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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

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Meg Meeker, MD

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Jenn Baxter

Maydeline Moreno

Allie Casazza

Sarah May Bates

Andres Portillo

Diane Foss

Alan Freeman

Sarah Wester

Fabienne Claude

Ava Mallory

Rubel Shelly

Otto Rodríguez

Claudia Portillo

Editor in Chief

It's astonishing how quickly time flies when you’re having fun. That being exactly what we’ve been doing all year

long here at Healthy Magazine. Our team went out and spoke to dozens of experts, met new and interesting people

and reached out to stores, businesses, physicians, therapists, and experts from all walks of life to bring you the best

information possible.

We dedicated a whole issue to the men in your lives. Everything from innovative exercise and beauty routines

aimed at men, to how to consistently maintain a fashionable and attractive look. Furthermore, including some signs,

symptoms, and preventative practices of common diseases to keep the men in your life, young and healthy.

For the women, we constantly highlighted positive role models who positively demonstrated the importance of

fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Along with several articles on women's physical and mental health. Even highlighting

essential and conventional practices on aging gracefully and managing stress on a daily basis.

In between, we gave a few nods to the changing seasons; helped get you and your family ready for Spring, Summer,

and Fall. Making sure that we kept up with the various demands that arise in each time of year. From getting the kids

up and occupied in the summer while keeping you relaxed and in control in periods of stress and chaos.

As cabin fever struck we included tips and tricks to help you bring a little light and warmth indoors with a few

simple, easy, and inexpensive ideas to add some fun to every room in your house.

We don’t like to toot our own horn, but we could not be prouder of the work we did and the ideas we shared with

each of you over the past twelve months. As always, we endeavor to bring you the most up-to-date health data

and share innovative ideas to help you ease into new phases of your life. Giving you outlets to relax in style, hit the

ground running for new adventures, and delight in tasty treats at some of the best restaurants in the country right

in our own backyard.

As always, we thank you for your support and feedback. We wouldn’t be here without our dedicated readers. So as a

great year of new articles and stories approaches, we tip our hats to you and can’t wait to share another great year.

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ISSUE 51

EDITORIAL CONTENT

FITNESS & BEAUTY

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO

KNOW ABOUT MICROBLADING

30

HEALING YOUR CHAKRA

POINTS ONE DAY AT A TIME

34

HEALTHY KIDS

RAISING EMOTIONALLY

HEALTHY KIDS

10

7 REASONS YOU SHOULD BE

GETTING MORE MASSAGES

HEALTHY FOOD

36

THE WORKING MOM’S

GUIDE TO HEALTHY

SCHOOL LUNCHES

HOW MY CHILDREN

BECAME MY MOTIVATION

12

14

URBAN MEATS MANUAL

FOOD LABELS EXPOSED

DREAMS DOUGH COME TRUE

38

40

HEALTHY BODY,

MIND & SOUL

TOLSTOY ON TRUTH-TELLING

8

HOW STEMCELL MIAMI BECAME

A WORLD-CLASS LEADER

16

HOW TO MAKE YOUR

HOME LOOK LIKE IT'S

SUMMER ALL YEAR-ROUND

18

WHEN MINIMALISM

BECOMES INGRATITUDE

20

WE ARE THE SLASHIES: 5

WAYS TO GROW AS A

WORKING CREATIVE

22

THIS IS THE OFFICE HACK

SCIENTISTS SAY WILL MAKE

YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE.

24

6 THINGS MY MOM TAUGHT

ME ABOUT LIFE (WITHOUT

EVEN KNOWING IT)

26

BRAIN HEALTH: THE HEALTH

FOCUS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE · SEPTEMBER 2017

TOLSTOY ON

TRUTH-TELLING

I

have occasion once or twice a year to read a classic piece of

Russian literature called The Death of Ivan Ilych. If you haven’t

read it, perhaps you owe it to yourself. Just don’t read it on a

rainy, dark day when your spirits are low. It is a tragic piece from

the pen of Leo Tolstoy about a man who dies in a conspiracy of

lies, truth withheld, and demoralizing pretense.

The reason I was reading this piece was to lead yet another group

of students through a discussion of the complex issues around

informed consent in medical care. Or, to couch it more broadly still,

we were going to discuss the issue of truth-telling and respect for

human beings.

In case you don’t know the story, it is the fictional account of a man

whose illness is clearly taking him to the grave. But his wife enters a

conspiracy with his physician to keep the truth from him. They tell

him, “Oh, you are looking better today” – when he clearly is not. They

say, “The treatment is working” – when they know it is not. They

pretend that he cannot know the obvious about himself.

So Ivan Ilych dies with great anger toward those who should have

given him the greatest comfort. He felt alienated and alone when he

most needed the assurance of closeness and love. He had to suffer

without comfort from the physicians he needed to trust and the

family whose love he craved.

Okay. Enough of the literature survey! Let’s turn to the reality of life

as you and I must live it every day. Whether it is bad news from the

doctor, rejection by a friend, or one’s fragile job status at work, truth

is a fundamental right.

Maybe some don’t want to tell a painful truth for

the sake of genuine compassion that recoils from

causing upset and anguish of heart. That is fully

understandable. But what happens when the truth

does come? From a stranger? That they will discover

you knew all along? Then the pain is even greater.

Truth-telling need not be confused with truth-dumping. There is a

way to tell the truth that honors compassion and concern. Yet the

ethical duty of giving me the truth to which I am entitled entails

the risk that putting it in my possession will indeed cause pain. Just

stand there. Or sit with me. Or walk through it with me. Ethics and

compassion, truth and love – they should never be strangers.

Perhaps the bottom-line issue with

telling the truth is always respect for

the other person. The Golden Rule,

after all, is about treating the other

person as you would want them to

treat you. Correct? So perhaps the

question is not always whether but

how to communicate the truth –

lovingly, prayerfully, kindly. As Ivan

Ilych realized, it is better to be loved

in the context of painful truth than

to be treated with such disrespect

that no one can be trusted.

“JUST SAY A

SIMPLE, ‘YES,

I WILL,’ OR

‘NO, I WON’T.’

ANYTHING

BEYOND THIS

IS FROM THE

EVIL ONE”

(MATTHEW 5:37 NLT).

By Rubel Shelly

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Healthy Kids

RAISING EMOTIONALLY

HEALTHY KIDS

THE WORKING MOM’S

GUIDE TO HEALTHY

SCHOOL LUNCHES

HOW MY CHILDREN

BECAME MY MOTIVATION

10

12

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"Children who

grow up feeling

loved deeply

becm adult who

are prewired to

love deeply."

-Karen Salmansohn


HEALTHY KIDS · SEPTEMBER 2017

IT’S IMPORTANT FOR

PARENTS TO SUPPORT

THEIR KIDS SO THEY FEEL

SAFE TO EXPRESS THEIR

EMOTIONS.

RAISING EMOTIONALLY

HEALTHY KIDS

I recently spoke with psychiatrist and

good friend Dr. Joshua Straub about the

importance of raising emotionally healthy

kids. You can listen to our conversation in

the player above.

It’s not necessarily a topic we as parents

dwell on intentionally, but it is vitally

important to be aware of the do’s and don’t’s

so your child can develop into an emotionally

healthy adult.

01 ENCOURAGE

FEELINGS WITH RULES.

Children need to have the freedom to

feel what they feel – whether or not we as

parents like what they’re feeling. They need

to learn appropriate feelings to go with life’s

circumstances. Good parents show their

children how to express their feelings in a

healthy way and how to identify them.

CHILDREN NEED TO HAVE

THE FREEDOM TO FEEL

WHAT THEY FEEL.

In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Josh and

I talk about how moms and dad can help

their child identify and label their feelings,

regulate them and respond appropriately.

For example: If your child has a dog that

dies, your child should be allowed to grieve.

If your son gets hit at school, he’s allowed to

feel angry, but he is NOT allowed to hit back.

Children must learn that when they express

feelings, there are certain rules that have to

be followed.

02 DON’T ALWAYS TRY TO

FIX YOUR CHILD’S FEELINGS.

Many times, children need to be given the

freedom to feel emotions without being

encouraged to change them. As parents,

we can watch our children experience hard

emotions like grief, anger or bitterness, and

we will want to change those feelings for

them. Sometimes we are so uncomfortable

with our kids’ feelings that we communicate

to them that they shouldn’t feel what they’re

feeling. It’s incredibly important for us not to

do that, but support our children so they feel

safe to express their emotions – and not feel

like we are trying to fix them.

03 DON’T TELL YOUR

CHILDREN THAT THEY

SHOULDN’T FEEL A CERTAIN

WAY.

Nothing makes a child feel more frustrated

than when you discredit how they are

feeling. Some of you may have memories

of growing up where a parent told you that

you shouldn’t feel a certain way because it

was dumb or stupid, i.e. “Why would you be

so upset over ____, that’s such a silly/stupid

thing to be upset about”. It’s very important

for us as parents to affirm our children’s

feelings, let them express them and never

tell them that they should or shouldn’t feel a

certain way. They feel what they feel – and we

can’t regulate that.

Your child’s emotions are real and should be

acknowledged without trying to be changed.

Parents may disagree with a child’s emotional

reaction and try to tell them it’s silly to feel

that way but when you do this, your child is

hearing that they are wrong to have those

feelings and in turn, they doubt their ability

to react in a healthy matter. Let your child

react – and if you believe they are being

unreasonable, you can revisit their reaction

a week or so after the fact and talk through

it with them when they are calm. Go back

over the situation and ask them if they think

their reaction was appropriate. Ask them

questions about how they think they should

respond in future, rather than telling them

how to feel or react.

Children will mature in their feelings and

learn to regulate their reactions over time.

Oftentimes, an overreaction is simply a sign

of immaturity – which they will outgrow

eventually. We cover each of these points and

more in my latest podcast episode, so listen

when you can. I know it will encourage and

inform you in this area!

By Meg Meeker, MD

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HEALTHY KIDS · SEPTEMBER 2017

THE WORKING

MOM’S GUIDE

TO HEALTHY

SCHOOL

LUNCHES

I am going to be the first to admit that I hate

packing lunches. Due to the fact that I am big

advocate of healthy eating, school lunches are not

an option. However, packing lunches can be such a

pain! My daughter will eat just about anything, but

my son is a whole different story. I want to make

sure both my children get healthy school lunches,

so sometimes I have to get a bit creative. There

are still days when my son does not even touch

his lunch, but we are making progress. Thankfully,

I have found some tips that have made packing

lunches much more enjoyable.

GET THE

KIDS

INVOLVED

We have a few

cookbooks that

I let the kids

look through

to plan their

weekly meals. My

daughter is much

more into the

practice than my son, but he has tried a few

things. By getting the kids involved in the

planning process, they are more likely to

try something new. My daughter also gets

involved when it comes to packing her lunch.

She is pretty good about picking healthy

meal options. She is also learning to use

knives and has fun slicing her own apples.

HAVE A

ROTATING

MENU

Simplicity is the

name of the

game! Just like our

weeknight meals,

we try to keep

our lunches pretty

simply. However,

variety is nice as well. My son would eat the

same thing every single day, but my daughter

has a more advanced taste buds.

UTILIZE

LEFTOVERS

Leftovers make

packing lunches

so much easier. I

like to make a big

batch of soups and

stews to have for

lunch throughout the week. We also utilize

the leftovers from Taco Tuesday to make

quesadillas or build your own tacos. I try

to plan at least one or two meals at dinner

that will have leftovers that we can use

throughout the week. We are a big fan of

chicken salad and like to use leftover chicken

to make up a batch.

MAKE

YOUR OWN

SNACKS

My kiddos love

their treats, just

like any other kid.

However, I am not

a fan of processed

sugars and all of

the fake ingredients

that are in the convenience foods today. I

like to get the kids in the kitchen to make

their own snacks. One of our all-time

favorites is granola. You can just put in a

container to be eaten plain or add yogurt

and use the granola as a fun topping.

GET AN

AWESOME

LUNCH BOX

I recently came

across a new

company called

FlexiFreeze that I

am so excited to

share with you!

We are all about

cleaner living and absolutely love that this

company is using water to keep things cool

versus a host of chemicals. I was never a fan

of the blue goo, but I needed a way to keep

the kids lunches cool. We live in Florida

afterall!

We put the lunch coolers to the test and

were thrilled with the results. The cooler has

a built in zip off lid that you put in the freezer

the night before. My son was easily able to

take the lid off and on, which is an added

bonus. According to him, his food was still

cold and fresh at lunch.

By Diane Foss

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HOW MY

CHILDREN

BECAME MY

MOTIVATION

Even as a young child, I have always

been self-motivated. I am constantly

setting goals in order to step outside of

my comfort zone. Lately, my health and

fitness goals have been on the back burner.

My family had a pretty crazy couple of

months and I had to shift my priorities

around a bit. I still exercised, but not in the

way that I needed to in order to function

at my full potential. Those of you that

workout on a regular basis know what I am

talking about. If I am being honest with

myself, and all of you, I was making up a list

of excuses that were not justified. Today,

my children became my motivation to lace

up my running shoes and get back at it.

While I constantly strive to inspire them,

today they inspired me.

NO MORE EXCUSES

This morning, I told my family that I was

finally going to go on a run. A few minutes

later, I changed my mind. I knew it was

going to be terribly hot and I also knew

that my body was in no shape to deal with

the run or the heat. For a long while, I

was averaging about 20 miles a week and

I was now down to 0. My legs have some

catching up to do! I have been doing a

little bit of strength training and yoga, so

at least I have not been too lazy. However,

I knew that a good run was going to

challenge me to the core and I was not

sure I had it in me today. In fact, I have not

had it in me for the last month or so now.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE · SEPTEMBER 2017

EVERYTHING CHANGED

As I was sipping my coffee, I announced that

I was going to skip my run. I felt like enjoying

my coffee and reading a book. A lazy Sunday

morning is something I do not get very

often, especially lately. My daughter quickly

reminded me that I had been making a lot of

excuses about running. Yes, she called me

out! She also let me know that “excuses get

you nowhere in life”. I was glad to learn that

she actually listens to the words that come

out of my mouth. However, those words

stung knowing that they were coming out of

the mouth of a ten year-old. They stung even

more knowing she was right!

REINFORCEMENTS

After my conversation with my daughter,

my son came up to my with a copy of a Zig

Ziglar book and told me that I needed to get

out there and run. We have adopted, per my

son’s request, a no stinkin’ thinkin’ mindset

in our home. He recently discovered Zig and

loves listening to his motivational speeches

on YouTube. I have to say, he was right! I

had adopted a negative attitude and had

convinced myself it was much easier to make

excuses versus conquer my fears.

BACK ON THE PAVEMENT

There was no way I could not head out on

my morning run at that point. What kind of

example would I be setting for my kids? We

always tell them that winners never quit and

quitters never win. How could I just throw in

the towel after all the work my husband and I

have done to teach our children to never give

up? So, I laced up my running shoes and hit

the pavement. It was ridiculously

hot and humid in the Florida

sun, but I did it!

I was drenched in sweat and my lungs were

burning. I wanted to quit at mile 3 and

then again at mile 4. Again, I knew that I

could not stop. There was no way I could

walk in the door and tell my kids, especially

my son, that I had quit. I knew I had to

finish those 5 miles, regardless of how tired

I was. I felt like my kids were running along

side of me, motivating me to finish each

mile. Each time my feet hit the pavement,

I thought of my kids. I was running for

them.

MY MOTIVATION

Lately, my children have become my

motivation to be the best version of myself.

As my daughter is entering her tween

years, I want to be the best example that I

can for her. My son is starting to develop

into a little man and has a lot to learn

about life. My husband and I have worked

hard over the years to install good values

in our children. We have always been

their cheerleaders for anything that want

to accomplish. I have to say, it is quite

refreshing to have the tables turned.

There are days in which I feel like

I have failed at this parenting gig.

Today was not one of those days.

This morning I felt like I was the best

parent on the planet. The truth is,

we are all the best parents on the

planet in the eyes of our children.

However, just like all of you, I need a

reminder every now and then. That

reminder couldn’t have come at a

better time.

By Diane Foss

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Healthy

Lifestyle

TOLSTOY ON TRUTH-TELLING

HOW STEMCELL MIAMI BECAME

A WORLD-CLASS LEADER

HOW TO MAKE YOUR

HOME LOOK LIKE IT'S

SUMMER ALL YEAR-ROUND

WHEN MINIMALISM

BECOMES INGRATITUDE

WE ARE THE SLASHIES: 5

WAYS TO GROW AS A

WORKING CREATIVE

THIS IS THE OFFICE HACK

SCIENTISTS SAY WILL MAKE

YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE.

6 THINGS MY MOM TAUGHT

ME ABOUT LIFE (WITHOUT

EVEN KNOWING IT)

BRAIN HEALTH: THE HEALTH

FOCUS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

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Liking what

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COVER STORY · SEPTEMBER 2017

“True passion is the key to success”, said Dr. Ramon Castellanos,

responsible for spearheading the creation of his highly acclaimed

Regenerative Medicine Institute called StemCell Miami, located

in the heart of the sundrenched city of

Miami, Florida.

Throughout history, many famous scientists

working in the field of medicine were

first considered to be healers, teachers,

researchers and even inventors. But where

would we be without their contributions

to our health? The science of medicine

has been greatly advanced by their

discoveries, working alone or on teams, all

becoming true pioneers in their respective

fields, remembered for their research,

perseverance and most of all, for their

passion. Many of these celebrated physicians

have eliminated a multitude of diseases and

added their invaluable input to the body of

medical knowledge and thus, for the benefit

of humanity in general. However, the future

of traditional medicine is about to take

another major leap, with the implementation

of ground-breaking Stem Cell therapy

advances.

In the case of the highly coveted StemCell

Miami Institute, it was Dr. Castellanos’ true

passion in the field of Regenerative Medicine

(and especially the clinical application of

stem cell treatments), that have successfully

positioned him, not only as a true pioneer

in this new medical arena, but also what

quickly sparked the attention of his

current StemCell Miami business

partner and company CFO, Ingrid

Machado for the last five years.

The two first met over six years

ago, while Dr. Castellanos had

his successful pain management

practice at Mercy Hospital in

Miami. However, Mrs. Machado’s

successful entrepreneurial skills

came into “full gear” when Dr.

Castellanos first exposed her

to his true passion: Autologous

Adult Stem Cells, a medical

treatment that is now being

heralded around the globe as

“the future of modern medicine.”

Dr. Ramon Castellanos, Medical Director

and Ingrid Machado, CEO

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COVER STORY · SEPTEMBER 2017

“I saw his face light

up when he started

to explain to me

the miracle of stem

cells” claimed Machado,

who quickly decided to put

all the necessary resources

together to implement

what is now considered,

one of the premier stem

cell institutes in the world.

The unparalleled medical

expertise provided by Dr.

Castellanos, mixed with

the top-notch business

savvy qualities possessed

by Machado have proven

to be in perfect tandem.

Not only is this Miami based institute

now world-renowned, but Dr. Castellanos’

creation of numerous medical instruments

(like his patented E-Needle), his powerful

supplements (like their C-Stem34) and his

latest patented technique called Prometheus,

all together have become the “key factors”

for major Hollywood celebrities and even

top-tier athletes (from around the globe)

to want to come visit StemCell Miami, all

in search to find a solution to their (often

considered untreatable) medical conditions.

While StemCell Miami specializes in the

clinical application of stem cell therapies for

orthopedic conditions and Dr. Castellanos

possesses a very impressive set of medical

credentials, including: Double Board

Certified by the American Academy of

Medical Specialties in Physical Medicine

& Rehabilitation and Interventional

Pain Management, as well as Assistant

Professor of Neurological Science at Florida

International University and internships

/ fellowships at top ranking universities

including: The State University of New York

/ Health Science Center at Stony Brook and

Cornell University. StemCell Miami is also

strategically located in the center of Miami, a

city that has become a true amalgamation of

people from around the world and thus, Mrs.

Machado became responsible for completely

reconfiguring their top-notch team of

medical experts to possess the ideal skill-set

and also become a fully bilingual staff (now

currently fluent in: English, Spanish, Russian

and Portuguese). This multi-lingual staff is

perfectly well-suited to be able to effectively

serve the needs of the multicultural clientele

that visits this state-of-the-art institute on a

daily basis.

In addition, StemCell Miami is also in the

process of becoming a ground-breaking stem

cell research center, fulfilling the abundant

need to provide proper validation & clinical

research results of their unparalleled

treatment outcomes with Stem Cell

therapies. Their medical team (that now also

possesses a variety of medical specialties) is

currently strongly focusing on conducting

numerous case studies & upcoming clinical

trials with their extensive patient base, in

order to publish their unmatched findings on

various medical journals & also present them

at major medical conferences around the

globe in the very near future.

In order to maximize the full exposure of

the amazing outcomes being accomplished

at StemCell Miami, Miss Machado also took

up the challenge of hiring a multi-lingual

marketing team, to strategically create an

impressive advertising effort that includes

a strong presence in multi-media channels,

including: multiple print media venues, TV,

radio and Social Media channels, basically

encompassing a strong media presence

to properly position this world acclaimed

institute accordingly.

Furthermore, Machado added:

“Technological advances are changing

the way we see patients from around

the globe, so we will soon implement

virtual consultation type technology (a

term sometimes called Telehealth or

Telemedicine) that will allow the opportunity

to exchange medical information between

two parties, usually at different locations,

with the goal of improving health and also

avoiding for numerous out-of-town patients

to have to travel to Miami for their initial

consultation and/or for their follow up visits,

after their procedure is completed.”

Finally, StemCell Miami is also conducting

a series of free in-person / educational

seminars at their institute (offered every

last Saturday of each month) that cover

the full gamut of services provided,

treatment options available and also offers

a comprehensive tour of their elegant &

modern facility to all the attendees.

So if you, a family member, or friend would

like to be evaluated to find out if Stem Cell

treatments are a viable option, please call

StemCell Miami toll free at

1 (855) 598-CELL or in Miami

(305) 598-7777 or contact them via email

info@stemcelmia.com

For additional information, please visit

their newly redesigned website: www.

stemcellmia.com or follow them on social

media venues: Facebook @StemCellMiamiFL

/ Instagram @StemCellMiami / Twitter Feed

@StemCellMia or you can also watch their

innumerable patient testimonial videos on

their YouTube channel.

By Otto Rodríguez

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HOW TO

MAKE YOUR

HOME LOOK

LIKE IT'S

SUMMER

ALL YEAR-

ROUND

Everyone loves summer. The sun,

warmth, reverie, family events just

speak to our human emotion. They

give off sunshine on the cloudiest

day. So, it only makes sense that someone

would want to capture that spirit and keep it

going all year-long. According to the calendar,

the summer months are coming to an end,

but they don’t have to. There’s a budgetfriendly

solution to keep that sunshine no

matter what month it is and no matter where

you live.

We’ve got great solutions and tips to help

you keep that fun vibe going for months to

come. The end of August is the perfect time

to spruce up your drab décor and prepare

for a fun-filled adventure, right in your own

home. Prices are being slashed as stores

prepare for sweater weather. You can get

great deals to refresh, rejuvenate, and spice

up your home. It’s a good time to bring some

of the outdoors in.

Here are a few quick and easy tips to get you

started:

Give your home a good, old-fashioned

spring cleaning to spruce it up and get you

motivated to move on to the next phase.

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Touch up

blemishes

with a fresh

coat of

paint. Patch

holes, Spackle

a section.

Every little

bit helps to give

your home a facelift.

To keep it on the summer color

wheel, choose bright, uplifting colors to

warm your space up.

How about

adding

a pop of

color to an

accent wall

or adding

bright color in the form of pillows,

shams, curtains. And don’t forget the

ceiling! Paint the ceiling a bright, summerlike

color.

Plants. Plants.

Plants. For the love

of all that is summer,

add some greenery and

vibrant flowers to your

indoor décor. Trust us,

adding cacti, a palm tree, or

any of your favorite plants

will add fun and life to any

room.

Another way to

add nature to

your home is the

abundance of fruit

that’s available

this time of

year. Set up a few

fruit bowls where

people gather in

your home. Fill it with your favorite citrus

fruits, delicious berries, and any of your

favorite fruits. Don’t forget to eat them too.

They’re so good for you.

What better way to make a

quick change than rearranging

the furniture. Why not create a

welcoming environment by creating several

seating areas for guests to gather? Moving

one large piece of furniture could really open

a space up and create a whole new vibe. Try it

for yourself!

Grab some

of the great

end-ofsummer

deals

and get creative

with them.

Don’t forget the plethora of

citrus candles that are available

this time of year. While you’re at

it, pick up a few floral scented, fruit scented,

and cool summer breeze scent candles to

create a summertime ambiance.

Colorful pillows,

blankets, beach

towels, and

hammocks

add the final

summertime pop. Have at it and

let’s make every day feel like summer.

By Alan Freeman

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE · SEPTEMBER 2017

WHEN MINIMALISM

BECOMES INGRATITUDE

Minimalism is sweeping the world in a refreshing

wave of less. It is an idea that's very close to my

heart. Five years ago, before I knew it was called

‘minimalism,' before there were documentaries

and a thousand other blogs on the subject,

getting rid of the excess in my home saved my

motherhood.

If you find yourself in this place, sister, let me

encourage you to press pause.


Why are you doing this?


What brought you to this place of desiring

simplicity?


What is the root reason for you seeking out

minimalism in your life?

Be honest when people ask what he would like

as a gift, but don't keep other people in your life

from blessing your kids. Ask for an experience gift

over a material donation, tell them how much he

loves *insert child's favorite activity*, but don't be

upset when the day comes and he receives toys

you know he does not need.

Minimalism is a lifestyle of purposely

choosing to live with less stuff in your

home so that there's less to maintain

and more time and space to focus on

what matters.

For moms, this is everything, which is why I

started a movement for mothers based on this

idea. I spend my days encouraging hundreds

of thousands of my fellow women to ditch the

clutter and the chaos and get intentional about

how they are spending their mom lives. Moreover,

it is incredible!

In doing what I do, there are a few things I see on

a regular basis that make my heartache. One of

them is when a desire for minimalism takes over

and becomes ingratitude.

In a world saturated with materialism, we have to

fight to live with less, and it is dang hard. I get it.

However, sometimes, in our desperate

attempt to simplify and be more aware of

what's coming into our homes, we become

ungrateful guardians of our domains that

make other people feel like we do not

appreciate their gifts. Moreover, maybe that we

do not appreciate them.

I know where the passion for less comes from.

It is like an internal uprising- a deep desire for a

simpler way of living when you figure out what

works and you have been residing in the

clutter and chaos for so long, you just

want out. You found a way, and

you see the light, and you are not

stopping for anything.

The origin for most of us is relationships. Our

relationships began to suffer because we were

doing all the things, cleaning up regularly, running

on a treadmill fueled by an endless cycle of stuff.

We want to be closer to our children; we want to

stop being nagging, stressed out wives. We want

time to be better friends with the other women

in our lives; we want to have the time, space and

focus to love others and be present for them.

Let's not get so caught up in being

the editors of our homes that we hurt

those around us.

Obviously, there's a huge difference between

someone giving a gift to you or your kids and

someone who is blatantly against the way you are

choosing to live and continuously brings things

over when you have kindly asked them not to.

However, what we are talking about here is

making minimalism into some legalistic law

you follow to the death, no matter who you

takedown in the process.

It is easy to do as we fight for the motherhood

we want, so I encourage you to take a scoopful

of grace if you feel like you have gone down this

path.

When it is your child's birthday, have a grateful

heart.

Minimalism, the way I teach it and the way I

believe in it, isn't about only having what you

need. Where's the joy in that anyway?

When you get a basket of lotions and candles

from your mother-in-law, give her an authentic

hug. She cares about you! It does not matter if the

gift was entirely obligatory or truly heartfelt- it is a

gift, and gifts are exclamations of love. Value your

relationships over the state of your home- that

is what you came into this for in the first place,

right?

Plus, I can tell you have spent years on the

"other side" of minimalism with four kids… If you

simplify your home and live this out day to

day, gifts cannot set you back!

You do not have to fret over the little things or

stress out about how many presents your kids

get for Christmas. When everything else is

simplified, there's room for holidays and

birthdays and tokens of love from the people

in your life. It is okay.

My advice to anyone looking to implement

minimalism is this: walk away from the

legalism of it.

Don't count your things, don't guard your home

against gifts like a lioness defending her cubs. Just

focus on simplifying what you can control and

remember what matters most in this life- loving

the people in it.

ALLIE CASAZZA is The

Purposeful Housewife.

She is all about helping

you purge the clutter that's

clogging your joy, rediscover

the purpose in your days,

and live with intention. Learn

more about Allie

@thepurposefulhousewife.

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE · SEPTEMBER 2017

WE ARE THE SLASHIES:

5

WAYS TO GROW AS A

WORKING CREATIVE

What is a slashie? A person

who knows that their day job

isn't their real job: a busboy/

actor; waitress/screenwriter/

photographer; singer/

production designer/legal secretary. Your slash is

your professional makeup. In other words, most

of us - if we are honest with ourselves. Because

a creative thinker is many things, today if you are

a slashie you are forging a new path in a wide

open sea of opportunity, but you likely haven't

solved for that single, money-making passion

just yet. But that's a good thing – unlike how it

might feel to a slashie – this stage is part of the

process. Slashies are a growing percentage of the

workforce because careers nowadays don't have

"work experience." A creator can build a new app/

community/business overnight, and because of

that, new job definitions are being invented every

day. Thanks to equal opportunity of the internet,

it's like a claim-jumper era for creatives with a

desire to build something new.

It can be hard to choose a new career or even

entertain the idea because if you are an adult,

you want to be stable and have security. Because,

hey - when you're a grownup, that's what you

are supposed to do. Thankfully nowadays there

are all sorts of new avenues for creative thinkers

to pursue professional careers based on their

particular aesthetic and passions. So that's what

this is about. Five ways to better pursue your

creative passions and figure out what can take

your slashes to a more convenient or purposedriven

definition – for you as a creative voice with

one lifetime on this earth.

1. LET GO OF THE STRUGGLE.

Often for creative individuals, the biggest suck to

productivity and focus is the pain and frustration

caused by being a slashie at all. If you're a painter,

you likely hate that you are also a banker. If

you're a writer, you might feel like a failed writer

if you have to serve people burgers. But that is

absolutely not the case, and you have to start by

changing that mindset. Know that it's an essential

part of the process and as a way to protect

yourself from this suffering, start by dividing your

jobs by their distinct value, in your own mind.

Yes, one of the literal downsides to this split time

is being unable to focus on your passion. So in

order to make true progress, you have got to

stop lamenting that fact – as it is often the truest

time-suck. Treat this stage of life as an objective

equation – separate your mental time and focus

just as you separate your literal time. In the book,

You Are a Circle: A Visual Meditation for

the Creative Mind the author describes a

great equation for creative evolution:

• Your first job is to live: it pays the bills. For

creatives – often that's taking a job that

you can rely on in the in between hours –

something like Task Rabbit or Lyft that allows

you to work when you decide to.

The second job is your professional

experiment. It's a job based on your creative

slashes, something that you hope will bring

in some money – that furthers your creative

path.

The third job is simply to play and grow. It

doesn't pay you anything, but it grows your

capacity as a thinker. It keeps you open and

changing. For this job, try something totally

new that allows you to grow.

The goal is to juggle all three of these jobs at all

times – and ensure you are addressing each one

throughout your week. Whatever the ratio, if you

can handle that – you are in fact moving closer to

your dream job.

The most important part of all of this process

is forgiving yourself and the exact place you

are right now and knowing that this part of it is

necessary to expand and experiment. It's okay to

play with new mediums and try and fail and learn

a ton from those failures. You need this time to

solve what you will eventually master. If you're

innovating your own new job description, you

won't stumble upon it on a set path. Which is the

great part about being a creative entrepreneur.

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2. INVEST IN YOUR JOY.

If it brings you joy, keep doing it. Commit to its

value in your life and take it seriously. In other

words, don't take it lightly or discount its value as

the "irrational" or "casual" slash– just because it's

not your money-making slash now doesn't mean

it won't be in three years from now. But it's up

to you to take it seriously and say you mean it.

Those gusts of joy are truly the clues that lead

you to a passion-based career that you will be

great at and find success within. That includes

all the love-filled hobbies that you might think

are trivial, like taking photos of your ramen on

Instagram.

The real path to success comes from making an

investment: of literal time, serious intention, and

committing to the long haul. Finding success as

a creative who is forging your own path comes

from evolving and growing yourself bravely. That

means quite a bit of trial and error and sticking

with it for longer than feels right or fun.

For example, there is a growing percentage of

creatives who have as a byproduct of their social

posts – have now become official "influencers"

and now get paid by sponsors to create custom

posts. Why is this good? Because they're getting

paid to be themselves – "Assignment: just keep

being you and create another super awesome

post to your existing audience – and here, take

some money from our perfectly aligned product!"

3. DON'T JUST SHARE,

BUILD A COMMUNITY.

Just like the saying goes, "It's who you know."

So much of forging your own success will come

from investing in the community of like-minded

creative individuals. It can feel like the internet

is cold and anonymous, but it becomes like a

series of small towns once you begin making

connections to the right creative communities

that align with your voice. And it's through a

community in which you will find others to help

you better build your personal brand. You will

"network" without having to feel gross and dirty

and even say that word aloud.

The important part of growing your slashes is

finding the environments that foster and promote

those parts of you – that expand your horizons

and enlighten you as a creative professional.

Be brave in how you build your own creative

entrepreneurial community – treat it like an

extended group of friends who are excited

for you and think you are cool. For example,

Ilovecreatives is an online community for just

that: creative individuals who are slashies trying to

connect to others just like them. Whether it's for

a drink-mixer, a lecture, or an individual creative

promotion.

4. TREAT YOUR CREATIVE

SELF AS A POTENTIAL

PROFESSION.

Basically, invest in expanding upon those passions

and grow your open roads as a professional.

There might not be job experience for the

creative skill you will eventually perfect, and

the best way to forge that path is learn any

and all skills in related areas! Thanks to the

interwebs there are tons of new budding creative

communities to help you invest in the facets of

your creative self and grow your ability to selfemploy.

• General Assembly hosts lectures spanning

mobile app design to public speaking. It's

like a working-professional-based college for

anyone who's making ish happen for their

personal or professional empowerment.

• Jennifer Puno (of this previous interview)

hosts webinars teaching individuals how

to grow their Instagram following, as an

individual or an individual trying to enhance

their personal brand or business.

• Marie Forleo has B-school – an online

training program for creative entrepreneurs

of all kinds. No matter what kind of passion

you have, you can convert it into your

number one job, if you approach it that way.

5. FORCE OPENNESS

TO NEWNESS.

The brain, by its very nature, hates what is

unknown. Chemically, we are averse to change

– we are addicted to what is familiar, even when

that makes us unhappy. So often when it comes

to newness, you will have to force yourself to

stay open and embrace new change. It never

helps to close yourself off to things or decide you

know what they mean. Even on a small scale – as

a natural stance, assume "openness." Each new

online platform gives you an opportunity to thrive

and reach a new community, so before you say

you "hate Twitter" or you don't like sharing, try it

out. Commit to not knowing anything for sure,

until you try it —and that being a good thing.

You are on a road that leads to happiness that

translates into all areas of your life. You are

growing who you are – and that is extremely

valuable no matter the destination, because it

improves your personal expansion, right now.

So keep on keeping on and don't get distracted

by staring at your feet. Keep looking ahead to

what's next and keep smiling – because this voice

of creativity is in you for a reason. It cannot be

squelched and if you ignore it, it will stay under

your skin for the rest of your life – itching to be

expressed. I don't say that to scare you but to

push you in the same direction with a high-ten

and a "whoo!" Because being a slashie isn't

optional, it's necessary – you are being true to

who you are, and right now it's time for you to

discover more about who you are and what you

are meant to bring into this vast and limitless

world. Everyone has an audience of like-minded

individuals. It's your job to keep pursuing your

own answers as a creative so you can find them.

By Sarah May Bates

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE · SEPTEMBER 2017

THIS IS THE OFFICE

HACK SCIENTISTS

SAY WILL MAKE YOU

MORE PRODUCTIVE.

Wanting to increase

our productivity at

work is a running

theme for business

professionals.

For as long as there have been

executives, there have been

discussions, workshops, and

countless books written about the

subject of increasing productivity in

the workplace.

Now, researchers are actively

working on what could be the

ultimate productivity hack that could

dramatically increase work output by

manipulating circadian rhythms, the

body’s natural cycles that determine

your most wakeful hours and help

your body to identify when it should

be sleeping.

Recently, there has been an influx of

lighting features that have gone to

market that cater to and promote

the body’s circadian rhythms. The

lighting applications help support

health and well-being in people.

According to the Environmental

Protection Agency, people living in

metropolitan areas can spend more

than ninety percent of their lives

indoors, away from natural light in

the environment.

Years of testing have proven that

people overall are sensitive to blue

lights. When we’re outdoors, blue

is the primary color we see around

us. It has the ability to suppress

melatonin, a chemical in the brain

that aids in our ability to fall asleep.

It’s used medicinally in its natural

state as an over the counter and

prescription sleep aid.

An investigation by Christian

Cajochen, head of the Center of

Chronobiology at the University

of Basel, worked with a team of

volunteers that were exposed to

computers that were backlit with

blue-based LED lights for five hours

in the evening. The result of that

testing indicated that the volunteers

felt less tired because they produced

less melatonin than they would

naturally. The increased alertness

allowed them to perform better on

tests as compared to others who

sat in front of fluorescent lights that

were the same size and gave off the

same level of brightness.

“Studies like that have prompted researchers

to advise office decorators to include as

much blue light like that seen in daylight

hours in the offices they design.

More and more office prominent in our everyday

designers have caught on to

this trend, and employers

are pleased with the results

they’ve witnessed in their

offices.

Those same studies and

many others have promoted

to people outside of offices

too. It’s become common

practice for physicians

and practitioners of varied

disciplines to advise their

clients to stick to natural

cycles in life, meaning keep

exposure to bright light at

night to a minimum so as

not to disturb their circadian

rhythm and help promote

alertness when in the

workplace. That includes the

use of devices which are so

lives. From computer

screens to Smartphones and

tablets, people are always

connected, and their brains

are almost always on. The

constant use and exposure

to harmful lights exacerbate

our sleep disorders,

especially in the young, but

not exclusive to adolescents.

It’s becoming increasingly

popular in young adults and

adults.

The takeaway from this

extensive research is to limit

our exposure to the blue

daylight lighting and ensure

we work in more red-based

nighttime lights for optimum

productivity.

By Sarah Wester

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE · SEPTEMBER 2017

DON'T BE

01 AFRAID.

After my mother passed away

in 2013, I found one of her

journals and sat down on the

floor of my bedroom to read it.

There, in her handwriting, she

was talking about all the dreams

she never went after and the

things she never did because

she let fear hold her back. She

was describing how she had

been afraid to live. It was so sad

to read, knowing that she had

run out of time to do anything

differently. But it also lit a fire

under my behind. I knew that

I did NOT want to end up the

same way and I am determined

not to be afraid and to go after

my dreams, both for her and for

me. Life is truly too short for us

to live any other way.

6

THINGS MY MOM

TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE

(WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT)

The other day, as my friend was struggling to

find the right word to describe how she felt, I

interceded with a quote from my mom.

"You feel like a dishrag," I said.

What's funny is, when I said it at that moment

and again when I just typed it, that makes total

sense to me. But I guess probably to others,

not so much.

To "feel like a dishrag" basically means you are

out of energy, kaput, done-zo. What that has to

do with a dishrag, I have no idea. But that was

just one of the many "Rose-isms" that I got used

to over the years.

I love them because they feel like a little nod

from my mom and will smile when I catch

myself using them from time to time. She

probably wouldn't even remember coming up

with them if she were still here with us, even

though they've become a part of my regular

vocabulary!

But this little exchange also got me to thinking

about all the other things that I learned (and

have carried on) from my mother, without her

even realizing it.

BE KIND TO

02 EVERYONE.

If you were blessed enough to

know my mom in real life, you

know that she was a very kind

and loving person. That's how

she ended up with so many

"surrogate children" all over the

place. My friends, my sister's

friends, even her younger coworkers

all fell in love with her

and decided she should be their

second mom. But it wasn't

because she made amazing

homemade lasagna or told the

funniest stories. It was because

she was genuinely kind to them

and made them feel like they

mattered. She listened to them,

offered advice when they needed

it, held it back when they didn't

and basically, showed them that

someone cared. It's a lesson that

the world could take to heart,

especially right now.

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No matter what the

circumstances are, we

can choose not to give up,

to be positive and to live.

Or we can choose to give in

and give up. I don't know

about you, but I choose

to live.

LAUGH AT YOURSELF.

03My mother had a unique talent - she could look

ridiculous in nearly every photo ever taken of her. Correction...

the old photos that I have seen of her are mostly average. But

something changed along the way, and in her later years, she

somehow managed always to have the goofiest expressions in

all of her pictures. It became sort of an ongoing joke with us,

which resulted in quite a few laughing-until-crying fits. Like

the time we rode the ski lift together in Gatlinburg, TN and

had our photo snapped at the top, only to see later that she

had somehow managed to slump down in the seat at just that

moment and made herself look "like a troll" (her words). Ahh,

good times. But the point is, she would laugh just as hard

as the rest of us. Because she never took it (or herself) too

seriously. And if that's not a good lesson for us all, I don't know

what is.

RESPECT YOURSELF.

04 This is another lesson that my mother might not

even realize that she taught me unintentionally, but she did.

After growing up in an often tumultuous home as a child, it can

become easy to find yourself getting "used to" the same kind

of treatment as an adult. Maybe you hate confrontation, or

you just don't know anything different. But no matter where

you came from or what you've been through, you always

deserve respect - both from others and yourself. Period.

NEVER GIVE UP.

05 This one is a little hard to talk about it, my mom

never gave up on life, right up until the end. She was in the

hospital, in a worse state than she even realized, and was still

talking about how she wanted to stop for some soft-serve

ice cream on the way home! She was planning to celebrate

Thanksgiving at the beach that falls, although she didn't make

it that far. And she had even talked to some realtors at the

beach about condos just three weeks before she passed. She

reminded me that we always have a choice. No matter what

the circumstances are, we can choose not to give up, to be

positive and to live. Or we can decide to give in and give up. I

don't know about you, but I choose to live.

SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT.

06 My mother loved dessert. Especially when eating

out at a restaurant; So much so, that she had a little routine.

She'd eat about 75% of her dinner and then stop. Not

because she was full, but because she wanted to make sure

she'd have room for dessert. So she'd ask for a box for

the rest of her dinner and then treat herself to something

sweet. Although these days I don't necessarily agree with

the overload of sugar, I do agree with the sentiment! We

shouldn't always be so concerned with the serious stuff, that

we forget to make room for the fun stuff. It's okay to stop

work a little early every once in awhile to go out with a friend.

Or take that extra day of vacation or let your child stay up

that extra hour so you can finish your game of Monopoly.

Because no matter how full you (or your life) feel, there's

always room for dessert.

Until next time, keep your dreams BIG and your worries tiny...

By Jenn Baxter

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE · SEPTEMBER 2017

BRAIN HEALTH:

THE HEALTH FOCUS

OF THE 21ST CENTURY

John Urschel retired from the NFL this August.

Many of you may not had heard of him, but Urshel was a true scholar warrior. He

was a third-year offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, who had a passion

for hitting in the trenches. In the off-season, he was studying for his Ph. D in

mathematics from M.I.T with multiple articles published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

What triggered his retirement? In late

July, a research article in the prestigious

Journal of the American Medical Association

showed profound linkages between chronic

traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and

football. 110 out of 111 brains from NFL

players who had donated their brains to

science had been shown on autopsy to

have CTE, including players who had been

publicly known to have the disease such

as Ken Stabler, former quarterback of the

Oakland Raiders. It also looks as if it is not

just the head jarring hits, but the ongoing

collisions that happen between offensive

and defensive lineman on every play that are

contributing to this. Urschel made a logical

decision to protect his brain from further

damage faced with overwhelming evidence

on the risk. He retired two days after the

JAMA article was published.

The NFL is a microcosm of public trends.

Brain health has become the #1 issue for

the league – specifically how to prevent

concussions and how to mitigate the

impact on players health.

Players have apps and feedback machines

that help them improve the quality of their

mediation and improve their mental focus.

The teams have embraced these approaches

as they all see accumulating evidence that

improving mental focus and mindfulness

can contribute to better athletic and team

results.

Brain Health is where physical fitness was

50 years ago. Advances in technology

are allowing us to see brain structure and

function, much clearer than before. The

complexity of the brain is starting to unravel,

piece by piece. New evidence is popping up

monthly. As a result, we all have the ability to

take much better care of our brains than we

did twenty years ago. At the same time, brain

health can be scary. Most of us have known

someone with Alzheimer’s disease, which

robs us of our dignity and humanness.

Craig Tanio, MD is the CEO and Co-Founder

of Rezilir Heath and an Assistant Professor

of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School

of Medicine. Rezilir is a team of board

certified clinicians that deliver integrative

medicine through a functional approach.

They offer multiple programs designed to

reverse chronic illness and disease. Rezilir

specializes in the prevention and remission

of early Alzheimer’s Disease and mild

cognitive impairment.

The flip side of the concussion

issue is the potential to

optimize brain health

to improve ongoing

performance. Former NFC

Super Bowl teams, Seattle

Seahawks, San Francisco

49ers and Atlanta Falcons

have all recently publicly

embraced a structured and

systematic approach for

mediation and mindfulness.

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POINTS ONE DAY AT A TIME

7 REASONS YOU SHOULD BE

GETTING MORE MASSAGES

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34

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"By choosing

healthy over

skinny you're

choosing

self-love over

self-judgment."

-Steve Maraboli


FITNESS & BEAUTY · SEPTEMBER 2017

EVERYTHING

YOU NEED TO

KNOW ABOUT

MICROBLADING

Beauty trends come and go. No

matter how much you think you

know what the next hottest trend

is, there’s always a new, more

exciting one coming down the

pike. You have to ask yourself, which one is

right for you and which one should you let

pass you by?

We here at Healthy magazine are constantly

on the hunt for something new and

wonderful that will place our readers on

the cutting edge and give them a clean,

refreshing, updated look that won’t fade into

oblivion tomorrow.

Our latest great find is eyebrow

microblading. You read that right! Eyebrow

microblading is the hottest procedure on the

market, and with good reason. It looks great!

If you’ve never heard of this procedure, don’t

fret. We hadn’t heard of it either until our

researchers dove in to get the skinny on this

beauty trend. Here’s the gist of what you

need to know.

Microblading is a semi-permanent

cosmetic treatment that uses a

small (tiny!) blade that’s dipped in

pigment to create hair-thin strokes

that can blend in with and rev up

your natural eyebrows.

Each stroke is applied with tender loving

care by hand. The eyebrow artist (because

let’s face it, that’s what they are) can create

the perfect color, density, and – wait for it –

shape to enhance your brows. What’s not to

love about that?

This two-step process will allow you to walk

away with your head held high and your

brows looking fierce! And the best part? It

can last from anywhere from one to three

years! Swoon! Think about it; you won’t have

to keep making that weekly trek to get your

brows done. Save money, time, and most of

all, efficiently maintain your brows with this

straightforward and practical procedure.

We know what you’re

thinking. What does this

miraculous, eyebrow

saving procedure cost?

We’re not going to lie. The

price can be a little steep

for some budgets, but what

price would you pay to add

the perfect complement to your

precious face? If you find the right artist

– someone who has honed their craft and

clients raves about their work – you might

pay anywhere from five-hundred dollars to

nine-hundred dollars for the procedure. But

before you cross it off your to-do list and

forget about, think again. Microblading is a

more than a basic trim. It’s not a procedure

that’s performed in a back office by hacks.

This is real art done by gifted artists who

help to define your eyebrows and refine

your overall look. Consider this long-lasting

procedure to be your eyebrow rescue.

How much are you willing to pay to get the

perfectly coiffed brow that you won’t have

to worry about for upwards of three whole

years? If you ask us, we think a good brow

that enhances your features and leaves you

looking fresh, clean, and more natural is

worth every penny.

Tell us what you think about this procedure.

Are you going to let the price tag scare you

away?

By Maydeline Moreno

www.amethystquantum.com

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A

LUXURIOUS

OPTION

With more than

30 years in

the Italian

Clothing

business,

Sergio C.

decided to go out on his own and open

“Condotti”, a fine Italian clothing boutique.

Since 2008, Condotti has been know for

its prestige and success in the art of fine

menswear.

While Condotti proudly has an extensive

and unique stock, the true expertise

and specialty lies in the “Custom Made

and Made to Measure Program” - all

meticulously tailored in Italy. This allows

Condotti’s clientele to order anything they

desire with the guarantee of a perfect fit,

superb quality and preferred exclusiveness

in design and fashion at the highest level.

The “Custom Made and Made to Measure

Program” also includes wonderful blouses

for women from Marol, following the styles

of gentlemen’s shirts.

Condotti thrives on being the most

exclusive, unique, and luxurious option for

its selective clientele, using only the finest

of fabrics for shirts, suits, tuxedos, and silk

ties for all tastes and all sizes.


FITNESS & BEAUTY · SEPTEMBER 2017

HEALING

YOUR

CHAKRA

POINTS

1 DAY AT

A TIME

Awakening your divine spirit is a

rewarding way to attain optimal

physical health and to find peace

of mind. Our body's chakras are

like spirals of energy, each connecting to the

other. Each is represented by a color from

the color spectrum: red, orange, yellow,

green, blue, indigo, or purple. That color has

a profound effect on us on all levels whether

physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. Our

body consists of energy points that emulate

spiritual frequencies. These energy points are

our chakras. Each point is reflected by your

vibration, ultimately, the way you live your

life.

Using the seven colors of the spectrum,

you can balance and enhance your spiritual

connection. These colors are known to have

a healing effect on one's spirit and physical

body when used correctly.

Below are their representations and what

they mean to your well-being:


Red – root which represents grounding


Orange (Sacrum) – represents sexuality

and sensuality


Yellow (Solar Plexus) – will power and

confidence


Green (Heart) – represents love for

yourself and others


Blue (Throat) – accounts for the truth

and creativity


Indigo (Third Eye) – represents wisdom

and spiritual awakening, intuition


Purple (Crown) – represents your God.

It is your connection between you and

the Divine.

If your energy centers become blocked,

your body cannot function properly, leading

to problems like stress to disease. If you

experience fear or anger, your heart chakra

is blocked. It can lead to heart problems as

a physical manifestation. It may leave you

carrying a cold, broken heart. Conversely,

if you're in love, your heart chakra is

heightened. You will attract love. The physical

and spiritual realm go hand in hand. Your

physical and divine self are in balance.

The most important aspect of chakra

cleansing is your space. Cleanliness in your

area can bring you mental clarity. It allows

room to release the negative and stressful

energies that linger around you. It promotes

much-needed alone time and invites you

to welcome stillness and awareness of self.

Do this for seven consecutive days to clear

each chakra point, while focusing one point

per day to help clear your body of negativity.

Wear that day's color as a visual clue of what

point to focus on.

By Fabienne Claude

◊ Day 1 – Red – Be more aware of who

you are. Are you harboring negative

feelings? Reflect on those issues. Allow

your body and mind to release those

energies.

◊ Day 2 - Orange – Typically, the most

challenge chakra, this forces you to resist

your false desires. Manifest your desires

of good for you and the world around

you.

◊ Day 3 – Yellow – Be aware of your divine

self. Recognize societal judgments and

banish them from your life. Build your

confidence and embrace your power,

while remaining humble.

◊ Day 4 – Green – Focus on self-love.

◊ Day 5 – Blue – Let your voice be heard.

◊ Day 6 – Indigo – Open your mind to

knowledge.

◊ Day 7 – Purple – Trust your intuition.

Embrace your true self.

Close these daily steps with 5 – 10-minute

meditations and reflection to living a life free

from blockage and disease.

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FITNESS & BEAUTY · SEPTEMBER 2017

7

REASONS YOU SHOULD BE

GETTING MORE MASSAGES

Do we need an excuse to get a

good massage? Probably not,

right? But wouldn’t it be good

to know that there are plenty

of reasons why you should be

getting massages much more often? No

kidding.

It used to be that only people of a

certain income level or status treated

themselves to a decadent massage. Now,

they are more commonplace and much

more affordable. And you can even treat

someone else with a gift certificate for one.

According to expert kinesiologist,

massages are primarily an all over body

medicine. A massage can increase and

improve circulation if done correctly. And

as many people already know, proper

circulation does wonder for your body.

Next time someone tells you that massages

are luxuries, not essentials, say that they’re

far more than that. They’re medically

necessary.

Here are a few of the many health benefits of

getting a massage:

01

02

03

It can readjust your posture by

working out the kinks. After

endless hours spent sitting at

a desk or standing still to do

work, your posture takes a serious

hit. Regular massages can ease the

tension in your neck and back and

help straighten your spine.

They can help you get restful

sleep. Better circulation means

you’ll get better sleep. One

massage per week can help with

insomnia.

Massages can ease anxiety. The

circular motions soothe you by

lowering your blood pressure

and decreasing your heart rate.

04

05

06

07

They can relieve headache

pain. Massages are a natural

way to alleviate pain.

Something as simple as two

massages per week can reduce

the occurrence or ease the

symptoms of headaches.

They can relieve body aches

and pains.

Massages have been shown to

reduce the effects of chemo

and other harsh treatments

by reducing aches and pains

and nausea.

They can boost your mood.

This is easy. Massages make

you happy!

By Ava Mallory

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Healthy Food

URBAN MEATS MANUAL

FOOD LABELS EXPOSED

DREAMS DOUGH COME TRUE

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40

"A

healthy

outside

starts

from the

inside."


HEALTHY FOOD · SEPTEMBER 2017

URBAN MEATS MANUAL

FOOD LABELS EXPOSED

Organic? Grass-Fed? All

Natural? Locally Grown?

Cage Free? Many of these

claims are seen daily

in supermarkets and

restaurants without proper understanding of

what they truly mean.

Unless the claim is being checked and

certified by an independent third party,

the integrity of a food label is often only as

reliable as the person or company making

it and applying for it to the official labeling

approval institution. It’s now common for a

company or farm supplier to simply have to

sign an affidavit saying they are following

certain rules. No other checks are made to

ensure the company is telling the truth or

if the rules are being followed or properly

enforced.

The most trusted food labels will always

incorporate independent third-party audits

(previously approved by government

organizations like USDA), where farms and

suppliers are physically audited at least

once a year according to set of published

standards, providing the maximum integrity

for any claims made to customers. Where

possible, you are advised to seek out food

label certifications that require third-party

audits to ensure your expectations are

fully met when it comes to animal welfare,

environmental protection, and other foodrelated

issues.

If you believe in a better sustainable world

you must read and question your food label

claims to make your part in improving the

conditions of the food chain.

These are some of the most common food

labels, as explained by “A Greener World”

organization and their guide “Food Labels

Exposed” - www.agreenerworld.org:

FREE-RANGE / FREE-

ROAMING: FOR

POULTRY MEAT ONLY

Definition by USDA food safety and

inspection service: “Producers must

demonstrate to the Agency that the

poultry has been allowed access to the

outside.”

Although “free-range” is a positive sounding

term with a legal definition, consumers

should be aware that the type of outdoor

access provided (such as pasture or dirt lot),

the size of the out- door area, the length

of time the birds are required to have outdoor

access, and how this must be verified

is not legally defined and therefore varies

greatly from facility to facility. Crowding

is not uncommon. This claim provides no

assurance of any other high-welfare welfare

or environmental management practices.

No independent third party verification

required.

VEGETARIAN-FED/FED

A VEGETARIAN DIET

No legal or regulated definition required

Animals have been fed a diet free of animal

products. This does not mean animals were

raised outdoors on pasture or were fed a

100% grass-fed diet. No independent third

party verification required.

SUSTAINABLE

AGRICULTURE

No legal or regulated

definition.

Sustainable farming

is generally considered

as farming that is socially

just, high welfare, economically viable,

and environmentally sound. The term is,

however, unregulated and not legally defined.

Sustainable agriculture was addressed by

Congress in the 1990 farm Bill. Under that

law:

“the term

sustainable

agriculture means

an integrated

system of plant and

animal production

practices having a

site-specific application

that will, over the long term:

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Satisfy human food and

fiber needs

99

Enhance environmental

quality and the natural resource base

upon which the agricultural economy

depends

99

Make the most efficient use of

nonrenewable resources and onfarm

resources and integrate, where

appropriate, natural biological cycles

and controls

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Sustain the economic viability of farm

operations; and enhance the quality of

life for farmers and society as a whole.”

ORGANIC/

CERTIFIED

ORGANIC

Definition by USDA:

“All products sold as

“organic” must meet

the USDA National Organic

Program production and handling standards.

Certification is mandatory for farmers selling

more than $5,000 of organic products

per year, and is verified by an accredited

certifying agency.”

In general, organic production limits the

use of chemicals, pesticides, hormones,

antibiotics, and other inputs. However,it

does not strictly define production

practices related to space per animal or

outdoor access requirements—for example,

confinement areas are permitted to fatten

organic beef cattle—that can have significant

welfare implications for animals.

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For information about the National organic

program and use of the term “organic” on

labels, refer to these factsheets from the

USDA Agricultural Marketing service:

• organic food standards and labels: The

facts labeling and Marketing information

ANGUS/

CERTIFIED

ANGUS BEEF

No legal or regulated

definition.

The American

Angus Association

has registered a

definitionof “Angus” beef with the USDA

that requires the animal tohave 50% Angus

genetics or a predominantly (51%) black coat

or hide. Animal must be under 30 months

at slaughter and must meet additional meat

quality requirements. There are, however,

no management or welfare requirements

relating to how cattle are raised. The terms

“Angus Beef” and “Black Angus Beef”are

also commonly used but are even less

regulated.

CAGE FREE: FOR EGGS/

LAYING HENS NO LEGAL OR

REGULATED DEFINITION.

As the term implies, hens laying eggs labeled

as “cage free”are raised without using

cages, but still almost always liveinside

large barns or warehouses, often with many

thousandsof other birds. This term does

not explain if the birds have any access to

the outside, whether any outside area was

pasture or a bare lot, or if they were raised

entirely indoors in overcrowded conditions.

Beak cutting is permitted to prevent feather

pecking. No verification required by an

independent third party unless eggs are

also covered by an additional claim, such as

Certified Humane.

GRASS-FED

i. definition by USDA:

“100% of the diet

of grassfed animals

consists of freshly

grazed pasture during

the growing season

and stored grasses (hay or

grass silage) during the winter months or

drought conditions.”

This term refers only to the diet of cattle,

sheep, goats, and bison. It does not indicate

if an animal was given antibiotics or

hormones. The USDA definition goes on to

state that “if for environmental or health

of the animal reasons supplementation

can be used if the producer logs the type

and amount.” in other words, outside of

the growing season cattle could be kept

off pasture on non-vegetated (dirt) lots

and fed harvested forage and supplements,

antibiotics, and synthetic hormones and still

bear the USDA grassfed label.

Other independent third-party grassfed

certifications exist that verify cattle are

raised on a 100% forage diet, on pasture

without confinement, and with no routine

antibiotics or added hormones.

KOSHER

Definition by USDA

food safety and

inspection service:

“Kosher” may be

used only on the labels

of meat and poultry

products prepared under

Rabbinical supervision.”

For meat to bear the “Kosher” label animals

must be slaughtered without being prestunned.

NATURAL/ALL

NATURAL

Definition by

USDA food safety

and inspection

service: “A

product

containing no

artificial ingredient

or added colorand

is only minimally processed (a process

which does not fundamentally alter the raw

product) may be labeled natural. The label

must explain the use of the term natural

(such as: no added colorings or artificial

ingredients; minimally processed).”

As defined by the USDA, the term applies

only to how meat is processed after

slaughter. often found on meat and livestock

product labels, this commonly used term

does not refer in any way to how animals

are raised, so the farming system may have

involved feedlot and confinement systems,

tail docking and other mutilations, or the

routine use of antibiotics, for example.

No independent third party verification

required.

Source: Food Labels Exposed -

www.agreenerworld.org - Look for

downloadable guide

https://agreenerworld.org/solutionsand-certificates/what-food-labelsreally-mean/

By Pablo Liberato

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HEALTHY FOOD · SEPTEMBER 2017

DREAMS DOUGH

COME TRUE

Fufi wants you to try her

empanadas. Of course,

she'd also like it if you

stayed a while. And if you

did, you could munch on

some pizza or tacos (hand-held foods

only, she insists), drink some local

craft beers, and bask in it's warm

but youthful ambiance. It's a small

space, but very cozy—perfect for

an afternoon lunch or a late-night

date after visiting the arts district. It's

also a place she's made her home, so

much so that she even moved into

the apartment right above it; so if

you're going to stop by, make sure

you say hi, she'll probably chat you

up for a bit and ask you one thing…

Try her empanadas. And you should.

They're some of the fattest, flakiest

crescents I've ever had in my life

(croissants included). See, Fufi has

mastered the art and the craft of

the Latin American staple. And she's

proud of that.

They were born in Argentina, in her

grandmother's kitchen. But they were way

smaller then—almost cocktail sized. Pictures

of plates piled up with the miniature pastries

are some of Fufi's fondest memories from

childhood. And when she first moved to the

United States, first Colorado and then Hawaii,

she missed them dearly. There, however,

it was a given that she wouldn't be getting

many foods from home, so she packaged

them up with all the other remnants of

her childhood in Argentina. But when she

came to Miami, that all changed: "There'll

be empanadas everywhere!" She'd think to

herself. It was one of the things she was most

excited about. And so she'd go around town,

everywhere from fried empanada shops to

elite argentine steakhouses, and she wouldn't

be able to find an empanada that felt right.

​And that set her into action. When you move

around so much, home cooking is some of

the stuff you miss the most. The smells, the

flavors, ingredients, textures—they all evoke

memories and ancestral pride which can

be very hard to replicate.

Even if they're mimicked, a

true native will know that

it doesn't really taste like

home. But Fufi isn't one to

sit around and mope. She'd

moved to Miami, gotten

hyped up, but still hadn't

gotten the empanada she craved. So she

called her grandma and asked for the recipe,

she was going to have make them herself.

The result... she finally got what she wanted,

but still, that wasn't enough. Since she was

making them herself, they had to be perfect.

Florencia says " It's not easy to

find empanadas that meet all of my

requirements: quality ingredients,

fully stuffed, light on the dough, crisp,

healthy, locally made fresh every day. I

rather steam my veggies, roast the meats;

never frying. No added oils, preservatives

or canned stuff. I make them knowing

that I have to come through for my

empanada connoisseurs!"

This is when her search for the ideal

ingredients began. And as you can probably

tell, she is very picky, and a perfectionist at

that. So this was an extensive process – one

that began with the grass-fed beef from

Gaucho Ranch, local and artisanal cheeses

by Mimmo's Mozzarella, Atlas Meat-free Deli,

etc. It's with this kind of care and passion that

she chooses every ingredient and item on her

list. She's a strong believer of buying locally,

and cooking healthily; anybody that has tried

her food can tell you that it's all worth it, you

have not had an empanada like this before.

On her menu you can find over 15 different

flavors to please all palates and preferences:

from curried eggplant to vegan beef, steak

to bacon, brie & dates. Her favorite? "It all

depends what you're in the mood for, I have a

different favorite one every day!"

By Andres Portillo

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HEALTHY KIDS · SEPTEMBER 2017

Healthy Magazine presents our new directory, loaded with

local restaurants and grocers who have taken the time to

cater to those looking to form healthier dietary habits.

We hope you enjoy Healthy Places to Eat. We sure did and

look forward to expanding so we can continue to better

connect our readers with healthy lifestyle options in their

communities.

places to eat

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healthy menu vegetarian non gmo vegan gluten free

EARTH

LUNCH, DINNER

AND DRINKS

5831 Sunset Drive

Miami, FL 33143

305.397.8678

HEALTHY ROUTE 66

HEALTHY, SANWICHES

& WRAPS

1831 Ponce De Leon Blvd

Coral Gables, FL 33134

786.615-4028

LIGERO EXPRESS

DESSERTS, WRAPS

SANDWICHES

201 Park Blvd

Miami, FL 33126

786.615.9833

GREENG LIFESTYLE

FRESH FRUIT, VEGGIE BOWLS,

SMOOTHIES & JUICE LAB

@GREENGLIFESTYLE

222 NE 25th St #106

Miami, Florida 33137

786.300.6545

THE LAST CARROT

SANDWICHES, SALADS,

SMOOTHIES AND JUICES

3131 Grand Avenue

Coconut Grove, FL 33133

305.445.0805

NORMAN BROTHERS

JUICE BAR, SMOOTHIES

& COFFEE

7621 SW 87th Ave.

Miami, FL 33173

305.274.9363

MIAMI SQUEEZE

PIZZA, SANDWICHES,

SMOOTHIES & JUICES

18315 W Dixie Hwy.

Miami, FL 33160

305.935.9544

SMALL TEA CO

TEA, SALADS,

WRAPS & MORE

205 Aragon Ave,

Coral Gables, FL 33134

786.401.7189

EVOS

BURGERS, WRAPS

& SALADS

9537 S Dixie Hwy.

Pinecrest, FL 33156

305.740.3433

BEEHIVE

JUICE BAR

& SMOOTHIES

6490 Bird Road

Miami, FL 33155

305.663.1300

VEGAN & JUICE

JUICE BAR & SMOOTHIES,

VEGAN & VEGETARIAN

115 SW 107 Ave.

Miami, FL 33174

305.220.3430

THE JUICERY BAR

SIGNATURE JUICES, SPECIALTY

SHOTS, ACAI BOWLS

635 Brickell Key Dr

Miami, FL 33131

305.350.2277

17082 W Dixie Hwy

North Miami Beach, FL 33160

786.565.9684

DELIRIO FRESH CO.

SALAD, PIZZA, JUICE BAR

& SMOOTHIES

2475 NW 95th Ave. Unit 8

Miami, FL 33172

305.499.3304

GREEN LIFE CAFE

VEGAN &

VEGETARIAN CAFE

104 Giralda Ave.

Coral Gables, FL 33134

786.409.5592

SMOOTHIE SPOT

SALAD, VEGAN, JUICE

BAR & SMOOTHIES

15708 SW 72nd St.

Miami, FL 33193

305.387.9888

WWW.HEALTHYPLACESTOEAT.COM

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