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TODAY’SW SEPTEMBER 2016 / CONTENTS

SPEECH POWER p8

LOVE IS HER CRAFT p52

UBER THERAPY p54

PINEAPPLE BASIL SORBET p76

Meet Louisville’s She Can’t Stop Dancing Game p10 Changers p11

LIPSTICK LESSONS

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A Fruity Drink p72 JUST ASK JOYCE p74

Catherine Clore’s Turning Point p6 PICTURE THIS p70

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Honoring Changemakers p70

FASCINATING PEOPLE AND PLACES p24

FINDING STRENGTH IN FAILURE p60

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TOP 5 FALL TRENDS

GUILT-FREE BAKING p66 Rising Above Addiction p56

BEST FOR YOU VOTING p30 Photo of Miranda McDonald by Sunni Wigginton p36

HER FAVORITE TECH GADGET p10

Why We Love Hilton Head

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Sherry Stanley Kicks It

AN AWESOME GIFT p66

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USE THIS COPING STRATEGY p38

THESE KIDS NEED YOUR HELP p76

Yard Makeover p38

BEST BODIES p80 Steal This Fashion Tip p36

WAY TO GO WOMAN WINNERS p42


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SEPTEMBER 2016 • VOL. 26 / NO. 10

PUBLISHER Cathy S. Zion publisher@todayspublications.com EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Anita Oldham editor@todayspublications.com EDITOR Tiffany White tiffany@todayspublications.com CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Lucy M. Pritchett Miranda G. Popp miranda@todayspublications.com PHOTO: MELISSA DONALD

How are You Changing Your Community?

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very month, Today’s Woman likes to focus on people who make good changes in this community. However, this issue focuses on the people and organizations — including the people who show us that even when you fail in a big way, you can recover (starting on page 56). Sometimes you find people doing good in unexpected places. Take Elizabeth Elliot. Besides driving for Uber and Lyft, she teaches fitness and yoga classes, offers women’s retreats, and organizes Booty in a Backpack for homeless people (search bootyinabackpack on Facebook). She also takes the opportunity to try and listen and advise her uber and lyft riders, offering mobile therapy, or as she calls it, being a “counselor in a car.” (Read more about her on page 54.) How are you changing Louisville? Share your stories with us by sending an email to me at anita@todayspublications.com — Anita Oldham

ON THE COVER:

Makeup artist, fashion blogger, stylist, and model Catherine Jones Kung inspires some fall fashion on this month’s cover. Looking to freshen your own look? She suggests trying this fall makeup trend: a minimalist eye and a deep, bold lip. Or something potentially easier that is huge this fall is glowing peach-hued cheeks. Read more about her on page 68. — Anita Oldham Photo: Sunni Wigginton

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TURNING POINT

HOW LEFTOVERS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE By Lucy M. Pritchett Photo Patti Hartog

SEARCH: Catherine Clore

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ne would be hard-pressed to find a woman whose Turning Point pivoted on a can of leftover paint. But Catherine Clore is that woman. Cathy lives in a historic farmhouse in Goshen that has been in her husband’s family since Kentucky was still part of Virginia. “The house was built in the 1830s and is made of bricks of the clay that came from the riverbank,” she says. “The wooden floors came from the trees on the land. The bricks were laid using no mortar but are held in place with mud, straw, and hog and horse hair. Because there is no mortar, we have to keep the bricks painted.” In 2010, the Clores had scheduled to have the exterior of the house painted when Cathy lost her job. Since that meant the family income was cut in half, she bravely decided to take on the job of painting the two-story house herself.

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In a moment of inspiration, Cathy had the idea to use the leftover paint to create a wooden barn quilt to hang on the nearby smokehouse that would tie it and the house together. “I had seen a barn quilt on my way to Madison, Indiana, years before this and thought it was a great idea,” she says. “I’ve wanted one ever since then. Now was my chance. I created the barn quilt using the leftover white and tan house paint and a deep forest green paint that we had used on our Adirondack chairs.” Once that barn quilt was completed, she used the remaining 4-by-4 sheet to create three other quilts and posted the photos on Facebook. A friend who owns an alpaca farm saw Cathy’s creations and ordered one for her own barn. And that was the beginning of Antebellum Arts. So far, Cathy has painted more than 160 barn quilts. The moral of this story: Don’t be so quick to discard that can of leftover paint. You never know where it might take you.


SURVIVAL SKILLS

THE SECRET TO PUBLIC SPEAKING By Marie Bradby Photo Melissa Donald

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nter stage right — Madison Cork, an accomplished Hollywood actress, an adjunct professor of communications, acting, stage combat and voice, and president and founder of Cork Communications, which focuses on coaching executives and their teams to speak effectively. “When business people are called to stand and deliver, they don’t know how to tell stories,” says Madison, who teaches in the theater departments at Bellarmine University and the University of Louisville. Before relocating to Louisville in 2010 to raise her family, Madison worked for a decade as an actress in Los Angeles. “I quickly realized there was a missing link,” she says. Employees had the marketing materials but didn’t know how to deliver the story. “I told myself: ‘Madison, you can teach people to be fantastic presenters. It would be a viable company to form. I was blown away by the response I got not just in Louisville, but nationally. Here I am three years later. I have clients in six states. These are the most highly intelligent people in the world who have great ideas and run a business day in and day out. I give them the ability to tell great stories.” Madison’s approach to speaking is linked to storytelling. Imagine you are at a dinner party, she advises, and everyone around you is sharing portions of their lives — the challenges and rewards in their work and home life. “We are great speakers at that moment because we are engaging people in what we are doing,” she says. “I get clients to stop thinking about public speaking as this robotic thing they have to do to get information to people. The audience members just want to hear you tell a great story about your business.”

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Here are Madison’s survival tips on public speaking:

• Pick one central idea. “The best speakers do a magnificent job of quickly introducing their central idea, explaining why they care about it, and convincing the audience that they should, too.”

• Tell a relatable story or anecdote. “Stories and thought-provoking ideas fascinate the listener. Systematics and organizational structure bore us because, at our core, we want to relate on an emotional level.”

• Make data memorable. “Your organization’s data is a goldmine of inspiring human moments that made those facts and figures relevant. Humanize your data.”

•P  lan and rehearse. “Practice speaking it aloud. Correct yourself as you rehearse so you don’t do that when you deliver.”

•T  alk to your audience, not at them. “Reading a prepared speech quickly disengages you from your audience. It creates a formality that makes listeners uncomfortable. Instead, treat them like friends around the dinner table.” Join Madison Cork for her presentation, “Cracking the Communications Code,” and an amazing line-up of speakers at the Women’s Leadership Conference, November 11, at the Gheens Foundation Lodge at the Parklands of Floyds Fork. Go to kycpa.org to register. SEARCH: Madison Cork


WHAT WORKS

TECH HELPS THIS NEW MOM

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SEARCH: Jennifer London

hat works for a woman will be different in each stage of life. For instance, Jennifer London is a new mom, and what is working for her right now is an app called Baby Nursing. It is

By Lucy M. Pritchett Photos Patti Hartog

geared for breastfeeding moms and lets the new mother track nursing progress, growth, diaper changes, and doctor’s visits. “This app really helped me at first because I didn’t know what was normal,” Jen says. “It tracks feedings and all the other things that go along with our daughter’s progress. Right now I’m transitioning from breastfeeding to formula. I enter the information as I go along. This app helped me to figure out timings and to set up a little routine.” Jen is an eighth grade English teacher at Scribner Middle School in New Albany and also has her own graphic design company, London Perspectives. She and her husband, JC, are parents to their first child, daughter Giovanna. “I’m learning that patience is the biggest thing I need right now,” Jen says about being a new mom. She also loves her Fitbit “I am used to Alta Fitness Wristband. being independent “I had an older version of the Fitbit, but this and doing what I newest version is great. want when I want. It keeps me motivated to be more active. It Not having that reminds me that I need independence now to get up and move if I just comes with have been sitting too long. The other teachers the territory of at school and I set having a baby.” challenges with each other to see who can get the most steps in.”

She Can’t Stop Dancing

By Brigid Morrissey Photo Adam Jones

SEARCH: Christy Byers

“It’s a wordless conversation between two people,” Christy Byers says about the tango dance. “It’s about connection and feeling the way your partner reacts to the music.”

after visiting the tango mecca that they had been teaching a systematic or structured dance. Now, their mission is to bring authenticity back to the tango community in Louisville.

Christy has been back to Argentina 38 times since her initial visit. She and Andy Blair, her dance partner and owner of Blair’s Ballroom, realized

Class is offered every Wednesday night from 8-11pm at the studio at 9321 New La Grange Road. For more informations, go to blairsballroom.com

Christy, 54, hasn’t always been a dance instructor. She didn’t even start dancing until she was 36. “I became a dance junkie,” she says. “I enjoy the way it makes me feel. It’s the best drug there is.” Here, Christy dances with Quentin Gleitz.

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HOME IMPROVEMENT

BEST FOR YOU 2017

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 2017 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 20) your choices to Today’s Woman, 9750 Ormsby Station Road, Suite 307, Louisville, KY 40223, Phone: 502.327.8855. ONLINE VOTING

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 20, NOON Name:_____________________________ Address:___________________________ City, State: __________________________ Zip:_______________________________ Email address:_______________________ Comments about why you voted the way you did or any write-in votes: __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________

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& Bath L Frank Otte Landscape & Design L Greenstar Remodeling L Penny Love — Design Build Renovate L Reflections by Amy Wagner L Screens of Kentuckiana L Window World

HOME INTERIORS

(decor, windows treatments, furniture)

L Barry Wooley L Brecher’s Lighting L Burdorf Interiors L Century Entertainment & Furnishings L Cherry House Furniture Gallery L Colonial Design L Contemporary Galleries L Posh Home L Schmitt Furniture L Spindletop Draperies

HEALTHFUL FOOD

L Green B.E.A.N. Delivery L GMeals L Home Cuisine L Juice Bar L Lucky’s Market L New Roots L Paul’s Market L Rainbow Blossom L Seeds and Greens Natural Market and Deli L ValuMarket

GET MOVING

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L 502 FitPass L Betsy’s Studios L Blairwood Tennis, Swim, and Fitness L Crossfit Bluegrass L Jazzercise — Louisville East Fitness Center L Jewish Community Center L Milestone L Pure Barre L Suspend L YMCA of Louisville

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LA  ll Women OB/GYN LB  ody Shapes Medical LK  entucky Cancer Program LP  recision Compounding LP  riority Radiology LW  estmoreland Compounding LW  omancare LW  omen’s Diagnostic Center LW  omen First L Y our Community Pharmacy

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LA  esthetic Alternatives LA  vanti Skin Center of Louisville LA  zure Skin & Wellness Centre LC  aloSpa Med Spa LD  ermatology Associates L L ouisville Laser LS  alzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa LT  he Skin Group LU  ltimate Vein Care L V ein Treatment Center

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L 55,000  Degrees L Big  Brothers Big Sisters L Cedar  Lake L Elderserve,  Inc. L Hosparus  L Kosair  Charities L Ky  Organ Donor Affiliates L LifeSpring  Health Systems L Metro  Animal Services L WaterStep 

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L Bennet  and Bloom Eye Center L Dr.  Black’s Eye Associates L East  End Eye Care L Gaddie  Eye Centers L John-Kenyon  American Eye Institute L Korrect  Optical L Kentucky  Eye Care L Krebs  Optical L The  Eye Care Institute L UofL  Physicians — Eye Specialist

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LB  luegrass Pain Consultants  ommonwealth Pain LC Management LE  lements Massage L F razier Rehab Institute L L ouisville Health Solutions/Drew Anderson L Wendy Mendoza, Coach LN  orton Headache and Concussion Center LO  xybaric LT  he Pain Institute L Weightless  Float Center

RESHAPE — CONTOUR

L Calobrace  & Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery Center L Corbett  Cosmetic Aesthetic Surgery L Digenis Plastic Surgery L Joan  Brashear Associates L Julene  B. Samuels, M.D., FACS L Liposuction  Institute L Martin  Fox, M.D. L Physician’s  Center for Beauty L Reve  Body Sculpting L UofL  Physicians — Plastic Surgery


Welcome Home! We hope you feel a beautiful vibe when you open your door to your home. Today’s Woman loves to go into the homes of local women to show you how others are living and how they have created a beautiful space to be, no matter the size of the home. At TodaysWomanNow.com you can check out some of the homes we have been in and get inspired to do your own renovations, updates, or styling.

Needing more space for her growing family, owner and architect Ana Nouri decided to add a second floor instead of an addition. Because new foundation wouldn’t have to be poured, adding a second floor was not only less expensive than creating an addition, but it also allowed her to set the stage for the focal point of the house. “We wanted a staircase that was open, that wasn’t closed in, and that allowed the light to fill the room,” Ana says.

Read advice from some of the women who have let us in their fabulous homes.

SEARCH: Home Decor

“We thought we were buying just a simple shotgun home in Butchertown,” Mo McKnight says, “We weren’t going to renovate at all. But once we found all the history, we couldn’t just keep it covered up. We decided to go all in. It was worth it” Holly Gregor has learned that it isn’t about how the house was lived in before, but how you want to live in the house. “When you’re going to move into a house, try to think how you live in order to designate each room for what you need it to be,” Holly says. “Just because it’s supposed to be a dining room doesn’t mean it has to stay the dining room.”

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Amanda Mulvene, owner of Dress and Dwell, says the secret to designing a nursery is to make it fun and inviting but not overly “kiddish.” She added brass accents, gold animal figurines, and artwork. “Use pieces that you love and that can later transition to other parts of your home.”

Ingrid Ingrid Hernandez’s kitchen shows her artistic flair. She had her windows custom made to create a more indoor/ outdoor space with her patio.

Find more help from our home advertisers: • Brecher’s Lighting: Lighting techniques and lights brecherslighting.com • Century Entertainment & Furnishings: Full service showroom centuryliving.com • Cornerstone Kitchens & Baths: Design and installation cornerstonekb.com • Reflections of You: Home staging and interior design amywagnerdesigns.com


HER WORK WARDROBE By Keri Foy Photo Sunni Wigginton

SEARCH: Miranda McDonald

By Helping a Community Thrive

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hile Miranda McDonald’s home sweet home here in Louisville may be considered part of the South, her style tracks above the Mason-Dixon line. She draws inspiration from street style blogs and credits the naming of her own fashion blog, The Chic Street, to those women who take runway style and incorporate it into their everyday looks.

By Anna Oldham Photo Melissa Donald Churchill Downs employs about 1,000 maintenance and s“behind the scenes” track workers — 70-80 percent of them are Spanishspeaking immigrants from Guatemala and other Latin American countries. Many of these workers do not speak English and have trouble adjusting to life in Louisville. For those workers, Sherry Stanley is there to help. Sherry is the director of Backside Learning Center (BLC), which operates as an independent program of the Kentucky Derby Museum and is located at Churchill Downs. Although there are no formal ties to the track, Churchill Downs gives the BLC a building free of charge and pays utilities, which allows the BLC to operate on a small budget.

Minimalist: Clean Lines and Natural Beauty

For her 9 to 5 at CafePress as a marketing account manager, Miranda uses accessories to add panache to her look. She keeps her trousers, blazers, and basic tees crisp and clean in neutral tones. “I like androgyny, mixing masculine and feminine together,” she says. Miranda wears leopard-print loafers, fun earrings, or a cool watch to amp up her outfits. She also rotates bandannas into her looks. “I have two Anchal Project bandannas. I like to find new and interesting ways to tie them around my neck, and I love the story behind the brand. I am a big fan of fashion for a cause or fashion that has a story behind it. I also have a vintage Armani blazer that

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She Kicks It —

“Your goal should never be to make money,” she says. “You really have to pursue what makes you happy. If that is working with people, helping the community — it’s an extremely fulfilling area you don’t go into for money.”

was given to me after I interviewed a lady at her home for a piece I was working on in my part-time job. I love wearing it because there is a story attached to it.” Since CafePress’ dress code is business casual, Miranda often works in a pair of work-appropriate denim from Madewell or Asos. One staple she can’t do without is a tote. “In everyday life, I can fit so much into a black leather tote,” she says. “I’m always buying new ones because of wear and tear.”

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If Miranda needs to meet with a client (such as Warner Brothers, HBO, or National Geographic), she usually switches brogues for heels and adds oomph to her look with a bold lip color. While pants are her favorite work attire, she’s been known to wear a midi skirt to a client meeting. Her favorite clothing retailers include Zara, Express, Urban Outfitters, and American Apparel.

SEARCH: Sherry Stanley

For more information about the Backside Learning Center and how you can help, visit backsidelearningcenter.org


“I’M LUCKY, I SURRENDERED, AND I PRACTICED GRATITUDE”

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By Mary Ellen Bianco Photos Patti Hartog

ver a seven-month period, Melissa Draut had tests, blood work, and treatment for sciatica, which is pain from the nerve that runs from the lower back through the hips, buttocks, and down the leg. “I felt sick all of the time, and I had a great deal of pain,” Melissa says. “I knew that there was something wrong with me.” In April 2014, Melissa had an MRI that revealed a sarcoma tumor that measured four inches long. “It is very rare, with only one percent of adults with cancer being diagnosed with it,” Melissa says. “I was very lucky that I was able to get good care,” Melissa says. She was referred to Dr. Shawn L. Price at The Norton Cancer Institute, where a sarcoma clinic had recently opened. “The team is there to try to give your life some normalcy,” she says. “I was scared out of my wits.” Now, nearly two years after cancer surgery, Melissa spends lunch hours four days a week doing physical therapy after

Melissa began a journal. Her friend Holly coordinated spreadsheets for friends to help with meal delivery, assistance at home, and companionship for medical appointments. Although she was encouraged to fight the battle by her cancer mentor, Melissa knew she needed help. “You live with the cancer, but you live,” she says. “I tried to be as peaceful as I could.”

swimming laps. “This spring, I started being able to walk more confidently,” she says. There has been no recurrence at the site of the sarcoma. She shares three things she took away from the experience: “I’m lucky, I surrendered, and I practiced gratitude — always saying thank you.”

Redoing a Yard

By Anna Oldham Photo Patti Hartog

SEARCH: Tish Gefto

The Geftos decided that the best way to reconstruct their exterior space was to get rid of the grass entirely. They covered the area with bluestone tiles and lined the border with black cobblestone. To tie in the art deco theme from their home, they arranged the stones in a diamond pattern. Plants were arranged to create a sunburst shape. Today, the backyard thrives with new life. The lush green foliage that lines the fence gives off the illusion of an exotic jungle. Tish Gefto’s advice to those thinking about a remodel: “Do your research. That’s how you know what you want, how you gain the knowledge. Read, watch remodeling shows, go to open houses. You need to think about resale value. Don’t be scared to tell [contractors] what you want, but consult their expertise. They don’t know what you want — work with them. Communicate with them.”

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WAY TO GO WOMAN! Photos Melissa Donald Styling Alissa Hicks Makeup Denise Cardwell, Blades Salon & Spa Clothing Details On page 28

ENTREPRENURIAL

ANNE SHADLE, 33 Co-owner/General Manager, Mayan Cafe

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nne Shadle opened and co-owns the Mayan Cafe with her brother-in-law Bruce Ucán. Since 2007, she has helped run the dining room, beverage program, marketing, human resources, and finances, all without previous experience in a restaurant environment — and she strives to make it different than the norm. FOCUS OF BUSINESS

The focus of our business is to serve authentic Mayan food, prepared with locally sourced ingredients. The concept of sustainability runs through everything we do.

THE MESSAGE YOU WANT OTHERS TO HEAR?

The restaurant business is a dirty business. So many folks have worked in a restaurant at some point in their lives and they all have war stories. That’s not how I run the Mayan Cafe. Chaos does not make for a strong business. I look for stability in my employees. Our turnover is exceptionally low. The average server stays two-three years, and the average cook stays three to four years. And when our staff leaves, it’s to start their own business, have a family, run a kitchen, work as a professional. I want others to know that there is a sustainable way to run a restaurant.

BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS

While a 4-star review is Chef Bruce’s mark of accomplishment, for me it always has to do with the staff. We have quarterly manager goal meetings to develop the management skills of our mid-level management. Watching them engage in that process, set, and then accomplish their own goals and then experience how it improves their work really makes me feel like I’m making a difference. One of my former front-of-house managers recently opened her own butcher shop. I helped a server get a job at a wine distributor and after being the best rep that company had, he moved on to run a wine bar. My sense of accomplishment truly comes from sharing the knowledge that I have learned with the folks who’ve worked hardest for us.

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“It took the first 5 years before I felt solid in all the things I was responsible for.”


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COMMUNITY

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ife-long Louisvillian Lauren Hendricks loves this community and works to help improve it. She helped found the Forecastle Foundation and GonzoFest and is involved in supporting and growing local businesses.

LAUREN HENDRICKS, 28 Marketing Maven, A+H Advertising & Marketing: on the Board of Louisville Independent Business Alliance

MESSAGE YOU WOULD LIKE OTHERS TO HEAR

It’s simple. Just get involved in our community. Whether that means volunteering for community projects, showing your support by volunteering for or attending community events, financially investing by shopping at locally-owned independent businesses, participating in neighborhood clean-ups, or simply spreading the word about how awesome Louisville is. It all helps.

BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT

GonzoFest Louisville is a local annual festival honoring the life and times of Hunter S. Thompson, as well as the lasting mark he has made on art, music, and literature. I am one of the organizers of the festival and manage our marketing and public relations. However, the festival was started in the parking lot of a local business with only a handful of passionate community members. Everyone donated their time, talent, and energy…even other local businesses and sponsors stepped up to make this festival happen. Now, six years later GonzoFest Louisville has grown to a full-day festival that attracts thousands of people from all over the world.

One of her goals is to have a life-size bronze statue of Hunter S. Thompson created and placed at the main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library

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“With all the hate in our world right now, I feel fortunate to be part of a community that rises up in the darkest of times to show each other love when we all need it the most. It’s empowering and infectious.”


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PROFESSIONAL

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enae and her husband moved from New York City to Louisville to work for a nonprofit, which didn’t work out, but they decided to stay. Her husband got involved in CenterStage, JCC’s theatre department and Lenae got involved in next steps for the theatre, until they created a role for her. BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT

CenterStage’s subscriber base has tripled and our development program increased contributed revenue by over 1,000 percent in two years. The JCC’s encouraging, supportive, and collaborative environment provided just what I needed to grow as a partner, leader, and community member.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the work we do here at the Jewish Community Center of Louisville.”

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LENAE PRICE, 30 Director of Philanthropy & Outreach, Jewish Community of Louisville. Married to Jordan Price, daughter Billie, age 4

“Lenae puts her full heart into everything she does, always the first to step up to take on extra job duties, volunteer, and participate. She lives the meaning of service every day.” — Stacy Gordon-Funk Vice President of Philanthropy, Jewish Community of Louisville


MARISSA GHAVAMI. 26 Founder and CEO of Healing Tree (nonprofit) Actress and singer

“After such a moving first meeting, we decided to help Marissa in any way possible... Over the next six months, she had her entire team secured; she hired a marketing firm and rebranded; she launched a new website; she hired an investment firm; she organized a fundraising gala.” — Bruce Perkins, Strategic Executive for MCCI Group Holdings, LLC, and Beth Andrews, owner of Beth Andrews Fine Photography.

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WAY TO GO WOMAN!

OVERCAME BARRIERS

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arissa Ghavami is the founder and CEO of the nonprofit Healing TREE (Trauma Resources, Education & Empowerment). This is an organization she founded after suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. She is also an actor, singer, and voice-over artist. BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT

Fully healing from Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) which resulted from two years of various forms of severe abuse in my late teens as the victim of what ultimately became a one-on-one cult and included brainwashing. Healing took five years of intensive treatment and the support of my incredible family as well as a commitment to the belief that healing from such intense symptoms was indeed possible.

THE FUTURE

Most importantly, I would like to live a life that is grounded in faith, hard work, family, and friends, and remain happy and healthy, being who I really am, living my dreams and inspiring others to do the same.

“Choosing to never give up and eventually helping others once my own healing journey was complete has been immensely rewarding.” healingtreenonprofit.org


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LEADERSHIP

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aet Barron is a school counselor who is very involved in the community and in helping her students be able to overcome obstacles. CHALLENGES

One of the most challenging things I have come across in my career is the number of children who have a parent or family member incarcerated. Once it became a personal issue for me (several of my students had parents involved in a drug bust in our community), I began to realize that while it was a major issue there were very limited resources and support systems in Kentucky. I immediately knew it would be my mission to increase resources in Kentuckiana for this population.

WHAT IS AN EFFECTIVE LEADER? I think an effective leader realizes they can always learn and are eager to do so. They learn from their colleagues, from the community, from themselves, and more. Leaders are not afraid to admit mistakes, change beliefs, and grow.”

SUCCESS

I gauge my success on the success of my students at Maryville Elementary School. My greatest accomplishments are my students who succeed, whether it is with improved social interactions, improve academics, a better quality of home life, or most importantly just recognizing that someone at school cares about them.

“Kaet’s commitment to our students and school community is superior.” — Ruth Esterle, Principal, Maryville Elementary School

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KAET BARRON, 34 School Counselor Maryville Elementary Schools, Bullitt County Public Schools Overall Outstanding Kentucky School Counselor of the Year 2016 Member of the Next! Leadership Team for Fund for the Arts (2014-2016) Board Member at the Thomas Edison House, Christ Church School, West Louisville Performing Arts Academy Married to Adam Barron and mother to two girls, Drew (3), and Jill (newborn).

“I am humbled by the notes and hugs I receive from our students. I adore each and every one of them and when I have moments of realizing they adore me, I feel more success than I ever have before.”


BEFORE YOU GO… ON A DATE By Megan M. Seckman Photo Sunni Wigginton

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Quieting Her Mind By Carrie Vittitoe Photo Patti Hartog

Several months ago, Carrie Bohnert watched a few YouTube videos and taught herself how to crochet. “Crochet is easy to pick up and put down, and I can do it safely around a rambunctious 3-year-old,” she says

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Emily uses Gwynnie And, she has started a side project as Bee, a subscription service for fashion a dating service ghostwriter to help sizes 10-plus. For others make meaningful connections a fee each month, in the online dating world. “I did a she receives three outfits at a time. If little freelancing for Upwork.com, she likes the outfits, and someone posted the need for a she can keep them all month, or she can dating service ghostwriter,” Emily says. That’s how firstimpressionistas. mail them back to receive something com started. “My first client was a else. If she wants to purchase an single dad, and this demographic outfit, she pays an has the lowest response rate. I wrote additional fee at the up a 450-word profile for him and end of the month. All postage and dry managed his messages. He’s now cleaning is covered in a serious relationship.” in the monthly fee. “Because I’m in marketing, I like Since then, Emily has been to keep up with managing many clients’ profiles to other people’s campaigns,” Emily maximize their dating potential. says. “That’s how “Most people struggle with writing I found Gwynnie about themselves,” Emily says. Bee’s [site].”

“There is a fine line between drafting a lame, boring bio or one that makes you appear arrogant.”

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Praising

“I use Lush’s Caca Rouge henna hair dye for my [red] hair. It lasts longer and makes my hair feel silky after I color it. And I use Cover FX powder from Sephora because it truly matches my skin color. There’s nothing worse than seeing a line under your chin in pictures from makeup that is the wrong color.”

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It’s not like Carrie has lots of extra time; she is busy. She is the director of a standardized patient program at the University of Louisville Medical School. She trains healthy people to act out illnesses and injuries so that medical students have opportunities to safely practice medicine and be evaluated by their instructors. Carrie and her husband, Aaron Vowels, also have two young children, Ivy (7) and Joshua (3).

“I recently bought a new dress and swimsuit from the Torrid Outlet in Simpsonville and some new wheels for my roller skates.”

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Carrie often has a difficult time quieting her mind. “I can’t just sit down and shut my brain off,” she says. “Needlework facilitates that zone-out process. It is meditative.” She admits she can get a little obsessive once she begins a new creative hobby. When she first began crocheting, she says, “All I wanted in the world were snow days so I could binge-watch Call the Midwife and crochet.”

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hen people step into my car, they never know what they’re going to get,” says Elizabeth Elliot, who for the past year has been driving for both Uber and Lyft — and blogging about it. Elizabeth identifies herself as a holistic lifestyle educator and has a background in just about everything that involves education and integrative health. She is a certified yoga, group fitness, and Silver Sneaker instructor. She holds a master’s degree in education, has a Waldorf homeschooling background, and is a certified HANDEL screener (an energy and movementbased therapy for educational efficiency). She owns Thrive Wholistic Life, a service that helps the young and old to find optimal wellness emotionally, physically, nutritionally, spiritually, and environmentally. She leads women’s retreats for mind/body/spirit development and organizes the Booty in a Backpack nonprofit that supplies goods to the homeless in gently used backpacks collected at Rainbow Blossom.

But right now, she’s mostly into mobile education and therapy, providing a safe listening ear and a little spiritual wisdom. If you happen to step into her Honda Fit, you just might come out feeling a little lighter. Elizabeth says with a wide smile on her face, “I get to be the counselor in the car. I ask certain questions about my passengers’ childhoods, whether or not they are passionate about their jobs and life...and people usually want to open up. I’ve had customers leave comments like ‘Best Counseling Session’ on my driving profile.” Elizabeth radiates a certain comfortable, non-judgmental air and makes conversation flow with ease. Anecdotes from her “mobile therapy” experience include counseling arguing couples, listening to a man describe the recent reunion with his estranged daughter, discovering the tale of a blind athlete, picking up a woman from a methadone treatment, and hearing the woes of transportation, divorce, and business from the city’s diverse socioeconomic spectrum.

“I’ve had customers leave comments like ‘Best Counseling Session’ on my driving profile.”

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What she’s reading: • Wanderlust by Jeff Krasno, et. al. Elizabeth admits to having a real fear of commitment alongside a strong desire to create her best life. Settling is not on the table. This book is targeted toward the 20 million yoga practitioners in the U.S. who are still trying to incorporate the practices of yoga in their daily lives. It’s advertised as a “road map” to finding your “true north.” • 4 Seasons in 4 Weeks: Awakening the Power, Wisdom, and Beauty in Every Woman’s Nature by Suzanne Mathis McQueen. This guide decodes the sun season patterns, moon phases, and archetypes that happen within a woman’s four-week menstrual cycle. The symbolic guide helps women understand the best times for decisionmaking, seduction, rest, and leadership.

• Messages from the Masters by Brian Weiss. This is Elizabeth’s favorite author, an American psychiatrist who specializes in past-life regression and reincarnation.

Great article. we need more people like this in our community. — NonnaTravels via TodaysWomanNow.com

Awesome, I love Elizabeth! She’s my all time favorite Uber/Lyft driver! — Courtney via TodaysWomanNow.com

I have watched with delight and amazement as my friend has evolved into an independent, fulfilled and well-rounded woman who contributes to her community in numerous ways! — Pure Potential via TodaysWomanNow.com

Congratulations Elizabeth! I am proud of you and so glad you are being recognized for all your hard work and caring! Great article! — Kt Wilding Williams via TodaysWomanNow.com


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PLEASE, CAN I HAVE A HORSE? By Alissa Hicks Photo Melissa Donald

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hen she was growing up, Courtney Spiegel asked her parents

every year for a pony for her birthday. She’d been riding since age 5, mostly doing show jumping and working with a trainer. She finally got her wish for her very own pony on her 14th birthday, though her new pet was larger than she’d anticipated. She was now the proud owner of a Thoroughbred horse appropriately named Awesome. “When I got Awesome, he was fresh off the racetrack,” Courtney says. “In his day, he earned almost $30,000 in racing. He has even raced at Churchill Downs.” Courtney is the now the special events coordinator in the University of Louisville alumni relations and annual giving office. Awesome is also back in Louisville and is “the fattest,

healthiest, and happiest he has ever been.” Courtney treats Awesome to lots of loving, grooming, and of course, carrots. “I’ve had him for 11 years now, and we both really know each other’s personalities. He’s a sweetie, just like a big dog, pretty much.” Awesome is now at Aspiring Heights Equestrian Center in Prospect, where he and Courtney take leisurely rides near Foxhollow Farm and spend time with her new puppy, Murphy, a 7-month-old Golden Retriever.

Courtney is an AWESOME lady! What a sweet horse and pup too! — Amanda J. via TodaysWomanNow.com

Learned today about service horses too, that work with humans like service dogs do — but in different areas. Nice to see a happy kinship. — healthylivingtipsforyou

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Baking with Passion SEARCH: Christen Malone

“As a baker, I felt like I was feeding into people’s unhealthy habits about food,” Christen Malone says. “I was discovering that those ingredients were making me sick. I’ve always known I had a passion for helping people, and I have a passion for food. I just couldn’t figure out how to blend them.” In search of answers, Christen journeyed to Central America upon graduation from Sullivan. Along her journey through Nicaragua and Costa Rica, she reflected on a way to channel her energy and live the life she was meant to lead. And now all of us get to benefit from her conclusion: Enlightened Delights. The menu consists of gluten- and dairy-free concoctions, leaving customers aware and guilt-free about what they’re putting in their bodies.

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“It’s so important to know what’s going in your body,” Christen Malone says. “Instead of feeling guilty, when I eat my desserts, I think ‘I love myself, so I’m going to give myself this treat.’”


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BREAK THE RULES!

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any a time has a woman sat in Catherine Jones Kung’s makeup chair and announced her rules. No red lipstick. No smoky eye. Catherine only sees that as a challenge. “As women, we’re receptive to criticism,” Catherine says. “I want to break a rule they’ve set for themselves. I can make them see how they’re beautiful. It’s empowering. Nobody should live in a box.” Makeup artist, fashion blogger, stylist and model Catherine Jones Kung’s style contradicts itself. Maybe this tension is what makes her style so alluring. “I’m equal parts country girl and city girl,” says Catherine, who grew up on a farm in Henry County. “There’s a practical side of me that will never leave.”

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As a makeup artist, Catherine’s ideas about makeup have more credibility than most. And here they are: red lipstick, clean eyebrows, and mascara. She prefers Beauty Counter products but is known to cheat on the brand for a good red lip. Her two current favorites: Chanel Passion lipstick and Maybelline Colorsational lip color in Red Revival. “The Maybelline lipstick looks good on everyone,” she says.

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For work, Catherine usually dresses in black, flowy tops and stretch denim jeans to allow movement. Her favorite denim is Ryan Michaels. “Ryan Michaels is a Southwestern brand, and its cotton is a cotton-silk blend,” she says. “I love the long-sleeved denim dresses, a staple during fall.” Catherine describes herself as a high-low girl. She’s willing to pay premium prices for classic style but requires trendier purchases to be budget-friendly. For example, she has Valentino Rock Stud pumps, but you can also find her in the aisles of Target looking for a good deal.

Hair:

Catherine tries to limit the amount of times she washes her beautifully colored red hair (she’s naturally a blonde). She maintains a weekly routine. It’s either down, curled away from her face, sitting in a topknot, styled into a sleek ponytail, or braided to achieve a crown effect. (Check out TheSouthernGloss.com to find her tricks for this deceptively easy hairstyle.) She moves through the styles depending on how many days it’s been since she last washed her hair.

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Her Top Five Faves for Fall:

The last time she was in Miami, she found a Milly clutch that has an iridescent sheen and is totally impractical, she says. But she loved it, and she bought it. “It kind of looks like beetle’s wings,” she says.

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1. Winter Florals, usually found in this season’s long flowing dresses that have that 70’s edge. 2. Statement  (faux) furs, extra credit if it’s vintage leopard print. 3. Metallics of every kind, shoes, purses, and fabrics — if it shines it’s trending. 4. A  great military style jacket 5. S  tatement chokers.


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Honoring Those Who Have Changed Louisville By Cathy Zion, publisher of Today’s Woman

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ince 1982, Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana has recognized individuals who epitomize its vision of entrepreneurism and community engagement. They are the catalysts in our community who dreamed and demanded something better for themselves and Louisville. People like Barry Bingham, Sr., Mary Helen Byck, Juanita Burks, Wendell Cherry, Colonel Harland Sanders, Sam Swope — to name a very few of the 110 men and women who have been honored annually at a program held at the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) and installed into its Hall of Fame. To commemorate their contributions, photos and brief bios of these Hall of Fame laureates, etched in glass and mounted on plaques, have graced the halls of KICC for citizens and visitors to read and appreciate their contributions. However, when massive renovation plans for KICC were revealed, Junior Achievement was informed that the plaques must go. A group of laureates met and, absent another appropriate facility to move the display, appealed to KICC’s leadership to reconsider and incorporate this display into the redesign. I’m happy to report that KICC has stepped up! While it determined that the existing display, which weighs more than four tons, won’t fit with the new concept of the facility, it has agreed to incorporate a new version of the display. So Junior Achievement is working with world-class designers to develop the next generation of the Hall of Fame display which will allow visitors to the new KICC a glimpse into the blood, sweat, and tears of individuals from all walks of life who have left an indelible mark on our community. #waytostepupKICC

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PICTURE THIS By Yelena Sapin Photo Melissa Donald

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he camera zooms in on a pair of feet in canvas Vans slip-on shoes, then travels up the figure of a woman peering intently into a camera viewfinder. We see her from the back — a pair of legs in black jeans, a black sweater-clad torso, her upper back and shoulders obscured by a curtain of blond hair. She senses our presence and turns around to look directly into the camera, then breaks into a smile of recognition. She’s Soozie Eastman, documentary filmmaker and executive director of the Louisville Film Society. And it’s her turn to be the focus of the story.

precise about time, but 10:10 or 10:15 just seems too on-the-nose for me,” she says. “I like to come into the world every day at a little bit of an odd time.” For the next half-hour or so, she stays in bed going through her work and personal emails. “I like to tackle that first, so I know how my day is going to shape up. Those first emails tend to set the tone for the rest of the day.”

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The alarm rings in Soozie’s bedroom. She usually works until 3 in the morning, and her alarm is always set for 10:12 am. “I’m very

“My main job right now is the producer and director of Overload, which is a documentary on the synthetic chemical industry,” she says. “As a filmmaker, I’m really passionate about media that can help impact, change, and educate. But another thing I love about the industry is that there is no day like the one before it.”

“There are going to be things I trip up on, but if I do the best I can and reveal myself as genuinely as I can, then I can ask or do no more.”


WHY WE LOVE HILTON HEAD

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t seemed farfetched to find a place where she could truly let go, but Jill Bell discovered a dream oasis in the slow-paced Southern Lowcountry that is the authentic definition of a vacation.

“Our timeshare is right on the beach,” Jill says. “We have a three-bedroom condo there, and they have two wonderful pools with bonfires at night.”

On the Intracoastal Waterway sits the foot-shaped island of Hilton Head. The Southern charm and pure natural environment enchanted Jill, and the island’s 42 square miles have become her stress-free getaway. “We have been going for spring break for many years,” she says. “It’s my favorite place to go because I love

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the pace of things. It is laid-back and family-oriented. Hilton Head limits light pollution with strict development rules, giving visitors an opportunity to get close to sea creatures before sunrise. “Every morning, we get up and head to the beach at sunrise,” Jill says. “You can see stingrays, jellyfish, beautiful shells, and the dolphins jumping. This is why spring is an amazing time to go to Hilton Head because you would be surprised at all the things you will find on the beach at sunrise.”

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Rosé wines combine everything we love about a white wine (crisp acidity, refreshingly bright berries) with what makes red wine so lovely (full of body and nuance), and the final product is ideal for pairing with just about any food. Rosé is generally brisk and delicate enough to complement shellfish and seafood, while the body and sturdiness from the grape skins and its typically acidic nature ensures it will stand up to the most marbled of ribeyes.

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Rosé Sangria

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1 cup blueberries 1 cup diced strawberries 1 cup diced peaches 2 tsp sugar 1 bottle sparkling rosé wine Place the berries and peaches in a bowl. Toss with the sugar and allow to sit in the refrigerator for two hours, stirring occasionally, as the fruit begins to soften and juice begins to develop. Place the fruit in a pitcher, top with cold sparkling rosé wine, stir, and serve chilled.


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PLAN TO CHANGE A MARRIAGE

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“My husband devalues me. He never asks my opinion about decisions that include both of us. He talks to me like I’m one of the children instead of his spouse. Of course, he wants me to clean his house, cook his meals, keep his laundry done, and have sex on demand. My mother tells me to get used to it — all men are this way. She has never had a voice. I didn’t want to marry a man just like my dad, but I think I did. Can I change him or is there no hope? I’m miserable!

JOYCE: Misery’s only hope is change. By Joyce Oglesby

Men are not all the same, but the same kind of men of whom you speak come a dime a dozen. I have lived with both extremes of men: my dad, who objectified, used, and abused women, and my husband, who honors, respects, and esteems them. I can tell you, the latter certainly makes life worth loving and love worth living. There are many in-between men who report they don’t always realize what they’ve done to devalue a woman. I would quickly add, however, that most of us are guilty of having minimized our spouse’s worth at one time or another. I believe everyone has a general idea of when our words or actions are targeted at lessening someone’s worth, whether intentional or not. Where does that leave you? Life is certainly too short to live it in misery, so let’s talk about the hope and find you a plan to facilitate change in your present condition. In order for things to improve, both of you must be willing to work together and use your strength to pull yourselves into a better place of love. 1. D  raw the boundary lines. People in general think things are copacetic when everything operates without interruption or objection. Put some limits on what and how much you will do and/or tolerate without some acknowledgement, appreciation, and gratefulness. 2. T  each kindness in the family. Many people are guilty of being kinder to strangers than they are to their loved ones. We choose how we will love, and we teach it to those we love. When your husband is demeaning your worth, stop

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him and say something like, “I choose to believe you don’t mean to devalue me like you just did, and here is a kinder way to have said what you wanted to convey.” Teach him. Give him alternative solutions to how you could accept the criticism and ignoring of your opinions, and choose to respond in a kinder manner yourself. We know that honey typically draws more flies than vinegar. 3. D  ecide not to settle. Don’t settle if your instruction to your husband isn’t paying off. If he continues on his course of blatant disrespect for you, insist on counseling. 4. T  ake note of your reaction. If you find yourself becoming distant from your spouse, you know his attempts at devaluing you are taking hold. Likewise, if you find yourself pursuing or coddling him hoping for change in his conduct, you not only enable the behavior — you validate his actions. People who get caught in the trap of withdrawing and chasing eventually abdicate their own self-worth and fall out of love. 5. R  emember how valuable you are. Don’t give in to the notion that you are worthless. Always remember you are a daughter to parents who love you, a mom to children who adore you, a wonderful creation of God, and someone who deserves to be cherished by your husband. If your husband has trouble finding your value, it will cost more than misery in the end. There is hope for you both, but the current pattern of living must change to a better design of love. Struggling with a relationship issue? Send a question to Joyce@JustAskJoyce.com


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MAKE THIS PINEAPPLE BASIL SORBET SEARCH: Pineapple Basil Sorbet

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ou can make this four-ingredient, dairy-free pineapple sorbet with or without an ice cream machine. It’s a sweet, simple, and satisfying dessert for adults and children alike.

Pineapple Basil Sorbet Yields 3 cups of sorbet

Ingredients 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks 6-8 tbsp granulated sugar (depending on the ripeness of your pineapple) ½ cup water ½ cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced Instructions In your blender or food processor, puree the pineapple chunks with the granulated sugar and water. Try starting with 6 tbsp of sugar and adjust to taste. The riper your pineapple is, the less sugar you’ll need. Puree until smooth. Chill the pineapple mixture in the fridge for at least one hour. Freeze your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions, and proceed with churning your sorbet for roughly 30 minutes, adding the basil to the machine 15 minutes in. When the mixture is thickened, transfer to a loaf pan and freeze for at least four hours before serving. Alternatively, if you don’t have an ice cream machine, you can go ahead and add your basil to the pineapple mixture after chilling, transfer everything to a loaf pan, and freeze for at least four hours. The result won’t be quite as creamy, but it will work.

How You Can Help Children CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) works on behalf of children who have been removed from their homes due to parental abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers perform home visits, meet with school officials and counselors, and attend court with the children. What does it take to become a CASA volunteer in Southern Indiana? Contact Debbie Mefford at 812.948.0400 or dmefford@stecharities.org

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By Megan Willman Photo Melissa Donald Program Director Debbie Mefford (left), and Kerma Hopewell who was a volunteer with CASA for five years before she became a staff advocate. “ I am driven to see each case through to the end and know that I did the best I could for that child. I get the chance to see a child’s life change for the better, and I can’t wait to see what each of those children grow up to be.”


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e sat down with beauty expert Pam Butler to get the scoop on all things lip color.

Pam began her makeup artistry career when she moved to Louisville 25 years ago and worked with major brands as a makeup artist. Two years ago, Pam started her own company, The Beauty Patrol. She and her creative team of artists and photographers are glamming up Louisville by offering on-location makeup, hair styling, spray tans, photography, and more. “Red lipstick is really prevalent right now,” Pam says. “I am seeing a lot of candy apple red and a lot of different textures, from matte to patent (glossy) and even to satin-like finishes.” SEARCH: Pam Butler

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Six Lipstick Tips

1. S  tart with a good lip scrub. “Tarte Cosmetics makes a great sugar scrub to exfoliate and soften lips,” she says. “That, followed by a good primer, can add a touch of moisture to your base and allows for a cleaner, smoother application of a matte color. 2. Use a lip liner after applying the color to clean up the edges. I also suggest taking a paper towel — not a tissue, which can leave residue behind — and biting the edge of it. This helps to make the lip color look more natural.” 3. “ If you’re looking for a matte finish, I really like Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick and Too Faced Melted Matte, which I also mix with a touch of foundation for a hint of cheek color,” Pam says. “If you’re looking for something more economical, I like ColourPop’s liquid lipstick, which is only about $6. You could also try Milani’s Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick and Sephora’s Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color.”

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4. Try a chestnut color with tan undertones. Think tan, chestnut, and a slight hint of burnt brown for this color. Also, a satin finish looks best on most.

5. Bump up the natural shade of your lips. “Pinks are appropriate for all ages and are naturally found in skin tones,” she says. Christian Dior has a product called Dior Addict Lip Glow, which is multifunctional and feels like a balm, wears like a lipstick, and has a shine like a gloss but leaves behind a stain-like color that just enhances your natural lip.” 6. Match your lipstick color to the setting you’re in, whether that’s a beach day or a red carpet event. Lip color can change your whole look, and it can also enhance your eye color, she says. “It’s all about color theory. For example, a coral or orange-based lip color can make blue eyes pop. For those with green or brown eyes, anything with a lavender or berry undertone is good.”


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