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and the days get longer, I enthusiastically contemplate “springing forward” on all my unrealized goals and incomplete to-do lists. Spring is a season of rejuvenation and transformation, after all. What I have discovered, though, is that I am much better at enthusiastic contemplation than I am at execution. I want to spring forward, but somehow, I find myself taking backwards leaps and even some sideways ones. E A C H Y E A R A S T H E T E M P E R AT U R E S S TA R T TO W A R M

Just last week, I decided to clean the oven. It had desperately needed it ever since the sweet potato explosion at Christmas, but until spring fever hit me, I had not been inspired to do it. But the cleaner was the kind with fumes, so first I needed to open all the windows. As I ran around the house opening them I realized they were really dirty, so I dashed to the computer to google window cleaning services. But then my new email alert chimed; it was a reminder from my mother about my niece’s upcoming birthday. I hadn’t mailed her present yet (and by mailed, I mean purchased), so I jumped in the car and rushed to Barnes & Noble to get the newest edition of the trilogy she loves. As I passed another store on the way, I saw it was having a sale on the candles I like, and it would be foolish to pass up the 30% discount, wouldn’t it? After the candles had been purchased and the book procured, I finally made it to the post office. While I stood in line, my friend texted me a reminder about the zoom meeting we had scheduled. Wait…what! I had a zoom meeting scheduled!? As I raced home to make the zoom meeting, I ran into the grocery store to grab something quick for dinner. But on the way to the meat department, I saw that wine was on sale so detoured to select a bottle, ran into another friend, checked out of the grocery and realized, once at home, no dinner had been purchased … but I did have candles and wine! I went to the freezer (noticing the house was really cold because someone left all the [dirty] windows open) and found a frozen pizza. And then, as I opened the oven door, to my astonishment, I discovered it was still covered in exploded sweet potato. See what I mean? I get stuck in the proverbial rabbit hole and find myself going every which way except forward. It’s only April, though, maybe there’s still time for me to tackle a goal this spring. Obviously, mastering task completion would be an appropriate one. I’m going to work on that starting right now. But first, I’ve got to get on the treadmill while I dictate article notes into my iPhone and catch Rachel Ray on TV…she’s going to demonstrate how to cook sweet potatoes. w DANA JORDAN PUBLISHER

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COFFEE TALK:

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Movement Matters For Everyone

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Creating Room To Breathe

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TIPS, TRICKS, & HACKS:

Walking In The Fullness ... Of Who We Were Created To Be HERE SHE IS:

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LIVE, LEARN,

Life takes practice! And though they don’t always come wrapped in a shiny red bow, the lessons we learn along the way are invaluable gifts that are worth sharing. Here are a few noteworthy examples featured in this issue:

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TRUE FREEDOM IS UNDERSTANDING THAT WE HAVE A CHOICE IN WHO AND WHAT WE ALLOW TO HAVE POWER OVER US."

– MERYL STREEP

NAMASTE, FRIENDS LKNW introduces our newest contributor on page 32. Jaeda Lahnee is a well-respected millennial entrepreneur, business professional, creative director, healer, and yogi in the Lake Norman area. Not only will Jaeda offer her insights through her column Diversify.Educate. Connect. but she will also be contributing to our Teens Aloud and Mind, Body, Spirit columns. Welcome, Jaeda!

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We catch up with Claudia Kepner (Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Huntersville) on page 12 where she shares with our readers the challenges of running a funeral home during pandemic and how those challenges gave her a fresh perspective on life and gratitude. POWER IS FOUND IN APPLICATION

The Bible is meant to be lived and not just learned! “I am most successful when I apply the principles of Jesus found in His Word,” says April Cover Girl Marjorie Townley, national sales director with Sterilizer Autoclave Solutions. With knowledge she has gleaned from working and living in various places around the globe, Marjorie relays some valuable life strategies on page 26.

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Flip on over to page 20 where Aimee Howard, owner of The Yoga Barre of LKN in Mooresville, talks about overcoming the stress and anxiety of job loss and other life hurdles. “It was during my first year of practicing yoga that I discovered how much the practice helped me and that I wanted to share it with others … for me, it is therapeutic in so many ways and essential for self-care.”

STRENGTH, FAMILY, AND FAITH

With 35 years of experience, Shawn Fogle Principi (Fogle Insurance Group page 38) has worked in almost every aspect of the insurance industry and has witnessed plenty. Armed with resilience and fortitude, Shawn shows us how she had to rearrange work and life priorities after the death of her sister in 2016 and then again during the trying year that was 2020.


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FEATURE

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: k l a t e coffe A Sit-Down Chat With CLAUDIA KEPNER

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Our First Cup

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Perhaps a Warm Cup of Tea Instead I love to take a long walk to unwind and relax. Fresh air helps to clear the mind. I’m not one to sit to relax. I prefer to be doing something—whether it is walking or gardening or refinishing a piece of furniture. Balancing life and work is a challenge so if at all possible you must leave work at the office. Take time for yourself whenever possible. Sipping a glass of wine or enjoying a warm cup of tea and watching the sunset on the lake is my way to recharge and reset.

In 2011, John and I jumped wholeheartedly into a new experience when we expanded our family funeral home business in West Virginia by purchasing Raymer Funeral Home (now Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Huntersville) and moving to Lake Norman. We are a multi-generational family business with our son Jonathan and his wife Lindsey now working with us at the funeral home. They were instrumental in opening our new location in Denver, the Raymer-Kepner Life Tribute Center.

The Best Part of Waking Up

Our daughter Krystal and her husband Michael have blessed us all with our precious 3-yearold grandson, Theo, who brings so much joy to our lives. We feel very grateful that both of our children and their families live so close.

"… Life is very fragile and we must tell the people we love how much they mean to us every day." Share a Cup With Your Neighbor

What’s New in Your Brew?

My new favorite recipes are with my InstaPot and Airfryer. I also tried my hand at paint-by-numbers which I really enjoyed. We are also enjoying movie nights with all the fun things to watch on Netflix. My favorite apps would be the calendar to keep me organized, The Weather Chanel so I know what to wear, and Pandora to keep music playing.

The pandemic has taught me to not take anything for granted … it reinforced my feelings that life is very fragile and we must tell the people we love how much they mean to us every day. With our business being essential during the pandemic, we are guiding families through the tender process while following the state and CDC mandates. We care deeply about our community and are so happy and proud to serve the Lake Norman area and be there, like family, during difficult times. w

Claudia Kepner is the co-owner, secretary/treasurer, and financial administrator at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Huntersville and Raymer-Kepner Life Tribute Center in Denver. Connect with Claudia at 704.892.9669 or at www.raymerfh.com.

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TOGETHER We Make A Difference

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8things Read “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” By the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Keep a Gratitude Journal List five new things you are grateful for each day.

Stretch & Move Do 10 minutes of yoga.

Create Something Paint, Bake, Write, Craft, Plant.

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Have Recess Enjoy outdoor activities daily.

Healthy Snacks Under 100 Calories 1 large egg; 1 roasted, skinless drumstick; 1 cup low-sodium vegetable soup; cinnamon-sprinkled baked apple; sliced tomato with mozzarella cheese; dozen shrimp with cocktail sauce.

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8x8 Water Rule Drink 8, 8oz servings of water a day.

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Plan a Trip Research shows that the act of planning a vacation can boost your overall happiness for up to eight weeks.


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COMMUNITY

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STR E N GT H, F L E X I BI L I T Y , B A LA NCE , A ND T H E CA P A CIT Y T O take a

deep breath...these attributes are meaningful to everyone. Over the past few decades, millions of Americans have turned to yoga and mindfulness practices to help them grow in body, mind, and spirit...perhaps you are one of them. Yoga is famous for helping its practitioners develop internally and externally, and it's these holistic benefits that keep yoga students coming back to their mats (or chairs!). Standing and other weight bearing yoga postures such as Warrior poses and Sun Salutations help build muscular strength and may increase bone density, which is important for healthy aging. Poses that move the spine in a variety of directions help with flexibility and functional mobility. These include Sphinx, Child’s, Side Bends, and Twists. Balance is built through poses like Tree, Eagle, and Crescent Lunge, which challenge the body and the mind to focus. Breath exercises can help calm the nervous system, which can help lower blood pressure heart rate, and can help develop more efficient breathing patterns, too. These benefits appear whether a yoga practice is fast and flowing like Vinyasa style or calm and slow like Gentle Yoga. And then, of course, there is the additional benefit of recognizing an interconnectedness between things ... the breath and body, the body and mind, the individual and the community, the community and the world. LKN EXPERT

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Sarah Henderson, RYT 500, believes the yoga mat is a good place to explore what it means to be fully human. She is passionate about appreciating people’s individual strengths and encourages them to practice yoga with the body and mind they have, no matter the limitations or diagnoses that others have given them. She lives in Charlotte, NC, where she teaches yoga to people of all abilities at area non-profits including Nevins, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides person-centered and employment services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Find Sarah on Instagram @sarahhendersonyoga and Facebook at Sarah Henderson Yoga.

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These benefits are available for all yoga students, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as those that I teach at Nevins Inc. Students with disabilities enjoy the physical and mental challenges of yoga, find more comfort and ease in their bodies with regular strengthening and stretching, and are able to use the meditation practices to relieve stress and practice for life’s challenging moments off the mat. They can find ways to connect with their inner lives and with their peers, just like other yoga students do. Additionally, the strategies employed by adaptive and accessible yoga teachers can help students increase their social-emotional skills, verbal and expressive communications, and their capacity to deal with negative feelings and behaviors that may be alienating to others. Our classes at Nevins end with a resting meditation, a sharing circle, and a time for students to give a brief reflection on how they feel after their yoga practice. The words I often hear (or sometimes see if someone uses American Sign Language) are peaceful, calm, relaxed, and happy. If you have practiced yoga, you may recognize these feelings from your own experience. If you are looking for a way to connect with someone you love, with or without a disability, or with your own inner landscape, give some yoga a try. Even a few minutes of focused effort might just change your whole day! w WRITER SARAH HENDERSON


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LOCAL ARTIST

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DONNA TEACHES PRIVATELY in her neighborhood - St. Alban’s in Davidson, as well as in St. Kitts.

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DUCATED IN NEW YORK CITY, I studied painting under the guidance and direction of two extremely influential teachers, whose vision and use of color led me to fulfilling my art degree and future career as an art teacher in the New Jersey public school system. During my ten years as an educator, I also pursued Interior Design, moving on to my own business in the suburbs of Chicago. ‘Wallternatives’ evolved, and was a thriving design service for 28 years. With a passion for many mediums, I pursued jewelry design as yet another means of creative expression, exhibiting my creations both locally and abroad. Most recently, the Four Seasons Resort on the island of Nevis, Jumby Bay off the island of Antigua, ‘Pieces’ Gallery in Highland Park, Illinois, and numerous boutiques in the West Indies. Currently exclusively showing at the Dale Gallery of Fine Art in St. Kitts. I have also

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630. 484. 8837 had the pleasure to exhibit in many juried Fine Art Festivals in Illinois, such as Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Eastside Millenium Park, Hyde Park, Lincolnshire, Highland Park, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst, Cantigney, St. Charles, Joliet, Glenview, Glendale Heights, Elmhurst, North Shore/Old Orchard and Barrington, and Fork in Davidson, NC. Having traveled extensively, most of my semi-precious stones and pendants are from all over the world. The introduction of bronze and copper findings to my already extensive line of silver has been well-received, and will continue to be a part of my collection.

A point of interest: My greatgrandfather, and immigrant from Italy, created and constructed the molds for the two lions (Prudence and Fortitude) which grace the stairs of the New York Public Library. He also made the molds for all of the relief work that adorns the original Grand Central Station there, in Manhattan. I’m fortunate to have obtained some of his incredible pieces which are displayed throughout our home. My mother, who was an extremely talented artist, painted on bone-china. S O L E O N A R T. C O M

Married to Tom for the past 48 years … two sons and their amazing wives (Payton and Samantha, Brett and Betsy and three grandchildren ) … so very supportive of my artistic endeavors throughout the years, and always my primary source of guidance and inspiration. Living both in Davidson, NC, and St. Kitts, WI, I have drawn upon both environments for creative enlightenment.

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LKNW RECOGNIZES A WOMAN DOING EXCEPTIONAL WORK IN THE LAKE

NORMAN COMMUNITY, A LEADER WHO IS PAVING THE WAY TO CHANGING OUR ATTITUDES AND INSPIRING CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE.

on FAMILY: I grew up in Toledo, Ohio, and went to Catholic schools until college, at which point I went to the University of Cincinnati where I studied interior design. I have one daughter, Emily, 23; one grandson, James, who is 4; and one son-in-law, Jamey, age 30. My father was my inspiration—my brother, sister, and I lived with our father after our parents got divorced. He was in the grocery business and had me right alongside him ever since I can remember. I definitely got my strong work ethic and determination from him. I saw how he balanced his work life with his family life … always helping others and being there for his kids. on STRENGTH AND PERSEVERANCE: It was after I had Emily that I understood why my dad worked so hard to provide for his children. I wanted to give Emily the same type of upbringing I was fortunate to have. Providing her a good home and Catholic education were very important to me. I want to show her by example that the tough times will strengthen you … it has been during the most difficult times in my life that I found my faith deepen and realized that family and friends were much more important than material things. Having setbacks has made me more determined to work and achieve my goals.

AIMEE HOWARD THE YOGA BARRE OF LKN

on SELF-LOVE AND SELF-CARE: The yoga studio is my second career. I started yoga about nine years ago after being downsized the second time from my cosmetic/fragrance career of 25 years. I needed something to help relieve the anxiety and stress of losing my job. It was during my first year of practicing yoga that I discovered how much the practice helped me and that I wanted to share it with others. For me, it is therapeutic in so many ways and essential for self-care; it quite literally kept me off prescription medications. on GETTING BACK TO NORMAL: This past year was quite a challenge for everyone; but our biggest challenge has been getting clients into our studio. There continues to be so much uncertainty. We are following all CDC guidelines (and actually have limited the number of students even more than what the guidelines recommend) to help our students feel more comfortable. It’s been very difficult to plan special events and offer other onsite programs, but we are staying positive and focused … and looking forward to adding Yoga by the Lake again very soon! w

Aimee Howard is the owner of The Yoga Barre of LKN located in Langtree Village, 138 Village View Drive, Suite 101, in Mooresville. You can contact Aimee at 704.253.5511 or give her a virtual visit at www.theyogabarreoflkn.com.

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Clayton Miller Memorial

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2021 Applications Being Accepted Now! DEADLINE APRIL 15

We believe the gift of theater for our students will benefit the community beyond the performance sector. Our award

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recipients will take their dedication to theater, and apply the same dedication and passion for the rest of their lives. Clayton’s passion for theater will be carried on through this

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN

Be kind! Be kind to YOU. The person you need love from the most is that one who looks back at you from the mirror. What are your favorite ways to show love to others? Smile, pay attention to their feelings, give a compliment, spend some time with them, grant them grace to be exactly who they are. Can you do those things for yourself ? No one deserves your love and attention more than you do.

CAPTAIN CAN’T TAKES THE HELM?

S O M E S T R AT E G I E S TO T U R N Y O U R M O O D A R O U N D

D O Y OU E VE R F E E L LI K E Y O U J U S T C A N’T? You are

frustrated, upset, exhausted, sad, don’t know what to do? What’s going on? The cause could be something like a broken relationship, problems at your job, trouble with your spouse or children, PTSD, or maybe you just feel sad and you don’t know why. Whatever the reason, you’re left unable to look on the bright side, and feeling helpless and hopeless. There is nothing wrong with you. Everyone knows this feeling, and often we experience it multiple times each day. So what can you do to shake yourself out of this funk? What do you really need? Here are a few suggestions:

Concentrate on what is happening RIGHT NOW, in this moment. What can you see? Hear? Touch? Ground yourself in the present. Focus on the task in front of you with total concentration. Pay so much attention to where you are and what you’re doing that you throw “I can’t” right out the window. Take your thoughts captive! Take control. Ann Bradford said: “Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.” Realize that thoughts and emotions are just passing things, and that they can and will change. If you meditate or pray, use those things to help you observe your feelings rather than acting on every single one of them. Just watch them pass by. All of the top causes of death are either caused by or made worse by stress. Simply said, your brain doesn’t know the difference between anxiety and excitement. It produces the same chemicals and hormones in response to either. What makes the difference is the interpretation you put on that feeling. Shakespeare said that a tragedy is simply a comedy misunderstood. Wake up to the truth that you are powerful. You are the captain of your ship. Captain Can’t has walked the gangplank! w

“Last week I was so sad for no reason at all. Today I’m so happy for no reason at all. That's why it’s so important to hang on.” GLENNON DOYLE

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some facts about

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microneedling that uses small needles to pierce the surface of the skin. By injuring the superficial layers of the skin, it is forced to regenerate, thus increasing the natural production of collagen and elastin.

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MICRONEEDLING IS A MINIMALLY INVASIVE COSMETIC PROCEDURE

such as reducing fine lines and wrinkles, decreasing scarring, and improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin. Furthermore, topical skin products are absorbed more efficiently, which increases their overall effectiveness. Microneedling can be used safely on various parts of the body, with the most popular treatment areas being the face, neck, and chest. This service is safe for all skin types, but it should be avoided over problematic skin areas, such as acne, raised moles, and keloid scars. Individuals who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or using blood thinners are not candidates for this treatment. THERE ARE MANY BENEFITS TO MICRONEEDLING

MICRONEEDLING SESSIONS TAKE ABOUT 30-60 MINUTES,

depending on the size of the treatment area. The skin is prepped with a topical numbing agent to minimize pain. Providers may use a device known as a dermal roller. However, this practice has fallen out of favor due to the increased risk of skin tears. Dermal rollers have been replaced with the use of specialized microneedling pens. Providers can select the exact depth of the pen for each client’s skin type and needs. Serum may be applied during or after the procedure to enhance and promote healing. Maximum effects are typically achieved in 4-6 weeks as skin cells take at least 28 days to rejuvenate. LKN EXPERT

BE FLUSHED, like

a mild sunburn. This redness can last up to 48 hours. Aftercare instructions will be discussed and tailored to each client. Daily sunscreen and moisturizer are paramount to assist in restoring the skin barrier. Also, clients should avoid swimming pools, saunas, and other activities that may induce sweating. Possible complications include bleeding, bruising, infection, and scarring.

Allison Broome is a board-certified family nurse practitioner at Accentuate Med Spa, 107 E Charlotte Avenue, in Mount Holly. Schedule a free consultation with Allison by calling 980.745.5433 or visit today at www.accentuatemedspa.com.

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THIS PROCEDURE IS EXCELLENT ON ITS OWN, BUT IT CAN BE COMBINED WITH ADJUNCTIVE THERAPIES

such as plateletrich plasma (PRP). When used with PRP, the desired results from microneedling are further accentuated. Dermal rollers can be purchased for in-home use, but again are strongly discouraged as clients may induce micro-tears, potentially leading to scars and infection. Above all else, consult with a professional trained in microneedling. w

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of WHO we were

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Marjorie Townley is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, but her gregarious nature has taken her many miles from her Midwest roots.

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was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, in a large nuclear and extended family,” Marjorie shares. “My family instilled in me a passion for hard work; both of my parents had a small business growing up … and managed to raise four children!” After earning her international business, language, and law degrees from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, Marjorie ventured to other regions of the globe, including Mexico and Guatemala, before settling down stateside and founding her own consulting business. “I have always had a love for small business and began consulting several years ago,” Marjorie explains. “I specialized in processes and policies designed to turn a profit and tighten the inner workings of a company, allowing the C-Level individuals to begin to look more full-scope, or holistically, at their company instead of just at the bottom line.”

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GUIDES MARJORIE IN ALL OF HER ENDEAVORS. With just a three-hour consultation session with a company, Marjorie was able to understand the business well enough to begin forming a plan to bring growth and an increase to the bottom line. She would then spend a few weeks just observing the day-to-day operations of the company, point out the areas for improvement, and write recommendations for resolution. Marjorie’s inspiring personality made it easy for clients to sign up for change— which led to an increasing client base. As her business expanded, she made contacts in the Lake Norman area. “I began building my business here. I had dear friends in the area and enjoyed the many outdoor activities that this area has to offer.” In 2018, Marjorie sold her business and began working for Jason Dubrey, owner of Sterilizer Autoclave Solutions (SAS). She and Jason lead the sales division at SAS, and Marjorie describes Jason as quite the visionary. “I am the details and processes gal,” Marjorie says, “so we make an incredible team … we are always capitalizing on any opportunity presented. It has been an amazing journey of fun, growth, and goal setting.” Marjorie truly enjoys a fast-paced life, which includes her dedication to her church. On her own admission she loves to work, so juggling work, family, and congregational life is fun and challenging for Marjorie. With most of her family still living back in Kansas City, she makes it a priority to go home as often as she can. “My family here in North Carolina is my messianic congregation in Charlotte,” Marjorie smiles. “I serve the community during the week as well as the weekends and observing the biblical feasts each season.” When asked about the influences in her life and who has inspired her, Marjorie is quick to reply: “There have been many people in my life who have inspired me, whether mentors or family, but the One who has changed my life the most is Jesus. His Word, the Bible is truly the Book of Life, and has allowed remarkable changes in me. I am truly indebted, in love, to Jesus who saved me. It is the single most important event in my life and allows me to live in a way contrary to culture for which I am eternally grateful.” A thankful and positive attitude guides Marjorie in all of her endeavors. Grateful for the opportunity to learn, work, and travel in her life, Marjorie is not one who sits well (ask anyone who invites her to watch a movie!). “I so enjoy serving, working, and teaching others. I was a business professor for a long time and watching my students ‘get it’ was so exciting. As a marriage and family therapist, the joy of my existence came as I was a small part of helping families reconnect and rebuild –

the indescribable joy for me in ALL that I do is helping others to see what they were unable to see at one time.” In regard to personal goals, Marjorie is clear about the importance of planning ahead. Setting goals is a deep-seated passion for this girl from the Midwest. She likes to look at her life goals in the short term, long term, and as a constant. At work, Marjorie is looking forward to building her sales team, expanding more nationally, and becoming very well-known in the world of infection control.

“Personally, I look forward to traveling to Israel this year, increasing my service to the community, and assisting more nonprofits to spur growth. My constant goal is to become more like Jesus. I want to become more gentle, more patient, more loving, each and every day. We are each made a masterpiece, and we cannot make the most impact where we are without walking in the fullness of who we were created to be.” w

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women

move

ON THE

KATIE MOSCOVITCH,

doctor of physical therapy, opened her two Pure Barre studios in Huntersville and Mooresville with a passion to bring a technique to help people reach their fitness goals. Both studio locations are now open with COVID precautions, offering in-person and livestream classes.

CINDY DESAUSSURE has

joined the Welcome Committee team as a Greeter for the east Lincoln area, welcoming 40 newcomer households monthly in Denver, Stanley, and Iron Station. The Welcome Committee personally visits up to 275 newcomer households monthly throughout the Lake Norman region to provide local information and resources. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman has hired Navy veteran AUTUMN WEATHERS

to teach spiritual education and build an online community of spiritual values. Autumn is a self-described personal-growth junkie and an eternal student of life. She has traveled, sailed, and lived worldwide and taught English to Spanish-speaking children in Panama while running a vacation rental business.

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PAT HELMANDOLLAR,

president of Savvy Salon and Day Spa in Cornelius, announces the celebration of their 25th year in business in the Lake Norman area. Following CDC requirements and guidelines, Savvy Salon is continuing to provide health and beauty services for women, men, and families throughout the Lake in a safe and healthy manner.

LKNW welcomes LAURA ADAMS as their new account executive. Laura was born and raised in Dutchess County, New York. She graduated from an all-girls college, Hollins University, in 1993 after which she spent 16 years in pharmaceutical sales with Merck. “LKNW LKNW is the perfect fit for me,” Laura says, “combining my love of sales, people, and helping businesses grow.”

connect WITH US!

Whether you are a woman on the move, looking for events, new businesses in the area, or are willing to contribute your opinion, follow us on Facebook or e-mail leslie@lakenormanwoman.com.

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SELF

diversify. educate. connect. A NEW COLUMN BY JAEDA LAHNEE

Business Owner | Global IT Executive

ach ieving PROPER BALANCE

OUR CURRENT CLIMATE HAS US CRAVING CONNECTION WITH SELF, SOURCE, AND COMMUNITY. This amazing group of Lake Norman ladies

is marching together to achieve proper balance. Despite being different across several dimensions—age, race, culture, and abilities—Karen Smith (31), Melissa Mizrahi (42), Beth Preston (50), and Sarah Allen (53) came together to share their authentic experiences. “What’s most personal is most universal,” the ladies espouse, and their mission is to help readers like you discover practical ways to cultivate a connection with self, source, and community to bring balance into your life. We are stronger together. Authentic connections enable us to counter stress, struggle, and isolation with love and compassion for ourselves and others. S E L F : Maintaining self-identity and sanity requires a commitment to self.

If you find yourself “losing me” or in need of recharging, it’s time to retreat inward and connect with yourself. Make room for YOU somewhere during your day of wife-work, mommy-work, homeschool, volunteer work, and/or work-work. Incorporate exercise and yoga into your routine. Heart-opening asana (poses) paired with pranayama (breath work) results in a boost of energy, positivity, love, compassion, and a sense of connectedness to life. Practice mindfulness during the day. And relax the mind and the body in the evening with a warm bath or shower with baking soda and your favorite essential oil(s).

Flight Attendant | Professional Organizer

Broker | Realtor | Volunteer

S O U R C E : Source provides what is needed and supplies us all with

strength, regardless of one’s beliefs or religious affiliation. When we find ourselves uncertain, worried, or in need of healing it’s time to connect with Source. Incorporate meditation and/or prayer into your daily routines; it is helpful in Svadhyaya (the process of getting to know your psychic, emotional, and soul interior) as is journaling, studying the wisdom/spiritual teachings, and spending solitary time in nature. Connection with Earth neutralizes free radicals and supports better mood, sleep, and overall health.

C O M M U N I T Y : COVID-19 has left some of us craving social interaction as a result of isolation or disconnection from family and/or social circles. It’s time to try non-traditional means of engagement within the community. Join a local Facebook group, schedule regular virtual gatherings with friends and family, and register for volunteer opportunities that support safe social interaction. w

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Occupational Therapist | Executive Director | Veteran

is a well-respected millennial entrepreneur, business professional, creative director, healer, and yogi. Follow her on Instagram @ JaedaLahnee.


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TRAVEL

attitudes about

latitudes

attitudes ABOUT

latitudes

THE FLORIDA KEYS ARE A STRING OF TROPICAL ISLANDS STRETCHING

APPROXIMATELY 120 MILES OFF THE

SOUTHERN TIP OF FLORIDA, BETWEEN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND GULF OF

MEXICO. THEY’RE KNOWN AS A DESTINATION FOR FISHING, BOATING, SNORKELING, SCUBA DIVING,

AND ANYTHING OUTDOORS AND ON THE WATER!

WHERE THE WIFI IS WEAK AND THE RUM IS STRONG

THE SOUTHERNMOST CITY OF KEY WEST IS FAMOUS FOR DUVAL STREET’S MANY BARS, MALLORY

Key Largo is the first of the fabulous Keys and is dubbed the Dive Capital of the World. Charter a boat and set sail to paradise! Key Largo is home to the world’s largest artificial reef, the 510-foot USS Spiegel Grove, and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

SQUARE’S NIGHTLY SUNSET CELEBRATION, THE

ERNEST HEMINGWAY HOME AND MUSEUM, AND IT IS THE BIRTHPLACE OF JIMMY BUFFETT’S ORIGINAL MARGARITAVILLE.

DOWN ISLAND BELOW THE SALT LINE

About a halfhour south of Key Largo, you will arrive in Islamorada, a fisherman’s paradise! Fishing tournaments are popular and frequent on this Key so be sure to check with the Chamber of Commerce before deciding on travel plans. But don’t be dissuaded by the island’s popularity because it’s a must-do! Be sure to check out Theater of the Sea where you can watch dolphin, sea lion, and parrot shows or better yet … swim with the dolphins! When you’ve worked up your appetite, head on over to Marker 88 or Green Turtle Inn—both are fantastic.

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US1 ends in Key West, Florida, and is the southernmost point in the United States, just 90 miles from Cuba. There are so many things to do in Key West you can’t go wrong. Just walking the length of Duval Street is a treat and you will want to check out Mallory Square for their famous Sunset Celebration. Sunset Pier is also a great place to grab a bite, listen to live music, and enjoy the amazing sunsets.

TRYIN’ TO CATCH UP WITH THE SUN

As you cruise down the chain of islands, you won’t be able to decide which side of US1 is more beautiful … to the left is the Atlantic Ocean and to the right is the Gulf of Mexico. As you hop from key to key, remember you’re on island time now, so enjoy the ride down. There are ample places to pull off the road, snorkel, and have a picnic. w


HOME

• POSITIVE AND PRACTICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING: Instead

of reliving the situation, write down what you can do to change things for the better. Remember, you can only do YOU … you cannot control the behavior of others so let that go along with the negative thought pattern. Baby steps count … the point is to be practical with solution-based strategies. • IMMEDIATE DISTRACTION: Call a

friend, do a project, watch a movie, read a book, exercise with music.

do you get

stuck in

• PERSPECTIVE: We are a

NEGATIVE

thought

patterns? HERE’S SOME HELP!

Ruminating thought is the process of continuously thinking about the same negative thoughts over and over in a seemingly endless cycle. Even when you want to stop thinking about the situation, your egoistic brain constantly intrudes with the negative thought patterns. A habit of rumination can be dangerous to your mental and physical health, and it can prolong or intensify depression—further limiting your ability to function productively and process your emotions effectively. And it’s important to stop these destructive thoughts as quickly as possible; the body will regain its positive energy if you can stop the thoughts from deteriorating further. It’s important physically and mentally to control negative thought patterns. So how do we do this? Here are a few suggestions from the American Psychological Association (www.apa.org) ---

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tiny blue dot, third rock from the sun … in infinite space, just floating. Everything’s important but none of it matters! Will this situation matter next week? Next year? If you sit and contemplate what is really “wrong” in your life, you just might be presently surprised to realize everything is A-OK!

• FAITH, PRAYER, AND MEDITATION: HUGE,

HUGE, and HUGE! Research has shown for decades that those who have a strong faith and can consistently and effectively pray or meditate a few minutes each day, dramatically improve their mental and physical health. • PERSONAL TRIGGERS: • THERAPY: For so

many, especially during the pandemic, mental health has become a firsttime issue to address, and that comes with its own dose of fear and uncertainty. Seeking help is strength … Seeking help is courage defined! w

Every time you find yourself ruminating, make a mental note of the situation—where are you? What time of day is it? Who’s around (if anyone) and what have you been doing that day?


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FEATURE

here she is With 35 years of experience Shawn has worked in almost every aspect of the insurance industry and is able to obtain the coverage you need. You can reach Shawn and her team at 704.875.3060 or visit their website at www.foglegroup.com for a review of their insurance offerings.

What brought you to the Lake Norman area? Fogle Insurance was originally in Charlotte, but with our growth we wanted to be in an area that had a neighborhood feel—where we could commit to our community and give back with great customer service. So in 2000, we moved the office to Huntersville.

Who has inspired you the most? My father inspires me with his hard work and dedication to the insurance industry. I watched him leave early for work, come home for dinner, and leave again to make sales calls until late at night. My mom taught me everything else! She raised me and my sister to be very strong females and survive in a world where many women did not work outside the home.

What life event changed your world completely? My older sister, Missy,

shawn

fogle principi

passed away in 2016. She worked with us at Fogle and although it was a huge loss personally, I also lost her as a workmate. However, I am very fortunate that her son Zach works here, and it is a wonderful daily reminder of her.

What are you most proud of? I am most proud

of the relationship I have with my husband and two sons. Although my boys are now grown, we still enjoy time and travel together. Professionally, I am proud of the relationship that I have with my brother, Doug. We work together so well and we have the same goals. He is truly my best friend.

FOGLE INSURANCE GROUP

How do you juggle work and family life? My husband travels

for business and when the kids were young, it was tough. Many nights and weekends were spent trying to catch up on business. My motto is “It takes a village,” so I had lots of help. Now that the kids are grown, it’s so easy to put in longer days at work. As for fun and relaxation, I have my yoga group. We have continued to meet during the pandemic, mostly outdoors. They are also my support group; we enjoy evenings on the lawn after yoga with a glass of wine.  

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FEATURE

introducing

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LKN

What are you looking for? We're doing the legwork for you with a comprehensive directory to find the LKN professionals you need. With the help of videos, testimonials, & other pertinent info, you can finally book that appointment with confidence.

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HOME in our closet. Others feel too good to let go. Who likes to toss a piece of clothing that still has the tags on it?

creating

room

breathe TO

T H E RE A RE CE RT A IN DA T ES on

the calendar that always seem to spur me into action. January 1 prompts me to refocus on healthy eating. February 14 reminds me to make my mammogram appointment. And on April 1, I get the itch to start spring cleaning.

LKN EXPERT

With free in-home or virtual consultations, ClosetsbyDesign will assess your space and create a layout that is affordable and customized to meet your individual needs. For more information and locations, visit www.closetsbydesign.com or call 704.588.7272.

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Now that you’re on a roll, don’t stop at your closet. As meals transition to lighter fare, it’s prime time to go through your pantry and donate canned goods that you haven’t used this season. Food pantries are always in need of items, particularly canned vegetables and fruits, coffee, rice, baby food and formula, powdered milk, canned meats, peanut butter, and sugar. Some great local sources are The Mooresville/ Lake Norman Christian Mission, Loaves & Fishes, Ada Jenkins Food Pantry, and the Mooresville Soup Kitchen.

The shift to warmer weather makes April the perfect month to clean out every area of your home. Start with your closet. As your wardrobe transitions to sandals and sun dresses, it’s a great time to assess whether that outdated coat was worn this year, or if those favorite black boots have seen better days. If you haven’t worn it, let it go.

Don’t forget your garage! A warm spring day is the perfect time to get outside and clean out that oft-forgotten room. Think about how many times you go in and out of your garage a day. Wouldn’t it be nice to get rid of that old furniture or the pile of toys the kids no longer use so you could pull your car into a clean, organized space? Garages are filled with treasures for charities like Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity, which sell them to support their programs, or use them to help give a family their first furnished home.

Letting go can be hard for some of us. Some items hold sentimental value, which keeps them hanging unused

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The way to overcome this emotional resistance is to shift the focus away from the guilt of throwing away and focus more on the gift of giving to the needy. Items that do nothing more than take up space in your closet can change the life of someone less fortunate if you donate them. There are many tax-deductible outlets for clothing. I always try to think local first. Two that top my list are Safe Alliance and The Hope House in Huntersville. Dress for Success is another outstanding organization for women. Each Dress for Success client receives a suit when she has a job interview, which she can then return for work clothes when she finds employment. This global organization has a location right here in Charlotte on Clanton Road. If you come across worn bedsheets or towels, you can donate them too. Local animal shelters are in constant need of these items.

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HOME

We know how busy life can get—kids, work, family, friends … sometimes just getting dinner on the table is a Herculean feat! So in an effort to save our readers some time, effort, and money here are a few tips, tricks, and hacks that might come in handy in your busy world!

FANCY FRENCH TOAST

Use pound cake instead of bread then add rum or bourbon to maple syrup along with some butter and let it reduce on the stove to form a thick syrup for a festive brunch item! NOTE: Use stovetop; it is dangerous to warm alcohol in a microwave!

EGGS-ELLENT!

Once you take the pit out of an avocado, it is the perfect place for an egg! Bake in 350-degree oven for about 10 minutes and top with crumbled bacon, cheese, and green onion.

TIPS, WHAT CAN’T YOU PUT SALSA ON?

& HACKS

Plenty of folks put salsa on their eggs but try this: Empty some salsa into a medium skillet and bring to a simmer; crack in eggs and cook to desired hardness.

IT IO N ! EA ST ER B R U N C H ED

SAUSAGE-BALL WAFFLES

Start with the simple recipe that combines ground pork sausage with cheddar cheese and Bisquick® (recipe on box) then simply press the balls in your waffle iron. Maple syrup is delicious on them or put an egg between two pieces for an amazing breakfast sandwich. (*NOTE: Shred your own cheese! Do NOT use preshredded cheese in a bag as it is coated with cellulose and does not melt properly.)

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INDIVIDUAL PORTIONS— SAFE & CUTE!

In today’s environment, individual servings are all the rage and it gives you a chance to get creative in the kitchen … and you can avoid sharing one-pot dishes where germs can spread more readily. Try breakfast casseroles in ramekins, and how cute are these mini-skillet brunch desserts?! (visit www.tasteofhome.com for recipes) w


RECIPE

! pie

easy as

Here are two easy pie recipes that will keep things simple, festive, and fun!

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Key Lime Pie YOU WILL NEED

1 graham cracker pie crust; one 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk ½ cup lime juice (I recommend Nellie & Joe’s Famous Key West Lime Juice) the zest of one lime (half in the mix and half to garnish top one 8 oz package of cream cheese (softened) whipped topping (optional) Mix all ingredients until smooth, pour into pie shell, top with remaining zest, and chill for at least 4 hours … this is the hardest part of the recipe!


Southern Fudge Pie YOU WILL NEED

1 premade pie crust 1 cup white sugar ¼ cup all-purpose flour ½ cup sweetened condensed milk 2 eggs slightly beaten 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 4 tablespoons butter (melted) 1 teaspoon vanilla whipped topping (optional)

Heat oven to 350 degrees; mix dry ingredients together; in a separate bowl combine condensed milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla; add to dry ingredients and beat until smooth; pour into pie shell and bake for 40-50 minutes until set; cool thoroughly before serving. w

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M O EACH

N R WHAT WE DO TODAY IS WHAT MATTERS MOST.

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matter

WE ARE B OR

AI N AG

WORDS

G IN

–BUDDHA

Words are magic. They actually change our brain chemistry! As wordsmiths here at LKNW, we are especially fond of words that will resonate with our readers, in hopes

I’ve learned as time passes, all the things that you’re afraid of will come and they will go,

If peace is really what you want, then you will choose peace.

they will help guide

–ECKHART TOLLE

& inspire you.

HOUSEHOLD LOG ENTRY APRIL 1, 2021:

Wine supply depleted. Candy dwindling. Must don real

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

and

you’ll be alright. –STEVIE NICKS

–DR. SEUSS

clothes and exit base. Human interaction likely. Morale low but prognosis favorable … now have LKNW issue and favorite beverage in-hand. LKNW READER

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Pay attention to your patterns. The ways you learned to survive may not be the way you want to continue to live. H E A L A N D S H I F T. –UNKNOWN


BETTER ME … BETTER YOU … BETTER WORLD

MIND body spirit By mixing the ingredients of attitude and action, we can change the flavor of our own lives. Learn to nurture your body and soul to lead a more balanced life.

ALL in the GROOVE! I LOVE THE THEME of this month’s issue so much! “All in the Groove” takes

me back to the 70s when we were grooving to many things in pop culture. I smile with fond memories of the time I spent in the discotheques wearing my Danskin skirt and platform shoes, grooving to the Commodores, Earth Wind & Fire, and the Bee Gees.

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The 70s was and still is my favorite era. The music speaks to my soul. The uninhibited dance moves could be compared to a whirling dervish, but they contributed to our overall health and wellness.

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Recently, my husband planned an at-home date night and he informed me that we were going to watch PBS Hits of the 60s and 70s. To us, a couple hours of listening to old music and seeing entertainers with big hair, loads of sequins, coordinating leisure suits and smooth, carefully choreographed dance moves was what we needed to get our groove on. I thought it was the greatest gift he could have given. At the end I was full of energy and my soul was refreshed. This date night was especially important to me because recently I, like many of my clients and possibly many of you, have felt a disconnect between my mind, body, and spirit. For about ninety days I pondered my health and wellness and how I could regain my overall mental and physical health.

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SOME OF THE STEPS I TOOK TO REGAIN MY GROOVE INCLUDED: I allowed myself to feel the disconnect and discomfort … Let it be; embrace the moment; be open. I coached myself using The Model (a tool I learned through The Life Coach School) that reviews the sequence of CTFAR. • Circumstance • Thoughts (there were many!) • Feelings • Action • Result

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I hired a coach with the goal of discerning my thoughts about the last 12 months and the story I was telling myself that I was disconnected from my mind, body, and spirit.

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I booked an appointment with the amazing Dammah Debbie Chisholm for a Reiki and Intuitive session which helped move the energy in my body. Debbie shares that “when you activate the energy of the heart, you activate the energy of all things possible great and small. Breathing new life into all that you do and all that you are.”

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I made it a daily habit to turn off Facebook, podcasts, books on tape and hit shuffle on my Apple music instead.

After taking steps to connect my mind, body, and spirit I finally have clarity and reconnection to my purpose. My feet are once again connected to the earth (except when they are dancing). Are you struggling to connect with your mind, body, and spirit? If music and movement fill your soul, then take the first of many steps and go out and get your groove on! w

Nancy Beard is a certified life coach who works with women to help them “Find Their Joy.” Connect with Nancy to learn about individual coaching or motivational speaking at nancybeardcoaching@gmail.com or at https://nancybeardcoachingllc.com.

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