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C o n n e c t i o n s

Surviving the Job Hunt

We Found a Great Salad


COOL spots

A DIY Wedding

About This Issue

By Anita oldham

July 2011 articles

Contents 6


I Am Today’s Woman 10 by Karen Bohn

Experienced, Talented, and Jobless 12


by Kaila Frierson

Survival Skills: Leading by Serving: Sherry Conner 16 by Jennifer Thompson

Inside the Clubs 18 by Carmen Brown


They Chose Louisville 24 by Megan Seckman

19 Things 28


by Anita Oldham


Catch Sight of the Beautiful 34 by Barbara MacDonald

Her 13 Inspirations 40 by Holly Gregor

I Love My Chicken Coop


by Lucy M. Pritchett

A Journey Down the Aisle


by Lauren Williams

WELLNESS Why Are You Waiting…and Worrying? 46 by Bob Mueller

2011: The Hunt for the Perfect Salad 48 by Melissa Donald

What Vitamins & Supplements Do You Take? 50 by Cheryl Stuck

CONNECTIONS 4 Things Not To Miss


by Jennifer THOMPSON

Dating Dilemmas: Save Money and Have Fun this Summer! 56 by Caitlin Gaynor

Education Supplement


Up-Close & Personal


by Gioia Patton

Real or Fake: Teeth Whitening


by Tiffany White

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About This Issue

Hazy, Hot, Humid Those three words you have already heard too many times this summer. So, this month, Today’s Woman is going for cool, crisp, and comfortable. You can find Cool in the story on Lauren Williams’ do-it-yourself wedding or the 13 inspirations of a young playwright. Crisp is found in the fashion choices inside the women’s club meetings in Louisville Comfortable — well, the chickens in this beautiful coop (page 42) certainly live a life of luxury, and our Catch Sight of the Beautiful column (page 34) brings some ideas of how you can become more comfortable being yourself. We also found several newcomers who love Louisville (page 24) despite the haze and heat of its summer months. These new Louisville lovers make us feel proud to be here as they share their reasons for turning this city into their home. — Anita Oldham




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We asked our staff… What are you looking forward to this summer?


EDITOR Anita Oldham

My niece’s wedding in Florida and I also get a couple of days on the beach with my daughter.

COntributing EDITOR Lucy M. Pritchett

Editorial assistant Jennifer Thompson

Assistant EDITOR Tiffany White



account executive Teri Hickerson

SenioR Advertising Designer April H. Allman


Annual Bunco Girls trip to Florida! No kids, no husbands, no responsibilities — it is absolutely wonderful!



Shakespeare in the Park!

ouisville newcomer Rachel Klein made a big splash at the Waterfront Park as this month’s cover model, and she wasn’t afraid to push beyond her boundaries for the perfect shot — even if she had to get a little wet in the process. Rachel, a teacher with Jefferson County Public Schools, is one of three women we’ve highlighted in our They Chose Louisville feature. This summer, she and her husband Noah are taking time to enjoy all the treats their new home has to offer. Flip to page 22 to find out why she loves Louisville. — Tiffany White

account executive Rose Helm

SenioR page & Graphic Designer Kathy Bolger

writer/photographer Melissa Donald

INTERNS: Kathryn Grundy Jessica Smith


Makeup artist Holly Oyler

STYLIST Wendy Anguiano

Circulation Manager W. Earl Zion


Photo by Melissa Donald Makeup by Holly Oyler. T-shirt design by Jessica Smith. Shirt printed by Dirty Tease, 1551 Bardstown Road, 502.637.4601

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I am Today’s Woman

I’ve been shot at more times than I care to count! AMY ROSE


Contract archaeologist/freelance photographer

My prerequisite for a career was that it be intellectually challenging and physically demanding. I started out to become a marine biologist but soon realized that I was prone to seasickness. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archeology, and literature from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Women on the job: Approximately 23 percent are women, but actually working in the field, it’s more like 1 in 17.




Her first dig: I was 19. I worked in Fort Meyers, Fla., for a gas pipeline survey. Almost 98 percent of what I do is pre-construction survey work to make sure there are no Native American burial grounds or major artifacts disturbed. Number of digs: Too many to count. My vitae is eight pages long. I have worked in more than 20 states, doing significant excavations in at least eight. She’s digging for:

It changes from excavation to excavation. Mostly pottery, bones, charcoal, seed remnants, and rock garbage. Rock garbage consists of the chipped-off pieces from making arrowheads. We find those more than anything.


Highlands AGE: 31

by Karen Bohn / Photo: Melissa donald

Attracted her to the profession:

Household: Tyler, 9; Kaela, 6; Lexi, 5

Danger lurks: In intense excavations, there are deep trenches and heavy machinery. Cave-ins happen. I once encountered a bear in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. There are sometimes rattlesnakes. And hunters. I’ve been shot at more times than I care to count!

Worst part: You don’t have job security. And I work in all weather: hot, cold, wet, dry. I get dirty right away.

Best part of the job:

Treasures: I am partial to Native American pottery — pre-1850.

Getting paid to work in the soil and quite literally not knowing what you’re going to find. Every single day is different. And I get to pick and choose where I work. It is physically demanding... digging, carrying, and lifting. On a survey, we may walk 12 to 14 miles a day.

Favorite Tools:

A well-worn beveled shovel; a little hog, which is a square short shovel; and a Marshalltown trowel.  

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Experienced, Talented, and

by Kaila Frierson


Tina is not the only Today’s Woman suffering from a lack of employment. Despite the recent addition of 244,000 jobs nationally, the U.S. unemployment rate rose from 8.8 percent to 9 percent in April. According to the Department of Numbers, Louisville’s local unemployment rate for March 2011 was 10.2 percent, with 65,321 unemployed individuals in the city. In the past, Tina has sought employment every day through online Web searches. She has looked in the Courier-Journal for job openings. She has sent her résumé to more than 1,000 employers. She has also made it a point to email supervisors her résumé. Within two weeks after applying for a position, Tina contacts the employer by phone. The closest she has gotten to a job so far is an interview. During the interviews, she has been pleasant and tried to exude the perfect blend of confidence and humility. She has dressed the part, asked incisive questions, shown enthusiasm, and displayed knowledge of the company and position for which she was applying. Twice she was the second runner-up for the position. One job was lost to a Harvard graduate. She has contacted several temp agencies for assistance. One agency suggested she “dumb down” her credentials on her résumé. Even after doing so, she did not land a job. Additionally, she has been unsuccessful collecting feedback from companies as to what she may be doing wrong and what she could do to secure the next job. She has been met with anger by some human resource staffs for her persistence. When Tina has checked her ongoing applications online, she


photo by Melissa Donald

Meet local professional superwoman, Tina Murphy. She has 18 years of managerial experience in the nonprofit sector. She singlehandedly brought Best Buddies Kentucky to Louisville in 2009. She has raised more than $100,000 in revenue and handled million-dollar budgets for various companies. She has trained staffs, conducted lucrative fundraisers, written grants, and worked on teams for businesses since obtaining her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in 1990. She’s also been unemployed for the last 18 months. And she is having an incredibly hard time finding a job.




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There is Hope has noticed many of the positions have been filled by new college graduates with far less experience. At this point, Tina is at a loss. She has begun to expand her job search regionally. She currently resides with a friend as a result of losing her apartment. She says if she does not find employment within the next six months, she will be forced to move back to her hometown of Burkesville, Ky., to live with her family. Tina contacted Today’s Woman to share her story and discover what she may be doing wrong or may have neglected to do so far in her pursuit of employment. According to Kevin Connelly, CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, some nonprofit groups are looking for people experienced in marketing as well as public relations. He says Tina should underscore her experiences in those areas on her résumé with examples. Often when employers read résumés, he says, the résumés become blurry because they read so many. What sharpens résumés are examples of success that are real and tangible. Fortunately for Tina, she has both public relations and marketing experience. “I’ve used a lot of endorsements in the past. I’ve done pretty good getting my organizations in the limelight. Of course I haven’t been in Louisville long enough to do anything here, but in Bowling Green, I did. When I worked in Somerset, Ky., for the March of Dimes, I did,” she says. Tina adds about her résumé, “I guess I could refine it some more.” “She should make her reference contacts very easy,” Connelly says. “If the references are stand-out names, she should include them.” At this point, Tina realizes she might not be able to make the same amount of money she was once accustomed to. But she is willing to take a pay cut. Connelly says her decision to work at a competitive salary rate may be necessary. He says many people in their 40s or 50s are having to take considerably less than what they are accustomed to in what seems to be a prevailing trend. He warns, however, “You don’t want to sacrifice your salary negotiations right at the beginning.” “I don’t mention salary unless they bring it up first,” Tina says. “I don’t try to make it an issue at the beginning. I just want to get through the next couple interviews. I try not to bring it up until they bring it up. Then I negotiate at that point.” Connelly suggests that in a discussion on salary expectations, Tina might want to say she is interested in making a difference through her skills with a nonprofit, though she needs a solid salary to earn a living. The saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know,” evidently holds some validity as well. An HR director at a healthcare facility stated in an AOL Jobs article titled 10 Things HR




Won’t Tell You about Your Résumé, published in April, “When it comes to getting a job, who you know really does matter. No matter how nice your résumé is or how great your experience may be, it’s all about connections.” “There’s nothing more important than the networking piece,” Connelly agrees. “Joining groups where she’d be meeting people is highly important. You can’t dismiss the importance of contacts and connections.” Connelly suggests Tina join professional organizations in the marketing and public relations fields. This will raise her visibility and give her a better chance of landing a job. A job recruiter from Aerotek Staffing Agency agrees with Connelly that networking would be helpful to Tina’s pursuit. “If she’s looking to get into the nonprofit sector, attending galas and other events may cost some money upfront, but she may be sitting next to the marketing director for Kindred Health,” he says. “When you get to that level, a lot of it can be who you meet outside of an interview, at those galas, or while volunteering at an event, and then meeting who the decision-maker is.” Networking might just be the missing ingredient to make Tina’s job search sizzle with long-awaited success. Tina realizes networking is important. “I lack network and contacts in Louisville because I’ve been gone so long. I started networking about three months ago. I’ve gone to a couple of galas for organizations I’ve been interviewing with and it hasn’t panned out,” she says. Tina has tried everything she knows to do, including implementing the suggestions of Kevin Connelly and the Aerotek agent. Is there a possibility Tina has been out of work too long? Cynthia Shapiro, former human resources executive and author of Corporate Confidential: 50 Secrets Your Company Doesn’t Want You to Know, would say so. Shapiro states, “Once you’re unemployed more than six months, you’re considered pretty much unemployable. We assume that other people have already passed you over, so we don’t want anything to do with you.” Of course Tina falls into the “more than six months” unemployed category. As Connelly says, “There are so many highly talented and skilled people who are not able to get engaged in the job market, and we all lose out when they don’t, because we need their skills and they need jobs.” Tina represents a today’s woman who is largely overlooked in society. In sharing her story, she says, “(I want) people out there who have jobs to be thankful for their good fortune, and just maybe some HR staff will treat the next person who walks into their office looking for a job with a little respect.”

Kyle Shepherd, who is now the media relations manager at the Louisville Zoo, searched for a job for a year after getting laid off. Her patience and persistence paid off. She shares her thoughts on that time period. I and countless others have recently experienced unemployment. With the exception of freelance stints with arts organizations in town, I remained out of consistent work for over a year. Unemployment messes with your head a bit. It calls into question your abilities and, to some extent, your purpose. While most of us know our “purpose” in life isn’t our jobs — society defines us by what we spend our days doing. If you let this happen, society can make you feel less or more about yourself, based on what you do for a paycheck. In reality, we are more defined by how we treat one another. When I was first laid off I thought it wouldn’t be a problem. I was qualified and well-connected. Alas, if the jobs aren’t there, it doesn’t matter how many people you know or what you know. So I spent most of those 365 plus days worrying about what my future would hold. I spent a lot of time on the phone to friends and contacts just saying hello and reminding them that I was still searching for a job. Naturally, people have their own daily lives and forget, so gentle reminders were helpful.  Those reminders proved fruitful. Often I would unearth a tip or a lead. I went on a few interviews for jobs that would have been fine, but weren’t really me. I had nearly resigned myself that I was going to have to go into retail until something in my field opened up when I received countless emails and calls in a two-hour span from media friends telling me of the perfect opening. That day, my predecessor announced that she was leaving her media position with the Zoo to pursue a career in the ministry. Alas, a job that was me! A job I could be passionate about. Within minutes, I was on the phone and putting my application online. Two interviews and three months later, just when I had decided I didn’t get it, the phone rang.  Suffice it to say that I was never so happy to update my facebook status that day: “My life just became a zoo!” Today’s Woman

Survival Skills: Leading by Serving

Sherry Conner


herry Conner spends most of her week helping people with disabilities find jobs in janitorial services through the Q Business Group, of which she is part owner. She says that “the look on someone’s face when you tell them that they have a job when they never thought they would work is so rewarding.” But Sherry’s capacity for serving people does not stop there. One day a week Sherry trades in her HR hat for a hat that no woman before her has ever worn: the mayor of Shively. As mayor of a third class city, Sherry has picked up some unique survival skills that may apply even outside of city hall.

Rule #1: Embrace Your Inner Pollyanna

Sherry began to earn the nickname “Pollyanna” shortly after she took office in December 2004. One of the first things she did upon becoming mayor was to call together all four departments that make up the city of Shively — police, fire, public works, and city hall (91 people in all) — and impress upon them her simple philosophy of kindness. “You might not like giving them a ticket, but you can be nice about it,” Sherry says of the police department. Sherry says she tries to lead by example in this even when she is called upon to referee a dispute between a citizen and one of the city’s employees. “I feel like my employees are my kids, but I try to keep an open mind,” Sherry says. “The first thing out of my mouth is usually, ‘I’m so sorry you had a bad experience.’ Sometimes that’s all people want to hear.”

Rule #2: Talk to the People — No Matter How Many

Although as mayor she receives calls about everything from the garbage collectors leaving bins on their sides to complaints about taxes, Sherry believes that no matter is too trivial for her personal attention and response. “If you call me, I call you back,” she says matter-of-factly. (Although not even a Shively resident, this reporter’s phone call was returned within 12 hours — a breath of fresh air to a writer who at times has to beg and badger for information.) And in Sherry’s city, d on al communication with the is s a D : M el h oto p mayor does not have to be initiated by the people; Sherry loves to issue official proclamations from the mayor, such as creating Butler Girls Basketball Day when the team won state three years ago. Sherry attended the school’s pep rally and created signs commemorating their day around the city.




by Jennifer Thompson

Rule #3: Seek the Best Compromise (Even for the Dead)

One of the biggest controversies that Sherry has overseen as mayor involved the Louisville Memorial Gardens wanting to build a funeral home as an addition to existing mausoleums. Family members of the deceased were upset at the thought of funerals taking place and strangers walking in and around the crypts of loved ones who had been buried years before. Before emotions could get too out of hand or the funeral home did something permanent that would cause strife, Sherry decided to invite all those involved to regular council meetings so that both sides could come up with a solution. “I wanted to bring together the decision-makers so real action could be taken,” Sherry says. “The funeral home could have said ‘tough,’ but they came in from out of town for all the council meetings, and they ended up creating a beautiful new separate building that’s been a great addition to the city.”

Rule #4: If Necessary, Sleep in City Hall

During the ice storm two years ago, Shively, like many parts of Louisville, suffered power outages and damages that endangered and trapped many people in their homes. Since city hall was one of the first places to get power back, Sherry opened the space to families in need. “I come from a family of helpers,” she says. “I was raised by my grandparents, and they were good old country people; charity started at home with us.” When the metro government was unable to provide immediate assistance, Sherry called the Red Cross and met them in the middle of the night to pick up cots for the guests. She also saw to it that the overworked police and fire department workers were fed, asking Kroger and Meijer to donate their almost-expired food that would have otherwise gone to waste. And since city hall couldn’t be left unattended while it was full of people, Sherry and other city hall workers took shifts staying and even sleeping there to ensure everything went smoothly. “I was glad we were able to help, but I hope I never have to do that again,” she laughs. Today’s Woman




hese are not your grandmother’s clubs, and the members of these woman’s clubs might don work gloves over white gloves. Driven by a passion to serve, these women continue their work to change Louisville for the better. Today’s Woman went to three different club meetings to see what was being decided, what people were wearing, and why these clubs continue to draw women from across the area.

By Carmen Brown/ Photos by Melissa Donald Fashion found by Wendy Anguiano

Nicole Bowen Cropped jeans paired with flats is a perfect style for busy mothers like Nicole.

We caught up with these stylish women at the Junior League meeting held at Dillard’s during a Derby fashion show.  

Abigail Smith and Madelyn Anetrella Solids are simply elegant.

Alexis Stanifer Fun prints, short hemlines, and funky sandals are an ideal combination.




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If you were in a room full of the top movers and shakers in Louisville, whom would you be surrounded by? You might envision yourself in the company of women who have been making a positive impact in Louisville for decades. Welcome to the world of the members of the Junior League of Louisville, the Woman’s Club of Louisville, and the Younger Woman’s Club of Louisville. These are not the woman’s clubs of the past — those that fill your mind with images of small groups of elite women who wear white gloves and meet to sip tea. These groups are a potpourri of professionals, stay-at-home mothers, entrepreneurs, and retirees who are pillars in the Louisville community.

Stephanie Kaebnick and Jamie Esposito Stripes and shorts are items that are on trend for this season.

The Junior League of Louisville

The Junior League of Louisville is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. “It’s been humbling to be the president this year,” says Paula Campbell, JLL president and League member for 13 years. “We have an amazing foundation and support network, so I have had the ability to try new things.” That foundation has helped the group make differences throughout Louisville. The city’s Ronald McDonald House, Race for the Cure, and Stage One Children’s Theatre were all developed by the Junior League. More recently, the organization has created the Be Fit, Be Fine initiative, a powerful long-term program that addresses childhood health and wellness. “The Be Fit, Be Fine initiative is evolving and getting to the health problems that hurt our community,” says League member Sarah Ludden. “We have the structure, talent, and ideas to greatly impact Louisville in the coming years.” Robin To increase membership, the Junior League recruits women who are at least 22 years old via its website, Benefits of membership include book and Mom groups and training opportunities at monthly meetings to help members develop their full potential.

Medley and Elizabeth Truman Fashionistas, Robin and Elizabeth have it right. Love the boots!

Junior League of Louisville



Paula Campbell, 502.727.6760, Sarah Ludden, 502.381.1926




Another organization working to shape Louisville is the Woman’s Club of Louisville. “One hundred twenty-one years ago, women came together to create a place for them to be activists, to ensure that every child receives an education, no matter what,” says Nancy Laird, the outgoing vice president of the Woman’s Club. Laird says she is proud of the club’s foundation, rich history The fabulous four show their in Louisville, and long tradition of service to the community, flare for style. which includes founding the Heuser Hearing and Language Academy. Members of the Woman’s Club range from 40 Ann Buckingham, Maurine Kaestner, to 90 years old, and benefits of membership include the Marlene Mitchell, and Joyce Cato opportunities to make friendships with difference-making women and to create a positive effect on the city. The Woman’s Club has a distinctive meeting structure. Each Wednesday, the club holds a luncheon with a speaker Linda Sheets and Dodie Shepherd who discusses topics that are important in Louisville. The group is now supporting Camp SS Star, which helps Brighten up your children with autism improve their social skills. The endless style with a touch of color. devotion to children’s charities and education continues to draw president-elect Ima Johns to the organization. “We have such unselfish members who really want to help everyone succeed,” Johns says. “I’m honored to be elected as president of an organization that continues to make such investments in our community.”

Nancy Laird Her monochromatic suit has a sophisticated vibe.

Annabelle Woody The clean and elegant design of Annabelle’s outfit makes it a winner.

Gay Marino

Jeanne knows how to use accessories and colors to accentuate her look.

Woman’s Club of Louisville Nancy Laird, 502.896.6207 Ima Johns, 502.551.6961

Women’s Club meeting at 1320 S. 4th St.





Jeanne James

Black and white is a classic color combination that always works.




The Woman’s Club of Louisville

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Younger Women’s Club

Last but certainly not least, women ages 21 to 45 unite as the Younger Women’s Club of Louisville. Members of the Younger Women’s Club are dedicated to the community and serve as peer mentors to motivate each other. “We are a group of friendly, compassionate women who believe in our mission and are invested in each event we hold,” says member Jessica Moore. Moore will serve as next year’s lifestyle chair in charge of the group’s signature Fall into Fabulous Fashion Show. The Younger Women’s Club also serves through an immense charity campaign; during its allocation ceremony on May 12, the organization distributed more than $90,000 to 25 nonprofit organizations. “The charity visits we do help us understand the needs of each group that applies for a grant,” says newly active member Heather Price. “After my experience during my first year, I was hooked. I knew I had to remain a member of this organization.” Through strong leadership and a motivated membership, the Younger Women’s Club aims to continue to consistently and positively impact Louisville.

Rachel Kudmani and Sabine Kudmani The versatility of these dresses make them suitable for work or an evening affair.

Sylvia Johnson and Rayna Eberhardt Every woman should have a fashionable handbag.

Kristen Pellino and Courtney Kempf Stylish sisters — one classic and one bohemian chic.

Spice up a little black dress with a pop of color.

Carolyn Sheldon and Karen Casi

Heather Price, Erica McDowell, and Jessica Moore Sleek and classic pieces are wardrobe necessities.




Younger Woman’s Club of Louisville Jessica Moore, 502.876.8028, Heather Price,

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win spires, a booming music scene, affordable housing. A thriving downtown, accessible arts, Victorian architecture. Heavy hints of Southern charm, and a giant wooden baseball bat. This is the Possibility City. And folks, the word is out. Meet a few of Louisville’s enthusiastic PR agents: they didn’t go to high school here, but they have fallen in love, created businesses, and soaked in the splendor of Louisville — the place they, above all other places, now call home.

By Megan Seckman • Photos by Melissa Donald

Something is always going on.


Stacey Servio and her husband migrated from Seattle four years ago, pushed east by the traffic and inflated prices. They searched for a city to move to, and voila, Louisville (Louiswhere?) presented its diverse economy, affordable living, and central location. “I was hesitant at first, really...Kentucky? But after taking a trip out here and seeing this hidden gem in person, I was sold,” says Stacey, who is in marketing and promotions at the Louisville Downtown Management District and co-creator of New2Lou. Stacey enjoys the livability of the city — walkable neighborhoods, local foods, the music scene — as well as the balance between work and pleasure that Louisville offers. “In Seattle and LA, we were caught up in the rat race, and here we have a flexible work schedule that allows us to enjoy our time,” she says. Stacey is now able to walk to work from her downtown residence and has a career she’s passionate about. She truly is one of Louisville’s greatest PR agents — selling Louisville through the eyes of one already sold hook, line, and sinker. “I tell all my friends who live in other cities that Louisville truly is a hidden gem. Want to get out of the rat race, live in an undiscovered, livable/walkable community? Louisville is the place for you!” she says.


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I was hesitant at first…Kentucky?

As a senior at Miami University of Ohio, Rachel Klein was recruited to “keep Louisville weird” ( through the Teach for America program. When a Jefferson County Public Schools representative gave her a tour of the city, she says, “I took the job that day. I was enamored with what I saw of the city and already knew where I wanted to live — near Old Louisville.” Since moving, Rachel says she’s rarely lacked something to do. “Possibility City is definitely not a misnomer,” she says. “Something is always going on — a farmer’s market, an art show, a rooftop concert, 10cent wing night, a wine tasting. You name it, it’s probably happening somewhere in the 502.” What Rachel most values about her career in this city is the diversity it offers. “I’m met with the rich diversity of cultures, backgrounds, languages, and personalities of my all-boys classroom (at Olmstead Academy North),” she says. Rachel has since married and bought a house in Louisville. She’s as rooted as the old oak trees that line her Germantown-Schnitzelburg neighborhood. She says to her friends that Louisville can appeal to almost anyone. “The eccentric can fly her freak-flag, the foodie is satisfied, the musician can find a stage, and the family man can raise a family knowing his child will be enriched and exposed to diversity,” she says.






There’s real pride in this city.

Julie LaValle “Valle” Jones already knew the scoop on the ‘Ville. In fact, she was born here. After spending 40 years in Boston, Washington, D.C., and Durham, N.C.’s real estate finance and development markets, however, she was asked to migrate back to her hometown to spearhead Whiskey Row Lofts with her brother, Stephen Jones. “In order to take on this project, he insisted that meant I live here,” Valle says. “My mother was here, my brothers, and their families, this new business... so I came.” Once here, what she found surprised her. “Louisville has an incredibly open business and social climate,” she says. “It’s easy to get involved. There is incredible support, a wonderful emphasis on supporting local business, food — there’s a real pride in this city.” The Joneses and developer Bill Weyland are the driving forces behind the Whiskey Row Lofts Project (2nd and Main Streets) that is already housing local restaurants, businesses, and residential space. It’s a perfect addition to what Valle says is a “...warm, fun, open, vibrant city — every single word, I mean seriously.”

We fell in love with the Cherokee Park area.

Jessa Davis’ answer to “Why Louisville?” was more of a pragmatic one. After living in both Chicago and New York City, Jessa and her husband, Doug, were looking for a city to begin their canoe and kayaking business. They met several people who raved about their Louisville upbringing. “I thought that spoke highly of this town — to move to NYC and still rave about your smaller-town upbringing,” Jessa says. “But when it came time to make a move, I actually bought a poster board and listed several cities with the pros and cons of each...Louisville had just been listed on several ‘top 10 cities‘ lists and caught our eye.” Due to Kentucky’s natural waterways, hiking availability, and a day’s drive to nearby family, Louisville was the handsdown poster board favorite. “We’d driven through on the way to my parents’ house in northwest Indiana and fell in love with the Cherokee Park area,” Jessa says. The Davis’ business, River City Canoe and Kayak, is now a fixture on Cherokee Road and offers sales, rentals, instruction, and exciting excursions for paddlers of all levels. Jessa also leads a women’s only paddling group, Outdoor Women of Louisville. This dream was made possible in Louisville, where, according to Jessa, the friendly people, minimal traffic, great food, beautiful parks, and paddling spots outweighed her fears that Louisville might feel too small. “While there might be more options in a larger city, I’ll take quality over quantity any day,” Jessa says.




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


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1Happy July 2 3 May your month start off like a firecracker.

Safely dispose of unused or expired medications by asking for a postage prepaid envelope at your pharmacy — you can just place the old medications in the envelope and mail them away.




things Thank you, Jane Parker!

A weekend of wine

The Indiana Uplands Wine Trail celebrates its first-ever Uncork the Uplands event at Huber’s Orchard, Winery and Vineyards on July 15 and 16. The weekend will feature wine education and tastings for the novice or connoisseur. Cost is $40 for July 15 and $75 for July 16. You can find details at

Take your kids around the world. Better yet, take them to Just Creations (2722 Frankfort Ave.) on July 30 for Passport Adventure. This event is for elementary-aged children and features food and craft projects from around the world.



by ANITA Oldham

Jane Parker, a retired

teacher who volunteers for Neighborhood House and several other community organizations, received the 2011 Roosevelt Chin Changing Lives Award from the Cabbage Patch Settlement House. Jane spends more than 10 hours weekly on education programs at Neighborhood House, a nonprofit serving residents of the impoverished Portland neighborhood with a child development center and programs in youth development, family services, and senior services. Jane also supports students at St. Paul School and Middletown Elementary with tutoring and testing programs. Her persistence has resulted in children improving their grades. Jane, you are an inspiration for using your gifts and talents to help others.

Cook It, Love It, Eat It a Few Different Days Don’t miss our next Today’s Transitions cooking demonstration featuring Chef Mary Wheatley of Cook with Mary. She’ll show you how many tasty meals you can make using salmon and fresh vegetables in our next class on July 19, 3-5 p.m. The event will be held at Beargrass Christian Church (4100 Shelbyville Road). Go to to RSVP. Today’s Woman

A new LearningRx brain training center to reduce or eliminate learning problems will be managed through a Seven Counties Services’ subsidiary corporation named SCS Learning, Inc. LearningRx is one of 70 independently owned franchised locations across the country. All proceeds from the center’s operations will be used to further Seven Counties’ mission in the community. Find LearningRx at

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Hope in the form of a pygmy hippopotamus is the newest addition to the Louisville Zoo.

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Become a Today’s Girl and see the American Girl Fashion Show Today’s Family magazine is looking for local girls (ages 6-12) to enter the Today’s Girl essay contest. See Today’s Family magazine at or the Facebook page

A Little Serious in Summer

“A visionary discussion” between the mayor of Louisville and the mayor of Lexington will focus on transforming the region, at the 2011 Leadership Louisville Luncheon on August 11 at the Galt House East. or 502.561.0458.

A Play in the Park —

a Perfect Thing for Summer These Shakespeare plays offer a lot of laughter during this season of Shakespeare In Central Park. • The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) until July 24 • As You Like It until July 10, 502.574.9900.

The Speed Art Museum presents Quilts from Kentucky and Beyond: the Bingham-Miller Family Collection through September 18.

It is going to be a classic fall on Louisville’s large stage theatres — Actor’s Theatre is offering Tom Sawyer as a kickoff and Mary Poppins will be at the Kentucky Center. Both are selling season tickets now.


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Joy Whistine was recently promoted to Floyd Memorial Hospital’s new Vice President of Physician Services. We caught up with her to get some career advice. What helped you reach this point in your career?

I have assumed positions of increasing responsibility throughout my career. Approaching each opportunity, I have been open to change and embraced new adventure.

Establish your career path as early as possible. This will help define what you should be doing now in order to achieve your ambitions in the future. Network with friends, neighbors, community group members, fellow church members, and colleagues from school to help establish contacts within your business community of interest.

What keeps you going through each day?

Satisfaction in knowing that I have made a difference. I enjoy my job and knowing that family, friends, and the community can benefit from the work that I enjoy.

What is your favorite organizational tool?

Although I hate to admit it, my most valuable organizational tool is my iPhone. Although I am a closet techno-geek, I could not keep up with where I need to go, who I need to contact, or what the tasks of the day are without my phone connection.

What helps you stay on track at work?

Honestly, I am a little challenged with staying on track throughout the day with all the parallel activities, meetings, calls, etc. However, I have a wonderful assistant, Jeannette, who makes sure I am pointed in the right direction at all times. She has been with Floyd Memorial for many years and is the best. I feel very fortunate to work with her. — Jessica Smith JULY


A little cart on the corners of Seventh and Main is helping you beat the heat this summer. The Proof Gelato Cart rolls out of the Proof on Main restaurant every Thursday from 12-5 p.m. and on Fridays during the Trolley Hop from about 5-9 p.m. Choose from three flavors that change weekly, and try such decadent flavors as Maple Bacon (made with real bacon!), Watermelon Mint Sorbet, and Bourbon Cherry Vanilla, as well as more classic tastes such as Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Orange Vanilla. For three dollars a scoop, enjoy a cool, summery taste of Europe right here in Kentucky. — Jessica Smith


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Find blooms and inspiration in the gardens of Old Louisville July 9 and 10, from 10am to 5pm. The walking tour will feature 10 gardens. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 on days of the tour. or at the Old Louisville Information Center in Central Park (1340 S. Fourth St., Louisville) 502.635.5244.

“Going to culinary school doesn’t make you a chef, working in a restaurant doesn’t make you a chef, doing the hard work is what makes you a chef.” — Chef Katie Payne from Sullivan University on how she became a successful chef “I’ve been cooking in professional restaurants, owning my own restaurant, in the field for a long time — we want to show younger chefs what they can do and also celebrate women in the culinary arts. Women are not unheralded, but there aren’t tons of us out there.” —Chef Ouita Michel of Holly Hill Inn in Midway, Ky. “Only one female student benefits financially from the proceeds, but all the students benefit from real life experience which, in some cases, is really more valuable than money.”


— Sullivan student Hope McPhirson

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A Salute to Women, Wine, and Whiskey The Brown Hotel hosted a gourmet benefit dinner on June 17 with a star-studded cast of local and regional female chefs. “A Salute to Women, Wine and Whiskey” honored women in the gastronomic arts and sponsored a Sullivan University Scholarship for one female culinary student. The rest of the Sullivan students received an equally valuable opportunity: real life experience cooking with time-honored chefs at the landmark Brown Hotel. — Kathryn Grundy

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I was glad to learn that these great chefs use local ingredients in their dishes. While Kathy Cary of Lilly’s admitted to me that her shrimp and lobster had to be shipped from the sea, her cilantro, eggs and most everything else was 100 percent local. — Kathryn Grundy

Our intern Kathryn Grundy with waiter Richard Real and appetizers Shrimp and Corn Relish, Mini Cannoli Country Ham Salad with Kenny’s cheddar cheese, and Yellow Tomato Gazpacho in demitasse




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When I know I’ll be spending a lot of time sitting at my desk writing, flowers help to create just the right atmosphere. When was the last time you bought flowers for yourself? Pick some up at the grocery store or florist, arrange them in any sort of vase (I used a recycled glass jar here), and place them within eyesight and close enough for their sweet scent to reach you. Beauty is all around us, if we just take the time to notice. Caudalie, Caudalie, Oh, How I Love Thee…

Beauty Basics — Wear Your SPF





Sometimes agonizing over which product to choose is counterproductive, as evidenced by my most recent visit to Sephora. I had exactly 10 minutes to park, get into the store, get what I needed, get back to my car, and get back out onto Shelbyville Road. At the register, I remembered I desperately needed eye makeup remover. I had been reluctant to buy anything new because I was frustrated by not being able to find a product that worked the way I wanted it to. I wanted nongreasy and effective, even on Caudalie is a newer brand, launched in waterproof mascara. Having tried 1995, and aims to mix the latest research dozens of brands of towelettes, with the most natural products while liquids, and creams, I’d nearly respecting skin and the environment. given up on ever finding a great eye makeup remover. Knowing I had no time to look myself, I asked the cashier for the hands-down best makeup remover. “That would be the Caudalie,” she says without hesitation. “I’ll take one!” I gasp in relief. Called Cleansing Water, this soap-free, three-in-one cleanser, makeup remover, and toner is perfect for all skin types. It’s lightly fragranced and feels lighter than water. At first I was sure this wouldn’t work, but it worked better than any other eye makeup remover I have ever tried. The formula is soothing, not drying. It doesn’t need rinsing, so it’s perfect to use when you don’t have the energy for your regular skin care regimen, or in place of one if you’re into keeping it simple. $26 for 6.5 oz., Sephora stores or online.


There are several new versions of sunscreen on the market this year, including Coppertone’s Oil-Free Foaming Lotion SPF75+ and Neutrogena’s Wet Skin Sunblock Spray SPF85+ that are making application a whole lot easier. Skin cancer remains the most common of all cancers, yet much of what we can do to prevent it, we simply don’t. Get in the habit of wearing sunscreen year-round and avoid the sun between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., when rays are the strongest. Wear clothes, hats, and sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes, and seek the shade whenever possible. Also, remember that you can still get a sunburn on cloudy or overcast days. Pay attention to your skin, and look for changes in moles, pigmented growths, or any new growths. Scaliness, oozing, and bleeding from a bump or nodule is cause for concern, as is a change in sensation, itchiness, or pain around a bump or mole. At the first sign of anything suspicious, see your doctor. If you regularly use any sort of product to peel or exfoliate your face or body, receive any sort of exfoliation treatment, or use Retin-A or similar products, your skin is even more sensitive to the sun’s damage. Wear sunscreen and cover up.

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Catch Sight of the Beautiful

Operation Beautiful’s Post-It Note Campaign

Last summer, I returned home from a conference after midnight on a Sunday. It was a grueling three-day program, and I was exhausted and not looking forward to the week ahead…which was starting in just over five hours. As I passed a mirror just outside my closet, I noticed a yellow sticky note attached. In marker my son Joey had written: “I hope you get good sleep.” A simple message indeed, but one that touched my heart deeply. Inside the bathroom was another message — this one from my husband — using three sticky notes: “You are perfect! Whole and complete! A real beauty.” A smile emerged from my tired face, and I felt the love. I did indeed get “good sleep” that night. Those notes have been on my mirror for nearly a year now, although they have long since lost their stickiness. They are a memory I want to keep alive, so I don’t put them away. So when I heard about Caitlin Boyle’s Operation Beautiful, I immediately got behind the effort. Caitlin Boyle is from North Carolina and blogs about healthy living. She started Operation Beautiful as a way to help women overcome that negative self-talk, or what Caitlin refers to as “fattalk” that limits our potential and possibilities. All you need is a pen, a Post-It note, and something to stick it to. Caitlin started leaving positive messages such as “You are beautiful!” or “Change the way you see, not the way you look!” on public bathroom mirrors at work, the gym, or wherever she went. Her goal is to leave as many such notes as she can, hoping to touch or inspire as many women as possible. Caitlin’s website,, offers a new quote each day, stories of the women who have found these notes, and pictures of notes found all over the globe. She’s even written a book using many of these stories, and she continues to collect more. Now I keep a pad of sticky notes and a marker in my purse and leave notes around town. If a simple, quickly scribbled note on a small piece of paper attached to a bathroom mirror has the ability to touch, move, and inspire women, then why not participate? Caitlin suggests adding at the bottom so that whoever finds your note can go to the website and learn more about the effort, and maybe even choose to participate herself. And one final tip from the website: Remember, sticky notes are not graffiti!

Next month we’ll talk about the Imposter Syndrome and how you can get past it. Send comments, questions, and content ideas to




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athryn Klingle is a sophomore at St. Francis High School. That K makes her 16 years old, the youngest

Playwright Kathryn Klingle

winner of the 2011 Actors Theatre’s New Voices Young Playwright Festival. Four hundred plays were submitted by middle school and high school students from Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Eight were selected to be performed by actors in the apprentice program. (Remarkably, another play from a St. Francis student, Meghan McCabe, was also selected.) Kathryn’s winning play, The End, was inspired first by Kathryn’s brother John’s constant interruptions while she was trying to read a book. A second inspiration was a fear she has of not being able to finish something she’s started. The 10-minute play opens with an 18-year-old girl reading a book. The TV is on at the same time. The girl hears on the news that the world is ending, and there are only 10 minutes of existence left. Next comes a knock at the door. A male friend has come to profess his love for her. Since the world is ending, he feels he must tell her. Her reaction: She is frustrated that he is interrupting her reading. She just wants to finish her book before the world ends. The play closes with the girl putting her book down and looking at her friend in a new way. Yes, perhaps she does have feelings for him. He has a look of surprise when suddenly there’s a flash of light and a blackout. As simple as that might sound, Kathryn’s characters made her play a winner. The actors effectively showed the oddities of each character’s personalities, which sealed the play’s humor. “I love to fall in love with characters, to be taken away to a different world,” Kathryn says. “I was trying to create a character-driven play. I thought my characters were interesting, and I thought it was funny. 40



“I guess my play was different,” she says about the selection of her play. “It subverts a lot of clichés. At least, I hope it does.” She says an example of this is that of the two characters in the play, the girl is the one not interested in romance. Regardless of where Kathryn ends up professionally — as a playwright, an actress, or a writer — she is sure to always take a different beat on her stories. Being a winning playwright at 16 years old is a solid step toward success. Today’s Woman

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1. Charlie Kaufman He is an American screenwriter. My favorite movies of his are Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2004. His movies are bizarre, crazy, and amazing! He also has unique ideas that are told beautifully and set in modern times. 2. Bad movies...especially ones with trailers that look really interesting. I think, “Wow, that was such a great idea, and that’s what you did with it.” It makes me want to rewrite it. For example, The Kids Are All Right with Julianne Moore and Annette Benning. Bad movies also make me think, “If they can make a movie, and a really darn bad one, I can do so much better.” 3. My brother John. He is a cool dude. We probably have an odd relationship because we actually enjoy being together. I respect his opinion more than anyone’s. I was always going to be the actor and he was going to be the playwright, and it flipped this year. I was the playwright, and he acted in Bucko and The Author is Dead. He did a phenomenal job. He completely embodied both characters. I also find him inspiring because he is completely ridiculous in a really good way. 4. Strangers, because you have no idea why they are doing what they are doing. Nearly always, they are doing something entirely ridiculous. That inspired one idea. I wrote about two people at a table; a stranger overheard them talking, and somehow, hilarity ensued. 5. David Sedaris, author. First and foremost, his honesty inspires me. He writes about himself and his family. He doesn’t paint himself in a flattering way. I think to be a good writer, you have to be willing to do this. If you aren’t willing to be honest with yourself, you aren’t able to fully form characters. 6. Improv. Last semester I took an improv class at Louisville Improvisors and fell in love with it. Improv can go anywhere, usually where you least expect. It helps you improve dialogue and think on your feet. You are writing it, basically. If you do it well — hilarious! 7. New Orleans. My soul city, my kindred city. A lot of my family is from there. It’s a real magical city. The people there respect weirdness. Since Hurricane Katrina damaged the city, people are fighting back, madly! We even won the Super Bowl. 8. Fears. To be a good writer, you have to write about things that are hard. Those are the things that matter. Part of the inspiration of The End came from a fear of mine: the fear of dying with unfinished expectations and not being able to finish what you started. 9. Frustrations. I used them in The End. John was reading over my shoulder. It frustrated me so much I wanted to tell someone, or yell, or find the impetus to write about it. That’s a great place for me to start. Now that I have that down, I can get that out of my head. 10. Mik, my dramaturg (a professional hired to help with research and development of a play). Mik is absolutely supportive. She never tried to write it for me. She had confidence in me to write it myself. She is an amazing woman. She knows who she is and is not afraid to tell you what she thinks. She began my education in modern plays: Neighborhood 3, Futura, and Kid Simple: A Radio Play in the Flesh. 11. Tina Fey, because she is a woman writer and very funny, and I love 30 Rock. It’s not your typical sitcom. She also wrote Mean Girls. It’s a classic with my generation. It’s got a lot more depth to it than you would think, because it’s about losing your own identity and conforming. It’s about not judging people, even mean people, and realizing everyone is going through stuff, too. It’s very well written. She must have a good understanding of teenagers. 12. The book series A Series of Unfortunate Events. I read them when I was 8 or 9 years old, all at one time. The author treats the kids like adults, using a large vocabulary. I love words! And I have a twisted sense of humor. 13. Katherine Hepburn. Ever since I saw Bringing Up Baby in second grade, I was in love with her. I loved her because she would not slow down for anyone, she wouldn’t take no for an answer, and she dared to wear pants!



I love my Chicken Coop Who lives in your coop?

How long have the ladies lived here?

That is quite an Easter basket full of colors. Who designed their home?

Whose idea was it to adopt the chickens?

Pickle, a white Araucana that lays green eggs; Penny, a Rhode Island Red that lays brown eggs with red spots; Petunia and Polly, light brown Araucanas that lay blue eggs; and, Leia — pronounced Lay-uh — because she is an egg lay-uh. Leia is a black and white Barred Plymouth Rock that lays light brown eggs with a pinkish cast.

Cheryl Lewis Household: Husband Steve, children Stephen, 20, Sarah, 18, and Zach Hornsby, 20. Pet rabbit, Rexx, two dogs, Butter and Trixie. Neighborhood: Highlands

My husband, Steve, who also built the coop. The coop has about 28 square feet on the second floor and 36 square feet on the first floor which is dirt, straw, and gravel. The neighbors call it the Chicken Condo. The perimeter of the ground floor is reinforced to keep predators from burrowing under the mesh. He and Zach Hornsby are business partners in Chickens in the Hood ( and custom design and build coops along with promoting and educating people about selfsustained living.

What do they eat?

In addition to chicken feed, I give them kale and oyster shells for calcium and sand for grit. They love Clementines — or cuties as I call them — but their absolute favorite is oatmeal mixed in yogurt. They look so funny with their beaks covered in yogurt.




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We got them in August of 2010. They came in a cage that we put inside the coop. Then as they got bigger, they took over the whole coop. They have a roost inside and a thick branch that they can roost on outside. Now that the weather is warmer, they like staying out at night. And, even though there are three places for them to lay the eggs, they all use the same nest. Steve’s. I wasn’t too sure about the project at first, but now I am crazy about the ‘chickies.’ I feed them every morning, and in the evenings, I collect the eggs. Our dog, Butter, goes with me to feed the girls and patrols the coop while I am in there.

What do we want to know about chickens?

They are very efficient. Nothing goes to waste. If I have vegetables or fruit that is left over, they will eat it. Their waste goes onto the compost pile. In turn, they give us eggs, which we eat. They don’t appear to care what the weather is. They seem to be resistant to cold and heat.

Do they have personalities?

Oh yes. Petunia is the most vocal and is almost constantly clucking. Leia is the most aggressive and protective, and Pickle always flies onto the roost branch and waits for me to come into the coop.

What can we learn from the hens?

How to live in harmony. Even though they are different breeds, they all get along. Today’s Woman


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A Journey Down The Aisle By Lauren Williams

I met Mike about 10 years ago in my freshman study skills class. He had a lime green earring and an edgy attitude. I’ll admit his look was appealing, but definitely not love at first sight. I had no idea that the guy throwing pencil erasers at people would one day be the man I would marry. Last September Mike proposed to me, and this coming November we will be getting married!  Since I have a limited budget and a taste for quality, wedding planning has proven to be a challenge. Some days this leaves me a bit overwhelmed, but most days I enjoy the planning process. To be honest, I just want to be married already!

The Engagement Mike hired a flock of ducks to dance in the sunset as we shared a picnic made by a famous French chef. As he asked me to marry him, one of the ducks swam over to the lake rock we were sitting on with the engagement ring around his neck. I guess if this actually happened, it would be an awesome engagement story. He did propose at the lake, but it was sweet and simple, and I knew it was coming. In fact, I told my sister that he would propose Labor Day weekend, and he did.




Telling the Parents Our parents knew it was coming! A few months before Mike proposed, he took my parents to dinner to share his thoughts. The situation must have made Mike feel extremely nervous because my mom asks a million questions, and my dad just listens. Both of our parents and families are extremely happy for us!

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 My wedding theme: Casual Do-It-Yourself Romance Garden Party Inspirations


Booking the Venue After working as an intern at Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center this past summer, I learned that wedding venues book up fast. It was important that I book an event space before any other wedding planning so that I could use the space to further inspire the wedding and to set an exact date around what was available. In regards to the exact date of our wedding, all that mattered to me was that it took place in the fall. My top two choices for The price of Mellwood wedding venues were the is higher than most Louisville Science Center venues. However, in the and Mellwood Arts and big scheme of things, Entertainment Center. it ends up saving us With a guest list of 250money due to the fact 300, I ended up choosing that they allow you Mellwood because of to choose your own the large room that can caterer and bartender. accommodate all of our Most venues require guests. The exposed you to choose off a list brick, rusted details, and of catering companies industrial ceilings enhance which increases the my wedding theme without price. I still need to cut being imposing. Mellwood is also in close corners and be creative when planning to proximity to Fourth Street so guests can go save money, but the space is beautiful and out after the wedding. well worth the money.

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Why Are You Waiting…and Worrying?

by Bob Mueller

A If you want to travel on a happy journey, learn to cultivate a higher appreciation for what is around you — sunsets, music, and other wonderful things.

re you spending so much time worrying that you are missing out on today? Can you concentrate and be in the here and now? Spending too much time worrying about losing, failing, or making mistakes will make you tense and anxious. Too much worrying will predispose you to stress, headaches, panic attacks, ulcers, and other related ailments. Most worry is self-inflicted and has no benefit to you. Just consider the following points based on research conducted by psychologists: 40 percent of worries are about events that will never happen. 30 percent of worries are about events that already happened. 22 percent of worries are about trivial events. 4 percent of worries are about events we cannot change. 4 percent of worries are about real events on which we can act. Time spent worrying about things we can’t control is wasted, and time spent worrying about things we can control is wasted. One hundred percent of our worrying time is wasted time. The famous Russian novelist Tolstoy asked three questions: When is the best time to heed? Now. Who are the most esteemed people? He with whom you are. What important pursuits are to be undertaken first? That which does good to him. Tolstoy’s answers to these three questions emphasize the importance of being in the now. If you want to travel on a happy journey, learn to cultivate a higher appreciation for what is around you — sunsets, music, and other wonderful things. Don’t take life for granted, because you’ll miss it. Keep in mind that every sunset is different from all other sunsets, just as every snowflake is different from all other snowflakes. Wake up and listen to the birds sing, smell the flowers, and feel the texture of the trees. Try to find something to enjoy every minute of the day. Look for the positive in all situations. Start and live each day with a task in mind. In your field of consciousness, practice the idea of enjoying your day. Act with presence of mind and experience each moment by being in the now. Remember that there is no other moment than this one. Today is the day, and you can live only one moment at a time. Ultimately, you are the moment. Three gifts were given to you when you were born: the gift of love, the gift of laughter, and the gift of life. Use these gifts, and happiness will follow you wherever you go. Think about this quietly and carefully: On your deathbed, as you review your life, what would you regret not having done? Whatever it is that you’d really wish you had done, shouldn’t you be doing it now?

Bob Mueller is associate vice president of Mission & Stewardship at Hosparus, the community hospices of Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Central Kentucky. He has three books available: Look Forward Hopefully, The Gentle Art of Caring, and his latest, Create a Better World. Find Bob online at and email him at




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2011: The Hunt for the Perfect Salad

Ghyslain’s Towering Caprese Salad


Story and Photos By Melissa Donald

am just going to start off by stating that you MUST eat this salad! We all have enjoyed the traditional summer tomato/mozzarella salad known as Caprese. This delicious arrangement of tomato, mozzarella, and bright green, fresh basil is a seasonal, mainstay classic. But at Ghyslain On Market, a new bistro in the ever-growing NuLu district of Louisville, this salad presents itself in a whole new orientation. A delightful tower of altering slices of tomato, basil, mozzarella, and topped with a homemade Kalamata olive tapenade, balances gracefully with a slight ominous lean. To the side is a generous salad composed of local mixed greens, small grape tomatoes, red onions, and cucumbers. Lastly, but vitally, is a small accompaniment consisting of Kalamata olives, chopped green onions, and the wonderful tasting Peppadew peppers. The entire plate arrives with a light dusting of fresh ground pepper and drizzled with a rich flavored Kalamata olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar. The whole ensemble is not only stunning to look at, but also full of different flavor combinations that awakens the palette. Mixing everything together, especially those sweet-hot Peppadews, gives this salad a whole new twist to the accustomed Caprese Salad! This deliciously different Caprese experience is not only filling, but also full of all sorts of good things for you. The tomatoes and peppadews provide high levels of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and folic acid, while the mozzarella cheese is rich in calcium. Collectively, it’s high in protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin A, B-12, and C. In the spring, the mixed greens and herbs are purchased from a small local farmer. In the summer, when the growing season is in full swing, the majority of the ingredients in this salad come from Ghyslain’s own garden! So the next time you are downtown, check out the Caprese Salad at Ghyslain On Market. And, while your inside, don’t turn your back on the array of chocolate treats. Ghyslain is a chocolatier and dessert marvel. Bonus!

Ghyslain On Market — 721 E. Market Street, Louisville; 502.690.8645; Approximate nutritional information: Calories: 730 Saturated Fat: 13g, Fiber: 8g, Protein: 29g




Today’s Woman

What Vitamins & Supplements Do You Take? By Cheryl Stuck

Good health seems to be on almost everyone’s mind these days. But the effort to eat right remains a challenge to most. Many women take nutritional supplements to help meet nutrition guidelines.



Denise Orwick, a pharmacist at Precision Compounding Pharmacy, says, “Today, due to soil depletion of minerals, vegetables are not what they once were as far as nutritional status. Supplementation is required.” But she warns, “It is very important that you take pharmaceutical-grade vitamins, not the buy-one-get-one-free. You really get what you pay for when it comes to nutritional supplements.” Some of the better quality vitamins are only available from health care professionals. Orwick says lower-priced vitamins and supplements contain binders and fillers that play havoc with absorption. And because these vitamins are considered food-grade items, she says the standards are not as strict, and they don’t go through the same rigorous testing a pharmaceutical grade would. She adds that an indication of better quality is the phrase “USP Verified” on the label. The RDA on the bottle stands for “recommended daily allowance” and is the minimum amount a person should take to avoid diseases such as rickets, which is caused from inadequate vitamin C intake. And although these numbers are considered the very least you should be consuming, nutritional supplements should be treated with the same respect as any other type of medication.

What Supplements Do You Take?


(Number of pills represents number of respondents taking supplement)

Daily Guidelines for Women

Lori Sweat, MD, and pharmacist Denise Orwick agree that the following list is safe for most women as a baseline for good health:

Multivitamin/multi-mineral Don’t take a big vitamin once a day. Take half of it twice a day, or take smaller pills. Dr. Sweat prefers taking three or four smallersized multivitamins throughout the day.

Vitamin D3 — 1,000-4,000 units “I’m usually targeting around 2,000 units per day for my patients,” Sweat says. “Some practitioners may recommend higher doses, but you need to be monitored.”

Calcium and magnesium — 1,000-1,500 milligrams “Calcium carbonate is not the best form,” Sweat says. “I recommend a blend or calcium citrate. That’s more absorbable and balanced when taken with magnesium.” A rule of thumb: take half of the amount of magnesium. “So if you’re taking 1,000 milligrams of calcium, you should take 500 milligrams of magnesium. You can find combination products or take it separately,” Sweat says. The magnesium helps your bones and keeps you from getting constipated from the calcium and may have added protection for your heart.

Omega-3 fatty acids (like fish oil) — 500-1,000 milligrams

Multivitamin Vitamin A B vitamins Vitamin C Vitamin D Vitamin E Vitamin K Calcium A fiber supplement * Fish oil Minerals Herbal supplements Protein supplements **Other

Dosage depends on the condition. A person with heart disease or high cholesterol may need higher doses of essential fatty acids.

Probiotics “I think every human being can benefit from them,” Sweat said. Probiotics promote a healthy bacterial balance in your colon to support regular elimination, digestion, and absorption of nutrients. Probiotics also have an anti-inflammatory effect and support the immune system.







* Includes omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA ** Zinc supplements, Cinnamon, Glucosamine, Flax seed oil, Probiotic, CLA, COQ10, Cranberry pills, Waiora Chava (healthy chocolate), Herbal allergy supplements

Most vitamins and minerals will absorb better with food. An exception is amino acids, which are better on an empty stomach.

Advisory group members are: Margie Beeler • Susan Boddy • Christie Bollinger, RN • Sherrice Bond • Kim Broecker • Jennifer Brown • Linda Burry • Kimberly Carpenter, DC • Tamella Buss Cassis, MD • Holly Clark • Stacy Cohen, RN • Diane Collins, RN • Pat Cooke • Funmilayo Dixon • Laurie Duesing • Kelly Davis Fleenor • Tanya Franklin, MD • Julie Garrison, MBA • Carol Graham, MD • Dawn Hayden • Pam Hayden, RN • Mary Haynes • Gretchen Houchin • Mary Jennings • Alexis Karageorge, MD • Dee Jay Kelly • Tomiko Coates Kiefer • Diane Kissel • Kristi Jedlicki Levenhagen • Melissa Little • Sean Maguire, MD • Geri Manning • Lisa Mattingly • David McArthur • Anne McReynolds • Tara Morris • Maria Munoz • Tina Nuttall, MBA, FACHE • Denise Orwick, RPh • Betsy Paulley • Mae Pike • Leesa Richardson, MD • Ticonna Roberts • Cheryl Scanlon • Rhonda Sigler • Burke Stephens • Rebecca Terry, MD • Myrdin Thompson • Deborah Tuggle • Lannette VanderToll • Jessica Walker • Marine Walls • Janie Biagi Watts • Cenia L. Wedekind • Anthony Westmoreland, RPh • Cathi Wiley • Kathy Wilkinson • Debbie Williams • Allison Young, LMT




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From the Today’s Woman of Wellness Health Advisory Group: Why do you take vitamins or supplements? “No matter how good my intentions are to eat healthy, I know I don’t always. Taking vitamins makes me feel better about my diet. Also, I am of childbearing age and am concerned about getting my folic acid.”




“Be cautious about taking anything, even if it’s natural,” says Lori Sweat, MD, of Integrative Hormone Specialists. “You can overdo, like that adage, ‘too much of a good thing can be too much of a good thing.’ For example, too much vitamin D can cause kidney stones or high blood calcium, which can be life-threatening. So if you’re taking mega-doses, it should be under supervision with professional monitoring.” Orwick says that a doctor, a naturopath, or a pharmacist who is specifically trained in nutritional supplements can help you determine how much is too much. “We’re not taught this in pharmacist school, medical school, or nursing school. It takes additional education to learn about it,” she says. If you’re taking more than one supplement, you should know that some can be taken together, but others should not. For example, Orwick says that experts advise that CoQ10 (for energy and some cardiovascular reasons) and fish oil (for many benefits including cardiovascular function, joint and tissue, GI health, brain function, eyes, etc.) should be separated by at least seven hours because they compete for the same receptor site in the body. Various supplements may interact with prescription medications, especially in the case of chemotherapy. Avoid taking vitamin K if you’re on warfarin, an anticoagulant. Make sure to tell your doctor about any supplements you’re taking. In addition to possible interactions with medications, the supplements could be the cause of problems like constipation or GI issues. Dr. Sweat says that many herbs can also interact with pharmaceutical medications. Some can cause excess bleeding, such as ginseng, gingko, and garlic. Vitamin E and Omega-3 fatty acids such as fish oil or flax oil can do the same. Sweat says that most anesthesiologists will tell you to stop taking such herbs a few weeks before surgery. “St. John’s Wort for depression has a lot of drug interactions,” Sweat says. “If you’re on pharmaceutical medications, you need to make sure you aren’t going to be doing any harm. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take them, but you should be careful.”

Melissa Little, co-owner, Little Eatz, LLC

“I am a vegetarian and feel that I may not always get all the nutrition that I need. I also feel as we age we do need extra supplementation. I have the Big 40 breathing down my neck, so I want to be as healthy as I can for my age.” Tamella Cassis, physician, Cassis Dermatology and Aesthetics Center

“I am 62 years old. My vitamins enable me to juggle mom work and grad school.” Marine Walls, Program assistant for Twenty-first Century Scholars Program

“I do Bikram Yoga four times a week. In order to prevent muscle cramps, I need to replace electrolytes, minerals, and calcium that I sweat out.” Janie Biagi Watts, FHS Library, JCPS

“I think even with making an effort to eat a healthy diet, I’m not sure we get all the trace vitamins and minerals we need. But, even as a physician, I don’t always know what interactions might be possible. I use the handy Medscape Drug Interaction app on my iPhone. I buy only those that are GMP Certified (Good Manufacturing Practices certification through the FDA).” Sean Maguire, plastic surgeon at Physicians’ Center for Beauty

Next month, our group will discuss men and health care. Today’s Woman





Not To Miss

Melissa Etheridge


THIS Month


15 Grammy Award nominations, 27 million albums sold worldwide, and a 2006 Academy Award for Best Song for I Need to Wake Up from the film documentary An Inconvenient Truth — Etheridge is known for her mixture of confessional lyrics, pop-based folk-rock, and unmistakable raspy and smoky vocals. I know I’m not alone when I confess that the hair on my arms always stands on end whenever I hear Etheridge seemingly bare her soul during the gut-wrenching I’m the Only One.

— Gioia Patton

July 22 @ 7:30pm Where  The Showroom @ Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino tickets  $45/$55/$85 Contact  All Ticketmaster outlets or the box office. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. When 

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Brian McKnight

The R&B recording artist’s “Just Me” Tour is an unplugged event, featuring an intimate acoustic celebration of R&B, pop, gospel, and hip hop. To date, McKnight, who in the course of his recording career has received 16 Grammy Award nominations, has released 13 albums, seven of which have gone platinum. His hit songs include: Crazy Love, Anytime, Back At One, and the heartbreakingly beautiful ballad One Last Cry. His newest album, Evolution of a Man was released in 2009 and featured the single What I’ve Been Waiting For.

— Gioia Patton July 10 @ 7:30pm Where  Brown Theatre tickets  $35/$45/$55 Contact  The Kentucky Center box office in person or call 502.584.7777 or visit

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Shakespeare in Central Park

You’ll laugh, you’ll laugh until you cry, and you’ll be surprised — all under the canopy of a beautiful night sky. The 51st season of Shakespeare in Central Park will feature As You Like It, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and a concert by the Louisville Youth Choir. When  Now-July 24 Where  Central Park, 1340 S 4th St tickets  Free Contact  or 502.574.9900

Win tickets to Homearama!

Don’t miss your chance to win tickets to Homearama on July 16-31 at Norton Commons. Go to our todayswomanmagazine to find out more details!

Foxhollow Farm Canning Class

This class will show step-by-step instructions through the entire canning process so anyone can learn how to use these ageold processes and enjoy your summer vegetables all year long. The class includes pressure canning, water bath canning, jams and preserves, pickling, take-home instructions and recipes, and canned vegetables. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot soon. When  July 9 & 23 @ 1-4pm Where  Foxhollow Farm Kitchen, 8905 Hwy. 329, Crestwood tickets  $35 Contact  502.241.9674 or

Waterfront Independence Festival

Louisville’s July 4th celebration featuring concerts by national performing artists, festival cuisine, top quality children’s activities, and fireworks! When  July 4 @ 5-10:30pm Where  Great Lawn, Louisville Waterfront Park tickets  Free Contact  502.574.3768

17th Annual Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour

The Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour welcomes garden lovers into the private green spaces of the nation’s largest Victorian residential neighborhood. When  July 9-10 @ 10am-5pm Where  1402 St. James Court at Magnolia Avenue tickets  $12/ in advance, $15/day of Contact  502.224.8779.

interviews & photos

By Gioia Patton

These well-known personalities were caught at the 2011 Pegasus Parade. Read whole interviews online. TERESA SCANLAN was only 17-years old when crowned Miss America 2011 in January of this year. “No, I never went to prom because I was homeschooled until my last year of high school, so going to the prom wasn’t my thing,” she explains, adding that three years ago she and her mother decided that she should skip a year of high school and graduate a year early. “Had I not done that, and graduated the spring of 2010, I probably wouldn’t be here today,” muses the very nice and also intelligent young woman, who remarked that her career goal is to become a judge and eventually a politician. John Paul DeJoria, co-founder and chairman of the board of John Paul Mitchell Systems, which is the company known for Paul Mitchell hair care products and styling tools, is also founder and CEO of Patrón Tequila. “Right here in the great state of Kentucky I started a project last year with Berea College called Grow Appalachia, where I gave them all the money they needed for the equipment, the irrigation, the seeds, and the fertilizer to start growing gardens in Appalachia to let Appalachia feed itself. I had looked around for who could come up with a way to get done what I wanted to do. Berea College had a system put together and wanted to get together with me,” he explains. “I funded it, and the first hundred gardens that we planted last April will this year feed 2,700 Appalachians!”

KATE GOSSELIN of Kate + 8 reality series fame. “I remember laying on bed rest when I was pregnant with my six kids thinking ‘oh my gosh, we’ll never be able (to afford) to go the local amusement park! “Nobody could have ever guessed that what did happen would happen,” she says about becoming famous.


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Up-Close & Personal




Today’s Woman




that summer is in full force, all I want to do NisowNOT have a summer job. Luckily, I found

At the recent Abbey Road on the River event, we asked this question:

Which star’s constant press coverage bothers you the most right now and why?




Save Money and Have Fun this Summer!

interviews & photos Up-Close & Personal By Gioia Patton

a really fun one that I love, but saving all the money I make is difficult. There are about a billion different things I’d like to spend my money on rather than Dating putting it in the bank. Here are Dilemmas some tips in order to save money, but still have fun. Check for specials. There are so many new websites out now such as Groupon and Living Social By Caitlin Gaynor that offer daily discounts in your city. They have great deals for the spa, the gym, and restaurants. It’s perfect so that you can enjoy your favorite things without spending all your money. Also, can help you find the cheapest gas near you, and smart phones have an app for this website.

Jill Phelps, formerly of Louisville, who now lives in Evansville, Ind.: “The number one person who comes to mind is Lindsay Lohan. She used to be an actress, but now she’s just (known) as a ‘coke head.’ It’s really annoying to see her on television all the time.” (L to R) Louisvillians Lacy Leonard and her mother Stacy Werner: “Kanye West,” Werner answers instantly. “Because I think he’s prejudiced.”

Save a little. A friend told me that her father always taught her to save at least 10 percent of every paycheck. Put that money into your savings and promise yourself that you will not touch it unless it’s an emergency, of course. (Shopping emergencies don’t count). Discount shop. There are some really great websites online such as, and Ideeli. com that have flash sales on all different types of items ranging from dresses and shoes to wine. A lot of times you can find designer duds for a much cheaper price. Set a limit. If you set a limit to how much you want to spend on an item, such as a dress, before you start looking, it will help you spend less money. If looking for an outfit for a special occasion, make sure you weigh the importance of the event, and if you know you will only wear it once, you can always rent a designer dress from Make a list. When heading to the grocery or even Target, make a list and stick to it. Going in without a list allows your mind to wander and your hands to pick up things you really don’t need. Remember to think before you shop! Be frugal, but have fun. 56



Kimberly Gildersleeves of Barbourville, Ky.: “Snooki and ‘The Situation’ (of the Jersey Shore reality show,) because they’re nobodys and they’re garbage. And how they got a reality show is beyond me. I think they’re very stupid and their fame makes me angry.” Maggie Terry of Shelbyville, Ky.: “All of the reality stars — like the Kardashian sisters and the Jersey Shore kids. Why? Because there’s nothing of value that they’re showing or doing. Basically they’re celebrities for (mostly) the bad things that they’re doing; not for anything that (we) can be proud of.” Today’s Woman

Pamela Weixler of Louisville: “(Sighs) Rich people (like) the billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, about whom I heard on television earlier today that he would no longer eat meat except what he killed (himself). And I’m thinking to myself ‘OK, yes, he invented Facebook…but really, who cares?’ There are just so many people today who are (just) rich … like Paris Hilton, who have not really done anything to warrant their (lives) making the national news,” she explains.

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Guys & Dolls

Music Theatre Louisville

Based on Damon Runyon’s short story The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown, the plot centers around New Yorkers/tourists/gamblers/ crooks/cops/drunks/missionaries and dancers.

Glowing opening night reviews for the musical’s original 1950 Broadway debut included: It’s the perfect musical comedy. ­— Daily News

This is why Broadway was born. ­— Newsweek


Alison Mann of Louisville: “Angelina Jolie. Because I used to think ‘really…she’s famous?’ I didn’t see her as showing much talent for a very, very long time, until I saw her in the film The Tourist, co-starring Johnny Depp. I think, in the last few years, she’s been ‘forced’ into showing some talent by getting roles in some really good films like Changeling. (Pause) Also, I can’t stand actor Steven Seagal. His acting is boring…horrible…terrible. I always change the channel whenever one of his movies comes on!” declares the personal chef.

Charity Miller of Southern Ind.: “Reality star Kim Kardashian, because she’s done nothing to deserve the publicity that she gets,” Miller says with a laugh.

— Gioia Patton

July 15-17, 19-23 @ 7pm. Matinees, July 17 & 23 @ 1:30pm Where  Bomhard Theatre at The Kentucky Center tickets  $12.50-$27.50 Contact  The box office in person or call 502.584.7777 or visit When 

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New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys

*** Kirk Nelson of Louisville: “Right now it’s actor Charlie Sheen (formerly of the sitcom Two and a Half Men) because the coverage is about his (outrageous) behavior, and nothing to do with his acting talent. (Sighs) He should just go away for a while. It’s time for him to go.”

It probably came as no surprise when, later that same year, Guys & Dolls won the ©Tony Award for Best Musical. Frank Sinatra (Luck Be a Lady) and Marlon Brando starred in the 1955 feature film. The most recent Broadway revival was in 2009.

Arguably one of this summer’s most anticipated and best-selling tours — the pop music boy-band vocal groups ended 2010 on a high note after collaborating for a live concert of their greatest hits in front of millions of people on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011. With over 200 million albums sold between both bands: i.e. New Kids on the Block’s Step By Step, You Got It (The Right Stuff,) I’ll Be Loving You, and Backstreet Boys’ I Want It That Way, As Long As You Love Me, these two pop music sensations have dominated the music scene for over three decades.

— Gioia Patton

July 20 @ 7:30 pm Where  KFC Yum! Center $31.30/$52.50/$72.50/$93.50 Contact  All Ticketmaster outlets or the box office. To charge by phone: 1.800.745.3000.

When 

tickets 

Kathleen Buechler of Louisville: “Sarah Palin. I’m not quite sure how to phrase my feelings about the fact that she quit her term as governor of Alaska!”




Teeth Whitening Real



By Tiffany White / Photos by melissa donald

Brighten your smile in a flash. Here are a couple of methods you might want to try.

IF YOU wear veneers Pam Scales has had dental work done to fix broken and chipped teeth and has used bleaching kits to whiten them. Although she was pleased with the results, she wanted to know how she could further enhance the appearance of her smile. Her dentist, Dr. Dennis Jenkins of Designing Smiles P.S.C., (7709 Highway 131, Sellersburg, Ind. 812.246.3386) suggested veneers. Veneers, says Dr. Jenkins are a great option for people like Pam who want to change not only the color, but the position or shape of their teeth. However, having a beautiful smile may require more than whitening if the structure of the teeth is not ideal. “If the shape of a person’s teeth aren’t great or slightly out of position, it is best to use veneers to correct those issues, otherwise the whitening is of no real benefit,” says Dr. Jenkins. The procedure, which is painless, involves removing the part of the tooth that needs to be changed; then it is replaced with a porcelain veneer. The preparation of the tooth, says Dr. Jenkins, is minimal, because the goal is to retain the natural appearance of the teeth. Veneers are also beneficial to those who have tetracycline staining (brown or gray stains) on their teeth. “Those are more intrinsic types of stains and the teeth don’t bleach predictably,” says Dr. Jenkins. When using porcelain veneers for the purpose of whitening, Dr. Jenkins considers the color of the teeth and number of teeth that will need to be treated. Usually he will treat the teeth that are in the smile zone — these are the teeth that are the most visible. In some cases, teeth that aren’t in the smile zone are treated first using bleaching, so that he can accurately match the color of the veneers with the bleached teeth. But before you schedule the appointment, Dr. Jenkins suggests researching the dentist’s previous work to ensure that you are using a skilled professional. “Request to see records and photographs.”   The cost of veneers is approximately

$1,000 per tooth.    

IF YOU use a whitening kit Denise Kaiser was searching for a simpler and more effective way of whitening her teeth. “I’ve used Crest Whitestrips, but they just slipped all over the place. I used trays a long time ago, but they were really bulky and I didn’t notice any change. I went through a series of three laser treatments, but I didn’t continue because I didn’t see any noticeable change.” After researching options, she decided to try the Colgate at-home whitening treatment kit recommended by Dr. Denise Attaway of Family Care Dentistry (13320 Shelbyville Road, 502.245.8494) and says she noticed results within a week. “It (the tray) really does stay right next to the teeth the whole time it is processing,” she says. Denise places a bleaching product into her custom-made trays and wears them for a specified period of time. Dr. Attaway says various factors will determine how quickly the patient sees results. “These factors include the amount of shade change the patient wants to achieve, and the amount and type of staining the patient has.” The patient, says Dr. Attaway, may have extrinsic staining on the outside of the tooth due to smoking or drinking red wine. Intrinsic staining, which can result from medication the patient took while the tooth was developing, is more difficult to remove and will require a longer period of treatment. If a patient has gum recession, he or she will be more prone to sensitivity and will need to use a lower percentage of the whitening product. The process, says Dr. Attaway, would need to be extended over a longer period of time to minimize their level of sensitivity. She can also prescribe a prescription strength fluoride to reduce the sensitivity. For patients who want instant whitening, Dr. Attaway suggests using a whitening procedure which is done in the office. The dentist applies several different applications of the whitening product and uses light activation to accelerate the process. Results can be seen in an hour. The price, says Dr. Attaway, is higher, but the patient can accomplish the same results with either method. Tray whitening: $200-$300;




in office $450-$600 Today’s Woman




Up-Close & Personal

interviews & photos

By Gioia Patton

These well-known personalities were caught at the 2011 Pegasus Parade. TERESA SCANLAN was only 17-years old when crowned Miss America 2011 in January of this year. “Although I’m not the youngest Miss America in the history of the 90-year-old pageant, I’m the youngest (winner) since 1937,’ adds Scanlon who turned 18 the month after she was crowned, and whose platform was Eating Disorders: A Generation at Risk.’ “However when the pageant first started, there were a couple of 15 and 16-year-old (age) winners (Miss District of Columbia being only 15 when she won in 1921),” she adds. “But then the age requirement was changed to 17-24. And since that time a 17-year-old had never won.” Scanlon mentions that what was particularly important about the fact that she won the crown was that this was also the first year that the winner represented the state of Nebraska. “So it was kind of a landmark year, which was really neat to have on the pageant’s 90th year,” she mentions. TODAY’S WOMAN: Because Scanlon was 17 when she was crowned didn’t that mean that she missed her senior class prom? SCANLAN: “(Laughs) No, I never went to prom because I was homeschooled until my last year of high school — so going to prom wasn’t my thing,” she explains, adding that three years ago she and her mother decided that she should skip a year of high school and graduate a year early. “Had I not done that, and graduated the spring of 2010 — I probably wouldn’t be here today,” muses the very nice and also intelligent young woman, who remarked that her career goal is to become a judge and eventually a politician. TODAY”S WOMAN: Tell me about the crown you’re wearing. SCANLAN: “It’s the one I was crowned with on television, and I wear it for official appearances all year. And although I get to keep it — I can never wear it again (publicly) after this year,” she explains.

John Paul DeJoria is co-founder and Chairman of the board of John Paul Mitchell Systems, which is the company known for Paul Mitchell hair care products and styling tools, is also founder and CEO of Patrón Tequila. The self-made billionaire and Los Angeles native arrived in Louisville in one-of-a-kind-style ­— namely, by private train! “I flew to Chicago, got off my jet and then got on my train which took me to Union Station,” he mentions. “It’s a 1927 green (colored) train called the Patrón Express, and it will knock your socks off!” adds the very friendly DeJoria. TODAY’S WOMAN: What’s been the most interesting thing that you’ve done with your success? DeJORIA: “I would say having the ability to give back a lot and change society. Right here in the great state of Kentucky, I started a project last year with Berea College called Grow Appalachia, where I gave them all the money they needed for the equipment, the irrigation, the seeds, and the fertilizer to start growing gardens in Appalachia to let Appalachia feed itself. I had looked around for who could come up with a way to get done what I wanted to do — which was to feed half of Appalachia in the next five to seven years. Berea College had a system put together and wanted to get together with me,” he explains. “I funded it, and the first hundred gardens that we planted last April will this year feed 2,700 Appalachians!” DeJoria further explained that it was Tommy Callahan, an employee of John Paul Mitchell Systems who first told him about the plight of the Appalachian people. TODAY’S WOMAN: Is there anything negative that’s come with your fame? DeJORIA: “Yeah. Sometimes when I’m in a restaurant a lot of people might recognize me and then watch me while I eat. And that feels a little uncomfortable,” he says with a laugh. “But that doesn’t happen all the time,” remarks the very upbeat DeJoria, who concluded his remarks by mentioning: “Fifty percent of what I make I give back to the planet!”

KATE GOSSELIN of Kate + 8 reality series fame. TODAY’S WOMAN: What’s the best thing that’s come with your celebrity? GOSSELIN: “I remember laying on bed rest when I was pregnant with my six kids thinking ‘oh my gosh, we’ll never be able (to afford) to go the local amusement park! Nobody could have ever guessed that what did happen would happen,” she says about becoming famous. “But just the fact that my kids have had all these learning experiences because of the traveling opportunities we’ve been offered… before Jon (Gosselin’s now ex-husband) and I had kids we always talked about the fact that we wanted to travel with them…travel as much as possible. Travel is knowledge. So because that has come out of (fame) has obviously been the greatest thing. But I think beyond that, just the uniting of moms. Just all of (us) saying ‘it doesn’t matter how many kids you have…it’s the fact that it’s hard…it’s daily…it’s constant, and it is rewarding. And I think that part of it…just feeling that wherever I go (people) want to tell me about their kids is a good thing. Moms need to stick together.” TODAY’S WOMAN: I really admire the fact that the Kate + 8 producers don’t edit out the footage of you being angry or stressed out. Rather, it shows how a single mother of eight children honestly handles everyday situations. GOSSELIN: “It is true! And there’s many critics out there who try to say that it’s not’s not real. But it’s true, because it has to be real. I mean I don’t really care if the camera is on because if I need to say something (laughs) I do. And maybe that’s why I take a lot of criticism,” she muses. TODAY’S WOMAN: I can’t imagine their ever being an episode where Kate + 8 goes to, say Disneyland, unless the entire family wore masks as your fame is nationwide! GOSSELIN: “Well, we did Disneyworld back in Season 2 and although that was difficult and we did get a lot of looks from the crowd, it was before the show got crazy (with success). In recent years we tried to do Lego Land and that got really hard. But you weigh the good with the bad, and the bad is that no, I can’t just say ‘hey, let’s go to Hershey Park this weekend!’ It takes a big undertaking to get us to be able to go there. But at the same time you know if you had to trade big amusements and big public events with the things that we get to do (like going to Australia and New Zealand over the last New Year’s holidays, which aired on the series a few months ago)…you just have to weigh the good with the bad.” TODAY’S WOMAN: How much sleep do you average a night? And when do you get a break from the kids? GOSSELIN: “You learn to deal with a little sleep. “I can live on four (hours) although I do get 8 at times. I take whatever sleep I can get. But Jon has the children every other weekend and I honestly use that time to catch up with running around the house and doing some little projects that I don’t otherwise have time to get to. Breaks are important, and I’ve learned to take advantage of the ones I do have. Yes, I get my nails done. It is something that I get to go and relax and do, although a lot of times I take my girls with me.” TODAY’S WOMAN: When do you have time just for yourself when the kids are with you? GOSSELIN: Smiles, then deadpans: “The good news is they always go to bed at some point, so nighttime is my time to hear quiet.” TODAY’S WOMAN: Paparazzi not withstanding, what’s the one thing that’s come with your celebrity that you could live without? GOSSELIN: “(Laughs) You mean…I can’t say paparazzi! Then I would say that the (public) criticism I could live without, although that also keeps me on my toes,” she admits. “I mean if (they) want to accuse me of something it just gives me a greater reason to prove them wrong. My famous saying is ‘tell me I can’t do it and I’ll try harder!’”

Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas of TLC — one of the best-selling female groups of the ‘90s. TODAY’S WOMAN: Have you ever been asked to associate your name with something that you turned down because it seemed not appropriate? ‘Chilli’: “(Sighs) Well….although I won’t name the magazine, I turned down the chance to be on their cover because I wouldn’t wear a g-string!” she recalls with a laugh.

Today's Woman July 2011  

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