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24 Places to Find Healthful Prepared Meals BY melissa donald

26 Places to Find Weightloss Help BY Ilyse McCormick

28 Places to Exercise BY stacie martin

30 Places to Find Preventative Health BY stacie martin

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34 Places to Improve Sight & Hearing BY jessica smith

36 Places to Find Help with Hormones BY YELENA SAPIN

38 Places to “Remove” Years BY Ilyse McCormick

40 Places to Help You Help Others BY TIFFANY WHITE

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Kaelin Rybak

Independent Travel Agent — The Travel Authority, 2525 Bardstown Rd.

Interview by Lucy M. Pritchett Photography by Melissa donald

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Kaelin Rybak, 60, co-founded Knights Travel in 1985; since 2004, she has worked as an independent agent in the office of The Travel Authority. • Hometown: Louisville • Neighborhood: Breckenridge Estates • Household: Husband, Bill Rybak • In the Biz: since 1977

Packing tip:

Lay out all the clothes you want to take and all the money you think you will need. Take away half the clothing and double the money.

• Business travelers who have to make frequent changes to itineraries and find it is worth a service fee to be able to contact someone 24/7. • First-time cruisers who have no idea how to begin to arrange the trip. After the first cruise, though, they usually stay with me. I service lots of multi-generational families traveling together — grandparents, parents, and children. • Upscale travelers who want to be sure that everything is perfect. They know what they want, and they depend on me to make it happen.

Old school:

When I started in the industry, I used a rotary dial phone and had to call and make every reservation — hotel, flight, rental car, tour arrangements. There were no faxes, and I had to hand-write every airline ticket. Now, of course, it is almost all done on the computer. And the electronic airline tickets are the best. Before, if you lost your ticket, you had to pay to have it replaced.

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She is a Bellarmine Knights fan and has kept game statistics for men’s and women’s basketball for 43 years. She was inducted into the Bellarmine University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. Kaelin sings the national anthem at almost every Knights basketball game and estimates that she’s performed it 1,400 times. She can sing the national anthem in one minute and 25 seconds.

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my blue swim noodle. I enjoy water aerobics, and on ships, the shallowest part of the pool is usually five feet deep. I am barely 5-foot-3 and need the noodle to help me keep my head above water. Travel guides:

Rick Steves and Michelin I travel with one bag and

don’t take any piece that doesn’t go with three other things. I pack two pairs of shoes.

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my Favorite vacation is any cruise ship, anywhere. I only have to unpack once, and I get to see many places. We take a cruise every year. Last year it was along the coast of California from San Diego to San Francisco. On our second cruise to Alaska, we made it as far north as the Arctic Ocean. Our most relaxing visit was to French Polynesia, where we snorkeled and did simple sightseeing. We have been all over Europe, and this year we are headed to Norway to cruise the fjords and the North Cape.

“I sing it like it was written,” she says. “The national anthem isn’t about the person singing it. It’s about America.” Top three domestic destinations:

Disney World, Las Vegas, Hawaii Top three winter travels:

Ski vacations; Phoenix or Tuscan, Arizona; San Diego. Today’s Woman


She is a Boston Red Sox fan, a classically trained soprano, and she loves her road atlas. NEW School

Robin Lee Mozer

Visiting Assistant Professor, English Department at University of Louisville

Interview by Lucy M. Pritchett Photography by Melissa donald

Robin Lee Mozer, 33, visiting assistant professor with the English Department at University of Louisville; teaches composition, creative writing, travel writing • Hometowns: Split between Medfield, Mass. and Fair Hope, Ala. • Neighborhood: Original Highlands • Household: Husband Stephen Schneider; daughter Lily, 18 months; cats Orville and Wilbur

In 2010, I was the female faculty sponsor and working crew member aboard a two-masted schooner for a month-long sailing trip in the Caribbean. Everyone got experience doing every job on the ship. I found that I was terrible at ‘driving the boat.’ I also spent three days chained by harness to a rail when I was struck with seasickness.

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Folk music — John Denver, Indigo Girls, Avett Brothers.

I have ideas of places I want to see at a destination but I like to stay open to what might come up. If you schedule all of your days, there is no time for surprises.

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Urbanspoon for restaurants, the Weather Channel, and Google maps.

I carry a specific notebook. It is five-by-seven with a spiral binding, and a hard cover. It fits anywhere and I can stick my pen in the spiral so I always have it. • Don’t pressure yourself to write everyday which only makes it a chore. Do write down the date, time, and place of your entries. • Try to capture a particular scene instead of just a list of ‘and then we went to...’ Pick one thing that stands out and write very precise descriptions to capture that one moment. • Don’t write only about the great stuff. Travel is full of uncomfortable moments. Those are real. You want to capture your own experiences, not just something you could read about in a glossy travel brochure.

3. Baby travel tips:

Don’t fly solo. Have backup if at all possible. • Fly on a non-busy day so you might have an extra seat next to you. • Accidents happen. Pack an extra clean outfit for your child and for yourself in your carry-on bag. 4. Favorite bag: A vintage canvas Army photo bag. 5. Swears by:

The Lonely Planet travel guides and The Best American Travel Writing series.

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I have traveled and lived all over New England — Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont — along the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida and also Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Ala. I have visited 30 of the 48 contiguous states.

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is from Australia, and I have been there twice. On our first trip, we went by way of Germany to visit some of his father’s relatives there. I have also been to Quebec City.

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Bringing Her ‘A’ Game Ann Joseph CFO, D.D. Williamson

What’s the one thing Ann Joseph has to do every day? “I have to bring energy and my ‘A’ game to work,” says Ann, who is CFO at D.D. Williamson, a 145-yearold global manufacturing company headquartered in Louisville that makes caramel and other natural colorings for the food and beverage industry. “I’ve got a team here that I lead, and I’ve got to give them my best every day,” Ann continues. “I’ve got to bring that creative energy, that positive attitude, [because] there are people looking to me for leadership and guidance. They’re going to set their tone, their aspirations, [and] their day based on how I’m feeling and the energy that I am communicating.” Ann, who grew up in a small town on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border, learned her management skills in the Navy. A business major at Purdue University, she went through school on a Navy ROTC scholarship and eventually became a commander in the Navy, living in Guam, London, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. “In the military, you learn how to take a huge number of details and pick out what’s relevant, what matters, and what you need to focus on,” Ann says.

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Right out of college, she was given a division of 150 people to be responsible for. “You are thrown into the deep end of the pool, and you need to learn to swim pretty quickly,” she says. Another benefit of being in the military was travel. While living in Guam, Ann learned to scuba dive and traveled to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Australia, and Thailand. But her favorite city to live in was London. “It’s just fantastic, very multicultural, incredibly diverse,” Ann says of London. “From there, I got to travel all over Europe.” After her time in the Navy, Ann, who holds an MBA, honed her finance skills at General Electric in Louisville. She took an assignment in Hendersonville, N.C., where she resorted briefly to a long-distance marriage with her UPS pilot husband, Link Joseph, until she decided to seek a job closer to her adoptive home. “I went to the [D.D. Williamson] interview with an open mind,” Ann says. “If I hadn’t, I don’t think I would have considered a smaller, privately held company. It got me back to Louisville for personal reasons and was a great career decision.” Here are Ann’s tips on embracing change:

Rule #1: Step outside your comfort zone on a regular basis.

Find the courage to tackle a new or intimidating challenge, whether it’s public speaking, leading a highvisibility project, or simply joining a new organization where you know no one. Over time, things that once seemed daunting no longer are.

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Email, conference calls, and project work frequently intrude into your personal life. Some at-home work is necessary, but make sure you schedule, prioritize, and establish boundaries for sufficient personal time for the people and activities that recharge your batteries. My husband and I go “off the grid” on vacation. Unplugging for a week means working ahead before you leave and lots of catch-up when you return, but the time in-between is well worth it.

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4 The Louisville Palace Wedding Show The Louisville Palace January 11, 6-11pm Live Music: The Crashers! Admission: $5; pre-register and admission is FREE www.PalaceWeddingShow.com

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Need a quick goal? Walk or run the Frostbite 5K at Cherokee Park, Rugby Field January 12, 9am rivercityraces.com

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Education Spalding’s interdisciplinary BFA in Creative Writing develops an Dr. Merle Bachman advanced level of competence in the use of language and the exercise of the creative intellect, providing a basis for a variety of career options and professional choices. Emphasizing the study of writing and literature, in addition to studies across disciplines such as art, history, religious studies, and anthropology, students have extensive opportunities for reading, writing, evaluating, and producing a variety of written texts. Each member of the English faculty serves as an advisor to help students successfully complete their degree program to accomplish their goals.

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National Association of Women in Construction Every 2nd Mon. • 5:30 p.m. Call for meeting location Patty Stewart 812.288.4208 #121 Network Now Every 2nd Fri. • 11:30 a.m. Hurstbourne Country Club 9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane Lee Ann Lyle 502.836.1422 lee@lalcomputers.com NIA Women’s Roundtable Every 4th Fri. • 8:30 a.m. NIA Center 2900 West Broadway – 3rd floor Suzanne Carter 502-775-2548 suzannec@morethanconsultants.org Southern Indiana Women’s Networking Group Every 3rd Wed. • 11:30 a.m. Holiday Inn-Lakeview 505 Marriott Drive * Clarksville Email Lisa Stinnett for RSVP: lisa.stinnett@elwoodstaffing.com WIN- Women in Networking Every 2nd Wed. • 11:15 a.m. Oxmoor Country Club 9000 Limehouse Lane WIN- Women in Networking II Every 3rd Wed. • 11:30 a.m. Fern Valley Conference Center 2715 Fern Valley Road Kim Fusting 502.267.7066 kimins@bellsouth.net www.win3louisville.com WIN- Women in Networking III Every 2nd Tues. • 11:30 a.m. Hurstbourne Country Club 9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane Charlaine Reynolds 502.742.5802 charlaine.reynolds@gmail.com OR Stephanie Riggle 502.554.4753 stephanie.riggle@ grannynannies-ky.com www.win3louisville.com WIN- Women in Networking IV Every 3rd Tues. • 11:30 a.m. Corner Café 9307 New LaGrange Road Amanda Smith 502.807.1781 info@win4louisville.org WIN - Women in Networking V Every 2nd Thurs. • 11:30 a.m. Buca di Beppo 2051 S. Hurstbourne Parkway Lee Ann Lyle 502-836-1422 info@win5networking.com www.win5networking.com

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Every 1st Fri. Roundtable • 8:30 a.m. Location – TBA Sharron Johnson 502.566.6076 #104 sjohnson@cvcky.org www.cvcky.org/womensbusiness center.html Women’s Council of Realtors Every 3rd Thurs. • 11:30 a.m. Wildwood Country Club 5000 Bardstown Rd. Lynda Minzenberger 502.552.8768 lynda@catalystrealty.net ZONTA- Advancing The Status of Women Every 1st Thurs. • 6:00 p.m. Logan’s Steakhouse 5005 Shelbyville Road Joyce Cain 502.339.8682 membership@zontaclubof louisville.com

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Paul’s 4601 Jennings Lane (4 locations) 502.426.5059 paulsfruit.com Why you’ll love it: Each Paul’s is a small, local, easy-to-browse grocery store with services such as a catalog of predetermined and custom packed gift baskets, a grocery delivery service, party trays, and in-house samples of produce and items from their deli and gourmet sections. What else you’ll find: In each of their four Louisville area locations, you will find a deli with readymade and made-to-order sandwiches, a substantial gourmet food section including a variety of Kentucky Proud products, and a seasonal, outdoor market, which includes decorative floral and greenery, and popular garden plants.

ValuMarket 315 Whittington Pkwy (5 locations) 502.423.7110 valumarket.com

Why you’ll love it: To save shopping time, you can place an order online or via phone and have someone at ValuMarket do the shopping for you. Your groceries will be available for pick up or can be delivered right to your door. What else you’ll find: ValuMarket offers local produce and Kentucky Proud products, along with a variety specialty food items not readily available in the larger supermarkets. They also have a pharmacy, floral, and catering departments.

3738 Lexington Road Why you’ll love it: (5 locations) You can find organic produce 502.896.0189 grown just a few miles from Rainbowblossom.com the store. This small, familyowned market has a mission of providing high quality products and customer service, and their Kentucky Proud products line the shelves. What else you’ll find: Natural products free from synthetic preservatives and artificial food coloring and flavorings. Online ordering, a substantial bulk herb section, bulk liquid soaps and shampoos, and a wide variety of natural remedies, vitamins, and supplements. They also host seasonal fairs, and monthly consultations from various local, holistic practitioners. Their main location on Lexington Road hosts a seasonal Farmers Market.

Why you’ll love it: CSA stands for Community-Supported Agriculture. When you purchase a CSA subscription, you are supporting small, local farms that will provide you with fresh, seasonal produce. Each CSA program offers a little something different, including such items as local milk, cheese, poultry, beef, eggs, and various Kentucky Proud food products.    What else you’ll find: Depending on the CSA you join, some offer a variety of different CSA subscriptions, such as basic baskets consisting of just fruits and vegetables, to adding on such items as bread, meats, dairy, and various Kentucky Proud products, based on company participation. There are several different CSAs available in the Kentuckiana area with various pick-up locations.

CSA Several options available Grasshoppersdistribution.com Localharvest.com

Why you’ll love it: Green Bean delivers right to your door. Depending on your family’s needs, you have the option of ordering from five different bin sizes and contents, including an all fruit bin or a fruit and vegetable bin with various gourmet food add-ons.    What else you’ll find: The option to customize your own produce bin from a list of approximately 40 different Green Bean Delivery seasonal items. Local 4813 Pinewood Rd. produce as well as organic greenbeandelivery.com and sustainable goods can 502.587.8998 be found on the list of food options.     

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healthful Prepared Meals

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GMeals 4735 Poplar Level Rd. 502.966.3200 gmeals.com

Why you’ll love it: Find individual and family sized premade meals that are quick and easy. Choose from a variety of items both in the cooler and freezer sections. All premade meals are made in-house.   What else you’ll find: A small neighborhood gourmet grocery that offers a variety of worldly food items. A café with free WiFi, coffee, tea, and various sweet treats and breakfast items.  You will also find a deli counter with premade side salads, meats, cheeses, olives, and made to order sandwiches.  

Lotsa Pasta

Why you’ll love it: Flavorful meals using alternative methods for reducing fat, such as roasted mash potatoes using olive oil instead of dairy, and fettuccini alfredo with low-fat milk instead of cream. What else you’ll find: Both vegetarian and meat options are available. Various dishes containing salmon, pork, steak, and poultry are available.  Many meals offer a starch and a green, including collard greens and green beans.

Home Cuisine 502.896.0666 homecuisineonline.com Why you’ll love it: Portioncontrolled fresh meals, created to help you lose weight. Three meals a day are provided with a convenient list noting the ingredients and caloric intake. All meals are made with fresh ingredients, and local produce is used when available.   What else you’ll find: Home Cuisine meals can be picked up at area Rainbow Blossom locations or delivered to your home.  Three different plans are available, including the portion controlled meals, along with dinners only and family meals. 

3717 Lexington Rd. 502.896.6361 lotsapastalouisville.com

Burger’s Market 1105 Ray Avenue 502.454.0461 burgersmarketlouisville.com Why you’ll love it: A neighborhood market with a made-to-order sandwich deli and premade meals and snacks — breakfast biscuits with bacon, soups, chicken tenders, deviled eggs, and various side salads. What else you’ll find: A full grocery store that has an order/ delivery service, specialty food items you can’t find in the larger grocery stores, and their own name brand on items such as spaghetti sauce, jams and jellies, and salsa.

Earth Fare 4320 Summit Plaza Drive #5   502.327.1714 Earthfare.com

Why you’ll love it: There are eight unhealthy ingredients that you won’t find anywhere in their stores, including high fructose corn syrup. You will also love their all-natural and healthy grab-and-go premade meals and snacks.  Chicken pot pie, quiche, various soups, salads, and snack items such as quesadillas, falafel, and small burritos are some of the items that you will find in their Grab and Go case.    What else you’ll find: Earth Fare is a small, healthful supermarket that recently opened their first Kentucky store at The Summit.  Here you will find local and organic produce, a pizza and sandwich shop, a bulk food section containing grains, nuts, and herbs, and a meat and dairy case free of antibiotics and growth hormones.

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weightloss help

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Why you’ll love it: Ageless Medical Weight Loss Center and Medspa offers one of the best new medical beauty treatments: Lipovite Lipotropic Injections which stop the accumulation of fat in your body. The injections are available from once to three times per week and the injections have the possibility of increasing your weight loss to a pound a week.

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Baptist East/Milestone Wellness CenteR

What else you’ll find: Other medical weight loss options ranging from medications for both weight loss and beauty (like Latisse for longer lashes) to medically supervised Ageless Medical Weight nutritional programs.

750 Cypress Station Drive 502.896.3900 baptistmilestone.com

Why you’ll love it: Baptist East Milestone’ s HMR Program not only hands you a fool-proof meal plan, but offers the support needed to stay on track. The idea of dieting and committing to a healthy food plan is simple in theory but often fails due to lack of personal accountability. The group support offered at Baptist East Milestone makes for a highly successful program.

Loss Center and Medspa 10003 Forest Green Boulevard 502.896.0060 agelesscenter.net

Clark Memorial Bariatric Program 1220 Missouri Avenue Jeffersonville 812.282.6631 clarkmemorial.org

What else you’ll find: Baptist East Milestone is a full-service gym and wellness center offering a variety of resources to fit anyone’s weight loss program. From personal training and group exercise to the spa and physical therapy, Baptist East Milestone is a one-stop shop for full-body wellness.

The Heuser Clinic 2040 Metal Lane 502.893.7833 heuserclinic.com

Why you’ll love it: Whether your child is an athlete in a specific sport, wants to stay healthy and burn off some steam, or needs to lose weight, the Heuser Clinic has the exercise programs tailored to youth training. With a variety of programs available for youth ages 10-18, the experts at the Heuser Clinic will keep their growing bodies safe while gaining incredible results. What else you’ll find: Classes for adults, seniors, and corporate offices as well. The Clinic offers a Corporate Wellness Program which provides businesses 12 weeks of group exercise classes and nutritional guidance. The Corporate Wellness Program has become increasingly popular and is said to increase work production and decrease absenteeism.

Why you’ll love it: When you think you have exhausted all other options and worry it will be impossible for you to reach your weight loss goals, Clark Memorial’s Bariatric Weight Loss Program has an answer. Their program not only provides dramatic weight loss results through several surgeries like lap-band surgery and gastric bypass surgery, but they provide all patients with ongoing support after their procedure. What else you’ll find: As part of the Bariatric Program, all patients are enrolled after their surgery in a free treatment program involving a wide range of supportive elements. Patients attend a weekly weigh-in, are given a gym membership, attend monthly support group meetings, and are even treated with monthly clothing exchanges to help keep up with their changing bodies.

The Louisville Center for Weight Loss 2304 Hurstbourne Village Drive Suite 500 502.583.3189 louisvillecenterforweightloss.com

Why you’ll love it: If you are interested in trying a weight loss medication including the popular HCG Diet, the medical professionals at the Louisville Center for Weight Loss offer their overweight patients both the tablet and injection form of the HCG treatment and are knowledgeable in the different available options. What else you’ll find: No appointments are necessary at the Louisville Center for Weight Loss and every Thursday at 9:30am and several Saturdays a month, they offer Diet Express days where you can be in and out even quicker. In addition to prescription weight loss medication, the Louisville Center for Weight Loss offers injections and topical beauty medications as well.

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Blairwood Tennis Swim & Fitness 9300 Blairwood Road 502.426.8820 blairwood.net

Mohr Results Boot Camp

What else you’ll find: Massage therapists and personal trainers are available as well as group exercise programs. A Kid’s Night Out where parents can go out to dinner or run errands while their children play and exercise.

502.459.6738 mohrresultsbootcamp.com Why you’ll love it: Mohr Results Adventure Boot Camp is just for women and led by coaches with a PhD in exercise physiology. It is scheduled at 5:30a.m., an hour where the only conflict might be sleep. Locations are Louisville Indoor Racquet Club in winter or Cherokee Park in other seasons. What else you’ll find: You can choose between 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day sessions. Participants can experience 4- to 10-pound weight loss, improved muscle strength and appearance, and a boost in confidence. Photo by Melissa Donald

Baptist East Milestone Wellness Center 750 Cypress Station Drive 502.896.3900 baptistmilestone.com

Northeast YMCA 9400 Millbrook Road 502.425.1271 ymcalouisville.org Why you’ll love it: A climbing wall and other family strengthening opportunities such as parentchild classes, licensed and drop-in childcare, and family programs such as the Adventure Guides. What else you’ll find: For the summer, the Outdoor waterpark, Calypso Cove is extensive. More than 120 classes are offered weekly. Two indoor pools offer lap swim time at all hours of the day. The Youth Fitness Fundamentals program and Summer Day Camps are also available.

Why you’ll love it: It is a full-service exercise facility especially for tennis players and swimmers. For tennis fans, Blairwood offers 8 indoor courts and 10 outdoor courts with lessons and leagues available. For swimmers, both outdoor and indoor pools with swimming lessons beginning at age 3.

Why you’ll love it: Almost everything physical is offered here. An extensive aquatics program for all ages and an ever-changing variety of classes (more than 175) offers everything from stress relief to Zumba to nutrition programs. After you workout, pamper yourself with a manicure, massage, or facial at the onsite Oasis Spa.

What else you’ll find: Group exercise classes offered for those with special conditions such as arthritis, and osteoporosis. A physical therapy clinic is onsite.

SIGS Sportsplex 4343 Security Parkway New Albany 812.949.7447 sigssportsplex.com

Why you’ll love it: Parents can work out while their child is involved in gymnastics team training or swimming or gymnastic lessons. What else you’ll find: Senior classes: Muscular Strength/Range of Motion, Seated Yoga, and Cardio Class. BounceTime inflatable gym playground for ages 9 and under and preschool Open Gym. Children’s speech, occupational and physical therapies are offered as well as parties.

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preventative Programs

Priority Radiology 807 Northgate Boulevard New Albany 812.949.0807  Priorityradiology.com

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Kentucky Cancer Program 501 E. Broadway 502.852.6318 kentuckycancerprogram.org Why you’ll love it: The Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP) focuses on cancer prevention, early detection, and survivor support. The program works with communities across the state to identify cancerrelated issues and address problems by using local resources.

Why you’ll love it: If you want to see the status of your cardiovascular health, you can schedule a vascular screening using ultrasound, and talk to a radiologist about your results the same day. You can also schedule a lung cancer screening, using CT and view the results the same day. No doctor’s order is required for these screenings, just call and make an appointment. What else you’ll find: Digital mammography, Dexascan — the bone densitometry system, Ultrasound, MRI, CT, PET/CT and Digital X-Ray, as well as other speciality services.

What else you’ll find: The Love on a Leash program provides visits by specially trained therapy dogs to hospitals. Free legal clinics for patients and families.

Women’s Diagnostic Center 4004 DuPont Circle, Suite 230 502.893.1333 womensdiagnosticcenter.com

Inspire Wellness

Why you’ll love it: Women’s Diagnostic Center is the first to provide 3D mammograms that detect breast cancer in a way conventional mammograms miss. The 3D mammograms provide a 15 percent greater chance of detection and a 30 percent decrease in mistaken callbacks. To reduce anxiety, they also offer same-day mammogram results and 24-hour biopsy results. What else you’ll find: Women’s Diagnostic is our region’s only privately owned Breast Imaging Center of Excellence as designated by the American College of Radiology. The center offers traditional and 3D mammography, ultrasound, cyst aspiration, biopsies, and DEXA bone density scanning in a relaxed, spa-like setting with private rooms and complimentary snacks.

1301 Herr Lane 502.593.9017 inspirewellness.net

Why you’ll love it: The woman who developed this has been where many women are: Inspire Wellness owner Kimberly May stepped out of the corporate world with stress, anxiety, headaches, adrenal fatigue, and insomnia. By utilizing a wellness inventory, HeartMath, and integrative medicine, Kimberly was able to regain the balance and relaxation she craved. And she helps other women get there. What else you’ll find: Personal coaching is offered on the topics of stress relief, revitalizing yourself, life purpose, health and wellness, and performance. Services include HeartMath, which utilizes biofeedback to calm the body’s systems; Reiki, and the wellness inventory.

Personalized Prevention: Your Family & Heart Care Why you’ll love it: Whether you are 20 or 60, Personalized Prevention will assess your risk factors for developing coronary heart disease, assist you with adopting healthier choices, and provide you with tools for reducing your risk of developing heart disease.

1615 Blackiston View Drive Clarksville 812.725.1550 yourpersonalprevention.com

What else you’ll find: Personalized Prevention’s mission is to increase women’s understanding and recognition of coronary heart disease. They provide compassionate, quality health care in a comfortable setting. Stress tests, holter monitors, specialized studies, and stroke prevention are used to identify potential problems.

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Kurt Bruenderman Physical Therapy

stop aches and pains

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2907 Beaumont Rd. 502.456.5199

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Why you’ll love it: Norton’s Headache & Concussion Center develops a custom treatment and prevention plan addressing the whole person, from nutrition to physical therapy. And, its proximity to the newly developing Norton Women’s Hospital means smooth transitions between inpatient and outpatient treatments to find the most effective solution for headaches. What else you’ll find: Physicians who are specially trained in treating headache disorders and treatment options range from physical therapy to trigger point injections and surgeries. You’ll also find clinical trials of new Norton Headache & treatments and free monthly Concussion Center education classes led by physicians. Located at Norton Suburban Hospital 502.629.1234 nortonhealthcare.com

Why you’ll love it: Physical therapist Kurt Bruenderman has “healing hands.” He uses only his hands and ultrasound equipment to find the root of pain problems and work them out physiologically. His small practice ensures you get a quality appointment time with him. “Most patients get an hour of my time, which is almost unheard of in the physical therapy industry,” he says. What else you’ll find: Pain control techniques, special attention to the connective tissues between muscles and bones, customized instruction on strengthening yourself between appointments, and an independent care philosophy: “Hopefully, people only come to see me a few times before they learn to control pain and strengthen themselves,” Kurt says.

Occupational Kinetics 13100 Magisterial Dr., Suite 100 502.245.0767 myockn.com

A Therapeutic Touch 3640 Brownsboro Road (2 locations) 502.899.3949 atherapeutictouch.com Why you’ll love it: A Therapeutic Touch offers more than 10 types of massages to target pain anywhere on your body. Their new second location offers some special massages, including Ashiatsu, the deepest deep tissue massage you’ll find — it involves the therapist gently walking on your back while supporting herself with suspended parallel bars. What else you’ll find: Aromatherapy, skin exfoliation treatments, foot detox services, massage party. They’ll come to your home or office with private rooms and complimentary snacks.

Why you’ll love it: Occupational Kinetics offers healthcare services for your entire family under one roof. Offering everything from massage therapy and hormone treatments to sports injury rehab and chiropractic to allergy and cold or flu care, Occupational Kinetics is a one-stop shop. What else you’ll find: You’ll also find a new electronic medical record system designed for the iPad that will let you access your notes and appointments, receive reminders via text, phone, or email, and communicate with your clinician without having to make an appointment.

Ideal Feet

Why you’ll love it: You can’t go many places and see results in less than 10 minutes, but Ideal Feet specializes in speedy solutions for foot, knee, and back pain. Their arch supports carry a lifetime guarantee and are designed to fit any shoe.

4600 Shelbyville Road #218   502.893.7999 Idealfeet.com

What else you’ll find: More than 100 sizes and styles of arch support products, free walk-in consultations, and results in an advertised seven minutes or less.

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improve sight & hearing

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Gaddie Eye Center

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7635 Shelbyville Road (5 locations) 502.423.8500 gaddieeye.com

Heuser Hearing Institute Why you’ll love it: Heuser’s comprehensive services go above and beyond hearing aids — their hearing and language academy helps children with speech or communication problems, and their services center provides a wide variety of resources from audiological testing to ear-related medical services.

111-117 East Kentucky Street (2 locations) 502.584.3573 thehearinginstitute.org

What else you’ll find: A diagnostic center, research labs, speech and language evaluations, Louisville’s only center offering the new Lyric 2 hearing aid, and more in addition to the flagship Hearing and Language Academy and Hearing Services Center.

Hear in Kentucky 102-A Fairfax Avenue (3 locations)     502.897.9560 hearinkentucky.com Why you’ll love it: If you’re having trouble hearing, there’s no pressure on your first visit to Hear in Kentucky — you can stop by one of three locations for a free consultation with a hearing instrument specialist. They’ll help determine your hearing needs, find the right hearing aids, and fix your hearing devices if any problems arise.

Why you’ll love it: If you wear contacts, Gaddie Eye Center is the place for you. Their contact lens specialists evaluate all aspects of their patients, including ocular health, comfort, and vision. They also provide specialty contact fitting, including options for astigmatism, bifocals, and dry eyes. Try the new Scleral lens. What else you’ll find: Eye health care, including treatment for eye diseases, allergies, and infections, as well as a large collection of designer glasses and sunglasses.

UofL Ophthalmology & Visual 301 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd. (3 locations) 502.852.5466 Louisvilleeye.org Why you’ll love it: UofL Ophthalmology offers the basics: routine exams, diagnosis and treatment of eye infections and diseases, glasses and contact services. But they might also offer the largest range of advanced eye treatments around, including LASIK vision correction; specialties in cataracts, refractive surgery, pediatric eye care, and more; and even cosmetic procedures such as eyelid and brow lifts. What else you’ll find: A large multispeciality team of ophthalmologists, including a specially trained pediatric doctor; an onsite optical shop; and comprehensive eye care for everyone in the family.

What else you’ll find: Hearing aids, hearing protection, a licensed team of hearing instrument specialists and audiologists, and lifetime office service that includes regular cleanings, repairs, and adjustments for all hearing aid purchases.

Korrect Optical

Why you’ll love it: You can choose from one of the largest selections of designer glasses and sunglasses, including Anne Klein, Vera Wang, Nautica, Ray-Ban, and more. Korrect Optical hires only licensed opticians to help you pick out your glasses, ensuring your prescription is properly processed and your glasses fit perfectly..

4036 Dutchmans Lane (2 locations) 502.895.2020 korrect.com

What else you’ll find: Korrect’s two locations also offer eye exams by licensed optometrists, contact lenses, special plans for veterans and safety eyewear, online contacts ordering, and great money-saving coupons on their website.

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Compound Care Pharmacy

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Why you’ll love it: This compounding pharmacy is owned by two sisters who followed their father into the pharmacy field. While specializing in customized bioidentical hormone replacement, it also offers wellness and nutrition counseling to complement the hormone therapy.

help with hormones

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12121 Shelbyville Rd., Suite 107 502.244.6500 compoundcarerx.com

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What else you’ll find: Hormone replacement, general compounding, nutritional supplements, vitamins, anti-aging products, wellness and nutrition services. Also open on Saturdays.

Precision Compounding Pharmacy 2113 State Street, Suite 3 New Albany 812.941.9300 precisioncompoundingpharmacy.com Why you’ll love it: This boutique-style compounding pharmacy and wellness center offers monthly seminars on hormones, adrenal fatigue, weight loss, and other wellness issues. Customers can schedule appointments to see a nurse practitioner and saliva testing is available to check levels of hormones. What else you’ll find: General compounding, vitamins, nutritional supplements, natural anti-aging, and beauty products. The on-site boutique carries jewelry and handbags.

Westmoreland Pharmacy 2125 State St # 17 (2 locations) New Albany 812.944.6500 westmorelandpharmacy.com Why you’ll love it: A hybrid pharmacy, Westmoreland offers both compounding and traditional prescription drug services. The pharmacy accepts all insurance plans, has two locations with drive-up windows, and evening and weekend hours. What else you’ll find: Saliva testing of hormone levels, hormone replacement, general compounding, vitamins and nutritional supplements, traditional pharmacy services, text alerts, and apps for convenience.

Body Shapes Medical

Integrative Hormone Specialists

Why you’ll love it: This clinic specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy as a foundation of wellness and well-aging and was founded by Dr. Lori Sweat, an internist. Another medical doctor, a master herbalist, a nurse practitioner, and a licensed massage therapist round out their staff. They also offers management of thyroid, autoimmune and adrenal disorders, and hormone treatments for breast cancer survivors.

7505 New LaGrange Road, Suite 102 502.412.3232 integrativehormonespecialists.com

What else you’ll find: Customized hormone therapies, lifestyle, and weight-loss management, nutritional and herbal therapies, diagnosis and treatment of mood and psychiatric disorders using natural neurotransmitter modulations. Massage therapy and aesthetic services are also available.

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6413 Bardstown Road (2 locations) 502.638.4903 bodyshapesmd.com

Why you’ll love it: Body Shapes Medical professionals are specifically trained in preventive medicine to help people reach their optimal health levels. A free survey is available on their website to help spot potential hormone deficiencies to be discussed at the initial consultation. All consultations are free.

What else you’ll find: A focus on total body care for both women and men for optimal health, including hormone therapy, medically supervised weight loss programs, nutritional supplements, beauty treatments such as cosmetic injectables, and lifestyle support.

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Associates in Dermatology 310 East Broadway Suite 200 (5 locations) 502.583.1749 associatesindermatology.com

Why you’ll love it: With 16 medical doctors all with different clinical dermatology specialities, it is easy to find someone with expertise to treat your skin condition. Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of common and uncommon skin diseases, Associates in Dermatology is truly Louisville’s premier dermatological practice. What else you’ll find: Aesthetic Alternatives is a division of Associates in Dermatology that offers cosmetic dermatology including laser and injectable solutions as well as cosmetic procedures by physicians.

Why you’ll love it: This luxurious, spa-like treatment center offers a multitude of facials, skin treatments, and Azure Skin & Wellness Spa chemical peel options to tighten up the skin. Each 408 LaFollette Station Center treatment is designed Floyds Knobs to both rejuvenate your 812.923.2884 body and refresh your restorereviverefresh.com mind. You can enjoy the wide range of treatments individually or combine them and indulge in a body-restoring spa day. What else you’ll find: Jane Iredale cosmetics, lazer acne treatments, massage, hair removal, body sculpting and hormone therapy, customized parties

Cassis Dermatology Norton Commons community 9302 Dayflower Street Suite 100 Prospect 502.326.8588 Cassisderm.com

Why you’ll love it: They offer both cosmetic and clinical dermatology so they can either treat skin problems or improve the way you look. You can feel as confident about getting your skin cancer screening done here as you do about trying the newer CoolSculpting treatment, a noninvasive fat cell elimination.

Why you’ll love it: If you are struggling with spider veins, varicose veins, or any other vein problem, the experts at the Vein Treatment Center make vein problems their first priority and their businesses’ singular focus. The Vein Treatment Center was the first center where all vein procedures were done by a physician What else you’ll find: Many avenues of treatment available such as ultrasound, injections, and lasers, and surgical vein stripping.

The Vein Treatment Center

What else you’ll find: Everything from treatment of skin, hair, and nails, to injectables, laser treatments, and chemical peels. Not sure what you need to look better? Try their complementary cosmetic consultation.

201 Fairfax Avenue 502.895.6600 veintreatments.com

Why you’ll love it: Ultimate Vein Care offers three different lasers to ensure you are getting the full benefit from your procedure. Ultimate Vein Care uses these high-end lasers in other laser procedures such as permanent hair removal treatments, laser skin treatments, and acne reduction. What else you’ll find: Hair removal, acne removal, injections, lasers, and surgical procedures are all available here.

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help you help others

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Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana 2115 Lexington Road 502.636.0900 gskentuckiana.org

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Metro United Way 334 E. Broadway 502.583.2821 metrounitedway.org

Why you’ll love it: Finding volunteer opportunities through the Metro United Way is quick and easy. Their website is updated regularly with new opportunities and when you register online, MUW will send you email updates about volunteer opportunities that match your interests. You can read a detailed description about each listing and submit your volunteer request within seconds. What else you’ll find: The Metro United Way is improving early childhood education through providing the Gheens Bridges to Tomorrow program to kids at childcare centers in low income communities. The goal is to create a safe learning environment for kids and give teachers the skills they need to be successful.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana 1519 Gardiner Lane 502.587.0494 bbbsky.org Why you’ll love it: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is doing everything they can to make sure children have role models who can inspire them to be their best. Their community-based mentoring program encourages the mentor and child to participate in fun outings and activities they will both enjoy. Since every child is different, BBBSK also offers a school/site-based mentoring program that allows the mentor and child to interact with each other at school.   What else you’ll find: BBBSK has added other elements to their mentoring programs to make them more beneficial for kids. These include mentoring for African American and Latino children, children of prisoners, and military children.

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Why you’ll love it: A busy schedule doesn’t have to keep you from volunteering with the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana. Their Pathways program provides flexibility for people who want to volunteer but don’t have much time to spare. Volunteers can use their skills as a teaching tool. For instance, a chef could host a 6-week series about the mechanics of running a successful restaurant or a local television reporter could take high school students into a newsroom.    What else you’ll find: Volunteer to lead a troop or support their fundraising efforts by attending their annual Desserts First event. All volunteers must take an orientation course which gives an overview of the mission of the organization. Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana also gives volunteers the opportunity to become better leaders through continuing education courses.

Dare to Care 5803 Fern Valley Road 502.966.3821 daretocare.org Why you’ll love it: You can help Dare to Care Food Bank achieve their mission of ending hunger while sitting at your computer. Dare to Care will let you host a virtual food drive. Send your virtual food drive link through email to your co-workers, and friends, or post it on facebook and twitter. When users click on the link, they will see a list of nutritional foods they can purchase using their debit or credit card. What else you’ll find: There are many more ways to get involved with Dare to Care. Volunteer as a server at one of their 14 Kids Café locations which provide free meals to children, sort food in their warehouse, or help with administrative tasks. If your time is limited, donate money online or send a check.

Why you’ll love it: Have you ever wished you could help a community that has been affected by a tornado or flood but didn’t know where to start? The American Red Cross will train you to become a disaster relief volunteer who can provide necessities and emotional support to those who’ve lost their home, belongings or loved ones. Volunteers have the option of working locally or being deployed to another state where a disaster has occurred. They receive free training in all areas related to disaster relief. What else you’ll find: The American Red Cross Service to Armed Forces Emergency Call Center looks for volunteers to relay vital messages to military members and their families — whether it’s concerning the death of a relative or birth of a child.

The American Red Cross — Louisville Area Chapter 510 E. Chestnut Street 502.589.4450 louisville-redcross.org

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learn a new skill quickly By Tiffany white / Photos by melissa donald

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Ivy Tech 1092 Community Way Sellersburg 812.752.4327 Ivytech.edu

Why you’ll love it: The Ivy Institute of Technology grooms students for the job market in 40 weeks. There are 70 certificate and degree programs available for students and they can earn a certification with as few as 16 credit hours. Ivy Tech uses lab activities for ensuring that students understand the course work and gain realistic experience to prepare them for a job. After earning their certification, students have the option of finding a job in their field or working toward an Associate of Applied Science degree. What else you’ll find: Options for taking online courses: Ivy Tech offers 350 online classes and 12 online degree programs. When students are ready to search for a job or internship, they can browse Ivy Tech’s JobZone which is an online job board. Students also can use Ivy Tech’s InterviewStream to learn interviewing tips.

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University of Louisville Professional Development 310 N. Whittington Pkwy 502.852.6456 louisville.edu/ professionaldevelopment Why you’ll love it: You or your employees can become credentialed through the UofL Professional Development program. They offer certifications in management development, professional development, project management, and program management for people who want to improve their skill set in their current job. What else you’ll find: Employees will learn about stress management skills, organizational and leadership strategies. Companies who send more than 10 people to any seminar within a year will receive a 25 to 50 percent discount. UofL also helps companies create customized training programs for their employees.

Sullivan University 3101 Bardstown Road 502.456.6504 Sullivan.edu Why you’ll love it: Awardwinning chefs teach some of the classes in the Sullivan University Culinary Arts program. Students learn through real hands-on training in the kitchen. They are required to do a 13-week externship at Winston’s located on Sullivan’s campus or another approved restaurant off site. You can earn your Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts anywhere from nine to 33 months and then be ready for a restaurant job.

9300 Shelbyville Road, Suite 505 502.429.6444 executrainky.com Why you’ll love it: Technology is integral to a company’s success, and Executrain is making it easier for employers to equip their employees with the tech skills they need. Their course catalogue lists more than 4,000 online classes including Access, Adobe Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Microsoft, and Excel. What else you’ll find: Executrain will work with employees to produce online training materials tailored to the company’s needs. They can train companies on how to use a software system or employees can take professional development classes and receive certifications. If your company is short on funds, Executrain can assist you with finding training grants to offset the costs.

What else you’ll find: Students have the option of taking a combination of online and in-person classes. They also offer Dale Carnegie speech training to businesses and individuals.

Why you’ll love it: Empire Beauty School helps students master their desired skill — whether it is hairstyling, makeup application, or nail care. Empire is a proponent of hands-on learning and has their annual Future Professionals Expo. The expo features top platform artists, stylists, the latest tools, products, and interviews with employers. Each school participates in a local competition, and those judged to be the winners go to Hershey, Penn. to compete against the other Empire Beauty Schools. What else you’ll find:The classes also include interactive white board technology and digital textbooks. They give free cuts to all first responders and military personnel. Empire Beauty School 5314 Bardstown Road  502.499.0070 empire.edu

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Happy 2013! by CATHY ZION, Publisher

Whew…we made it! We survived December 21, which was to be the day the world ended as prophesied by the Mayans. Surviving that makes it a Happier New Year and opens the way for Today’s Woman to celebrate its 21st year. While many limited their 2013 planning due to the much-anticipated December 21 apocalypse, we had no doubt that we’d be arriving strong in the new year. Today’s Woman, like a typical 21-year-old, is evolving beautifully. Her soul that touches all of her readers monthly is not changing, but she’s certainly sprucing up her appearance. We’re redesigning the pages of the magazine for a more contemporary look. Our Smart Styles got a facelift as well. And we’ve added another option to promote available services to our readers called Here for You. We’re introducing our Best for You Distinctions this year. In our quest to be THE resource for women in this area, we wanted to make businesses that provided services for women better known to everyone. We are sharing some of them with you by recognizing these businesses, which help us all in vastly different ways. This issue introduces you to our initial field of five businesses in the following categories boasting the Best Places To… • Find Healthful Food • Find Healthful Prepared Meals • Find Help with Hormones

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• Exercise • Find Preventative Programs • I mprove Sight and Hearing • Lose Weight • “Remove” Years • Stop Aches and Pains • Help You Help Others • Learn a New Skill For the most part, we spotlightlocally owned businesses that strive to make women’s lives a little better. In September, we will release a new poll of businesses which you will vote on and these winners will be featured in next January’s issue. You’ll also want to check out our new interactive website, todayswomannow. com. Not only can you continue to view the entire magazine online, but we’ve also incorporated daily news and views, with timely postings on topics of interest to you! You can win prizes and interact with our content here by leaving your own comments. I don’t want to leave out our sister publication Today’s Family which has also been growing up as well. Its enhanced interactive website www. todaysfamilynow.com is celebrating a year of talking about the fun and frustrations of family life. There are also lots of prize packages that you won’t want to miss out on, as well as our Beautiful Baby contest going on now. So celebrate 2013 with us as we all look for ways to enrich our lives and those around us.

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Linda Burry, SAHM and Property Management

Laurie Duesing, Parttime Latin instructor at UofL

How do you control your weight?

“I have found the solution: my daily sweatfest workouts and eating primarily fruits and vegetables, raw or steamed. I am rarely hungry, have energy to keep up with my almost4-year-old, and my morning weigh-ins keep me in line. I’ve also discovered this keeps my skin young, and my menopausal symptoms have all but vanished. I truly feel that sugar-laden, chemically processed items marketed as ‘food’ are the enemy.” “Some years ago when I was working and enrolled in a doctoral program full time, I discovered I was at the top of my weight range. I took myself to Weight Watchers. It was the perfect solution. I feel as if it taught me how to eat, and I’ve followed its guidelines ever since. I lost 30 pounds, and I have kept it off for the last 30 years.”

Read more of our advisory groups’ answers at TodaysWomanNow.com.

Learn about caring for a loved one with dementia Teepa Snow, a dementia care and dementia education specialist, is in Louisville to give practical tips on interacting with loved ones who have dementia. the Masonic Homes of Kentucky Jan. 23: Professional event, 8am-noon, $35 Family event, 5pm-8pm, free with registration register: seniorhelpers.com/UDC-Seminar-Series Where: When:

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Never stop doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their heart.

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A pancreas transplant completely changed her life

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usan Greenwell, 56, had struggled with Type 1 diabetes since 1994. Her husband and children found her unresponsive on multiple occasions. She had become unable to control her blood sugar or recognize when her blood sugar was low. After her problem escalated, her endocrinologist referred her to the Trager Transplant Center at Jewish Hospital, and she underwent a pancreas transplant. Susan knew the University of Minnesota was the world leader in pancreas transplantation, so she thought her transplant would be performed there. But after meeting with Dr. Michael Hughes at the Trager Transplant Center, she changed her mind. Susan was glad to be able to have her family in St. Matthews and friend support close by. Since her surgery, Susan is no longer diabetic. She can eat what she wants and doesn’t have to check her blood sugar — or have a schedule of friends and family checking on her throughout the day. Over the years, outcomes have dramatically improved for pancreas transplants, and they are now nearly as good as kidney transplant outcomes. The average time on the waiting list for a pancreas transplant is one year.

Susan Greenwell waited a mere 18 hours for a pancreas transplant she says has provided her a freedom she hasn’t had in 20 years. PHoto: MelISSa DonalD

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She Reinvented Herself by Jessica Joyce / Photo by melissa Donald

Jessica Joyce proves you can do anything you want when you are serious about accomplishing it. When we met her, Jessica had already exceeded her weight loss goal losing over 200 pounds in two years through Lap Band surgery. But Jessica believes changing her way of thinking had the biggest effect on her weight loss, because she focused on rebuilding herself internally. After going from 340 pounds to 142, Jessica ended her wedding engagement with her longtime boyfriend and started a bucket list of all the things she’d always wanted to do. She’s created a new life that is less centered around her physical appearance and more focused on the type of woman she wants to become. Below is the essay she wrote for Today’ s Woman.

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he past two years since starting my weight-loss journey, I have had a roller coaster ride of emotions and self-discovery. To date, I’ve lost over 200 pounds, and while this should be a proud accomplishment, I’m highly disappointed as I look back at my life. I’m disappointed I allowed self-image issues to hold me back from so many things in life because of fear of embarrassment. I always felt like I was cheated at life because of my physical disadvantages, but now I see I cheated myself. Now, being lucky enough to have been given a second chance, I’m making sure that I take nothing for granted, and I’m learning there was no reason I should have been afraid two years ago. Having had the chance to see the adult world from within two different physical shells, I see the differences with how people treat me based only on physical appearance. Two years ago, the idea of being the center of attention or having guys look at me seemed so appealing. Now, I’m proud to say that being the center of attention isn’t on my list of priorities. The people I do want to make time for are the people who have always been in my life to support me and love me. I feel that I need to pass inspiration on to others to help them see the potential they have right now. Looking back, I wish I could have seen the good I had in me and not focus simply on outside appearance. I now know who I am on the inside is the imprint I will leave in this world. I want to help others who are struggling with self-image issues realize that as well. I will always encourage someone to better her life mentally, physically, and emotionally, but I want to make sure she understands that she has to be willing to be her own light. I have missed out on quite a bit, and if I can help even just one person see the promise her life can bring, I will feel that my past mistakes weren’t for nothing. Micheal Jecker, Studio 311 Salon, 502.594.5418 • Makeup: Lorie Karnes, Studio 311 Salon, 502.210.6006 Styling: Tracy Varga, 502.418.3023; Clothes: available at Rodeo Drive, 502.425.8999

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A Moon Garden in Old Louisville Tall vases of white flowers, interspersed with candles lining the bar greet the customer at Buck’s Restaurant. Small votive candles are also found on every table, nestled in the windowsills, and dotting the top of the baby grand piano. A pianist plays and sings at Buck’s every evening. Whether dining at a table in a cozy nook near the bar or somewhere in the main dining room, each table offers a romantic feel. The tables are beautifully set with white linens, mismatched china, and a small vase holding two Star of Bethlehem white flowers.

The Food

Buck’s offers a wide variety of appetizers and entrees from Asian Fusion to Southern inspired. Try the Crispy Fish with Hot Sweet Chili, a staple dish that has been on the menu for 20 years. Appetizer favorites? Scallops drizzled with a peanut sauce, as well as the Sweet Potato Steak Hash topped with a fried quail egg. Buck’s dessert menu changes, however the Mocha Dacquois never goes away. It’s light in texture with a slight crunch, and a hint of rum and dark chocolate.

It’s a stunning sight to see the entire restaurant — looking like a garden of white with small, warm glowing luminaries speckling the dining-scape. It is a moon garden. “When you plant a garden all in white, you can enjoy it both day and night,” said Hensel “Buck” Heath, founder of Bucks.

Buck’s Restaurant and Bar 425 W. Ormsby Avenue in the historic Mayflower Building 502.637.5284 bucksrestaurantandbar.com

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Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11am-3pm / Dinner: Monday-Thursday, 5-10pm, and Friday & Saturday, 5-11pm / Entrees: $16-$39

Each night every lady leaves with a Star of Bethlehem flower, which lasts at least three months. When the bloom dies, it’s time to head back to Buck’s. Today’s Woman


Romance is always in the air. Enjoy these cozy intimate upscale local dining experiences anytime or schedule now for next month’s well-known romantic holiday.

Italian Food for Lovers

Enter Volare Ristorante and be greeted by contemporary Italian-inspired artwork, a floor-to-ceiling wine rack, a large mural of Venice, and tables draped in white linens, embellished with fresh flowers and candles. It’s a perfect place for proposals and anniversary celebrations. (Find out which tables to reserve at TodaysWomanNow.com). Live music in the evenings can be heard Wednesday through Saturday in the bar area, but enjoyed throughout the entire restaurant.

The Food

The menu is vast with a separate bar menu offering Italian inspired small bites at reasonable prices. Check out the Arancini (fried risotto balls with a Gorgonzola cream) and the Shrimp and Grits. New on the main menu is the Vitello, a veal chop stuffed with goat cheese and topped with onions, roasted red peppers, and drizzled with a reduction comprised of red wine, veal glace and porcini mushroom infused balsamic vinegar. This dish caters to all the gourmet senses served with potatoes, asparagus, cauliflower, and carrots.

The Vitello, a veal chop, caters to all your gourmet senses, but Chef Josh Moore has a passion for desserts, so it is worth it to save room. The Chocolate Lava Cake is a bittersweet molten lava cake served with vanilla bean gelato, fresh berries, and a crème anglaise sauce. Perfect for two. How romantic! PAGe 50

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Dinner: Sunday-Thursday, 5-10pm and Friday & Saturday, 5-11pm Bar bites: $4-$9 ; Entrees $17-$39

Year-round outdoor seating (weather permitting) adds to the interest of this romantic restaurant.

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Dining Situated in the back of the restaurant is a room reminiscent of an outdoor, private garden. A skylight illuminates the center of the room, highlighting the indoor fireplace, which is surrounded by a fountain mote. Spouts of water arch from the top edge of the fireplace creating a relaxed and soothing atmosphere through both sight and sound.

Romance Before the Show

What was once the Kentucky Theater has now been beautifully converted into a restaurant. The Marketplace At Theater Square has a worldly, contemporary interior with both industrial and theatrical accents. The walls are painted in shades of red and green earth tones, the fixtures are both theatrical and artistic, and both indoor and outdoor water fountains make this place one romantic space to bring someone special. A jazz trio performs on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings in the main area of the restaurant.

The Food

To start, try the Roasted Corn Risotto Fritters. These are fried rounds of goodness. Often Chef Dallas McGarity makes his special Sesame Seared Kajiki, which is a Blue Marlin fillet topped with a spicy tomato and pancetta compote and served with roasted potatoes, gigande beans and kale, with a swirl of balsamic glaze. For the pasta lover, check out the Housemade Semolina Pasta, a great combination of Italian flavors beautifully presented in this freshly made pasta dish.

The Marketplace at Theater Square 651 South Fourth Street, Louisville 502.625.3001 theatersquaremarketplace.com

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Monday-Thursday, 11am-10pm; Friday & Saturday, 11am– 11pm Entrees: $15-$31 Consider The Market Place At Theater Square for dinner either before or after the show as it is conveniently located to The Brown, The Palace, and the Henry Clay theaters. Today’s Woman


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Connie Roitman’s Thing: Practical Design

Interview by Holly Gregor Photography by Melissa donald

I liked Connie Roitman the minute I met her. She has a confidence and kindness that’s reassuring.

I needed someone to arrange a grouping of family photos going up a staircase and Connie was referred to me by a friend. After I told her what I wanted, Connie replied, “I can do that.” Music to my ears! As complicated as everyday life gets to be, when I heard those words, we became friends. Our friendship has revealed her kindness, but it’s also shown her confidence, which was not always there. Connie has moved through her fears and is taking hold of her life.

field is so vast, and there is room for every level out there.

What is your favorite part of your job?

It’s exciting when I can take furniture from different periods and make it all work together. Or when I tell a client they can still use that sideboard or kitchen hutch of Grandma’s. Just use it in a different way in a different room.

How are you brave?

Any time you create, you are putting a part of yourself out there for the world to see. That is bravery to me. I now can look in the mirror and say that I possess creativity that is uniquely mine.

What is Practical Room Design?

“Practical” means I use the existing furnishings in someone’s home to create rooms without the financial stress of a complete makeover. Sometimes all that’s needed is a trained eye to see the possibilities. When I use furniture, collections, and accessories that have meaning to a client, she becomes a part of the creative process, and that is very important to me.

What advice do you have for others?

What are you passionate about? Surround yourself with an environment that nurtures you in that direction. Encourage others to do the same, because when you invest in someone else, you will always feel encouraged yourself.

How did you discover your thing?

I have often assisted family and friends in organizing and decorating their homes. My husband looked at me one day and said, “You could get paid for doing this, you know?” So, when I turned 40, I decided I would try. It started with my job at eyedia, a consignment furniture and accessories store, and it has taken off from there.

What did you do before you started your business?

I have designed framing, managed a textile,artifact, and jewelry store, and worked in the family business learning

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Tips From Connie: Create a focal point in your room. Begin placing your furniture and accessories around it to create a cohesive space. Abstain from buying anything until you have decided how you want to live in that room. De-clutter. Your stuff needs a place to live. Balance, balance, balance. Your room is not comfortable without it.

what it takes to make a business successful.

What skills help you with practical room designing?

There is this innate visual thing I have that is about finding balance and cohesiveness in a room. I might see what needs to

be changed immediately, or sometimes I have to step away from the space to design. I occasionally wake up in the middle of the night with the answer. The other skill is being a good listener. Assisting a client to conceptualize how a room will look with her things requires paying

attention and sometimes reading between the lines. It has to be her story that comes through, not mine.

What obstacles have you had?

The little voice in my head that said, “You can’t design. You don’t have an interior design degree.” I’ve realized the design

I am a magazine junkie. Some of my favorites are: Elle Décor, Veranda, and Traditional Home.

What is not your thing? Sitting in front of a computer.

What took you so long to find “your thing?”

Life took over. I was focused on getting a job and starting a family. Then I realized, I am kind of good at this, but I didn’t have the guts. When you get a little age on you...you gain that confidence. There is room for all of us. Nobody does it the same way…nobody!

To contact Connie Roitman: 502.819.1105. Read more about Connie at TodaysWomanNow.com Today’s Woman


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Belle, from locally published blog — bellebookandcandle.blogspot. com, recommends these books be put on your To Be Read list for 2013:

Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn

Serious About Her Show Dogs

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exi Neel, 17, started showing dogs seriously about three years ago, and next month she is headed to the Westminster Dog Show with her Lowchen, Roary. As she learned to groom

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her own dogs, Lexi started taking grooming clients so she could pay for her dog show entry fees. Her business has grown to include boarding at her Southern Indiana residence.

A mentor has played a large part in Lexi’s success. Atlanta Lowchen breeder Donna Jones has been teaching her the business. Learn more about Lexi and her five Lowchens at www.dogsgowoof.com.

“I’ve kept a secret from my husband several years. We owe some money that he doesn’t

know about. I thought I’d address it later, and now it’s out of hand. I’ve been working extra to pay down the total, but it’s a slow process. Now, we are working on refinancing our mortgage, and I know he’ll discover this debt. Should I tell him first? Will he forgive me? We’ve had a wonderful marriage with no issues until this one. Do you have any advice for me?”

Ex-Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman

The Story of Charlotte’s Web by Michael Sims

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The Center for Women and Families

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he Center for Women and Families offers services to all survivors of intimate partner abuse or sexual violence. Crisis Line: 877.803.7577. January 15, 12-1pm: Lunch & Learn with President/ CEO Marta Miranda at Louisville campus January 28, 12:30pm: Lunch & Learn with President/CEO Marta Miranda at Southern Indiana campus.

RSVP to john.hendrix@cwfempower.org

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ew2Lou Hey – Do you is a social Need to Meet organization for People? those looking to meet people, try new places, and get involved in Louisville. The second Wednesday of each month, New2Lou hosts a social — and January’s is January 9.

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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach

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BeFOre YOUGo By Tiffany WhitE / Photos by Melissa Donald

Cynthia Gonzalez Age: 45 Job: Independent CAbi Consultant lives in: Crescent Hill Believing truly that “Women need to make time to have fun,” Cynthia Gonzalez tries to put a spark of fun into everything she does — whether she is having a trunk show at her home for clients or spending time with her kids, ages 10 and 12. Since changing careers over a year ago, Cynthia has committed herself to doing more of the things she loves. Fashion I’m Wearing

“A cocoon top that is 100 percent silk. You can wear it tucked in with a suit, pants, or skirt, but my favorite way to wear it is untucked over leggings because of how it drapes. This is my go-to piece.” Moisturizer I’m Loving

“I had never used a moisturizer because of my skin sensitivities, but I am using Neutrogena Natural Moisturizer and the Neutrogena Purifying Facial Cleanser. My skin has been responding very well, and it feels better. I bought it from Walgreen’s.” Latest Purchase I’m Praising

“I bought a pair of ballet arm warmers. They have thumb holes and keep you warm when the temperature changes. You can roll them up and keep them in your purse.”

Before I Go... “I make sure I have a full cup of ice water, Burt’s Beeswax lip balm, and my phone.”

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