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JANUARY 2014 CELEBRATING 22 YEARS

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CONTENTS 6 What Works BY LUCY M. PRITCHETT

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8 Turning Point BY LUCY M. PRITCHETT

10 Survival Skills

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BY MARIE BRADBY

12 2  2 Things BY ANITA OLDHAM

20 Best Bite

BY MELISSA DONALD

22 Wellness Watch BY MALI ANDERSON

24 Hot Happenings BY GIOIA PATTON

27 Best For You BY YELENA SAPIN

50 Before You Go BY TIFFANY WHITE

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Rashna Carmicle is doing more than just hanging out in a hammock. She — along with her business partner Stephanie Bristow — have turned it into a full body workout that everyone can enjoy. Find out more about them on page 22. MAKEUP: BLADES SALON & SPA PHOTO: MELISSA DONALD

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WHAT WORKS

BEVERLY BROMLEY,

co-owner of Primo Oils and Vinegars, 3628 Brownsboro Road; director of development and marketing for Jewish Family and Career Services (JFCS) Opened Primo: 2010 Household: Husband and business partner, Bob Hundley Neighborhood: Tyler Park

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Interview by LUCY M. PRITCHETT / Photo by MELISSA DONALD

Beverly Bromley and her husband Bob were visiting friends in Michigan and went shopping in a newly opened oil and vinegar store. “I had a sip of an 18-year-old balsamic vinegar and it was like tasting fine wine. I walked out of the store with two bags full of flavored oils and vinegars and said, ‘I want to do this in Louisville.’” They opened Primo together in 2010.

GO-TO MEAL This dish only takes about 30 minutes from prep to table. Roast pine nuts and set aside. Boil pasta. In a skillet, sauté chopped garlic, onions and mushrooms in olive oil with a little cooking wine. Add cooked shrimp and spinach just to heat and then toss in the pasta. Add a little cream and grated Parmesan, creating a sauce. Before serving plates, swirl in Harissa olive oil to your taste and garnish with parsley and pine nuts.

GOLF “(Playing golf) is what I want to do when I am not doing anything else. I started playing golf in the mid-90s. Four years ago, I was one of the originating board members of the Louisville chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association. It gives me an opportunity to have a standing date to play golf with other women. I like the camaraderie, the chance to be outdoors, the exercise. I challenge myself to do better. That’s the fun — to beat my last score. I compete against myself.”

COMMUNITY GIVE-BACK Beverly is coordinator of JFCS’s signature fundraising event, the Mosaic Awards (Multicultural Opportunities for Success and Achievement In our Community), which recognizes new or first-generation immigrants and refugees who have made a contribution. “A mosaic is made up of little pieces that, once put together make a whole, just like the different colors and shapes of individuals who combine to make a community. People leave the event feeling uplifted. The stories of the immigrants and refugees are very heartwarming.” TODAY’S WOMAN


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Life can turn on a dime, or in Nicolette Spears’ case, on a toe and a teacup.

By LUCY M. PRITCHETT Photo by MELISSA DONALD

NICOLETTE SPEARS, 24, co-owner of Louisville Tea Company, 9305 New LaGrange Road Shop opened: May 2012 Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona Household: Husband and business partner, Nick Spears Neighborhood: Bashford Manor

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“I have had lots of turning points that led up to where I am now,” says Nicolette Spears. “I began dancing at age 2, and that set my career path. That’s all I ever wanted to do. But when I was 16, I broke my foot while dancing, and that started a downward spiral that meant losing my one dream.” What followed were six months in a cast and many surgeries to repair her injury. She had to slow down. “Children rarely drink tea, but from a young age, I was a constant teaparty girl. It was an obsession I didn’t even know I had. Every weekend, I would take my younger brother — he was 11 — to this little tea shop in Phoenix and have tea. Eventually, the owner offered me a job. After my injury, I was driven to do something, so I took it. That began my education into everything tea.” After graduating from Stevens College, a time that included a fivemonth stint in Paris studying dance, Nicolette moved to Louisville, attracted by its local business and arts community. “I tried to continue teaching dance, but that was not working. I met Nick. He only knew tea that came from tea bags that his mom would give him when he had a cold. He has good business sense, and I have lots of ideas. That’s a good combination of skills. We decided to open Louisville Tea Company. I love this city, so I wanted Louisville to be in the name of the business. We carry all sorts of loose-leaf teas and tea accessories. I give classes on the history and the types of teas. My entire world is tea.”

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Survival Skills By MARIE BRADBY Photo by MELISSA DONALD

“I was eating peanuts out of the bird feeder of the neighbor’s place…” Annie’s Survival Tips: 1. “Get support, and

give support in return. You never know who might be able to help you at a critical time in your life.”

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ou have to keep going,” says fitness guru and co-owner of a Pure Barre studio, Annie Locke. She survived a tumultuous childhood with a severely alcoholic mother, and a car accident as a teen that required thousands of stitches in her head. “You make your life what it is.” Annie tells it like it is: how she started as an impoverished girl in Charleston, W.Va., moved to Louisville, and worked her way up to opening and running several fitness businesses over the past 27 years. “We were extremely poor,” says Annie, 49, whose father left, causing her mother to spiral down due to alcoholism. “I started working at 13 — odd jobs.” By age 14, she and her brother were living alone, struggling to get back and forth to high school and surviving on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches fried in butter in a pan. At 17, she flipped a Jeep and was severely injured.

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Annie got a part-time job spinning the wheel as the “lottery girl,” and because the pay was so low, moved to Louisville, hoping to be the Kentucky lottery girl. “I was eating peanuts out of the bird feeder of the neighbor’s place and sleeping on the floor. I went to a bar and ate the chips and dip and put two dollars on the counter. I was determined not to go home.” Landing a job at an insurance company, she met her future husband, John Locke, the company owner. When she started to teach aerobics, “It made me feel like I had a purpose in life,” says Annie, who in 1984 opened her fitness studio, Power Moves, now part of Baptist East Milestone Wellness center. Two years ago, she opened a Pure Barre studio at 4284 Summit Plaza Drive. “I can look back because it makes me better,” says Annie, who, with John — a best-selling author and commercial property owner — has a daughter, 19, and a son, 14.

2. “Take control

of your destiny. Have a healthy respect for the unknown, but don’t fear it. Fear will keep you from taking action. The way I grew up, I should not be alive...but I always bounced back.”

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“Stick together. My brother is my rock. He kept us alive for two years when we didn’t see either of our parents.”

4. “Be a leader.

This doesn’t mean tell others what to do. It means be the type of person others choose to follow.”

5. “Find your strong.

I like the saying, ‘Your mind will quit 10 times before your body does.’” TODAY’S WOMAN


22 THINGS Why 22? Because we are 22 years old!

Happenings, news, celebrations, and tidbits that caught Today’s Woman’s eye this month. BY ANITA OLDHAM

How many stairs can you climb? Help raise money and take steps (up to 780) to stop lung disease at the National City Tower in downtown Louisville. Fight for Air Climb — go to climblouisville.org

ONE “Because people love what they have, we’re happy to help them re-arrange or ‘reROUTT’ their existing pieces.”

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reROUTT & MOORE is a new home décor shop in Norton Commons in Prospect. “At reROUTT & MOORE, we help our clients build character in their homes with one-ofa-kind home accent pieces that combine both new and vintage,” said store owner Christy Moore. Tabb Routt, the in-house design expert says, “we’re happy to help them rearrange or ‘reROUTT’ their existing pieces,” said Routt. “And when they’re ready for a change, we have the resources to provide the latest styles of furniture, fabrics, wall paper, lighting, rugs and accessories.”

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women, killing more women each year than breast cancer, uterine cancer, and ovarian cancer combined. One in 5 women who die of lung cancer have never smoked.

3 Fun & Science for Grownups

Science with a Twist, Kentucky Science Center’s annual fundraising gala, will be held on January 25. The event features mini golf, maker space, lazer tag, and video gaming on their 4-story screen.Cocktails, a strolling hors d’oeuvres, dinner, VIP Lounge, DJ & dancing, valet parking. TICKETS 502.561.6146

Must be 21 or over.

Dream of Summer Dream of being on a lake or the river at the Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow at the Kentucky Exposition Center from January 22-26. Louisvilleboatshow.com

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Achieve a Healthier You will be the

topic of the next Women Who Achieve Series on February 3 from 5:30-7pm. The Heuser Health staff will walk the audience through what it means to “eat clean,” a targeted 30-minute fitness plan, and an open format Q&A session with Heuser Health CMO Peggy Heuser, RN BSN. Sponsored by PNC and held at Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, 2115 Lexington Road. $30. w4w.org/women-who-achieve/registration.

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What are you working on now?

Some Questions for

LINDSEY LAYTON

My daughter is 21 and my son is 17. My focus has been primarily on doing a great job of raising my kids. You know, I only get one chance at it. There are no do-overs. So that means my actions today have to line up with my values and my priorities. I have a year-anda-half, and my son will be off to college.

Lindsey and regular writer Holly Gregor met in yoga class about seven years ago. At that time she was newly divorced from her husband of 20 years, facing being a single mom of two children, 10 and 14. Here are her answers to the questions Holly asked her:

8. Was it daunting when you decided to start your business

14. What are

doing wellness coaching?

I had to face my fears head on: being a single mom, financial struggles, going back to school, and starting a new career. But faith is the opposite of fear, and my faith is what has carried me through each day. I had to be intentional: about my values, what’s most important to me, keeping hope alive — getting out of bed in the morning when it would have been easier to stay under the covers and hide from life.

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How does food play a part in wellness?

you focus on?

I had to be proactive; life is out there waiting to be lived, but it doesn’t come knocking at your door. I had to go out and get it. And I had to get help. I hired a life coach, a great counselor, and created a community of friends that are honest and supportive, and love me.

11. What is changing?

I will continue with my business as a wellness coach, and I have an idea I’ve had for 10 years, making a wellness DVD.... Fit, Fabulous, and 50!

“Yes, there is always some kind of pain in life; this life is not easy. It’s messy; it’s complicated. But, I’ve learned to dance through the pain, and make something beautiful out of this life!”

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What about romance?

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Food changes everything. I love the quote by Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” I look at my body as a machine that needs to perform well. We were created to have healthy relationships with food. It’s 90 percent what we eat and 10 percent how we move that keeps us well.

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your plans then?

After being single for seven years, I’ve just started dating. My mom taught me I don’t need a man. When I realized I’m going to be an empty-nester soon, I thought “I better get out more.” You have to keep your heart open.

12. Could you talk about how you find balance? Keeping fun in my life is important 16. Why would you say to balance my work and being a parent. I love music; my body and soul responds to it.

Seeking perfection. Some people won’t entertain unless the house is spotless. People don’t care. They just want to be with each other. I’m over perfection.

you’re brave?

Because I never, ever give up! The struggles in life are what shape and mold our character...if we let them! I had 15 years of ballet, and I learned to dance through the pain of blisters on my feet, yet still making it look beautiful.

LindseyLayton.com. For a funny story about Lindsey inviting Holly to a yoga retreat and a video of Lindsey at a wellness retreat, go to facebook.com/BeBraveDoYourThing

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• Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop, January 3 from 5-11pm along the Main and Market Street corridors, as well as the recently revitalized South Fourth Street District. firstfridaytrolleyhop.com. •F  rankfort Avenue will host the F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop on January 31 from 6-10:30pm. fatfridayhop.org

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Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.

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BPW- Business and Professional Women- New Albany Every 3rd Mon. • 5:30 p.m. Contact for information & reservation. Nadine Wilkinson 502.523.1698

MLWPC - Metropolitan Louisville Women’s Political Caucus Every 4th Mon. • 5:30 p.m. Olmsted Bistro at Masonic Homes 3701 Frankfort Avenue Sherry Conner 502.776.2051 mayorconner@insightbb.com

BPW- Business & Professional Women- River City Every 2nd Wed. • Noon Lunch and Program noon-1pm The Bristol-Downtown 614 West Main Street 502.499.4420, bpwrc.org bpwreserve@gmail.com

NAWBO - National Association of Women Business Owners Every 3rd Tues. info@nawbolouisville.org nawbolouisville.org

CBPW - Christian Business & Professional Women Every Second Thursday (Odd months only) • Noon Hurstbourne Country Club 9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane Cathy Scrivner 502.664.4565 cbpweast@gmail.com EWI - Executive Women International- Kentuckiana Every 3rd Tues. • 5:30 p.m. Contact for information & reservation Dotty Wettig dw1122@att.com The Heart Link Network Every 1st Wed. • 6:30 p.m. Inverness at Hurstbourne Condos 1200 Club House Drive Barbara Madore 502.377.8625 40222.theheartlinknetwork.com IAAP - International Association of Administrative ProfessionalsLouisville Every 2nd Thurs. • 6 p.m. Location Varies – See Website for Details. iaap-louisville.org League of Women Voters Every 3rd Mon. • 6 p.m. Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Ave. Pat Murrell 502.895.5218 info@lwvlouisville.org Legal Secretaries of Louisville Every 3rd Tues. • 11:30 a.m. Bristol Bar & Grille 614 West Main Street Elizabeth Harbolt 502.568.5446 elizabeth.harbolt@skofirm.com legalseclou-ky.org

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WellnessWatch

By Mali Anderson

LOL…pass it on…

EXERCISE

According to the Mayo Clinic, laughter has both short and long-term benefits. On the spot, laughter stimulates the heart and lungs, releases endorphins, and soothes tension. And, over time, chuckles can boost your immune system, relieve pain, and help alleviate stress and anxiety.

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Hammock Stephanie Bristow, owner of B.YOU fitness studio, shows one of the workout poses in a suspended silk hammock — another way to get a complete body workout.

Eat Yourself

HEALTHY

Stephanie Bristow opened a barre fitness studio in fall of 2012. She then partnered up with Rashna Carmicle, and they expanded the vision to create B.YOU fitness studio (3934 Chenoweth Square) and offer cardio, sculpting, stretching, and interval training classes. Their concept has been successful, and the two of them are expanding to an additional location in the Springhurst Shopping Center (10513 Fischer Park Drive). We talked with Stephanie about their newest workout in a silk hammock.

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Q: What is B. Silque Fit? A: It is a modern

fitness method that utilizes a suspended aerial silk hammock for a complete body workout. The method is inspired from aerial yoga, ballet, Pilates, suspension training, and traditional strength exercises.

Q: Why is this form of exercise beneficial? A: B ecause it focuses

on core strength and proper body alignment. Increasing core strength is an automatic cure for most lower back and joint pain. We have clients that tell us weekly how their chronic pains have disappeared.

Q: If I’m not in great shape, can I still participate? A: A bsolutely, all

fitness levels are welcome! We aim to provide beginner clients with a fitness regimen to build strength and meet their health and fitness goals.

Find out more at byoufitness.com.

“When we eat a diet heavy on veggies, our inflammation rates drop quickly. So, if you’ve got a serious disease tied to inflammation, get sautéing, steaming, and raw-fooding.” — Mee Tracy McCormick

Mee Tracy McCormick, autoimmune cooking expert and TV cooking personality, adds author to her list of credentials. Her book, My Kitchen Cure: How I Cooked My Way Out of Chronic Autoimmune Disease and Prevented Cancer with Whole Foods and Healing Recipes, chronicles McCormick’s journey from sickness to a healthy life as a community food advocate.

hether in your shower alone, at a karaoke party with friends, or joining the choir, carrying a tune has ong W emotional and physical benefits. Deep breathing delivers

oxygen. And, individual posture improves while singers build confidence and self-esteem. So go ahead, belt it out!

Feeling Sluggish? Your thyroid, a gland regulating metabolism and energy, may be in need of some loving care. Dr. Kimberly Carpenter, Awaken to Wellness, says, “Your thyroid is critical to the regulation of your entire body. Eating a diet that is free of hormones and that is organic is critical to the function and health of the entire body. For those who suffer with thyroid issues a healthy lifestyle that involves exercise, clean eating, and emotional balance is even more important.”

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PNC BROADWAY IN LOUISVILLE

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place cops are sure she won’t be found…a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and an uptight Mother Superior, although by using her killer voice to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church. In doing so, though, Deloris blows her cover, and finds herself a nun-on-the-run, finding salvation in the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood. This multi 2011 Tony Award nominated musical is based on the 1992 mega-hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg. WHEN ~ January 7-12 for

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas CENTERSTAGE

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Centerstage, making it the oldest theater in Kentucky. Kicking off this milestone is the theater’s premier production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, which debuted on Broadway in 1978 receiving a Tony Award nomination for ‘Best Musical’ the following year. This rollicking, happy-go-lucky view of small town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas. Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds starred in the 1982 hit movie based on this musical. WHEN ~ January 9-19 for

various performances WHERE ~ Linker Auditorium, Jewish Community Center TICKETS ~ $18 in advance, $20 @ the door. Group rates for 20 or more. CONTACT ~ 502.459.0660 or visit CenterStageJCC.org

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various performances WHERE ~ Kentucky Center TICKETS ~ Starting @ $25. Discounts for groups of 10 or more. CONTACT ~ box officewalk up or drive thru, KentuckyCenter.org or 502.584.7777

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Our Town ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE

Regarded as a true classic of the American theatre, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer prize-winning drama celebrates the magic that makes a community. Directed by ATL’s Obie Award-winning (Artistic Director) Les Walters, Our Town was last presented at ATL in 1970. This season marks the nationally and internationally acclaimed ATL’s 50th anniversary.

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Today’s Woman wants the Best for You — the best ways to enjoy your life or be your healthiest or most successful. This year we hosted the Best for You nominations and voting so that our readers could pick the places they recommended. Thirty-three businesses are featured in this issue. It comes at the perfect time for any beginning-of-the-year changes you want to make in your life. CATEGORIES FEATURED:

• Healthful Food • Healthful Prepared Meals • Weightloss Help • Exercise • Preventative Health • Stop Aches and Pains • Sight & Hearing • Help with Hormones • “Remove” Years • Help You Help Others • Learn a New Skill

You can nominate a business for next year’s Best for You online at TodaysWomanNow.com todayswomannow.com / facebook.com/todayswomanmagazine / @todayswomannow

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Paul’s Fruit Market Convenience and variety are the biggest benefits of shopping at Paul’s. The grocery sells customized party trays, gift baskets, sandwiches from their deli, and gives customers the option of ordering items online. Explore their gourmet food section which includes Kentucky Proud products or choose from a variety of popular garden plants from their outdoor market.

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Rainbow Blossom

The Fresh Market

This family-owned natural food market seeks out local farmers and small-batch vendors to stock products you might not find anywhere else. From locally-sourced vegetables and gluten-free foods to more exotic fare such as kimchee, homeopathic remedies, and specialty grocery items, the store’s offerings reflect a commitment to healthy living and a respect for the environment. “We have a focus on products that are not genetically modified, and our produce department is almost entirely organic,” says Summer Auerbach, COO. “That really sets us apart from any other store in the city.”

You’ll find high-quality meats, fresh seafood, international grocery items, and organic selections throughout the store, all presented in a warm atmosphere of old-world charm. “We enjoy serving the Louisville community and providing residents here with The Fresh Market’s unique shopping experience,” says store manager Michael Mederich. With an extensive program for supporting local farmers, The Fresh Market also offers locally grown produce, labeled with signs that say either “100” or “300” to let you know when the product is sourced within 100 or 300 miles of the store.

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Whole Foods If you want to grab a meal you can feel good about, stop at the organic salad bar at Whole Foods and look throughout the store for products labeled “Health Starts Here.” Focused on being nutrient-dense and plantstrong, prepared foods from the store’s Health Starts Here program are put together under the supervision of an in-house healthy eating specialist and are also available for catering, says store representative Tim Roethgen. You can call the store and ask about getting a Healthy Eating Tour to learn more.

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Earth Fare Whether you order a customized sandwich or pick one up in the prepared food case, you get bread that’s baked in-house using natural ingredients and meats and dairy products that contain no hormones or anything artificial. This healthconscious food philosophy applies to everything the store offers, including pizza, salad bar, soups, and hot meals. Affordable theme dinners are available throughout the week: Tuesday’s Real Meal features pot roast with sides; Thursday’s Family Night Dinner lets kids eat free with one adult purchase; and Sunday’s Burgers for Bucks serves burgers and sides.

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Lotsa Pasta As the name implies, you’ll find a dizzying variety of pasta and pasta dishes here. But there are also specialty soups, salads, and sandwiches to order from the deli, enjoy in the café, or carry out, as well as box lunches, sandwich trays, and catering options. For dinner, you can pick up ready-made refrigerated or frozen meals and special items in the gourmet grocery. “We make as much of the product as we can in-house,” says co-owner Vicky Hale, “and use the best quality ingredients we can get our hands on.”

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Floyd Memorial Weight Management Center The center offers both surgical and non-surgical weight loss methods. Gastric surgery comes with a free gym membership. There are also support groups and the Health Management Resources (HMR) program. Staff includes board-certified physicians and surgeons, a psychiatrist, social workers, registered dietitians, nurses, and exercise specialists. “We offer a lot of structure to our program, but with a small-town feeling and great customer service from the whole team,” says program coordinator Martha Truman. “That, and the success that they get from our program, is one of the things that bring people back.”

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Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center

Louisville Center for Weight Loss

When you join, you’re paired with a fitness coach who guides and supports you in finding the right diet and exercise plan for the first six weeks. If you need a more regimented eating program, Milestone offers Healthy Solutions, a supervised program of Health Management Resources (HMR). An on-staff dietitian, certified personal trainers, regular workshops, and group exercise classes help you stay on track. “We really pride ourselves on giving people the support they need to help them get into a routine to be successful,” says Milestone president Diane Kelton.

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You’ll get results by following a customized program based on diet, exercise, medication, and behavioral modification. The practice is led by Dr. George Stege, a board-certified family physician and bariatrician specializing in medically supervised weight loss and treatment of obesity. “We understand weight loss more than most people,” says Dr. Stege, “because I’ve been overweight myself, and my daughter had a weight problem.” Treatments begin with a complete physical, blood work, and an EKG to identify and address any underlying medical conditions. No appointments are needed, so you can come in any time.

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When it comes to working out, you can find whatever you’re looking for at the Y. There are 11 facilities in the greater Louisville area, each equipped with the latest fitness equipment, expert staff, and certified personal trainers. An intensive schedule of different group fitness classes is offered for all ages and levels of fitness so you can get strong and flexible doing what you like best. “The Y is a positive, family-friendly environment and a place that’s dedicated to serving everyone,” says CEO Steve Tarver.

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Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center A full-service facility, Milestone has not only the standard equipment and services, but also a full Pilates studio, a full day spa, locker rooms with all the amenities, and a full-service café offering a salad bar, healthy soups, and sandwiches. The aquatic area offers a lap pool, therapy pool, and Jacuzzi. A personal fitness coach will guide you through all the available options, says Milestone president Diane Kelton, and will even meet you at the front desk, walk you into an exercise class, and introduce you to the instructor.

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Women’s Diagnostic Center This is one of the few places in Kentuckiana where you can get 3D digital mammograms that promise more reliable cancer detection and fewer false alarms. “We have found several early breast cancers that we would not have found without it,” says Dr. Art McLaughlin. To minimize anxiety, you can have a consultation with a physician and discuss your mammogram results the same day, and biopsy results are returned in less than 24 hours. The Center also provides conventional mammograms, breast ultrasound, bone density scanning, and other services, all in a serene, spa-like setting.

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Kentucky Cancer Program The Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP) is dedicated to providing public education, building community coalitions, sponsoring special initiatives, and offering support for cancer patients, survivors, and their families. A regular presence at the State Fair, where its inflatable colon teaches about colon cancer, the KCP brings information and cancer screenings to communities that need it most. “We focus on cancers that can be prevented with lifestyle behaviors and also on cancers that can be detected early, when they can be most successfully treated,” says program Director Connie Sorrell.

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Baptist Health NEED Pre-Diabetes Medical Fitness Program NEED stands for Nutrition, Exercise and Education to Deter Diabetes and is a partnership between the Diabetes Management Program at Baptist Health Louisville and the Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center. Working in tandem, the personalized nutritional guidance from Baptist and the fitness expertise from Milestone give you the tools, support, and accountability you need to drop those extra pounds. “Even a modest amount of weight loss has been proven to prevent or delay having a diagnosis of diabetes,” says Ronda Merryman-Valiyi, program coordinator at Baptist Health.

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Norton Headache and Concussion Center The medical team at the Norton Headache and Concussion Center includes physicians, nurse practitioners, mental health therapists, and physical therapists specially trained to take care of patients with headache problems, says neurologist Dr. Brian Plato. Tailored to your specific needs, treatment takes a holistic approach and can range from making dietary changes and learning relaxation techniques to surgery. The Center also runs a Headache School, offering monthly informational seminars on a variety of headache-related topics to the general public and providing an opportunity to learn, ask questions, and find support from others.

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A Therapeutic Touch Whatever pains you have, the team of licensed and experienced massage therapists, armed with knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology, will bring you relaxation and relief. They specialize in many different kinds of techniques including Ashiatsu barefoot massage, sports massage, lymphatic draining for cancer and post-operative patients, sinus facial massage, reflexology, and hot stone therapy. “We focus on working with people in pain,” says owner and massage therapist Catherine Williams, “and each massage is especially designed for the needs of that person.” Couples massage and skin care services are also available.

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Ideal Feet Fixing foot problems can not only relieve pain in your feet, but it can also ease or eliminate related pain in your knees and back. Ideal Feet offers free walk-in consultations and speedy results, as well as a lifetime guarantee for their arch supports. “We use 4-Arch Technology with our supports that puts the 26 bones in your four arches back into alignment,” says store manager Denise Karagas. “Basically, we’re starting with your foundation, which is your feet, and helping your body to heal itself from the ground up.”

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UofL Physicians — Eye Specialists UofL Physicians – Eye Specialists is a team of dedicated doctors working at the forefront of their fields. “Many of our physicians have trained at the best institutions and have been recognized as Best Doctors in America,” says Dr. Henry Kaplan, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the university. You can get the latest specialized care for any eye condition or disease, as well as Lasik, cosmetic eye treatments, and routine eye examinations. The optical shop offers glasses and contact lenses and a wide selection of designer frames.

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Korrect Optical Family-owned and operated, Korrect focuses on personal, one-on-one customer service and offers contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses, and on-site eye exams from independent doctors of optometry. But it’s probably best known for carrying the area’s most extensive selection of designer frames. You can find both optical wear and sun wear for men, women, and kids from Chanel, Coach, Lafont, Vera Wang, Polo, Lindberg, Giorgio Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana. Look on the website for coupons and information on senior citizen discounts and special plans for veterans and safety eyewear.

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The Eye Care Institute The Eye Care Institute offers comprehensive eye care, from routine eye exams for the whole family to treatment of such vision issues as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Staffed by eye physicians and surgeons, the institute has performed more than 7,000 laser vision correction procedures since opening its doors in 1984. “Our laser for LASIK is the newest and fastest wavefront optimized laser and is one of only seven in North America,” says Mark Prussian, CEO. You can also find designer eyewear at the optical shop and order contact lenses by phone or online.

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Body Shapes Medical Focused on achieving not just normal but optimal levels of hormones, Body Shapes Medical creates individualized treatment plans for each patient. “We want people to feel great, not just OK,” says patient engagement manager Leigh Ann Yost. The practice has particular expertise in managing testosterone levels to: boost cognitive function, improve mood, and assist in weight loss in both men and women, Yost says. A short survey on the website lets you check off your symptoms to get instant feedback about any possible hormone deficiencies, and the initial consultation is free.

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Integrative Hormone Specialists The team at Integrative Hormone Specialists includes two hands-on physicians, a physician’s assistant, and a nurse practitioner, all working to optimize your levels of not just sex hormones, but also of thyroid and adrenal hormones, brain chemicals, and other factors that contribute to your health. “It’s a very comprehensive functional medical approach to wellness, and our therapies are highly customized and individualized,” says founding physician Dr. Lori Sweat. The practice also helps manage your blood sugar and cholesterol problems, as well as provide guidance and support in losing weight.

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The Vein Treatment Center This boutique medical practice, led by Dr. Leesa Richardson, specializes in surgical and nonsurgical treatment of varicose and spider veins and offers a variety of rejuvenating cosmetic procedures such as facials, peels, Botox, fillers, and laser treatments. You’ll feel right at home in its warm, intimate atmosphere. “Being small, we’re never in a rush and can give one-on-one attention to everybody,” says team member Colleen Hepfinger. “Dr. Richardson is very passionate about what she does, and we get thank-you letters from women on a daily basis saying how she has changed their lives.” 201 Fairfax Avenue 502.895.6600 veintreatments.com

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In addition to providing general and surgical dermatology services, Associates in Dermatology maintains a dedicated cosmetic division called Aesthetic Alternatives where you can get skin treatments, laser procedures, liposuction, Botox, and fillers. The staff of physicians, cosmetic nurses, and aestheticians offers intensive patient consultation to make sure you get the results you want. “Our primary goal is educating patients on their options so they understand what choices are available to give them the best outcome,” says Twyla Henderson, RN. “Really listening to our patients is what has given us success.”

A division of Surgical Care Associates, Ultimate Vein Care treats varicose veins using state-ofthe-art, minimally invasive technology. You can also get laser hair removal and laser-assisted facial procedures to tighten skin, minimize or remove scars, veins, and brown spots, as well as laser acne treatments. “I feel people have a sense of comfort with our board-certified vascular physicians and also with our very friendly staff,” says certified laser technician Denise Searcy. A vascular ultrasound team certified by ICAVL (Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories) is also on board.

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As the state’s largest pet adoption agency, the Kentucky Humane Society welcomes donations of money and time so it can help more homeless animals in the community. “Our volunteers work directly with our animals and help us make sure they have great experiences while they’re with us and are well-socialized and happy,” says communications director Andrea Blair. Ways to help include providing support at fundraising events, walking dogs, socializing cats, helping animals post-surgery in the S.N.I.P. spaying and neutering clinic, and fostering animals that need some at-home TLC.

Hosparus provides care and support to individuals and families at the most difficult time of life – its end. “We’re very passionate about making the end of life just as special and precious as its beginning,” says Stephanie Smith, Director of Communications. A dedicated team of staff and professional care providers work together with community volunteers to carry out this mission. You can visit the Hosparus website or Facebook page for information on volunteering in patient support, providing administrative help in the office, assisting with events, or donating your professional personal care services.

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Metro United Way Metro United Way is dedicated to improving lives in the community by supporting education, financial stability, and health programs. A major focus is partnering with Louisville Metro Government and Jefferson County Public Schools to encourage kids to stay in school, remain on grade level, and graduate from high school on time. “We are determined to provide the leadership to change the odds for success for many of our children and youth,” says president and CEO Joe Tolan. Visit the website for ways to give, advocate, and volunteer.

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SmartStyles Products and services to fit your style

The Bridal Suite of Louisville The Bridal Suite selects gowns only from the most reputable design houses in the bridal market. Many of our gowns can only be found in our boutique because we believe your gown should be as UNIQUE as YOU! When it comes to your wedding gown — the most important gown you will ever wear — don’t settle for less than a gown from The Bridal Suite.

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Tony Renfro’s Hair Studio

A New Year, A New You $50 New Year Special, includes color, cut and style 20+ years Master Stylist Tony Renfro can give you that glamorous holiday look this season. Schedule now and get going with your new year pizzazz! Located In Sola Salons (corner of Hurstbourne & Westport) 2809 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy, 40223 502.426.3363 Offer expires Feb. 1, 2014

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University of Louisville Professional Development The Professional Development team works with both individuals looking to advance their careers and companies wanting to provide growth opportunities for employees, solve problems, or improve efficiency. You can enroll in certificate programs in management development, professional development, project management, and program management; attend seminars; or develop your own customized training program. “Whether we’re working with an individual or an organization, we create a partnership and walk them through each step of the process to make sure they’re getting what they need,” says Professional Development director Virginia Denny.

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Ivy Tech Community College You can earn an associate degree or certificate at Ivy Tech, part of the largest community college system in the country, while enjoying small class sizes, online class options, and credits that transfer to other colleges and universities. “Our faculty and staff live and work here and are committed to helping our students achieve success right here in Southern Indiana,” says Sellersburg campus representative Jenny Eggenspiller. The Southern Indiana campus also offers in-state tuition rates to residents of Jefferson, Bullitt, Meade, Oldham, and Trimble counties in Kentucky.

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Pilar Varon AGE: 36 JOB: Owner/Skin Care by Pilar LIVES IN: Crestwood Making women feel good about the way they look has become one of Pilar Varon’s greatest joys and a primary catalyst. “I have a very busy week, and when I am seeing new people and they are happy and they re-book an appointment, that motivates me to do the very best at my job.” Pilar provides several types of services including facials, microdermabrasion, and Skin Classic which is a high frequency machine that removes broken capillaries, age spots, and skin tacks. But while treating common skin problems is the focus, improving her clients’ selfesteem is the ultimate goal. The married mother of three — with one on the way this month — keeps the days fun by playing with her two smaller kids Nicholas, 8 and Mariana, 3. FASHION I’M WEARING: “Liz Lange

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