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44 C  ure What Ails You… Without Meds By Amanda Beam

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23 21  Things

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On Our Cover................6 By Tiffany White

48 March Madness: Where to Watch the Games By Melissa Donald

28 Returning  to Our Roots By Jessica Smith

54 H  ot Happenings By Tiffany White and Gioia Patton

56 Vicki Rogers: The Voice By Gioia Patton

58 Before You Go By Tiffany White

52 Passions By Anita Oldham

36 B  e Brave — Do Your Thing By Holly Gregor

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Paying Tribute to Today’s Woman ~ Yesterday’s Woman ~ and Tomorrow’s Woman

Today’s Woman magazine’s mission is to inspire, inform, and encourage women. We learn from each other, rejoice in others’ success, and get inspiration from the women who came before and those we live around. Women’s History Month is a nice opportunity to give homage to the women whose shoulders we stand on from the past. As always, you will find this issue packed full of women who are changing the world around us. And below, a few words of encouragement from some women who came before us… Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?

~ Mary Manin Morrissey; minister

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

~ Anais Nin; author

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.

~ Amelia Earhart; aviation pioneer

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.

~ Alice Walker; author and poet

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Jaclyn West, chair of the Junior League of Louisville’s urban garden committee, doesn’t mind getting a little dirty for the sake of providing fresh food to people who need it most. Read more about what she’s doing on page 32. Clothing provided by Acorn Apparel. Photo by

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Volume 23 8 Number 3

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PUBLISHER Cathy S. Zion

EDITOR Anita Oldham

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Subscriptions are available by sending $18 to the above address for 12 monthly issues. Today’s Woman magazine is published monthly by Zion Publications LLC and distributed free to the people of metropolitan Louisville and Southern Indiana. Circulation 50,000 guaranteed. The opinions expressed herein are exclusively those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the position of the publisher. Today’s Woman magazine does not endorse or guarantee any advertiser’s product or service. Copyright 2013 by Zion Publications LLC with all rights reserved. Reproduction or use of editorial or graphic content in any manner is prohibited without permission from Zion Publications LLC.

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The Louisville Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) will spotlight some of the top women business owners at their annual awards dinner on March 7 at the Marriott Louisville East. (If you haven’t had an opportunity to visit the remodeled Marriott East, you’re missing a real jewel. Great place for events and free parking!) An EPIC — Excellence, Professionalism, Initiative, Civic involvement — award will be given to one of 10 small business finalists and one of four owners of large businesses. I was fortunate to have been a judge, and these women are amazing! Women business owners continue to be the fastest growing segment of our economy, and our economy needs all the help it can get! Join me on March 7 with a silent auction starting at 5:30 and the program begins at 6:45 p.m. epicaward.org.

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Admiring Amazing Women

Cathy Zion, center, at GuardiaCare’s Chocolate Dreams fundraiser with Cindy Cahalan, left, named Caregiver of the Year, and Tammie Wilson, right, finalist. 10

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Cast your vote in our 2013 Most Admired Woman poll, both online (todayswomannow.com) or on page 10. Six local women in 12 different categories — from arts to athletics, corporate to community, healthcare to home— have been nominated by Today’s Woman’s editorial board for their passion and vision. The winners will be recognized in June at a celebration you won’t want to miss.

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We salute working women this month, and I love that Fifth Third Bank, LG&E/KU, and Republic Bank chose to recognize the important contributions of their female employees in their advertisements in this month’s issue! Today’s Woman


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Arts ❒ Leslie Broecker

Broadway Across America

❒ Brenda Deemer B Deemer Art Gallery

❒ Alison Huff

❒ Cathe Dykstra

❒ SureKHa Kulkarni

❒ Jo Haas

❒ Alice Gray Stites

❒ Christine Harbeson

Flamenco Dancer

Art Without Walls

Athletes/Fitness ❒ Carole Banda

Olympic Sports Medicine, UofL

❒ Chancellor Dugan Bellarmine Women’s Basketball

❒ Cheryl Hart

2nd Wind Motivation

❒ Joyce Seymour

Girls’ Louisville Invitational Basketball Tournament

❒ Betsy Webb Louisville Equestrian Center

❒ Denise Wooldridge Jewish Sports Medicine

fax and online voting

Beauty/Fashion ❒ June Bale

The Willow Tree

❒ Tamella Cassis, MD

Cassis Dermatology & Aesthetics

❒ Chris Fulkerson VIP studio

❒ Heather French Henry Frenchy by Heather French Henry

❒ Elizabeth Jenkins Boutique Serendipity

❒ Susan Vogt Rodes for Her

Deadline: March 25, NOON

Business Owners

Name:_______________________________

❒ Debbie Reiss Hardesty

Address:_____________________________ City, State, __________________________ Zip:_________________________________ Phone number: _____________________ Email address:______________________

Wesley House Community Services

❒ Diana Dinicola

Beaded Treasures Project

Vote for one person in each category. Vote online todayswomannow.com or fax or mail (postmarked by March 25) your choices to Today’s Woman, 9750 Ormsby Station Road, Suite 307, Louisville, KY 40223. Fax: 502.327.8861.

❒ Dr. Renée Campbell ❒ Jill Doimer

Walden Theater

Who do you admire? It’s your turn to vote for the most admired women in the Louisville/Southern Indiana area. These women were nominated for the 11th Today’s Woman Most Admired Woman Award by the editorial staff of Today’s Woman.

Community/NonProfits

Frost Brown Todd

Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky

Family Scholar House

Kentucky Science Center

Interfaith Community Council

❒ Mary Sullivan Metro United Way

Corporate ❒ VickiE Yates Brown Nucleus

❒ Carleen Haas Humana

❒ Heather Howell Rooibee Red Tea

❒ Al  yce French Johnson TARC

❒ Jane C. Morreau Brown-Forman

❒ Connie Steller Abbott Vascular

Langsford Center

❒ Elaine Salvo

Assumption High School

❒ Leisa Schulz Archdiocese

❒ DR. Doris A. Tegart Bellarmine University

❒ Linda Van Houten Walden School

Food/Entertainment ❒ Najla Aswad Najla’s Catering Inc. Cake Flour

Cellar Door Chocolates

❒ Susan HershberG

❒ Patti Swope

❒ Joy Perrine

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❒ Tierra Kavanaugh Turner

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Kosair Children’s Medical CenterBrownsboro

❒ Kathy Neuner

Clark Memorial Hospital

❒ Lori Sweat, MD

Integrative Hormone Specialists

❒ D. Sheila Ward

University of Louisville Women’s Healthcare

Home/Home Style ❒ Claire Alagia Bittners

❒ Leslie McCarthy Making Ends Meet

❒ Judie Parks

Prudential Parks & Weisberg

❒ Jessica Schuler J. Renee Designs

❒ Diane Stege Eyedia

❒ Margy Taylor Clay & Cotton

Media

❒ Mandy Connell

❒ Toni Levy

TKT & Associates

❒ Charlotte Ipsan

❒ Claudia McCrocklin

Comments about why you voted the way you did or any write-in votes: ____________________________________

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❒ Natasha Collins

UofL

❒ Erika ChavezGraziano

Swope Automotive

❒ Ruth Brinkley

❒ Dr. Riffat Hassan

❒ Pat Arrington Kennedy Toni Levy & Associates

Derby City Pediatric Dentistry

❒ Claudia Coffey

❒ Holly Houston

Jefferson Animal Hospital

❒ Korie Acord, DMD

Education

❒ Claudia DeLatorre

A. Holland Houston, Attorney

Health/Healthcare

Wiltshire Pantry/Wiltshire on Market Mixologist

❒ Sandy Pike Home Cuisine

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❒ Angie Fenton

WHAS-11 Great Day Live/ Voice Tribune

❒ Connie Leonard WAVE3

❒ Charla Young Power to Change Communications LLC

Political ❒ Justice Lisabeth Abramson Kentucky Supreme Court

❒ Judge Angela McCormick Bisig

Jefferson County Circuit Court

❒ Judge Denise Clayton

Kentucky Court of Appeals

❒ Ellen Hesen Mayor Fischer Chief of Staff

❒ Sadiqa Reynolds

Chief of Community Building    

❒ Carolyn Tandy

District Director for U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth Today’s Woman


Professional Connections

CALENDAR Spotlight on

Education Spalding University offers undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Business, with concentrations in Management, Marketing and Human Resources, with online options available. Or, if you’re looking to enhance your leadership skills, Spalding’s Master of Business Communication can be completed in as little as 12 months and offers concentrations in Organizational Leadership, Healthcare Management or Nonprofit Administration. All classes are designed with the working professional in mind. Come discuss the best option for you. For more information: Graduate Students: Dr. Denise Cumberland dcumberland@spalding.edu Undergraduate students: Dr. Michelle Reiss mreiss@spalding.edu

Spalding University School of Business Info Session March 26, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Egan Leadership Center, Room 202 901 S. 4th Street Free ParkInG

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Networking and careerbuilding opportunities for women around town

BPW- Business and Professional Women- New Albany Every 3rd Mon. • 5:30 p.m. Culbertson West 904 E. Main Street New Albany Ann Windell 812.282.9310 BPW- Business & Professional Women- River City Every 2nd Wed. • Noon Lunch and Program noon-1pm The Bristol-Downtown 614 West Main Street 502.499.4420, bpwrc.org bpwreserve@gmail.com CBPW - Christian Business & Professional Women Every Second Thursday (Odd months only) • Noon Hurstbourne Country Club 9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane Christine Ward 502.931.2918 cbpweast@gmail.com EWI- Executive Women International- Kentuckiana Every 3rd Tues. • 5:30 p.m. Contact for information & reservation Dotty Wettig dw1122@att.com The Heart Link Network Every 1st Wed. • 6:30 p.m. Inverness at Hurstbourne Condos 1200 Club House Drive Barbara Madore 502.377.8625 40222.theheartlinknetwork.com IAAP- International Association of Administrative ProfessionalsLouisville Every 2nd Thurs. • 6 p.m. Location Varies – See Website for Details. iaap-louisville.org

NAWBO- National Association of Women Business Owners Every 3rd Tues. info@nawbolouisville.org nawbolouisville.org National Association of Women in Construction Every 2nd Mon. • 5:30 p.m. Call for meeting location Patty Stewart 812.288.4208 #121 Network Now Every 2nd Fri. • 11:30 a.m. Hurstbourne Country Club 9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane Lee Ann Lyle 502.836.1422 lee@lalcomputers.com

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Leave off objectives and summaries, unless you have a specific reason to include one (say, to introduce a relevant fact about yourself that doesn’t fit elsewhere). An employer doesn’t care about your objective; she cares about hers.

NIA Women’s Roundtable Every 4th Fri. • 8:30 a.m. NIA Center 2900 West Broadway – 3rd floor Suzanne Carter 502-775-2548 suzannec@morethanconsultants.org

WIN - Women in Networking V Every 2nd Thurs. • 11:30 a.m. Buca di Beppo 2051 S. Hurstbourne Parkway Lee Ann Lyle 502-836-1422 info@win5networking.com win5networking.com

Southern Indiana Women’s Networking Group Every 3rd Wed. • 11:30 a.m. Holiday Inn-Lakeview 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville info@soindwng.org

WOAMTEC-Women On A Mission To Earn Commission Every 2nd & 4th Wed. • 11:30a.m. Limestone Restaurant 10001 Forest Green Blvd. Charlene Burke 812.951.3177 woamtec.com

WIN- Women in Networking Every 2nd Wed. • 11:15 a.m. Oxmoor Country Club 9000 Limehouse Lane WIN- Women in Networking II Every 3rd Wed. • 11:30 a.m. Holiday Inn Louisville East 1325 Hurstbourne Pkwy Kim Fusting 502.267.7066 kimins@bellsouth.net win3louisville.com

Legal Secretaries of Louisville Every 3rd Tues. • 11:30 a.m. Bristol Bar & Grille 614 West Main Street Alice Harris 502.595.2310 #339 aharris@louisvilleprosecutor.com legalseclou-ky.org

WIN- Women in Networking III Every 2nd Tues. • 11:30 a.m. Hurstbourne Country Club 9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane Angela Boggs 502.262.3575 angelaboggs@riterug.com win3louisville.com

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

WIN- Women in Networking IV Every 3rd Tues. • 11:30 a.m. Corner Café 9307 New LaGrange Road Amanda Smith 502.807.1781 info@win4louisville.org

Women’s Business Center of KY funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the SBA

Every 1st Fri. Roundtable • 8:30a.m. Location – TBA Sharron Johnson 502.566.6076 #104 sjohnson@cvcky.org cvcky.org/womensbusiness center.html Women’s Council of Realtors Every 3rd Thurs. • 11:30 a.m. Wildwood Country Club 5000 Bardstown Rd. Lynda Minzenberger 502.552.8768 lynda@catalystrealty.net ZONTA- Advancing The Status of Women Every 1st Thurs. • 6 p.m. Logan’s Steakhouse 5005 Shelbyville Road Joyce Seymour 502.553.9241 jespud@bellsouth.net Listings are on per month basis. To list your meeting for free, email your meeting date, time, location, contact info and website to advertising@todayspublications.com or call 502.327.8855 ext. 14. Deadline for inclusion in next issue is 3/8.


She is caring, smart… and has a campus plaza named in her honor. Old School

Jane Goldstein

Assistant Dean for Development and External Relations, University of Louisville College of Business

Interview by Lucy M. Pritchett Photography by Melissa donald

Jane Goldstein, assistant dean for development and external relations, University of Louisville College of Business • At the University: 43 years • Neighborhood: Highlands College of Business

includes School of Acountancy, departments of economics, equine, finance, computer information systems, entrepreneurship and management, marketing. Old School: We used to offer

a four-year degree in office administration, which created a way for women to get into business. There were courses in basic business and accounting skills, keyboarding, and office procedures. We don’t offer that degree any more. Women don’t have to sidle into the business world now. The go directly into accounting or marketing or other areas of business.

What she does:

Connects the college to the business community and business alumni to the college.

Advice to College Students: • Go to college and major in business — accounting or finance, if you have the aptitude. • If not, pick a discipline, do extremely well, and be involved in the school. • Make yourself known — the faculty and administration cannot recommend you if they don’t know you. 16

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I was informed at a party in August 2011 that the space around the Big Red sculpture in front of the College of Business was going to be made into a plaza and named after me. It was a big surprise. The plaza was dedicated in October 2012. She created The Board of secretaries to top CEOs in Louisville. The object was to introduce them to one another so they could know what was going on in the business community. There are 30-plus members now, and they meet two or three times a year. And… A group of executive women

alumnae that meets monthly (photo, left). These are women who are highly placed in organizations and business owners. Their common thread is that they are all graduates of the College of Business. The women support, encourage, and help each other, plus they have some extremely interesting conversations over lunch.

Last business book read: The Cornbread Mafia by James Higdon. It is about the Kentucky homegrown marijuana syndicate. Today’s Woman


She is an organization guru, a football fanatic, and has been singing professionally since age 7. NEW School

Cara Silletto

President, Crescendo Strategies

Interview by Lucy M. Pritchett Photography by Melissa donald

Cara Silletto, 31, president Crescendo Strategies (Founded: August 2012) • Neighborhood: Fern Creek •H  ousehold: Fiance Michael Bauchman; Jack, her miniature American Eskimo dog •W  ebsite: crescendostrategies.com

Education:

Earned her bachelor’s degree in corporate communications from the University of Indianapolis and completed her MBA in the Entrepreneurship program at the University of Louisville. What her company does:

Offers professional development in areas such as meeting optimization, closing the gap between younger and older employees, working with international partners, public speaking, and proper business communication.

Stay New School by keeping up with technology, or you will be left behind. Technology is changing the world so quickly. Anyone who gets intimidated easily by things they don’t know will be hindered from getting ahead and doing things. It doesn’t matter what age you are. You can’t stay stuck; you have to keep learning.

She lived in Germany for 18 months. Freelanced for two language schools and taught business English to professionals.

With the Young Entrepreneur Academy, we are

teaching the processes of launching a business and that process is repeatable. It involves 13 students from grades 6 through 12 chosen to attend the 30-week after-school program. Students learn what it takes to launch a successful business and then actually start their own business. The big idea phase is: • Decide on business idea • Create business plan • Bring in prototypes of product • Sample products: headbands, rain barrels, videography business for school functions, ice cream truck, crepe station at festivals.

Tech tools:

iPad, Android phone, two laptops Business Books: •N  ice Girls Don’t Get the Corner

Office by Lois P. Frankel — it is the perfect gift for any young female professional •7  Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey — especially his take on First Things First

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Favorite apps and sites:

Noteability — great for taking notes. Linkedin — for finding mutual professional friends. Dropbox — cloud for storage so she can access all files from her iPad, phone, and laptop.

Tips on meeting productivity:

• Schedule the meeting for 50 minutes, not 60. • Make a plan; set the agenda. • Begin the meeting with the first item on your agenda. • Push chit-chat to the end of the meeting. Today’s Woman


SURVIVAL SKILLS

Written by Marie Bradby

A Well-Altered Life Olga Goldstein Owner, Alerations Business, Rodeo Drive

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Carrying one suitcase containing mostly photographs, a few pieces of clothing, and a doll whose clothes were hand-crocheted by her mother, Olga Goldstein came to the United States from Russia in 1993 to visit her sister and decided not to return. She not only left behind a hard life, but she found a second chance at love. Today, Olga, 56, owns an alterations business at the designer women’s wear shop, Rodeo Drive. She’s the smiling woman with the sexy Russian accent whose alterations and redesigns make women’s clothes fit like they are custom-made. “I did not come to stay,” says Olga, who had a six-month visa. “But I’ll be honest with you — I was dreaming about it.” She says the U.S. immediately felt like home, even though she had no money and knew no English. A divorcée, Olga enrolled in a class to learn English and was introduced to Don Goldstein, the man she would marry within four months. “We fell in love at first sight,” Olga says. “He was so cute. He was so in love with me.” Within three years, she had a permanent green card and citizenship, and was working as a seamstress. Olga’s family had left Russia before, she says. Her great-grandfather, a commander of the Russian navy, had taken his family to Paris in the 1920s to avoid execution. But her grandfather eventually became a Russian orthodox priest. “He and his wife and three children, including my mother, came back to Russia, which was hard, because Russia in 1953 was horrible,” Olga says. “Once you get there, you cannot leave.” After a childhood haunted by hunger, Olga left Russia for the first time at age 32 when travel restrictions were relaxed. She headed to Paris before eventually following her sister (whose Jewish husband was finally allowed to leave Russia) to the U.S. After she landed in Chicago, Olga’s sister and her husband drove her to Louisville. “I got on this bridge and saw Louisville and what is waiting for me,” Olga says. “It was so pretty in the nighttime. I was thinking, ‘I’m going to be home.’” Here are Olga’s tips for starting over:

Rule #1: Adapt. Rule #3: Be lieve in othe rs.

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“Clot hes off the rack rarely fit pe rfectly. A hem th long or short ca n at’s a lit tle bit make the legs loo k bad. Shorter sle make you look big eves ca n ger. We create str aps for strapless bras into dresses, gowns, sew add sequins, ma ke jackets out of make people’s clo scar ves to thes fit them the best, to show their best, wh ich for a body the woma n is so impo rta nt.”

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“Some people come to a country and want to live like in another country. You have to adapt. You have to learn everything. And some things you have to forget. In measuring things in Russia, it was centimeters; here, inches. Here, the temperature outside is in Fahrenheit, not Celsius. Food is measured in pounds, not kilos. I said, ‘I’m going to forget that.’ You can’t keep converting. Put [your old system] on a shelf and don’t worry about it. You don’t need it now.”

Rule #2: Embrace freedom. “I admire women here. Many immigrants, especially women, come from countries where they did not have freedom. Here, they have freedom. They give their life for this freedom, for their rights. It did not just happen.” Today’s Woman


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

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Janine Washle, “Sweet Smoke” grilling/ CloverFields smoking sticks — each bag Farm and includes six pieces each of chosen persimmon, Kitchen, creates specially sugar maple, and wild cherry wood. sweetsmokesmokers.com fruitwoods and hardwoods infused with homegrown sorghum from her farm near Hardin Springs, Ky., for grilling and smoking.

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The 6th Annual Sushi in the City is March 5 at the Henry Clay. Louisville chefs will present their creative interpretation of sushi. This event supports the Family Scholar House and is $60 at the door. familyscholarhouse.org

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Win Something Great Every Thursday on TodaysWomanNow.com

is the Kentucky Arts Council’s annual state-centric fine art and craft showcase featuring thousands of handcrafted items created by the Commonwealth’s best artists. It will be held on March 1-3 at the Lexington Convention Center.

Know someone who led environmental sustainability efforts?

Nominate her for the 2013 Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award. jefferson. kyschools.us/projects/greencity 2013

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Check out our weight loss participants on page 38. They lost 33 pounds in one month — what can Home Cuisine do for you? Find out by entering to win Home Cuisine meals for 30 days! The winner will eat just like our weight loss participants in Ready to Change Your Life. Enter online at todayswomannow.com until March 15.

This Refrigerator Heats Water! Need some hot water for your oatmeal or tea? The 29-cubic-foot, GE Cafe French door refrigerator is the first refrigerator that can accurately heat 10 ounces of water in minutes. The hot water dispenser lets consumers select one of four pre-programmed settings or choose their own temperature with confidence.

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Heirloom restoration with glamour is a nice way of upcycling! Venetian Décor owner, Pamela Walker-Beattie unites a blend of shabby-chic, French, boho, ecofriendly and refined but relaxed glamour in her hand-crafted, family heirloom preservation.

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Louisville’s Up-and-Coming Band, Beyond Doubt

The band, Beyond Doubt, formed by five local high school students, is back from competing in the NAMM Schooljam finals in California where they won the fan favorite, and is now taking it to the extreme. The lead singer, Alison Nelson and her band who have been together just over a year now, are planning to perform at the new Louisville Xtreme football halftime on March 15. The band, which does a lot of cover songs, has five originals out along with their latest single, On My Own, now available on iTunes — Alissa Hicks

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Remember the old adage: nothing ventured, nothing gained. Don’t jump too fast to say yes to the first offer, even if you think it’s fair. It’s always smart to assess the situation, the person making the offer, and how far you might be able to go before signing your name on the dotted line. Chances are, if your request for more is denied, you’ll still be left with the initial offer. “If this sounds like greed, it’s not,” says Vickie Milazzo, author of Wicked Success is Inside Every Woman. “Asking for more than you think you can get is part of being a strong negotiator. You have to be your own advocate! I remember mentoring an entrepreneur whose client wanted to pay her a flat rate for a project. However, the project involved a lot of moving parts, and a flat fee could end up costing her instead of making her a profit. Despite this woman’s fears that she’d lose the project altogether unless she agreed to her client’s unfavorable terms, I encouraged her to stand firm and insist on an hourly fee. She did — and got what she asked for.” 26

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Then: The famous suffragist, Susan B. Anthony, might have putThe it best way back in 1896: “LetB. me tell you might what I Then: famous suffragist, Susan Anthony, thinkput of bicycling. it has to emancipate have it best wayI think back in 1896:done “Letmore me tell you what I women any single other thing inmore the world. It gives think ofthan bicycling. I think it has done to emancipate women athan feeling freedom self-reliance. I stand any of single otherand thing in the world. It gives and rejoice everyof time I see aand woman ride by on a wheel, women a feeling freedom self-reliance. I stand the picture of free,time untrammeled womanhood.” and rejoice every I see a woman ride by on When a wheel, bicycling’s exploded inwomanhood.” the 1890s, “the new the picture popularity of free, untrammeled When woman” ditched her hoops and corsets for bloomers and the bicycling’s popularity exploded in the 1890s, “the new freedom to come her andhoops go as she While conservative woman” ditched andpleased. corsets for bloomers and the society scoffed at and suchgounladylike behavior andconservative even freedom to come as she pleased. While paradedscoffed cyclingatassuch unhealthful forbehavior females, and women society unladylike evenon bikes ushered in the women’s suffragefor movement, radical on change paraded cycling as unhealthful females, women bikes in dress codes, and acceptance ofmovement, female athleticism. ushered in the women’s suffrage radical change in dress codes, and acceptance of female athleticism.

now: Katie McBride, 37, hasn’t owned a car for six years. Like the courageous women of the she underlines hersix independence now: Katie McBride, 37,past, hasn’t owned a car for years. Like the on her bicycle. “I feeloflike bicycle is a very simple, efficient courageous women thethe past, she underlines her independence way to bicycle. get where I need go,” Katieissays. “The technology has on her “I feel liketothe bicycle a very simple, efficient beento around a long time,tobut I think are rediscovering it. I way get where I need go,” Katiepeople says. “The technology has emphasize that it’s good and people the environment, but it’s also been around a long time,for butyou I think are rediscovering it. I just fun.” Katie says for she’s seen Louisville’s cycling but scene emphasize that also it’s good you and the environment, it’sgrow also and fun.” diversify recent years: feelLouisville’s like people cycling talk about bicycling just Katieinalso says she’s“I seen scene grow culture — notin just people who“Ibicycle, different getting and diversify recent years: feel likebut people talk groups about bicycling involved—innot bicycling. In Louisville, webut have folks who play getting bicycle culture just people who bicycle, different groups polo or ride big old-timey high-wheeler bicycles inwho the summer. involved in bicycling. In Louisville, we have folks play bicycle Thenor there’re folks like mehigh-wheeler who are trying to usein the bike as an polo ride big old-timey bicycles the summer. everyday kindfolks of thing andwho pride themselves on doing everything Then there’re like me are trying to use the bike as an — groceries, hauling kids, — on a bike.” everyday kind of thing andmoving pride themselves on doing everything PAGe 28 > — groceries, hauling kids, moving — on a bike.” PAGe 28

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a women’s afternoon social activity is credited to Anna Maria, the wife of the seventh Duke of Bedford in England. Around 1841, she started drinking tea and having a bite to eat in the mid-afternoon to combat her “sinking feeling” caused by the long gap between meals. In the Gilded Age of the United States — the period after the Civil War and before the Great Depression — afternoon tea parties were especially popular among women as a form of social entertaining. As author Anne Seymour wrote in her 1915 A-B-C of Good Form, “Good tea, good sandwiches, and good company make an ideal social combination.”

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Peters, owner of Emma Lou’s Cafe and Vintage Boutique on Bardstown Road, says she’s seen social tea drinking on the rise again. The cafe often hosts tea parties for birthdays, bridal and baby showers, and other private events. Today’s tea parties are less formal and more personalized than those of the past: “Nowadays I feel like you can create your own kind of tea,” Emily says. “There aren’t hard and fast rules about what is a proper tea and what isn’t. For most of the groups, it’s more about coming together and socializing.”

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Then: Before the ‘60s, house calls by a (male) doctor were the norm for patients in need. Traveling doctors would perform everything from baby deliveries to minor surgical procedures in the home. They were paid in cash or, especially in rural areas, in trade of livestock or other assets. But the practice of at-home care declined rapidly after insurance companies came along. Doctors were not reimbursed to make house calls, so they began their own practices where patients came to them. now: According

to Jessica Schmoll, nurse practitioner and vice president of clinical affairs and compliance at MD2U, a Louisville inhome care practice, medical house calls are on the rise again due to multiple factors: increased Medicare coverage for home care, portable technology, and a change in patient preferences. “People don’t like to go to the hospital,” she says. “They would rather have as much treatment as possible in the home. With technology today, we can do that. Lab work, EKGs, ultrasounds — just about any testing they need can be done in the home.” Jessica says MD2U’s business has doubled in the last year alone — though the female nurse practitioners carry laptop bags in addition to the classic traveling doctor’s bag.

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Then: While gardening has been around as long as humans have grown food, it was during World War II that urban women started earning green thumbs. The U.S. government promoted victory gardens in an effort to keep food costs down during war rationing. The women holding down the home front rose majestically to the occasion, planting seeds in backyards, empty lots, and on city rooftops.

gardening is rising with today’s demand for organic produce. “I think there’s definitely been an increase in front yard gardening, backyard gardening, even vertical gardening,” says Jaclyn West, chair of the Junior League of Louisville’s urban garden committee. “I think it’s about taking care of yourself and becoming more aware of what is put in food and the additives.” The Junior League, incidentally, staffed volunteers for victory gardens in 1941 and continues to change communities through its current Be Fit Be Fine program, which provides fresh food and education for Family Scholar House, Volunteers of America, and Home of the Innocents through small urban garden plots.

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Skylar Smith’s Thing: Art

Interview by Holly Gregor Photography by Melissa donald

I think art teaches you to be spontaneous; to be in the moment. Let the process reveal things to you. Is it difficult to balance it all?

Hers was the last installation in the Child/Art and Parenting exhibition at Spalding University’s Huff Gallery. I was mesmerized! I stood in front of the large, whimsical, colorful canvas watching a video of the making of this work of art being projected directly onto the piece itself. Genius! Especially when you have a two-year-old precious little girl wearing only her diaper covered in paint playing with her mommy. I was transfixed watching the two of them.

Balancing time with my family, with my work as an artist, and my career as an educator is a constant issue. When things get stressful, I try to be gentle with myself. I take a hot bath, do a yoga class, or just sit and breath.

What has your art taught you about yourself?

You don’t know where the painting is going to go. It’s about trust and curiosity; taking time and not getting frustrated. Trusting in the process of life. You kind of have expectations of how you want your life to play out, and that’s going to drive you crazy because it just doesn’t work that way. I think art teaches you to be spontaneous; to be in the moment. Let the process reveal things to you. Don’t focus on the result. You don’t know what the end is when you’re in the middle of it.

What is the best thing about doing art with your daughter, Forest?

Having kids puts you in that moment. They are so present, right? If I can get into that place and get into the zone with her...

What is that place?

Sometimes when I’m making art, I forget to eat. I forget about time. I get into that place and once you experience that, you want to go back.

Do you have to be brave to be an artist?

Describe it.

Definitely. Because, if you want to be a doctor, lawyer, or accountant, it’s a clearer line to that job. There’s more security in that job. I do have a job that pays the bills — one that I really love.

Concentration, freedom, in the present moment. You forget about all the worries — and forget about yourself, which is a relief.

I enjoyed meeting your mom. I laughed when I asked how you got interested in art and your mom said, “She was a troubled child.” What’s your version? I had a ton of energy and art was one thing that focused that energy, and my mom realized once she put that pencil in my hand I wouldn’t be bouncing off the walls.

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confidence to pursue fine art in undergraduate and graduate school. I began teaching art right out of undergraduate school and fell in love with sharing art with other people.

What has changed now that you’re a mom?

Becoming a parent has totally rocked my world and affected my artwork. Lately, my daughter and I have been making art together, and this new experience has opened up new media and methods for my work.

What are your built-in skills for being a mom?

I’ve always loved kids. The fun, the play, and the creativity...all kids love art. That play and creativity turns into being a mom and being flexible.

What are the challenges?

Its balance, surrendering. I don’t have as much time in my studio. It’s a challenge to make time for myself and not feel guilty, but I know when I do I’m so much happier, and that’s better for her.

You are artist and assistant professor and programming director at the Kentucky School of Art at Spalding University. How does being an artist and a teacher work together?

I find that my work as an artist hugely influences how and what I teach, which is why it is so important for teachers to keep their own embers burning. In order for me to teach, I have to be an artist. It really feeds the teaching to get back into the studio.

What does the painting behind you say about you?

I don’t know. I don’t know if I can answer that. What do you think?

Very colorful! Very playful, free, so free… I want you to inspire me to be that free and have that much fun. What advice do you have for others?

Follow your bliss. Just go for it. Be brave. Be gentle. Don’t forget to breathe.

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Susan Barry current weight:

159 lbs (lost 11 lbs) BMI: 27.3 Waist: 40¼” (lost 1¾”) hips: 43” (lost 1¼”)

We are already off to a good start! A total of 32 pounds has been lost in the first month, and our ladies not only look great, but feel great. This month, one reader will win a month’s supply of Home Cuisines Entrées (see how to enter on page 22).

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“My clothes are fitting me much better, and my face is less swollen and is thinner,” says Lizzet Verdi. “I feel stronger and my energy level is up. Home Cuisine makes things easy, and it’s teaching my daughter about, and introducing her to, healthy foods. It definitely makes you pay attention and think about what you are eating.” Lizzet’s trainer Dave is also a big influence on diet and nutrition. Coupled with her workouts, Lizzet receives emails to links that Dave provides on foods to avoid and foods that are healthy to eat. She, like everyone else in the program, is extremely happy with her trainer. “Dave is great, he knows his stuff, he focuses on good form, and he’ll never steer you wrong. My biggest worry with being chosen for this program was my schedule. But with some planning and rearranging and support from my family and employer, it can be done, and I am excited that it’s happening.”

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Maggie Helton current weight:150

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trainer: Allison Hilles, YMCA, Southern Indiana “I love the food,” says Susan. “It fills me up and I am preparing the same type of breakfasts for my kids. The food provided by Home Cuisine has made this process easier, and I don’t eat out as much. We used to eat out a lot.” Susan not only has lost pounds and inches, but she is also down one whole pant size. That’s pretty good for her first month. Remember Susan’s goal? She wants to be down three pant sizes in three months. She is also off to a great start. Read about what Susan is doing with her trainer Maria at Baptist Milestone Wellness on the page 38.

“I definitely have more energy, and my clothes are fitting better,” says Maggie. “I went to buy a shirt in my typical size and found it was too big. I got so excited that I said to myself ‘hey! I think I’ll go work out!’” Maggie has had a lot of support already during this weight loss process not only through her awesome trainer, Alli, but also with friends and family. Her husband too has lost 8 pounds during this program. He is eating better and working out more. You can definitely see the weight loss in her face. She also shared that her hands are less swollen. PAGe 40

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One participant is working out and achieving success at Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center with Trainer Maria Bernard. A trainer helps you get motivated, monitors your fitness progress, and makes sure you have proper form while exercising. A trainer, especially at the beginning, is really essential. That’s where Susan Barry’s trainer Maria steps in. “A trainer provides workouts they can monitor so our clients are safe, have good form, and have fun and interesting and progressive workouts,” says fitness trainer Maria Bernard. Being monitored when you are first working out is so important, and even more so for Susan, who has a herniated disc in her lower back. Knowing this, Maria can alter the exercises for Susan so she is safe. Core exercises are important for all fitness regimes, but especially for people who suffer with lower back issues. Back strengthening exercises and strength trainer are also incorporated and important for overall body fitness. Here are some of the things that Maria is incorporating into Susan’s workouts. Cardio: To make Susan’s cardio workouts more interesting, Maria has Susan working out on three different machines for 10 minutes each. Maria says it’s easier to do 10 minutes on one machine rather than 30 minutes on one. TRX: Maria likes to use several different core and strength training exercises on this popular body weight-training device. Medicine Ball: As shown in the photo at right, Susan is holding an 8-pound medicine ball. This exercise incorporates core strength, balance, upper body strengthening, and mental focus. Free Weights are a great calorie burner, along with building strength and muscle mass. Below, you will see Maria guiding and spotting Susan as she lifts a total of 30 pounds. Milestone offers a wide variety of machines and classes, including yoga, pilates, and spinning. Milestone has two pools and will find a way to fit your fitness needs.

Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center baptistmilestone.com Trainer: Maria Bernard

One of the biggest challenges to losing weight is portion control. For our weight loss participants, we have taken the guesswork out of what an appropriate portion size looks by having meals prepared by Home Cuisine.

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Home Cuisine provides fresh, nutritious, and healthy portion-controlled meals at a reasonable price. They are able to meet different calorie and health needs, including a new Paleo diet version of their meals. Having meals prepared to the correct calorie count and portion size allows their customers to not have to worry about their food intake. Meals are bundled twice a week and available for pickup. The menu changes each week. “People love our lasagna. Instead of pasta noodles, we use thinly sliced yellow and zucchini squash. We also substitute low-fat cottage cheese for ricotta cheese in this dish. It’s really good,” says chef and owner Mae Pike. Among other favorites are the salads. Several ladies in the program are splitting the salads in half and eating the rest later as a snack. The salads come with a low-calorie homemade dressing and are not only filling, but also delicious! For our weight loss participants, she offers advice on low-calorie snacks. Here are some great 100-calorie options: carrots and hummus (about 10 baby carrots with 2 Tbsp hummus), apples and peanut butter (about ½ an apple and 1 tsp natural peanut butter), strawberry salad (1 c raw spinach with ½ c sliced strawberries and 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar), and a favorite in the warmer months, frozen grapes (any color – 1 c washed; stems removed — freeze for about 2 hours).

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It’s a great month for fighting cancer! Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes. but this event in memphis, ind., is working to change that. What: Head-shaving event to benefit St. Baldrick’s,

a charity foundation fighting childhood cancer. You’ll also find food, facepainting, and survivor speakers.

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colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Kentucky. but as of January, it’ll be easier for under- or uninsured Kentuckians to get preventative screenings through new state funds. contact the louisville metro health department for more information at 502.574.6596.

If someone says ‘colonoscopy,’ you say ‘Eww.’ We’ve got to get over that and make sure people are getting the screening they need. You don’t want to lose someone because they didn’t get screened. The more we talk about it, the more comfortable people are with the whole idea of it.

– Madeline Abramson, Honorary Chair of the Kentucky Cancer Program’s Dress in Blue Day initiative and wife of Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson, had a colon cancer scare herself and now urges Kentuckians ages 50 and older to get preventative screens.

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patterns. When she began working with New York companies to turn her drawings into clothing, AdEdge Performance was born. “I started drawing all these outfits out of nowhere,”Melanie says.“I watched Project Runway, where they do a drawing first, so that’s where I started. Some designs were good; some were not. The good ones, Melanie Babin I made better, and those are the ones in my collection now.” Launching her company was a learning process for Melanie, who had no formal training in textiles and whose background was in nursing and interior design. But with her products now in three retail stores in Kentucky and an e-commerce website launched in February, she’s excited she took a leap of faith. “I just want women to feel beautiful and enjoy what they’re doing,” Melanie says.“I want to bring clothes that are comfortable and versatile. I want you to just have fun and know you look cute doing it!”

Find Melanie’s clothing: adedgeperformance.com, Chuck and Mike’s Tennis Shop, or the Louisville Boat Club

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A fter working as a massage therapist for more than 34 years, Cat Williams knows a thing or two about fit living. As the owner of A Therapeutic Touch spas, one on Bardstown Road and the other on Shelbyville Road, she has offered many different services to soothe both the soul and the body including therapeutic massage, foot detox treatments, and aromatherapy.

2 B etsy Cooper, owner of Betsy’s

Hot Yoga Louisville, has been practicing yoga for more than 22 years. In 2007, she opened her own studio on Shelbyville Road where she teaches numerous classes, including hot yoga, aimed at promoting both internal and external health. Cooper has received a 500-hour Bikram yoga certification while training directly under founder Bikram Choudhury.

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medicine for more than 12 years, Huihui Wu uses her training in acupuncture to improve the life of her patients at Yangming Acupuncture on Breckenridge Lane. With a BS of Acupuncture from Anhui University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a MS of Acupuncture from Shanghai University of Tradition Chinese Medicine, Wu is a certified acupuncturist. She also treats patients with the ancient techniques of cupping and moxibustion.

4 D r. Alan Bee owns Occupational

Kinetics, a local, client-centered business specializing in integrative healthcare. Since obtaining his Doctor of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College, he has devoted the past eight years to ensuring his patients’ wellbeing through chiropractic and holistic care.

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Since the beginning of recorded history, tales of natural remedies have been passed down from generation to generation. While many dismiss this female folklore as superstition, an unlikely advocate has emerged to give some credence to these stories of old. Science and its health practitioners have begun to unlock the hidden medical wisdom behind some of these legends of yore that may yield multiple benefits for the men and women of today and tomorrow. Louisville is home to many of these experts who specialize in this homeopathic approach to treating ailments. We spoke to five such specialists from varying fields to find out their fresh take on old tales and the remedies they employ in their different practices. While all agree an integrated, holistic approach works best for optimal health, they do recommend specific methods to achieve relief from five common conditions. Mild Depression Back in the day, grandmothers once shoved tablespoons of cod liver oil down many an unwelcoming pursed lip with the belief that the bad-tasting substance cured practically everything. Much to the dismay of taste buds everywhere, recent research has shown some truth exists to this tale. 1 Besides helping symptoms of arthritis, a Journal of Affective Disorder’s study has revealed that the vitamin A- and vitamin D-filled oil actually may combat mild depression as well. There’s nothing fishy about that. In addition, each person interviewed agreed that depression can be triggered by a multitude of reasons. Bee said treating the underlying cause will generally improve the mood of those suffering from the disease. He also regularly prescribes B12 to patients with certain deficiencies. “Very rarely are we treating depression. We’re treating everything else,” Bee said. As a spa owner, Williams suggested that the relaxation and stress relief brought on by massage could help many. She recommends using age-old remedies such as rose, sandlewood, grapefruit, cinnamon, chamomile, and other relaxing scents either diffused throughout the room or in bath oils. “When you’re depressed, relaxation is important,” Williams said. “I like to use orange, but any type of citrus is really good.” Certain yoga positions also help to alleviate mild PAGe 46

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Cure What Ails You — without meds depression. While the whole practice of yoga calms those who do it, so do certain breathing techniques. Cooper lists different Bikram positions and their benefits on her website, hotyogalouisville.com. It listed a standing separate leg, head-totoe pose as one of a series of exercises that may battle the symptoms of depression. As for Chinese medicine, Wu said she considers many different factors when treating symptoms of mild depression. While acupuncture provides relief, certain ancient herbs such as mei gui hua (rose flower) or li zhi he (lychee seed extract) can produce an improved state of mind and body.

Headache/migraine Remember when your mother would constantly get on you for not standing up straight? She may have had good reason. Bee believes the main reason many of his patients suffer from migraines is from bad posture and the accompanying tension buildup. After an adjustment, many times sufferers feel better. “Migraines in my opinion start with posture,” he said. “My business would decrease if we would have listened better to our mothers to be honest with you.” At her business, Williams uses massage accompanied by hot and cold compresses to relieve migraines. No aromatherapy is employed due to the fact that so many people with headaches cannot tolerate strong smells. It can actually increase the pain rather than lessen it. Many different yoga poses from long ago can increase blood flow and pressure to the brain, but Cooper recommended the halftortoise for prevention of headaches. “What happens in halftortoise is that you’re really putting a little bit of pressure on your forehead in that pose. You are connecting forehead to floor and you use that pressure from the forehead to floor and that pressure presses directly into your pineal gland,” she said. “When you put pressure on the pineal gland that relieves headaches.” For thousands of years, specialists in Chinese medicine have combined acupuncture and herbal remedies to combat head pain. Underlying causes, such as disharmony in another part of the body, must be considered. Wu said she regularly suggests chuanxiong rhizome (Szechuan lovage rhizome), ge geng and several other natural remedies to alleviate the discomfort.

Skin Rashes Many people have vivid memories of having an aloe plant in their house while growing up. Got a burn? A little rub of a broken aloe stalk would fix things right up. A 2004 study conducted at the University of Karachi confirmed its antifungal and antibacterial properties which may treat minor skin infections. Across the ocean ages ago, China developed other herbal 46

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remedies for rashes. Even today, Wu treats the ailment, dependent on its cause, with da huang (rhubarb) and she chuang zi (snow parsley). “You boil it and you use a little towel and you wash the rash with the herb. Or if it’s on the hand or foot, you can soak the skin,” Wu said. At his business, Bee has seen improvements in rashes by supplementing the diet with probiotics and treating the skin irritation with licorice gel. 3 Although not quite as effective, chamomile and evening primrose oil are also sometimes used. “There are plenty of studies that have shown that two percent licorice gel gets better results than hydrocortisone cream,” he said.

Allergies Grandma might like to call her sweetest granddaughter honey, but the actual bee-produced product might prevent allergies. Since biblical times, people gave honey as a cure for numerous conditions, but a 2011 study by the South Karelia Allergy and Environment Institute suggested subjects who consumed local honey over an extended time period generally had fewer allergy symptoms than a control group. In conjunction with massage therapy, Williams utilizes another natural therapy, in particular eucalyptus oil, to open up the sinus passages. Both she and Bee recommended using nasal irrigation such as a netipot or sinus rinse to clean out the nasal area before infection can occur. Distilled water, or water that has been boiled and cooled, should be used for this approach. Bee also said probiotics can lessen allergy symptoms as well. As far as Chinese therapy, Wu employs a topical solution made of herbs like xin yi hua (magnolia flower) alongside acupuncture. “We have a facial treatment for allergies. We put some herbs on certain points,” she said. The compress is applied three separate times with a tenday waiting period between each therapy.

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overheating the body, or in other words purposely giving yourself a fever to burn out whatever’s ailing you,” she said. While practicing Bikram yoga, people exercise in sauna-like heat which causes them to sweat out impurities. In addition, the heat aids their breathing by opening up the respiratory system and the lungs. “When you get hot, you have to work harder to breathe,” Cooper said. 4 Instead of burning out a cold, Williams uses massage techniques to break up the congestion. Mothers for centuries have gently patted their babies on their backs to accomplish the same. “We do different moves called tapotement that would help shake up or shake loose the phlegm that is up in the upper bronchial area,” she said. “That goes back to the past. That’s what they use to use.” Speaking of the past, Chinese medicine defines colds in a different way. “According to traditional Chinese medicine, wind cold can cause this condition or wind heat can cause this condition,” Wu said. Which type of cold the patient has determines the treatment. Wu said for wind heat ailments, mint can be used alongside acupuncture. Ginger and cong bai (spring onions) are also favorites. Using chiropractic manipulations, Bee adjusts the body of the cold sufferer so that the sinuses and resulting infection can

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naturally empty. “A lot of homeopathic stuff is indirect treatment. I’m letting that infection drain,” he said. “The beauty of that is that the kid or whoever won’t have to go on an antibiotic.”

Body Detox Thousands of years ago in India, people once swooshed oil around in their mouth as a method of detoxing the body. Likewise, people still use the healing properties of salt water to clear their throats of unwanted mucus. Salt can be used in other ways to remove toxic buildup. At A Therapeutic Touch, Williams offers an ionic foot detox. “The sea salt helps to open the pores in your feet. There are more glands in your feet than anywhere else in your body,” she said. “With this foot detox, it will kick-start the expulsion of the harmful toxins from your body. It gives you a stronger immune system to help balance the body.” Acupuncturist Wu views the feet from a different perspective. Foot pain is indicative of problems elsewhere through meridians, a network of interconnected energy paths throughout the body. For example, heel pain can often signal an imbalance with the kidney meridian. Wu said she would recommend a variety of treatments that could include herbs and special foods such as berries and beans to strengthen the organ.

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Where To Watch the Games

March Madness!

It’s the perfect combination — food and basketball! This March, become a part of the madness at Tony Boom Bozz, Tuckers, or Molly Malone’s. You will have plenty of opportunities to watch the games.

Story and Photos by Melissa Donald

Tony Boom Bozz ~ Westport Village Situated along the back wall of the restaurant is one large projector screen TV, which the majority of the restaurant can view. Surrounding the perimeter and on the pillars in between, you’ll find 14` more 42-inch TVs and four more at the bar. You can’t escape it. You’ll be surrounded by all the excitement March Madness has in store. While you are there, you must check out some of the new menu items, such as the Pollotate Pizza, and for an appetizer, the Mediterranean plate. The Pollotate consists of a house-marinated chicken with thinly sliced roasted potatoes, red onions, and topped with Asiago and Mozzarella cheeses. The Mediterranean plate is a great choice to share with several others. There is something that everyone will enjoy on this plate. The in-house made bruchetta and hummus are the main attractions, served with Kalamata olive, peppadew peppers, feta cheese, and two types of bread. Check out another award-winning favorite: the Chicken Sausage Peppadew Pizza. Chicken sausage, peppadew peppers, red onions, topped with goat and Mozzarella cheeses. Inquire about their happy hour and weekday specials, such as 2 for $20 Mondays, which includes 1 medium pizza, 1 appetizer (some restrictions apply), and 2 side salads. Tap Tuesdays features one special craft beer for $2 a pint, and on Wine Down Wednesdays, bottles of wine are half price. PAGe 50

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Where To Watch the Games…

March Madness!

Tucker’s

2441 State Street, New Albany conveniently located off the highway. tuckersaf.com

HOURS OF OPERATION: Sunday-Thursday, 11am-11:30pm; Friday and Saturday, 11am-11:30pm. 812.944.9999

Tucker’s Tucker’s is in a league of its own. This sports bar has all the typical bar food, along with some special items. With the exception of a few things, everything is made in-house from scratch. Remember when the Salad Wedge was in vogue? Now that tower of deliciousness is hard to find elsewhere, but it’s available at Tucker’s. Probably one of the most popular and intriguing starters are their Sauerkraut Balls. Hand-squeezed sauerkraut is formed into balls, battered, and deep-fried. Served with their homemade honey-mustard dressing, these rounds are a great blend of sweet and sour. The bourbon marinated salmon is fantastic! Pair it with a sweet potato — a delicious combination. What makes a perfect ending? The Cookie Experience, of course. Celebrate the evening with a big baked cookie topped with vanilla ice-cream and drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauces. No matter where you sit in Tucker’s, you won’t miss a beat. Their main dining area has three tiers of seating, and plenty of opportunities to see the game on one of their nine 50” TVs and three large-screen projectors. The bar area is not lacking, either, with seven 42-inch TVs, one 50-inch, and one large-screen projector.

Loaded with bacon, blue cheese, red onion, and diced tomatoes, this iceberg lettuce wedge is drizzled with Tucker’s homemade blue cheese dressing.

Molly Malone’s ~ St. Matthews 3900 Shelbyville Rd. stmatthews.mollymalonesirishpub.com

HOURS OF OPERATION: Open seven days a week, 11am-1am; 502.882.2222

Molly Malones ~ St. Matthews I love Molly Malone’s main bar downstairs, situated virtually in the center of the main floor; this bar is surrounded by booths, tables and TV’s! Molly’s houses twenty 42-inch TVs in total, three bars, and plenty of good food and drink. During the madness, check out the Game Day Specials, which rotate throughout the different game seasons of the year. What you will always find on the Pub menu, however, are the classic pub favorites, such as the hot wings (with Molly Malone’s homemade sauce) and the Quesadillas. For some staple Irish fare, the Shepherd’s Pie is an all-time favorite. Topped with perfectly whipped homemade mashed potatoes, this is a great meal on a cool March evening. Be sure you grab a Guinness while at Molly Malone’s. Ladies, for a special treat try a Lady’s Guinness. It’s a Guinness with a shot of Ribena blackcurrant concentrate. Just a hint of sweetness to an already perfect drink.

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In relationships play community To Be Read

St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 17 in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador, and also by people of Irish descent everywhere else. It commemorates the life of St. Patrick, the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. Murder In Stilettos by Barbara Bryant

Murder in Stilettos is a tale of an empowered woman catching a thief written by local writer and etiquette coach Barbara Bryant. Q: W hen did you start writing novels?

Welcome to Louisville, Young Women LEAD! Young Women LEAD is an education and leadership development conference for high school girls in the Louisville area and surrounding counties. This conference is presented by Toyota and SOAR, a leadership development group for women. •M  arch 20, 8am-2pm at The Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort, Louisville • Free admission including lunch, tshirt and gift bag.  eynote Speaker — Dominique Dawes, Olympic Gold Medalist •K •O  pening Speaker — Gloria Hatcher, UPS Assistant Chief Pilot at Chicago-Rockford International Airport • Conference Emcee — Charla Young

Just Ask Joyce

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Q:

I need a change — a big change. I’ve managed to get myself trapped in a very unhappy lifestyle.

I don’t love the person I’m married to. I hate my job. I feel unimportant in my family. It’s not that I feel like there’s nothing to live for; it’s just that I’m not sure I call this living. I would love to move to another country. I don’t think I would even be missed if I left. Can you give me a plan for where to start? I need a life.

Find the A: at TodaysWomanNow.com.

A: Writing a novel has always been in the back of my mind. My role as an etiquette coach and a talk show host (Everyday Living, WKJK 1080AM, Saturday, noon) gave me an outlet for my external energies. My inner world wanted to create fictional characters as another outlet in a whole different way. When circumstances in my life began changing, my supportive husband encouraged me to explore it further. Q: Do you include etiquette in this novel, since that is your expertise? A: I try to use principles of civility throughout the story line. As a writer, I would love to get on a soapbox or pulpit about etiquette, but I don’t want to alienate readers. Without giving away too much, in MIS, I used more of the international courtesy rules. Q:  W hy murder mysteries?  A: I had always fantasized about being a private investigator or one of Charlie’s Angels. My niece and I toyed with the idea of opening a security firm. It’s probably best that never happened.I love the twists and surprises in mysteries. Find out more at the Secrets and Stilettos Launch Party for this book on March 26, 5:30-8 p.m., Bistro 1860, 1765 Mellwood Avenue. Today’s Woman


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s g n i n e p p a H

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what’s going on in the month of March.

by tiffany white and gioia patton

Get schooled on bourbon

Where ~ The Kentucky

Center

tickets ~ $135 or $175

Who do you admire?

Joan Waddell

Twelve women will be chosen by our readers to receive the Most Admired Woman Award. Are you in? Start voting! DEADLINE ~ March 25 @ noon.

contact ~ 502.574.9934 or bourbonclassic.com.

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2013 marks the first time that the GrammyAward-winning singer and pop culture icon is touring North America in four years. P!nk is known around the world as one of the most captivating live performers, and this tour celebrates the release of her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love (RCA Records.) The 33year old is also CoverGirl’s latest celebrity for its national campaign, and the mutual goal shared by the music artist and the cosmetics brand is “to inspire women to celebrate their individuality and never settle for a single beauty standard.” When ~ March 8 @ 8pm

Where ~ KFC Yum! Center, One Arena Plaza tickets ~ $29.50 contact ~ the box office Mon-Fri. or Ticketmaster outlets.

See, Want, m Win! Every Thursday, TodaysWomanNow.com is giving away something we’re sure you’ll love. We’re giving away prizes from Sassy Fox, and Opal Gypsy, and don’t forget to enter our Ready to Change Your Life contest for a chance to win one month of meals from Home Cuisine. See details on page 22.

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— Gioia Patton

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When ~ March 22-23

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There’s a story behind bourbon that is waiting to be told and experienced at The Bourbon Classic. Spend your weekend learning about the production of bourbon and tips on using it to enhance your food or cocktails. The two-day event opens with the Best Bourbon Cocktail Competition and a Bourbon educational session the following day. You’ll turn into a Bourbon connoisseur— and your friends will be impressed.

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Here’s something new for your ears to enjoy: The Afro-Cuban All Stars will perform some of their best musical selections highlighting the various sounds of Cuban music. Considered as one of the most well-known Latin orchestras, the group has been featured in documentaries, films, and received four Grammy nominations. When ~ March 20 @

7:30pm

Where ~ Clifton Center tickets ~ $26-$45

contact ~ 502.896.6950


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Melissa Combs, “When Will I Be Loved?” A tribute concert to the music of Linda Ronstadt

When ~ Book debuts

this month cost ~ $29.95 benefits ~ JLL community leadership projects contact ~ 502.637.5415 or juniorleaguelouisville.org

Considered one of the greatest horn bands in the history of popular music, BS&T’s achievements to date include 10 Grammy Award nominations and three wins, including Album of the Year in 1970 for their self-titled second album, which also produced three hit singles: And When I Die, You’ve Made Me So Very Happy, and Spinning Wheel. BS&T also achieved a number of firsts in its career, namely the first band to tour behind the Iron Curtain, first band to have three hit singles from the same album, first band to combine rock with jazz, and Sunday night headliner status at the Woodstock Festival in August of 1969…yes, that Woodstock.

When ~ March 25 @ 7:15pm.

Buffet opens @ 6pm.

Where ~ Derby Dinner

Playhouse, 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville tickets ~ $35 includes buffet dinner. contact ~ 812.288.8281 or derbydinner.com — Gioia Patton

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Show off your skills as a hostess and delight your friends with a delicious dinner all from Bluegrass Gatherings, a cookbook from The Junior League of Louisville (JLL). Read about entertainment tips, wines, and try out one of many recipes from some of the region’s well-known chefs and restaurateurs. “I can’t wait to share our new cookbook with family, friends and the community,” said cookbook co-chair LaCinda Glover. “The photography is beautiful and the recipes are delicious — I can tell you that from experience! It’s more than a cookbook; it’s truly a Kentucky lifestyle book.”

Louisville Orchestra Pops Series guest artists

It was July 2010 at the HullabaLOU Music Festival that I finally experienced this band live in concert. And all I can say about that concert is that this All-American rock band more than lived up to the label ‘rock icons,’ as well as ‘the essential live rock band.’ This tour will debut brand new songs from Bon Jovi’s spring 2013 album, What About Now.

Photo: David Bergman

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Blood, Sweat & Tears

“What I learned the most about listening to Linda Ronstadt’s recordings is to not just sing a note…but to feel it. You believed what Ronstadt was singing about was real to her, as the emotion came right off the vinyl and into your heart,” remarks Nashville recording artist Melissa Combs. I am a fan of Melissa’s own vocal prowess, having heard her over the years in a variety of local musical productions at Derby Dinner Playhouse and as the lead in Music Theatre Louisville’s 2009 production of Mame. ‘Should Melissa Combs ever be in concert in my hometown, I’ll be there front and center,’ I always told myself. ‘She’s that good!’

When ~ March 14 @ 7:30pm

Where ~ KFC Yum! Center, One Arena Plaza tickets ~ $19.50-$189.50 contact ~ the box office, or Ticketmaster outlets, or 1.800.745.3000 — Gioia Patton

When ~ March 16 @ 8pm Where ~ The Kentucky

Center

tickets ~ Starting

at $26

contact ~ the box

office drive thru or walk up, or 502.584.7777 or kentuckycenter.org — Gioia Patton

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The Voice by Gioia Patton

Vicki Rogers’ voice is recognizable to me from Lite 106.9FM radio, where she’s been the station’s popular weekday afternoon radio personality and assistant programming director since 2000. But there’s an additional familiarity to Rogers’ voice that I just can’t place, and because I’m an auditory person, that mystery distracts me as her phone interview begins. That explains why one of the first comments out of my mouth after Rogers says hello is “I know I know you, Vicki… but how else do I know you, you know what I mean?” Chuckling, Rogers replies, “You ‘know’ me because I’ve been doing voice-over work for years. For example, if you were to call Republic Bank after hours, you would hear me saying, ‘Thank you for calling Republic Bank. For checking, press one, for savings…’ etc., etc. And because I speak Spanish, I do that version, too. I’ve also done hundreds of on-camera two-minute infomercials for clients all over Kentuckiana — everyone from Roof Doctor, salons, chiropractors, to Tom Drexel Plumbing.” Rogers’ explanation having appeased me, I then ask about her career prior to relocating from Indianapolis to Louisville in 1990, and how the Hoosier native ended up working at Lite 106.9FM 10 years later. Rogers’ answer is impressive. In addition to her extensive voice-over and on-camera history, she also has a background in copy writing, advertising sales, media buying, promotions, and programming. Just prior to moving to Louisville, Rogers, who has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in telecommunications from Indiana University, was working in sales at a radio station. “I moved to Louisville for 56

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love, to work for my (now ex-) husband’s business in advertising sales,” she explains. “I also did freelance voice-over work for radio and TV at that time.” She laughs when mentioning that, from the moment she moved to Louisville, she familiarized herself with all the radio stations in town in preparation for one day returning to a career in radio. “And long before I worked there, Lite 106.9FM was always my favorite station!” Rogers says excitedly. “It was also the very first station I applied to for a job (in radio), landing a position in sales. But three months into that job, after mentioning to my bosses how much I loved doing voice-over work and would love to do it for the station (after hearing examples of my voice-over work) I was asked, ‘Would you like the midday, on-air position at the station?’” Rogers says she felt “totally blessed and grateful” from the beginning of her new career as a radio personality. The 9 a.m.-2 p.m. weekday shift meant she could get her three school-age children up each morning and off to school. “I could also be home in time for their after-school activities. It was perfect…a gift from God,” she recalls, then sighs. “I’m also enormously grateful for the help with my children that I received from my parents and my brother, who’d chosen to relocate from Indiana to be near me. “ Today, Rogers’ weekday hours at the station are 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., which means she’s home in time for dinner with her

youngest child, daughter Lindsey, a senior in high school, and her (second) husband, John Leakes, a former cruise director who now works for Holland America Cruise Line as a business development director. “John’s a Virginia native, and we met on a blind date in 2001 and married two years later,” Rogers says. “He’s been to over 100 countries, so he knows where to go and where not to go when we travel. He’s a blessing to me every day and an awesome stepdad to my kids.” So what’s the best part of Rogers’ life as a radio personality? “The best part is being able to make somebody’s day better,” she says. “Whether it be answering the phone and talking to

them or giving them a prize that they wanted so bad, or if that person is having a bad day, my telling that person something funny or interesting on air. If I can get my listeners through a tough day…it makes me happy to know that I can do that.” Does Rogers have a stillto-accomplish career list? “I’d like to do some national voiceover work…and my dreeeeam is to do a voice for a Disney animated movie! I love doing character voices.” Speaking of children’s movies, a singular childhood incident is responsible for planting the seeds for Rogers’ passion for working in radio and television, an incident that reads like something ripped from the pages of a Disney movie script: “I was 9 years old and attending the ribbon-cutting opening ceremony of my father’s Ponderosa restaurant franchise in South Bend, Ind., and the radio remote rep, who was there, decided to interview me. I loved it! I thought it was the absolute coolest job in the world, and I thought to myself, ‘Give me that microphone…I want to do that!’” Gioia Patton is an arts & entertainment celebrity profiler.

“I do not listen to music on my way home from work…not even classical music, because it’s an auditory overstimulation, and [your] senses can sometimes go into overload. So, yeah, when I’m in the car with my husband, I say ‘John, turn…it…off.’” — Lite 106.9FM radio personality, Vicki Rogers


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BeFOre YOUGo By Tiffany WhitE / Photo by Patti Hartog

Ritu Furlan Age: 42 Job: Partner with Ernst & Young lives in: St. Matthews

Managing the demands of the job isn’t a problem for Ritu Furlan because family and friends keep her on solid ground. Strengthening ties with the most important people in her life is Ritu’s priority. “It is my tendency to work a lot, and I enjoy it,” she says. “As long as life is in check, I am happy. Making sure that I live a balanced life so that I can do my best work at the firm means being a good parent, spouse, sister, daughter, and friend. If the relationships are healthy, that is a sign of balance for me.” A huge fan of the arts, Ritu is on the board of the Louisville Orchestra and doesn’t miss a chance to attend performances at the symphony, orchestra, or Actors Theatre. When Ritu’s life becomes a little hectic, she turns to her two rescue dogs, Evan and Charlotte, as a stress reliever. Fashion I’m Wearing: “I wear basic, neutral, classic pieces accessorized with color or a fun handbag.” Beauty Product I’m Loving: “I have thick, coarse hair so I like to use Moroccan oil. It tames my hair and gives me a smoother blowout.” Latest Purchase I’m Praising:

“My Chanel mini-handbag. It’s my latest indulgence that I purchased while in New York. It is neutral and timeless. I’ll have it forever.”

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