Saturday, September 30, 2017

Making 2017 Pretty in Pink

All of these lovely ladies joined us for our Pink Woman shoot that was held at Oxmoor Center. Don't miss out on being a part of the Pink Woman Fashion show on October 19. Tickets can be purchased here. We're proud of everyone who attended and we look forward to meeting many more faces next year! This year's shoot was sponsored by All Women OB/GYN P.S.C.

Photo by Melissa Donald

Friday, September 29, 2017

Get Ready to Fall in Love with Our October Issue!

This month we focus on helping you create your best life with stories to encourage and inspire you! Find out how some amazing women are changing and investing in themselves to create a life free of pain and stress. Plus, with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we've featured empowering women who have survived and battled the one diagnosis every woman has to fear.

Her Big Dreams are Helping a Community Thrive

Taking care of people is a recurrent theme in Pamela E. Taylor’s life — from serving in the United States Army for three years to becoming a nurse practitioner. Pamela, our Way to Go Woman winner in the Community category, has parlayed her passion into a business where she can foster a community of healthy, happy people. In May 2017, she opened All Around Healthcare, an urgent and primary care facility located in the Shively neighborhood. One of Pamela’s long-term goals is to open more medical facilities in underserved communities.

She's Helping Seniors Find the Perfect Living Situation

Alisha Duvall, our Way to Go Woman winner in the Entrepreneurial category, is helping seniors live a better life.  Alee Solutions, a company she opened in 2015, focuses on finding aging-in-place living options for seniors. She hopes to use her company as a way of inspiring more women to become involved in issues that impact the senior community.

She's Giving Birth to New Ideas for Overcoming Infertility

Miriam Sigrun Krause, our Way to Go Woman winner in the Professional category, is a Physician and the Social Media Director at Fertility and Endocrine Associates. As a child living in Heidelberg, Germany, Miriam dreamed of becoming a doctor. After 14 years of medical school in Germany, a residency at Southern Illinois University, and fellowship training at the University of Louisville, Miriam is now helping couples find solutions for overcoming their infertility issues.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Fostering Strong Relationships is How She Found Success

Lindsay Reeves’ ability to foster strong relationships with clients and colleagues has led to a successful career as director of operations and vice president at NOVA Salon. Lindsay, who is our Way to Go Woman winner in the Leadership category, thrives off of being able to share new ideas with others in the industry and believes good communication is the most valuable characteristic of a leader.

See How She Turned Grief into Something Beautiful

After the death of her infant daughter Lily Grace in 2012, Amy Elzy, our Way to Go Woman winner in the Overcame Obstacles category, turned her loss into a support system for grieving families. She started the Lily Grace Project, an organization that provides hairbows and knit hats to sick children who are in the intensive care units at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

What To Do This Weekend

As we cruise into fall, take some time to enjoy the fruits of the season. Take a scenic trip to a farm such as Gallrein Farms, Huber Family Farm, or Farm Life to select the perfect pumpkin or pick some crisp apples. This weekend, you can also come face to face with dinosaurs, take in a movie on Slugger Field, head bang to some heavy metal music, and more.

Check out some weekend selections below:

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Until I can say what I want to say kindly, I try not to say anything.

By Bob Mueller

In my school days, sarcasm was the standard mode of getting along with each other. No one thought sarcasm was unkind. Rather, it was a sign of wit and engagement. It was how a person fit in. By the time my schooling was over, sarcasm was imprinted on me and leaked out in many things I said.

Monday, September 25, 2017

What this Master Distiller is Reading, Watching, and Listening to

By Megan M. Seckman

Joyce Nethery and her daughter Autumn merged their talents together to create Jeptha Creed Distillery.
Photos by Trina Whalin

A lifetime of career moves went into preparing her for this great venture. She earned a chemical engineering degree from the University of Louisville’s Speed School, worked as a process engineer in a distillation unit, spent six years teaching high school chemistry and physics, then shifted gears to become the CFO of her husband’s companies for a decade, and, last but not least, learned the art of growing the perfect heirloom tomato. Now, a lifetime of skills from farm to finance have come to fruition. Joyce Nethery, co-owner and master distiller of Jeptha Creed Distillery, is raising a glass to her future while honoring the past.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

They Don’t Let Anyone Die Alone

By Brigid Morrissey

It plagues the young and old. It shows no preference based on race, gender, or socioeconomic status. And it’s the big equalizer: death. Facing our own demise is not easy, even if you have an endless supply of support and love. But now imagine if you are alone.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Stephanie Wheeler: “Set our intention and go”

By Bella Portaro-Kueber

What chapter of life are you in? Is it your first, or is it your second? Lifestyle coach Stephanie Wheeler explains it’s our first chapter that usually ends with a turbulent experience, leaving us with the options to pick ourselves up and put together a life that we want, or let the experience defeat us and be stuck in a chapter that never progresses.

Friday, September 22, 2017

An Independent Adventurer Gives Travel Tips for a Vermont Getaway

By Megan M. Seckman

Michele Korfhage stands on Camel's Hump Summit in Vermont. Photos by Michele Korfhage.

When Michele Korfhage was 21, she found herself newly laid off, with a slice of time on her hands and just enough cash to do something about it. Armed with a pager, some camping supplies, an unemployment check, and a halfway reliable car, she took off on her first solo road trip. High atop the Smoky Mountain peaks, through the lens of her trusty camera, she realized this type of travel, independent and adventurous, spoke to her free spirit and calmed her wanderlust.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

What To Do This Weekend

If you haven't stopped by the Louisville Zoo to see its Butterflies n’ Blooms exhibit, go check out Flutter Festculminating with the tagging of 1,000 monarch butterflies for the exhibit's final weekend. Activities will include crafts, butterfly tagging, parades, storytime, and more.

This weekend you can also enjoy a little jazz, take the kids to a bike rodeo, and see some public art.

See below for weekend fun:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

It's Your Last Chance! Vote for Best For You NOW.

We are down to the wire and it's your last chance to vote for your Best For You business at Today's Woman. Make sure your voice is heard regarding businesses who are helping you improve every area of your life — whether it's your health, environment, or community.

Nicole Atkins’ Attire in Her Casual Work Environment

By Keri Foy

When you're president and CEO of a company, how you dress is kind of important. For Nicole Atkins, president and CEO of Unique Management Services, she walks a fine line with her love for dressy clothes in an ultra-casual work environment.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Survival Skills: Laura Rice’s Six Suggestions for Changing Careers

By Megan S. Willman

Laura Rice describes herself as an idealist. After graduating from the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law in 2004, she worked for the next nine years as a successful attorney in Louisville. “I loved being an advocate for people in dire circumstances, helping to empower my clients to stand up for themselves. I loved the courtroom and being a voice for disadvantaged people,” Laura says.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

“Everybody struggles with something…” How she is combatting mental illness

By Ashli Findley 

Approximately one in five U.S. adults experience mental illness in a given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. So why is it that our society is afraid to talk about it?

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Lunch Plus Fun: Pick Up Some Hot Chicken and Head to the Park

Story and photos by Melissa Donald

Outdoor patio of Joella's Hot Chicken in Middletown.
The Lunch: Joella's Hot Chicken

Conveniently located in a shopping complex right off the Middletown exit from the Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265) is Joella’s Hot Chicken. An order at the counter and seat yourself kind of a place, Joella’s Southern specialty is fried chicken.

Friday, September 15, 2017

How This DIY Bride Made Her Wedding More Sentimental

Shayla Delilah Menville and Chris Ring married earlier this year in a wedding held at Morehead, Kentucky for 125 guests. “Our wedding was meant to be carefree and fun. We didn’t want to spend a lot of money but also wanted it to be elegant. We achieved that with the help of talented and generous friends.”

Thursday, September 14, 2017

What To Do This Weekend

The Waterfront Botanical Gardens celebrates its official Groundbreaking this weekend with various festivities. The Groundbreaking ceremony will feature music, light refreshments, words from political and religious leaders, and hot air balloon by Skycab Balloons. The Gardens will also host the First Annual Homebrew Fair, complete with a homebrew contest, vendors, and the opportunity to learn about the agriculture and craftsmanship of brewing beer. Lastly, the annual reGeneration Fair 2017 will feature food trucks, live music, environmental displays, and activities for guests of all ages. Louisville Visual Art will also host a Plein Air Paint Out onsite.

See below for some fun weekend offerings:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Making "Mom Jeans" a Good Thing

By Miranda Popp
Whether you’re scrolling through your social media newsfeed or running around town, you’re likely to see someone in an outfit that Britney Renbarger has pulled together. She’s taking the internet by storm with her curated fashion collection as she’s dressing moms across our city and the nation.

Monday, September 11, 2017

"There are better things ahead than anything you may leave behind." Two years ago Amber couldn't buy her kids bananas — “and this year I took them to Disney World.”

By Lucy M. Pritchett

Her Turning Point begins with a toddler meltdown over bananas and ends with her own meal-prepping business.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Changes Part 3: Knowing What to Keep and Toss Can be Tricky — But Not for Jill Rhoades

By Megan M. Seckman

When Jill Rhoades’ last son went off to college, she and her husband were left with a big house full of stuff, but it felt empty. For years they had been threatening to downsize when husband Marty retired, but faced with their newly vacant home, they realized it was time.

Changes Part 2: Kate Ashton Said Yes to Herself When No One Did

By Megan M. Seckman

She may only be 29, but Kate Ashton has already reinvented herself three times. Kate began as a hair stylist but soon realized that the job was tough on her body, so she used her cosmetology background to transition to the field of body services, despite never having waxed a body part in her life. For eight years, she dove into the land of body waxing, eyebrow threading, tinting, and esthetician services.

Changes Part 1: Rewriting Her Future in Six Weeks

 By Megan M. Seckman

Cathy Fyock is no stranger to change. She started out as an elementary school music teacher, and when that didn’t pan out, she quickly made the change to the field of business. For years, Cathy established a career as a speaker and employment strategist in human relations. She ran a successful consulting business for 20 years with her mother and provided countless businesses with advice on how to recruit top employees and inspire an aging workforce. She was such a master in her field that she literally wrote the book on it. In fact, she wrote seven business books.
Then, her mother passed away.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Are There Any Good Men Out There?

Q: “I always seem to make the wrong choices in men. I’m a giver, yet I seem to attract takers. I’ve had several relationships that have lasted more than a year, but most only seem to last six months or less. What am I doing wrong? Are there really any good men out there? My clock is ticking.”

Friday, September 8, 2017

Let Go of Things: Create A Space that Nourishes

By Keri Foy
The chair Lyn is sitting in is one from a pair of chairs that belonged to her mother who was also an interior designer.
Photos by Melissa Donald 

Take the things you adore and arrange them in a way that fosters harmony in your home.

Art fills the walls of Lyn Mabry's home in the Highlands. One long hallway stretches from one end of the house to the other, but instead of feeling expansive and empty, it functions as a canvas to display the watercolors, photography, and art Lyn has picked up around the world.

Now's The Time To Vote For What's Best For You.

Today's Woman is searching for businesses who are helping you improve every area of your life — whether it's your health, environment, or community — but we need your help.

Vote for a business from one of the nine categories below that you believe deserves the Today’s Woman Best for You award by September 20, and the winners will be featured in the January 2018 Issue.

Healthful Food
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Save Your Skin
Find Relief
Help Others
Home Improvement
Home Interiors


Thursday, September 7, 2017

What To Do This Weekend

This weekend is brimming with outdoor activities to entertain you and to help you make the most of the mild weather. Spend some time experiencing all there is to do and eat at the festivals, get active by walking or biking for a good cause (or go and support those that do), enjoy several live music acts and more.

Check out our list below for weekend fun:

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

She Found the Perfect Product for Curly Hair

By Brittani Dick

Most of us are familiar with a normal 9 to 5 work day, and our routines look pretty similar — catch eight hours of sleep while the moon is shining, wake for coffee and breakfast, then venture into expressway rush hour traffic around 8:30am. But there are also those who work important jobs as we sleep, those whose “morning” routines look a little different than ours.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Lindsey Hoehn’s Love of Yarn

By Lucy M. Pritchett

Lindsey Hoehn has used A Yarn Crossing as a way of supporting other 
knitting groups in the community. Photos by Patti Hartog 

While some of us might spend our days simply spinning our wheels, Lindsey Hoehn spends her days spinning yarn.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Three Shows You Should See This Month

By Gioia Patton/Arts Insider

Smokey Joe’s Café

Often referred to as “the soundtrack of the 1950s,” Smokey Joe’s Café is jam-packed with 38 rock ’n’ roll and rhythm & blues songs written by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, including Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, and Stand By Me.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

She Chose Louisville Part 3: From a Vision Board to the Runway

By Marie Bradby

Why We Chose Louisville
They have seen the world. They have successful careers. They could live anywhere. They chose Louisville. Here are three transplants — tops in their fields — who are making Louisville their forever home and stitching themselves into the quilt of life that is the Bluegrass. This is RaeShanda Johnson's Story.

She Chose Louisville Part 2: From New York to the Heart of this City

By Marie Bradby

Why We Chose Louisville
They have seen the world. They have successful careers. They could live anywhere. They chose Louisville. Here are three transplants — tops in their fields — who are making Louisville their forever home and stitching themselves into the quilt of life that is the Bluegrass. This is Lisa Zangari's Story.

She Chose Louisville Part 1: From the World to Kentucky

By Marie Bradby

Why We Chose Louisville
They have seen the world. They have successful careers. They could live anywhere. They chose Louisville. Here are three transplants — tops in their fields — who are making Louisville their forever home and stitching themselves into the quilt of life that is the Bluegrass. This is Kathy Stearman's Story.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Going Inside the West End School

By Megan Seckman

When I toured West End School, located at 36th and Virginia Avenue, it had been Debbie Blair’s third tour that day. Despite the typical end-of-the-school-year-chaos — boxes of binders ready for storage, loads of laundry needing a wash, and hundreds of partial paint cans poised in military precise formations waiting to be purged — and even despite her retirement being only six weeks away, Debbie’s enthusiasm did not wane. This space, a gift from the community, has been a labor of love, and her literal home, since 2005 when her husband Robert Blair, the former headmaster of Kentucky Country Day, made his big idea for a free boarding school for at-risk middle school boys come to fruition.

5 Ideas from a Private School You Can Serve To Your Own Kids (Part 4)

By Megan Seckman

Director Kristina Davis Christensen, who has worked as a special needs coordinator and parent volunteer over her 15 years at Friends School, sat down to tell me about her students’ skills. At the core of the school’s mission are these values, which are cultivated in every child they serve and carry over into the home and community.

5 Ideas from a Private School You Can Serve to Your Own Kids (Part 3)

By Megan Seckman

Here are five skills from West End School you can apply to your own kids at home.

5 Ideas from a Private School You Can Serve to Your Own Kids (Part 2)

By Megan S. Willman

Louisville Classical Academy offers these five things you can apply with your own kids.

5 Ideas from St. Francis that You Can Serve to Your Own Kids (Part 1)

By Megan S. Willman

Here a few tips from St. Francis School that you can use to help your kids become better in every way.

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