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RESIDENT Magazine

F A I T H F U L LY S E R V I N G T H E W E S L E Y C H A P E L / N E W TA M PA C O M M U N I T Y • SEPTEMBER 2017

TAKE CHARGE OF

YOUR HEALTH: Tips to help you stay well PAGE 21

HOW TO BE

UNAPOLOGETICALLY and Authentically YOU! PAGE 29

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FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC'S HANNAH ROYCE

How One 20-year-old Wants to Use LEAN, Technology & Engineering to Improve Border Control


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table of contents SEPTEMBER 2017

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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TEAM BIOS

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FINANCIAL ADVICE

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BUSINESS OF THE MONTH: TAREK'S CAFE & GRILL

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LOCAL EVENTS

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LOCAL CLUB NEWS

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BACK TO SCHOOL HAIR TRENDS AND CARE FOR CHLORINE DAMAGED HAIR

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FEATURED STORY

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CHURCHES IN TOWN

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TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH: TIPS TO HELP YOU STAY WELL

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COVER STORY:

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INTERVIEW WITH YOGI AMRIT DESI

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LOCAL EATS

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HYPERLOCAL COUPONS

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SEASON OF CHANGE

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SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

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ESSENTIAL PHONE NUMBERS

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IT'S MOVIE TIME!

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HOW TO BE UNAPOLOGETICALLY AND AUTHENTICALLY YOU!

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KID OF THE MONTH & TOP BOOK READS

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IMPROVING YOUR HOME'S APPEAL: HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME A "PERFECT 10"

FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC’S HANNAH ROYCE

National Pizza Day

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HOW ONE 20-YEAR-OLD WANTS TO USE LEAN, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING TO IMPROVE BORDER CONTROL

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Thank you to everyone who reads Resident Magazine and to those who continue to support our advertisers. Please check out our wonderful local businesses when you’re in need of a product or service. Shopping local is one of the best ways to keep your community vibrant and growing!

the October issue so definitely keep an eye out for it. If you’d like to submit a story, content idea or request, please email us at editorial@ residentmagazine.net.

Speaking of growing, the Resident Have a great September! Magazine team continues to expand! We have an upcoming product that everyone is sure to love as well as a new team member! Announcements will come out in

Stephanie

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STEPHANIE COSTOLO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

quote to live by: “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson. In this issue of Resident Magazine we meet Hannah Royce, an inspiring student at Florida Polytechnic University who has big

plans to make positive changes for our nation. Be sure to check out the articles written by your neighbors. Each month local business owners and community leaders write our content specifically for you. From beauty to yoga, finances to spirituality, we’ve got your local lowdown covered!

RESIDENT Magazine Residents are welcome to submit stories, articles, important information, new ideas & photos. SEND TO EDITORIAL@RESIDENTMAGAZINE.NET

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© 2016 RESIDENT Magazine. All rights reserved. RESIDENT Magazine is currently published monthly, distributed by the U.S. Postal Service free to all residents and advertisers in the New Tampa and Wesley Chapel area. Lists are for reference only and do not imply official sanction or recommendation by RESIDENT Magazine. Editorial submissions are welcome. Publisher reserves the right to reject or edit all submissions for length and clarity. The publisher is not responsible for errors or omissions. Unless otherwise noted, the views, opinions and advertising presented in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the Publisher.

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team bios STEPHANIE COSTOLO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Driven and passionate, Stephanie’s strengths lie in marrying day-to-day strategies with the bigger picture. As a lover of both business and psychology, she weaves those worlds together naturally. She is an Air Force veteran, has a BS in Behavioral Science and a Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies from USF.

PATTI SMITH ADVISOR

Patti Smith brings over 24 years of experience in advertising and publishing. She contributes to the team her insight and knows how to think out of the box. When Patti isn't busy helping others, she spends time with her beautiful daughter Loryn.

DAVID HERRMANN ASSOCIATE

David has been helping local businesses grow for the last 5 years in the New Tampa and Wesley Chapel area. As a PGA Member for 18 years, he has done everything from playing professionally to running both semi and private golf courses. David and his wife Kelly are new parents to Axel Stone and their daughter Kendal Victoria.

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SUSAN GULASH ART DIRECTOR

Susan Gulash is a creative individual who loves the complete design process - from research to conception to completion. She has over 13 years experience in graphic/ web design, and is the owner of Gulash Graphics. She attended and graduated from IRSC & USF. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two girls.

WENDY M. DODD ASSISTANT EDITOR

Wendy is an enthusiastic freelancer and blogger for Melanoma and patient advocacy. A Michigan Native, she earned an Associates in Business while pursuing a Master's in Psychology. Her expansive professional skills, ranging from front-line medical treatments to government and legal proficiency demonstrate the diversity in both her personal life and chosen career path. Her passion for photography and dedication to spreading love and compassion emanates from her cherished free time with her husband and their three children.

PAT GUSTAS ASSOCIATE

Pat, a native of Northwest Indiana calls Wesley Chapel her home for the past three years. She owned her own business for 35 years and was an Ad Junct teacher at the local community college. Pat and her husband now enjoy life and their four young grandchildren. As a Resident Magazine sales associate, Pat enjoys meeting local business people and helping them grow their successes.

BOB THOMPSON PHOTOGRAPHER

Bob is thrilled to bring his passion for photography to Resident Magazine. He shoots for magazines and corporations as well as local businesses. By last count he has photographed over 40,000 people in his 23 years as a photographer! He is a dad, husband, proud Rotarian, musician, emcee, and is excited to play a part in the growth of Wesley Chapel and New Tampa.

KAYLA SHUTE WRITER

Kayla is a luxury market manager and bench jeweler apprentice for an independently owned jewelry shop. She has two amazing children who are her world. She spends her free time hiking, fishing, exercising and spending time with friends. Kayla is an avid reader and is constantly on the hunt to learn new things.

JANETH LOPEZ ASSOCIATE

Janeth Lopez is a military spouse of over 20 years and recently relocated to the New Tampa area. She has several years experience helping military families and is thrilled to meet the local business owners in the area. She is a dedicated mother of two teenagers that keep her busy and enjoys visiting with her parents who live in Wesley Chapel.

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FI NAN CIAL

ADVICE

THE KEYS

TO HAVING SUCCESSFUL FINANCIAL CONVERSATIONS WHEN

You're Engaged

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hile money is a leading cause of marital strife, a recent Ameriprise study found that nearly seven in ten couples say they have good financial communication. Before wedding planning kicks into high gear, make conversations about your finances a priority. Taking the time today to talk through money matters can create a solid foundation for your collective future. Use the following six principles to guide your money conversations: 1. Open-minded. Take turns sharing your vision for money management as a married couple. Listen carefully to what your future spouse says is important to him or her. Acknowledge your differences and build on your strengths. If your expectations don’t match up, try to find a compromise. Some couples sidestep conversations about money to avoid feelings of hurt, fear, anger or remorse. Creating a habit of regular communication may help you avoid heated arguments, and can help ensure you’re on the

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same page financially before you walk down the aisle. 2. Honesty. Financial secrets can destroy trust. Share the specifics of your financial history and current situation if you haven’t already done so. Your future spouse deserves to know if you’re paying off college debt, or if you’ve made any financial mistakes in the past (and how you’ve rectified them). Disclose the good news, too. Divulge details about savings you’ve tucked away or a family trust that helps supplement your income so you both know the sum of where you stand. 3. Forward-thinking. Once you’ve shared your current situation and history, discuss your goals for the future. Be open about what your dreams are, but be ready to compromise. While you don’t have to agree on everything, having shared goals (purchasing a home, saving for college if you choose to have children, retirement, etc.) allows you to combine forces on savings and gives you a road map for spending.

4. Cooperation. To avoid any miscommunications as newlyweds, discuss and assign responsibility for financial roles. Is one of you better at monitoring online accounts and paying bills? Are you both enrolled in a retirement account and taking maximum advantage of employer contributions? Who will be the primary contact for your financial advisor, tax professional or estate planner? Two is better than one when you’re able to divide and conquer financial tasks, but make sure you’re both in the loop on key decisions and money matters. 5. Diligence. Once you’re married, make it a priority to update your financial documents. It takes discipline, but taking care of these housekeeping tasks right away protects you in case something unexpected happens. Several steps to consider: Update financial accounts, insurance policies and credit cards with any name changes, and if needed, add your spouse as an owner and beneficiary to those accounts. Consider combining your bank accounts if it makes sense for your situation.

Update or write your will and estate plan to reflect your collective wishes. Amend your tax withholdings, to make sure the right amount is withheld from your paycheck now that you’re married. Consult your tax professional before making changes. Choose your health insurance. If both of your employers offer health insurance, carefully evaluate your coverage options and premiums for the best fit. Like most things worth achieving, preparing for a lifetime of financial compatibility takes work. If you and your future spouse can commit to the same money values, it may help you create a solid financial foundation. Lauren Hopper is a Financial Advisor with Mclendon & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. She offers fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 16 years. You may contact her at lauren.s.hopper@ampf.com.

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BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

TAREK'S CAFE & GRILL

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common complaint in Wesley Chapel and New Tampa has been that it’s tough to find enough places close by that offer amazing tasting, budget friendly, sit down breakfast meals. Look no further, the Resident Magazine team has found your new favorite place, now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

The owner of Tarek’s Cafe and Grill, Tarek Elsayed, has made quite a name for himself as an extremely talented chef, as well as a savvy businessman. At age 17 Elsayed left his home in Egypt and traveled across Europe, working in various restaurants along his path. In 1980 he moved to the U.S. and lived first in New York and then in Washington D.C. where he worked as a chef, primarily in Italian restaurants, however his passion for seafood and fishing drew him to Florida. It was here in Florida where Elsayed opened his first restaurant; a bakery that served 32 different flavors of muffins. Now with 41 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Elsayed owns two Tarek’s Cafe and Grill locations. His first location has been a staple on campus at the University of South Florida for the past 25 years, and fortunately for Wesley Chapel and New Tampa residents, his second location is right here in Tampa Palms. Elsayed’s wife Samira has her hand in the business as well, creating beautiful custom made cakes and delicious desserts… like melt-in-your-mouth Oreo balls! Located in Tampa Palms at 15345 Amberly Drive, in the shopping plaza with Crunch Fitness and Peabody’s, Elsayed opened his doors just a couple of months

before the construction began on Bruce B Downs, which negatively affected his business. Now that the construction is complete in that area, Elsayed is excited to announce their new extended hours! Beginning on September 6th Tarek’s Cafe and Grill will be open from 7am-9pm Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7am8pm on Sundays and closed on Mondays. To meet the demand of Tarek’s hungry patrons, Elsayed has crafted a brand new dinner menu that is sure to make your mouth water. For the budget friendly price of only $10, dinners include a salad, entrée, and a choice of two sides. For another $3 you can add a dessert and drink. That’s a four course meal for a mere $13! When you come to enjoy Tarek’s incredible food, you can expect to find an entirely made-fromscratch menu with ethnic choices such as chicken curry or a hummus and falafel platter, as well as local favorites like made-from-scratch corned beef hash, pancakes and Philly steaks. Add to that a kids menu and there truly is something for everyone. Check out their entire menu at tarekscafeandgrill.com! Don’t want to drive to get your food? They offer Uber Eats! Tarek’s Cafe and Grill also offers catering for parties up to 150 people, as well as custom cake orders. Stop in today to discover your new favorite restaurant!

Tarek's Cafe 15345 Amberly Drive Tampa, FL 33647 813-252-3238 www.tarekscafeandgrill.com

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September EVENTS UPCOMING

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER 1 - 5 SUMMER LUNCH SPECIAL AT WOK CHI Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit www.theshopsatwiregrass.com

SEPTEMBER 2 FRESH MARKET Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit www.theshopsatwiregrass.com SEPTEMBER 6 WIREGRASS RANCHERS KIDS CLUB Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit www.theshopsatwiregrass.com SEPTEMBER 6 - 7 OASIS PREGNANCY CARE CENTERS PRESENTS SILVER RING THING Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Location: September 6 - North Pointe Church, 19862 Amanda Park Dr., Lutz. September 7 - The Church at Odessa, 1234 Funn Hwy, Odessa Cost: Free event to attend. For more information visit www. SilverRingThing.com

SEPTEMBER 9 CHICK-FIL-A FALL STAMPEDE-RUN WITH THE HERD! Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm Location: Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Dr., Tampa Cost: Save $5 between Weds. August 16th and Sunday August 20th. Use Coupon code: CFA For more information visit www. wesleychapelchamber.com

SEPTEMBER 10 CRUISIN' AT WIREGRASS CAR & TRUCK SHOW HONORING 1ST RESPONDERS Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit www.theshopsatwiregrass.com SEPTEMBER 11 YOGA ON THE LAWN Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit www.theshopsatwiregrass.com

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SEPTEMBER 15 - 17 HAITI MEETS KENYA TRIBAL DANCES BOOTCAMP Time: 7:00am - 11:00am Location: Friday/Saturday at Afrofit, inc. Studio / Sunday at Coquina Beach, 2650 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 (South Entrance) Cost: To purchase tickets visit afrofit-tampabayafrofitinc. ticketleap.com/haiti-meets-kenyatribal-dance-bootcamp/ SEPTEMBER 5 - 19 PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASSES, 3-WEEK SERIES Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm Location: Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel 2600 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel Cost: Fees Apply. For more information visit www. floridahospital.com SEPTEMBER 16 FRESH MARKET Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit www.theshopsatwiregrass.com FIFTY SHADES OF FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Land O Lakes Community Center 5401 Land O' Lakes Blvd, Land O' Lakes, Cost: $20 General admission $5

Childcare. For more information visit www.icolormeabstract.com SEPTEMBER 18 YOGA ON THE LAWN Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit www.theshopsatwiregrass.com

Cost: Free to attend. For more information visit www.floridahospital.com NOVEMBER 23 WIREGRASS WOBBLE TURKEY TROT Time: 7:30am -10:00am Location: The Shops at Wiregrass,

28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: Pre-registration by September 30 is $25. The cost is $30 from October 1 to October 31. From November 1 to November 22, the registration fee is $35. Race Day registration is $40. For more information visit www. wiregrasswobbleturkeytrot.com

SEPTEMBER 23 BULLDOG BURLESQUE Time: 5:30pm -10:00pm Location: Epicenter Event Venue located at 9430 Lazy Ln, Tampa Cost: Tickets to the event will be $75 includes a full course dinner. For more information visit www. floridaenglishbulldogrescue.com

SEPTEMBER 25 YOGA ON THE LAWN Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr #100 Cost: For more information visit www.theshopsatwiregrass.com

SEPTEMBER 26 PICTURE YOUR LIFE WITH LESS PAIN Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm Location: Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Classroom, 4th Floor

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LOCAL CLUB NEWS

BEGINNER COURSES STARTING SOON!

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he GFWC New Tampa Junior Woman's Club is kicking off a new club year! We are a 501(c)3 organization made up of ladies age 18 and older that want to make the world a better place through volunteer service. We meet at 7:00 the second Monday of the month at the New Tampa Regional Library. If you are interested in coming to see what our club is about, feel free to join us for our next meeting on Monday, September 11th or at our Informational Meeting being held at the library at 7:00 on Wednesday, September 27th. Almost all of our events are on the weekends or in the evenings as many of our members work

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he GFWC Woman’s Club of New Tampa held its first meeting, August 17, at the New Tampa Library. The meeting was packed full of information for the new year and introduced many exciting volunteer opportunities. A couple of ongoing activities include monthly serving of lunch at Trinity Café; Hunter’s Green Elementary School working as tutors; and providing after school activities Page 12 | September 2017

during the day, are Moms raising kids or both. We have a great time together and the more members we have, the larger positive impact we can make on our community. We look forward to meeting you! Honor Flight of West Central Florida came and spoke to our club members about their amazing program. Honor Flight's purpose is to recognize American Veterans for their sacrifice and service by flying them free of charge to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at the memorials dedicated in their honor. You can find out more about Honor Flight of West Central Florida at www. honorflightwcf.org/. for Joshua House. Several new upcoming opportunities include Hope Lodge and the Alpha House. Members donated school supplies for Hunter’s Green and Mort Elementary Schools and the “hands-on” activity was organizing activity bundles for patients and their siblings at the Shriner’s Hospital. Six new members were introduced—welcome! New members can join anytime throughout the year. Please check out our Facebook page and website for dates/ locations of the GFWC upcoming events. If interested in joining this great group of women, please contact membership at womansclubnewtampa@ gmail.com. Please check out our Facebook page, GFWC Woman’s Club of New Tampa, and our website, gfwcwomansclubnewtampa.com for more information.

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Beauty

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chool is back in session in Wesley Chapel and New Tampa; parents are happy, and kids typically find this time bittersweet. Now that most everyone has run to the mall to get all the latest fashions, the next stop is usually a hair salon for back-to-school haircuts, trims, color changes and new styles. Here are some tips from a stylist that will help those of you with children, on your family’s hair journey. • Everyone should have a trim every six to eight weeks depending on how short you like your hair. •

Children deserve higher quality hair products. Struggling with dry, tangled, chlorine-ridden hair is a serious challenge, especially with wiggly children. The sulfates in shampoos and conditioners can cause a number of issues; ditch the harsh chemicals in favor of natural, organic products. For healthy hair, everyone needs the natural oils produced by their scalp, and stripping them away with sulfate products can lead to dry and fuzzy hair, and even psoriasis and dandruff!

When you shop for shampoo and conditioner for your children, please read the ingredients. It really does make a difference when you’re combing through their hair.

Angela DiLeone Vip Beauty Mobile Stylist

To remove the build-up of chlorine, use a clarifying shampoo or baking soda mixture with your shampoo followed by a deep conditioner. The result is more manageable, softer hair.

To help keep your child’s hair from becoming fuzzy and unruly, put it up in a little pony before bed, or braid it.

Using a satin pillowcase can help prevent friction in hair while sleeping.

Voted #1 photography hair and makeup artist and nominated Best of Bay consecutively, Angela DiLeone is educated in over 23 beauty brands and services. She carries dual licenses in several states and has been published in numerous books and magazines. Along with being a hair and makeup artist, Angela is also an author, educator and motivational speaker for multiple beauty brands promoting women empowerment.

Your stylist is educated to recommend what is best for your hair as an individual. We're here to educate our clients and love to answer questions!

If you have any questions about specific beauty products or techniques, please feel free to send me an email at Angela@ VipBeautyStylist.com.

When it comes to your kids, the most important thing is to find a stylist who is able to connect with children. Don't make it about getting a haircut; make it about a great experience with your children and their new, cool hairstyle!

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Florida Polytechnic’s

HANNAH ROYCEE

GTO E M! S

How One 20-year-old Wants to Use LEAN, Technology & Engineering to Improve Border Control

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chools all over the nation are now back in session; grade schools smell like freshly sharpened pencils again, middle schools are graced with a new batch of pre-teens, high schools have welcomed in their graduating class, and at colleges everywhere the frat parties have begun again. Except at Florida Polytechnic University, where there are no fraternal or sorority organizations. Instead, FLORIDA POLY focuses exclusively on STEM. The approach to learning called STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and has become known for the creativity it helps to unleash within the students. In fact, it has been said, “creativity is the secret sauce to STEM” (edutopia. org). FLORIDA POLY prepares it’s students for careers in which critical thinking, problem solving skills, hands-on engineering and team work are at the forefront, and memorizing antiquated facts and figures on the back burner.

BY WENDY M. DODD

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area, as well as access to specialized courses as underclassmen instead of waiting until their third year. Students have more access to their instructors, opening up dialogue and project opportunities not commonly found among traditional universities.

One such opportunity for students at FLORIDA POLY will soon materialize at SunTrax. Created as a partnership between Florida Poly and the Florida Department of Transportation, SunTrax will be a 400 acre facility opening within the next two years. The outer, 2.5 mile ring will test toll lane technology, while the 200-acre infield will be open for testing different technologies like autonomous vehicles. This will be quite a unique facility and significant from a national FLORIDA POLY opened it’s doors standpoint as there are only to students in 2014, making it a handful of these across the Florida’s newest public university. country. FLORIDA POLY is designated to be a state-wide impact university, FLORIDA POLY prides itself and their legislative mandate on innovation and creativity, as states that STEM and economic demonstrated in the architecture development are at the core of of their main building. Justin FLORIDA POLY. What that Heacock, Entrepreneurship Center means for students is class sizes Coordinator at FLORIDA POLY, around 20 students and faculty tells us, “an interesting bit of offices located in the commons information on our campus is, the WWW.RESIDENTMAGAZINE.NET | FOR RATES & INFO CALL: 813-422-5551

building we are currently in was designed by Santiago Calatrava, a world renowned architect. It was completed in 2014 and just last year voted to be the 5th most beautiful building in the world by top architects. It is like the never-ending building; Santiago likes to add motion to his buildings, hence the louvers that cover the top part of the structure. One unique thing about Calatrava is that he designs everything in white. He feels that color actually detracts from the architecture of a building; he lets the purity of the structure standalone. Another of his most well known designs is the 9/11 Memorial Transportation Hub in New York City. One of the upsides to having a world-renowned building design like Santiago's is that it screams 'innovation'. This is a major plus when working to attract students like Hannah. When you're in a square, brick building, it feels average and you're likely to attract average students. We want to put forth our best, starting with the initial view of our campus. We want

to continue this type of design throughout campus, that is our plan.” On average, about 20 percent of undergraduate engineering degrees are awarded to women, and only about 13 percent of the engineering workforce is female. FLORIDA POLY has stats that mirror the national average, with roughly 85 percent of the students being male and 15 percent female. With 1,400 students enrolled each semester, FLORIDA POLY hosts the Women in STEM Summit every year to meet with roughly three to four hundred female colleagues in various professions, to discuss how to improve and raise interest with female students. Their goal is to help encourage women not only to stay in this field once they graduate but also to increase interest early on for younger prospective female students. Hannah Royce is one of the brightest students at FLORIDA POLY. At just 20 years old she holds a high school diploma, an associates degree and job offers from three of the nations most coveted engineering employers. Resident Magazine sat down with Hannah to learn more about what it’s like to be Continued on page 16

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a female student at a STEM school, and what her future goals are. RM (Resident Magazine): Tell us about yourself, Hannah. HR (Hannah Royce): I am currently a mechanical engineering major at FLORIDA POLY. I grew up in Palmetto, Florida and from a young age I always knew I’d excel in a mathematics related career. My mom was a math teacher, so that sparked my interest early on. In the beginning I considered becoming a teacher. However later, I decided I'd rather go into something where I was doing different things daily...something that involved problem solving and issues that were directly impacting the world today. Engineering is always changing; you can go into any field or any place you want to from there really. I was originally going to sign up for industrial Page 16 | September 2017

engineering but switched to mechanical in order to focus more on the building aspect. After I graduate I plan to continue on to complete my masters in industrial engineering. My end goal would be to work with somewhere like Homeland Defense, and have an impact on our local community. Mechanical engineering is a pretty big field. From my experience, we look at a problem and we design something that can solve that problem. Whether it's technological, structural, or something else. Personally, I design products by creating drawings for machines at West Pharmaceuticals. Those drawings are sent to other companies we work with for manufacturing. Many of my designs are to help increase efficiency and to reduce the amount of waste produced. RM: What was life like growing up, and how do you think it prepared you for an engineering career? HR: My dad is an elementary school principal at Gocio

Elementary in Sarasota. My mom is a math teacher at a half home school-half high school, called Providence Community School. That is where I attended from 3rd to 10th before transferring to the State College of Florida for my 11th and 12th grade years. I also have a sister, Haley, she'll be 17 soon and her interests are in chemical and materials engineering. I think that because both of our parents are in education, they've always pushed us to learn more and to actively seek out education. My mom's interest in math may have played a part in my sister and I developing a passion for engineering and a similar outlook toward education. When I started out in the work force, I was originally offered positions at three different companies. I was first offered an interview at Raytheon, and then I was contacted by Lockheed Martin just after I'd signed with West Pharmaceutical Services. The summer before I graduated high school, I'd worked for a family friend at their small

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business, a civil engineering firm. When West Pharmaceuticals contacted me for an interview, I was ready to accept the job, I had already known a current employee who gave me a tour of the plant and was familiar with their work. Just a short time after accepting the position with West Pharma, I received a call from Raytheon offering me a position. Then Lockheed Martin also called and offered me a position that I had never even applied for. I was ecstatic. Growing up, I don't think many of my friends were as driven as I was. Even when I was little, I would be working on school work and they would be playing. I would cry to my mom that all my friends wanted to do was play. My parents were very supportive and always pushed us to do my best, they taught us to form good relationships and always keep working to better ourselves. RM: You are already designing for a major company at 20 years old, Continued on page 17

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The to success is Use paved How Oneroad 20-year-old Wants to LEAN,

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how many years of schooling have you had so far in the engineering field? HR: I actually completed my Associate of Arts (AA) in general education in high school, attending the State College of Florida collegiate school. Since I already knew I would be going into engineering, I made sure to complete those necessary math, science, physics, etc courses during my junior and senior years to complete my degree, graduating last year. When I transferred to Florida Polytechnic, I began taking classes more specific to my field and in December 2018 I will graduate with my BA in Mechanical Engineering. FLORIDA POLY does a great job at preparing students for

the engineering field. We do a huge amount of work, which is nice because I've always felt that is much more important than focusing on book work as most universities do. Our class sizes are much smaller here, this allows us to know who we'll be working with. We know each other's strengths and weaknesses, from there we can communicate better to solve problems. RM: You mentioned you'd like to work for Homeland Security; how do you see yourself impacting the world? HR: Currently, I want to stay in the US versus traveling overseas. I have so many areas I'd be interested to work in, one is border control and the flow of people in and out of the US. I would like to work to help improve that process using LEAN, technology Continued on page 18

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O G STEM!

Florida Polytechnic’s HANNAH ROYCE worked together and weighed our options.

A big class for me was my CAD class, which includes a 3D modeling course. I've used this knowledge the most in my current internship. The course teaches you how to use the software, how to draw your product or whatever you are building. Then you put it into a 2D form which is transferred to a company to manufacture.

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and engineering. It was really just an idea I had. It seems like something that a lot of people could really benefit from. Helping people is my goal. I'm also interested in working with either Raytheon or Lockheed Martin and developing products through them. I'd heard of a project where they were building an underwater turbine for energy production that really sparked my interest. Anything engineering related really. I just

love everything this field has to offer and the ability it gives us to help make the world a better place for ourselves and others. RM: Tell us about one of the hands-on projects you've done that you've really enjoyed? HR: We were given just an engine and had to design the rest of the boat from recycled materials. It could be a rowboat, or any other source of power. The ultimate goal was to see which would go the fastest and the furthest with the engineering choices made. As a team we did our research, we

RM: Has being a female at FLORIDA POLY affected your studies, considering the majority of the students are male?

HR: It really hasn't mattered to me much. When I was at the State College of Florida, many of my math and science classes had mostly male students so making the transfer to FLORIDA POLY wasn't too much of a stretch. I will say, when you do get a chance to work with other girls in this field we tend to stick together. We Another big project was building contact each other throughout the a bridge using just popsicle sticks and glue. Each group had to design summer and I'd say we are closer. a bridge to hold the most force Most of the girls I know are from the top. We learned about focused in nanotechnology they angles and the importance of work on a scale of less than the structure, and how to incorporate width of a human hair. Right that. now, they're working on an x-ray RM: How else would you say your diffractometer. By definition nanotechnology is manipulation of courses have prepared you for the matter on an atomic molecular and goals you have? supramolecular scale. HR: Since we are such a small Going back to the diffractometer, university, the professors interact I actually took that class. As a very closely with the students. freshman, I was able to go into the Just recently I received an email lab, lab and learned how to use from one of our professors about four different pieces of equipment. working with him on a grant Using the diffractometer we were funded research project. We will be working together to understand able to study how light bounces off the grains of a sample under a exactly how engineering students microscope. We also did weekly learn the best, based on different labs where we analyzed the teaching methods. We'll be material based on what we saw in studying which type of teaching, our data. specifically in the 3D curriculum, will best prepare students for life after graduation. We'll be focusing RM: Hannah, do you live here on campus? Tell us more on that and on which areas are the most the kinds of activities on campus. beneficial or if certain areas are beneficial at all. I'm really excited to get started on that and working HR: I lived in a single dorm with three other girls. We shared a closely with our professors is a common area with two bathrooms. major plus for me. It was amazing. My hobbies are pretty much fishing and reading. There is a lot of room for growth, and a lot of room to be different. I enjoy taking my hammock out FLORIDA POLY doesn't put you into a mold and teach you the way and lying near the trees to relax. they want to teach you. Here they We have a gorgeous campus to enjoy, whether you like running allow you to grow at your own pace; they allow you to choose the or just going for a walk. The projects that best suit who you are campus has beautiful bridges and lakes as well for fishing (just catch and your goals. Continued on page 19

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The20-year-old road to success is paved How One Wants to Use LEAN, Technology & Engineering Improve icing! Border Control in bacon andtomaple

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and release per policy) or just sightseeing. We also have a multitude of different clubs and resume building organizations, such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The Astrospace Club is pretty popular. They do stargazing trips to the starlight preserves and other space related projects and we hold games in the common area of campus. Lakeland is only about 15 minutes away as well, meaning students will have just about everything they need available. RM: What kind of salary are you looking for once you graduate? HR: I believe around $80,000 to start. RM: How would your friends describe you? HR: Weird. (Laughing) Kind of crazy and a little weird. Focused, and loyal I guess. I'm trying to think of funny ones but... I do see myself as a typical 20 year old, just more driven. I enjoy hanging out with my friends, boating and fishing. Fishing is really my favorite past time.

Recently we had a little reunion with our friends from high school, all of my friends have been really successful in their own fields like business and nursing, but I was the only engineering major. We have a very diverse group of friends. Coming to FLORIDA POLY I've really learned to appreciate the similarities we share, it gives us the opportunity to have that extra help if needed. We can bounce our ideas off each other and work it out together, and I really enjoy that. The uniqueness of FLORIDA POLY is that students come here for a specific reason, and it's not for Friday night football or weekend parties. Students choose FLORIDA POLY because they are driven; they have the knowledge and the dedication to make a difference in the world around them. For example, one student has built thirteen Iron Man-like suits beginning in the 5th grade. A current freshman student is designing a virtual reality game currently ranked within the top 20 in the world.

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o one has more control over your health than you do. Did you know that seven out of 10 deaths are due to chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes? These conditions are largely preventable with a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few tips provided by Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel on how you can stay well.

Work as a team with your primary care provider. Unlike specialists, who focus on treating specific conditions, your primary care physician works to keep the whole you healthy throughout your entire life. You know your body and your needs, concerns and healthcare wishes. Your doctor has medical expertise. Together, as a team, you can focus on staying

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healthy and preventing disease. Be an educated healthcare consumer. If you’ve been diagnosed with a health problem, learn as much as you are able about your condition and the treatment options before you make any important decisions. Attend health and wellness classes or events to learn more about what’s going on in medicine before you need it. Ask questions. Time with your doctor is limited so make the best of it. Prepare a list of questions before each appointment. There is no such thing as a stupid question. If you don’t understand something, keep asking until you do understand. It helps to ask open-ended questions. Instead

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of, “Do I need this treatment?” ask, “If I decide not to accept this treatment, what will happen to me?” or, “Are there other treatments, and if so, can you tell me about them?” Get healthy. Eat right, maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly and don’t smoke. These are proven strategies for reducing your risk of disease. Your healthcare provider can help you develop and implement a plan. Seek a second opinion, when appropriate. Don’t be afraid to seek another opinion before undergoing surgery or beginning treatment for a serious medical problem.

Chapel’s Women’s Health and Wellness Day on Saturday, September 23, at Saddlebrook Resort and Spa. This half-day event includes everything from health screenings like blood pressure and blood glucose to flu shots and body composition testing. And to leave you feeling pampered, you can enjoy hand massages, mini-makeovers and more. Throughout the event, you can join our presentations with health experts discussing timely topics focused on women’s health. For more information about all of the exhibitors and health presentations, visit tinyurl.com/2017WHWD.

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hirty-two years ago, yoga came to me while I was in the Air Force living in what was then West Germany. When I returned to the states in 1990, I connected with a yoga instructor who introduced me to the teachings of Master Yogi Amrit Desai, affectionately referred to as Gurudev (beloved teacher) by his students. To my delight, Gurudev eventually moved to Florida and founded the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, FL, just two hours from our home in Lutz! Through my participation in the introductory and advanced courses of The Integrated Amrit Methods of Yoga and Meditation (I AM Yoga™) offered at the institute, I began to experience first-hand the life changing benefits of this authentic practice of yoga.

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Yogi Amrit Desai

I recently sat down with Gurudev to ask him a few questions about yoga and his life changing experiences after nearly 70 years of practice. What drew you to yoga? I was very interested in health and personal growth as a teenager. As I started practicing and studying yoga, I found that it covered both! My body became healthier as harmony and peace entered my life. I found that with this felt sense of peace within me I brought peace to everything I did and everywhere I went. My main focus became changing myself and my way of interacting within myself about people, places and things. Everything happens according to where you are living inside of yourself. When I discovered this secret through the practice of yoga, it was the panacea of all problems!

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How would you describe yoga? The popular approach to the practice of yoga is in the form of physical discipline. The practice of I AM Yoga uniquely focuses on the inner dimension of yoga where you learn how to relax on your ‘edge’ and reduce emotional irritation, frustration and fear in your family life, work life, social life and love life. Often times when people have a hard time with marriage or work, they believe it is coming from their partner or job. Yoga explains that the issue comes from the person for whom the problem is occurring. They are looking at it from their point of view, which was created in their past in similar situations in love life or work life. They draw from the memory of how they processed their experiences in the past, which we call reactively processed experiences of the past.

When you interact with people in an external situation, you automatically process what is present in the same manner as in the past. Memories of the past are triggered thereby the past intervenes in the present. For example, if you ‘witness’ yourself judging other people, you will see the other person is simply mirroring your reactive perception of them. This is yoga. Yoga means living in harmony within yourself. Once you learn the art of living peacefully within yourself, you live in harmony with every other person, place or thing. When you are peaceful, you create peaceful situations.

What would you say to people who have never done yoga? Yoga helps to remove the toxic past: experiences of trauma,

hurt, pain, abuse, emotional problems or any disempowering experience. Yoga teaches that these experiences were not created by another, but by you (how you processed them), so they are built into your own biology. Through the practice of the inner dimension of I AM Yoga, you learn how to release the suppressed toxic past processing of relationships that left you with anger, fear, blame, or shame. This toxicity is managing your perceptions of others and the world. Your practice lies in shifting your perception and how you interact with other people and the external world. As you change the perceiver, everything changes. As an example, when you wear yellow glasses everything appears to be yellow or red glasses everything is red. When you change yourself

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problem, which is they think their problems are coming from another or outside. Many in the Western world are programmed to believe their problems in life come from their parents. That is far from the truth. If your parents were the cause of all your current issues, then all the children born to those parents would react in the same way. However, one child may say, “My parents were wonderful to me,” while their sibling may say, “My parents hurt me.” Why? Because each person receives the experience and processes it through their own reactive perception. When you do yoga postures combined with witnessing presence (looking at your own responses and reactions in poses), you begin to experience the catharsis of the past as it oozes out of you. The yoga that I teach shows you how to allow the past to resurface and leave you. Yoga is actually a detoxification process!

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or remove the glasses, everything around you changes and you see the world as it is. People often tell me they can’t do yoga. What would you say to those people? If they say they can’t do yoga, then yoga is not for them. However, if they understand how yoga can help them with the problems they are facing in their lives and see itas a new approach that they may have never seen before, then they could say, YES! Yoga can work for me. If they are willing to do the witnessing (looking at their reactive selves during poses) rather than blaming others (the teacher makes you hold the pose too long) or shaming themselves (my body is not flexible), they will experience more peace and harmony in all situations in life. You have been doing yoga since you were 16 and you are about to turn 85. What surprises you about yoga having practiced it for so long?

rom the small number of Yogis who brought yoga to the West in the 60’s, Gurudev is the last living Yoga master. Nearly 85, he is in good health, travels the world giving talks on yoga, and has recently opened the Amrit Yoga Institute in India bridging East and West! A birthday celebration for Gurudev will be held at the Embassy Suites, Tampa Airport Westshore October 27th & 28th. Hear the teachings directly from a master, experience the celebration of an Indian kirtan, enjoy the tastes of South Indian cuisine, wake up with morning I AM YOGA (Integrated Amrit Method), and meet Gurudev’s friend, Michael (Mickey) Singer, author of The Untethered Soul. Contact Anandi for more information or register for the celebration online at www.AmritYoga.org.

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School Season of change Highlights S P I R I T U A L

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eptember just doesn’t mark a change in season for us here, does it? Not weatherwise anyway. Labor Day weekend is the traditional end of summer celebration, though you can’t tell it in Tampa Bay. Baseball is winding down, football is up and running, school’s already been in session for almost a month, and snow birds are making their way back a few at a time. I especially enjoy the latter as church families walk in each week, blessing us with their return.

A friend said that she was sort of put off that her preschooler came home with homework almost right off the bat. Already? So young. She’s in preschool! Then mom saw the homework: to find pictures of families doing kind things. That she could get behind. After the disappointment of the white supremacists and neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, we need more of that, don’t we? Kindness. More pictures of kind things. More acts of loving kindness. Forbearance. Christ put it this way: love God, love your neighbor; do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Other religious leaders have similar wisdom. Such simple lessons. I suppose for many, these teachings are too quaint—but

they do pack a punch. They are powerful lessons when practiced. You can see someone change right in front of you when you practice kindness. There is a movement in parts of the country right now that I will pick up and do very soon. It’s fun, meaningful, and very simple. People are taking smooth stones and painting them with kind words and pictures. The sun. The words peace, love, hope, mercy, kindness, and patience. A peace symbol (groovy, right?). A smiley face. They use their imaginations to make simple and kind art. Once folks get done painting the stones, they take them out into their communities, and leave them for people to find. On the ledge of a store window. On a walking path with the other rocks. You get the idea. People who have found these unexpected gifts have been surprised and delighted, and then do the same thing. They make their own to share. They do unto others as others have done unto them. What simple kindness will you practice? Think about it. Be intentional. Then go and do it. You’ll change someone’s day for the better, even if you don’t know about it. We need more of that, don’t we? Peace to you, Laurie

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With the arrival of a new school year also came a new campus for the students of Cypress Creek Middle High School. This year marks the Grand Opening of CCMHS, and even though it is a new school, they are in need of the following items below. Journalism program: Canon Rebel cameras or donations for the program to purchase. epassard@pasco.k12.fl.us Cross-Country: GPS watches, team tent, digital finish line clock, bottled water, Gatorade jhoffman@pasco.k12.fl.us or epassard@pasco.k12.fl.us Girls Weightlifting: Weightlifting Belts ohernand@pasco.k12.fl.us Girls Golf: Ladies need matching golf visors. Matching lightweight golf bags with stands. Rpatters@pasco.k12.fl.us Boys Golf: Golf bags abmitche@pasco.k12.fl.us All coaches would like this speaker to go in the weight room for the coaches to be able to use for the kids. wrogers@pasco.k12.fl.us Cypress Creek Middle High School PTSA is looking for Business Sponsorships for the 20172018 school year. For further information on how your business can become a sponsor contact Johanna Navarro at ccmhsptsa@gmail.com.

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ogether we nourish, enrich and strengthen.

You'd be hard pressed to find a more accurate mission statement that so perfectly describes the tremendous impact Meals on Wheels (MOW) of Tampa has on the recipients within our community. Their youngest recipient? A 19 year old young man with cerebral palsy, though their average recipient would be female, in her mid 70's with at least 2 chronic, debilitating conditions and having limited to no mobility. "Too often we forget, as those in need are often home bound and hidden from the public eye, not like the homeless in need, right before our eyes," Mr. Steve King, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Tampa, points out. "The majority of those in need are the past bankers, retired teachers and pillars that preceded us in building the community we enjoy today." As we age, we all hope to remain healthy and strong enough to remain in our home through our golden years. Home is where our family is, where our memories were made; home is comfort. MOW aims to help these at-risk individuals maintain their independence in a healthy, safe environment. Five days a week volunteers are up with the sun, freshly preparing and hand delivering between 720 to 725 hot meals each day to their recipients. Each meal is nutritionally prepared to be a low sodium, low acidity, heart healthy home cooked meal. On Fridays, recipient's will also receive two frozen meals to ensure they have at least one hot meal per day on the weekend. "These individuals cannot run to the store any time they need something, and it is our responsibility to ensure they have a backup plan." MOW of Tampa began 43 years ago when a phenomenally dedicated young woman named Gloria Fuentes was tasked with caring for two sets of aging family members on

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of Tampa BY WENDY M. DODD

opposite sides of the community. It occurred to Gloria that other families more than likely had similar situations, and her idea was soon brought to life with 12 volunteers and 12 recipients in a small community church. Her loving family has carried on Gloria's legacy and that same heartfelt dedication through the years, still supporting the organization today. Each MOW region has the freedom to craft their own program to fit their community. Of the 5,000 regional MOW sites, roughly 80% are publicly funded by government grants. MOW of Tampa is privately funded, not for any political reasons but simply because they know that they can more effectively and efficiently serve their patrons without the reporting and restrictions that come with many government grants. They are able to keep their overhead low and process clients quickly when needed. If a person calls to request a meal, MOW can get that individual on their delivery list the next day. Government restrictions require a home visit, a health assessment and income verification before any meals can be delivered. Those measures are important however, MOW of Tampa has limited their questionnaire considerably for efficiency.

Another aspect that makes MOW of Tampa stand out, aside from their wonderful volunteers, is that they prepare and cook all of their own meals at their facility. Some MOW sites that serve thousands of patrons need to rely on meals prepared somewhere else. At MOW of Tampa, they take pride in serving really delicious, healthy meals, with their cooks primarily using locally grown, in season food. Lauren, an intern from USF, joined MOW of Tampa after witnessing the positive impact the volunteers had on her Grandmother when she was home bound. Through an independent study at USF, participants were given a survey at intake to evaluate their overall health, stability and happiness in their own home. After 2 months with the program they were again given the same survey. The results were: improvement in nutritional health, a lessened fear of having enough food to last and an increase in overall happiness. This data was truly able to prove how critical the MOW program is for these home bound individuals. The nourishment support MOW of Tampa provides is the part most everyone has heard of, however the impact their volunteers have on each MOW recipient extends much further than we can imagine. For many of these individuals, this interaction is the only conversation they may have all day. MOW of Tampa provides more than just nutritional support for our local homebound residents. They provide social enrichment by interacting with these residents daily, something just as important to a person’s well being as the nutritional aspect. They strengthen the world one resident at a time; at least that's how the volunteers at MOW of Tampa like to look at it. One volunteer, one recipient at a time. Meals On Wheels of Tampa (813) 238-8410 550 W. Hillsborough Ave. Tampa, FL 33603

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as everyone else. Don’t apologize for that - EMBRACE IT! Here are three ways to learn how to be unapologetically and authentically YOU!

How to be UNAPOLOGETICALLY

and AUTHENTICALLY YOU!

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BY KAYLA SHUTE

e live in a consumerbased society where we are constantly bombarded with ads, media, and peer pressures that challenge one’s ability to remain true to their individuality. We have an ingrained desire to have the same things as everyone else because we are told those things will make us more attractive, smarter, desirable or wealthy. Parents are tempted to have the perfect Pinterest house, with children whose outfits seem to repel dirt and grime, as well as make enough money to go on lavish vacations. When we

succumb to these pressures we often lose sight of our authentic selves. We log into our social media accounts only to be assaulted by images of perfect marriages, children, and the happiness of others. It’s easy to get caught up in the feeling of inadequacy when almost everyone we know on social media only portrays their highlight reel, instead of their actual dayto-day realities. When we let go of this pressure to have all and be all, we begin to find our authentic selves, and when that happens, you may not even want the same things

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1. Don't change for anyone except for yourself; unless it's a change you know you need to make (example: for your children). When someone tries to force you to change, it isn’t healthy and it's rarely effective. Trying to change to make someone else happy will likely cause you to lose yourself in the process. With that said, don’t try to change others to suit your needs. Either accept them how they are, or don’t. With that said, children deserve our best efforts. Even when the desire isn’t within ourselves to make a needed change, the unconditional love we have for our children can be a very effective catalyst to become better versions of ourselves. 2. Fall in love with yourself. You must love yourself before you can truly love someone else. Relationships should not be about the other person’s ability to complete you, rather it should be

about finding someone who compliments you. Those who rely on others for their own sense of self-worth often wind up in toxic, co-dependent relationships. Look in the mirror everyday and know you are loved, cherished and admired. Not because you are surrounded by people who constantly praise you for it, but because you love, cherish and admire yourself. 3. Surround yourself with people who like you for you. There is much to be said about the people you surround yourself with. Close relationships whether romantic, family or platonic have a tremendous impact on every individual. Be with people you feel comfortable laughing with, talking about religion or politics with (whether you agree or disagree), and people you feel comfortable just being you around. A genuine friend would never ask you to change who you are or expect you to pretend to be someone else. They will love you for you, regardless of any of your own self-perceived flaws.

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KID OF THE MONTH

SHELBY STEVANUS, 9 YEARS OLD She loves to ride horses and play little league softball. She was inspired over the summer to start a Rubberband Bracelet business. Photo provided by Arlene Hein | CapturedbyArlene.com | (813)361-6197

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BOOKS OF THE MONTH

The Store

Y Is for Yesterday

Seeing Red

Camino Island

by James Patterson Jacob and Megan Brandeis have gotten jobs with the megasuccessful, ultra-secretive Store. Seems perfect. Seems safe. But their lives are about to become anything but perfect, anything but safe.

by Sue Grafton The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y is for Yesterday begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate—and film the attack.

by Sandra Brown Kerra Bailey is a TV journalist hot on the trail of a story guaranteed to skyrocket her career to new heights. Twenty-five years ago, Major Franklin Trapper became a national icon when he was photographed leading a handful of survivors to safety after the bombing of a Dallas hotel.

by John Grisham A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars.

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IMPROVING YOUR HOME’S APPEAL

How to Make Your Home a

“PERFECT 10”

M

ary and Joe are selling their home and another “For Sale” sign just went up at the neighbor’s house down the street. You want to sell your home too, but how do you make it stand out from the competition – in a good way? Buyers who are shopping in your area will be comparing your home to the other houses for sale in your neighborhood. How can you make your home a “Perfect 10” without breaking the bank? It might surprise you to learn that you don’t need to make a lot of expensive upgrades to achieve your goal of a quick sale at the best price. Most real estate agents will tell you that the best way to make your home attractive to buyers is to follow a few simple basics points: Evaluate your curb appeal Drive past your home as if you were a potential buyer. Ask yourself, “Would I want to live here?” A just-mowed lawn and a manicured sidewalk will go a long way towards making your home look great! Prune trees and trim bushes. Remove lawn ornaments and consider decorating your yard with a few flowering potted plants. How does the exterior front entrance look? Buyers will spend time on your porch before they enter your home. Have the home pressure washed, clean the gutters and sweep the porch. Polish the door knobs and the kick plate. Invest in a storage unit and clear the clutter - Don’t let your love of

shoes and beautiful clothes hide that large walk-in closet! Declutter night stands and dressers. Hide the children’s toys and keep personal decorating touches to a minimum. Focus your efforts on the 3 primary selling areas - The kitchen, master bedroom and bathrooms should be spotless! Clear kitchen countertops and make your cabinets seem roomy by freeing up space on the shelves. Showers and tubs should be scrubbed and of course, mold and mildew free. Mop and polish floors, clean carpets, wash walls and doors. Let in the light! Clean the windows, curtains, and blinds. Dust lighting fixtures and replace burnt-out bulbs. If you decide to paint, use a neutral color. Buyers should be able to imagine their furnishings in your home.

Following these inexpensive tips will help your home become a magnet for buyers and stand above the competition in today’s hot real estate market. Consult a Realtor® Professional for other ways to improve your home’s sales appeal. Lee Ann Carr, Realtor® Professional Helping You Find Your Piece of the "Real Florida"

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Florida Luxury Realty, Inc

Make your home smell delicious! Nothing makes a house feel more like a home than the scent of freshly baked cookies or homemade bread. Use a spray, candle, or sprinkle a little vanilla in a warm oven. Change air filters and install air fresheners. Eliminate pet smells. Price Your Home Correctly – If your home is already a “Perfect 10,” it will still be difficult to sell if it is priced above your competition. Ask your real estate agent to do Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to help determine the best price for your home in your market.

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