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M O S T O F U S W O U L D A G R E E that
cancer is not a laughing matter. It’s not funny in the least. In fact, it’s the opposite of funny—it sucks.
But maybe we’re missing something. Our ancestors, after all, seemed to understand that laughter is not only good for the soul, it’s also good for the body. The Book of Proverbs references the healing power of humor. Ancient Greek physicians prescribed visits to comedians for their patients. Clowns were high-ranking members of many Native American tribes. And more recently, Tania Katan, in her book My OneNight Stand With Cancer, describes how humor helped her defeat breast cancer not once, but twice. Tania was as terrified as any cancer patient when she was diagnosed at the age of 20… and then again at age 30. In fact, she even contemplated ending her life. But when her mother’s kleptomania of waiting room magazines ramped up to an absurd level, Tania found herself smiling. And when her best friend suggested they mock everything to do with breast cancer instead of shying away from it (They said things like “Breast wishes instead of “Best wishes” and “That’s the breast idea I’ve heard!”), she found that its terrible power over her was diminished. She discovered other things about her battle to mock, too. When the woman processing her paperwork for her second mastectomy asked her to mark on a diagram of the human body an “X” over the breast that the surgeon should remove, Tania was flabbergasted. “He doesn’t know which one he’ll be removing?” she asked. Then, instead of the “X,” Tania drew a scar on the right breast with an arrow pointing to her left breast with the caption “Repeat Performance.” I discovered the healing powers of humor at the planning of my father’s funeral, of all places. My father passed away rather suddenly, and my brother and I fought shell shock as we made the arrangements. We could do little more than nod our heads to the funeral director’s questions, tears streaming down our
faces. The last thing we had on our minds was laughter. That is, until the director looked at us with the most serious of expressions and said, “I see that your father elected to perform the cremation himself.” My father was both a thrifty and a self-reliant man—he abhorred the thought of wasting money, and he would often rely on his own skills to accomplish a task in lieu of hiring someone else. But I was fairly certain that even Sam Jordan had not figured out a way to save a buck or two by cremating himself. I started laughing, and I couldn’t stop. The funeral director finally realized what he had said and corrected himself, but I guffawed until tears were streaming down my face, snot was bubbling out of my nose, and I peed my pants. The staff was certain I was having a nervous breakdown, but the truth is, imagining my cost-conscious father stubbornly handling his own cremation in order to avoid the expense simply cracked me up. I finally composed myself enough to get through the rest of the planning and the funeral, but not without several more laughing episodes (thankfully none that involved wetting myself again). There were plenty of tears, too, of course; but that image of my father caused the laughter to bubble up in me time and again and got me through the hardest parts. Heck, I’m chuckling about it even now. Life can be hard; sometimes we need to laugh hard at life. Laughter may not be able to solve our problems completely, but it sure does provide some much-needed distance between the situation and our fears about it. Go ahead and give laughter a try; but beware—you might want to keep a change of underwear on hand.
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This month, the LKNW staff is showing its Pink Spirit to support breast cancer survivors everywhere! Consider showing your Pink Spirit, too, at these local events:
Pretty in Pink Fundraiser
EVERY DAY IN OCTOBER
Lakewood Veterinary Hospital 813 Williamson Rd., Mooresville, http://www.lakewoodvets.com Lakewood will take donations each day in October for the Pretty in Pink Foundation. They will also offer different homemade and store-bought goodies on Fridays.
20th Annual Komen Race For the Cure
SATURDA Y, OCT. 1
Marshall Park, Uptown Charlotte Event starts at 6 a.m., Race starts at 7:15 a.m. http://komencharlotte.org This traditional run/walk will support breast cancer research and awareness.
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Making Strides of Charlotte Breast Cancer Run/Walk
SATURDA Y, OCT. 15
Charlotte Motor Speedway ZMax Dragway, 6570 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord Registration 8 a.m.; Race 9:30 a.m. http://main.acsevents.org This run/walk will support breast cancer research and awareness.
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Triple C Brewery, 2900 GrifďŹ th St., Charlotte 1 to 5 p.m. http://gojengo.org/cheersjencheers This is a family friendly event with food, drinks, music, and games. Check the website for ticket prices; funds go to GoJenGo Foundation to provide survivor assistance.
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A DAY IN THE LIFE…
Stage 3, Triple Negative Breast Cancer Warrior
E AT, P R AY, L OV E The things that helped the most were the hugs from my kids, the support of my husband, and meals brought by friends when I couldn’t even think of ﬁxing dinner. But mostly, it was prayer. Knowing that people cared enough to pray for me was heartwarming.
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ANGELS AMONG US Shirley's Angels sent me several care packages that contained so much stuff that helped…a wonderful blanket that I took to chemo with me and so many gift cards.They also checked in with me by phone to see how they could help.
Breast cancer changed my outlook on my whole life. I learned not to sweat the small stuff and realized that God and family are the most important things in the world.
B U T S T R A N G E R S W E R E W I T H M E , TO O. P E O P L E WO U L D S TO P M E I N T H E G RO C E RY S TO R E PA R K I N G L OT A N D H O L D M Y H A N D S A N D P R AY OV E R M E . T H AT WA S A M A Z I N G !
F R O M O N E WA R R I O R TO ANOTHER
Read up on breast cancer, pray, keep friends and family close, and stay positive. Some days you’ll feel like giving up, but then you’ll realize you can’t let cancer beat you— you must ﬁght and ﬁght hard!
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W H E R E M Y H E A RT I S My husband and my three children are the heroes in my life. God has been so good to me! High school sweethearts, Shawn and I have been married 23 years, and we have three beautiful children: Emily, Rachel, and Jacob.
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still evokes panic in most people, the fact is we’ve come a long way. In the past, a breast cancer diagnosis oftentimes meant a death sentence—or at least years of illness and ﬁght in prolonging the inevitable.
WHILE THE “C” WORD
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But, just since 1990, breast cancer mortality has decreased by 37 percent. According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, nine out of 10 women with breast cancer live beyond five years after diagnosis. Advances that have contributed to this progress include:
Better chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and other drugs are prolonging lives and improving quality of life…not to mention boosting cure rates to alltime highs.
The awareness and importance of mammography, MRI scans, and other screening techniques have aided in the early diagnoses of more than 90 percent of breast cancers, allowing treatment to begin in early stages when it’s most effective.
Thanks to improved radiation treatments, recurrence rates are down significantly, and fewer women have to undergo surgery.
Once upon a time, it was common for women to have the entire breast(s) and even part of the chest wall removed, but today’s surgeries are far less invasive. Early-stage breast cancer is often treated with lumpectomy only. | OCTOBER 2016
New drugs, as well as preventative surgeries, have reduced the risk of breast cancer in many women, including those with genetic mutations, such as BRCA gene, which predispose them to the disease. For more information on breast cancer, visit www.komen.org.
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TALK LESS, LISTEN MORE. The only thing worse than having cancer is feeling alone while having cancer.
BUY HER CUTE HATS. Make her laugh by wearing funny wigs yourself, and bring her cute hats, wigs, and scarves.
HELP HER FIND A CURE. Whether a walk-a-thon, a bake sale, or even a yard sale, there are tons of ways to raise money and awareness.
THROW A “KICK CANCER’S ASS” PARTY. What better way to show cancer who is boss than by celebrating life?
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call backs THE TRUTH ABOUT
By: Dr. Deborah G. Agisim
HERE’S THE SCENARIO:
Girl schedules mammogram. Girl gets mammogram. Girl receives a call back that she needs additional testing. Girl freaks out. While this reaction to a call back is very common, additional-testing call backs actually occur somewhat regularly, and usually just mean that an area needs further examination. This is most common for premenopausal women and for first-time mammogram patients.
THE STATS If you are called back for a diagnostic mammogram or other further testing, this does not mean you have cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, about 10 percent of women who have a mammogram will be called back for more tests. But only 8 to 10 percent of those women will need a biopsy; and 80 percent of those biopsies turn out benign. Less than 10 percent of women who are called back are diagnosed with breast cancer. Only 2 to 4 screening mammograms out of every 1,000 actually lead to a cancer diagnosis. WHAT DO YOU MEAN, “SUSPICIOUS”? Usually when a patient is called back for additional
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testing, something “suspicious” has appeared on their mammogram image, and the area in question needs to be examined further to rule out cancer. In reading mammography exams, radiologists look for two possible signs of cancer: tumors (or masses) and calcifications. While both of these can often be benign, they still need to be positively identified, as they can turn out to be risk markers. If you do display certain risk factors, it only means that you will receive that much closer attention going forward in order to detect cancer at its earliest stages. BEFORE YOUR FOLLOW-UP EXAM If you’re nervous before your follow-up exam, these few actions can help calm your nerves: • Talk to family and friends that have experienced the same procedures. • Make a list of questions to bring to your appointment. • Schedule your follow-up tests as soon as possible to eliminate downtime. • Make sure the doctor/facility performing the follow-up exam has your past mammogram results for comparison. • Take a deep breath, and know that you will have your results soon.
YOUR FOLLOW-UP OPTIONS There are different types of exams that you may undergo at your follow-up appointment to determine whether an abnormality or suspicious area is cancerous. • A diagnostic mammogram is performed the same way as an initial screening mammogram, though, it may last longer because more x-rays of the breast are necessary. • A breast ultrasound is a painless, non-invasive exam that uses sound waves to determine whether a suspicious area is ﬁlled with ﬂuid (such as a cyst) or solid (such as a tumor). • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses magnets and radio waves to create more-detailed pictures of the breast. • A biopsy may be recommended, based on your diagnostic mammogram ﬁndings. To learn more about breast biopsy, view our video on Charlotteradiology.com.
YOUR RESULTS Radiologists can often interpret and give you your follow-up results right away. The doctor may determine that your abnormality is not a
concerning one and tell you to continue with annual routine mammograms. Alternatively, a follow-up mammogram may be recommended in six months’ time because, although your abnormality may not be cancerous, it should be closely monitored for any changes. If you need additional tests or treatment, you may be referred to a breast specialist or surgeon. Many women greet call backs with often undue anxiety and fear. It is important to remember that the whole point of breast-cancer screening is to catch the disease early and increase your chances of survival. Being called back for additional testing only serves to further that goal and keep you healthy. Dr. Deborah G. Agisim is the Chief of Mammography at Charlotte Radiology. She is board certified by the American Board of Radiology, specializing in diagnostic radiology and breast imaging/mammography. For more information, visit www.charlotteradiology.com.
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My diagnosis was: stage III, hormone positive.
My diagnosis was: ductal carcinoma in situ.
I’ve been a breast cancer survivor for: 4 months.
I’ve been a breast cancer survivor for: 7 1/2 years.
During my treatment, my comfort item was: milkshakes!
During my treatment, my comfort item was: TV and books.
It’s helpful to offer someone in treatment: to clean the kitchen, do laundry, go grocery shop, or bring meals.
It’s helpful to offer someone in treatment: to bring dinner, take her to treatment, clean the house—not “Let me know if you need anything.”
No one should say, ask, or offer: “You’re going to be ﬁne”: It diminishes the hell you’re going through presently. The ﬁrst thing I did to pamper myself after the diagnosis was: taking off to Cancun with my husband. He had bouquets of roses, dessert, and a bottle of wine delivered to our room every night. To celebrate the end of treatment, I: ran away to the Ballantyne Hotel for spa and room service for the entire weekend with a friend.
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No one should say, ask, or offer: any horror stories of what happened to someone else they know with cancer. The ﬁrst thing I did to pamper myself after the diagnosis was: a good friend took me to get a massage. To celebrate the end of treatment, I: got permanent eyeliner done; my eyelashes or eyebrows never grew back the same.
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LIZ BRADY My diagnosis was: hormone-receptive, HER2 positive, invasive mammary carcinoma. I’ve been a breast cancer survivor for: 3 years. During my treatment, my comfort item was: a warm fuzzy blanket. It’s helpful to offer someone in treatment: books to read during chemo, meals, and their time and company. No one should say, ask, or offer: “Oh no you are going to lose your hair!” The ﬁrst thing I did to pamper myself after the diagnosis was: get a pedicure. To celebrate the end of treatment, I: had dinner and drinks with friends.
BARB SCHEFFER My diagnosis was: periductal stromal sarcoma (less than 4% in the world are this type); I stumped the doctors at Duke Cancer Center. I’ve been a breast cancer survivor for: 1 year, 1 month. During my treatment, my comfort item was: my boyfriend Shawn, my kids, and my friends calling me and being there for me. It’s helpful to offer someone in treatment: your time and the gift of listening, just being there emotionally any way you can. No one should say, ask, or offer: “Well, at least you don’t have to have XYZ like so-and-so did”; do not ever compare one person’s nightmare to another. The ﬁrst thing I did to pamper myself after the diagnosis was: go on a long beach weekend to relax and decompress. To celebrate the end of treatment, I: had dinner and drinks with family and friends. Because of my rare diagnosis, I’m retested every six months, so I hope to keep up the celebrations each time.
My diagnosis was: ductal carcinoma in situ, Stage 0 non-invasive.
My diagnosis was: invasive ductal carcinoma, ER 3+, PR 3+, HER-2.
I’ve been a breast cancer survivor for: 2 years in November.
I’ve been a breast cancer survivor for: 2 years in September.
During my treatment, my comfort item was: blogging and writing about early detection, which gave me great comfort.
During my treatment, my comfort item was: a pillow for under my arm, a prayer shawl, blankets, and my husband.
It’s helpful to offer someone in treatment: to coordinate and do things, don’t just say, “What can I do?” Set up a “Bring Them A Meal” page, come vacuum and change bedding or hire a housekeeper, bring “fancy coffee,” bring a basket of disposables to avoid doing dishes. No one should say, ask, or offer: the story of someone else you know with a similar diagnosis—good, bad, or horriﬁc. We are each on our own journey and need to focus on our issues, with our healthcare team. The ﬁrst thing I did to pamper myself after the diagnosis was: I took my oldest daughter to The Range at LKN. They taped my biopsy report to the target, and we obliterated it with handguns.
It’s helpful to offer someone in treatment: a listening ear, shoulder to cry on, prayers, and ways to support their speciﬁc needs, bring food, spend quality time together. No one should say, ask, or offer: never force her to talk about it if she doesn’t want to. The ﬁrst thing I did to pamper myself after the diagnosis was: go on my honeymoon to St. Lucia (found out 17 days before my wedding). To celebrate the end of treatment, I: went to the state fair with my husband and traveled to New York to see family and friends.
To celebrate the end of treatment, I: three days after my reconstruction surgery, I booked a family cruise.
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Serving Up Cancer-Fighting Foods World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research point to the benefits of eating mostly foods of plant origin. These foods, such as broccoli, berries, and garlic, show some of the greatest promise to cancer prevention. The following foods are power packed with phytochemicals and antioxidants—and just may help reduce your cancer risk:
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POMEGRANATES Particularly helpful against prostate cancer, this fruit has gained in popularity. They are great in salads, sauces, and even on meats. Toss them in your cocktail for added fun and ﬂavor.
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BROCCOLI If you’re not a fan, try chopping the ﬂorets until very small, then use in a salad or casserole. You’ll still get the health beneﬁts, but the broccoli ﬂavor won’t overpower.
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This powerful spice has been used medicinally for centuries. Try sprinkling on scrambled eggs or salads, or in soups. It is especially healthy when brewed as tea.
All berries are high-antioxidant foods and are especially rich in proanthocyanidin antioxidants, which have anti-aging, antiinﬂammatory, and cancerﬁghting agents.
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The immune-boosting power of garlic is irrefutable. It is most effective when eaten raw. Unfortunately, supplements are not the same as eating fresh garlic, but the beneﬁts far outweigh the pungent taste and odor.
This favorite fruit is extremely rich in important antioxidants, ﬂavanoids, and dietary ﬁber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples also aid in the prevention of hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.
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ORANGE FOODS Foods such as citrus fruit, sweet potatoes, carrots, and squash are loaded with carotenoid antioxidants, making them a top-ranking super food.
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WALNUTS This versatile nut can be used in almost any recipe, and they contain phytosterols, which have been shown to block estrogen receptors in breast cancer cells.
For more information on cancer-fighting foods and recipes, visit the American Institute for Cancer Research at www.aicr.org.
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Breast Cancer Myths DEBUNKED
the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer within her lifetime, and about 40,000 women will die from the disease. While weâ€™ve come a long way in prevention, early detection, and treatment, there is still a lot of ambiguity out there. Here are some myths debunked: A C C O R D I N G TO
M Y T H : Breast implants put
M Y T H : Most breast
you at a greater risk for cancer.
cancers run in families.
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F A C T : Research shows that women
Only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary, making lifestyle and environmental factors most culpable.
with implants are at no greater risk, although implants can be problematic for mammogram efficacy.
M Y T H : Breast cancer always
shows itself in the form of a lump.
M Y T H : Most breast
F A C T : Swelling, skin irritation, and
lumps are cancerous.
inverted or dimpling nipples can indicate cause for concern as well.
F A C T : Actually, 80
percent of lumps are simply benign cysts or innocuous bodily changes.
M Y T H : You don't need regular
mammograms if you lead a healthy lifestyle.
F A C T : While exercise and diet can reduce your risk
for breast cancer, scientists do not fully understand all the causes and environmental factors, making mammograms especially important and necessary.
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For more information on breast cancer awareness, visit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at www.bcrfcure.org.
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AUNBROKEN BOND Not only do sisters Dr. Lindsay Montgomery and Dr. Kara Lembo have an unbreakable bond of loyalty and love, their entire staff has become much like family, with one another and with their patients. By: Leslie Ogle | Photography By: Chelsea Bren
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THIS DYNAMIC GROUP OF WOMEN AT LEMBO MONTGOMERY COSMETIC AND FAMILY DENTISTRY IN MOORESVILLE WORKS DILIGENTLY TO PRACTICE THE DOCTORS’ MOTTO IN AND OUT OF THE OFFICE: SPREAD LOVE, WORK HARD, AND REACH FOR THE STARS! Drs. Lembo and Montgomery recently received the Women Leadership in Action Award. “This award was an amazing achievement for both of us,” Dr. Montgomery says. “Especially since only 25 women were awarded this in the whole Southeast region. And with our fifth anniversary celebration this year, we couldn’t be happier.” Grateful for their clientele, the sisters also value the uniqueness and importance of the women with whom they work. “We are so appreciative of our patients and our devoted staff who ensure that everyone is treated with the utmost care and kindness,” Dr. Lembo adds. “Our team thoroughly enjoys working together to achieve success in this practice. We all help one another and are one big happy family. Having started with only two team members, we now have 15, and consider ourselves blessed.”
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That feeling is mutual. The entire team agrees and practically speaks in unison when you ask them about their work: “We are very lucky ladies. We get to work in a state-of-the-art facility with a team that is like family. Our doctors make us feel they cannot work without us, and we feel appreciated every day. We have the best patients that make our days feel that we’re not at work, but rather we’re having fun and creating new friendships.” The sisters grew up in Cedarville, Michigan, near Lake Huron and gleaned much from their father. Both gaining valuable experience working for his dental practice in their youth, his outlook and approach to life made a lasting impression, to say the least. Smiles emerge fast and large when the doctors speak of their dad. “He taught us how to achieve goals and do so with a positive attitude,” Dr. Montgomery says. “He led by example,” Dr. Lembo adds, “and he showed us how to be kind and work hard. He epitomized love, team work, and leadership; and we carry that with us in everything we do.” Both doctors have families of their own now. Dr. Lembo has been married for 16 years to husband Joe, and they have two children, Joey, 8, and Isabel, 6. Dr. Montgomery has been married for 10 years to husband Darren, and they have one daughter, Coralyn Isabel. Dr. Lembo built a successful dental practice in Shelby Township, Michigan, before moving to North Carolina to join forces with her sister—fulfilling a lifelong goal for both of them.
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Adding to Dr. Montgomery’s character and fortitude, she was a lieutenant dental officer in the United States Navy from 2003 to 2011, and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for her work. She was stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC, and was selected to be the dental officer of the support element of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2005. “I was deployed for six months with the Operation Iraqi Freedom mission,” she explains. “I took care of 2,150 Navy sailors and Marines. The Navy taught me to be a good leader. It also taught me to be ambitious and positive in order to reach success; it made me a better, stronger person.” Drs. Lembo and Montgomery both have strong leadership skills and they demonstrate that within their community as well, devoting many hours and resources to philanthropic efforts, including Pine Lake Preparatory School and Brawley Middle School athletic programs, the annual Lake Norman Compass Draw tennis tournament, YMCA’s Taste of the Lake, Purple Heart Homes for disabled veterans, and various health fairs. “Family is so important,” Dr. Lembo smiles. “We truly enjoy each other’s company, as we do with all of our staff. You need to love what you do to be successful, and our entire team proves that every single day. We believe you have to be strong and confident in your abilities while being kind and thoughtful to others. To that end, our success belongs to everyone.”
Congratulations! Doctors Lembo and Montgomery were selected as two of 25 amazing women to receive the Inaugural North Carolina Women’s History Month Leadership in Action Award. They were honored at the 2016 Inside Career Success Awards Program on March 1 for exhibiting remarkable and inspiring leadership in North Carolina, for serving as exceptionally strong role models, and for making a compelling mark in business.
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5 THINGS AN LKN
OMAN SHOULD DO IN OCTOBER
SATURDAY, OCT. 1:
16TH ANNUAL ALLAMERICAN DOG SHOW
Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Rd., Cornelius 4 to 7 p.m.
Bring your dog, whether or not you enter it in a contest. Meet local vendors and socialize with some of the area’s best dogs and their owners! The dog show includes 12 contests, with at least one that would beﬁt your prize-worthy pooch.
Carolina Renaissance Festival
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, OCT. 1 THROUGH NOV. 20:
CAROLINA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL 16445 Poplar Tent Rd., Huntersville 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy a day on this 20acre theme park that transports you back to the 16th century. There’s plenty to see and do (and taste and smell!) with entertainment, arts and crafts marketplace, feasting, theater, exhibits, jousting, and more.
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5 S UNDAY, OCT. 30:
SOUTHERN FLAIR BRIDAL AFFAIR
The Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville Noon to 3 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18:
DOVE HOUSE CAC 6TH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S VOICE LUNCHEON The Cove Church, 197 Langtree Rd., Mooresville 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This fundraiser is free to attend. Your complimentary lunch will be provided by Pomodoro’s Restaurant, and you will be treated to an insightful, inspiring program about the families served by Dove House.
If you are a bride-to-be (or you know someone who is) this event is a must-see; reputable vendors will be available to talk with you about all aspects of your big day. One preregistered bride will even win the CMC venue for her wedding!
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F RIDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 21 THROUGH 23:
CAROLINA BALLOON FESTIVAL
Statesville Regional Airport, 260 Hangar Dr., Statesville Friday: 3 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday: 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bring your chairs and blankets (sorry, no pets or coolers) to the second oldest hot air balloon festival in the U.S. With everything from “Eat Street” to a 5K, you can ﬁnd activities and interests for the whole family. Southern Flair Bridal Fair
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kristySERDINSKY 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 BUILDING THE NEST: My husband, Neil, and I have a blended family. Together we have four children—the youngest, Isabella, is 12; Ethan is 15; Maddi is 15; and Alli, our oldest, is 19. We were married ﬁve years ago on the beach at Isle of Palms. on DANCING WITH WAVES: We love living on Lake Norman! It’s such an amazing place to raise a family. With the world becoming so digitally focused and children spending less and less time outdoors, I feel incredibly blessed that my kids have the opportunity to be raised kayaking, swimming, and even learning how to sail. on BECOMING A FRANCHISEE:
When my youngest started kindergarten, this stay-at-home mom went back to work and taught preschool, which I absolutely loved. I went into administration and operations, where I was designing preschool and K-5 afterschool programs. I was spending well over 40 hours a week, including traveling to other schools—and my work-home life was out of balance. After much deliberation, Neil and I decided to pursue our dream: to open our own business. Massage Heights franchise was the perfect choice for us.
Kristy Serdinsky MASSAGE HEIGHTS, JETTON VILLAGE CORNELIUS, NC
on BURSTING WITH PRIDE: At 13, my son, Ethan, volunteered in the school’s Exceptional Children’s classroom. He looked forward to the time he spent with these kids. Near Christmas, he wanted to buy gifts for these children, and he came to me with a plan. He said if I’d give him money to buy each of them a present for Christmas that I wouldn’t buy him anything. I was overwhelmed! Just before winter break, we watched Ethan play Santa. The joy on his face when he watched them open presents melted my heart. That Christmas morning, after everyone else opened presents, I pulled out one last item—for Ethan. It was a frame with three photos of him with those kids from that special day. He cried. I don’t think there is one word for how I felt at that moment. Kristy Serdinsky is the owner of Massage Heights, Jetton Village – Lake Norman, located at 19818 A North Cove Road in Cornelius. Contact them at 704.827.5000 or Jettonvillage@massageheights.com.
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By: Leslie Ogle | Photography By: Chelsea Bren
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DURING SPA WEEK 2016! is Spa Week, which was designed for people to indulge in special spa treatments at discounted prices. Check www.spaweek.com for participating salons in your area. Meanwhile, here are some health and beauty tips you can begin today:
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If you donâ€™t have a quick-dry spray for your freshly painted nails, dunk them in ice water for about a NAILS minute. You can also use baking spray to set your manicure and prevent smudges. Avoid overuse of hand sanitizers as the alcohol is rough on polish. October is a good time to stock up on your favs because many companies run specials with BEAUTY PRODUCTS proceeds going to breast cancer awareness.
Many natural ingredients are good for your skin. Try honey, cucumbers, papayas, tea bags, brown sugar, oatmeal, and even sour cream and olive oil for great facials, scrubs, and exfoliants.
Look for face creams that contain Matrixyl 3000, Retinol, or Polymoist-PS, all effective ingredients for youngerlooking skin.
Coat both sides of your eyelashes with mascara for a fuller look; and MAKEUP TIP for a fresh glow, mix a small amount of your foundation with superhydrating rose water before applying. Keep skin moisturized by misting yourself regularly with a combination of EXTRAS water and cucumber (keep refrigerated). Take a freshly cut lemon and rub gently on rough elbows, feet, and knees. The acid in lemon softens rough spots. Coconut oil promotes hair growth, and is a great conditioner for all hair types. Dry mascara? Use a couple drops of saline to refresh and renew.
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By: Eileen Stoner
Your ﬁnancial life encompasses more than your assets. It includes your goals for the future and how you want to live right now. The decisions you make today can have a huge impact on your retirement. And, since women face unique ﬁnancial challenges, it’s important to always think about retirement planning.
6 SUGGESTIONS TO HELP WOMEN PLAN FOR RETIREMENT Decide what’s important.
1 Establish your retirement
goals. Consider factors that may impact your financial future. For example, are you helping support adult children or your parents?
Determine your risk tolerance. According to
Investor Watch,* women are often more conservative than men when it comes to investing. A financial advisor can help you determine an approach to investing that is designed to achieve your goals and fits your comfort zone.
Don’t forget long-term care planning. As life
expectancy continues to grow, health care and elder care are more important than ever. Long-term care is an essential component of a retirement plan.
Coordinate your strategy for Social Security. It’s
important to know that women have various options to consider. Discuss the best option to maximize your Social Security benefits with a financial advisor. Develop a ﬁnancial plan.
5 Benjamin Franklin once
said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” We approach financial planning for our clients holistically. It’s not just about rate of return; it’s about creating a plan that serves all areas of their lives.
Ask for help. The demands
6 of balancing personal and
family responsibilities leave little time for retirement planning. But for us, thinking ahead is something we do daily; and we can invest the time you may not be able to spend in helping you plan for your future. My husband, Charles “Chuck” Stoner, and I raised a family and built this business. Amy juggles a career, raises two young children, and works with her husband on their family’s food truck business.
We rely on one another at the office, and have an incredible support staff, loving families, and strong faiths. We fully appreciate the importance of help. Eileen Stoner, CRPC® is a senior vice president in wealth management; Charles C. Stoner is a senior vice president in wealth management; and Amy Lowe is a financial advisor with UBS Financial Services, Inc. Eileen is also a Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM. Contact them toll-free at 855.541.0917, or visit http://financialservicesinc.ubs.com/ team/thestonergroup.
Financial Challenges Faced by Women According to research by Mercer1, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investment, women’s retirement account balances are typically 30 to 40 percent lower than males. Many factors contribute to this, such as: LONGEVITY
According to the United Nations2, in the United States of America, women live longer than men. Consequently, they should accumulate more savings to cover retirement expenses. CARETAKING
Women are more likely than men to spend time outside the workforce as caregivers. This
translates into lower retirement-plan contributions.3,4 PUTTING OUR KIDS BEFORE OURSELVES
Women often prioritize saving for college over retirement.
UNDERESTIMATING OUR VALUE
Female doctors earn $20,000 less than male peers at teaching hospitals nationwide, according to a
Journal of the American Medical Association study.5 We advise our clients to do their research prior to a job-offer negotiation. FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE
As women increasingly create their own wealth, they need to proactively manage their ﬁnances.
1 Mercer (2015). Retirement Plans are not enough: Employers Advised to Expand Offerings to Meet Workforce’s Changing Needs [Press release]. Retrieved from http://www.mercer.com/ newsroom/retirement-plans-arenot-enough.html 2 United Nations. Statistical Division. World Statistics Pocketbook. New York: United Nations, 2016. 3 Older Women’s League. Women and long-term care. Retrieved (April 7, 2003) from http:// www.owl-national.org 4 Social Security Administration. (2002, February). Women and Social Security (Fact Sheet). Washington, DC: Author. 5 JAMA Internal Medicine. (2016). Sex differences in Physician Salaries in US Public Medical Schools. Retrieved from http://archinte. jamanetwork.com/article. aspx?articleid=2532788 *2Q 2014 UBS Investor Watch, Couples and money: Who decides? Insurance Products are issued by unaffiliated third-party insurance companies and made available through insurance agency subsidiaries of UBS Financial Services Inc. Long-term care insurance may have a number of particular exclusions, limitations, reduction in benefits or other terms under which the policy may be continued to force or discontinued. For costs and complete details of the coverage, please contact your UBS Financial Advisor. The premiums initially listed on long-term care insurance policies are not guaranteed and may change over the lifetime of the policy. Eileen Stoner and Amy Lowe are financial advisors with UBS Financial Services Inc., 16810 Kenton Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078. Any information presented is general in nature and not intended to provide individually tailored investment advice. Investing involves risks and there is always the potential of losing money when you invest. The views expressed herein are those of the author and may not necessarily reflect the views of UBS Financial Services Inc. UBS Financial Services Ind. offers both investment advisory and brokerage services, which are separate and distinct and differ in material ways. For more information regarding the distinctions and the different laws and contract that govern, please visit ubs.com/UBS Financial Services Inc. is a subsidiary of UBS AG. Member FINRA/SIPC. © Abdrahimmahfar | Dreamstime.com
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Hide Those Wrinkles…
By: Michelle Love | Photography By: Lisa Crates Photography
N I N E Y E A R S A G O this month, a
sales person came into a chiropractic clinic then owned by Elaine Colter’s husband, Jonathan. The Beautiful Image sales person showed Elaine and Jonathan how the machine worked. Elaine says that even though she did not have an interest in skin care she was intrigued. After some discussion, the pair invited the sales person back to the office; and in a vacant massage room at the clinic, Jonathan, the appointed guinea pig, had his first treatment. Elaine and Jonathan saw immediate improvement in his crow’s feet. They agreed that Elaine would open Beautiful Image Anti Aging, LLC, in that small massage room in Huntersville. She never anticipated needing multiple staff. She said, “I thought that in my little world, I could create this niche for me, and I could work in this little room, and it would be fun.” When Elaine needed to hire her first employee, she was elated. Today, Elaine has nearly 400 clients in three locations, and employs nine estheticians. She says she takes very seriously the responsibility of employing staff and knows that the success of her business affects their livelihood as well. A key factor in the success of her business is the integrity with which she operates. “I do not want a person to buy a package, or become a client unless we know it’s going to work for them,” Elaine says. As a hands-on businesswoman, Elaine knows from which marketing avenue her customers originated, and regularly tracks such components of her business. “I believe it’s important for women as business owners to have a handle on the accounting aspect of their business, and to have goals to work toward,” she says. Looking back, she believes she has always had an interest in statistics, but didn’t realize the extent until her business started growing. Elaine’s goal is to retire in three years to spend more time with her husband.
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Elaine Colter BEAUTIFUL IMAGE ANTI AGING, LLC
In addition to her anti-aging business, Elaine is very interested in health and nutrition. She encourages her clients to be well hydrated, and she, herself, tries to consume about 2 liters of water each day. Elaine and her husband exercise together and strive for healthy eating, while Johnathan maintains a health and nutrition blog. Jonathan, who is now retired, and Elaine live in Huntersville with their 5-year-old beagle, Tucker. They like to travel and stay
in places where Tucker is welcome, too. Her favorite place to visit is Italy, where she enjoys the combination of history and beautiful landscapes. Most recently their family traveled to the North Carolina mountains, where they stayed at a horse farm. Their cabin overlooked the pasture. Smiling, Elaine says it was serene and very relaxing, except for the first two days while Tucker was getting to know the horses. Good boy, Tucker, good boy.
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The NFL was originally formed in 1920 as The American Professional Football Association.
Fun l l a b t o o F Facts so let’s take a break from politics for the oldfashioned, good-natured rivalry of football! Passions run high and loyalties remain steadfast on cool autumn days, bringing cheers and, sometimes, beers into our living rooms and tailgate parties. With that in mind, here are some halftime fun facts: ‘TIS THE SEASON,
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The Super Bowl is the most-watched television event each year. Say it isn’t so! so It takes about 600 cows to make one full season’s worth of NFL footballs. Approximately 78 percent of NFL players go bankrupt only two years after completing their careers. The ball is typically in play for only 11 minutes, making about 86 percent of a televised game replays. Deion Sanders, the only person to play in the World Series and the Super Bowl, is also the only person in history to hit a Major League Baseball homerun and score an NFL touchdown in the same week.
A legally deaf quarterback, Paul Hubbard from Gallaudet University, invented the huddle in 1892. He would call players to “huddle” around him to protect his hand signals (sign language) from prying eyes.
The last time there was a scoreless NFL game was in 1943 between the Detroit Lions and New York Giants; neither team even got inside the other’s 15-yard line (The overtime period was instituted in 1974 to alleviate this issue)! For more football facts, visit www.facts.randomhistory.com.
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Closets Need Love Too! —AND DESIGN—
By: Laura VanSickle
to tell you what her favorite room is in her home, you may be surprised by her answer. More times than not, she’ll tell you, “My closet.” I F YO U A S K A W O M A N
A closet is one of the most individualized spaces in your house. It reflects your lifestyle, your taste, and your most personal possessions. For many of us wives and mothers who are managing a full household, it’s the only place in the entire home we can truly call our own. My closet is my sanctuary. Over the years, I’ve worked with hundreds of women who are looking to create that same kind of special space. The great news is you don’t have to break the bank to do it. Here are a few tips to help you transform any boring rectangle into your own personal oasis. Laura VanSickle and her husband, Eric, opened Closets by Design in Charlotte 13 years ago. For more information, visit www.charlotte.closetsbydesign.com, or call 704.588.7272.
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2 GOODBYE DOESN’T MEAN FOREVER
You’ve heard this one before because it’s the essential ﬁrst step. You can’t feel good surrounded by things you don’t look good in: those pants that have been too tight for too long, or that shirt you used to love until you got that little stain on the collar. Move it all out, so when you are looking for that perfect outﬁt in the morning you will be surrounded by nothing but options.
3 4 KNOW THYSELF
Take a moment to think about how you like to organize your items. Do you go to the gym each morning? Have a section dedicated solely to workout clothes. Do you have a weakness for designer handbags? Set aside a special place where you can display and enjoy. For added glamour, put them behind glass doors or use lighting to highlight your treasures. Do you like your clothes hidden in drawers and behind doors? Or do you prefer to hang every item so you can see all your options? Take time to think about how you prefer to store your clothes and what will make it easier to ﬁnd them.
Can’t bear to let go of that t-shirt from your ﬁrst rock concert or that dress your mother bought you two years ago that still has the price tags on it? Box them up and put them in a secondary closet or attic. If you don’t miss them after six months, then it’s time to say goodbye.
CLOSETS NEED ACCESSORIES, TOO!
Invest in a few essential accessories. Necklace hooks that display your jewelry and keep them tangle free can save you precious minutes in the morning. A full-length mirror makes a last-minute fashion check easy. Valet rods—the overlooked workhorse of a closet—can hold dry cleaning, garment bags, or the next day’s outﬁt.
Here’s the biggest secret to designing your space: closets don’t have to be boring! Paint the walls your favorite color, hang a chandelier, put a favorite piece of art on the wall. Your closet is one of the ﬁrst rooms you see in the morning and one of the last ones you’ll be in at night. Enjoy it!
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SHE’S MY HERO:
Davidson NOMINATED BY:
Nicole Greer, her friend
REASON FOR NOMINATION:
“Ann is forward thinking, yet she lives fully in the present. She knows how to unite ideas with people and how to help people ﬂourish.”
She knows how to push just the right way. Ann has the ability to be gentle but forthright. She gently insists you become all that you can be.
She’s not afraid to go against the norm. She brings out the best in others.
I have learned countless strategies, systems, and gleaned her smarts. She’s been instrumental in guiding me to grow my business, get networked, and grow as a person on every level.
She’s much stronger than she looks!
This 5’1”, 95-pound woman has super powers: she can cast a vision, strategically plan, and engage people to make the possible probable. She has touched the lives of thousands in the LKN area.
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Ann felt called to provide a sacred place for people to experience silence, solitude, and contemplation in a world that gloriﬁes busyness. Her retreat house, the School of the Spirit, offers a sanctuary to transform your life.
She walks the walk.
While some leaders tell you what to do, Ann lives her mission and vision daily. She is a woman of faith, good works, and humility. She has an incredible work ethic and through her example invites others to do the same.
WHO’S YOUR HERO?
If you have an LKNWoman hero in your life, tell us all about her. Email Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org with My Hero in the subject line.
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MIND body spirit BETTER ME
Why Is Meditation Important? Meditation has multiple spiritual, psychological, and physiological beneﬁts, including a scientiﬁcally documented positive impact on blood pressure, anxiety, depression, addiction, and other common health concerns. By: Kendall Heath
A VERY SHORT HISTORY
The practice of meditation has its origin in prehistoric times, with some of the earliest written records coming from Hindu traditions around 1500 BCE. While its original purpose was, and for many, still is, spiritual growth, secular meditation was introduced to the United States in the 1950s to assist with stress reduction, relaxation, and self-improvement. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN BEGINNING A MEDITATION PRACTICE
Beginning a meditation practice will have the most benefits if you start with small amounts of time, while also practicing frequently and consistently. For example, you may start with five minutes in the morning each day, and add a couple minutes daily until you have a substantial practice. There are meditation apps available on your smartphone to help you time, track, and grow your meditation efforts. You can explore these apps to find the one(s) that work best for you.
Do not expect your meditation practice to feel a certain way. The purpose of meditation is not to achieve “Enlightenment” or “Zen,” or to eliminate all the thoughts in your mind. It functions, rather, as an opportunity to know yourself better, and to identify habitual patterns that no longer serve you. Also, it can open space in the mind to receive everything from new insights to higher concentration skills, more effective coping tools to higher levels of energy, and more peaceful and kinder observations of yourself and your environment.
It is helpful to understand the difference between meditation and prayer. Many of us were taught to pray from an early age, expressing our needs and our gratitude to a Higher Power. Meditation is more of a listening and an emptying. We might work on emptying incessant mental chatter, the “shoulds,” “need tos,” and busyness. It is letting go of the idea that we “should be doing something” or that we should “be someone” in particular. It’s a gentle reprogramming to say it is okay for us to “just be.”
Do not expect meditation to look a certain way. While there are certain meditation practices that are more explicit in their rules and form, there are dozens of less stringent meditation practices. You are allowed to “play” with various practices to identify what suits you best. Some general examples are: sitting practices, specific breath-awareness practices, meditation in motion, Kirtan (a type of chanting/singing meditation), mantra meditations, and guided, or intention, meditations.
Meditation crisscrosses modern religious traditions all over the world and throughout religious history. It is mentioned in sacred texts across various world views, including popular Western ones like Christianity and The Holy Bible. Anyone can benefit from a simple tool that allows you to enhance your personal spiritual journey, manage stress more effectively, tolerate and perceive life’s difficulties differently, and work with challenging emotions from a more grounded place.
Kendall Heath is the founder of the community organization, Spiritual Charlotte, and co-host of the Spiritual Charlotte podcast. She is the owner of Authentic Marketing & Coaching. For more information, visit www.authenticmarketingandcoaching.com. | OCTOBER 2016
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THE MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT ARE INTIMATELY CONNECTED. Because unhealthy thoughts and emotions can create a vicious cycle that leads to unhealthy physical patterns, we can choose a victorious path that includes a positive, healing, uplifting spiral. 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.
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IN MEMORIAM MELANIE MULLIN
1979 - 2013
Sometimes, a story stands out for all time. We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer, whether a family member, a friend, or even ourselves. After all, one in eight women will be diagnosed during her lifetime. And as we all know, breast cancer hits home the most when it touches the ones we know. Lake Norman Woman is no exception: we are deeply saddened by the loss of two brave breast cancer warriors who have been featured in our pages: M E L A N I E M U L L I N and N A N C Y B R O W N , both featured in the October 2012 issue of LKNW, LKNW have touched our lives forever.
We Remember â€Ś 1960 - 2013
Shockingly, half of all Americans will face cancer of some kind during their lifetimes. For every fight won, for every battle lost, and for those still fighting, Lake Norman Woman salutes you! And we salute our dear friend, Lauren Kimsey, who lost her battle with cancer just last month. You will not be forgotten! LAUREN KIMSEY 1977-2016
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Beauty Bash 6TH ANNUAL You’re invited to our Beauty Bash event, where you can speak one-on-one with our board-certified plastic surgeons, aestheticians and patients. Enjoy event-only specials on injectables, Medical Spa services, skincare and surgery. View live demonstrations for non-invasive to minimally invasive procedures and tour our facilities. Call us to find out how you can still take advantage of the event specials even if you can’t make the event.
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WWW.LANGTREELKN.COM D9 Brewery joins LangTree LIVE this year with beverages available for purchase at each event. Located in Cornelius, D9 is a 10 barrel production brewery who is reimagining some of the worldâ€™s most unique and trusted styles of beer. * Must be 21 years of age or older with valid I.D. to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages at LangTree.
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Lake Norman Woman Magazine October 2016