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RESIDENT Magazine FAITHFULLY SERVING THE WESLEY CHAPEL/NEW TAMPA COMMUNITY

DECEMBER 2015

MARY ADELE CLUCK Community Icon & Author

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R E A LT Y E S TAT E market which will drive pricing up, but as the chart shows over the last year pricing has not risen dramatically. What’s next year going to bring, likely higher interest rates and a continued lack of inventory, so plan well and hire a good Realtor to help you navigate the market and find the best values available. Happy New Year!

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Where Are We Now? The Year in Real Estate Sales

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o it’s December and there sure has been a lot of building going on around our area. New homes, new shopping and new dining experiences everywhere we look and it sure seems like the trend will continue. Several weeks back there was an article in the Tampa Bay Times about the areas of Tampa that had seen the highest and lowest price gains and so I thought I would look at what the New Tampa and Wesley Chapel markets look like from a pricing perspective over

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the last year. Interestingly we are not in a steady upward trend. Sales are strong but the market differs between price ranges, and generally we are still suffering from low inventory counts. Most of the builders are offering homes in the $300,000 and up range, leaving resale homes as the predominant choice for purchase in the under $300,000 market. Because few new single family homes are being built in that price point, we are rapidly depleting the inventory of available and that has weakened the resale market. Interestingly, lack of inventory usually will create a sellers

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COVER STORY

Local Icon & Author Reflects & Looks Forward BY ANNE CHILDERS

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hen Mary Adele Castricone left Buffalo,

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York in 1986, Wesley Chapel was little more than a wide spot in a road that dead ended somewhere north of Tampa. A lot would change over the next two decades, for both Mary Adele and Wesley Chapel. Now a local author, publishing her first series of children’s books, Mary Adele was also instrumental in bringing positive growth and change to the area now known as, “one of the eight fastest-growing cities in the United States.” Page 6 | December 2015

A Move to the Sunshine Mary Adele was no stranger to challenges before she packed her bags and headed south. The determined young woman had already fought for and won a position with the B&O Railroad in her hometown. Doing a man’s job in a man’s world was not glamorous. She worked all shifts, in all kinds of weather, verifying train car locations- outside in the train yard. She encountered rabid dogs and disgruntled male co-workers who resented her presence. If that wasn’t enough of a challenge, Mary Adele also joined the Army Reserves at the same time. She would spend three years with the railroad, and a total of thirteen years with the Army. Mary Adele had joined the Reserves with her first cousin, Sharon, on the “buddy system”. After a few years Sharon moved to Florida and invited Mary Adele to join her. Mary Adele accepted the invitation, and the rest, as they say, is history. Personal discipline and a strong sense of faith

served Mary Adele through a very short transition as she settled in and went to work almost immediately at a local bank. Her talents and skills took her into marketing, and then into personal banking. As opportunities became available, Mary Adele moved on, gathering more experience and knowledge over time. Her sense of adventure and willingness to change would take her through positions in customer service, insurance, and finance.

And then There Were Two… One evening at a local hangout with a group of friends, Mary Adele met a young man who had moved to Florida from Ohio. Ed Cluck had landed a job with the City of Tampa, and he soon landed a spot in Mary Adele’s heart as well. It would take Ed a full year of courtship, but the two would marry one year from the day they met in May of 1993. When the newlyweds began searching for a home, they knew

Pasco County had a lot to offer. They found a home off the “road to nowhere”, now known as Bruce B. Downs, in the community of Williamsburg with three bedrooms, two baths, and a pool; the couple was soon living the Florida dream! Pebble Creek and Meadow Point communities were just south of Williamsburg, but there wasn’t much of anything else to commend Wesley Chapel in 1993. Acres and acres of farm and ranchland belonging to the Porter Family stretched for miles in the area known as Wiregrass Ranch. Bruce B. Downs Boulevard ended at Highway 54; there was no Highway 56, and no mall or shopping districts. The interstate was close by, but traffic lights were few and far between. Mary Adele joined the Home Owners Association in Williamsburg and learned firsthand about building a strong community government with a local group of volunteers sharing a common interest.

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As Mary Adele continued to grow in her professional career, she chose to return to school. After finishing a bachelor’s degree at Eckerd College while working full time, she pursued and finished a master’s degree in business management with the University of Phoenix. She maintained excellent attendance and grades while attending the University of Phoenix, despite a serious eye problem from a detached retina. When multiple surgeries did not work, Mary Adele lost the sight in her right eye. “I had to learn how to drive all over again,” she explains. “Many skills are affected when your vision is cut in half.” Mary’s physical field of vision was indeed diminished, but her view of her community and even the entire world continued to expand.

She joined the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber Of Commerce, became an Ambassador, and was appointed as Ambassador Chair for two years. From Chamber Ambassador, Mary Adele moved to the Board of Directors, received the President’s Award twice and remained on the board for six years. Mary served as secretary, interim treasurer, vice president, and president-elect - until she accepted a position as the Wesley Chapel Chamber Executive Director. She would lead and direct the chamber for two years, during which time she helped unify and stabilize the Chamber, increased membership, purchased a database that combined many tasks previously done manually, and hired a wonderful assistant named Cindy Freeman, (who, sadly, recently passed away).

Mary Adele learned the fine art of networking as the career moves she made encouraged her to meet

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M ARY ADELE LOCAL AUTHOR REFLECTS, & LOOKS FORWARD

Wedding Day

Continued from page 7.

The Tampa Jaycees, Habitat for Humanity, and the Krewe of Agustina d ‘Aragon were also blessed with the time, talents, and treasures Mary Adele so freely shares with her community. Despite full time jobs, Mary Adele and Ed Cluck found they could open their hearts and their home to exchange students from around the world. Over a period of twelve years, thirteen young women would come to stay in the Cluck home and learn about America and the American way of life. When overcrowding ended the foreign exchange student program in Land O Lakes, she wrote to the local papers to plead her case. Mary Adele and Ed would have one more student who attended Wiregrass High School

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before they ended their involvement in restaurants, backyards and upscale this wonderful international program. golf courses such as Innsbrook, Saddlebrook, and Pebble Creek.

Changing Times Mary Adele and Ed moved to the Stagecoach community on Wesley Chapel Boulevard in 2002. Mary continued to serve her new neighborhood as vice president for the homeowners association, and she also found another endeavor for her time and talents. Marry Me Mary was a business she developed to perform weddings and vow renewals for anyone searching for a meaningful wedding ceremony, in a traditional or nontraditional setting. In typical overachiever fashion, Mary Adele obtained credentials beyond those of a notary, and she performed all ceremonies as an ordained minister. She has married couples on the beach, in parks, fancy

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Her most memorable wedding was performed in a two seater airplane with the best man, while the bride and groom flew in their own plane. A third plane containing friends and the bride’s children followed. Mary Adele performed the wedding over the radio three miles over the Green Swamp. After the couple was pronounced man & wife, they did a barrel roll in their plane and Mary Adele was then given the yoke of HER plane and allowed to fly it for a short while. What a wonderful memory for all involved! With direction from the bride and groom, Mary Adele writes many of the ceremonies and customizes each

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wedding to be unique and special for the individual couple. Writing for the ceremonies was never a challenge; Mary Adele has always written. In high school she wrote for teen magazines, wrote to local papers, and even Readers Digest. As her career path unfolded, she wrote newsletters, programs, proposals, and narrative reports for business reasons. The only thing she hadn’t tackled was a book of her own, but the thought was always there, in the back of her mind, waiting for the right time and opportunity.

Moving Forward In 2013, Mary Adele and Ed moved once again, this time to a 55 and older community with all the bells and whistles they planned to enjoy during retirement. Ed will retire

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soon, but Mary Adele still has a few things she wants to accomplish. She works part-time at a position that she loves, and it allows her the flexibility for her wedding business and time, at last, to write. The inspiration for Mary Adele’s newly published children’s book was born - literally- seventeen years ago when her niece, Alana Grace, joined the family after seven nephews. The back cover explains how Princess Alana came about and features a photo of Mary Adele and Alana

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Grace at age seven. Princess Alana and her Magic Dolphin is the first in the princess series of fairy tale adventures about a lonely child and an unusual best friend. This charming story is perfect for children 3-9 years old. The book is published locally by Chris Taylor of JoHazel Publishing, and beautifully illustrated by Amber Olson, another local resident. The second book in the princess series will feature Sir Richard, the sea turtle, and will be released in 2016.

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Mary Adele & Alana

A recent book signing was so well attended; the author signed and personalized over 50 books –all purchased for gifts. “Nothing makes me happier than hearing children love my book,” she says. The book may be purchased online at Amazon.com, or as an E-book through Amazon for Kindle. A Facebook page is also available under the book title. Additional information at, www.princessalana.com.

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COMMUNITY FOCUS

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

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mall and mighty. That is what we call ourselves at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. St. Andrew is a resilient church in the face of change. History is honored here—we are grateful for those who worked to build the presence of Jesus Christ on Primrose Lake Circle. We have hope for the future that we cannot see or know; we trust God with it and us. The short mission statement of St. Andrew is to “Glorify God, Enjoy God, and Live Christ’s Love.” We embody that in Christian education for all ages, including a vibrant adult Sunday school discussion class, meaningful and creative worship, and mission outreach. The Spirit is moving in and through us. There is good cheer in this place!

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area NICU, and clothing for the Haiti trip. Anyone who loves to sew is invited to this ministry! We have two special groups that have taken off since the beginning of the year: Presbyterian Women and the Amen (St. Andrew Men’s Group). We study, we serve, and we enjoy the blessings that God has given. In October, the Amen served as waiters at the Presbytery of Tampa Bay Presbyterian Women’s tea that our church hosted. We figure the men will find a way for the Presbyterian Women to return the favor. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is uniquely a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation. We are a part of the Presbytery of Tampa Bay. Our Designated Pastor is Laurie Palmer.

During 2015 many of us volunteered for Relay for Life, have collected clothing and food for Beth-El Farmworker Ministry, participated in St. As we grow, we pray for builders Mark the Evangelist Catholic who want to be a part of Church’s Thanksgiving Food something new. As we worship, Drive—dozens of bags of groceries were donated. We are in the process of collecting health kits for a member’s mission trip to Haiti in January, will volunteer at Metropolitan Ministries this month, and our December Mission Focus is Heifer International, which helps impoverished people around the world become self-sufficient. Another important outreach is Sew in Faith, the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m.noon where items are sewn for Thornton Children’s Homes, an

we invite those who need respite. As we study, we pray for those who want to know Christ more deeply. As we meet, we hope that our plans are God’s plans and that we are following Jesus Christ. Be a part of us! On Monday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. we will offer a Blue Christmas worship service for those who struggle with loss or pain of any kind during the holidays. It is a moment of care. Perhaps you just need a little spiritual lift for the weeks ahead. You are invited. On Thursday, December 24, 6:00 p.m. we will have our Christmas Eve Communion worship service, which will be family-friendly. Please join us! For more information about St. Andrew Presbyterian Church go to www. standrewnewtampa.org. 5340 Primrose Lake Circle, 33647; 813-513-8822.

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We all have our favorite small businesses that we love to go to. Maybe it’s the sandwich place with the best chicken parmigiana, the cafe where they know exactly how you take your coffee, or your local yoga studio or independent bookstore.

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Here’s what you can do to support these businesses:

December Events Tue. 1st Monthly Business Breakfast

Tue.15th Monthly Coffee Social

Wed. 2nd Ribbon Cutting and Open House for Florida Pain Medicine

Tue. 15th Networking on the Nines at Lake Jovita Golf Club

Thur. 3rd Party Time

Sun. 20th Brunch with Santa

Fri. 4th WOW - Holiday Party (Women of Wesley Chapel )

Wed. 23rd Membership Orientation at Chamber Office

Sat. 5th Country Christmas Open House

Thur. 24th Grow Financial Morning Meet and Greet Mixer

Wed. 9th Ambassador Meeting

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Thur. 10th Holiday Mixer- Legacy at Highwoods Preserve

GO OUT AND SHOP: make sure to support the businesses in your neighborhood on Nov 28.

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WOMEN’S CLUBS

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Presented by The Pasco Junior Woman’s Club Saturday, December 5, 2015- 8-10 am- $1.per person. There is limited seating & paid ticket reservations are at the following times: 8am, 8:30am, 9am & 9:30am. Please call Sharon Grace to order your tickets at: (352) 668-8088. (Please leave a message if not answered and I will call you back) Lexington Oaks Community Center at 26304 Lexington Oaks Blvd. Wesley Chapel 33544. Join the Juniors as we raise money for the Thomas Promise Foundation (food backpacks for kids) Fun for the whole family! Personal visit with Santa! Crafts for kiddos! Door prizes for parents! Yummy pancake, sausage and bacon breakfast!

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Woman’s Club of New Tampa Events GFWC (General Federation Woman’s Club) Woman’s Club of New Tampa has been very busy the last few months. To name a few, they have volunteered at Hunter’s Green Fall Festival, New Belgium Clips, Beer & Film Tour (benefitting Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful), and Feeding Tampa Bay. They also had a “Spa Day” for the residents at John Knox Village Alzheimers Unit.

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They invite you to join our volunteer/service organization! They meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Email them for more information - membership@ gfwcwomansclubnewtampa.com and check out their website www. gfwcwomansclubnewtampa.com. Hunter’s Green Fall Festival

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December Events What’s Happening

Program Spotlight Surgical Weight Loss Seminar This free, THURSDAY educational seminar is offered for patients who are interested in weight loss surgery. The adjustable gastric band, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass will be discussed. Also introduction of our newest weight loss opportunity, vBloc Therapy. The bariatric surgeon will share benefits, potential risks and complications of each as well as expected outcomes.

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If you have questions please call Candie Swager at (813) 615-7871. Time:6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Location: Health & Wellness Center Conference Room 2nd Floor. 2700 Healing Way. Wesley Chapel, 33544. Cost: Free.

Cognitive Health: Preventing and Treating Dementia Cognition is the ability to think, learn, and remember. It is the basis for how we reason, judge, concentrate, plan, and organize. Good cognitive health, like good physical health, is very important as we get older, so that we can stay independent and keep active. Some declines in cognition and memory with age are normal, but sometimes they can signal problems, like dementia. Join Dr. Standley to learn how to maintain cognitive health and prevent cognitive impairment. Reservations are required and space is limited. Free- Lunch Provided. TUESDAY

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Based on current trends, as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes by 2050.

Breastfeeding Class Learn the basics about the most natural form of feeding your baby. Recommended to be completed prior to the birth of the baby. This class covers: anatomy and physiology of the breast, benefits of breastfeeding, how the breast makes milk, solving and avoiding problems, basics of breastfeeding and special circumstances. TUESDAY

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Time: 6 pm to 9 pm. Location: Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel 2600 Bruce B Downs Blvd Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 Cost:Fees Apply.

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The Health & Wellness Center at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is now offering a completely free diabetes program with an innovative approach to diabetes management. Well on Your Way is a FREE 12-week diabetes intervention program offering a lot more than basic education. You’ll learn how eating, exercising and living a healthier lifestyle can improve your health and help you avoid the pitfalls of diabetes-related complications. Those complications include heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, kidney disease, nerve damage, foot problems, eye damage and more. This program will focus on the advantages of nutrition and exercise. With the help of highly skilled professionals, including an Exercise Physiologist and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, you’ll be perfectly prepared to learn new healthy skills and get the motivation to put them into action.

Why Nutrition & Exercise? • Clinical trials of medical nutrition therapy interventions report decreases in HgbA1c ranging from 1-3%. • Studies suggest that medical nutrition therapy reduces LDL cholesterol by15-25mg/dl.

• Combining aerobic and resistance exercise can lower HgbA1c levels a full percentage point. Regular strength training can improve insulin sensitivity up to 46% and reduce fasting blood glucose by an average of 7%. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jake Martenson, MS, MPH, CES at (813) 929-5374 or jake.martenson@AHSS.org or visit www.FHWCWellness.org.

FAQs Q: How much does Well On Your Way cost? A: The program is free and includes full membership to the Health & Wellness Center during the program period. Q: How do I qualify for the program? A: You must be 18 or older, have diabetes and complete the ADA’s Diabetes Self-Management Course which is offered at the Health & Wellness Center as well as Florida Hospital campuses throughout Tampa Bay. Q: Is there a charge for the ADA’s Diabetes SelfManagement Course? A: In the vast majority of cases, your health insurance covers the cost. Q: How do I register for the ADA’s Diabetes SelfManagement Course? A: Contact Jennifer Mira at (813) 615-7716 or Jennifer.Mira@ahss.org. Q: When does the Well on Your Way program start and end? A: This is a 12-week program that starts when you are ready. When you register, your HWC membership begins and remains valid for 12 weeks from your start date.

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Seven Oaks Elementary PTSA December Events • The SOES PTA will host their annual Holiday Shoppe starting Wednesday, December 2nd thru December 9th. Family Night will be on Tuesday, December 8th from 6pm-8pm. Students will have to opportunity to purchase holiday items for their friends and family. It is always a fun event!! • The SOES PTA will host their first Parent’s Night Out on Friday, December 4th. Parent’s will have the chance to drop their students off at SOES for a few hours to have date night, do some holiday shopping or just have some quiet time. Be on the lookout for more information to come.

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The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. We have 20 girls who have spent weeks working toward this goal. They will complete their 5K Run on December 12th at 9am. If you would like to come out to support them, the race is located at HCC Dale Mabry. • The SOES PTA will host a Holiday Luncheon for all teachers and staff on Thursday, December 17th. This is an opportunity for the PTA to say a big Thank You to all our teachers and staff for all their long hours they put in everyday for our students.

Wiregrass Ranch Orchestra Relay For Life Fundraiser

• There will be no All Pro Dads for the month of December due to the holiday season. We will resume with our regular program on January 29th. The SOES PTA would like to wish • The SOES PTA started a Girls on all Seven the Run Program this year. Girls Oaks family on the Run is a transformational a Happy physical activity based positive Holiday! youth development program for Enjoy your girls in 3rd-5th grade. It teaches life winter break skills through dynamic interactive and we still have many more events lessons and running games. The happening in 2016. We hope you program culminates with the girls will continue to support all the being physically and emotionally great things we do at SOES! prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. Page 18 | December 2015

Join the Wiregrass Ranch Orchestra as they raise money for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society! Twenty percent of the net sales will be donated back! Come to Happy Cow Frozen Yogurt and enjoy delicious frozen yogurt to show your support! Where: Happy Cow Frozen Yogurt When: Wednesday December 9, 2015 Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm

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F I T N E S S & H E A LT H

How to Stay Balanced During the Holidays

SLEEP WELL - The benefits of a good night sleep are usually underrated. Restful sleep is known to reduce stress, keep your immune system strong, improve memory are among a few of its many benefits. Your body and your mind need this time to rebuild and recharge. It may be tempting to stay up late at night chatting over the kitchen counter but even during the holidays, try to keep a regular bedtime. Avoid looking at your smartphone or tablet right before bedtime. The bright light sends signals to your brain with a message that it is time to wake up. Have a calming, bedtime routine, like gentle yoga or relaxation. An example of gentle yoga are the cat and cow poses pictured above. It stretches the back/front torso and neck and provides a gentle massage to the spine and belly organs.

he holiday season is the most celebrated time of the year, but it can also bring high levels of stress and anxiety. Shopping for gifts, getting the house ready for guests and preparing the perfect holiday meal can get in the way of enjoying the season for what it truly is - not only a time to cherish our family and friends but also at time to cherish and nurture ourselves. Although it may sound like a difficult task, there are effective ways to maintain your inner balance and truly enjoy this time of the year.

your mood and keep stress levels in check. An exercise session should leave you feeling energized not completely exhausted. At this time of the year your daily life is moving at a fast forward pace. Continue your current exercise program but alternate it with a slower pace activity. Take a morning walk, practice yoga, tai chi or choose an activity that you enjoy. While exercising, be in tune with your body and notice how it feels. Let it be your guide on the choices you make. Your body never lies.

PRACTICE MINDFULNESS Mindfulness can be practiced anywhere at anytime. Turn off the auto- pilot while performing your daily activities and be fully present in each moment. Be completely involved in your daily activities. For example, while wrapping gifts instead of thinking of the gifts you still need to buy, enjoy the process, do it with your heart. Send the gift recipient loving energy and thoughts. That will bring you back to the reason why you purchased the gift in the first place - loving kindness.

STAY ACTIVE - A regular exercise program has been shown to enhance

EAT WELL - Eat in moderation with the mindset that you are eating to

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nourish your body. Avoid emotional eating. Ask yourself if you are eating because you are hungry or just stressed. Eating for optimal health will not only help you maintain your weight during the season, it will also help keep your immune system strong. Balance your meals by sparsely consuming sugary and fatty foods and being more generous on portions of fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Limit your intake of red meat, processed foods, and refined carbohydrates. Create holiday recipes that are delicious, healthy and balanced for your guests. If you enjoy holistic eating, consider bringing the fundamental principals of Ayurvedic cooking into your holiday feast. This 5,000 year old science of life teaches us to balance our meals by including each of the six tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent. For example: raspberries are sweet and sour, fish is sweet and salty; cheese is sweet, sour and salty; chocolate can be sweet, bitter and astringent. By following these guidelines you will ensure that all major food groups and nutrients are represented. When you include all six tastes, you will also notice that you feel satisfied and that the urge to snack and overeat will diminish. By nourishing your body, you will be also nourishing your mind.

Be loving, be peaceful, give and be open to receiving. Stay balanced and enjoy the beauty of the season. Happy Holidays!

Virna Lichter is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Adult and Kids Yoga and Meditation instructor, and Owner at Energia Wellness Studio in Wesley Chapel. For more information, visit www.EnergiaWellnessStudio.com or call 813-973-7300.

Camel & Tree Poses - Reduce fatigue, anxiety and improve balance.

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I N S P I R AT I O N A L However, when we think about the word “celebrating” it naturally creates a much different feeling, a completely different sense or state of being. Can we consider perhaps moving from grief to grace by choosing to celebrate the life, and how we are forever blessed by it?

My 23 year old son crossed over three years ago. The cloud you see is one that was in the sky the morning of his third memorial. Walking on the beach watching the sunrise, I whispered to him, please show us you are here with us, and upon the sun’s rising, we looked up and saw once again, love never dies.

Truly embracing the idea that this life is not all there is, yet rather an opportunity to learn, can provide the life-changing lessons enabling us to live from a deeper sense of being, ultimately experiencing love at greater depths. What if life were a stage, and when the play was over, we simply returned back stage? What if we here on stage can access those who have gone backstage? In hypnotherapy, we learn that the subconscious mind is the emotional mind. If the heart is the seat of the soul, is this our doorway back stage? The holidays are a celebration of love. Your heart holds the love and the lesson. Realizing you can alleviate the feelings of despair simply by recognizing that it is fueled by your

Grief & A Backstage Pass “The meaning of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to love. It is profoundly simple, yet simply profound.” -Richard Martini Are you dreading the upcoming holidays? Are you grieving the passing of a loved one, or some other profound change in your life that has seemingly left a “void”? All too often, people really do not know what to say to someone who is grieving, leaving those in grief to suffer in silence, having to help themselves from this space of despair. Grief is a personal journey, and is unique for each experience. The true journey is finding the way back to life. There are no “right” ways to grieve. Grief is grounded in the absolute belief of what “is”. Page 22 | December 2015

thoughts, and that you can connect to your loved one through your heart, can shift your journey of grief. Your loved ones have your backstage pass waiting, and you will find it in your heart.

Christine Gregory Campos Christine Marie Hypnotherapy Certified, Clinical, Transpersonal Hypnotherapist & Licensed NLP Practitioner American Council of Hypnotist Examiners #615-1003 International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists

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“What we resist persists...Suffering is resisting what is...” It is not some new age idealism that our beliefs create our realities, it’s actually scientifically understood. It is the process of how things work. The truth is our beliefs create our thoughts, our thoughts create our feelings, and our feelings create our daily realities. Uncovering our underlying thoughts that are the source of our emotions, can be the building blocks to inner healing. The passing of a loved one, or some other drastic change creates the experience of an immediate void. Often times we focus on the void, or what we term “loss”. Contemplating the word “loss” cannot create any good feelings. Loss has an internal value, one learned long ago. A strong belief system exists behind the idea of the word loss.

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