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DAVID TOMASIC HEALTH & WELLNESS:
HOW TO REDUCE STRESS
LA BOULANGERIE BOUL’MICH
FOOD YOU LOVE: THAT LOVES YOU BACK
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TABLE OF CONTENTS: 5. HEALTH & WELLNESS: FIVE HEALTHY HABITS TO HELP REDUCE STRESS
Chronic stress can increase your lifetime risk of heart disease and stroke, so we bring you five healthy habits to help you reduce stress.
10. SHOPPING BAG: FOOD YOU LOVE: THAT LOVES YOU BACK
We feature the cookbook Food You Love: That Loves You Back with over 200 delectable recipes.
12. COVER STORY: IMPOSING AUSTRALIAN MODEL DAVID TOMASIC
This week’s cover model David Tomasic comes to us from Melbourne, Australia. Enjoy his interview with photographs by Photo Studio Miami.
16. DINING DELICIOUS: LA BOULANGERIE BOUL’MICH
La Boulangerie Boul’Mich serves up a balanced mix of French food and Latin cuisines crafted with the freshest ingredients available.
20. PHOTO ALBUM: TWIST LOVE MY DJ! FRIDAYS Check out our photos of Love My DJ! Fridays at TWIST with DJ Sushiman. You may be in them!
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FIVE HEALTHY HABITS TO HELP REDUCE STRESS Meditate Incorporate meditation and mindfulness practices into your day to give yourself a few minutes to create some distance from daily stress. Some studies show meditation can reduce blood pressure, improve sleep, support the immune system and increase your ability to process information.
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Between work, family obligations and a constantly changing world, people in the United States are stressed. In fact, U.S. workers are among the most stressed in the world, according to a State of the Global Workplace study. While some stress is unavoidable and can be good for you, constant or chronic stress can have real consequences for your mental and physical health. Chronic stress can increase your lifetime risk of heart disease and stroke. It can also lead to unhealthy habits like overeating, physical inactivity and smoking, while also increasing risk factors, including high blood pressure, depression and anxiety. However, a scientific statement from the American Heart Association shows reducing stress and cultivating a positive mindset can improve health and well-being. To help people understand the connection between stress and physical health, the American Heart Association offers these science-backed insights to help reduce chronic stress. Stay Active Exercise is one of the easiest ways to keep your body healthy and release stress. Physical activity is linked to lower risk of diseases, stronger bones and muscles, improved mental health and cognitive function, and lower risk of depression. It can also help increase energy and improve quality of sleep. The American Heart Association recommends adults get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity activity, 75 minutes of vigorous activity or a combination.
Practice Positivity A positive mindset can improve overall health. Studies show a positive mindset can help you live longer, and happy individuals tend to sleep better, exercise more, eat better and not smoke. Practice positive self-talk to help you stay calm. Instead of saying, “everything is going wrong,” re-frame the situation and remind yourself “I can handle this if I take it one step at a time.” Show Gratitude Gratitude – or thankfulness – is a powerful tool that can reduce levels of depression and anxiety and improve sleep. Start by simply writing down three things you’re grateful for each day. Find a Furry Friend Having a pet may help you get more fit; lower stress, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar; and boost overall happiness and well-being. When you see, touch, hear or talk to companion animals, you may feel a sense of goodwill, joy, nurturing and happiness. At the same time, stress hormones are suppressed. Dog ownership is also associated with a lower risk of depression, according to research published by the American Heart Association. Stress 101 Understanding stress is an important step in managing and reducing it. Consider these things to know about stress and how it could affect your life: • Today, one in three adults in the U.S. report being worried or depressed. • Higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol are linked to increased risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular events like heart disease and stroke. • The top sources of stress are money, work, family responsibilities and health concerns. • Work-related stress is associated with a 40% increased risk of cardiovascular disease like heart attack and stroke. Find more stress-management tips at heart.org/stress.
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PUBLISHER’S CORNER WE MUST FIGHT AND REMAIN VIGILANT! The recent decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the subsequent comments by Clarence Thomas, are a stark reminder that the fight for our LGBTQ rights will never end because there are people in this nation who will always discriminate against us – even from the bench of the highest court of the land. Some of these same people are not afraid to demonstrate a remarkable level of hypocrisy with very obvious double standards. Associate Justice Thomas’ wife openly encouraged and supported insurrectionists loyal to Donald Trump who wanted to steal the election in an attempted coup d’état that included a violent attack by a crazed mob on our Congress. Thomas has refused to recuse himself from Supreme Court matters related to this attack against our democracy, despite his wife's actions. Let’s never forget that the anarchists who stormed the Capitol loudly called for the hanging of the Vice President of the United States, and Virginia Thomas kept pushing the loony conspiracies that led to the disgusting violence we all witnessed on January 6, 2021. As Pride Month comes to an end, I want to remind everyone in our community and our allies that we must always remain very vigilant and active in our daily lives and in every single election. Get out and vote, and encourage everyone you know to do the same because elections have consequences that can lead to the violation and reversal of our very hard fought LGBTQ rights. Extremists are now sitting on the Supreme Court ready to act, so we must enact change as soon as possible. In this week’s issue, we feature imposing cover model David Tomasic from Melbourne, Australia with great photographs by Photo Studio Miami. Health & Wellness discusses five healthy habits to help us reduce stress and improve our quality of life. Dining Delicious previews La Boulangerie Boul’Mich’s balanced mix of French food and Latin cuisines crafted with the freshest ingredients available. Shopping Bag is about the cookbook Food You Love: That Loves You Back with over 200 delectable recipes, and our photo album has pics from Love My DJ! Fridays at TWIST with DJ Sushiman. Have a wonderful Fourth of July and enjoy the fireworks! Cheers,
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SHOPPING BAG By Albert Bravo
FOOD YOU LOVE: THAT LOVES YOU BACK COOKBOOK ingredients – many of the recipes offer different variations, such as gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, and even refined sugarfree, so that you can customize dishes for yourself and others. Food You Love includes QR codes you can scan for a real-life glimpse into Rorie’s shopping, prepping, and cooking as your interactive cooking companion. The cookbook also includes Rorie's tips on the basics for staying full and energized with menu planning advice, sample menus, and practical insights on how to balance advance food prep with an on-the-go lifestyle – something many of us can benefit from. Food You Love: That Loves You Back is available in stores and on Amazon for $34.19. Visit fullnfree.com/cookbook for more information.
Summer is the perfect time to gather with friends and family over a delicious meal. What better way to serve up some new mouthwatering dishes than to read a new cookbook with over 200 recipes made with wholesome, easy-to-find ingredients, including many gluten-free, nut free, and kosher for Passover recipes, plus beautiful food photography. As someone who loves to cook and enjoys putting together new dishes, I found Rorie Weisberg’s first-of-its-kind cookbook Food You Love: That Loves You Back to be a great reference tool for preparing many dishes. In Food You Love, Rorie transforms all the traditional favorites such as pancakes for breakfast, pizza for lunch, schnitzel for dinner; brisket, kugel, and cholent, dips, tempting salads, and lots of veggie sides, topped off with chocolate mousse and cookie crumble; plus puddings, muffins, and biscotti that will fill and fuel you for hours during your summer adventures. In addition, since healthy means something different for everyone – especially people who need to avoid certain 10 WIREMAG.COM #6 2022
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By Rafa Carvajal Photos by Jorge Freire & Abel Cruz Photostudiomiami.com Rafa Carvajal: Where do you live and where are you from? David Tomasic: Melbourne, Australia. RC: What do you do for work? DT: I’m a medical rep and clinical trainer in laser aesthetics. RC: What do you enjoy the most about modeling for photography? DT: I love the end results. I’ve worked with some amazing photographers and each experience has been different. Seeing the finished product is the payoff from the hard work you put in. Everyone thinks stepping in front of a camera is easy, but trust me, it’s hard work. But I love it! RC: What are your top three exercises to stay in shape? DT: Cardio, abs and drop sets.
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RC: Tell our readers about the anti-bullying initiative you are involved with? DT: Bully Zero is an organization that offers support and guidance to bully victims along with educating people. Visit bullyzero.org.au to learn more. RC: Why do you think anti bullying is so important? DT: Growing up I was severely bullied, so this cause I am passionate about. Online bullying in particular has increased alarmingly over the years, and it’s concerning how this topic doesn’t get talked about more. No one should ever have to feel less than they are because of the words or actions of others. The negative things said to others have consequences and it's time that bullies are held accountable for their actions. Everyone deserves to feel safe and loved. RC: What are your favorite things to do in your free time? DT: I love baking because it’s my total stress relief. I also like watching movies and catching up with friends.
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RC: What is the biggest dream you would like to achieve? DT: Landing the cover of GQ and becoming a TV host. RC: Is there anything else you would like to share with Wire Magazine readers? DT: I’m fructose intolerant, and I’m actually writing a fructose free cookbook.
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DINING DELICIOUS By Rafa Carvajal
LA BOULANGERIE BOUL’MICH
Photos provided by La Boulangerie Boul’Mich
I had a breakfast meeting at La Boulangerie Boul’Mich in Coral Way about two months ago that eventually led to my new job as CEO of CIMA Group. For almost a decade, and with six locations throughout Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, La Boulangerie Boul’Mich has been a go-to dining spot for delicious, fresh, fine food that includes French and Latin baked treats, delightful coffee creations and an ample menu of sweet and savory dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This Latin-European cafe, restaurant, and bakery, with culinary delights from France, Venezuela, Argentina and beyond, can be described as the one “you didn’t know you needed and now very much want in your neighborhood.”
juices); croissants and cachitos (flavors including almond & chocolate, dulce de leche, classic, and jamon); empanadas; quiches; pan de bono; brioche; eight different salads, 16 gourmet sandwiches; and an array of fresh pastas.
A sampling of La Boulangerie’s offerings includes: Three types of Eggs Benedict (Traditional, Norwegian and Florentine); several house-made fruit Refreshers (such as the Sweet Hawaiian, made from your choice base of water or coc onut water, fresh lychee and pineapple
RC: What differentiates your food from other alternatives our readers may consider when dining out? BA: We believe that a good meal starts with great ingredients and cooking that honors those ingredients and letting them shine is the secret to it all. Whether you’re
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I sat down with co-owner Ben Armas to learn more about La Boulangerie Boul’Mich. Rafa Carvajal: Please describe your La Boulangerie Boul’Mich cuisine for our readers. Ben Armas: At La Boulangerie Boul’Mich our cuisine is a balanced mix of French food and Latin cuisines, created with the freshest ingredients available.
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RC: What has been the key to your success? BA: I believe the key to our success so far it’s being together and working as a team and a family with all our employees. We are a midsized company with many employees, but we strive to maintain a familyowned French bakery spirit.
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gr abbing a c off ee an d p astry or sitting down fo r a pro per me al, we stri ve to make each bite t aste homemade an d th e obvi ous product of much ca re, labo r a nd pas sion . RC: W h a t a r e t h e m o s t p o p u l a r d i s h e s o n y o u r men u for breakfas t an d for lunch & dinner? BA: Our top breakfast seller would be the trad itional E ggs Ben ed icts, the Croque Madame our style an d th e Fre nch Toast. For lunch ther e’s nothing be tter th an our sandwich and soup plat ter, which can be any of ou r sandwiches. For dinn er, what can beat handmad e pasta? And never forget the cr oissants . RC: How has La Boul angerie Boul’Mich evolv e d and ex panded sin ce i ts l aunch in 2014? BA : The La Boulangerie Boul’Mich concept has evolved ov er the ye ars by virtue of much ha rd work , a de sir e to l ear n what our customers wa nt, to never s ettle an d al wa ys be improving. Key to it has been listen in g to the community where our restaurant is located and engaging with our custo m e rs.
RC: What else would you like to share with Wire Magazine readers? BA: We started with one restaurant and though we didn’t know how big we could grow. We dreamed and worked toward that dream. We are truly thankful and blessed for all who have embraced the restaurant and been there with us. We wouldn’t be where we are without them and hope to be serving them and everyone who walks through our doors for years to come.
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