deodorizers. Simply sprinkle a quarter cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by an equal amount of vinegar. Give it time to work overnight. In the morning, rinse it all away with some boiling water. Clear drain clogs without chemicals Chemical drain cleaners work by blasting away clogs with caustic, corrosive ingredients like lye, bleach, and potash. Needless to say, they can be murder on your pipes. The simplest remedy is often boiling water, which melts away the grease at the cost of almost nothing. For more stubborn clogs, pour half a cup of baking soda down the drain followed immediately by half a cup of vinegar. The chemical reaction that occurs will safely—and cheaply—blast away clogs.

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the area further, they use plastic, 4ml thick, under the concrete trucks and pump to protect roads from oil, fuel, or concrete spills. The Global Ground Solutions advanced equipment is second to none. They are the only company offering two-laser transmits to monitor structure and ground movement from three to four sides. This offers two different perspectives on ground movement, thereby providing the most comprehensive ground movement examination available. The hydraulics, the grout injectors and the in-line gauges were all designed to operate effectively and efficiently so projects are completed right on schedule, and at, or under, the proposed budget! Brian admits, “When I worked for other companies, the decisions were based on profits. Now, as owner and President of Global Ground Solutions, I am able to base my decisions on doing the very best job, which sometimes cuts into our profits.” His passion stems from the experience he’s cultivated over the last 15 years. Brian has completed more than 1000 residential jobs including single and multi-story homes, pools, garages and additions. He has completed over 100 commercial projects, some quite familiar to Tampa Bay residents: Howard Franklin Bridge, Lowes, Target, Live Oak City Hall, University of South Florida and Timber Pines Golf Course. Brian has worked on at least 40 Department of Transportation roadway projects on US 19, US 41, Veterans Expressway, as well as Interstates -4, -75 and -275.

Additional testimonials boast the same about Brian’s company and the professionalism and high quality workmanship demonstrated by the Global Ground Solutions team. With more than 34-years combined experience, these contractors know what they’re doing and pride themselves on doing the job right the first time, with little or no aesthetic damage to the property!

Brian started as a laborer in 1998, after 3 months he was promoted to foreman and within one year he worked his way up to lead foreman. By 2006, he served as Director of Operations, the highest position within the company, responsible for maintaining operations of the company from top to bottom. With his wealth of knowledge and experience, and his commitment to quality workmanship and overall excellence, with compassion, Brian oversees every aspect of Global Ground Solutions, and resolves to be the most respected leader in the ground modification industry!

Their services include pressure grouting, compaction grouting, chemical grouting, slurry grouting, underpinning, micro piles, auger case piles and grade beams.

“Global Ground Solutions has grown into something I am very proud to be a part of, and I feel blessed to call myself the owner,” Brian said.

A 20-foot, self-contained trailer was designed for Global Ground Solutions to house everything necessary to complete their projects and the drilling process. This means there is no need to unload heavy equipment onto a customer’s yard. To protect

For more information about Global Ground Solutions, visit their website at www.globalgroundsolutions.com. If you have questions or want to schedule an estimate, call 727-856-9062, or email office@globalgroundsolutions.com.

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A familiar metaphor states, “Your eyes are a window to your soul.” Yet conversely, windows should not allow eyes to see into the soul of your home. A sensible solution to protect your privacy with blinds and window treatments that serve multiple purposes while complementing the décor. Horizontal or vertical, blinds hang parallel, or at least that’s the way they are designed. However, they can easily be damaged by tiny hands or furry paws, they become dusty and dirty and are troublesome to clean, and sometimes they don’t accent the new couch or paint color. No need to worry. Seek the unparalleled window treatment service provided by the team at Statewide Blinds, and they will provide the perfect solution! Larry Vanderhoof, owner of Statewide Blinds, and his family relocated to West Tampa Bay from Washington State and began the unique business of renewing, repairing and restoring blinds and window treatments to like-new condition, as well as replacing older styles to complement new-fangled décors, both residential and commercial. “Customer service is our top priority. Our business is built on integrity and values, and we treat our customers like family,” Larry said. That is why Statewide Blinds is quickly becoming the fastest growing new business in Pasco County!

Blinds can be bothersome to keep clean. The team at Statewide Blinds eliminates the hassle by disassembling and thoroughly cleaning them using an ultrasonic cleansing system, removing dust, dirt, allergens and odors. Although it is not always possible to fix blinds with extensive damage, moderately damaged blinds can easily be repaired with Statewide Blinds repair and restoration services. Options include replacing damaged slats; restringing blinds that need new lift cords; replacing damaged tilter mechanisms and ladder drums; and cutting down or resizing blinds and shades. Custom window treatments are a cinch for Statewide Blinds! Whether you prefer the standard Venetian, or want to update to Honeycomb, Wood, Woven Wood or Faux Wood blinds, all of these styles are available. Shades are certainly an option in the common roller or not-so-common Roman adaptations. Perhaps, Plantation shutters are your preference. Your choice is Larry’s desire! All of these selections and more are yours at Stateside Blinds. Plus, this mobile service comes to you and can complete most jobs the same day! Simply contact Statewide Blinds at 813-4808638, to schedule your FREE QUOTE! For additional information, visit www.statewideblinds.com.

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Put ready-to-bake cookies in the oven shortly before a showing and set them out on a pretty plate in the kitchen for prospective buyers. Brew some coffee and tea. The refreshments provide buyers more incentives to sit down and stay awhile—an approach recently used in prepping singer Sheryl Crow’s $15 million Hollywood home for sale.

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Skip the chemical air fresheners. The flowers and freshly baked cookies will provide a welcoming scent. Create another favorite by slicing four apples in half and sprinkle them with brown sugar and bake them at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

Feel: Use linens with a “rich, substantive feel” in bedrooms,

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10 Clever Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide By: Courtney Craig

Is hydrogen peroxide a non-toxic weapon in your green cleaning arsenal? It should be!

When it’s time to clean, have your trusty green cleaners at the ready — baking soda, vinegar, castile soap — plus another ultra-cheap gem: hydrogen peroxide. You can use it anywhere, and can’t beat the price: A 16-oz. bottle only costs a buck. Here are 10 ways you can use that ubiquitous brown bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide to your home’s advantage:

In Your Kitchen 1. Clean your cutting board and countertop. Hydrogen peroxide bubbles away any nasties left after preparing meat or fish for dinner. Add hydrogen peroxide to an opaque spray bottle — exposure to light kills its effectiveness — and spray on your surfaces. Let everything bubble for a few minutes, then scrub and rinse clean. 2. Wipe out your refrigerator and dishwasher. Because it’s non-toxic, hydrogen peroxide is great for cleaning places that store food and dishes. Just spray the appliance outside and in, let the solution sit for a few minutes, then wipe clean. 3. Clean your sponges. Soak them for 10 minutes in a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and warm water in a shallow dish. Rinse the sponges thoroughly afterward. 4. Remove baked-on crud from pots and pans. Combine hydrogen peroxide with enough baking soda to make a paste, then rub onto the dirty pan and let it sit for a while. Come back later with a scrubby sponge and some warm water, and the baked-on stains will lift right off.

In Your Laundry Room 7. Remove stains from clothing, curtains, and tablecloths. Hydrogen peroxide can be used as a pretreater for stains — just soak the stain for a little while in 3% hydrogen peroxide before tossing into the laundry. You can also add a cup of peroxide to a regular load of whites to boost brightness. It’s a green alternative to bleach, and works just as well.

Anywhere in Your House 8. Brighten dingy floors. Combine half a cup of hydrogen peroxide with one gallon of hot water, then go to town on your flooring. Because it’s so mild, it’s safe for any floor type, and there’s no need to rinse. 9. Clean kids’ toys and play areas. Hydrogen peroxide is a safe cleaner to use around kids, or anyone with respiratory problems, because it’s not a lung irritant. Fill an opaque spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide and spray toys, toy boxes, doorknobs, and anything else your kids touch on a regular basis. You could also soak a rag in peroxide to make a wipe.

Outside 10. Help out your plants. To ward off fungus, add a little hydrogen peroxide to your spray bottle the next time you’re spritzing plants. Use 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide added to one gallon of water for your plants. source: houselogic.com | Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic

In Your Bathroom 5. Whiten bathtub grout. If excess moisture has left your tub grout dingy, first dry the tub thoroughly, then spray it liberally with hydrogen peroxide. Let it sit — it may bubble slightly — for a little while, then come back and scrub the grout with an old toothbrush. You may have to repeat the process a few times, depending on how much mildew you have, but eventually your grout will be white again. 6. Clean the toilet bowl. Pour half a cup of hydrogen peroxide into the toilet bowl, let stand for 20 minutes, then scrub clean.

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should be created as both accounts are linked together by Google. One of the major advantages of Google+ is that it is an excellent (and often used) location to collect reviews of your business from your customers. The next step in your local SEO program is to submit your business to the top 30 business directories; this is known as creating citations. It is important to set up these citations properly. How all of these citations for the local places accounts and business directories are configured is important to ensure that the best possible search results can be obtained. If you do not currently have a local SEO program working for you, consider taking advantage of special program pricing from Websitedzyn. Websitedzyn is offering special pricing for this local SEO program for your business for a one-time cost of $300 (this offer is good until 5/30/2013).

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8 THINGS TO KNOW IF YOU RECEIVE AN IRS NOTICE By: Todd Unbehagen, MAFM, EA, ATA, ATP President of Unbehagen Advisors The Internal Revenue Service sends millions of letters and notices to taxpayers every year. Here are eight things taxpayers should know about IRS notices – just in case one shows up in your mailbox. 1. Don´t panic (easier said than done). Many of these letters can be dealt with simply and painlessly. 2. There are a number of reasons why the IRS might send you a notice. Notices may request payment of taxes, notify you of changes to your account, or request additional information. The notice you receive normally covers a very specific issue about your account or tax return. 3. Each letter and notice offers specific instructions on what you are asked to do to satisfy the inquiry. 4. If you receive a correction notice, you should review the correspondence and compare it with the information on your return. 5. If you agree with the correction to your account, then usually no reply is necessary unless a payment is due or the notice directs otherwise. 6. If you do not agree with the correction the IRS made, it is important that you respond as requested. You should send a written explanation of why you disagree and include any documents and

information you want the IRS to consider, along with the bottom tear-off portion of the notice. Mail the information to the IRS address shown in the upper left-hand corner of the notice. Allow at least 30 days for a response. 7. Most correspondence can be handled without calling or visiting an IRS office. However, if you have questions, call the telephone number in the upper right-hand corner of the notice. Have a copy of your tax return and the correspondence available when you call to help us respond to your inquiry. 8. It´s important that you keep copies of any correspondence with your records.

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The Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce is located in the Artists’ Faire Fine Arts & Gifts Gallery in Historic Downtown Tarpon Springs. Chamber President, Sue Thomas, invites business owners and managers to attend the “Coffee with Class” networking breakfasts the first and third Wednesdays, from 8:30 AM-10:00 AM, at Rusty Bellies Restaurant located at the West end of the World Famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. The Chamber office and Art Gallery is open seven days a week for visitor information, and they look forward to your visit!

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June 2 11am 5th Annual Tarpon Springs Chamber Golf Scramble Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort Shot Gun Start 1pm June 15 Wine Walk Downtown and Sponge Docks June 20 7pm Music on the Beach Concert Series Sunset Beach Featuring: Crystal Beach String Band June 22 4pm-9pm Food Truck Rally Downtown Tarpon Avenue


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NEW! Teen Life Specifically for teens, ages 13 to 17. This account package helps youths develop important money management skills. It includes a reward program that encourages good grades, free Home Banking, free Direct Deposit, and so much more. With permission from the parent, grandparent, or legal guardian, teens may have a checking account and a MasterCard® debit card. (Opened jointly with a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian.)

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Especially for children 12-years old or younger. This interest-bearing savings account helps children learn to save responsibly. It includes free coin processing and a quarterly giveaway. (Opened jointly with a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian.)

NEW! College Life Perfect for college students, ages 18 to 22 who sign up for free e-Statements. This account package includes a ton of free services including: Home Banking, Online Bill Pay, Mobile Banking, e-Statements & Alerts, Direct Deposit and more! There are also Graduation Rewards and Scholarship opportunities in addition to your Savings and Checking account. We also have a website with topics relating to students and young adults: DefineTheGray.com

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Reserve Your Space Now for Music Camp This Summer They are, admittedly, “band geeks” from their teenage years. Barbara & Kevin Abendroth, owners of Music Matters in Trinity, have always taken great pleasure in music and instruments. In 2000, the couple owned and operated four piano and organ shops throughout Tampa Bay, and they taught lessons to Seniors. After six years, they developed their greatest idea! Barbara & Kevin closed their businesses and moved to the Trinity area, where they embraced their passion for music and teaching families the art. “We have been in the music business since we were teenagers. We understand the benefits of having music in our lives, and we take great satisfaction getting kids and adults involved in playing music. We hope it will make a difference in their lives, too,” Kevin explains. To more than 3,000 students from the area over the last six years, and to the 400 currently enrolled, music really does matter! There are 30 instructors who teach students of all ages how to play instruments, read music and grow in their talent! Music Matters has a 15-station computer lab for interactive participation by the students to supplement the teacher’s lessons. They also utilize 17 studios with glass doors where parents can observe their child’s lesson with qualified professional. There is also a comfortable waiting area,

complete with a coffee bar, plasma televisions, luxury chairs and WiFi. However, each student is different. This summer, Music Matters plays host to various fun and educational camps and classes for most every age. “MusiCamp” is an introduction to music and instruments. “Rock Band” is a class in which your child's rock star dreams come true! “ShowTime” involves a focus on drama, while “PopCamp” emphasizes pop music, singing, and choreography. The teachers and their classes are professional and fun at all times! Music Matters has a great selection of instruments & supplies at very affordable rates. Instrument rental options are also available. Music Matters is located in the Grand Trinity Plaza at 4112 Little Rd, Trinity. Now is the time to enroll yourself or your children in one or more of the summer camp classes available, or in private/semiprivate lessons. For more information, call 727-834-8856, visit their website, www.musicmattersfl. com, or email info@musicmattersfl.com. In Trinity and the surrounding areas, Music Matters!

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Suncoast Waldorf School

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Suncoast Waldorf School-Schooling the Head, Hands & Heart

Kindergarten-Eighth Grade 1857 Curlew Road Palm Harbor, FL 727-786-8311 www.suncoastwaldorf.org Call about our June Summer Camps for ages 5-12

Kindergarten & Early Childhood Development OPEN HOUSE Saturday, May 18th, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Please RSVP to the School)

Suncoast Waldorf School is a non-profit corporation, and is not affiliated with any church or religious organization, nor does it discriminate on the basis of race, creed, or economic status. Suncoast Waldorf School is a member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.

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Congratulations Aaron Mourousas Winner of KIDS, Do You Like to Write? Hello, my name is Aaron Mourousas and today I am going to tell you why I’m thinking that we should continue summer brake. I have three reasons why I think this way. First we can have more time to study for next year. Second, we can hang out with family and friends. Three we need time to relax. Those are the three reasons I am going to talk about. I know school is important but you need to have relaxing time. Now I will tell you why summers brake should continue. First, we can study at home for the next year. Also, we can get a tutor for help with studies. We also have a 40 minute on line school for more help with courses. Also, we can make a math, science, social studies, reading and, language arts game. Second, hang out with family and friends. We don’t have that much time to see our family. Also, we can get hurt at school. We can be hurt by guns, knives, and bombs. Most of the time we don’t see our families, we see our friends. Third; time to relax. Now I understand that school is important but we need some time off. Well we need to relax more. What I mean is because of the days we get more tired. And we need rest. We all as children need rest. As, I write my last words well not forever. I mean in this… ah never mind. Any ways we need to continue summer brake. Please elect to do this. Now think about this, do you want your child hurt at school, well I don’t. Thank you for all the support.

Inspire is a music and arts school for children of all ages. Our facility houses a preschool, home school classroom, recording studio, music lesson studios, art rooms, theater w/stage, dance studio, and an autism music & art room. The Non-Profit Inspire Foundation was created for children with special needs. These classes will give each child the opportunity to learn, play, and perform music. Inspire School of Music & the Arts is a place where everyone can develop their own interest and talent in music and the arts.

Kid’s Summer Golf Camp Seven Springs Golf and Country Club is offering a fun filled summer with our Youth Program! Our Golf Professionals will teach your child the basics of Golf.

Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 3:30PM Children 5-11 years old

Our Camp Director and Camp Counselors organize group games, crafts and activities. Children will also enjoy swimming and pool games. What a great opportunity for your child to learn the game of Golf and spend their summer.

Lunch, Snacks, and Drinks are included in your fee. Space is limited to 30 children per session so don’t delay! $50.00 deposit will secure your dates!

Questions Call 727-376-0039 or email wendi@ssgcc.com www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

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Help Stop Cruelty to Horses Be Their Voice

The best way to help horses is to be their voice in our nation's courts and halls of power. Make sure you are registered to vote, and actively support legislation that protects and preserves populations and living standards of equines both domestic and wild. At the ASPCA, we are doing our best to make it easy for you to participate in the legal process by posting timely information and action alerts in our Online Advocacy Center. Sign up today to receive targeted, location-based alerts that inform you how you can help America's horses. It's easy, it's free and it's important!

Be an Informed Consumer

Your spending dollar is a weapon—use it wisely! Some products, like the drug Premarin, are created through the suffering of horses. Premarin is a hormonereplacement drug prescribed to thousands of American women every year. The "magic ingredient" in Premarin is the urine of pregnant mares. Read more about Premarin horses here.

Adopt a Horse!

An estimated 100,000 American horses are slaughtered for human consumption each year. Currently there is no horse slaughter in the United States, but our horses are transported to facilities in Mexico and Canada, in a terrifying, cruel final ride. Most of these horses are healthy; beautiful former pets, race horses, carriage horses or formerly free mustangs. Please visit www.homesforhorses.org for horse rescue organizations in your area.

Be an Ambassador for Equines

Not everyone is aware of the miserable lives of race horses, the inhumane practice of horse slaughter, or where Premarin comes from. You can help expand awareness by engaging friends, family, classmates, riding instructors and others in a discussion.

Report Equine Cruelty

If you witness an act of cruelty or neglect involving a horse or other equine, don't keep it to yourself. Any abuse shown to this animal can be an indicator of cruelty to other species—including humans. If you're not sure whom to contact, please read our Report Animal Cruelty page as a first step. source: aspca.com

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Hi! My name is Rose, and I am a small terrier mix girl between one- and two-years-old. I don’t mind telling you, I have had it ruff over the last few years. I’d really like to find a forever home where I will be loved and cared for, and I won’t have to worry about my safety anymore. You see, I never really had a home. I just did my best to survive. When a really nice person picked me up one day, they could see I had suffered an injury to my leg. It had been badly broken and healed back a little crooked. It was terribly painful all the time. The vet who examined me said I’d probably be in constant pain without surgery, but trying to fix the damage was going to lead to more pain and maybe complications, whatever that means. So, instead of fixing it, they removed the leg completely. So now, I only have three legs. Not a problem really. I’m learning to adapt just fine. I’m just a little nervous in my foster home right now, because the owner has two other dogs, and I think I’m crowding their space. Don’t get me wrong. My current care-giver has been wonderful! I’ve gotten baths and been to Paw Wash Plus for a spa-day, of sorts. I have my own “house” [really, it’s just a doggie crate I call home], and I feel very safe and secure there most of the time. It’s just I would really love to be loved by someone who would call me their very own! I enjoy being a lap dog, but I like my space, and will give you yours, too. It’s been said that I am a “sweetheart.” Well, if that means I’m a good girl with lots of love to give, then I guess that would be true. Yes, I am still adjusting to having three legs, but I’m doing well. I just need to be a part of someone’s life in a forever home where I will feel safe and secure and most of all, be loved! To meet me or better still, to adopt me, please call Paradise Pets Rescue in Windermere: 407/680-3999 or email info@ paradise4petrescue.com. With Lots of Puppy Love, Rose

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