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Sometimes, I have a problem doing what’s best for me. For instance, it would be best for me to exercise at least four times a week instead of one to two times a week, but taking initiative counts. In our annual Best for You issue, we’re giving you some ideas on where and who to consult to make small tweaks that will improve the way you look and feel about yourself. We’ve featured 30 businesses — starting on page 30 — that will get you started on your path toward self improvement. January is a great time for you to find out where to go for a good workout, fresh food, healthier skin, or intellectual stimulation. Let this issue be your guide for moving from a life that is okay into one that is the best for you. Read on and enjoy! — Tiffany White Don’t forget to tell us how you are striving to be the best at TodaysWomanNow.com #2015Reason

ON OUR COVER Sarah Smith won’t settle for less than the best. Read more about her on page 16. SARAH IS WEARING: Dress $448; Belt $128; Shoes $398; Necklace $98; Bracelet $88; Kate Spade, Oxmoor Center 7900 Shelbyville Rd., (502) 426-3000.

Cover illustration: Silvia Cabib Photo: Melissa Donald Makeup: Denise Cardwell, Blades Salon & Spa Styling: Alissa Hicks

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A Sock Fanatic

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by LUCY M. PRITCHETT / photos by MELISSA DONALD Adriena Dame, 42, co-founder and designer of SOSAJI! & Co., 2801 Bardstown Rd., a boutique that sells, among other items, comfortable and stylish socks; writer and publisher; jewelry designer HOMETOWN: Pine Bluff, Ark. NEIGHBORHOOD: East End HOUSEHOLD: Son, Tristan, 15 WEBSITE: sosaji.com

SOCK-IT-TO-ME I have always been a fanatic about socks. Now I get to design them. Julia (Crittendon) and I started SOSAJI!, our sock business, as an online store in January 2014 and opened our shop in the Highlands in June. Our first design, which we have sold out of, featured stripes and arrows. Our second generation design, Equine Crew, features horses and fleurs-de-lis. My favorite is the orange sock with purple horses and green and yellow stripes. This design comes in four other color combinations: black with red horses, green with blue and purple horses, white with UK-blue horses, and white with blue horses and red fleurs-de-lis. They are made of recycled combed cotton and manufactured in Turkey. STAYING ORGANIZED I couldn’t live without my Franklin-Covey black leather, zippered organizer binder. It holds my monthly calendar and daily pages, priority sheets, business cards, pencils, my son’s choir and cross-country meet schedules, checks, and cash. I am very old-school when it comes to this. I have tried to use my phone calendar, and I can’t get my fingers to work. Somehow my brain just won’t let me do it that way. I have to be connected with pencil and paper. Since I was 15, my parents have given me the calendar refill pages every year on my birthday – January 1. Part of the process I enjoy is looking back over the weekly pages and reflecting on what I have done. Then I get to cross those days off. KEEPING IT ALL TOGETHER My leather utility belt/hip pack makes me so happy. It is a necessary part of my life. The belt is made by Warrior Creek in Texas. It is made of soft leather and has antique brass hardware. I can go purse-free because it holds my phone, ID and cash, and paper and pencil. There is also a secret zippered compartment. I wear it with jeans and to formal occasions as well. It is like magic. It is fun to look at and practical. I have one in each color – black, a dark whiskey brown, and a lighter brown.

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PAM STALLINGS, 50 chief marketing relations partner, Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina with locations in St. Matthews and Middletown. Hometown: Louisville Neighborhood: East End Household: Husband, Stephen; Samantha, 22; Stephen Jr., 20.

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Pam Stallings admits to having many turning points in her life, but the one that she says brought her family — both immediate and extended — closer together was in 2006 when her daughter Samantha was diagnosed with a brain stem kink, a rare condition that necessitated surgery and a one-year recovery period. The surgery was performed at a hospital in Iowa City. Afterward, Samantha was in a body brace for eight months and then a neck brace. There were followup visits to Iowa. Two retired teachers from her school, St. Patrick’s, helped her stay current with her schoolwork so she was able to graduate with her eighthgrade class. During this time, Pam says her role as mother expanded to being educator, motivator, and friend. “Once she was diagnosed, I spent many evenings on the Internet researching and trying to find out as much information as I could about her condition,” she says. Pam says she has always been a motivator, but her skills were sharpened as she kept up not only her daughter’s spirits but her own as well. “Our motto became ‘Never give up,’” she says. And no one did. One source of quiet inspiration continues to be the daily email Pam receives from thinkaboutgod.org. “It comes with a quote, an action, and a prayer. It is how I start my day.” Samantha’s health is stable now, and she will graduate from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., in May. Pam still depends on many of the tools she used during Samantha’s illness: long walks, listening to music, and watching sports. “From this experience, I know that with reasoning and persistence, obstacles don’t have to stop you,” Pam says. “We all have our own struggles. Our strength comes from overcoming things you once thought you couldn’t do. You face your fears head-on with faith and grace. And, at the end of the day, thank God for your many blessings.” TODAY’S WOMAN


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Survival Skills

By MARIE BRADBY / Photos by MELISSA DONALD

Pamela’s rules for managing a work team:

1. Smile. This makes

me approachable, so associates know they can come to me with questions. If I’m smiling, the associates see me and can calm down and talk to me in a calm voice.

2. Get all the facts

and be a good listener as you try to resolve a problem. Then you need to know who to go to for help.

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Don’t let problems escalate. Your communication skills have to be excellent when dealing with people so they don’t take what you are saying the wrong way.

Pamela Sharp, Learning Associate, Amazon Fulfillment Center Jeffersonville, Ind.

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fter years in banking, Pamela Sharp decided she wanted a change and a new location for herself, her husband, and her three sons, so she joined the U.S. Army. She and her family were stationed in Hanau, Germany. She became a cook and also traveled to Paris, France. “I was looking for a new outlook on life and to be able to travel,” says Pamela, 56, now a learning associate for the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Jeffersonville, Ind. When she returned to civilian life, she was hired through Amazon’s military recruiting team, which seeks out former military personnel. Pamela, who has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in conflict management, has trained many of the 2,500 employees in the 1-million-square-foot fulfillment center — the size of 20 football fields.

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“Working in the military, you are able to build a relationship with the people you work with,” Pamela says. “I use that experience here with associates and leadership in order to build a stronger relationship and to get our Amazon goals accomplished. “In the military, we were so closely knit — we were like a little family. I use that relationship model. I am really close with the people here. If there is a problem, I can go to them and they can come to me, and we seek the answer to solve it. That’s how we remove the barriers so the orders can be filled. “When our new associates come, we have an information toolkit that specifies break time and lunch time, provides a picture of their supervisor, goals, and a cheat sheet. That kit guides them to success.”

 Be excellent. I was originally hired as a temporary seasonal worker, but my positive attitude and determination were noticed, and I was hired as a full-time employee. I’m now responsible for training new employees.

5. Dive deep. The

Army taught me to solve problems by digging into the details and considering multiple perspectives. Trying to answer a question or find a solution at a superficial level is only a short-term fix. By looking at all angles and gathering details from multiple sources, I often find a better solution.

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23THINGS Why 23? Because we are 23 years old!

Did you resolve to be healthier for the New Year?

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

Healthy ideas that work from the Today’s Woman staff:

2. Hard-Boiled Perfection

By ANITA OLDHAM

1 Need a new book for the cold winter days? I consulted with Today’s Family Assistant Editor and librarianat-heart Elaine Jack for a book recommendation. She suggests Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood. “The author, an artist in late middle age, recalls events from childhood that have shaped her whole life. The cool part is that when she is telling about the stuff that happened when she was 11, she inhabits the mind of her 11-year-old self. When I read it, I could remember feeling just that way when I was 11, but I couldn’t possibly have come up with it on my own from this vantage point.” Quotes from the book: • “Potential has a shelf life.” • “The past isn’t quaint while you’re in it. Only at a safe distance, later, when you can see it as decor, not as the shape your life’s been squeezed into.” • “I walk the halls, surrounded by an aura of potential verbal danger, and am treated with caution, which suits me fine.”

6. A Quick Breakfast “I’ve found a few healthy things that keep me full until lunchtime that take about three minutes to make,” says Jessica Alyea. “A smoothie, plain Greek yogurt swirled with apples and cinnamon, or even Panera Bread has some new breakfast sandwiches made with sprouted bread, which is low-carb and easier on your body.”

Add a little salt, and a hard-boiled egg is like the perfect food. “I usually boil a dozen eggs at once and peel them as I eat them,” says designer April Allman. “My kids love them and get into my stash all the time, so then they have to peel their own. I like to think it teaches them some patience.”

3. Be Accountable

Exercise with a friend or find some way to make it fun. “I hate running and using gym equipment is boring to me, but my friend and colleague Tiffany White and I sometimes walk in the mall or play a dance game on my Wii,” says Jessica Alyea, assistant editor and designer.

4. Nix the Plastic

“I am reducing plastic in my life because I feel like it negatively affects my health,” says photographer Melissa Donald.

5. Time For Yourself

“I’m making time for yoga, riding my bike — both inside and outside — and working with hands-on creative projects,” adds Melissa Donald.

Our Cover Girl’s “Best” Things Sarah Smith has many talents: she is an event coordinator with York Management, aesthetician at Sei Bella Waxing, and public relations maven with Bella Vita Media. “I am trying to figure out which paths are best for me to carry into the next stage of my life,” she says. In her free time, Sarah also stays connected to the best things that make her feel good. Here’s her list: 7. Germantown: “I just moved there. It is a little far from where I work and where my parents and friends live, but it is such an old neighborhood. You’ll see people walking around there that have lived there their entire lives.” 8. Jack Fry’s: “The food never fails to be what it has been. Every time you walk in, you feel like you are home.” 9. Kentucky Travel: “I love driving through the counties to see the land and horse farms. This is my home, and I love it.” — Tiffany White; photo: Melissa Donald

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Maybe your resolutions have you looking for a new kind of workout. Today’s Woman’s Alissa Hicks and Melissa Donald visited a few East End boutique gyms. 42

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Treat yourself after a week or two of keeping your resolutions at Primp Style Lounge, which opened in September at 3917 Chenoweth Square. They do hairstyling, fashion style consultations, and makeup applications. Primp is introducing hair extensions. “We will help you match the perfect color and blend them into your own hair,” says owner Shannon Kessler. They will also be highlighting scalp treatments. “We want to help combat the effects of the dry (winter) weather. We can help alleviate static, dry scalp, and brittle hair.” primpstylelounge.com — Alissa Hicks

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PHILOSOPHY: They

offer cardio, sculpting, stretching, and interval training using a barre or suspended aerial silk hammock.

11. Pilates Village

PHILOSOPHY: Pilates is a

form of exercise developed to stretch, strengthen, tone, and align the body while relieving excess pressure and stress on the joints.

LOCATION: 4160 Westport

SPECIAL: Free seven-day trial

SPECIAL: New client special in January is $45 for the first session (normally $70) or 5 sessions for $299.

Square and Springhurst Shopping Center, byoufitness.com

for new clients! Or become a member for $115/month for 2015.

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12. Orange Theory Fitness

PHILOSOPHY: During the 1-hour workout, you perform multiple intervals of 12 to 20 minutes of training at 84 percent or higher of your maximum heart rate (they monitor it). They say the program increases metabolic rate for 24 to 36 hours after the workout. LOCATION: 116 Sears Ave.,

orangetheoryfitness.com/ louisville

13. Pure Barre

PHILOSOPHY: A full-body,

55-minute workout concentrating on the areas women struggle with most: hips, thighs, seat, abdominals, and arms. It’s low-impact, and each strength workout is followed by a stretching session to create long, lean muscles.

LOCATION: Westport Village

and the Paddock Shops, purebarre.com/ky-louisville

SPECIAL: New client special in January is $100 for 5 weeks of unlimited classes.

15. Your 2015 Reason

I know you probably made a resolution, and I love that. Where would we be if we didn’t try to improve ourselves? Because as today’s woman you are always thinking of others first, we thought it might help you to have a Reason for your Resolution. And, we want you to share it (and get a prize!). For example: #2015Reason: I want to get rid of my arms’ batwings, so I am lifting weights. #2015Reason: I deserve a nice meal, so I will sit down to eat versus eating out of pans. #2015Reason: Because I love my family, I am going to cook a new vegetable every week until I run out of them. You can send your #2015Reason via Facebook, email (TWcontest@ TodaysPublications.com), or Twitter @TodaysWomanNow. TODAY’S TODAY’SWOMAN WOMAN

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Her Resolutions (16-20) Marie Bradby, freelance journalist

A Different Ring

We found one-of-a-kind rings and bracelets at St. Matthews Jewelers, a locally owned jewelry store in Chenoweth Plaza that specializes in buying and selling estate jewelry as well as watches and repairs, diamonds, and gems. Photo: Melissa Donald

and children’s author (writer of Today’s Woman Survival Skills)

• Have my friends over more often for movie night, board games, or just a light supper. Getting together with my friends gives me a chance to relax, laugh, and enjoy their company. • Take a train ride — the Amtrak Starlight — along the Pacific Coast from Los Angeles to Seattle. I know of an author who writes all her books while riding on a train. I think this dramatic route would be inspiring for the muse and the soul. • Plant bulbs for spring. The squirrels have eaten most of my tulips. • Clean out my garage. It’s time for this stuff to find a new home. • Do a sitting or walking meditation daily. This helps me to de-clutter my mind and listen to God.

– twenty-one –

“I am going to sit down one-on-one with my clients each month and teach them something new I have learned at a seminar or through a class,” Alison says. “I will then follow up with them via email or text to make sure they are applying it in their life. “Also, my daughter, Alexa, is a very picky eater! I want to introduce fresh juices and smoothies to her. My goal is to buy a juicer and have her help make a shake. You would be surprised, but spinach and kale blended with coconut and banana tastes great!”

Caroline Knop,

Alison Cardoza, ACSM certified personal trainer at Baptist East Milestone Wellness Center

“I have a calendar on my desk at all times, regimented in exercise and work ethic,” Caroline says. She adds that her overall resolution is to keep the passion and dedication in her life, work, and love alive and strong. “I come from an athletic background and family. My father (who played center for Johnny Unitas and is a University of Louisville Football Hall of Fame member) taught us all to be driven and never give up. His favorite quote was, ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going!’”

owner of Simply PR

Donna is planning on making changes in 2015 but didn’t want to provide a specific, measurable goal. When I twisted her arm, she came up with this: 1. Write the resolution down on paper (makes it real). 2. List what I need to do. List will include cleaning out home office desk and cabinet. Taking all out and replacing only what’s needed. 3. Look at list each morning. 4. Review list throughout the day.

5. Begin with setting an hour each day to work on resolution. 6. Look at list again. 7. Ponder list. 8. Have a glass of wine. 9. Get large garbage bag. 10. Call and hire professional organizer.

Donna Riley, president of Women’s Foundation of Southern Indiana

“I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions — I don’t believe in waiting until January to start making improvements — but right now I’m trying to work out at least five times a week. (I make check marks in my planner to track my progress. Some weeks are better than others.) Yelena Sapin, freelance writer who did this issue’s Best for You interviews

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“It’s an ongoing struggle for me because I tend to fall off the exercise wagon much more readily than I climb back on.”

Photo: Melissa Donald

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22. Looking for a Kick?

One great place to find winter boots for the remainder of winter and even gifts for those occasions after the holidays (birthdays, Valentine’s Day, etc.) is Monkee’s of Louisville, located in Chenoweth Plaza.

Go Out and Be 23 Your Best Self! Enjoy our Best for You 2015 section about the places in town where you can find services to help you be your best self. Anita’s Best Selfie: Here I am with the B-E-S-T letters from our cover shoot. We will be tweeting more selfies this month. Follow us at @TodaysWomanNow. TODAY’SWOMAN WOMAN TODAY’S


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LOOKS BOOK:

POP YOUR EYES

By KELLY SHORT / Photos: MELISSA DONALD MODEL: TARA KESTLER

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enise Cardwell, makeup artist at Blades Salon & Spa, offers some tried-andtrue techniques for a gaze that demands attention. She begins with clean skin and a primer such as MAC primer. Step-By-Step

1. Choose the right eyeshadow brush. Cardwell suggests using sable brushes because they are made from horsehair which is porous and grabs onto pigment easily.

2. Use a matte color to highlight the brow bone. 3. A lways puts a little of the same shade on the inner eyes. “Putting the color on the inner eye expands the size of the eye, creating the illusion of larger eyes,” Cardwell says.

4. Cardwell finishes off the look by lining the top

lid with L’Oréal liner and the bottom lid with Estée Lauder crayon. She chose this combination because women often prefer the dramatic look of liquid liner on the top rather than on the bottom of the eyes to avoid a harsh line. After applying the crayon, Cardwell smudges it for a natural look. The smudge technique also gives the illusion of fuller lashes on the bottom.

5. Finish off with a mascara such as Maybelline Great Lash or 3D Fiber Lash Mascara.

Age Guide In Your 20s

In Your 30s

In Your 40s and 50s

In Your 60s

“Anything goes,” says Cardwell. This is the time to experiment with color and techniques. Adult skin is at its best during this time.

Let the health of the your skin be your guide. Bolder color can still be applied to healthy skin. Use a quality eye cream such as Clarins or Clinique for sensitive skin. Cardwell also suggests wearing an SPF 15 sunscreen or higher. “The skin around the eye is so thin, and it doesn’t take much to damage and dry it out,” she says.

Keep the color subtle and matte after age 45. “Never use shimmer on sagging or wrinkled eyelids. For those who have wrinkles around the eye, hooded or sagging eyelids, Cardwell suggests changing the crease line position of the eyelid. “The crease line is where the color normally stops. I apply the color higher up to give an illusion of a higher crease line so that the eyes don’t look hooded, droopy or heavy. This makes the eyes look more wide open.”

Women in this age group, Cardwell says, should concentrate more on mascara and less on eye shadow. Using a lengthening mascara like the 3D Fiber Lash Mascara masks imperfections around the eyes. Also, women tug at the corner of the eyelids when applying liner on the top, but Cardwell says this reduces the visibility. So, just apply the liner where the skin naturally falls. She suggests using dark eye shadow in place of liner.

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What Type of Yoga Fits You?

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ith a newly made resolution to stay healthy and several types of yoga to choose from, how do you know which class is best for you? Answer the questions and find out what type of yoga fits your lifestyle to achieve perfect balance of mind, body, and spirit. Namaste. Your teen wants a second driving lesson despite the first incident. You... A. Google “driving lessons.” B. C an’t afford another injury, so you tell her to ask her father. C. Tell her bicycling together may be safer. D. Take a few deep breaths and bravely take her. Your new puppy is more high-spirited than you expected. In efforts to help him burn energy, you... A. Hire a dog walker. B. Buy a Fetch-O-Matic. Your pitching arm isn’t what it used to be. C. Take him with you on your morning runs. D. Take him to an obedience class to teach him discipline. Your co-workers want to gather a team for a marathon. You prepare by... A. Practicing your best sick voice. B. Walking the 5K and hoping your knee carries you to the finish line. C. Starting to train immediately. You plan to place first among your co-workers. D. Visualizing a successful run until the big day. You’re late for an appointment and stuck in traffic. You... A. C ancel the appointment. Your DVR is calling your name. B. Adjust the lumbar to ease your achy back for the long ride. C. Get out and run. It will be faster. D. Play classical music to keep you stress-free. What is your motivation for joining yoga? A. To avoid treadmills and run from cardio. B. To ease the pain of tender joints. C. To release some harvested energy. D. To find balance and manage stress.

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OK, so exercise isn’t at the top of your list, but don’t despair. There is a yoga for first-timers. Beginners Hot Yoga incorporates 30-40 exercises including two breathing exercises. “This type of hot yoga takes place in a room heated from 85 to 90 degrees,” says Kristi Fulkerson, owner of Yoga on Baxter. The heat makes the body more supple in order to stretch a little further and also helps prevent straining or pulling of muscles.” Beginners Hot Yoga builds flexibility, concentration, and balance. It is never too late to get sweating with the yogis. MOSTLY B’S: Restorative

It’s out with the old and new injuries for you. Restorative yoga is slower-paced, allowing you to explore what your body needs in the moment. Karen Allen, RN and registered yoga instructor for the YMCA, says, “Restorative yoga can reduce anxiety and build strength and range of motion for an injury using blocks or other props to aid in correct positioning.” This type of yoga uses supine or seated yoga poses to eliminate unnecessary straining. Each pose is held for longer periods of time to promote deep relaxation. MOSTLY C’S: Vinyasa

Your fast-paced personality has you burning the chakra candle at both ends. Exercise that energy in a Vinyasa yoga class. Also called flow yoga due to the fluid way the poses run together like a dance, Vinyasa synchronizes movement with the breath. “Vinyasa is a more athletic type of yoga,” Fulkerson says. “It requires upper-body strength and would be perfect for those needing constant movement.” MOSTLY D’S: Kundalini

Depak Chopra has nothing on you. Your deep sense of spirituality will fit harmoniously with Kundalini yoga. “This is an enlightenment-based yoga with more chanting and mantras,” Allen says. Also known as the yoga of awareness, Kundalini yoga focuses on awakening energy and bringing balance to the mind, body, and soul. So bring your tired, huddled masses and learn to breathe free.

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Today’s Woman wants the Best for You — the best ways to enjoy your life, be your healthiest, and be your most successful. For our annual Best For You awards, we gave you, the readers, the chance to nominate and vote on the best businesses and services in town. 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:

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Rainbow Blossom A local, family-owned food market committed to helping the community make healthier choices while respecting the environment, Rainbow Blossom carries all-natural, mostly organic products. The market maintains close relationships with local and regional food producers and continually expands its selection of locally sourced fresh, organic, and even exotic products. Recent additions to the market’s offerings include fresh ginger and kombucha. “We’re carrying more local foods than ever,” says secondgeneration owner Summer Auerbach. “It’s exciting to see this segment grow and to also see our customers getting excited about the products.”

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Lucky’s Market Lucky’s carries all-natural, antibiotic- and hormonefree meats, non-GMO products, and fresh produce priced to make it easier to feed your family in a healthier way. “Our mantra is we provide good food for all,” says marketing manager Markeeta Burgin. A full culinary team prepares made-toorder sandwiches and ready-to-eat entrées, meats, vegetables, and salads for convenient take-home meals. Local Kentucky products and imported delicacies round out the extensive offerings, and a variety of natural and organic food supplements and beauty aids are available at the store’s Natural Living department.

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Home Cuisine Operated by Louisville’s own chef Sandy Pike and her daughter Mae, Home Cuisine provides freshly made, delicious meals delivered directly to your home or to your nearest Rainbow Blossom for pickup. The menu changes weekly and includes calorie-controlled, vegetarian, Paleo, and glutenfree options, all of which can be customized to your specific health and lifestyle needs. “We love it when our customers tell us how they’re overcoming health issues through healthier, cleaner eating,” Mae says. “It really reminds us why we come to work every day.”

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All Women OB/GYN All Women OB/GYN is comprised of five female boardcertified obstetricians and gynecologists and a nurse practitioner, all focused on providing comprehensive, personalized care. The physicians are on staff at both Norton Suburban and Baptist Hospital East, so you can choose where you want to deliver your baby or have your surgery. Patient-doctor interaction and communication is a top priority at the independently owned practice. “The primary thing that makes us unique is that we are our own bosses, and that gives us the capability of spending real quality time with our patients,” says practice manager Tess Wheeler.

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Women’s Diagnostic Center A dedicated breast care facility, Women’s Diagnostic Center offers 2D and 3D digital mammography, breast ultrasound, and biopsy with results within 24 hours, as well as diagnostic and consultation services with physicians in a caring, private setting. “We treat our patients the way we’d like to be treated, the way we’d like our family members to be treated,” says medical director Dr. Art McLaughlin. The doctors are available to talk with you about any concerns and review the results with you the day you have your mammogram.

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A total body workout, Jazzercise combines dancebased cardio, strength training, and stretching elements choreographed to music that gets you moving. A one-hour class burns 600 calories and is a great way to have fun. “The students are coming for the workout, but also for the camaraderie and friendship,” says Jazzercise Middletown owner and instructor Melissa Horsell. The location recently added classes to its schedule to make it easier to find a time that works for you. “We have over 30 classes a week, so we’re able to accommodate more people,” Horsell says.

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Whether you’re looking to ease into exercise or to push yourself to new physical limits, this full-service facility has it all. Milestone offers the latest equipment, personal training, aquatics, spa services, and a staggering variety of group classes for all levels of fitness. Recently added classes include TRX, Rhythm Ride, Tabata Bootcamp, and Pi-Yo-Lates. To help you navigate the options, “you get a personal fitness coach who guides you in the right direction based on your interests and goals for the first six weeks of your membership,” says Milestone president Diane Kelton.

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Focusing on in-office surgical vein treatment and cosmetic spider vein treatment, the Vein Treatment Center also offers a large menu of such cosmetic services as skin rejuvenation and tightening, chemical peels, and medical-grade skin care products. This boutique practice features a comfortable, residential feel that makes clients feel at home. “We have a network of patients that we love, and we’re just trying to focus on making people happy and more comfortable with their appearance, whether it’s through vein treatment or cosmetic procedures,” says Dr. Leesa Richardson.

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KURect, Your Skin Solution

The five physicians and two nurse practitioners at Dermatology Specialists focus on providing overall medical care of skin with an emphasis on preventing sun damage and skin cancer. Cosmetic services such as Botox, fillers, chemical peels, and laser treatments are also offered, “but we use those in conjunction with sound medical treatment and skin care to create a whole package that makes for healthier and better-looking skin,” says Dr. J. Scott Kasteler. “Once the skin is healthier, cosmetic treatments work a lot better and last longer.”

KURect specializes in corrective skin services using gentle, “non-chemical” peels and facials to treat acne, rosacea, discoloration, and symptoms of aging skin. It offers the physician-grade PCA Skin and Osmosis skin care lines. Offering a hands-on approach tailored to each person’s needs, KURect believes in educating the client and working from the inside out to not only correct, but help prevent skin problems. “I look at it from a holistic background to find things that could be triggering the problem,” says aesthetician and owner Jaimie Wenz.

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Massage Envy Spa The therapists at Massage Envy Spa tailor your session to your needs and use a combination of techniques to ease your aches and pains and rub away your stress. You can choose from a 60-minute, 90-minute, or twohour massage session and enhance your session with aromatherapy, deep muscle therapy, or a sugar foot scrub. Several different types of specially designed Murad facials are also available.

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A Therapeutic Touch A full line of massage and spa treatments helps you relieve stress and find relaxation at A Therapeutic Touch. Body treatments include Ashiatsu barefoot massage, sports massage, lymphatic draining massage, sinus facial massage, and hot stone therapy, all provided by experienced therapists. “People know that when they come in, they’re going to get a very good massage no matter who they see,” says co-owner Keelie Bloom. A range of aesthetic facial treatments are also available to help you look and feel your best.

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The Eye Care Institute

The Eye Care Institute provides comprehensive eye care for the entire family, from routine eye exams to treatment of eye conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts. “We use the most advanced technology lens that not only treats cataracts but can also treat astigmatism or the need for reading glasses after cataract surgery,” says Dr. Brennan Greene. The Eye Care Institute also offers LASIK surgery. And if you’re looking for designer eyewear, the optic shop has a large selection of the latest frames.

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“LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE CLOSET!” You should have a fabulous closet — a smartly planned personal space that makes every day easier. We’re the only closet company that offers natural wood closets with custom finishes plus innovative glazed, textured or high-gloss laminate solutions. Call for a free consultation. Closet Factory 13010 Eastgate Park Way, Suite 107, Middletown 502.489.3901 • closetfactory.com

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We offer permanent makeup for eyebrows, eyeliner and lips. These can benefit people who: • have allergies or medical conditions • desire freedom from daily makeup application Also offering eyelash and eyebrow tinting, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, collagen masks and Smoothsculpt™

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Sassy Fox upscale consignment, carrying a well-edited selection of women’s name brand and boutique/designer clothing and accessories from casual to formal. 150 Chenoweth Ln, St. Matthews • 895.3711 10-5 Mon.–Sat. 10-8 Thurs. Find us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

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Julene B. Samuels, MD FACS Board-certified plastic surgeon Julene Samuels brings a woman’s touch and sensibility to every procedure she performs in her boutique-style practice. Offering the full spectrum of surgical reshaping and contouring procedures for the body, breasts, and face, Dr. Samuels also provides non-surgical options such as fillers, fat transfers, and an ultrasound alternative to traditional liposuction. “I spend a lot of time with my patients, and as an aging woman, I want to make sure that I present a comprehensive treatment plan that includes both surgical and non-surgical options to my patients,” says Dr. Samuels.

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Whether they’re seeking improvements to the body, breasts, or face, patients know they’re in good hands with Dr. Lee Corbett. Offering a wealth of body sculpting options from mommy makeovers to liposuction and fillers, Dr. Corbett and his team understand the importance of helping patients feel at ease. “People come in here with a body part they’re dissatisfied with and then have to expose it and have their flaws discussed openly, and that’s not very fun,” Dr. Corbett says. “So we try to make that process as comfortable as possible.”

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The Cosmetic Skin Care Center of Dermatology Associates offers a variety of physician-performed dermal fillers to contour, add, or replace volume in your features. In addition to Restylane, Perlane, Juvaderm, and Sculptra, the practice has recently added Radiesse and Belotero fillers to its menu of services. “Another thing we started using is Rejuvapen, the new micro-needling system that helps with texturizing and filling in acne scars and fine wrinkles by stimulating the rebuilding of collagen in your skin,” says nurse supervisor and cosmetic manager Cassie Durbin.

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For more than 35 years, Hosparus has provided care, comfort, and counseling to those facing life’s final journey. Last year, the nonprofit organization cared for more than 6,000 patients and families regardless of their ability to pay. The dedicated team of staff and volunteers provide the type of care they would want for their own families. “Our message to the community is to call Hosparus sooner. The sooner you call, the more we can help,” says Stephanie Smith, manager of communications. Visit hosparus.org or facebook.com/Hosparus for information about volunteering, making a donation, or accessing care.

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Cedar Lake provides housing and support services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Addressing the physical, social, psychological, educational, and spiritual needs of the people it serves, the private nonprofit organization always welcomes volunteers and donations from the community. “There are many opportunities to become involved, from doing landscaping jobs to working one-on-one with our residents, either in teaching them life skills or simply being a friend,” says director of marketing Tara Oliver. Visit cedarlake.org or call 502.410.6445 to learn more about volunteering.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters The goal of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong, enduring, and professionally supported one-on-one mentoring relationships. “When children have the additional support of a Big Brother or a Big Sister, they’re less likely to engage in any type of negative behavior,” says community engagement director Kristin Milosevich. Find out how you can become a Big Brother or Big Sister and learn about ways to offer financial support to the nonprofit organization by visiting bbbsky.org or facebook.com/bbbsky.

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Whet Your Palette Louisville’s drop-in painting facility, Whet Your Palette, lets you come in any time during business hours and paint. You can choose from more than 300 different paintings or pick your own, and the artists on staff offer as much or as little help as you want. If you prefer to work in a group, there are evening classes that teach a specific painting. Either way, you’re bound to be inspired by the atmosphere. “It’s a beautiful location in a historic home, and you can just sit and paint and relax,” says owner/artist Judith Kennedy Zinner Kronbach.

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JCPS Adult Education The Lifelong Learning program at JCPS lets you explore career possibilities, earn certifications, sharpen specific skills, or simply enhance your leisure time. “Our classes range from electrical wiring to computers to tap dance and everything in between,” says program coordinator Cammie Kramer. Classes are held at locations throughout the community as well as online, giving you the freedom to learn anywhere, any time. Lifelong Learning can also customize classes for organizations or companies in the community. And if you want to take a private class with your friends and family, group discounts are available.

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Pinot’s Palette Even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush before, you can grab your friends or your special someone and have fun creating your very own masterpiece while enjoying a beverage from the full cash bar at Pinot’s Palette. A staff of professional artists leads you through the process step by step, and a schedule of the paintings taught is posted on the website. “Most people come in and say that they can’t even draw a stick figure, and then they leave very excited with what they’ve actually created,” says owner Mollie Younger Noe.

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Best Bite Warm up on a cold January evening at Bourbons Bistro, a comfy and welcome setting that is host to great food and good cheer. Start with happy hour and stay for this Au Poivre Filet, a generous filet grilled with bourbon barrel smoked peppercorns set on a square bed of wild mushroom bread pudding, dotted with caramelized broccoli, and finished with a balsamic glaze. It melts in your mouth like butter!

Text and photograph by MELISSA DONALD

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* Working Out is My New Passion In relationships…play…community By MARY ELLEN BIANCO

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Lisa Brosky is now so strong because of her workouts with JP.

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s hiring a trainer just for the rich and famous? Not anymore. You can find reasonably priced trainers at most gyms or even some who come to your home. Rates vary by location and trainer. For instance, JP charges $45 for a 30-minute session, but less if you purchase more sessions. At Milestone, you can purchase personal training sessions. Non-member rates are $70 for one hour; $50 for 30 minutes. One hour partner training is $50 per person. One hour group training with 3-4 is $40 per person.

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high blood pressure. Although a lifelong athlete, Lisa had stopped making exercise a priority. “I was burned out since I wasn’t seeing any progress,” Lisa says. “It had stopped being fun.” Lisa met Jon Powers (known as JP) when he was a trainer at a small gym. “I just wanted to improve my strength and cardio a bit,” she says. “When I started with him, I had simply accepted that weight gain and high blood pressure were inevitable with age.” Hesitant at first, Lisa tried a sample workout with the trainer. “He gave me my motivation, and I learned a lot,” she says, crediting JP with changing her life. When JP opened his own gym, BodySolutionz, Lisa followed him. “One of the things I like best is that I am the only person in the gym when I train with JP,” Lisa says. She enjoys the privacy to discuss

her goals and what she’s struggling with. In the last two years, Lisa has lost 30 pounds and is off blood pressure medication. JP taught Lisa how to use nutrition for workouts, to feed muscle development, and to manage fat loss. “Nutrition and exercise have to walk hand-in-hand,” Lisa says. Six small meals a day, beginning with complex carbohydrates, energize Lisa. The surprise for Lisa is her selfconfidence and motivation. She exercises at her own gym first thing in the morning and challenges herself in ways she never thought she would. “Meeting with JP one day a week holds me accountable,” Lisa says. “I want to be strong enough to get through his workout. I think sometimes I work so hard because I don’t have the heart to disappoint him.”

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“I feel ashamed, but I am restless in my marriage. My husband and I have been married for 17 years, and we just seem to have settled for boring. We love our children and neither of us would consider divorce, but my heart is longing for more. Everything he does irritates me, and I’m sure I agitate him. I obviously need to redirect my thoughts, but where do I begin?” Find the

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LET GO OF CONTROL and allow energy to flow By BOB MUELLER

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o one likes to be controlled. Do you know anyone who likes it? Do your children, employees, spouse, or friends thank you for trying to be totally in charge of their lives? Striving for control does not endear you to anyone. In fact, it usually gets the opposite reaction. The harder you push, the more they rebel. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. In your face or behind your back, you receive a big dose of “you can’t make me.” We are fighting a futile battle if we work for total control. So much of our fretting — about, expecting-to, and planningon energy is wasted. Yearning for control doesn’t give us the freedom, peace, and connection we all want. It doesn’t satisfy the sense of security and order we crave. It makes us physically ill, mentally exhausted, and spiritually drained. Striving for control doesn’t work very well or very often. It does not make us powerful. If we stop striving for control, what is the alternative? What makes us feel better than trying to get a handle on everything? The spiritual gurus tell us that we need to let go. That’s probably sage advice, but I have been holding on for dear life, and maybe like you, I am afraid to let go. I envision falling into a big black abyss full of dirty laundry, unpaid bills, and missed appointments. I confess that sweet surrender never sounded all that sweet to me. Feeling in control gives us a temporary sense of instant gratification. We operate under the equation: Control equals feeling good about ourselves. When people are emotionally “out of control,” we often suggest they slow down and breathe deeply. “Come on,” we coax. “Sit down a minute, and take a few deep breaths.” We never say, “You are so upset. Let’s see how long you can hold your breath.” We associate energy, peace, and calmness with breathing deeply.

Yet you can’t take a new breath if you don’t let go of the old one. Exhaling (letting go of the air) is the power move. Athletes know this. When they lift weights in the gym, they lift the bar off their chest into the air as they exhale. They blow out and let that energy make them stronger. Letting go does not mean you become spineless, dependent, apathetic, or incapable. It means you tap into your energy. You do not waste it forcing, judging, limiting, or withholding. This allows energy to flow to and through you, and you get more of what you want. This energy is readily available. We don’t need more money, long-term therapy, or a faster Internet connection. We simply need an intense desire to stop squeezing so tightly, making sure everything turns out all right, and ending up exhausted from holding on, going nowhere. If you let go, you can use your powers to get you into the flow of life. Energy is our reward for letting go. Time and again, when you overcome your urge to control, energy will be the payoff. It doesn’t matter what you are writing: your grocery list, the proposal for a new client, or your life goals. Relaxing and opening up to possibilities allows energy to flow through you. A natural high truly is the reward. If you are willing to open up to the possibilities, be patient with the evolution of events, and have faith in some force other than yourself, you are ready for the new equation. Keep in mind that what we’re after is energy. Let go, and then do everything with your power. Powering up is letting go of control and allowing your energy to flow. Powering up is feeling good about yourself. Making changes takes practice. At first the concept of letting go was about as attractive to me as having little growths on my chin. I’m convinced powering up is one of the answers to our problem of having too much to do. Give power a chance.

BOB MUELLER is Vice President of Development at Hosparus. www.bobmueller.org

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NAME: Katie Mac Murphy AGE: 26 JOB: Fashion Stylist and Image/Wardrobe Consultant for the Tracy Varga Group LIVES IN: Crescent Hill Fashion has been Katie Mac Murphy’s passion since age 7. As a child, she would go to the butler’s pantry — also known as “the secret room” — inside of her parents’ home. While there, she’d tear out images of models and clothing from fashion magazines and use them to create large scrapbooks and collages. Nineteen years later, she still makes collages for inspiration to nurture her personal style and skill as a fashion stylist. In her job, Katie helps clients develop a style based on their personality, preferences, and body shape. “This is what I love to do,” she says. Katie places a high value on the satisfaction she gets from working with people in the fashion industry — whether they are clients or fellow colleagues. Twice a week, she works at Clodhoppers which gives her an opportunity to network with like-minded people while growing her client list. For relaxation, Katie enjoys exercising and traveling. “On my wall, I have a magnetic map of the world with pins placed on all of the places I want to go.” FASHION SHE’S WEARING: “I love layers, texture, mixed metals, and mixing masculine and feminine. That is part of me. I love leather, lace and fur, and fringe. Sometimes I don’t like to be put into a box.”

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PRODUCTS SHE’S LOVING: “I am experimenting with wearing bold lip colors. It makes me feel more like a lady moving from playful to serious. I also like my Shu Uemura eyelash curler. I don’t go anywhere without. It opens your eyes.” TODAY’S WOMAN


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