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Let Anger Go

If anger is taking over your life, it might be time for you to rediscover what makes you happy. Ramona Brewer, a licensed clinical social worker and founder of Hope4Hearts Counseling, gives you some suggestions on where to start. By Lennie Omalza It is completely normal to get angry from time to time, but living in a constant state of hostility can lead to mental illness and other issues. Ramona says that oftentimes, a seemingly endless bout of anger is the result of not recognizing and accepting your true feelings.   “A lot of times, people don’t [...]

By |2022-05-02T13:57:56-04:00May 14, 2022|Health & Wellness|

In the Kitchen with Damaris: Garden-To-Table Favorites

Damaris shares some of her favorite recipes using ingredients from your garden or a trip to the farmers' market. Photo by Kylene White This month, Damaris shares simple, delicious recipes inspired by early spring produce — whether it comes from your tiny herb garden or your first trip to the farmers’ market.  By Damaris Phillips It's the time of year when we start working on our gardens. Turning soil, adding compost dirt to our raised beds, digging, planting, and grounding ourselves back to the earth after a cold and long winter.   I [...]

By |2022-05-02T14:52:56-04:00May 13, 2022|Home & Garden|

In Full Bloom

Mary May and Allison May Horseman began growing lavender on their family farm in 2013 when they discovered they could turn it into a viable business. PHOTO BY CASA OF LEXINGTON A family farm has blossomed into a thriving bath and beauty company and, more recently, a culinary subscription service due to the creativity and collaboration of an incredible mother-daughter duo. By Christine Fellingham “We call ourselves the keepers of the lavender,” says Allison May Horseman of her partnership with her mother Mary May in the Woodstock Lavender Company. “We both have different strengths and weaknesses that we [...]

By |2022-04-29T17:58:38-04:00May 2, 2022|Money & Career|

We See You, Sis: Deanna Hornbback

Deanna Hornback, founder of St. Bernadette Diaper Bank, says lack of access to diapers disproportionately affects Black and brown families. She's Giving Babies a Chance to Thrive SPONSORED BY Lean Into Louisville By Tonilyn Hornung | Photo by Mary Helen Nunn Deanna Hornback is changing the world for the better — one diaper change at a time. The founder of St. Bernadette Diaper Bank, Deanna is committed to relieving the burden of diaper need in the Louisville area. As a mom, Deanna knows firsthand the importance of regular diaper changes for babies and toddlers, so [...]

By |2022-04-28T12:54:14-04:00May 1, 2022|Sponsored Sis, We See You Sis|

We See You, Sis: Selena Jones

Establishing an authentic connection with her clients is a priority for Selena Jones NMLS 1154482, a loan officer with TBF Mortgage Company NMLS 1934540, Equal Housing Lender. She Makes The Home-Buying Process Easier SPONSORED BY TBF Mortgage Company By Tonilyn Hornung | Photo by Mary Helen Nunn When your life’s calling aligns with your chosen career, passion and purpose are there to lead your way to new heights. Selena Jones, a loan officer with the TBF Mortgage Company, has found this inspired purpose in a profession she cherishes. For nearly nine years, Selena has been making dreams come [...]

By |2022-04-28T15:29:05-04:00May 1, 2022|Sponsored Sis, We See You Sis|

We See You, Sis: Beverly Edwards

Beverly Edwards, president of Episcopal Retirement Services, says caring for her grandparents as a child became the inspiration behind her career choice. Beverly Edwards Finds Joy In Caring For Others SPONSORED BY Episcopal Retirement Services By Tonilyn Hornung | Photo by Mary Helen Nunn When destiny called, Beverly, who is vice president of residential healthcare at Episcopal Retirement Services, answered. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Beverly attended Jackson State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration.  Beverly later received her Executive Masters of Business Administration from Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky. Beverly’s career [...]

By |2022-04-28T15:17:11-04:00May 1, 2022|Sponsored Sis, We See You Sis|
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