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MYBROADWAY Broadway Defined........................................................10 Crwal! Crawl! Crawl!......................................................14

MYBEAUTY & HEALTH A Truly Zen Experience.................................................16 A Touch of Hemp...........................................................18 Brain Food .......................................................................20

Top 100 Doctors & Health Professionals Siloam Health.................................................................38 Back Pain Relief Tips.....................................................42 Vanderbilt University Medical Center..............44-45

MYENTERTAINMENT Rising Stars................................................................48-51 15 Must Sees...................................................................54 Dating Tips.......................................................................58 Your Way to Escape.......................................................62

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MYRESTAURANTS Welcome to Nashville, Now Let’s Eat......................74 Chef Spotlight.................................................................76

MYSPORTS Titans Schedule .............................................................79 Predators Schedule.......................................................80

MYGOLF Top 10 Golf Courses................................................82-83 Let’s Talk Golf!.................................................................86

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Mark Shaffer your lawyer, realtor, anyone! And if you know of an amazing musician, singer/songwriter who deserves a boost in the publicity department, we’d love to do a story on him/ her. Just let us know online, or email me direct at: mark@mynashvillemagazine.com

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Hi, my name is Mark Alan Shaffer, and I want to be the first to say “Welcome to MyNashville!” Our premier issue of MyNashville is the beginning of what is sure to be the Local’s Favorite for finding a great doctor, an amazing attorney, a rock star real estate agent, the rising and today’s stars of country music, the best restaurants, beauty, health and fitness secrets, what’s happening on Broadway, the latest info on the Titans, the top schools, the hottest fashions, the best golf courses and so much more. Modeled as the Magazine of Success, we feature quarterly, the Top 100 Doctors and Health Professionals, the Top 100 Attorneys, the Top 100 Real Estate Agents, the Top 100 Women of Nashville, and the Top 100 Men of Success! And the best part… YOU GET TO VOTE!

Personally, Nashville is one of my favorite cities in America, for many reasons. But whenever I talk about Nashville, everyone says they love the “people” there. And I find that to be true as well. For the last 5 years in and out of Nashville, I concur with the feedback for everyone I’ve met has that southern hospitality that can’t be beat. There’s so much awesomeness about Nashville. The food, the music, the history, the culture, the clean living, the education, the love of country, the faith, the Titans…. just so much to live, love and enjoy. This premier issue, we’re proud to feature our Cover Stories, including the Rising Stars, the Vanderbilt University, Cool Springs Plastic Surgery, and our My Broadway section. Inside you’ll find our Top 100 Doctors and Health Professionals that are here to help you from head to

toe. The Best of the Best, you can rest assured you’re in good hands with these Top 100! Some fun facts you may or may not know about Nashville. The population of the Nashville Metro Area, is now just over TWO MILLION! Originally known as Fort Nashborough, Nashville was founded on Christmas Eve in 1779 and was named after Francis Nash, a Patriot General killed in the American Revolution. Nashville is home to the only replica of the Greek Parthanon, where outside in front, is where Luke Bryan proposed to his beautiful wife, Caroline Boyer. “Good to the Last Drop” was coined by Theodore Roosevelt after drinking a cup of coffee at the Maxwell House Hotel. Nashville was the first city to acquire an FM radio license and David Cobb was the radio announcer (dj) who created Nashville’s nickname, “Music City” in the 50’s. Two well-known thoroughbreds, both Seabiscuit and War Admiral, are from Nashville. The world’s longest-running live music radio show, calls Nashville home. You know it as the Grand Ole Opry, but was originally called the WSM Barn Dance. Oprah Winfrey started her news career in Nashville at WLAC-TV while she attended Tennessee State University. And Nashville has the highest population of music industry employees, at an impressive number of over 60,000!

I am so excited to launch our new magazine in this amazing city, and I can’t wait to meet you at one of our magazine new issue launch parties! Sign up today at: MyNashvilleMagazine.com, and join the club for invitations to the hottest parties, grand openings, feature events, and prizes… did I say prizes? Lot’s of them, including our Grand Prize, a Weekend in Las Vegas! Thank you for reading my welcome letter, and I hope you feel as welcome to MyNashville Magazine, as we have to this fine city, with your amazing hospitality and graciousness, and we look forward to bringing you the Best of Nashville in every issue!

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SEPTEMBER SUNDOWN: Come support your local artists, food trucks, and Kidsville at September Sundown in Centennial Park. This outdoor music festival is a great place to relax and unwind while enjoying some amazing talent. Every Thursday in September from 5-9pm. DEAD LAND SCREAM PARK: We all love Fall for the Pumpkin Spiced Lattes and cozy cardigans, but do you enjoy Halloween Spooktivities? Starting September 13th, Dead Land Scream Park will be open on Fridays and Saturdays for your enjoyment. Grab your ‘Scare Me Bundle’ which gives you access to all 3 attractions! DOG DAY FESTIVAL AT CENTENNIAL PARK: On September 14th, 2019, bring your family and fur babies to the Dog Day Festival at Centennial Park. This festival will be jam packed with contests, activities, and tons on food! All proceeds from this event go to the Nashville Humane Association.

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THE PRICE IS RIGHT: 10/20/2019 Try your luck at the wheel on The Price is Right LIVE! Gather your family and friends and bring yourself down to the Niswonger Performing Art Center. Taping is in October. Coming Soon...

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CONEHEADS: Turned on by a mix of sweet and savory? CONEHEADS is a new restaurant coming to Northeast Nashville in the beginning of 2020. This unique eatery will be specializing in Waffle Cones and Fried Chicken along with other sides and desserts. LIVE + BREATHE WELLNESS: If you enjoy holistic healing and bodywork, check out LIVE + BREATHE WELLNESS. This brandnew sanctuary is here to promote self-care and general wellness. OTTO’S BAR: If you’re into the new CBD craze, you will love OTTO’S BAR. This upscale dive bar will specialize in tasty CBD and Kombucha cocktails. SINATRA BAR AND LOUNGE: Coming to Downtown Nashville early 2020 is a Frank Sinatra themed bar. The Sinatra Bar and Lounge will have an updated saloon feel, while catering to todays audiences with the drink and creative small plate menu.

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LUCK LADD FARMS PUMPKIN PATCH: Start a new family tradition and come down to the Luck Ladd Farms Pumpkin Patch to pick your favorite pumpkin! There will be live entertainment, a corn maze, and shops for décor and food. Open date September 21st, 2019.

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HAWKERS ASIAN STREET FARE: After making a big impact in Florida, Hawkers Asian Street Fare has traveled to Nashville to join the party! Stop in and try the Curry Laksa and Tiger Salad which will have your taste buds going wild.


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Broadway Defined

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elcome to the town that lights up like a Christmas tree every day of the week! The city that makes dreams come true! You put on your coolest country garb (is Rhinestone Cowboy still a thing?) and hit the town!  It really doesn’t matter where you go on Broadway, it seems that every place is packed with people having fun. Music is coming out of every nook and cranny and every place feels like it’s flirting with you to come on in! But, is there more to this than meets the eye? Let’s break down Nashville’s iconic Broadway strip.

Broadway is the well-known strip in downtown Nashville. The entertainment district that is known far and wide for its live country music and honky tonk bars. But it also has some pretty cool history, retail shops and restaurants that you won’t want to miss!   Wikipedia gives us a bit of its history stating, “Originally named Broad Street, the eastern end of Broadway ended at the shipping docks on the Cumberland River. It was one of the first roads to run east-west in Nashville, and the first public high school in the city was built on the road in 1875. It eventually became a street lined with hardware stores, feed stores, and various other businesses and had a section known as “Auto Row” at the beginning of the 20th century due to large numbers of car dealers and tire and auto shops. A new post office – now the First Center for the Visual Performing Arts – was built next to Union Station on Broadway by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression.”   Broadway has quite the history and, in fact, if that is something that interests you, you may want to check out Christ Church, established in 1949. Its gothic architecture is worth a peak! Another must see stop is the Union Station Hotel which began as a train station back in the 19th century. The lobby has beautiful 100-year-old stained glass and vaulted ceilings reaching 65ft high. The interior is decorated with original art honoring Nashville’s music history. Gorgeous art deco that you won’t want to miss!   Ready to hit some fun stops? Check out Nashville Underground! “Boasting the highest and largest double deck rooftop on Broadway. Nashville

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Underground delivers an intimate authentic Nashville experience where you can Drink, Taste, and Hear Nashville.” This place is crazy big! 40,000-square-ft of honky tonk and just up from the beautiful Cumberland River. They have four floors filled with bars, food, live music and even a mechanical bull to try your luck on! In fact, “Management claims the rooftop bar is the highest in the city.” Oh, they also claim to have the coldest beer on tap in Nashville at 29 degrees. (Gotta try that!)   Looking to try some “Moonshine” on your visit? Then Bootleggers Inn is where you want to go at 207 Broadway. They are said to be the only bar in Nashville to still serve it! They also have some incredible live music and two floors of nonstop fun.   One of Broadways newest honky tonks is Jason Aldean’s Kitchen and Rooftop Bar at 307 Broadway. I’m sure y’all know who Jason is, but you really need to check out his new venue which just opened in 2018. The main restaurant is one of a kind, featuring a large bar with a 1961 4020 John Deere Tractor as a tribute to his number one song “My Big Green Tractor.” The food is what one would expect, a great mix MYNASHVILLE MAGAZINE 615-283-7495 WWW.MYNASHVILLEMAGAZINE.COM

of his Southern favorites including some of his mommas own peach cobbler to tickle your taste buds! They have the largest rooftop patio and the party never stops! (I’m sure that’s no surprise!) If you’re a Jason Aldean fan, then get on over there and grab yourself some merchandise, a signature cocktail and dance the night away to the panoramic views of Broadway! Oh, and get a selfie while your there!   Lastly, if you’re a sports fan, you may want to head on over to Bridgestone Arena, home of The Nashville Predators. The arena hosts everything from sporting events, to the CMA’s Awards to incredible concerts. It’s also home to The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.   Broadway is and always has been an icon of ‘The Music City.’ I hope this gives you a few tidbits that maybe you wouldn’t have been privy to while sightseeing on your own. The point is, there is not a boring spot along this strip. So, pull up your cowboy boots, tip your hat and enjoy a good ‘ole southern time!   Y’all come back now, ya’hear! Tami


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ocated at 105 Broadway (between 1st avenue and 2nd Avenue) Nashville Underground boasts the highest, largest and only double deck rooftop with a 360-degree view on Broadway, while delivering an experience where you can drink, taste, and hear Nashville.

The live music venue, restaurant, bar, event space and rooftop dance club, owned by brothers Joey & Gavin DeGraw, showcases Nashville’s worldfamous music, cuisine, and spirits. In the heart of downtown on historic Broadway, Nashville Underground, which opened in January 2018, has four large levels. The menu highlights Nashville’s unique culinary palette, using locally sourced ingredients to create southern cuisine such as Nashville Hot Chicken and a myriad of innovative Nashville Hot items.

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All four bars include an expansive selection of locally crafted wine and spirits, as well as the coldest draft beer in Nashville, at 29 degrees. Nashville Underground is currently beginning construction on the 3rd & 4th floors to create Broadway’s first multi-level bowling alley, bringing Nashville Underground to occupy all 6 floors of the historic building.

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oing on a bar crawl is the best! You get to hang out with your friends, get a little exercise, and best of all get your drink on! Although if you have only participated in them before it can be a little more of a challenge to plan one for yourself. So, here are some things to keep in mind to plan the best bar crawl your friends, coworkers, and acquaintances have ever been on. 1. First things first: You must set up a route! There are a few things to keep in mind, firstly, how many bars you want to stop at. We recommend 4-6, as it gives you enough places to stop at, but not too many so that you are exhausted at the end of the night. Also, make sure to keep all the bars in close proximity; you’re doing this to visit bars, not to go on a hike. Although, if you absolutely must go across town, make sure that the bars are close to public transportation. Lastly, you will want to consider the type of group you are planning this for. Think of the kinds of bars they would prefer, some groups want to visit a good ole dive bar, while others want to spend their night in high-end lounges. Also, don’t choose bars that are going to have high wait times or that you might not be able to get into.

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2. Next, make sure that you give the bars on your route a heads up, and let them know the date, approximate time and amount of people to expect. This is just the right thing to do; this way the bar will know to be ready for a group and prepare for it. There is nothing worse that planning out a whole night to find that the bar is closed for an event or way understaffed for a large group. The bars on the route will really appreciate it, and they may even let you use a special area of the bar or give you some group discounts. 3. Now, you can plan some fun for your group! If your group is the kind that loves to have a theme- now is the time to pick it out. Choose something that everyone can relate to, so that everyone will dress up and participate. You should also think about adding some incentives, so people are motivated to go to the next bar instead of giving up and staying at the same bar all night. You can try punch cards, scavenger hunts or some type of reward or prize system. Anything will work as

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long as you and the group will enjoy it. 4. One thing you should definitely not forget is food! Everyone will need to fuel up if they want to last the whole night. Try and get something to eat about half way through. You can either take a break and head to a nearby food joint, or you can order food at one of your stops. Just make sure to plan ahead, and factor it in to your total time. 5. Don’t forget to coordinate everyone. Social media is a great way to do this; you can make a group for your bar crawl! This will keep everyone up to date, so no one forgets the date or time, and it will keep communication open especially for any last-minute changes. Also, this is a great way for everyone to post their pictures, and any other fun experiences from the night. These easy suggestions will help you plan the best bar crawl your group has ever been on. So make sure to stay safe, have fun, and let loose!


MY BEAUTY & HEALTH

MYNASHVILLE Magazine is very proud and excited to introduce our Beauty and Health section! In this issue we are privileged to be able to feature many of the top beauty and health professionals in Nashville. With stories from our experts, you’ll learn trendy tips and get expert secrets to looking and feeling your best for any occasion, whether it’s a night on the town, or a day in the park! Get pampered with a visit to the day spa, tanning salon or beauty salon. Improve your overall esthetics at one of our Med Spa’s. Get clear at one of our Vision experts, and enjoy your beauty and health, because you deserve it!


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hile live music, decadent foods and craft cocktails are swoon worthy, you may want to balance out your stay in Nashville with a little self-pampering and some detoxing to get your body, soul and mind recharged for your next night out!   A great way to rejuvenate and cleanse your body of toxins is with infrared sauna’s and floating. Haven’t heard of it? Pop on over to PURE SWEAT + FLOAT STUDIO and see what the hype is all about! Health experts worldwide swear by the healing benefits, including “detoxification, pain relief, weight loss, reduced stress and deep mental and physical relaxation.” This spa is the winner of the 2019 Nashville Scene’s “Best of” awards and takes pride in creating “a pristine environment where you can relax, reset and recharge.” Book an appointment today and see what the hype is all about. Infra-red saunas and I know if you try it you will be too!  https://www. puresweatfloatstudio.com/locations   So, just because it’s Nashville it doesn’t mean you can’t get down and dirty! Cruise on over to O.Liv Body Bar and experience their one-ofa-kind, and Nashville’s only, DIY Mud Lounge where “guests lavishly apply colorful muds to their face and body then travel on to detox and bliss out in an organic lavender steam!” Muds are used to “cleanse, exfoliate, absorb toxins, increase circulation and soften your skin.” This is absolutely fantastic and if you have never had a full body mud bath it’s about high time you try it, as it’s an amazingly feel good time for the body and the senses alike. You can book this as a solo treatment, a couple’s tryst or even a bonding experience with four close friends. Trust me, not only will you feel pure bliss, but you will delight in a mud bath like a cow to cud! Book now! Located at 922 Main Street in Nashville. 615-750-3701   If you are looking for a full-service spa right in the heart of Nashville, Mokara Salon and Spa is thee spa of choice! Mokara is located on the fourth floor of the Omni Nashville Hotel and is loved by visitors and locals alike. Mokara offers an extensive list of spa services catering to men and women alike. Looking to relax as a couple? Try “The Harmony for Two!” It’s a “50-minute Mokara Couples Massage followed by side-by-side Seasonal Luxury Pedicures in our nail lounge with strawberries and champagne.” Pregnant? Try the

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“Mother-to-be.” Prefer something more luxurious and decadent? Book the Southern Luxury. This treatment is an “80-minute Massage of your choice, 50-minute Ultimate Facial, Shaping Body Treatment, Seasonal Luxury Manicure and Pedicure. Includes a lunch entrée of your choice.” The Mokara has something for everyone and will leave you feeling beautiful, energized and pampered. “Treat yourself to the ultimate in relaxation!” Book your spa time now at The Omni Nashville Hotel, Mokara Salon and Spa 615-761-3600  

my face and body. It does not clog pores and it’s a packed with much needed essential fatty acids our skin needs and penetrates deeply hydrating the skin like nothing I have ever tried before! One little secret to remember when using castor oil is that less is more! Also,  be sure to massage it into your skin in a circular motion. Trust me, your skin will glow! (I also mix in various essential oils depending on what I feel my skin is in need of at the time. Lavender, rose, orange, clary sage, frankincense, ginger etc.)  Feel free to experiment and see what works best for you! 

Regardless of what your pampering of choice is, remember to always follow a skincare routine at home to encourage and maintain healthy, hydrated young looking skin. Keep it simple with the basic three, cleansing, toning and moisturizing. (Don’t forget to hydrate as well to rid the body of toxins and encourage a radiant glow!) Skin care doesn’t have to be expensive either! I’m into natural and clean skincare and after a visit to my holistic esthetician I learned that Honey was a great replacement for expensive face washes! What a treat! It feels like a spa every time I use it and my skin is beyond soft! In fact honey is not only super nourishing and hydrating but it’s also full of probiotics, is antibacterial and incredibly healing. I use an organic raw honey that has a bit of honeycomb in it, great for exfoliation! I also use a home made toner of essential oil of Frankincense and distilled water. Frankincense has been used for centuries on the skin and is hailed as a powerful anti-aging essential oil. It is said to slow signs of aging amongst many other things. It’s been amazing for me. Lastly, I swear my castor Oil on

**The most amazing and purest essential oils I’ve discovered and used personally (Also used in top notch spa’s around the world) are by world renowned artisan Trygvè Harris and founder of Enfleurage. Enfleurage is New York’s first and only store specializing in essential oils and incense from all around the planet. They import directly from farms and stills, bringing in high quality, fresh and sparkling, essential oils from 6 continents. Nothing is added to their oils and hydrosols. No preservatives, no isolates, no ‘enhancers’, no alcohol (except for a few alcohol tinctures.) They also have all pure botanical perfumes available, truly one of a kind!  They are pure heaven! “When you breathe in Enfleurage Essential Oil, you are breathing in its soul. Purely.”  They also ship worldwide, go to www.Enfleurage.com.  You can also visit their distillery at www.enfleurage.me! Super cool and really gives you an insight and education of what goes into making these amazing oils. Try some for yourself, order as a gift or use these in your Day Spa!   Keep glowing!  Tami

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hat exactly is hemp? Hemp is a variety of the cannabis plant without the psychoactive properties, or “high”. It is different from the widely known marijuana plant because it contains a minimal, legal, amount the chemical THC which produces the psychoactive properties. Hemp products have grown in popularity recently, but this plant has uses dating back thousands of years. The plant itself has hundreds of uses, but one of its more popular are its healing properties, and health benefits. One of its widest known uses, is for pain relief, in the form of CBD oil. Though it hasn’t been tested enough yet to be recognized as a pain reliever, there are still people who rely on its effects. It creates an anti-inflammatory response in your body, which can be really helpful to people with chronic pain associated with inflammation, like chronic back pain. For the people who don’t need any pain-relieving benefits, not to worry there are plenty of other

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uses, like for skin care. The oil from the hemp seed has a lot of naturally occurring vitamins and fatty acids, that can help keep your skin healthy and actually reduce breakouts. Using it topically nourishes and strengthens the skin, and protects it from things like oxidation, inflammation, and even signs of aging. Some people have even used it for other skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and rosacea. The oils can actually help moderate your skin. It balances out oily skin and moisturizes it without clogging your pores. Additionally, the use of the oil, can help with anti-aging. It can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and can prevent some signs of aging from even developing. You can also use hemp to help supplement your diet, the seed is rich in protein, unsaturated fats, fiber, minerals and vitamins. Just adding a tablespoon or two to your diet can improve your health. Some studies have shown that ingesting hemp seed extract can protect the brain. These studies suggest that the CBD in the hempseed extract can help with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, MS, neuropathic

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pain, and childhood seizure disorders. The seeds also contain omega-3 fatty acids that can boost your heart health, by lowering blood pressure, and reducing the risks of arrhythmias and heart disease. The omega-3s can also reduce inflammation, which helps with metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. Hemp can be useful for many things, and there are many ways to use it. It you haven’t tried it; you might want to add a little to your everyday routine and see how it works for you.


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Smart Food For Your Kids

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Whole grains are another important food to help boost brain power. This is another hard one to incorporate, especially when it comes to sliced bread. Kids see that brown healthy-looking bread, and they turn their noses up to it. The way I get around it is to purchase white whole-wheat bread. It is still whole-wheat, but they use a different type of grain that makes the bread look like regular old white bread. The only thing you have to make sure to do is to read the label. You have to make sure you read the word “whole-

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wheat” if it says “white-wheat” it is not the same thing. The word whole is the key. This way you kid won’t even realize that they are eating a healthier product. Colorful veggies are another great addition to your child’s diet. These are a little harder to hide, but when you can, it adds a great brain health

boost. One of my favorite ways is to add veggies to spaghetti sauces, I make a vegetarian sauce with bell peppers, carrots and pears. When I make it for myself, I leave the veggies thinly slice, but when I am trying to hide them in plain sight, I stick the sauce in the blender after everything is cooked, and the little ones don’t even know the difference. If you want to make it even healthier you can make your noodles out of zucchini or squash.

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Nashville’s

TOP 100 DOCTORS & HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

MYNASHVILLE Magazine polled our readers to find the 2019 Top 100 Doctors & Dentists in Nashville. These healthcare professionals come highly recommended by their esteemed peers and colleagues, as well as our readers. They work tirelessly to ensure the health and wellness of the people of Nashville, continually putting the needs of the community before their own, and we at MYNASHVILLE are privileged to be able to recognize them in this special feature issue. Nashville is fortunate to be home to so many outstanding medical professionals, and we wish that we had the room to feature all of them! While proud to honor all doctorates in relation to health and medicine, we appreciate all of the healthcare professionals in our community, whether included in this issue or not, and thank them for their hard work and dedication. With that said, we are privileged to be able to spotlight these 100, very deserving, doctors and dentists.

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T O P 100 Doctors & Health Professionals Derek Lee, RVT Derek performs ultrasounds here at NVAVI. He received his education at Middle Tennessee State University in his hometown of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He later completed his training at the Florida Institute of Ultrasound, specializing in vascular ultrasounds. Derek has worked with Dr. Ryan for over 10 years. He is always willing to answer questions and takes the time to put patients at ease and help them feel more comfortable. While he loves all sports, Derek is a huge University of Tennessee fan and always pulls for the Big Orange. But his biggest job doesn’t even begin until after work. He and his wife Sonya have five children, four sons and one daughter, all under the age of seven! Emilie Biniker, FNP-C earned her Master of Science in Nursing at Vanderbilt University with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialty. She earned Bachelor of Arts at the College of Wooster with a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Wooster, OH. Emilie first heard about Siloam through Lauren (they met at church) and she longed to find a job like Lauren had a Siloam. So when an FNP position opened up she immediately applied and soon joined our team full time.

Aaron Porter, MD graduated optometry school from The Ohio State University and medical school from the University of Cincinnati. He was the Chief Resident at Vanderbilt in the early 2000s, which is when he fell in love with Nashville. After 13 years in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Dr. Porter moved to the middle Tennessee area to our practice. He is a board certified ophthalmologist who treats glaucoma and specializes in laser cataract surgery and refractive surgery. Dr. Porter has published research on visual field testing in children. He and his wife have four children.

Brent Snader , MD is an internal medicine/ pediatric specialist in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 19 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish and Hindi.. His specialties include Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine and Internal Medicine. He is alsp affiliated with Baptist Memorial Hospital Union City.

Allison Duhl, RVT has been performing vascular ultrasounds for 12 years. She is a mother to her almost 4 year old son, Logan. She is a true “Nashville Native”; she and her family are all from the area. Her favorite hobbies are making plant creations, reading, and crafting. In the summer, she loves spending time at the pool and on patios. Her favorite part of working at NVAVI is getting to know her patients and spending time with her coworkers.

Candice Burtner, MD is undergoing certification through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) to provide you with holistic wellness services. She will work with you to help restore your optimal health and prevent chronic disease. Her Specializations Include: Adrenal Fatigue, Hormone Imbalances, Thyroid Dysfunction, Stress Management, and Natrural Supplmentation.

Amy Richardson, MPH is an advocate for vulnerable populations and their wellbeing locally and globally. Though a proud Nashville native, Amy’s work and travel abroad led her to recognize the interconnectivity of the world. She entered the sphere of health care through a side door, becoming a public health advocate while simultaneously developing a passion for refugees and immigrants. She has served in numerous leadership roles with refugee and immigrant agencies in Nashville, and she currently works as Community Health Outreach Director at Siloam Health.

Dan Hatef, MD is a board certified, double fellowship trained plastic surgeon, with over 11 years of advanced training in aesthetic, craniofacial and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Hatef has chosen to narrow the focus of his practice to aesthetic surgery of the nose, face and body. He completed his training in two of the world’s best centers for plastic surgery, UT Southwestern in Dallas, and Baylor in Houston; both internationally-renowned centers for rhinoplasty. Now he is applying his artistic creativity and surgical skills inside the operating room and obtaining results that are dramatic yet harmonious.

English Flack, MD Areas of Expertise: Cardiac Imaging, General Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease; Board Certifications: Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics, 2010, Pediatric Cardiology - American Board of Pediatrics, 2014; Education: Masters of Science - Medical University of South Carolina, 2002, Doctor of Medicine - Medical University of South Carolina, 2007, Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2010, Cardiology Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2014

Amy Waymire, MD has been practicing for more than 18 years in New Hampshire and Arizona and most recently at Wang Vision in Nashville where she was the clinical director. She received her optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Dr. Waymire is a member of the Optometric Council on Refractive Technology and has extensive experience with special needs patients, seniors and children.

Danae Kunselman Pharmacist in Charge, and Director of Clinical Services at Riverside Village Pharmacy in Nashville, TN. Riverside Village Pharmacy is a full-service pharmacy, which means they will fill any prescription your doctor can write. They keep most medications on hand, and can generally have a special item delivered by the next business day. Visit Danae and the team next time you need a prescription.

Jean F. Simpson, MD has more than 25 years of experience as a breast pathologist. She formerly chaired the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Cancer Committee and was Lead Pathologist for the Breast Cancer Review Panel. Dr. Simpson served as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and was a charter member of the CAP Advanced Practical Pathology Program for Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology. She was a member of the Consensus Conference for WHO Classification of Breast Tumours, in Lyon, France in September 2011.

Anna Ross, PA-C originally from Kingsport, Tennessee. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She then went on to pursue a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies, graduating from Lincoln Memorial University-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2015. Since graduating, Anna has worked in pediatrics, and she loves getting to use her knowledge and experience to provide quality care for children while building relationships with her patients and their families. When she’s not in the office, Anna enjoys spending time with her husband John and their two dogs.

David L. Page, MD retired as Professor of Pathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2011, after a long and illustrious career. Dr. Page is internationally known for his studies of premalignant breast disease and breast cancer and has been a major force in Breast Pathology for more than a generation. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Page served as Chair of the Breast Pathology Committee of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), the American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC), and the Cancer Committee of the College of American Pathology.

Jennifer Campbell PA-C In addition to general care, the healthcare provider, Jennifer Campbell PA-C, specializes in functional medicine. This includes a full integrated body system approach to medicine where she addresses nutrition, emotional well-being, physical stressors (like obesity and chronic disease) and hormone health. Working with her, you receive individualized care and a long-term, big-picture plan. She addresses all aspects of wellness, entering into a relationship with you to address your health issues as a unified team with a holistic approach.

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T O P 100 Doctors & Health Professionals Jim Henderson, MD is a practicing Pediatrician in Nashville, TN. Dr. Henderson graduated from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in 1982 and has been in practice for over 30 years. He is currently a Physician & Chief Medical Officer at Siloam Health. He specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children.

Keith L. Snead , MD started his undergraduate studies at Broward Community College in Davie, FL. Then continued his studies at Life University in Marietta, GA where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree eight years later. He has been serving the people of Nashville in their quest for health since 1996.

Konrad Sarosiek, MD is a Nashville Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon devoted to improving the lives of his patients. Over the last decade, Dr. Sarosiek has worked with numerous internationally recognized plastic surgeons, allowing him to bring up-to-date procedures and world-class knowledge on all aspects of plastic surgery to his patients. Dr. Sarosiek’s active role in plastic surgery research and education, provides the plastic surgery community and patients with key information.

John Reagan Moore, MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, located in Franklin, Tennessee. He is a creative and experienced surgeon who is as concerned about your comfort, well-being and peace of mind as he is with achieving excellent results. His loyal patients return time and time again, not just because they love the natural results they get, but because they love Dr. Moore and his staff.

Kelsey Tubbs , MD attended the University of Tennessee at Martin where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After graduating in May of 2013, she moved to St. Louis where she attended Logan University for the next three and a half years for my chiropractic education. While at Logan University her passion for chiropractic grew even stronger, and it reaffirmed her desire to want to help people and build healthier communities through a different healthcare approach.

Kristin Martel, MD has served since 2008 as a staff physician at Siloam Family Health Center, focusing on the uninsured populations as well as immigrant/ refugee healthcare. She currently serves as an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics physician and is a preceptor for medical students and residents rotating through Siloam for their primary care clerkships and continuity clinics. During residency Dr. Martel was awarded membership in AOA and given the Housestaff Clinical Teaching Award for excellence in educating medical students.

Joseph Blythe, DO is a fellowship trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon that specializes in minimally invasive spine surgeries. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Oklahoma with honors in Microbiology. He obtained his Osteopathic Medical Degree (DO) from Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA and underwent his orthopedic training in Detroit, MI through the Henry Ford Hospital system.

Kendall Bush a born and raised native of Nashville, TN. She attended Tennessee Tech University where she played college softball, met her husband, Zak, and received a B.S. in Biology. She received her Master’s Degree from Bethel University Physician Assistant Program in Paris, TN. She got into healthcare to help people achieve a better quality of life and help them be the best version of themselves, and she is looking forward to her career.

Lauren Smith, FNP-C earned her Master of Science in Nursing at Vanderbilt University with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialty. She earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing at U.T. Knoxville, TN with a minor in Spanish. She graduated Magna Cum Laude. Lauren first learned about Siloam during a 240 hour clinical rotation in 2012. It wasn’t long after graduation that she joined their team full time.

Karen Farmer, RN received her nursing degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She has practiced for 42 years with the last 13 as an MDS Coordinator in SNF/ICF facilities. She is also RAC-CT. Karen loves bringing some joy into the lives of our ICF residents, but also loves witnessing our skilled patients improve and return to their lives and families.

Kendall Harris, MD is a native Tennessean and has been in practice in the south Nashville area since1981. He grew up in Knoxville and attended the University of Tennessee. He graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis where he was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa and Sigma Alpha Sigma optometric honor fraternities. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians.

Kathy Duke, RN is a registered nurse who received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. She acquired extensive skills in critical care from her previous experience as an RN in both Atlanta and Nashville. Kathy developed an interest in non-surgical aesthetics and received extensive training in both sclerotherapy and Botox therapy. She enjoys engaging with her clients and understanding the desirable outcomes that will make them feel their best. Her attention to detail and passion for excellence are evident in the meticulous sclerotherapy and Botox she performs. Her greatest joy is her role as a mother to three teenagers, Wes, Emily and Caroline.

Kim Thornton earned her Masters of Science at Harding University in Searcy, AR. She spent a semester learning abroad in Greece and did research trips to Peru and Bolivia. Kim grew up in a military family which exposed her to living in diverse cultures, including places like England and Egypt. This background, along with her Spanish-speaking skills and her passion to care for the under-served, make her a perfect addition to her team.

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Areas of Expertise: Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Thymic Cancer and Mesothelioma, Medical Oncology: Board Certifications: Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006, Internal Medicine - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2006, Medical Oncology - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2008, Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2014; Education: Masters of Science - University of Toronto, 1998, Doctor of Medicine - University of Toronto, 2002, Fellowship - University of Toronto, Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Residency - University of Toronto

Makenzi Burney, LPN is a Nashville native with seven years of experience in the healthcare field. She comes to Nashville Center with nursing experience in direct patient care, unit management, and community outreach. Makenzi has always been passionate about patient care and nursing. After spending time with patients and their families, Makenzi decided she wanted to do more to help navigate their healthcare needs. This led her to a role in community outreach, which has given her the opportunity to educate future residents and patents, their families, and the community on their options in this ever-changing healthcare world.


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Siloam Health: Caring For Our Community

F

By Sarah Moninger

or over 25 years, Siloam Health has worked to

and refugee populations to help them take ownership

share the love of Christ by serving those in need

of their health and the health of their communities.

“It turns out that she had been diagnosed with cervical

through health care. What began in 1991 with

Siloam employs seven Community Health Workers,

cancer in Vietnam, but with no good treatment options

a few volunteer medical providers seeing patients

who are trained members of local immigrant

available, she’d received it as a virtual death sentence.

on Saturday mornings in the apartment building of

communities and serve as health ambassadors to

When I asked how long she had been living in Nashville

an inner-city neighborhood ,has gone on to become

help fellow immigrants navigate health and social

without medical care, believing she had cancer, she

a model of charitable care in Middle Tennessee.

service systems, address the root cause of disease, and

responded, ‘two years.’ Can you imagine? Culturally and

Today, Siloam serves more than 4,000 individuals

strengthen social capital.

linguistically isolated, ignorant of our health system,

each year, providing medical care for the uninsured

Nothing that Siloam does happens without the help

and fearful of medical bankruptcy, she had quietly

and underserved, community health initiatives for

of the Nashville community. More than 600 volunteers

suffered for two years! All while living just a half-mile

vulnerable immigrant and refugee populations, and

partner with Siloam in their mission each year, both

from three major medical centers.

excellent level of culturally-sensitive care for the city’s

inside their primary care clinic and out in the Nashville

After rejoicing with her, I asked her why she came to

international community. Over 90% of Siloam’s patients

community. Clinic volunteers range from specialty

Siloam in the first place. She wiped away her tears,

were born outside of the U.S., representing more

medical care providers and pharmacists to language

smiled, and said: ‘I heard that you loved your patients

than 80 homelands and speaking over 70 languages.

interpreters and prayer intercessors. Churches partner

here.’

With an interdisciplinary team that is anchored by a

with Siloam on many levels by providing valuable

multicultural staff of nurses, medical providers, social

funding to sustain their mission, pastoral care

“It was in that moment that I knew that Siloam provides

workers, and behavioral health consultants, Siloam

volunteers to meet with patients, and small groups

so much more for our patients than physical care. We

is uniquely equipped to meet the unique challenges

to walk alongside refugees through the Nashville

become a haven and refuge for many who are lost

of immigrants and refugees. More than a dozen

Neighbors program. Nashville Neighbors pairs

in the confusion and complexity of our health care

nationalities are represented on Siloam’s staff, which

volunteer groups with newly-arrived refugee families to

system. It’s not just about the medical care they receive

often serves to bridge the language and cultural gap

teach basic health lessons that will help them navigate

here, but the fact that the love of Christ flows out of

for those they serve, removing barriers to their care and

life in the U.S. and build relationships that strengthen

everything we do.”

helping them build sustainable lives of flourishing in

the bridge between new Nashvillians and established

the United States.

residents. (Visit www.siloamhealth.org/get-involved/

Show your support by donating to Siloam or becoming

nashville-neighbors/ to learn more!)

a GLOCAL Partner, which is someone who impacts

student education programs for the next generation of health care providers. Based on a strong belief that every person – regardless of homeland, resources, or religion – is worthy of respect and care as an image-bearer of God, Siloam seeks to care not just for the physical health of those they serve, but for their mental, emotional, and spiritual health as well. They call it whole-person care, and in everything they do, Siloam strives to provide what their tagline posits: health care transformed by love. In Nashville, one in eight residents was born outside of the United States, and Siloam is proud to provide an

Nashville’s increasingly global community through

“The uninsured, medically vulnerable, and culturally marginalized arrive full of both wonderful gifts and

One story that exemplifies the work of Siloam is an

local action by giving monthly to the work of Siloam

real brokenness, but daily leave Siloam with hope and

early experience of Dr. Wills, who has served at Siloam

Health. Visit www.siloamhealth.org/give-monthly/ to

healing, says Siloam CEO, Dr. Morgan Wills. “Meanwhile,

for more than 18 years, first as a volunteer student

learn more.

volunteers, staff, and students arrive with their own

practitioner, then as a staff provider, and eventually in

set of gifts and brokenness; but in the experience of

his current role as CEO.

mutual hospitality, they lose themselves in powerful, heart-level connections. Both groups discover the joy

“I was meeting with a Vietnamese woman who’d had a

of participating in something bigger than themselves.”

routine cervical cancer screening a week earlier. After informing her that the results were normal there was

As a natural progression of Siloam’s mission, the

an awkward silence before she burst into tears. It took

Community Health Worker program was launched in

several minutes for her to regain her composure before

2014 as a way to come alongside vulnerable immigrant

she could explain that these were tears of joy.

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T O P 100 Doctors & Health Professionals Manny Sethi , MD Areas of Expertise: Adult Orthopaedics Fractures, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation: Board Certifications: Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2013; Education: Doctor of Medicine - Harvard Medical School, 2005, Internship - Massachusetts General Hospital, 2006, Residency Harvard Medical School Program in Orthopaedics, 2010, Fellowship - Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Trauma, 2011

Mirna Caldwell, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and the past President of the Tennessee Society of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Tennessee Dental Association.Dr. Mirna Caldwell is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. This is a special distinction that not all pediatric dentists attain. An AAPD Fellow is a person who has contributed above and beyond in the field of pediatric dentistry and organized dentistry.

Patrick Ryan, MD trained at the Medical University of South Carolina, Carilion Health Care System in Virginia and the University of Kansas. His professional interests include quality and outcomes measurement in vascular surgery, lifestyle improvement strategies for patients and advanced limb salvage endovascular and open surgery. Dr. Ryan has been recognized for his efforts in quality and outcomes measurement by being named to several national quality committees for the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Megan Sinecki, SLP is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. She attended Missouri State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders, and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. As a speech language pathologist, Megan served as a staff therapist for several years in Missouri before transitioning to Nashville with her husband. She was a staff therapist and was promoted to Director of Rehabilitation!

Morgan Wills, MD is the President and CEO at Siloam Family Health Center, focusing on immigrant/ refugee health and the integration of faith and health. Prior to his 2013 appointment as the President and CEO, Dr. Wills served as Siloam’s senior internist since 2000. He serves as the founding Director for the Siloam Institute of Faith, Health and Culture, an educational initiative offering training for health care professions students in a whole-person approach to health care.

Paul Warner Papillon, MD is a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon dedicated to surgical excellence. He focuses exclusively on cosmetic and aesthetic surgery, and his goal is to give you the very best outcome and care possible. His results and testimonies speak for themselves. Dr. Papillion is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Tennessee Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

Michael Bingham, MD Born in Advance, NC, Dr. Michael Bingham graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology from Furman University and finished his education at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He completed an externship in Ocular Disease at Eye Specialty Group in Memphis and is a recipient of the Essilor Crizal Award of Excellence. He examines and treats eye diseases and systemic conditions affecting the eye, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Dr. Bingham has additional experience fitting custom contact lenses, including Scleral contact lenses for irregular corneas.

Moses “Andre” Swauncy, MD Dr. Swauncy, MD is a practicing Family Practitioner in Nashville, TN. Dr. Swauncy graduated from Meharry Medical College in 2001 and has been in practice for 18 years. He completed a residency at University of Alabama Hospital. He currently practices at Signature Health & Wellness Nashville and is affiliated with TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center. Dr. Swauncy accepts multiple insurance plans including Aetna, Medicare, and Cigna. Dr. Swauncy is board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Swauncy also practices at Third and Church Healthcare in Nashville, TN.

Rachelle Altstadt, MD completed her dual under-graduate degrees, B.S. Neuroscience and B.A. Psychology, at the University of Evansville in Indiana. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-St.Louis School of Optometry. Dr. Altstadt provides family eye care and specializes in treating learning and reading disorders in our Performance Vision Therapy clinic. With a background in athletics and competitive gymnastics, she also co-directs our Sports Vision specialty and treats patients with traumatic brain injury.

Michelle Bilinski Experienced pharmacist with a varied pharmacy background. Demonstrated work history in independent retail settings, medication-therapy-management, and poison control. Strong community pharmacist with skills in efficient work-flows, managing multiple tasks, and paying attention to details.

Natalie Curcio, MD After training extensively at Vanderbilt, completing two fellowships in Birmingham, AL, and San Francisco, CA, and working in the greater Los Angeles area, Dr. Natalie Curcio excels at appreciating both east coast and west coast beauty across different ethnicities. She is one of few fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons in middle TN and the only dermatologist who is fellowship-trained in Dermatologic Cosmetic & Laser Surgery.

Ray Saeedpour, MD developed an interest in chiropractic after seeing firsthand how it was able to improve health concerns that weren’t being addressed by traditional medicine because of its focus on symptoms. As a pre-med student at UT Knoxville, he interned at a integrated MD and chiropractic clinic and it was there that his skepticism about chiropractic dissolved. While seeing hundreds of patients who were seeking relief through chiropractic care.

Michelle Mosley, FNP-BC began her career in nursing in 1986 and has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2013. Her previous experience includes work in hospitals, emergency rooms, physician offices, and employee and urgent health clinics. Michelle is qualified to diagnose and treat a wide array of conditions across the entire lifespan and will be serving patients in the areas of primary care, weight loss, and aesthetic services.

Parker Phillips PharmD, Owner/Pharmacist of Riverside Village Pharmacy. Which is an independently owned pharmacy located in East Nashville’s Inglewood neighborhood. Since 2011. They have made it their mission to provide friendly, helpful pharmacy services to their patients. Give Parker Phillips and his team a visit today!

Roger Peden, LNHA has a 12-year history of serving as a licensed nursing home administrator in Tennessee, Texas, and Georgia. He exemplifies a diverse background of administrative experience, programming development, adherence to policies and procedures, providing managerial adherence to regulatory guidelines and compliance. His strengths include experience in building strong relationships with community physicians, hospital case managers, and community collaterals.

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T O P 100 Doctors & Health Professionals Sheila Knox PA-C earned her PA degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 2000 and has experience in cardiovascular surgery, emergency/ internal medicine. She has a special interest in holistic and homeopathic medical model offered at the Dunn Clinic. Her interest stems from her own history of rheumatoid arthritis and believes that the successful treatment and management of a variety of medical conditions and ailments can be achieved by integrating the two medical models for a comprehensive, collective approach to treating and healing the body.

Susan Ryan , MD is a vital part of the Nashville Vascular and Vein Institute. Since Dr. Ryan started his private practice in early 2014 her job descriptions of wife and mother have expanded to include business partner and assistant manager. Susan brings her own medical background to NVAVI with a BS degree in Pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina. She worked as a pharmacist for more than 10 years in retail and hospital settings. Most recently, she was employed at a long-term health care facility.

Tonya Turner, RMA received her medical assistant training at Remington College and has been working for Dr. Ryan 5 1/2 years. Interacting with patients is her favorite part of working in Dr. Ryan’s practice. She puts patients at ease with her sense of humor and contagious laugh. Tonya also has over 20 years experience as a safety supervisor and lab technician at a manufacturing facility. Her husband David and two children, Clayton and Steely, live in Nashville. Tonya also has a wild side…she is an avid camper! Whenever possible she and her family head to the wilderness for a camping expedition.

Susan Kegarise, MD iis a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She completed a residency in family practice optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In addition to being a part of the team at Cool Springs EyeCare, Dr. Susan has owned and managed Donelson EyeCare since 1995. She is one of only four optometrists in Williamson County (including her husband, Jeff ) who is board certified with the American Board of Optometry.

TaTanisha Smith, MD was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL. She then earned her medical degree at Meharry Medical College, here in Nashville. She completed her residency at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville as well. Dr. Smith is a board-certified pediatrician by the American Board of Pediatrics and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Vestine Allen, LPN iattended Tennessee Technology Center and obtained her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Along the years, she has worked in many clinical settings, but Long-Term Care is her passion. Vestine has worked as an MDS / Care Plan coordinator for over eight years. She enjoys working as a team member with the staff, residents, and families. Vestine loves to make a difference in their lives on a daily basis.

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Try These Back Pain Relief Tips

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ack pain effects untold millions of people everyday. Most opt for over-the-counter pain medication to get them through the day, but the truth is that there are simple things you can do to adjust your daily routine that will alleviate much of the pain. Everything throughout your day, from the way you sleep to what you eat, can have some sort of effect on the condition of your back. Making poor choices while you are young, could lead to back pain, later on in life. This can wind up being a serious condition that could put someone in the hospital or make them unable to work. That is why you should follow simple guidelines throughout your life, in order to help prevent an injury, later in life. To avoid having back pain, make sure you’re lifting properly and safely. A lot of back pain is caused by not lifting heavy objects properly. Make sure you’re bending your knees, keeping your abs tight, and keeping the object close to your body. This will help take a lot of the strain off of your back. Lifting things that are too far away is commonly due to laziness and time constraints. People tend to take shortcuts daily that can have negative effects on their backs. When you are far away from an object that you are reaching for, get as close as you can. You will also want to take some time to execute things in the right way. Consider extenuating health concerns. Being overweight is especially hindering to your back as the extra pounds cause strain on your lower back. A good diet needs to be implemented and a healthy weight in order to protect your back from physical harm due to obesity or extra weight. Additionally, your back pain could be the result of one or more underlying medical conditions such as a Tarlov cyst (which would require specialized Tarlov cyst treatment) or a herniated disc and pinched nerve near the spine (which is less specialized, yet still requires an orthopedic surgeon to diagnosis and treat.)

go much further in relieving your back pain and releasing tension. Make sure you rest, and apply heat to your back to ease the pain that you are feeling. During bouts of back pain, it’s essential to relax the muscles that are in spasm. The fastest, easiest way to accomplish this is by laying down and applying some heat directily to the tense, spasming muscles. You can also drink many fluids and reduce your sodium until the pain goes away. If you get dehydrated, the muscle spasms will worsen. Buy a bag, purse or backpack with a long strap that can be worn on the opposite shoulder as the item. This allows the weight of the bag to be distributed more evenly across both sides of your body. It also helps keep the shoulders aligned, which helps keep your back from injury. Stretches and flexibility exercises can go a long way in preventing and even getting rid of back pain. If these stretches are done properly and according to guided direction you will see the results. Yoga is a good idea for certain situations, and especially for preventative measures. Talk to your doctor, and do all that you can for prevention of back pain.

When working at your desk or computer, make sure you sit in the proper posture or purchase an ergonomic chair. Be sure to get up and walk around and loosen your muscles. It is easier to keep them from getting cramped rather than trying to get out the cramps in your back. Making small changes throughout your daily life to better adjust for the back, is not as hard as it may seem. These little improvements, when applied routinely, will have a positive influence on the strength and support of your spinal column. A spine with more support is less likely to develop issues, thus , will keep you free from back pain. By Brennan McMahon ABOUT THE AUTHOR Brennan McMahon has provided digital marketing expertise for the medical and healthcare industry for over a decade. His accumulated knowledge of all things health

If you have to be in the sitting position for a large portion of your day, be sure that your chair has a comfortable pad in the back. This will help give your back the support that it needs, which in turn, will help to prevent any unnecessary back pains.

If you are constantly frustrated and worried about your back pain, your condition will not improve. Learning helpful techniques of relaxation, or smart ways to stretch the affected muscles will

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Massage therapy has been proven a very effective method for alleviating lower back pain as well as helping with other problems. It can help improve sleep and lessen anxiety and depression which may also be causing the back problems. Overall massage therapy has many positive benefits and is great to use in combination with heat or ice therapy.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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f you know Nashville, you know Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

VUMC stands tall and is a leading non-profit institution that works closely with the University through shared research and educational programs. It is one of the largest academic medical centers in the Southeast and is well known for its missions of patient care, training resident physicians and medical students, and conducting biomedical research. VUMC is also seen in the news for many renovations and expansions, including its acquisition earlier this year of Wilson County’s only hospital, now called Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, in Lebanon, Tennessee. The Medical Center offers a full range of patient care services with facilities located throughout Middle Tennessee including Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, The Vanderbilt Clinic, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, Vanderbilt Health at One Hundred Oaks and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Through its membership in the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, the Medical Center is part of the largest provider-led health care network in the

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region. The Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network includes more than 6,000 clinicians, 69 hospitals and 110 quickcare clinic locations throughout Tennessee and neighboring states working together to share best practices and improve health across populations. VUMC manages more than 2.3 million patient visits each year and is the only Level 1 trauma center in Middle Tennessee. It also houses the region’s only Level 4 neonatal intensive care unit, which cares for the sickest babies, at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. With a great foundation for service comes great responsibility to operationally remain up to date and innovative. VUMC is constantly at work on advancements to patient care and expanding its services and facilities, while adding new clinical and

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basic science research initiatives. In 2018, the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine was among the top recipients in the nation of research support funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One research program, funded by a $71.6 million NIH grant, supports VUMC’s role as the Data and Research Center for the “All of Us” program, which intends to collect genetic data on at least 1 million U.S. citizens to accelerate discoveries that will lead to the prevention and treatment of diseases. Currently, the All of Us program has enrolled more than 230,000 participants, which, according to Joshua Denny, MD, MS, of VUMC, “includes more than 80% from groups that have been historically underrepresented in biomedical research.” Over a year after its launch, they are almost one-fourth of the way to their goal of 1 million people. Researchers have predicted that they “expect to have enrolled 1 million core participants by approximately 2024.” All of Us enrolls participants who are 18 years and older, from a network of 340 recruitment sites. As of Aug. 8, more than 182,000 core participants had contributed biospecimens, including DNA samples. Electronic health records had been collected from more than 112,000 participants. With the inclusion of such a variety of data, the program will advance studies of diseases and treatment across many variables.


Other advancements within Vanderbilt include construction of a new pediatric surgery and ambulatory services facility in Rutherford County. This new state-of-the-art facility will serve Murfreesboro and surrounding communities and intends to increase convenience and provide greater access to advanced pediatric health services for children and their families. The project is expected to be complete by late 2019. Another heartwarming project benefiting children is the four-floor expansion of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The first two floors will be completed

this year. When all four new floors are open this will add 160,000 square feet of total new space and the most advanced technology to serve our little loved ones. “We could not have made it to this important milestone without the tremendous support of our many partners — community pediatricians, the business and entertainment communities, individual philanthropy and, of course, the children and families of Middle Tennessee and beyond,” said Luke Gregory, Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Hospital. VUMC has taken service and care into its own hands by hoping to serve not only Nashvillians,

but all surrounding counties to the best of its ability. To this end, the Medical Center acquired Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon, located in Wilson County. This is a 245-bed, two-campus facility capable of caring for both inpatients and outpatients through its on-site clinic facilities. All at Vanderbilt are excited for this new acquisition. Vanderbilt University Medical Center remains a cutting edge, full-range facility capable of teaching, sharing, healing, and so much more. Its commitment to excellence proves to Tennessee and surrounding states that they are a leader and a servant to the community in more ways than one.

Get involved and learn more about Vanderbilt University Medical Center. (615) 322-5000 www.vanderbilthealth.com

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Eric Dodd

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ight from the heart of sunny Nashville, TN, you’ll find singer-songwriter, Eric Dodd. Born and raised in the small town of Greensboro, Georgia, Eric found his love for music when he was just 11 years old, after he picked up a guitar for the first time. At the time, he was a competitive golfer on his middle school team and would bank on getting home to play his favorites 90’s alternative rock music on guitar. In between cover jams, he found himself naturally writing songs about things going on in his life, including the classic high 48

school crush song and the dramatic lost loves. Songwriting, today, has landed him in Music City, where he has been loving every moment he gets to write and perform. From opening for Zac Brown Band, to Old Dominion, to Jake Owen, and so much more, Eric has found his passion- 10 years later in the music business, and he is still going strong! Following teenage angst, he received a full golf scholarship to the Georgia College and State University, where he pursued a business degree while practicing and competing in MYNASHVILLE MAGAZINE 615-283-7495 WWW.MYNASHVILLEMAGAZINE.COM

tournaments weekly. When he wasn’t hitting par-4’s, Eric was jamming with his buddies every chance he had. Mornings were about golf, and nights were all about music. Between the two, let’s say if there was ever a need to pick just one, music would win - no doubt about it. Playing music and writing songs became his passion in life, and he knew he had to fight for it. But, not on his current path. Persistence and passion are what led him to the next chapter of his life- Athens. Regrettably, not Greece. The balancing act wouldn’t work forever. So, he packed up his guitar and went to study music business at the University of Georgia, minutes from downtown Athens, GA. If he was going to go for it, he needed to learn the tricks of the trade. Athens was and remains a big music scene, with artists showing up out of the woodwork every day, and this was the perfect place for him to learn what it takes to be an artist. He continued to write music religiously and started to make his mark in his new stomping grounds. He added that, “Every day is different and exciting, but my main goal is making a positive impact on people’s life.” Following graduation from college, Dodd hit the road in a 12-passenger van playing 200 shows a year and loving every moment of it. He played everywhere; from colleges, bars, music halls, anywhere he had


the chance. Eric seems to have the natural performer gene running through his veins, and it’s working well for him. Crowds fall in love with his before his set is even finished. He takes over any stage and performs, something country artists know a thing or two about, with the perfect amount of love and intensity in his songs. Not too much sweetness, and some raspy soul to go on top. He has his sound figured out, his lyrics, and now he just needed his big break. It must have been the need or want to write music surrounded by the best country music stars in the nation that led him to Nashville. Or, maybe, it was the fantastic whiskey bars. Nevertheless, in March of 2018, Eric was officially signed to Gasworks Entertainment, founded by Jeffrey Gaccione, and has been an actual steam train ever since. Writing as many songs as 150 a year, Eric finds the help of a team of about dozen writers in Nashville to create magic on the page for him take to the studio and stage. He enjoys playing shows with his band every chance he gets, and also really enjoys the unplugged solo acoustic performances, as he is all about an intimate atmosphere. He humbly states that he aims to, “change people’s lives through music,” and he is doing just that. A driving force in his life has been his wife, Anna. She has been a part of Eric’s life since high school. Yes - the high school love story did come true for this country star! She is his rock and had quite a large part in creating Eric’s first music video for the song, “The Reason,” that came out in June of 2018. This music video can be found on the normal streaming sites, as well as on CMT Artist Discovery, which he has been chosen for not once, but twice in the last couple of years. The music video is sweet and soft, while also being wholesome and respectful to the love of his life. He praised that not only the song, but the video truly highlights what he loves about her, and we all cried.

Over the past year, Eric has continued the road that has already earned him much success. His music video for the Reason has upwards of 90,000 views, as well as this particular song has landed him over 3 million streams. In June 2019, a new opportunity landed in his lap that was impossible to refuse. Eric’s wife, Anna, is an oncology nurse and had a patient, Laura Birdwell that ended up becoming a very close friend. Laura and Anna become even closer after Laura was a patient and began having double dates with her boyfriend and Eric. It turns out Laura’s boyfriend is Raymundo, the Audio Producer for the Bobby Bones Show. Serendipitously, Ray wanted to do a song with him after hearing his songs, and of course, Eric obliged. Ray and Laura aka BAE came up with the title, and they ran with it: Baecation. The song ended up being a fun, feel-good, summertime love song that you can’t help but love. The song features Raymundo, with his effortless humor, as well as Kelleigh Bannen, who gained traffic after her hit single, Famous, in 2014. The video also featured Ray’s girlfriend, Laura! After letting Bobby Bones have a listen, it was playing on over 40 radio markets, and most importantly, in MYNASHVILLE MAGAZINE 615-283-7495 WWW.MYNASHVILLEMAGAZINE.COM

Nashville. Also, mentioned in the song is White Claw, the famous new alcoholic seltzer that is dominating social media at the moment. White Claw got wind of the song and was ecstatic to partner with the gang for the music video. The music video just hit streaming sites on August 13th, so don’t forget to watch on Youtube or Vevo. Eric is dominating the country world one song at a time. His passion for bringing positivity has already brought him success in more meanings than one. He has a beautiful wife, a hit song, an adorable fur baby, and a crowd of fans that can’t wait for his next single. This upcoming year is going to be filled to the brim with performances, new songs, and hopefully, some new fans! Check out his music and videos on all streaming sites: Itunes, Spotify, Pandora, GooglePlay, and iHeart. Visit his website at www.ericdoddmusic.com Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook: @EricDoddMusic

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Justin Carder

roll bands, with members 10 years older than him. He would attend high school from Monday through Thursday and take Friday and the weekend to tour and play shows. This drive lasted until he was about 26- touring with members of Evanescence, and was a member of a band named the Feds, a rock n’ roll band from Dallas, TX, and much more in between. He stated that during his young adult years, he has probably played and performed in about 44 states, and it is just mind-blowing where passion and commitment can lead you if you let it.

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f you’ve been searching for a new country artist for flip your hats to, MYNASHVILLE suggests the raspy soul of Justin Carder. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, this smalltown southern boy is on his way to doing big things in Las Vegas and Nashville, including performing over 300 shows, releasing his first album, and so much more! After cultivating his own style through years of performing and touring, Justin defines his sound as country with soul, and we just can’t get enough. From the church to the stage, Justin can be found at a ‘Nashville Unplugged’ show at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas- but, by next year, he might just be playing the Grand Ole Opry.

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When Justin was a boy, he was raised in a musical family- his mom, the concert pianist for his church, and his dad, the musical director who can play pretty much any instrument given to him- and both encouraged Justin to learn, play and perform. Justin likes to call this his “first gig,” as he was drafted to step out on stage and entertain at the age of 10 with the church band. He gained much of his musicality from these young days, as he would jump from instrument to instrument until he was great at each one. By the age of 16, Justin was already a professional musician, signed to an independent record label and playing drums with rock n’ MYNASHVILLE MAGAZINE 615-283-7495 WWW.MYNASHVILLEMAGAZINE.COM

Justin landed with both feet back in Little Rock, AR, and quickly realized that he needed to be surrounded by music. He moved to Las Vegas, NV, in 2008, where his sister lived and could help him jump-start into performing. Chance led him to meet James “Bonzai” Caruso, a music producer and engineer, that could help him receive song placements on radio, TV, movies, and more. Bonzai has worked and recorded with Grammy nominated artists such as Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, and Alicia Keys. Together, they began writing songs together and creating, meanwhile, Justin started waiting tables at a couple of places on the strip before landing at the House of Blues Restaurant & Bar in Mandalay Bay Casino. With influences from Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas surrounding his home town, Justin found that his sound is a nice blend of all of it, with some soul to back it up. And from performing weekly, to waiting


there are even more exciting things to come this year for Justin. He is working closely with Travis Howard to release his first EP this year, with the goal to sing and play 6 original songs, that each have their own style and remanence of the culture he grew up around. The album has a country feel but includes a blend of all kinds of genres, as well as his own southern flare. Justin puts the work in, and the reward he receives is only the mere satisfaction of the crowd he plays. And that is all he needs. In his eyes, he has already made it. But he definitely has bigger dreams and us, at MYNASHVILLE, believe he will get there. He is on track to perform at least 300 shows this year, all the while continuing to record his album, not to mention driving the success that his led him so far already. Currently, Justin performs 5 nights a week in Las Vegas: Sunday at the House of Blues, Tuesday at the Caesars Hotel, twice a week at the Paris, and Saturday at the Barbershop Lounge at the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino. You can stay up to date with his performance schedule at www. justincardermusic.com, and join his mailing list to never miss a show!

Sarah tables, he was itching for his next gig. It only took one time seeing a man up on stage during one of his shifts at House of Blues, with one guitar, a spotlight, no backing track, singing country, to know that’s what he wanted to do. As much as he wanted to write his own music, and still does, this town is made of cover bands that fill bars, lounges, and stages across the strip. So, that night, he learned to play and sing 100+ songs of a variety of genres. Plus, with all the time Justin has spent in the back of the stage on a kit, he explains, “I can do a way better job, up there, entertaining and speaking to the people than I can from back here.” It must be the sweet talking or just his innate talent that landed him a residency every Sunday at the House of Blues, playing an acoustic gig for patrons and country fans. It also might have been the way he takes over a stage the minute he starts singing. Either way, he enjoys every moment he gets to brighten someone’s day or make them feel special from behind the microphone.

One night, he was jamming like usual on stage, finishes his set and walks off to thank a group of people for coming to the show and listening. A man approaches him, just a little-bit tipsy, and told him he has a great voice and needs to sing his own songs. Justin agreed and laughed, and the man introduces himself as Jim Patterson. Unbeknownst to Justin, Jim is the producer and writer of the world-renowned show, “Two and A Half Men,” as well as a new(er) show on Netflix, called “the Ranch.” After an exchange of words and information, Justin sent Jim a new country song he had recorded, called “The Wine and the Whiskey.” A few weeks past, and his song was placed on the hit TV show, The Ranch. (Season 3, Episode 7) Check out the show on Netflix if you haven’t already!

Facebook: @JustinCarderMusic Twitter: @JustinDCarder Instagram: @JustinCarder Youtube: Justin Carder Stream his music at Reverbnation.com/JustinCarder

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15 Must See’s for Nashville Visitors

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heck out these Nashville hot spots! These places are great, whether you are a visitor, or even if you have lived in Nashville for your whole life! 1.The Country Music Hall of Fame located in the heart of Nashville is known for teaching its audiences about the beauty and cultural importance of Country Music. Through performances, tours, exhibits, and educational programs you are sure to enjoy yourself and gain a true understanding of Country music. 2.Madame Tussauds in Music City was voted the world’s most famous wax attraction in the world! Bring your crew and get close to your favorite Country artists. 3.Take a cruise down the Cumberland River on the General Jackson Showboat. Enjoy amazing views, a delicious lunch or dinner, and an entertaining show! 4.Jump aboard the Old Town Trolley Tour for the best combination of Entertainment and Transportation. The Trolley passes include FREE admission to two museums, 100 points of interest on a fully narrated tour, and Hop-on Hop-off options for 15 locations.

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5.The historic Jack Daniel’s Distillery is a 7-hour tour that guides you through surrounding cities such as Lynchburg and Shelbyville. On this tour you will learn about the whiskey making process and see all headquarters associated. 6.Make your way down to the longest running Broadcast station in the U.S. The Grand Ole Opry’s Country Music Stage has helped make country music famous by showcasing country legends. Come for a live show and tour to get the full experience. 7.Are the kids itching for a fun and educational day? The Adventure Science Center offers more than 150 interactive exhibits, family fun labs, and the Sudekum Planetarium! 8.Take a trip to the historical Centennial Park to view a replica of The Parthenon, a former temple in Greece. The park also has wartime memorabilia and special events. 9.If you want to see the beauty and history of the South, the historic Belle Meade Plantation is the perfect place to visit! Make a day out of it with wine tasting and dining. 10. Located in the heart of Nashville is the Johnny Cash Museum, which holds the largest collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and

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memorabilia. After your visit enjoy dinner and drinks in the Cash Kitchen and Saloon. 11.The visual art scene in Nashville has grown immensely and The Frist Art Museum has been considered the hub. With exhibits and art interchanging every 6 to 8 weeks there is always something new to see! 12. If you’re looking for the best HOT Chicken in Nashville, Princes Hot Chicken is the place to go! Push your taste buds with 7 levels of heat, flavorful sides, and a homemade dessert! 13. Come to Robert’s Western World where the people are friendly, the beer is flowing, and the music is sometimes live. Bring your friends and for a fun night out! 14. For over 65 years, Lon and Annie Loveless from The Loveless Café has provided delicious Southern meals and excellent service. Make sure to stop in and enjoy their famous Biscuits and Gravy and the Music City Platter. 15. Local artist set out to cover the streets of Nashville with the I Believe in Nashville Murals. If you love unique street art, stop by and take a quick photo. (Murals can be found by restaurants and local businesses all over the city!)


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Dating Tips That Will Transform Your Love Life

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enuine talk: Dating is now and again harder than it ought to be. After endless meals and beverages, it can entice to quit and leave to evenings of always viewing Netflix alone in your bed. Be that as it may, when dating is done well, it can flabbergast, and those extraordinary dates frequently prompt awesome connections. So consider this you're dating playbook, with all the data you have to survive the primary date and ensure there's a second one. GO BEYOND THE BAR SCENE Of course, you may meet the adoration for your life while tasting gin and tonics, yet wouldn't it be such a great amount of cooler to say you met at a mud run? You never know where you're going to meet the following individual you date, so in case you're just looking in one spot (like that bar where you're a consistent) then you're passing up a major opportunity for huge amounts of conceivable accomplices. We know a lot of couples who have met while remaining in line at the market, a Target parking garage, even a bare reality appear. The takeaway? Affection can manifest anyplace, so get out there and keep your eyes open. Find love for serious relationship in Brazil with amorconfiavel.com now. Meet international singles. GIVE YOUR FRIENDS A CHANCE TO SET YOU UP Nobody cherishes you very like your companions do, so let them set you up with somebody that they can vouch for. "It's better for single individuals to meet through companions in light of the fact that there's a recognition and solace that runs with that," says behavioral researcher Christie Hartman,

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scape rooms have been sweeping the nation. With movies, books, shows, and board games promoting them, the craze has grown tenfold over the past few years, with new locations and ideas popping up every day. To make things even better, there is something for everyone, with each one more immersive and exciting than the last. If you want to have a thrilling, mind bending adrenaline rush, this might be the next activity for you and your friends to try. Even though escape rooms are a relatively new trend, they have been making their way to the foreground for quite some time. It all started out with interactive video games like Mist and Crimson Room, where you had to find clues and solve puzzles to win the game. From there it started to grow, with the first documented room opening in Japan in 2007. As soon as people realized how amazing they are, new rooms started to open all over the world. Escape rooms have been in the United States since around 2012, but the first escape room to really up the escape game, was built in 2013 right here in Nashville with a company actually called The Escape Game! From there the craze just grew and grew to crazy new heights, without a slowdown in sight. For those who have never done an escape room, or escape game before, here is a little information for you; whether you’ve never heard of them, or even if you have always been meaning to try one. To kick things off, you and your teammates start in an interactive, themed room and have to find a way out, by solving puzzles and figuring

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out clues. In some cases, you even have to unlock multiple rooms in order to progress through the game. Every room is different, but in most cases, you have 60 minutes to get through all the sententious puzzles, by piecing together all of the clues and objects. If you can figure everything out fast enough you will escape, and hopefully get your name on the leaderboards, where you can prove that you are the best of the best. Don’t worry if you can’t make it through though, you will just have a better idea of what to expect for your next one. Some places will even help you out with a few hints if you are stuck.

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Even if things get a little intense, don’t worry, and don’t let those scary movies get to you, you are never really trapped in. There is always a way out! If you get overwhelmed or just don’t want to play anymore, release methods are set up at every exit, so you can get out at any time. So, play without any worry or care, and let you mind focus on solving the room. With so many themes, and experiences there is an escape room for all. They have rooms for everything you can imagine, with different levels of difficulty. From horror movie-based rooms, to family friendly puzzles, there is a room for everyone of any age. So, grab your friends, make a team, and don’t forget to give it a name. Check out one, or maybe even two, today! It won’t disappoint.


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Blogs and Social Media: Moving from Monitoring to Networking

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n recent years, blogs and social media monitoring have become a fundamental part of the press office operation and many PR agencies’ bread and butter services. As social networking has matured, companies need to engage proactively to ensure their brands are effectively supported. Traditional media such as magazines, newspapers and TV channels have increasing numbers of journalist-written blogs as part of their online presence, meaning a top tier of blogs are seen as being just as influential in the media landscape as their e-zines and print media counterparts. There has also been an increase in the number of business-led social networks, business users of blogs and micro-blogging tools such as Twitter and Google-owned Jaiku, and multimedia social sites like Flickr. However, a huge portion of the blogosphere and social media landscape is not professionally produced and individually these sites do not have huge audiences. Collectively though, these smaller outlets comprise as much as 99 per cent of the social media landscape and together form a powerful force that the PR industry is looking to harness. As the majority of blogs and social media sites contain personal content written in the first person, viral issues and stories can spread quickly. The sites connect people and when issues spread virally across social networks, they become big news for organisations that they affect. This is why tracking blog buzz across the whole of the web is critical for reporting on brand

image, online coverage, and building a picture of customer perceptions. An example of how effective a viral campaign can be, was when an online grass-roots campaign was formed on the social network Facebook. Protesting against an overdraft charge that the bank HSBC was imposing on recent graduate accounts, thousands of students joined forces online through a viral Facebook group which generated massive media attention, and forced a u-turn at HSBC. Within just a few weeks of the group launching, the bank scrapped the overdraft charges. Over the last year, the fact that blogs impact a company’s brand image online has become more established. Marketing, PR and communications departments are increasingly exposed to the impact blogs have on a brand’s reputation, whether that’s negative coverage of a product or an online petition or a campaign across social networks. As this issue has gathered momentum, companies have realised that blogs and social media need to be actively managed not just monitored.

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Some progressive brands are already doing this successfully. US retail bank Wells Fargo for example has a team dedicated to responding online to bloggers’ issues and complaints in order to increase positive sentiment around the brand online and reduce the amount of negativity that might emerge. What caused the need to move from monitoring to engagement? Early adopters have led the charge. And the masses have followed. We are seeing social media’s evolution in the business ecosystem move from early adopter to mass market status and web tactics are rapidly becoming better understood tactically and strategically as part of the PR mix. The challenge is to turn the opportunity into action. By Brendon Craigie Hotwire is an international public relations consultancy specialized in technology PR. Their digital media practice specializes in counselling companies in the Web 2.0 sector, such as web site infrastructure tools and services, digital and internet marketing services and information providers.


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et’s be honest, we spend a good majority of the day at our office desks; so why wouldn’t we want to spruce them up and make them as comfortable and convenient as possible. With these awesome office gadgets, you can make your desk your home away from home.

1. One of the big problems we face, especially with a smaller desk is organization. Try getting a space organizer that will keep everything together in one space, so it’s not scattered around your entire desk.

2. A good way to make your office feel a little more at home is a nifty USB fish tank. Who doesn’t need a cute little pet in their lives? Plus, if you get stressed out you can take a breather and watch the little guys swim.

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3. Everyone needs a little coffee or tea in their lives, but how many times have you gotten distracted, and let your beverage get cold. Well that will no longer happen with a USB heating and cooling beverage pad!

6. At times it can be hard to keep your desk nice and clean. Especially if that is where you choose to eat your lunch. A little mini desk vacuum is the perfect way to keep things spic and span.

4. Why not try improving your scenery? A cute little DIY Bonsai kit will not only make your office beautiful, but it will also provide you with some much-needed stress relief.

7. Sitting at a desk all day is not the best thing for us. So why not try getting a convertible standing desk. This way you can either sit or stand while you are doing your work. It also helps keep you nice and organized with all your devices.

5. Whenever there is a little downtime it’s nice to just kick back and relax. Try using an under the desk hammock. They adjust too so you can either just prop up your feet a little bit or use it to lay back and relax. 8. Last but not least, why not get yourself a mini desk fridge! With one of these babies you can keep your things from getting “accidently” taken from your coworkers, and keep your food away from the smelly company fridge. Working a long days work doesn’t have to be so hard anymore. With a few fun gizmos and gadgets, you can spruce up your office, and relax when your day gets a little too stressful.

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A New Body of Knowledge for More Effective Team Building

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hat do we mean by team building? What are you trying to achieve? Typically, you’re looking to align around a shared vision, reduce conflict, bring the team closer together, improve communication and knowledge of individual strengths and weaknesses and increase morale. You may even have to work with the group’s - or members of the group’s - resistance to change. Using the body to build teams: While there are a multitude of approaches to building teams, Embodied Management Training offers real benefits, not least because the body is usually the area that remains unaddressed by most people who commission training. Working with the body - eg breath, movement and posture - gets great results in team building as it is a fundamental part of being human and a big part of how people coordinate. When doing Embodied Management Training I tend to utilize what I call a ‘tapas’ approach. What I mean is that there are lots of different training activities available, so myself and the group choose the ones that fit best fit the challenges and specific aims of the session. We also like to explore an issue from several angles to get the best leverage. This is aligned with the integral model proposed by people like Ken Wilber and I find it works through balance, flexibility and focus.

My top tips for team building: Here are some body-focused team building exercises you can try with your people: Learn some simple non-athletic coordination practices. Encourage an office culture where touch is acceptable - not excessively touchy-feely; simply shaking hands on arrival or departure for example. Build trust and relationships through phone and face-to-face contact, rather than just disembodied methods such as e-mail Encourage smileys where you have to e-mail :-) You’ll convey tone and emotion to improve work relationships. Arrange outside activities that require physical proximity and interaction - such as drinks on a Friday after work, or sporting activities with the emphasis on fun. Avoid promoting competition between teams or individuals, though Spare 30 minutes to lunch as a team. Food is the oldest team building! Have one-to-one meetings while walking - it stimulates ideas and helps fall, literally, in step with others.

motivated when they’re involved in planning their activities, so discuss the alternatives with the group - and do the same thing later on, when participants’ feedback can be invaluable. Office-based training: There’s a tradition of taking teams away to a retreat or activity center for training. While this can be extremely effective at the time of training, things can fall apart when the team returns to its workplace. The remote training has failed to tackle the challenges that exist at work, and is less efficient in terms of time and money due to travel - a clear argument for the newer officebased training approach. Moreover, if the location for team training is in the workplace, everyone benefits from being able to train often, rather than maybe just once or twice a year. Incorporate team building exercises into your monthly schedule, and see the benefits build for your teams. By Mark Walsh Mark Walsh is the founder of Integration Training, which offers management training, team building, and stress management through the use of Embodied Management techniques. This powerful, body-based methodology

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Simple Steps to Improve Your Productivity As a Freelancer

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hen you are self employed, more time spent working means more money. However, too much working gets you burnt out and means less money over time. One problem I realised early on in my freelancing career was although I was sitting at my desk all day, some days I would get lots of billable work done, other days I’d get much less, but I was still sitting there for the same amount of time. It wasn’t that I’d mis-quoted and was effectively working for a lower rate, the problem was I wasn’t actually getting on with the work. If you’re going to procrastinate the day away, it’d be much better to just leave the computer behind and go and do something more interesting instead - read a book, take a walk, go to the cinema, whatever. Sitting and faffing the day away doesn’t help you and it doesn’t help your clients. To solve this took a few simple changes... Step 1: Daily to do list I have a short list of things to do for clients every day. I keep this on paper because I prefer it that way - I have it sitting in front of my monitor where I can glance down at it every now and then. Some other freelancers I know prefer using an app on their phone, or a spreadsheet, whatever. I use paper, it works for me. On it I put - the client’s name and a few words summing up what I need to do for them. This could be “FL - build new mailshot” I have days where I swap between different clients, in which case I have a list of things to do for each one. If you prefer to work for one client for a whole day, your list would more likely be the various tasks or sub-parts of a big task you need to do for them across the day. When I have done a task, I mark it off. I used to put a big tick next to them, these days I scrub over it with pencil. That way I can still see what I did if I need to, but I find it helpful to see the page get covered in big blocks of gray as I get stuff done.

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Step 1.1: Write the list the day before From someone I picked up the tip to write the to do list for the next day the night before. This seems to help my brain settle down at the end of the work day. I can see there are various problems or tasks I’m still working on, and that tomorrow there is a list of what I will be doing to make progress on them. As I often have small tasks come up as emergencies or things that would be useful to do quickly, I try not to block out all of my time for the next day. If you don’t work this way, feel free to write a list which will take up your whole day. Step 2: Time tracking For each thing I do for a client every day, I track my time. This involves: when I start working for the client, I write down the start time next to their task on my to do list, then when I finish I write down the time I stopped. Then I put the time I worked on it in to a spreadsheet I keep for each client where I record what I’ve done for them each month. Some friends use services like Toggl or the time tracking within the bookkeeping service FreeAgent to keep track of their time. As I have a paper to do list in front of me, I find it easiest to just put the time on that. This isn’t flawless. Sometimes another client calls in the middle of a task and I have to remember to remove some time for the call, or I get diverted off in to something else and have to workout roughly when I stopped the task at hand. That’s fine. This doesn’t have to be completely accurate, I got lots of benefits out of having it be 80-90% accurate. The benefits of time tracking for me Firstly, it kept me focussed on what I was supposed to be doing during work time - getting client work done.

relaxing, or doing more marketing (generally more marketing, I had some big bills to pay.) Then I tried looking back over a whole client project and compared the time I had actually spent on the project to the time I’d expected to spend on the project. Very often I was wildly underquoting for how long I thought things would take, so I gradually adjusted my quotes so I became much more accurate, which meant I was basically working the amount I thought I should be working on a particular project, not lots more and effectively losing money. This last point greatly helped my business, and also helped me look more professional as I started to be able to get projects done on time without a big panic near the end as I was putting in lots of hours trying to get a project I’d underquoted for done to the agreed deadline. So, the right amount of money for the job, and less stress as I was more realistic about how long things took, a double benefit. Step 3: Doing the above consistently Making the above a solid habit took time. Lapsing out of time tracking is easy - just don’t press the button or write down the times. I found not having a proper to do list easy to ignore when I was using an app, so I went back to using paper, where I could have it in front of me all day and where it was more obvious if it was missing. Now, I’ve been doing the above for years and they are well ingrained habits I can’t believe other people don’t have. They’ve definitely helped my business, both making me more organised and also helping give me enough data to see where I was going wrong with parts of my work. If you’re not doing them, I can strongly recommend trying the to do list first, then in to the time tracking soon after. If it works for you, you should start seeing the benefits pretty much straight away. By Paul Silver

Paul Silver is a freelance web developer working from the south coast of the UK. Currently he is building recruitment sites, a very large shop, and helping a national access platforms firm with their website and online marketing.

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o, you’re in Nashville, the capital of Tennessee and the home to many legendary country music venues like The Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame and of course, the beating heart of Nashville itself, the good ole honky-tonks that draw both visitors and rising country music stars alike. Not a bad place to land! But, how do you find the best places to eat? Glad you asked, because I have scoped out some places you won’t want to miss! Nashville is full of heart and soul and their restaurants reflect that! Entertaining, delicious and little-known holes in the walls to fit your every mood! Looking for an upscale dining experience but want a unique and memorable time? Voted one of America’s 100 Best Restaurants by Open Table, while Eater Nashville called it “One of the hottest restaurants in Nashville.” Clearly, House of Cards, is a must stop meal. This restaurant is right smack dab in the heart of downtown Nashville, on the lower level below the Johnny Cash Museum building. Please note there is a strictly enforced dress code and guests must be 21 or over (Please review details online). This restaurant not only wow’s your taste buds but, from the moment you arrive, your breath will be taken away with the beauty of the “hand crafted bar, to the multimilliondollar collection of art, European antiques and magic related artifacts. House of Cards features magicians performing on the restaurant floor at all times, as well as multiple nightly magic shows.”  The menu boasts amazing, top-quality American cuisine and craft cocktails. Close your eyes

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and imagine starting your meal with Duck Fat Braised Pork Belly, Fig Chutney & Arugula Salad followed by a grilled Domestic Rack of Lamb or 45 Day Aged CAB Prime Filet Mignon with a side of Three Cheese Macaroni! I don’t think you can go wrong with any of these mouth-watering choices brought to you by Chef Keith Droz. And as if that isn’t enough, House of Cards boasts an impressive cigar menu for those of you who like to indulge.  Make sure to secure your night and create some one of a kind memories by going to HOCNashville.com/reservations. Prefer a venue where you can let your hair down, kick back and play a little corn hole? Check out The Centennial, a friendly, clean upscaledive bar…think funky, no frills, except for its Patrick Swayze mural… only 4 miles away from the bustling HonkyTonks. This restaurant opened in 2015 and has been receiving rave reviews ever since! In fact, in 2017 they were voted “best wings in Nashville!” Pair those with their house centennial sauce and you’ve got a “knock your socks off” taste bud experience. They offer Happy Hour 7 days a week, Tuesday-$2 Tacos, Thursday-$6 Burgers (select burgers) and their beer selection is on point! According to locals, you can’t beat the food, atmosphere and friendly service. 5115 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209 Neither of those really tickle your fancy? Then hit up Nashville’s very own Country Star Owned bar! Who doesn’t love Blake Shelton and his “SwankyTonk” bar Ole Red. This bar is crazy fun and you never know just who might take the stage that night! In fact, Blake Shelton himself has been MYNASHVILLE MAGAZINE 615-283-7495 WWW.MYNASHVILLEMAGAZINE.COM

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known to show up on many occasions. This is your definition of a honky-tonk bar! Live country music, great bar, chill scene and homemade country faire like Redneck nachos, Southern tater tot poutine and fried chicken just to name a few. Pop on in, everyone’s welcome! 300 Broadway, corner of Broadway and 3rd.  Wherever you decide to go, you will be welcomed with good ole’ southern hospitality and we can assure you you’ll have a blast! How do we know? Easy, because Nashville and Honky Tonk are synonymous with a real good time! See y’all soon!  

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Chef Spotlight: Chef Phillip Dell

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magine a young boy sitting in front of the television watching his favorite cartoons on a Saturday morning—a typical scene played out in many households. Not so for Las Vegas culinary wizard and barbecue pitmaster, Chef Phillip Dell. He traded Bugs Bunny for chefs like Martin Yan and Justin Wilson and filled his Saturday mornings with cooking shows on PBS. As he grew older, his love for all things culinary only grew stronger. At an early age, Chef Dell realized his life would revolve around food—all he wanted was to become a chef. Whether it was helping his mom decorate a cake, bake scrumptious goodies, or cook a family dinner, he was there. By the time he was 8, this future chef was making 4-course meals for his family on his own. At the end of summer every year, he stayed with his grandparents to help with the annual pig roast put on by his grandpa and uncle. That’s where Chef Dell’s love for barbecue really started to develop. After acquiring a Certificate of Culinary Arts at Traverse Bay Area Career Tech Center and a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts, as well as a minor in Nutritional Science, from the prestigious Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, he spent several years competing and winning in barbecue contests in the Midwest. Unfortunate life circumstances took him out of professional barbecue for over a decade, but he returned to the circuit in 2013 with a will to win and spent several years honing his craft and refining his flavor profiles to please the palates of the West Coast.

Professionally, Chef Dell went from a humble start as a butcher’s helper at Deering’s Meat Market in Traverse City, Michigan to Pastry Sous Chef at the Wynn-Las Vegas several years after college. Prior to joining The Core Group as a chef for the Las Vegas market, Chef Dell developed several entrepreneurial ventures, including Sin City Chefs, an upscale, private chef company, and CPD Enterprises, a culinary consulting and catering firm. In 2018, Chef Dell also ventured onto the food truck scene with Fusion Beastro, an elite gourmet food truck. In a single year, Fusion Beastro was featured multiple times on the Cooking Channel on shows such as Carnival Eats and Carnival Kings. Fusion Beastro also received the “Best Food Truck” award twice, garnering the coveted award at both the Spring and Fall Great American Foodie Festival. Chef Dell’s brand-new food truck was also named as one of the best food trucks in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal in its annual “Best of Las Vegas” contest. Fusion Beastro and Chef Dell also garnered top honors at the 2019 Motley Brews Hopped Taco event with a win in the “Taco Loco” category. Throughout his lifetime, Chef Dell has earned numerous awards in multiple fields, including winning the title of Chopped Champion on the Food Network’s Chopped! “Cook Your Butt Off” episode, being named National Educator of Excellence by the National Restaurant Association, and earning the 2016 Teacher of the Year award by the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association. Over the years, he has also won

awards in natural bodybuilding and is a threetime, all-natural, world champion powerlifter. More recently, he seasoned and smoked his way to a perfect score and three awards at the 2017 Jack Daniels World Barbecue Invitational competition in Lynchburg, TN. Beyond his win on Chopped! and his food truck features on the Cooking Channel, Chef Dell has also appeared on the Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen and the Cooking Channel’s Firemasters. Chef Dell also loves to spread his passion for food by teaching classes and by being a regular on SOS radio (SOSradio.net). The smoke rarely clears, and the fire never gets cold for him, but you can bet that when it does, you will see him outside grilling or in the kitchen cooking with his amazing wife, Leah.

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Predators

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Predators

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Predators

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Predators

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Predators

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12/27

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Predators

3/28

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Predators

12/28

6:00 PM

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Predators

3/29

8:30 PM

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Predators

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Predators

Canadiens

4/1

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Predators

4/2

7:00 PM 6:00 PM

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Predators

Wild

4/4

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Predators

1/4

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Ducks

Predators

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hether you are a golf rookie or pro it’s important to know your golf terminology. This is your comprehensive guide to know what you are talking about on the course.

• Gimme – When your ball is close enough to be considered a guaranteed in. Don’t be over generous with your gimmes though. These should only be for shots that you can make 100% of the time. • Greenie – This is a side bet, usually played on a par 3. The person who hits the ball closest to the pin, on the green, wins the bet. • Lip Out – The frustrating occurrence when the ball almost goes in the cup, but just rolls around the edge instead. • Mulligan – Though not an official rule of golf, players use this as a do-over shot, that doesn’t count as a strike penalty. These are usually used for the first tee shot.

• • Ace – When you get it in the hole on your first shot, also known as a hole-in-one. • Birdie – This is when you score one under par of the hole. • Bogey – When a golfer shoots one over par of a hole. • Chunk or Chunked It – When a golfer’s swing gets to close to the ground and they end up taking out a chunk of the ground. This is also known as hitting it fat.

• Pitch Mark – When your ball makes a small indent on the green when it lands. Please be considerate of your fellow golfers and fix these. • Playing it Down – This means you have to hit your shot no matter where the ball lies. • Playing it Up – This is when you get to improve the position of where the ball lies. This is usually used when playing in poor weather conditions.

• Flop Shot – Where you open up the face of your club to attempt to hit your ball high in the air so it lands nicely on the green. • Flyer – This is when your ball is in the rough, but it is lifted up on top of the grass. This can cause the ball to travel further than expected, making it a flyer. • Fore – Call this out as loud as you can when you hit your ball in the direction of another golfer to give them a heads up. • Fried Egg – This is when your ball lands in a bunker, and flattens itself out, making it look kind of like a fried egg.

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• Playing the Tips – When a golfer chooses the pins or starting point that is at the furthest away point to the cup. • Sandbagging – Don’t be a sandbagger! This is when a golfer says their handicap is higher than it really is; giving them an unfair advantage of extra strokes. • Slice – This commonly used term is when the golfer puts an excessive curve on the ball. When it goes drastically from one direction to the other. This is caused by the golfers swing. • Snowman – This is a term you never want to hear. This is when you score an 8 on a hole. • Texas Wedge – This term is used whenever a golfer uses their putter anywhere else aside from the green i.e. the fairway, rough or bunker. • Worn Burner – When you make your shot, and it barely gets off the ground so it just rolls. This is only a small portion of the terms that are used on the golf course, but hopefully it will help you enough to look like a natural on the course. Knowing the terminology can really help with your understanding of the game. Good luck!


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veryone has those moments when they wake up, open up their closet, and hate everything they own. Don’t worry though, it happens to all of us; you’re not alone. With a few little tips and tricks, you can piece together some fabulous outfits with things you probably already own.

1. Blaze It Up – Blazers are not just for work suits anymore. There are endless combinations you can do with your favorite work accessory. You can pair it with a summer dress, or even with a casual pair of jeans and tee. You can’t go wrong with any combination. You can take it from professional to casual, without having to leave your closet.

By Rachel Schmitz blocking. It might sound scary, but you can mix bold colors, and even fun prints. Don’t fear the unexpected routes. Try some bright red, and blue or even some orange and green. Be careful to not overdo it though, stick to two or three colors, and you’ll be all set.

3. Demin Dream - Demin is back yawl. For some it may have never left, but the trend is officially reborn. The world still may not be ready for the Canadian Tuxedo but pairing a jean jacket with a classic outfit will never go out of style. Try wearing your favorite denim jacket with a pair of skinny jeans, and booties. It is a killer look that most have just sitting in their wardrobe. 5. Bandana Baby – Try replacing your accessories with your favorite neckerchief. They are beautiful, bright, and best of all they are eye-catching. Trade your plain old necklace for a classic bold look. They are especially great for the fall and winter, they will not only keep you warm, but keep you fashionable too. So, take these tips, or even try making some of your own. Your same old closet doesn’t have to be boring when you try new combinations you have never thought of before. Just remember to stay confident in your choices, and you will own it with your own personal style.

2. Color Splash – Don’t be afraid to add a little color to your outfit. Maybe even try a little color

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4. Oversize Me – Never forget the power of an oversized sweater. They go with practically anything; leggings, check, jeans, check, skirts, check, you truly cannot go wrong. Pair it all together with your favorite boots, or even a pair of sneakers. It is a trend that won’t go out of style anytime soon, and the best part is that they are incredibly comfortable.

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Fun Uses for Temporary Tattoos

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ant a tattoo, but just for a night? That’s possible with temporary tattoos, which you rub on to your skin and transfer a design to it. You may have played with something like this as a child, giving you a colourful little image for your arm or leg. They’re not just for children any more, and the adult versions look just like a permanent tattoo, without having to live with it for the rest of your life, only a day or two. Once you know you can have a tattoo for a short time, lots of silly uses come to mind... Fancy dress parties Going to a fancy dress party as Cheryl Cole, Justin Timberlake or Amy Winehouse? Get some temporary tattoos that match their real ones and you’ll look a lot more like them, and cause quite a stir until people realise you didn’t like them enough to get permanently inked. I’ve known tribute acts for Robbie Williams and Amy Winehouse use temporary tattoos to keep up with the stars without having to adorn their own bodies forever more. If they’re good enough to pass muster on someone who tries

to look like the real thing professionally, they’ll be more than good enough for a fancy dress party or two. Festivals Not old enough to have a tattoo showing your love of your favourite singer? You can get a temporary design of their name or which matches one of theirs, just for wearing during a gig or at a festival to show everyone how much you like them. For bonus points, don’t tell your parents it’s easily removed until after they’ve seen it and jumped to all the wrong conclusions! Hen parties If you have a theme for a hen party you’re going on, take some matching temporary tattoos with you so the whole group can get in the mood. If there’s no theme, some fun designs can give everyone a laugh, especially if you can base some of the designs around events in the bride-to-be’s life. Stag parties As with the hen parties, if you have a theme, temporary tattoos can add a nice touch which most don’t think of, and can help identify the group when the beer has been flowing freely. However, you may to prefer one stunt we’ve heard about - the friends got the groom-to-be thoroughly merry over the day of the stag. Once he was “as tired as a newt” and soundly snoring, they applied a prominent tattoo transfer to his neck, then left him to sleep. Next day, cue a horrified groom who’s got a massive hangover and a tattoo he doesn’t remember getting, and much hilarity among his equally hung over friends who are all trying not

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to tell him that he won’t have to explain the new decoration to his future wife after all. Evil tricks The most evil use we’ve heard for a temporary tattoo is when someone used one to convince his friend he’d got a tattoo, so his friend would get one too. His friend then got a permanent one, and was not impressed when it turned out our friend’s one came off. Our friend claims it wasn’t at all wrong, he was just helping someone who’d been talking about getting a tattoo for ages to get on and actually do it. Whether this is true or not, I think this is definitely a joke gone too far. With a bit of thought, I’m sure you can come up with some way of using a short-term tattoo in your life. Whatever that use is, try to make it a fun one! By Glen Williams


MY HOME & GARDEN

There are many ways to improve your home this season! And it’s never too late to make those upgrades! Add to your interior with premium shutters or sleek new cabinetry. Painting an old room makes a huge improvement and sometimes the entire house needs a paint facelift! Sometimes adding new carpeting can increase the value to your home! Looking to enhance your curb appeal? Get a luxury outdoor living space designed uniquely for your home and your family. Replace that rusty backyard gate! Change out your old landscaping! Bushes and shrubbery can overgrow and look old. New furniture and appliances are the perfect way to update your look without breaking the bank. Find a store that offers diverse selections that combine class and comfort to give your home that luxury feel. If your home is overloaded, book a storage unit to help you clean and declutter your home or business with ease. Tis the season to give your home the TLC it deserves, and we know the best pros for the job!


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Jumpstarting Your Garden

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here are so many awesome benefits to gardening; whether you are using it for fresh fruits and veggies, or even if you just want a beautiful landscape. It can help to improve your diet, release stress, and just improve your general mood. For those who have never tired it before and want to give it a go, here are some steps you can follow to start building the garden of your dreams. First of all, you have to consider how much time and effort you are willing and able to put into your gardening. Luckily there are many options, so it is really up to you. You should keep in mind that not only do you have to spend the time putting in, and installing your garden, but you also have to consider the maintenance that your garden needs. Some will need very little upkeep while others will take a lot of tender love and care. Be realistic, and don’t get overzealous. It’s better to start out small, than to be overwhelmed right of the bat. Now you have to decide what you want to accomplish. Do you want to center your garden around cooking and grow your own produce, or do you want to improve your landscape with beautiful scenery? You can eventually try to take on both, if you so choose, but remember start small. From there you can start picking out your plants. When selecting your plants there are even more things to consider. Keep in mind the climate you live in, the layout of your garden, and what you want to accomplish. To help you out, take a look at the plant tags. They will let you know what kind of climate they thrive in, the

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conditions they like the best, and how big they will grow. There is nothing worse than planning your layout, selecting a cute little plant, and later on realizing that it will grow ten feet tall and ruin all your hard work. Some tags even have scannable codes so you can learn everything that you need to know. Avoiding a small mistake in the beginning will help avoid large headaches further along the road. Another thing to keep in mind is the layout of your plants. Some plants are picky about the amount of shade and sun they get during the day. You don’t want a plant that loves shade to be burning in the sun all day. It also never hurts to pick out plants that are sturdy and hard to kill. Let’s be honest, sometimes we let things get away from us. A sturdy plant will keep on

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trudging along, even if you accidently misjudge your layout or climate. Some very forgiving plants to keep in mind would be geraniums, begonias, aloe plants and philodendrons, but there are many more out there. Just do your research. After you have everything selected and ready to go it’s time to plant! Use, high quality soils, follow directions carefully and you will be off to a great start. Hopefully these starter tips will help you to realize gardening for the first time doesn’t have to be a scary ordeal; just take it slow and steady and you will be on your way to your dream garden.


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5 Ways to Get and Keep Your Home Organized

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eing a wife mom and a business professional who works crazy hours, it can seem impossible to keep up with staying clean and organized. However I have found these tips and tricks help me stay on top of things throughout the week!

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Use an app to keep track of your \grocery shopping list. I personally use an app called “Out of Milk” it tracks my shopping trends, coupons at my local stores, and the best part is my husband and kids also downloaded the app and we can all update the shopping list in real time this way we never have to double back to the store ( it’s a real time and money saver).

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Take 15 mins out every night to clean the following: Do the dishes after

dinner, vacuum and sweep (I have a dog so vacuuming needs to be done daily in my house) if you don’t have pets you can do every 3 days or so. And take out the trash. This keeps my home tidy during the week and allows me to just do the detailed cleaning on the weekends!

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Make sure to clean your bathrooms weekly, I always keep separate cleaning products directly in the bathroom under the sink, this way they are right there when I need them. Wipe down the sink and fixtures, clean the toilet itself (gross, I know sorry, I hate this part) then clean the shower and don’t forget to clean the shower doors or shower curtain! Next sweep and mop the flooring.

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donation pile and gets dropped off once a month. Same for my clothes as well. I’ve lost a ton of weight and keep losing so I am donating all my clothes that are now too big. My rule is if we haven’t used it in a month and don’t think we will be using it next month it gets donated or thrown out! This way we avoid clutter and hoarding.

The main thing to remember is a little mess never hurt anyone, and family time should always come first, we all aren’t perfect. But if you can try this routine or even add in some to-dos of your own it will cut down on your stress immensely and give you more time on the weekends with your family. AND THAT’S WHATS IMPORTANT!


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