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La Nouba combines the fantastic world of circus artist and that of fantasy Urbains, mixing light and dark, playful and serious, colorful and grey to create a performance like no other. When these two opposite forces meet, the bright magic of one sets fire to the other and a beautiful act is born. The magic begins as you walk through the doors into the theater, the first ever freestanding permanent structure built for Cirque du Soleil. The 1,671-seat auditorium is more than just chairs and a stage. At 152-feet tall, the structure includes over 1,700 audio cables and 1,200 lighting fi xtures, along with unique architecture that makes the scenery as much a performer as the artists. As funambulists, dancers, tumblers, jugglers, clowns, actors and vocalists move around, the lighting and music mirrors their aura, blending their tricks into the very heart of the stage. Behind the scenes, the La Nouba cast works hard to keep the thrill of the show alive and thriving. On top of doing 10 shows a week, this 67-member team holds weekly rehearsals to stay in tiptop shape. One-third of the cast is original to the show, and one cast member in particular, the trapeze artist Alexander Danilchenko, hasn’t missed a single performance since La Nouba’s inception in 1998.


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More La Nouba fun facts: • La Nouba comes from the French phrase “faire la nouba,” which means to party. • There are 1,730 audio cables inside the theater – if placed end to end they would span 865,000 feet or 164 miles. • The cast of La Nouba represents 14 countries, and the average age of a cast member is 33. • The wardrobe department handles over 3,000 costumes and 26 loads of laundry every day, and most of the artists wear three different costumes per show. • The PowerTrack and Trampoline performance is fast paced – you see 394 flips and 62 twists in just under eight minutes! La Nouba is more than just a circus attraction. This spectacular show invokes the imagination, provokes the senses and evokes emotion. As you watch the amazing stunts, you’ll feel a part of the act itself, transported into a world of fantastical costumes, bright colors and awe-inspiring passion and talent. The live music is provocative and each character has a story, from the lovable Cleaning Lady, to the flightless Green Bird, to the solitary Titan. To experience the enchantment of Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba, visit and order your tickets today! I would have made a good Pope. richard m. nixon


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The line snaked around several long rows of book shelves. About 500 people, including one sporting Peyton Manning’s Indianapolis Colts jersey, created the long line and largest book signing the 13th Street Books-A-Million has hosted. They were there getting copies of Uncommon Marriage signed by coauthors Lauren and Tony Dungy and Nathan Whitaker, a Gainesville native who has penned six books with Tony Dungy, including New York Times best sellers Uncommon and Quiet Strength.

Has this been like a long wedding day for you two? It seems tiring to pose for so many pictures and on-camera interviews.

hoping that our story, being transparent, will help other people in their marriages, so we are excited about the possibilities of what this book will do.

lauren: No, no, no [laughing]. It’s actually gratifying. It brings us a lot of joy to know that what we’re doing will help people in their relationships and in their marriages, so it’s a blessing and it’s a privilege to be able to do this.

tony: But it has been different, you know, with the Today Show and Fox and Friends and different national shows in New York, knowing you’re speaking to the whole country.

a Super Bowl with the Manning-led Colts in 2007 and first coach to lead his team’s to 10 consecutive playoffs. Lauren Dungy has been married to Tony for 31 years, has nine children and has authored best-selling children’s books.

tony: Yeah, because she always says “Oh, I don’t know” and “I don’t like the cameras,” and things like that, but she is very good. And she has told her story, our story, very well over the last couple of weeks.

Coach, has it surprised you to watch your wife so composed Currently an NFL analyst for NBC, Tony and completely relaxed on Dungy was the first black head coach to win camera, even on national TV?

lauren: Thank you [laughing]! After the signing, Lauren and Tony Dungy visited with Flourish about the experience of their first book together and, among other things, Tony’s decision to talk openly about his faith. 8

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Lauren, how has this experience been for you? lauren: We’ve had a really nice crowd (here) and it’s been amazing. We’re really

Was there a point in your life when you realized you were comfortable making your faith public? tony: I think when I got to the Pittsburg Steelers as a rookie. I saw some guys who were totally dedicated to it and just felt like that was part of who they were. That you couldn’t separate it from your job. That it was just part of you. And I took that approach from then on out. And when you are on the public stage, especially once I became a head coach, people want to ask about your personal life. They want to get to know you, so I always felt like, “Well, get to know all of us.” All of me being my relationship with Christ also. The mistakes are all waiting to be made. Person name

How long did you guys know you wanted to do this book, and what was the thinking behind it? lauren: We talked about it for a few years. We enjoyed writing the children’s books but it’s a little different when you’re developing characters. We decided that we could make a difference if we told our story and it is our heart to see other marriages strengthened, so we’re enjoying this process. tony: We’ve been at some couples’ Bible studies at our church in the last three or four years and questions that get asked on Thursday nights and some things that we discuss, we just felt like we learned a lot and we felt like we could pass that on. Especially, the one thing we thought, which happened with Quiet Strength, non-Christians would read it. It wouldn’t just be in Christian book stores or in a Bible study or in a church setting. There might be some

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Spring Is In Full ‘Boom’ With Muschamp’s Squad Starting Practice BASEBALL Coach Kevin O’ Sullivan’s squad won two of three home games against Arkansas during the SEC opening weekend. Florida needed the wins and the confidence after falling out of the national polls with an 11-6 record entering the series. Junior transfer Braden Mattson was 5-for-10 to pace the Gators’ offense while pitchers Logan Shore and Eric Hanhold each recorded a win.

FOOTBALL Spring practices began March 19 with much of the focus on the new scheme being installed by offensive coordinator Kurt Roper. Quarterback Jeff Driskel underwent major knee surgery in the offseason but is expected to keep the starting job despite being pressed by early enrollee Will Grier, a high school All-American out of North Carolina who was named Mr. Football USA by Grier led the nation with 77 passing TDs as a senior and set a national record with 837 yards and 10 TDs in a single game as a junior. The Orange and Blue Debut is set for April 12. 10 Flourish Magazine | April/2014

GOLF Following poor shooting on the final day of the Chris Shenkle Invitational, men’s coach Buddy Alexander called UF’s 13th place finish “the low point in the season.” The Gators were coming off a season-best tourney score of 855 at the USF Invitational on March 4. Gainesville native JD Tomlinson’s career-low 64 in the final round secured the team’s ninth place finish. Camilla Hedberg sank a tournament-high 12 birdies to help the women finish eighth at the SunTrust Invitational at UF’s Mark Bostick Golf Course.

LACROSSE No. 4 Florida was unable to pull off an upset, falling 17-12 against No. 2 Syracuse at home on March 15. Nora Berry set a school record by forcing five turnovers while Shannon Gilroy moved up to third all-time in career scoring at UF with three goals. The Gators fell to 8-2 with the loss. The only other setback was a 20-8 defeat against No. 1 North Carolina in the season opener.



No. 3 Florida wrapped up the regular season with the nation’s third highest team total of 2014 in a win at Missouri on March 14. Kytra Hunter extended her school record with a sixth 10.0 this season. It was her fourth in the floor exercise. Bridget Sloan also tied a UF record with a total 39.825 for her 15th career All-Around win. Sloan is the defending NCAA All-Around champion. The SEC Championships were March 22 while UF likely will host an NCAA Regional, which begins April 5.

The top-ranked Gators improved to 28-2 and 4-2 in SEC play with a 10-2 mercy rule victory at No. 25 LSU on March 16. That came on the heels of a thrilling 7-6 win in extra innings when Chiefland native Taylor Fuller’s grand slam in the seventh helped erase a 5-1 deficit. Pitchers Hannah Rogers and Delanie Gourley have combined for a 22-2 record while Kelsey Stewart (.427, 30 RBIs) and Lauren Haeger (.348, 10 homers) have paced the offense. Haeger also has posted a 6-0 mark on the mound.

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SWIMMING & DIVING Florida’s women and men each qualified 14 for the NCAA Championships. The women’s championship was March 20 in Minneapolis while the men’s began March 27 in Austin, Texas. UF’s women returned 33 of its top 35 All-American swims from last season while 10 of 13 All-Americans off last season’s squad made the trip for the men’s team.

TENNIS The defending national champ and third-ranked Gators women’s team suffered its first SEC loss of the season when they were upset 4-2 at No. 12 Georgia on March 16. Meanwhile, Georgia’s men got the best of No. 17 Florida in Gainesville when the No. 16 Bulldogs won the final set to take home a 4-3 victory. The UF women’s team dropped to 12-2, 4-1 and the men fell to 7-6, 2-2 with the same-day setbacks.

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TRACK & FIELD Florida’s men and women both came in third at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., on March 16. Brittany Harrell broke a school record with 4,287 points in the pentathlon. Senior Eddie Lovett came oh-so-close to repeating as champion in the 60-meter hurdles as both he and Arkansas’ Omar McLeod clocked in at 7.58 seconds. However, McLeod nosed out the win by two-thousandths of a second. Information courtesy UF Communications


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After wrapping up its “home” match on another school’s field, several Buchholz High seniors searched for a spot in the grass to pose for photos. The overused field tucked in behind Gainesville High hadn’t been mowed in a week, so the greener, more photogenic areas had grass 6-10 inches tall.


In your dreams! “It’s worn down in the middle if you want to go out there,” one player said. Asked if the itchy grass would bother their bare legs, the young ladies laughed. Women lacrosse players are not your average careful-or-you’ll-break-a-nail types. They’re tough as nails. And they’ve long learned to overlook field issues. They’re just happy to have a place – any place – to play. Explaining, not complaining, Buchholz coach Lynn Millinoff describes coaches having to beg, borrow and deal for fields owned by private entities such as churches and the Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County. 12 Flourish Magazine | April/2014

Local Lacrosse Teams Beg, Borrow & Deal For Places To Play

“I can’t even tell you how lucky we are to be able to use the Boys and Girls Club,” Millinoff said, noting how Buchholz has had to use the field for varsity games. “Our kids even pay a fee to the Boys and Girls Club, and as a team we contribute every year to the Boys and Girls Club, just as a ‘Thank you, we love you for not kicking us off.’ We’re glad to pay for that because otherwise, we wouldn’t have a place to play.” Public school teams scramble the most because public-owned fields are not available to Gainesville’s fastest growing and most popular sport in terms of participation among 10-18 year olds because of the way the fields originally were developed.

Simply put, lacrosse arrived late to the game. Rewind to more than a decade ago when soccer was experiencing the same boom that lacrosse is now. Like lacrosse, soccer quickly outgrew the number of available fields. Several soccer clubs united, raised money and convinced county commissioners to set aside space for fields in existing parks. Back then, matching funds and bonds were available for such projects to keep kids on the field and off the street. “The fields were built and designated for one sport – and that’s soccer,” said Alachua County Parks/Open Spaces Superintendent Vernest LeGree.

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Buchholz senior defenders, from left, Jordan Toney, Maddy Segal and Alex Guenther.

“The fields have to be managed carefully so we don’t lose them,” LeGree said. “The scheduling and everything that comes with it, it’s a lot of work. If these individuals were not there, those fields would probably go away.” So why doesn’t lacrosse simply take a page out of soccer’s game plan to get fields constructed? It’s because those matching funds and grants that soccer benefitted from are no longer available due to budget cutbacks all over the country. Millinoff has approached field managers about getting on the schedule in hopes of getting on the field, but has been turned away at every turn. “I was asking for a day here, a day there, and it was always in use or (they) were letting that field recover,” Millinoff said. “I finally said, ‘OK, is there any day, any time, throughout the entire year that we can use the field. And I was told, ‘Absolutely not. You’re not getting on my field.’”

Because soccer kicked off before lacrosse, heads of that sport were contracted to head up daily field management. For example, Leg-A-Z Soccer Club president Basil Benjamin decides what teams can – and cannot – use its field despite Alachua County taxpayers footing the bill for the upkeep, which costs between $180,000-200,000 annually.

According to LeGree, it’s not anything against lacrosse specifically, although he understands the concern of the managers because lacrosse has “a lot of concentrated play in certain areas that significantly wears down those areas.”

Other sports, including high school soccer and football teams, have been denied field time, he said. The reason is simply because the teams on the schedule have been on the schedule for years, well before lacrosse’s need for field time arose. “Each sport deserves space to accommodate its teams,” LeGree said. “But if you’re a newcomer, you sort of have to wait your turn … You can’t just bump somebody off the schedule that has been on there for years. “Lacrosse certainly has a legitimate need, but that would not be fair to those teams, those kids, those parents that have been scheduled (for years).” Millinoff said her dream is for a rich benefactor to provide funds for a new field. But if that doesn’t happen, LeGree has an idea that may solve the field issue that results in him fielding calls “almost every day, every week.” “One thing I see that could be a benefit are these large developments being built,” LeGree said. “(Lacrosse supporters) could go to the builders to say, ‘What about the kids that will live in these homes? What about setting aside some open space (for a field)?’ “These developers could be a new generation that builds parks and (playing) fields.” In the meantime, players such as Buchholz girls – who were undefeated at the time – will have to keep smiling and playing through the tall grass and adverse field conditions.

BHS senior attackers, from left, are Melissa Lewis, Kristen Ebbeling and Claire Murphy.

Because the fields are covered with the same Bermuda grass as Florida Field, special care is needed to prevent infestations and overuse, and that responsibility falls on the shoulders of private individuals like Benjamin. When fields were built, the county didn’t have the manpower to handle the daily upkeep and scheduling of teams. It still doesn’t as staff has been cut since the first sod was planted. What do you take me for, an idiot? General Charles de Gaulle

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High School

Sports Bullet Caroline Holloway will be the fourth generation of her family to play sports at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va.

Area basketball teams make deep postseason runs Historic seasons by a pair of Chiefland teams highlighted several deep postseason runs by area teams. The Indians’ boys (26-2 overall) and girls teams made it to the Class 1A state semifinals for the first time in both programs’ history. The Indians’ boys trailed by a single bucket at halftime (31-29) but were unable to keep pace as eventual state champ Malone pulled away for a 67-59 win. Chiefland was powered all season by the 1-2 punch of guards Kyle Weeks and Gangelo (GG) McLendon. The Lady Indians lost to eventual state champ Paxton in the Final Four. CHS freshman phenom Kiya London, who’s 6-foot-2, averaged 15 points per game for the 18-2 Indians. Eastside’s boys and Hawthorne’s girls were other area teams to make it to the Final Four in their respective classifications. Santa Fe’s boys, PK Yonge’s girls and Hawthorne’s boys all reached the regional finals. 14 Flourish Magazine | April/2014

Gainesville High’s girls won district and defeated Pensacola 70-61 in the regional quarterfinals. The Lady Hurricanes season ended with a 56-53 loss against eventual state runner-up Pine Forest. Eastside’s girls team won its district and reached the regional semifinals in Class 5A. Buchholz’ girls fell victim to a tough first-round draw in Class 7A after finishing runner-up in District 3. The defending state champion Lady Bobcats, led by Janiyah McKay who Flourish featured in February’s issue, battled before falling 77-73 to eventual state champ Wekiva in the opening round. Gainesville’s boys team won its district and beat Milton in the 6A Regional quarterfinals before falling to Pensacola. Oak Hall’s girls claimed a district title but lost in the opening round of the Class 3A regionals, as did the Eagles’ boys team.

College Signings Oak Hall golfer Carolina Holloway signed with Washington & Lee University. She played seven seasons of variety golfer, serving as co-captain for both the boys and girls squads during her career. She will be a fourth

generation athlete at the school as her great grandfather was captain of the track team, her grandfather played football and lacrosse, and her mother played soccer for the Generals, according to Oak Hall’s website. Oak Hall soccer player Sam Malnik has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his career at Amherst College. He was a member of the Eagles’ varsity squad for seven years and also was on the school’s weightlifting team for three years. He plays club soccer for Miramar United FC, which was No. 1 in Florida and No. 1 in the Southeastern United States region. In addition, Oak Hall volleyball player Kelsie Tebbett signed with Aurora University in Illinois. The 5-foot-9 middle blocker recorded 116 kills and 44 blocks this past season.

‘Dream Job’ Drew Schaeffer was named Oak Hall’s next volleyball coach, replacing long-time coach Cari Martin after her December resignation. Calling Oak Hall a “dream job” on the school’s website, Schaeffer also said the switch was “bittersweet” because he left his

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15th Annual North Central Florida

This year, The Gainesville Sun and the Builders Association of North Central Florida presented the fifteenth annual North Central Florida Home & Garden Show at UF’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

Home & Garden Show Hundreds gathered to admire the featured products and services in areas such as home improvement, landscaping, remodeling, decorating and more. Additionally, the show featured informational seminars and how-to clinics to help spark people’s ideas and answer their questions. Overall, the Home & Garden Show was an outstanding collaboration of resources and knowledge that connected people across our communities.

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If you’re looking for a fresh, fastcasual restaurant that features Mediterranean cuisine with a Southern twist, look no further than Zoës Kitchen. Their made-from-scratch ingredients and home-style hospitality make this unique hotspot Gainesville’s newest favorite.


In addition to their outstanding menu, Zoës Kitchen stands out for three great reasons: They don’t own any fryers or microwaves, their menu includes vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, and they’ve got a full-fledged takeout menu. Finally, busy families on the go can grab a quick “Dinner for Four” with a clear conscience. Take-home tubs include ready-to-eat chicken salad, “hummus pint,” marinated slaw and tuna salad – all tasty, quick alternatives when you want dinner in a pinch. Some other must-try menu items include Zoës’ signature chicken kabobs – two sizzling stacks of grilled peppers and onions alongside tomato, rice pilaf and a side Greek salad – and their Gruben (it’s Zoës’ favorite!).

If you’re looking for something sweet, try Yaya’s handmade chocolate cake – it’s rich, gooey and absolutely delicious.

Though we’re glad to see its grand opening in Gainesville, our city isn’t the first to experience Zoës’ unique taste. Founded in 1995 in Birmingham, Alabama by Zoë Cassimus, Zoës Kitchen is one of the fastest growing in-and-out restaurants in the nation. What makes this joint so popular is its convenience; guests can dine in, order online, choose catering or call ahead for takeout. Today, Zoës Kitchen has 103 locations in 15 states across the nation. On Archer Road, the restaurant seats about 80 guests and includes an outdoor patio where families can soak up that beautiful Florida sun.

Don’t just take our word for it. Give cooking for the family a break and head on out to Zoës!

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Streetlight Sometimes a friend is the most powerful medicine interview by lauren douglass Being a teenager is tough. You aren’t quite a kid but not an adult either. You worry about graduation, crushes and fi tting in. As a teen, figuring out who you are can be hard – throw in a serious medical condition, and suddenly hard just got harder. Streetlight Assistant Director Emily Sullivan is here to say that when hospital stays get in the way of prom, graduation and just being a teen, Streetlight is there. This long-term, young adult support program at UF Health Shands Hospital proves that sometimes a friend can be the most powerful medicine.

For those who aren’t familiar, can you explain what Streetlight is? We’re a program for chronically ill teenagers and young adults. We see patients between the ages of 13 and 25 who usually have illnesses like cancer, sickle cell, cystic fibrosis or other long-term conditions. We have a team of about 65 pre-health volunteers who are all UF students. Our goal is to go in there and build a relationship with someone from diagnosis all the way until cure or end of life.

It seems like the students will benefit from this too, not just the patients. The cool thing is that last year the University of Florida Center for Spirituality and Health did a research project on our volunteers to study how this experience affected them. The results came back and we learned that this experience really does change the students’ perspective on dying and healthcare, especially as they go into medical school. That was pretty great to get those results because it confirmed what we hoped was happening with the volunteers.

Did you always know you wanted to be involved with Streetlight? As an undergrad, I was a Streetlight volunteer. I was hired upon graduation for my writing background, but eventually I switched over into a leadership role.

When I graduated I knew I really wanted to do this work, but I looked all over the country for adolescent and peer support groups and there was nothing else like this anywhere. I feel really fortunate that I have the opportunity to stay here and continue my work with Streetlight since there’s really nothing like this anywhere else.

As assistant director, what will you be doing? So many things [laughs]. I’ll be leading the program. I’m in charge of the volunteers and I manage their support with the patients. Every week, the volunteers have an educational meeting where we spend time reading different articles and talking about issues that teenagers and young adults with a chronic illness face. Every day is different. One day we can be throwing an end of chemo party and the next day we’re in the ICU supporting a family. You never know what’s going to happen but every day it’s a privilege to be a part of it.

Why is Streetlight so important? For this age group, peer support is such a big part of your identity. When little kids are scared, they crawl into their mother’s arms, and middle aged adults have their own family network, but adolescents are trying to find their own identity and tend to look toward peers for support. Unfortunately, the friend support just isn’t there for a lot of our patients, so at Streetlight we have people who are there for the long haul. We require our Streetlight volunteers to give a minimum two year commitment upon entering the program so there’s lots of good time to build those relationships.

So it’s kind of like Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Sure, you could compare it to a mentor program, especially since our volunteers are usually older than the patients. It’s really cool because the relationships happen organically. We have a group lounge in the evening that’s set aside specifically for teenagers, and it’s great to see teens sharing their stories and connecting with others.

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. John f. Kennedy

Outside of the companionship, what other ways does Streetlight help patients? I think companionship is the vehicle for every kind of support that we give. Last year, we got to know a girl who was waiting on a heart. She had to miss out on a lot of landmark experiences of her senior year like prom and graduation, so we ended up throwing her a prom and graduation here at the hospital. For the cancer kids, we’re throwing them end of chemo parties and writing their biographies to help them reflect on their journey. One thing I think that makes this program different is that when these kids transition to Adult Care, we follow them through that transition so they aren’t going through it alone.

How do you deal with more challenging situations? Streetlight has a mantra: We get to carry each other. We really support each other when we go through a challenging death. Loss is inevitable, it’s part of life, and our volunteers going into the healthcare program are going to experience it. We’ll gather around a campfire and share memories about the patient-friends we’ve lost. It’s a healthy way to be able to celebrate the relationships we’ve had.

If you could give parents of an ill child one piece of advice, what would it be? A lot of patients, as much as they love their family support, also need space as well. As a parent, aim to be there and give them lots of love but also know when to step away. Sometimes a patient wants to have one on one time with their Streetlight friend. That may be what they need in that moment. If you’re a UF student who wants to get involved, Streetlight is taking applications beginning in March. Apply online at! If you’d like to donate, visit the Streetlight website at For more information or to request Streetlight services for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital patients, call 352-273-9596. Flourish Magazine | April/2014 19

Tioga Winter

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Art Fair Last month, over 100 artists gathered at the Tioga Town Center for the 2014 Tioga Winter Art Fair, which continues to be the only pedestrian-friendly nighttime art fair in the area. The three day event featured local, regional and national artists and craftsman who displayed their paintings, photography, sculptures, quilts, baskets, jewelry, glass and more.

This year, the Tioga Winter Art Fair also featured a new and spectacular “Kids Zone,� which included artwork by local students. The Kids Zone was the perfect opportunity for students to enter an art show, display their work and have it judged by their peers. In addition, the Kids Zone featured train rides, bounce houses, games and crafts for inspired children to express their creativity at the fair.

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Logic is in the eye of the logician. Gloria Steinem

Income Tax


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No one can earn a million dollars honestly. william Jennings bryan

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Lives ives on Interview by Sarah G. Mason

Quotes of Shakespeare ring out through Millhopper Montessori School’s auditorium to the delight of on-looking parents and one very proud drama teacher. This year, Drama Director Sylvia Aslanian and her sixth through eighth graders put on another spectacular rendition of Shakespeare’s work. According to Aslanian, it’s all part of the path to confidence, growth and success for her students. “I started Shakespeare because I love Shakespeare and so does the literature teacher,” said Aslanian. “We asked ourselves, ‘How can we get to a point where the students aren’t just writing essays and answering questions? What can we do to really get them involved? How can we help them truly understand the words of Shakespeare?’ That’s how we came up with the Shakespeare Festival.”

Stage fright is foreign to these accomplished students. The Montessori curriculum introduces students to speech, writing and acting from a young age. Each year the students continue to build upon what they’ve learned and by the time they reach eighth grade, they’re giving speeches extemporaneously. According to Aslanian, it’s the ongoing learning and success that helps their confidence blossom.

Aslanian’s students have been working hard since December to prepare for the sixth biannual Shakespeare Festival, creating theatrical portfolios, writing the script and crafting their own costumes and props. According to Aslanian, each group of students is different, and no two Shakespeare Festivals have ever been the same.

“Even after a few years, you see their confidence grow,” said Aslanian. “When my middle school students leave here and take speech and debate in high school, they’ve already been doing it for so long that they’re really advanced.”

“They write the script and we guide them, but I try very hard not to change their words,” said Aslanian. “Instead, I ask them questions. ‘How can we make this clearer? What are you trying to say here?’ That’s how we guide them.” 22 Flourish Magazine | April/2014

time,’ they see that they can do it and they feel so proud of themselves. They want to put on a good show. I teach them that you can do anything, you just have to work at it. For me, I love to watch them feel excited about the process and feel proud of the end product.”

Aslanian is a proud teacher indeed. To her, watching her students flourish makes all the hard work worth it. “My favorite part about my job is watching the excitement,” said Aslanian. “When I say, ‘You need to trust me and follow my guidance. Get up there and have a good Everything has been figured out, except how to live. Jean-Paul Sartre


Back by kelly herman

The first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week, and this year we’ve come prepared. Jar some happiness with these homemade mason jar gift ideas to show Revival in a Jar your child’s teacher Stuff With: you care!

TIP: Guide your children as they decorate their teachers’ mason jars with glitter, paint, buttons and ribbon before stuffing them. The personal touch will mean the world to that special someone!

Indulgence in a Jar Stuff With: • Chocolate truffles • Nail polish or a warm pair of socks • Small nail kit • Bath salt • Lotion Add any other products you feel are great for an indulgent night in, or take it a step further by throwing in a voucher for a free massage or movie theatre coupon. Enjoying popcorn these days is definitely an indulgence!

• Energy bar • Several packets of instant coffee • Packet of peanuts • Dried fruit Help your favorite teacher survive the day with these little treats. For a healthier option, exchange the instant coffee for tea bags.

Relief in a Jar Stuff With: • Stain removal pen • Stress ball • Wrinkle release spray • Cleansing towelettes • Mints Give the gift of stress relief for those little bumps in the road during busy days with kids. For more relief, throw in an iTunes gift card. They say that music soothes the savage beast, and maybe it’ll soothe a stressed one too!

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. martin fraquhar tupper

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By mike capshaw

Shiny Skies Shiny Cars Record turnout for Third Annual Tioga Car Show AWARD RECIPIENTS Best of show – historic ambulance Best classic – 1938 ford pick up Best exotic – 2010 ferrari 458 Best muscle car – 1965 pontiac gto Best sound system – 1968 pontiac firebird Best display – 1961 chevy apache Best restoration – 1956 Bel air Best paint – 1956 sunliner Best import – 1985 Bmw 535i Best original – 1994 911 turbo most custom – 1982 suzuki Bike most unique – 2002 crava most original – 1986 z28 Best rad rod – uf motorsports racecar Judge’s choice – 1970 chevelle 5s 454 Judge’s choice – 1966 ford gt

A record crowd of 7,000 enjoyed sunny skies and tricked-out rides during the third annual Tioga Car Show to benefit the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation. The estimated attendance more than double last year’s estimated draw of 3,000. Families and car enthusiasts trekked the Tioga Town Center, checking out everything from a 2010 Fire-Red Ferrari to a 1938 Ford Pickup and everything in between. Motorcycles, muscle cars and monster-type trucks also lined the streets. Minutes before winners were announced, the collectors fired up their engines in unison. The roar echoed off of Tioga’s tall buildings as most attendees erupted in cheers and a few youngsters covered their ears. There was live music, face painting and bounce houses. Families also feasted on food trucks, funnel cakes, Sno Cones and Gator Domino’s Pizza. Horst and Luisa Ferrero were joined by their family while thanking the community for its support. They created the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation in memory of their son, a three-yearold who died in October of 2007 after a series of preventable medical errors, including a medication overdose that occurred in Gainesville. 24 Flourish Magazine | April/2014

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I’ll waste no time reading it. moses Hadas

Attention all wine lovers!

Poor By Sarah G. Mason


The journal of Substance Use & Misuse recently found that people unknowingly pour themselves 12 percent more when using a wider glass. In addition, we tend to pour more when we’re holding the glass in our hands rather than setting it on the table. These misjudgments stem from our perception of volume – people tend to focus on vertical amounts, so we think we’ve got less in our glass when we use a wide cup instead of a tall one.

So, how to tell how much to pour without whipping out the measuring cup?

Never fill a wine glass beyond its widest point, and err for less when using a fat red wine vessel. Also, be wary of color. We tend to pour more when serving white wine because it seems less “solid,” which can make volume perception difficult. Overall, listen to your body. Pay attention to the signs and resolve to put the glass down when you know you’ve had enough.

Every Day is Gameday

In Gainesville every day is Gameday, only the venues change! Paddle the Santa Fe River, dine at one of our delicious local restaurants or search for treasures at local boutiques and vintage shops downtown. So whether you love going outdoors or simply going out to eat, we’ve got just what you’re looking for. Gainesville, where nature and culture meet. It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. oscar wilde 352.374.5260


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!'#&%$$$ '$($) +,-#."#/&'()@ !',"$.-'"('* ;"<."#/&'()@ !',"$.-'"('* ;"<."#/&'()@ 9:;0<;=>?@0A?B;0CD>E;0D;CFDG;=0HFD0G:;0<F@G:0I>(;(0.-*0 above and 50% of sales were below) !'&"$,)''(#* =,$,8-,#&'()* !'&"$,)''(#* =,$,8-,#&'()* FH0A?B;A0J;D;0?KFL;0?@=0.-*0FH0A?B;A0J;D;0K;BFJM0 !#%&'( !"#$ !',+$+-@-0%$"%&'()*+ ')()* >6?,8-,#&'()* H0A?B;A0J;D;0?KFL;0?@=0.-*0FH0A?B;A0J;D;0K;BFJM0 !$#$$$1Median Sale Price is our preferred Economists’ note: statistic for !',+$--',(,* 4$56-,#&'()*summary !',+$+-')()* >6?,8-,#&'()* !"#$$$1 01 21 31 41 31 01 01 41 51 61 71 817,15,8-,#&'()* 01 !$%&' 21 31 41 31 01 !'&-$--01 41 51 61 71 81 01 21 31 41 31 01 01 41 51 61 71 81 01 21 31 41 31 01 01 41 51 61 71 81 01 21 !"#$$$ !"#$"%&'()*+ '&("* price activity because, unlike Average Sale Price, Median Sale Price is not !'&.$--'%(,* 0.9.:5&'()* !',+$--',(,* 4$56-,#&'()* !"#$#%&'(') $#(* C'$-.? 5.,' prices !"-&' -= #%" :"'B'""'$ =%>>."* sensitive to Mhigh sale for small numbers of homes !'&&$.--not be '%(&* ;.3/&'()* !+#,+(%)'that may ,-.-/0-%'()*1 =8.8-=8-& B#" :"-&' .&8-;-8* )'&.%='G %?,-P' 1;'".@' 5.,' !"-&'G C'$-.? !'&-$--'&("* !'&.$--'.('* 7,15,8-,#&'()* ;.<,&'()* !$#$$$1 characteristic of the market area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Gadgets By amy smith

Penclic Next Generation Mice

This lightweight mice features a symmetrical design and looks, feels and acts like a pen, placing superior navigation at your fingertips. The sleek, Scandinavian design counteracts static tensions in arms, shoulders and neck, and allows for laser-focused precision. $64.99–$89.99, amazon. com and

Felix FlipBook

This simple, ergonomic and adaptable case and stand features a sleek leatherette exterior that is soft to the touch but adds protection to the front and back. With strategically placed magnets to help keep the cover in place, you can wake up your iPad when it’s opened, and put it to sleep when it’s closed. $59.99

BRAVEN BRV-Bank Try the world’s first ultra-rugged power bank to integrate Bluetooth Technology so you can wirelessly monitor battery levels from your smartphone or tablet. It is water-resistant, shockproof and comes with a ruggedized USB charging cable and USB flashlight. price: $129.99–$149.99

Stem Innovation IZON View This video camera and companion app connects you with your home or office from anywhere in the world and features night vision, motion alerts and much more. You can schedule the IZON View to turn on and off at specific times and it can be mounted on your ceiling. $149.95

Kenu Airframe A portable universal smartphone mount that weighs less than an ounce and attaches easily to any car air vent. The low-profile design keeps the smartphone at eye level when you are using GPS navigation, streaming music or making hands-free calls. $24.95 apple stores and

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I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known. walt Disney

Pix-Star Wireless Digital Photo Frame A picture is worth a thousand words, and with a digital frame, those pictures can be endless. This new model features an 800x600 resolution, 10.4-inch screen with a 4:3 ratio display and perfectly suited for digital camera photos. You can email pictures directly to the frame using Wi-Fi, link web albums, check the weather and listen to your favorite web radio stations. $189

Boxxle Wine Dispenser

GriďŹ&#x192;n Technology KaZoo Headphones For the kid in all of us! These over-the-ear headphones are comfortable and playful with volume-limiting circuitry to keep sound pressure safe for children. Available in either penguin or frog.

Made from high grade ABS Plastic and Stainless Steel, Boxxle is designed to dispense your favorite Bag-in-Box wine, using new patent-pending technology. From a beautiful countertop appliance, wines are dispensed above your glass, with no lifting. $100.00


Satechi BT Smart Trigger This wireless timer remote allows photographers to capture the perfect shot every time using the Regular, Manual and Time shot mode. It is lightweight, has up to a 50 foot range and 10 years of battery life. Compatible with iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPad, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Note 2 and more. $44.99

He who hesitates is a damned fool. mae west

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interview by Sarah G. mason

Step into Skylab Recording Studios, and you’ll see more than just isolation booths and sound equipment. You’ll see a team hard at work making artists’ dreams come true. “We work with a wide variety of people – anyone can use our facility, from new artists to established musicians,” said Gerry King, Chief Mastering Engineer of Skylab Studios. “We work with people who have never recorded before to major label artists. It’s such a great feeling to watch people’s faces light up after they’ve heard what we’re able to do with their work.” Founded in the early ‘90s, Skylab is a full-service, professional recording facility right here in Gainesville. According to King, it’s a world-class recording environment – everything is top of the line, from the equipment to the design of the acoustic rooms to the team’s diverse skillset. “We offer a wide range of services,” said King, “including audio recording, video production, editing and graphics design, transfers and restoration of old audio. We also have provided acoustic consulting for facilities like the Hippodrome 32 Flourish Magazine | April/2014



and local restaurants and banquet facilities; we have producers who can actually produce music with the clients. All music genres are welcomed including gospel, rock, hip hop, R&B and classical, to name a few.” Of course, Gainesville residents aren’t the only ones who’ve taken notice of Skylab’s facility. Conveniently located in between Miami and Atlanta, their studio sees quite a bit of out-of-towners, too.

“Skylab is pretty low key, and big name artists like coming here because we’re kind of under the radar,” said King. “We’ve got a high-profile client coming in who’ll be locking out the studio for 10 days – I can’t name the name until the session’s done, but they’re a major label act. We get quite a bit of business like that.” No matter the clientele, Skylab is dedicated to making everyone feel welcome. Their passion, experience and commitment to excellence continues to make Skylab the premier recording facility in North Central Florida. “A lot of people who come to us – especially people who are recording for the first time – don’t know what to expect and may feel a little intimidated,” said King, “but we pride ourselves on our ability to make people feel really comfortable. We have a very clean and professional atmosphere. No matter how much experience you have, you can always come here and find the help you need to make your project successful.”

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. Gail Godwin

Do you

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By sarah g. mason

It seems only natural that a science professor might hear Mozart differently than a 6-year-old boy. Preferences and personal taste seem to play a role in our listening pleasure; the boy, who only listens to happy sing-alongs, may not catch the intricacies of Mozartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s notes. Or would he? According to a study in the European Journal of Neuroscience, there are more similarities among music listeners than you think. Despite our little idiosyncrasies, the brain actually experiences music the same way, not matter who you are or what your music preferences may be.

were not familiar with. The researchers found that there were similar brain activity patterns in everyone who listened to the music, meaning that each individual perceived the music the same. No matter their backgrounds or music preferences, they shared a common listening experience.

The study observed a group of participants using an fMRI while they listened to four symphonies from the late Baroque period â&#x20AC;&#x201C; music that the participants

Researchers believe that these findings mean our brains all pick apart music in a nearly identical fashion. Thus, music is able to unite people in a unique way.


University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small. Henry Kissinger


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Last month, parents and kids gathered at the Millhopper Branch Library to truly embrace childhood. To celebrate the arrival of spring, kids brought along their favorite stuffed animal and marched together in the Stuffed Animal Parade. Children had a blast showing off their favorite toys, while parents enjoyed swapping stories, sharing memories and admiring the little people their children are growing up to be.

The first smile. The first word. The first step. There are so many moments during a child’s early days that parents cherish. And then there are those… other moments. The moment when you stare helplessly at a shrieking toddler who’s furious because you refuse to let them brush their hair with a fried chicken leg. Or the moment spent consoling a child with a wad of bubblegum in their hair. Or the one spent washing the ink-stained skin of a three year old who has discovered their inner Picasso. We all have them. Even we as parents have our moments. The ones where you’re so filled with love and joy that you feel your heart will burst. The ones where you’re so angry, you put yourself in time-out. And, of course, the moments you realize your child is growing up. 34 Flourish Magazine | April/2014

Moments By ginger henderson

My son seems to be doing just that. As a young entrepreneur, he’s a shrewd businessman. He’s honed his skills in making jewelry – fanciful colored bracelets, necklaces and rings made from rubber bands and braided rope. Recently, he’s begun to wear his creations to school, and his classmates have started asking to buy from him. Now, we’ve even gone out shopping for craft supplies – his business is booming! As I watch him carefully choose and create materials for each order, I’m struck by his emerging business sense.

My most shocking moment came a week ago when my sister stopped by for a visit. She’d heard about my son’s business and was eager to place an order. When she asked how much she owed him, my son replied, “I don’t charge for family.” My heart melted. My son has learned both the value of a dollar and the value of family. He is truly growing up.

As we hurry through our busy days, it’s moments like these that remind us to stop and appreciate the people our children are becoming. At age two, my son somehow pried the lid from a gallon of blue paint – I found him shoulder deep in the stuff. Though it’s easy to get caught up in a moment of anger or frustration, as I look back, all I remember was the look in his eyes, alight with wonder at his amazing discovery. Yes, infants are tiring and toddlers are troublesome, but the hectic times won’t last forever, and we should appreciate their meaning while they last. Today, I’ve grown to understand my son. I realize that his quest for knowledge has made him the boy he is today. Let’s all take a moment to celebrate childhood with our kids, to watch and wait in happy anticipation, wondering what our next moments will be.

The graveyards are full of indispensable men. Charles de Gaulle

Events April what’s happening:


7pm UF Baseball Florida Atlantic

APRIL 2 6pm UF Softball FSU 7:30pm Steppin’ Out Live With Ben Vereen @ Phillips Center at the University of Florida

APRIL 3 UF Track & Field Pepsi Florida Relays

APRIL 4 UF Track & Field Pepsi Florida Relays 2pm Spring Native Plant Sale at Morningside Nature Center @ Morningside Nature Center 3pm UF Men’s Tennis @ Mississippi State 6pm UF Women’s Tennis @ Mississippi St. 6pm UF Softball Auburn 6:30pm UF Baseball @ Kentucky

APRIL 5 UF Track & Field Pepsi Florida Relays UF Gymnastics @ NCAA Regional 10am Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival @ Downtown Gainesville 1pm Hogtown Craft Beer Festival @ Kanapaha Botanical Gardens 12pm UF Lacrosse @ Johns Hopkins 1pm UF Baseball @ Kentucky 5pm UF Softball Auburn 7pm 26th Annual Stop Children’s Cancer Fantasy Event @ Stephen C. O’Connell Center

APRIL 6 12pm UF Women’s Tennis @ Ole Miss 12pm UF Baseball @ Kentucky 1pm UF Men’s Tennis Ole Miss 1pm UF Softball Auburn

APRIL 7 UF Men’s Golf @ Old Waverly Collegiate

APRIL 8 UF Men’s Golf @ Old Waverly Collegiate 6pm UF Baseball @ Florida State

APRIL 9 6pm UF Softball @ FSU 9pm Doug Stanhope @ Rockey’s Dueling Piano Bar

APRIL 11 5pm UF Women’s Tennis Vanderbilt 5pm UF Men’s Tennis @ Vanderbilt 6pm UF Softball FAMU 7pm UF Baseball @ South Carolina

APRIL 12 Football Orange & Blue Debut Presented by Sunniland 10am Dance Marathon @ Stephen C. O’Connell Center 10am UF College of Veterinary Medicine Open House @ College of Veterinary Medicine , 3pm UF Softball NC State 4pm UF Baseball @ South Carolina

APRIL 13 12pm UF Lacrosse Vanderbilt 1pm UF Women’s Tennis Kentucky 1pm UF Men’s Tennis @ Kentucky 1pm Duck Derby @ Westside Park 1:30pm UF Baseball @ South Carolina

Don’t miss Kinetix’s 6th Annual Fitness Extravaganza from 4–7p.m. on April 5 in the Haile Market Square. The event promotes fitness and a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages and fitness levels.

You can pretend to be serious; you can’t pretend to be witty. Sacha Guitry

APRIL 15 6:30pm UF Baseball @ Florida Gulf Coast

APRIL 17 7:30pm The Red Silk Thread @ Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

APRIL 18 UF Gymnastics @ NCAA Championships 7pm UF Women’s Golf @ SEC Championship 7:30pm UF Baseball Georgia 8pm UF Softball @ Texas A&M 10pm Champagne Jam 2K14: ‘Til the Last Drop @ The Warehouse Restaurant

APRIL 19 UF Gymnastics @ NCAA Championships UF Track & Field Tom Jones Memorial Invite 10am Earth Day Exploration at the Florida Museum 11am Easter Egg Hunt @ Kanapaha Botanical Gardens 1pm Family Day: Earth Day @ Harn Museum of Art 2pm UF Lacrosse @ Northwestern 6pm UF Softball @ Texas A&M 7pm UF Baseball Georgia UF Women’s Golf @ SEC Championship

APRIL 20 UF Gymnastics @ NCAA Championships 12pm UF Baseball Georgia 1pm UF Softball @ Texas A&M

APRIL 22 7pm UF Baseball Jacksonville

APRIL 23 6pm UF Softball USF 7pm UF Baseball Florida A&M

APRIL 24 UF Track & Field @ Drake Relays

APRIL 25 UF Men’s Golf @ SEC Championship UF Track & Field @ Drake Relays 6pm UF Softball Missouri 7pm UF Baseball Missouri

APRIL 26 UF Men’s Golf @ SEC Championship UF Track & Field @ Drake Relays 9:30am Great Cloth Diaper Change 2014 @ Westside Park 12pm UF Baseball Missouri 1pm UF Softball Missouri 7pm Choreographic Showcase 2014 @ Pofahl Studios

APRIL 27 UF Men’s Golf @ SEC Championship 11am UF Softball Missouri 1pm UF Baseball Missouri

Fitness Extravganza New this year is a 5K run with proceeds benefiting Balance 180 Gymnastics & Sports Academy, a non-profit group that empowers children with “varying needs to exercise their minds and bodies.” Several local businesses will be hand on to showcase their products and services while Kinetix will offer complimentary pain/ injury screenings, posture screenings, body mechanics education and information about their services. Kinetic also will provide complimentary food and live music. For more information or to sign up for the 5K, visit or register onsite at 4 p.m. on the day of the event. Flourish Magazine | April/2014 35

‘Plane’ Plaza’s


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By Mike Capshaw Top image (1940s): An aerial view of Stengel Field in this undated photo, which is thought to be from the 1940s. It shows a row of 15 planes (the website said they appears to be Civil Flight Training program aircraft) lined up in front of three hangars. There also are three unfinished hangars in the background. Middle image (1945): This photo from 1945 is described as the “beginning of air service into Gainesville at Stengel Field,” according to the State Archives of Florida collection. Pictured, from left, are pilot Ernst Marquis, field operator Jack Frierson and business manager Don R. Dobbins, who was listed as Stengel Airport’s operator. Bottom image (1971): a closeup of several planes still on the ramp at Stengel Field during its last year of operation Map: Stengel Airport as depicted on the July 1943 Orlando Sectional Chart

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Few Gainesville Shoppers Are Aware of Retail Center’s Airport Past

Next time you’re scanning over tabloids while waiting in line at Walmart-Archer, let your mind drift beyond salacious headlines about the Kardashians and Miley Cyrus. Try thinking about airplanes — not celebrity airheads — waiting in line like you, but to fly out, not checkout. Decades before the world’s largest retailer and other businesses clustered together to form Butler Plaza, planes flew in and out of Stengel Field. A few years after purchasing his first plane in 1930, Carl Stengel began teaching novice pilots from all over North Central Florida through Stengel’s Flying School at the Gainesville Municipal Airport. But the school was grounded when World War II resulted in the Alachua Army Base taking over Gainesville Municipal Airport in 1941. With the future of his business up in the air, Stengel needed a new location and ended up landing a flat, grassy area along Archer Road. It didn’t take long to take off as the first depiction of an airstrip was made by the

Orlando Sectional Chart in the summer of 1943. The following year the U.S. Army & Navy Directory of Airfields detailed “Stengel Airport” as having a 3,800-foot, sod-covered runway running east to west. Another year flew by before air service would begin at the airport. Haire Publishing Company’s 1945 Airport Directory showed Stengel had three hangars with Don Dobbins listed as the operator. After the war, the University of Florida constructed and managed apartments for faculty at the airport, according to the Inner Residence Hall Authority’s website. Stengel Airport reportedly closed in 1971 and commercial construction would begin the following year on what would later become Butler Plaza. It has grown into the largest power center in Florida and is anchored by several large retailers, including Best Buy, Lowe’s, Target, two Publix supermarkets, a 14-screen Regal Cinemas movie theatre and, of course, Walmart. Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal. Leo Tolstoy

Gainesville is more than gameday. Within 45 minutes you can paddle a 72 degree spring fed river and then be in Downtown Gainesville watching an award winning play at the Hippodrome Theatre. The University of Florida’s Cultural Plaza is home to several attractions, Craft Beer at Swamp Head Brewery in Gainesville including the Florida Museum of Natural History. Here visitors will find Florida fossils, the largest collection of moths and butterflies in North America, and much more. Step into the Butterfly Rainforest and walk with butterflies, moths and birds from around the world. Gainesville’s restaurants truly embrace local and organic food. Some of our favorites include Emiliano’s Café, Blue Gill Quality Foods, and Manuel’s. Being a college town, of course Gainesville has its share of pizza joints.

Two of those are definitely a cut above the rest, Blue Highway Pizza and Satchel’s Pizza offering delicious, mouthwatering pies. Pizza always pairs well with delicious beer. Gainesville is home to the award-winning Swamp Head Brewery. You can find their brews, like Stump Knocker (an American Pale Ale) or Big Nose (an India Pale Ale), in local bars and restaurants and you can tour Homemade pies at Blue Highway the brewery on Tuesdays. tasting room, ‘The Wetlands’, is now open seven days a week. You can also enjoy local brews in downtown Gainesville at Tall Paul’s Brew House, where Alligator Brewing Co. creates their own craft beer.

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Master the Art of

Mindful Sarah G. Mason


Food is something to be appreciated and celebrated. It speaks volumes about culture, history and life. It brings people together, fosters relationships and connects us in a way that nothing else can. And yet, for many people, mealtimes have become a chore. You scarf down an egg sandwich in traffic on your way to work, rush through lunchtime to make it to your next According to meeting, and mindlessly eat in front of the Center of Mindful Eating, the TV at night. These habits are “Over the past 25 likely to leave you unsatisfied, years, mindfulness even after overeating.

practices have been shown to have a positive impact on many areas of psychological and physical health, including stress, depression, anxiety, chronic pain and heart disease.” It’s time to slow down and enjoy mealtimes again. Here are some helpful tips to get you started.

Start Small Change is never easy, so it’s best to set realistic expectations. Instead of overhauling your entire way of eating, pick one meal to focus on each day. Dinner is a great starting point, since this is the meal most commonly shared with friends and family.

Quit Multitasking It can be difficult to focus on enjoying your meal if you’re browsing the internet or preparing for the day. Set time aside for eating without any distractions.

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Only Eat at the Table This is a great way to reconnect with loved ones, cut unwanted calories and practice mindful eating. Snacking on the go is OK if you need a midday pick-me-up, but many of us are tempted to overdo it. Eating at the table will allow you to give your full attention to the meal, which will lead to greater enjoyment and satisfaction.

Chew Not only does chewing food thoroughly bring out the flavor and texture of your meal, but it helps with digestion, too! Hastily swallowed food makes it harder for the digestive system to function properly, and it can lead to poor digestion, gas, indigestion, heartburn and overeating. Take breaks between bites to help slow yourself down.

Talk and Share One of the joys of eating is being able to share it with others. Whether it’s a home cooked meal or a social outing, take this time to appreciate the company of others.

Mastering mindful eating is a journey that will bring happiness and satisfaction back into mealtime. Remember to appreciate every moment!

Attention to health is life’s greatest hindrance. Plato


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about dieting. It’s about healthy lifestyle changes and wholesome food. Unlike fad diets, bistroMD meals are designed by doctors, chefs and dietitians and are specifically formulated to ensure healthy and long-term weight loss. Every menu contains a scientific balance of complex carbohydrates, whole grains, fiber, lean protein and healthy fat, ensuring your body gets the macronutrients it needs. Of course, what’s a diet delivery plan without delicious food? When it comes to taste, bistroMD earns a five star rating. Try their buckwheat berry pancakes (yes, we said pancakes!). Thick, fluff y pancakes are served with a rich, colorful blueberry and strawberry compote and a hearty side of Canadian bacon - it’s the perfect way to

start your day. For lunch, you can’t go wrong with bistroMD’s chicken burrito bowl, a perfectly seasoned grilled chicken breast served with black beans, brown rice and cheddar cheese. For dinner, how does pork tenderloin with olive tapenade sound? With over 200 unique entrees, bistroMD works with you to customize a plan that suits your tastes and fits your goals. No matter what you choose, bistroMD is sure to serve something you’ll love. BistroMD is changing the way we look at weight loss. Forget restrictive portions and counting calories. Now, you can enjoy hearty, restaurant-worthy meals, all while following your weight loss goals. It’s the combination of science and taste that makes bistroMD a diet meal plan unlike any other.

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All Purpose Flour, unbleached: Flour that is bleached naturally with age is labeled “unbleached.” Best for yeast breads, puff pastry, strudel and similar dishes.

Bread Flour: White flour made from hard, high-protein wheat. Best for yeast products.

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Whole Wheat Flour: Higher in fiber and overall nutrient content.


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Buy It Like This: Tightly sealed; torn packaging exposes flour to air and insect contamination.


Store It Like This: In a cool, dry area away from onions or other strong-odor foods; will store up to 6 months. During hot weather, store flour in the refrigerator.

Prepare It Like This: Sprinkle over hands and surfaces to keep dough from sticking. When mixing, add flour slowly to prevent clumps.

Use It In This: Simple Gravy: Melt 3 tbsp. butter in a skillet over medium heat; slowly add 4 tbsp. flour, stirring; add 2 cups chicken broth, salt and pepper and blend until mixture thickens.

Benefit Bonus! According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women who eat whole grain flour weigh less than those who eat white flour.

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Take the Designer in You Quiz to find out what kind of design aesthetic best suits you! Which colors make you most comfortable? a) Warm, earthy tones b) Bold, bright primary colors c) A mix of neutrals with pops of color d) Soft pastels and white

Which travel destination most intrigues you? a) The mountains b) The city c) Somewhere foreign d) The seaside

When choosing furniture, you prefer: a) Grand, leather sofas b) Statement pieces; comfort isn’t a priority c) Comfortable and functional furniture d) Cozy wooden pieces

If you could visit any period in time, you’d choose: a) 18th century England b) The future c) The present d) Your childhood

If you could pick one of these decorations, you’d prefer: a) A still life oil painting b) A cool gadget or gizmo c) An old-timey painting or sculpture d) A waterfall or fountain

If you chose mostly A:

If you chose mostly C:

Your style is traditional. You have a palette that is slightly floral but unfussy, a love of bronze accents and warm wood tones, and you adore an inviting, comforting interior. To freshen up a room, choose pretty prints on pillows and upholstery, candles and fresh flowers in a grand vase.

Your style is transitional. You prefer a marriage of traditional and contemporary, equating to a classic, timeless design. Your fabric is diverse, ranging from graphic patterns to textured material. When it comes to accessories, less is more; choose simple black and silver picture frames, sleek candleholders and a single potted orchid on a table or in front of a window for a pop of color.

If you chose mostly B: You have a modern style. You love hard lines, bold furniture and statement pieces. To enhance your modern design style, choose abstract artwork and metallic sculptures, but don’t clutter; open spaces are a must. Solid fabrics suit you best, which you can accent with thickly striped pillows. The lines on your furniture should be sharp, straight and clean.

If you chose mostly D: Your style is cottage. This is a wide-ranging style that is generally exemplified by primitive furniture, muted colors, milk-paint finishes and outdoor fabrics. To really get the homey cottage feel, decorate with floral patterns and accessorize with handmade baskets!

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Self-Discipline By Sarah G. Mason

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It’s easy to think of the highly selfdisciplined as being uptight and miserable, but according to a recent study from the Journal of Personality, self-control can actually make us happier. The research showed that self-control isn’t all about depriving yourself, but more about how you manage differing goals (i.e. staying fit versus enjoying a treat). Through a series of tests based on life satisfaction, moods, desires and levels of self-control, researchers found a strong connection between high self-discipline and happiness. According to the authors, individuals who exercise self-control don’t just do things that bring them happiness, but they’re also more likely to avoid problematic desires and conflicts (i.e. gaining weight from eating too many brownies).

As a result, the highly self-controlled reported higher spirits and better moods than their less-disciplined counterparts. Interestingly, the study concluded that self-control isn’t as much about resisting temptation, but instead it’s about finding ways to avoid it. In this instance, many of us can learn something. We all know how difficult it can be to walk away from our favorite treats – they practically call to us! In order to resist temptation, the Journal of Personality suggests eliminating temptation in the first place. In other words, instead of walking down the candy aisle on our way to get milk, we should walk down the dog food aisle instead. Of course, self-discipline doesn’t always mean self-denial. If we say no to little things today, we can save for a big payoff tomorrow. In this case, it seems like our brownie-less friends have it right. If we learn how to say no to treats at the right time, we can enjoy them guilt-free later on! The gods too are fond of a joke. Aristotle


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5 Spend


Ways to

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You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone. Al Capone

Keeping your spending in check is easier said than done. Whether you’re trying to save up for something special or you just want to quit your impulsive buying habits, here are five surprising tricks that can help you spend less.

1) Dumb It Down

4) Shop Happy

According to a study in the Journal of Marketing Research, it hurts to have multiple money-saving goals in mind. Instead, pick one main reason you want to save money – like that trip to Europe you’re planning – and stick to it. This strategy ensures commitment and decreases distraction.

According to Harvard researchers, sadness can lead to feelings of impatience, which can harm your wallet, big time. Your mind will start inventing reasons you should spend your money now, before it can figure out a good reason to save it. Of course, money can’t buy happiness, so you’re better off filling the void with something less taxing.

2) Crisp Bills Quit excess spending with cold, hard cash. According to researchers at the University of Winnipeg, you spend less when you use crisp bills rather than old ones. The satisfaction of holding clean money – a symbol of wealth – outweighs the pleasure of spending it. Conversely, dirty money is perceived as rotten and unwanted, and it is easier to let go of.

3) Cash over Card Several small studies have found that people spend less when they pay with cash. With a credit card, it’s difficult to perceive the actual amount of money that’s leaving your hands. When you pay with cash, however, you must actually watch your bills trade hands – a more painful process that you’ll likely avoid.

5) Stick to One Account If you have multiple bank accounts, you may want to consider trimming down. According to researchers at the University of Utah, people with fewer bank accounts spend less than those whose earnings are divided between several, for a reason that’s quite logical. When you lump all of your savings into one account, you know exactly how much money you have. If you spend any of it, the dollar total in your head takes a hit. The result? You’re less willing to spend. With multiple accounts, that line is a little fuzzier. Instead of locking up your savings and throwing away the key, use these little tricks to help you cut your spending.

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Parenting Forum by and for parents Interview by Lauren Douglass

How can I manage my son’s asthma? Is my child ready for potty training? How do I get my 4-month-old to take a bottle? As a parent, you’re bound to have questions – lots of them. And yet, finding quality answers hasn’t always been easy. With, that’s all changing. Today, I talk with Jennifer Chung about how this new website combines having a one-stop place for your child’s medical records while hosting top-notch advice from real, experienced parents just like you.

So what exactly is It’s an advice-sharing network for parents that is integrated with your child’s medical records. We help you keep track of medical conditions, doctor’s visits, allergies, immunizations and any medications that your child is on. Then, we connect you to parents who are dealing with similar issues or medical conditions. For example, if your child has a peanut allergy, we can help you find other parents who have been in your shoes before and can give you high-quality, relevant advice.

new doctor or a teacher who needs that information – it’s all on one sheet that they can pass along, and it’s great in case of emergency.

Is it just for medical information and questions? Actually, we also serve the general parenting community. On Kinsights. you’ll find great advice on everything from potty training to local, family-friendly restaurants. The site is about connecting you to parents who have been in your shoes before.

How does the organization work with tracking medical records?

How is it different from other online communities?

You’re invited to create a personal health record for your child where you can enter their height, weight, medications and so forth. It takes just a few minutes for a parent to create, but then as you go to your child’s next doctor’s appointment, you can update the information. You can add things like their health insurance information, their pediatrician’s information and your personal contact information. What’s great is that once you have that record, you can save it on your computer or print it out. Parents love that, especially if they have a caregiver, a new babysitter, a

Based on your prior activity, the topics you follow, where you live and your profile, we’re able to efficiently connect you to parents

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who are most able to provide guidance. When you ask a question on Kinsights, we send that question to parents who – based on what we know about them – are most able to give you a good answer. What you end up getting is four or five thoughtful, well-researched answers from parents who’ve dealt with the same issue, rather than 20 or 30 random answers where people are just saying, “Oh, that’s too bad, let us know what happens.”

How did you become involved with Kinsights? I joined the team a little over six months ago, but I originally joined the website as a parent user. Though I’ve belonged to other parent communities before, when I joined Kinsights, something felt different. Every time I asked a question, I had real context behind the person answering. It was so easy for me to filter through the information and find the answers I needed. I became addicted to the site; I was on it all the time, posting questions and answering questions. One of the original founders sent me an email asking for my feedback. Since we lived in the same area, I asked to meet for coffee, and we ended up brainstorming a bunch of ideas. It wasn’t long after that I joined the team. Hell is other people. Jean-Paul Sartre

How do other parents feel about using the site? I got an email from a user who explained our site in a very interesting way. She said that it’s like you’re at a dinner party with interesting people who are all experts in different topic areas. That’s what it feels like; it’s more intimate, and it’s especially great for parents who are grappling with something a little more serious like a medical issue. The other thing we hear a lot, especially from stay-at-home moms, is that sometimes parenting feels like the ultimate thankless job, but at Kinsights they get a lot of validation from the community for sharing great advice. If you write a great answer to a question, other people in the community will vote it up, so you feel recognized. It’s the validation you often don’t get as a parent.

Have parents used it to foster friendships? A few months ago, we added the ability for parents to create groups. So, if you want an activity to do at home with your child, you can share ideas about that with a smaller community. We’ve also had people in the local area where I live whose kids are part of the same school who get connected on Kinsights.

What’s one aspect you love about Kinsights? I really love that it’s free. We want every parent to have access to their child’s health information and to be able share that with anyone, regardless of their income. As a company, that’s something that we’re very passionate about.

What’s surprised you most about this website? I’ve learned how fundamentally supportive parents want to be for each other. I used to wonder, “Am I ever going to have to moderate a heated conversation between two parents?” But we haven’t had to do that yet. People are just extremely helpful and thoughtful and are very supportive of what each parent is going through.

To join the Kinsights parenting community, visit today!

Happiness is good health and a bad memory. Ingrid Bergman

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Bullies By Sarah G. Mason

160,000. That’s the number of children who skipped school today in fear of a bully. And that number is only growing.

Bullying today is more frequent and more aggressive than ever before. Studies have shown that bullies are starting at a younger age and that their cruel behavior seems to worsen – not abate – as they grow older. For victimized children, this poses some serious issues. Repeated bullying destroys a child’s self-esteem, causes serious emotional harm, affects their mental health and can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety and even thoughts of suicide. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to pick out the students who are being tormented by bullies. For many reasons, children often hesitate to speak up about the verbal or physical abuse they may be experiencing at school. However, even if your child is not comfortable talking to you, you can look for the signs and take action to stop bullying once and for all.

Your Child May Be a Victim of Bullying If… They show physical signs of abuse, such as unexplained marks, cuts, scrapes or bruises on their body. In addition, complaints may include headaches, stomachaches, change in eating habits, bed wetting, nightmares or frequent visits to the school nurse’s office.

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They seem to become clumsy with their personal belongings. For instance, if their toys, clothes or electronic items are continuously damaged or missing, or if they report mysteriously “losing” items like lunch money.

ripped. Did someone do that to you?” or “You’re always hungry after school, have you been eating your lunch?” Be sensitive and don’t get frustrated if your child doesn’t want to talk. Instead, watch their reactions. Body language can say a lot.

They show unusual peer avoidance. They may feel afraid to ride the school bus or to participate in after-school activities. Fearing school is a major red flag when it comes to bullying. In addition, they may become clingy and afraid to be left alone, and may appear to have fewer friends.

If your child’s answers are suspicious, arrange a conference with a teacher or trusted adult. Explain the situation and get their feedback. Keep in mind that teachers don’t always see what’s going on – not all bullying happens in the classroom. Your goal should be to figure out if your child is in fact being bullied and when it might be happening.

There are marked changes in their typical behavior or personality. They may appear withdrawn, sullen, evasive, moody, anxious or depressed, and the moods will last with no obvious cause. They experience a drop in grades and scholastic performance, or seem to have trouble concentrating.

If You Suspect Your Child Is Being Bullied… Ask. Children won’t often speak up about the issue, but you can help by asking the right questions. Say things like, “Your shirt is

In the meantime, keep an eye on your child. Children need your love and support, especially if they are withdrawn or seem to have lost friends at school. Remind your child that you are always there for them and that – whether they admit it or not – bullying is wrong and should never be tolerated. Most importantly, always listen to your gut. If your child’s unusual behavior persists without a clear solution, seek the help of a medical or mental health professional.

Few things are harder to put up with than a good example. Mark Twain

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Helping Hands How to get your kids to help the environment By Danielle Boudreau

In 2011, only 8 percent of our total plastic waste was recovered for recycling. This statistic from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is one of many astonishing facts about how wasteful the United States has become. Saving energy and recycling is not always an Carpool. easy feat, especially with an entire family. Start by getting your kids into the habit of being environmentally conscious. Not only will you help the environment, but you will also save a lot of money in the long run. Here are five great ways to get the whole family involved in energy conservation.

Recycle! Reward family members each week they recycle properly. Make sure the bins you use are low enough for the kids! You can also label recycling bins or put pictures of which products go in each bin to make things easier. Did you know that recycling 1 can gives enough equivalent energy to run a TV for 2 hours? 28 Flourish Magazine | April/2014

This will make the ride to and from school and activities much more enjoyable for your kids, and you will save a lot of time and gas money.

you will have a beautiful new addition to your home. Try using drought-tolerant plants to lower water usage.

Reusable containers.

Make a game out of energy saving.

Approximately 14 million tons of plastics as containers and packaging are generated in the U.S. each year. Get your kids in the habit of using reusable water bottles and containers for lunch. Let them pick out cool designs so they enjoy reusing their containers every day.

Have a weekly chart with different energy (and money) saving techniques. At the end of each week, whoever has helped the most gets a reward. Let the kids pick dinner or a family movie for the weekend and they will be turning off lights and shutting doors in no time!

Start a garden. Make your garden a fun family project. The maintenance will teach kids discipline and

Start by using these tips to decrease negative statistics and lead your family to a smaller environmental footprint. Vote early and vote often. Al Capone

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Comparing Your Partner to Your Ex Guess what? Your ex and your current partner are completely different people. Even if you see some similarities, it isn’t healthy or beneficial for your current relationship to compare your partner to your ex, especially if you still have feelings for your former lover. You’ve probably felt the pain of being compared to an ex, so why would you inflict the same pain upon someone else?

Comparing Yourself to Their Ex


Yes, your current flame probably dated someone before you. They probably had some great times, shared some wonderful laughs, and even had an intimate physical relationship. But, it’s important to remember that all of these things were in the past. Your current partner and his or her ex broke it off for a reason, and he or she is with you now. That’s really all the matters.



Everyone Makes Dating Someone to Avoid Being Single Maybe you’ve just gotten through a difficult situation in your life, or perhaps you’re simply bored with your day-to-day. If you’re doing this, you’re probably jumping at the first opportunity you came across, which means you’re not dealing with the deal-breakers. It also means that if you do meet someone worthwhile, you’re already tangled up in a relationship and, therefore, unavailable.

Moving Too Quickly So, you meet someone at work, the bar or a coffee shop, and you simply can’t get him orher out of your head. Once you actually have a date, you find yourself quickly falling head-over-heels. You can see this person in your life forever, and you drop your current relationships/responsibilities/hobbies to 26 Flourish Magazine | April/2014

hang out with him or her. You’re constantly texting and calling, and maybe he or she is even doing the same. So, what’s the problem? The reality is, if you go too “hot and heavy” in the beginning, there’s a good chance that your relationship will fizzle out quickly. Pace yourself. Make sure to give yourself some alone time. Don’t stop doing what you love, and don’t leave your friends behind.

Trying to Change Your Partner If you’re considering trying to change a large or small part of who your partner is as a person, think about what you’re asking. Even if your partner does decide to change for you, he or she could be resentful for the remainder of your relationship. You should either learn to accept this person’s faults and quirks, or find someone else who is a better fit.

Believing Your Partner Can Read Your Mind If something is bothering you, there’s no real way for your partner to know unless you tell that person. Almost everyone has made this mistake at some point, as we believe that if our partners know us well enough, they will understand what we need in the relationship. Effective communication may be difficult to master, but it’s one of the most important parts of a healthy relationship.

Trying to Play “Hard to Get” There’s a very fine line between “playing hard to get” and simply appearing not to care. If you like someone, act like it! Though it’s always a good idea to keep a little mystery in play, not responding to texts, calls, etc. will eventually make someone disinterested.

Believing It’s Your Partner’s Job To Make You Happy As previously mentioned, the ability to make yourself happy is crucial, and if you’re counting on someone else to do it for you, you’re eventually going to be disappointed. First, concentrate on making yourself happy. Making others happy will just naturally follow. So, how do you keep from making big relationship mistakes? Sometimes, you just have to live and learn. That’s the beautiful thing about relationships; you learn from them, and you grow in the process. Maybe you and your partner will even grow closer together as a result.

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. Carl Gustav Jung

shelby’s story Describe yourself in 5 words. Mother. Wife. Survivor. Student. Healthy.

challenge would be giving them up. It was actually very simple.

How did Weight Loss Solutions help you get on track? For me, losing weight wasn’t an option, it was a priority. After winning my battle against cancer, I knew I had to lose weight for my health. I had every bit of motivation one person could have when I first went to Weight Loss Solutions, I just needed that little “push” to really get my journey started. That is exactly what I got.

What is the most positive thing about being a healthier you? The most positive thing is the impact I have on my daughter. Knowing that I have someone who is constantly looking up to me, learning, growing and trying to do things just like mommy, makes everything worth it.

Since starting your weight loss journey, what was the most significant lifestyle change you made? I have made quite a few significant lifestyle changes. One being that I love to workout. It makes me feel so alive and accomplished. Another would be that I drink only water, and that’s just the way I want it. I used to drink multiple soft drinks a day and I always thought my biggest

Any advice for others who desire to lose weight but don’t know where to begin? Losing weight and becoming healthy is extremely rewarding. The best advice I could give someone who desires to lose weight is to find your motivation and keep it. There is no doubt that the hardest part of losing weight is staying motivated. Weight loss isn’t something that happens overnight. You need to stick with it if you want to see results.

Are there any quotes that inspire you? “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” —Lou Holtz “Discipline is just choosing between what you want NOW and what you want MOST.” —Unknown

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You are a fun individual that likes to keep things light and airy. You are all about nurturing others and appreciating the simple luxuries in life; such as your fine dishware, favorite candle or eating artisan bread from the local bakery. You most likely have a love for traveling and other cultures. You truly want the best for everyone and love creating a welcoming atmosphere. It is important to remember that if you ever feel that you need help or support, it is OK to just ask someone.


You are clean and simple and don’t like any frills. You might strive to have a clean and perfect existence; but is it totally worth it? Don’t you feel that there is something missing? You are all about your personal achievements and you take pride in your work or career. Although you might be on track with your career path or have a few diplomas/ certificates on your wall, you need to spend more time on developing yourself as a person. Remember... the real you. Life is all about creating balance, surrounding yourself with color and creating memorable adventures. If you are finding that you have been taking the safe road lately, try veering off the beaten path. You might surprise yourself!


It is obvious you are a quirky individual and very interesting to the people that you let into your life. You are good at many things... a “Jack or Jill of all trades”. You are an artistic individual that expresses yourself in many ways. You can make something out of anything and are not a stranger to your local thrift shop. You can basically make vintage “new” again. It is easy to get stuck inside the house or inside your urban bubble; but remember that you have to get out and connect with nature. It is time to come down out of the clouds and get grounded!

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You are an old soul that can be slightly dramatic. You are a very artistic person that loves to express yourself through writing, music, art or some kind of expression. You are a dichotomy; for you can be very open and friendly, yet closed and deeply private. You often have your guard up, keeping your thoughts and troubles to yourself. Although you might think that nobody will truly understand you, if you allow yourself to open up and share your feelings, you will feel so much better. Deep down you are not aright with any imperfections and you feel the need to come across as “the rock” in any group situation. Know that people are willing to share their feelings with you and want you to share your feelings with them.


It is very important for you to fit in and feel as though you are a major contributor in every situation. You always have things going on, for being productive is what makes you feel at ease. Your busy-ness can sometimes cause the need for you to become more aware of what is really going on around you. What does your body want you to be doing? It is alright to relax on a Monday and simply just BE. Feel free to take some time to figure out what you really love to do. Possibly try some new hobbies or activities that are out of your normal routine. Explore being you, even if that means relaxing. Life is not just about how many muffins you can make in a single batch or how many DIY jobs you can do in one day.


You are a confident person with an eye for detail. You can come across as someone who is all together and exciting; yet you are just YOU on the inside. You care about your appearance and how the world

sees you, yet the inside of your home or car is probably a total mess! Your personality can be self destructive, for you tend to turn against yourself when the going gets tough. The life of a person who is a living contradiction has got to be a difficult one. Remember to breathe and just relax. Life is not just about pleasing others. Truth is, the world isn’t always watching. Take time to reflect on who you truly want to be. What is it that you truly want to do?


You are a simple minimalist that always has important things to do. You care for others and find your time anything but your own. You surround yourself with meaningful things, for you are very sentimental. Family and friends are very important to you and you would do anything for them. Not putting yourself first has made your life a safe and complacent one. What is it that can enrich your life today? What will make your life more colorful and enjoyable? Even though life gives you labels such as a mother, father, wife, husband, teacher, manager, etc; remember that your life is still YOUR life. Take a moment to decide what you want your future to look like. It is perfectly acceptable to want wonderful things to happen to you. Carpe Diem.


Your fun and playful personality keeps you young and youthful. Although you are easy going, you tend to have lower self-confidence and anxiety about specific things in your life. You are usually unorganized, yet don’t even know where to start to fi x the messy problem. You are a proud individual but you need to learn to love yourself more. You need to take the time to find yourself through self expression. How are you currently expressing yourself

I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to. Elvis Presley

to the world? Remember that there are people around you that can help you, but you need to let them know you are willing to receive help. Life is easier when you let people in.


You are a quirky person that is always making things work. You are an amazing problem solver that prides yourself on your thrifty living. You like to live an uncomplicated life and usually get by with the basics. Why would you need anything else? You are very easy to please and love doing things for others. Whether it be fi xing your neighbors toilet, building a bird house for your mother out of reclaimed wood or helping your friend find a great living room set at the thrift shop; you are always there to lend a hand. Remember that life is special. It is OK to treat yourself to amazing things. You are special too!


You are one who truly appreciates stability and wholeness. You are a reliable person that takes pride in their love of quality and detail. Some might say â&#x20AC;&#x153;cookie cutterâ&#x20AC;?, but you say dependable! You always know what you are getting because you

have checked the consumer reports. You love safety and security in all parts of your life. You prefer not to have anything frivolous or extra, if you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see the use for it. Chances are you have some sort of creative side that you have curbed in some way. You might love scrap-booking, music or art; yet would never try to make it your career. You feel your problems are your own and nobody needs to be burdened with them. Just keep in mind that exposing your true self to the world (or your neighbors) is not a crime.

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Spring forward in fashion to previous eras for an elegant touch of vintage. by Amy Smith Whisper $53 The 2014 Goldleaf collection by Aurelie design captures the styles throughout history and combines them with a modern day interpretation. Each piece is designed for wearability in easy-tocare-for fabrics that sport a broad color palette and the signature delicate embellishments

This line defines ‘boho’ and there’s a design for every fun-loving woman at any age. From the drape of the fabric to the sparkle of the beadwork, Goldleaf is a perfect fit for every budget. Pair it with a favorite pair of jeans or dress it up for a night out on the town!

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When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never tried before. Mae West

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Beauty By Amy Smith

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Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung. Voltaire

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Toyota Prius c If you’re really looking to embrace today’s eco-friendly lifestyle, there’s no better car than the affordable, fuel-friendly Toyota Prius c hybrid. The Prius c achieves 53 mpg city/46 mpg highway, is an IIHS Top Safety Pick and starts under $20k. It features nine airbags and has the ability to hold two car-seats.

Honda Accord The Accord is known for its spacious cabin, excellent handling, standard rearview camera and dual-zone climate control. It’s also an IIHS Top Safety Pick, and it holds up to five passengers and three car-seats.

TOP 10 By Katie Moss

Family-Friendly Vehicles

How long has it been since your family bought a new car? In the past decade, the automotive market has changed quite a bit. Stricter emission standards and growing infotainment systems are making cars more fuel efficient and better connected than ever before. When you’re searching for a family vehicle, there’s a lot to keep in mind: Safety, entertainment options, comfort, cargo space and of course, budget, among other things. For the average American family, it might be tough to muster the money to logically afford a 2014 model in the modern economy. To help with your decision, we thought we’d provide some ideas on the top family-friendly automobiles of 2013.

Mazda CX-5

Honda Civic

A compact crossover that’s popular with parents who enjoy sporty driving, the CX-5 includes everything a family could possibly want for fun, comfortable road trips. It’s one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles of its kind, and it offers plenty of legroom for kids in the backseat.

There’s both a hybrid and standard gasoline version of the new Civic, meaning families can choose their favorite. Even without the hybrid drivetrain, however, it achieves a respectable 28 mpg city 39 mpg highway. Both come with a rearview camera and an LCD screen with iPod compatibility.

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I have read your book and much like it. Moses Hadas

Chevrolet Traverse If your family is a bit larger, one of the best eight-seater SUVs on the market is the Chevy Traverse. It offers the space of a minivan while injecting more style into the mix. Features include OnStar customer service, standard XM radio and Bluetooth connectivity. Optional features include a dual sunroof and power tailgate. The Traverse is also an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

Audi Q5 Looking for a bit more luxury? The new Audi A5 manages to be ultraluxurious at the reasonable starting price of $36k. What you’ll find in the A5 is a spacious, sleek crossover that’s a blast to drive. It features all-wheel drive, a standard leather interior, and impressive safety and technology options like a remote-controlled power liftgate, blind spot detection and adaptive cruise control. It seats five, and it’s an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

Ford Explorer During its design phase, the Explorer was outfitted by two working moms, meaning it comes with incredible familyfriendly features. These include optional active park assist (which will park the vehicle for you) and Lane Keep Assist. What really sets the Ford apart from its SUV competitors is the new MyFord Touch system, which controls entertainment, navigation, infotainment and climate control.

Subaru Impreza In cold-weather states, families love their Subarus because every model comes standard with all-wheel drive, meaning it performs well in the snow. However, don’t cross the Impreza off just because you live in Florida; all-wheel drive is beneficial in all types of weather and seasons. The Impreza is a great fit for adventurous families who have cargo to carry, and its expansive rear visibility helps drivers back up safely. It starts under $20k.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mitsubishi Outlander The Outlander is one of the best crossover choices for families looking for a seven-seater at an affordable price. The Outlander is also a blast to drive because of its car-like, column-mounted paddle shifters and its extremely small turn radius. For added family-friendly convenience, it features a drop-down tailgate which can hold up to 400 pounds. The covers of this book are too far apart. Ambrose Bierce

The E-Class is also a fantastic choice for families interested in a luxury vehicle. This sedan is great for long road trips due to its extremely smooth ride, and it’s responsive enough to keep the driver entertained. Road-trip-ready features include a driver-fatigue monitor, excellent second-row legroom, an emergency telematics system and a lane-departure warning system.

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Make the most of your

Home-Based Business By Ginger Henderson

Home-based businesses have become a way of life for many women today. Whether you’re running your business full-time from home or working on the side to earn supplemental income, follow these tips to keep your business running smoothly.

Establish a Work Zone When you work from home, it’s easy to blur the lines between personal and professional life. While that’s part of the appeal of home-based work (where else can your toddler play at your feet during your nine-to-five?), you don’t want your business proposal landing on the kitchen table underneath this morning’s PB&J. If you have the space, consider creating a home office devoted entirely to your business. Not only is this a great way to create a more businesslike mindset, home offices also offer a terrific income tax break. If you don’t have the space for a home office, no sweat. Buy a small desk to tuck into a quiet corner or dedicate a file cabinet for storing important documents. 16 Flourish Magazine | April/2014

Clock In and Out While many enjoy the freedom that working from home can bring, others often flounder with the large stretches of undefined time. Consider creating a work schedule and stick to it as often as possible. For example, while your kids are doing their homework after school, devote those same hours to work. If you’re a mom with small children, schedule your work hours during their nap times. Most importantly, be clear with neighbors and friends about your work hours. Your time at home is work time, not leisure time, and it’s OK to remind your friends and family if they seem to forget. On the same subject, be sure you know when to clock out of work as well. Many work-at-home moms feel as though they are always working. This is largely due to undefined scheduling, which is an issue that can be easily solved. By giving your business some definition, you can regain control and give your family the time they deserve as well.

Present a Professional Image When you’re working from home, it’s easy to slip into a comfortable mindset. Unfortunately, this may rub off on potential customers or clients who may fail to take you seriously as a professional. To avoid any unprofessionalism, always remember to present a skilled image when meeting or talking with clients. Take the time to get dressed and double check that you grabbed your work folder, not your toddler’s homework. Set up a professional voicemail greeting so if calls come in at a bad time (say, in the middle of a diaper change), you can simply send them to voicemail. Working from home provides numerous advantages as long as you take the steps to ensure your home based business is both enjoyable and profitable.

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Ever since husband and wife Brian Bedford and Julie Miller started their consulting firm in 2001, they’ve felt haunted by the unsuccessful business practices that choke companies from the inside. From lying employees to disorganized management, one thing became very clear – our culture lacks accountability. In their book Culture Without Accountability – WTF? this concerned couple tackles the big issues of bad business and offer a four step solution that will change the way we work and live.

Tell me a little bit about the book. BEDFORD: Well you know the title, Culture Without Accountability – WTF? We hope that the title gets people interested, though it really stands for What’s the Fix? It’s a book that addresses what we think is a huge problem in the world today – a complete lack of accountability. In our consulting practice, we work with companies around the world that emphasize accountability, and their values and behaviors are much more successful. We thought we’d put together a book that helps people install accountability into their lives. MILLER: The book is geared a little more toward businesses, but the concepts can be applied anywhere.

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parts of the world. You need to define what accountability means to you. For example, when we were in Singapore we talked about empowerment. Here in western culture, empowerment is about getting the tools you need to complete a job on your own. There, empowerment means “you tell me what to do and I’ll go do it.” You should put together a list of dos and don’ts to ensure that people really understand what you mean.

How did you come up for the idea for the book? BEDFORD: It was a combination of many things. The companies we’ve worked with that have emphasized accountability are much more successful than the ones who didn’t. MILLER: For me, I got sick and tired of picking up the newspaper every day and reading about how people lost their homes from mortgage scams or how sports stars lied about taking performance enhancing drugs.

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Everywhere we turn there are lies and that’s just not the kind of world I want to live in.

Why is accountability so important? Bedford: When you’re running a business, it’s essential that you’re able to rely on people to do what they say they’re going to do, to tell the truth and to receive honest feedback. If you want to be successful, it’s vital that you have trust and accountability in the workplace. MILLER: It’s really about trust. You need to have unquestioning integrity. No matter whether your behavior is good or bad, you must take responsibility. If you do well you can accept praise, but if you mess up you need to fi x things. BEDFORD: It’s all about behavior and choices. When you’re faced with a situation, you always have a choice about how you’re going to behave. If you as a business owner

I have an existential map; it has ‘you are here’ written all over it. Steven Wright

set some values around accountability and say, “These are the choices we expect you to make,” you’ll find that running your business gets easier.

Why do people act dishonestly? MILLER: My impression is that people don’t mind getting caught doing things wrong. I think we all give ourselves passes on little things. We don’t want to own up to our mistakes. If we think we can get away with something, we’re going to try to because that’s human nature. It’s starts as a kid and just grows from there. BEDFORD: One of the real issues is that accountability is hard. It’s a tough thing to do, and it’s so tempting to take the soft option and say, “Well, I’m not going to do that, it’s too much trouble.” That’s the slippery slope we’re all faced with. MILLER: In the news, there are so many examples of accountability done poorly, whether it’s by athletes, business leaders or politicians. But what’s an example of good accountability? In the book, we give examples of what good accountability looks like. We want people to understand how

much better it’s been for companies and individuals who choose to act with accountability. There’s a four step process to install this specific culture of accountability in an organization.

BEDFORD: [Laughs] But most people don’t like giving feedback and they like receiving it even less.

Can you highlight what those four steps are?

MILLER: People now understand what’s expected from them. Imagine being a kid who’s in trouble every time they turn around because they don’t really understand the rules. People aren’t sure how to behave if the rules aren’t spelled out for them, but once you understand what you need to do to be successful, you can move forward.

BEDFORD: The first step is to share your vision and to make sure people understand that you think accountability is important. The second is that you must bring accountability to life. Everyone has a different understanding of accountability and it’s all about behavior, so you need some behavior rules. “Do this, don’t do that.” The third step is what we call “weaving it into the fabric of your organization,” which means that all of your critical systems and processes should reflect accountability, like who you hire, your rewards structure, and so on. The last one is the really hard one: you have to hold yourself accountable and hold others accountable. The most important thing you have to do is give feedback. MILLER: Yes, this is critical.

Mr. Wagner has beautiful moments but bad quarters of an hour. Gioacchino Rossini

How do people feel after they go through the steps of your program?

BEDFORD: Companies that we’ve worked with in the past say, “Now at last I understand how we’re supposed to behave. Now at last we understand how to communicate with each other. Now at last we understand how to give and receive feedback.” MILLER: Suddenly companies understand how to be successful because everyone’s on the same page.

Culture Without Accountability – WTF? What’s the Fix? is available from major online booksellers. To learn more, visit

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…that should be obvious By Mr. Money Mustache

You Don’t Try to Gamble Your Way to Wealth:

I read a fascinating article about the state lottery system the other day. It described life in small, low-income towns and rural areas throughout the U.S.. People struggle from paycheck to paycheck, frequently encounter medical bankruptcies and almost everyone in town buys a load of lottery tickets every week. So let’s just put all of this to an end right now: You never, ever gamble if your goal is to get richer. Here’s how to really get rich: Earn as much as possible, waste as little as possible and invest the difference. 12 Flourish Magazine | April/2014

I don’t even butter my bread; I consider that cooking. Katherine Cebrian

Windfalls are for Buying Freedom, Not Jet-Skis Almost every hard-working person ends up with a lucky break or two in his or her lifetime. You might get a bonus at work, a hefty insurance settlement, or an inheritance from family or friends. Most people promptly go out and spend these windfalls. No. When you get a windfall, it goes straight to your highest-interest debt, or your mortgage, or to buy your next chunk of index funds or your next rental house. Why would you inflate your lifestyle when you haven’t even bought your freedom yet?

You Don’t Buy Stuff You Can’t Afford “I can afford it and I deserve it,” is a common refrain from people with high incomes and virtually no savings. So, here are just a couple of reminders on how to tell if you can afford something: If are in any sort of debt emergency, you probably can’t yet afford it. If you still have to work for a living, and would prefer to have a choice in the matter, the diagnosis is the same.

You Don’t Buy Things You Don’t Need Really think about what it means to “need” something. For example, on a recent trip to Ecuador, my heart was captured by a very manly drinking flask made of leather and animal horns, and emblazoned with an awesome South American face. “Gasp!” was my first response. “This thing is perfect! I must have this.” I indulged the fantasy, felt the temptation wash over me, then proceeded to not buy the flask. Why? Because I didn’t go to Ecuador in search of a flask. Digging deep into my past, I distinctly remember being perfectly happy in the recent past without owning one of these things. Every material object must be looked upon as a lifelong burden. Will its benefits outweigh the lifelong burden? Consider carefully.

selling one house and before buying another one. They do it for years. At $100 per month or more. This is a sign from the Stuff Gods that you have too much stuff.

You Don’t Think of Restaurants as a Source of Food This summer, my wife and I disregarded this advice while spending the day in Montreal. After several hours of walking, we ended up getting very hungry and still couldn’t find a reasonable place to eat. Everything was either fried foods, pizza or closed on Sunday. Finally, we found a cafe and gratefully sat down. Two crummy salads and $30 plus tip later, I reminded myself to follow my own rule. Sustenance comes from your backpack. Restaurants are for carefully planned experiences with good friends. A very similar rule exists for coffee.

You Put the Good Stuff on Automatic When visiting family members recently, I was intrigued by the ubiquitous piles of opened telephone and utility bills. They explained that they still paid bills by mailing checks. This is crazy; your utility bills and credit cards need to be set to automatically pay themselves, just like your 401(k) deductions and other investment programs. Why waste time and risk late payments? There is no benefit to doing these things manually – free your brain and your cash flow for the task of actually getting rich.

You Stock Up When Things are On Sale In Canada, cheese is very expensive, but everyone still eats it. This summer, the country’s largest grocery chain had a sale on cheese, where it went down to U.S.-like prices. This has never happened before. “Wow, look at that,” my brother marveled as he threw one pack into his shopping cart. “Good deal!” What is missing in this picture? Cheese lasts at least 3 months if you keep it closed in the fridge. His family uses about 1 pound per week. So the correct amount to put into the cart is twelve pounds of cheese. You must apply this philosophy in all areas of life, whenever presented with savings on an item you already use. It minimizes both the time and cost of shopping. These are the obvious tips that have scribbled themselves into my notebook during our travels of the past year. I hope that together they will instill some of the background fabric of efficient living that is essential for stitching together a happy and efficient life.

You Don’t Pay to Have Stuff Stored I was shocked to learn that many people pay to maintain a permanent storage unit in this country. No, not just for a month after There is no sincerer love than the love of food. George Bernard Shaw

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Jenna Torres A single mom with a message: It’s never too late to follow your dreams. Having just released her album A Woman’s Touch, Torres inspires us with both her music and her story. Today, Torres talks with me about the challenges of being a single mom, the changes she’s had to make and the importance of never giving up on your dreams. Tell me a little bit about who you are and what’s led you to this point in your life. I’m a singer-songwriter from New York City, and I’m also a single mom which I think is an important aspect of who I am. I’ve just finished recording an album that was recently released, so this is a really exciting time for me. I’ve been making music for years, but in the process of becoming a single mom I’ve taken a circuitous route to get to where I am today. When my daughter was about 10 years old, I had the opportunity to be signed as a songwriter. That was a pretty amazing opportunity for me, especially because at the time I’d gotten away from music and was trying to support myself in the real world – sometimes being a creative artist doesn’t feel so real [laughs]. I was deeply fortunate that I made a record and ended up getting signed as a songwriter.

What kind of audience is your music geared towards? The name of my record is A Woman’s Touch, and the record was born out of my experience as a woman who’s been through a lot. This is a women’s record and it really speaks about my experiences with love and loss and the joy of overcoming adversity. My music is country with a bit of a rock edge, so people who grew up listening to rock will enjoy it, though there is some deeply heartfelt material as well. 10 Flourish Magazine | April/2014

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. General George Patton


A in her heart Interview by Lauren Douglass Tell me about the album release – I’d imagine it’s a very personal process. Are you nervous about putting it out there? I am, actually. I feel like I’m walking farther out on limb than I ever have before because this material is very personal. It feels like a huge risk, but I was thinking when I found out that a magazine called Flourish wants to interview me, the risks that I’m taking now make me feel like I’m flourishing. I’m here to say that the greater the risk, the more alive I seem to feel. It makes me want to get up and chase my dreams. I’m definitely a dream chaser. Even if I don’t realize them, there’s still a value in pursuing them.

As a single mom, what are some of the challenges you’ve faced? I’ve had to choreograph my life so that my daughter’s needs – which always come first – are met. It’s like a dance. I feel like there are days when it’s much harder to balance it all. I get distracted by her needs. When your child is sick or there’s a problem, it becomes difficult to focus on the other things I need to accomplish to reach my own goals. The trouble comes when your child needs you to give more time and energy than you have, but at the same time you have no option – you have to come up with the time and energy that they need.

Why is it important for women to pursue their dreams even after they have children? In my case, I had to put my dreams away because I felt like they interfered with my ability to nurture my child. Secretly, my hope was that they’d be waiting for me when the time was

right. I think this is the case with many women. We do surrender and put away our personal dreams to make way for our children, but the magic of raising a child is that they do grow up. Their independence creates space that you can fill up with your dreams again. The most exciting thing that I discovered was that I still had dreams and they were just waiting for me to embrace them again. The framework of society is not as accepting of women when they get older, so my hope is that we can forge a path for women who realize their dreams later in life. We have mature dreams and dreams that are so worthy of being received.

You must be pretty proud of yourself.

because going for it is as important as realizing it. Each day that passes, you don’t get back again and I’d rather spend it expressing myself in whatever way I can.

If you had just a few sentences to sum up what you’ve learned from life, what would it be? Life is what you make it. My heart is filled with love and giving from my heart actually brings me the most joy. I give from my heart every day in every way that I can and it always comes back to me.

Visit to learn more about Jenna. A Woman’s Touch is available for download on iTunes.

The gratification that comes from maturing is wonderful. I don’t necessarily want to pat myself on the back and say that I’m proud of myself, but there’s a deep satisfaction that comes from accomplishing your dreams. It’s pretty awesome. Little children have dreams and young women have dreams and we live in a society that kind of cultivates “go chase your dreams,” then as a mother we kind of turn it over to our children and say, “OK, now it’s your turn to dream.” As a mom that’s now realizing yes, there’s still room for my dreams, it’s really fantastic.

You have the best of both worlds! I really do! I encourage other moms to go for their goals

Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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By Sarah G. Mason

BODY Break bad habits

Breaking bad habits isn’t just about cleaning up your diet and getting off the couch. It’s a lifestyle change that you’ll carry with you for years to come. Some bad habits that may be hampering weight loss include eating in front of the TV, dining out often (yes, even if you order salads!), skimping on sleep, having a disorganized kitchen and living in stress. Your daily routines affect your overall wellbeing, so as you evaluate your bikini body goals, consider more than just diet and exercise.

Introduce Veggies As a kid, eating veggies was a chore. Today, let’s admit it – not much has changed. Though vegetables are often ignored, they’re essential to a happy, healthy body. There’s a wealth of research to show that increased vegetable consumption is tied to increased weight loss and overall wellbeing. Hate the idea of raw broccoli and boring salads? Try sneaking veggies into your daily diet by adding them to smoothies or sautéing them with breakfast!

Summer is upon us, which means blue skies, flip-flops and yes – beach days! The key to feeling great in a bikini this year is simple: healthy goals, active bodies and happy confidence! 8

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Know your style Do you hate sweating? Find gyms boring? Then running in the heat or hitting the weights probably aren’t the right activities for you. No matter your preferences, it’s important to pin down your individual style and pick activities that fulfill your likes. Instead of running in the heat, consider swimming. Instead of exercising at the gym, take up rock climbing or tennis. When you engage in activities you truly enjoy, staying fit and active will feel effortless.

Insist on clean eating Nothing will derail your bikini body efforts faster than a bag of potato chips or a heaping pile of ice cream. Pick one day a week as a “cheat day” if you can’t live without these tantalizing treats, but otherwise stay firm on your clean eating resolutions. Cut back on processed foods and amp up fresh produce. Craving something sweet? Reach for fruit instead!

Not a moment to waste Got a few minutes to spare? Use that time wisely! Here’s an easy at-home exercise that doesn’t require weights or fancy gym equipment: Warm up with jumping jacks; 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest for 4 minutes. Next, side kick! Squat, then kick your right let out to the side as you rise up; switch sides every 30 seconds. Last, pushups; try to do 10 every minute for 3 minutes. Cool down by marching in place, and don’t forget your post-exercise stretch!

Ignore the critics Feeling good in a bikini is about more than how you look – it’s about how you feel, too. Never spend a second wondering what others might think. Learn to love yourself and you’ll gain the confidence you need to feel amazing, no matter what you’re wearing.

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Every Day By Kat Freestone

Switch Light Bulbs By switching from old-fashioned, energy-guzzling bulbs to the new, compact fluorescent lights, you’ll save both energy and money. If every household in the US changed just one of its regular bulbs to a fluorescent one, it would be equivalent to removing one million cars (and their emissions) from the road.

Turn Computer Off Especially at night, power your computer down instead of letting it rest in sleep mode. You’ll save 40 watt-hours per day, or about $14 per year.

Skip the Rinse Many of us rinse our dishes in the sink before loading them into the dishwasher. While it may seem like a necessary step if you want crystal clean dishes, really it’s a big a waste. To save on time, energy and water, pick one or the other. You’ll reduce your water usage by 20 gallons each load! 6

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April 22 isn’t the only day we should devote to cleaning, protecting and improving our planet; it’s the little steps along the way that matter, too. Join the movement to create a healthier, happier earth with these simple steps. Don’t Pre-Heat With the exception of bakery items, there’s no need to pre-heat the oven before use. Instead, simply turn the oven on at the same time you put the dish in. Also, instead of opening the oven door to check on a baking meal, use the oven window instead. An oven’s temperature drops about 25 degrees when you open the door, which leads to inefficient heating and unnecessary energy spent.

Meatless Mondays Going vegetarian once a week will help preserve our planet. The amount of water it takes to produce a pound of beef is astronomical: 2,500 gallons, according to water conservationists – yes, for one pound! A small change in your meal plans can make a big difference.

If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning. Aristotle Onassis

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Q. Within a week of having a reaction to a bee sting (the skin was hot, red, swollen and blistered), the tremors in my right hand and jaw disappeared. I’d had them for three years and had just gotten a referral to see a neurologist. My mother and her mother had Parkinson’s disease, so I suspect that is where I was headed, though I hadn’t been officially diagnosed. Have you heard of this before? A. There may be scientific support for your response to bee venom. We were somewhat surprised to discover research demonstrating that bee-venom injections have benefit against Parkinson’s disease (Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, September 2012). The Michael J. Fox Foundation funded a study of bee-venom therapy in a mouse model of Parkinson’s. The results were positive. French researchers are currently recruiting subjects for a clinical trial (MIREILLE) to assess the value of bee venom in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Q. I understand that no one would want to eat or drink dark cocoa. It is bitter and dry. I add about 1/2 teaspoon of Hershey’s natural unsweetened cocoa to my half-cup of coffee every morning. Milk and a touch of agave nectar make it even more palatable. This tastes like mocha and offers chocolate benefits without extra sugar or fat. I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde

A. Cocoa flavonoids found in dark cocoa can reduce inflammation, improve the ratio of LDL to HDL cholesterol and lower blood pressure. They also make blood platelets less likely to clump together and form a blood clot, perhaps lowering the risk of a heart attack. Although all these benefits have been established in studies, many health experts worry that people will overdose on candy. Your solution is a good way to get cocoa flavonoids. To learn more about the practical health benefits of chocolate and many other foods such as almonds, blueberries, cinnamon, cherries, coffee and ginger, you may want to consult “The People’s Pharmacy Quick and Handy Home Remedies” (sold online at Q. I have used a bar of soap under the bedsheets for the past nine months or so to get rid of leg cramps. I change the bar every three months. Recently, I used a bar of Dove soap instead of the Dial I had been using. My husband and I both experienced leg cramps again. Is there a reason why Dove soap doesn’t work although Dial does? A. We don’t know why soap under the bottom sheet helps some people avoid leg cramps. One hypothesis suggests that the fragrance is key. Popular folklore claims that Dial beats out Dove when it comes to preventing leg

cramps. Perhaps that’s because Dove is not real soap, but rather a synthetic detergent bar. Q. My husband suffered from frequent canker sores for years. I read in your column that eating kiwi fruit might help prevent canker sores. When I passed it along to him, he was extremely skeptical, to say the least. He still decided that it couldn’t hurt to try. After getting on a regimen of eating one kiwi fruit every other day for breakfast, the canker sores stopped completely! On the rare occasions when he can’t eat kiwis for an extended period because of travel, a sore starts up. Eating kiwis for a few days straight heals it up very quickly. This might not work for everyone, but it certainly helped him. A. Others report that kiwi fruit is helpful against canker sores. In their column, Joe and Teresa Graedon answer letters from readers. Write to them in care of this newspaper or email them via their Web site: Their newest book is “Top Screwups Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them.” Flourish Magazine | April/2014


Spring is here… As the earth wakes up from a long winter’s nap, it marks a new beginning. This month, we share tips that will raise your spirits and inspire you to be a better mother, wife and friend. Spring clean your life by rediscovering your self-discipline (yes – it will make you happier!), stick to your budget goals with a little help from the experts, and say hello to the beach body of your dreams. Then, pass on the healthier, more balanced you to your kids by teaching them about the earth, experimenting with a few of our favorite fun science projects, and visiting one of our recommended family-friendly Gainesville venues. April is full of possibilities, and we wish you a great one!

Lauren Douglass




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