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23 Things to do this month p28

The Power of Sisterhood

INCREDIBLE

MAKEOVERS!

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They’re Changing Louisville

Improving the Brain and Body

BEST BITE p58

Color

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Changes Everything

What Works for Tianna Barnes-Palmer p8

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WOMEN WHO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN WAY TO GO WOMAN WINNERS

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7 LIFE-CHANGING TIPS

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“My whole life changed from that one decision.” — Petrina Crabtree ,

Shirley Longacre’s House of Hope

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Get Glowing Cheeks p56

Is it the blues or something else? p48

Before She Goes p64


SEPTEMBER 2015 / CONTENTS Volume 25 8 Number 9

PUBLISHER Cathy S. Zion publisher@todayspublications.com

What Are You Changing? W

hen was the last time you made some positive changes in your life? Maybe you’ve become comfortable with your routine or way of thinking, but bringing change into your life can make you feel more productive and happy. This month, we’re challenging you to embrace the power of change and we’re giving you some ideas on tweaks you can make: big and small.

• Start with a makeover — Upgrading your style is easy and will boost your confidence. Find tips on hairstyles, makeup, and the latest fall clothing trends in our makeover feature (p. 50). • Change a room in your home — Buy a few decorative pillows for your couch or do some renovations. You’ll find inspiration from some of the home decor projects featured in 23 Things (p.28). • Become a visionary — Not sure where to start? Read about what the people featured in our We’re Changing Louisville special section are doing to improve our community (p.11). You can also volunteer for a nonprofit organization where you can share your skills or start your own project like Shirley Longacre (p.60). Let change open the door to new and exciting possibilities. It’s up to you to making things happen. — Tiffany White

ON OUR COVER On one of our Way to Go Woman winners, Jennifer Corum, is taking big steps toward making our city safer. Read about her on page 42. JENNIFER IS WEARING: Denim available at Madewell, Oxmoor Center 7900 Shelbyville Rd, 502.425.0511, $135; Shirt available at Colonial Designs, 3712 Lexington Rd, 502.896.4461, $39; Belt available at Madewell, $45; Necklace available at Colonial Designs, $48; Bracelets available at Colonial Designs $26 each; Earrings available at Colonial Designs, $23. PHOTO: Melissa Donald MAKEUP/HAIR: Denise Cardwell and Tiffany Maynard,

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A Book, a Candle, and Long Lashes

WHAT WORKS

by LUCY M. PRITCHETT / photos by MELISSA DONALD What Works for Tianna Barnes-Palmer, 34, owner of Simply Belle Boutique, 1613 Bardstown Road; founder of Innovative Solutions LLC, a marketing consulting company HOMETOWN: Los Angeles NEIGHBORHOOD: West Louisville HOUSEHOLD: Husband, Michael Palmer; son, Jazir, 11; daughter, Trinity, 7 WEBSITES: simplybelle.com, innovativesolutions.com

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ianna Barnes-Palmer is a busy woman, but she makes time to read and study. Her environment is scented with citrus, and her eyelashes are wow! GENDER TALK: The Struggle for Women’s Equality in African American Communities by Johnnetta B. Cole and Beverly Guy-Sheftall speaks to experiences that I have had and addresses ways women can find a place in society and culture outside the African American community. It helped me find my way to meet the challenges and struggles in the pursuit of a higher education — how to find my voice and share my gifts. Johnnetta Cole was president of Bennett College (located in Greensboro, North Carolina) when I attended the school. The copy I have was given to me by Rosa Hill, the founder of the Rosa McDaniel Hill Scholarship. I was awarded that four-year scholarship in order to attend Bennett College, so the book is very special to me. VOLCANO CANDLE BY CAPRI BLUE I love candles, and this one is my favorite. It smells awesome. It has a tropical fruit, citrus fragrance. I burn it all the time. It is long lasting and has eight to 12 hours of burn time. I walked into a store in Knoxville where they were burning one, and it smelled so good I ended up buying two. Now I buy them online (capribluecandles.com). YOUNIQUE 3D FIBER LASHES MASCARA I am a girly girl, and I like to dress up. I tried wearing fake eyelashes, but they were heavy, and I would usually get them on crooked. Then I ran across this product and have never looked back. This is a two-step mascara. First, you put on the gel like you would a regular mascara. The second applicator contains hair-like fibers that really extend your own lashes and give them more pop. It makes my lashes look natural, and it is easy to apply. To remove, I just take a washcloth with warm water and hold it on my eyes, and the mascara comes off.

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A Healthy Addiction By LUCY M. PRITCHETT Photo by MELISSA DONALD

She has ridden across Iowa (a seven-day, 468-mile race) and recently participated in RAIN — a five-day, 160-mile Ride Across Indiana that she finished this year in 18 hours.

PETRINA CRABTREE, 55, director of coding services for North Healthcare Hometown: Pee Wee Valley Neighborhood: LaGrange Household: Husband, William Kevin Crabtree; Bailey and Zee, two labs that are her running partners in the neighborhood

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Sometimes a turning point comes with the decision to replace a nasty habit with a healthful activity. For Petrina Crabtree, the bad habit was smoking. After 22 years of puffing away on cigarettes, she made the decision that it was time to quit — for good. “My husband had quit smoking, and although I wanted to, I just couldn’t,” Petrina says. “But when I turned 41, I decided I had enough. I eased myself off cigarettes. I was smoking a pack a day. Each day for the next few weeks, I smoked one fewer cigarette than the day before. So the first day, I took one cigarette out of the pack and only smoked 19. The next day, I took two out of the pack and only smoked 18. When I got down to only having five a day to smoke, I threw the pack out. “It was very, very hard to quit. I may not remember what childbirth was like, but I remember what it was like to stop smoking.” Petrina had seen others quit smoking and gain weight, and she was determined not to let that happen. After she had been off the cigarettes for about a month, a friend suggested she take up biking. She tried it and fell in love. She estimates that between training rides, races, and simply biking for pleasure, she covers some 5,000 miles a year. Not content to replace smoking with just one healthful activity, five years ago Petrina also began competitive running. In her first time entering the Derby Triple Crown of Running, she came in first in her age group in all three races — 5K, 10K, and 10-miler. She ran the Boston Marathon this year and will run the New York Marathon on November 1. When thoughts of smoking came back to her in the early days of anguish, did she ever think of turning back? “I would remind myself that this is what I wanted to do,” she says. “I drank a lot of water. I let people know that I was doing this, and they supported and encouraged me. Today, I am calmer and more focused, and I deal with stress much better than I used to. My whole life changed from that one decision.” TODAY’S WOMAN


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Survival Skills of Surekha Kulkarni O n a Wednesday morning in June, eight refugee women sit around tables in the basement of Highland Baptist Church as Surekha Kulkarni, a social entrepreneur and jewelry designer, shows them the techniques for making beaded bracelets. The tinkle of laughter and applause ripples around the room when two women figure out how to attach clasps to their creations. While beading, these women — literally from around the world: Asia, Africa, and the Middle East — are learning business, entrepreneurial, and communication skills that will change their lives. They start with nothing and generally within two years, “They can function on their own,” says Surekha, founder and director of the Beaded Treasures Project (BTP). “They should be able to supplement their family incomes.” Of the first 10 women in the program, “five of them now have full-time jobs, three started furthering their education, and two still sell jewelry full-time.” Surekha knows what these women face. In 1986, she immigrated to this country from India with her husband, Suhas, and their two children — leaving behind a very comfortable life where her husband was a top executive — to get help for their young son who was severely dyslexic. They started from scratch in an apartment, and opened a grocery store. She owned a balloon and gift shop; he developed a software company and other businesses. They now live in an estate house in Prospect. Had she and her family stayed in India. “I would have gotten great at throwing parties and playing mahjong.” But, Surekha, who was heavily involved in volunteering for women’s issues, wanted more. “It is essential that we give back the best we can.” Bored with dinner parties when she visited India in 2005, Surekha took a jewelry-making class there, and with her passion for women’s issues, came back to the U.S, and founded the Beaded Treasurers Project. “In the fall of 2010, when volunteering for Kentucky Refugee Ministries, I met women trying to sell necklaces.” She got her friends to set up a house party in April, 2011, to see if the necklaces would sell. “We sold $1,000 worth of jewelry in one hour. We had people volunteering to host more parties. That was my ‘aha moment,’ when

Here is Surekha’s philosophy for starting over:

1. Chase meaning in

your life — anything that sparks joy, contentment, love. Happiness and success will follow. The Beaded Treasures Project (BTP) was my dream, and now it is my life.

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3. Share how you

feel instead of bottling it up. I noticed that the women shared intimate details of their household problems, big or small. Nothing was resolved, but at the end of the meeting, everyone left with a huge smile. Acknowledging life’s struggles and supporting each other, is like a healing balm.

4. Goals are not

critical. Life is about the journey.

By MARIE BRADBY / Photos by MELISSA DONALD

Beaded Treasurers was born. We officially started in June, 2011.” The program uses a “credit plus” approach to micro credit, where the women “buy” materials on credit and repay it when their jewelry sells, typically at home parties, farmers’ markets, festivals, and art and craft shows. “When I met these women, I could completely understand. They couldn’t go back to their countries. They faced trauma to come here. They had language barriers. Many came with no education. It is hard to overcome so many barriers. They had nothing in their toolkit but their hope, dreams, and values that they would succeed. If there was anything I could do to help them, it was my duty to do so.” Surekha believes the model can be expanded. “It started with refugee women, but it can be used for all disadvantaged women — the unemployed, the underemployed.”

Achieving a dream is a momentary sensation. Your life is not.

5. The only way to

achieve your dreams is to fully enjoy every step of the journey. When I succeed, I celebrate the moment. When I fail, I learn something from it. If every step becomes something to learn or celebrate, life will be an enjoyable journey.

6. Make yourself a

priority. If you don’t, no

one else will. Put aside some “me” time every day to help you relax, refocus, and recharge, so you can work with greater focus and enjoyment. I spend 30 minutes every morning walking, meditating, or watching the grass grow.

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Connect with people who don’t “belong” to your group. The most effective tool to combat cultural bias is association. Step

out of your comfort zone and get to know people who do not look like you. You will come to realize that we are more alike than different. All BTP participants are exposed to 40 – 60 community events every year. It is thrilling to see the interactions at BTP home parties, farmers’ markets, and festivals, and the lasting friendships that arise out of these connections. TODAY’S WOMAN


BEST FOR YOU 2016

Best For You ­ VOTE TODAY!

Today’s Woman wants to let our readers know about local services that will be Best for You. We asked readers to submit different businesses in the following categories — places that help you improve your quality of life. We will feature the winners in our January 2016 issue. Please vote at TodaysWomanNow.com during the month of September (one vote per email address). Vote for one choice in each category. Vote online at todayswomannow.com or mail (postmarked by September 30) your choices to Today’s Woman, 9750 Ormsby Station Road, Suite 307, Louisville, KY 40223, Phone: 502.327.8855. ONLINE VOTING

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HOME IMPROVEMENT L A lbrecht Painting L A llen Electrical Services L B ackyard Staycations L C hris’s Custom Cabinets L C loset Factory L F rank Otte Landscape

HEALTHFUL FOOD L C ommunity Supported

HOME INTERIORS

SAVE YOUR SKIN

& Design L Green Star Home Remodeling L Penny Love — DesignBuild-Renovate L Renewal by Andersen L Screens of Kentucky

(decor, windows treatments, furniture)

L Antiques at Distillery Commons L Barry Wooley Designs L Brecher’s Lighting L Burdorf Interiors L Century Entertainment & Furnishings L Cherry House Furniture Gallery L Colonial Designs of St. Matthews L Contemporary Galleries L Schmitt Furniture L Spindletop Draperies

WELLNESS

(hormones, supplements, nutrition, preventative)

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A ll Women OB/GYN P.S.C. A thena Health & Wellness Kentucky Cancer Program Precision Compounding Priority Radiology Weeds of Eden Herbal

Apothecary L Westmoreland Pharmacy & Compounding L Women’s Diagnostic Center L Women First L Your Community Pharmacy

GET MOVING

(exercise, dance, sports)

L Bend and Zen Hot Yoga L Blairwood Tennis, Swim, and Fitness L Jazzercise — Louisville East Fitness Center L Jewish Community Center of Louisville L Louisville Fit Body Boot Camp L Maximum Fitness L Outlast Strength and Conditioning L Raqia Belly Dance/The Studio L University Ballroom L YMCA of Greater Louisville

Agriculture (CSA) G  Meals G  reen BEAN Delivery H  ome Cuisine J uice Bar Lucky’s Market P aul’s Fruit Market R ainbow Blossom Natural Food Markets L S eeds and Greens Natural Market and Deli L V aluMarket L L L L L L L

(skin care, facials, dermatology, makeup, treatment)

L A esthetic Alternatives L A vanti Skin Center of Louisville L A zure Skin & Wellness Center L B ella Pelle LD  ermatology Associates L S erenity Spa L S kyn Lounge L The Skin Group L Ultimate Vein Care L V ein Treatment & Aesthetic Center

IMPROVE SIGHT L B ennett and Bloom L L L L L L L L L

Eye Centers Dr. Black’s Eye Associates Dr. Michael Gettelfinger Gaddie Eye Centers J ohn-Kenyon American Eye Institute Korrect Optical Krebs Optical The Eye Care Institute U  ofL Physicians Eye Specialists Visionworks

HELP OTHERS

(nonprofits, volunteer, opportunities)

L B ig Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana L Cedar Lake L GuardiaCare L Habitat for Humanity L Hosparus L Metro Animal Services L Metro United Way LN  ational Center for Families Learning L P arkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana L V olunteers of America Mid-States

FIND RELIEF

(chronic pain treatment, alternative treatment)

L A Therapeutic Touch L Elements Massage L F razier Rehab Institute — KentuckyOne Health L Jeffersontown Medical L Louisville Health Solutions L Massage Envy Spa LN  orton Healthcare Headache and Concussion Center L Occupational Kinetics LO  ffice Environment Company L The Pain Institute

LOSE WEIGHT

(surgery, weight-loss programs)

L A geless Center Medical Weightloss & Medspa L B aptist Health Milestone Wellness Center L Body Shapes Medical L C lark Memorial Hospital Bariatric Program L Dynamic Health Care L Floyd Memorial Weight Management Center L Heuser Health L J ewish Bariatric Care at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital L Louisville Center for Weight Loss L N  orton Weight Management Services

RESHAPE — CONTOUR L A ssociates in

Plastic Surgery L C orbett Cosmetic Aesthetic Surgery and Medi Spa LD  igenis Plastic Surgery Institute L J oan Brashear Associates L J ulene B. Samuels, M.D., FACS L Liliana Torres-Popp, M.D. L L iposuction Institute of Louisville L Martin Fox, M.D. L S alzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa LU  ofL Physicians — Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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WAY TO GO WOMAN! For nine years, Today’s Woman has been saying, ‘Way to Go Woman!’ These women (age 40 and younger) deserve recognition for the strides they are making in different areas. We are honoring one woman in each of ve categories.

Photos by MELISSA DONALD / Styling by ALISSA HICKS Makeup by DENISE CARDWELL, Blades Salon & Spa

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hitney Trowbridge is founder of The Mommy Nest, a resource for Kentuckiana moms to find family-friendly ways to interact with our city, said her nominator. The Mommy Nest has adopted upwards of 50 families to also provide them with toys, clothing, and food. Additionally, throughout the year, The Mommy Nest partners with larger non-profits to help advertise, fun8 aise, and organize their events.

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LOVE ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY: “I love the thriving arts community here in Louisville. I grew up on a stage and have always loved performing. I can now take my children to the theater, the museum, the ballet, and more! I think incorporating the arts into our lives makes us all more well-rounded individuals and teaches us how to have compassion for others.” MESSAGE YOU ARE TRYING TO GET OTHERS TO HEAR: “I am trying to always connect with moms in our community and send out the message that we are all in the same boat. There is no need for mommy wars or for any parents to be judgmental about another parent. We all have ups and downs. We all fight the same parenting battles and go through the same struggles. So, we all need to be lifting each other up, respecting each other’s parenting styles and choices, and being happy for one another that we are raising our families as best as we see fit.” BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

• B ecoming a mother and raising two children • C reated The Mommy Nest, a nonpro t organization aimed at forming mom-to-mom connections and aiding parents in Louisville • S erved as Miss Kentucky in 2000 where she created an educational platform around Aids Awareness

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WHITNEY IS WEARING: Dress available at Banana Republic, 4226 Summit Plaza Dr., 502.327.7169, $50; Shoes available at Nordstrom Rack, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 502.899.4940, $40; Cuff bracelet available at Banana Republic, $27; Earrings available at Versona, $8.

WHITNEY TROWBRIDGE, 36 Laundry Division Information Analyst, GE Appliances Founder, The Mommy Nest, 501c3 Themommynest.com Husband, Tyler; Sons Jackson, 8, and Colin, 4

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Just last year Whitney played the part of Velma Kelly in the CenterStage production of Chicago, singing and dancing to rave reviews. She also sings for children’s birthday parties where she appears as a singing princess.

“...she also instituted a personal giving platform called The Storking Program designed to help mothers in need. Whether through donating gift cards or gathering birthday and Christmas gifts for families who cannot afford them for their children, she takes nominations and provides directly or connects them with the right area of support.” — Tonya Ramsey Abeln

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WAY TO GO WOMAN! JESSICA C. TAYLOR, 34 Founder & Executive Director of P.A.T.H Foundation Mypathfoundation.com Daughter Kyersten, 8.

“Each year, Jessica hosts the Magical Moments Project. The word “magical” is key because that is exactly what this program is! Jessica provides prom dresses, tuxedos, shoes, accessories, makeovers and motivational workshops for economically disadvantaged high school students. Without Jessica, prom would be a dream never realized for many of our children in this community.” — Honorable Erica Lee Williams, District Court Judge

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ENTREPRENEURIAL

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essica Taylor is making a huge impact in our community!” says her nominator. “She gives so much through the PATH foundation. Jessica offers seminars and interactive workshops to businesses. She has the ability to bring out great leadership qualities in all people, no matter their age or position. She is using creative solutions to positively transform lives.” BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS: “I consider my biggest accomplishment to be starting the PATH foundation. Awards are great, but taking the steps and starting a nonprofit organization that actually makes a huge impact is a reward in itself, she says. “I can lay my head down at night knowing I helped people in this community. Building leaders and strong individuals is an accomplishment.”

CHALLENGES: “I never know personally the individuals I work with and speak to, explains Jessica about challenges working with how PATH connects. “When an individual walks into our workshops or programs, I have no idea who they are on a personal level. Understanding that person only by an introduction can be challenging.” GOALS: “I am in the process of expanding the PATH foundation to Atlanta and New York. We plan on becoming a national organization with a mobile center to provide all communities with the programs and workshops.”

WHAT IS AN EFFECTIVE LEADER? “To be an effective leader, you must be honest. Your business and your employees are a reflection of yourself, and if you make honest and ethical behavior a key value, your team will follow in your footsteps.” Jessica says that delegation is another important trait. “The key to delegation is identifying the strengths of those on your team and capitalizing on them. I always find out what individuals I work with enjoy the most.”

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ngie Banet is a phenomenal leader,” says her nominator. “Her leadership style consists of building relationships and motivating her team through a shared mission and vision. She has passion and shares that passion with her staff to drive results. She constantly influences her team with positive feedback and always demonstrates what’s possible. Being a leader is not just a title to Angie, it is a way of life — both personally and professionally.

“She has made tremendous progress in forming collaborative relationships with the post-acute facilities in our community and following our high-risk patients after discharge to keep them from being readmitted.” — Pamela Missi, Vice president and chief nursing officer, Norton Audubon Hospital

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ANGIE L. BANET, 37 Director, Care Management & Clinical Effectiveness at Norton Audubon Hospital. Husband, Gary; daughter Libby, 9 and son Owen, 3

ANGIE IS WEARING:

Blouse, available at Loft, 4278 Summit Plaza Dr., 502.420.1793, $50; Skirt available at Loft, $60; Necklace available at Loft, $35; Earrings available at Francesca’s, 4262 Summit Plaza Dr., 502.423.1770, $16; Bracelets available at Loft, $25.

CHALLENGING LEADERSHIP ROLES: “Aside from this learning curve, I had stepped into a department with extreme tenure; most of the team members were older and wiser than me and certainly knew the care management role backward and forward. I dedicated the first few months in this new role to learning my team…gradually earning their trust and respect. “Now, two short years into this role, the care management department is stronger than ever! These amazing professionals have assisted in driving our readmission numbers down to below the national benchmark by putting new processes into place, and they continue to work to improve ways to serve the patients in our community.”

BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS: “One of my greatest accomplishments developed when I decided to adopt a new mantra, ‘My Mission: to be so busy loving my life that I have no time for hate, regret, worry, fret, or fear.’ Once I was awakened to the fact that a busy life could be an equally fulfilled life, I began to take on new challenges that helped grow me into the leader I am today. I enrolled in a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Bellarmine University while working full time as a nurse manager over the medical-surgical neurospine units at Norton Hospital. “To me, this time in my life was pivotal as I learned that it was possible to be an accomplished healthcare leader, student, wife, mother of two small

children, daughter, and friend. During this time, I learned to balance my priorities yet live my life to the fullest. Graduation from this program was certainly one of my biggest accomplishments and one that I often reference to young leaders that I mentor. I remind them that some of the most beautiful things happen when you step out of your comfort zone.” GOALS: “I have enrolled in the Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Indiana University. I plan to utilize my new degree to address breakdowns in patient care by encouraging partnerships between communitybased organizations that provide services to the patient population that we serve.” TODAY’S WOMAN


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ennifer Corum is a beautiful example of grace, strong work ethic, and achievement for all young women, says her nominator. She created the Real Time Crime Center for Louisville Metro Police Department staffed with nine crime analysts and led by a civilian in 2014. Before that she had been an employee with LMPD for eight years as a crime analyst.

BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS: “The greatest thing that I have done thus far, after marrying my husband, has been creating and leading LMPD’s Real Time Crime Center. “I jumped at the opportunity to create a unit from scratch and applied for the position.” While overseeing the development of the unit, Jennifer interviewed and hired the entire Real Time Crime Center Team, created an extensive training program, trained all the analysts, and together, as a team, we created the foundation of the unit within three short months. The

mission of the Real Time Crime Center is to increase public and officer safety by monitoring LMPD’s MetroWatch camera system and providing officers with up-tothe-minute analytical support while on the scene of a crime. “Within the last nine months, the Real Time Crime Center has assisted officers with information that has led to or assisted in making more than 40 arrests and the recovery of multiple stolen vehicles. Under my leadership, our team continues to improve our support of LMPD officers and the community in order to assist in making Louisville America’s safest city.”

JENNIFER CORUM, 33 Director, Louisville Metro Police Department Real Time Crime Center. Husband, James

“This unit has been instrumental in enhancing the safety of the citizens of Louisville. In a short time, her unit has become well respected and a go-to unit within LMPD. This is a direct result of the contagious spirit and motivation that (Jennifer) brings to work everyday.” — Major Robert J. Schroeder, administrative service division, LMPD

HER GOALS: “Expand our family; expand and improve the Real Time Crime Center; increase my role within Louisville Metro Government to better assist with public safety, the well-being of the community, and the quality of life within Louisville.” Top available at Boutique Serendipity, 3706 Lexington Rd., 502.423.0058, $118; Skirt available at Boutique Serendipity, $135; Shoes available at DSW, 4250 Summit Plaza Dr, 502.423.1490, $60; Earrings available at Colonial Designs, 3712 Lexington Rd., 502.896.4461, $20; Bracelets available at Francesca’s, 4262 Summit Plaza Dr., 502.423.1770, $18-$22..

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WAY TO GO WOMAN! ALEKSANDRA STONE, 25 Husband Scott Ulanoski Self-Portrait Photographer and Author aleksandrastone.com

“She merits any and all possible recognition for the powerful way she communicates, through words and images, the specific realities of emotional suffering, and the overcoming of it. I am personally grateful to direct a gallery that could serve as a format for the Louisville public to experience her work first-hand. Such art is why I do what I do.

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leksandra Stone came to America from war-torn Yugoslavia when she was 9, says one of her nominators.” Since moving here she’s struggled to cope with memories of her native country, the suicide of her best friend, and the life-threatening illness of her husband. She channels her guilt, anxiety, fears, and depression into her art and has become a successful self-portrait photographer and blogger whose message is of perseverance and overcoming tragedy. Another nominator says, “I have an enormous respect for Aleksandra’s constant dedication to raise awareness about mental health issues by speaking publicly about her own struggles with depression.” BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS: “My biggest professional accomplishment was when Angie Reed Garner of the Garner Narrative Contemporary Fine Art Gallery took a chance on me. It was my first interaction with any gallery, ever, and I presented her with a body of work that essentially illuminated the most unflattering aspects of the human condition, and she understood. The Garner Narrative has been instrumental in my career as a visual biographer and orator by providing me with a venue in which to display work. I ultimately hope my work will raise awareness and debunk antiquated and provincial assumptions people have about mental health issues.”

GOALS: “My career as a self-portrait photographer manifested largely out of the necessity to cope, heal, and carry on. Over the years, my presence behind my camera gave voice to a narrative for which I otherwise lacked words. What began as a therapeutic outlet evolved into a candid self-study and the development of a sizable body of work depicting an intimate glimpse into life’s daily struggles with anxiety and adjustments to life in America. My goal for the future is to organize events that illuminate the transformational properties of art and to engage members of our community into an open discourse about the prevalence of mental health issues in our society. I have no doubt that every individual has something crucial to contribute to this conversation, whether it be an introspective assessment of their own life, an improved understanding of an unfamiliar subject matter, or the discovery of art as an avenue to communicating their own psychological frailties.”

— Angie Reed Garner, gallery director, Garner Narrative Contemporary Fine Art

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Cathy Zion presented Caisey Dotson with her sorority pin/ring when they met recently.

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orty-eight years ago, I was a freshman at Murray State University, rejoicing from the feelings of independence while reeling a bit with the loss of the security I’d become accustomed to at home. I was contemplating joining a sorority — my mom and aunt both loved their experience with their college sisters — but I wasn’t sure. Then one day I saw a sign: “Kappa Delta coming to MSU.” I was intrigued. The idea of starting a new chapter on campus was exciting. I signed up and several weeks later learned I was accepted along with 23 others. Over the following months, we became familiar with KD’s standards, values, rituals, and procedures. We struggled with organizing and operating, budgeting and bonding. We were learning life lessons. We were finally initiated by the national officers and became a fullfledged chapter, charged with instilling the same values and standards on future members. During the ensuing years, our chapter grew with new freshmen who experienced the same highs and lows as I had. Their KD sisters became their family, just as they had for me. Since graduating, I have stayed in touch with several of my KD sisters and enjoyed renewing friendships at past reunions. In July, Louisville alums hosted this year’s reunion, and more than 40 sisters came to celebrate with photographs old and new and memorabilia of our younger selves. One of the highlights of the weekend was provided by the current president of the KD chapter, Caisey Dotson. Caisey shared that she came to Murray State as the first in her family to attend college. She was shy and terrified of public speaking. She wasn’t sure about whether joining a sorority was right for her. Like me, when she heard about Kappa Delta, she decided to look into it and found the same values that endeared me to the sorority 48 years ago. As chapter president, she spoke confidently and passionately to us about the current challenges and successes of our KD chapter. She talked about their struggles with organizing and operating, budgeting and bonding… sounded familiar. Life lessons, I told her. She shared that there is no longer “rush” but “recruitment.” And rules such as “study hours” are now considered a form of hazing. But the passion for the values of the sisterhood has remained intact. Thank goodness some things never change. Cathy Zion Publisher Today’s Woman

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SAD:

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e all dread seeing the sun hide behind clouds. Though we crave the warm days of summer as cold weather settles in, sometimes it could be more than just the winter blues. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that relates to seasonal changes. Symptoms usually start in the fall and continue through the winter months. Take the quiz and get expert advice from licensed clinical social workers Connie Haxby and Megan Meyerhoffer. 1. T he forecast is calling for 5 inches of snow overnight. You... A. J oin the masses and buy bread, milk, and lots of popcorn for a movie marathon. B. Hope the meteorologist is wrong, but head to the store to prepare for yet another day stuck indoors. C. Send a loved one to get extra groceries — winter zaps your energy, and you can’t fight the crowd. 2. It’s cold, and your monthly get-together with the girls is coming up. Since it’s your turn to pick the activity, you choose... A. Tropical drink night for some faux-summer fun. B. Skiing — Winter won’t go away, so you might as well give in to it. C. C ancel — You haven’t felt much like socializing since fall started. 3. A friend invites you to try a new Pilates class so she can shed some winter pounds. You… A. G  o. It is never too early to get ready for bikini season. B. Suggest a Pilates session at your house — you don’t feel like bundling up just to exercise. C. Pass. Winter has your body feeling sluggish.

4. E veryone has a comfort food, but in the winter you love… A. Chili — The spicier the better. B. Tomato soup — Its creaminess warms your bones on cold days. C. Any carbs — Can’t get enough bread and potatoes. 5. F all is full of fun activities. Your favorite fall activity is… A. P umpkin picking — You are always on a mission to find the biggest one. B. Bonfires — At least the warmth of the fire might help you forget winter is coming. C. Hibernating — Fall is the start of your exit from the outside world.

MOSTLY A’S: Snow Queen

You don’t let the lack of sunshine cast a shadow on your winter days. You’re a positive thinker and make it through winter on the rays of happy thoughts. “So much of our emotions are determined by our thoughts, and because it usually happens automatically without consciously thinking about it, it’s not even realized,” Haxby says. “But taking a step back to ask ourselves ‘OK, now what would be a more positive, proactive way of looking at this situation?’ can work wonders for the way we view the things going on around us — hence, changing our mood for the better.”

MOSTLY B’S: Winter Blues

You can’t help but feel slightly down during dreary, cold days. But having the winter blues doesn’t necessarily mean you have SAD. “The difference between SAD and the winter blues is simply one of degree and intensity — winter blues are a mild form of SAD,” Meyerhoffer says. There are other symptoms that can help you distinguish between the winter blues and SAD. “The symptoms vary but typically involve reduced energy, some anhedonia (problems with experiencing pleasure), some increased difficulty with concentration and motivation, increased appetite (sometimes resulting in weight gain), increased sleepiness, and in some cases slight depression,” Meyerhoffer says. MOSTLY C’S: SAD

You may be experiencing some symptoms of seasonal affective disorder. Always seek medical advice if you believe you might suffer from SAD. “SAD is a critical mental disorder,” Meyerhoffer says, “and can severely hinder one’s ability to function and perform normal activities. Without treatment, SAD can negatively impact an individual’s future.” There is a ray of hope with modern treatment. “For individuals who tend to suffer from SAD, keep in mind that it is normally a temporary thing and will get better once the season changes,” Haxby says. “During this time period, however, it is important to continue to take care of yourself in other ways such as diet, exercise, and setting goals to keep you busy and motivated to get out of the house.”

Sources: Connie Haxby, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, haxbycounseling.com, 502.439.5323 connie@haxbycounseling.com

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MAKEOVERS! By ANNA PATTERSON • Photos: MELISSA DONALD Fashion Styling: ALISSA HICKS

Take a chance on making some changes to your style that will get you noticed. We let the experts show these women what they can do to achieve an impactful, beautiful look from head to toe.

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s a stay-at-home mom, Laura-Leigh has her hands full. With a 4-year-old son with cerebral palsy and a 2-year-old daughter, taking time for her appearance is far from the top of her to-do list. After her makeover, Laura-Leigh couldn’t stop smiling. “I walked out of the salon feeling pretty,” she says. “I haven’t felt pretty in a long time.” The Face: Since her hands are full taking care of her kids, Laura-Leigh’s makeup routine is usually just a quick dab of powder and maybe some gold eyeshadow. So Angie Briggs at Thrive Makeup and Skincare Studio (2809 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy. #105, Studio #7, 502.425.5526) showed her an easy daily regimen, as well as how to dress it up if she’s going out. For casual wear on the eyes, Angie used “Bamboo” on Laura-Leigh’s upper lid and “Twig” in the crease. For the lip, Angie used “Redwood” liner combined with a lip BEFORE gloss called “Blushing.” And since Laura-Leigh likes a bold lip, Angie showed her how to easily dress it up with a deeper shade of lipstick called “Snapdragon.” All makeup colors are from the gloMinerals makeup line. The Hair: “I wanted her to look fresh and more ageappropriate,” says stylist Tony Renfro (2809 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 502.426-3363). He cut about 14 inches off LauraLeigh’s hair, adding layers and soft, swoopy bangs. Tony says Laura-Leigh didn’t need a lot of color, but he gave her a few highlights to bring out her blue eyes.

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ucy’s style was stuck somewhere BEFORE between college casual and pantyhose professional. Now, after her makeover, she has an actual hairstyle and a step-by-step makeup regimen. “I look professional but still youthful,” Lucy says. “[The makeover] was awesome, a perfect end to the week!” The Face: Chelsea Reitzel at Blades Salon and Spa (132 Chenoweth Ln., 502.893-0431) Lucy George gave Lucy a bold yet natural look AGE: 24 through contouring — a popular JOB: Marketing makeup technique that uses light director at Outlet Shoppes of the and dark foundation to accentuate Bluegrass certain facial features. These contrasting shades are then blended to give a glowing, natural look. After Chelsea completed the contouring, she gave Lucy a neutral shimmery eyeshadow with a smoky effect in the crease to add a bit of drama. A thicker eyeliner and wispy false eyelashes gave Lucy’s look a little extra glamour. The Hair: Before her makeover, Lucy’s hair had no layers and little shape. Jack Sturgeon at Blades Salon and Spa wanted to keep Lucy’s length but focused on giving her hair a more defined shape: a triangular look with softening layers around the front. He also added caramel highlights throughout to give her dark hair more depth.

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or her makeover, BEFORE Kendra was open to anything, but she wanted a natural look. “I had never been through this process before,” Kendra says. But in spite of her apprehension, she loved the end result. The clothes were also right on point. “This is Kendra Cunningham me,” Kendra says. “I’m AGE: 39 jeans and heels.” JOB: Receptionist/ The Face: Kendra Assistant Bookkeeper at Computerized doesn’t have a high maintenance schedule, Accounting Services so she wanted her makeup to be natural. Z Salon (9407 Shelbyville Rd., 502.426.2226) makeup artist Rose Leathers focused on bringing out her natural features. She contoured her bone structure and smoothed out the skin tone to give Kendra a natural blushing look. The lips are the only thing that Kendra occasionally accentuates, so they concentrated on making her lip color deeper and brighter. The Hair: Since she wanted something easy and natural, Lori Terbeek, artistic director at Z Salon, looked at something low maintenance for Kendra’s hair. Hair colorist Elizabeth Sweeney did a soft, monochromatic ombre using both warm and bright caramel tones complementary to her natural color. Kendra’s cut, done by stylist Jenny Wright of Z Salon, was kept natural with a little curl accentuation from a wanding stick.

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Summit Plaza Dr., 502.653.6779, $50, Jeans available at Lane Bryant, $90; Shoes available at Nordstrom Rack, 4600 Shelbyville Rd, 502.899.4940, $90; Necklace available at Versona, 4220 Summit Plaza Dr., 502.339.4740, $6; Bracelet available at Versona, $8.

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CHEEKS Make your cheeks pop with the right blush color and technique. Bethany Tiesman, owner of Beauty by Bethany, has some tips for creating a bright, fresh face. By TIFFANY WHITE / Photos: MELISSA DONALD / Makeup: BETHANY TIESMAN / Model: JILL DOYLE

Starting at the center of the apple of your cheek, stroke the Step-By-Step brush down a little bit and then up like a Nike swoosh. Using the brush, blend out the line you created using big, circular motions going toward your hairline. You want to blend it out for a natural look. Using the same application technique, apply cream blush to the apples of your cheeks with either your middle or ring finger. Blend it toward the hairline.

Your skin type and the products you use can impact how blush looks on your skin because of absorption, she says. “Some skin types absorb blush differently depending on how much oil you have in your skin. Tinted TRENDS moisturizers will have a moisturizing base, which will make blush look totally different than if you are wearing a matte foundation that is drier.” Don’t get stuck in a rut with your blush — switch things up every season. Bronzer, Bethany says, can be worn either with blush or alone. “You can use a matte bronzer to deepen your blush color for the fall and the winter. For spring, you can just use the blush color by itself. For summer, use the bronzer by itself or use it along with the blush to contour your cheekbones. If you vary your makeup more often, Bethany suggests you use a different blush color for each look.

TYPES OF BLUSHES

If you want dewy-looking cheeks, Bethany suggests using cream blush. But, cream blushes are not a good choice for women with oily skin unless they are using a soft matte foundation. “A matte foundation works because the cream blush will adhere better on a drier surface,” Bethany says. Cheek tints are also a type of cream blush that have a lightweight, liquid consistency. They are sheer with a little more pigment. Powder blushes work with any skin type, and you can vary the intensity of color based on how it’s applied.

AGE GUIDE In Your 20s “You can

go stronger or lighter in terms of texture and color. You can use a powder blush, but applying too much can age you.”

In Your 30s “Stick

with powder blush. Generally, women in this age group are busier. They have kids and careers, and it is just the easier way to go.”

In Your 40s/50s

“Cream blush is better. It can last all day but not make you feel like you are made up. It gives you that moisture and hydrates and illuminates your skin. At this age, skin loses elasticity, and using powder can accentuate those fine lines. That’s why a lot of mature women like the option of the cream because it will not accentuate that part.”

In Your 60s “If a woman in her 60s has age lines, I would discourage her from wearing powder blush. But if she has had a facelift, wears a moisturizing foundation, and has supple skin, she could use a powder blush because the skin will look more like someone in their 30s or 40s rather than someone in their 60s.” TODAY’S WOMAN


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Best Bite What are some characteristics of a superhero? The words that come to mind for Louisville’s newest restaurant, Super Chefs, are fearless, creative, and clever. Super Chefs offers a clever menu of dishes with some fearless combinations of ingredients. This fearlessness is demonstrated in this dish, the Hal Jordan, a tower of sticky ribs with a barbecue sauce created with Sprite and Agave.

Text and photograph by MELISSA DONALD

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Shirley Longacre

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In relationships…play…community

By MARY ELLEN BIANCO

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s a practicing physical therapist certified in orthopedics for 22 years Teresa Scherffius knows the secret to aging successfully. “If I’m at my optimum and I do get a challenge such as cancer, I’m going to have a better chance for a successful outcome,” she says. Teresa is also a specially trained lifestyle coach for BrainyEX, a prevention and wellness program founded by Lynn Steffes. “This is really the frontier with a comprehensive plan for a healthy lifestyle which includes exercise, nutrition, and cognitive training.” Recent medical research from BrainyEx shows that prescribed exercise has the greatest potential to improve brain health and function. It was a perfect fit for Bardstown Road Physical Therapy Group, which Teresa opened in 2000. “We tell our clients that to build a better body is to build a better brain,” Teresa says. “The initial evaluation includes aerobic testing, customizing the program to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system,” Teresa says. She’s had 12 clients participate in the program — some of whom noticed cognitive changes such as forgetting where they put their keys. Others wanted to stay competitive in their demanding jobs. “Just like hiring a personal trainer to get you on track with an exercise program, this is like hiring a personal trainer to get you on track with a healthy lifestyle,” Teresa says. The cost for the program is $400 for eight one-hour sessions, including cognitive training during an aerobic workout. A client may be on the treadmill while naming the last five U.S. presidents or writing with the non-dominant hand. Additional lifestyle education includes healthy eating, stress management, and sleep strategies. Resources such as the Lumosity online brain training games can be used at home. “I’ve seen a cognitive change in participants at the end of eight weeks,” Teresa says. “Clients feel better because they have a plan that is packaged together.”

“Do you think it is permissible for a husband and wife to play out a fantasy in their sexual lives? We are in our late 20s, married only five years. A couple of years ago my husband and I shared our wildest sexual fantasies just for fun. Mine involved him; his involved other people and me. I didn’t realize how adversely it affected JUST ASK JOYCE me, but ever since that time whenever we make love, I find myself holding back. He has mentioned the fantasy again several times recently saying that it might ‘spice up our sex life!’ Should I feel threatened by this? I haven’t discussed it again. I’m silent when he mentions it, and I’m not quite sure how to feel about our spousal security now.”

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Teresa, who is in her 50s, challenged herself physically and mentally when her husband taught her how to fly, and she earned her pilot’s license. She’s motivated to age well while helping her family, friends, and patients do the same. “I’m so glad that I chose this profession,” Teresa says. “When you see someone show how strong they can be to work through something, it inspires you to take care of yourself.”

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NAME: Laura Holmes AGE: 30 JOB: Jeffersontown LIVES IN: Founder/Creative at Kluster Happy Jewelry Kluster Happy Jewelry started as an accident. Laura Holmes was working as a full-time accountant and making jewelry on the side until her Etsy shop gained attention in 2011. Laura wanted more creative control of her site and a better shopping experience for customers, so she designed klustershop.com. Kluster Happy Jewelry is now an online store selling colored genuine semiprecious stones and sterling silver. Laura grew up in a family of business owners, and after a stint in the corporate world after college, she realized nothing can replace doing what you love. “I’ve discovered over the years that my favorite thing to do is help people,” she says. “You can do for others in so many ways, and I love that I’m able to help often as part of my career path now.” When she’s not designing baubles, Laura guides smallbusiness owners as the owner of P is for Possible, a small-business accounting firm, and as co-organizer at First Friday Hop, a monthly event downtown. Laura says the motto for her business is “Happy jewelry for happy people.” When her pieces put a smile on someone’s face, she knows she has done her job. “Every time someone smiles and says, ‘I just love your necklace!’ — that’s the good stuff,” Laura says. FASHION SHE’S WEARING: “It’s not unusual to see me in head-to-toe pink plus purple or green plus blue. I actually own very few neutrals. On the rare occasions that I walk out of the house in a black dress, everyone I know is like, ‘Are you OK today?’” BEAUTY PRODUCT SHE’S LOVING: “NARS Blush in Orgasm really is worth all the hype! It gives me that perfect dewy glow.” LATEST PURCHASE SHE’S PRAISING: “My favorite body moisturizer — Lemon Body Cream from C.O. Bigelow. It’s an allnatural product, and the lemon scent is to die for — it’s so rich and lemony, but like real lemons, not fake lemons.”

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What Are You Changing? When was the last time you made some positive changes in your life? Maybe you’ve become comfortable with your routine...