Health & Wellness2022-09-07T14:36:38-04:00

A Triumphant Finish

In the face of a grueling triathlon, Meghan Brennan learns she can weather the storm. Written By Carrie Vittitoe | Photos by Kylene White Not all triathlons look the same. While all of them involve swimming followed by hiking and then running, the distances can vary widely. And, of course, the experience of the triathlon itself can be different each time.   When Meghan Brennan, a native Louisvillian and local physician, was an undergrad at the University of Notre Dame, she joined the triathlon club. “It was a fun way to work out with other [...]

By |May 18, 2022|Health & Wellness|

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 |May 14, 2022|Health & Wellness|

Going the Extra Mile

Cindy and her horse KC Lucks Lil Buck, participated in the Black Sheep Boogie race — a 50 mile competition — in Elkins, Ohio. Cindy Young’s mental toughness and  stamina as an endurance rider proves she  can go the distance – and come out on top. By Carrie Vittitoe  | Photos by Noelle Snyder If you’re not a horse enthusiast, you might think that endurance riding just means a rider gets on her horse and rides until she decides to stop, but it is more complicated than that. In an endurance riding competition, riders have [...]

By |April 6, 2022|Health & Wellness|

Red Alert

Advice from Heart Disease Survivors Stories by Carrie Vittitoe | Photos by Kylene White | Styling by Christine Fellingham Sponsored by U of L Health In movies, it is easy to see the Red Alert moment: sirens blare loudly, and red lights flash on and off. The ominous background music clues the viewer in that a dangerous attack is imminent to the characters on the screen. Heart disease isn’t like a film, though; it presents differently in women. For some women, their cardiac event was preceded by a slow decline that happened over years; other [...]

By |February 14, 2022|Fashion, Health & Wellness, U of L Health|

Follow the Music

Mariana Miranda is a mechanical engineer by day and a flamenco dancer at night. Flamenco dancing has shown Mariana Miranda how to let go and embrace imperfection – all while getting in a good workout. By Carrie Vittitoe  |  Photos by Kylene White By day, Mariana Miranda is a mechanical engineer at GE Appliances, a Haier Company. She is a participant in the company’s Edison Engineering Development Program, which is helping her determine where she most wants to use her skills in the business while she pursues her master’s degree. By night, though, [...]

By |February 11, 2022|Digital Exclusives, Health & Wellness|

On Talking to My Kids about Marijuana

Reaching Out to Our Kids About Marijuana Before Their Teenage Years Helps the Conversation Remain Judgment-Free and Factual By Megan M. Seckman  The signs are obvious. All of a sudden, your little cherub turns into some type of demi-varmint. Ravenous and racoon-eyed, they devour everything in the refrigerator. They rifle through the cabinets in search of some gluttonous, odd concoction like peanut butter, banana and potato chip sandwiches.   Or the opposite happens: they become quiet as a church mouse, their spine furls into a parenthesis in an attempt to hide in plain sight. Hobbies and the bric-a-brac [...]

By |February 7, 2022|Digital Exclusives, Health & Wellness|
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