Thursday, November 30, 2017

Our December Issue is Sweeter than Christmas Cookies!







In this month's issue, find out how you can be a gift to your community -- whether you are volunteering your time with an organization or leaving a financial legacy. Also, read about the biggest gift our cover model is giving to others in need.  




What To Do This Weekend


This weekend, The 41st annual Holiday Home Tour takes place in Old Louisville, a national historic preservation district featuring the largest collection of Victorian architecture in the country. Step back in time and enjoy an authentic Victorian Tea or a free bourbon tasting.

You can also check out a magic show, listen to beautiful holiday music, eat breakfast with Santa, see a play, and more.

Take a look at our suggestions below:

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Transition to a New Place

By Carrie Vittitoe

Once a loved one has decided to move to a retirement community and selected the one to call home, the hard work of “rightsizing” begins. This is the process of going through the house and belongings to find what will work in one’s new home and lifestyle. The process can be physically and emotionally grueling, but taking some of the following ideas into consideration will make the process feel much more manageable.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

“Imagine a Sharpie [marker]. I had a tiny Sharpie dot on the back of my leg that was black.”

By Ashli Findley
Deanna with her grandsons Luke, 4 and Levi, 4 months in Community Park in New Albany.
Photos by Patti Hartog
Not leaving anything to chance, Deanna Watts, 52 at the time, went to her doctor to have the 1.1 millimeter, mole-like growth inspected and eventually removed; its testing revealed she had melanoma.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Zap Your Spider Veins

By Tiffany White 
Post Sponsored by Clark Memorial Hospital Vein Center 
Marla Beeler, MSN, FNP, APRN Photos by Melissa Donald

Concealing your spider veins may be a pain, but permanently removing them is simple and painless. Marla Beeler, MSN, FNP, APRN with the Clark Physician Group Thoracic and Vascular Surgery Center, utilizes a vein removal treatment called sclerotherapy on her clients. Using a small gauge needle, Beeler injects asclera, a sclerosing agent, into the spider veins, which scars the vein better than saline. “The vein doesn’t have the reaction to saline, because saline is like saltwater. It is less of an irritant to the vein, but the whole goal is to irritate the vein so that it scars off,” Beeler says. The body absorbs the blood vessel and uses the healthy blood vessels instead, which resolves the spider vein. Sclerotherapy, which is done at the surgery center, takes an hour to complete for both legs.

What Kelly Sullivan is Reading, Watching, Listening to… (also about how the girl who thought school was dumb became a Ph.D.)

By Megan M. Seckman
Kelly loves wearing this beaker pin her boyfriend gave to her. Photos by Melissa Donald 

At 33, Dr. Kelly Sullivan holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, is an Ivy League graduate, and has received several prestigious honors including Purdue University’s A.K. Balls award for excellence. Her passion for science runs so deep that she’s tattooed her favorite scientists, instruments, and formulas on her body. This inked tapestry consists of a pipette measuring tube that decorates the base of her neck, the Gibbs free energy equation, and Madame Curie. Among these odes to her field of study are a menagerie of other tattoos, 26 in all, ranging from raucous to random: Ric Flair, a trio of wolves, and a pink fan won at a “tattoo derby” when she drew a random number that corresponded to the image, just to name a few. She breaks the mold of the stereotypical chemist, and that is all right by her. “People never believe what I do when I tell them. They can’t imagine I’m a Ph.D. To them I’m just another weirdo at the Southend Kroger,” Kelly says with a laugh.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Quiz: Is Your Loved One Safe Living Alone?

By Tori Temple


Explaining to your loved one that they are no longer safe living alone could prove to be a difficult conversation to start. Remember the following tips to help ease the strain for you and your loved one.

Who’s Taking All Those Photos?

By Bella Portaro-Kueber



In today’s age of modern technology we’re all iPhoneographers. We take photos with our smartphones and share them with the world on our favorite social media platforms.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

This Dazzling Bride Found a Venue That Did It All



Mariana Sanders and Joe Epperson married on March 7, 2017 at The Grand in New Albany, Indiana. Find out what finishing touches this couple added to make their wedding memorable.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Gifts For Those Who Have Style


Get an early start on your holiday shopping at some of these local places. 

Gifts for Those Who Love to Cook



Get an early start on your holiday shopping at some of these local places. 

Gifts for Those Who Love Nature



Get an early start on your holiday shopping at some of these local places. 

Gifts for Those Who Love Louisville


Get an early start on your holiday shopping at some of these local places.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

What To Do This Weekend



The holiday season kicks into gear this weekend with the 37th annual Light Up Louisville, when Mayor Fischer and Santa light up the city's Christmas Tree. The event also marks the beginning of Holiday in the City, a series of holiday events throughout the season in downtown Louisville, including ice skating at Holiday Square located at 4th and Jefferson streets.

Also this weekend you can embrace more holiday cheer at a parade and tree lighting in Jeffersonville, Indiana, enjoy listening to a capella voices, watch as a Grinch tries to ruin Christmas, and more.

Check out the weekend options below:


Happy Thanksgiving!






Freezing The Warmth of a Winter Wonderland

By Sara Floyd



One particular December several years ago, I was watching through the front window as my children played in the snow. Their squeals of delight were muffled behind the panes of glass, but their joy was palpable. Their tiny red noses, their little bodies thick with layers, and the snowflakes falling from the sky like powdered sugar made my breath catch in my throat. A real-life snow globe scene was unfolding in front of me. As I pressed my face to the window to take it all in, an idea was born. I would recreate this scene and preserve it so that the moment would never be lost. After gathering a few supplies, I went to work creating a snowy setting using a photo of each child and copious amounts of faux snow. I was delighted with the outcome and the kids were mightily impressed to see themselves in the middle of a winter wonderland encased in a spaghetti sauce jar.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Best Bodies: Hollis Edwards

By Brigid Morrissey



In life, it seems as if we spend each stage preparing for the next phase. We complete high school to get into college to step into a career. We date around in our youth to discover who we want to spend our future with. So when we think about fitness and preparing our bodies physically, why not create good habits in our youth so we’re better off in old age?

Best Bodies: Patricia Payette

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Patty Payette 
AGE 51
JOB Executive director of the quality enhancement plan at University of Louisville
WORKOUT SPOT Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center 

Best Bodies: Alison Cardoza


Alison Cardoza

AGE: 35
JOB:  Certified Personal Trainer and Hip Hop Group Exercise Instructor at Baptist East Milestone Wellness Center 
MOTIVATION: Alison says that measurable goals are part of her motivation, and she “strives to reach a new, realistic goal for myself. I keep it simple.”

Monday, November 20, 2017

What Works for this Theater Operations Manager

By Lucy M. Pritchett
Anne Ensign-Urteaga appreciates working behind the scenes in preparation for each performance. Here, she stands in one of the CenterStage dressing rooms. Photos by Patti Hartog


If you've ever attended one of the excellent theatrical productions put on by CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center, you have most likely seen Anne Ensign-Urteaga. OK. That statement may be a little misleading. She won't be in costume singing or dancing but instead, as operations manager for the community theater, she comes on stage before the start of the show to welcome the audience and make brief announcements.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Is it the Doctor’s Fault or Yours? Handling Hospitalizations

By Carrie Vittitoe



Whether you are caregiver to a child, an aging parent, or a spouse, it can be a difficult job. Few things are more frustrating than when a loved one is sick or in pain. During those times, we want to access medical care as quickly and easily as possible. Fortunately, new technologies and some tried-and-true caregiver experience can help pave the way for faster and better medical care for your loved one.

Is it the Doctor’s Fault or Yours? Communication

By Carrie Vittitoe



Whether you are caregiver to a child, an aging parent, or a spouse, it can be a difficult job. Few things are more frustrating than when a loved one is sick or in pain. During those times, we want to access medical care as quickly and easily as possible. Fortunately, new technologies and some tried-and-true caregiver experience can help pave the way for faster and better medical care for your loved one.

Is it the Doctor’s Fault or Yours? Wait Times

By Carrie Vittitoe



Whether you are caregiver to a child, an aging parent, or a spouse, it can be a difficult job. Few things are more frustrating than when a loved one is sick or in pain. During those times, we want to access medical care as quickly and easily as possible. Fortunately, new technologies and some tried-and-true caregiver experience can help pave the way for faster and better medical care for your loved one.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

How She Helps By Teaching Business Etiquette

By Brigid Morrissey



Accountability is a word that is learned as you age into more and more responsibility. It’s a word often associated with jobs and sports, coinciding with the ability to perform. It’s a word that, until the prospective residents enroll at Family Scholar House, might not be fully understood.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Just Me and the Boys + A 2,000-Mile Road Trip

By Megan Seckman


(l-r) Sam, Christine, Josh, Dominic, and Josh at Bronco Stadium. 
After Christine Beshara-Repp’s divorce, she found herself short on funds but full of big dreams. All of a sudden, a life stretched out in front of her. Where she was to steer it, was no one’s decision but her own. But like most transitions, it took time; like most divorces, it was complicated. Christine, 42, and her ex-husband were still friends. For a while after the divorce, they actually shared their home together — a simple, temporary solution to a complex family web. Even after her ex-husband moved from the home they shared, Christine thirsted for more independence. She needed adventure, to be in the driver’s seat after so many years of idling. She needed to know she could do it, all on her own.
And so, a road trip was born.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

What To Do This Weekend


Music, drinks, and art. . .what more do you need on a Friday night? Experience After Hours at the Speed, as the Speed Museum remains open until 10pm the third Friday of every month. Each After Hours event will offer music, performances, food and drinks by Wiltshire at the Speed, and, of course, art. This Friday's events include: silent disco with local DJs, a tribute to Radiohead's In Rainbows performed by Orchestra Enigmatic, and dance, poetry, and live music performances inspired by works of art in the Speed's collection.

This weekend you can also ask questions of a science expert, enjoy family fun with science and technology, be surrounded with the holiday spirit at play performances, shop for unique craft gifts for loved ones, and more.

Check out our list below for weekend fun:



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Before Whitney Cessna Gives Nutritional Advice

By Brittani Dick

Before she gives nutritional advice, Whitney Cessna, 28, knows that she has to practice what she preaches. According to this health guru, a healthy, filling breakfast is the only real way to start a great day.

Monday, November 13, 2017

H is for Having it All (Kinda)

By Renee Murphy

Renee Murphy and kids (youngest to oldest: Kellan, Katherine, and Keefe) at home. Photo by Patti Hartog

One topic my girlfriends and I talk about on a regular basis is how we struggle, almost daily, with how to be a “boss” at our jobs and still be the best mom and wife on the planet. No pressure, right? In 2014 career strategist and author Megan Dall-Camina surveyed 1,000 women in the workforce about their well-being. Seventy percent of those surveyed believe the concept of success at home and work were a myth. Forty percent told Dall-Camina they were hanging on by a thread.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

No-Knead Artisan Rolls

By Paige Rhodes


Hosting Thanksgiving is stressful enough without having to worry about making everything the day of. Save yourself a ton of trouble by prepping and cooking foods such as vegetables, desserts, and baked goods ahead of time. These recipes can be started even a couple of days before Thanksgiving to give yourself ample time to deal with that turkey and dressing.

Apple Layer Cake With Bourbon Butterscotch Buttercream

By Paige Rhodes



Hosting Thanksgiving is stressful enough without having to worry about making everything the day of. Save yourself a ton of trouble by prepping and cooking foods such as vegetables, desserts, and baked goods ahead of time. These recipes can be started even a couple of days before Thanksgiving to give yourself ample time to deal with that turkey and dressing.

Brussels Sprout Salad With Pomegranates and Candied Pecans

By Paige Rhodes


Hosting Thanksgiving is stressful enough without having to worry about making everything the day of. Save yourself a ton of trouble by prepping and cooking foods such as vegetables, desserts, and baked goods ahead of time. These recipes can be started even a couple of days before Thanksgiving to give yourself ample time to deal with that turkey and dressing.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Few Decor Tips — And a Home You Can Win

Open storage offers an opportunity to insert color and texture in your kitchen; display cookbooks or interesting serving ware. In this kitchen, the open shelving makes use of a narrow space, breaks up the cabinetry and highlights a 12-foot ceiling.
Want to win a home? You can enter a raffle to win either a $600,000 Norton Commons home on November 18. The fundraiser raises money for Norton Healthcare’s NiCU and you can buy tickets for $100 each.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Creating Beautiful Spaces

By Keri Foy



Women with a knack for design and a can-do attitude often find themselves helping other people make their homes just as beautiful as their own. Over time, people notice, the design-savvy opinions are solicited, and a career path emerges.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

What To Do This Weekend



Kick off the holiday spirit this year with a visit to the 28th annual Festival of Trees & Lights at Louisville Slugger Field. You can make purchases from the hundreds of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, and décor, and the proceeds benefit Norton Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Pictures with Santa, children’s crafts, holiday entertainment, and Hanukkah activities are free with admission. Also, hop on the ride-on train, grab a treat at the sweet shop, and more. Friday night is Festival Family Night, featuring a visit from Louisville Ballet performers from “The Brown-Forman Nutcracker.” In addition to holiday crafts and entertainment, the night concludes with a fireworks show over Louisville Slugger Field and free hot chocolate and cider.

This weekend you can also shop and ride the trolley through downtown Jeffersonville,  veterans get free benefits at the YMCA for Veterans Day weekend, laugh with some top-notch sketch comedy, and more.

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Today's Transitions Innovation Awards Winner: The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, Jeffersontown

Jayme Cooper, therapy manager at Good Samaritan Society, helps rehab patients
readjust to getting in and out of their car. Photo by Melissa Donald 














Today's Transitions is recognizing local services and communities whose innovative ideas are improving the quality of life for seniors and caregivers. Read about one of our four Today's Transitions Innovation Award winners who won in the Innovative Structural Design category.


Today's Transitions Innovation Awards Winner: Masonic Homes of Kentucky with Senior Care Experts

(l-r) Linda Wagner, dining services director for Masonic Homes of Kentucky with Danielle Herriford of Senior Care Experts and Courtney Dale who works in hospitality at Masonic Homes of Kentucky. Photo by Melissa Donald



Today's Transitions is recognizing local services and communities whose innovative ideas are improving the quality of life for seniors and caregivers. Read about one of our four Today's Transitions Innovation Award winners who won in the Innovative Support Services Winner category.

Today's Transitions Innovation Awards Winner: Frazier Rehab Institute

Dr. Kathrin LaFaver, director of the UofL Physicians Movement Disorders Clinic, has developed various treatments, activities, and events for people with movement disorders. Photo by Melissa Donald 














Today's Transitions is recognizing local services and communities whose innovative ideas are improving the quality of life for seniors and caregivers. Read about one of our four Today's Transitions Innovation Award winners who won in the Innovative Therapeutic/Mobility Services Winner category.

Today's Transitions Innovation Awards Winner: Belmont Village Senior Living

Center: Melissa Weidman, memory program coordinator at Belmont Village, is with Dr. Robert Marin, Jeanette Alexander, Odette Holcomb, and Valinda Costabell during a Circle of Friends group session.
Photo by Melissa Donald 













Today's Transitions is recognizing local services and communities whose innovative ideas are improving the quality of life for seniors and caregivers. Read about one of our four Today's Transitions Innovation Award winners who won in the Innovative Healthcare Services category.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A Little Extra Height and a Lot of Extra Friendly

By Keri Foy


At a little over 5-foot tall, Lisa Nalley's height has a huge impact on her style. From heels to hemming, this petite mom of two knows how to add a couple inches. And while appearing taller may be important, what's more important to her is that she looks friendly and helpful.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Cozy and Elegant, We Have Velvet Styles For Your Holiday Parties

By Aubrey Hillis

Love...Ady dress, $98; Michael Kors shoes, $60 available at Nordstrom Rack BaubleBar earrings, $13 available at Target.

It's no surprise that we love the current trends here at Today's Woman. From crushed velvet to embroidered shoes, we have found some simple inspirations for those upcoming holiday parties!

We Have a Velvet Crush on Metro United Way

By Tiffany White


Theresa Reno-Weber, CEO and president of the the Metro United Way, is on the fast track to meeting an aggressive goal that she and her team have set for the organization — all while gearing up for a momentous occasion.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Keeping It Smart with Geek-Chic Style

By Miranda Popp

Walking around the office clad in a lab coat and safety glasses are requirements, but Jennifer Chu is no ordinary chemist. She stands out not only in the office with her style, but anywhere she goes in what she defines as “geek-chic” fashion.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Three Events to Buy Tickets for This Month

By Gioia Patton/Arts insider


Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After the Curtain
The Brown Theatre

Shaping Sound was established in Los Angeles in 2012 with a focus on contemporary dance and choreographic artistry. The company is an evocative collaboration by diverse artists who describe themselves as ‘visual musicians’ i.e. their dance gives shape and form to sound. Shaping Sound has impacted audiences with a unique fusion of jazz, modern, and hip-hop choreography. After The Curtain tells the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love.
Travis Wall, artistic director, was the runner-up for the Fox reality show So You Think You Can Dance season 2, and is currently a resident choreographer for the national dance competition show. Wall is also a five-time Emmy nominated choreographer for his work on So You Think You Can Dance and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
WHEN: November 5 @ 7pm
WHERE: The Brown Theatre, 315 West Broadway
TICKETS: $40/$55/$65
CONTACT: The Kentucky Center box office (501 West Main Street) walk up or drive thru, 502.584.7777, or here. Call 502.566.5111 for information about the range of accessibility options offered.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Are You Going to the Art Open Studio this Weekend? Marti Kuehn Will Be There

By Lucy M. Pritchett

Marti Kuehn’s Turning Points hinged on her affinity for saying Yes, Yes, and once again, Yes.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

What To Do This Weekend


Pay homage to one of Louisville's biggest icons as conductor Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra present the world premiere of Abrams’ new genre-straddling work, The Greatest: Muhammad Ali, at The Kentucky Center. The Greatest is an immersive orchestral experience with music, poetry, narration, and dance. The work will be heard in its entirety for the first time. The orchestra also celebrates its 80th anniversary at a gala in conjunction with the performance.

Also this weekend, check out a free concert on your Friday lunch break, get outdoors and experience the relationship between sound, music, and nature, catch a rodeo or horse show, and more.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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