By Christine Rushford, Coastal Counseling This past summer I took my almost middle schooler to a beach with a giant slide dropping off into the water. There was a group of rambunctious boys shoving each other as they climbed up the slide and all jockeying to go down the slide...
By Christine Rushford, Coastal Counseling Many parents complain that their teenagers no longer talk with them. Communication has now taken the form of sullen mumbling or random, rage-filled outbursts. Many teens prefer the company of friends rather than their family which leads to hurt feelings all around. As children turn...
By Melanie Stewart One of the main things I’ve observed during my career as a nutrition educator is that we need better education sooner. In my opinion, what is currently being taught in our schools is inadequate, still largely incorrect in many ways and just not very helpful. The main...
By Dr. Richard Chern, MD Testosterone does much more than just build muscle mass. Testosterone absolutley benefits women in many ways. The body uses testosterone to make estrogen, making it vitally important for women. The benefits of testosterone hormone replacement therapy are equally as good for women as men. Improved libido...

Pilates for Golf?

By Christine Fox, co-owner Destin Pilates and Aerial What do Tiger Woods, Rocco Medicare, Phil Mickelson, Carin Coch, Annika Sorenstan, Camilo Vilegas, Richard Beem, Butch Harmon, Betsy King, David Duwal and Keli Kuehne all have in common besides being golfers? They all do Pilates to improve their golf game! Why Pilates?...
Local Nonprofit Working to Support Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Efforts along Emerald Coast Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide is preventable. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) leads the fight against suicide. They are dedicated to saving lives and bringing...
By Christine Rushford Tickets to the holiday show…check Sparkly Christmas dresses to wear…check Fancy dinner before the show…check Epic meltdown in the lobby of the theatre where you miss the entire show…check! During the holiday season it is very easy for parents to get swept up in the social pressures of providing “The BEST...
By Lori Leath Smith The holidays — twinkling lights, fun events, parties with friends, gifts, family gatherings, and yes, a lot of shopping. Usually, at this time of year, I'm not pleasure shopping, I'm a woman on a mission. But then, I found out that shopping burns calories; and lots of ‘em!...
By Susan Authement Dunnam “10 sessions you'll feel a difference, 20 sessions you'll see a difference, and 30 sessions you'll have a whole new body.” - Joseph Pilates In just 10 sessions, your muscles feel stronger, your body feels more aligned, and your mind feels clear and stress free. After 20...
By Susan Authement Dunnam Here come the holidays which means it’s very likely that all of your healthy habits and routines tend to go right out the window. I have healthy foods that I consistently eat and my weekly exercise is a priority. Then here comes Thanksgiving week when the...

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