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“Focus on Entrepreneurs” ISSUE April 2021 | Vol. 12 No. 1
GLAM + STYLE Fashion: Work From Home Fashion ...................................................... 6 Self Care + Beauty: Nightly Skin Care Routines for Every Age..... 8
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COMMUNITY FOCUS She glows’ : Amy Hanna .......................................................................... 10 He glows’ : Theopolis Smith III............................................................... 12
FEATURES Feature Focus: Local Women Share BIG Ideas via Fort Wayne SOUP ............... Up and Coming Entrepreneurs ....................................................... Trends to Transform Your Outdoor Space ................................... Motherhood: Balancing Motherhood and Ambition ...................
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Is that you, Spring? Are you finally here after a brutally isolating winter? The warm weather is an instant mood booster, and while I am not a fan of April showers, I am a HUGE fan of what comes next—flowers blooming, grasses greening, and colorful hues popping up in the trees. We are reminded once again that winter always ends and warmer days are ahead. It has been a long slog through the colder months due to COVID19. In recent days, my family and I have been enjoying more time outdoors and look forward to a summer full of camping, neighborhood walks and more. What is your favorite thing about the season? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love hearing from our readers. Speaking of spring... The Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show is the perfect place to get inspired for outdoor and garden projects. Stop by and see us at our booth with our friends from HOME Living. The event runs from April 15-18 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. For more information, visit home-gardenshow.com.
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What advice would you give young women artists? Just remember: “There are no mistakes, just happy little accidents.” -Bob Ross. Hehe, but really, art is about the experience of creating it; not so much about when it is finished. Enjoy the process; it’s peaceful and therapeutic to just get lost in your painting or creation. It’s not about how perfect it looks in the end. Sometimes the most imperfect work is the most beautiful because people can just see the meaning and heart put into it.
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GLAM + STYLE | Fashion
By Kristin King
As many of us still find ourselves working from home due to COVID-19, it may seem that our attention to fashion has shifted, leaving us caught in limbo regarding how to dress during the day. While being at home typically means casual and comfortable clothes, it can be hard to decide if professional dress is still necessary for Zoom meetings, client calls and other virtual means of communication. Luckily, the fashion industry is adjusting to this new world right along with us, and that means new trends that bridge the gap between classy and cozy. Women’s wardrobes these days are starting to fill with pieces that can easily take you from your Zoom meeting to your dinner out, or to a socially distanced meet-up with friends.
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Robin Heller, owner of All About You Boutique in Auburn, says that her clients are shopping for clothes that are presentable, yet also offer them comfort while working from home. The key is to find pieces that are versatile and made from high-quality fabric, something that can hold up to multiple washes and various daily activities. Her most popular item right now is a loose fitting, long sleeve top that comes in tie-dye or black and also has optional bottoms. “When worn together, it gives the look of a jumpsuit,” Robin says. “Worn separately, the bottoms pair well with either a sweatshirt and running shoes, a sweater and booties. For warmer days, it can be worn with sandals or wedges and a tank top or t-shirt.” Robin is certain that tops like these are essential to any closet.
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“The top looks cute paired with jeans, slacks, skirts or even shorts,” she mentions, which is perfect for those of us who tend to be more minimal when it comes to building our closets. She also notes that fun patterns and colors are a great way to breathe life into your wardrobe, because “let’s face it, these days you can never go wrong with tie dye!”
Mike and Kim Gangstad of Bluebird Boutique in Wabash note that flowy lounge sets are one of their bestsellers. “Dress either up or down depending on your Zoom angle,” they note about a soft, feather hoodie and a pair of tie-dye joggers. Yet, as appealing as the more leisure-style clothing can be, clients are still looking for other options to keep true to a professional dress code, or just to get out of their sweats for a day or two. A silky black button-up can pair nicely with some loose-fitting patterned pants. An outfit like this can provide a strong, upscale look while still remaining comfortable. Whether you’re looking to keep it casual or prefer a more formal approach, the bottom line is that comfort is becoming a priority in our lives as we continue to deal with the effects of the pandemic and adjusting to a new way of life. Find what feels good for your style and run with it. a
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GLAM + STYLE | Self Care + Beauty
Nightly Skin Care Routines for Every Age By Haiden Hibbert
Nighttime is when your body detoxes, heals and rejuvenates, and that includes your skin. Having the right nightly skin care routine is one of the best ways to give your skin a boost and keep it looking its best. To help you perfect your nightly routine, we’ve compiled a list of tips and product recommendations from Lauren Eickhoff at ASPIRE Plastic Surgery and Amy Ramos at Belle Sante Med Spa.
ALL AGES Focus: Routine Goal: Protect skin from sun, keep skin hydrated Regardless of your age, there are a few things the experts recommend adding to your nightly routine that can keep your skin in great condition.
40s AND UP:
ASPIRE’S Recommendations: Drink plenty of water to keep skin hydrated
Goal: Improve skin texture and replenish moisture, address neck sagginess and additional concerns.
Cleanse skin morning and night to remove dirt, excess oil and pollution. SkinMedica Facial Cleanser is a great option.
Into your 50s and beyond is when cell turnover significantly lessens. This leads to more prominent lines and wrinkles. Women also start to experience hormonal skin changes, which cause loss of firmness, and skin is more prone to sun damage.
Goal: Revitalize eye area, minimize age spots and wrinkles, and hydrate skin.
Belle Sante’s Recommendations: iS Clinical Cleansing Complex at night is perfect for that last cleanse of the day.
To get the most out of our nightly routine, make sure you’re taking care of your skin during the day with high-quality sunscreen.
Focus: Prevention Goal: R ejuvenate skin, even skin tone, and smooth eye area. As women reach their 30s, collagen decreases and leads to fine lines and wrinkles. This is also when sun damage and age spots may begin to appear. Belle Sante’s Recommendations: Add a good AHA and BHA rich cleanser like iS Clinical’s Cleansing Complex to get a gentle exfoliation with each cleanse. Why? Because consistent cell turnover caused by these acids helps to soften fine lines. iS Clinical’s Active Serum is a nightly serum suited to women of any age and is great for hormonal acne that can become an issue for some in their 30s. It also helps soften the fine lines and wrinkles and keeps skin tone and texture healthy. Follow the Active Serum with Reparative Moisture Emulsion for lightweight, velvety hydration. 8
In your 40s, collagen is deteriorating, and your skin is craving hydration. Dehydrated skin leads to more lines, wrinkles and a lackluster tone. ASPIRE’S Recommendations: SkinMedica Advanced+ Serum - This next gen skin rejuvenating formula improves the appearance of course wrinkles, fine lines, skin tone and texture, while also addressing sagging skin. TNS Eye Repair - Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles around the eyes. SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator – Provides immediate smoothing in appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also supports the skin’s natural ability to retain moisture resulting in hydrated and rejuvenated skin. Moisturize morning and night.
If dryness is an issue, try iS Clinical Cream Cleanser to remove makeup and soothe sensitive, dry skin. Cream Cleanser is a great makeup remover even before a second cleanse with Cleansing Complex. You can choose either regimen depending on skin dryness. Follow the cleanse with Brightening Serum at night to restore brightness to the skin. Age spots or hyperpigmentation is often an issue at this age. Using a Brightening Serum will help fade those spots, making skin look clearer and younger. Follow with a Brightening Complex in the morning and you have a powerful combo to lighten the sunspots. Feeling extra dry? Youth Intensive Creme hydrates most luxuriously. a
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By Stacie Ball | Photo by Mollie Shutt
Six years ago, Amy Hanna sat at her kitchen table with two friends, $400 and a dream to build a stronger community by empowering teens. She didn’t know she was about to become a founder of the RespectTeam, a non-profit that would reach over 40,000 youth across more than 40 middle and high schools. The message is simple:“Respect Yourself, Respect Others, and Respect All,” but the meaning is paramount. “We wanted to help teens see their value and see that others are also valuable even if they think or look differently or come from a different background,” Hanna explained. “Even though our message is simple, if our youth could learn how to respect themselves and others, they would grow into adults who knew how to respect themselves and others, and our community would be positively impacted.” Another driving force for creating RespectTeam was Hanna’s own pain from her teenage years. Her feelings of loneliness and hopelessness could have ruled her, but she chose to harness them to connect with others. RespectTeam strives to educate students at no cost. They have given over $20,000 in scholarships, empowered 30 youth to share their story at TeenSpeak, connected more than 700 students to counseling resources, and impacted over 1,000 listeners through the RespectTeam Podcast for parents. Plans are in the works to expand the curriculum to colleges and universities in the fall. Hanna’s work does not stop with RespectTeam. She is also the Chairperson of The Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Women’s Network. “Our vision is to provide a space where ALL individuals and organizations are embraced and unified,” Hanna explained. “We believe that we ALL belong, and that together, we can make our community stronger.” While earning her degree in Elementary Education at Ball State University, she met her husband, Jesse Hanna, and together they have two teenage daughters. She has been a Mary Kay Consultant for 16 years, a swim instructor for 26 years, and she owns and runs two online clothing businesses: @ClassySassyVintageThrift and @ ClassySassyBoutiqueThrift. Learn more RespectTeam by visiting respectteam.com. a
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THEOPOLIS SMITH III By Hillary Knipstein | Photo by DJ Eclyps of Black Light Media
After a moment of existential despair over a pile of dirty clothes, Theopolis Smith III decided to claim his power and passion for art. Phresh Laundry emerged, and his art is—quite literally—changing the face of Fort Wayne. Smith got his start working with murals when his grandmother commissioned one for her daycare. Since then, he has helped establish Fort Wayne’s budding public art scene. His vibrant “I Scream Fort Wayne” mural on Pearl Street features the Allen County Courthouse rotunda as an ice cream cone. He also created the “Better Together” mural on the Friendly Fox. He also creates portraits, album covers, digital art and more. Currently, his favorite medium is acrylic and oil paints. He’s also obsessed with his iPad, which gives him more freedom to sketch when he’s outside of his studio. Now, he’s working to create a solo gallery show, which he hopes will launch in 2021 or 2022, and he’s working on a mural at Spiece Fieldhouse. 12
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Smith’s credits his art for helping him provide commentary and explore emotions underlying certain topics, including race and social justice issues. He says he’s surprised—in a good way—at the response to his art. “It shows that people can understand and relate,” he said. Smith is a self-taught artist, and his education began early. One of his early memories identifying himself as an artist was during his elementary school years in St. Louis, when an art museum displayed his work. When his family moved to Fort Wayne, he found mentors at Geyer Middle School and Southside High School who encouraged him to keep creating. For years after college, he worked full-time as a banker, committing his free time to his art. In 2020, Smith was able to leave banking to pursue his art full-time, and it has taken off like wildfire. He now manages his own schedule and spends his days meeting with clients, sketching, painting and planning future projects. You can view more of his work on his website: www.phreshlaundry.com a
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Local Women Share BIG Ideas via Fort Wayne SOUP By Deborah C. Gerbers
Fort Wayne’s SOUP (Socializing, Organizing, Uniting, People) is a local organization dedicated to fostering community and raising funds for creative projects that enhance Fort Wayne living. The organization gives local project leaders a platform, in the form of a micro-grant event, to pitch their ideas in a presentation, followed by a discussion and question/answer period to further educate the community about their particular project and mission. Audience members then vote for their favorite presentation, and the winner is gifted all the money collected from ticket sales, plus matching sponsorship funds. In 2020, the organization shifted its events online and will continue in that format through the first half of 2021. SOUP gives Fort Wayne entrepreneurs, small business owners, artists and the like the opportunity to inform the Fort Wayne community about their ventures and beneficial impacts on the city. The following three women-led projects have all been involved with SOUP:
Meg Ryan | Southwest Honey Co.
Lisa Fabian | St. Joseph Missions
Alex Hall | Art This Way
Meg and her volunteer-operated organization won the SOUPer Stars championship event in 2020. This event pitted past winners and fan favorites against each other for the ultimate title. Southwest Honey was initiated to help conserve the local pollinator population and partners with organic farmers and natural property owners in the Fort Wayne area. Proceeds go towards creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, promoting awareness of their population decline and educating the public on ways they can help. Southwest Honey offers various educational programs for school-aged children, seniors and everyone in between who are interested in learning more about the honeybee and its important role in the environment. In addition to learning about these busy pollinators, you can also explore some neat uses for honey — locally crafted beer, handmade candles, natural foods and much more.
St. Joseph Missions was also a part of SOUPer Stars event and won an event in 2020. The organization began in 2013 with the grass roots effort of Catholics on a Mission, offering meals and hope to the homeless in downtown Fort Wayne. Over time, this has transformed into a movement for the community and offers help to those most in need. St. Joseph Missions Women’s Shelter is a project of St. Joseph Missions, and will become Fort Wayne’s first 24/7/365 emergency shelter for single homeless women. It will provide a safe, supportive and structured environment that honors women’s dignity and empowers them to become self-sufficient.
Art This Way is a volunteer-based organization that operates under the umbrella of the Downtown Improvement District and was a part of SOUPer Stars event. Alex serves as the organization’s manager and is also an artist and muralist herself. Art This Way partners with local artists and works to raise funds and act as the liaison between property owners and artists to bring large scale professional art installations to Fort Wayne.
“It is an honor to be at the helm of Southwest Honey Co., as we work tirelessly to ensure that educational opportunities are made available to the Fort Wayne community that focus on making people aware of the interconnectedness of our ecosystem, the decline of pollinators, and how it connects to the food we eat and our local agriculture systems,” said Ryan. “As a female leader in the community, I feel it’s important to engage young people through our Explore the Honey Bee program, and it’s being part of community initiatives, such as Fort Wayne SOUP, that empower us to reach more kids and spread the good word about pollinators.”
“After serving on the St. Joseph Missions Board since December of 2018, I was hired as executive director on February 1, 2020--and presented at Fort Wayne SOUP on February 20,” Fabian said. “We were thrilled to win $800 to be used for the island in our shelter kitchen, where our guests will learn how to prepare healthy meals on a budget-and forge those special bonds that arise from preparing and sharing a meal together.”
“I feel public art can benefit the community as a whole,” said Hall. “We want to educate the people of Fort Wayne to understand the value of public art and its positive impact on the city. Public art can make a big difference in people’s daily lives, and we hope to increase public awareness of these programs. Art This Way is also working on a public art commission to start bringing public art to neighborhoods surrounding downtown. We want to show people how art can be beneficial in so many different ways, and I feel that SOUP aligns with our mission in an altruistic sense to bettering our community on many levels.”
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FEATURE | Feature Focus
Up and Coming ENTREPRENEURS
By Jaclyn Youhana Garver
Amber Harper of Burned-In Teacher
Entrepreneurs, in general, share a range of traits: a certainty in their ideas, a desire to fill a need in the community, and a pride in their work.
BURNEDINTEACHER.COM The idea: For 12 years, Amber Harper was a teacher, a profession with notoriously stressed-out employees. When she struggled with burnout and asked for help, she was told to go for a run. Drink more water. Practice self-care. But she did all that.
While overarching wants may be similar, the people behind the ambition bring their own histories and goals to their businesses. Four local women share what got them going on their own entrepreneurial paths and what they wish they knew at the onset.
“What I wanted was a process to not feel so crappy all the time,” says Harper. “I wanted to create something that nobody else could offer to me when I was struggling.” Enter Burned-In Teacher, which started with a blog in 2016. Harper spent two years running the blog, which provided advice for dealing with teacher burnout, before she left education and started to run her business full-time. Today, Harper teaches educators strategies that help reverse burnout. Advice: Find a group of like-minded people to provide support. “You can’t always just talk to your (spouse) or friends who all have that mindset, who’ve worked a 9-to-5,” she says. “They don’t get this idea of entrepreneurship. It’s scary. It’s different. There’s a lot of risk involved. They could (be) holding you back, where you think you can’t even start.”
She wants to do that with New Village Braid, which will be a salon that specializes in braiding. Mwalilu is first-generation NigerianAmerican. She’s lived in Nashville, Dallas, New York, Shanghai and Nigeria — and she’s braided hair in all those places.
Nkonye Mwalilu of New Village Braid NEWVILLAGEBRAID.COM Getting started: Nkonye Mwalilu is right at the precipice of taking off with her business, New Village Braid. Mwalilu, of Fort Wayne, has taken all her MBA training and put it into running profit and loss numbers, figuring out a business plan and assuring all the planning stages are straightened out so that, once she finds a building to lease, she’ll be ready to go. The idea: Mwalilu has lived in Fort Wayne for seven years. She had her children here, and she has a corporate job here. “It’s home,” she says, “and it’s time to start decorating.” 14
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“Locally, there are braiders,” she says, “but they rent a booth in a salon that doesn’t specialize in braiding, or they’re travel braiders who visit clients’ homes, or clients visit braiders in their homes. “I want to offer an elevated hair-braiding experience, where a client can come in and feel pampered and feel like the focus,” she says. Braiding can take anywhere from two to 10 hours, and when she gets her hair braided, “I want to feel comfortable there. I want to know my needs are considered.” The same is true for stylists’ needs. Advice: Do the legwork before getting started. “Take the business courses,” Mwalilu says. “Watch videos and learn the financial side of business and marketing.”
Jacqueline Irby of Duchess J Boutique DUCHESSJBOUTIQUE.COM Getting started: When Jacqueline Irby started Duchess J Boutique, she did not take out a single loan. Instead, she worked slowly: She heard about an opening in a building she liked, and in September 2014, she leased it. The boutique started in a small room. When she got paid at her full-time job running a daycare, she would purchase store décor. A few years later, she was able to lease the entire building. “I was resourceful,” says Irby. “I’m a single parent of two daughters and a foster parent of two daughters. I’ve always had that drive, and I just did what I could.” Advice: Have a business plan. See what kind of grant money is available to help. And make sure the business is what you really, really want to do — then don’t get discouraged if things get rocky. “I see people get started, and they stop quickly,” Irby says. “I think a lot of people see (success), and say, ‘I can do that.’”
Julie Hurd of Moo-Over MOO-OVER.COM Getting started: Before opening her ice cream shop in Columbia City, Julie Hurd was a chef and she made ice cream for the restaurant. When it closed, Hurd found classes in Texas for vegan ice cream (rather, ice crème, since there’s no dairy to make it cream) because hers wasn’t quite at the desired quality yet. “I was blown away,” Hurd says. “I came back, and I said, ‘I’m going to jump off a bridge and do something I’ve never done before.’ It’s scary.” In November, she opened Moo-Over, which offers both ice cream and crème. Her favorite flavor is the rocky road, which is non-dairy, glutenfree and organic, and Moo-Over’s most popular flavors are cookies and crème, cookie dough and coffee crunch. Hurd makes all her ice crème scratch, down always to the chocolate Get thefrom hair youright have wanted chips, and she purchases her ice cream from an Indianapolis woman atproducts Southwest Hair & Day Spa. who also makes her from scratch. Advice: You know the 50-page business plan everyone talks about? “Don’t bother,” Hurd says. She struggled with it for the longest time, but when she went to the bank for her loan, the banker told her, “’Julie, do not bring me 50 pages of a business plan,’” Hurd says. “Just wrap it up, and it should be no more than two or three pages.” Special thanks to Leslee Hill, Director of WEOC Women’s Business Center at The NIIC, for connecting us to these women. a
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FEATURE | Feature Focus
Unique Touches Truly make the space yours with décor items that stand out! Joshua Franz of The Grainery in Decatur mentioned a few outdoor products that they can hardly keep on the shelves. “From what we have seen in outdoor décor trends, garden gnomes remain a hot item. People are looking for different styles of gnomes, not the old fashion garden gnome,” he said. Another unique way to add dimension to your space (and attract a few feathery friends) is with the popular bird balancer. “We had whimsical bird balancers that went out like hot cakes last year and the line is expanding this year,” Josh notes.
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Wind spinners are also trending as they can either be hung or placed in the ground and offer an expansive color and style selection. They help to add movement and texture to your outdoor space.
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Spring is here and that means more time spent outdoors. With the pandemic still keeping many of us at home, it’s no surprise that sprucing up your outdoor space might be on your mind. Create your own oasis at home with just a few simple pieces or deck out the whole area! WARM, BRIGHT COLORS Winter can have so many of us feeling dull. Make sure to brighten your outdoor décor as the warmth of the season begins. It’s easy to throw a pop of color into the mix with a coral pillow, a multi-colored outdoor rug, or even some patterned planters. Most outdoor upholstery tends to come in neutral palettes, which is perfect for adding your own flair through little touches. Keeping your colors bright and crisp help to emphasize the coziness you want to bring to your space, whether it be for entertaining or your own personal relaxation. Of course, a classic way of executing cozy space perfection is by adding string lights or lanterns that bring ambiance and some artificial light so you can keep enjoying your space well into the night.
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FUNCTIONAL AND SUSTAINABLE FURNITURE Metal and plastic have been quite popular materials for outdoor furniture in the past, but with growing concern for environmental awareness, many are turning to more sustainable and organic products. Even larger companies, such as West Elm and Crate & Barrel, are offering eco-friendly, recycled furniture that you can feel good about adding to your collection. Along with sustainability, it’s also important to consider functionality when choosing the right pieces for your porch, balcony or backyard. Some items may look pretty but in reality, they can be uncomfortable or may not hold up to the ever-changing weather conditions. Make sure to do your research before
UPGRADED GARDENS More attention is being paid to gardening and to plant care now that so many of us are spending more time at home. For those of you not born with a green thumb but still want to indulge in a beautiful garden, there are options! AquaPots are new, low-maintenance planters that take the guesswork out of gardening. Josh says that these “self-watering planters help the homeowner grow beautiful flowers with less effort.” They are high quality, durable and constantly keeping up with color and pattern trends each year. A few of these placed around will certainly brighten up your outdoor space. They can easily blend right into your decor or into your garden area. a
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Motherhood and Ambition
By Mary Jane Bogle
I’ll never forget my first jarring encounter with a teeter totter. One moment, I was rising high in the air, eyes closed, drinking in the fresh spring air. The next minute, the other kid decided to leave the teeter totter without telling me. Yes, I came crashing down — hard! Most moms today find themselves in a similar position, trying to manage everything “home” and “career” with equal success. It’s a teetering balance few can pull off. More often than not, we fail to live up to our own and others’ expectations. And the crash is never pretty.
The answer to these pressures — both within and without — is to get really honest with yourself, identifying what success looks like in this season of life. According to Janell Lane, licensed mental health counselor and co-founder of Courageous Healing, Inc., “There really is no one size fits all. We each need to define what ‘having it all’ means for us.”
Janell Lane, licensed mental health counselor and co-founder of Courageous Healing,
Of course, discovering that sweet spot doesn’t come overnight, and we can only achieve it with lots of grace. If you’re looking for some help managing that teeter totter of success, here are four tips to keep you balanced.
BE PRESENT, NOT PERFECT. Sometimes in our quest to do it all, we end up sacrificing the things that matter most. “There are always going to be sacrifices,” said Lane. “What are you willing to give up?” For some families, that might mean unplugging devices or sacrificing activities so they can carve out uninterrupted time together. For others, it’s frozen dinners or takeout instead of home-cooked meals. Whatever you choose, find a plan that works and stick with it.
DEFINE TRUE SUCCESS. “As a therapist,” said Lane, “I get to sit with people at the end of life. In those moments, everyone wishes they had more time with family, time traveling, or time pouring into others. No one says, ‘I wish I would have worked harder.’” Defining what your success looks like can help you let go of some ambitions so you can pursue what brings the greatest fulfillment.
Tip 3: HEED THE WARNING SIGNS. Stress can build quickly if left
unchecked. That’s why Lane recommends noticing increased irritability, angry outbursts or sleep changes, as well as changes in weight or appetite.
“I tell women to ask themselves multiple times a day, ‘What am I thinking, what am I feeling, what am I needing,’” said Lane. If you need to talk to someone, make the call. Or maybe you can trade naps for an earlier bedtime, carving out more time for you at night. “Stop feeling that time for you is selfish,” said Lane. “The best version of you is better for everyone.”
Tip 4: GIVE YOURSELF GRACE. In the age of COVID, more and more people join zoom calls with kids in the background. If society is willing to make room for families and recognize that work comes second sometimes, maybe you should, too. a
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We are proud to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne’s Restore Your Passion fundraiser. Habitat for Humanity will host 250 guests at its annual gala to raise funds for their Women Build volunteer initiative. This year’s event is sold out.
What: ReStore Your Passion Where: Kelley Airplane Hangar, 4225 W Ferguson Road, Hangar #39 When: Thursday, April 22 from 6-9 p.m. Why: Raising Funds for Women Build The Greek-themed gala, features ten (10) female community leaders, affectionately referred to as Goddess Contractors or GCs (a play off the term General Contractor) who will refurbish furniture items donated through Habitat’s ReStore. These one of a kind, secondhand pieces, will be auctioned off the night of the gala in an effort to raise funds for home building projects. 22
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Food has been generously donated by Fort Wayne favorites: Casa’s, Club Soda, Salsa Grille, Hoppy Gnome, Courtney’s Bakery, Nothing Bundt Cakes and George’s. Event expenses have been underwritten by Vera Bradley, Brotherhood Mutual, ProFed Credit Union, Do it Best Corp., and others. The ReStore Your Passion Gala helps fund Habitat’s Women Build campaign. The Women Build initiative engages and empowers local women volunteers on the Habitat build site and encourages participants to assist in fundraising/advocacy on behalf of the families Habitat serves. The 2021 Women Build initiative will run May 1st through June 12th and result in four (4) new homes in the Renaissance Pointe neighborhood of Southeast Fort Wayne. Visit habitatgfw.com for more information. a
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Warsaw First Friday Canceled until Friday, May 7. For more information, call 574.267.6311 or visit warsawcdc.org/first-friday.
2 | Friday | First Friday Live entertainment, food, kid’s activities, shopping, evening specials and more. Free admission. 5 p.m.-8 p.m., downtown Wabash. 260.563.0975, wabashmarketplace.org.
6, 13, 20,27 | Tuesday | “Little River Ramblers”
6-8 | Tuesday-Thursday | Spring Break Bash • Virtual art projects with Candie Cooper, 10 a.m. each day, facebook.com/honeywellcenter • Pot Your Own Flower & Scavenger Hunt, 1 p.m.3 p.m., Charley Creek Gardens, 551 N. Miami St., Wabash 260.563.1102, charleycreekgardens.org.
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Breakfast on the Marsh: “Indiana’s River Treasures: Freshwater Mussels, Indiana’s Rivers and Conservation” Geared toward 50 years and older, but all are welcome. Virtual presentation via Zoom (through April). Free admission. 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Register at least 24 hours in advance at 260.387.0399, firstname.lastname@example.org, lrwp.org.
11 | Sunday | Flea Market Nearly 100 indoor vendors, hot food available. Sponsored by the Adams County Coin Club. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (year-round), Riverside Center, 231 E. Monroe St. (Highway 224 East), Decatur. Contact Carla at 260.517.8182, facebook.com/decaturindianafleamarket. 24
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Michiana Wine Festival
Prepackaged breakfast treats, learn how to become part of upcoming events. Free admission. 9 a.m.10 a.m., Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. Register by Friday, April 16, at 260.918.7119 or email@example.com. 260.478.2515, firstname.lastname@example.org, lrwp.org.
Sample more than 100 different wines from 10 wineries. Food trucks, live music from four local talents, 5K run, spring market with local craft vendors. 5K run 7 p.m. Friday, festival noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne. $25/person, $10/designated driver, VIP options available. 260.442.5520, michianawinefestival.com.
17 | Saturday | Annual Spring Cleanup Help remove winter trash. Bring rakes, grabbers, trash bags, waterproof work gloves. 10 a.m.-noon, Eagle Marsh gateway parking area, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. RSVP at least 24 hours in advance at 260.918.7119 or email@example.com. 260.478.2515, firstname.lastname@example.org, lrwp.org.
21 | Wednesday | “Short Hikes for Short Legs: Wetland Wonders” Learn about swimmers, wigglers and things that go hop in the water. Boots recommended. Free admission, open to children 3-5 accompanied by responsible adult. 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. RSVP at least 24 hours in advance to 260.387.0399 or email@example.com. 260.478.2515, firstname.lastname@example.org, lrwp.org.
23-25 | Friday-Sunday | Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival Parade, carnival rides, live entertainment, vendors, contests, sugar camp, museum tours, pancake and sausage breakfast, BBQ meal, free popcorn. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, downtown Wakarusa. 574.862.4344, wakarusamaplesyrupfestival.com.
24 | Saturday | Earth Day: A Dip in the Wetland Take a microscopic look at marsh critters, learn what they tell about water quality. 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m., Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. RSVP at least 24 hours in advance at 260.387.0399 or email@example.com. 260.478.2515, firstname.lastname@example.org, lrwp.org. Would you like to submit an event to be considered for glo’s To-Do List? Our deadline is the 6th of the month prior to publication. E-mail us your event 40 words or less to: rbalogh@ the-papers.com. Please type ‘To-Do List’ in the subject line. Or you may mail info to glo, P.O. Box 188, Milford, IN 46542.
Hike and explore the interesting plants and wildlife of Eagle Marsh. Bring binoculars for a close-up view. Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. Free admission. 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Eagle Marsh west entrance/Boy Scout office parking lot, Fort Wayne. 260.478.2515, email@example.com, lrwp.org.
Botanical Conservatory • Thursday, April 1 (through April 4), “The Tiki Bowl” play garden, regular admission • Thursday, April 1, $1 Night Insight: Colorful Koi, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., $1 • Friday-Saturday, April 2-3, Bunny Tails in the Garden, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., regular admission • Tuesday-Sunday, April 6-11, Slightly Used Bulb Sale, during public hours, no admission charge • Saturday, April 10, 1st Garden Glimpse, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., regular admission • Saturday, April 10 (through June 27), “Color in Motion” live butterfly exhibit, during public hours, regular admission • Tuesdays, April 13 to May 25, Tai Chi Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. or 5 p.m.-6 p.m., seven sessions for $69. Registration deadline Tuesday, April 6. • Tuesday, April 20, Garden Preschool: “Spring Flowers,” 10 a.m.-11 a.m., $12 • Thursday-Saturday, April 22-24, Color Craft session, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., regular admission • Saturday, April 24, Design a Planter, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., $33 • Thursday, April 29, Soil Science Fun, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., $14. Registration deadline Monday, April 19. • Thursday, April 29 (through May 4), Mother’s Day Online Plant Sale, order online and schedule curbside pickup time. Adults $5, children (3-17) $3, children (2 and under) free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. 1100 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. 260.427.6440, botanicalconservatory.org.
Embassy Theatre • Saturday-Sunday, April 24-25, “The Color Purple” by Indiana Performing Arts Theatre, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, $45 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 800.745.3000, fwembassytheatre.org.
Memorial Coliseum • Thursday-Sunday, April 15-18, Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, free admission, home-gardenshow.com • Friday-Sunday, April 30-May 2, Lucky Duck Consignment Sale, 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, visit luckyduckfortwayne.com for ticket information Parking $6 main lot, $10 preferred lot. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. 260.482.9502, memorialcoliseum.com.
• S aturday, April 3, Drive Through Bunny Bash, 10 a.m.-noon, Honeywell Center parking lot, gifts for first 300 kids, free admission • S aturday, April 3, Take & Bake Easter Dinner, curbside pickup 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Honeywell Center circle drive. Order by Friday, March 26, $59.95 or $69.95, add $18 for brunch casserole. • S unday, April 4, dine-in brunch buffet, seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Honeywell Center, $16.95/adult, $8.95/ children 5-12 • T hursday, April 8, Buckets N Boards, 7:30 p.m., Eagles Theatre, $15 • T hursday, April 22, Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Eagles Theatre, $15 • S aturday, April 24, Chris Janson, 8 p.m., 13-24 Drive In, 890 IN 13, Wabash, ticket prices per vehicle with up to six occupants, determined by row: $499/$349/$299/$179/$119 • T hursday, April 29, 85 United featuring 390 East, 7: 30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Eagles Theatre, $10 • F riday, April 30, 38 Special, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Honeywell Center, $35/$49/$79/$115, with dinner add $21.19/person Honeywell Center/Ford Theater address is 275 E. Market St., Wabash. Eagles Theatre address is 106 W. Market St, Wabash; 260.563.1102, honeywellcenter.org.
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• T hursday-Saturday, April 8-10, Illusionist Rick Thomas, 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Performing Arts Center, $29.95/adult, $48.95/adult with buffet; $14.95/child, $25.95/child with buffet • F riday-Saturday, April 16-17, David Pendleton, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Music Hall, $24.95, $43.95 with buffet • F riday, April 23, Mutts Gone Nuts, 8 p.m., Performing Arts Center, call 888.447.4725 for ticket information • F riday, April 30, We Are Messengers, 8 p.m., Performing Arts Center, $19.95$49.95, $38.95-$68.95 with dinner Performing Arts Center address is 760 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana. Music Hall address is 195 N. Van Buren, Shipshewana. 888.447.4725, thebluegate.com.
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Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Exhibitions: • P lanes, Trains & Automobiles: Classic Toys and Americana (ongoing) • Glass Sculpture from the Collection (ongoing) • 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards (through April 10) • Lost Man Blues: Jon Schueler — Art and War (through June 13) • A Century of Making Meaning: 100 Years of Collecting (through March 13, 2022) Traveling exhibitions (through Dec. 31, 2021): • AFROS: A Celebration of Natural Hair by Michael July • Graphicanos: Contemporary Latino Prints from the Serie Project • Donald Martiny: Freeing the Gesture • Geoffrey Hiller: Daybreak in Myanmar Events: • Saturday, April 10, Second Saturday Family Tour, 10:30 a.m., regular admission. Pre-registration required. • Thursday, April 22, Art + Writing Club for middle and high school students, 5 p.m. Adults $8, students (pre-K through college) $6, seniors (65 and older) $6, families $20, free admission for veterans and veterans’ families, free general admission 5 p.m.-8 p.m. every Thursday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday (closed Mondays), 311 E. Main St., Fort Wayne. 260.422.6467, fwmoa.org.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
It’s no surprise that in a month known for renewal, you will feel reborn. The longer days will bring you plenty of mental energy, and you are likely to fulfill your goals both personally and professionally. Network and circulate as much as possible, but get plenty of rest. It won’t be easy to recover if you fall ill.
All winter, you have been working hard to keep everything in balance, but you have stretched yourself too thin. This spring, put everything you can on the back burner and take the time to renew yourself. You deserve a break, and don’t let anyone talk you out of it.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
As your senses awaken into the spring, you will have a strong desire to surround yourself with beauty in all forms. This is the perfect time to complete some projects around the house or treat yourself to a shopping spree! The more confidence you radiate, the more respect you will attract.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20) If you argue over the little things, you will live to regret it. It’s time to put the past to rest and awaken to a new day. Get organized about what you want and go after it. You will need to prove yourself, but you can rise to the occasion. Think before you speak.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22) Everyone knows you reap what you sow. The more care you take tending your garden, the more bountiful the harvest later on. Mistakes will occur, but if you correct them immediately, you won’t be overwhelmed when they get out of control. Keep your head in the game, but take time to relax.
Leo (July 23 - August 22) As a free and independent spirit who cannot be tied down, you’d rather till the soil and start all over than try and fix the past. Is it really wise to let go of an obligation before putting some effort into it? Nothing can grow if you don’t let it take root.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22) As an Earth mother, you have a special relationship with the planet and you believe in doing your part to help. This month, you will use your environmental enthusiasm to champion a cause that is close to your heart. It will also open up a new professional opportunity that should not be ignored. 26
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If you get too far ahead of yourself this month, something will get lost in the shuffle. Don’t be surprised when it comes back to bite you, but don’t surrender to its sting. Some lessons are harder to learn than others, but even the toughest tests can be passed with flying colors. Stay on track.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) This is a great time to start a project that will benefit Mother Earth! When was the last time you planted a garden, built a birdfeeder or cleaned trash in a park? Small gestures can make a big difference to the environment around us and will encourage your children to be good stewards of the planet they will inherit.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19) Some people work to live, but you live to work. While everyone appreciates your professional ethic, there is nothing healthy about the lack of balance in your life. Get outside and get your hands in the dirt to reconnect with the world around you. Learn to meditate and practice it every day.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) Spring will awaken the restlessness within you. You don’t stand still for long, but you are always ready to go with the flow. Now is an excellent time to take part in some kind of water related adventure, but watch out for the rough waves in your professional life.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20) You will find creative inspiration when you spend some time in a natural setting. How will you capture all that your senses take in? Unexpected costs will come up this month that will cause you to tighten your budget. The sacrifice will be worth it. You’ll reel in a new love if you cast your net wide. a
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