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But I have to admit, working on our annual LKN Men! issue each August puts a big smile on my face because it’s our chance to celebrate men for a moment. Men are awesome—I’m sure there’s an ex or two of mine who would be surprised to hear me say that, but it’s true. I love men, and not just when they let me have the remote control or remember to swap out the empty toilet paper roll. The first man I loved was my father. I realize that’s not terribly unique—most young girls adore their daddy. But make no mistake, daddy’s little princess I was not. In fact, my father, although he didn’t know it, was a feminist way before feminism was cool. Determined that no daughter of his would be dependent on a man, there was no pampering or spoiling his little darling; he was much more interested in making sure I was tough, capable, and independent. One of the first memories I have of my father is of him and 3-year-old me at a park—one with a gi-normous dome-shaped set of monkey bars that my older brother scaled with alacrity. Oh, how I wanted to climb those monkey bars and be like him. But I would get scared and descend, crumbling in a heap at the bottom and wailing in frustration. These un-princess-like hysterics only served to delight my brother, who dangled by his knees at the top, taunting me. Certain that my dad—my hero—would rescue me from my tormenter, I turned my tearstreaked face to him in expectation. No offer of justice was forthcoming—he did offer to give me something to cry about if I didn’t wipe the snot off my face and climb the dang monkey bars. I called on my dad for another rescue when I was 16 and had a flat tire. My knight in shining armor arrived at the scene, only with a lawn chair instead of a white horse. From his throne he barked directions as I changed my own tire. I was most traumatized, however, by the lesson involving the mouse—the mangled one he made me remove from the trap when I was 9 years old. According to his line of thinking, if women expected things like equal pay for equal work, they shouldn’t expect a man to kill the bugs or deal with the dead mice. Though I didn’t understand my father’s seeming lack of heroics on my behalf, I realize now that he was trying to show me that there were no limitations on what I could achieve as a woman. I owe my independence and success to him for that. But, in some ways, I think my dad was wrong. Even as I have grown in self-sufficiency, I’ve learned that needing a man and being a strong woman don’t have to be mutually exclusive. I may not need a man in my life, but wanting someone who encourages me to be my best self and brings out the parts of me that I love the most doesn’t mean I’m incapable of being awesome on my own. Except with one caveat: self-sufficient awesomeness notwithstanding, I still think a man should have to kill the bugs … and the mice! w

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have you noticed some thinning areas on your scalp, or a receding hairline? You're not alone. By age 60, 45% of men and 35% of women experience “androgenetic alopecia” (male and female pattern baldness or AGA). Many people experience emotional or psychosocial distress because of hair loss but are unsure how to treat it.

GENTLEMEN (AND LADIES),

Oral and topical medications like finasteride and minoxidil are currently FDA-approved treatments for AGA. Other options may include spironolactone, nutritional supplements, low-level light therapy (red light), hair grafting and hair transplants. But there is a game-changing, natural option: platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP is a scientifically proven regenerative hair therapy shown to increase hair count, hair thickness, and to promote the growth phase of the hair cycle. How does it work? Our own platelets have growth factors in them that when injected into and around the hair follicle on the scalp, act to stimulate the stem cells around the follicles. This causes the growth of new hair follicles, makes hair thicker and causes it to stay in the “growing phase” of the hair cycle for longer.

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Dermatologists trained in the PRP hair restoration technique can draw a patient's blood and extract PRP within a few minutes. After the platelets are extracted, the doctor uses a small needle to inject highly concentrated PRP into the desired locations on the scalp to trigger the growth of new and thicker hair. The entire procedure typically takes less than an hour.

By age 60, 45% of men and 35% of women experience male and female pattern baldness PRP is gaining popularity for treatment of male and female pattern hair loss because it is safe, has minimal side-effects (mild discomfort during injection, mild temporary swelling) and is much more cost-effective than hair transplant surgery. Unlike some of the oral medications used for hair loss, there are no systemic side effects. The number of treatments needed varies depending on each individual's needs, but after the first 4 treatments over a 6-month period, patients usually only need 1-2 treatments per year for maintenance. This treatment may not be for everyone, so a hair-loss consultation is needed by a medical professional. Board certified dermatologists are uniquely qualified to diagnose all forms of hair loss and determine the underlying cause and the best treatment options available for each patient. w

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The flexibility of working wherever you like has great appeal in our new reality, however, a bit of planning comes in handy.

says, “Meet you on the porch?” The porch has been our lifesaver. It is our fresh air getaway. We even have an agenda that has emerged. “What did you do today?” “Did you laugh?” “What’s on the news feed?” “What’s this week’s weather look like?" Other topics move in and out of our daily routine. I am not sure what I would do without this man and our porch. The comfort, the birds, lightning bugs and crickets. It helps put everything in perspective. Over the years my team has designed many outdoor spaces for clients. We love these spaces to include comfortable seating, throw pillows, an outdoor rug, lanterns, a fabulous fan, sometimes a heater and/or a fireplace. The décor is usually loungey and wistful. A hammock for reading or napping, an Adirondack chair for enjoying a drink by the firepit. The vibe is always wrapped around the idea of a relaxed sigh and laughter. We now have a new outdoor request—a place to work. The requirements: an outdoor desk, a comfortable straight-back outdoor chair, a beautiful backdrop for Zoom/team calls, lighting and electrical outlets. This new setup will require mobility – in case the client wants to sit out by the pool to watch the kids.

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INTERNET AND ELECTRICITY: Increasing

your provider’s internet upload and download speeds is always a plus when you want to have clear calls. Update your router for best security and best relay. Add an extender for best outdoor internet service. Make sure you have outlets available for charging phones.

FURNISHINGS: A comfortable chair, a table that is solid and smooth for writing. My favorite chair for an outdoor office is the Kettal Roll. Outdoor dining chairs typically work, but if you plan for long days, keep comfort in mind.

L I K E M O S T, M Y H U S B A N D TO M A N D I A R E W O R K I N G F R O M H O M E . Around 6 or 7 pm he stops by my office and

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MOBILITY: There are many mobile lap desks on the market. Just make sure you find one that is lightweight and works with your furniture. SHADE: To battle the movement of the sun look for a tilt umbrella that can be easily adjusted to suit your hourly needs.

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Our resident home-design expert, Starr Miller, has garnered local and national acclaim with more than 30 industry honors. An alumnus of the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York, Starr has built a strong following as the principal of her sought-after design firm, located in Cornelius, NC. She feels the composition of a space must originate with the client’s unique perspective. Along with that perspective she brings together her team’s collaboration, design skills and refined processes in a way which results in truly captivating homes for her clients. StarrMiller Interior Design specializes in full-service interior design projects.

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THE BASICS: Cleanliness is the most important rule of home brewing, and the best way to clean your equipment is with plain bleach and water (2 ½ tablespoons per 5 gallons of water). Every piece of brewing equipment should be cleaned with the bleach solution and then rinsed really well. You are sterilizing the equipment to kill bacteria that can sour your beer; however, bleach will kill yeast, too, and yeast is your friend so be cautious and thorough in the cleaning process.

of us, crafting is a popular pastime …

but how about crafting your own brew? From pumpkin beer to a dark stout or a sweet, fruity brew, the flavors and fun are endless! For those who have a taste for a fun project, here are some tips for beginners:

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SOME SCIENCE: Beer is made with sugar from malt, which is a grain, and hops which are the flowers of a plant that give beer its bitterness (to offset the sweetness from the malt sugars). This all goes into water and is cooked. For a five gallon batch, cook in about a gallon of water, and then pour it into the fermentation container filled with four more gallons at room temperature. Once the whole thing is at room temperature, you put yeast in it. Yeast are microorganisms that consume sugar and produce two byproducts, alcohol and carbon dioxide. The yeast will metabolize as much sugar as they can, and then they will pass out and fall to the bottom of the container. Once the particulates settle out of the brew and it clears, it can be bottled.

EQUIPMENT: There are cheap kits for someone who wants to just brew a batch or two and then stop, but you can brew a good batch of beer in a five gallon plastic bucket. Other useful equipment includes a bottling tree which is useful for draining and drying bottles after they are cleaned. At a bare minimum, you need a fermentation vessel, a bottling bucket, clear plastic hoses for siphoning and bottling, a bottling wand, a big cook pot, airlock for your fermentation vessel, a long spoon, clean bottles, bottle caps, a capper, and, of course, the ingredients for your beer.

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the 8th annual . .

LKNissue men The LKN Men featured in this special

annual issue have certainly given us plenty to talk about. We hope you’ll enjoy hearing about how they are making their mark on our community with their ideas, energy, and passion as much as we’ve enjoyed Many thanks to Lake Norman Patio And Game Rooms for providing the location for this year’s photoshoot. We’ve identified the furniture and accessories featured so you can ask for them by name when you visit the store, located in Mooresville.

sharing what they have to say!

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ourbon and Legos is undoubtedly a strange combination for a collector, but Dr. Kevin Tsui, of Waterside Dental Care in Denver, explains that the small details are what draw him in. “I have really enjoyed understanding the intricacies and subtle nuances in different kinds of bourbon, and being able to take small Legos and build a perfect piece is very gratifying,” he explains. Dr. Tsui takes the same focus on the details with all his patients, too. “I also take a straightforward approach to explanations, so that my patients can make the best-informed decisions,” he explains. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Dental School, Dr. Tsui was first inspired as a middle school student by his dentist in his Kings Mountain hometown. “To get a better understanding of the field, I started shadowing several dentists, and I continue to be friends with them to this day,” he smiles. Dr. Tsui continues to stay up-todate on the newest technologies and remains a member of the Charlotte Implant Study Club. He is also an active student of the Kois and Spear Education Continuums. Dr. Tsui credits his success to the unconditional support of his parents who immigrated to the

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U.S. in 1982. From providing him with all the equipment and opportunities for tennis lessons when he had dreams of being a professional tennis player, to his aspirations of becoming a dentist, his parents never discouraged him from pursuing his goals. While he isn’t a globetrotter, there is one trip that Dr. Tsui makes annually. “I visit my grandmother in Vancouver every year and explore the beautiful area of Banff, Alberta,” he says. Seeing life from a different perspective is something that Dr. Tsui values. The story of Dr. Paul Kalanithi, in “When Breath Becomes Air,” recounts his experience as a doctor with a terminal diagnosis. “The book really opened my eyes to a deeper

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understanding that life is more than just working and making money, but about appreciating the small things in life.” Attention to the details drives this Lake Norman dentist in and out of the practice, and his passion lies in helping as many people as possible. Dr. Tsui says: “Our mission is to provide exceptional dental care with compassion and great customer service. We do this by caring for our patients as family with a focus on honesty, trust, and comfort. I am lucky to be able to help my patients improve their dental health every day, and it makes me smile when they are happy with what my team and I have been able to do for them and their smiles.” w

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hen Doug Balog was a child growing up in the small steel mill town of Follansbee, West Virginia, he would ride his bike to the local pharmacy to spend his allowance on candy or soda or gum or such, and after getting to know the pharmacist during those visits, young Doug knew exactly what he wanted to do when he grew up. While the local pharmacist clearly made an impact on Doug, his dad was the big influence in his life. “He wanted me to be a high achiever and pursue a life and a career outside of our small town,” Doug says. “He is a huge contributor to all I have accomplished.” Drawing from his strong paternal influence, Doug and wife Lorrie are raising their three boys (Garrett, 17; Colton, 13; Maddox, 11) to be respectful, caring, and determined individuals. Doug and Lorrie met at West Virginia University where they both attended pharmacy school (Lorrie is also a pharmacist.). “My wife keeps me going in the right direction,” he smiles. After moving to the South, Doug and Lorrie put their roots down in Mooresville, where they enjoy the mild winters and the vibrant Lake life.

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The toughest thing in today’s crazy world, he shares, is learning to stay the course through all of the ups and downs. “To help sharpen your focus,” Doug says, “you must be alert and ready for change. We’ve seen this in the pandemic … those businesses that are able to adapt, readily and creatively, are the ones that survive.” Above all, Doug points out that gratitude and love are what will take you to the life you are meant to live. “At the end of the day,” Doug acknowledges, “it’s important to sit quietly, count your many blessings, and say a prayer of heartfelt gratitude.” w

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Sports is big in the Balog family, and Doug has spent a lot of weekends at his boys’ games through the years—cheering them on as well as coaching them. He motivates and encourages his kids in the same manner his father did when he was a young lad. Sharing his fatherly advice with the boys, he tells them: “Be compassionate. You never know what others are going through. A small act of kindness can make a huge impact.” In their spare time, Doug, Lorrie, and the boys go on hikes, play in their swimming pool, and enjoy a variety of sports.

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ife is like a marathon… .” This fitting metaphor has many applications, but for Dr. Scott P. Guice there is particular depth and wisdom in the expression. Not only has he completed marathons (and even a triathlon!), but Dr. Guice knows the importance of maintaining course with intent, with precision, and with compassion—much like he runs his dental practice, Lake Norman Dentistry in Huntersville, which completed its own marathon this year by celebrating 20 years in business. “In order to be successful,” Dr. Guice says, “you have to set short- and long-term goals. As with a marathon, if you do not have the goal, you will never know when you have reached the finish line. By setting small goals, you feel a sense of accomplishment when you complete the task.” Dr. Guice’s family arrived in Charlotte when he was just an infant so he is one of the rare, true locals—spending much of his youth camping, boating, and enjoying everything Lake Norman had to offer. It was during these early formative years that a young Scott announced to his mom: “I’m going to be a pediatrician when I grow up!”

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Entering NC State as a pre-med major with his sights set on pediatrics, Dr. Guice would soon discover other opportunities in medicine. “I began exploring dentistry as an alternative,” he says, “and felt like it was a much better fit. I liked the idea of working closely with patients, building lasting relationships, the variety of procedures, and the independence that dentistry provides.” Dr. Guice went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Medical College of Virginia Commonwealth University in 1997. “I developed a particular passion for cosmetic dentistry,” he continues, “because of the excitement and energy gained from rebuilding a patient’s self-esteem and confidence by giving them a complete smile makeover.” Dr. Guice underwent his own kind of smile makeover during his third year of dental school when he met his wife Michelle. After graduation, they married and moved to Huntersville where they started their family. The couple has two beautiful daughters who are the loves of their life: Caroline, 21, and Courtney, 16. Firmly believing you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with, Dr. Guice added Dr. Dylan Sobin to his practice in July of 2019. “Dr. Sobin holds the same values, ethics, and moral standards as I do,” Dr. Guice says, “and his Residency program provided him with extensive oral surgery training which complements the practice.” Both doctors continue their education in all aspects of general dentistry including orthodontics, endodontics, dental implants, and full-mouth reconstruction. Dr. Guice recently completed over 300 hours of dental implant training, as well as becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, giving him the opportunity to provide oral appliance therapy for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea. “My passion is taking care of other people,” Dr. Guice smiles. “One of the most rewarding aspects of my profession is seeing patients smile with confidence and tell me what a difference I have made in their lives by restoring their self-esteem … and that makes ME smile!” w

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His pre-photography career led him and the family from New Mexico to Tennessee and Florida, before eventually settling in Davidson to be near Sandi’s parents. It was in Tampa that he began pursuing his lifelong love of photography, initially as a hobby. In 2007, friends requested that he take a family portrait for their Christmas card and it was a hit—so much so that numerous friends began to request their photos as well, and Pat began to see that his hobby could become a career.

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It was around that same time that his older brother was diagnosed with cancer, passing away at the age of 38. As he tells it, the situation wasn’t like the song says, “live like you are dying,” because his brother was already too ill to do all the things that he’d hoped and dreamed of doing. That revelation (and the fact that Pat was himself diagnosed with the same form of cancer at age 37) led him to eventually open Mojo Studios in Tampa and leave the corporate world behind.

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Pat says that one of the best parts of his photography career is creating an image that truly represents the person that he’s photographing; he tries to help his subject see their own beauty. Pat continues: “I especially love photographing individuals. I want to create photos of someone that their grandkids or great grandkids will see … photos that will be cherished for generations. Maybe the younger generations will see their elders in a whole new way apart from the old person they know.” Working hard to build the same reputation in the Lake Norman area as he had as a Tampa photographer, Patrick’s passion for photography runs deep. To achieve this goal, Pat says, “You need a spirit of giving and focusing on others. Be nice to yourself, be nicer to others.” w

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eing a “Tar Heel” has special meaning for Huntersville dentist Dr. Brent Crawford. “As a member of the band at Chapel Hill, I played the UNC fight song hundreds of times,” he says, “ and I’m definitely Tar Heel born and Tar Heel bred!” Dr. Crawford often jokes with his patients that as a member of the Chapel Hill band, he was on the Dean’s list of biggest fans, never missing one game in eight years while Dean Smith was the coach. A founding partner of Crawford & Colvin Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Crawford also describes himself as a man who is focused on paying-itforward. His parents instilled in him the value of community service from a young age. “I also gained a sense of giving back to my community while attending Governor’s School in Laurinburg after my junior year of high school,” he describes. The NC motto of “to be rather than to seem,” where the value of action is placed over words, is what led him into military service. The Hendersonville native graduated

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from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Dental School and then served for almost four years in the U.S. Navy as a dentist for the Marines. “Dental school was challenging, but the realization that I had found the career that fulfilled my passion was exciting,” he exclaims. The pay-it-forward concept has driven Dr. Crawford’s 30 years of practice in the Lake Norman area. In 2012, Dr. Julianne Colvin joined the dental practice, and they have continued to treat their patients according to Dr. Crawford’s philosophy. “My Golden Rule is to do what is right by my patients and treat them like family,” he smiles. Adhering to the philosophy of doing good and paying it forward, Dr. Crawford also keeps in mind a quote from Thomas Jefferson. “On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.” Dr. Crawford adds, “The support of my family, Dr. Colvin, my incredible staff, and my extended patient-family sustain me in our mission to provide the best care while serving and giving back to the community.” Dr. Crawford and his wife, Susanne, were married in the fall of 1990 and will celebrate their 30th anniversary soon. “Susanne has been our office manager since 1998 and leads our service mission,” he notes. The couple has three daughters who attended the Community School of Davidson: Morgan (2014), Rachel (2018), and Erin (2024). As a lifelong Tar Heel, Dr. Crawford admits that having two of his daughters attend UVA was a bit humbling. Joking, he says, “At least I taught them from a young age that they could go anywhere they want – except Duke!” w

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he UNC-Duke rivalry just may be the most fierce one in college sports—here in North Carolina you don’t have to look very far to find family and friends divided over which color of blue they prefer. At family get-togethers, Duke graduate Dr. Peter McIlveen, physician and managing director at North Carolina Weight & Wellness, only has to look as far as across the dinner table at his two Tar Heel sons. “We’re definitely a house divided,” Dr. McIlveen says with a smile. But that is where the family discord ends. In fact, North Carolina Weight & Wellness is a family-run practice, with Lucy, the love of Dr. McIlveen’s life and his wife of 35 years, serving as the practice administrator, and their son Thomas managing business development and marketing. After completing his residency in 2003, Dr. McIlveen practiced in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. In 2013 he became certified in obesity medicine as well. “My patients often asked me for help with weight management,” Dr. McIlveen says of the transition. “They inspired me to learn more about the field of obesity medicine. As we achieved results, I decided to specialize in this area, and there has been no looking back since.” In fact, Dr. McIlveen is 1 of

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only 61 physicians who have been designated a Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association— one of the highest honors bestowed upon physicians who demonstrate dedication and commitment to the clinical treatment of obesity and obesityrelated diseases. He also currently serves as the national chairperson of the membership committee of the Obesity Medicine Association. Specializing originally in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. McIlveen learned early on in his career that what his female patients needed most was a physician who would not only treat their physical ailments, but would listen to them. “This quality is the foundation of my medical practice today,” he explains. “The main reason I chose

to be in private practice was so I could spend more time listening to my patients’ concerns and working with them to reach their goals.” Whether helping women manage their hormonal changes during times such as menopause or assisting them with losing weight and becoming healthier, Dr. McIlveen’s primary objective is to help his patients focus on what makes them happy. “I have been a part of the transformation of women and men of all ages, from teenagers to senior citizens. I take great pleasure in being a part of these journeys,” he says. After all, it’s seeing patients begin to take control of their lives that inspires Dr. McIlveen…well, that and watching Duke tromp UNC on a basketball court. w

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MIKE GRIFFIN until something has happened. Mike is there for his clients during those tough times. “It’s a great honor, privilege, and also a great responsibility to serve the needs of our clients.”

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challenge you to find a more positive and optimistic insurance agent around the entire Lake Norman area. Mike Griffin, of Griffin Insurance Agency in Mooresville, will tell you his wife Cindy says he is optimistic to a fault! “I always see the glass half-full, and I look for solutions instead of focusing on what is going wrong,” he smiles. Such optimism was born from a life-defining event when Mike was 23. “I was in a gas explosion and had burns over 85 percent of my body,” he recounts, “and I spent a month out of commission.” Mike doesn’t like to dwell on that incident, but he did come out of it with a new purpose and perspective on life.

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Mike has been serving the Lake Norman area with insurance coverage since 1978 and was named to Nationwide’s Sales Hall of Fame in 2011. “It was quite by accident that I started working in the insurance world, but I have never regretted it for a moment,” he says. Mike’s focus in business comes from the values his mom, Margaret Wilson, instilled in him as a child. “My mom taught me to always see the best in people and the importance of treating everyone the way I would want to be treated,” he says. “Insurance is all about solving problems and providing our clients with the peace of mind that we will be there when they need us. Most of the time you don’t hear from a client

An avid ball player, Mike played baseball during college at Elon University and Mitchell College, where his coach was influential in shaping his work ethic. “Coach Spencer always challenged me to give 110 percent and reminded me that when I made a decision that didn’t go quite right, to first always be accountable for my own actions,” he describes. Mike still plays ball and was named in 2011 to the ASA All-American Team for ages 55 and older. “I have played over 2,500 competitive softball games since I started playing in my early twenties.” While Mike knows for sure that each day is a gift and that we should enjoy every minute, he makes sure that he works hard and is kind and patient with people and humble about his success. “Cindy often reminds me that it is our mistakes and experiences in life that make us who we are today,” he shares. Mike is grounded in his favorite scripture in 1 Corinthians 13:4, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.” w WRITER MICHELLE LOVE


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Carolina Oral & Facial Surgery

DR. MICHAEL COLEMAN DR. MICHAEL FORAN

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t’s like pulling teeth” is a phrase we frequently use to describe how we feel when we’re trying to convince someone to do something that they just don’t want to do. For instance, coaxing your 2-year-old to play quietly while you try to work from home? Why, it’s like pulling teeth! Persuading your 50-something husband to get that colonoscopy he’s been putting off ? Yep, you guessed it—like pulling teeth. But do you know what isn’t at all like pulling teeth? Having oral surgery performed by Drs. Michael Foran or Michael Coleman at Carolina Oral & Facial Surgery. Ironic, huh? The reason for the irony lies in the personalities of the good doctors themselves. Both are dedicated family men—Dr. Coleman is married to his college sweetheart, Shelby, and has three sons: Jack, Patrick, and Cooper. Dr. Foran married his college love as well, and he and Megan are the parents of two children, Erin and Liam. The doctors approach patient care in much the same way they do fatherhood: with a great deal of patience, warmth, and empathy. “We treat our patients the

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way we would want our own family to be treated,” stresses Dr. Coleman. It was in attending another group in need of care—wounded soldiers—at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. that Dr. Foran decided to become an oral surgeon. “I was able to see firsthand the role of oral surgeons in the soldiers’ recovery, and I knew that I wanted to be a part of it,” he explains. Of course, treating soldiers with horrific injuries requires not only skill, but a great deal of compassion. One such soldier won the Medal of Honor and invited Dr. Foran to join him at the White House for the ceremony. “It was an honor to meet the President and see one of my patients thriving,” he says proudly. But Dr. Foran has found that the

doctor-patient relationship with the soldiers is a reciprocal one in which he receives as much as he gives. “We all have bad days,” he explains. “But they have taught me to ignore the minutia—to take a step back on those days and realize that I have a happy and healthy family and that I am lucky to be where I am.” When not in the office, both Dr. Coleman and Dr. Foran enjoy life on the lake. They each participate in a number of outdoor activities: Dr. Coleman is an avid golfer, while Dr. Foran competes in triathlons. But the time they enjoy most is that with their families. Says Dr. Coleman: “There are so many opportunities to do active things, we are always having an adventure!” w

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DR. JACK BURTON

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hange is awesome, right? Wait…what? You don’t particularly like it? Don’t worry, that simply means you’re like most everyone else—research shows that much of the world’s population fears change. But not Dr. Jack Burton. He, instead, finds that exploring new experiences is the spice of life. It was this thirst for new experiences, along with the strong pull of family, that led him and his wife, Constance, to Lake Norman. After serving as the director of hematology and oncology at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, last year Dr. Burton embraced the opportunity to manage the care of patients with cancer and blood disorders at Southern Oncology Specialists in Huntersville, Denver, Mooresville, and North Charlotte. Dr. Burton’s appreciation for change may have something to do with his lifelong interest in biosciences and the selection of his specialty, because at their core, hematology and oncology are complex and ever changing. And while he thrives on the field’s ongoing requirement for new knowledge and solutions to problems, he recognizes the importance of the individual. “Patient care is complicated and involves many aspects,” Dr. Burton asserts. “I’ve learned that it’s not as one-dimensional as I thought early on in my career.” As a result, Dr. Burton approaches patient care with the goal of not only offering advanced cutting-edge treatment, but collaboration and empathy as well, acknowledging, “I know that I will get the best outcomes by looking not only at textbooks and current, peerreviewed publications, but by getting to the level of the patient.” Any medical career comes with challenges, but taking care of patients with life-threatening illnesses can be particularly difficult emotionally. Dr. Burton handles the stress by remaining confident in the resiliency of his patients while also acknowledging how devastating their diagnosis has been for them. And though this role requires him to wear many hats, including friend, compassionate guide, and teacher, he has found that he is also a student, learning much about coping strategies that he applies to his own life. Of course, oncology also brings great rewards. “The best part is when treatment works and patients return to good health,” says Dr. Burton with a big smile, adding, “Nothing brings me greater pleasure than

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hearing a patient commemorate their final chemo treatment by ringing the bell.” The coronavirus has modified some aspects of Dr. Burton’s practice of medicine, but despite these recent challenges, he continues to find hope in adversity: “We keep moving forward,” he encourages. “Especially now, when there is a sense of uncertainty, my colleagues and I continue to offer state-of-the-art treatments to help our patients cope and overcome.” After all, as his own journey bears witness, life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change. w

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DR. ROSS W. NASH Dr. Nash began his journey at Cameron University in Oklahoma where he enrolled in the ROTC program and began working towards a degree in engineering. Years later, he was accepted into the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill where he graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. “My desire to become a dentist stemmed from wanting to be in a technical field like engineering and chemistry but also being able to provide a service for people, one-on-one, on a daily basis,” he reflects. Entering his profession when the ability to utilize better, newer materials in tooth restoration was on the rise, Dr. Nash was ready to show off what he could do. “These new materials required that dentists learn more about resins and color,” Dr. Nash explains. “My previous experience in these areas proved very beneficial for me when incorporating these new materials and procedures into my practice.” His cross-curricular skills served him well when he was asked to provide seminars for other dental professionals on these evolving practices. After marrying his wife, Debra, who was already a nationally-recognized dental management expert and consultant, they combined their skills to start The Nash Institute for Dental Learning, a facility that offers education for dentists in esthetic and cosmetic dentistry, as well as management practices.

Cosmetic Dentistry of the Carolinas The Nash Institute for Dental Learning

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here comes a time in every individual’s life where they have an important decision to make — how do you intend to set yourself up for a career that lasts a lifetime? In the case of Dr. Ross W. Nash, the notion that all great things take time rings true.

Today, Dr. Nash can take pride in the empire that he has built for himself and his family. Following years of hard work and determination, he has become an inspirational force within the field of dentistry. As the owner of a respected dental practice in Huntersville and the founder of The Nash Institute for Dental Learning, Dr. Nash has taken each of his experiences to construct his dream job and create the best possible care for his patients.

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As Dr. Nash climbed his mountain to success, he came across a few valleys on the way. His Charlotte businesses began to fall alongside the economy in 2008, shortly before Debra was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011. Despite these unexpected challenges, Dr. Nash managed to stay positive and keep moving forward, saying, “one important lesson I learned then was that the other struggles we were going through meant very little compared to the importance of my relationship with my soul mate.” As Debra recovered and they were able to reopen The Nash Institute, the valleys once again dissipated to reveal a strong, tall mountain. This dynamic duo continues to work and thrive together … with loads of love and gratitude. w WRITER EMILY THOMAS


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aloud! family teens your teen, translated

WHAT A TEEN WANTS.

When a teen pleads for the latest iPhone, the hot new sneakers—“Mom, I need this!”— Mom is quick to point out the difference between wants and needs. Needs, Mom says, include food, water, and shelter. But what about psychological needs? There’s a strong chance your teen has a developmental need that goes unmet at school, at home, and in extracurricular activities: a need for autonomy.

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Here’s how it works. Adolescents are in the process of challenging and peeling away from their family, as they begin to evaluate everything they’ve been taught to be and believe since childhood. The small child is dependent on parents for survival, so they click their beliefs and behavior into matching their parents’. As kids move into adolescence, they’re gearing up to be on their own, away from their parents’ caretaking and influence. They need to figure out who they are, as individuals...and they do it via that challenging-andpeeling-away process. (And, in turn, they cleave unto their peer group as a substitute community...which is why friendships are everything for

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teens, and why the world is ending if friendships go awry). The majority of teens experience the opposite of autonomy. In school they’re told what to do, where to go, when to use the bathroom. With family, adults with good intentions make suggestions on what to do, where to go, how to be. And let’s not even get started on the influence of social media! Teens aren’t necessarily conscious of it, but they tend to deeply crave a sense of control over their own decisions, who they are, where they’ll go next. A non-directive intervention like life coaching can meet that need. Sessions with a well-trained, ethical coach are 100% driven by the kid. It’s not about what the parent thinks the kid should be or do. It’s not about what school or sports or friends or the coach think the kid should be or do. It is strictly about the kid’s own perceptions of... a

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What they’re interested in, and willing, to do to change those parts of their life.

As a coach, I don’t have answers or suggestions for the kids I work with. They have those answers inside themselves...we just tap into them in sessions. What I do have is the deeply listening, non-judgmental ear to catch whatever a teen says about their life, how they want it to be, and who they are...and the right questions to help them find those answers and get to where they want to be. Want to help meet that deepseated, unmet need in your teen? Put your own goals and opinions on mental mute, then tell your kid you want to listen—just listen—to what they think about their life. What they want, now or in the future. What they are interested in trying on for size. Bet you twenty bucks you’ll find yourself in the kind of conversation that you’ve always wanted…and didn’t know you needed. w

How they would like those not-great parts to be different.

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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!

FIRE STARTER TIPS

Starting a campfire isn’t always easy so do yourself a favor and take along some help. Fill a cardboard egg carton with instant-light charcoal briquettes and light the whole thing, so simple! Or take empty toilet paper rolls and fill with lint from your dryer; wrap in newspaper, tie off ends with string, and voila!

TIPS,

LARGE PLASTIC COFFEE CONTAINERS

are great for keeping toilet paper clean and dry—or better yet, cut a slit along the side for the toilet paper to come out, attach string for hanging, and you’ve got your own portable toilet paper dispenser.

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for easy-tote, easy-pour scrambled eggs.

USE A PILL BOX

or Tic Tac containers to take a sampling of your favorite spices, sugar, flour, salt, pepper, etc. You don’t have to leave flavor in the kitchen when you head into the woods!

PREMIX PANCAKE BATTER and pour into ketchup bottle for an easy campfire breakfast.

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FOOD

FOOD IS

medicine!

Here is one of our favorite recipes using both olive oil and balsamic vinegar that is sure to make your taste buds soar! This and many other recipes are available in our new cookbook that you can purchase on our website.

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF OLIVE OIL & BALSAMIC VINEGAR

are usually pantry staples when it comes to gourmet cooking, but most people really do not know how to use them or know how good they are for you. For centuries people have been celebrating the health benefits of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The health benefits include reduced risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and other infectious diseases. Olive oil also decelerates the aging process, helps in controlling diabetes, and aids in digestion.

OLIVE OIL AND BALSAMIC VINEGAR

Both olive oil and balsamic vinegar contain high levels of polyphenols, an antioxidant that is generally believed to reduce inflammation and blood pressure. Olive oil is also high in vitamin E, a nutrient that helps to repair damaged cells. Balsamic vinegar, while not a source of vitamin E, has antioxidant properties that help aid in digestion. As a fermented food with probiotic benefits, it can help promote good gut health and digestion while supporting overall immune function. There is some evidence that balsamic vinegar can help aid in weight loss, regulate blood sugar, reduce hypertension, reduce acid reflux, and help with lowering your cholesterol. Although there are great benefits to consuming olive oil and balsamic vinegar, it is even better when you have a great source to add to your cooking. It helps aid in the quality of the food, going from just okay to extraordinary. There is a saying, “Food Is Medicine” and good quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar fall into this category. If you use the right amount of good quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar, you may help reduce your risk of chronic diseases. w

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Shannon Barker is the owner of The Enchanted Olive with a new location coming this month to 176 N Broad Street in Mooresville. You can reach her at 980.447.7360 to schedule a tasting or visit them today at www.EnchantedOliveOil.com.

TOMATO BRUSCHETTA INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup The Enchanted Olive Italian Herb with Garlic Olive Oil, “Mayor’s Blend” 3 tablespoons chopped basil 2-3 teaspoons minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 4 medium tomatoes, diced or 2 cans of diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread The Enchanted Olive 25 Star Balsamic Vinegar for drizzling INSTRUCTIONS:

In a large bowl, combine oil, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Add tomatoes and toss gently. Sprinkle with cheese. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Bring to room temperature before serving. Cut bread into 24 slices; toast under broiler until lightly browned. Top with tomato mixture and drizzle with 25 Star Balsamic Vinegar. Serve immediately.

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strategies to prevent

“THE COVID 15” THE CORONAVIR US PA N D E M I C has touched

the Lake Norman community in ways we never could imagine: financially, socially, emotionally, and physically. As we adapt to new safe-distancing practices, many families spend more time at home engaging in family activities. Parents are seeking new ways to entertain their kids at home that are often accompanied by “comfort food” snacks and meals. Many health organizations estimate that over 50% of U.S. households have gained 10-15 pounds during this pandemic. The good news is that we can turn this around for the whole family with five proven weight loss strategies.

We’ re all in this

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Many “dieters” fail because they attempt quick-fix strategies that often result in the lost weight plus extra pounds returning within 2-3 weeks. The key is to design individual programs with realistic, obtainable goals. You want to ensure that healthy, nutritional changes become part of your overall lifestyle to sustain weight loss over time.

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Invest in the time to assess a typical day of meals and snacks including total calories, carbohydrates, proteins, and sugars. Our recommended app, myfitnesspal.com, in combination with a routine nutritional consultation can help highlight “hot spots” so that you can map out weekly goals and see real results.

F A M I LY N U T R I T I O N A L P L A N N I N G .

Build a realistic, livable plan for your entire family. Kids will be pleased that yummy snacks can still be enjoyed, and Dad will be relieved to discover he can still enjoy a cold beer on a hot summer evening. It’s all about balance and choosing wisely.

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A C C O U N TA B I L I T Y PA R T N E R .

Whether you select a family member, friend, or decide to add a clinical weight loss coach to the mix, accountability partners are a key ingredient for success throughout your weight loss journey.

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Be sure to check with your physician to ensure your weight loss plan is on track and utilizes a healthy approach. Medical professionals and weight loss experts will take into consideration each individual’s cause of weight gain such as slow metabolism, hormonal and nutritional imbalances, or genetic factors. This is a critical part of creating a customized plan that can speed your metabolism, curb your hunger, improve your health, and increase your energy. w

Dr. Christopher DiOrio is the owner and medical director at Physician’s Plan Weight Loss & Wellness located at 9601 Holly Point Drive in Huntersville. You may reach him at 704.987.8446, or visit them today at www.physiciansplan.com.

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can still find some men to be somewhat of a mystery—too bad there’s not an app for that! But we found some apps that we thought most fellas out there would enjoy. These useful, fun, and free apps (some do have in-app purchases) are available for all major mobile devices.

A D M I T T E D LY, W E W O M E N

MEN’S HEALTH FITNESS TRAINER The free version of this app includes videos and step-by-step instructions of 1000 exercises. Upgraded versions, via inapp purchases, include nutritional and training tips, saved workouts, and individualizedroutines capability.

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WEBER GRILLS APP

Beer lovers unite! Share the craft of brew making, or discover local ales and pubs. Untappd offers beer recommendations based on your and your friends’ profiles. Another fun feature, this app lets you earn a certain number of “badges” for trying new and unique brews.

Gentlemen, start your grills! This app, which also works on your Apple Watch, offers 250+ recipes with fullcolor photos, grilling tips and guides. With this app, you can even set multiple timers for various foods, which is critical for grilling pros. With cuts of meats, marinades, rubs, knife skills— and even grocery lists—this app is all you need.

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GOLF GPS & SCORECARD: SWING-BYSWING GOLF With a digital scorecard for every course in the world, this free mobile golf app has a GPS rangefinder that gives you distance to center of green and indicates obstacles on the course. You can check wind speeds, elevations, actual and “plays like” distances, and more. With an inapp purchase, you can track fairways hit, sand shots, and penalties, and also track each of your club’s distances and stats.

SAS SURVIVAL GUIDE This app not only contains the full text of bestselling book by former soldier and survival instructor John “Lofty” Wiseman, it also has survival tip videos, photos of edible, medicinal, and poisonous plants, animal tracks, snakes (and more!), Morse Code signaling device, sun compass, extreme climate survival guide, comprehensive First Aid section, and a search tool, among other features. This app costs $5.99, but there is a free “bare bones” version called SAS Survival Guide—Lite.


Words are magic. They actually change our brain

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chemistry! As wordsmiths here at LKNW, we are

matter

especially fond of words that will resonate with our readers, in hopes they will help guide & inspire you.

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

Great

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MEASURE OF A MAN

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IS NOT WHERE HE

great, they

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grow

WHERE HE STANDS AT TIMES OF CHALLENGE AND CONTROVERSY.”

great.

–DON VITO CORLEONE

–DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

“Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.” –GROUCHO MARX

Summer

Robinson Tabor 704-502-2352 LakeNormanSummer@aol.com

www.SummerTabor.com

Lovely home in wooded cul-de-sac in the Treetops at Cowans Ford! Over 4,200 sqft, 6 bedrooms and 4 full baths. Formal dining and living room, as well as a great room and HUGE bonus room. Gourmet kitchen with large butlers pantry. Master and guest bedroom on the main level. Deck off the back overlooks the private backyard complete with fire pit and small creek at the bottom. Conveniently located right off of Hwy 73, in between Denver and Huntersville at Cowans Ford.

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B E T T E R M E … B E T T E R YO U … B E T T E R W O R L D

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.

WHAT

PLANET

ARE WE ON?! To say we’re in unchartered waters is an understatement as big as the virus and the social unrest itself! Often perceived as “heads of the household” perhaps many of us menfolk are feeling the pressures of HOW to be there for our families. Here are some reminders on the definition of being a Man:

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Came out of nowhere On a starless night. Ravaging lives and souls “Oh woe is mankind,

Help someone that needs your assistance and don’t wait for them to ask.  

Accept that you are not always right. Be open to other points of view.

Be productive and always seek new knowledge.

Be honest with yourself. Know who you are.

Vexed, scientists began their quest

Find joy in everything you do, whether at work or play.  

Don’t be afraid to: Apologize, Reflect, & Prioritize.

Research labs bustling as we speak

Accept the bad times so you can appreciate the good. Take ownership and responsibility of your actions without blaming others. Balance your thoughts versus your feelings.

Sometimes it’s ok to cry.

Love unconditionally because all men, women, and children thrive on love. Finally, build on your life experiences and innate sound wisdom to be a Man!

Wissam E. Nadra, MD, MHA, FAAP, AIHM, is the president and clinical director at Lakeshore Pediatric Center in Denver. He is a board-certified pediatrician and is also certified in integrative medicine. For more information, visit www.lakeshorepediatric.com or call 704.489.8401.

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Now is the end of times” they said A new ailment for a new century

In search for a cure, a vaccine at best Unseen enemy morphing under our eyes Sanative treatments not fully defined Clearly this is a time of strife, but One step at a time, the antidote is near Nemesism is what feeds the beast Quarantine is what will quieten its fire   Ubiquitous it may be, pillaging through nations  Empowering ourselves through God Removal of this plague is near Evil wins small battles, but not the war Defiantly we shall prevail!

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Profile for Lake Norman Woman Magazine

Lake Norman Woman August 2020  

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