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42

Arian

Carpio

The Olympic

hopeful talks

wrestling from

a young age,

surviving an eating

disorder and

refusing rejection

14 health

Double trouble pain,

avoiding a gluten

allergy, the drink

that hydrates best,

breast cancer risk

reduction, reversing

Type 2 diabetes,

depression and smart

phones, Instagram’s

new blocked ads,

and increasing your

lifespan

18 list

5 reasons to take

a nap

19 splurge

Owlet baby

monitoring

20 cook

Roasted veggie

harvest salad

22 food

Cranberry craze

24 weight

loss

News to know

/ outfit from Harmoni Jean Boutique

44

Sisterpreneurs

It’s all in the family

with protein-based treat

company, Fit Whip

26 solo

scottsdale

Meet John

28 muscle

An outdoor workout

30 balance

Setting an intention

32 nutrition

Fertility fuel

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KERRY ZANG, DPM

Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons

Q: What excites you about

medicine today?

A: There are so many new

things that enable us to treat

conditions that were untreatable

before. The newest development

is in the area of regenerative

medicine. For patients with

arthritis, this new therapy offers

pain relief and has the potential

to regrow cells. This gives us the

opportunity to regenerate and

restore…that’s exciting.

Q: What is regenerative

medicine?

A: The therapy (RIT) uses

growth factors to induce and

accelerate healing in damaged

tissues. Unlike cortisone injections,

which suppress inflammation

and stop the healing process,

the goal of RIT is to encourage

healing with a process for the

body to replace, repair, reprogram

and renew diseased or injured

tissue. As new and healthy tissue

forms, function returns and pain

resolved.

Q: How has regenerative

medicine changed how you

treat patients?

A: Instead of just treating

symptoms and trying to stabilize

a condition, I now have the

potential to initiate a regenerative,

restorative response to help

repair it. It’s very gratifying when

patients come back and tell me

that they are now able to take

their dog for a walk again.

Q: Who can benefit from

regenerative medicine?

A: Lots of people can be helped

with RIT. Pain shouldn’t prevent

anyone from participating in

everyday activities. It doesn’t

matter if you are suffering from

arthritis, a new or old injury or

if you are a weekend warrior,

dedicated athlete or just want to

go to the market, it’s important

to see if this therapy may be

able to offer some relief.

Q: What the best advice you

can give to someone suffering

from foot or ankle pain?

A: Don’t wait to get help.

The earlier you see a doctor

the sooner treatment can begin,

increasing the potential for a

successful outcome. Delaying

care can put you at risk for

further damage. However, if you

have put off treatment, it’s never

too late. I think the most

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34 scottsdale

soul

A probiotic bowl

recipe, achieving

happiness, Veda’s

new products,

NiteFlite’s additions,

and a veteran event

36 life

Two new additions

at Gainey Village,

Original ChopShop’s

seasonal shake,

Pilates & Prosecco at

Mountain Shadows,

Arizona Coyotes’ new

partnership, and Yoga

in the Outfield at Salt

River Fields

38 toys, tech

& gear

Light up the night

40 crazy 8s

Sweet dreams

41 funnies

Get ready to work

those abs

46 relating

Surviving the holiday

season with your

spouse

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48 beauty

Seasonal skin care

50 endurance

Avoiding mental

sabotage

51 event

Bends and Brunch

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WHAT’S YOUR

INTENTION?

Give meaning to your yoga

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by James Patrick,

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MICHAEL FITZMAURICE, MD

Founder of the Fitzmaurice Hand Institute

Double Board Certified Hand Surgeon

When you've suffered a hand or wrist

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hands, wrists, or forearms, Hand & Wrist

Urgent Care in Scottsdale is a quick and

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We provide fast diagnosis and

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top hand surgeons in the country – Dr.

Michael Fitzmaurice. Our patients are

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At our center, we treat a wide range of

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When I think about the month of November,

one thing usually comes to mind:

Thanksgiving. What comes with that are

visions of delicious dinners, beautiful fall

weather and family get-togethers.

It’s clear that Arian Carpio (seen on our

cover) has a lot to be thankful for. The wrestler

has overcome a lot in her life, and has put in the hard work on

and off the mat to be the success story she is today. This season,

she even won her first national title since high school. Read all

about her outlook on refusing rejection on page 42.

While seasonal soirees can be fun, the idea of a packed calendar,

along with other obligations, can be stressful, often putting

pressure on relationships. Learn how to survive the holiday season

and stay connected with your spouse on page 26.

In terms of the cooler weather, now is the time to take your

workout outside. Page 28 has an outdoor bodyweight workout

that can be done just about anywhere. And, if you’re choosing to

workout anytime from dusk till dawn, it’s best to keep safety in

mind. We found products that will get you glowing on page 38.

Thanksgiving is also all about the food. Page 22 highlights

dishes from local restaurants that have cranberries so you can

indulge in the sweet yet tart fruit on more than just one day a

year. And, if you’re looking for a new fall recipe, page 20 has

recipe for a harvest salad that’s loaded with seasonal veggies.

Lastly, your skin is likely going through a transition just like

the seasons. Start your winter skin care on the right foot. We have

tips to make it easier on page 48.

Enjoy all that this season has to offer and just remember, you

have a lot to be thankful for.

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His passion for customized patient care and innovative

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Dr. Fitzmaurice is also a pioneer; he personally developed a

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Two for One

Dealing with chronic

headaches? Chances

are, your back hurts,

too. A review of

14 studies found

that people with

persistent headache

or back pain were

twice as likely to

experience the other

disorder as well.

While healthcare professionals

treat the

chronic pain issues

separately, there may

be cause to treating

them as one disorder

in certain patients.

Though doctors are

unable to uncover

a specific cause, it

is something to be

aware of the next

time you head to the

doctor.

Source: www.

medicalnewstoday.com.

Carb Caution

A recent study published in the journal JAMA suggests that

eating lots of gluten-heavy foods from a young age could

eventually lead to gluten intolerance. The findings show that

eating higher than normal levels of gluten during the first five

years of life can increase a child’s likelihood of developing celiac

disease, a digestive disorder that damages the small intestine.

In the study, researchers recorded 6,600 children’s gluten

intake until the age of 5. They concluded that higher gluten

intake was associated with a 6.1% increased risk of celiac

disease autoimmunity, an immunological response to gluten,

and a 7.2% increased risk of celiac disease per each additional

gram of gluten per day. Going gluten-free is increasingly

popular, and now we know may just know why.

Source: www.cnn.com.

Tasty Risk Reducers

Garlic and onion lovers, rejoice! Research has shown that consumption of garlic and onions in women

can drastically reduce their breast cancer risk. Rich in flavor, with a strong kick, these pungent vegetables

may also be able to fight off diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. Good for the body,

but not so much for the breath.

Source: www.medicalnewstoday.com.

Milk to the

Rescue

Looking for the most

hydrating drink?

Move over water,

this is a job for milk.

While water is still

extremely healthy for

you, and does a great

job at hydrating, to

maximize efficiency,

milk is reportedly the

most hydrating drink,

according to new

study from Scotland’s

St. Andrews

University. Thanks

to milk’s nutritional

content, which is

mostly the fat, salt

and sugar, it hydrates

and stays in the body

better, while water

is missing those

key ingredients and

has typically gone

through your system

and the excess is

removed within two

hours. According to

the study, in rank of

hydration, skim milk

came in first followed

by “oral rehydration”

drinks like Pedialyte.

Next came full-fat

milk, orange juice,

soda, diet soda,

cold tea, tea, sports

drinks, still water,

sparkling water, lager,

and finally, coffee.

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news

Hope for Reversal

If you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes,

there is hope for a reversal! People

who achieve weight loss of 10% or more

weight in the first five years following diagnosis

with Type 2 diabetes have the greatest

chance of seeing their disease go into

remission, according to a study conducted by

the University of Cambridge. These findings

suggest that its possible to recover from the

disease without extreme lifestyle changes or

caloric restrictions.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com.

INSTAGRAM’S CHANGE FOR GOOD

Instagram is cracking down on ads seen by adolescent users. The social

networking platform recently announced it will block ads that promote

weight loss products or cosmetic procedures for users under the age of 18.

With 70% of teens ages 13 to 17 using social media at least four times a day,

advocacy groups think this is the step in the right direction.

Source: www.usnews.com.

Smart, Sad

Phones

Which came first,

depression or smart

phone obsession?

According to a recent

study from the

University of Arizona,

young people who

are hooked on their

smartphones may be

at an increased risk

for depression and

loneliness. The study

of 346 adolescents

ages 18 to 20 found

that smartphone

dependency predicts

higher reports of

depressive symptoms

and loneliness,

rather than the other

way around. Until

now, researchers

were unable to find a

link between smartphone

dependency

and symptoms of

depression and loneliness.

Source: www.

sciencedaily.com.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Want to live a longer life? Recent research shows you can prolong your life with one simple thing: being happy. A recent analysis

showed that those who report being happy, content or excited on a daily basis were 35% less likely to die prematurely. In addition

to living longer, being generally happy will allow you to perform better at work, have better relationships and a stronger immune

system, sleep better, lower your chance of burnout, and have overall better physical health.

Source: www.cnn.com.

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PINHOLE SURGICAL TECHNIQUE:

A revolutionary new way to achieve your best smile!

BEFORE

A University Study revealed that 89%

of patients over 20 years old have gingival

recession. Receding gums can be caused

by gum disease or because of excessive

brushing, certain medications, clenching or

grinding, or smoking. Not only are receding

gums painful and unattractive, but the

actual bone underneath is being lost, leading

to tooth loss.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a

revolutionary procedure that solves the

problem of receding gums. PST offers

natural-looking, long-lasting healthy smiles

to those suffering from receded gums,

giving patients a beautiful new smile in as

little as an hour. Since nothing more than

local anesthesia is needed, patients can

return to work after their appointment.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique takes

the place of traditional gum grafts, with

minimal discomfort or pain. In fact, recovery

time is virtually nonexistent with PST. The

results are more predictable, less noticeable,

and will last as long as any other gum

correction procedure. Stunning new smiles

can be seen immediately.

Dr. Erik Svans, DDS was among the

first dentists to study the Pinhole Surgical

Technique under its inventor, Dr. John C.

Chao, DDS in 2014. Since introducing

PST to his practice, Dr. Svans has seen

very predictable and reliable long-term

results.

There is no scalpel, incision, or

stitches with PST, making it virtually painfree.

This innovative procedure uses a

.1 inch “pinhole” opening to reposition a

patient’s receded gumline to its healthy,

natural location. After repositioning the

gum tissue to cover the exposed root

surface, Dr. Svans strategically places

collagen through the Pinhole to stabilize

the tissue in place. The collagen resets

the gum tissue and makes it stronger than

before. Patients can return to normal eating

that very night.

BEFORE

AFTER

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AFTER

Previously, treatment for receded

gumlines was very painful and required

cutting donor gum tissue from the roof of a

patient’s mouth. The donor tissue was then

stitched to the receded site, which had

also been cut or “flapped” in preparation

for the graft. Recovery for this traditional

surgical technique requires two to three

weeks with prescription pain medicine.

In contrast, PST is a kinder, gentler

procedure since it only requires a repositioning

of existing gum tissue over the

exposed root surface. With PST, Dr. Svans

can treat one to all teeth in one visit, in as

little as 30 minutes.

Patients are amazed with the results,

instantly falling in love with their healthy,

beautiful new smiles. If you’re ready to stop

living with the pain and embarrassment

of recessed gums, the Pinhole Surgical

Technique may be right for you!

Schedule a complimentary

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5 Reasons to

Take a Nap

naps less than 10

minutes don’t give

you enough of a

boost and those longer

than 30 minutes

can lead to you waking

up drowsy and

not refreshed.

Naps aren’t just for cranky toddlers. People of all ages can benefit physically

and mentally from scheduling a short stint of sleep in the middle of the day.

More than just rest, sleep is a time of renewal and healing for the body and a

lack of it can have startling side effects. When working a nap into your weekly

plan, it’s important to be consistent. Our bodies and internal clocks like a

schedule. Start off by setting aside 10 to 15 minutes to nap every day for at

least two weeks. Not convinced? These five benefits should encourage you to

tap into the power of naps.

1. Reduce Stress

Research shows

regular naps can

help lower tension

and stress, which

has significant health

benefits. One study

examining the relationship

between

mortality and napping

found that those

who did so regularly

exhibited 37% less

heart-related complications

because

the midday breaks

helped reduce stress

on their cardiovascular

system.

2. Improve

Creativity

Facing a problem

you aren’t sure how

to solve or need

a fresh perspective

on a project?

Doze off for a few

minutes. A recent

neurological study

showed the brain’s

right hemisphere –

the side associated

with creative tasks

– increased in activity

during naps. Dreams

are also a source of

creative inspiration

for many and people

are more likely to

recall dreams from

daytime rests as

compared with nighttime

sleep, so a few

minutes of snoozing

in the middle of the

day could make a big

difference.

3. Increase

Alertness and

Productivity

People with a 9-to-

5 schedule may

notice alertness dips

shortly after noon.

This is also known

as the post-lunch

lag. Pay attention to

when you feel tired

and plan for a nap

at that time. It can

help you through a

midday lull better

than a cup of coffee.

A 10- to 30-minute

siesta seems to be

the ideal number, as

4. Boost Memory

and Learning

The brain consolidates

and processes

information during

sleep, including

memories and

learned tasks. A

short snooze can

help you absorb

and retain things

you learn and make

you more receptive

to a new batch of

material afterward.

Sleep deprivation significantly

influences

these functions,

therefore, an extra

boost can make a

dramatic impact.

5. Get More Sleep

Overall

One-third of adults in

the U.S. don’t meet

the recommended

threshold of seven

hours of sleep per

night, according

to the Centers for

Disease Control

and Prevention.

Juggling all of life’s

demands can make

a restful, restorative

night seem impossible.

A nap can

help you catch up

and prevent fatigue

and sleepiness

throughout the day.

Squeeze in a few

minutes for yourself

after your morning

meetings, running

errands or lunchtime.

Sometimes all you

need is a recharge.

David Klose is a Certified Sleep Science Coach at Amerisleep, an award-winning brand that produces technologically-advanced sleep solutions. Amerisleep’s ecofriendly

mattresses, supportive adjustable beds, and accessories are sold online and in our showrooms across the U.S. (including four in Arizona), South Korea,

and Australia. Learn more at amerisleep.com or find your nearest showroom at amerisleep.com/retail.

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splurge

/ by Gabby Leighton

Sleep

Safety

Baby monitoring at its best

Owlet is aiming to

give parents peace of

mind with its Owlet

Cam and Smart

Sock. Together,

the products are

a complete baby

monitoring system.

The sock, which connects

via Bluetooth,

wraps around your

baby’s foot to track

heart rate, oxygen

levels and sleep data

using pulse oximetry.

The base station

glows green to let

parents know everything

is okay, and

notifies with lights

and sounds if levels

leave preset zones.

The cam, which has

a wide-angle lens

and HD night vision,

allows you to stream

video directly to your

phone. It has zoom

capability, two-way

talk and a room

temperature sensor.

Items are available

in a bundle ($399),

or individually (sock,

$299; cam, $149).

www.owletcare.com.

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cook

/ recipe and photo by Erica Ptak

Roasted

Veggie Fall

Harvest Salad

Erica Ptak is the

creator of Founded

in Flavor, a local

food blog devoted

to healthy, indulgent

recipes. For more

information on her

blog, visit foundedinflavor.com

or visit

her Instagram at @

foundedinflavor.

Servings Size: 5

SALAD

2 sweet potatoes,

diced

½ tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp of herb mix

(rosemary, thyme,

garlic powder, salt,

pepper)

4 cups chopped

kale

1 cup walnuts

3 cups sliced

Brussels sprouts

cup dried

cranberries

DRESSING

3 tbsp almond

butter

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp freshly

squeezed orange

juice

3 tbsp water

1 tbsp stoneground

mustard

½ tbsp raw honey

or maple syrup

½ tsp minced garlic

Roast sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slice sweet potatoes into small 1-inch squares and slice Brussels

sprouts in half. Toss Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes in 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and herb mixture. Add sweet potatoes and Brussels

sprouts to a greased baking sheet. Bake for 17-20 minutes, turning once halfway through baking, until softened. Toast walnuts: Add 1 teaspoon

of olive oil, walnuts, and a pinch of salt into a medium-high pan. Toast the walnuts for about 5 minutes until they become slightly

brown. Walnuts can burn easily so watch them closely. To make dressing: Whisk all ingredients together until fully combined. To assemble:

Toss the chopped kale into a large bowl with half of the dressing. Finally, add sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, roasted walnuts, and dried

cranberries into the salad bowl and top with additional dressing. Enjoy!

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food

/ by Mandy Holmes

Cranberry

Craze

Dishes that feature the festive fruit all year long

Move over pumpkin spice – this fall it’s all about cranberries.

Fresh cranberry season is at its peak right now, but these

sweet yet tart little gems with a festive hue are a year-round

superfood, low in calories and high in vitamin C. Though mostly

enjoyed around the Thanksgiving table, here are a few dishes

that highlight the tangy fruit more than one day a year.

Cranberry

Chicken Kale

Salad

Fresh cranberry

season is at its peak

right now but these

tart little gems are a

year-round staple at

Squarz Bakery and

Cafe. The Cranberry

Chicken Kale Salad

highlights the tangy

fruit and combines

cranberries, pecans,

quinoa, broccoli,

and crisp apples for

a salad that is low

in calories but high

in antioxidants and

flavor. $7.99. www.

squarzpies.com.

Waldorf Chicken

Salad

High in nutrients

and antioxidants,

the Waldorf

Chicken Salad from

Grassroots features

arugula and spinach,

tossed together with

ruby red cranberries,

Fuji apples, radishes,

candied pecans, raisins

and pickled red

onions. The salad is

topped with a mustard-honey

yogurt

dressing. In addition

to being packed with

probiotics, the dark

red cranberries are

high in anthocyanins,

the compounds that

give cranberries their

hue! $15. www.

grassrootsaz.com.

Quinoa Porridge

Dried cranberries are

mixed with apples,

maple syrup, and

steamed soy milk to

top off the Quinoa

Porridge ($9) at Kale

and Clover. The

vegan and glutenfree

dish serves as a

satisfying breakfast

that offers all the

antioxidant benefits

of cranberries long

after the seasons

change. In addition to

the anti-inflammatory

porridge, the entire

Kale & Clover menu

offers responsibly

sourced, seasonal

ingredients designed

with the body and

soul in mind. $9

www.kaleandclover.

com.

Wilcox Apple

Salad

This dish is a new

crowd favorite

amongst Ironwood

American Kitchen

diners. Crisp apple,

wild rice, rocket lettuce,

cranberries,

and butternut squash

are dressed with a

housemade maple-

walnut vinaigrette

for a healthy taste of

the season’s freshest

flavors. Besides

elevated comfort

food highlighting

local flavors, the

patio overlooking the

Princess Pool is one

of the best views

to catch a sunset at

the resort. Diners

are encouraged to

engage with the chef

and his team at the

exhibition kitchen

or enjoy the beautiful

Arizona weather

outdoors. $19. www.

scottsdaleprincess.

com.

Spring Beet Salad

Luci’s at the Grove’s

salad can (and

should be!) enjoyed

year-round. Fresh

field greens, golden

beets, fennel, cranberries,

almonds and

herb goat cheese

are drizzled with a

cranberry almond vinaigrette

for a double

dose of antioxidants.

The warm and welcoming

atmosphere

is perfect for families

to enjoy a healthy

meal or grab a gourmet

snack to go.

$10.29. www.lucisgrove.com.

Cranberry Pecan

Oatmeal with

Honey

The classic morning

breakfast gets

a tasty makeover

from Brunch Café.

As delicious as it is

nutritious, the oatmeal

combines the

tartness of cranberry

with the comfort of

the warming breakfast

staple. Perfectly

sweet, fruity, and

filling – the addition

of dried cranberries

and nuts add flavor

and texture as well

as a hefty dose of

fiber and protein. $7.

www.brunchcafe.

com.

Bacon Brussels

Sprouts

Farm and Craft’s

Bacon Brussels

Sprouts tasty side

dish is a guest favorite

thanks to the

combination of roasted

Brussels sprouts,

nitrate-free bacon,

dried cranberries

and toasted walnuts.

The walnuts add a

crunchy texture while

the dried cranberries

provide a pop of zing

and color. $6. www.

ilovefarmandcraft.

com.

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THE FAIRY GODMOTHER OF

FASHION AND BOOB WHISPERER

Scylvia-Elvira Danese of Danese Creations

Scylvia-Elvira Danese, owner of

Danese Creations, has been in business

since 1971. Through her gift

of custom designing, men and women can

get all their custom designing, tailoring,

alterations, bridal wear and all accessories,

fabric, jewelry and the best fitting bra.

“I’m a 3rd generation Custom

Designer/Tailor in my family, I follow My

Mother Maria and Grandmother Chapita,”

said Danese. “My designs have made it to

the Emmys, The Country Music Awards,

the Oscars, the White House, The Oprah

show, I’ve also been featured on First

Edition, total Divas, all the local TV channels.

It’s been an amazing ride for these

last 48 years!”

While Danese is proud of the accolades

and the high profile clients that have

graced her designs, some of her fondest

memories are the ones that have changed

the lives of others. “I saved a brides wedding

day by making a beautiful, custom

wedding gown from scratch, on the day

of the wedding, in 2 hours and 50 minutes,

that is how I got dubbed “the Fairy

Godmother Of Fashion”, she explains. “I’m

also called “The Boob Whisperer” for the

expert bra fittings that I do. Your boobs can

either make you or break you. If they look

good, you look good and feel good, sexy,

young, (even if you’re old) thin, (even if

you’re heavy), and your clothes fit well.”

Danese is committed to helping

every man or woman find their perfect fit,

in addition women can get a free bra fitting.

Clients need to set an appointment

with her shop, and with zero obligations

to purchase bras from her. “Most women

just don’t know what a bra is supposed

to do, how a bra is supposed to fit, how a

bra has been designed, or what bra size is

right for them. Industry estimates are that

anywhere from 70 to 80 perfect of women

are wearing the wrong size bra, although

in my opinion, informed by more than 48

years of experience, it’s more like 90 percent.

And there’s been no reliable source

for women to go to and find out the truth

about bras, bra measuring and bra sizing,

until now.”

If clients are not in the market for

custom designing, you will find original

Danese Creations designs, ready-to-wear

one of a kind bridal gowns, mother of the

bride or groom gowns, evening gowns,

cocktail dresses, skirts, blouses, and more.

Danese Creations prides themselves

on being able to make custom garments

from a picture or a drawing or an idea and

she can do this all without requiring the client

to be local. Above all, Danese has one

goal for her shop “To do the impossible to

get to solve all the sewing problems that

come my way. My motto that I got from

my Father Giacomo Danese is “Nothing

is Impossible, Difficult but not Impossible”,

she explains. “We never say no, it’s always

yes we can, just say when!”

Contact Danese Creations at 602.955.1313 or www.danesecreations.com, 3902 E Indian School Rd #3, Phoenix, AZ 85018


Quality

is Key

Let’s start with the good news first:

American diets have improved! The bad

news is our diets still contain too much

low-quality carbohydrates and saturated

fat. According to a recent study, American

diets still contain 46% low-quality carbs,

while high-quality carbs (fruits and whole

grains) account for only 9%. Over the

same period of time tested (1999 to 2016),

fats have increased 1% in diets. While

researchers are encouraged by the steps in

the right direction, there is still work to be

done – especially in the carb department.

Source: www.healthline.com.

weight loss news

/ complied by Kelly Potts

Size Matters

You know the saying,

size matters …

waist size that is.

According to a study,

women with bigger

waists relative

to their hips are at

more risk of heart

attacks than men

of a similar “apple

shape.” The study

showed waist-to-hip

ratio to be a better

heart attack predictor

than general obesity

– 18% stronger than

body mass index in

women and 6% in

men. Research also

shows diet and exercise

can help reduce

hip size, as well as

heart attack rates.

Source: www.bbc.

com.

A TAXING FACT

A new study suggests that taxing high sugar snacks such as biscuits, cakes, and sweets

might be more effective at reducing obesity levels than increasing the price of sugar

sweetened drinks. This shows that with obesity rates increasing around the world, an

increase in taxes may just help combat the epidemic.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com.

Temporary Vegan

Changing up your

diet for a short while

may help boost

weight loss results,

according to new

research. A recent

study where the

subjects were overweight

adults with no

history of diabetes

found that a 16-week

vegan diet can boost

the gut microbes

that are related to

improvements in

body weight, body

composition and

blood sugar control.

Gut microbiota play

an important role

in weight regulation.

Following the

16-week diet, the

participants lost a

significant amount of

weight.

Source: www.

sciencedaily.com.

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THE EFFECTIVE

MEDICAL MASSAGE:

MYOFASCIAL THERAPY

Dr. Bryan Geier talks a new

treatment for pain management

Wouldn’t it be great if you could treat the

majority of all pain related symptoms with a

non-invasive approach? Now, you can. As a

Chiropractor, my education and training was

focused on relieving pain by influencing the

nervous system through the use of spinal

manipulation. However, in my practice I intently

focus on the myo, which is the Latin term for

muscles and connective tissue called fascia.

Here in lies the term Myofascial therapy. When

treating pain, I chose to focus on the myofascia

of the body because this is the most important

component to influencing the Central Nervous

System to decrease pain, specifically honing in

on treating this pain by taking an alternative,

non-invasive approach. Unfortunately,

myofascial therapy receives little attention as

a major source of pain and is seldom taught

in modern medical school training. Even

more unfortunate is the lack of insurance

reimbursement for this important therapy. So,

let’s dig into the topic a little deeper.

running through, around and crisscrossing

every inch of your body including muscle,

organs, blood vessels, nerves, spinal cord,

brain and skin. The central nervous system

receives its greatest amount of sensory nerves

from myofascial tissue. This means that the

fascia is as important or more important than

muscle in sensory input delivery. The key to

this statement is that your myofascia becomes

the byproduct of your environment without

you even realizing it. It experiences stress,

memorizes chronic poor posture, feels the

weight of your head sitting at the computer all

day, and permanently holds onto old untreated

injuries. As a result of never ending signaling to

the brain, the body develops symptoms like pain

and endocrine dysfunction like adrenal fatigue,

dysfunctional mood and brain fog, to name a

few. If the fascia controls the information that

can influence the brain, then this is the first

step to calming down the body’s pain response

and also improving overall global body function.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND PAIN AND MYOFASCIA

The muscular system is the largest sensory

organ. Approximately 50 percent of your

body weight is made up of about 400 skeletal

muscles. Your fascia is actually one giant

interconnected web of connective tissue

WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL THERAPY?

It is a deep tissue treatment involving the

breakdown of fascial adhesions known as

trigger points. These trigger points ultimately

create a permanently shortened muscle,

resulting in pain and muscle dysfunction

and, in turn, weakness and uncoordinated

movements. Myofascial therapy can be

performed in many ways including by a

practitioner’s hands, using tools that break

down adhesions and stretching. This therapy

proves to be a very efficient and effective

therapy for pain management, improving

athletic performance and reducing cellulite.

HOW DOES HEALTHY FASCIA BECOME

UNHEALTHY FASCIA?

This happens when extra layers of fascia grow

due to stress, trauma, repetitive motions,

dehydration and inflammation. Inflammation

comes from repetitive working out or even

eating inflammatory foods such as (but not

limited to) sugar, fried food, certain oils and

processed wheat.

COMMON INJURIES RELATED TO

MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS

• Pain or stiffness in your neck, mid- or lowback

• Headaches or jaw pain

• Sciatica and other nerve related symptoms

like numbness and tingling

• Tendonitis, Bursitis and Plantar Fasciitis

• Joint pain especially in your shoulder, knee

or wrist

• Generalized dull, achy pain

• Athletic performance issues

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solo scottsdale

/ by Gabby Leighton / photo by Mark Morgan

Each month, Scottsdale

Health features one local

single. This month, meet…

John

Kindle

AGE: 36

ABOUT ME:

I moved to

Arizona for a postdoctoral

residency

in orthopedic

physical therapy,

and now practice

concierge physical

therapy in North

Scottsdale, as well

as teach group

fitness classes.

I compete in

obstacle course

racing regularly,

and like to trail

run, cycle, lift and

teach Zumba. For

R & R, I drink tea,

read, and attend

live music and

stand-up. I try to

travel to a new

country at least

once a year, travel

to another national

park every year,

and hope to visit

all of the seven

wonders of the

new world, and

the natural world!

MY FAVORITE

BOOK IS:

Tuesdays with

Morrie by Mitch

Albom.

WHAT I’M

LOOKING FOR IN

A SIGNIFICANT

OTHER:

Someone who

wants to actively

live life rather than

spectate from the

sidelines. And, a

woman who will

dance silly with

me, unabashedly,

like no one else

is around, for just

a moment. And

after a fun-filled

weekend, we can

both be excited

about returning

to jobs that we

absolutely love.

THE MOST

IMPORTANT

QUALITIES TO

ME ARE:

Compassion

toward all living

creatures, and the

environment, as

well as all other

people. Humility

and grace,

independence,

intellect, and

ambition. And a

concern for health

and longevity.

THE LEAST

IMPORTANT

QUALITIES TO

ME ARE:

Concerns with

number of

followers/likes;

narcissism,

arrogance,

materialism,

egocentrism/

ethnocentrism.

Sorrow, self-pity,

and victimization.

Interested In Meeting Our Single?

Email her via gabby@richmanmediagroup.com. Please put “John”

in the subject line.

Interested In Being Our Next Solo?

Send an email with your name, age and a recent photo for

consideration to the same email, with “Solo” in the subject line.

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Driving

on the

course, fun.

Driving to

the cleaners,

not so fun.

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muscle

/ by Jess Hutchens / photos by James Patrick

Jess Hutchens is

an ACE Certified

Personal Trainer,

Fitness Nutritionist, and

Behavior Change Coach.

For more information

visit jesshutchensfit.com

Now that the fall season is upon us and

the heat is dissipating, it is a great time

of year to take your workout outdoors.

Whether you want to get moving before

your holiday meal or feel the need to mix

it up outside of the gym and enjoy the

weather, this four-movement, bodyweight

workout is great for burning calories.

You’ll complete three rounds total, with

reps varying by exercise.

Fresh Air Fitness

Bodyweight movements for an outdoor workout

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Move #1: Walking

Forward Lunges

with Twist

Start with keeping

your upper body

straight, shoulders

back, and looking

straight ahead. Step

forward with one

leg into a staggered

stance, keeping all

of the weight in that

front leg and lowering

your hips. While holding

this lunge, twist

your torso from side

to side, then back to

center. Lunge forward

with alternating leg

and repeat process.

Complete three sets

of 20 reps.

Move #2:

Alternating Side

Lunge

Start with your feet

together, keeping

your upper body

straight. Take a big

step to your right,

lowering your hips

and evenly distributing

your weight

through both legs.

Raise arms in air

for extra resistance.

Bring feet back

together, and repeat

process with left leg.

Complete three sets

of 20 reps.

Move #3: Push

Back Pushups

Start in a pushup

position, body

straight, with hands

placed underneath

armpits, about

shoulder-width apart.

Lower body into a

pushup with elbows

angled in as much

that is comfortable.

From there, keep

upper body down

in pushup hold,

and then bring hips

back, gliding your

shins parallel to the

ground. From there,

shift your entire trunk

forward and back up

into starting pushup

position. Repeat this

push-back pushup

motion for three

rounds of 10-12 reps.

Move #4: Plank

Hip Extensions

Begin in a prone

plank position, on

your arms for easier

variation or on forearms

for a challenge.

Position trunk so that

your hips, knees, and

head are all aligned

and neutral. Lift right

leg off the ground,

as high as you can

go with keeping that

leg straight and hips

down. Hold for one

second at the top,

and then lower leg

back down into starting

plank position. Lift

left leg, and repeat

process. Complete

this exercise for three

sets of 20-30 alternating

reps, or 15 leg

lifts on each side.

You’ll complete three rounds total, with reps varying by exercise.

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alance

/ by Hailey Hyde

Hailey Hyde is the

Director of Operations at

YogaSix Gainey Village

and YogaSix Shea.

YogaSix is a boutique

yoga brand that offers

a broad range yoga and

boot camp style fitness

classes. Learn more

at yogasix.com/gaineyvillage

and yogasix.com/

scottsdale-shea.

Intention

Setting 101

What it is and how to do it

If you’ve ever taken a fitness class, you’ve probably heard the phrase “setting an

intention.” This is a common occurrence in all types of fitness classes, especially yoga,

which emphasizes the mind and body connection. If you find yourself struggling to set

one, here’s a quick guide to why they’re so beneficial in yoga and everyday life.

What is an

Intention?

An intention is personal

and powerful.

It’s not necessarily

a defined goal, but

a desire that can

be worked toward

through everyday

actions. In yoga,

they are statements

intended to help each

individual make the

most out of class.

If you have a goal

of relieving stress,

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your intention could

be, “I am in a peaceful

state of mind.”

Reminding yourself

of these words during

a workout will

help you remember

your goal at large

while staying in a

positive mindset.

Choosing Your

Intention

They can fit a variety

of different themes,

such as stress relief,

empowerment,

acceptance, compassion

and peace. If

you’re having trouble

finding an intention,

think about specific

things in your life you

hope to improve or

celebrate. Similar to

the stress example

mentioned above,

find a defined goal

and then look at

the bigger picture.

Instead of starting

your statement with

phrases like, “I want

to,” “I will not,” or

“I wish,” start them

with language that is

confident and positive.

For those wanting

to accept change,

consider an intention

such as, “I am open

to new possibilities.”

Using it in Class

Keeping your intention

top of mind

during class can

motivate you to put

in your all, thus having

the best overall

experience possible.

Yoga instructors

often remind students

to think about

their intention and

mentally repeat it to

themselves as they

go through the movements.

Throughout

class, find moments

when you can focus

on the statement.

For ones that focus

on strength, think

about it during more

challenging movements.

If it is about

stress relief, remind

yourself of it during

deep exhales or

moments of rest.

Benefits of

Setting One

Setting an intention

before physical

activity offers a variety

of benefits. In

yoga, it allows you

to better focus your

mind, relax your

body and truly leave

everything on the

mat. Not only will

you have a better

workout physically,

but you’ll feel mentally

rejuvenated. It’s

common for many

students to walk out

of the studio feeling

refreshed, confident

and ready to take

on what’s next.

Intentions will help

you get the most

out of your time in

the yoga studio and

pave the way for

the rest of your day.

After Class

Your intention

doesn’t end when

you step off the

mat. After your

yoga session, think

about how you will

incorporate it into

the rest of your

day and your life.

Consider writing it

down on a piece of

paper and looking

at it each morning.

Throughout your

Y

daily activities, think

about how it can

CM

be related to what

you’re doing right MY

now. Whether it’s

CY

at your job or when

you’re relaxing at

home, challenge

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yourself to focus

on your intention

and set new ones

regularly. The yoga

studio is always a

great first place to

C

M

CMY

discover your intentions

and run with

them.

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nutrition

/ by Megan Rigby, DNP

Megan Rigby is a

Doctorate Prepared

Nurse Practitioner,

Certified Nutritionist and

Owner of MacroMINI.

With over 13 years of

experience in the health

and wellness space, she

specializes in gut health,

nutrition and lifestyle

changes.

Fertility

Facts

1 in 8 couples suffer

with infertility

Fuel Your Fertility

5 essential nutrients to incorporate

Infertility is a sensitive, deeply personal and oftentimes private topic.

The range of emotions can vary between guilt, shame, anger, and

helplessness. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one

in eight couples suffer with infertility. Fortunately, the conversation

surrounding reproductive complications is becoming a more common

topic thanks to those who are willing to share their journey. With this

newfound candidness, comes a wide variety of differing viewpoints

regarding the complimentary alternatives to modern medicine.

The most commonly discussed natural remedy to aide fertility is

nutrition, but does it work? It seems every few months there’s a new

hot list of “fertility-boosting foods.” While limited, studies do tend

to support a correlation between eating and infertility, but do not

specifically define “boosting foods” alone. Complimentary remedies

and modern medicine can work in harmony. Risk factors such as

sedentary lifestyle, poor eating habits, excessive body mass index

(BMI) or low BMI have been found to correlate with reproductive

complications. Proper nutrition is an essential change to make to

improve these areas of concern.

Infertility affects

both men (9%) and

women (12%)

See a physician after

6-12 months of trying

to conceive without

success

Seek a physician’s

advice if currently

taking medications

before trying to

conceive

Leading an unhealthy

lifestyle can put an

individual at risk

for reproductive

complications:

-Excess weight gain

-Poor dietary intake

-Sedentary lifestyle

-Smoking

-Excessive alcohol

intake

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COMING SOON

TOP 5 FERTILE NUTRIENTS

Nutrition surrounding fertility is one the most confusing, yet essential

ways to improve one’s overall health. Changing what is consumed may

enhance a couple’s ability to conceive, but is not guaranteed. Seeking

medical care is recommended if unable to conceive after 12 months

of unprotected intercourse. Below is a list of five fertility improving

nutrients which may benefit a couple’s overall health.

1. Healthy Fats:

Salmon, avocados,

nuts, flax

seeds

Consuming healthy

fats is essential

to both men and

women’s reproductive

health. Omega

and unsaturated fats

have been linked to

improved hormones,

sperm and egg

health. Consuming

a balance of healthy

fats has been shown

to improve regularity

of menstrual cycles.

2. Antioxidants:

Berries, kale,

dark chocolate

It has been thought

that the antioxidant

component of certain

foods may help

repair the damaged

cells of the reproductive

system. There is

not substantial evidence,

but increasing

fruits and vegetables

rich in antioxidants

will only benefit the

body.

3. Zinc: Oysters,

pumpkin seeds,

eggs

Zinc has been found

to regulate hormone

health in both men

and women. It has

also been linked to

improved ovulation

and egg quality.

4. Iron: Green

leafy vegetables,

lentils, dark chocolate,

red meat

Iron intake has been

linked to improved

ovulation and egg

health in women.

An iron supplement

is not necessarily

recommended at this

time, but consuming

iron rich foods

may be enough to

enhance reproductive

health.

5. Folate:

Spinach, eggs,

legumes, asparagus,

broccoli

While folate has

been shown to help

neural tube defects

in fetuses during

pregnancy, it is also

linked to conception.

It is recommended

that women consume

folate within

their diet from whole

foods and prenatal

vitamins. Research

shows an increase

ability to conceive

and a potential

decrease in spontaneous

abortion when

folate is consumed.

Infertility is an

individualized medical

condition and

does not fall into a

one-size-fits-all treatment.

While lifestyle

changes – such as

exercise, limiting

alcohol, changing

diet and quitting

smoking – may not

fix or cure reproductive

complications,

it is an essential

starting point to

one’s overall health.

Enough research has

been done to support

the benefits of

healthy living for not

only the couple, but

also future offspring.

Establishing healthy

habits when trying to

conceive is important

and can only improve

the chances for conception

and healthy

pregnancy. Utilizing

modern medicine

with lifestyle

changes is essential

to improving fertility

in both men and

women. Optimizing

one’s overall health

can greatly improve

chances of conceiving,

especially when

fertility treatments

are required.

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Achieving

Happiness

Keisha Blair, author

of viral article, My

Husband Died at

34. Here Are 40 Life

Lessons I Learned

from It, will release a

new book on Nov. 5.

Titled Holistic Wealth:

32 Life Lessons

to Help You Find

Purpose, Prosperity,

and Happiness, it will

expand on the teachings

in her article,

presenting strategies

for balance and success.

Her new book

includes interviews

with more than 100

trailblazers, influences

and celebrities

including Dr. Dinorah

Nieves (“Dr. D”),

the coaching consultant

on the Oprah

Winfrey Network’s

Iyanla Fix My Life,

and Tia-Clair Toomey,

widely regarded as

the fittest woman on

earth. In the reading,

Blair, who is a trained

economist with

experience in the

public, private, and

not-for-profit sectors,

encourages readers

to be intentional in

their pursuit of holistic

wealth by planning

a road map.

The book is

available on Amazon,

www.amazon.com.

soul

Athletic Aid

Veda, which specializes in endocannabinoid nutrition, recently added two new

products to its line. The company produces CBD-based formulations made

with nutrient extracts from industrial hemp plants. The new Veda Sport Pre

Workout ($69.99) works to increase blood flow while decreasing heart rate

and blood pressure. It aims to help athletes train for longer periods, burn more

calories and increase stamina. The Veda Relief ($59.99) is a topical to provide

pain relief and a soothing effect on muscles and joints. www.vedacn.com.

SALAD

1 cup warm

garbanzo salad

1 cup quinoa

tabbouleh

½ cup shaved

pickled cucumbers

½ cup Garden

Goddess power

kraut (premade by

local brand)

GARBANZO SALAD

½ cup Kalamata

olives, halved

½ cup roasted red

peppers, sliced

TABBOULEH

DRESSING

1 Roma tomato,

medium diced

¼ yellow onion,

medium diced

½ jalapeno, seeded

Juice of 3 lemons

QUINOA

TABBOULEH

1 cup quinoa

½ cup parsley

3 ounces dressing

PICKED SHAVED

CUCUMBER

1 cup cider vinegar

1 cup water

3 tbsp

peppercorns

1 clove garlic

1 cucumber

HERB YOGURT

½ cup Greek yogurt

¼ cup cucumber,

chopped deseeded

1 tbsp fresh dill

1 tbsp fresh parsley

Juice from 1 lemon

Probiotic Bowl

Recipe and photo by Farm & Craft,

www.ilovefarmandcraft.com.

2 cups garbanzo

beans

½ cup grape

tomatoes, halved

¼ bunch of fresh

parsley, chopped

½ cup organic

avocado oil

1 tbsp sea salt

2 bay leaves

1 tbsp whole black

¼ cup spinach

1 tbsp agave nectar

Salt and pepper

For garbanzo salad: Place all items on medium heat in a pan and cook down for about 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. For tabbouleh

dressing: Combine all ingredients except for oil in a food processer blend on medium speed and slowly drizzle oil in till it all comes together,

then season to taste with salt and pepper. For quinoa tabbouleh: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. For pickled shaved

cucumber: Bring all ingredients except cucumber to a boil and lower to a simmer for 15 minutes. While that is simmering shave cucumber as

thin as possible into a separate bowl. Strain the liquid over the cucumbers and place in fridge to cool. For herb yogurt: Blend all ingredients

in a blender until smooth. To assemble salad: In a bowl place warm garbanzo salad, top with tabbouleh, pickled cucumber, power kraut.

Finish with a drizzle of the herb yogurt sauce.

Right now, Farm & Craft is partnering with Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW) to raise money and help fund community gardens

throughout Maricopa County. Order the Probiotic Bowl at Farm & Craft and the restaurant will donate 50% of the sale to VSUW (www.vsuw.org),

which fights to break the cycle of poverty for kids, families, and the neighborhoods in Maricopa County. The proceeds from this bowl will help to

bring community gardens into neighborhoods at low-income schools and parks to educate children on gardening and healthy eating.

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Veteran Support

HeroZona Foundation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes will host the third annual National

Veteran Summit Nov. 5 through 7. There are 640,000 veterans,

38,000 active duty service members and 1,000 veteran-owned

companies in Arizona. This year’s summit theme is advancing

economic opportunity for the military community. The experience

will feature executive roundtables, an awards dinner, an

employment summit, a career fair, a Bridge Forum on mental

health, and workshops. The first two days of the event will take

place at Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. The third day will

have events at Talking Stick Resort Arena, with the Military

Appreciation Night with the Phoenix Suns as the conclusion to

the summit. The event is free and open to active duty service

members, National Guard and Army Reserve, veterans, military

spouses and caregivers. www.herozonasummit.com.

Giving on the Greens

Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club’s NiteFlite Golf Tournament

will return this month, celebrating its 30th year. The tournament,

which will raise money for Arizona-based children’s

charities, will take place on Nov. 15 at McCormick

Ranch Golf Club, with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. This year,

NiteFlite will have new party tent that anyone can purchase

admission to without signing up for the actual golf

tournament. Admission to the tent ($100) will include

access to watching the tournament as well as food from

the Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers food truck, drinks and

a live DJ. There will also be corn hole, pop-a-shot and

break-the-glass competitions. Additional fun festivities will

include long drive and long putt contests, a beat the pro

contest, a raffle drawing, and the 19th Hole Million Dollar

Shootout. www.2030nf.org.

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life

Looking for

family fun?

Great Wolf Lodge

recently opened

in Scottsdale,

featuring an indoor

water park and

adventure park.

www.greatwolf.com.

Shake it up

The beginning of

fall means pumpkin

everything – even

protein shakes.

Original ChopShop,

a locally based eatery

specializing in

crafting food from

whole ingredients

with eight Valley

locations, recently

brought back its

fan-favorite Jacked

O’ Lantern Protein

Shake. All of the eatery’s

shakes feature

all-natural ingredients

and superfoods, like

chia and cinnamon.

Additionally, the

shakes at ChopShop

get their sweetness

from natural

ingredients like dates

and agave and are

made with almond

milk. The Jacked

O’ Lantern, which

is available through

Nov. 30, features

pumpkin puree,

vanilla whey protein,

coconut chia pudding,

almond milk,

agave nectar, cinnamon,

and dates.

www.originalchopshop.com.

Hockey Hops

The Arizona Coyotes recently partnered with local Grand

Canyon Brewing Company to create Kachina Throwback Ale.

The beer is available in 12-ounce cans sold in six-packs in retail

stores like Albertsons, Safeway and Total Wine, along with at

Gila River Arena and select restaurants in pint format. The

can is inspired by the team’s classic Kachina jersey design and

inside the can, the brew is light, crisp and refreshing. A portion

of proceeds from the sales of Kachina Throwback Ale will benefit

the Arizona Coyotes Foundation, the team’s nonprofit which

benefits first responders, veterans and children’s charities.

www.grandcanyonbrewery.com or www.arizonacoyotes.com.

A Toast to Toning Up

Workout and then enjoy some bubbly at the new Pilates & Prosecco

class at Mountain Shadows. Offered Nov. 9, the one-hour mat

Pilates class will take place on the resort’s lawn, showcasing

Camelback Mountain views. After the workout session, led by

instructor Jenn Menzer, attendees will head to The Living Room for

bubbly pours and sparkling conversation. Each $30 ticket includes

class and two glasses of prosecco. www.mountainshadows.com.

Look Good,

Feel Good

IYA MedAesthetics

recently opened its

doors at the Shops at

Gainey Village. The

5,000-square-foot

medspa, equipped

with ultra-modern

treatment rooms

with spa linens,

offers cosmetic, nonsurgical

enhancements

and rejuvenation

along with

educational sessions

and anti-aging products.

The diverse

menu at the luxury

center offers face

and body treatments

for men and women

including Botox, body

contouring and toning,

cellulite reduction,

injectable fillers,

vein treatments and

more. www.iyamedspa.com.

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new 1,000-square-foot space features

a French Moroccan design with bar

and lounge seating, a large community

table and a patio. There’s a countertop

fresh juice machine, which is a new

addition to Kaleidoscope, with the menu

featuring cold-press fruit and vegetable

juices. Other offerings include shakes,

salads and sandwiches, protein and

breakfast bowls, and gluten-free snacks.

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Stretch, Sip and Socialize

This month, Salt River Fields will host

its inaugural event, Yoga in the Outfield.

Held at the spring training facility of the

Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado

Rockies, the event will take place Nov.

10 from 8 to 11 a.m. The morning will

begin with a one-hour yoga session

taught by instructors from EsenEM

Yoga, followed by a post-event social

mixer to mingle with fellow yogis and

sip on mimosas and Champagne. Each

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toys, tech & gear

/ by Gabby Leighton

Light Up

The Night

See and be seen from dusk till dawn

Beyond the cooler temperatures, an additional

way to know that fall is here and winter is

on the horizon is the sun. Throughout these

seasons, the sun sets earlier in the evening and

rises later in the morning. If you’re taking to the

outdoors for workouts during these times of day,

it may be difficult to see and be seen, whether

you’re running, walking or biking. Stay safe on

the road with some glowing gear.

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Nite Ize SlapLit

LED Slap Wrap

Remember those

slap bracelets you

wore as a child?

This version is just

as fun, but with an

additional purpose.

The LED light strip

will keep you safe

and visible when it’s

dark. The light is activated

with a simple

push of a button and

can be set to glow

or attention-getting

flash modes. Made

of durable, weatherresistant

nylon

design (with a reflectivity

pattern), it’s

perfect for rain, wind

and even snow. Just

slap it on your wrist,

arm or ankle and let

the battery, which

lasts over 100 hours,

do its thing. $11.97

at Amazon, www.

amazon.com.

Lumos Kickstart

Helmet

Beyond being safe,

this award-winning

weatherproof helmet

is seriously cool. It

comes equipped

with 500 lumens of

output and even lets

you signal, allowing

you to warn the traffic

behind you when

you’re coming to a

stop or when you’re

taking a turn to head

in a different direction.

The helmet has

360-degree visibility,

with lights that can

be seen from every

angle. It is protection

internationally

certified and also prioritizes

comfort as

its equipped with

22 vents and sweatwicking

inner padding.

You can pair it

with its companion

app to customize

your light flashing patterns,

check battery

life and activity, and

activate turn signals

by using its remote

or syncing it up with

your Apple watch.

Starting at $179.99 at

Lumos, www.lumoshelmet.co.

Altec Lansing

Glow Run

Earbuds

There’s nothing better

than putting on a

song that pumps you

up during a workout.

These earbuds will

serve two purposes:

deliver the sound and

keep you safe. The

buds are equipped

with LED illuminated

wire so you can’t be

missed when working

out in the dark.

Their waterproof

feature allows you

to sweat without

ruining them and the

behind-the-ear earhooks

keep the buds

secure while running.

The battery lasts

up to six hours and

they have a 30-foot

Bluetooth wireless

range. Available

in black or white,

$49.99 at Dick’s

Sporting Goods,

www.dickssportinggoods.com.

Noxgear

Tracer360

Looking to stay ultrailluminated?

This

lightweight option

will keep you highly

visible from over a

mile in any direction.

Forty lumens from

two LEDs are piped

around the entire

body. Simply choose

from the options;

multicolor flashing

and solid modes are

both available. The

product is made

for all seasons, is

rainproof and sweatproof.

It’s made from

a sports mesh, chafffree

elastic belt material

that clips in the

front for easy wear.

The 40-hour battery

will let keep you

going longer and the

high-efficient safety

wearable is heat

and electricity free.

$69.95 at Noxgear,

www.noxgear.com.

L.L.Bean

Pathfinder

Lighted Beanie

During fall and winter,

it’s usually coldest

during morning and

night, and you’ll likely

need something to

keep your head warm

when heading out

for a run. This lightweight

beanie will

add some protection

from the weather

while offering handsfree

lighting. The

beanie is made from

soft polyester fleece

with a touch of spandex

for stretch and

has a pill-resistant

exterior that wicks

away moister, keeping

your head dry.

There is an on/off

switch hidden in the

band, which turns on

four ultra bright LEDs

– two that are aimed

forward for distance

lighting and two that

are angled at 55

degrees for closeup

lighting. $24.99

at L.L.Bean, www.

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Delta Bkin Safe

LED Day and

Night Beacon

This light can be

mounted or clipped

almost anywhere.

It has a lightweight,

compact design,

perfect for activities

such as cycling,

running, hiking or

even casual strolls.

The lenses are

engineered to allow

visibility at any angle

up to 120 degrees

and the light output

can reach 1,000

feet in daylight and

3,000 feet at night.

The light, which has

a built-in USB connector,

includes 50

Lumens with four

light mode options,

including pulse

mode, which can be

used for up to 20

hours run time. Also

available in green and

pink. $14.99 at Dick’s

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crazy 8s

Unraveling the mystery behind a dream

when you wake up in the morning can be a

fun yet daunting task. They can be exciting,

other times terrifying nightmares, and

sometimes they’re just downright bizarre.

While there’s no clear scientific reason that

explains why we dream, researchers have

uncovered some eye-opening facts about

the sleeping act. Here are eight of them.

Crazy Facts

About Dreams

1. We all dream. You

may not remember

all, or any, of your

dreams, but the truth

is that everyone has

several each night,

each one lasting

between five and 20

minutes.

2. Don’t move

a muscle. REM

atonia occurs while

dreaming, meaning

that your motor

neurons are not

stimulated and most

of your muscles

are paralyzed. This

prevents you from

acting out your

dreams while you’re

asleep.

3. Forget it.

According to the

National Sleep

Foundation, most

people forget about

95% of their dreams

right away. Brain

scans of people

who are sleeping

have shown that the

frontal lobes, which

play a key role in

memory formation,

are inactive during

REM sleep, the

stage in which

dreaming occurs.

4. It’s all black and

white. Some people

have claimed that

they cannot dream in

color. About 12% of

people say they only

dream in black and

white.

5. Scary dreams.

Kids have more

nightmares, with

the scary dreams

beginning between

the ages of 3 and 6.

6. Really falling

asleep. Falling

dreams usually occur

at the beginning

of the night when

you’re falling asleep.

These dreams are

often accompanied

by myoclonic jerks,

or muscle spasms.

7. Visualize it. Blind

people dream, too.

Those who were

not born blind see

images in their

dreams, while people

who were born blind

can’t see images but

have dreams that

involve their other

senses.

8. Gender

differences. Men

and women dream

differently. Men

reportedly have more

aggressive, physical

dreams while

women have longer

dreams that contain

more conversations

and characters.

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Olympic hopeful

Arian Carpio is

determined to

succeed on and

off the matt

/ by Heather Lynn Horvat

/ photo by James Patrick

/ outfit from Real is Rare

/ Shot at Fight Ready

MMA & Fitness

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Olympic Hopeful

When Carpio was a high

school junior, she gained

the attention of the Sunkist

Kids Wrestling Club, a

main booster of the Arizona

State University’s Men’s

From the time Arian Carpio was 6, no one could keep her off

the mat. Not even her father, who ran the local youth wrestling

club where her brother wrestled.

“He didn’t take me seriously because I was very into Barbie

dolls and everything I wore had pink on it,” Carpio says.

It wasn’t until Washington – where Carpio lived – added a

high school Girl’s Wrestling State Championship in 2003, and

in 2004 Women’s Wrestling was added to the Olympics, that her

father let her wrestle.

“When I was younger, I thought it was my tenacity to keep

going to practices, but I now realize he saw that I could have a

future in it.”

Wrestling Program and the sponsor of more Olympic medalists

than any other US wrestling club. With her older brother

already attending ASU, Carpio graduated high school early and

moved to Tempe. In the fall of 2016, she became the second

female to ever walk onto the ASU Men’s Wrestling Team.

“Walking onto the men’s team was very humbling,” she

says. “It was a very cool experience, and ASU did a great job of

treating me equally. I had my own locker and gear. Being on the

same team as my brother was an unforgettable experience.”

Carpio has been competing internationally for Team USA

since 2013 and is currently No. 4 in the US overall for all ages.

Among her many achievements, she is a five-time national wrestling

champion, two-time Pan Am Medalist, and is training to

qualify for the 2020 Olympics.

Carpio’s training schedule is intense with weight lifting

and conditioning, wrestling practice, and treatments four days

a week. Wednesday and Sunday she does one workout, and she

gets a massage one day a week.

“After all I’ve accomplished, I think becoming the first

female to win my school district’s middle school championship

in 2009 was the most meaningful,” she says. “I had to wrestle

boys and they put my name on the school’s hall of fame in pink

to make it more special.”

A Determined Attitude

Though Carpio is currently on the road to greatness, her life has

not been without trials. Starting in eighth grade, she struggled

with eating disorders, specifically bulimia. By the time she was a

sophomore in high school, purging her food had become routine.

“When you’re an athlete that requires you to ‘beat the

scale,’ eating disorders can be deceiving,” she says. “At first

you think: ‘I’m only doing this because I have to make weight;

I don’t have a disorder.’ Then you find yourself purging food

when you’re months away from tournaments.”

Thankfully, Carpio reached out to a church friend when she

was 18. After a year of working with her accountability partner

to stay on track, she finally broke the bulimic cycle.

“My body transformed once I was able to start putting

healthy foods into my body

and stop purging,” she says.

Now, Carpio’s diet

is about what nourishes

her, citing the keto diet.

On heavy training days,

however, her nutritionist

recommends consuming up to 100 grams of carbs.

“Food used to be my enemy. Now I use it to fuel me,” she

says. “I think my cheat foods will always be jalapeno chips, sour

candy, or peanut butter cups.”

Throughout her childhood, Carpio also struggled with

physical and psychological abuse, among others. At 19, she was

homeless and in debt from her unpaid college tuition bill, and

lived on a friend’s couch for six months.

“It was so hard for me to get training in and transition into

this new life, but I didn’t give up and eventually got the hang of

it,” she says.

She is grateful to Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club for

providing her with the first form of unconditional love she has

ever experienced.

“I wasn’t performing as well as expected in my first years

sponsored by them,” she says. “When I went to take time off to

figure out my life, they were so understanding and loyal.”

Refusing Rejection

If it’s not already clear, Carpio is not one to give up. That

includes seeking help when she needs it, and seeing a sports

psychologist has been transformative for her.

“Therapy has helped me understand what I went through

and how it affected me. But most importantly, find the way to let

it fuel me, not stop me,” she says.

Carpio is already on the road back to success. In fact, this

past season she won her first national title since high school.

“It was hard for me to come out as a victim, especially

when I wasn’t performing, because I thought it sounded like

an excuse,” she says. “Now I want others to know that they

don’t have to give up. I think everyone who has been through

abuse should seek professional help. You go to a doctor to

fix a physical wound. Our mental health should be taken as

seriously.”

The Olympic Trials will be in April 2020, and Carpio thinks

about it every day.

“I stay motivated by remembering all I’ve been through and

sacrificed to keep wrestling.”

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y Gabby Leighton / photos by Tiffany Alanoori

Meet the three women behind protein-based treat company, Fit Whip

Sisters Andrea Stocek, Lianne Straathof,

and Shannon Griffiths all lead different

lives in different states – Stocek lives in

Chandler, Arizona; Straathof resides in

Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Griffiths

calls Nashville, Tennessee home. The

one thing that binds the three together

is their passion for health and wellness,

which they recently turned into business

venture, Fit Whip.

An Active Lifestyle

The three women were raised in an active

environment, often hiking and camping

with their parents, and were always

encouraged to make healthy eating choices,

with no junk food found in their family

pantry. Beyond that, each of them found

their own path when it came to wellness.

Stocek’s fitness journey started

after college, when she began running

consistently and paying attention to her

nutrition. Then, seven years ago, she had

her first child and fell in love with the

weight room while getting back in shape.

“I loved the endorphins working

out gave me, not to mention the nice,

quiet alone time to myself,” Stocek says.

“Throughout my second pregnancy,

counting macros and staying active with

my workout routine really helped me both

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mentally and physically and helped me to

get back in shape post pregnancy.”

Straathof ran cross-country in high

school and college, then participated

in several marathons and an Ironman

Triathlon after graduating.

“After my Ironman, I realized that I

was eating healthy food but not enough

food to keep up with my active lifestyle

and workouts. Andrea

introduced me to the

world of macro counting

and I began adding lifting

into my workouts. This

changed everything for

me. I now love to do a

combination of lifting and

running,” she says.

Griffiths, the youngest

of the three, was inspired

by her older sisters and the

rest of her health-driven

family, and found her passion

in the nutrition realm.

“I am passionate about

macro counting because

it gives me the freedom in

my diet to stay on track

and also enjoy my favorite

snacks! Believe it or not,

unless it is a fun barre

or Zumba class, I have to

force myself to work out.”

Creating Together

In 2016, Griffiths found

a protein ice cream mix

online and began making

the recipe on a nightly

basis to fit her macros.

“She was amazed with the macro

profile, so she told me about it. I started

making the recipe every day and then

taught Lianne when she was visiting me

in Arizona. We were all obsessed with it,”

Stocek says.

Because all three of them loved the

mix so much, they decided to create their

own protein-based product to make it

easy for people to make and eat guiltless

treats at home.

“One day, Lianne called me with

the idea to have all the ingredients in

one tub ready to blend. We told Andrea

about our idea and she loved it. We were

really excited because we knew that other

people needed this and that it would be a

game changer for those who are on a diet

or watching their calories,” Griffiths says.

The team found a manufacturing

company in New York last year, and then

spent months perfecting the creamy

texture and the chocolate flavor of the

product. All they needed next was a name

and a logo, and Fit Whip was born. Fit

Whip currently sells chocolate mix, and is

launching a vanilla sugar cookie flavor in

January 2020.

While the mix was initially founded

to make an ice cream, it also works as a

component in other treats.

“After we launched Fit Whip we

started experimenting and found that it

makes pancakes, waffles, popsicles, mug

cakes, cakes, brownies, and more. All of

our recipes are located on our website,”

Straathof says.

A Family Affair

While all three owners share the role

of sister when it comes to their personal

lives, their business roles are more

defined when they’re on the clock.

“Shannon heads the finances,

Lianne heads the product development

and website development, I head the

marketing and networking and we all do

social media,” Stocek says.

“Although we all have main

roles, we all have a part in

everything and use our different

strengths to perfect

it.”

Working with family

certainly has it’s pros and

cons, but for these three, it’s

been a positive experience

thus far.

“It is so fun to work

with my sisters, especially

when we achieve synergy

with our different strengths.

I love Andrea’s drive and

Lianne’s attention to detail.

With family, it is completely

authentic and no bond is

stronger than your own

siblings,” Griffiths says.

The three see each

other around five or six

times per year, and enjoy

hiking, dancing and laughing

together.

“We love to go out and

celebrate. In June we had

a girls trip in Nashville

and had an absolute blast,”

Griffiths says.

The business partners typically work

over the phone thanks to their different

states of residence (and different time

zones).

“On top of that, Andrea has two little

ones on a strict schedule not to mention we

all work full time jobs,” Griffiths says. “We

do everything over the phone and try to do

Zoom meetings. We meet at least once per

week and discuss tasks at hand, who will

take on the task, and future opportunities

that will bring our business forward.”

For more information about Fit

Whip, visit www.fitwhipproducts.com.

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elating

/ by Jocelyn and Aaron Freeman

Connecting

Through the Chaos

How to survive the holiday season with your spouse

Jocelyn and Aaron

Freeman are your go-to

marriage coaches to

learn the relationship

skills no one taught you

in school. The Freemans

are published authors,

public speakers, and

lead couples workshops

in the Valley. For more

information, visit www.

meetthefreemans.com.

Here are five ways to stay connected to your partner, no

matter how busy the holiday season gets:

You’re likely asking yourself, “When on earth did it

become November?” Every single year seems to fly

by faster than the last, and the holiday season always

appears even quicker.

The days of the coming months will inevitably

be packed with holiday parties, family obligations,

philanthropic events, frequent travel, and out-of-town

visitors, all on top of your regular chores.

One of the most common (but unexpected)

stressors during the holidays is feeling like your

“relationship love tank” is alarmingly low. And with a

loaded schedule, it’s no wonder couples find it hard to

prioritize their relationships this time of year. Beyond

thoughtful gifts, try to connect by spending quality

time together.

1. Reserve Time

First off, pre-block

your schedule for

a date with your

spouse. Just saying

that you’ll go on a

date doesn’t mean

it will actually happen.

You’ll be more

successful if you

literally make it an

appointment in your

calendar, just like you

would show up to

your doctor’s appointment.

2. Get Creative

Take turns planning

surprise dates for

each other. Now that

it’s in your calendar,

designate an alternating

pattern to plan

a non-routine day

or evening for the

two of you. If it’s

your turn to plan the

date, think of activities

that you’ve both

wanted to try, look

for a show that’s in

town, explore unique

experiences in the

city and think outside

the box. Experience

something new with

your partner and take

a break from the

same old same old

dinner and a movie

night out.

3. Be

Selective with

Commitments

Practice saying no

more often during

the holidays. The

truth is, you likely say

yes to almost every

holiday invitation

out of obligation or

not wanting to hurt

someone’s feelings.

Plus, you might be

piling on very high

expectations of yourself

to create extravagant

meals and put

up elaborate decorations

for your family.

Don’t put so much

pressure on yourself

during the coming

months or else you’ll

end up exhausted

ending the year.

Sitting with your

spouse, go through

all of the options

for the holidays and

really decide which

events are a priority

and which ones

would just fill your

calendars too much.

4. Plan a

Getaway

Plan a pre-holiday

weekend staycation

or getaway. Imagine

starting the holidays

connected as a couple,

your own personal

“cup” is full,

you feel rested and

ready to be social

during the season!

By simply planning

a two- or three-day

weekend to have

downtime and connect,

you can go into

the holidays energetically

and mentally

prepared for all of

the festivities! Plus,

you’ll feel more of a

romantic connection

with your spouse

which will help prevent

disagreements

or tension in stressful

moments.

5. Communicate

Make sure you check

in with your partner

each week. Do you

pause on a Sunday

morning and ask

each other, “What

was the best part

of your week?” or

“Was there anything

you were challenged

by this week?” or

“How could I be an

even better partner

this week?” Most

couples don’t have

a habit of doing this

relationship checkin

before starting

the next week,

but this meaningful

conversation

with your spouse is

especially important

during the holidays

because pressure

from family, friends

and events can add

up. Remember, your

partner is there to

talk things through

and help.

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eauty

/ by Maggie Husami

Dr. Maggie Husami is

the medical director for

Derma Health Skin &

Laser. Derma Health

has served over 50,000

patients at five locations

in the Phoenix metropolitan

area. It is ranked as

a top 1 percent med-spa

in the nation and is the

No. 1 provider of dermal

fillers and Botox in the

Southwest. Learn more

at dhiskin.com.

Seasonal

Skin Care

Tips for a smooth winter transition

When it comes to skin care, finding the right products

and routine can be tricky. Once you finally find the best

regimen for you, the shift in seasons may leave you

feeling like you’re starting from scratch yet again. With

the right practices, transitioning to a winter skin care

routine doesn’t have to be a challenge.

Switch Your

Cleanser

Begin building your

winter skin care routine

by swapping out

your daily cleanser.

Everyone’s skin is different,

so it’s crucial

to know your skin

type before making

any drastic changes.

Schedule a visit with

an aesthetician who

can help you determine

whether you

have dry, oily or combination

skin. The

answer might be different

than you think.

You may discover

your skin could benefit

from a creamier

product rather than

a light or gel-like

cleanser that works

well in the summer.

Skin is generally oilier

in the summer and

drier in the winter, so

a rich cleanser will

help lock in moisture.

Decrease

Shower Time and

Temperature

A long, hot shower

sounds wonderful in

the winter, but can

actually make skin

dry. While cooler

weather and wind

already make us

more prone to dry

skin, soaking yourself

in hot water for

an extended period

of time will only

increase dryness. Try

your best to stick to

lukewarm water temperatures

and keep

your showers as

short as possible.

Keep Exfoliating

Exfoliation is

important during

all seasons, especially

winter. You

may notice your skin

shifting from oily to

dry in a matter of

days once the cooler

temperatures hit.

Consistent exfoliation

will get rid of dead

skin cells caused by

the dry weather and

will remove excess

dirt and oil trapped

in pores. However,

be careful not to

over exfoliate. Build

exfoliation into your

winter skin care routine

about one to two

times a week.

Layer Your

Products

Keep your skin moisturized

during winter

by layering your products.

Along with your

normal products,

nourish your skin

with moisturizers,

serums, skin boosters,

night creams

and eye creams.

It’s important to

boost hydration and

do as much as possible

to keep moisture

in the skin.

Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is

important year-round,

but it’s often forgotten

during the winter.

Just because the

temperatures have

gone down, doesn’t

mean your water

intake should. Eating

good fats, such as

avocados, olives and

foods that contain

omega-3s, going into

the winter season

will help skin stay

protected and supple

with a natural oil barrier,

which also aids

in hydration. When

your skin needs an

extra drink of water

or hydration boost,

consider getting a

HydraFacial to infuse

moisture back into

your complexion.

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in the race

endurance

/ by Lewis Elliot

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Scottsdale resident and

professional triathlete.

The avid hiker, skier

and mountain biker

was born and raised in

Montana. In 2012, his

first book, “7 Weeks

to a Triathlon,” was

published. He is one of

the founding members

of the Komen Tri For

The Cure and the Tri-

Scottsdale Foundation.

The former U.S.

National Team Cyclist

can be reached at lewiselliot@hotmail.com.

You’ve dedicated yourself, made a lot of sacrifices,

and focused on this event for many months. You’re

getting close to race day and becoming overwhelmingly

excited, possibly even anxious for that start gun to

fire. Now it’s time to go out there and set a personal record.

This is your turn to fly.

Preparing for races often goes well for people, and is surprisingly

repeatable through consistency and application. The biggest

obstacle many of us face is when it comes time to executing a great

race to the best of our ability. There’s an entire myriad of challenges

that competing can present, to the point that some people find themselves

physically paralyzed with anxiety and nervous energy. There

are so many thoughts that naturally creep into the mind of an athlete

under pressure, usually including fear of failure and general selfdoubt.

These thoughts are all too common and often very complex.

What is expected of us in life? What should we expect of ourselves?

While it may seem too obvious, the simplest way to think

about this is if we fulfill our potential, then we have to be more than

content with that. If things don’t go our way, what do we do? We

acknowledge the challenge, then move forward planning to do our

best from that point on. This is an inevitable reality of race execution

within all the possible variables that arise.

It may sound cliche but when comes to the big event: simply do

your best! Don’t ask for more, and certainly don’t accept less. This

ultimate pursuit of your potential usually has a calming effect on the

mind, to know that your best is enough. All the preparation, all the

equipment, all the time, the sacrifice, every bit of it is in place. Now

it’s your turn to go out there and do what you can do, to the highest

level of your ability. It’s vital not to question anything beyond that.

When challenges arise within your race, which they inevitably

will, always keep a calm head. Accept a new variable as quickly as

possible, and then commit to do your best moving forward. Ask

yourself, “What’s the best I can do from here to the finish line?”

Then execute that – you have an immediate and new goal set

from that point on. Repeat this as needed from start to finish, and

you’ve done your best and fulfilled your potential on the day.

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