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2012 Resolution:

Get a professional Bra fitting! Did you know 70-80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size? It’s true…just google it! Or better yet, ask yourself if you are absolutely positive that your bra is the perfect fit. For 8 out of 10 of you…the answer is NO! If you’ve never had a professional bra fitting, you probably have no idea how comfortable your bra can feel. Many of our customers are surprised by how different they look and feel after a fitting. Women suffer from bad bras needlessly. A professional fitting from Jezebels is free, so why not give it a try?


Measuring for your band size is a good starting point but it doesn’t mean you will wear the same size band in every bra. Cup sizes also vary between different styles and brands. Professional fitters know the bras they’re selling and they’ll be able to give you bras to try on that will flatter you. This can save you a lot of time. One of the big benefits of a professional bra fitting is that you also get style advice. Some bra styles look better on certain sizes, and a professional can help you choose the one that will look best on you. They can identify problems with the way a bra fits and suggest different styles that remedy the issue.

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HealthSouth Success Story: There is Life After a Stroke A few months back, HealthSouth patient Mary Sorth had a stroke while vacationing in New York. After a brief period in a New York hospital, Mary felt strongly that she needed to be transferred to HealthSouth to complete her rehabilitation. Mary recalls, “I told my niece to get me back to Pennsylvania and get me to HealthSouth!”

HealthSouth patient Mary Sorth (right) enjoys a therapy session with Alyssa Covas in Occupational Therapy. Mary credits her successful recovery from stroke, and her ability to go home, to the HealthSouth staff and the high level of therapy provided to stroke patients.

Mary chose HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital in Pleasant Gap. The hospital has a Joint Commission Certification in stroke rehabilitation, and provides three hours of therapy a day; frequent physician visits; specialized rehab nurses; and state-of-the-art technology. Mary was hopeful that this program, with a higher level of rehabilitation for those recovering from stroke, would help her achieve her goals. A retired speech therapist herself, Mary knows all about the importance of setting patient goals. “It’s an important part of recovery,” Mary says. “My HealthSouth team knew my goals and we worked together to achieve them. If it was going to happen, it was going to happen at HealthSouth!” HealthSouth patient care is centered around an interdisciplinary team approach, and patients like Mary appreciate it. “I love the team conferences with the various disciplines,” she says. “The lines of communication are always open. I always felt like the right hand knew what the left hand was doing.” Mary adds, “Even the housekeeping staff was impressive – friendly and helpful.”

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Mary especially enjoyed her time with Alyssa Covas, a student in occupational therapy. “We worked hard and we had a lot of fun, too,” says Alyssa. Mary adds, “She challenged me, and yet she was sweet and compassionate. That’s just what I needed.” Mary shares “the bottom line” on her recovery from a stroke: “I chose HealthSouth because it’s a high level of care, and that’s what I needed to make the best possible recovery. This was the place for me.”

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Real Answers for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) normal intestinal function. A common cause of impaired digestion we see is due to an H.Pylori infection. It is a bacterial infection of the stomach or intestines that causes a decrease in hydrochloric acid. When you do not produce enough hydrochloric acid you cannot digest your food properly and it sets the state for many different illnesses. Actually, most digestive disorders are due to decreased stomach acid, NOT too much stomach acid. That is a common fallacy we have been led to believe by the makers of anti-acid medications. Again, the infection must be eliminated in order to restore gut health. Infections of the digestive tract are very common. Different bacteria, viruses, and parasites or worms can create a chronic infection scenario. If you do not get the proper testing you will never know if this is a contributing factor or not. Other issues we look for are chronic inflammation, liver and gall bladder problems, autoimmune conditions, and proper neurological integrity. The causes of IBS vary widely and most often have multiple layers of problems. If you want true relief and a life free of the horrible symptoms of IBS, you must have a thorough evaluation and the proper testing. Then, and only then, can the proper treatment plan be executed.

Are you afraid to go out to dinner with friends? Always scoping out the nearest bathroom? Afraid to take a long trip in the car?

You’re not alone. Unfortunately millions of Americans are in the same situation as you. Most have been to their primary care physicians with the same complaints of digestive upset, alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation, inability to eat certain foods, and abdominal cramping or pain. The problem lies in the fact that traditional health care providers are mainly concerned with putting a name (diagnosis) on your problems. All the diagnosis does is put a name on your collection of symptoms. It does not explain how you developed these problems or more importantly how you are going to correct these problems. I have seen countless numbers of patients that have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). While many have similar symptoms, the causes and solutions are widely varied. The most common causes of IBS are: • leaky gut syndrome • food sensitivities • gut dysbiosis • impaired digestion • chronic infection • inflammation • decreased liver function, • autoimmune disorders • and even neurological disorders. Truth is, most patients have a few different problems going on at the same time. That is why you need to see someone who will step back and ask the question, “WHY”. That is what makes us different. We run all the appropriate tests to determine the exact cause of YOUR symptoms. Common medical treatments are antispasmodics, anti-diarrheals, and antidepressants. Some drugs that were used to cover up symptoms of IBS have been removed from the market due to increased risk of heart attack and death. How about fixing the cause rather than covering up the symptoms? Our approach is multifaceted. First we test for leaky gut syndrome. If you have a leaky gut, literally holes in your intestines, that needs to be repaired first or you can NEVER recover. Over 90% of our IBS patients have a leaky gut. We do extensive testing for food sensitivities. If you are eating foods that your body negatively reacts to you will perpetuate your leaky gut. All foods you test positively to must be removed from your diet. You need to have an intestinal microbial profile run to find out the numbers of all the microbes in your intestines, the good guys and the bad guys. You should have billions of microbes living in your gut. If you have too many bad guys and not enough good guys it creates a situation called dysbiosis. This must be remedied in order to restore I read it in the Women’s Journal!

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The success of many companies today is representative of a huge change in the business world. During the past 10 years, business leaders have come to recognize women as much more than an “emerging” or niche market. Today, women represent the largest and most important consumer market there is. How did this happen? It began with demographic changes among women themselves in their roles at work and at home. Today, women make 80-85 percent of all consumer purchases -everything from breakfast cereal to big-ticket items like cars and personal computers -- for themselves and for their families. Women are also responsible for 80 percent of all health care-related decisions for their households. Businesses are starting to wise-up to the power of the purse and its ripple effects in the marketplace, smart companies began putting female customers first by thinking creatively and critically about what they want. Businesses have come to understand that their marketing must appeal to women from the minute they walk into the store, answer the phone or click on the company Web site, all the way through the point of purchase.

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Continuing Education

Start the New Year with a New Education It’s that time of year again—time for everyone to make their New Year’s resolutions. Many of us vow to get healthier, go to the gym more, make more time for family, and spend money more wisely. For some, going back to school is on the top of their list. Is returning to school at the top of your list? Is 2012 the year you will pursue the career path of your dreams? Penn State Continuing Education can help.

By Briana Speiss

Liz Lasher, career counselor, Penn State Continuing Education

Going back to school when you are an adult can seem like an overwhelming and daunting process. Many adults are not sure if they have the money to finance their education or if they have the time to complete all of their course work. It is normal to feel nervous and apprehensive, and the Penn State Continuing Education student support team can help. For those who are unsure if they have the time to go back to school or if it is something that they really want to do, Penn State Continuing Education offers a free program called Transitions: College and Career Prep. It allows potential adult students to “test out the waters” and figure out if continuing their education at Penn State is right for them, by helping them brush up on the skills and tools needed to succeed as a college student. To learn more about the Transitions program, visit transitions or call a Penn State Continuing Education office listed at the end of this article.

The student support team at Penn State Continuing Education understands the unique needs of adult learners.

that I had to have my future all planned out before I could even sign up for my first class,” said Scholz-Jaffe. “Fortunately, I had a great counselor in the Continuing Education office, who suggested that I should just take a class that I thought was interesting and proceed from there.” With the support of her family, friends, and fellow adult learners, Scholz-Jaffe was able to accomplish her education goals and graduate from Penn State. “They have to want it badly enough,” said Lasher. With defined goals, a positive attitude, the motivation to succeed, and a strong support system, going back to school as an adult learner becomes much less overwhelming.

The Transitions program will be held this spring in State College, March 26–May16, and in Lewistown, April 9–June 7.

With persistence and determination, anyone can accomplish a goal. Going back to school if you are an adult is no exception. Make 2012 the year you pursue your degree and your new career path.

A lot of adults are ready to dive right in, which is great! The first step for them is to meet with one of our admissions counselors, who can help them figure out how to begin the process. Continuing Education also has a dedicated career counselor who works with individuals whose enrollment plans include Penn State. She helps them define their interests and preferences, select a best-fit major, and develop a solid education plan by setting SMART goals—those that are Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. Oftentimes, adults do not set such goals, and then the “back-to-school” process can become overwhelming and unattainable. “In addition to setting SMART goals, it is also critical for a returning adult learner to develop an action plan based on small, achievable steps,” said Liz Lasher, a Penn State career counselor.

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The student support team at Continuing Education talks to adult learners about their interests, values, personality styles, skills, and strengths. Then they discuss the job outlooks for different careers and help each adult create a personalized education plan. Kathleen Scholz-Jaffe, a recent Penn State graduate, found Continuing Education counselors to be extremely helpful and supportive. “I thought

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February 4-5, 2012

January 15, 2012, 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Hufnagle Park, Market Street, Downtown Lewisburg, PA

Jaffa Shrine Center, Broad Ave & 22nd Street, Altoona, PA 16602

Enjoy the beautiful ice sculptures located throughout downtown Lewisburg. There is live music, pancakes and sausage and the entertaining polar bear plunge.

Planning a wedding for you or someone you love? Visit the Central, PA Wedding Extravaganza to learn about various wedding vendors offering products or services for your big day!

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Fire and Ice Festival January 13-15, 2012

February 10-12, 2012, 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday

Uptown Somerset, PA 15501

Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 620 West Third Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Don’t spend the winter months stuck inside. Head to the 17th annual Fire and Ice Festival in Somerset County, where you can enjoy food, music, model trains and a silent auction. Make sure you don’t miss the Friday night fireworks display.

Visit over 200 booths displaying great ideas for your next home improvement project. Find ideas on interior decorating, gardening, remodeling, hvac, and much more. Admission is $4 and the event is sponsored by the Central Susquehanna Builders Association.

Valentine Country Craft Fair

SPCA Craft Show Fundraiser

February 11, 2012, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

January 21, 2012, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The Old Gregg School Community & Recreation Center, 106 School Street, Spring Mills, PA 16875

Expo I Hall, Clearfield, PA 16830 Spend an afternoon supporting the Clearfield County SPCA by heading to a craft show fundraiser. There will be great crafts, food, and some of your favorite furry pets!

Enjoy a day filled with crafts and food by visiting the Valentine Country Fair. The fundraiser benefits the Penns Valley Hope Fund, which is a fund for Penns Valley Area School District residents in need. Prices are great and items are perfect for that special someone on Valentine’s Day.

Ground Hog Day Celebration February 1-4, 2012

We invite non-profit organizations to send their information (by the 1st of the month preceding the Feb. 1 for the March/April issue) to for their upcoming events. See your info on The Buzz page. Tell all your volunteers to check it out for up-to-date info.

Gobbler’s Knob and Downtown Punxsutawney, PA 15767 Join the celebration with people from around the world! Crafts, collectibles, music, entertainment, and of course that famous groundhog!

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I’m a SuSquehanna woman. Joint Replacement and Spine Center will encourage patients to make great strides. With its bright and spacious gym, views of the mountains and comfortable, private rooms, the Joint Replacement and Spine Center, opening soon on the sixth floor of the new Susquehanna Tower at Williamsport Regional Medical Center, emphasizes wellness and recovery. “This is a therapeutic environment focused on recovery and rehabilitation with our nursing and physical therapy care models supporting a culture of wellness,” says Lori Beucler, administrative director, Perioperative, GI and Orthopedic Services. “Our goal is to help patients reach their prescribed recovery milestones. Maximizing time in our friendly and motivating physical and occupational therapy environment will help them make great strides before going home.” Each of the 24 private rooms has a bath, comfortable area for family or support people, flatscreen television, wireless Internet and an ergonomic chair to enable patients to spend more time out of bed. Patients will wear T-shirts, shorts and sweats so they’re ready for therapy and activities like preparing fresh

Supporting the local fight against breast cancer. The Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center at Susquehanna Health’s Divine Providence Hospital provides care to more than 50,000 women and men in the community each year. A highly dedicated staff of skilled professionals combines cutting-edge technology with years of experience to provide high quality breast imaging, education, diagnosis, treatment and support for individuals with breast health diseases.

baked goods in the fully equipped occupational therapy kitchen. A milestone achievement whiteboard featuring the Susquehanna River Walk will help them track their individual progress.

Now in a more comfortable and larger setting, the Center is poised to serve an even greater number of patients. Generous financial support from the community has helped make these and other advances possible while enabling the Center to care for individuals who are unable to pay for services. In addition to annual fundraising activities, the Breast Health Center received $50,000 during the 2011 calendar year from area athletic teams, memorial gifts, other provider practices, private clubs and community businesses. Often the decision to give was inspired by the care, compassion and expertise a loved one received at the Center, to honor a survivor or to advance the level of care available in the community.

Nurses stationed just outside patient rooms will improve response time and provide personalized care and education. Patients can appoint a coach to be trained to assist with their care and provide encouragement throughout their recovery. “This is an ideal setting for our patients to do the rehabilitative work that must follow spine and joint replacement surgery,” says Dr. Michael Hoffman, orthopedic surgeon. “The focus of the entire unit—the patients, the doctors, nurses and therapists—is exclusively orthopedics and spine, which is ideal for incorporating best practices and clinical pathways to provide the best outcomes and highest standard of care for our patients.”

“Donors to the Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center like knowing that their gift remains in the community where they can see the resulting exceptional clinical outcomes and high patient satisfaction with services,” says Dr. Timothy Pagana, medical director for the Center. “Their gifts make a lasting impact right in their own community where their own loved ones may be in need of care. We are honored by and extremely grateful for the generous community support we receive.” For information about how you or your organization can honor a loved one, a breast cancer survivor or make a donation to support the fight against breast cancer in our community, contact the Susquehanna Health Foundation at 570-320-7460.

The West Branch Tennis Club presents a check for $3,200 to Susquehanna Health’s Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center. The group has donated proceeds from its Tennis Benefit Luncheon to this cause three years in a row. Pictured left to right are Laurie Wilson, West Branch Tennis Club owner/ manager; Kelle Racine, program and events coordinator, West Branch Tennis Club; Pat Egleston, West Branch Tennis Club member and breast cancer survivor; and Laura Sole, RN, BS, Imaging Nurse at the Center.

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My Spouse Needs Nursing Home Care, Now What Do I Do? The Medicaid rules for longterm care are complicated; however, these rules are meant to prevent the healthy spouse (known as the community spouse) from becoming impoverished because his or her spouse needs care in a nursing facility or at home. The Pennsylvania Department of Aging Waiver Program pays for in-home care for someone that would otherwise need nursing home care.

There are additional ways to preserve excess resources from the costs of long-term care. For example, if there is a child who has a disability or a child who has provided care, there are special Medicaid rules that may allow assets to be protected from long-term care costs. The Medicaid rules are very complicated; therefore, it is important to get good advice when faced with the decision of how to protect assets from the rising costs of long-term care. Contact Steinbacher & Stahl at (570) 322-2077 to schedule your FREE consultation. 1 Countable assets are things that are considered available to pay for long-term care. They include such things as bank accounts, stocks, bonds, certain annuities, investment accounts, certain non-resident property, and the cash value of life insurance, just to name a few. There are certain assets that are not available to pay for long-term care. These include the home of the applicant or spouse, term life insurance, a small amount of whole life insurance, personal property, the retirement plan (IRA or 401k) of the community spouse, and irrevocable burial accounts, and cemetery spaces.

When a spouse requires long-term care, a resource assessment needs to be completed. This assessment determines what portion of a couple’s countable resources can be protected for the spouse at home (the healthy spouse). Of the amount of countable assets1 reported, the community spouse can keep one-half up to a current maximum of $113,640. The other one-half of the resources must be spent down before the nursing home spouse will qualify for Medicaid benefits. One way to spend the excess resources is to pay for care every month at a rate of $8,112.13 (on average) until these resources are gone. Then, the nursing home spouse will qualify for Medicaid benefits; however, there are other options: 1. If the community spouse’s own income is insufficient to meet his or her monthly housing expenses, the community spouse is able to protect additional resources by the use of a special kind of annuity. Through the use of this annuity option, the community spouse may be able to protect a large portion, or even all, of the excess resources. If done properly, the nursing home resident may qualify for Medicaid immediately.

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2. These excess resources can be used for anything that would benefit either the community spouse or the nursing home spouse. These resources can be spent on such items as home improvements, furniture, appliances, computer equipment, irrevocable burial accounts, and a new car, just to name a few. When these excess resources are “spent down” the nursing home resident will qualify for Medicaid benefits.

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Relationships and the Four Keys to Intimacy (In to me see)

Are you looking for a way to stand out in a crowded internet world in 2012? With more than 30,000 new live websites each day, finding a way to be found is crucial. Search engines and prospects are looking for fresh new content from your website. Blogging is a great way to quickly add new content. Each time you add a blog post, you are taking your stale page to a fresh and exciting page.

The first relationship is the one we have with ourselves. And The first key to intimacy is to love oneself. There is little to no foundational base for loving others when we don’t have the ground of friendliness, acceptance, compassion, and gratitude that comes from the experience of loving oneself. The second key is being able to appreciate others. When we appreciate others we can separate ourselves from the object of our love, and see them as they are, and then truly celebrate their uniqueness. The third key is to be open to change. This applies whether you are in an established relationship or a developing one. Change is a constant in life, whether we are conscious of it or not, so rather than constantly moving away from our fears of being alone and unloved, why not move towards what is whole, nurturing and loving inside and around us. Move from change to deliberate change. Change on purpose, for the purpose of intimacy. The fourth and most crucial key, is to be ready to grow. Intimacy is the experience of love, its nature is boundless, like our capacity for love. We will always be moving to greater levels of intimacy to ourselves, others and the world around us. As the poet Rumi once said “Bite off the head of Fear.” In my coaching and work with clients the most common fear is that of intimacy. Relationship work is so important, no matter what the relationship is. Call 814-777-0410 or email to Joanie Yanusas, set up a free “taste of coaching” session. From this we can see how Certified we can work together toward your relationship goals and dreams.

Tips on Writing a Successful Blog • Write to your target market and what they want to hear • Provide tips or information that will benefit your customer • Update content regularly • Show your personality, so you stand out from everyone else Before customers buy from you, the Know, Like and Trust factor needs to be in place. They need to know who you are, like what you are saying, and trust that you can help them with what they need. If you are ready to add blogging to your 2012 plan, but don’t know where to start, contact Gretchen Pritts Copywriting for a FREE consultation 814-308-8365, or visit

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Parents-to-Be Orientation: For parents who are expecting and their coaches. Held the third Thursday of each month at Mount Nittany Medical Center from 6:30–7:30 p.m. and 7:45–8:45 p.m. Contact Dianne Barben at or 814.231.7061. Pre-registration is not required. Breast Cancer Support Group: Meets the first Monday of every month at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Contact Cheri Woll, Oncology Nurse Navigator, at 814.231.7005 or Learn About Hip or Knee Replacement: Meets the first Tuesday of each month from 11:00 a.m.–noon, and the third Tuesday from 7:00–8:00 p.m. at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Covers how to prepare for surgery; what to expect before, during and after surgery; the role of providers in recovery; and care planning. For more information, contact Val Coakley, RN, Orthopedic Case Manager, at 814.278.4810 or Diabetes Support Group Meetings: Held the second Thursday of each month from 6:00–7:00 p.m. at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Contact Amy Leffard at 814.231.7095 or

Mount Nittany Urology Services When it comes to urology, sensitive care from experienced experts makes all the difference. Urologists who are a part of Mount Nittany Health System are experts in all aspects of this specialty, including cancers, trauma, diseases, infections and unique conditions. Urologists can diagnose and treat a wide variety of urological conditions as well as some problems associated with the reproductive system and prostate care. Experienced surgeons can also perform a number of urological procedures at Mount Nittany Surgical Center. Urological conditions may include: • • • • • •

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Treatment for these urological conditions can include prescribed medication as well as: • Ultrasound and biopsy procedures • Lithotripsy to break up stones • Chemotherapy • Laproscopic nephrectomy - a minimally invasive surgery for the removal of the kidney due to the presence of a tumor or disease. • Cystoscopy - a procedure performed when a patient has blood in his or her urine, frequent urinary tract infections or other associated symptoms. For an appointment, please contact Mount Nittany Physician Group or visit us online at 905 University Dr., State College, PA 16801 Phone: 814.238.8418 301 S. Logan Blvd., Burnham, PA 17009 Phone: 800.837.6062 Physicians: Charles Dalton, MD; Howard Miller, MD; David Oselinsky, MD, FACS

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It’s Not All in Your Head. You Are Not Going Crazy! Well you’re going through menopause, that’s what you should expect. All too often, that’s what women hear from their doctor. Here’s an antidepressant. The problems associated with menopause come from hormonal imbalances and nutritional deficiencies, and can cause numerous symptoms including; weight gain, depression, anxiety, poor memory, irritability, anger and headaches to name a few. I counsel many women each month who have many hormonal imbalances and nutritional deficiencies. Women do not have anti-depressant deficiencies we have a lot of nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances. One way to accurately determine these imbalances and deficiencies at the cellular level is through saliva tests or hair analysis. If your monthly cycles are difficult and you are in a state of hormonal imbalance, your menopausal years become more difficult and severe. This does not have to be. These imbalances and deficiencies can be addressed by focusing on normal female physiology. It is interesting to note that the chapter on female anatomy and physiology is always the last chapter in medical textbooks. It is important to understand how specific nutrients affect normal female physiology. The key point here is NORMAL PHYSIOLOGY. Most of the symptoms my clients experience come from hormonal imbalances and nutritional deficiencies which are causing dysfunctions of glands and organs. This also causes other organs within our endocrine system to dysfunction. Endocrine organs function and dysfunction together. Dysfunction and hormone imbalances are not a disease. The blood tests are accurate but not adequate. They can show high levels of hormones, however, 99% of those hormones are bound to a protein molecule I read it in the Women’s Journal!

which renders it unavailable at the cellular level. Saliva tests are more adequate because they show the “active” level of hormone at the cellular level. I help restore normal balance and endocrine system function to many of my women clients who have come to me with many of the following complaints: exhaustion, poor sleeping patterns, weight gain, heavy periods more than 2 or 3 days, clotting, severe cramping, headaches, migraines, cold hands and feet, sugar cravings, salt cravings, bloating, irritability, anxiety, inability to concentrate, short term memory impairment, low libido, and hot flashes. You deserve to feel well! Be advised that I do not diagnose or treat disease. The supplements I use are intended to support normal physiological processes of the body. Give me a call today to begin your path to Optimal Wellness. Merry Matukonis (814) 933-9149

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PLAN TOMORROW TODAY, new year, new you. It’s a good time to get organized. Here is a common question I am asked from my entrepreneurial clients and a solution. Q: Sometimes I feel like I have ADD at my desk, I need to be more focused. How can I get organized and plan? A. If you feel like you are spinning your wheels- so much to do, so little time- you are not alone. If you want to get more organized and feel more productive, here is the secret: Plan tomorrow today and plan next week on Wednesday! During our March 1 luncheon for Working Women Connection I will present Tips for Prioritizing and Organizing to accelerate your

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New Year New You - This is No Time to Get Sick!

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Here are some great ways to prevent illness: Wash your hands often - Washing your hands is your best defense against germs. Be sure to wash under hot water for at least 20 seconds. Sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” to help keep you there the whole time. Stay warm - it is important to regulate your temperature at this time of year so dress in layers. If you are going in and out of stores or houses, be sure to dress so it is easy to manage temperature. Practice safe food handling - be sure to watch for cross-contamination as well as leaving food out too long. If in doubt, put it in the refrigerator!

Prevent injuries - when on ladders, always have a spotter. Use step stools rather than furniture to reach higher places for decorations and be sure to use proper safety equipment. Also, fires are more common in winter so keep candles away from children, pets, curtains, and out of drafts. Never leave fireplaces, candles or stoves unattended. Only use those appliances approved for indoors and if you are deep frying large items, be sure to do so away from the house in a well ventilated area. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should have the batteries changed twice a year. Finally, get a flu shot. Flu shots take two weeks to build up full effect so be sure to get yours early!

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Warm up this Winter at the Autoport! Great Food! When it gets cold outside--step inside and let our amazing food warm you up! At The Autoport, we are serious about our food. In fact every day, all day, we combine the freshest ingredients to make everything on our menu from scratch. From our homemade soups to eclectic sauces, special features, and our of course our decedent desserts — it is all prepared onsite in our kitchens. We believe quality makes the difference, and to that end we are passionate about supporting our local suppliers — J & J Family Farms, Meyer Dairy, Bergenblick and Black Walnut Farms, and many other local co-ops. In Addition, The Autoport supports many of the Buy Fresh, Buy Local chapters. We are proud of what we do and believe our “Fresh” approach makes a difference that you can taste!

Winter Warm-ups and great Entertainment at the Autoport Lounge

Whether its our Famous Half price Happies Mon-Fri from 5-7, or enjoying one of our speciality drinks by the fireplace The Port Lounge is the perfect night spot for cold winter nights!

Welcome to real food! Everything on our menu is made from scratch-using only the BEST ingredients availiable.

We support Buy Fresh-Buy Local, J & J Family Farms, Meyer Dairy, Bergenblick and Black Walnut Farms, and many other local co-ops!

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Food & Bevereage

Women and...Beer?

Close your eyes and imagine a brewmaster. Invariably, most picture an older, barrel chested, bearded fellow in overalls. Even with the recent influx of young, hip, microbrewers, brewing is currently seen as a male field, but it wasn’t always this way. Many religious myths of ancient societies credit the creation of beer to women. For the Egyptians, the goddess Hathor was worshipped as the queen of drunkenness, dance and the inventress of beer. What’s believed to be the world’s oldest written recipe is for beer: Four-thousand-year-old Mesopotamian clay tablets describe the brewing process in a hymn to Ninkasi, the Sumerian goddess of beer ( The Fins credit three women – Osmotor, Kapo and Kalevatar – for creating ale by adding the combination of the saliva from a bear with wild honey to beer. How far we’ve come!

and carpet—but delicious just the same—on average is 12% ABV when the average craft beer is around 5%. Interestingly, women have a physical handicap when it comes to processing alcohol: women produce less of the liver enzyme ‘dehydrogenase’ which serve to break down alcohols that otherwise are toxic. Thus, it makes sense to make every sip count and make sure it does have lots to taste and think about. Most craft beer drinkers don't plan to "throw back" a lot of pints, but instead merely to appreciate, enjoy and sip slowly. Whereas today's larger brewers often add adjuncts such as corn or rice to lighten rather than enhance beer's flavor, craft beer lovers welcome the malt and hop forward yet still mellow ABV being made b y today’s small producers. Remember, women are into f-l-a-v-o-r.

Up through medieval Europe, women ruled the kettles. Beer can be described as liquid bread, so there was nothing unusual about women using their baking ingredients to brew in home kitchens. It wasn’t until entrepreneurial women began to sell their beer that men really moved in, restricting the creation and sale of beer to powerful male-only guilds. The consequences of that takeover flow all the way to the thinly flavored American light beers of post-prohibition America. Brewed by men and sold to them with help from decades of advertising employing tired gender stereotypes and armies of bikini models, it is no wonder that women began brewing and drinking less beer.

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The growth in the craft-beer sector - the smaller, independent brewers who made up 4.3% by volume and 6.9% by dollars of the American market in 2010 ( - is fueling a renewed interest for and by women. Craft beer has shaken up the beer industry with grow rates over 10% in the face of an overall decrease in U.S. beer sales and many feel an increase in women craft beer drinkers is helping that trend. The craft beer movement has helped shed some of the old stereotypes about beer, especially those surrounding women and beer.

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One of the prevailing stereotypes is women don’t like beer. The July 2011 Gallup poll found the overall percentage of women who said they prefer beer over wine or liquor is 29%. That number is hugely skewed by the 50+ year old crowd who overwhelmingly prefer wine. In the 18 to 49 crowd, beer is much more competitive and that corresponds with the growth of the craft sector which shows their full-flavored brews are converting skeptics. One factor is ABV (alcohol by volume). Wine, that beautiful fermented juice of grape that stains your teeth January / February 2012

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Are You Ready to Buy or Sell Your Home?

Buying or selling a house is one of the biggest decisions people make. If you are thinking of doing either or both this year, now is the time to take the initial steps to make it as easy and satisfying as possible. Foresight and careful planning will make the difference in the type of experience you have.

As a Realtor with Keller Williams Advantage Realty, I use the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to meet your needs. I listen to you and develop a comprehensive plan to help you achieve your goals. That means I will find solutions that are tailored to YOU.

As a buyer, you need to have a firm financial base. Interest rates are great. Getting the mortgage though can be challenging. Lenders are particular in who they lend to these days. The specifics for each mortgage will vary from program to program, but a buyer must be prepared before making a serious effort to purchase a home. Consultation with a reputable lender or financial advisor is a good idea to determine your particular situation.

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n a cold wintry day, nothing warms you like a hearty, steaming cup of homemade vegetable soup . Our version is really a “Stone Soup” — you remember the folk tale of a soup made of shared ingredients. The recipe follows, with a tip of the hat to my former friend and mentor Bill Welch, who encouraged me to be creative in my soup-making and to be fearless with trying new ingredients; to my mother Josephine, whose recipes always feature adding fresh ingredients to the canned ones; to Kathryn Iadarola and her sister Deb McMurtrie, who introduced me to the glories of rutabagas; to Bellefonte’s own Thelma Bonchack, for her lessons in soup-making; to Chef Matt McKean, who taught me that a splash of Chardonnay and homemade stock always make the dish better; and to retired teacher Jim Stump, who taught me the power of color in presentation! In fact, if you peruse the café menu under “soups,” you will even find a “Jim” serving — a colorful, 20-ounce nautical–themed cup, donated by him.

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Café Stone Soup

1 Tablespoon butter (unsalted) 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 large sweet onion, chopped 4 carrots, chopped 2 ribs celery, chopped 2 turnips, chopped 2 parsnips, chopped 1 rutabaga, chopped ½ head cabbage, chopped 6 potatoes, cubed 1 Cup frozen corn Bag of frozen mixed vegetables with lima beans 6 Cups of stock (beef, chicken or vegetable) 1 small can tomato paste 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes 1 fresh tomato chopped 2 generous handfuls of fresh spinach Salt and pepper to taste Garnish (Your choice of ): ½ Cup heavy cream Thinly sliced green onion Chopped parsley, spinach, dill or basil Heat butter and olive oil in a large soup pot and sauté the onion, celery, and carrots. Add remaining vegetables (except frozen veggies and spinach), tomato paste and stock and simmer until rutabagas and potatoes are tender (about 30 minutes). Add splash of Chardonnay, frozen veggies and spinach and heat. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, and serve in colorful cups or bowls with your choice of garnish. 12/20/2011 12:52:56 PM

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Making a Difference

Junior Achievement: Helping Young People Fulfill Their Junior Achievement USATM (JA) has the tools necessary to help young people accomplish their New Year’s Resolutions. In a new survey released in December, Americans said they want to save more and spend less in 2012. JA’s programs teach youth important financial lessons such as how to save and how to budget through interactive and engaging programs, so they can become responsible consumers.

their children. Junior Achievement $ave, USATM provides children and their parents important lessons on budgeting, the value of saving, the role of insurance and other important financial security matters. JA’s programs have been shown to positively affects students’ futures: programs such as JA Personal Finance®, JA Finance Park®, JA Economics for Success®, JA BizTown®, and JA More than Money® are designed to teach financial literacy as a pillar of student success. These programs support the skills and competencies identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and augment school-based, work-based, and connecting activities for communities with school-to-work initiatives. The programs help students learn how to work together and respect the talents, creativity, perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals while also teaching them how to save, set goals, make investments and manage their money.

“The results of the survey demonstrate that now is the time to prioritize your finances and to become a more financially-responsible consumer. Junior Achievement has the tools necessary to instill responsible spending and savings programs and to help prevent bad spending habits before they begin,” Francis Schodowski, Junior Achievement of Central PA Chairman and Director of Planned Giving at Millersville University said. “Our programs help young people become financially responsible adults.”

“These new survey results imply that people are willing to take control of their finances,” Doumaux, said. “But you should not have to undertake this challenge alone. Junior Achievement is here to help you as you teach your children how to proactively manage their finances. Youth need to understand early on why it is important to maintain good credit and have a savings account.”

This is the third straight year that the top two resolutions are saving more and spending less in the survey measuring shoppers’ financial goals. On the 2012 New Year’s list, paying off debt jumped to the third spot: last year it was the seventh most popular resolution. “JA plays an integral role in the process because we empower youth to drive their own economic successes. We equip students and adults alike with the tools they need to effectively navigate their paths to smart financial planning. In tough economic times such as this, having a solid grasp on responsible financial decision making is especially important,” Schodowski added.

Junior Achievement of Central Pennsylvania, located in Lancaster, PA, is a community based, non-profit 501(c)3 organization, providing in-school and after-school programs for students in grades K-12 across a nine county area (Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, Schuylkill, Union, Northumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, and Snyder counties). JACP makes it real by bringing business people from the “real world” into area classrooms. All programs are funded by individuals, foundations, and the business community.

According to the survey, 46 percent of people who are considering a financial resolution for 2012 say saving more money is their top priority. The median annual target savings amount is $2,400 for long- and short-term goals, which doubles last year’s goal of $1,200. “JA remains focused on leveraging resources to equip youth with the knowledge and skills they need to be responsible economic consumers,” Becky Doumaux, President of Junior Achievement of Central PA said. “Junior Achievement provides youth with the resources they need now so when they become adults they already have a strong financial base.”

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PUPPETS in EDUCATION by A. Greensmith Puppets are an aspect of our history and everyday lives. From marionettes to the Muppets we see them on television, on videos or in live performances. In their different forms they appeal to both old and young alike, represent different customs and traditions and are valuable educational tools. Puppets are both entertaining and captivating. Children can believe and relate to them; they can enter and explore the fascinating inventive world that puppets create. Learning through play is fundamental to our children's education, helping them to develop the necessary skills in life. Puppets can stimulate children's imagination, encourage creative play and discovery and are a wonderful interactive way to introduce narrative to even the most reluctant reader. They can be a powerful way of bringing story time to life; puppets can provide a focus for role play, encouraging the child's imagination and involvement in activities and can play a fundamental part in the recitation of stories and verse. In addition, hand puppets with workable mouths and tongues are an excellent motivational resource to inspire the teaching of phonics within literacy. Any puppet can encourage the quietest of children to start talking. Puppets can break down barriers and provide an effective means to initiate communication. The child trusts the puppet and doesn't feel threatened by it, making it a perfect neutral medium through which they can discuss sensitive issues. The child can express thoughts, fears and feelings through the puppet that they might otherwise find difficult to voice to an adult. Puppets can assist children with special educational needs. They can motivate and support children with difficulties in communication and interaction. They can help to develop their social and motor skills, and can meet the visual, tactile and emotional needs of the individual child. Large human puppets with glove hands and fingers can be used in conjunction with the different varieties of signing, adding a further dimension in helping children with both hearing difficulties and learning disabilities. All puppets come to life as characters. They can portray different personalities and various traits and they cross all cultures. Puppets can share joy or sadness; they can be naughty or good, cheeky or shy; and when a child is engaged by a puppet they can learn lessons without even realising. Puppets provide an essential link between learning and play which makes them wonderful teaching tools for at home, the classroom and in the wider community. A. Greensmith The Creativity Institute has reviewed and reprinted on nurturing and boosting creativity in children. Among the articles you’ll find on this site are those that demonstrate the importance of creative environments at early ages and the power of the right educational toys. This article excplains the value of puppets as an educational toy. I read it in the Women’s Journal!


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Restores Desired Figure and Confidence A new procedure, known as Mommy Make-over, is quickly gaining popularity among women longing to restore their bodies back to its pre-pregnancy shape. The most common patient is between 25 and 45 years of age, and has had one or more children. Body contouring, breast surgery and tummy tucks - alone or in combination - are key components of this post-pregnancy enhancement. “These patients basically want to recapture what their bodies looked like prior to their first pregnancy," explains Robert Louton MD, board certified plastic surgeon at Blair Plastic Surgery of Altoona and State College. “Usually, women come in after having several children. They often have stretched abdominal wall muscles and lax skin that hasn't bounced back as much as they'd like. Even with a lot of sit ups, these patients are unable to regain a nice flat abdomen.” A popular combination of procedures is a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty or mini abdominoplasty) along with breast surgery (breast augmentation, breast lift, or both). Liposuction and even labiaplasty can be part of the mix. “Before performing multiple procedures, I consider the patient's health and overall weight and body mass index”, continues Dr. Louton. “If the patient presents with factors contributing to a higher risk of complications, I will split up the procedures. Otherwise, performing more than one surgery can save on time and be more affordable to the patient.” “Mommy makeovers have grown very popular at my practice over the last 20 years. We're seeing a whole new wave of women desiring to regain or maintain their physical appearance. These mothers have dedicated themselves to their children and despite being active and exercising, there are certain personal goals they desire and cannot achieve on their own. Blair Plastic Surgery can help by offering safe and effective cosmetic surgery options tailored to your specific needs.”

Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Robert Louton by calling 814-949-7280, in Altoona, 814-234-1420 in State College or visit for more information. January / February 2012


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ClearWater’s 13th Annual For the Love of Art & Chocolate Event created a 30”x40” commemorative oil painting of the 152-acre property that ClearWater recently acquired in Galbraith Gap. In a new twist from past years, the original will be sold by the artist to benefit ClearWater Conservancy and the giclee print will be raffled. This is the fifth painting in a commemorative series of works by Jennifer Kane based on ClearWater’s conserved lands. Raffle tickets may be purchased for $5 each through Jan. 27 at ClearWater’s office, at Appalachian Outdoors in downtown State College, and at Contempo Artisan Boutique, 109 S. Church Street, Boalsburg. The winner need not be present to win. Also to be raffled is a retreat package to the C. Barton McCann School of Art in Petersburg. Included is a two-day, one night stay and weekend workshop for two. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at ClearWater’s offices and at the event. ClearWater Conservancy of Central Pennsylvania, Inc. is a 501(c) (3), Centre County based land trust and environmental conservation organization formed in 1980 with the mission of promoting the conservation and restoration of natural resources in central Pennsylvania through land conservation, water resource protection, and environmental outreach to the community. For more information about ClearWater Conservancy’s conservation, restoration, or education projects or to view an upcoming schedule of events, visit

ClearWater Conservancy will once again offer its delicious blend of chocolate, art and music at the 13th annual For the Love of Art and Chocolate from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College. All proceeds go to further ClearWater’s land and water conservation efforts in central Pennsylvania. Tickets are $30 per person and are available by calling 814-237-0400 or emailing sarah@ Tickets will also be sold at the door. ClearWater Conservancy executive director Jennifer Shuey hopes that people’s love of chocolate and art will bring them out to the event. “For the Love of Art and Chocolate is ClearWater’s signature winter fundraising event,” said Shuey. “I personally believe that artistry and beauty is a wonderful way to reach out to people that complements the science of conservation.” Guests can sample many locally-made chocolate delicacies while taking part in the silent auction of nature-inspired art by local artists. Music will be provided by Jazza-Ma-Phone. More than 65 items will be featured in the nature-themed art silent auction. Oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, mixed media, photography, wood and clay sculpture and bowls, pottery, baskets, jewelry, quilting, felting, and much more were generously donated by talented local artists. The event catalogue featuring photos of the silent auction items will be posted online at approximately one week before the event. Much of the art will also be displayed in downtown State College during First Night on December 31. While enjoying the festivities, check out the exhibits at Appalachian Outdoors, Moyer Jewelers, Freeze Thaw Cycles, Woodring’s Florals, and the Penn State Downtown Theatre. Also at the event will be the raffle drawing for a 24”x32” stretched canvas giclee print by local landscape artist Jennifer Kane. Kane January / February 2012

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No matter how big or small the planting area, there is an ideally sized and shaped evergreen for that location – tall, narrow, short, round, conical, spreading or creeping. Whatever your style, like the classic black dress, there is an evergreen that suits you. Look around your yard now and draw a sketch, showing where you could add one, or several, and this coming spring select something that will be a reliable favorite in your landscape that you will enjoy for many years to come!

Like the Classic Black Dress… Evergreens are the dependable black dress of the garden. Everyone needs one, and there are so many styles to choose from, appropriate for every occasion! There are classics such as boxwoods and yews, the uniformly shaped shrubbery of formal gardens not unlike classically tailored suits. Funky additions to the nursery world can look like something from the Lady Gaga line of costume creations, with unusual topiary styles sheared into spirals, lollipops and poodle-like shapes. Draping branches of weeping varieties reach gracefully toward the ground similar to elegant evening gowns sweeping along a dance floor. These include weeping Blue Atlas Cedar, Hemlock and Spruces. Evergreens don’t just come in dark colors, though. A surprising diversity of textures is available, and colors in shades of green, including yellow, cream, blue, pink, red and bronze.

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It’s interesting to note that the oldest living organism in the world is the evergreen Bristlecone pine, dated to be as old as 5000 years. Evergreens have either needles or leaves, but they are quite incredible because they are covered with these all year. It seemed amazing to ancient peoples of the world that lived in cold climates that any plant could escape what seemed to them like the temporary death other plants experienced in winter, and they believed these plants had unusual powers, and they attributed mystical qualities to them. This has led to the traditions of modern winter holidays that include adorning our homes with greenery, scenting them with the wild woodland essence of pine and balsam, and never ending wreaths reminding us of the continuity of life. Certainly at their most beautiful in winter when every other plant is bare, sprinkled with snow and frosted with ice crystals, evergreens add charm to the coldest season and interest to an otherwise bare landscape. Birds relish the benefits provided by evergreens in all seasons: safely hidden nest sites in spring and summer, shelter from wind and weather in fall and winter, and food from the berries produced by shrubs such as Holly.

Fox Hill Gardens is a full service nursery and landscape business located in State College, PA. We offer a wide variety of beautiful and unusual evergreens, as well as Japanese maples, trees, shrubs and perennials. We specialize in shade, wildlife and native plants, and can help you choose plants for even the most difficult or challenging areas of your landscape. We are currently minimally staffed for the winter, but to place a special order, purchase a gift certificate, or contact us, please call or e-mail and leave a message, and we will promptly respond. The nursery and sales area of Fox Hill Gardens will be open for the growing season on April 1st, and our friendly and expert staff look forward to helping you. Come see us then,and our gorgeous new selections!


Fox Hill Gardens has lost an invaluable staff member, and the world has lost a caring person, Effie Zuck. She was always full of energy, warmth, enthusiasm and creativity, contributing in every way possible to improve the nursery and beautifying the world around her. She was cheerful despite stresses of her personal or work day, and had a smile to share with everyone. We are all blessed to have known her, and will think of her when the forsythias burst, lavender scents the air, hydrangeas bloom and evergreens are covered with snow.

Nothing beats evergreens for versatility in landscaping. Dark greens are a perfect background for colorful spring, summer and fall flowers, and White and River birches seem to glow with an inner light when placed in front of Hemlock, White Pine and Arborvitae. Clumps of grasses or features such as a bench, bird bath or gracefully curling Contorted Filbert tree become more visually prominent in the garden when placed in front of a grouping of evergreens. Red weeping Japanese maples contrast beautifully with a yellow thread branch cypress nearby. Hedges of uniform or mixed trees create an ideal privacy barrier from neighbors or roads. A single, unique specimen can become the highlight of the landscape if planted as a focal point. Some even tolerate pots well so they can be moved and placed wherever you would like them, perhaps symmetrically on either side of a bench or staggered on descending steps or a deck in varied pots, planted with bright annuals for seasonal color. Cover these potted evergreens with white lights for year-round beauty and subtle outdoor lighting. Even groundcovers, including English Ivy, Euonymus and Vinca, shine dark green through light winter snows. Most evergreens require full sun to look their best, but there are those that need some shade, such as flowering Rhododendron and Azalea. There are even plants in this category which are deer-resistant, such as Junipers, Spruces, Pieris, Leucothoe and Holly.

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Communication During a Divorce Divorcing couples will invariably speak with one another about who should get what in the divorce. These conversations are a normal part of the dissolution process, and provide the parties with an opportunity to vent and to plead their cases. Because the spouses are hopeful of selling the other on an out-ofcourt settlement (that their partner is usually unwilling to accept), it helps to be aware of some of the difficulties that often arise during these talks.

Or, if your spouse insists you accept their proposal right then and there “or else,” you can subdue the urgency by asking, “How about if I give it some thought and come up with something even better? That’s okay too, isn’t it?” These types of questions calm the situation instead of aggravating it.

Do Not Negotiate via E-mail or Telephone

Spousal divorce settlement conversations are delicate, and they require all the warmth and sincerity we can transmit. Doing this face-toface provides us with our best opportunity for getting the job done. It is too easy for your partner to misconstrue what you are saying in an e-mail message. Negotiating via-email is about as productive as sending a telegram, and doing it over the telephone isn’t much better. People tend to be braver and often meaner when they communicate via e-mail or over the phone, and it is important that you keep yourself in check. The telephone, at least, allows for some of our vocal tone variations. Without the eye contact and gestures, however, their effectiveness can easily evaporate mid-wire before it gets to our partner’s ears. If you must use the telephone, try to be as upbeat as you can. Schedule the calls for times of the day when both of you are typically less harried and more likely to be in a decent mood. You should not be on the phone if it’s a bad day, a bad time of the day, or if you anticipate any interruptions. Always keep in mind that successful negotiating requires us to use as much finesse as we can muster, and this is best accomplished by personal contact.

What to Do When Your Spouse Pushes for an Answer

If your spouse seems insistent on getting you to agree to an item that you are not ready to agree to, do not let the issue become a sticking point. Neutralize the situation by asking this question: “What if [this thing you want from me] was not an issue? Where would we stand then?” This alters the flow and moves the spotlight away from the item in question. It prevents a potentially delicate issue from becoming a do-or-die item and causing a premature deadlock. If your partner remains insistent, ask to shelve the request until later. Troublesome issues can always be revisited once headway is made on some of the other points.

What to Do When They Want a Ballpark Number

In the early stages of divorce settlement negotiations with our soonto-be ex, we are naturally hesitant to reveal our bottom line. We don’t want to be held to any position until we have had a chance to really think it through. So, when [the] other side pushes and says something like, “Give me a ballpark so I at least have some idea where this is headed,” do not give them a ballpark figure. Tell them you need more time to think about it. To mention a ballpark number is to lock yourself in, and it gives them a chance to start whittling you down, right on the spot. Dodging the question will cause you some discomfort, but it beats addressing a question that could come back to haunt you.

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When they say, “Take it or leave it; this is my final offer,” the recommended thing to do is to ignore the statement and continue conversing as if it never existed. Never take it personally, and never mention or allude to it. Just keep talking and allow the ultimatum to fade into oblivion. Most ultimatums are blurted out in moments of frustration and are short-lived, and most evaporate naturally and quickly. Ignoring the threat gives your partner an unspoken opportunity to continue the negotiations without loss of face. If they say you must settle by a certain date or time, ask, “What if I take a little more time but come back with a counterproposal that gives you just as good a deal? Would that be okay?” I read it in the Women’s Journal!

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When did it all start? There are various theories on the origin of Valentine's Day, but the most popular dates back to the time of the Roman Empire during the reign of Claudius II, 270 AD. Claudius didn't want men to marry during wartime because he believed single men made better soldiers. Bishop Valentine went against his wishes and performed secret wedding ceremonies. For this, Valentine was jailed and then executed by order of the Emperor on February 14. While in jail, he wrote a love note to the jailor's daughter signing it, "From your Valentine." ‘Sound familiar?

• Casanova, well known as "The World's Greatest Lover," ate chocolate to make him virile. • Physicians of the 1800's commonly advised their patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining for lost love. • Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine's Day in the late 1800's. • More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's Day. • Over $1 billion worth of chocolate is purchased for Valentine's Day in the U.S.


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• 73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men, while only 27 percent are women. • The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love. • Red roses are considered the flower of love because the color red stands for strong romantic feelings. • 189 million stems of roses are sold in the U.S. on Valentine's Day. • Approximately 110 million roses, mostly red, will be sold and delivered within the three-day time period.

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• Approximately one billion Valentines are sent out worldwide each year according to estimates by the U.S. Greeting Card Association. That's second only to Christmas. • Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all Valentines. • Teachers will receive the most Valentine's Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.

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How to Handle Volatility By Judy L. Loy, ChFC® and CEO of Nestlerode & Loy, Inc., an investment firm located in Centre County

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For anyone who has been living in a cave the last six months, the stock markets are experiencing a high level of volatility. Any news on the Eurozone crisis (17 nations with a single currency), Greece defaulting on their debt or the U.S. Super-committee doing, well, nothing has led to severe market swings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, a United States stock index consisting of thirty blue chip stocks, has moved up or down triple digits 68% of the time in November. Looking at your portfolio or retirement savings from one week to the next can bring either a feeling of euphoria or the decision to put off retirement for another year or two. What is the best way to handle this time in the market and how do you keep a long-term perspective?

Think long-term. If you have been investing for a while, take a look back at where you started. You may be down for the year now but where did you start five or ten years ago? Seeing that you made progress through saving and investing can help stomach a dip in the value. Don’t look at your investments every day during a volatile period. Quite frankly, it can drive you crazy. When a market is moving as quickly in different directions as this one is, letting your portfolio work over time can be the best method. Finally, if you can’t live with the volatility, work through a risk tolerance study to see where you land. Your holdings may be too aggressive for your time frame or your peace of mind. Changing your portfolio to allow for a good night’s sleep may be in order. Just realize that risk (usually risk is interpreted as volatility) and return work in tandem. When times are good, you will be giving up the higher returns.

The first thing is to check your perspective. If you have ten or more years until you will need to begin pulling money from your portfolio (for example, time until retirement), should you make changes based on daily fluctuations? A DALBAR study using data from the Investment Company Institute, Standard & Poor’s and Barclay’s showed a significant difference between investor returns and the investment returns. Evidence shows that the difference resulted from investors pulling out of the markets during tough times: selling low. In other words, with investing, emotional decisions are bad decisions. In reality, putting additional money in the markets when they are down buys more shares of quality holdings. As Warren Buffett stated, “…Try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.”

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If you are dollar cost averaging, which means putting money in on a regular basis (monthly), it is best to continue to do so during the downturn. This can buy more shares at lower cost and may offset losses with new savings, making the bottom line look better monthly, which can also alleviate some anxiety. Another thing that can help is to work with an advisor. Many people want to go it alone but paying for help can actually pay off. In a study done by Aon Hewitt and Financial Engines, the companies looked at the retirement returns of more than 425,000 investors from 2006 through 2010. The median annual return of those who worked with an advisor was almost three percentage points higher than those investing on their own. That’s 3% extra compounding every year. This was net of fees, so in short, you got what you paid for. Having I read it in the Women’s Journal!

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Carnicella & Associates is so excited to welcome Dr. Heather Raymond. Not only will she provide an unsurpassed level of care, she is a participating provider with United Concordia. It is so difficult to accept what an insurance company pays and still provide the highest quality of care with the latest supplies, technology and equipment. Dr. Raymond and Dr. Carnicella feel they can still go above and beyond the standard of care and allow Dr. Raymond to accept the United Concordia insurance fee schedule. We hope this opens the door for many more members of our community to enjoy our office and all its amenities and technologies. We will change your mind about dentistry.

Join Our Dental Family of Friends! We would love the opportunity to show you what truly exceptional dental care is all about. Our goal is to provide our patients with care that lasts a lifetime, and we are always very happy to have new patients become part of our family. Our entire team has received special training in providing comfortable, quality dental care, and we love what we do! We welcome the opportunity to offer second opinions, and we strive to treat emergencies that day.

Dr. Raymond comes to our practice with 11 years of quality dental practice experience. She is a returning Penn State Alumni. She completed her undergraduate work with a Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Arts in 1995 from Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. Her doctorate work was completed at Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Raymond received her Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) in 2000, finishing in the top 5% of her dental class. She is a member of the ADA and the Pennsylvania and Centre Dental Society.

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Looking to return to Centre County, Pennsylvania to raise her family, Dr. Raymond has now been in private practice for 9 years. She spent 3 years practicing not-for-profit dentistry at Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM), the only free dental clinic in Centre County, providing access to care for those with low incomes and no dental insurance. She was the Dental Director as well as the staff dentist at CVIM. Dr. Heather Raymond has a wide knowledge base in the field of dentistry, and does a variety of general dental procedures, including restorative (fillings) work, crown and bridge work, dentures, oral surgery, root canals, implant work, cosmetic veneer cases and Invisalign orthodontics. Her wide range of experience makes her exceptional at treating all ages of patients with all levels of care needs. She especially loves doing “family dentistry” and treating all members of the family, from the youngest to the maturest members of the family. After 11 years of experience in the field, she has become very skilled at diagnosing and treating all of your dental needs. She also has the special gift for working with fearful patients. January / February 2012

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Happy New Year!

Ask Livi Tip #4: New Year = New Computer?

Happy new year to all you ladies who survived Christmas! Who would have thought I’d be writing these lines so quickly ? It feels like just yesterday I was still shopping for Christmas (and Hanukkah, of course!) What a great time of the year, spending time with the people we love. I wanted to start by wishing you a wonderful year, filled with health, love and success. I hope this year you will concur both your personal and professional goals, one by one. Turn to your computers to get your questions answered, helpful tips and other resources. If you took good care of them in the past year,

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Did you ever see yourself staring in a book? Life is full of great adventures and we are looking for your ‘first time’ great adventure stories. Did you just bake your first cake from scratch? Can you remember when you caught your first fish? Did you go bungee-jumping? Are you 59 years old and just took your first airplane ride? Did you just give birth to triplets? Have you achieved one of your bucket wishes? Tell us about it and get your story in print. The Women’s Journal is putting together a book, titled: My First Time: Stories of Life Adventures. And, we are looking for YOUR STORY.

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Nurse Navigator Program at Lewistown Hospital What is a CHF nurse navigator?

The Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) nurse navigator works with a multidisciplinary team to assist in providing care to CHF patients. CHF is a difficult condition to manage and it can be complicated by many other accompanying conditions. Many Julie Maidens, RN, BSN, patients with CHF find themselves frequently readmitted to the hospital CHF Nurse Navigator with heart failure symptoms. The nurse navigator provides education and support for the patient while they are in the hospital and then follows the patient after discharge to provide support for self management of heart failure at home. Also important is determining the goal of the patient and any barriers in reaching that goal. As well, the nurse navigator collaborates with nursing homes, physician offices, and home nursing agencies to ease the transition home from the hospital. After discharge, the nurse navigator calls the patient to answer any questions they may still have, and to monitor how the patient is managing their heart failure. Along with education, the nurse navigator provides support to patient and family members.

this in mind, many patients need assistance with overcoming these obstacles in order to avoid recurrent illness and hospitalization.

How is nurse navigation the future of healthcare?

With the advances in medicine and technology people are living longer. Thus the complexity and acuity of illnesses is greater. The nurse navigator can provide guidance for those struggling with multiple health issues. The healthcare system is often difficult to navigate and the nurse navigator can provide patients assistance with the journey. For more information, call Lewistown Hospital CHF Nurse Navigator at (717) 242-7486.

Warning Signs of Heart Failure

Increased heart rate Lack of appetite or nausea Confusion, feeling disoriented Persistent coughing or wheezing Swelling in the legs, ankles, feet, or abdomen Tiredness, fatigue with normal everyday activities Shortness of breath with activity, at rest, or at night Decreased urination during the day & increased urination at night

How does the nurse navigator ease the concerns of the patient?

The nurse navigator is a contact for any questions or concerns the patient may have. Follow up phone calls to the home can also ease patient concerns. The nurse navigator can provide information regarding their condition, as well as testing and medications. Hearing that one has heart failure can be frightening, but realizing that one can live a full life with heart failure is reassuring. The nurse navigator provides information and support for making the necessary lifestyle changes needed to successfully manage heart failure.

How can the nurse navigator program change the perspective of healthcare?

Healthcare is not just something provided in the hospital or healthcare facility. In order to keep patients well, a great deal of consideration must be given to the patient outside of the hospital. Many patients lack the tools and resources necessary to stay well. Many patients have barriers that prevent them from maintaining good health. These barriers include lack of health insurance, inability to afford medications, and complicated social circumstances. With I read it in the Women’s Journal!

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Are You Up To Date On The Latest Tatooing? Thinking of Removing that Tattoo

appointment will fine tune the details of the final look. With Permanent Makeup re-enhancements or maintenance may be desired for some people (5-10 years). Depending on the bodys ability to hold pigment. Is It painful? Topical Anesthetics are applied to numb the area and provide comfort to ensure a perfect procedure. There may be a minimal discomfort. Please contact me today at (814) 339-6823 or email mollyhammer@ to set up an appointment and take advantage of the following SPECIALS:

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EliminInk Tattoo Removal is a unique system utilizing the latest binding technology for safe removal of unwanted tattoos. There are numerous reasons for the use of EliminInk in removing Tattoos. 1. Permanent makeup Corrections. 2. Unwanted Name. 3. Gang Related tattoos. 4. Tattoo markings for radiation. 5. Tattoo redsign. 6. Impulsive decisions. These are only a few reasons. EliminInk is designed to bond with the original tattoo ink/pigment, and then draw the ink to the surface. DermRenu, a scar inhibitor which is built into the ElininInk solution (as well as being a stand-alone product that is used as part of the after-care program) is designed to minimize or prevent scarring. How it works and will it be painful? Through a specially formulated process, Eliminink "bonds" with all permanent makeup pigments and tattoo ink, thereby resulting in a tattoo removal procedure that is noncolor dependent, unlike that of a laser, which is color dependent. This, in turn, greatly increases the potential for successful tattoo removal and decreases the overall number of treatment sessions required (as compared to what is frequently required when using the laser technique). The Eliminink Tattoo Removal System works much like the original tattooing process. The EliminInk solution is applied using a tattoo over procedure. However, instead of applying ink or pigment this time, EliminInks specially formulated solution bond with the original tattoo ink, and then draws the ink to the skin's surface. You will have some pain associated with this procedure, no more than when you got the tattoo, so if removing a tattoo is what you want then you will have to endure it.

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What Is the Permantent Makeup pigment composed of? Pigments are made of Iron Oxide base colorants. These colorants have been used in the cosmetic industry for years and are found in candy, confectionary pills. How is Permanent makeup performed? Sterilized, disposable needles are used to implant desire color or remove color into the dermis layer of the skin. Will I need a follow up appointment? Yes a touch up appointment is sometimes needed 6 to 8 weeks after the initial appointment. This January / February 2012

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Jump Start Your Brilliant Body A Brilliant Body means having health at the highest and deepest level. Health you can feel and see. You might even call it cellular health because lasting health begins when you start by making your foundation strong. If your cells are healthy your tissue will be healthy. If your tissues are healthy, your organs will be healthy. If your organs are healthy, your system will be healthy. And if your systems are healthy, YOU will be healthy.

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A Brilliant Body feels vibrant and energetic. It is illuminated from within and radiates a healthy glow. Surgeries, injections, chemicals and the like are no match for the true, inner and outer beauty that comes from proper eating, nutrition and activity.

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Great Food

Warm up at Whistle Stop To dine in a place loaded with history and different from any other, with Chef inspired creations, The Whistle Stop is a short, pleasant driving destination from any location.

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Homemade Soups

We now feature a "Patty Crew " on our lunch menu. It includes a cup of Chef created soup and a half sandwich of your own creation for only $5.95! this is a perfect combination for the cold winter months. Get a group together and warm up at the Whistle Stop. To entice you, here are a few of our most popular soups: Potato Cheddar Bisque, New England Clam Chowder, Vegetarian Split Pea, Tuscan Vegetable. Get a pint TO GO!

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Our dinner menu features Continental Classic favorites like Chicken Picatta, Beef Burgundy, and Turkey Devonshire all served in old world ambiance.

Make plans for our special Valentines Day Sweetheart Dinners For Two. Call Marcia for details & reservations for this special event, Tuesday February 14th. The Whistle Stop is located on Route 144 in Centre Hall, Centre County, just 15 minutes from State College and 25 minutes from Lewistown. Hours are; Wednesday and Thursday 11am to 8pm: Friday and Saturday, 11am to 9pm; Sunday, 11am to 7pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

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Take a Leap Forward in Your Success

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Communicating For Your Success

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